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Buying a bike or components direct from the importer rather than your local shop often meais a much cheaper price. Particularly if-as in the case of un-One- the importer is also the manufacturer. On-One will also let you tweak spe to get exactly the bike you want and has a long established reputation for honest customer service, whether you deal with it online, over the phone or at the new Rotherham HQ. What you won't get with a bite in a box though is the banter and hands-on help of a good...

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The Orbea brothers began their metal tubing business in northern Spain in 1847. Today Orbea sponsors Olympic and World Cup champion Julien Absalon number of dealers 125 contact no. 01449 711632 warranty Lifetime website www.orbea.com ALU HARDTAILS Well-specced entry-level XC rides 4in (100mm) travel HT GEO HA 71' SA 73 TT 569mm WB 1040mm BB 300mm WOMEN'S HARDTAILS Entry-pjint women's-specific trail rides 4in (100mm) travel HT GEO HA 71' SA73.5* TT 539mm WB 1020mm BB 30mm drop WOMEN'SSPORT...

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Innovation Aus Tradition

More than 100 years of experience allow us to guarantee a high level of quality and performance. We started out in 1907 with a tiny bicycle shop in the town of Bocholt. By now, Rose Versand has become Europe's largest cycling mail order company. Benefitting from steady innovations and individuality. Our mechanics build your dream bike perfectly adjustec to your demands. CHECK OUT WWW.ROSEBIKES.CO.UK TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION For personal service, repair and warranty please call Finlay Paton...

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Ptwneov UK hotline on 0844 848 28W or visil mvw.myf3vouritemaga2inesxo.uk NEXT ISSUE ON SALE I J*lU5fy 2011 Printed in the UK by BGP (Colchester) on behalf of Future Distributej in the UK by Seymour Distribution Ltd (London). Tel 020 7429 4000 Future produces carefully targeted magazines, websites and everts for people w'th a passion. Ojr portfolio incudes more than 180 magazires, websites and events and we export or license our publicat ons to 90 countries around trie world. Future pfc is a...

Chepstow

To advertise in the Retail Guide please call Fiona Thompson on 01225 442244 ext 2430 or email fiona.thompson futurenet.com Visit www.559bikes.com E-mail info 559bikes.com Tel 01291 626126 The established independent bike shop for South East Wales. We hold in sto k a varied range of Specialized and Santa Cruz Bikes and Eridura clothing. With our fully equipped workshop and parts and accessories we provide a bike maintenance service to deal with any mechanical issue. Minutes from the M4 with easy...

Spoke Tensionometer

They may be as old as bicycle wheels themselves, but these bits of luxury are still rare in most people's toolkits. If you've invested serious money in your new wheelset, it makes seise to know that all the spokes are evenly tensioned. You'd expect new wheels to be evenly tensioned, but we've lost count of the time we've had new hoops with uneven tension or evenly under-tensioned spckes. This gadget keeps an eye on them more accurately than the old finger twang method Try Park Tool's TM-1, 80....

Trek Paragon

Gary Fisher has operated under tie Trek umbrella since 1996 but as a separate brand Kith its own dealer network. From now on though, the Gary Fisher moniker is just a small signature alongside the big Trek name or these bikes. That means you can get the 29er range from loads more shops. Tubeless-ready or UST tubeless wheels make a lot of sense on 29ers where you tend to swap treads much less depending on weather. By using specific tight lipped tyres and specially shaped rims that fit closely...

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Jenn Hopkins, Dan Mi ner. Russell Burton, Seb Rogers,Paul Hayes, Andy McCandlish. Chris Fad, Hannah Weitem, Siobhan Kely Photography Seb Roger , Russell Burton. Dan Militer. DawCaudery. Joseth Branston. Gavin Roiip KRirharriPflhw. In Rtirt. Simon I pe Phillip SnwplK. Iamf .lamnard What Mountaii Bike, Future Publishing Ltd, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA12BW tel 01225 442244 email wmb futurenet.co.uk web www.bikeradar.com editor Matt Skinner rrett.skinner0uturenet.co.uk...

Bontrager Mud X

Options 29in x 2.0in, 26in x 1.8 2.0in Weight 665g Contactwww.bontrager.com The Mud X has a classic spike pattern with a twist, well, a cut or two. The multiple block sipes small cuts in the tops of the tread blocks and softer compound on the shoulders give extra grip on roots and rocks. A large volume carcass means it can be run at slightly lower pressure, for more grip. Like most mud tyres it isn't the fastest rolling, but a tubeless-ready bead and a tough sidewall make for an easy conversion...

Onone Carbon 29er Race

Fitting some finely machined alloy trinkets to your bike is a great way to drop weight but you leed to consider the practical impact of the missing mass too. Here the alloy bolt in the FRM sea collar needs very careful tightening to stop stripping and the skinny, hollowed out arms of the double chainset creak and flex noticeably when you're cranking hard. At llOOg the Carbon 29er Race frame is comparable in weight with all but the lightest carbon framesets from Scott and Spec alized at less...

Scott Scale Elite 29er

Scott Scale Pro Elite

Scott's sub 949g carbon framed RC 29er might be the headline grabber, but the lively Elite proves Scott has invested just as much time in its alloy framed big wheelers too. While it's not a full tapered set-up the 44mm inset head tube can be made compatible with the right headset and there's plenty of overlap in the smooth welded, oversized frame tubes. Steep top tube sloping increases standover clearance despite the big wheels. There's a slight curve in the forward offset seat tube to shorten...

Diy

All the performance of the men's styles but tailored for female fit. 29.95 A low profile, highly versatile glove designed to satisfy the epic all day rider or the dirt jumper. 29.95 We've been wearing Power Balance's Holographic wristbands for a fortnight and are 50 50 on whe her we sense any hard beneficial effects, but Gary Fisher pre rider Willow Koerber swears by hers, mm.moorelerge.co.uk Crossover styling for this lightweight wind jacket Paramo is a UK company that focuses on making...

Tyre Contact

29in wheels typically have a bigger air volume than 26ers so you can run them at lower pressures which, on bumpy or soft ground, will increase their contact patch with the ground, improving traction. have been previously quoted as saying that I would ride one 'over my dead body however I am starting to soften towards them. That is mostly because they now seem to be being designed by people who understand about geometry, clearances and aesthetics - more or less in that order. Justin Loretz,...

Look Out

Our Women's Specific badge flagging up gear FULL BEAM NIGHT NEMESIS LIGHTS 429 Big bright lights for dark winter nights By the deep mid-winter you either have a set of genuinely off-road capable bike lights or forget about riding the bike except for weekends. Full Beam's 690g total weight Night Nemesis lights are designed and made in the UK, and with a 2000 lumen max power setting 2.5-hour run time or 10 hours on the secondary 700 lumen setting, are the most powerful and efficient we've come...