Cross-Country or Trail? Merida's BIG.NINE vs BIG.TRAIL Hardtails
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by Jenna Bews
1M ago
Hardtails are the perfect gateway to mountain biking. Affordable, easy to maintain, and arguably the best type of bike to learn the fundamentals of mountain biking on. Choosing the right type of hardtail is important, and Merida has two models to choose from: the cross-country focused BIG.NINE, and the trail focused BIG.TRAIL. In this guide we’ll break down the key differences between the two models, helping you choose the bike that’s best suited to your needs ..read more
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Go Green, Go Electric: Introducing Velectrix Electric Bikes
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by Jenna Bews
2M ago
Founded on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, Velectrix began as a passion for accessible, eco-friendly transportation. As prices of electric bikes continue to climb, Velectrix’s mission has evolved into creating cost-effective, high-quality eBikes. Whether you want to ride to the shops, pedal around parks with the family, or have a bike to commute between the train station and home, Velectrix’s range of bikes is designed to integrate seamlessly with your life. Velectrix manufactures both hub-drive and mid-drive bikes, so the first decision to make is what type of drive unit suits you best ..read more
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Top 10 Gift Ideas for Christmas
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by Jenna Bews
8M ago
Do you have a cyclist in the family that you need to choose a gift for? Team 99 Bikes has you covered with our top 10 gift ideas for the rider in your life. Whether they’re fitness riders who get the whole family out on their bikes, the elite roadies who are always chasing gains, or the mountain bikers who live for life on the trails. 99 Bikes has a huge range of Christmas gifts chosen by riders, for riders ..read more
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How to Choose the Right Merida Road Bike
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by Jenna Bews
10M ago
Merida are a heavyweight in the road biking industry. Their innovative frame designs and class leading technology has racked up some huge accolades, from the award winning Reacto frame design, to the race pedigree Scultura, which has powered Team Bahrain Victorious to World-Tour victories. Merida’s road race machines are not just for the pro teams though, each of their lineups offer a range of models with different specifications, with trickle down technology from the highest end models, ensuring every rider can enjoy the premium performance of a Merida bike at the price point their comfortabl ..read more
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10 Reasons why an E-Bike is Great for Summer
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by Jenna Bews
10M ago
As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, summer brings with it the perfect opportunity to embrace the great outdoors. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, an electric bike can be your ideal companion for an active and enjoyable summer. E-bikes have gained immense popularity in recent years, and for good reason ..read more
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Are the 2023 Norco Fluids the best affordable Alloy Full Sus Trail Bikes around?
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by Jenna Bews
1y ago
Top-tier design and features over-deliver with the new 2023 Norco Fluid FS range. Already racking up some big accolades from top mountain bike reviewers. The refined alloy frames and modest price tags across the whole range up the ante on what riders expect from an affordable dual suspension trail bike. "We said of the Fluid, "it might be too early to call, but Norco seems to have hit a home run with the Fluid FS." Three months and over 250 miles of trail riding later, we're calling it — the new 130mm-travel 29er Fluid FS is a home run." NORCO FLUID A1 REVIEW - VITAL MTB Looking at t ..read more
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Expert Advice: How to take care of your bike ‍?
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by Jenna Bews
1y ago
It doesn't matter if your rolling around on a factory fresh new ride, or knocking about on your favorite Frankenstein bike, all bikes need to be properly maintained to maximize both the life of your components and your fun. We've put together some tips on essential bike care and maintenance to keep you rolling for longer. 1. The Pre-Ride Safety Check Before every ride it's best practice to perform a pre-ride safety check, this should not take more than 5 minutes and covers all components which could have become loose or displaced over time and ensures you can catch small problem ..read more
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Kid's Bike Buying Guide
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by Jenna Bews
1y ago
Whether it’s your kids first bike, or they’ve outgrown their old set of wheels; buying a kids bike can be difficult if you don’t know how to pick the right one. Kids bikes are sized according to their wheel size, not their frame size. Size is the most important consideration when choosing bicycles for kids. The right size bike will help keep your child safe, comfortable and get the most enjoyment from their bike. Another important consideration is the frame weight. A lightweight frame that places the child in a stable, comfortable riding position will be easier to pedal and more enjoyable to ..read more
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A complete guide to MTB Tyres
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by Jenna Bews
1y ago
Among the essential components of a mountain bike, tyres play a crucial role in providing traction, control, and comfort. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of mountain bike tyres, key factors to consider when choosing them, the importance of tire pressure, installation and maintenance tips, the differences between tubeless and traditional tubes, tire tread selection based on terrain types, and troubleshooting common tire issues. The Different Types of Mountain Bike Tyres: Mountain bike tyres come in various designs and sizes to cater to different riding styles an ..read more
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Thinking about an E-Bike? Your questions answered
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by Jenna Bews
1y ago
E-bikes are all the rage at the moment and make joining the world of cycling more accessible and enjoyable. However, if you've never owned an e-bike before, or it's just been a while, shopping for a new one can be overwhelming. There are hundreds of styles and lots of technical terms. Thankfully, our experts are here to help and have answered the most frequently asked questions about e-bikes, so you know what to look for. Quick contents WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC BIKE? HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND THE TECHNICAL STUFF? WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF MOTORS? WHAT E-BIKE BRANDS AND TYPES DOES 99 BIKES STOCK? HOW CAN I ..read more
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