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Those climbs that make you crave your old triple chainset… Those climbs that really try to tip you off the back of your bike. Those climbs that convince you to reconsider an E bike. Those climbs most sensible bike riders AVOID… July 2019 has seen the World Steepest Road debate get re-ignited with ‘FFordd Pen […]

The post Updated! Steepest Roads in the World appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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Eagerly anticipating even more socks & boxer shorts? Avoid sock Armageddon in your drawers by forwarding this list of potential gifts around your family, what’s the worst that can happen? Oh yes, more cycling socks, at least they are useful… Assos Mille Evo Socks X 2  £9.95 Muc Off Wet Lube  £2.50 Castelli Team Sky […]

The post Fathers Day 2019 Gifts? (dodge the socks) appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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Those climbs that make you crave your old triple chainset… Those climbs that really try to tip you off the back of your bike. Those climbs that convince you to reconsider an E bike. Those climbs most sensible bike riders AVOID… July 2019 has seen the World Steepest Road debate get re-ignited with ‘FFordd Pen […]

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Here at Merlin, we are very proud of our wide range of road bikes. We have our own well loved Merlin brand bikes and the brilliant Sensa bikes from Holland. We also stock a decent range of six brands competing in this year’s Tour De France. Whether a full bike or a frameset, these brands […]

The post TDF 2019 Bikes – at Merlin appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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With the Tour De France starting this weekend in Belgium, here is a quick guide to this cycling-crazy country (and a look at the top bikes produced there too). Bordered by France, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium is home to 11 million people. Belgium is a founding member of NATO, Eurozone, OECD and the […]

The post 2019 TDF – Belgium’s Grand Depart appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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Merlin Cycles Blog by Rick Robson - 2w ago

Our intrepid team of employees / bike riders have been racing hard through summer, achieving some excellent results. With two riders qualifying for World Championships in their respective events later this year. Debbie Moss has been in great form with a string of top results. A rapid ride for third place at the UCI Gran […]

The post Team Merlin News appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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This Blog is brought to you from the human performance specialists at Saltstick. Whether you are training indoors or out, your hydration matters and can greatly effect your performance. Read on to discover the ways to mitigate dehydration issues. Whether we are training outdoors in summer or indoors in winter, one thing that doesn’t change […]

The post Indoor Versus Outdoor – Sweating appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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New research from Merlin Cycles shows that English cities with higher rates of cycling are happier overall. If cycling really is making us happier — especially city-dwellers — then getting more people to cycle in the UK could bring a host of mental and emotional benefits. We analyse why cycling could be making us happier […]

The post Cities with more cyclists are happier, according to research appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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Listen to your bike. Just like your other loved ones, it will tell you when it’s not happy or getting worn out. Those clicks, squeaks, rattles and knocks are trying to give you a little nudge to keep up to date with your bike maintenance. The more that you ride your bike, the more wear […]

The post Those Noises You Don’t Want to Hear appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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Spending a lot of time on your bike creates a very special bond. Whether it’s the shared experiences or the pure enjoyment it brings, the best way to honour that special bond is to keep your bike running at its best for as long as possible. There are parts on your road bike or mtb […]

The post Top Tips – Significantly Extend your Bike’s Life appeared first on Merlin Cycles Blog.

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