Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole ValleyMuddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports

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Tips for buying a decent mountain bike (including Cyclescheme and Cycle2Work)

What should new riders (for example via Cyclescheme or Cycle2Work) look for when buying a good quality mountain bike, with particular advice for women cyclists.

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Ding Dong!!

The benefits of using a bicycle bell when you’re riding off road.

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Tips to get kids and teenagers mountain biking

Tips and advice covering what you should think about to get your kids riding off-road.

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Think about bike insurance

Bike insurance (public liability and theft/accident insurance) isn’t something you lust after but you’ll be glad if ever you need it.

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How to: repair a tubeless (UST) tyre

Just how do you effect a repair on a UST tubeless tyre, if you’re new to them and maybe a little unsure?

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How to: Check your sag

Colin tells you how to go about checking the sag on your forks for optimum performance.

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A guide for biking divas

Female readers especially (but inevitably not exclusively) will appreciate valuable advice on how to ride a bike in a skirt and high heels.

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How to: Use your front brake

Stopping – pretty fundamental to any pursuit that involves speed but not always as easy as you’d think to master.

It’s not just about having the most powerful brakes!

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How to: Use your rear brake

Here’s a tip for riding your Mountain BIke which might prove useful to beginners and experienced riders alike.

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How to: Make a tyre boot

If you’re running tubeless tyres it’s a pretty good idea to make yourself a tyre boot. Sooner or later you’ll be glad you did.

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Cable zen

So far this year I have replaced my jockey wheels, chain, middle chainring and the rear cassette in an attempt to improve the gear shift on my Rift Zone. They all needed replacing anyway but how frustrating is it to discover that part of the problem was stemming from a frayed gear cable that could have been replaced for less … Read the rest…

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