How to choose

10-26-2016

Family

How to carry a child on a bike

From child seats to trailers, from tagalongs to tandems, there are all sorts of ways to take a young child with you on a bike. Which is best will depend on the age of your child, their weight, how often …
10-25-2016
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Road

Carbon versus aluminium: which frame material is right for my bike?

Carbon fibre is king. If you want a high-performance road bike, carbon is at the top of the tree. Aluminium? The last time the Tour de France was won on an aluminium bike was way back in 1998. But can …
04-20-2016

Tips and Guides

21, 24 OR 27 SPEEDS ON A MOUNTAIN BIKE: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE AND HOW TO USE THEM

Deciding to upgrade a 21-speed bike to 24 speeds or switch a 24-speed drive train for a 27-speed one can be costly and isn’t always possible. Not only will you have to change your rear derailleur and the gear shifting …
04-14-2016

Newspaper

5 TIPS FOR MAKING RECREATIONAL CYCLING MORE COMFY

It’s sometimes tricky to feel at ease on a town bike, with an uncomfortable position leading to pain in your back, legs, bottom or wrists. How comfy a bike is depends on two things: the handlebar position and the saddle …
04-13-2016

Buying advice

27.5" MTB: ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS

Over the last few years, debate has raged over the traditional 26” mountain bike versus its 29” equivalent. The 27.5” MTB was designed as an interim solution that would take into account the benefits and drawbacks of both bikes in …
04-10-2016

Buying advice

MTB: V-BRAKES OR DISC BRAKES?

The brakes found on mountain bikes today have evolved considerably. Today, two main systems are in use: V-brakes and disc brakes. The latter are further broken down into mechanical and hydraulic types. Lets take a look at the advantages and …
04-08-2016

Buying advice

5 ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES FOR CITY CYCLING

Accessories are particularly important when it comes to urban cycling. They enhance your safety and make using your bike more comfortable… Discover the must-have accessories for getting around town by bike! VIOO 300 USB LIGHTS Staying late at the office …
04-02-2016

Buying advice

B’TWIN ELOPS 320: A COMFORTABLE, DESIGNER CITY BIKE

A RETRO CITY BIKE Somewhere between a town bike, a cruiser and a Dutch bike, the B’TWIN Elops 320 knows how to hit the road. Its metallic purple frame, brown imitation leather saddle and handles, and white tyres guarantee an …
02-18-2016

News

AEROFIT 700 ROAD BIKE SHOES: DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE PROS

B’TWIN’s desire is of course to make the joy of cycling accessible to as many people as possible. But this doesn’t stop us being able to offer very technical products! Offering pro shoes at an affordable price is an ambitious …
12-17-2015

Newspaper

SPEEDS BUILT INTO THE HUB: THE PERFECT DRIVETRAIN FOR A TOWN BIKE

While the derailleur is the most widespread type of drivetrain used on town bikes, speeds built into the hub—called hub gears—are an excellent alternative. This system has been around for more than a century, and combines durability, reliability and minimal …
12-08-2015

Buying advice

KITTING YOURSELF OUT FOR CYCLING IN THE RAIN

Decided to cycle into town or work? Don’t let the bad weather get you down! Simply kit yourself out with the right gear for riding in the rain. Discover what you need to protect yourself effectively… RAIN PROTECTION WHEN CYCLING: …
12-02-2015

Newspaper

URBAN CYCLING IN WINTER (1/2) — WHAT GEAR SHOULD YOU GET?

Brave the weather and keep pedalling even when the temperatures drop below zero! Here’s a brief summary of the cycling gear that is essential to cycling around town in winter, in any weather. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE COLD WITH WARM, …