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Beginner’s guide: how to make sense of a bike geometry chart

A bike geometry chart can be a confusing array of numbers and measurements - here’s what they’re for and how to interpret them

Beginner’s guide: how to make sense of a bike geometry chart
Technique

Nine tips to become a better descender

Cycling is a skill - and that's never more true than when the road rapidly snakes downwards

Beginner's guide: nine tips to become a better descender
Technique

Beginner’s guide: how to choose the right gear ratios for your road bike

Gear ratios can make or break your ride – so choosing the right ones for you is vital to getting the most out of cycling

Beginner’s guide: how to choose the right gear ratios for your road bike
Gear

Thirteen of the best road bikes under £1,000

A baker's dozen of some of the best sub-£1,000 road bikes on the market in 2016

Thirteen of the best road bikes under £1,000
Maintenance

Eight tips to help avoid punctures

Punctures are a fact of life for cyclists, but there are things you can do to try and stay flat-free

Beginner's guide: how to avoid punctures on your road bike
Technique

Beginner's guide: how to set your saddle height

British Cycling head physio Phil Burt talks through how to get your bike position right

Beginner's guide: how to set your saddle height on a road bike
Technique

Beginner's guide: how to use road bike gears

Road bike gears may seem complicated at first, but use them properly and you'll soon by riding much more efficiently

Beginner's guide: how to use road bike gears
Maintenance

Beginner's guide: how to repair a punctured inner tube

Step-by-step guide to repairing a punctured road bike inner tube

Beginner's guide: how to repair a punctured road bike inner tube
Maintenance

Beginner's guide: how to pump up a road bike tyre

Our guide to pumps, inflators and how to pump your tyres up

Beginner's guide: how to pump up a road bike tyre
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