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Tyres & Tubes:

Whether you ride your bike for sport or exercise, you can't get going unless each tyre contains an integral piece of equipment -- an inner tube. This is a separate tube inside each tyre that inflates with air. The width and diameter of your wheel will determine what size inner tube you need. When your inner tube requires replacement, it's easy to figure out what size to get.

The tyre size is printed on the side wall of the tyre. For example, 26 x 1.87 indicates that the wheel is 26 inches in diameter and 1.87 inches in width. If your tyres are dirty or worn, it may be difficult to locate the print.

What Do The Numbers Mean?

Imperial and Metric Sizing

Example: 26x2.1 and 700x23c
These are the sizes most people recognise. The first number is the diameter and the second is the width of the tyre. However, they do not exactly represent the actual size of your tyre so can lead to confusion in a few cases as outlined further down this page.

ETRTO Sizing

For Example: 54-559 and 23-622
ETRTO sizing is a world-wide standard developed by the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation. This sizing method is much more accurate by exactly describing the tyre width and rim diameter in millimetres and ensures you are definitely getting the right size tyre or tube.




You can use either size method but on the whole metric and imperial sizing works fine especially for inner tubes as they are much more adaptable to various sizes, unlike tyres which are rigid in diameter and therefore must be matched to the rim size accurately.

If you need any further help, please give us a call and we'll be happy to have a chat.


Size Charts
Bikes - Buying a new bike can be a big investment, so it's important to choose the right style and size for you. There are a handful of ways that bike frames are measured. Here are the simplest and most popular methods.
And here's a handy size chart for choosing the correct frame size for you.

We offer a free fitting service to help make sure you get the match made in heaven.

Clothes - 


Helmets - fitting service


 

Routes
Need some inspiration on where to ride? How about trying these:

1   2   3   4    5

For more ideas, why not check out Sustrans and Cyclox (links)
Weather link
mapmyride.com




How To Guides

how to lock,
ride safely - highway code, braking distances, 
reporting your stolen bike -  bike secure service, insurance



Basic Maintenance

To continue to enjoy your bike, you'll want to keep it in tip-top condition.  A lot of the routine tasks that keep your bike in great shape, can be done at home with the right tools and a little patience. This not just prolongs the life of bike parts (saving you money), but also improves safety and reliability. We've compiled these handy tips to help you along:


      Seat                       Bars                 Wheels            Brakes            Gears              Chain               Pedals         Cleaning
                                   

Need a hand? We'll happily repair your bike, or fit those new parts, and all at a fair price. Just call us on 01865-554646 or email us to arrange it.          

 

Developing your cycling skills, fitness and nutrition

For the more advanced cyclist, wanting to further develop their riding, the British Cycling website contains loads of really useful tips and techniques to help you develop. Click here for further info. 



Size Charts
bikes - fitting service, how to measure your current frame
clothes
helmets - fitting service
FAQs
Choosing the right bike for you


 

Routes
Need some inspiration on where to ride? How about trying these:

1   2   3   4    5

For more ideas, why not check out Sustrans and Cyclox (links)
Weather link
mapmyride.com



Returns
Can I return my purchase if I change my mind? Absolutely! We offer a hassle-free 14 day refund, on all goods (unless they are custom made) so long as they are returned to our store in their original unopened packaging, along with your purchase receipt.


Complaints
We hope you'll never have reason to complain about a product or service we've provided, but we know that occasionally something can go wrong. If it does, we promise to take it seriously and reply promptly. Where humanly possible we'll fix the situation. Please contact us here (link)

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