Getting your hands on a new bike is a special day, but one thats becoming more difficult every year with prices on the rise. We're here to talk you through some pros and cons of buying from the second-hand market.
If you're having niggling pains whilst riding, or want to make sure you're buying the right sized bike before you hand over your cash, then a bike fit is 100% the place to start. In this blog James talks us through bike fits/
The simplest and easiest way to maximise that is to upgrade your wheels from an alloy set to a carbon set. Parcours are our best selling wheel brand, so we wanted to show you the benefits that upgrading to carbon wheels can bring.
Whilst buying a second hand bike can potentially save you thousands of pounds off the original retail price, it can also come with significant risks. Here's our 5 stage process to run through when buying a second hand bike. Make sure you follow these before handing over the cash.
When it comes to buying your new bike there are so many different options when it comes to spec choice that it can be quite the minefield. Bicycle gearing is perhaps the biggest and most complicated one of those mines with different brands, all with different groupsets, all at different speeds,mechanical or electronic, etc - if you don't already know the key differences between groupsets then it's easy to get lost. In this blog we strip back those complexities and offer a simple and basic guide to modern bicycle gearing.
Disc brakes are the dominant force in cycling tech right now, but should you go mechanical or hydraulic? In this blog we talk about the benefits that mechanical disc brakes might have to offer over the now traditional hydraulic systems.
Trek are a huge company, both on the high street and in the peloton. Given the size of the company they naturally produce a huge and diverse collection of bicycles across almost all disciplines. In this blog we're going to take a quick look at the three main offerings they have for road cycling; the Madone, Domane, and Emonda.
Lockdown, winter, and Covid combine to provide serious challenges to the prospects of riding this year. But James has been on a mission to enjoy a #brewwithaview and documents one of his winter gravel rides for us in this blog.
Hot on the tails of Francis Cade's mouth watering Wilier MTB build, this week we had the pleasure of building up another super bike for one of our favourite cycling bloggers, podcasters, endurance athletes, and all-round lovable guy Chris Hall.
Over the years we’ve pretty much nailed the art of packing up a bike into a cardboard box and shipping it safely. There’s a certain art to it for sure, but ultimately there are some very simple steps to success that you can follow in order to guarantee your bike gets there in one piece. In this blog we talk you through the packing process.
Bike build projects are our favourite part of life at Cycle Exchange . From sublime specPinarello F10 builds to the raddest ofTransition builds, we’ve done them all. Last week we had our favourite YouTuberFrancis Cade instore to build up his latest bike, A Wilier 110 FX Carbon XC MTB.
2020 was a write off for many people, but 2021 looks to be a whole different tale. With the potential to travel again and ride in new places back on the table we ask the team in store what their plans for cycling in 2021 are.
So it’s that time of year again where we all start to look back and pick out our favourite moments, products, and memories. Despite 2020 not going to plan, shall we say, as far as new bike tech goes there have been some real highlights. Here’s our bikes of the year list for 2020!
Used bikes don't have to mean a fraut Ebay exchange, in fact they offer greater value and push your money a lot further than it would go with something new. In this blog we take a deep dive into the many benefits of buying a used bike over a new one.