Pendle Wheel Support Bike Rack, £181.70This system requires your full concentration for the initial build but once constructed it's a no-fuss rack that will fit most vehicles with a tow bar. The wheels of your bike sit into D-loops, which are part
© Getty ImagesGoing for gold on the track comes easily to the British cycling team. If their exploits on two wheels have inspired you, try this four-week training plan to compliment your running. The bike sessions will enhance your cardiovascular
Squeaky seatYour peaceful ride is interrupted by a distracting sound coming from somewhere on your saddle - like a broken spring in a mattress. The problemYour seat and seat-post clamp bolts may not be properly lubricated. The solution Remove your saddle from your post and treat...
in your quads.The bike leg is the longest and most strategic part of any triathlon, so it’s crucial to make the most of it. Your bike training should always include a long ride at a slower pace and lower heart rate (just like running, they’re usually done
), and wipe clean with a dry rag. Apply lube when you've finished. Adjust your brakesIf your brake lever reaches the handlebar before it stops your bike, either your pads are worn or your cables are stretched. Worn pads should be replaced - but that's another
squeezing you despite all your reflective strips. In fact, off-road riding offers a chance for you to improve your fitness, bike-handling skills and balance - all relevant skills for the forthcoming road triathlon race season - in a safe environment
Packing your bike so you can take it abroad and then unpacking it at the other end are two of the biggest headaches in triathlon. The last thing you'll feel like doing after a long journey is rebuilding your bike. But all the work you've put
You don’t have to endure your bike’s squeaks, clicks, rasps and groans. Former Garmin-Slipstream mechanic Daimeon Shanks offers tips for a quiet rideSpokes and valve stemTest: Check for loose spokes and valve stems. Otherwise, spokes may be rubbing
Q. What exactly is the difference between a triathlon bike and a road bike?A. There are several visible and important differences between a purpose-built tri bike and a road bike. These differences allow a triathlete to function in the most
but moved on to bikes and now races on the XTERRA off-road triathlon circuit in Europe. In 2008 he qualified for the XTERRA World Championships. He did his first triathlon in 1996. His motto is 'Train smarter, not harder.'
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