Category: Technical

Technical Tips from our Bicycle Wiz’s

Rear Suspension explained

It is the technology that revolutionised Mountain Biking. Soft tail, Dual Suspension, Full Suspension, no matter what name you call it, having a rear shock paired with our front suspension has allowed us to do crazier, funner, gnarlier, better things

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Workshop Bookings Essential

A good bike workshop is a busy bike workshop. Revolution Cycles workshop is BUSY, requiring a week or two weeks e-mail/or telephonic booking. Our workshop gets hectic around big events like the Argus, the Epic, and the Sani. So BOOK

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Drivetrain Wear… it happens

Cranks turn, cogs wear, chains stretch; that is the story with all bicycles. But it is often a misunderstood reality of cycling. Everything the chain touches will wear due to friction. The chain too will wear (stretch) causing the teeth on

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650B’s are Here

The Ins and Outs of 650Bs When we heard about another wheel size just over a year ago (650B or not 650B), we swore, shook our heads and banged our fists. Please, we don’t want to stock more tyres, tubes,

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Predictions for 2014

The biggest prediction for 2014, and this won’t be a surprise to most readers, is the official death of 26ers. The 2 largest bicycle manufacturers have decided to replace their 26er line-up. Along with their current very successful 29er range

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Our Nightmare… Noises

Its a dark and gloomy night, I find myself manning the shop alone, well after normal office hours. Strange vagrants wonder past the shop front, as the dim store lights flicker and hum. In walks a customer wheeling in their

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Which customer are you?

Having your bicycle serviced to your satisfaction often depends on the accuracy and detail of your service request (and your budget). You could be one of these customers . . . The low-admin customer: do what needs to be done

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650B or not 650B, that is the Question

26" 650B 29"

When we as a bicycle store heard about another wheel size in the form of 650B, we swore, shook our heads and banged our fists. Please, we don’t want to stock more tyres, tubes, rims, rim tape, spokes, wheels and bikes…

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How to Correctly Lube a Bicycle Chain

This article explains how to properly lube a bicycle chain to make it perform better and last longer.

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Buyer’s Guide to Disc Brakes

By Guy Kesteven, WMB & MBUK | Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 | Posted on BikeRadar.com   Hydraulic disc brakes are now coming as standard on most mountain bikes, but what should you be looking for when it comes to shopping

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