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Equipment and Set-Up

Whether you’re a commuter, sportive rider, aspirant racer or seasoned pro, your bike is what makes you a cyclist. The British Cycling Insight Zone will guide you through the basics of bike anatomy, show you how to find your perfect position on the bike to maximise comfort and performance and how to maintain your bike to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.

 

From fixing a flat tyre to indexing gears, British Cycling’s Insight Zone will show you how. We’ll also show you what to wear on the bike and the clothing and kit to choose to keep you riding through all four seasons.


The Bike: You will find out what each part of the bike is, where it is placed on the bike, and how it helps keep you moving when pedalling. This information in the Insight Zone is brought to you by head Great Britain Cycling Team Mechanic Mike Norris. Read more


Position on the Bike: Bike position is all about being comfortable, aerodynamic, and powerful; British Cycling expert Physiotherapist Phil Burt and Mechanic Mike Norris will guide you through equipment choice and set up for your discipline in the Insight Zone. Read more


Handlebar and Stem: Correct set up at the cockpit of the bike is essential, for both handling and comfort. Make sure yours is right with Advice from Phil Burt and Mike Norris in the Insight Zone. Read more


Brakes, Gears, Chain: The drive chain is what converts the effort from your legs to speed along the road. Make sure yours running as smooth as your pedalling action with advice from our experts in the Insight Zone. Read more


Wheels and Tyres: Your contact points to the road, minimise resistance, maximise rolling efficiency and reduce punctures with advice and support from our expert mechanics and British Cycling riders in the Insight Zone. Read more


Clothing: The knowledge of how to dress for the seasons is essential for all cyclists. Check out our weather beating advice from expert British Cycling riders in the Insight Zone. Read more

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