Tools & Maintenance

Tips for summer bike maintenance

Summer is (in theory) the driest and warmest season but it still pays to take care of your bike. We give you 14 tips for summer bike maintenance.…

Cycling equipment: the kit you need

Any new hobby or leisure pursuit can seem a little intimidating, especially these days, when starting something new tends to involve spending a bit of money. To help explain what you really need to enjoy cycling, we’ve put together a guide to cycling kit basics, starting with essentials and comfort-focused products that all cyclists would benefit from, before moving onto discipline-specific items.…

What to consider when replacing your road bike wheels

If you become a keen rider, you’ll want to replace your bike’s original road bike wheels for something a bit plusher and better suited to your style of riding. In fact, even if you’re quite happy with your current wheels, there will come a time when the hubs start grating or the braking surfaces start to wear out and they’re no longer fit for use. So here’s how to make sure your next hoops are ‘wheely’ goody (sorry!).…

The tools every cyclist should have with them on a ride

It would be great to hop on your bike confident in the knowledge that no problem will befall you. But real life just isn’t like that. So here are the tools that every cyclist should have on them to ensure they’re ready to cope with whatever lady luck throws at them.…

Evans Cycles Gold Service

Evans Cycles has three levels of bike service: Bronze, Silver and Gold. In each case, our unique Workmanship Guarantee covers everything and anything that one of Evans Cycles’ trained mechanics does to a bike. However, while the quality of work done is the same across all three bike servicing levels, the actual work carried out varies depending on which option you choose. Here we look at the highest service level, Gold.…

Evans Cycles Silver Service

Evans Cycles has three levels of bike service: Bronze, Silver and Gold. In each case, our unique Workmanship Guarantee covers everything and anything that one of Evans Cycles’ trained mechanics does to a bike. However, while the quality of work done is the same across all three bike servicing levels, the actual work carried out varies depending on which option you choose. Here we look at the intermediate service level, Silver.…

Evans Cycles Bronze Service

Evans Cycles has three levels of bike service: Bronze, Silver and Gold. In each case, our unique Workmanship Guarantee covers everything and anything that one of Evans Cycles’ trained mechanics does to a bike. However, while the quality of work done is the same across all three bike servicing levels, the actual work carried varies depending on which option you choose. So let’s look at the most basic service level, Bronze.…

Five ways to prevent a puncture

Using traditional tyre technology, it’s almost impossible to ever completely guarantee puncture-free cycling. However, new innovations and some sensible precautions mean you certainly can reduce your chances of a soul-sapping flat tyre. Here’s how.…

Crankalicious Matt Frame Cleaning Guide

Everybody knows that cleaning a bike is nowhere near as fun as riding one. But ignore this at your peril, as maintenance is crucial to keeping bikes in as good a condition as possible. This is especially the case when it comes to matt finish and unlacquered carbon fibre frames, which are increasingly popular among bike brands and cyclists alike. While there are numerous bike cleaning products on the market, maintaining such frames isn't the same as looking after shiny and glossy ones. Thankfully, Essex-based company Crankalicious has developed a line of products capable of cleaning and protecting matt frames. …

A How To guide to converting from inner tubes to tubeless (MTB)

Converting your mountain bike to tubeless brings many benefits to your riding. This easy to follow guide is all you need  to ditch the tubes...…