• Technology that Can Save You in a Cycling Emergency

    Posted in on 18th October 2018.

      Not many people know how to prepare themselves in case they encounter a cycling emergency. This blog post has some useful tips and advice to assist you on what to carry and what to do in case you find yourself in a cycling emergency. Handy Cycling Tools Live Tracking Apps – These handy little apps capture your location, so people know where you are. Map My Tracks is an effective app that tracks cycling, sailing, running, canoeing, walk...

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  • Mech Hanger 428

    Posted in on 9th October 2018.

    What Is a Mech Hanger? A mech hanger is a small piece of metal that is designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike. Mech hangers are also known as derailleur hangers, rear mech hangers, hanger dropouts, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers and cast hangers. They are usually attached to the rear derailleur. Carrying a spare hanger dropout is always strongly recommended as these can break at any given time, whether you are close to ...

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  • Derailleur Hanger Alignment

    Posted in on 4th October 2018.

    The aim of this blog post is to assist bike owners, home bike mechanics and shop bike mechanics on how to adjust their derailleur hangers. Didn’t know derailleur hanger alignment was a thing? Don’t worry, we’ll talk you through it step by step and let you know all the equipment you’ll need. A bent derailleur hanger will result in poor shifting performance. A bent derailleur hanger will be the result of the bike that has fallen over on the...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 427

    Posted in on 26th September 2018.

    What Is A Derailleur Hanger? A derailleur hanger is a small piece of metal that is designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike. Derailleur hangers are also known as mech hangers, rear mech hangers, hanger dropouts, mountain bike hangers and road bike hangers. They are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the derailleur. Carrying a spare derailleur hanger is always strongly recommended as these can break at any given time...

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  • Taking Your Dog on a Bike Ride

    Posted in on 19th September 2018.

    Why take your dog on a bike ride? Well, cycling is a great way for both you and your dog to get exercise and a healthy dose of fresh air. It improves your dog’s health and gives them more stamina. Preparation for Your Bike Ride Getting your dog ready for exercise - You should have your veterinarian check your dog over before starting a new exercise routine. Get the necessary gear – Non-tangling lead, body harness (attaching the lead to only ...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 426

    Posted in on 12th September 2018.

    A derailleur hanger is a small piece of metal that is designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike. Derailleur hangers are also known as mech hangers, rear mech hangers, hanger dropouts, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers and cast hangers. They are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the derailleur. Carrying a spare cast hanger is always strongly recommended as these can break at any given time, whether you are c...

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  • Determining the best MTB crankset for you

    Posted in on 4th September 2018.

    Mountain bike cranksets, also known as chain sets, comprise of component parts – cranks, bottom brackets and chain rings and are a hugely important part of your bikes drivetrain. Crank sets need to be strong and durable but light. The best mountain bike chain set for you is not only determined by the type of bike you are riding – road, BMX, mountain but also the style of biking you enjoy. Mountain bikers often favour durable and lightweight...

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  • BETD Bike Components – Made in Britain

    Posted in on 29th August 2018.

    At BETD, we manufacture British made bike components. We are one of a very few companies who have the capability to design and manufacture on site in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent. BETD has over 20 years’ experience in this industry, so we are confident you will find the right gear hanger model with the perfect fit for your bike. Not only do we have our extensive range of gear mech hangers, but we also have a range of bearings, fork seals, hubs, cha...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 425

    Posted in on 20th August 2018.

    Derailleur hangers are pieces of metal that are designed and shaped to absorb any strain put onto the frame of the bike to protect it from any damage. It is usually attached to the rear axle of your bike, and can also be addressed as a gear mech hanger or hanger dropout. Mech hangers will either bend or break when put under any strenuous activity, so it is always wise to carry a spare when cycling anywhere! (Unless you like walking 10-20 miles ...

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  • Cycling with the Kids this Summer

    Posted in on 13th August 2018.

    It’s a few weeks into the summer holidays and the kids are getting bored. What’s to do? Well, we’ve listed a few places to go cycling with the kids. Not only will this keep the kids active, but it’ll get you out of the house too! These places are great for long weekends away or even a day out. But in case of any unexpected situations, we recommend that you always carry a spare hanger, because the last thing you want is to be on a cycling ...

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