Accessories

  • Derailleur Hanger 431 - VooDoo Bizango E 2018

    Posted in on 6th March 2019.

    What is the correct name for a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers can also be known as mech hangers, gear hangers, rear mech hangers, dropout hangers, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, gear mech hangers, cast hangers… there is no certain name for it. What is a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike. They are usually attached to the rear or front...

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  • Derailleur hanger 430 - Boardman MHT 8.8 2018

    Posted in on 6th February 2019.

    What is the correct name for a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers can also be known as mech hangers, gear hangers, rear mech hangers, dropout hangers, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, gear mech hangers, cast hangers… the list is endless. What is a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike and they are usually attached to the rear or front of the f...

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  • Carrying a Spare Derailleur Hanger

    Posted in on 30th January 2019.

    Carrying a spare derailleur hanger will help you when you’re at a loose end. You wouldn’t think a derailleur hanger would be such a crucial and essential part on a bike. Not many people know how important they actually are, but they help protect your bike frame from being damaged by snapping. Most bikes have a standard cast hanger fitted onto them, but these tend to break easily and quite quickly. Your premium derailleur hangers are usually m...

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  • Winter Tyres for Road Bikes

    Posted in on 22nd November 2018.

      Winter is dawning on us and the last thing you want to do is fix a puncture in the snow. We’ve put together some of our favourite road bike tyres that won’t fail you this winter. What to consider Make sure that the winter tyres you’re looking for have a deep tread, this helps squeeze water from under the tyre. Check that the winter tyres have a protective sheet under the tread to help prevent sharp objects from puncturing the inner ...

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  • How to Measure a Bearing for your Bike

    Posted in on 14th November 2018.

    What is a bearing? A bearing is used to reduce friction between two surfaces. You can find bearings in the front or rear hub in your wheels, inside the bottom bracket where the axle is connected to the cranks and in the frame where your headset sits. All these are applicable to either mountain bikes or road bikes. There are different types of bearings such as cartridge bearings, loose ball bearings, roller bearings and needle bearings: Cartrid...

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  • Best Bike Lights for Cycling in Autumn and Winter

    Posted in on 31st October 2018.

      The clocks have gone back which means it’s only going to get colder and darker from here onwards! It is by law that all cyclists must have a front white light and rear red light when cycling in the dark, not to mention the obvious that it is dangerous to ride without them. Picking the right lights will help you be seen by others and will help you see what’s ahead – it is also suggested that a beam is used in the daytime too to assist...

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  • Gear Mech Hanger 429

    Posted in on 24th October 2018.

    What is a Derailleur Hanger? Derailleur hangers are also known as gear mech hangers, rear mech hangers, hanger dropouts, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, mech hangers and cast hangers. These bike components are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike. They are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the derailleur. Carrying a spare mech hanger is always strongly recommended as the...

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  • 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 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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