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ABUS GameChanger Helmet Review

October 10, 2017

ABUS GameChanger: Redefining Aerodynamics

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Introduction

Aerodynamic helmets were a rarity even among performance road cyclists just a few years ago, but things have changed and now they are increasingly becoming popular. Most brands now offer helmets that have some sort of aerodynamic labeling on them. However, not all aero helmets are created equal and some are here to push the limits even further. GameChanger by the German brand ABUS is one of them and aims to redefine aerodynamics.

Developed jointly by designers, engineers and athletes and in cooperation with Movistar team, ABUS GameChanger challenges the norms and offers unique flow patterns that help performance road cyclists combat the headwind, their natural enemy. The aero helmet is a big step up from average helmets and the mainstream and provides the ultimate road cycling experience. It can make a huge difference when cyclists are fighting for every second, thanks to its aerodynamic design that’s meant to change the game.

Jointly developed with the 28-member Movistar team who remained UCI World Tour’s most successful team from 2013 to 2016, the GameChanger helps cyclists achieve top performances and provide them with the needed feeling of safety and comfort. The helmet is a perfect solution for performance-oriented cyclists who want the ultimate in aerodynamics and don’t want to be a part of the mainstream. Some of the core features of the distinctive-looking helmet that help it redefine aerodynamics include its multi-position design for optimized airflows, Forced Air-cooling tech for a more comfortable head-temperature and Multi-Shell In Mold construction for better protection.

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Featured, Hybrid, Road, Welcome

Best Folding Bike under £500

July 28, 2017

Looking to purchasing a folding bike? Well, that’s an excellent idea! Bikes have proved to be one of the cheapest and healthiest methods of transport for years. In a town with heavy traffic, bicycles could also get you home, to school or workplace faster than a car. Using bikes to get to from A to B comes with several benefits, and it’s good that you want to utilize them. But what is the best folding bike in the market and what are key considerations when shopping for a folding bike? Look no further, Pedaloff has reviewed and tested dozens of folding bikes to bring you the best folding bike under £500.

What makes the best folding bike?

Just like buying a car, deciding on the best bike to buy can be stressful. It is not easy to settle on the brand and the model. If you have the money, it is tempting to skip the evaluation process. Some buyers just make the payment, but they end up regretting the decision. To buy the top folding bike for your budget, you must pay attention to several factors. Besides, price alone is not enough to guarantee that the bike is good enough.

You need to consider personal factors such as purpose and the type of folding bike that best fits you. This is the most practical buying guide to the best budget folding-bike.

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Featured, Hybrid, Mountain, Road, Welcome

Best Commuter Bikes Under £500

May 23, 2017

So you’re planning to get a bike that you can use around town, kudos! You’re not only saving money, but you’re also promoting fitness that benefits health. Not to mention, you might even arrive at your destination faster than a car. There’s no denying that commuting using bikes has brought so many upsides that lots of companies invest in it.

Commuter bikes can be categorized as hybrid bikes which have the qualities of both mountain and road bikes. They have big padded seats along with upright handlebars enough to give the rider a comfy riding position. They can be ridden in both paved and unpaved roads, although they’re not as light as road bikes and not suitable for rough bike trails. A hybrid bike typically features a semi-smooth tread and medium width tires; this is to give you a ride smooth enough to ride on pavement yet able to ride through unpaved trails.

Bicycles were invented in 19th century and as of now; there are more than a billion of bicycles worldwide. Before, it was only considered as a means of transportation, but now it’s also treated as a way to exercise. Certainly, you’re here not just to know about bikes, but considering having one for yourself. Here in this article, we’re going to tackle the best commuter bikes under £500.

Choosing a commuter bike isn’t an easy task to do, it’s almost like buying a new car, but of course minus the big sums of money. Whether you’re planning to use a bike every day or every other day, it’s guaranteed that you’ll be spending a significant time riding it, so you might as well pick one that is best for your budget.

 

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Featured, News

5 Best Cycling Gift Ideas

December 1, 2016

Need cycling gift ideas but don’t know where to start? Fear not as Pedaloff have compiled our list of the best cycling gift ideas that will put a smile on the face of any cycling enthusiast. visit any cycling store or online retailer and you will be hit with a barrage of products that without the know how can seem very daunting. Our cycling gift ideas cover a broad spectrum from novelty to very practical so you’ll be sure to find something for anyone. Here is our list of best cycling gift ideas which thankfully are all available online so there is no need to leave the sofa!

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Featured, Fixie/Single Speed, Guides

Single Speed Conversion – Step by Step Guide

November 11, 2016

In recent years single speed and fixed gear cycling has really taken off due to the appeal of simple, efficient and reliable cycling. Along with this people don’t have the space or money to replace their old mountain, road or commuter bike with a new shiny single speed. Because of this single speed conversions are becoming more and more popular as a cheap and easy alternative.

This single speed conversion guide gives you a simple step-by-step break down of  how to convert your bike to a single speed. Along with the parts you’ll need, the best parts to buy and how to fit them.

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7 Best Single Speed Bikes Reviewed – UK

November 2, 2016

Single speed bikes take cycling back to basics. If you want simple, lightweight, low maintenance cycling then a single speed bike is the way forward. Single speed cycling has boomed in recent years which has created a new wave of single speed manufactures, but what are the best single speed bikes on the market today? Here at Pedaloff we have tried, tested and reviewed dozens of single speed bikes and narrowed them down to the 7 best single speed bikes on the market today. Continue Reading…

Featured, Mountain

Best Mountain Bike Under £500 – Top 5 Reviewed 2017

October 23, 2016

These days you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on a decent mountain bike that’s ready for some tough off-road riding. If you are in the market for a cheap mountain bike that gives you the best value for money then look no further. Here at Pedaoloff we have put dozens of mountain bikes through their paces so you don’t have to. We have narrowed our search down to the 5 best mountain bike under £500 for you to choose from.

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Featured, Hybrid, Welcome

7 Best Hybrid Bikes for men – Reviews and buying Guide

October 18, 2016

 Best Hybrid Bikes For Men – Product Review Table

Link Model Number of Gears Brakes Forks Frames Material Wheel Size Price Star Rating
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kona-rove-al-2017-hybrid-bike/ Kona Rove AL (2017) Hybrid Bike 16 Disk Brakes Rigid 12.5kg – Aluminum 700C £££££ ☼☼☼☼☼
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/avanti-giro-f-1-2016/ Avanti Giro F 1 (2016) 24 V-Brakes Rigid Aluminium 700c £ ☼☼☼
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/wiggle-hybrid-bike/ Wiggle Hybrid Bike 21 V-Brakes Rigid Aluminium -12.5 700c £ ☼☼
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gt-transeo-4-2016/ GT Transeo 4 (2016 24 Disk Brakes Suspension alloy – 14.26 700c £££ ☼☼☼☼☼
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-flyback-h1-tiagra-2016/ Eastway Flyback H1 (Tiagra – 2016) 20 Disk Brakes Rigid Carbon Aluminium -9.75 700c £££££ ☼☼☼☼
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-division-2-2016/ Verenti Division 2 (2016) 27 Disk Brakes rigid Aluminium -11.7 700c ££ ☼☼☼
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-verza-speed-40-2017/ Felt Verza Speed 40 (2017) 24 V-Brakes rigid Aluminum 700c ££££ ☼☼☼

What Is A Hybrid Bike?

First and foremost let’s clarify what a hybrid bike is. A hybrid bike is a general purpose bike which can be used for on and off-road cycling. They use the thinner wheels of a road bike for speed along with flat, straight handlebars from a mountain bike which encourages an upright cycling position. Due to this Hybrid bikes are easier to ride which makes them a common choice are for beginners, children, commuters and casual riders.

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