​Beat​ ​The​ ​British​ ​Winter:​ ​Best​ ​Weatherproof​ ​Accessories

While​ ​British​ ​winter​ ​means​ ​plummeting​ ​temperatures,​ ​darkness​ ​during​ ​rush-hour​ ​and​ ​wet  paths​ ​and​ ​roads;​ ​the​ ​right​ ​bike​ ​accessories​ ​will​ ​keep​ ​you​ ​rubber​ ​side​ ​down,​ ​relatively​ ​safe  and​ ​dry,​ ​and​ ​smiling.​ ​And​ ​while​ ​there​ ​are​ ​many​ ​types​ ​of​ ​cyclist,​ ​there’s​ ​one​ ​thing​ ​that’s​ ​true  for​ ​us​ ​all​ ​–​ ​bike​ ​weatherproofing​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​for​ ​enjoyment​ ​and​ ​crucial​ […]

How​ ​to​ ​Choose​ ​Bike​ ​Lights​ ​-​ ​the​ ​Best​ ​LED​ ​Lights​ ​for​ ​Cyclists  

Staying​ ​bright​ ​on​ ​your​ ​bike​ ​is​ ​not​ ​only​ ​important​ ​for​ ​safety,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​mandatory​ ​requirement​ ​if  you’re​ ​on​ ​UK​ ​roads.​ ​To​ ​be​ ​compliant​ ​with​ ​road​ ​user​ ​regs,​ ​your​ ​bike​ ​needs​ ​a​ ​white​ ​front​ ​light  and​ ​a​ ​red​ ​rear​ ​light.​ ​This,​ ​of​ ​course,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​be​ ​seen​ ​–​ ​but​ ​just​ ​how​ ​much​ ​illumination​ ​you​ ​need  and​ […]

Winter​ ​Cycle​ ​Clothing​ ​Guide:​ ​Best​ ​Outfits​ ​to​ ​Stay​ ​Warm​ ​and​ ​Dry​ ​on​ ​Your​ ​Bike

​On​ ​road​ ​or​ ​trail,​ ​cycling​ ​through​ ​the​ ​British​ ​winter​ ​is​ ​the​ ​ticket​ ​to​ ​next-summer​ ​fitness  and​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​character-building​ ​accomplishment.​ ​At​ ​Hargroves​ ​Cycles,​ ​we’re​ ​here​ ​to​ ​help  keep​ ​your​ ​year-round​ ​riding​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​–​ ​starting​ ​with​ ​this​ ​guide​ ​to​ ​winter​ ​cycling​ ​kit. IT’S​ ​ALL​ ​ABOUT​ ​THE​ ​BASE For​ ​resistance​ ​to​ ​wind,​ ​rain​ ​and​ […]

Which​ ​GPS​ ​is​ ​best​ ​For​ ​You:​ ​a​ ​Guide 

Road​ ​or​ ​trail,​ ​day​ ​ride​ ​or​ ​going​ ​full​ ​adventure​ ​tourist,​ ​a​ ​GPS​ ​unit​ ​is​ ​your​ ​digital​ ​route​ ​guide,​ ​a  mapping​ ​buddy​ ​and​ ​cycling​ ​best​ ​friend. Think​ ​you​ ​can​ ​do​ ​without​ ​a​ ​dedicated​ ​GPS​ ​when​ ​you’ve​ ​got​ ​a​ ​phone?​ ​Think​ ​again!​ ​Phones  are​ ​fragile,​ ​constantly​ ​demand​ ​your​ ​attention​ ​and​ ​need​ ​(usually​ ​awkward)​ ​cases​ ​for​ ​protection  from​ […]

Drivetrains​ ​and​ ​Groupsets​ ​-​ ​Made​ ​Easy

A​ ​bike’s​ ​drivetrain​ ​comprises​ ​the​ ​cranks,​ ​front​ ​chainrings,​ ​rear​ ​cassette​ ​and​ ​the​ ​chain,​ ​as​ ​well  as​ ​the​ ​shifters​ ​and​ ​derailleurs​ ​–​ ​also​ ​known​ ​as​ ​mechs.​ ​Together​ ​they’re​ ​a​ ​hugely​ ​important  part​ ​of​ ​your​ ​bike.​ ​Groupsets​ ​are​ ​essentially​ ​the​ ​same​ ​thing,​ ​but​ ​often​ ​also​ ​include​ ​brakes. Though​ ​simple​ ​in​ ​theory,​ ​some​ ​of​ ​today’s​ ​bicycle​ ​drivetrains​ ​are​ […]

Best Road Bikes For Commuting

For a daily feel-good factor, look no further than bike commuting – it’s great for getting fit, saving money and being green, too. Your commuter bike needs a combination of key traits: efficiency and comfort for making light work of the journey, resilience for all-weather performance, and upgradeability, with components that you can easily maintain, […]