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2017 Summer Sale

  20% off all stock, including: Scott road bikes Mavic wheels Whyte mountain bikes Scott mountain bikes Whyte road bikes Scott hybrids Merida hybrids and town bikes Frog children’s bikes Altura clothing Shimano, Park, Cateye and Topeak accessories Bell and Giro helmets Giro and Shimano shoes   Road bikes Scott Foil 20, size medium €2,899.00 (was €3,599.00) Van Nicholas Boreas titanium, 54cm  €2099 (was €2599) Scott Solace 30, size medium €1,699.00 (was €2,099.00) Whyte Wessex, 54cm, demo bike €1999 (was €2549) Scott Contessa Speedster 15 women’s size XS, €919.00 (was €1,149.00) Whyte Dorset 54cm €999 (was €1299) Whyte Gisburn, 52cm, demo bike €1799 (was €2249)   Electric bikes Scott E-Sub Tour Unisex, size medium €1999 (was €2549) Touring bikes Koga World Traveller 29, 51cm €1799 (was €2199) Condor Fratello 54cm €1499 (was €1749)   Mountain bikes Whyte T-130 RS, size medium €2999 (was €3599) Whyte T-130 S, size medium €2399 (was €2999) Whyte T-130 S, size XL €2399 (was €2999) Whyte 909, size large €2199 (was €2599) Whyte 403, youth 13-inch frame, 26-inch wheels €649 (was €775) Scott Aspect 940, size large, €559 (was €699) Scott Aspect 740, size large, €559 (was €699) Scott Scale 770, size medium, €799 (was €999) Scott Scale 710 Plus, size large, demo bike €1999 (was €2549) Scott Spark 910, size large, demo bike €4199 (was €4750)   Children’s bikes All Frog bikes 20% off   Wheels Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith road wheelset €899(was €1150)   Tyres 26″ mountain bike tyres – buy one, get one free! Maxxis Minion DHF Maxxis Wetscream WTB Vigilante, Schwalbe Hans Dampf Specialized Clutch Specialized Hillbilly   Goggles 100% Accuri goggles €35 (was €55) 100% Racecraft goggles €40 (was...

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2017 Whyte bikes clearance

Clearance prices on remaining Whyte 2017 mountain bikes   Whyte T-130 RS medium: €2999 (was €3599)   Whyte T-130 S medium and XL: €2399 (was €2999)   Whyte 909 large: €2199 (was €2599)   Whyte 403: €649 (was €775)   Whyte Gisburn 52cm demo bike: €1799 (was €2249)...

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2017 Whyte T-130 S

The 2016 version of the T-130 S was universally praised (10/10 Test Winner in MBR magazine). The 2017 version has upgraded rims and tyres – 29mm WTB STs rims and Vigilante 2.3 (front) and Trail Boss 2.4 (rear) tyres. In stock...

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How to ride in a double paceline

Most club rides are ridden in a double paceline – two parallel rows of cyclists where the lead riders change position at regular intervals. Riding this way takes a bit of practice, but its reward is much greater speed and efficiency than riding alone. By riding immediately behind other cyclists, you are ‘drafting’ or sheltering from the headwind. (There is always a headwind – even on a calm day. If you are riding at 30 kmh you are facing a 30 kmh headwind.) This shelter means you can ride at a given speed using up to 30% less energy than if you were riding alone. Here’s how it works. A group of ten riders travels in two adjacent lines of five. The two riders at the head of each line are spending the most energy because they have no shelter from the wind. The following riders in each line are drafting and using much less energy. At regular intervals – 2 mins, 5 mins etc. – the lead rider in the right-hand line accelerates very slightly and moves ahead and to the left, so that he overtakes the rider on his left and is now leading the left-hand line. All the riders in the right-hand line move up one bike length, so that the rider who was second is now the leader of the right-hand line. The rider who was last in the left-hand line moves to the last position in the right-hand line. This process shares the hard work of riding at the front, and allows those following to recover. In strong headwinds or on uphill roads the amount of time each rider spends on the front will be shorter. The group leader will call ‘Roll up’ when it’s time to change. The lead riders alert the rest of the group to hazards – potholes, pedestrians, cars, dogs etc. Standard warnings are: ‘Hole left/right/centre’ (Don’t just shout ‘hole’, because only you know where the hole is; the riders behind will hit it before they see it.) ‘Car up’ or ‘Car back’ ‘On the left/right’ (to warn of pedestrians, parked cars, dogs, etc.) ‘Stopping’ If you need to exit the group, use a hand signal to alert following riders and look...

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Keep the mud out of your eyes

RRP Enduroguard Stops mud and spray from being thrown into your eyes from the back of the front wheel Available in two sizes to fit all suspension forks Simple to fit Seal Guard bulges protect your fork seals Can also be used as a rear mudguard Black and white versions in stock at Bike Park Ireland Price:...

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Can’t seat that new tyre?

Kool Stop Tyre Mate We’ve all had them – a new tyre that no amount of huffing and puffing and thumb stretching will seat properly on the rim. This gadget will easily pull that last section of tyre on to the rim without pinching the tube or scratching the wheel. Price: €15.00  

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Don’t over-tighten your bolts!

Ritchey Multibit Torque Key Ever heard that horrible sound of expensive carbon fibre cracking when you’ve been a bit too vigorous tightening a bolt? Or had the sinking realisation that the last quarter of a turn with the Allen key has stripped a thread in your brand new stem? The Ritchey Torque Key is a practical, low-cost solution, without going to the expense of a workshop torque wrench. Tighten your handlebar, stem and seatpost clam correctly, with no fear of over-tightened bolts or stripped threads. The torque key is calibrated to 5 Nm with an indication you both feel and hear. Comes with 5 mm, 4 mm and 3 mm hex and T-20 Torx bits Magnetic bit retention Price:...

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Thomson dropper seat post

The manufacturers of arguably the best aluminium seat posts and stems have released their dropper seat post. Five inches of travel, with a small, beautifully made remote lever. Available in 30.9 and 31.6 sizes. A 27.2 version is promised soon. In stock now, but availability is...

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