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Our Customer Rewards scheme allows you to earn points every time you shop with us. The points you earn can be used to spend on products both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings.

Signing up to the Customer Rewards scheme is free, and the points you earn can be used both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings. Rewards Points are valid for 12 months from purchase date.

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30 Day Test Ride

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When you buy a new bike at full RRP from, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?
The Rutland 30-day test ride is available on all full price, non-discounted bikes available for home delivery on It is not available on discounted or special offer bikes, click and collect bikes, bikes bought on finance, bikes bought through Cyclescheme, or bikes bought in store. This offer is only available on bikes delivered to mainland UK addresses.

How does the test ride work?
Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?
We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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Choose our Interlink Predict Priority service and avoid the hassle of waiting around all day for your delivery. Interlink will notify you of your one-hour delivery window by SMS and email, and you can track the progress of your delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15-minute time slot.

Furthermore, if you find yourself busy on the day of delivery, Interlink will off you rescheduling options, both the night before and on the day, so you can select an alternative delivery date, deliver to a nominated neighbour, leave the parcel in a safe place, collect your parcel from your local Interlink depot, or upgrade to delivery before 1200.

This service is available on most items, but does exclude bikes. If you require a 1 hour delivery slot for your bike delivery then please call our customer service team who can book this service for you over the phone.

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Price is important to everyone these days, so we regularly price check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers for you — but if you see the same product cheaper from one of our listed competitors, then get in touch and we'll do our very best to match the price.

Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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2015. The Year Of DISC-overy.

   Words by Mark

   on 02/12/2014 13:40:00

Giant Defy Disc

You could be forgiven for thinking that road cycling is slow to adopt technological advancements. A cursory glance at a road bike frame from five years ago against a 2014 model presents very little in the way of change. The diamond frame remains largely the same with the exception of fashionable paint jobs.

The evolution of road cycling largely seems to have stalled. Many of road cycling's technological leaps have not been leaps but subtle refinements to an already sound logic. Geometries specific to different styles of riding have been around for a while and the semi-aero concept was cutting its way a long time before Specialized's Venge ( Felt's AR). This year sees Trek's Emonda acquire lightest production bike status, it's a hell of a bike, but the weight card has been played its final time. There can surely be no further enhancements down that road, without producing a bike that rides like two unicycles strapped together.

Di2? Six years old.


2015 sees bike manufacturers begin production on their road disc brake models. Whilst the transfer from MTB to Road may have been, for many, a little hard to swallow, the growth of cyclocross as a discipline developed a necessity for a brake that performed better than a rim brake. Cyclocross is arguably the muddiest form of cycling there is, and it makes little sense to use a brake that MTB kicked out years ago. The disc brake was adapted and evolved to allow a reservoir to be concealed in a road shift lever.

After a few false starts hydraulic discs have now become road functional and they are bloody good! Stopping power is so hot that even the pros aren't allowed to use them (yet!) in case it destroys an entire peloton. They are destined to be road's next super weapon.

It's not as simple as just drilling some holes on forks and stays, and then slinging a calliper through - frames have to be designed from the ground upwards. Take Giant's Defy as an example - the 2014 and 2015 are very different beasts.


The 2014 is pretty much how we've come to look at an endurance road bike, relaxed geometry with a lowered seat stay - to allow the vibration from the rear wheel to be dampened. Compared to the 2015 model it now looks outdated.


2015. The front end is designed to resist the forces generated by the braking power - the head tube is less of a tube and more a complete melding of the head tube and down tube. A stiffer front end is not great for endurance riding, but an increase rake on the fork takes care of that. In comparison to the 2014, the back end is lean - the seat stays are flatter allowing more vertical compliance, whilst still resisting lateral forces. The chain stay is deeper too, once again, resisting force applied to the frame from braking. Whilst last year's Defy has a chunky aero looking seat post, it wasn't the best for removing surface noise from the tarmac. The new D-Fuse design draws its strength from the beefed up top tube/seat tube intersection, and utilises thinner tubular design to provide up to 12mm of fore and aft flex. This gives plenty of soak up of vibration and gives a ride that is eerily smooth.

But does the 2015 Defy still perform? Well, that down tube will make sure all effort goes to the wheels - due to the increase in width and the flattening to the BB shell that both prevent flexion.

Overall Summary

Discs are here to stay, and whilst that represents a logical step rather than a leap, their presence has meant a re-think on how shift components and frames are designed.

The next stage in road cycling has arrived!