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Earn Rewards Points

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.

Any bike purchased using 0% finance and/or Cyclescheme (or other employee salary-sacrifice scheme) is excluded from this offer.

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30 Day Test Ride

All the convenience of buying online, without the risk
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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1 Hour Delivery Slots

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.

Interlink Predict Priority is a premium delivery option. Additional charges apply.

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Price Match Promise

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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Free Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores.

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.

Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from one of the (many) locations near you.

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Disc Brakes or Cantilevers: Which are Better?

   Words by Mark

   on 23/12/2014 19:28:00


It’s an increasingly common question: are the new disc brakes appearing on 2015 road and cyclocross bikes better than traditional cantilever or calliper brakes? Wiggy and Adam took two Specialized Crux Elites, one with hydraulic discs and one with cantilevers, to a muddy Rutland field and tested them head to head.

“I have always found cyclocross bikes to be the most versatile and most fun to ride. Bouncing down rocky descents, or sliding across a muddy field on a ’cross bike is not only a great way to increase your fitness, but also massively improve on your bike handling skills. During 2014, I have already competed in the iconic (and hardest!) cyclocross race in the world, the legendary Three Peaks. I completed the notorious race on my Specialized Crux Elite (aluminium with cantilever brakes) and was more than impressed with how it performed.

During recent discussions with customers, who have come in to buy a new 2015 bike, we often find ourselves debating around two issues. There is of course the age-old question of whether carbon is better than aluminium, but more recently another question has entered the fray, whether disc brakes are better than the traditional cantilever brakes.

So, the easiest thing for us to do was to put both questions to the test, by comparing my beloved Aluminium-framed Specialized Crux Elite with cantis (check out the 2015 model here) with Adam’s new 2015 Specialized Crux Elite Carbon (special order from any of our stores), with TRP HY/RD hydraulic disc brakes, in a nice, muddy Rutland field.


Wiggy’s 2014 Specialized Crux Elite aluminium cyclocross bike, with cantilever brakes

It is fair to say that because my aluminium-framed Crux Elite is fitted with cantilever brakes, some of the big descents during the Three Peaks were a little scary to say the least. But for me, it’s all part of the cyclocross fun. The very fact that it isn’t possible to stop on a sixpence every time you brake, does wonders for your skill and level of courage. Aluminium frames came about over steel in the first place because of their lightness and stiffness, but unfortunately they have the tendency to vibrate every now and again. Therefore, the Crux Elite is fitted with Fact carbon forks to aid comfort through the handlebars.

Full carbon bikes, like Adam’s Specialized carbon Crux, are in comparison to aluminium bikes a lot lighter, a lot stiffer and above all they are a lot more comfortable. The whole bike acts like a huge shock absorber, soaking up the bumps and ruts in a far better way than Aluminium. Then when you add in the new Specialized Zertz seatpost, which flexes to aid comfort up through a riders spine, you have a very comfortable all-round riding experience indeed.

The Shimano 105, 11 speed groupset on the carbon Crux Elite works like a Swiss watch if set up correctly. Similarly, the disc brakes work well by combining 105 levers with TRP hydraulic calipers. So, by combining the use of cable and hydraulic the carbon Crux Elite has a smooth, slightly spongy overall feel.

So in conclusion, which one is better?

Well, I honestly think it’s all about the individual’s preference between out-and-out performance, versus level of comfort. I love how the canti brakes work on my aluminium Crux Elite, and if you have the right brake blocks set up on them correctly then they are a perfect combination. However, if you are doing a lot of miles, or commuting, then disc brakes would be the way to go – but I would advise a completely hydraulic version to give you the best feel and performance.

Both bikes are great fun, you can take them anywhere and they will improve your skills no end. So, get out there and have fun on the mud, roads and trails this Winter!”

Lee “Wiggy” Wigginton

Bike Sales & Ride/Events Co-ordinator