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Specialized Turbo Levo 2021 Range Guide

Kathryn Dickinson | 19/11/2020 16:02:00

Written by: William Crump The Specialized Turbo levo range, a bike which has arguably revolutionized the Electric mountain industry! Having taken inspiration from the much loved Stumpjumper, the Turbo Levo range offers a diverse range of specifications without losing sight of the stiff and lightweight frame that glues it all together. 2020 saw Specialized.... More

Bicycle Light Buying Guide

Harry Archer | 20/10/2020 14:49:00

As the nights draw in and the long, sunny summer days are almost a distant memory, the attention of riders turns to the best ways to continue their two-wheeled adventures during the colder and darker months of winter. Bike lights are a key component of winter riding. Legally you are required to have a white front and red.... More

Specialized Stumpjumper Range Guide - Which Model To Buy in 2021?

Tom Worsfold | 14/10/2020 14:07:00

Specialized Stumpjumper 2021 - Range Guide Written by: William Crump For years, this full suspension, trail devouring machine has always been a force to not be reckoned with. This year, Specialized has upped their game and made their Stumpy stiffer, more tuneable and a lot lighter! If you want a capable trail bike that you can.... More

Specialized Stumpjumper 2021: First Look & Review

David Hicks | 13/10/2020 17:00:00

The Specialized Stumpjumper needs no introduction - it has been a mainstay of mountain biking for almost forty years, and continues to keep on top of the latest trends as one of the most popular and desired bikes around for trail junkies. For 2021, the Stumpjumper’s story is one of evolution rather than revolution, but those tweaks and.... More

NEW: Stumpjumper Evo 2021 - First Look

Tom Worsfold | 06/10/2020 17:00:05

Iconic. The Stumpjumper name is synonymous with mountain biking itself, involved right from the beginning - from its humble roots to the dizzying heights it has since reached as a sport. Progression is the name of the game with cycling, with products and riders constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible on these simple two wheeled fun-machines..... More

#TeamRutland | Lee's southern MTB XC Race with a difference

Will Crump | 01/10/2020 15:48:00

MTB XC Racing is back - but with a difference! Written by #TeamRutland Ambassador, Lee Hopkinson Since lockdown we all know that sporting events were stopped, so my last bike race was back in March at the last round of the Thetford winter series. Since then, like the rest of the cycling world, I have just.... More

Endura MT500 Range - Force for Good

Tom Worsfold | 16/09/2020 15:00:17

Designed to keep up with the demands of the Athertons and Hazzard racing, the MT500 range combines top-spec waterproofing with unmatched, class leading 40k breathability. Comfortable, technical and bombproof - the MT500 range is the go-to for any mountain biker looking to turn the off-season into their on-season. It’s a must. Unless you know.... More

Rockhopper Range Guide | Which Model is Best For You?

Tom Worsfold | 11/08/2020 12:31:19

Specialized Rockhopper 2021 - Range Guide Budget pricing, but not budget performance. The Specialized Rockhopper name is synonymous with performance quality, with the model being many riders' first ‘serious’ mountain bike. With impressive tech-specs and class leading features, the Rockhopper is the perfect model for those taking their first steps into the world of MTB. Read on.... More

A Guide to Gravel Biking

Tom Worsfold | 07/08/2020 13:30:35

Words by Grace Lambert-Smith Most of us have been on a road ride that ended up with a bit of questionable road trickery because of a mapping mishap but after returning home with both bike and rider in one piece, we secretly enjoyed it. With the rise of dedicated gravel racing events as well as a lust for exploring.... More

#TeamRutland | Chris Teagles Rides Whinlatter on the Giant Trance 29

Tom Worsfold | 03/08/2020 16:16:10

Words by #TeamRutland ambassador Chris Teagles Riding Whinlatter on the Giant Trance 29 Summer in the lakes and a low cloud hangs over Keswick as we approach. We’ve only got one day to ride and it looks like the heavy rain should hold off. I’ve ridden Whinlatter before, many years ago and I’m keen.... More

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

David Hicks | 28/07/2020 15:45:10

We’re pleased to be registered under the UK government’s Fix Your Bike Voucher scheme, which means that you can redeem one of the new £50 vouchers towards the cost of repairing your bike at any Rutland Cycling store. What is the Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme? The Fix My Bike voucher scheme has been set.... More

Stretches for Cyclists

David Hicks | 30/06/2020 17:08:18

For us as cyclists, stretching is one of those things that we know we probably should do but rarely follow through with. The good news is that including a simple stretching routine as part of your post-ride routine is easy to do and will have a number of benefits for you - from less muscle soreness, to better.... More

#TeamRutland Review: Giant Trance 29 2

David Hicks | 10/06/2020 15:26:24

TeamRutland Ambassador Chris Teagles got his hands on a brand new Giant Trance just before the Coronavirus pandemic swept the world. With time on his hands during lockdown, Chris has been putting the bike through its paces and let us know how he's getting on with it after the first few months. The Giant Trance is a.... More

#TeamRutland | Archie's Cannondale Habit 3 Review

Tom Worsfold | 01/04/2020 16:59:31

This article was written by #TeamRutland ambassador and avid mountain biker Archie Davies. Archie has his own blog A Gravity Man. When it came to choosing a new steed for 2020 from Rutland’s MTB stock, I’ll be honest Cannondale wasn’t on my list, let alone at the top. Cannondale is just good at building lefty bikes right?.... More

Newcomers Fear Not: The Ultimate Guide to Cycling For Beginners

Kathryn Dickinson | 31/03/2020 14:32:00

Newcomers fear not! Rutland Cycling share the Ultimate Guide to Cycling For Beginners to help you get to grips with everything bike related. Guide to Cycling For Beginners There are so many benefits to getting out on two wheels, from improving your health and fitness to saving on transport costs and enjoying an exhilarating weekend ride..... More