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Free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10

We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and DPD Pick-up

All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

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90-Day UK Returns for all items

We want you to be 100% satisfied with your shopping experience at Rutland Cycling, so we offer a 90-day exchange or refund on any unused item (within the UK).

We've chosen to offer products at the very lowest prices, rather than provide a free returns service. If you do need to return an item, we provide printable postage labels and collection services at a small cost for all items - including bicycles.

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30 Day Test Ride

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When you buy a new bike at full RRP from rutlandcycling.com, 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 rutlandcycling.com. 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 many times can I use the 30-day test ride?
We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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At Rutland Cycling, we offer Finance on orders over £250, with 0% finance up to 36 months available on selected bikes, including some sale bikes. Visit the product page to see which finance products are available.

You can apply for Finance online or in store. To apply online, add your selected items to your basket, then checkout as normal. Select Finance as your payment method, fill in the application form, then complete your order.

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    Giant Propel 2017 Range Review

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 08/06/2017 15:16:00

    Giant-Propel-2017

    The Giant Propel is made for going fast. Period. Used by riders like John Degenkolb to win on some of the biggest stages of professional cycling, this bike is steeped in racing pedigree. Compared to competitors, the Propel’s AeroSystem Shaping Technology saves as much as 12-36 seconds over a distance of 40km at a speed of 40km/h, a difference that you can really feel out on the road.

    Best for riders who want a no compromise approach to speed. With sharp handling and responsive power transfer, the Propel is ideal for riders who want to venture into road racing and time-trialling (or even improve on their current efforts in both).

    Price: From £1,548.99

    Discipline: Road

    Usage: Semi-Aero/Race

    • + AeroSystem Shaping Technology
    • + Giant SpeedControl Brakes
    • + OverDrive Headtube Design

    Frame and Forks

    The Propel range is built from Giant’s own Advanced-grade Composite carbon fibre – which becomes Advanced SL-grade in the top-end models – and moulded into one of the best aerodynamic frames on the market.

    However, all the time spent in the wind-tunnel doesn’t mean ride quality has been forgotten. The Propel frame provides super-accurate handling thanks to technology like the OverDrive headtube, whilst the oversized PowerCore bottom bracket handles top-end power transfer with ease.

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    Other Stand-out Features

    The Propel range was designed with racing in mind. Hence, the geometry of the frame has been adapted to create an aggressive riding position to help get from A to B as fast as possible; ideal for riders who have found their competitive side.

    Groupset

    Top end aerodynamic performance deserves top end shifting. Hence, the Propel model range uses reliable Shimano groupsets, from 105 to Ultegra Di2 (the only variation being the SRAM eTAP on the Advanced SL 0). Many riders swear by Shimano components and the inclusion of a SRAM eTAP model illustrates what the pinnacle of road-bike design should be.

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    Wheels and Brakes

    Giant’s range of deep-section wheels are the perfect accompaniment to the Propel frame, with alloy braking surfaces that make stopping reliable and predictable on the Advanced models and full, race-ready carbon wheels on the Advanced Pro and Advanced SL range.All wheels feature Dynamic Balanced Lacing technology, which according to Giant makes spoke tensions balanced under load. This may sound like a small feature, but the results are threefold; improved handling, better climbing and increased durability.

    To maintain the most aerodynamic platform possible, the Propel uses rear-mounted fork brakes. This means the front profile of the bike is as smooth as possible. Small features like this can count for the split-second margins races can be won by.

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    Finishing Kit

    Even the details of the Propel Advanced 0 have aerodynamics in mind; the Giant Contact Forward range of saddles is specifically designed to help riders maintain an aggressive position without compromising on comfort. The final touches are made up of a Giant Connect stem, a Giant Contact handlebar and a Giant Vector composite seatpost (varying from the standard to SLR-level components).

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