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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 Collect+

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 £389, with 0% finance up to 24 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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Mekk Poggio Road Bike - First Look

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 21/11/2013 15:41:00

If you’ve failed to notice how popular cycling has become over the past couple of years you must have been living under a rock. A rock not placed close to a roadside or near a nice sweeping berm. The masses are finally beginning to switch on to cycling and its numerous benefits and even if most new cyclists are not quite the ‘I ride absolutely everywhere on my bike and I now hate my car’ type they are at the very least a Sunday morning bimbler. Happily getting some fresh air on a sun dappled back lane somewhere whilst slipstreaming a tractor.

Yep. Cycling has arrived.

Bike manufacturers have been quick to grasp that with a fast expanse of riders, not everybody who enjoys cycling is a fitness loving yoga freak who can ride 100 miles in a TT position. Sportive frames, with an emphasis on a more comfortable upright position, are now the biggest selling type of bike frame. Many of the ‘Old Guard’ still insists that you’re not a proper cyclist unless your chin is being grazed by the front wheel with your bum in the air, but they’re a shrinking minority.

Sportive frames are brilliant. They are. But what if you have that little voice inside that says ‘Oh come on. I’m not Eddy Merckx but I’m not Bernie Clifton either. Some people have an ambitious streak and whilst a sportive frame will fit most perfectly some just need that little bit of spice.

The MEKK Poggio

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MEKK are a young company in the industry but like most young companies are formed from partnerships between experienced heads. Mark Edward and Ken Knight (M.E.K.K. Geddit?) have been around in the industry for years and pooled their collective knowledge into their own brand. Poggio has a frame that was designed for the sportive rider with ambitions. Its numbers and angles don’t immediately suggest a full race thoroughbred but it’s not exactly a shopping bike either.

A full (good looking) carbon frame boasts internal cabling complete with full Di2 compatibility, which offers the option to make some tasty upgrades further down the line and the carbon fork and steerer are of the tapered variety keeping steering strong and direct. The top tube sits with a slight curve giving a nod to the comfort element of the ride whilst the short(ish) wheel stays give it that fast response feel. Stamping down on the pedals it’s happy to quickly pick up the pace and its shorter head tube allows you to get a bit lower to punch through the air, the position feels comfortable but lifting the bars is only a matter of a spacer if you need it. It’s a nice balance of being comfortable enough for long rides whilst being able to give you some race style poke. MEKK pitch this as an all rounder and they have got it exactly right.

The shifting is in the hands of the new look Sora 9 speed with its ‘up-shift’ button sitting behind the brake lever for better control on the descents. The chainset, which looks like it’s something out of Tron, is a compact 50/34 for chopping down ascents. The brakes and finishing kit are MEKK branded and do exactly what they are supposed to.

So how much does an internal cabled full carbon frame with Shimano shifting cost. Well at the moment an offer price of £749.99 down from £1099.99. So if you’re a cyclist who likes a leisurely comfortable ride with a spot of chasing down that roadie in the distance when nobody’s looking, why not give it a look over.

Check out the Mekk Poggio here >

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