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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, 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 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.

See our Finance page for more information.

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    Specialized Ambush MTB Helmet Review

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 06/08/2015 12:05:00

    Specialized Ambush 2015 MTB Helmet

    Equally suited for trails, enduro and everything in-between, the new Ambush Helmet from Specialized provides you with the lightest, most ventilated and most protective helmet available on the market. But, don't just take our word for it, as What Mountain Bike Magazine have recently tested the whole range of MTB helmets and the Specialized Ambush MTB helmet came out as their winner with 4.5/5 stars!

    The Mountain Bike Helmet Review Winner – What Bike Magazine

    Specialized’s Ambush sits firmly in the ‘trail’ family of lids, with plenty of coverage for extra protection, just without the greenhouse feel poorly vented lids can have.

    At 316g, the Ambush is relatively light for a trail lid and the not-overly round shell means it’s stable too. The internal profile sat comfortably over our skull, with no pressure or pinch points. However, some testers found it narrower than normal towards the front.

    Specialized Ambush 2015 MTB Helmet

    An internal Aramid skeleton and multi-density EPS foam is there to boost protection in a crash. The retention system tightens evenly all around the head, rather than just the rear third, though the adjustment wheel isn’t the smoothest. Specialized’s Tri-Fix straps are fixed either side of the ear and other than length, aren’t adjustable but ft around the ear is great, maintaining comfort.

    Ventilation from the Ambush is up there with the best in class, with large vents and well sorted internal channelling keep air flowing over your head. The forehead location of the Mouthport vent is excellent while there’s also a small gap between the shell and cradle, which draws further air and helps avoid goggle or glasses misting.

    The massive visor has loads of adjustment, getting low enough to keep rain from the eyes and just high enough for goggles to sit under.

    View The Specialized Ambush Helmet

    One of the best vented, most comfortable trail lids on the market, minus the stupid price tag.

    Specialized Ambush 2015 MTB Helmet

    Credit - Specialized Bikes & Enduro MTB

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