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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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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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    #TeamRutland: Luke takes on the Fox Antifreeze

       Words by David Hicks

       on 28/03/2018 11:27:41

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    Luke Turner is Store Manager at Rutland Cycling Fineshade and an electric bike expert. Luke is also a keen mountain biker and kicked off his 2018 season with the Fox Antifreeze at Coed-Y-Brenin.

    The Fox Antifreeze marks the start of my 2018 event calendar, easing me in to the coming season leading up to 'Ard Rock Enduro. It was looking as though the event would be cancelled from the heavy snow the ‘beast from the east’ had given, but I was determined to make the event, providing my car was able to make it out of our remote village! Dyfi events announced that a decision would be made on the Saturday as to whether the event would be going ahead on Sunday, which wasn’t looking promising from the weather we were having in the midlands. As the Sunday approached, Dyfi confirmed that the event would be going ahead, so I started preparing my kit!

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    With some fresh sealant added to my tyres and some powerlinks in my riding pack, I was all set for a 5am start to get down to Wales for sign-on. Much to my surprise, the roads were mainly clear on Sunday, with only a few roads proving tricky as I approached Wales with snowdrifts. With my bike all numbered up, I was ready to go. The event is an 11km loop where riders can opt to ride 1,2 or 3 times, with a staggered start. With it being my first time riding this event, I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of climbing there was compared to the riding I was used to in the very flat midlands!

    Although the trails were pretty much frozen solid, there were still a few muddy patches where a portable cleaner came in handy before the drive home - it's ideal for getting the dirt off your bike after a solid days riding (washing the bike was definitely not something I would have liked to do after the long drive home!) After a very long day of driving and riding, I got back home and cracked a beer into my trophy Antifreeze pint glass!

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    Whyte T-130: The perfect all-rounder?

    Whilst the Whyte T-130 isnt the perfect choice for Enduro events, it caters for the majority of riding I do a lot better, and can still keep up with the big-travel bikes at bike parks. With Whyte’s forward-thinking UK design, you get a threaded bottom bracket, sealed seatpost clamp, internal cable routing and lifetime bearing warranty, making it the ultimate weather-proof package.

    The SRAM Eagle transmission gives a massive 500% gear range, which was definitely needed for the climbs at anti-freeze, working perfectly with Whyte’s 1x frame design. The brand new Rockshox Revelation takes a lot of its design from the new Pike, with super-stiff stanchions and a progressive mid-stroke, the fork definitely gives the T-130 an edge compared to other bikes in it’s class, taking pretty much anything you can throw at it. SRAM Level twin-pot stoppers are ample for every day trail riding, but if you are wanting to do some more gravity orientated riding, it may well be worth upgrading to 4-pot guides for a little extra power.

    Whilst a majority of brands will add their own dropper post, Whyte have specc’d a Reverb, giving you excellent value for money. WTB’s Vigilante and Trail Boss combo performed over the multitude of terrains on offer from Antifreeze, from the snowy climbs to slippery rocks, the tyres kept the bike feeling planted and in control at all times.

    Whyte T-130 S 2018 Full Suspension Mountain Bike

    Whyte T-130 S 2018 Full Suspension Mountain Bike

    The T-130 S features Whyte's SCR single ring specific frame with mega-stiff symmetrical chainstays, and full width main pivot increasing torsional stiffness and maximises suspension performance.

    • Frame - 6061 T6 SCR Aluminium
    • Fork - RockShox Revelation RC w/ 130mm travel
    • Rear Shock - RockShox Monarch Debonair
    • Brakes - SRAM Level TL Hydraulic Disc
    • Drivetrain - SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 speed

    Find your nearest Rutland Cycling store

    Say hi to Luke at our Fineshade store, or see the full Whyte range in our Whitwell, Grafham and Nottingham stores

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