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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

All the convenience of buying online, without the risk
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.

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    Test riding...the Yeti ASR 5 Carbon full suspension MTB - guest review.

       Words by Aaron Scott

       on 29/08/2013 19:16:00

    This Is An Older Post, For More Information About Our Demo Bikes Click Here

    ♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5

    Ed Hornsby test rides the full-suspension Yeti ASR 5 Carbon at Cannock Chase and gives both bike and trail top marks.

    "A few weeks ago I was invited to try out some of the mountain bike trails in Cannock Chase with Drew, from the Whitwell store. I'm quite keen on cycling, and since selling my car, now cycle daily either to college, work or just to get out of the house and explore. Despite being well experienced at cycling on roads and trails, the cycling involved at Cannock Chase on the day was massively different to anything that I'd ever done before.

    The first thing which surprised me was the location of the trails; having never visited Cannock Chase before, the sheer amount of forest cover and beautiful scenery was astounding, and knowing that somewhere hidden in this place was a purpose-built mountain bike trail was really quite exciting. When we arrived at the car park, I had the first proper look at the bike that I would be riding, which Drew had kindly brought along for me to test ride for the day, being that it was very unlikely that my day to day bike would have managed even the first section of the trails.

    The bike I used was the Yeti ASR 5 Carbon. As my knowledge of bikes is extremely limited, the first things that I noticed was that the bike looked awesome, and also very expensive, which worried me just a tad. Thankfully Drew reassured me that it was very unlikely that I'd break it, as it was designed for just the sort of terrain we'd be biking on. Drew then set the bike up correctly for the track's terrain, which included setting the seat at the correct height for me, changing the stiffness of the suspension and making sure the tyres were at a low-ish pressure to aid grip. I was then shown how to work the gears and how to position myself correctly (something that I found very important for going over jumps).

    When I first got on the bike for a little test ride around the car park, I was shocked to how much I could feel a difference between this bike and my own. For a start the brakes worked really well, stopping the bike dead if fully on. The gears also worked flawlessly, cleanly clicking into gear without delay, with no grinding or chain slipping or any of the symptoms I commonly experience with my own bike. Once I had more or less got the hang of riding the bike on the flat surface, it was now time to go onto the trail, which started off with relatively easy riding, though very different to what I was used to. One of the first things to ride over was a raised wooden platform taking the trail over more rough ground. Because of my relative inexperience I went over this part quite slowly, though after a few more minutes of riding, similar parts of the trail seemed to be much easier and faster.

    The bike handled the terrain flawlessly, making even the roughest and most difficult bits comfortable and enjoyable, it seemed only to be my experience and technique which let me down on some parts. Some of the steep downhill sections required me to position myself on the bike correctly and maintain speed so that I wouldn't fall over the front of the handlebars, though on a few occasions I instinctively slowed right down and didn't shift my weight correctly, resulting in me slowly falling off and on one occasion coming off at full speed. Fortunately I didn't do any major damage to either me or the bike and was able to continue after catching my breath. After a few minutes following my big crash I was able to regain my confidence and pick up some more speed again, though was still trailing way behind Drew's usual pace, but fortunately he slowed down to guide me round the course and give me a heads up about any obstacles in my path (which was greatly appreciated!)

    Despite having a few crashes and on some cases having to dismount the bike to get down the some of the really steep parts (like the Werewolf drop) it was altogether a really great experience, providing me with a insight into the world of mountain biking in which I had very little experience before. Going from cycling primarily on roads to using a full suspension mountain bike on terrain of this sort was definitely very challenging but nonetheless really fun and exciting, and I'd recommend the sport and also the Yeti ASR5 Carbon that I used to anyone after a thrilling and active cycling experience.

    Ed Hornsby.

    Interested in a test ride?

    You can test ride this Yeti, and a wide range of top brand bikes, from any of our stores. And if you don't like locally, we'll post a demo bike out to you - for full info, see our Test Ride page.

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