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Our Customer Rewards scheme allows you to earn points every time you shop with us. The points you earn can be used to spend on products both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings.

Signing up to the Customer Rewards scheme is free, and the points you earn can be used both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings. Rewards Points are valid for 12 months from purchase date.

Any bike purchased using 0% finance and/or Cyclescheme (or other employee salary-sacrifice scheme) is excluded from this offer.

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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 does the test ride work?
Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

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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1 Hour Delivery Slots

Choose our Interlink Predict Priority service and avoid the hassle of waiting around all day for your delivery. Interlink will notify you of your one-hour delivery window by SMS and email, and you can track the progress of your delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15-minute time slot.

Furthermore, if you find yourself busy on the day of delivery, Interlink will off you rescheduling options, both the night before and on the day, so you can select an alternative delivery date, deliver to a nominated neighbour, leave the parcel in a safe place, collect your parcel from your local Interlink depot, or upgrade to delivery before 1200.

This service is available on most items, but does exclude bikes. If you require a 1 hour delivery slot for your bike delivery then please call our customer service team who can book this service for you over the phone.

Interlink Predict Priority is a premium delivery option. Additional charges apply.

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Price Match Promise

Price is important to everyone these days, so we regularly price check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers for you — but if you see the same product cheaper from one of our listed competitors, then get in touch and we'll do our very best to match the price.

Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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Free Click & Collect

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores.

Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from one of the (many) locations near you.

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Triathlon and Time Trial bikes - a helpful guide

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 19:51:00

Giant's Trinity Composite 2 triathlon bike. £1898.
Giant's Trinity Composite 2 triathlon bike. £1898.

Triathlon and Time Trial (TT) bikes: what are they like to ride?

Triathlon bikes are highly specialised and developed specifically for the sport. They have aerodynamic frames, with a riding position designed to work your quad muscles on your thighs and save your hamstrings for the final run.

In return for a fast and efficient ride on the smooth, time trial (TT) bikes can be known to sacrifice comfort and possibly cornering. They have lightweight frames, very high gearing, deep rim or disk wheels and often have airfoil-shaped tubing as well as special triathlon handlebars, known as tri bars. With these type of bars, the bar curves forward so that your hands and forearms can be rested close together while providing good stability. In addition the cables are normally hidden away or at least tucked in to reduce air resistance as much as possible - for example, they can be integrated within the top-tube.

Browse our range of triathlon/TT bikes >

Giant Trinity Advanced SL, as ridden by the Rabobank pro team.
Giant Trinity Advanced SL, as ridden by the Rabobank pro team.

Technical stuff

  • The seat tube tends to be at a steeper angle for a more forward riding position which saves hamstring strength for the running part of the race
  • ‘Aero bars’ which stretch forward from the handlebars are designed to give you a more aerodynamic profile when you’re riding and often have brake levers on the side horns
  • Wheels are lightweight, aerodynamic and often have fewer spokes than the standard 32
  • Triathlon rules can be very strict – we can check your bike to make sure it qualifies

Suitable for:

  • Experienced racing cyclists
  • Confident cyclists/triathletes looking to compete seriously

Best for:

Triathlons, time trials and other high speed races

Avoid if:

  • You’re a novice cyclist
  • You want to travel off-road (see mountain bikes)
  • You want to commute to work (see hybrid bikes)
  • You want to do long-distance cycle touring (see touring bikes)
  • You want to ride in a group

Browse our range of triathlon/TT bikes >

Still want more advice?

We’ve produced lots more guides to help you find out more about bikes, cycling and cycle gear. These include sizing guides for bikes and clothing, and handy guides to cycle clothing, bike accessories, commuting with a bike, and more. Browse our full range of guides here.

And if these guides don’t answer your questions, we’re here to help – just give our friendly customer service team a call on 01572 737 624. Lines are open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm UK time.

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