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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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Women's Vs Unisex Bikes

   Words by Aaron Scott

   on 29/08/2013 19:56:00

The Viking Pursuit is a great women’s starter road bike.


Although the number of women cyclists in the UK is actually falling, in recent years there has been an increased focus on women’s cycling from cycling bodies (viz, British Cycling’s Breeze campaign) and bike retailers (Rutland Cycling launched its first women’s cycling month in 2012). Nearly every manufacturer now offers a women specific bike or range, and women can now browse bike selections safe in the knowledge that someone in an office at BikeCorpTM has designed and built a bike that is specifically for them. Women specific design is a good thing. Sometimes.

Man's world?

Firstly, we’d better come clean. There really is no such thing as a ‘male’ or ‘female’ specific frame. They're just bikes that are designed to fit a group of general body measurements. At some point somebody started measuring women exclusively and applied the average measurements to a bicycle frame. But whenever you create an 'average' measurement for women, you simultaneously exclude a significant group of women that don’t fit these measurements, and are therefore not ‘average.’

Frame Geometry

Those experts that examined women's body measurements found that the average woman has long legs with a short torso. Bicycles aimed specifically for women are usually designed with this rule in mind. The length of the frame is shortened to allow a woman with a short torso length to reach the bars with comfort, while the frame height is increased to accommodate a longer leg length.

In reality bodies, men's and women's, come in a variety of differing shapes and sizes. Sometimes they fit this rule, sometimes they don’t. If you are one of many ladies who doesn’t fit the long legged, short torso body type, riding a women specific bike may be an uncomfortable experience and a standard (‘men’s’) bike geometry may be the answer.

Giant Avail 5 - not pink and no flowers

Colour

Obviously being a woman means that you would like your bike to be painted pink with butterflies and flowers on it. No? Luckily most bike manufacturers have moved away from painting all women's frames pink, and Merckx offers its women’s bikes with the same paint job as the unisex frame. Handy for men who don't fit the long torso, short leg body type, too.

So what bike do I need?

One easy rule of thumb is to stand in front of a full-length mirror and place a finger on the top of your hip bone. If where your finger rests is around halfway or more from the floor on your overall body length, you may find a women’s frame a comfortable fit.

If you are taller than 6 feet, you may find a unisex frame better as many women specific frames don't go large enough.

Ideally, get yourself correctly fitted for a new bike – Rutland Cycling offers expert advice with bike fitting at its four shops (open every day), and you can try out the various frames available.

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