May 26, 2022
As one of the biggest names in bicycle suspension, Rockshox product launches are always highly anticipated. The release of the electronic & wireless Flight Attendant system last year was incredible, but what about traditional forks? For 2023 the Pike, Lyrik and Zeb all take a step forward to bring you improved performance out on the trail. Let’s dive in and find out what makes these new forks even smoother operators than ever before!
Fork Chassis Changes
Starting from the outside, the Pike and Lyrik get a completely new chassis for 2023, while the Zeb
May 12, 2022
Oval chainrings are without question, one of the most hotly debated topics in cycling.
Do they work? Do they make you faster? Is it just ‘marketing’?
Surely if they were better than normal round chainrings, every bike would have them… right?
It’s a debate that will likely rage forever more, but a quick informal poll in the office, a look at some footage of Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France and some of our own real world testing means we have some conclusive opinions for battling Internet forumites.
Here’s why we use them and why you should give them a go too!
April 21, 2022
Mountain bike upgrades or road bike upgrades can feel a constant itch that needs to be scratched. Splashing the cash on changes can feel great but are you getting your money's worth from your spending?
There are certain areas on your bike where it’s more prudent to spend your money than others, so while it might be tempting to drop your coin on a fancy drivetrain or carbon accessories, spending it elsewhere on the bike will net you a bigger performance gain and help you have more fun on the trail, even if that means you have less blingy-gear bragging rights on the road or trail!
Using our vastly experienced team of upgrade fanatics and addicts, we’ve picked out the best places to upgrade your bike, so you can feel the biggest benefit on your next ride!
March 17, 2022
As simple a creation, the bicycle is, modern bikes can be packed with incredible, cutting-edge technology. One such example is wireless electronic drivetrains. SRAM introduced their first eTap wireless road bike groupset back in 2015 and since then they’ve expanded it to their MTB line with Eagle AXS and even down to midrange GX Eagle MTB and Rival road options.
Do those extra units of currency add tangible performance benefits? Is it just another gimmick to make us part with our cash? Seven years since its inception the technology still costs a pretty penny and there are many who argue that it just isn’t worth the extra outlay for just decluttering the front of your bike.
February 10, 2022
If you’re a record-breaking international rugby player, what do you do when you retire from the game that has been your life for over 20 years? You find a new passion. For Wales and British & Irish Lions Rugby legend Shane Williams, that new passion was cycling and triathlon. For a man used to fully throwing himself into any endeavor, Shane wanted to put his own stamp on his newfound love. The result is AGILIS, a new sportswear brand that focuses on road cycling, triathlon and leisure clothing. Being based in Wales ourselves, we’ve teamed up with AGILIS to offer their range online and in store!
We think it looks and performs just as well as you’d expect from a sporting hero that is used to being the best.
February 01, 2022
While we’re all cyclists at heart here at Tweeks Cycles, sometimes you need to change things up a little bit to keep yourself fit, entertained, motivated and ready to perform at your best. Whether that’s a run to help work on your cardio or a gym session to build your upper body and power - variety is the spice of life. Enter Athletic Vision.
In 2020 we expanded our range to include running footwear, clothing, tech and accessories and last year, our outdoor range launched to great success. For 2022 we’ve teamed up with Athletic Vision to bring a new range of gym and fitness equipment to the table that will take you to the next level!
Athletic Vision is all about quality, value,
December 15, 2021
Since its inception in 2007, the Scott Spark has been at the cutting edge of technology. With super-light carbon frames, custom shocks and the very best components, it’s no wonder why the Spark is the most successful cross country race bike of all time. For 2022 the all-new Spark RC looks to reset the rulebook again…
We got the chance for an exclusive first look and ride review with legendary racer and Scott Ambassador Nick Craig to see if the new one really is a worthy successor!
November 12, 2021
Whether you're a mountain bike trails specialist or clock up your competitive cycling miles on the road, an essential part of any night rider's kit is a set of high quality, ultra-reliable lights.
But when it comes to winter bike lighting the needs of MTB and road cyclists differ as much as the types of terrain they cover.
Here, Tweeks Cycling specialist Tom Law examines how British brand Exposure Lights uses cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of on and off-road riders wishing to test themselves after dark.
All cycle lights in the Exposure range use built-in batteries, which means you don’t have to worry about wires or cables. This avoids the problem of having to route cables around the stem and top tube while also trying
February 09, 2021
Keeping your chain clean and well lubed is key to a happy bike; there’s nothing more shameful than a rusty and squeaky chain! It’s something so simple but is often the most neglected part of bikes we see pass through our workshop, even on our own bikes sometimes! But take of your chain and it’ll perform better and last longer, improving your whole riding experience, with smoother shifting and quieter running. Not only that, it’ll help your cassette and chainring last longer, saving you money there too, which is no bad thing when a cassette can run as much £300 or more these days! Here we, with the help of Muc-Off, break down what lube is best for certain conditions and how to keep your chain looking and running like new.
Keeping it clean
Just throwing more and more lube on your chain is not the right approach, contrary
December 22, 2020
Now the clocks have turned back, and the shortest day of the year has been and gone, getting out on our bikes at night is for many of us the only way we can enjoy them. For commuters, a quality set of lights is a necessity at this time of year, with them needing to remain safe out on the road. And for mountain bikers, there is nothing like the buzz of shredding well-known trails in the dark; it can transform your regular loop completely.
The main thing we’ll refer to here is lumens, the measurement of how bright a light is. The more lumens a light has, the brighter it is. Finding a quality set of lights can transform your winter riding, so we’ve put together a quick-fire guide on what to look out for along with some of our favourite lights!
Ruling the road
Whether you’re a tough as nails commuter or a road rider looking to get some night-time miles in your legs, choosing the right lights is key to getting the most from your riding. Starting up front, you’ll want a