Buyer Guides

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  1. Why Isadore clothing deserves your attention

    Why Isadore clothing deserves your attention
    Peñafiel, central Spain. September 15th, Stage 17 of the 2010 Vuelta Espana - the sole individual time trial of the race - is nearing its conclusion. Slovakian Peter Velits sits in the hot seat nervously waiting for the final five riders to finish. Earlier, he'd ridden the 46km route at a blistering average of 52km/h to record the fastest time...
  2. Chrome Cycling Trousers and Shorts

    Chrome Cycling Trousers and Shorts
    Casual cycling leg wear is a difficult piece of clothing to find, even at the best of times. Standard denim or cotton trousers look the part off the bike, but tend to wear through all too quickly. Bib shorts and mountain bike baggies are great for on the bike, however you are risk of being commented on by other members...
  3. Staff Picks From The Sale

    Staff Picks From The Sale
    We've picked out some of our favourite products from the sale, check them out below.   Danny - PDW Barkeep CO2 Inflator and Hestra Bike Long Sr Gloves The Barkeep CO2 inflator is relied on when things go flat. Encasing the cartridge is a really nice touch and all the mechanisms are tactile enough to be used in cold, wet...
  4. Bags for Bromptons

    Bags for Bromptons
    With a ratio of nearly one folding bike for each team member across the AR staff, it's fair to say that we are big Brompton fans! And understanding the unique luggage needs that come with riding a Brompton, we stock a range of gorgeous and practical Brompton-compatible bags. Each option complements the Brompton’s key characteristics of convenience, flexibility and ease of...
  5. Ten of our all-time favourite Always Riding products

    Ten of our all-time favourite Always Riding products
    What are the key characteristics of a great cycling product? Durability? Innovativeness? Plain old good looks? We think all of these attributes have a role to play when it comes to high quality, attractive cycling apparel and accessories. Here are some products which have stood the test of time and are as popular now as when we first added them...
  6. Muxu jeans: awesome kegs for biketime, hometime, pub time, work time...

    Muxu jeans: awesome kegs for biketime, hometime, pub time, work time...
      Are Muxu jeans one of the all-time best pieces of apparel for urban cyclists? We certainly have a lot of customers who think so. Made from a premium Japanese stretch denim with articulated knees and a seam free crotch, Muxu jeans blur the boundary between what you wear on and off the bike. Muxu Ride Japanese Denim Indigo Slim...
  7. Ritchey Break-Away: a bike of two halves

    Ritchey Break-Away: a bike of two halves
      Ritchey has a range of framesets with the Break-Away tag, including a carbon Outback, carbon Road Logic, steel Road Logic, steel Swiss Cross Canti as well as an elusive Tandem. Ever since we started selling Ritchey, we have always wanted to get a closer look at these slightly left-of-centre travel machines – so we did just that, borrowing a...
  8. The Joy of Great Cycling Socks

    The Joy of Great Cycling Socks
      Steadfast, functional and a sometimes steamy stable-mate, no we're not talking about a Shire horse, we're talking about cycling socks, a cycle apparel category which has sometimes been seen as an unglamorous wardrobe necessity (a workhorse if you will). But have your feet ever felt in need of a hug after a long ride? Or have you felt an...
  9. The Pedla Wilds Collection

    The Pedla Wilds Collection
      Pedla's The Wilds collection embraces and celebrates the challenge and joy of riding in the mountains. Taking inspiration from the Victorian Alps in Australia, the range includes men's and women's jerseys, gilets, jackets and bibs, and is designed with demanding ride conditions in mind. The Wilds Women's Windcheater Gilet (left) and The Wilds Men's Windcheater Gilet (right) About four...
  10. Our favourite travel bags for cyclists

    Our favourite travel bags for cyclists
    Cycling and travel go hand in hand - cycling is in itself a form of travelling after all. Having a great bag to pack all your stuff into can make a big difference to your trip, whether you are looking for a commute bag which you can also use for holidays and weekend breaks, planning a trip where you'll take...
  11. Take on the terra incognita with the Ritchey Outback!

    Take on the terra incognita with the Ritchey Outback!
    There was a flurry of excitement this week at Always Riding HQ as we got our first proper look at the Ritchey Outback frameset. Even nicer in the flesh than we had expected (and we had expected a lot), the frameset is a truly beautiful sight to behold. The Ritchey Outback was first debuted at the 2016 Eurobike show... a...
  12. Tough kicks for ‘whatever the weather’ trips - two of the best waterproof cycling boots for urban riding

    Tough kicks for ‘whatever the weather’ trips - two of the best waterproof cycling boots for urban riding
      Why consider waterproof cycling boots? The chances of getting caught in a rainshower when commuting by bike are actually quite low, even in wetter climes like the UK. Nevertheless, having the right clothing to ensure you are as comfortable as possible when it does rain (or when there is a lot of surface water on the roads) can ensure...
  13. Getting kitted out for a successful cyclocross season

    Getting kitted out for a successful cyclocross season
    It’s November (would you believe!), and with the 2017 UEC Cyclocross European Championships taking place in the Czech Republic this Sunday we are well and truly into cyclocross season. For those of you who enjoy the epic mud fest that is ‘cross, we have put together a brief guide on the kit that will help you to get the most...

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