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  • 6 Tips to Help You Prepare for City Cycling

    1. Safety first! It's essential to wear a helmet when regularly cycling in the city (or anywhere really for that matter), it's simply not worth taking risks. You may also see seasoned commuters wearing facemasks to deal with the inevitable pollution of the city. For people who suffer asthma, heart conditions or respiratory issues, a [...] Continue Reading
  • 10 Rules Every Bike Rider Should Follow

    1. Obey the Highway Code When was the last time you had a look at the Highway Code? I'm betting it's been a while. Start by taking a look through the rules for cyclists. There's an overview section which will literally take you 5 minutes to read it. If you're thinking about riding on the road, [...] Continue Reading
  • How to change your single speed to fixed gear

    If you're new to the single speed / fixed gear scene then you've probably heard a pile of different terms chucked around and wondered if they're the same thing. You may even be second guessing what you've bought, what it is, and what it's capable of. If you haven't already, check out our post on how single speed [...] Continue Reading
  • Bike Theft Prevention

    In London alone, figures from the Police suggest that around 20,000 bikes are reported stolen each year. However, this figure could be closer to 70,000 as the "Crime Survey for England & Wales" suggests that only one in four thefts are reported to the police. There are always going to be a few bad apples out there willing [...] Continue Reading
  • First Ride Checks

    Before your first ride, there are few important checks that you should carry out. These ensure that your bike is safe to ride, will perform as it should, and make sure that you’re not voiding the warranty.   Does it look right? This first point is a bit more serious than it sounds. All of the [...] Continue Reading
  • Quick Fix: Gear Tuning Part 1

    Adjusting your gears isn’t as tricky as you might think. Sure, there’s some technical terminology, but bear with us… it will make sense. GLOSSARY Chainring: These are the front gears, that are connected to the crank Cassette: The cassette is the block of gears at the back, attached to the rear wheel Chain: Duh Derailleur: [...] Continue Reading
  • How to quick-clean your Mango like a pro

    During these winter months there's no escaping it. What starts as a lovely ride inevitably ends up as a sweaty, muddy mess, and the last thing you want to do when you get home is clean the bike. Unfortunately, shortly after your ride is probably going to be the best time to clean your bike, however [...] Continue Reading
  • How To Correctly Fit Your Pedals

    So you’ve just got your new Mango bike or decided to upgrade the pedals, maybe it's even the case that you're building a bike from scratch, therefore you are going to need to know how to fit the pedals correctly. For some reason pedals seem to be the place where a lot of people go wrong, which can cause some costly [...] Continue Reading
  • Bike Lock Protect Your Mango Bike

    What can you do to protect your Mango Bike? You spent hours designing it, we spent days carefully building it, now take two minutes to protect your beloved Mango Bike!!  Bike theft is a real problem in the UK and refuses to go away! Complete the following steps and you and your mango bike stand [...] Continue Reading
  • Bike Maintenance Top 10 Maintenance Tips

    While cycling can be fun, you need to ensure your bike is well looked after on a regular basis. Standard maintenance tips and tricks will not only keep the bike in good condition, but its lifespan can be dramatically extended. Thankfully, the majority of these techniques are quite easy. Here are our top ten tips [...] Continue Reading