• Riding in the city – Everything you need for the urban commute

    If you live in a big city (or are planning to move to one) you might have thought about putting an end to unreliable public transport and cycling to work. You've studied the cost savings, you know the health benefits, you're excited by the freedom, but there could be many reasons why this thought has remained in [...] Continue Reading
  • Mango Bikes & Deliveroo rider facing “The Toughest Footrace on Earth” for charity

    I have a theory of getting busy living, or get busy dying... Adam Ball, 27, is an Engineer by day, and an adrenaline-fuelled go-getter with a cause by night. Signing up as a Deliveroo rider in December 2016, Adam decided to donate 100% of his earnings as a food courier to charity—"...but it’s not the craziest [...] 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
  • Win a Hawkins & Brimble Single Speed or Luxury Hawkins & Brimble Gift Set

    We've teamed up with new British men's grooming brand Hawkins & Brimble to celebrate their launch by giving away a Custom Single Speed and three luxury Hawkins & Brimble gift sets. There are 5 ways to enter. The more ways you enter, the more likely you are to win! Hawkins & Brimble UK launch competition Continue Reading
  • Kriss Kyle Backflips an Original Single Speed

    It's safe to say that nobody else should attempt this, these are bikes are certainly not made for backflips. Kris is crazy skilled. 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
  • Bike Serial Numbers

    Every bike frame that leaves our factory is engraved with a unique serial number on the underside of the bottom bracket shell. If you ever need to file a police report for a missing bike, or wish to collect a bike that's been recovered, it's this serial number that you'll need to provide.   Where can [...] 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 do Single Speed bikes work?

    What is a single speed bike? A single-speed bike is a type of bicycle that has only one gear ratio, with no shifters or derailleur hangers. While these days it's common for "single speed" lingo to simply refer to a single speed road bike, there are in fact many types of single speed bikes—BMX bikes, [...] Continue Reading