1. Seat Angle This is the angle of the seat tube relative to the ground. Modern bikes favour steeper angles that put the saddle directly over the bottom bracket, making…
Wheels Manufacturing's Eccentric bottom bracket can also be used to tweak your geometry.
DIY options Check the stiction, £free Stand on the pedals in the ‘attack’ position. Get a friend to push the fork into its travel, then release and let it settle…
With a little mechanical know-how, noisy misshifts will be a thing of the past
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Get set to shred by tweaking your controls and your contact points
Follow this step-by-step video to give your C1 brakes a once-over
In a race to bottom out, we find out what happens to your bike when it blows through its travel
Send your bike on the latest trendy diet and see how much lighter, sleeker and faster it’ll ride
Mates running late? Spare hour on a Sunday? You don’t need to hit the Alps to improve your riding.