Understanding the Benefits of Upgrading your Commute Bike
UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING YOUR COMMUTE BIKE
Uprgrading Your Current Ride
Mud-guards can make life a whole lot more enjoyable and enable you to ride in varying conditions, meaning you won’t have to take the tube even in the worst conditions! Simply fitted and discrete in look, a mudguard will stop water and grime splashing up from the road allowing you to arrive at work dry and clean.
Innovative, ultra-compact and always useful, the Ass Saver Original is a simple solution to annoying problem; all you have to do is quickly un-fold the guard and attach it to your saddle rails to provide quick and easy protection against annoying wheel spray in damp conditions.
SADDLE FOR COMFORT
Saddles are a personal affair, as everyone has different sized derrières! The sizing of a saddle is relatively easy and is done by sitting on a foam slab and measuring the distance between your sit bones. Once this has been measured it can be related to the most appropriate width of saddle for you. All CycleSurgery stores have the ability to measure for saddles widths.
The tyres are an easy and effective upgrade that can be done relatively inexpensively. The right set of new tyres can give you more grip in wet conditions, provide puncture resistance and deliver more durability to keep you on the commute day after day.
A favourite amongst a lot of commuters who ride narrower tyres, the Continental Gatorskin provides exceptional grip and puncture resistance in a fast rolling, semi-slick tyre, fantastic for those looking for a quick commute time but do not want to be delayed by punctures.
SPECIALIZED ALL CONDITION ARMADILLO ELITE
Another option for this kind of commute cyclist is the Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite. Providing slightly more puncture protection but with a heavier rolling weight than the Gatorskin, the All Condition is a great option for those tired of getting punctures.
For those requiring the next level of traction on their daily commute, the Specialized Crossroads tyre provides outstanding grip for those whose commute includes a few less desirable roads. With great puncture protection and a relatively low rolling resistance, the Crossroads delivers confidence on a rough commute.
Commute Bikes Of 2016
THE ENTRY LEVEL
WHYTE SHOREDITCH 2016
With intuitive geometry characteristics, designed specifically for the needs and demands for the rider, Whyte have developed every aspect of this bike to bring confidence, comfort and control to a great ride. Equipped with a high performing Shimano 10-speed groupset and sturdy wheelset with a 32mm deep section, this bike looks sleek and rides even better.
CUBE SL ROAD RACE 2016
A perfect ‘do-it-all’ bike, the Cube SL Road Race 2016 is capable of commuting during the week and then provides a fitness tool at the weekend. Setting the benchmark high with the legendary Shimano 105 groupset, the SL Road Race is amazingly well set-up with a full 22-speed groupset and Fulcrum Racing Sport CX wheels. With every pedal stroke, it surges forward, not only making it the fastest hybrid on the market, but also the ultimate hybrid.