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There’s a bewildering choice of bikes available these days. To complicate the options further, going by your budget alone is no real guide as similarly priced bikes can have radically different specifications. So where do you start? You start with you! Get thinking about what you want from a bike, where you’re going to ride it and how much you want to spend. That way you can make sure that you’re getting the most for your money and the features that suit you. Check out Jen Reviews on ‘How to choose a bike‘. It’s one of the most comprehensive we’ve found, covering everything...

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We now stock Frog bikes – the lightweight bikes designed for kids. Learning to ride a bike, and handle it safely, is all about confidence. So, a bike that’s specifically designed for your child – rather than just a scaled-down adult bike – is the best way to build that vital, two-wheeled self-belief. That’s why we’ve decided to stock Frog bikes. The range includes balance bikes, first pedal bikes, plus hybrids, road and track bikes from 2 to 14 years old. Here are five reasons why Bikes Direct is proud to recommend Frog bikes. 1. The size is right Frog bikes are measured...

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For a kid’s bike, size is everything. As every parent knows, safety and comfort are top priorities when buying a new bike. Of course, for your child, these kind of grown-up concerns are way down the list. Somewhere below the colour, whether it’s got a basket and how loud the bell is! So, no matter who’s in charge when it comes to choosing your next kid’s bike, remember the golden rule: size matters. The best bike in the world is the one that fits best – the rest is just about how much you want to spend. If you want...

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  How to fix a puncture Punctures are one of the most annoying things on a bike ride, because they’re also preventable. The quality of cycle tyres has never been better. Correctly fitted and maintained tyres will last you hundreds (if not thousands) of miles – and be pretty much trouble-free. Fixing punctures doesn’t have to be a long, painful experience. With a few cheap pieces of kit, some pre-ride preparation plus a little practice, you can repair flat tyres in minutes and even avoid getting them in the first place. ToolsIf you cycle more than a few miles from...

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Here at Bikes Direct, we’re always looking at ways to encourage bike riding for all ages and to make sure we look after our loyal customers. And while we’re doing all that, if we can also give something back to our local community, it’s a big bonus. This is the idea behind FREEWHEELS. Helping to ensure your child is riding the right-sized bike and, together, doing something good along the way. Don’t let it rust! Buy a bike. Give a bike. Buy a new kid’s bike from us. Ride it, outgrow it and exchange it for up to 20% off a new...

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