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Bike lights definitive guide

When picking bike lights there’s more choice than walking into a card shop to buy the perfect Christmas card. How on earth do you choose one that is suitable for you? How much should you spend on a bike light? Which ones are actually any good?

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Coboc electric bike review

The stealth electric bike At first glance, you can’t tell that the Coboc is an electric bike. The battery is hidden in the frame. There are no buttons to increase or decrease the electric motor support. The charging plug is subtly placed beneath the top tube, as is a button to switch on the power. Once on, the battery […]

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Knog Blinder MOB Review

I was hesitant when I first plugged in the Knog Blinder to the mains and charged it up. I’ve owned a few USB bike lights and always found them to be great in theory – but not in practice. The problem I have had in the past with USB lights is that the charge doesn’t […]

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Bike Locks Guide – Bike Lock Options

We love our bikes. Many of us spend hours every day on them commuting to and from work. When we leave this prized possession somewhere we want to know it will still be there when we get back. This guide will take you through what to look for in a good bike lock and which […]

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Slicks Expanded Review

We’ve had our hands on a Slicks backpack before and generally found it to be both a great travel companion and perfect for carrying a suit around uncreased. Flash forward a few years later and Slicks are now launching a new, more utilitarian edition on Kickstarter. We decided to give it the London Cyclist indepth review treatment. […]

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4 Awesome Bicycle Christmas Tree Decorations

Across London Christmas trees are going up at a feverish pace. Some of these trees will be themed and colour coordinated, others will be a mix of ornaments old and new. I personally favour the old and new eclectic mix option. Regardless of your views on tree schemes, as a fan of the bike it only seems […]

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Levi’s Womens Commuter Jean Review

Levi’s have been making men’s commuter clothing for a few years now.  There is some choice in cycling specific jeans for men, but very few for women. Therefore, it was with some happiness that I heard the news that Levi’s finally realised that women ride bikes too and wear jeans while doing it. The jeans actually attempt to […]

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Blaze Burner rear light review

Blaze is a true Kickstarter success story. Their lazerlight is a great light for London as well as a beautiful piece of design and has recently been found to be the safest bike light available. Not only that, but the laser is currently being trailed in the Santander bikes with the hope of rolling it out […]

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A first Christmas list – things to keep relatives happy

As much as I would like to pretend that it is no where near Christmas right now, I would be in pointless denial. After being hassled mercilessly by my Christmas crazy sister for present ideas nearly 3 weeks ago, I realised it was time to get real. Therefore London Cyclist brings you an initial Christmas list of […]

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Review of the £299.99 Mango Single Speed

As promised last week, here is a full review of the Mango single speed I have been riding for a month now. Mango was started in 2012 by two uni friends who wanted a bike that was fun and easy to ride, but was affordable. They acknowledged that students are poor but also that bike […]

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£300 or less: Three of best single speed bikes

Single speed bikes have a certain allure to many riders in London and beyond. There are people who love them and take great pride in their bike set ups. They feel that riding single speed, or even better: fixed, is true cycling. Then there are those who are skeptics, who believe that ‘gears were invented […]

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Do you need cycling clothes?

Reading this blog or many other bike blogs, you will have inevitably come across talk of “essential” clothing and accessories for cycling. Is this all just hokum to sell things? Well, that depends. What one person deems essential is going to vary from the next person. A number of factors come in to play including distance of commute, type […]

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