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4 Things To Expect When you Go From Flat Bar to Drop Bars

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4 Things To Expect When you Go From Flat Bar to Drop Bars

Going from a flat bar hybrid to a drop bar road bike can be one of the most exciting yet challenging and major changes you can make! Not only is your centre of gravity and balance affected (you will probably notice this first!), but the gears are different and braking (especially if you're also going from a rim brake to a disc brake!) are also super different. Whether you're completely new to cycling, or whether you've been riding a while and have - for whatever reason - decided to buy yourself a dropbar roadie, here are 4 things to expect!...

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The Secret Beginner - episode 2

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The Secret Beginner - episode 2

My tyre immediately locked up and skidded down the last of the tree roots and rocks. My weight transferred forwards and my back tyre flew off the ground. Fortunately I released the brake reasonably quickly and landed safely. I had survived my first accidental nose wheelie!!

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The Secret Beginner - episode 1

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The Secret Beginner - episode 1

I have a dream! I'm not the first and I won't be the last, but I have one! I'm only new to the sport of Mountain Biking, but I want to race. Not only do I want to race, but I want to do jumps! I want to whizz down the hill and fly through the air! Impossible dream? Nothing is impossible. Lofty dream? Yes. Likely to land me in the hospital at some point along the way? Possibly...

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Nuts About Natasha Tucker

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Nuts About Natasha Tucker

I would also like to advocate for volunteerism.  I work at a park that has hiking and mountain biking trails.  We always are looking for volunteers to help with trail maintenance.  So if you use any sort of trail,  ask if there's anything you can do to help.  Remember..Leave No Trace!

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A Moment With Megan Watson (BadAss Triathlete)

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A Moment With Megan Watson (BadAss Triathlete)

Meet Megan Watson! She's an age group world champ in Triathlon, a former medic in the New Zealand Army, and studying for her Nursing Degree. We caught up with Megan to ask her a couple of questions: CWRB: When did you first start cycling? MW: I started cycling when I was about 11 years old, my aunt took me to a ‘bloke free’ or womens only triathlon, she had to get a specific waiver to say I could race as you had to be 13 or have a guardian race with you as the bike leg was on open roads....

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