Russell’s Bicycle Shed

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Ride to work: part 1

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It's that time of year when you want to get fitter, so why not start riding to work? The average distance traveled to work is between 2 and 4 miles, easily done by bicycle, even in Sheffield.

As a dedicated commuter cyclist shop we can give you advice about all things related to making the step to cycling to work we have all the kit and advice you need.

When you are thinking about cycling to work it is really important that you find the right bicycle. Of course any bicycle can be used, but its better if you get a bicycle designed to do the job, you wouldn't use a bread knife to chop wood. But it is all dependent upon what you are comfortable riding. We stock a range of Marin hybrid bikes with varying styles and uses idea to cover most peoples body shapes and style of riding and may be the descriptions below will help you choose the right bike for you.

 
Larkspur: designed for casual fitness rides and short distance commuting

Larkspur: designed for casual fitness rides and short distance commuting

The Fairfax the speed of a road bike, with the durability and reliability of a commuter bike.

The Fairfax the speed of a road bike, with the durability and reliability of a commuter bike.

The Larkspur and Kentfield are our City Sport bikes designed for riding comfortably around town with or without racks. These bikes are perfect for people who want to travel the roads in style and without donning lycra.

The Terra Linda and Fairfax are our Speed Commute bikes, designed to get you where you want to go fast and in comfort. The geometry is designed to make you lean forward and take a more racing position but without compromising comfort. These bikes are designed to be secure and all come with security skewers on the wheels to prevent them from being removed without permission.

The San Rafael: a bike that can glide over pavement or handle the bump and grit of bike paths and trails.

The San Rafael: a bike that can glide over pavement or handle the bump and grit of bike paths and trails.

The San Anselmo and San Rafael are for those of us wanting a little more adventure. These bikes are designed to be ridden both on and off road, take it down the urban canal paths or across open land while being as comfortable on the tarmac. They come with nobbly tires suitable for most conditions and front suspension for your off road adventures.

 
 

The Lombard is a bike made for those who seek an all round road bike, its got drop handlebars and disc brakes and its frame geometry is more suited to those looking for a harder stiffer ride. Perfect commuting bike for those roadies who want something more versatile for their ride to work.

 

The Muirwoods: designed and built for riders who want the ultimate city bike

The Muirwoods: designed and built for riders who want the ultimate city bike

The Lombard: distance commuting, foul weather rides, winter training, and light touring.

The Lombard: distance commuting, foul weather rides, winter training, and light touring.

 

The Muirwoods takes us in the opposite direction to the age of the mountain bike, this steel framed beast is built for an urban adventure with fatter tires, disc brakes and wide handlebars it makes riding to work fun whether you ride over hill and dale or just down the road.

There are loads of bikes out there and you need to find the one that suits you and your budget. Hybrid bikes are best for commuting they give comfort and speed and all at a very reasonable price.

And so once you've decided on your bike and how you want to ride you need to find your routes...
See Part 2...