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When it comes to finding the ideal road bike, the choices can be overwhelming. With numerous brands, models, and features available, it’s important to understand how to select the right one for your needs. In this guide we will walk you through the essential factors to consider when…

Brand New from Specialized, the all-new Allez Disc. Building on the iconic history of Specialized’s much-loved road favourite the new Allez provides more confidence, versatility and performance than ever before. Peter from our buying team was lucky enough to get his hands on the new Allez pre-launch, and…

Lee from our Support Team has been busy putting the new Trek Ballista Aero Helmet through its paces. Here are his thoughts. Courtesy of Trek, I’ve had a lovely new Ballista helmet to try out for the past couple of weeks. So how does it stack up? Upon…

Buying Christmas presents for loved ones, family and friends can be a stressful experience. Especially if they have a hobby or are into a sport and appear to have all the gear already. What do you get them? They might be developing a love of all things two-wheeled…

The long road ahead

Here at Balfe’s Bikes, we do not just sell bikes, we enjoy riding them. We are no different to anyone else who has slung a leg over a bike and been bitten by the bug. With a semblance of normality beginning to return the prospect of taking part…

Road bikes as the name implies are for road use. There are a growing number of “gravel” or “adventure” bikes that are based on road bicycles but feature wider and more versatile tyres and disc brakes, so you can also do light trail riding such as towpaths. They…

Advice on choosing the right one for you Cycling helmets are an important means of protecting your head as the result of a collision or a fall. Developments in helmet technology have resulted in greater protection than ever, with the likes of Koroyd, WaveCel and MIPS technology setting…