Saturday, 31 December 2011

Completely not bike related but cool...

Completely not bike related but cool... so that ok :-)

Awesome video from space!


Friday, 30 December 2011

You just cant get the staff these days...

This is what happens when you employ funny students to arrange displays of expensive bike gear...

They get locked in by wiser staff members and humiliated on the internet :-)


Thursday, 29 December 2011


We have a new way of keeping you informed on the latest and greatest offers at Kinetic Rush and this comes in the form of our Newsletter!!

This is to keep you up to date with some of the mainstream offers we have online but it will also have some Newsletter exclusive offers (Just a hint... there will be 3 exclusive offers in this latest newsletter!)

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There will be a new offer every now and then and subscribers will be the first to know!

You can also find this subscription form on our website homepage

The first newsletter will be sent out on 30/12/2011 so make sure your name is on the list!!


From the Brooks blog

I'm not sure what people think of this idea but I'm sure people will buy it!

It looks like quite a complicated design really..


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Opening Times

Just so you know, we are open the following dates:

28/12   9-5:30
29/12   9-5:30
30/12   9-5:30
31/12   9-Possible close early, call for more details...
1/1   Closed
2/1   Closed
3/1   9-5:30
4/1   9-5:30 and back to normal.



Ha, Old Times.

After yesterdays post of the trials video, I remembered I have a video of myself and an old friend doing some trials back in the day. we were OK for some part time riders but oh did we think we were cool :-/

Most of the spots in Leamington are un-ride-able now but I want to get out on the trials bikes again and see if I can still ride.


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

New Trials on the Block.

There is a new Monster Sponsored Trial-ster on the block and he mixes the competition way of riding with the more stylish flow of street riding.

Check out the video from you tube. 

Monster Energy's László Hegedűs - 2011 - Biketrial


Monday, 26 December 2011

Brooks Blog and Great Photography

Recently entering the world of blogging and Facebook etc we are stumbling across more and more interesting and great stuff from the biking world. The Brooks blog is an interesting read with all sorts of different ideas and subjects up for discussion. 

They also take some great pictures too :-)

You can find Brooks products on the Kinetic Rush Website :


Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Congratulations to Cav!!

Mark Cavendish earned the sports personality of the year award the other day and we all think its well deserved. A great ambassador for British cycling!


Custom Stickers

We have been making custom name stickers and special decals etc for a few months now.

Here are some of the most recent examples:

Name Stickers (both pictures)

If you are in need of some custom stickers/decals then get in touch
and let me know what you need. We have done frame decals and name stickers mainly but as long as they are single colour and we have the vinyl we can do them. 


Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas Health and Safety

This is taken from an email that was sent to me :-)

Christmas Health and Safety. 

Before we get down to the happy business of singing Christmas Carols, the following are some things to consider from an Elfin Safety point of view:- 


Jingle Bells. 

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh

O'er the fields we go laughing all the way

A risk assessment must be submitted before an open sleigh is considered safe for members of the public to travel on. The risk assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly if passengers are of larger proportions. Please note, permission must be gained from landowners before entering their fields. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we would request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance.

 While Shepherds Watched. 

While shepherds watched their flocks by night all seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around

The union of Shepherd's has complained that it breaches health and safety regulations to insist that shepherds watch their flocks without appropriate seating arrangements being provided, therefore benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available. Shepherds have also requested that due to the inclement weather conditions at this time of year that they should watch their flocks via cctv cameras from centrally heated shepherd observation huts.

Please note, the angel of the lord is reminded that before shining his / her glory all around she / he must ascertain that all shepherds have been issued with glasses capable of filtering out the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and Glory.

 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose.

And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows.

You are advised that under the Equal Opportunities policy, it is inappropriate for persons to make comment with regard to the ruddiness of any part of Mr. R. Reindeer. Further to this, exclusion of Mr R Reindeer from the Reindeer Games will be considered discriminatory and disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of this offence. A full investigation will be implemented and sanctions - including suspension on full pay - will be considered whilst this investigation takes place.

Little Donkey. 

Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road

Got to keep on plodding onwards with your precious load

The RSPCA have issued strict guidelines with regard to how heavy a load that a donkey of small stature is permitted to carry, also included in the guidelines is guidance regarding how often to feed the donkey and how many rest breaks are required over a four hour plodding period. Please note that due to the increased risk of pollution from the dusty road, Mary and Joseph are required to wear face masks to prevent inhalation of any airborne particles. The donkey has expressed his discomfort at being labelled 'little' and would prefer just to be simply referred to as Mr. Donkey. To comment upon his height or lack thereof may be considered an infringement of his equine rights.

 We Three Kings. 

We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts we traverse afar.

Field and fountain, moor and mountain following yonder star

Whilst the gift of gold is still considered acceptable - as it may be redeemed at a later date through such organisations as 'cash for gold' etc, gifts of frankincense and myrrh are not appropriate due to the potential risk of oils and fragrances causing allergic reactions. A suggested gift alternative would be to make a donation to a worthy cause in the recipient’s name or perhaps give a gift voucher.

We would not advise that the traversing kings rely on navigation by stars in order to reach their destinations and suggest the use of GPS or SatNav, which will provide the quickest route and advice regarding fuel consumption. Please note as per the guidelines from the RSPCA for Mr Donkey, the camels carrying the three kings of Orient will require regular food and rest breaks. Facemasks for the three kings are also advisable due to the likelihood of dust from the camels hooves.

Away in a Manger. 

Away in a Manger No Crib for a bed

That's enough ......... call Social Services.


Thursday, 22 December 2011

This BMX'er is a nutter!!

This is some serious skills, I love how all the falling off is done at the start. :-)


Quote of the Day

"Show me someone who has never made a mistake and I'll show you someone who has never made anything."


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Irony

I found this and just wanted to share it :-)

Just made smile :-)


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Nottingham and Leeds Universities getting more people on bikes!

This is great to hear and we can only hope more Universities can do the same.

There is no harm in seeing more City's with more bikes and therefore less car traffic. 


Free to a good home!

This is what happens when staff leave their bikes in the shop :-)

(By the way this bike isn't for sale and isn't really free to a good home!)


Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Pashley Christmas?

Well we have been pleased to see that more people are treating themselves to the best in British steel town bikes! Pashley.

We have just has our Christmas delivery of 4 bikes and there are more yet to come. 

These are some pictures of the bikes before they are processed in the workshop. Its nice to see a fleet of Pashleys.

If you want some more information about Pashleys or want to try one pop in store.01926 430211


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Stealth Custom Yeti Carbon

This Yeti has been built and set up by us but its by no means finished...

There are the basics for a stealth machine and the owner has some great plans for it. 

Over the winter it will remain in its current livery and after all the muddy horrible weather is out of the way the bike will be re-born in an all black, under the radar approach.

As you can see, the black spec has started with the Thomson stem, black rims and finishing kit all to match. The Hope brakes have been fitted with black bore caps and black lever adjusters (we don't think this has been done yet as we pulled in a favor from the guys at Hope) - Let us know if you have seen this before and I am wrong... :-) Clearly Black rotors to suit.

The Forks will be resprayed black, black frame decals (we dont know if the green flash will stay or not yet) and some other select choices once the winter is out of the way. Another happy customer :-)


Friday, 16 December 2011

The Best in Test Trek now in stock..

We have just taken delivery of a recent winner of best in test by magazine and online review alike.

This bike is a stunner and the spec sheet doesn't disappoint either. Shimano Ultegra and the usual helping of high end Bontrager components make this a true value for money bike!

Black Ultegra is a winner!

For more information on sizing and availability call us on 01926 430211


Thursday, 15 December 2011

mmm More Chris King.

Just wanted to share this Golden beauty from the King.

mmm Chris King road hubs...


Digging up some old photos

After cleaning up the computers in store I stumble upon these...

You may be able to recognise this as our shop when the new part was being fitted. We have since grown into this shop and work shop. :-)

This is a certain Mr Joe Breeze, you know... Breezer bikes! Yes in our shop! Andy looks rather overwhelmed by the whole thing :-) But meeting one of the pioneers in MTB is not bad going. 

Anyway, just a nice thing to share with our customers.


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Vanmoof Now In Stock!!

This is a super cool brand at sensible prices!!

Here are some shots of the Gents bike but we also have the ladies bike in stock.

Each bike comes with built in lights, hub gears and mudguards, the gents bike even comes with the built in frame lock as standard on this model and both can be fitted with front racks. The gents can even have both front and rear racks. These bikes don't cost the earth either! Just £599

Call John Atkins Cycles for more info/test rides 01926 430211


Saturday, 10 December 2011

How much did your Xmas tree cost?

Well we decorated ours in store with as many lovely goodies as we could find.

Have a look at the pictures and guess its value. :-)

With items on there from Phil Wood, Hope, Shimano, Campagnolo, 5 Ten, Fox Shox, Chris King, Exposure,Continental,  Brooks and Thomson, this is the PERFECT Xmas tree!!!

Total price was just under £6500 - Merry Xmas :-)