Friday, 30 March 2012

Control Tech bits and bobs

We have just sorted through the 464 products from Control Tech we have and you will start to see them online very soon. There are some great deals to be had from carbon seat posts and carbon skewers to 25.4, 26.0 and 31.6 stems starting from £19.99 with a lot of models made in Scandium. There will be a blog article about the release in the coming days but keep your eyes peeled.


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The Sun is out, make the most of getting out on the bike.

As the nights are getting brighter and the days longer, its a great opportunity to get out on the bike and put some miles in. Either on the road bike or with the family, there are some simple things you can do to make sure you enjoy this sunny weather. 

1. Puncture protection tyres.

Remember the last time you had a puncture? Nightmare isn't it.. We stock a range of puncture protection tyres and the Schwalbe tyre pictured is one of the best. There are different levels of protection and it really does make a difference! They come in most sizes and its our best selling tyre range so make sure your bike is puncture free this year!

2. Buy a Track Pump.

Making sure your tyres are pumped up makes even the oldest, battered bike feel better to ride. Keeping the tyres at the maximum pressure stated on the tyre ensures the least amount of drag and you need to put less effort in to moving the bike as well as improving steering. This simple act also helps prevent punctures, breaking thorns rather than letting them pierce the tyre. A Track Pump is the best way to achieve these pressures and most have built in gauges so you know just what PSI to put in. 

3. The correct helmet.

There are many helmets on the market these days and most are targeted at a specific type of rider. If you are looking for a new helmet then come and see the range we have in store. We have crossover helmets that look good on MTB or road bikes or we have the commuter style helmet of which is styled to be a bit more subtle. We also recommend that you think back to when you bought your last helmet. If your helmet is looking tired its probably best you got rid. Helmets are designed to take one impact, if the helmet get kicked around the garage or dropped, again its safe practice to change it. We stock MET, Giro, Scott and Lazer helmets all year round.

4. Kids Seats.

If you are going to take the kids them make sure they are comfy and safe with a strong and well fitted child seat. We currently stock Yepp and Topeak kids seats as over the years having experienced poor quality and badly fitted seats we have found these to be the best. We can fit the seats in store and we carry them in stock all the time and make sure they get a little helmet too (again in store for you to try and get fitted).

5. A fully working bike!

Make sure your bike is all up and running well with a service in our workshop. There is a huge amount of fair weather riders out there (including myself :-p) so as the fair weather is here, get the bike back up to its full potential. There is nothing worse than dodgy gears or a corroded chain spoiling your evening. We have a full range of services available so pop the bike down and we can quote you for the work in store. All work is carried out by fully trained Cytech qualified mechanics and we are proud to have 3 of them here at John Atkins Cycles. 

For more information on products or booking please pop down or call on 01926 430211


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Anyone like Control Tech?

If you like Control Tech watch this space. :-)

And here are a few funny pictures I wanted to share.


Monday, 26 March 2012

Looking to get on a electric bike?

Well we have them in store. We stock the electric series from both Scott and Trek bikes with a few other brands on the horizon. We carefully pick our electric brands as we know some cheaper bikes can be hard to get spares for and the quality can be poor. Make sure so are getting the best by seeing us in store! The guys can explain the differences between the brands and different systems. As with anything, there are different brands and systems and one may suit your needs better than others. 

Scott Venture (Bosch System)

Pop in store and check out the range we have and talk to the staff to get the best bike for the job. Test rides are also available upon request. 


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Brompton Demo Update.

I have given the Brompton Demo bike its maiden voyage this week and ridden it to work on my short commute and all is well. I have to admit however that its not a M6 as mentioned in the demo listing the other day but it is in fact the new H Type bar. 

This bike is also going to get some changes but here is the basic spec as of now:

H6L (6 speed with muguards no rack)
Telescopic seat post.
Battery Lights
Brompton Tyres
Sexy colour scheme

If you want to try out a Brompton then give us a call to see if its in as its a popular bike as is being used almost all the time. 01926 430211


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Demo Fleet Update

Just a little update really tonight. We have a growing demo fleet that need to be ridden. If you want any more information on sizes and availability on these bikes then please get in touch as they may be in use.

Yeti SB66

Brompton M6 (Purple and Blue, suits you Sir!)

Trek Remedy

Cervelo S5 with Ultegra Di2

Van Nicholas Amazon Drop bars with Rohloff Hub

Van Nicholas Mistral with Sram and Rolf Prima Demo Wheels

Montague Folding Bike 700c with Mudguards and Rack

Trek Session 8 (Race bike but can be Demo-ed)

Orange Five (My bike but can be Demo-ed)

Alfine 8 Demo Platform available upon request

Alfine 11 Demo Platform available upon request 

and I am sure there are some more bikes that I have missed out...

Scott, Orange and Trek bikes are all available on request as we can get them from their own demo fleets as well as some other brands like Yeti for example. So the best thing to do is get in touch and have a go!


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Another Customer Bike, Cervelo S1

I have always loved the S1, this is why...

The customer supplied some of the parts but the wheels, cranks etc where from us and the bike was built in store. Lovely build.

For more information on Cervelo's and Custom builds call 01926 430211


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Custom Yeti SB66 Bike

Well this bike is a beautiful!

With all the Black XT this does look the part.

This bike is pre-set up with the customer so please excuse the un-cut steerer etc. 

For more information on Yeti bikes or to demo our SB66 give us a call on 01926 430211