Friday, 21 September 2012

Short but Sweet!

So after some sweet talking, the bosses here at JAC lent another beauty of a bike! I've already got the John Atkins Session but this a little smaller and a very fun winter/play/training/mini dh/trail/do anything and everything bike!

The frames a fairly rare Yeti 4x full sus that as anyone who's owned one will tell you makes an awesome short travel go any where bike as well as a more than capable racer as I proved in 2009 when I raced the British 4x on my previous one.

The build on this incarnation is a bit more robust than my last with some 100-140mm adjustable Rock Shox Revelations up front to suit any situation, Hope Hoops built onto DT XR500 rims for a light yet resilient wheel set, full SRAM group set for perfect shifting and as always Conti Rubber keeping me glued to the floor.

I've added a few little flourishes to the build like a PIMP Gold Hope chainring and a set of Renthall Fatbars both of which we've just started stocking in the store! Hint hint ;-)

She got her first outing at the DTV local DH race in the forest of dean a few weekends ago, a few pedally sections and plenty jumps meant this was the perfect weapon for the job over my full on Trek Session DH bike. I can safely say we bonded straight away and many bar turns and tweaks were done over the jumps with the flat pedal at the top being covered at warp speed!

I'm looking forward to many months of fun on this little beast!


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Job Application Closing Date

Due to the huge amount of applications we have decided to set a firm closing date for handing in CV's.

We will be reviewing the applications after the closing date of Sunday 30th September.

Many thanks to all those that applied and we try and reply to all of you as soon as we have made our decision. 

The new Privateer will have to wait until all the applications are in and read... :-(

So make sure to get those applications in soon.. Closes 30/9/12!



Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Have you seen this Fat Bike?? Loaded with Phil Wood.

I dread to think how much it would cost but all I know is that I want one!

Kitted out with a Carbon frame, custom rear end and Phil Wood goodies including hubs and fork crowns. This makes me happy :-)

We have various Phil Wood shiny-ness in stock so call us or take a look here:


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Do you like bikes? Need a job?

You may have seen our job advert on Facebook and around the shop.. but in case you didn't, here it is again :-)

Due to in the increase in cycling interest and the growth of our business we have 3 potential positions available at John Atkins Cycles. We require enthusiasts with a friendly, helpful sales manner and an outgoing attitude.

Full Time Cycle Mechanic
(Cytech or equivalent qualification preferred).

Full Time Sales Person
(Bike shop experience preferred).

Part Time Sales Person
(Again, sales experience preferred).

All positions will include Saturday hours. Wage is based on experience and qualifications.

Please email your applications and CV to

This is a great chance to make a career in the bike trade! Let us know if you are interested.


Friday, 7 September 2012

Keeny's been Spoilt again..

This arrived the other day - Keeny's soon to be Kinetic Rush and John Atkins Cycles sponsored Yeti

Stay tuned kids for the full build soon!


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Liteville 301 - 360 Video

This is a great little video showcasing the beautifully engineered Liteville 301

301 Frame in stock now! Call 01926 430211 for more details.


Monday, 3 September 2012

Olga the Ogre.

This is Kevin's latest love - her name is Olga and isn't she a beauty..

This is a strange machine but i like it, its right up my street.

featuring a 2 x Alifine 8 set up its out the box drive has inspired me! (stay tuned for more weird-ness)

This is Olga's 'road spec' - she will be converted again to cope with the tour Kevin has planned.