Sunday, 25 August 2013

Custom Built MTB Tourer

Going to keep this one simple, another custom built beauty. 

Lee Cooper has taken Kevin's drawings and made them reality once again and doesn't it just look great. 

It's exciting to see the finished project and the paint choice on this one is stunning in the sunlight. 

You all know by now that all you need to do is come in and see us for more information on custom builds and frame building from Lee. 


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Out On The Bikes!

As many of our regulars will know, we spend all our time fixing, selling, upgrading and talking about bikes but we rarely get out on them! A few days ago we tackled the impossible, lived the dream and went out for a bike ride. 

I must admit that at this stage our main focus and target is the pub. We aren't out to break records or set the road a blaze with our immense speed but to be in a position to require the refreshment that pubs offer. 

This event did gather a range of bikes types, we had: alloy, carbon, steel and titanium. 

It did give us an opportunity to try out our new Trek Domane's, alloy and carbon. Lets just say, if you don't ride bikes or you have ridden a stiff bike, it's a world apart. These bikes still move when you stomp on the pedals but they have the compliance that makes them super comfortable when in the saddle. The alloy bike has at least 5% more compliance than its rivals and the carbon has a massive 35% more than its rivals. Beyond reciting the info off the trek site lets just get it strait, I'm impressed!

As Trek are making some changes to the way they structure the model years, it's worth dropping in and having a chat about what's new. I say this because everyone needs a Domane!


Friday, 9 August 2013

Surly Pugsley

This tank of a bike is just great! The Pugsley has caused loads of 'second takes' in the shop this week. This is a demo bike and our enquiring customer was impressed just at the sight of the beast. 

I have had a blast around the block on the Surly and it's surprisingly responsive with higher tyre pressures and the 4" tyres definitely turn heads. It has a much more aggressive tread on this model compared to my other fat bike experience - the Mukluk (as seen in the past posts in this blog). 

Jason built the bike and told me its in the region of 38lbs, of which I think is a lie because it doesn't feel that heavy. Besides, this has enough braze on points to fit all the racks, guards and cages you could ever want. You could add some considerable weight and plod along quite happily. 

Typical fat bikes features include huge BB, special cranks and 135mm front hub spacing. 

I really enjoy these bikes and it seems like a growing market so expect to see more of these in the coming years as I think riders are getting excited for off road touring and 'adventure' rides. 

For more information, to arrange viewing and even a test ride please visit us in store. As with most bikes, we can custom build from the frame up or full builds are available.