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New Endura Kit

The new range of Endura kit is now in stock!

The range spans Men’s, Women’s, Road and MTB. From leisure riding to the more competitive focused nature of the Pro SL range, there should be something available to suit you.

Highlights include the stunning limited edition pinstripe collections, available in both a male and female variant. After all, who can say no to matching jersey, shorts and socks? Sensible cuts and material choice is a given for all garments.

If you’re after brand new kit for enjoying the summer weather or to show off at the trail centre, then check out the new range of Endura clothing in store today!

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Gravel biking at its best!

Introducing the Checkpoint from Trek
This exceptional bike has been a crowd favourite since it hit our store in April. It comes ready to roll with a wealth of adventure-ready features aimed at the rapidly-growing gravel scene, like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tyre clearance, and extra mounts that make it super versatile and easy to customise.

Fast and fun
The geometry is comfortable for the long haul and rough roads, but aggressive enough to provide the speed and ride-feel most gravel riders are looking for. Compared to Boone, Checkpoint features a nearly identical reach, slightly taller stack, and lower bottom bracket height. Chainstay length and wheelbase are the same. The lower bottom bracket provides the additional stability riders look for on long grinds, while maintaining a tight wheelbase, long reach, and relatively low stack height keeps Checkpoint fast and manoeuverable.

Capable, trustworthy tech
Carbon (SL) models feature the same Rear IsoSpeed decoupler found on Domane for additional comfort, along with Control Freak internal cable routing, which allows for easy conversion to 1x or electronic shifting and keeps everything protected from the inevitable mud-and-dirt. SL models also include a carbon seatmast cap, Carbon Armor to protect the frame against debris, and 12mm front and rear thru axles.

Easy customisation
Stranglehold dropouts allow the rider to adjust the bike’s geometry and gearing based on the requirements of the day’s ride. For example, the longest setting makes the bike more stable for longer rides and bikepacking. The dropouts also allow for quick & easy conversion to singlespeed.

The stock 35mm tyres hit the sweet-spot for a lot of riders, but running other widths quickly changes Checkpoint’s identity. The rider hitting crushed limestone trails to link pavement will love firm and fast-rolling 28mm slicks, while the dedicated dirt road explorer can go up to 45mm to tackle the ruttiest, rockiest routes.

Checkpoint is covered in mounts. Mounts on the seattube and downtube allow riders to fit three bottles in the main triangle, or position two bottles low while leaving room for a frame bag. There’s also room for one more bottle under the down tube. Lowrider fork mounts will take a rack & bags. Rear rack mounts give more room for cargo, and hidden fender mounts keep the ride clean in even the worst weather. SL models include a top tube mount to easily attach an easy-to-reach bag for ride essentials.

Ride Checkpoint
Trek’s new entry to the growing gravel bike market takes innovation from both their road and mountain bike models to create an exceptional bike. This makes it more than suitable for long rides along rough roads, or the fast, punchy and exciting rides often associated with the gravel market. Visit our store to learn more about this exciting new type of riding and the platform to pursue it on.

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The E-bike paradox

Cycling involves effort, we all know that; so does that in some way imply that electric bikes are cheating? This is something we have been hearing repeatedly in the shops. Is it really cheating though?

Thoughts of monstering up the climbs and smashing your favourite Strava segment with a Cipo style cigar hanging from the side of your mouth whilst flicking the bird to your Sunday riding pals jump to mind?

Not quite…

The key word really with E-bikes is pedal “assist”; you do still have to pedal but alas there is no Evel Knievel style afterburner. What we are finding is that E-bikes are opening up a whole new level of distance and terrain to cyclists that, for whatever reason, need a little assistance with turning the pedals but still very much feel they want to ride a bike.

Power is added to your pedal stroke and speed is limited in a way that allows the rider to choose their level of input.  E-Bikes are both practical and fun. For some riders this will mean they can ride an E-Bike further without being scared of that dreaded hill that has always felt like a climb too far. You can take your Electric MTB to that trail you’ve always wanted to conquer but never had the fitness for or just simply squeeze in an extra lap or two at your favourite trail centre with your mates. You could also ride your electric commuter bike to work safe in the knowledge that you won’t arrive at your desk drenched in your own sweat but smiling in the knowledge that it is still so much better commuting by bike than car.

So is it cheating? No, not in any way. Is it a new style of bike that can compliment a new rider struggling with distance and terrain or an older rider looking to keep riding on and on, into infinity and beyond? Yes, most certainly!

We carry a range of E-bikes in store and are authorised dealers for Trek, Giant, Cube, Whyte, Ebco and Scott. With bikes starting from £900 there are plenty of options. Feel free to pop in, get some advice and even test ride certain models.