Finding the right bike for your use is easy. Just come and see us and have a chat. We'll help you get the right bike. The categories below are all available, but in store we have a good selection of city cruisers, hybrids, gravel adventure bikes and racers. We have access to way more. We prefer to build you something special, but are more than happy to get you one of the standard bikes from companies such as Ridgeback, Genesis, Saracen, Cinelli, Kinesis and Cielo.
Racers - What defines a racer is the geometry more than anything else. It's a bike designed to go quick and for those who like to go fast. They have sharp handling and often come with drop handlebars, but some have flat bars. They will only allow thin tyres, sometimes mudguards and are great bikes for anyone who likes to push their bike to the edge on the road.
Cyclocross / Gravel / Adventure - Basically a tougher version of a racer, that allows for wider off road tyres. These bikes are popular with those who want a 'do everything' bike that is still performance oriented (unlike most hybrids). If you want light weight, however, it is unlikely in this category; compared to a racer anyway. Cyclocross bikes come in a couple varieties: some have commuting and a 'do everything' construction, others have a cyclocross race course as their purview.
Hybrid / City / Cruiser - The word hybrid means that it's made up of more than one category of bike. Generally, when is comes to bikes, this is a bike that is well suited to riding in a city for commuting. You can get hybrids that sit you upright and are for people who aren't trying to race to work. Also available are hybrids that are more agressive and are faster to ride.
Mountain bikes - handle the off road trails and paths like a dream, they are defined by having excellent ground clearance, the ability to run fat tyres, often have suspension for extra off road traction and are ideal for anyone who wants to punish their bike off road.
There are so many options for kids bikes these days. They've never had it so good. From £100 up, you can get a decent kids bike, but spending more doesn't mean that it will cost you more. How does that make sense, you may ask, but if you buy a kids bike for £150, you will not be able to sell it in a couple of years. If you buy a bike for £300, however, you will easily be able to sell it for £150 in two years. That's because a good bike holds it's value, whereas inexpensive bikes fall apart and become landfill. The major benefit is that your child has a safer, more enjoyable bike to ride, which means they are more likely to love cycling. How much do we believe in this philosophy? When you buy a bike from us, we offer a trade in program that guarantees that in 2 years, when you return it to us for the next size up, we will buy the old bike back at a decent price. Kids bikes come in many sizes for 2 years old to 12 years old and can be configured for all sorts of riding, but the most popular is the cross bike for all those park adventures while still fun to ride on pavement.