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Children in Need Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge

Cookson Cycles Children in Need Challenge – Land’s End to John O’Groats!!

The staff at Cookson Cycles have set themselves the momentous challenge of riding the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats (874Miles) over 6 days in store for Children In Need.

We will have a dedicated turbo trainer set up in store, using Zwift virtual cycling software with an Elite Drivo Smart trainer to record the distance. Staff members will take it in turns to cover the gruelling 874miles between them during opening hours from Monday 13th November through to Saturday 18th November, all for Children in Need.

To give this challenge some context, we will need to ride 145miles a day – this means we need to average just over 18 mph for 8hrs a day over the 6 days!!!

Come in and support us!! There will be a Children in Need cake stand where you can buy cake, coffee and tea, with all proceeds going to Children in Need. We will also have a raffle with lots of prizes from our suppliers.

So why not come in and enjoy a coffee or tea and cake while cheering the team on!!

As well as the target distance, we are also hoping to smash a fundraising target of £1000 for Children in Need – you can sponsor us online here or donate in store. All support will be very gratefully received.

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Zwift Experience Store

Zwift Experience Store – Manchester

Turbo trainers can be boring unless you have a set training plan to follow, but then training plans are more suited to racers and we are not all racers! now you can spice up your indoor riding by using an interactive trainer and connecting to Zwift online – chasing strava KOM’s, racing your mates,  shifting through gears when you hit a 15% climb, or just going around for a spin, its all for making that indoor riding experience a lot more fun!

The best part of all this is we at Cookson Cycles have teamed up with Zwift and we are now a Zwift Experience store –

If you are interested in a new interactive Turbo trainer and would like to trail one out in store, feel free to pop in and have a go on our demo Elite Drivo trainer on Zwift out in store!

We have all models of FE-C smart trainers in store for purchase today, pop in for a chat or bring your riding gear for a go on Zwift!


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Karcher Mobile OC3 Pressure Washer Unboxed

Karcher Mobile OC3

We have taken our 1st delivery of the new Karcher Mobile OC3 pressure washer and couldn’t wait to test one out!

karcher unboxed

The Karcher Mobile OC3 unit is compact enough to fit into the boot of any car and can hold 4L of water which is enough to give your bike a quick wash just after you have finished your ride. The battery of the Karcher Mobile OC3 will last for around 6 or 7 washes, so bring some extra water if you had a few mates bikes to wash or maybe give your own bike a more detailed wash along with some of your riding gear too. Also seems to be durable, as we have accidentally dropped ours from around 3 or 4 ft high in the carpark and it still works with no obvious damage!!!

Apart from washing your bike this could be used for various jobs around the home too.

“Whether you’re a mountain biker, a dog walker, a camper or simply love spending time in the great outdoors, trailing mud into your car, tent or caravan is never a happy end to the day. What’s more, leaving dried-on dirt on your outdoor equipment doesn’t do it any favours – it’s much better to rinse it off as soon as possible. That’s where the Karcher Mobile OC3 comes in – a simple and lightweight solution for cleaning on the go. The Karcher Mobile OC3 is easy to store in your car boot or caravan, with a 4 litre water tank and a 5 bar pressure that’s perfect for rinsing off your bike, wellies, dog or pushchair at the end of a muddy day. When you’re finished, the spray gun and hose stores away tidily, with extra accessory kits available for efficient ad thorough cleaning of bikes, pets and outdoor equipment. This machine comes with a 2 year warranty. – Karcher.

At £149.99 we think the its a great purchase to help look after your pride and joy and will carry one with us in the back of the van for any MTB or road trips from now on!

The Karcher Mobile OC3 Specifications

  • Compact portable pressure washer
  • 4 litre water tank
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • 15 minute run time
  • 180 minute charge time
  • Low pressure design with flat jet nozzle
  • 2.8 meter long hose
  • Integrated water filter
  • Weight without accessories: 2.2kg
  • Dimensions: 277mm x 234mm x 201mm
  • RRP £149.99

Buy here today

karcher washer demo

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Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Cycle Computer – NEW!

Garmin Edge 1030

Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer – NEW!

The new Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Cycle Computer is available today from Cookson Cycles, stock will go quick just like we have seen in the past with any new Garmin product!

After a few leaks on the internet recently Garmin has confirmed the new Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Cycle Computer. It will have a bigger screen, longer battery life and new connectivity features.

Garmin Edge 1030

The new Garmin Edge 1030 gets a 3.5in high-resolution touch screen that works in the wet or with gloves and light sensors automatically adjust the screen brightness to suit the riding conditions. Battery life has been extended to a claimed 20 hours and there is a new Garmin Charge integrated battery pack accessory to double the run time to 40 hours for longer rides, ideal for 24 hour solo riders!

Garmin has improved the navigation and course planning features. Trendline utilises the many activities uploaded to Garmin Connect to provide routes using the most popular roads and off-road trails, backed up by preloaded Cycle Maps for turn-by-turn directions on all terrain with alerts for sharp corners and elevation information. You’ll also be able to choose from three round-trip suggestions by choosing a distance and starting direction if you want the Edge 1030 to recommended new routes.


Connectivity has been a focus of the new Garmin Edge 1030, with the ability to reply to incoming text messages or phone calls with a prewritten message, as well as sending messages from one Garmin Edge 1030 to another Garmin Edge 1030. Garmin has also integrated incident detection to automatically share your location with emergency contacts if you have an accident. Grouptrack and LiveTrack, features that let you provide real-time location data to friends and family, are retained from the previous Garmin Edge 1000.

Strava fans will be able to make use of the latest version of Strava Live Segments, while Strava Premium users will get further access to real-time races against personal best times. There’s also a new Segment Explore feature that lets you view popular nearby segments. If you want to use the Garmin Edge 1030 for serious training, Garmin has developed the new TrainingPeaks Connect IQ app to let you put your daily workouts on the Edge 1030, and it’ll also guide you through the workout in real-time with intensity targets and interval.

The new Garmin Edge 1030 costs £499.99 for the Headunit only and the Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle which comes with a Heart Rate monitor strap, speed and cadence sensors costs £549.99.

Garmin Edge 1030 HeadUnit and Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle available here


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Scott Genius 2018

Scott Genius 2018

Wow Scott have really pulled out all the stops on their longer travel trail bike, the Scott Genius 2018!



With an all new frame designed from the ground up, running Horst link style suspension, more modern geometry, lower and longer than the previous model and running a slacker headangle with a nice steep seat angle to help you keep pedalling efficiently up steep technical climbs.


The frame has 150 mm of travel with Scott’s famous twin lock remote that enables you to transform the bike from a 150mm travel trail weapon to a fully rigid bike with the press of a button!!

scott-genius-900-tuned Rear

Things do get better and one of the standout features is the bikes ability to run either 29 or 27 Plus wheels with the flip of a link in the rear rocker link (and a 2nd set of wheels!) … If you would like a real fun bike with the ability to eat tree roots, fly over technical terrain you may have never ridden before then go for the 27 plus option.. or if you like to ride fast and push the bike to its limits, over jumps, berms etc then go for the stability of the 29 wheel and tire! what ever option you pick, you can always pick up a 2nd set of wheels and transform your bike quickly!

Stock will start to arrive in September 2018 but just as we had with the excellent Scott Spark last for 2017, we expect these new bikes to be in high demand!

We can’t talk about the other 2018 Scott bikes until they are released after Euro bike, but we can guarantee there is lots of more exciting stuff to see from Scott Bikes for the 2018 season!


Scott Genius Geometry
Scott Genius 2018 Geometry
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All New Trek X-Caliber & Roscoe for 2018

All-new Trek X-Caliber and Trek Roscoe available now – 2018

New line of rider-focused hardtails offers excellent performance and value. 

Hardtails have long been the standard choice for cross country riding and racing due to their unmatched simplicity and efficiency, but the popularity of the 29+ Stache shows that those traits also appeal to many trail riders. In order to meet the demand for trail-ready hardtails, Trek is offering a new trail hardtail called Roscoe alongside the brand-new X-Caliber cross country bike. While these two platforms will be offered at similar price points, each offers a unique riding experience.

Order today

Both platforms feature an Alpha Gold Aluminium frame with tubing that has been carefully manipulated according to advanced FEA analysis to provide the best balance of strength, weight, and ride quality. The new frames include high-end features like internal dérailleur and dropper post cable routing, tapered head tubes, chainstay mounted brakes, and Boost141 hub spacing, which provides the same benefits of Boost148 in an open-dropout configuration. Riders get stronger wheels, shorter, more manoeuvrable chainstays, and more tyre clearance. The 31.6mm seat tube also opens both platforms up to ever-popular dropper post upgrades.

X-Caliber gets a spec package that appeals to the classic XC crowd. It’s focused on speed and efficiency, with Smart Wheel Sizing that pairs the fastest wheel size with each frame size. All X-Caliber models feature 100mm forks for quick handling, 2x Shimano drivetrains for the right gear and cadence in any situation, and rigid seat posts for saving weight.

Roscoe is more laid back, dressed in spec that’s ready to party out on the trail. It’s focused on capability and versatility, with 27.5+ wheels and tyres paired with a 120mm fork for the confidence to take on the most challenging trails. Wider bars and shorter stems provide stable trail handling, while 1x drivetrains keep shifting reliable and simple. Select Roscoe models even get a dropper post, which adds huge value and capability for the customer.

With a wider range of choices including Women’s models, all-new Roscoe and X-Caliber provide a hardtail option for everybody. Whether your customer is a new XC racer or a budding trail rider, we’ve got a new ride for them.
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Trek Boone 2018 the Cyclocross superbike

Trek Boone – All-new cyclocross superbike

Trek Boone

Trek have updated their excellent Boone cyclocross bike – now equipped with front and rear IsoSpeed

Trek has unveiled all-new Boone models that are sure to dominate the cyclocross circuit this season. Debuted by Telenet-Fidea and Katie Compton in the 2016/17 Cyclocross World Cup race season, new Boone models were built with input from pro racers to ensure the strongest, fastest and lightest ride possible.

The all-new Boone is smoother and more balanced than ever before, with front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers that smooth out the course and double vertical compliance for stronger and longer rides. Riders further benefit from Boone’s ultra-lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with built-in Carbon Armor that protects against even the roughest courses. Boone’s proven Pro CX race geometry brings it all together for a powerful, fast and smooth ride.

Order all-new Boone today!

All Boone models also come stock with flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles for superior braking and handling, even on the muddiest, rockiest and rootiest courses. Boone’s cyclocross capabilities are furthered with a 1x drivetrain and newly designed 3S chain keeper that keep riders rolling towards the podium, and a specially designed top tube makes shouldering easier as well, for the lightest, quietest and and most versatile cable management system that allows any combination of shift and brake cable setups.

Boone also boasts an all-new, cross-specific CrossLock Water Bottle Cage that allows riders to remove the cage when they line up to race (available here), and use the cage for easy-to-access hydration when they train or warm up. The cage is also available separately and will work with any standard water bottle mounts.

Boone comes in the following models:

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Trek 2018 Bikes

Trek 2018 Bikes

Great news for us all, is that Trek have released their 2018 bikes early and from what we have seen so far, its going to be a great year for Trek bikes! here a few key bikes and changes we have picked up on…

new Trek Emonda, lighter than before, disc brake options, more direct mount brakes, what’s not to like of Trek’s lightweight road bikes?! We currently have in stock (21/07/2017) the Emonda SL 6, which has the new fantastic Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset on. The base carbon Emonda S has gone, but to replace those models we have great priced Tiagra equipped SL frame and higher equipped aluminium ALR models coming with new carbon Bontrager wheels. Other Trek Emonda models are on the way and by mid-September we expect most of the range to be in store.

To run alongside the lightweight Emonda, we also carry in store super popular Trek Domane – this has been one of our bestselling road bikes over the last few years and now with front ISO speed, 28 & 32 C tires, this road bike just loves covering the miles with speed and comfort!

For those that like to ride off road, the Trek Fuel EX 8 is proving to be very popular for us so far, with choices of the new SRAM GX 12 Speed Eagle, Shimano XT 2×11 and 29 or 27 Plus wheels, we should have a bike that can just about do anything! Carbon models with project one paint options available too for those that fancy something custom and more tricked out!!!

Fitted to the Trek Slash, carbon EX and carbon remedy models is the new Thru-Shock from Trek. This new feature is availably exclusively to Trek bikes only for 2 years. You can read about thru-shaft here on pink bike.

If you haven’t already noticed, but 29″ wheels are now working they way into the DH scene and with Trek bikes being one on of the 1st major bike brands to get behind 29er, they are also one of the 1st to make a 29er DH rig. Available as a frame and fork only, if you are interested be quick as these will only be made in small numbers!

Trek have updated their e-mountain bikes for 2018 and it’s great to see Trek bikes have continued to use the excellent Bosch power units – with integrated batteries across most of the Powerfly range which helps lower the weight for better control of the bike, each bike is fitted with the largest capacity (500wH) battery powering the most powerful motor (performance CX), all controlled using the neat Purion unit! Each bike that leaves the store, is updated by our Bosch trained workshop too!

We could go on through the full range of bikes here, Madone, Neko, Dual Sport, Roscoe, Dual Sport, FX, Zektor, Marlin, X-Caliber, ProCaliber, Top Fuel, Remedy, Slash, Session, kids bikes .. the list goes on, you can just about guarantee Trek will make a bike that suits your needs. Have a look through the Trek 2018 range on our site or pop in store and take a look and with 0% finance available along with buy now pay later, there isn’t a better time than now to get yourself a new Trek bike!

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Trek EX 27.5 Plus & 29

wp-1469731095562.jpgTrek have redesigned their popular EX for 2017, we now have the bike available with 27.5 Plus wheels and 29″ wheels. Both bikes accept the both wheel sizes (they use the same frame and forks with boost spacing).

Travel has been increased up to 130mm rear and 140mm front, the bike has been made a touch longer, lower and slacker (similar to the 2015 remedy 29er). New frame features, straight down tube for stiffness, knock block headset / steerer to avoid trashing your frame if you turn the bars past 90deg), metric shock sizing, boost hub spacing.

We have in stock all 3 models of the 27.5 Plus EX as we think that will be the more popular option, the tire sizes should make the bike even more fun to ride! We also have the EX 8 29 in stock too which should run better in the depths of winter in deep mud. Which ever size you go for, you could always fit the other wheel size to suit your style of riding and conditions.

I like the look of the EX 9.8 27.5 Plus so much I’ve ordered one for myself! The bike is currently on display in the shop to buy but be quick before I take it home!

Here is what Trek have to say about the bike :-

Trail riders expect more from their bikes than ever, while suspension performance continues to improve in both efficiency and control. With this evolution in mind, we made the Fuel EX more capable with a bump in suspension travel, more aggressive geometry, and much stiffer frames. We’ve also simplified the trail bike lineup to eliminate multiple wheel size offerings in each platform, and focused on simply making the best riding bikes for each category, regardless of wheel size.

Fuel EX 29 goes from 120mm travel to 130mm travel front and rear, and gets a longer, slacker geometry for more confident handling on high-speed descents. We also made the frame stiffer using a straight downtube, for a bike that won’t flinch on rough descents.

New Fuel EX also includes three Women’s models geared toward female trail riders who want the same performance and features as the mainline models, but with a distinct lady-shredder style and saddle. Fuel EX Women’s also gives smaller women more maneuverability by pairing the 15.5” and new 14” size with more proportional 27.5” wheels for better fit and control.

It’s the summer of trail bikes here at Trek, and we’ve got hot new dirt-surfers for every trail rider.