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Italian E Bike Adventure

E Bike Adventure in Italy!

On a recent road trip to Italy, we visited a well know cycling area on the beautiful Adriatic coastline called Riccione. We booked The Hotel Dory, which turned out to be a cycling hotel with a fully stocked Scott bike hire facility.  We couldn’t miss this great opportunity to hire bikes for a couple of days and as a proud owner of a Scott road bike and a Scott mountain Bike the stars were aligned. I emailed the hotel ahead detailing the road bike I required i.e. the same as my current rig, but somehow my request got lost in translation so I decided to sort it out when I got there. Before heading off I discussed the holiday with Shaun, upon which he asked me if we were hiring E-Bikes? Nooooo I said, of course not – we’re getting road bikes!!!

However, during the flight I relayed this conversation to my wife (who is road bike obsessed) and asked her if she fancied giving an E-Bike a go if they had any? Fast forward to check in, we are invited to go and select our bikes, so we head off to the bike shop in the basement and there in front of us are 2 Scott E-Bikes, specifically E-Sub Tour Bike. Needless to say we decided to give it a go for a laugh.

 

We went prepared and had already downloaded our routes on the Garmin 1000, our first route being the panoramic coastal route heading south to Pescara, so with fully charged batteries off we set. The Bike was extremely comfortable and the deployment of the pedal assist power was totally intuitive with 4 power options; Eco – Tour – Sport – Turbo. Being unsure as to how long the battery would last and how far we would travel, I mainly kept the setting on Eco and moved up to the Tour setting for the more difficult climbs. There was however one occasion on a 25% gradient that I put the bike into the Turbo setting to see what it could do! I have to say it was amazing. Using the power settings to take the edge off the steeper climbs makes a huge difference and throughout the day I was grinning from ear to ear as the ride was just superb. I had the pre conceived notion that Ebiking is cheating a little but I have to tell you that you still have to work hard and you are still burning lots of calories on an eBike, you just go faster with the power assist and therefore further. In 5 hours, with a long lazy lunch, we completed 50miles, and every mile was brilliant. We were actually unsure how long the battery would last for and therefore conservatively kept the power on Eco mode for the majority of the ride and this used 2 bars out of 5 on the battery gauge, so we could have stayed out even longer.

 

The second day we rode out towards the beautiful Sangiovese area following another pre planned 50 mile loop. I could feel the previous days ride in my legs but never the less off we set. This ride was a little tougher but again the bikes were great and we felt confident that the batteries would see us through so when needed to, we nudged the power up to Tour on the long steep climbs.

 

So who should consider buying an eBike? Everyone in my opinion. If you want to cycle faster and further, if you want to inject more enjoyment into your cycling, if you don’t want to feel like your going to vomit at the top of a hideous climb, if you just want to get fitter, then an eBike is definitely for you!

 

The E-Bike phenomenon was a complete revelation to me and I am so glad I tried it, and let’s face it as a bike shop owner I should have tried it sooner. It was that good I am a complete convert and have just taken delivery of my new E-Bike , a Trek Powerfly 7 WSD 2020!!!

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Trek Rail 2020 – Full Suspension E-Bike

Trek Rail 2020

trek rail 2020

The wait is finally over, we can reveal the hottest e-bike that we have all been waiting for the new Trek Rail 2020 – fitted with the new ultra compact Bosch motor!

The all-new Trek Rail is the e-MTB for riders who consider the trail a second home – just think of this bike being an electric Trek Slash! It shreds just as hard as its non-electric brethren, then powers you right back up the mountain.

Available with aluminium and carbon models, every Trek Rail model has Bosch’s new ultra compact and lightweight Performance Line CX motor, 150mm of rear travel suspension, 29″ wheels and trail-worthy tech that will help you push your limits right to the edge.

Bosch brings a new standard of power and performance to the trail with the all-new Performance Line CX drive system. It’s over a kilo lighter than the previous Performance CX Motor, nearly 50% smaller and it delivers more range and less drag than ever before.

Going down or up, the Trek Rail rips trails like the trail bike it is, based on Trek Slash geometry this bike will be capable to handle the most aggressive terrain. Every model is built with a 160 mm fork and 150 mm of rear wheel travel and select models have a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock that gives you more capability to tear through rough terrain.

Compared to the Trek Powerfly FS this bike has had some big changes to the geometry:

  • 27mm Shorter chainstays due to the new compact motor.
  • Reach has increased by 11 to 27 mm depending on the frame size.
  • Head angle has become slacker to 64.5°
  • 19mm lower bottom bracket.

All with the mino link in the lower position.

Trek Rail is backed by Trek’s decades-long trail bike heritage. It features the same proven frame and suspension tech as Trek’s most capable non-electric bikes, including Active Braking Pivot (ABP), Mino Link adjustable geometry and Straight Shot down tube with Knock Block.

Trek’s Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system integrates the battery into the frame for protection and gives you easy, tool-free, drive-side access. Turn the key and the battery pops out. It’s that simple.

6 Models to choose from, 3 alloy and 3 carbon.

See each bike for a detailed specification and colour choices

 

 

Call in today to order yours!

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Trek Supercaliber 2020

Trek Supercaliber 2020

The year’s most anticipated XC bike is finally here. 

Trek Supercaliber is a radically new short travel XC, with no compromises! Its a bike that bridges the gap between hardtail and full suspension race bikes with IsoStrut integrated suspension. With 60mm of rear travel, riders get better traction and control than a hardtail without the complexity or weight of a traditional full suspension bike.

OCLV Mountain Carbon ensures just the right blend of flex and strength in the pivot-less rear end while the Straight Shot downtube makes the front of the bike extra stiff for a more responsive, confident feel, especially in high-torque situations like fast climbs and intense sprints. Trek Knock Block protects the frame from spinning handlebars, and there’s even room in the frame to carry two full-size water bottles on most sizes.

Since the Trek Supercaliber is a dedicated XC race bike, it uses 29-inch wheels on all frame sizes, including the small for ultimate momentum-preserving speed.

 

All four models feature SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrains, including a SRAM AXS option at the highest end. Lightweight OCLV Carbon Bontrager Kovee wheels are tubeless ready, quick to get rolling, and feature Rapid Drive hub internals for nearly instant engagement when you stomp on the pedals.

 

Trek Supercaliber is already causing a stir on the World Cup circuit with numerous podium

See below each model from the Trek Supercaliber 9.9 AXS to the Supercaliber 9.7.

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Trek Emonda SL and SLR Disc 2020

Trek Emonda SL and SLR Disc 2020

For 2020 the superlight Trek Emonda SL and SLR have new models in the range and have an updated carbon fork.

The Trek Émonda SLR and SL improve on what is already the ultimate lightweight race bike, with the Émonda’s fork now having internal cable routing to match the sleek routing found elsewhere on the frame.

We have new models in the range a new Emonda SL 5 and SL 6 Disc Pro join the Émonda lineup for the 2020 season, adding disc brakes to two of the most popular models. Trek Émonda SL 5 Disc brings disc brakes to an entry-level carbon race bike. And Émonda SL 6 Disc adds carbon wheels to the equation.

We also have more bikes with the excellent wireless Sram 12 AXS and price reductions across some models too!

If there isn’t a model that doesn’t just have the spec, colour or fit that works for you then take a look at Trek Project one and customise your bike! Take a look https://projectone.trekbikes.com

Trek don’t have a dedicated womens or mens model any more, every model of Trek Emonda comes in a bigger range of sizes to everyone!

 

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Giant Reign 29 2020

Giant Reign 29 2020

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Giant has brought to us an all new range of Reign 29 Enduro Bikes

Giant, the world leader in cycling technology, is introducing Reign 29, an all-new addition to the Reign family of enduro and all-mountain bikes. Developed in partnership with Giant Factory Off-Road Team racers, it features updated suspension and progressive 29er geometry.

Since it was originally introduced in 2005 as one of the first Giant mountain bikes with Maestro suspension, Reign has continually evolved as a progressive long-travel machine for aggressive trail riding and all-mountain terrain. This latest addition to the Reign collection is aimed at off-road riders who crave more speed, efficiency and confidence on the most challenging trails.

“I’m proud to have worked on the details of the all-new Reign 29 range and I can wholeheartedly say it’s a confidence-inspiring,big-wheel enduro bike that is equally capable whether you choose to compete at an EWS event or have a great time riding local trails with friends,” said Giant Off-Road Chief Commercial Planner Jan Cees Schellenbach.

The 2020 Reign 29 range is available with two different frameset configurations. The Reign Advanced Pro 29 is engineered with superlight Advanced Composite material (both mainframe and rear swingarm), while Reign 29 features an ALUXX SL aluminum frame. Both are engineered with 146mm of rear suspension travel and a 160mm fork. A third series, Reign SX 29, puts an emphasis on descending with a longer travel fork (170mm) and durable components for the roughest terrain.

The heart of the new Reign 29 range is its updated Maestro rear suspension setup and progressive 29er-specific frame geometry. Both were developed with enduro racing in mind and tested on the most demanding racetracks of the Enduro World Series.

The new trunnion mount shock has a longer stroke for a smoother, more active feel to the rear suspension. This new mount also allows a seatpost to be inserted deeper into the seattube so longer dropper posts can be used. The upper rocker arm is engineered with Advanced Forged Composite, which adds stiffness and strength while lowering overall frame weight.

To accommodate the larger diameter wheels, which help boost speed and stability on technical terrain while also meeting the performance demands of pro enduro racers like Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider Josh Carlson, the frame is engineered with shorter chainstays, a longer toptube and updated geometry in the mainframe. A 65-degree headtube angle and 76.8-degree seattube angle provide just the right balance. The front-end is designed with a 42mm or 44mm fork offset (depending on the fork model), producing confident handling on high-speed descents.

“We’ve been racing Reign bikes with 27.5 wheels for years, and we knew we wanted to retain that bike’s quickness and agility,” said Carlson. “So it was all about making that jump to 29-inch wheels, which can provide a noticeable boost in confidence when you’re hammering fast, technical descents, but without having to compromise anything.It took some time, but the team nailed it with this Reign 29.”

All the new Reign 29 models feature Boost hub spacing for stiffer wheel performance, added tyre clearance, and improved handling on the trail. And they all come with Giant Tubeless System technology, which means every bike is delivered with Giant WheelSystems and tubeless ready tyres, making it easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of added traction, smoother trail control, and a reduced risk of flat tyres.

Here’s a look at the three series in the new Reign 29 range:

Reign Advanced Pro 29The flagship series of the new Reign29 range is engineered with a full Advanced Composite technology frameset including the mainframe and rear swingarm. Aimed at serious enduro and all-mountain riders, it’s the first long-travel 29er ever from Giant. It features the most up-to-date Maestro suspension with an Advanced Forged composite rocker arm and trunnion-mount shock for 146mm of rear travel that’s active and sensitive tosmall bumps and big hits. The frame geometry is all new, with progressive headtube and seattube angles, shorter chainstays, a longer toptube, and a 42mm or 44mm fork offset for added stability on high-speed descents.

Reign 29This series features all the same suspension updates and new, 29er-specific enduro geometry as the Reign Advanced Pro 29 series. The key difference is this one is built with an ALUXX SL aluminum front triangle and rear swingarm.

Reign SX 29: For ultimate confidence on steep drops and the most technical descents, this ALUXX SL aluminum model is more downhill focused with added suspension upfront (an extra 10mm of travel) and bulletproof components. It’s a great choice for repeated shuttle runs on chunky terrain or bike park laps on black diamond descents.

Learn more at www.giant-bicycles.com/Reign29

Pop into the shop if you would like availability, pricing and to see some pictures of the range – The range will follow on to our website soon too.




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Trek Fuel EX 2020

Trek Fuel EX 2020

Trek EX 2020 Mountain Bike

Trek‘s best-selling full suspension bike just got better with new features, big upgrades, and more sizes and colours. The new Fuel EX brings all of the latest advancements in mountain biking together in one sweet package that’s perfect for the rider who wants one bike that does it all.

 

130mm of rear travel paired with a longer 140mm-travel fork gives just the right amount of suspension for more confidence on bigger hits without sacrificing efficient climbing.

Just like the suspension travel, Fuel EX’s geometry hits the sweet spot. Compared to previous versions of Fuel EX, the new model is longer and slacker, making it feel more stable on descents. It also has a steeper seat tube angle that puts the rider in a more efficient pedalling position.

Like our other full-suspension trail bikes, we’ve moved to a fixed lower shock mount that makes for stronger chainstays and greater efficiency.

 

The new Fuel EX comes complete with new sizing standards. Rather than only offering a few models in smaller sizes for women, we’re now offering the x-small size in all models. All models will also be available in at least two colours. Instead of offering three models for women, we’re offering more choices for everyone. Whether your customer is male or female, short or tall, mild or wild, there’s a perfect fit with Fuel EX.

 

Medium and larger bikes come with 29-inch wheels because they roll fast and plough over rough stuff. The x-small size comes with 27.5-inch wheels, making it easier for shorter riders to control and offering better standover clearance. Small is the only size offered with either 27.5” or 29” wheels—that’s because our research has shown that riders who fit this size tend to be split pretty evenly on their wheel size preference.

All Fuel EX models come ready to shred with dropper posts, wide-range 1x drivetrains, and grippy 2.6” tyres. Most models feature our RE:aktiv shock. Select models take it a step further, coming complete with RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft for ultimate traction and confidence.

 

Frame details like Mino Link and Control Freak make it easy to run a clean, custom set up. There’s even a door built into the frame on carbon models so you can store essentials like a tube or tools without the weight or hassle of a pack.

Available to order today online or in store – with an option of 0% finance up to 36 Months.

View the Full Range Below

 

  

  

 

Trek Fuel EX 9.9 2020

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 2020

Trek Fuel EX 9.7 2020

Trek Fuel EX 8 2020

Trek Fuel EX 8 Shimano XT 12 Speed 2020

Trek Fuel EX 7 2020

Trek Fuel EX 5 2020

Trek Fuel EX Carbon Frameset 2020

Trek Fuel EX Aluminium Frameset 2020

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Trek X-Caliber 2020

Trek X-Caliber 2020

Trek X-Caliber 2020 returns with a new frame and spec upgrades

The excellent Trek X-Caliber is still the go-to all round hardtail mountain bike built for speed, efficiency, and quick handling.

For this year the bike gets a fresh look with a new frame, updated graphics, and cleaner internal cable routing. The new looks isn’t the only thing that makes new Trek X-Caliber, each model gets more performance per pound with big spec upgrades:

 

  • Trek X-Caliber 7 gets a new rear derailleur and an air fork that’s a lot lighter and more adjustable than the coil fork found on last season’s model.
  • Trek X-Caliber 8 offers more value with the new SRAM SX Eagle 1×12 transmission!
  • Trek X-Caliber 9 features the latest Shimano transmission with SLX/XT 1×12. It offers huge range (10 – 51 cassette) and super-smooth shifting. This model also has tubeless ready rims that make it easy to upgrade.

And of course the new Trek X-Caliber still has all the same features that make it a great choice for cross country riding, like Smart Wheel Size, Boost141 and a tapered head tube.

  

Trek X-Caliber 9 2020


Trek X-Caliber 8 2020


Trek X-Caliber 7 2020

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Trek Roscoe 2020

Trek Roscoe 2020

The new hotly anticipated Trek Roscoe 2020 range are here with new stylized graphics, cleaner internal cable routing and fresh tube shapes.

Trek Roscoe 8 gets a RockShox 35 Gold fork. with bigger-diameter fork legs to stiffen up the steering control, lighter alloy stanchions to help drop some weight. It’s also a lot smoother with a Motion Control damper and DebonAir spring.

Trek Roscoe 7 joins the 1×12 drivetrain club! SRAM SX Eagle get’s an airing that offers a huge gear range. This model also gets a lot lighter thanks to the Solo Air spring fork upgrade.

Trek 6 – you can get on this model for £750 and rule the trails!

The Trek Roscoe isn’t just for the men with a range for the ladies too, all the same specs and all the same prices.

Not every mountain biker cares about going as fast as possible. For those customers who ride to have a fun time exploring the outdoors, Roscoe is the perfect companion.

  

 

Trek Roscoe 8 2020

Trek Roscoe 8 Womens 2020

Trek Roscoe 7 2020

Trek Roscoe 7 2020

Trek Roscoe 6 2020

Trek Roscoe 6 2020

Trek Roscoe 6 Womens 2020

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Trek Domane 2020

Take a look at the new 2020 Trek Domane SL and SLR!

Trek have improved the excellent Domane for 2020 with all new frameset!

Some big changes across the range, to start off we say goodby to rim brakes, the new models are disc only!

After that we have more speed, with the new frame using aerodynamic tubes and fully internal cables.

This new Trek Domane is also more comfortable, with front and rear Isospeed to help smooth out the roughest roads. The Domane SLR also borrows the top tube adjustment of the rear IsoSpeed from the Trek Madone and is dampened too offering more control.

Additionally the new Trek Domane can take upto 38mm tyres!

More Versatility
With bigger tyres the new Trek Domane is more versitile, that extra tire clearance means the Domane can take on more rides than ever before and hidden mudguard mounts (clearance for 35c tyres and mudguards) let riders ride in wetter climates all year-round.
When it comes to carrying a tool kit, saddle bags and rear jersey pockets can get the job done – but they don’t always feel or look great. Domane now features a frame-integrated storage compartment that allows riders to neatly store away tools and gear internally. The Bontrager Integrated Tool System (BITS) stores a tube, tyre levers, a CO2 cartridge and CO2 head in a neat roll inside the downtube. The bottle cage sits on an easy-open storage door and holds a BITS multi tool giving riders quick access for any roadside adjustments.

Trek have also moved away from their own press fit bottom bracket standard and gone with the threaded T47 standard which we think is a 1st for a one of the large manufactures to adapt – so now the frame can take SRAM Dub and 30MM crank axles. There is also a new seat mast design too.

And Trek haven’t missed out the womens range, the new range of Trek Domane’s come in an large range of sizes and colours to suit everyone! Every version is a womens model and every version is a gents model!

and finally a new lower priced option with the new Shimano Tiagra 4700 groupset fitted.

0% finance available and cycle fitting too.

 

 

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Trek Remedy 2019

View Trek Remedy 9 2019 range below

Trek Remedy 2019

Take a look at the popular Trek Remedy 2019, with an updated frame, that is now stiffer, capable of taking 27.5 x 2.6 tyres, 1x specific design, 150mm of suspension travel, it will be a great choice for riders who like to pop off jumps, rail corners and throw the bike around on the trails.

Available on 0% finance

Contact the shop today today for more information.