Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tour de France 2013

tour de france Showing throughout the duration of the race will be the 2013 Tour de France. With British rider Chris Froome the hot favorite and British National road race champion Mark Cavendish going for the green sprinters jersey it is a great time to be a British cycling fan. We have the Tour on live every day on our big screen at Cycle Art. Come and join us and take a seat with a coffee and some home made cake for the Tour live.

Quarq cranks

Quarq cranks Are you getting the most out of your training and racing? The best way to measure your performance is by using a powermeter. These devices take all of the guesswork out of your efforts and hrlp you make sure you are doing the right amount of work every time you ride. They are also great tools for testing kit and positional changes. Lots of factors can affect heart rate which can be a useful indicator of how hard you are working but there are many variables that can change it. Power is the most accurate way to train and race, indeed many of the Protour riders will be using a powermeter of some sort on their bikes. We are Quarq stockist here at Cycle Art and with a British Cycling Road and Time Trial coach on the staff we can guide you as to what is the best set up for you

Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Prepared food is available from 10am until 2.30 pm on weekdays and all day saturday. Coffee and cake we can manage any time.

Selle Italia ID Match

selle italia id matchAre you sitting comfortably? A question we are constantly asked here at Cycle Art is “which saddle is best” This is one of the hardest questions to answer in cycling as the saddle is the most intimate and personal part of your bike. It all starts with a good bike fit which we can offer across the road in Bicycle Repair Man. Once you are happy your set up is good then you can start trying different saddles. Selle Italia developed the ID Match system to help you choose the right size and shape saddle for you. The measuring process takes about 15 minutes and using the ID Match software we can then help you select the best saddle for you. Having tested it myself it is a system I would recommend. For many years I never got on with Selle Italia saddles having tried the Flite models, it turns out I was on the wrong shape saddle all along. I tried the SLR as recommended by the ID Match system and found it to be a very nice place to sit. I could even be tempted to switch from my favorite Arione from Fizik. We have an extensive range of test saddles to try for a B#10 deposit for a week from Selle Italia, Fizik and ISM so come along for a test ride. If you choose to buy a saddle we will knock the B#10 deposit of whichever you buy.

Fracino coffee machine

Fracino-Espresso-Machines-UK Our brand spanking new coffee machine has just arrived! We can now offer americano, cappuccino, latte, espresso and flat white coffee with freshly ground beans. Looks like today we will be mostly drinking lots of different coffee so excuse us if we appear hyperactive.

Lazer helmets

18.6 001 Since opening Cycle Art we have found that demand of high end high quality helmets has shot up. We already stock Kask-as used by Team Sky, Met as used by Milan San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek, Mavic as used by Cofidis and now we have added Lazer as used by Lotto Belisol in the pro tour. We have a wide selection of sizes and colours to try on including aero helmets such as the Kask Bambino and Met Pac VII. So if you want to go faster or just look a bit cooler come and try some.


Coppiberg When we started this new venture we didnt anticipate how well the cafe would be received. Most of the food we sell is made in the shop by Pam and if you are here in the morning the shop is often filled with the smell of freshly baked cakes. We like to make themed cakes like this Italian themed Coppiberg so if you have any ideas for a cake them why not send us an email to or use the contact form on the website.

Cycle Art Launches New Website

Welcome to the Cycle Art website, designed and developed by Stay Classy Creative in Newcastle.

Brought to you by the people behind Bicycle Repair Man, Cycle Art is the North Eastbs latest and most unique bicycle outfitter.

For more information, please get in touch or even better, visit the shop, have a coffee and some signature Mondrianberg cake, and have a look around to see how we are different.