Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas Opening Hours

Happy Christmas from all at Cycle Art!

Just so you know, Cycle will be closed on the following days:

Wednesday 25th December
Thursday 26th December
Wednesday 1st January

Aside from the above dates, we are open for business as normal.

Stocking filler ideas from Cycle Art

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like us, the thought of trailing around department stores and shopping centres to the sound of Slade fills you with dread! However, if you happen to be married to a cyclist, or you’re a cyclist looking to drop a hint, here’s a selection of stocking filler ideas, all available from Cycle Art!

Cycle Art stocking fillers

1. Garmin Edge 510 – B#250 for the headunit only
The new Garmin Edge 510 has all the features of the very popular Edge 500, but with a few added features including a full colour touchscreen, completely redesigned software, Bluetooth communication with your smart phone (for instant upload to Garmin Connect, weather and the ability for others to track your rides online), and faster and more accurate satellite communication thanks to adding GLONASS support. A big thumbs up from Cycle Art for the Edge 510 – a worthy upgrade!

2. Cateye Strada Slim – B#50
Not everyone needs heart rate, GPS, touch screen, and live tracking – and for those who want a simple but effective computer in a well designed and neat package, the Cateye Strada Slim is perfect. Measuring a tiny 47 x 32 x 12.5mm, weighing 12 grams the Strada Slim is a feature packed wireless computer that is perfect for those who don’t need GPS.

3. Lezyne Hecto Drive set – B#55
A great little light set for commuters and roadies who need a back up for when the light fades in the afternoon. With an output of 100 lumens at the front and 15 at the back, each with 5 different lighting modes, these well designed and hard wearing lights are both USB rechargeable and offer quick and easy tool-free installation in seconds.

4. Hope jockey wheels – B#35
Let’s face it, jockey wheels are boring – black and plastic! These Hope upgrades are machined from sold lumps of aluminium, anodized in a range of colours and best of all, they are made right here in the UK!

5. Crank Bros tyre lever – B#6
Ingenious! The Crank Bros tyre lever design means you only need to carry one tyre lever and it not only takes the tyre off, but it helps you put it back on too!

6. Castelli socks – B#various
EVERY man fears getting socks for Christmas. Unless they are made by Castelli of course! We have a wide range of Castelli socks ranging from their lightweight, wicking summer socks to their thick, wooly winter ones. Tell your granny to get these…

7. Fi’zi:k silicone seatpost rings – B#4.00
Available in various colours and 3 different sizes, these rings go on your seatpost just above the seatclamp and prevents the wet, mud and salt trickling down the inside of your seat tube into your bottom bracket. And they look quite cool, too.

8. Velo Culture gifts – B#various
Knecklaces, ear rings, belts, cufflinks, chains, and keyrings, all made locally and all made out of bike parts – chain links, tyres, cable and cable ends! Great little gifts that also helps a local business thrive!

9. Token bike bling – B#various
Some of us think the way our bike looks is important. Token offer a wide range of parts in various anodized colours including barrel adjusters, bottle cage bolts, headset spacers, skewers, crank bolts, headset caps and chain guides. You can quite literally colour code very aspect of your bike!

10. Caffe Praego ground coffee
For anyone who has had a coffee in Cycle Art, you’ll know just how nice Cafe Praego coffee is. Caffe Praego filter coffee is ethically sourced from some of the finest co-operatives in Central America and Africa, it is roasted and ground to perfection. Caffe Praego Supports the Point Foundation which is a registered charity (1126392) who look after orphans in Africa.

11. Cotton Caps – from B#15
Love them or hate them, cotton caps are a tradition of cycling. No Christmas stocking is complete without a cotton cap of some sort – just ask James!

12. Lezyne RAP tools – B#various
Lezyne have a habit of making some of the best engineered tools around, so much so that we use a lot of them in the shop and workshop. Their RAP mini tools are strong and reliable, and come in a range of sizes and configurations depending on what you want to carry with you.

13. Gift Vouchers
If, after all the above, you are still undecided, why not buy some Cycle Art gift vouchers. Available in denominations of B#10, these are the perfect (and easy) gift for Christmas.

New Cervelo R3 in store – special offer on existing R3 stock

New Cervelo R3New R3 in store

Whilst many Cervelo fans aspire to owning the Pro Tour proven R5 (or even the R5CA), in reality the more wallet-friendly R3 is more likely to be within reach. The R3 has long been the benchmark by which many lightweight road bikes are measured, and for 2014 Cervelo have released a new version of the highly popular bike.

Inheriting many features from the Project California and R5, the new R3 features Squoval3 tubing and internal cable routing, whilst retaining the BBRight bottom bracket and a super comfortable rear triangle that the old R3 was renowned for.

Finished in gloss black and blue with silver decals, the new R3 is also a departure from most current Cervelos, which are predominantly black, silver, red and white. Equipped with Shimano’s excellent 11 speed Ultegra groupset and the new black FSA SLK finishing kit, everyone in the shop agrees that the new R3 is a particularly handsome bike.

Stock prices are B#3100 for 11 speed Ultegra (which we have in stock), whilst a Di2 equipped Ultegra version will cost B#4200. Of course, at Cycle Art we can build a bike to any specification you like, so if you prefer your bikes with SRAM or Campagnolo, or wish to upgrade to Dura-Ace, it’s an option.

2013 Cervelo R32013 R3 Special Offer

Of course, when a new model comes in stock, it means there is always a deal to be done on the old model. Whilst we have them in stock, if you buy a current 2013 105 Cervelo R3 for B#1999, we will upgrade the wheels from the standard Shimano R500 to Mavic’s brilliant Cosmic Elite wheels for free – a B#400 wheel upgrade.

We have the 2013 R3 in the following sizes: 48, 51 and 58.

Full gallery of the new R3 here