Like many bike shops over the last 12 months we have been busy, very very busy. This has not stopped us seeking new brands to add to our portfolio however. The latest edition to the range is BMC bikes of Switzerland. We have long been admirers of BMC so when the opportunity came up to stock them we jumped at the chance. BMC have always produced some innovative and striking looking bikes that stand out from the crowd, no mean feat in today’s look-alike market. The quality of finish is excellent and you can tell these bikes are designed by designers who actually ride bikes, surprisingly rare these days.
We have a selection of models in stock including this handsome BMC Unrestricted, we also have some BMC Roadmachines and BMC E-bikes with more stock on the way soon. We will be adding to the range as new models come available so keep an eye on our facebook page or what this space. Facebook is updated more often to be honest. Must try harder.
Cycle Art has long been the place to come for titanium bikes in the north of England. We already have established brands Reilly Bikes and Sabbath and we are now pleased to announce the arrival of Litespeed Bikes. Litespeed have long been the benchmark for quality titanium frames and have even produced parts for NASA-they are the best of the best. If you would like us to help you choose you next bike come and see our wide range of titanium frames and see if we can make your dream bike come true.
We always strive to offer some of the finest cycling brands and products here at Cycle Art so to that end we recently built this beautiful Sarto Seta. The frame is bespoke with stunning chrome effect paint and to complete the project we had a custom finish seat post, bar and stem complete with a custom Sarto saddle. The frame is Sram Etap specific with no holes or guides for gear cables so the finish is super clean. Sarto produce an small number of frames a year so if you want something unique, dont mind waiting for your dream bike and have the means then come and talk to us.
Reilly Bikes based in Suffolk are producing some very fine bikes indeed and their latest creation is one of the best yet. The Gradient was launched to glowing reviews and since we built a frame up has been one of the most admired bikes in the shop, and their is plenty of competition. It may be a cliche but the pictures really dont do it justice.
The Reilly Gradient built with butted titanium tubing could be one bike for almost everything. There is plenty of tyre clearance for off road adventures, it is light enough for the club run, tough enough to tour on and pretty enough to admire for many years. The rear features direct mount brake fittings and bolt through axles, cables are mostly internal with some very neat fittings to take the brake hoses through the frame. The bottom bracket is a user Frame prices start from £1400 and within reason we can build you anything you want around one of these frames. Custom finishes and custom geometry are also possible if you wish.
So just how good are the latest generation of carbon wheels? Rather than take our word for it or rely on reviews you can find out for yourself. We have a set of the excellent Knight Composites 35 and a set of the new Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL wheels available to demo. For a fee of £50 we will fit these wheels to your bike, fit the appropriate brake pads and set your gears up then you can go and ride them all day. If you decide to buy some we will knock the fee of whatever you buy. The Knights retail at £1650 and the Mavics retail at £1350. Both sets of wheels come with excellent warranty back up, both sets are very well put together and both are wheels that we would be happy to recommend. Give us a call to book your test ride on 01661 835603.
Its official, gravel bikes are a thing and brands like Cervelo and Ridley have some of the finest gravel bikes on offer today.
So what is a gravel bike? Is it a cross bike with a smoother tyre? Is it a road bike with a bigger tyre? The answer is both and neither. Gravel bikes could be the one bike to rule them all with the longer more stable wheelbase of an endurance road bike, a lower bottom bracket than most CX bikes for a lower centre of gravity, disc brakes for stopping in all conditions plus other features they make excellent all rounders. The massive tyre clearance means you can ride on a bigger cushion of air and most come with a slim 27.2mm seat post to help take the sting out of the bumps.
Prices start from around £699 for a Giant Revolt and go up to £7500 for the super light Cervelo C5 featuring the lightest frame in its class and hydraulic Di2 running gear. Ridley also have a comprehensive range of gravel bikes in the X-Trail range starting from £1100 on aluminium frames and carbon bikes starting from £2299. We have probably the best range gravel bikes in the north east across our two shops so why not come along and see what gravel bikes are all about.
January is sale time and there are plenty of deals to be had in store. We have at least 20% off all Mavic winter clothing is stock, 20% off Castelli Cervelo clothing and a selection of 2015 bikes in stock to clear from Ridley and Cervelo. So whether you are looking for something warm for the winter or a new TT bike for the season come and see us.
After a brief absence Look are returning to Northumberland with their stunning bikes and cutting edge design. Look have always been at the forefront of cycling technology as the inventors of the first successful clip in pedal (1984), producers of one of the first carbon frames (1986), a pioneer of aero road bikes (1990) and holders of many patents for their ground breaking designs. The first to arrive is the new Look 765. Using flax fibres in the frame and employing their own unique tube shapes. Look have always produced stunning looking-sorry-bikes that will always feature the trademark mondrian logo somewhere. All of us here at Cycle Art either own or have owned a Look at some point, a fact which speaks volumes for the brand.