Mavic Winter Clothing

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder so its time for the winter warmers to come out.
DSC_0007We have an extensive range of winter clothing in from Mavic to keep you warm and dry form head to toe. Perhaps the biggest development in technology over the last 20 years has been in the technical fabrics we use. Those of us that have ridden for long enough will remember wool tights to keep warm, nylon fronted jackets to keep the wind off and having to wear so many layers that we looked like michelin men when we set off for a bike ride. Thankfully today’s breathable waterproof fabrics, merino infused base layers and DWR coatings means those days are behind us.
Good winter clothing can turn a grim experience into an enjoyable ride. Warm hands mean you can still feel your gear and brake levers, warm feet mean you can still feel your pedals. A good gilet can do wonders to keep your torso warm. An often forgotten area is the base layer but this can make or break a winter outfit. A good base layer such as Mavic WarmRide range can help to wick moisture away from the skin keeping you dry and trap pockets of air close to the body which provide insulation. Layering is the key. Layers or even sleeves can be added or removed as the temperature dictates. DSC_0017
We have a range of garments for men and women so come along and try some for yourself. Winter miles mean summer smiles.

Parentini Mossa

v519a_retro It is that time of year again when the temperatures are starting to drop and the air is getting a bit damper. We are always on the lookout for quality brands at Cycle Art that are hard to find and that is where Parentini fit in. Their flagship garment is the Mossa jacket. The Mossa has a tailored cut made from four way stretch Windtex Stormshield fabric in a range of weights and colours, long and short sleeves. Highly breathable, water repellent and an excellent fit this is the garment that the Gabba strives to be. Sizing is on the small side like a lot of Italian kit but not quite as small as some. We have been testing these ourselves and they are excellent. come and choose yours today.

Parentini arrives at Cycle Art

We are always on the lookout for exclusive products and brands that are hard to find at the on-linev519a_retro behemoths or on the high street. Parentini is one of those brands. Parentini are a small family firm based in Italy and they produce all their own kit in house. We have been testing some of the kit ourselves including the Gabba beating Mossa jacket and we have been very impressed. The Mossa offers superior water proofing, market leading breath-ability and an excellent fit all at a lower price than the competition. We will also be part of the Parentini test programme so if you want to find out more come and try the kit for yourself.

Cervelo S5 MTN Qhubeka Team Bike

DSC_0839 Here at Cycle Art we get to play with some very nice bikes so it takes something very special to stop us in our tracks. Cervelo have released a very limited number of these S5 team bikes in the striking MTN Qhubeka team colours. Every item on this bike is as used by the pros, the only exception being clincher rather than tubular tyres as a concession to practicality. The bike has Ceramic Speed bearings at the headset and bottom bracket and also includes Rotors Inpower chainset to monitor your progress. The finishing kit is from 3T and the saddle is the popular SLR from Selle Italia. This really is one of the very finest bikes you will ever see. There are only 30 of these bikes released across Europe, we have one.

Kask Protone arrives

Protone At long last the highly anticiapted Protone helmets from Kask are now in stock. The Protone is the helmet of choice for Team Sky and although they wont put a figure on it they claim it is a significant improvement over the popular Mojito. The Protone passes all the appropriate safety standards including the tough Australian standard. They weigh in at a little over 200g and have excellent ventilation with the eco leather strap and soft pads ensuring a snug comfortable fit. They are visibly smaller on the head than the other helmets in the range and we have most colours in stock.

Frog bikes

main-zoomWe have some more new arrivals here at Cycle Art, this time it is something a little different. We all remember our first proper bike and the taste of freedom and exhilaration that it gave us. Indeed for many getting a bike became a life changing experience and set us on the path that made us the cyclists that we are today. Getting that first bike right is essential for the future development of the rider and that is why we are now stocking the very fine Frog bikes.
Frog Bikes is a small British company supporing independent retailers like ourselves who saw a need for quality kids bikes designed from the ground up rather then the afterthought they often become in many manufacturers ranges. They set out to create lightweight machines using components to fit smaller riders. So no stiff budget gripshifts, no heavy over built frames, no cumbersome suspension, just good quality bikes built for smaller people. They have even made sizing easy to work out. Take the inside leg measurement in centimetres and look for the corresponding model number-easy.
We have a selection of the hybrid type bikes in stock with the Team Sky drop bar bikes on the way soon. If you want to know more come and see us for a test ride or head to the Frog website.

Lightweight arrives at Cycle Art

20141111_104731 Here at Cycle Art we have always strived to offer the very finest that the world of cycling has to offer. When it comes to carbon wheels and frames there is one company that stands head and shoulders above the rest-Lightweight. Part of the Carbonsports group in Germany Lightweight have built a reputation for no compromise highly engineered carbon wheels and frames. Such is their reputation that when the world’s pros want to use these wheels they buy them just like you or I do. If you look closely at many of the disc wheels used by the top Pro Tour riders you will see the distinctive profile of a Lightweight Autobahn wheel despite what the decals say. These wheels are astonishingly light, beautifully made and in stock now at Cycle Art.
We also have the rare Urgestalt frameset in stock. These frames have a reputation for stiffness beyond that of almost anything else on the market. Urgestalt translates roughly as prototype or one of a kind. There will be very few of these frames imported into the UK so if you are looking to build your dream bike and would like to ride the like of which you are unlikely to see anyone else on then come and take a look at the Lightweight Urgestalt frameset.

Bont sale!

vaypor_blackWe have a small amount of Bont shoes in limited sizes that we are knocking 30% off. All the Bonts are heat mouldable to ensure the perfect fit.

We have the following shoes in the sale:

Vaypor was B#225 now B#157.50
Size 46 (blk)
Size 45 (blk)
Size 43 (wht)

A-Three was B#125 now B#87.50
Size 47
Size 45
Size 41
Size 40
Size 39
Size 38

Riot was B#100 now B#70
Size 45
Size 44
Size 42

Sub-9 was B#175 now B#122.50
Size 46
Size 44

Zero+ was B#275 now B#192.50
Size 44