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Mavic Frost winter shoes in stock!

Even with a full complement of winter clothing, our extremities are still susceptible to the cold. Regardless of whether we have a warm body and legs, if our face, hands and feet are feeling the chill, cycling is miserable – and in particular, feet. The body naturally channels heat and blood flow to the important parts of the body, so it is up to ourselves to ensure our feet are well looked after.

Mavic Frost

Fortunately, those clever chaps at Mavic have come up with the Mavic Frost – their take on the winter cycling shoe. The Frost features fully waterproof construction, featuring a GORE-TEX membrane that acts as a breathable, waterproof barrier around the foot. This is important as cold moisture within the shoe can be a main cause of cold toes and feet whilst cycling. The Frost also has a neoprene ankle gusset that helps keep out the water and maintain warmth without restricting flexibility and movement.

In addition to these winter features, the Frost features several of the features found in Mavic’s high end shoes such as their Ergo Fit 2D insole, Energy Composite Outsole that creates a light and thin outsole without losing power transfer, and three reliable hook and loop straps.

The downside is that Mavic Frost boots aren’t easy to get hold of in smaller sizes, and women are especially prone to cold feet. Fortunately, Cycle Art has a good range of sizes in the Mavic Frost in store.

All year round rider Chris is currently using a pair – so expect a full review on our review website shortly.

Turbo Trainer Sale

Kurt Kinetic Rock n Roll

We all do it. Hours upon hours of staring at the garage door or out the window of the spare room. Countless miles of cycling yet never getting anywhere. Some of us have headphones. Some, a TV on the wall. Others occupy their mind by staring at the numbers being spat back at them by their computer. Regardless of how, why or where, it’s an unnecessary evil – but one that can make the difference between a good season and bad.

As the weather goes from bad to worse, and with warnings of the heaviest snow in decades, more of us will be taking to the turbo rather than risking the elements.

Never fear – Cycle Art has a great range of turbo trainers to make your indoor training that little more bearable. Not only that, we’ll be doing 15% off RRP until Christmas.

Our range of turbo trainers includes:

Tacx ivortex
Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll RRP B#465.00 Sale B#395.00
Tacx IVortex – RRP B#575.00 Sale B#489.00
Tacx IFlow – RRP B#450.00 Sale B#382.00
Tacx Flow – RRP B#379.00 Sale B#322.00
Tacx Booster – RRP B#260 Sale B#221.00
Tacx BlueMotion – RRP B#200.00 Sale B#170.00
Minoura Live Ride 340 – RRP B#200.00 Sale B#170.00
Tacx Bluematic – RRP B#160.00 Sale B#136.00
Minoura B60 – RRP B#129.00 Sale B#110.00

So, whilst you might have to suffer on your turbo trainer, your wallet doesn’t need to suffer quite as much.

Turbo Trainers

Tacx FlowTo some, the turbo trainer represents the most evil of all contraptions, a daily reminder of how winter prevents some of us from training outside. To others, it is a important weapon in their training arsenal, key to allowing specific targeted training sessions without having to worry about road conditions, traffic and weather. The turbo is ideal for working on pedaling technique, using as a warm up tool, and for training during the winter avoiding dangerous, slippy roads or riding at dusk or in dark conditions.

We don’t recommend you spend all winter couped up in the garage on the turbo trainer – far from it. Riding outside is good for the soul and improves road handling. However, we are also aware that the turbo trainer has it’s uses and is a necessary evil.

At Cycle Art, we stock Tacx turbo trainers and rollers. Tacx offer a range of trainers and rollers to suit all budgets, and is one of the industry innovators that allows riders to train with power for very little money.

Flow ComputerTacx Flow
There is no doubt that training with power is the most accurate way of improving your ability on the bike. It allows a targeted, specific and consistent method of measuring your ability and progression. However, power meters are expensive, complicated and require lots of attention and calibration. The Flow, marketed as what Tacx call an “ergotrainer”, is a fantastic way of getting into training with power, providing a reasonably accurate baseline and the ability to train within set parameters with little fuss and no real technical know how. The Flow uses an electro brake system with 6 magnets that provides a maximum resistance of 800 watts. For training purposes, you can set the Flow to a set power output and depending on your effort the Flow adjusts the resistance accordingly. A handlebar mounted computer displays various readings including speed, power, heart rate, distance and cadence and allows you to adjust the resistance. The Tacx Flow retails at B#380 and is in stock now at Cycle Art. We also have one out on the shop floor for customers to try out.

Tacx Booster being used to warm up onTacx Booster
The Booster is something you will have already seen, but not realised. It is the turbo trainer of choice for many Pro Tour teams and can usually be seen being used by riders as they warm up and warm down for races. It is also the official warming-up trainer of the Olympic Games and the UCI World Championships. At B#260.00, the Booster is the ideal turbo trainer for a long winter of preparation for racing and features sturdy frame construction and a handlebar mounted resistance selector with 10 settings. The magnet on the Booster is so strong so it offers more resistance (1050 watts) than most trainers at this price point.

Tacx Blue Motion
The “Blue” range is Tacx’s entry level trainers, with the Blue Motion being the top of that range. The Blue Motion has many of the features of more expensive trainers including a handlebar mounted resistance selector, sturdy construction and a powerful Neodymium magnet brake system capable of 950 watts resistance but for a very affordable B#200.

Whilst we recommend you get out on your bike as much as you can over the winter, when the need arises for a new turbo trainer, we can advise you on which turbo is most suitable for your needs.

Lezyne LED Demo Suitase

Lezyne SuitcaseThose nice people at Lezyne have given us a suitcase full of beautifully made LED lights to demonstrate to anyone wanting to stay safe and visible on the roads this winter. The suitcase contains the full range of Lezyne LED lights, from their B#13 Femto lights up to their B#165 1200 lumen Mega Drive.

Lezynebs range of LED lights are extremely well made, as youbd expect from a German company, manufactured using aluminum casings to both dissipate heat and provide a more robust unit. In particular, the higher end Mega Drive and Deca Drive lights have extruded casings, which not only look good, but also help keep the heat down so the high capacity LEDs do not overheat.

Lezyne Deca Drive & Mega DriveRegardless of what type of riding you do, Lezyne have a suitable light. For occasional use, the cute and compact Femto drive is the perfect unit for visibility. For commuting, the Zecto Drive, Micro Drive and Hecto Drive lights are the perfect solution, and for those wanting to go off road or on unlit country roads the Super Drive XL, Mega Drive and Deca Drive front lights will light the way.

The full range in the suitcase for demonstration purposes includes:

b” Zecto Drive Pro Font
b” Zecto Drive Front & Rear
b” Femto Drive Front & Rear
b” Femto Drive Front & Rear
b” Hecto Drive Front & Rear
b” Micro Drive Front & Rear
b” Mini Drive XL Front
b” Super Drive XL Front
b” Power Drive XL Loaded Kit
b” Mega Drive
b” Deca Drive

At Cycle Art, we want to ensure you get the right kit. So, if you want to test any of the lights in the Lezyne suitcase, leave a B#10 deposit per light and you can test it. If you then choose to buy a light, webll knock that B#10 off your purchase.

Autumn Riding – the crossover between Summer and Winter

Autumn LeavesWe all know winter is on the way. You donbt need a fancy iPhone app to see that the nights are drawing in, the temperatures are dropping, and the weather is changing. However, it isnbt actually winter yet b so what do you do differently in Autumn to Winter?

This time of year the temperatures are still reasonably mild, especially in the middle of the day. We donbt need Winter clothes just yet. Winter clothes tend to be heavily insulated, extremely thick, and actually far too warm for this time of year. In particular, winter gloves are bulky and heavily insulated.

Dress Accordingly
We call this btemperature managementb. Just because winter is coming, doesnbt mean you need to leave the house dressed like a cycling yeti every day. Similarly, just because yesterday was mild, it doesnbt mean today will be too. Top tips:

b” Dress to be slightly chilly as you leave and youbll be warm after 10-15 minutes
b” Check the weather forecast the night before
b” Get your kit ready the night before
b” Check the weather forecast again in the morning
b” Use an external thermometer and check it before setting off
b” Have a wide range of cycling clothing for all eventualities
b” Look after your Autumn kit and you can use it in Spring
b” If you are riding to work and there is no where to dry your cycling gear, consider a second set for riding home in

The ideal set up for this time of year would be:

b” Long sleeve base layer
b” Long sleeve windproof layer
b” A gilet
b” Tights
b” Underhelmet Cap
b” Socks & Overshoes
b” Long finger gloves

Base Layer
Base Layers
This time of year, layers are key. As the temperature is changeable, you remove or add layers depending on the weather. A good base layer is a fantastic place to start as this keeps you warm but also wicks away the sweat. It will also act as the foundation to rest of your kit.

Long Sleeves & Tights
Unless youbve booked a training camp to Mallorca, itbs definitely time to put the short sleeve jerseys and bib shorts away until next year. Keeping your arms and legs warm is key to avoiding injury. Cold legs will result in pulled muscles and unpleasant riding. According to Doctor Andy Pruitt of the Boulder Centre of Sports Medicine b bbelow 18 degrees cover your kneesb. See what he did there?

Leg, Arm and Knee Warmers
As winter tights might be too warm and shorts too cold, a good set of leg warmers or knee warmers is probably a good idea. You may also be riding with a jersey and a gilet, in which case arm warmers would be a good idea too.

Socks and overshoes
Socks alone will not keep your feet completely warm, especially if you are prone to poor circulation or cold extremities in the first place. Something like a Mavic Thermo sock is a good starting place, with a good knitted overshoe such as the Castelli Belgium Booties.

Gloves
Long finger. No question. Riding without gloves does not make you hard. Nor do is make you bEurob. Nor is it clever. As the bodybs temperate drops, it reduces circulation to your extremities in order to keep blood flowing to your major organs. If you fall off (which is more likely on slippery roads) your hand will have nothing to protect it. Webd recommend a good Autumn/Spring glove such as the Mavic Spring Race glove or the Castelli Lightness glove.

Gilet
Gilet
Pronounced bjeelayb (French for bvestb), this is one of the most useful pieces of clothing in the cyclistbs kit bag. On milder days, the gilet is perfect for the start of the ride until it warms up, and then it can be removed and put in the jersey pocket. It is also good for putting on when descending after a long climb. Mavic and Castelli both offer a good range of gilets but the pick of the bunch has to be the Castelli Gabba. If itbs good enough for Dan Martin and David Millarb&

Underhelmet Cap
Keeping your head warm is important b cold ears and head can leave you in pain all day, and the peak will keep the rain, low sun and sweat out of your eyes. It is also easily removed if you get too warm. Speaking of the low sun b be careful as it hampers drivers visibility.

Lightweight Jacket
At this time of year, jackets donbt need to be warm enough to go snowboarding in. They do have to be windproof, and preferably waterproof. It is also a good idea to carry a waterproof shell that can be packed away into a jersey pocket.

Be safe b be seen
If you are commuting, this time of year still requires a high vis jacket in a bright colour such as yellow or orange. By Winter, it will probably be dark for your commute and a night vision jacket will be more appropriate. These tend to have more reflective panels on that a standard high vis, and light up in driverbs headlights.

Lezyne Zecto Drive
Lights
It might not be dark yet, but it can get overcast, misty and dull, and if you have a puncture or mechanical, which delays your ride, it may start to get dark. Ensure your bike has at least some lights on just in case. We have the full range of Lezyne LED lights in stock, of which the Zecto Drive rear light is proving most popular.

Tyre Pressures
Drop them b more rubber on the road means more grip. Watch out for slippery leaves. Look where you WANT to go rather than where you DONbT want to go.

As you can see, far from being an extension of Winter, Autumn has itbs own very important set of riding conditions and considerations. If you have any questions, or need to kit yourself out for Autumn (and indeed Winter), please pop up and see us at Cycle Art. Webll be only too happy to help.

Cycle Art's Winter Bike Buying Guide

Webve already published a winter guide but with this second guide, we look at winter bikes in a little more detail. At Cycle Art, we have one or two great solutions for a riding in the winter.

Ridley Xbow Winter Bike

Ridley X-Bow
The first option is currently our most popular winter bike, the Ridley X-bow. Ridleybs X-Bow is actually a bcross bike, but those clever people from Belgium have fitted all sorts of rack mounts to make it a thoroughly practical machine for winter riding and commuting. It has the clearance required for fat tyres and mudguards, and a frame that is built for off road so you can ride the trails and cycle paths as well as on the road. The X-Bow comes in several versions b the B#870 Sora equipped v-brake X-Bow 20, the B#1095 105 disc brake X-Bow 10 Disc, or the non disc X-Bow 10 for the same price. For winter riding and commuting, we recommend the Sora disc model (unless you are planning on racing some ‘cross in which case the V brake model may be more suitable) with Tortec reflector mudguards (B#35), a set of 28mm Scwhalbe Marathon Plus tyres (B#33 each) or Durano Plus tyres (B#38 each) and a really good set of lights. Ordinarily, if you buy a bcross bike and wish to swap the bcross tyres for road tyres we would simply swap the tyres with no charge.

Sabbath SeptemberSabbath September & Sabbath Silk Route
Another option we would recommend is one of our titanium Sabbath winter ready bicycles such as the Sabbath September or the Sabbath Silk Route. Both have mudguard mounts and both have good tyre clearance. There are several differences between the Silk Route and September that are worth considering. The September is fitted with M5 pannier mounts for loads of up to 25kg and has enough clearance to comfortably accommodate 28mm tyres with mudguards fitted. The Silk Route takes things one step further with M6 pannier mounts for loads of up to 35kg, and can accommodate 38mm tyres with mudguards fitted. Another couple of important differences are that the September comes fitted with a carbon fork (better for pure road riding) whereas the Silk Route has a Surly fork for carrying front pannier luggage, and whilst the September has calliper brake mounts for standard road brakes the Silk Route has cantilever mounts for more clearance. A typical September build with Shimano 105 would start from B#1999 and a Silk Route with Deore LX would be a similar price. However, as with all Cycle Art bikes, your budget and imagination is the only limit as to what we can build for you.

Giant Defy
The Giant Defy is a multi-test winning road bike that with a little adjustment can also make a good winter bike, albeit with 23mm tyres only. The Defy can be fitted with either Giantbs own Defy mudguards or Tortecbs Reflector guards. If you were to take this route, webd recommend putting Clementbs excellent Strada tyres on or a set of 23mm Duranos.

If you have any questions regarding buying a winter bike, or indeed making your current bike winter-proof, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01661 835 603 or email info@cycle-art.co.uk.

Cycle Art's Winter Guide

Benjamin Franklin famously said, bBy failing to prepare, you preparing to fail.b Winter is around the corner and if you want to commute by bike, train through the winter, or join your friends on club runs, you need to be prepared for the winter months. And remember, winter miles equals summer smiles. Cycle Art has put together a brief but helpful winter guide to help prepare you for the shorter days, longer nights and colder weather.

Ridley Xbow Winter Bike

Get a Winter Bike
If you don’t already have a winter bike, it might be worth while getting one. Whilst it is possible to “winterise” your bike, it’s useful to have a bicycle that is set up to do the job. This prevents unnecessary wear and tear on your “good” bike, and allows you to hang up the carbon race bike until the summer keeping it dry and safe. We’d recommend a Ridley Xbow. Although the Xbow is a cyclo-cross bike, it has mounts for mudguards, plenty of clearance and is ideal for our British winter weather and road conditions. It can also go off road if your commute needs to.

MudguardsMudguards
Therebs a common misconception that mudguards arenbt cool and are noisy. However, being wet, cold and miserable or covering your mates with spray and mud is definitely not cool and well fitting mudguards are not noisy. Mudguards are important for several reasons. Firstly, youbll keep your legs and backside dryer, which will make rides a lot more comfortable and reduces the chance of muscular injury. Secondly, mudguards keep your bike cleaner, and can help increase the lifespan of your bicycle and itbs components. Thirdly, your riding companions will thank you for using them b riding in a group without mudguards is selfish! If your bike already has mounts and sufficient clearance, we have a range of Tortec reflector mudguards. If your bike doesnbt have mounts, this isnbt a problem, as clip on mudguards such as SKS Raceblades or Raceblades long in various sizes will suit most bikes.

Durano TyreTyres
Punctures are a pain at the best of times. Itbs even worse trying to change a tube at the side of the road in winter. Unfortunately, you are more likely to puncture in the winter, so now would be a good time to hang up your 23mm race tyres and swap them for some serious winter rubber. We recommend the Clement Strada, the Schwable Durano and Durano Plus, or the bombproof Schwable Marathon. Webd recommend at least a 25mm, and if your frame has the clearance, a 28mm. Continental Gatorskins are also pretty tough, and we have those in stock too.

Saddle Bag & Tools
You should be carrying tubes, tyre levers, a pump and multi-tool anyway, but in the winter it really is essential. With the bad weather there is a higher possibility of a mechanical issue, so a couple of good quality spare tubes, tyre levers, a pump capable inflating to a high pressure, and a multi-tool with a chain breaker is a very good idea. Make life easier by putting them into a saddlebag and store it on your winter bike permanently and donbt leave home without it. Webd recommend the range of Lezyne saddlebags, tools and tyre levers, and multi-tools from either Lezyne or Fat Spanner. Webd also recommend carrying some gaffer tape and a tyre boot for fixing slashes or any manner of mishaps.

Pump
Mini pumps look cool and are lightweight, but in the winter you might not be so happy at the roadside working away frantically with a tiny pump. Webd recommend a frame pump if it fits, as it will inflate your tyres quicker. CO2 canisters are also a very good option.

voltLights
Lights are important for 2 reasons b firstly to see where you are going and secondly, so you are visible to other road users. Even if you are not planning on riding in the dark, the winter in the UK can bring with it some gloomy, overcast days where visibility will be poor. Not only that, if you do have a mechanical, you might get caught out. There are two main types of lights b those that help you see and those that make you visible. Webd recommend:

b” a good quality rechargeable light on the front such as the Lezyne Deca Drive (800 lumens) or Cateye Volt 1200 (1200 lumens)
b” a back up LED light on the front such as a Lezyne Micro Drive or Cateye Uno
b” a good quality rear light such as the Lezyne Micro Drive or Cateye Volt 50
b” a back up rear LED light such as the Femto Drive or Cateye Nima
b” a helmet mounted light

For urban riding webd also recommend a side facing LED to increase visibility at junctions and roundabouts such as Cateye loop light.

Castelli High VisHigh Vis
If you donbt think high vis can be stylish b think again. Mavic and Castelli have some fantastic looking high vis clothing. Regardless, webd prefer to be alive and look silly than be dead and well dressed. The more visible your clothing, the more visible to other road users you are. Webd recommend at the very least a jacket in bright colours with reflective detailing. If you have a ruck sack, itbs a good idea to get hold of a high vis ruck sack cover.

Keep Warm
Sounds silly but youbd be amazed how many people go out riding in the winter in shorts, with no gloves and nothing under their helmet. Itbs not big, itbs not clever and itbs not cool. Actually, it is cool b very cold in fact. Ensure you have a good set of winter base layers, outer clothes, jackets, warmers, gloves, buffs, under helmet headwear, socks, overshoes, glasses and suitable shoes for the winter. It will keep you warmer, dryer, safer and make your winter riding far more enjoyable. We have a wide range of winter clothing from Mavic and Castelli that will help you get geared up for the cold and wet. Hypothermia is not funny.

Keep it clean
A clean bike lasts longer. Why? Riding in the winter places stress on the moving parts because grit and grime damages components. Ideally, you should clean your bike after every ride. That way you will prevent parts rusting and the next time you ride you will not have grit and grime in the components. You can use a bucket and hot water with washing up liquid but we do offer a range of specialist cleaning products from Fenwicks, Muc-Off and Hope. Little and often is the key b especially when roads are gritted.

Fenwicks LubeLube It
Cleaning it is fine, but cleaning products will strip the grease and lubrication off the bike that is required to keep moving parts from seizing or wearing prematurely. We would recommend a wet lube during the winter, although if you are prepared to regularly clean and relube then a good quality dry lube would also suffice. We stock a range of good quality wet and dry lubricants from Fenwicks.

Check your chain
Your chain will naturally stretch with riding but in the winter this can be worse. Itbs a good idea to use 2 chains and swap them over every 1000km. Why? The cassette (your rear cogs) wear at the same rate as your chain, so leaving it until your chain wears out you will probably need to replace the cassette (and sometimes the front chainrings too), which can be a very expensive proposition. If you swap your chains over regularly it will massively increase the life of your cassette and chainrings. Buy a chain checker and regularly check your chain wear.

Keep on top of your bike
In the winter, your bike parts wear quicker. Keep an eye on your brake pads and tyres to ensure they are not worn. If you do puncture, check the tyre isnbt ripped or worn, as getting stuck miles from home in the dark isnbt pleasant.

Take a phone and some cash with you
Sounds silly, but if your bike does break down and a road side repair is not possible, you will need to consider firstly how you will get home and secondly you will need to let loved ones know you are safe. Keep spare money in your saddlebag at all times and always take a mobile phone with you.

Monthly Newsletter – September

Cycle Art will soon be introducing a monthly newsletter that you will be able to sign up for. You will be able to receive all the latest exciting shop news, offers and industry tidbits to your mailbox. In the meantime (whilst we’re waiting on the techy people to do their thing), we’re posting the September issue here on the website. Enjoy!

Cervelo R3 Dark2014 Cervelos
Cervelo has always made some of the most desirable road bikes available, and for a short time only they have made them cheaper too. To make way for exciting new R3 and R5 models, Cervelo have introduced a limited “Dark Edition” version of their R3. “What’s so great about that?” we hear you ask. It’s not an R3. It’s an R5 disguised as an R3. Whilst the 105 equipped bike is already out of stock, you can still get hold of a SRAM Force 22 equipped Cervelo R3 (an R5 frame with an R3 sticker on) for B#2999. Bearing in mind last year’s R5 frame was B#3499, the R3 Dark is B#500 less as a full bike! Be warned though – they are selling fast and are only available in limited sizes so if you are interested, get in touch as soon as you can.

We also have a limited supply of 105 equipped Cervelo R3 bikes using last year’s R3 frameset – these are available for B#1999.

Yellow Ticket SaleYellow Ticket Sale
It’s that time of year where all the shiny new bikes are coming through, so we have a glut of 2013 bicycles to sell. Why not get yourself a bargain whilst you can! We have a range of bikes including a high end Colnago C59 Italia with a Campagnolo Record groupset and a Giant TCR Advanced SL2 with full SRAM Red. We have a range of Ridley bikes including 2 lightweight Helium road bikes both with Ultegra groupsets. We also have a few pairs of 2012 Fi’zi:k shoes on sale including some R1 Uomo down from B#299 to B#255. For more information on our yellow ticket sale and the bikes available for sale, please visit our Yellow Ticket Sale page.

Vuelta CookiesLa Vuelta a Espana 2013
With the Giro d’Italia and Le Tour de France out of the way, only 1 grand tour remains unsettled – La Vuelta a Espana. Often seen as the poorer sibling of the Italian and French offerings, with it’s sun scorched mountain climbs and white villages La Vuelta is unique and beautiful in it’s own way. It is also usually the most exciting and demanding. More often than not it is contested mainly by Spanish GC contenders but this year, American Chris Horner and Irishman Nicholas Roche are in the running for a good position as well as the usual suspects such as Purito, Valverde and company. We’d obviously prefer if either Garmin Sharp or Lotto Belisol had a GC contender so advertising our bikes would be easier but such is life!

So, why not pop up to Cycle Art, have a freshly ground Caffe Praego coffee and home baked cake and watch the race live on our widescreen TV? Even better, why not try one of our home made Vuelta cookies which are hand decorated in either the leader’s red jersey, climber’s blue polka dot jersey or sprinter’s green jersey!

Parts Bin
Lots of exciting bits and pieces have come in including:

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40

  • Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 full carbon clincher wheels – B#1800 pair
  • Custom carbon fibre chainrings – starting at B#45.00 each
  • Arte Selle titanium saddles, super light and very comfortable – B#80
  • Token anodised parts in various colours including skewers, head caps & adjuster barrels – starting at B#5
  • Clement Strada tyres back in stock at B#30 each
  • ISM saddles – starting at B#85
  • SRAM Red and Force 22 drivetrains

Castelli winter clothingGet ready for winter with Cycle Art
No one wants to hear it, but the sad fact is winter is looming large. If you are planning on commuting by bike, training, or riding through the winter months you need to be able to see and be seen, keep warm and dry, and have the right bike for the conditions.

Cycle Art has a range of winter ready clothes from Castelli and Mavic and a large range of lights from Lezyne to ensure you are safe and comfortable when the nights draw in and weather deteriorates.

If you’re looking for the ideal winter training bike we can build up a Sabbath September or Silk Route based on your exact requirements. If you’d prefer something that can go anywhere and do anything then we have a great range of cross bikes from Ridley including the 2014 Xbow and a few 2013 models in limited sizes. If you are needing luggage, we can take you across the road to Bicycle Repair Man!