Social & News.

Keep upto date with us on facebook, youTube, twitter its all out there but please pop in bring some cakes you never know we may even make you a brew, all depends if we have time like and you etc…..but come on that’s what its all about….social, blah, blah, blah…..we have a shop mountain bike ride on a Thursday night, open to all but it can get a bit techy…..easy riding till the trail points downhill then regroup & on to the next bit of downhill! we love to ride & welcome riders off all ablilities, you will get better its natural to evolve?  We also have some great community projects which we are about to launch so watch this space for details its gonna be massive….!!!

 

 

16/08/2016

OTE Sports nutrition products come in & try them

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Our sports nutrition range is naturally flavoured; we've not compromised on flavour for the sake of functionality! Our products have been developed to satisfy your taste buds, with no overwhelming flavours, no misleading descriptions, no compromise in functionality, and no let downs.

Goodness In = Greatness Out

We care what goes into our bodies and expect it to deliver. Our OTE Sports nutrition products are free from artificial sweeteners and colours, and have been developed to help you hydrate, fuel, perform or recover.

Dedication

We're not sales people; we're athletes and experts in nutrition. Customer service starts and ends with us, so if you want to know more about OTE Sports, our products or just have a chat about the weather, you can speak to us directly at the OTE bunker. We love to talk!

Proud To Be British

As they say, home is where the heart is. OTE Sports nutrition products are researched, designed, developed, manufactured and tested here in Great Britain. We strive to support the British sports industry and nurture home grown talent from ground level up. Bring out the bunting!

Transparency

Our mission is to make sports nutrition simpler; no marketing spin, just real, straightforward nutritional advice for all athletes.

Do What You Love

Love What You Do! OTE Sports is born from over twenty years of sporting passion; no matter where you push your limits-running, swimming, cycling, football or the gym-love every moment and let us share the passion together.

01/06/2016

Breaking news - States of Jersey Ebike scheme

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We're proud to be apart of the Newly launched States of Jersey Ebike scheme

Please call into the shop to find out more or alternatively click on the link below - 

http://www.gov.je/Environment/GreenerLifestyles/GreenerTravel/CyclingWalking/Pages/EBikeGrant.aspx

 

 

 

19/04/2016

Back in stock The King of Lubes Rock & Roll

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WHY ROCK "N" ROLL CHAIN LUBES ROCK!
The “King of Lubes” has three chain lubes: The EXTREME, 
ABSOLUTE DRY, and GOLD. All three are formulated to clean 
and lube at the same time when applied.
What's going on is this: The formulation goes deep down into 
the chain and traps any dirt. Then, with the energy of the chain freewheeling backwards, the dirt and grit floats to the surface so you can wipe it all off, leaving a new and clean application of lube inside the chain, where it’s needed. The lube down inside the chain creates a protective membrane to seal out dirt and moisture from the moving parts of the chain. As well as holding in place the best lube on the planet, for longer chain life, super smooth shifting
and pedaling. 

19/04/2016

2016 Haibike Xduro Trekking Rx

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XDURO Trekking RX

TREKKING ‐ Sporty ePerformance for everyday use & longer trips
The Trekking models are perfect for all riders who are looking for a bike for bike rides, longer tours and trips, but who do not want to miss out on the huge advantages of the sporty eTrekking bike in everyday life.

Multiple Award‐Winning Design

The XDURO design promises what the technology delivers: the Pedelecs are not oversized mountain bikes, nor are they shrunken motocross machines. They are consistent, well‐proportioned performance eBikes. Their design has won the iF Design Award and the Eurobike Award, and has also been awarded the Extra-
Energy test seal of approval. You get what you see!

XDURO Trekking RX - Equipment

Display

Bosch Intuvia multifunctional display with operation unit & push-assistance

Fork

Rock Shox Paragon TK, PopLoc, suspension: Solo Air (air), travel: 65mm, tapered

Rear derailleur

Shimano Deore XT 11 gear RD-M8000 Shadow Plus

Shiftlever

Shimano Deore XT M8000

Crankset

Xduro aluminium

Bottom bracket

integrated in Motor

Sprocket

Chain

Brake lever

Tektro Gemini with adjustable grip reach

Brakes

Tektro Gemini, hydraulic disc brake, 180mm

Tires

Schwalbe Energizer Tour, 40-622 Reflex, Presta valve

Rim

Rodi Black Rock Disc, alloy-double wall

Hub (front)

XLC EVO Disc

Hub (rear)

XLC Evo Disc

Saddle

Selle San Marco Milano

Front light

Haibike eHeadlight LED 60 Lux

Rear light

Trelock LS621 LED-rear light

Carrier

Fenders

SKS Chromoplastic fenders, rear spoiler and lamp

Sidestand

19/04/2016

NEW Freego Folding light

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Just arrived 

Brand new lightweight folding bike with battery contained within the frame

Weighing in at under 19kg, it makes it a very practical alternative to our best selling low step through folder

Battery

Lockable lithium-ion 36v 7.8Ah battery with Samsung cells concealed in the bike frame. On or off bike charging

Charge time

Full 3-5 Hours

Range

7.8Ah Battery – 15-25 miles with pedal assist

Speed

15.6mph (UK Law) maximum pedal assist from motor

Forks

Aluminium Alloy solid forks

Gears

3 Speed Shimano Nexus internal hub gears

Brakes

Tektro front disc and rear roller brakes

Saddle

Comfort Selle Royal saddle

Lighting

Front light and rear light are powered by the bike battery. New safety rear brake lights

Power

Front wheel hub, high torque, 250W Intelligent brushless motor

Speed Control Unit

5 speed variable power controller with LCD multi function display

 

12/02/2016

DiamondBack Heist 2.0 just arrived in stock.....

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Diamond back Heist 2.0 now in stock
The New HEIST 2.0 is trail ready, it features MYERS DNA frame design with relaxed geometry, 120mm travel Rockshox Recon Soloair forks, Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres and Shimano XT 20 speed drivetrain all for under £690
Heres a Great review from MBUK -

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/hardtail/product/review-diamondback-bikes-heist-2-0-27-5-16-49966/

02/02/2016

THE ALL NEW SANTA CRUZ HIGHTOWER 29er

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Hightower has the versatility to deal with whatever appears on the horizon.Running either proven 29" wheels or the new monster-truck 27.5”+ standard, Hightower seamlessly adapts to the trails and style you ride, no matter where you are in the world.

So the big question, 27.5+ or 29?

29
If straight line speed, rallying through rock gardens and sprinting out of turns is your bag, then 29” wheels are the big ticket. Upgrade to carbon rims and you have a precision instrument on your hands. 

27.5+
​When conditions get loose and the traction just ain’t there, you’ll want to reach for bigger tires. 27.5+ elevates Hightower to a whole different level, enabling you to rise above the pow, rail the soft spots and carry momentum where standard tires bog down.

No matter what size you run, geometry remains optimized thanks to a neat little “High/Low” setting on the upper link that flips to adjust bottom bracket height*.Hightower’s 67° head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought in any configuration.Meanwhile, 150mm of seat dropper, a water bottle mount, and internal routing reflect an armada of killer details.

135mm of VPP® travel is reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-syle linkage arrangement and swingarm design we reserve for the heaviest hitters in our model line up.The resulting package leaves Hightower standing head and shoulders above anything else out there. 

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frame, but weighs about 230 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off half a pound from the frame.

*Please note: 140mm fork comes standard on the 29” kits, and is exchanged for a 150mm version on the 27+ builds to keep the 67° head angle consistent.

FRAME FEATURES

135mm (5.3") VPP™ suspension
148mm Rear Axle Spacing
15mm thru-axle fork
27.5+ or 29" wheels
Bottle cage mount within front triangle fits piggyback shocks
Carbon C and Carbon CC frame options
Double sealed pivots for long bearing life
Integrated Headset (IS41; IS52)
Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
Threaded Bottom Bracket

 

http://www.santacruzbikes.co.uk/model/hightower-cc

25/01/2016

2016 models in stock now.............

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Here's a small selection of 2016 bikes which we have in stock!!
Come in & have a look at the great range we carry......

22/01/2016

2016 29" Ghost Tacana 3

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Tacana

The Tacana readies you to take on new challenges. A thoughtfully designed frame combined with 29“ wheels and reliable components deliver smooth riding for your mid-week workout, and the proven geometry keeps you comfortable for your longer weekend adventures as well. So get ready to conquer that next climb, and then hold on as you enjoy all the freedom and flow of the single track on the way back down. 

Spec Below - 

[frame] Tacana 29 alloy
[fork] SR Suntour XCM RL 100 mm
[handlebar] GHOST Low Rizer 720 mm 31.8
[rear derailleur] Shimano Deore 9-Speed
[front derailleur] Shimano FD-M370
[shifter] Shimano Altus SL
[crankset] Shimano FC 371 44-32-22
[cassette sprocket] Shimano CS-HG200 11-34
[brakes] Shimano 355 Disc 160 mm SMRT 20

Michelin Country Race R 2.10

[rims] Rigida Rival 21
Shimano HB-RM 33 QR
Shimano FH-RM 33 QR
[seatpost] GHOST light DC1 31.6 mm
[front travel] 100 mm
 

 

21/01/2016

Lapierre Shaper 100W InStock

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Fitness and pleasure! If the overriding point of cycling for you is to take part in a sport you enjoy and discover the local area, then the Shaper is made for you! Here, Lapierre technology is applied for the purposes of ergonomics, in order to ensure maximum rider comfort. Check the spec below - 

FRAME: SHAPER WOMEN ALLOY 6061
FORK: LAPIERRE RB-651AX STEEL
BOTTOM BRACKET: SHIMANO ABBUN100B22B L: 122.5MM
CRANKSET: SHIMANO AFCM171C888X3 48X38X28 170MM
STEM: LAPIERRE ADJUSTABLE TDS-C217-8 E: 105MM
SEATPOST: LAPIERRE SP-236 L: 350MM Ø: 27.2MM
HANDLEBAR: LAPIERRE AL-110PP W: 620MM B: 10° Ø: 25.4MM
FRONT DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO CLARIS FD2403BM 31.8MM
REAR DERAILLEUR: SHIMANO CLARIS ARD2400GS 8-SPEED
BRAKES: LEE CHI RC459  
SHIFTERS: SHIMANO CLARIS STR240RCA 3X8-SPEED
SADDLE: SELLE ROYAL SHADOW WOMEN ROYAL GEL
WHEEL: LAPIERRE D-WALL WITH CNC SIDE 700C 32H - SHIMANO AHBTX800BAL 32H - SHIMANO AFHTX800BZAL 32H  
SPROCKET: SHIMANO ACSHG2008232 8-SPEED 12-32T
TIRES: MICHELIN DYNAMIC SPORT 700X28

31/12/2015

Aaron Gwin part ways.... Would Giant be an option???

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So now the teams are changing where do you think the UCI World champion Aaron Gwin will be in 2016??? 

 

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/aaron-gwin-specialized-2016.html

#UCI #Aaron Gwin #Santa Cruz #Downhill

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/12/2015

Christmas Eve opening

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We will be closing at 12:00 on Christmas Eve.

Thanks for your custom this year & Merry Christmas to you all!!

24/11/2015

Charge Cooker 27Plus in stock now!!!

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Charge Cooker 27Plus in stock now!!!

27Plus. The new all-terrain standard.

The all-new Cooker adventure range is designed around 27Plus wheels, which blend the performance and speed of 29”, the simple aesthetics of 26” and the cushioning of a fat bike tyre. Featuring a single chainring set-up with wide ratio cassette, contemporary short stem, and hydro discs all round, our bikes are built to take whatever is thrown at them.

Pop into the shop or give us a call to find out more.....

http://www.aaronsbikes.com/brands

19/11/2015

Steve Peat Has Something To say

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Steve Peat has something to say click on the link below to find out!!

http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en/us/steve-peat-has-something-to-say

 

 

18/11/2015

Lapierre Audacio 100 Entry level bike

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Performance has never been so accessible! 

The Audacio is the symbol of Lapierre versatility. This light, efficient and accessible bike will enable you to ride more often and progress faster than you imagined possible. The road range’s entry-level model, your Audacio, will help you get further that you ever dreamed of.

ONLY £645

FRAME

AUDACIO ALLOY 6061

FORK

LAPIERRE CARBON - ALLOY Steerer

HEADSET

FSA ZS 4D 1" 1/8 + 5.3mm top cover

BOTTOM BRACKET

SHIMANO BBES300B21

CRANKSET

SHIMANO CLARIS FC2403C090XL 50x39x30 170mm (XS, S, M) / 175mm (L, XL, XXL)

STEM

LAPIERRE with LP cap 7° Ø: 31.8mm L: 90mm (XS, S) / 100mm (M) / 110mm (L) / 120mm (XL, XXL)

SEATPOST

LAPIERRE SP-3D1 Ø: 31.6mm L: 350mm

HANDLEBAR

LAPIERRE HB-CR12 40mm (XS) / 42mm (S, M, L) / 44mm (XL, XXL)

FRONT DERAILLEUR

SHIMANO CLARIS FD2403BL 34.9mm

REAR DERAILLEUR

SHIMANO CLARIS RD2400GS 8-Speed

BRAKES

PROMAX RC 481

SHIFTERS

SHIMANO CLARIS ST2403 3x8-Speed

SADDLE

SELLE ITALIA X1 BLACK / WHITE

WHEEL

MACH1 CFX 700C 32H - SHIMANO CLARIS HB2400BAL 32H - SHIMANO CLARIS FH2400BYBL 32H

SPROCKET

SHIMANO CLARIS CSHG508128P 11x28 8-Speed

TIRES

MICHELIN DYNAMIC SPORT 700x25

WEIGHT

10 Kg

SIZE

XS,S,M,L,XL,XXL
 

 

11/11/2015

New in Charge Plug 2

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The original single speed. Evolved.

The new Plug range uses new all-road geometry & fast rolling, large volume tyres that provide comfort, confidence & inspiring grip.

Every Plug features durable wheels, excellent groupsets & are rack & mudguard compatible, making them ready for the simplest of commutes or epic adventure.

Lightweight aluminium frame

Carbon disc fork

Shimano Claris 2×8 groupset

Cable disc brakes

Lightweight wheelset

Maxxis Roamer tyres

Charge saddle and tape

Pop into the shop for more info!!!

 

11/11/2015

New in 2016 Charge Grater 2

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Utility. Designed for the every day cyclist.

The Grater range of urban bicycles uses lightweight aluminium frames & reliable parts for riding in any weather. Durable wheels, puncture resistant tyres & anti-rust chains are just some of the features you will find across the range to help keep maintenance to a minimum.

Our award-winning saddles & grips are fitted to every model.

Lightweight aluminium frame

Aluminium disc fork

Wide ranging 2×9 Shimano gearing

Hydraulic disc brakes

Tough urban wheelset

Continental City Ride II tyres

Full-length mudguards

Charge saddle and Fabric grips.

Call or pop in for more info & prices

27/10/2015

Approved Bosch Service Agents

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After a great course by Mark, Aarons Bikes are now appoved service agents for Bosch electric bike systems

15/10/2015

New In DiamondBack Sync 4.0

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The New SYNC 4.0 comes with a top spec, featuring Shimano Deore 27speed gears, Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes and Schwalbe Rapid Rob tyres, creating an unbeatable value bike.

 

 

15/10/2015

COMING SOON Charge Cooker 1 27.5+

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27Plus. The new all-terrain standard.

The all-new Cooker adventure range is designed around 27Plus wheels, which blend the performance and speed of 29”, the simple aesthetics of 26” and the cushioning of a fat bike tyre. Featuring a single chainring set-up with wide ratio cassette, contemporary short stem, and hydro discs all round, our bikes are built to take whatever is thrown at them.

Check out the video!!!

http://www.chargebikes.com/videos/

25/09/2015

New 2016 Grade Flatbar Expert

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The new Grade flatbar expert has the geometry of a bike that is built for long days on the road and the soul of a brand that lives for the mountains, the GT Grade FB is ready for adventures near and far. Ideal for both fun and fitness, it’s stable on any terrain, with a hydroformed alloy frame that is lightweight and responsive when you need to go fast.

Quick spec - 

Frame: Grade alloy frame with smooth welds, hydroformed (TT,DT), Tapered 1 1/8"-1 1/4" headtube, standard BB

Fork: Grade Carbon 1 1/4-1 1/8" threadless alum steerer

Crank: Shimano 3503 Sora HollowTech2 triple 50/39/30t

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Outboard

Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-2403 Claris

Rear Derailleur: Shimano R3500 Sora 9spd

Shifters: Shimano SL-3503 Sora 9-Speed

Cog Set: Sunrace CSM96 9spd 11-32

Brake: Shimano BR-M355, Hydraulic Disc, W/ 160mm Rotor SM-RT56

Brake Levers: Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake Lever

25/09/2015

2016 DiamondBack Heist 1.0 just in......

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2016 DiamondBack Heist 1.0

Great Specced Bike - 

2 x 10 Shimano Deore Drivetrain

Shimano Hydro Brakes

RaceFace Cockpit control

120mm Suntour Fork

Nobbly Nic Tyres

All For a great price call to find out more

23/09/2015

Raleigh Kids Performance

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DADDY I WANT, a good quality cross country bike !!!!

Check these out lightweight XC mounts from Raleigh for the Kids....20" £265....24" £290.....Take That Isla bikes !

So give us a call to find out more or pop in to get fitted out with a great bike!!

06/08/2015

DiamondBack Bikes Now Here

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Full range of sizes in for the first 2016 Diamond Backs to land !!!
£295.00 in stock now .....

22/07/2015

Official Stockist Of Diamond Back Bikes

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We are now the official stockist of Diamond Bikes below is a little about this great brand, please feel free to pop into the shop to find out more

Diamondback Bicycles started life in Camarillo, California in 1978 as a radical new BMX brand and it wasn't long before the brand expanded into the brave new world of mountain biking.

Since that time hundreds of riders have successfully competed under the sponsorship of Diamondback, either as BMX riders or as mountain bikers following the creation of the famous Diamondback Racing (DBR) team in 1993.

MTB

It all started for us with the Diamondback Ridge Runner (1982), which was one of the world's first production mountain bikes.

Following the launch of DBR (Diamond Back Racing) in 1993 we dominated the global mountain bike scene, winning the US men's National XC championships, a silver medal at the 1994 World's Women's XC, a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Women's XC, the 1996 Men's Downhill World Cup Championships and in 1997 the World Championship Men's XC, helping to launch the careers of notable riders including Cadel Evans, Susan DeMattei and Helen Mortimer.

Further into the 2000s Diamondback was represented by trials legend Martyn Ashton and his Ashton/Diamondback team, who propelled dirt and slopestyle star Sam Pilgrim onto the world scene. This multi talented mix of riders also put Diamondback in front of millions of consumers at the famous Animal/Relentless Bike Tour.

Over in the US at the same time Diamondback sponsored the Development Force 5 (DF5) team, which comprised some of the most influential and progressive riders in the sport, including Kelly McGarry, Billy Lewis, Eric Porter and Kyle Thomas.

Over the years Diamondback has been constantly striving for mountain bike perfection, always being associated with innovative mountain bike designs such as the Dual Response, WCF bikes and Knucklebox suspension design for cross-country and all-mountain use. This patented Knucklebox suspension platform now features on a number of high-end Diamondback mountain bikes.

To truly state the credentials of the bikes, Diamondback returned to professional downhill racing in 2013 with the sponsorship of the UK-based 44Racing / Rockstar team.

16/02/2015

Living the electric dream... by Dr Jo Darwood

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Since getting my electric bike - a Moustache Lundi - I have been astonished by the variety of response from both people in the street and my friends. Those who have seen it, and even more so those who have tried it, have been amazed just how much fun it is, how much like an ordinary bike it is, but just... better.

I have been surprised by just how many people have accused me of cheating or being lazy though.

If I was posting times on Strava whilst pretending I was riding an ordinary bike or covering up the battery pack so I could zoom past the “real cyclists” pretending I was doing all the work myself then I suppose I could understand being called a cheat. The fact is that the Moustache bikes (and the Lundi in particular) make absolutely no attempt to not look like an electric bike, to my mind they look more like the old French mobilette scooters than a traditional bicycle.

As far as being lazy goes I suppose there is a grain of truth in that. However the facts are that I do a job where I have to dress smartly, where I change offices (via a pretty steep hill) in the middle of the day and where I have to drive around visiting people in their own homes. Oh, and whilst doing this I have to lug around a bag which weighs around 15kgs. Added to this is the problem that Jersey is a hilly, windy island where no matter which way I cycle to work I always seem to be facing into a headwind. So yes, I could do that on an ordinary bike but the fact is I don’t. I drive.

Except now I don’t, now I cycle. And with the assistance of my Bosch motor I arrive feeling like I’ve had a nice, moderately paced 30 minute walk, I don’t have to get changed out of my lycra because I haven’t actually broken a sweat so I haven’t felt the need to squeeze myself into sports clothing and I’ve packed as much as I like into my bag because it doesn’t matter, I can carry as much as I like. At the weekends I still go out on my mountain bike so in fact the Moustache hasn’t replaced my bike, it’s replaced my car

So for anyone doubting whether an electric bike is for them I say, yes, it absolutely is. It has already been life changing for me and we haven’t even been on the bike tour we’re planning for the summer - me leading out with all our bags and my sportier other-half trailing behind on his “proper” bike.

Electric biking can mean making cycling easier but it can also mean you can do more, and go further than you would have ever imagined . . . 

09/10/2014

solex mobiky

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The most simple folding electric bicycle available.

The Mobiky folds to a very compact 85cm x 85cm x 30cm in just a few seconds. The handle bars and pedals also fold away making this the most compact e-folder on the market.

Packs away easily into the corner of the office or by the desk. Perfect for commuting in Jersey. Will easily do a whole weeks commute on one charge. In stock now... why not drop by for  demo!

 

02/10/2014

cruzee balance bikes

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Cruzee Balance bikes ... Engineered for FUN

Super lightwieght balance bikes, puncture proof tyres, easily adjustable seat and handle bars and non-chip paint finish... get your kids involved in the two wheel world!

Check them out in action - cruzee

 

26/09/2014

Haibike xduro hybrid

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Electric finesse... perfect for the commute to work and much much more!

German built quality through and through with a Bosch motor and battery system, ideal for commuting as well as touring on and off road. 27 gears to cope with any terrain coupled with fast stopping Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes!

24/09/2014

sunny days

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Sunny days....

Great Autumn ride out on the cliff paths.