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Shop Refit

We have been very busy for the last 6 days refitting the shop, almost all day and night safe to say it took longer than we thought! Regulars would have noticed Jim Astell the carpenter, busy sawing and shaping wood to make our ideas a reality – he’s done an amazing job! Our favourite features are the helmet shelf and wheel hanging system, they really save space and also show off the products brilliantly. Talking of which new Giro helmets will continue to arrive over the next few weeks as they are coming into stock, particularly looking forward to seeing the Feature helmet. We have put up wall hangers for our new Lapierre bike range that will be coming in over the next few weeks as well, with the first road and fast commuter bikes coming in next week (we hope!). Up till now the space in the shop has been fine for people dropping off bikes for servicing or popping in for something specific they need, however its not been easy for the casual browser being so cramped. Its hoped the layout of the shop will be much more welcoming to potential browsers, encouraging them to stay talk bikes and maybe buy something!

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Well it’s been a very busy couple of weeks!

Well it’s been a very busy couple of weeks! With students returning after the summer we’ve had a nice flow of them coming in for help and advise. Really great to see so many eager to commute by bike! So services and tune ups have been popular, with brakes being of particular importance, bearing in mind the locations of both unis!

Students have also been taking advantage of our discount – 20% off standard service charge, 10% off locks and lights and 10% off new bikes.

We also got to enjoy one of the last days of amazing weather, by heading over to the Afan forest in South Wales, and taking on the amazing 30 mile skyline trail with our mountain bikes. Over an hour of climbing was hard work, but worth it for the stunning views at the top, and, of course, the fantastic final descent!

We also enjoyed hanging out with the Rapha coffee van- possibly the best coffee had in a long time!

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Some exciting developments have been planned for the next couple of weeks!

Some exciting developments have been planned for the next couple of weeks!

For a start we will be closed on Monday the 31st of October, and at least the 1st and 2nd of November as we plan to be refurbishing the shop- making it much more open plan and “user friendly” for both us and customers.

We will then have space to display our new Lapierre bikes! They do a wide range, and we got the chance to see them at the Hotlines show at the Paintworks. There we were very impressed by the finshing quality of even the lower spec bikes, with finshing kits including Ritchey bars.

The carbon Zesty was also incredibly eye catching, especially with it’s colour co-ordinated pivots, seat clamp, brakes and gear hanger- although what was really amazing was it’s weight!

Both Lapierre mountain and road bikes are well reviewed, we were particularly impressed by the recent review of the women’s specific Zesty.

Kinesis have also been making a splash for themselves, with more great reviews in Cycling plus, Road CC and What mountain bike, for the TK2, Maxlight KM220L, GranFondo (Titanium and Scandium) and Crosslight Pro 6.