Have just had the first electric bike delivered to the shop, what an amazing machine to ride! So effortless yet you still have to put a little pedaling input in to make it go which means you’ll still get the fitness benefits from an electric bike – so its certainly not a moped!
The bike is an Adventure Road Sport from Madison the biggest bike company in the UK (‘ladies’ they call it but lets say its Unisex as the step through frame makes it easy to get on and off for all ages and genders!!)
Its got a motor in the middle of the bike frame, not in the wheels, which means you get better power delivery and it’ll haul you smoothly uphill – wheel motors tend to struggle on hills. The battery is also neatly tucked into the frame, not taking up space on a rear rack or adding to weight at the rear which means handling is better as the weight is more central.
The middle of the frame motor also means all the important bits are in a self contained unit – unlike wheel motors with wires all over the bike. So much much less to go wrong. And the motor on the bike is a Shimano STEPS motor backed up by the UK distributor Madison’s 48hr EXPRESS WARRANTY should anything go wrong.
Powerful hydraulic brakes that never need to be adjusted, much like a motor vehicles only when in for a yearly service. Plus kickstand to make it easy to park anywhere.
Bike computer tells you how far you have to cycle on the current battery power you have. Very small switch to power up or down doesn’t get in the way of you hand, and the bars have nice gel grips for comfot, as well as a Selle Royale gel saddle which is very comfy!
Neat cabling goes into the frame and is kept out of your way, also nice stealthy black mudguards look cool. A rack can be mounted on the fixing points on the frame should you need one.
For sale at the end of August are 2 ex hire GT Grade’s. I have a 105 2016 model in size 55cm (medium/large), for £500 and a size Sora 2017 model in size 53 (medium/small), for £400. Hardly used just a handful of weekend hires so like new!
GT Grade Sora above for £400 SOLD
Above GT Grade 105 for £500 SOLD
When you buy a pair of DT Swiss road wheels, get a free upgrade of 2 tubeless Schwalbe Pro One tyres, valves and sealant – worth £160.00 RRP including labour to fit the rim tape, sealant and tyres for you. Other tyres could be substituted as the wheels are suitable for use from road to cyclocross.
R20 Dicut rim brake 1500g £524.90 pair
R23 Spline Disc Brake 1665g £445.00 pair
R32 Spline Disc Brake 1720g £444.90 pair
R23 Spline rim brake 1605g £424.90 pair
R24 Spline rim brake 1725g £249.90 pair
For sale are my own pair of carbon Dura Ace C24 series 9000 11 speed clincher wheels.
Used for one and a half summer’s riding only, never in the wet. So the wheels are like new, no rim wear whatsoever and bearings are smooth as new.
They are on sale for 450.00
Some great bikes on sale
2016 GT Grade endurance road bike 105 in size 55cm (L) – was 1000 now 849.99
2017 GT Grade Sora Endurance road bike was 799.99 now 749.99 in size 53 (M)
SOLD Saracen Studio 74 hybrid in size 20″ (L) was 499.99 now 399.99
SOLD Adventure lugged steel touring bike in 51cm (S) was 430.00 now 299.99
This great offer is pretty simple – buy any one light and get the 2nd for half price!
So from the Lezyne range you could buy a powerful Hecto XL front light for £30 which is plenty to see with and get a super powerful rear Zecto or Strip drive for £15, or a second front light for £15!
Offer runs until end of December 2016 – great for stocking fillers or a super present with a bonus!
Some great bargains with Lezyne lights on sale:
20% off all the range of Lezyne lights.
We’ve got a great range of Lezyne lights and we’re doing a super offer of 20% off ALL Lezyne lights OR choose a free pair of Lezyne Femto LED safety lights with any £50 light or light set bought.
Having a backup light is a great idea if your battery runs out!
For sale is my own Kinesis GF-Ti bike, well looked after and runs like new.
It makes a great all year round bike, mudguards are simple to remove come summer.
£1000 for full Shimano 105 10 speed (inc. 105 pedals) Other highlights are Hope Wheels on Velocity A23 rims, Pro carbon seatpost and Pro carbon bars and stem.
Size is 51cms would suit anyone up to 5’7″, ask to try it out if in doubt.
New OR second hand available – see the bottom of the page for details:
The Saracen Urban Clever Mike 2014 Features are:
Frame: Urban 6061 Lightweight Hydroformed Alloy tubing / UK design for the urban environment / mudguard and rack mount equiped
Fork: Oversize Alloy Rigid Urban Unicrown
Headset: TH No.11N A-Headset
Bars: Saracen 318 Alloy OS bar 720 mm wide / 15mm rise / 6 degree bend
Stem: Saracen 318 6061 60-80mm A-Head / 7degree rise / 31.8mm clamp
Chainset: Shimano FC-S500 Alfine 39T 170mm
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB51
Cassette: Shimano 18T
Chain: KMC K810 gold
Front Brake: Shimano M395 hydraulic disc 160mm
Rear Brake: Shimano M395 hydraulic disc 160mm
Rims: Saracen Doublewall Alloy Black 32 hole
Front Hub: Formula Alloy Black 32 hole nutted
Rear Hub: Shimano SG-501 Alfine 8speed
Spokes: Stainless steel 14g
Tyres: Schwalbe Spicers 700x35c Front Schwalbe Spicers 700x35c Rear
Seatpost: M:Part alloy (upgraded from heavy suspension one supplied)
Comes with M:Part MTB style flat pedals, great for grip
We have 2 second hand ones available in medium, which were bought new in May and have done less than 500 miles each. (£500)
Alternatively you can order a brand new one for £700!