2012 IS ON THE WAY
Everything you need
GET FIT FOR 2012! ver been a There’s ne better time to ride! NEW SEASON GEAR
ALL YOUR SPRING ESSENTIALS
RIDE TO WORK ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COMMUTER BIKES
BMC & NORCO The people, the bikes & the action
UPGRADES & SERVICING
THE EVOLUTION OF PINNACLE 2012
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elcome to our Spring RideIt! We’ve got all the kit you need to enjoy the sun and withstand the showers this season. From the must haves and cycling essentials to some of the more luxurious and desirable bicycle delights, we’ve got it all, so gear up and get out this Spring! This year promises to be an exciting one for cycling and sport. There really has never been a better time to start cycling and with the lasting legacy of 2012, the two wheeled revolution will only gather speed. We’re hoping for a sizzling season ahead, and with the Olympics coming to town the bicycle bug is sure to spread! In our Velo Fever feature we take a closer look at what’s coming up with an overview of the 2012 cycling calendar, we also ask our local experts at the Manchester National Cycle Centre store to share their expertise about getting into track,
and bmx racing, whilst the multi sport athletes amongst us talk tri. If you’re looking to expand your horizons then our fitness feature is full of advice and know-how to get you exploring riding abroad. Riding to work can also be a great way to get fit, as well as financially beneficial so go by bike with help from our commuter guide. The Spring issue gets up close and personal with BMC Racing, looking at the brands journey over the last 26 years to Tour success, and we hit the trails with the Dirt Norco pro downhill team as they put the 2012 range through its paces. As well as the latest from these exclusive brands, we introduce the new, refined Pinnacle line-up. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned old timer, riding on road or singletrack, you are sure to find the kit you need to get you through Spring and into the Summer. The days are getting longer and velo fever is here!
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Editor: Gareth Evans Assistant Editor: Michelle Arthurs Creative Director: Christine Burrows Designer: Ben Mills Contributors: Albert Steward, Rob Hoyles, Rhiannon Hunter, James Olsen Photography: Geoff Waugh, Juan Trujillo, Alex Tyler, Balint Hamvas. Printing: Wyndeham
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What’s New? New season gear uncovered Louis Garneau’s Spring styling Velo Fever: Our guide to 2012 BMC Racing’s new range Fitness guide to holiday riding Pinnacle presents a new breed Ride2Work: Tax free explained Commuter bikes compared RideIt! with Evans Out and about with DirtNorco Servicing your bike Cleaning and maintenance Upgrades: Improve your ride Ride It & Rate It! Reviews What’s to Come
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Key events in the 2012 cycling calender and how to get involved Talk to our experts on 01293 574 900 03
The latest hot products now in-store or arriving over the coming weeks
Hincapie Clothing The cycling-mad, family-run US-based clothing brand has quickly established itself amongst the top of the clothing elite since its inception in 2002. A unique combination of a company-owned factory in Medellin, Columbia together with George, Rich and father Ricardo’s combined wealth of over 50 years experience in the cycling industry help ensure that each item of Hincapie clothing performs way beyond expectations and looks great to boot.
“Bikes which fold, not folding bikes” underpins the approach of innovative and new folding bike brand, TERN. Great bicycles to ride first and foremost, the fact they’re all able to fold, a practical, added bonus. A visually striking range of 17 bikes with varying wheel size and spec and a focus on safety, comfort, convenience, and portability, now available exclusively through Evans Cycles.
Rocky Mountain Built for riders, by riders, in a place where the riding rules! The iconic Canadian MTB brand returns to the UK for 2012, available exclusively through Evans Cycles. Synonymous with innovation, quality and detail, all Rocky Mountain products are designed, tested and honed at their Vancouver HQ, British Columbia ensuring each and every one of their bikes is instilled with that all important character.
Suplest Innovative Swiss shoe brand, Suplest, touches down with a focussed range spanning road, triathlon and MTB with a refreshing new approach to cycle shoes. Founded in Berne in 2007, Suplest was established as a premium brand dedicated to developing and producing highend shoes with distinctive designs, unsurpassed comfort and constructed using superior materials. 04 Standard delivery is FREE on all UK orders
Cole DSA2 An IF Design Award-winning evolution of the much lauded DSA lacing technology; the new, completely redesigned ‘Dynamic Spoke Alignment 2’ system lies at the centre of Cole’s exciting new 2012 products. Gone are the Cole-specific double-threaded spokes, replaced by conventional straight-pull spokes and slotted nipples for easy serviceability. Other advantages include a new hub with larger bearings for improved longevity, and lower weight.
We are mobile! We are pleased to announce that our mobile site has recently gone live so you can now shop and browse at m.evanscycles.com on the go. Check out reviews and get indepth product information in the palm of your hand through our mobile optimised site.
With new products arriving all the time allied to a strong customer demand for an extra, easy way to search and order online, we’re excited that our mobile site now offers you the chance to do just that, hasslefree whenever and wherever you are.
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The Brighton-based design collective has been making waves in the cycling world since storming onto the scene in 2009. Known for a fun, tongue in cheek approach and a sharp eye for detail, the new Morvelo range has everything you need for looking great both on and off the bike.
Onza Those of us old enough to remember the MTB scene in the 1990’s will no doubt remember Onza for legendary products such as their ‘Bold Bar Ends’ and ‘Racing Porcupine’ tyres. With the brand resurrected three years ago the focus is now solely on tyres with an exciting new range of products spanning MTB, BMX, road and commuter now available for the first time in the UK. online | instore |mobile
More Products At Evans Cycles we’re committed to delivering the best products from cycling’s biggest brands, at the most competitive prices. To ensure that we can continue to cater for our customers’ growing needs, we’ve increased the warehouse space at our distribution centre in Crawley which will enable us to add some 10,000 more products throughout the year.
Store Collect We now have over 25,000 products available online, and all items in-stock at our warehouse can be delivered to your local store. We promise to deliver gear to your nearest shopfloor for free the next day if you place an order by 5pm. This gives you access to the largest range of cycle clothing on the high street and allows you to try on items. To find your local store go to www.evanscycles.com/stores or use our mobile site to get information on the closest store to you.
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Spring 2012 | Clothing
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ou’ve clawed it through the grim winter months, determined to hang on to last year’s hard-earned fitness. Bright sunlight is bouncing off the tarmac and filtering through fresh leaves onto the trails. Suddenly the roads and paths are swarming with cyclists rediscovering the pleasure of summer riding in this green and pleasant land of ours. Spring is finally here and it’s time to crack open the summer wardrobe. But before we get too carried away with the first few rays of early season sunshine, this is still Britain and you might find more than an unknown climb around the next bend. Showers
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and twists and turns in temperature are always a possibility, so it always pays to be prepared for Mother Nature’s mood swings. Layering is the key to success and there are loads of options available. Arm, leg and knee warmers will fold up into neat parcels for your pocket and for those sharp spring winds and sudden showers, gilets, vests and race capes will disappear into similarly small spaces letting you ride with confidence even on those rides that seem to take in all four seasons. Over the next couple of pages we’ll guide you through the equipment available to help fit your new season wardrobe to your style. You can order online and collect in-store 07
in the changeable british spring climate, light and versatile clothing is essential
Everyday Road Kit The best place to start is with a good base. A base layer with quality breathable wicking material will prevent sweat from cooling on your skin, and still keep you warm when you need it to. Go for a close fit but make sure it is comfortable and gives you some room. On a warmer day, you can then add a thin jersey, a pair of arm warmers which you can remove and stash away should you need to, and a light-weight jacket or gilet you can whip on and off with ease. You will thank yourself for investing in a light waterproof like this, and if the temperature is cooler, the same item will serve you well over a thicker jersey. In the changeable British spring climate, you want your clothing to be as versatile as possible. Team up your cycling shorts with a pair of leg warmers for full protection or just knee warmers when you set off on those chillier mornings, and pull them off as the pace and weather hots up. Should you want to keep a little bit more covered until the sun really comes out, then try some three-quarter lengths. These are very popular amongst women who appreciate both their comfort and their form-flattering shape.
sPeCiaLizeD Propero ii 2012 Cycle helmet (EV157383) Renowned for it’s great fit and excellent value for money. RRP: £70.00
enDuRa Fs260 aerogel mitt (121353) Performance short cuff road mitt with advanced fit, strong velcro closure and clever airflow features. Durable suedette palm and fingertips have silicone grips while the back of the mitt features a large brow wipe. RRP: £25.99
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Main pic: Riders wear (left to right): Specialized Propero 2 Helmet, Altura Race Cape, Gore Bike Wear Contest SE Jersey and Bib-Shorts, Louis Garneau Sharp Helmet, Gore Bike Wear Countdown Gilet with Louis Garneau arm warmers.
sPeCiaLizeD BG Gel mitt (EV157391) The Specialized BG Gel Mitt features a gel padding on the grip and palm that provides maximum comfort with minimal fatigue. RRP: £26.99
enDuRa Rapido Women’s mitt (121355) The perfect multi-purpose Lycra mitt for all riding types, providing a snug fit without compromising mobility and great performing grip. RRP: £14.99
Spring 2012 | Clothing enDuRa Fs260 Pro short sleeved Jersey (EV160811) The Endura FS260 Pro Short Sleeved Jersey comes with high performance features to keep you dry and comfortable whether you are racing or training. RRP: £47.99
enDuRa Fs260 Pro Bib shorts (EV160813) Wide shoulder straps ensure a comfortable fit while an anatomic 8-panel construction with seamless inside leg makes sure there are no pressure points. The high stretch silicone leg makes these shorts ideal for all body shapes. RRP: £67.99
GoRe Bike WeaR Contest Fz short sleeve Jersey (EV160469) The perfect jersey for those hard rides where the scorching pace is matched by the weather. Excellent ventilation and a full length zip make it no contest when it comes to the racer’s choice of summer riding jersey. RRP: £49.99
GoRe Bike WeaR Contest shorts (121926) Constructed from an eight-panel cut with flatlock seams, these shorts feature generous padding for extra comfort. Shifted seams reduce the risk of chafing while a silicone gripper on the hem prevents the shorts from riding up. A great choice for the leisure cyclist. RRP: £49.99
£44.99 PeaRL izumi Women’s select sugar short sleeve Jersey (EV144601) The Pearl Izumi Women’s Sugar Jersey features technical fabric with three back storage pockets for a perfect allround cycling jersey. RRP: £39.99
TiFosi Wisp multi-lens Glasses (EV159775) These glasses are designed to fit to the shape of your face with temple and a nose piece grippers. Made for medium to small faces, they come with four sets of lenses. RRP: £59.99
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TiFosi Tyrant multi-lens Glasses (EV159786) Exceptionally lightweight and flexible riding glasses, with a hydrophilic nose piece and temple grippers so they’ll stay in place even through the most strenuous ride. Made for extra small to small faces. RRP: £49.99
enDuRa marlin Glasses (121017) These stylish glasses feature 1-piece photochromic lenses and a superlight frameless construction. Complete with a hard case and soft wipe microfiber carry pouch. RRP: £49.99
PeaRL izumi Women’s select sugar 3/4 shorts (EV144602) The Pearl Izumi Women’s Sugar 3/4 Short merges the Women’s Tour 3D Chamois with ultra-soft Select transfer fabric and anatomic fit for supreme performance and comfort. RRP: £49.99
CasTeLLi squadra Long Jacket (EV143748) Small, packable and easy to stow away in you jersey pocket, the Squadra is the perfect companion to those the early - and often showery - Spring rides. RRP: £39.99
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be prepared for those frosty mornings to give way to sunny afternoons Performance Road Kit A good quality riding jersey will see you through the spring/summer season year after year and you could get yourself a long term staple by making a good selection from a quality manufacturer. In a special purchase like this, take your time and look for a jacket that has ventilation panels under the arms, on the back and at the neck. Try before you buy for a perfect fit that won’t crawl up your back as you ride. Manufacturers have developed some amazing fabrics which fit to the riders form
sPeCiaLizeD s-Works Prevail helmet (EV139092) One of the best helmets available this combines ultra lightweight features with great cooling qualities, provides a comfortable lining and clever adjustment system. As worn by the QuickStep pro team. RRP: £160.00
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impeccably, so make sure you get the most from your buy. When the heavens open and give way to sudden showers a waterproof race cape will be essential. Look for a something but is light and thin enough to fold up so that you will hardly notice tucked into your jersey pocket. That way you will never be tempted to leave it at home. Finally, add arm and leg warmers, gloves and glasses to suit the season. With a huge selection of colours and styles available, you’re sure to enjoy!
Louis GaRneau X-Lite helmet (EV151947) The lightest helmet on the market thanks to advances in the design of the exoskeleton that dramatically reduces the quantity of material needed without compromising safety RRP: £124.99
CasTeLLi s. Rosso Corsa mitt (EV160297) Tested at Paris Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia, Castelli has just made the Rosso Corsa even better. This thickly padded but well vented glove is supplied to supported teams primarily for training when hand protection and palm comfort is paramount. RRP £44.99
sPeCiaLizeD Women’s BG Gel Glove (EV163035) The Specialized Women’s BG Gel Glove is generously padded with strategically placed BG Gel inserts delivering all-day comfort without fatigue. RRP: £26.99
Spring 2012 | Clothing CasTeLLi Prologo hD short sleeved Jersey (EV153654) This iconic, simple jersey boasts the exceptional moisture control of duallayer Stratus fabric with a 3/4-length front zip, and a mesh insert on the back. A zippered key pocket adds a touch of practicality. RRP: £69.99
CasTeLLi Presto Bib-shorts (123330) With a list of features that include the crotchcosseting KISS3 chamois pad, the Presto Bib-Shorts could be Castelli’s top of the line short. Indeed, the only thing missing from the specification list is the hefty price tag. RRP: £84.99
GoRe Bike WeaR oxygen Reflex Fz short sleeve Jersey (EV160459) Available in a range of colours to suit you and your machine. Great wicking properties along with safety conscious reflective panels make this a great jersey for both long sportive rides and dusky summer evenings. RRP: £79.99
GoRe Bike WeaR Power 2.0 Bib-shorts (EV143363) A real cycling classic. Short bib tights with an airy mesh back for a snug fit and as much ventilation as possible along with a top notch pad make the Power 2.0 bib shorts ideal for riders that enjoy lengthy stints in the saddle. RRP: £79.99
£71.99 CasTeLLi Perla Fz Women’s short sleeve Jersey (EV143752) A favourite of ours since the first concept drawings. All the usual tech features are there, along with excellent temperature management plus the soft, seamless arm and neck bands match perfectly to the Perla short, available separately. RRP: £69.99 Main pic: Riders wear (left to right): GORE Bike Wear Xenon Jersey and Bib-Shorts, Castelli Kit and 2XU Cycle Sub Jersey and Bib-Shorts. Inset pics from L-R: Louis Garneau Evan’s Jersey; Castelli Sottile Jacket; 2XU Women’s Sub Jersey with Ana Nichoola Women’s Arm Warmers.
GoRe Bike WeaR Xenon 2.0 so Jacket (EV160427) A multi-purpose piece, this item pulls its weight as a jacket and jersey in one. Wind chill protection in a tight ergonomic fit feels great next to the skin making an ideal early morning or springtime piece. RRP: £149.99
CasTeLLi Perla Women’s short (EV143751) Castelli design their shorts for speed and comfort, trying to maximize both. In this case the needle tips toward comfort. Softlex RS fabric, and soft seamless waist and leg bands make these a recommended choice. RRP: £59.99
GoRe Bike WeaR Phantom so Women’s Jacket (EV160466) A versatile, windproof softshell to fit the female form which converts to a functional jersey and vest in one piece to meet all your cycling throughout the season. RRP: £129.99
hinCaPie Tour LTX vest (EV162035) Light, stowable and wind resistant, the LTX vest is just the ticket for those chilly early starts to help maintain core heat. RRP: £89.99
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Louis Garneau Louis Garneau is more than just a brand name. The man behind the brand is actually a very accomplished cyclist, having represented his native Canada at national level in both track and road racing. Louis notched up over 150 victories, travelling around the globe with a racing career that spanned 13 years and saw him become the Canadian national sprint champion. In 1983, in his fathers’ garage, together with his wife, Louis manufactured his very first item of cycle clothing and a brand was born. Although primarily focussed on cycling apparel, Garneau also manufacture clothing for the triathlon, running and winter sports markets. With their HQ based in Quebec, they’re perfectly accustomed to changeable extremes with hot and humid short summers, long, bitterly cold winters with heavy snow and a heck of a lot of rain in between. It is this versatility and adaptability that makes Louis Garneau’s clothing range the perfect choice for the UK’s variable climate.
Main pic: Rider wears Louis Garneau Diamond Helmet, Evan’s Jersey, Equipe bib shorts and Mondo Mitts. Inset pic above left:: Rider wears Louis Garneau Geminix Jacket with Pro Three Quarter Length Tights and Versa Helmet.
Louis GaRneau mondo mitts (EV161789) The Mondo Mitts feature a vented gel padding engineered to relieve pressure on the median and ulnar nerves and keep hands cool. RRP: £34.99
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Louis GaRneau nimbus mitts (EV161793) The Nimbus Mitt features renowned air zone cushioning for superior comfort and a well-vented upper. RRP: £24.99
Louis GaRneau Diamond helmet (EV145809) Light at just 285g and with superb ventilation, the Diamond is a great choice for the weight and style concscious racer RRP: £129.99
Louis GaRneau Women’s versis sock (EV161788) The Versis features a ventilated upper and cushioned sole making it ideal for all conditions. RRP: £7.99
Spring 2012 | Clothing Louis GaRneau evan’s Jersey (EV161772) Simple styling combined with Pro Cool fabric make this jersey a real winner. CoolPlus fibre transfers moisture to the outer fabric to prevent sticking – a welcome bonus on those hot summer rides. RRP: £54.99
Louis GaRneau Palomar Tee-shirt (EV161777) If the full-on cycling jersey look isn’t your bag, then this T-shirt blending science with traditional styling will keep you cool, dry, and comfortable, whatever, wherever and however you choose to ride. RRP: £29.99
Louis GaRneau signature Bib short (EV161778) The Signature is a great entry-level bib short. Perfo-3D chamois has multi-thicknesses for excellent support and a 4-way stretch for better fit and contour on the bike. Combine with leg warmers for the perfect spring and summer combo. RRP: £49.99
Louis GaRneau Lemmon Jersey (EV161773) The Lemmon Jersey is perfect for those looking to stay cool, dry and stylish. The fabric is constructed of small inner cells that promote airflow with superb moisture wicking properties, while a full length zipper offers the ultimate in ventilation. RRP: £44.99
Louis GaRneau mondo evo short sleeve Jersey (EV161805) One of LG’s most technical pieces, the Mondo jersey is constructed with three different fabrics. Mondo is superlight for a second-skin feel. Speed Tech improves aerodynamics, and Lazer Rev offers compression and muscle support. RRP: £104.99
Louis GaRneau mondo evo Bib short (EV161811) The high-end, Mondo Evo bib shorts are made with Cell-Ion fabric which balances body temperature and reduces muscle fatigue to help achieve maximum performance. A great choice for the regular rider or racer. RRP: £124.99
Louis GaRneau Womens’s streetster Jersey (EV161820) The women’s Streetster Jersey is made of special Micro-Airdry fabric and features small internal honeycombs to increase airflow and wick moisture. An ideal summer jersey and looks great both on and off the bike. RRP: £54.99
Louis GaRneau Women’s mondo Jersey (EV161819) Once again LG use three farbrics to construct a technologically advanced piece which delivers a close fit, excellent moisture wicking properties along with superb muscle support for a performance focused jersey. RRP: £104.99
Louis GaRneau Women’s Pro 3/4 Length Tights (EV153697) Pro 3/4 Length Tights feature Fit Sensor fabric which is abrasion resistant on the outside and brushed on the inside for thermo-regulation, and moisture wicking. The Pro Knickers come designed for comfort with a HuggFit waist and Powerband compressive cuffs. Not only a great fit, but a hugely popular design. RRP: £69.99
Louis GaRneau Tuscan sock (EV161787) Mesh knit construction with elastic stretch support for comfort and efficiency. RRP: £9.99
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Louis GaRneau Quartz europcar Team Replica helmet (EV154248) With features and higher specification than many more expensive helmets, the innovative Quartz punches well above its sub £100 price point. RRP: £99.99
Louis GaRneau europcar Replical ss Jersey (EV163560) An elastic hem promises comfort and three back pockets provide convenience. A back reflective logo and invisable zip complete the package. If you’re seeking comfort and style, this is a jersey that won’t disappoint. RRP: £64.99
Louis GaRneau europcar Replica Bibshort (EV163561) Based on their popular Lazer cut Bib, incorporating the Aero Lazer band, a seamless constructed muscle supportive gripper designed for aerodynamics. RRP: £69.99
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Mountain Bike Kit If your preference swings towards the less beaten path, then doubtless your plans for this summer include knobbly tyres and the kind of mixed terrain and scenery that only mountain bike riders get to enjoy. To get the most out of your dirty weekends, you will need kit that is durable as well as up to coping with the variable weather. To keep you riding cool choose a jersey which uses a quality wicking fabric. There are a myriad of awesome looking prints and colours out there, so enjoy! Gloves are important and the best ones around will be made of light and breathable material to stop your paws from getting sweaty, but still provide the same protection from wind chill when you’re travelling down the trails. If you’re heading off into the wilderness and have no idea where your next watering hole will be, then a hydration pack will be a sound investment. Keeping hydrated is essential, particuarly im hot weather. Whatever you’re after, we’ve got all you need to keep your singletrack mind happy!
To get the most from your dirty weekend you’ll need kit that’s tough and durable
FoX CLoThinG Flux mTB helmet (EV160244) The Flux helmet is back with some great new colours and graphics for 2012. A deeper rear profile of the EPS shell offers more comprehensive coverage than a traditional XC helmet for those on-the-limit cross-country rides. RRP: £69.99
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Louis GaRneau edge mTB helmet (EV145810) A clever design process means light weight, great venting and rider safety are never compromised in this superb, well-priced MTB helmet. Also available in white or silver. RRP: £69.99
Teva Links shoe (EV162010) Legendary Freeride mountain biker Jeff Lenosky can now add shoe collaborator to his resume. Jeff had a major influence on every part of the Teva Links Shoe. RRP: £85.00
Five Ten Danny macaskill Freeride shoe (EV161474) The Danny Macaskill Freeride Shoe is built to last with a proprietary TPU toecap, an external TPR heel cup, a stiff sole and a durable upper. RRP: £84.99
Spring 2012 | Clothing
Main pic: Riders (front to back): on a Pinnacle Iroko 2, rider wears a Giro Hex Helmet, Fox Race Jersey and Ventilator Shorts. On a Trek Fuel EX 8, rider wears a Fox Livewire Jersey and Fox Altitude Shorts. Inset pics from top down: Louis Garneau Monte Shoe, Fox Reflex Glove, Osprey Raptor Hydration Pack.
FoX CLoThinG Reflex Gel Glove (EV160272) Thanks to the Reflex Gel’s clever palm insert, Fox has created the ultimate glove to make those long, gruelling rides kinder on palms and tougher on blisters. RRP: £24.99
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FoX CLoThinG Livewire 2012 s/s Jersey (EV160269) Delivering maximum on the bike comfort, allowing for a good range of movement and excellent sweat wicking, this is a jersey that won’t wear out even if you do. RRP: £31.99
FoX CLoThinG altitude 2012 shorts (EV160256) The Fox Clothing Altitude 2012 Shorts take advantage of full stretch fabric and strategic vent placement, both of which increase comfort without sacrificing durability. RRP: £74.99
enDuRa hummvee short sleeve Jersey (123342) A mountain biking essential designed for comfort and minimal moisture build up. It can be worn by itself or as part of a layer when it gets a little chilly making it one versatile jersey. RRP: £35.99
enDuRa hummvee Baggy shorts (122297) Riding short made from durable Teflon treated nylon with side-zipped ventilation, these feature a plethora of pockets and even more ride-enhancing features. In fact way too many to list here! RRP: £45.99
FoX CLoThinG Tempo Jersey (EV160279) The Fox Clothing Tempo 2012 Jersey offers full on performance without the high price, allowing you to enjoy extraordinary wearability without breaking the bank... RRP: £27.99
FoX CLoThinG sierra 2012 Women’s shorts (EV160278) Uniting total on the bike comfort with elegance and a great fit, the clean prints of the Fox Clothing Sierra 2012 Women’s Shorts have become a favourite piece among ladies who love to ride. RRP: £55.99
enDuRa Full monty Gloves (121153) Lightweight, breathable long fingered glove suitable for road and off-road use. Mesh web between fingers maximises ventilation. Padded for comfort and finished with a fleece wipe pad and sure-fit wrist cuff. RRP: £19.99
enDuRa Piranha Light Reflective Glasses (121015) The Light Reflective Glasses have an ergonomic MTB cycle fit with a two-piece photo chromatic antiscratch lens. RRP: £44.99
enDuRa snapper (EV143300) The Endura Snapper Glasses feature black mirror finish light reactive photo chromic lenses in an ergonomic cycle-fit tr90 frame. RRP: £39.99
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Rider wears: Louis Garneau Carbon HRS-2 and Louis Garneau Long Sock.
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Bike Shoes DeMistified Road
Lightweight, snug and secure fitting shoes with a stiff, smooth sole, and breathable uppers.
Similar to a road shoe featuring a wide opening and single strap closure for quick changes in transition.
Durable shoes with plenty of grip so they can combat rough terrain should you have to get off and push.
Flexible shoes which are comfortable for wearing around town as well as when clipped in and riding.
Look Keo 2 Max CroMo Road (120392) The second generation of Look’s benchmark Keo road pedal has a larger platform for improved power transfer. A superb pedal for the budding racer or keen sportive rider. RRP: £109.99
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Look Keo Classic Road (102761) Look’s entry level road pedal uses a chromoly axle and two bearings for a stable, strong, high performing pedal that’s still light at 140g and best of all, affordable. RRP: £62.99
here are a variety of styles of cycling shoe depending on the type of riding you do. They start from around £60, and as the price increases you can expect greater features and more technica l materials, such as carbon fibre to reduce weight whilst maintaining rigidity . The fastening mechanism and fit is also far superior in top end shoes, providing optimal performance and comfort. The key feature in a cycling shoe is its stiff sole for maximum power tran sfer through to the pedal stroke. The sole will usually have holes for cleats to be fitted, as most shoes are designed to be used with clip less pedals that connect the shoe to the ped al. This system enables you to both push and pull during the pedal stroke, ensuring grea test efficiency. Pedals also var y, generally with a 2 bolt recessed cleat for mountain bike and leisure pedals, and a 3 or 4 bolt fit on road shoes. Clipless pedals start at £30 , with high-end models constructed from adv anced materials providing a lighter, firmer, and more responsive pedal. A specialist shoe with stiff sole, secure fit, and a structured heel cup, as well as a clipless pedal system will make sure your energy is used effectively.
shimano 105 SPD-SL Road (131963) Designed to match the 105 groupset, these pedals feature a wide, lightweight alloy body to give an increased contact area to maximize power transfer and increase support. RRP: £59.99
shimano SPDR-SL Cleats (102744) Replacement cleats to suit all Shimano SPD-SL pedals which fit quickly and easily to all makes and models of road shoe. RRP: £19.99
Spring 2012 | Footwear
Specialized BG Comp Road Shoe (EV139098) A shoe with enough features to satisfy a pro, yet still accessible by qualityconscious enthusiasts. RRP: £109.99
Pearl Izumi Elite III Road Shoe (EV159470) With a slick Anatomic Buckle Closure System, ELITE Carbon 1:1 Anatomic Plate and lightweight one-piece upper, the Elite III is an ultra efficient, lightweight race shoe at an incredible price.
Mavic Avenir Road Shoes (EV143676) Composite outsole, vented upper and Ergo Lite ratchet are all details that make the Avenir a winner. RRP: £99.99
Specialized BG Spirita Women’s Road Shoe (EV139103) Specialized have brought us a great performer with the BG Spirita, offering casual styling, an efficient sole and supple upper. RRP: £69.99
Louis Garneau Women’s Flora 2 Road Shoe (EV161799) The perfect entry-level road shoe with a high-density nylon outsole featuring the patented multivent system. RRP: £64.99
Specialized BG Rime 2012 MTB Shoe (EV163403) Merging XC performance with Freeride features, the Rime is the perfect shoe for the modern mountain biker. RRP: £130
Louis Garneau Monte MTB Shoe (EV161800) The Monte MTB Shoe has a highdensity Ergo Grip outsole with tough protection at the toes. Removable crampons are included for extra grip under the toe cup.
Louis Garneau Women’s Terra MTB Shoe (EV161803) The entry level women’s MTB shoes from our Canadian friends, the Terra is packed with neat safety and comfort features.
Louis Garneau Revo XR3 Road Shoe (EV154219) Superb ventilation and plenty of adjustment make the XR3 a versatile, cost-savvy race shoe. RRP: £99.99
Shimano M530 SPD Pedal (EV149606) Shimano M530 SPD Trail Pedals are value for money dual-sided SPD pedals, perfect for cross country trail riding. RRP: £39.99
Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2 MTB (133633) A favourite with racers, Crank Brothers’ Egg Beater 2 MTB pedals feature simple construction, offer four-sided entry and boast excellent mud-shedding qualities. RRP: £69.99
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shimano M324 SPD Pedal (102706) The perfect choice for someone new to MTB, or a commuter who wants to be able to ride with clipless and normal shoes without having to switch pedals. Platform one side, SPD on the other - totally versatile. RRP: £54.99
shimano SH51 SPD Cleats (102719) Replacement single direction release to suit Shimano SPD MTB and commuter pedals. Multi direction cleats are also available for quicker foot release in tough conditions. RRP: £17.99
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2012: THE YEAR OF...
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here has never been so much going on for cycling fans. Velo Fever is gathering momentum through 2012 faster than Cav’s wheels can rotate over fresh tarmac. Team GB’s success has seen cycling thrust into the height of exposure and Mark Cavendish is responsible for much of the limelight. The first Brit ever to win the Green Jersey (Maillot Vert) at the Tour de France en route to being crowned World Road Race Champion, he was subsequently named BBC’s Sports
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Personality of the Year via public vote. Now the hopes of the country are pinned upon the “Manx Missile” taking Gold at the Olympic road race this year, and the pinnacle of sporting competition is happening here in our capital. As well as sporting success, the rising cost of fuel, and improved cycle facilities are powering the pedalling revolution so why not avoid the traffic, and medley on the tubes, get a little ‘velo fever’ and go by bike! With so much going on in cycling this year, here’s our quick run-down of what to look out for.
ROAD RACING The first big event in the road season is the ParisRoubaix one day Classic in April which covers 27 cobbled sectors over its total length of 260km. Come May 5th the parade moves to Italy for the three-week long Giro d’Italia, setting records as it includes the highest climb in the Classic’s history. The Tour de France will begin on June 30th, with cyclists covering 3,479 mountainous kilometres in pursuit of the Yellow Jersey before the Olympic Games land in London. On July 28th the men’s www.evanscycles.com
TRACK British Cyclists including Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy will be looking to get off to a good start at the UCI World Track Championship in Melbourne, Australia from April 4th before attention turns to London where track events kick off on July 2nd with no fewer than 10 Gold medals up for grabs over six days.
LEFT: Pendleton and Hoy will be going for gold in London from July 7th BELOW: The world’s best MTB riders will put on a show in Essex this August
Key Dates for 2012 4-8 Apr: World Track Champs, Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Aus 2–7 Jul: Olympic Games, Olympic Velodrome, Stratford, London 26-30 Sep: National Track Championships Open/ Women/Paracycling, Manchester
All eyes will fall upon Alistair Brownlee and Helen Jenkins as they battle to replicate the same race-winning form that saw them triumph at the 2011 test events when it really matters at the Olympic races in Hyde Park on August 4th and 7th 2012. The ITU World Championships kick off on October 18th from Auckland, New Zealand where the best of the best will compete to become the World Triathlon Champion.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series comprises of 10 events, in Olympic cross-country, cross country marathon, downhill and four-cross disciplines. Events will open in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on March 17 and end in October. Olympic races will take place on August 11th and 12th and are being held at Hadleigh Farm, Essex.
Key Dates for 2012 17-22 Apr: ETU European Champs, Eilat, Israel 17 Jun: Elite Nat Champs, Toshiba Windsor Tri, London 4-7 Aug: Olympic Games, Hyde Park, London 22-23 Sept: Virgin Active London Triathlon 18 Oct: World Champ, Auckland, NZ
Key Dates for 2012 17–18 Mar: UCI World Cup Cross Country / Downhill Race 1 (of 3),Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 25 Mar: National Champs (Round 1), Sherwood Pines, Notts 9-10 June: Fort William World Cup, Highland 11–12 Aug: Olympic Games, Hadleigh Farm, Essex.
BMX road race is the first cycling event and will see Cavendish hoping to sprint to victory as he did in the 2011 test event. Key Dates for 2012: 8 Apr: Paris-Roubaix: Start Compiegne, finish Roubaix 5-27 May: Giro d’Italia, Italy 30 Jun–22 Jul: Tour de France 28-29 Jul: Olympic Games, mens 18 Aug: Vuelta a Espana, Pamplona in-store | online | mobile
BMX is broken up into two categories; street and race. The newest Olympic event, BMX racing hits London on August 8th. The World Championships events are in Birmingham over May 24th-27th with riders competing for the ‘Rainbow Jersey’. The worlds best street riders compete on home soil at the NASS Festival between July 6th and 8th.
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Key Dates for 2012: 24 – 27 May: UCI BMX World Championships Birmingham Indoor Arena. 8 – 10 Aug: Olympic Games, BMX Track, London 22-23 Sep: National Championships, Cheddar.
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JAMIS Beatnik 2012 (EV148917) A fast and fun single speed bike for the streets. RRP: £299.99
TRACK “Hi, my name’s Tom White and I’m the Store Manager at the National Cycle Centre store. I previously raced at Pro level but these days I just try to get out on the track as and when time allows.” How would you describe track cycling? Track racing is really intense and tactical, fast-paced, high-speed ‘edge of your seat’ action with races won and lost by the smallest of margins. How does track riding differ from road cycling? Track bikes are single speed fixed wheel with no brakes and the racing is much shorter distances compared to on the road. How did you get into track?
My dad took me to Herne Hill Velodrome back in 1996. I started with group training sessions and then joined the local club, Velo Club Londres. What was your first track bike? A classic 1970’s steel Carlton. What kit would you recommend? Get a good pair of lightweight track tyres or carbon wheels, it will transform the way your bike rides. What would you say to someone who is thinking about getting into track? Get yourself booked in for a taster session and see what it’s all about, although be warned you might get hooked!
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FUJI Classic Track Alloy 2012 (EV148657) Modern track bike components with retro styling. RRP: £449.99
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03 SPECIALIZED Langster 2012 (EV153334) The benchmark single speedster for road or track. RRP: £500
GENESIS Madison 2012 (EV156181) A great entry level track bike built for speed. RRP: £599.99
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01 PARK TOOLS Fixed-gear Lockring Wrench (EV159122) The Park fixed-gear lockring wrench is double ended, featuring two different radius hooks for a precise fit on most fixed-gear lockrings. RRP: £17.99 02 ICE TOOLZ Singlespeed Chain Whip (103237) An essential tool for changing gearing trackside, a chainwhip is a track rider’s toolbox favourite. RRP: £8.95 03 PRO Vibe 7075 Aluminium Alloy Track Bar - 31.8mm (EV157590) A durable and strong track racing drop handlebar, for oversized (31.8mm) clamps. made from 7075 aluminium commonly used in the aircraft industry, it’s an ideal choice for this lightweight, strong and rigid handlebar.
With a specific track shape designed for speed and stiffness and wrist clearance when sprinting, the oversized 31.8mm diameter top section reduces unwanted flex under high load by increasing strength and rigidity. RRP: £69.99 04 TOKEN Alloy Track Sprocket (120246) TOKEN has revolutionised industry preconceptions about how carbon composites, titanium, ceramic, and alloy materials can be applied to high performance cycling components. The Token Alloy Track Sprocket, CNC machined alloy, is available in a range of sizes to help you hit peak power in the toughest of track races. RRP: £19.99 www.evanscycles.com
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BMX “I’m Joe Davenport, sales assistant at the NCC store. I ride a custom built Redline Flight Pro XL and race for LoveNotMoney - RSD Sports who are a local team sponsored by Evans Cycles.” How would you describe BMX racing? BMX is fast, action packed, and adrenalinfuelled. Like any sport there are highs and lows, but there is nothing like fighting bar-to-bar for that number one spot. What’s the difference between race and street? Race bikes are stiffer, longer, lighter stripped down BMX’s built for speed. Street is judged on style and trickery whereas race it’s simply the first over the line. How did you get into BMX? I went to a BMX track with a friend who raced and quickly caught the bug. What was your first BMX bike? I first used my street bike which was a Federal Notorious and then bought a race bike. What kit would you recommend? It’s worth investing in some tough BMX or DH kit, top of your list should be a decent helmet, gloves, and pads. If you’re serious, take that next step and get a specialist race bike. What would you say to someone who is thinking about getting in to BMX? Racing BMX is relatively cheap to do and watching can be just as exciting as riding. The BMX community are so helpful and friendly, anybody is welcomed with open arms. Top tips to BMX success? Scan below to see You have to be dedicated and put Joe talking about BMX racing. the time in, but it’s important to enjoy your riding.
01 O’NEAL Fury RL DH Helmet (EV162912) Manufactured with high quality polycarbonate, the O’Neal Fury RL DH Helmet weighs in at approximately 950g. Featuring a removable and washable, sweat absorbing inner, height adjustable visor, and the patented Fidlock magnetic lock system. RRP: £69.99
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02 O’NEAL Element Glove (EV162898) Packed with value, the O’Neal 2012 Element Glove gives you the factory pro look at a fraction of the price. RRP: £19.99 03 O’NEAL Ultra-Lite LE’ 83 Jersey (EV162888) Retro gear that is legit! Racing since 1970, O’Neal has been producing performance race wear from the beginning! The all-new O’Neal 2012 Ultra-Lite LE’ 83 gear features race graphics straight from ‘83 packaged in form and function using todays finest technology and materials. RRP: £44.99 04 O’NEAL Ultra-lite LE’ 83 Pant (EV162889) Just like the Ultra-lite LE ‘83 Jersey, the matching pant evokes memories of 1980s mag-wheeled, tabletop leaping, BMX bandits! The modern materials and retro styling are both stylish and safe - well safe! RRP: £129.99
Find out more on BMX and Track… The British Cycling website is a great resource for learning more and finding your local club or track, events, and the rules of racing. Log on to www.britishcycling.org.uk
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HARO Team Issue Race BMX (EV151839) A top spec’d racing BMX for all levels of rider. RRP: £499.99
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GT Power Series Pro Race BMX (EV137813) A sound entry level option offering great value. RRP: £279.99 £219.99
HARO Top AM Race BMX (EV151836) Haro performance at a stunning low price. RRP: £299.99
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Gareth Evans, Senior Marketing Executive at our Gatwick HQ. “I’ve been competing in triathlon for about 10 years now and have been lucky enough to represent Great Britain within my age group for Olympic distance.” How would you describe triathlon? It’s a challenging but rewarding sport, and with three disciplines to train for it’s never boring! How did you get into triathlon? I was already swimming and running at a competitive level and triathlon was rapidly rising in popularity. I got a cheap entry-level road bike and started competing in short distance, ‘super sprint’ events. What was your first race bike? I had a budget Peugeot road bike which served me well through my early years. What kit would you recommend? For a newbie the Jamis Ventura Comp would be a great bike to test the water with as you will easily be able to use it day in day out, and add some clipon aero-bars for racing. I’d always recommend starting out with a road
bike before progressing to a triathlonspecific bike. What would you say to someone who is thinking about getting into triathlon? It’s important to set yourself a goal, maybe a particular event or just a fitness target and gradually build your training. Too much, too early is a surefire way of getting injured so be sensible with your workload. What are the different distances? There are lots of shorter fun races but generally the most popular events are either the half (known as Sprint), or full Olympic distance which consists of 1500m swim, 40km bike, and a 10km run. Ironman is the true test of strength and endurance with its gruelling format of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike ride and a marathon to finish. Beginners Tips If you are not from a swimming background enter a pool swim triathlon first as open water mass starts can be tough going for unconfident swimmers. For an open water triathlon you will generally need a wetsuit, starting from £164.99 for Orca’s entry-level S4 suit.
Michelle Arthurs is a Marketing Assistant at Evans Cycles. She competed in her first triathlon in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since: How did you get into tri? I joined a running club at university, and sustained an injury. To maintain my fitness, I learnt to swim, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I already took myself everywhere by bike, so before I knew it I was doing three sports so I decided I might as well try putting them together and have a go at triathlons.
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Recommend a good piece of kit? Get a bike that fits you. I had my heart set on one brand but when I tried it, the geometry was so wrong for me. I test rode a Quintana Roo Dolce, and fell in love with it immediately. What advice would you give someone just getting into the sport? Find a good, friendly club where people will answer your questions and support you. Also, take part in inexpensive single sport races, such as cycling time trials or weekly park runs: competition makes for great training.
01 LOUIS GARNEAU Quartz Helmet (EV145808) If full-on TT helmets are a bit much for your tastes, the Quartz is a cracking alternative. RRP: £99.99 £89.99 02 LOUIS GARNEAU Women’s Elite Lazer Tek 2 Shorts (EV161813) A blend of ingenious technical fibres along with a top spec cycling pad make these the ultimate women’s-specific tri short. RRP: £74.99 www.evanscycles.com
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01 LOUIS GARNEAU Vorttice Black Knight Helmet (EV161832) The Vorttice Black Knight uses golf ball technology for superb aerodynamics – find those vital seconds in style! RRP: £179.99 02 LOUIS GARNEAU Pro Suit (EV161825) Featuring a dimpled mesh structure which provides ventilation, breathability, and chlorine resistance. The bespoke Tri Air chamois is lightweight and has a 4-way stretch for comfort and quick drying. Designed to provide support during the bike and reduce fatigue during your swim and run. RRP: £89.99
05 BONTRAGER Race Lite Clip-on Aero Bars (101918) Clip-on aero bars are a great way to ease you into the extreme position needed for success in triathlons and time trials. RRP: £89.99
FUJI D-6 3.0 Triathlon Bike (EV148625) Aerodynamic, fast, light and top value for money. RRP: £2199.99
06 PROFILE T1 Plus Viper Aerobar (EV145264) Super-light with a broad range of adjustment to fit triathletes and time-triallers of all shapes and sizes. RRP: £169.99 £152.99 07 BONTRAGER inForm TT Saddle (EV159271) Matching Science of Comfort technology with an oversized gel-padded nose to meet the unique requirements of time trial specialists and sprint distance triathletes. RRP: £89.99
03 GARMIN Forerunner 910 XT (EV159617) A must have for your training. Comes with a heart rate monitor and measures heart rate. This computor tracks your run, ride or swim for optimum training. RRP: £389.99 £349.99
08 LOUIS GARNEAU Pro Top (EV161826) A well ventilated, breathable sleeveless top designed to cope with the rigours of all three disciplines. RRP: £54.99
04 PROFILE Aero Drinks System (EV103719) In the world of triathlon it’s all about an edge. Right down to aerodynamic bottles for rapid rehydration. RRP: £19.99
09 LOUIS GARNEAU Pro Shorts (EV161828) For those who prefer the versatility of a two-piece, these padded shorts work in perfect harmony with the Pro Sleeveless Top. RRP: £54.99 10 SUPLEST Triathlon Tri Shoe (EV162020) The perfect riding shoe for triathlons easy entry and a big strap for fast transitions. RRP: £199.99
BMC Timemachine TM01 Triathlon/TT Bike (EV148657) As ridden in the TdF TT stages by the race winner. RRP: £3999.99
Quintana Roo Seduza Triathlon Bike (EV140257) Amazing specification, amazing low price. RRP: £1999.99 £1499.99
British Triathlon are the governing body and their website is a great place to start for help and advice. You will find full event listings as well as details on your local clubs at: www.britishtriathlon.org
Litespeed C1 Di2 Road Bike (EV148657) Drop bars with Di2 and a superlight aero frame. RRP: £3599.99
03 LOUIS GARNEAU Women’s Elite Lazer Tek 2 Top (EV161844) A worthy partner to the shorts with cleverly angled side pockets for gels, superb ventilation and excellent aerodynamics. RRP: £74.99 04 LOUIS GARNEAU Women’s Pro Suit (EV161829) Vented by a dimpled mesh structure for breathability. A hard-wearing and chlorine resistant womens pro-suit. Designed for comfort and quick drying. RRP: £89.99 in-store | online | mobile
Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra Women’s Tri Bike (EV148657) A top-rated women’s TT bike with a huge 33% off. RRP: £2999.99 £1999.99
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BMC STREETRACER SR01
(EV148034) Featuring BMC’s trademark frame design and Shimano’s latest 20-speed Tiagra groupset, the SR01 offers superb value for money. • iSC aluminium, triple-butted frameset • Shimano Compact Tiagra 20-speed groupset • Shimano R-500 wheelset • Tektro Scor R-741 brakes • Easton EA30 finishing kit
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PINNACLE Evaporite Two (EV148872) Looking for a bike to bust PBs but not the bank? Then the carbon Evaporite Two is our fast and affordable option. • Carbon frameset • Carbon fork and steerer • Compact FSA chainset • Shimano 105 front and rear mechs • Shimano RS20 wheelset
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JAMIS Ventura Race Women’s
(EV149193) Another bike to benefit from the 20-speed Tiagra treatment, the carbon fibre Roubaix offers light weight and comfort - the perfect sportive bike?
(EV148905) Designed to fit the female form, the women-specific Ventura offers nimble handling and the excellent Shimano 105 20-speed drivetrain.
HINCAPIE Equipe SS Jersey (EV162032) Performance fitting sublimated race jersey, utilizing stretch knit and mesh vent panels for an aero fit and supreme ventilation. RRP: £79.99
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HINCAPIE Power Bibshort (EV162039) Designed and created by one of the world’s leading tour cyclists, you just know these shorts are going to be comfortable where it counts. RRP: £109.99
CAMELBAK Podium Bottle (EV138402) The ultimate bike bottle; the revolutionary (and hugely squeezable) Camelbak Podium means less mess and easier hydration thanks to its clever Jet Valve nozzle. RRP: £8.99
CATEYE Strada Wireless 8-F unction (104038) A simple wireless computor which will measure current and average speed, distance, and elapsed time. RRP: £49.99
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FUJI Newest 2.0
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(EV148620) A practical and sporty introduction to road riding, the Newest is novice-friendly with a wide range of gears and eyelets for a rack or mudguards. • A1-SL Compact Alloy frameset • FC-770 carbon fork • 27-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain • Fuji alloy dual pivot brakes
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(EV157836) Felt’s super-light aluminium frame combines an FSA compact chainset with top-notch Shimano 105 parts – adding up to a winning package.
(EV149847) With the lightest frame in its class, Cannondale’s latest entry level road bike offers high performance without the usual high premium.
Zinn Art Of Road Maintenance (104288) Get to know what makes your bike tick - and stop it by setting your breaks up properly! Packed with great tips for the home mechanic. RRP: £17.99
SPECIALIZED Rib Cage Road/MTB Bottle Cage (EV145033) The Specialized Rib Road/MTB Bottle Cage is designed to look as fast as our bikes, without compromising lightweight or bottle security. It’s the details that count and matching cages are a must! RRP: £10.99
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BONTRAGER Air Rush CO2 Regulator (103189) The Bontrager Air Rush CO2 Regulator provides safe, controlled operation. Robust aluminium construction with a reusable cartridge insulator to protect hands and super light at just 24g. Kit includes 1 x 16g CO2 cartridge. RRP: £16.49
SPECIALIZED Mini Wedgie Saddlepack (EV145029) Never get caught short without an inner tube again. With plenty of room for tubes and levers, the Mini Wedgie is the perfect training partner. RRP: £11.99
Spring 2012 | Road Bikes
TREK Lexa C Women’s (EV148981) A superbly-styled entry to the world of road riding, the women’s specific Lexa C mixes low weight, easy gearing and spot-on ergonomics. • 100 Series Alpha Aluminium frameset • Shimano 2300 components • Compact chainset • Mudguard/rack mounts
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(EV149231) The entry level Allez makes a great first road bike - or a perfect winter trainer and commuter, offer great comfort and reliable componentary.
(EV148908) Hugely popular with long-distance sportive riders, the Ventura offers comfort, speed and above all else, cracking value for money.
BONTRAGER R2 Folding Road Tyre (EV140852) The R2 combines the proven ride quality and construction of the R1 with aero wing technology for advanced aerodynamics. Features include a light and durable 60 TPI casing and integrated sub-tread puncture protection. RRP: £24.99
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BONTRAGER Inform Affinity R Saddle (EV141010) A welcome addition to any road bike, the Affinity R features hollow chromoly rails to reduce weight and a gender-specific Contour Relief Zone to give added soft tissue support to achieve the fit that’s right for you. RRP: £39.99
OAKLEY Commit SQ Breast Cancer Awareness Edition Sunglasses (133251) The Commit is a women’s specific design with UV resistant lenses and sports nose and ear grips for a secure on-the-bike fit. RRP: £144.99
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2XU Women’s Cycle Sub Short Sleeve Jersey (EV164326) Modern microfibre fabric technology mixed with Italian style, the Sub Short Sleeve is a big hit with sporty, style conscious ladies. RRP: £94.99
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 With the introduction of Shimano’s innovative Di2, electronic wires replace stainless steel braided gear cables, electric motors replace springs and button clicks replace lever swings. The advantages over the traditional ‘mechanical’ system include increased accuracy, faster shifts and less maintenance. Until now Dura-Ace Di2 was well beyond the budgets of most. But not any more! Shimano’s newly-developed technology trickles down to lower tier groupsets fairly rapidly and last year saw the introduction of
MAVIC Ksyrium SL Wheelset (EV139372) One of the real benchmark midrange racing clincher wheelsets, Mavic’s Ksyrium SL is light, tough and available to suit both Shimano and Campagnolo component systems. RRP: £709.99
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the more affordable Ultegra Di2 groupset. A battery is mounted to the frame and with 1,250 mile battery life along with a superspeedy recharge time, you’re unlikely to ever run out of juice. The rear derailleur is pre-programmed for perfect alignment but the icing on the cake is the front mech. As you shift, the cage autotrims (adjusts) to prevent any chain rattle. The push-button simplicity has to be tried to be believed - so get down to your local store and see the future!
SPECIALIZED Air Tool Mini Road Pump (EV145021) The Specialized Air Tool Mini Road Pump is small in size and big on performance all wrapped in a neat aluminium design with a reliable locking head. RRP: £16.99
TOPEAK X-Tool Multi Tool 10 Function (103347) A range of trail or roadside tools in a small, pocket-sized design. 10 hardened steel tools including T25 Torx wrench, Allen key sizes 2/2.5/3/4/5/6 and 8mm and a Phillips screwdriver housed inside an engineering grade plastic body. RRP: £9.99
JAMIS Xenith Pro Di2 (EV148817) The most affordable way to enjoy the amazing Di2 system, the Xenith Pro doesn’t skimp elsewhere to keep the price down. Top-notch components from Shimano and Ritchey make this carbon machine a real dream to ride which will make the miles fly by. • Ultegra Di2 groupset • High modulus carbon-fibre frameset
GARMIN Edge 800 Road Performance Pack (EV139433) The ultimate touchscreen training and navigation aid with full European mapping. RRP: £449.99
Spring 2012 | Road Bikes
BMC Racemachine RM01
(EV148019) BMC weren’t joking when they named this carbon framed road bike. Built for racing with lightweight, high performance parts, the RM01 is at home in the peloton as it is smashing a sportive. • iSC TCC carbon framese • Shimano Ultegra groupset • DT Swiss wheelset • Fizik Antares 2 manganese saddle
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TREK Madone 3.5
(EV154053) A top brand carbon fibre racer with a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 for less than two grand? That’ll be Trek’s pound-stretching Madone 3.5, then.
(EV148637) Ergonomically designed for female riders who want that bit more. A carbon fibre sportive slayer or entry level race bike for the more competitive rider.
COLE C38 Lite Shimano/SRAM Compatible Clincher Wheel Set (EV147329) The Cole C38 Lite Shimano Compatible wheelset has a full-carbon 38mm clincher rim. The versatile C38 can do the job in any race environment. RRP: £999.99
CONTINENTAL GP4000S Tyre - 700 x 23 (119336) A folding bead adds practicality while the Vectran anti-puncture technology is tougher than Aramid. This fast rolling, high grip race tyre comes in 700c x23mm only. RRP: £42.95
3T Ergonova Pro Handlebar (119855) Ergonova sets a new standard in comfort riding. The top of the bar is egg-shaped in sections, providing a wider contact point while the bend places the palms naturally onto the brake hoods and ergonomic drops, ensuring day-long comfort on the bike. Perfect for those long sportives. RRP: £69.99
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SPECIALIZED Phat S-Wrap Standard Bar Tape (119967) As used by Cipollini, this is some super comfy, extra thick bar tape. Available in a variety of stylish colours, this choice comes highly recommended. RRP: £15
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Timemachine TM01 Dura Ace Di2 2012 Triathlon/TT Bike (EV156337) TM01 represents the single biggest R&D project ever undertaken by BMC and is the bike that carried Cadel to overall victory in the 2011 Tour de France. This technology showcase featuring ‘trip wire’ aerodynamic truncated tube profiles, clever system integration and a huge amount of in-built adjustability results in a very fast, clean looking bike that will appeal to both TT’ers and Triathletes alike. RRP: £8499.99
Machines for Riding From rags to riches: how bmc grew from obscurity to globally successful brand and tour de france winners...
t’s a world apart from the humble and relatively recent beginnings of BMC (Bicycle Manufacturing Company), originally established by American Bob Bigelow in 1986 as an assembler and wholesale distributor of Raleigh bicycles. After losing his distributor’s licence in 1994, Bigelow began building bikes under a new label and BMC as a stand-alone bicycle manufacturer was born. The arrival of Swiss businessman and avid bicycle fan, Andy Rihs – initially as a partner in 1998 before eventually becoming the owner in 2000 – heralded a new era for BMC. With vastly increased investment, Swiss-based R&D facilities, exciting new product, a growing global export market and Pro Team sponsorship, the transformation and turnaround of BMC from small-scale, niche Swiss bicycle 30 You can order online and collect in-store
manufacturer to worldwide high-end bicycle brand was complete. A big winter signing and spending spree has resulted in an immense influx of raw talent with established top tier riders like Thor Hushovd, Phillipe Gilbert and Tejay Van Garderen bolstering an already dominant squad. It’s impossible to imagine the team not dictating every race they enter this season, with many people tipping Cadel Evans for the Tour, Gilbert for the Classics with the World Championships and Paris-Roubaix topping Hushovd’s to-do-list. World Champion rainbow stripes and National Champion jerseys already compete for space with the trademark BMC red and black team colours – expect plenty more to come throughout 2012!
Teammachine SLR01 Ultegra Compact 2012 (EV148011) A versatile, Tour-winning machine with cycling’s holy grail blend of low weight, high stiffness and cobble-slaying comfort. Changes for 2012 include a new, lighter 15mm offset seatpost , a swap to Shimano’s Press-Fit BB system, and the introduction of a new Di2-specific frameset. RRP: £3999.99 www.evanscycles.com
Spring 2012 | BMC Aero Hinge Fork – helps to minimise the all-important frontal area and create a seamless aerodynamic junction between fork and frame. 21_21 Seatpost - offers x4 saddle positions (-21/-7/+7/+21mm), which, when combined with the ‘true’ 77° seat tube means a multitude of angles, perfect for both TT or Tri setups (Andreas Ralert runs his TM01 @ 82°).
The 3-piece modular ‘jigsaw’ stem allows for a mind boggling 32 different configurations – allowing riders to really fine tune their riding position.
Integrated Mini V-brakes front and rear sit flush with the fork legs and rear chainstays and provide powerful, consistent pressure.
Di2 Ready – a neat compartment built into the lower section of the seat tube houses the Di2 battery so that’s it’s protected from the elements, knocks, but most importantly windflow.
3:1 UCI Legal – All the truncated tubes on the TM01 conform to the UCI’s 3:1 rule meaning the tubes are no more than three-times deeper than they are wide.
Streetracer SR01 Tiagra Compact (EV148034)
Roadracer SL01 Tiagra Compact (EV148026)
Alpenchallenge AC01 105/Tiagra 700c – (EV148447)
A new, taller headtube and ,more relaxed riding position and a shallow drop bar make the aluminium SR01 Tiagra Compact the ideal choice for anyone looking to step up to the world of dropbar road bikes without compromising comfort.
Whether you’re in the market for an upgrade or looking to purchase your first race-level bicycle, the SL01 Tiagra strikes the balance between performance and price. Full carbon frame and fork construction provides stiffness under power, yet offers miles of compliance and comfort.
TAXI! Inspired by the famous yellow cabs of New York, the Alpenchallenge has been designed with inner city riding in mind. This light and nimble flatbar roadbike offers a relaxed riding position, a wide spread of gears and powerful hydraulic disc brakes for confident braking
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Spring 2012 | Cycling Breaks
Fit for the
ith spring in the air and sunlight on the roads, no doubt you’ll be feeling sprightly and looking forward to some summer-time challenges over the coming months. The UK has miles of road and trails to keep you smiling, but a change of scene and some challenging new terrain could do wonders for you fitness. To show you how, a few of us headed off with Saddle Skedaddle for a week of Spanish sunshine and the chance to enjoy both road and MTB action in the perfect weather and an idyllic setting. You might believe that these holidays are
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reserved for the cycling elite or those with cash burning a hole in their lycra, but the truth is that for no more than the cost of a budget holiday you too could be enjoying days in the saddle and a change of scenery. Whether that means a quick trip within the UK, a hop across the channel to Europe or even a far-flung location such as Cuba or Argentina, with a Saddle Skedaddle cycling holiday, there’s something to not only satiate everyone’s two-wheeled desires but also to work in harmony with their budget. The type of holiday you choose can vary, too. You might prefer something laid back and relaxed or you may be focussed on
your race season ahead and looking for the ultimate training camp to really push your fitness forward. The options are laid out for you at skedaddle.co.uk, so check out what is available! Of course, for many of us cyclists, the freedom of two-wheels doesn’t end when we stop pedalling and this independent spirit means many of us want to plan our own cycling breaks. Getting together with a group of your local cycling buddies to plan a trip en-masse will mean you’re likely to set yourself up for some competition, which will help you to push closer to your potential on your rides.
Five day fitness diary Day One With minds and bodies fresh and ready to ride, we quickly built up the bikes after a decent continental breakfast and set off for a steady base mile ride to stretch the legs and explore.
Day Two We set off at a brisk pace for a flat 30km to warm up before hitting the hills, pushing hard over the tops and freewheeling down the descents for some much needed recovery.
Day Three Making the most of a lie in we kitted up and headed out for a steady to brisk 100km, with a few coffee breaks slotted in to keep us going.
Day Four After an easy afternoon yesterday we woke up feeling fresh and after a good breakfast hopped on the bikes for a 2 hour out tempo ride, alternating at the front to keep the pace high.
Day Five Keen to make the best of our last day, a sunrise recovery ride along the coast was a must do, getting 30km in before a spot of brunch at a sea-front cafe.
Post lunch we felt strong and ready to face the road again, choosing a relatively flat route along the coast line, with the sun beating down on the fresh tarmac.
The afternoon was a more gentle, breezy ride along yesterdays favoured coast which felt great after sweating and suffering in the hills. The idea was to keep our heart rates lower but competitive spirit made this difficult.
A relaxing afternoon on the hotel terrace with our feet up. Keith braved the sea and dived in for a dip, confirming that it wasn’t as warm as it looked!
After a bite to eat we turned back, riding steady and taking in the sunny sights. Back at the hotel we took time out for a group meal to recount the stories of the day.
We finished the day and rounded up the break with a final ride into the hills, our competitive natures showed as we tried to burn each other off! Home to pack up the bikes and reflect on what had been a brilliant five days.
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Main Pic: Gareth (left) wears: Louis Garneau Sharp Helmet, Endura Mullet Glasses and Endura FS260 Pro Strip. Keith (right) wears: Louis Garneau Diamond Helmet, Louis Garneau Evan’s Jersey and Louis Garneau Signature Shorts. Inset pics: Tucking into a much needed carb-feast and enjoying the scenic southern Spanish roads.
Whatever your reasons for packing up your beloved bike and belongings and heading off to unchartered territory, it is likely you will need a few additions to you kit bag to ensure you get the most of your break. Firstly, unless you’re driving to your holiday destination then you’re going to need a safe way of transporting your bike. A padded bike bag is the answer and the one we used was an Evoc bike travel bag, but these start from around £100. Make sure you book your bike on as separate luggage as there is usually a little extra cost. If you’re visiting a new area then a navigational aid such as Garmin’s range-topping Edge 800 will not only help you to find your way but also show others where you’ve been, how tough it was, how fast you rode and how much fun you had! Other devices such as the new Motorola MotoActv are a great training tool for those that don’t need navigation but still want the rich data and post34 Standard UK delivery is FREE on all UK orders
ride mapping, as well as pre-loaded workouts. Many riders can be put off by the ‘what ifs?’ of travelling abroad with their bike. There are ways you can limit this stress, by reducing the element of bad luck from creeping in as much as possible. Carrying the right spares should mean a worry-free break. The bare minimum is a multitool, a mini-pump, a pair of tyre levers and a few inner tubes, and back pocket snacks. If you’re going on an organised break, look for the back-up facilities on offer – chances are they offer full workshop facilities and a support vehicle. Don’t be put off by the logistics of a cycling holiday – organise it properly and pack the essentials to ensure trips a memorable one!
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Spring 2012 | Cycling Breaks
Kit Bag: MTB 01 LOUIS GARNEAU Electra Jacket (EV153713) Detachable sleeves and a vented back to prevent overheating and plenty of pockets. RRP £79.99 £71.99 02 PEARL IZUMI Select Attack Socks 3 Pack (EV144633) Features PI’s fast drying yarn with exceptional ventilation for all-day comfort. £12.99 03 MULEBAR Evans Energy Pack (EV148229) Wonderful flavours and benefits of this brilliant sports fuel. RRP £14.99 £7.49 04 RUDY PROJECT Rydon Glasses (121082) ImpactX Photo Clear Lens, ergonomic and lightweight. RRP £149.99 £134.99 05 MOTOROLA MotoActv Premium 8GB Bundle (EV160089) A sophisticated fitness tracker, smart music player and revolutionary training system, perfect for athletes. £249.99 06 WELDTITE Puncture Repair Kit with Tools (103369) Everything you need to stay out. £4.99 07 PACELINE Chamois Butt’r Original Cream - 8oz (100464) For improved riding comfort, essential for any training. £12.99
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04 EVOC Bike Travel Bag (EV163836) A great travel bag for road bikes, XC, DH, FR and enduro bikes on trips by plane, car or train - within minutes everything is stowed away and packed safely for your trip. All you need to do is dismantle the handlebar, pedals and wheels. RRP £319.99 £287.10
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High5’s guide to fueling During a training camp, or times of increased workload nutrition is important that you are able to perform and recover sufficiently. Eating the right product will help you achieve maximum fitness gains and make your time on the bike more enjoyable! Using specialist sports’ nutrition product such as that from High5 will ensure you are fully fuelled and hydrated, whilst also aiding recovery so that you can ride day-after-day. Their sports nutritionist’s have put together a simple guide for your day in the saddle. in-store | online | mobile
Pre-ride A good breakfast is essential and should primarily consist of high carbohydrate foods, such as cereals, toast and porridge.
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In action Drink at least 500ml of EnergySource 4:1 every hour. Take one sachet of EnergyGel every hour. If you want solid food (and are not able to find a coffee shop for lunch) then eat one EnergyBar for every 2-3 hours that you are riding. Take a sachet of EnergySource X’treme to help get you home at the end of a long ride.
Post-ride Drink 500ml EnergySource 4:1 within 20 minutes. Later in the day, drink another 500ml of EnergySource 4:1. If it’s a tough high mileage day then drink 500ml to 1000ml of Protein Recovery mixed with milk later in the evening.
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Dolomite Three (EV158642) The two aluminum road bikes are the Dolomite and Gabbro, boasting inspiring and relaxed riding positions whilst maintaining responsiveness. Comfortable and practical with the ability to fit mudguards or larger tyres with increased clearance married to predictable, surefoted handling for confident cornering all adds up to a cracking road bike. RRP: £749.99
57mm Long-Drop calipers & mudguard eyelets front and rear mean ample room for full-length mudguards
Pinnacle of evolution
Six years on, our Pinnacle brand has gone from strength to strength...
innacle bikes were established in 2006 with the sole aim of applying our expertise, experience and enthusiasm into producing bikes suited to both our customers and the environment and conditions they ride in. Pinnacle 2012 is an evolution of the existing range, with every model revised for a refined fit and feel, giving the bikes a definable ride quality. The Pinnacle brand was re-launched last year featuring modern, simple styling and a new brand manager was appointed to develop the 2012 range. The man given the responsibility of establishing that hard-to-define ride quality and character was James Olsen, an award-winning and highly acclaimed British bicycle designer: “The overall aim for the 2012 range was not to go off in a radical new direction as I already liked the current line-up but to develop the range by stripping back every model from the frame up. I want to build bikes that make you grin 36 You can order online and collect in-store
as you pedal and love the idea that riding your Pinnacle may be a lifestyle-changing decision.” James tells us. Aimed at first and second time buyers, Pinnacle bikes focus on the leisure and commuter rider, creating bikes that cross the practical, fun, and sport categories. James strongly believes that this genre of light and functional bikes is something that really can change our towns and cities for the better, and new cyclists are an important part of all our futures. “Cycling and sustainable transport is a cause that I’m passionate about. At the weekends I see more riders out on country lanes or forest paths who aren’t riding traditional mountain or racing bikes, or dressed in team-replica kit, they’re simply out riding for the enjoyment of cycling. As someone who started with a BMX, then mountain bikes in the Eighties and is now a lifelong cycle-addict, I find this inspiring to see. I hope they continue to discover the benefits of two wheeled fun and transport.
Pinnacle Lithium Four (EV158628) For the tough city streets there’s the Lithium, a fast and rugged hybrid with design inspiration from the 29er frames we’re working on. The refined riding position and sturdy componentary puts you in full control so you can tackle the streets with confidence. RRP: £499.99 www.evanscycles.com
Spring 2012 | Pinnacle
Proportionally taller headtube aids a less aggressive, more upright riding position. Ideal for those making their first foray into the world of dropbar road bikes.
Carbon-legged fork combined with slender, tapered seatstays and ovalised toptube add an element of built-in compliance and comfort.
50/34T Compact chainset gives a wide spread of gears for even the steepest of climbs.
Neon Two Hybrid (EV158617)
Cobalt One Hybrid (EV158631)
Iroko One (EV158653)
The lightweight and versatile Neon is without doubt the fastest way to navigate through the city. Mudguard eyelets and rear pannier rack mounts make the Neon ideal option for fast commuting duties whilst the ever-dependable Shimano/FSA components ensure longterm performance and reliability.
For riders who enjoy country lanes one weekend and forest tracks another, the Cobalt is a wide-ranging bike that makes few compromises. Most at home on mixed terrain, all models use Suntour suspension forks with lockouts for tarmac use to ensure high levels of both comfort and efficiency.
Designed for weekend cross-country riders, mid-week night-riders, singletrack seekers and any other regular trail rider who enjoys the light simplicity of a hardtail mountain bike, the Willow (ladies), Jarrah, and Iroko (pictured above) form an MTB range that offers something for everyone.
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Spring 2012 | Ride2Work
A COMMUTE THAT ISN’T TAXING... Save money and get fit on your way to work.
etting to work doesn’t need to be a daily hassle, it can be a slice of enjoyment to start and end your day. With help from the government Ride2Work scheme choosing to cycle won’t have a hefty price tag either. We explain how to get the most out of what’s on offer: Q: What is the cycle to work scheme? The cycle to work scheme is the ultimate employee benefit that aims to make getting to work by bike a hassle-free and affordable option. Through the scheme employees hire bikes from their employer through a process of salary sacrifice which is spread over 12 or 18 months.
Q: Why get a bike through the scheme? You can save between 32% and 42% on the cost of a brand new bike and all the accessories you need to enjoy cycling. These savings are achieved because you don’t pay Income Tax or National Insurance on the part of your salary which is being exchanged for the hire of the bike. Another huge benefit of the scheme is being able to enjoy riding your new bike while spreading payment for the bike over a year through your salary. Through cycling to work you can benefit from a happier, fitter commute and reduce your travel costs while doing your bit for the environment! Plus you can ride the bike during your leisure time, too!
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Q: Who can participate in the scheme? Anyone can join as long as their employer offers the scheme and are paid through the PAYE system. Over 500,000 people have already taken up the offer. Q: What bikes and accessories can you get? Over 50 bike brands are available from Evans Cycles and every style of bike is available through the scheme. In addition you can get a complete package of accessories including lights, locks, helmets, bags, mudguards and reflective clothing.
How do you join the scheme and get a bike? STEP 1: Check whether your company offers a cycle to work scheme. Your HR department should be able to advise you on what you need to do next.
STEP 2: Decide what bike and accessories you want and work out the costs. You can do this in-store, via our website or by giving our contact centre a call. We can give you a written quote if required by your company.
STEP 3: Once you have confirmed your choices you will complete an online application form and hire agreement. Your employer will approve your request and a certificate will be sent to you by post or via email.
What happens at the end of the scheme? Once the salary sacrifice is completed (after 12 or 18 months) you can get the option to purchase the bike. There are several different ways this can happen, depending on what option your employer has chosen, but the overall aim is to ensure that scheme rules are followed without impacting on your savings. Evans Cycles accepts Ride2Work and Cyclescheme certificates. A recent survey of employees participating in the cycle to work scheme highlighted the excellent benefits: • 80% are fitter • 60% are saving money on travel costs • 55% are happier
To find out what you can save go to www.evanscycles.com/ride2work/ savingscalculator
STEP 4: You can redeem your certificate in-store, online or over the phone. Your salary sacrifice payments usually commence the following month.
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Spring 2012 | Commuter
FOLDING HYBRID You decide
Pick the right bike for your commute and reap the rewards of riding to work...
hoosing to commute by bike can mean big rewards: free fitness, a lift to your mood as you escape traffic and train timetables, as well as great cash savings. The investment is even greater if you get your bike tax free through a cycle to work scheme. All that might be true - but it still leaves the question of what bike to go for. The most popular models for riders looking to commute are hybrids and folding bikes. If you are likely to be getting on and off trains, a folding bike will mean that you can easily take your riding partner on board. The bikes are simple to flip open and when you arrive at your destination will sit ready and waiting for you. Selecting this option also means you can travel around town during
the day, pull the bike out when you need it without the worry and inconvenience of chugging around with a cumbersome lock, as its compact size means there is no need for it to leave your side. Slim handlebars are ideal for whizzing through traffic, and the bikes are easily adjustable to fit different shapes and sizes. For example, the Tern Link D8 has a quick release stem which means you can share it with other family members or work colleagues. For a sportier lifestyle a hybrid bike, which is nestled between a road bike and a mountain bike, offers a bit more bulk to your bike. Unlike the racy roadster, a hybrid puts the passenger in a more comfortable, upright position for city riding, but is more suited to a city environment than a mountain bike might be.
Main: Michelle wears the Endura Windchill Jacket and rides the folding Tern Link D8; Gareth wears the Endura Flyte Jacket and rides the Trek 7.3 FX D hybrid. Left and above: Folding bikes are portable and compact but if you want something a little sportier for everyday including weekends a cross bike like the Genesis CdF is an ideal alternative.
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BUNCH ORTLIEB Back Roller Pannier Pair (103223) Quality rainproof pannier that’s ideal for commuting with easy fitting. RRP: £99.99
£94.99 OSPREY Momentum 34 Pack (EV138754) Integrated raincover, laptop sleeve and blinker light clip ensure both you and your belongings arrive in one piece. RRP: £79.99
TIMBUK2 Classic Messenger Bag (EV159882) Built for speed this is the ideal option for fast commuting duties. RRP: £70.00 ALTURA Arran 16 pannier (103562) This pannier bag will fit either side of your rack. Universal fittings make life easy along with a 16 litre capacity and small compartments for keys and valuables. RRP: £29.99
Hybrid bikes are light weight and rapid if you want to put some power through the pedals, but they are resilient enough to combat rough terrain too, with wider tyres and disc brakes which will be reliable and responsive in any weather. Not only is a hybrid the perfect entry into leisure riding, but if you plan to extend your route for added fitness gains, take on some weekend riding or even enter some sportives, a hybrid will be fit for purpose. Once you start commuting, you will also need to think about how to make sure you arrive smart and well-equipped for the day. The good news is that backpacks have probably progressed since your student days. You could look
RESPRO High-Viz Hump Rucsac Cover - Waterproof (106122) Elasticated edges and press stud fasteners enable this high-viz cover to fit securely over most backpacks. Fluorescent waterproof material and reflective Scotchlite patterning will help you to be safe and seen. RRP: £25.99
into panniers like the Ortlieb Back Roller’s which will fit easily to your bike and have an uncanny ability to store more than you might expect. If you want something you can grab at the door and carry on your back, the Osprey Momentum has lots of compartments to keep your lunch separate from your suit trousers. When it comes to being safe and being seen, we’ve got a large selection of brightly coloured clothing and helmets. Light and easy to transport, the Respro High-Viz Hump Rucsac cover will make sure you don’t blend into the crowd, and you can always combine it with a high viz jacket or accessories for added visibility.
LOUIS GARNEAU Vent 2 Vest (EV153700) The Vent 2 Vest has a ripstop construction and is tear resistant and windproof. A micromesh back allows moisture to escape while the front blocks wind and an abundance of reflective piping adds to the safety features. RRP: £34.99
RESPRO Ankle Bands (106108) Two stretchable safety ankle bands with Scotchlite on one side and Fluo yellow on the other. RRP: £16.99 MADISON High Visibility Sam Browne Belt (120990) Use the bright yellow for day and the retroreflective material for night. RRP: £17.99
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Spring 2012 | Commuter ALTURA Airstream Short Sleeve Jersey (123300) Available in a range of colours, this a multi panel, full featured cycling jersey is ideal for all types of riding. RRP: £29.99
ALTURA Women’s Night Vision Jersey (EV143329) From Altura’s hugely popular Night Vision range the women’s short sleeve jersey combines comfort and safety in a great performing jersey. RRP: £39.99
ALTURA Night Vision Evo Jacket (123239) An evolution of the best selling Night Vision Jacket, The Altura Night Vision Evo comes in a new fabric with an improved design featuring a removable LED tab, front hand pockets, hood fittings and loads of reflective trim. This is the ultimate commuting Jacket. RRP: £99.99
BERN Brentwood Helmet (121397) The Bern Brentwood Helmet is the lightest-weight, lowest profile action sports helmet available. This head gear is constructed with liquid injected high impact foam for a low fit with high protection. RRP: £64.99
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ENDURA Hummvee Short Sleeve Jersey (123342) A cracking short sleeve jersey that’s been hugely popular since its launch in 2010, fast becoming a real cycling essential. Designed for comfort and minimal moisture build up, it can be worn by itself or as part of a layer when the weather turns a bit British. RRP: £35.99
ALTURA Night Vision Short Sleeve Jersey (EV143324) Expanding the highly successful Night Vision range the new Altura Night Vision Short Sleeve Jersey provides comfort and additional visibility day and night. RRP: £39.99
ALTURA Mayhem Baggy Short (122810) These comfortable but tough baggy bottoms come with a removable padded inner short. RRP: £44.99
ENDURA Womens Hummvee 3/4 Trousers (122575) Designed especially for women, these are hardwearing casual look shorts with Clickfast liner. The Endura Womens Hummvee 3/4 Trousers feature nylon fabric construction for extra durability in all conditions., with multiple pockets for covenience. RRP: £49.99
ENDURA Flyte Jacket (EV137075) Stuffed with features to make it one of the best cycling jackets available. PTFE is one of the most breathable membrane compounds currently used in performance waterproof sportswear, thanks to the vastly superior moisture vapour transmission. RRP: £99.99
BERN Berkeley Women’s Helmet (121399) Progressive, stylish and good looking are all words which describe the Bern Berkeley Women’s Zipmold helmet. This is the lightweight, low profile hard foam action sports helmet on the market for women. RRP: £64.99
GORE BIKE WEAR Oxygen Gore-Tex Lady jacket (EV145686) A small, packable, waterproof and extremely breathable jacket that will keep you dry and comfortable in all conditions. RRP: £179.99
ENDURA Spectrum Glasses (121019) The Endura Spectrum Glasses offer excellent value eye protection and combine anti-fog lenses with stylish good looks. RRP: £14.99
ENDURA Shark Glasses Set (121013) The set includes three UV filtering lenses, compliant with EN1836 standards. Endura provides a clear lens for night riding and poor light, a yellow high contrast lens for mixed and overcast daylight riding and a smoke lens for bright sunlight. RRP: £29.99
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pinnacle neon 3 2012
(EV158621) Using a lightweight butted Aluminium frame and fork and 700c wheels with fast hybrid components, the Neon 3 is one of the fastest flatbar road bikes around. • Full Shimano Sora 9sp drivetrain incl. 34/50T Compact Chainset • Powerful and reliable Mini V-brakes • 6061-T6 Heat-treated Aluminium frame • Rear pannier rack mounts and F&R mudguard eyelets
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Spring 2012 | Leisure bikes
(EV148976) Absolutely built for urban roads, whether you’re cycling to the office or away on a weekend jaunt, Trek’s robust yet light hybrid is one strong performer. • FX Alpha Gold aluminium frameset • 20-Speed Shimano drivetrain • Shimano Deore and Tiagra components
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(EV149278) Triple chainset means a huge range of gears – Specialized’s Sirrus Elite is ideal for tough weekend challenges or speedy weekday commutes.
(EV149836) Subtle styling and rider comfort were the two biggest priorities with the Quick 5. With vibration damping technology and suave looks, we’d say they’ve cracked it...
SPeCiaLized nimbus Sport 26” x 1.5” tyre (EV157540) The Specialized Nimbus Sport 26” x 1.5” Tyre has smooth tread which rolls fast and comfortably on all roads and bike paths. A dynamic tread pattern make it an attractive and confident fit for any around-town bike. rrP: £20.00
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SHiMano a530 touring Pedals (102707) Ideal pedals for recreational riders, combining the SPD mechanism on one side with a platform pedal body on the other so you can ride with cleats or normal shoes. rrP: £59.99
SPeCiaLized Bg Contour Lock grip (120046) Triple density ergonomic grips, anatomically designed to help cyclists ride for longer by reducing hand numbness and fatigue. rrP: £18.00
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Bontrager Charger Pump (104765) A sturdy steel track pump that is ideal for workshop or garage use, featuring a large stable base and raised, easy to read guage . rrP: £21.99
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JAMIS Allegro Sport (EV148922) Musically speaking, allegro is quick and lively. Which is exactly the spirit of the Jamis Allegro Sport! • 6061 triple-butted aluminium frameset • Shimano 24-speed drivetrain • Eyelets for mudguards and racks • Tektro brakes
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SCOTT Sub 40
(EV153079) Combined with Scott’s superb Urban-Kit rack and fender system, the Sub 40 is an excellent choice if you’re after affordable practicality.
(EV149293) The speed of a road bike with the comfort and confidence that comes from a flat bar. The Vita is great for exercising, commuting or just simply having fun.
Bontrager Air Support Mini Pump (104735) An aluminium mini pump that is suitable for use with both valve types. Auto-select head fits both Presta and Schrader valves - no adjustments necessary. Flip lever design securely attaches nozzle to valve. RRP: £16.99
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Exposure Flash / Flare Light Set With Re-Charge Kit (EV135635) This pack delivers what you need to be seen and safe, with the rechargeable battery pack thrown in. RRP: £84.99
Bontrager Men’s Sport Saddle (102898) The Bontrager Men’s Sport Saddle features honeycomb gel technology, combined with foam layering to create an ultra comfortable and smooth ride. A wider, more functional seating area has been designed to disperse the rider’s weight across a larger surface area. RRP: £29.99
Specialized Sonoma Women’s Gel Saddle (EV147453) The Specialized Sonoma women’s gel saddle is the perfect upgrade for any recreational or trekking bike, offering exceptional padding and waterproof construction at a reasonable weight. RRP: £40.00
Summer 2011 | Commuter bikes
TeRn link D8
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(EV158957) If your journey tends to be a convoluted jumble of trains, cabs and buses then you need an answer. The folding Link D8 is quite possibly the best response. • OCL double truss folding frame • SRAM MRX Comp shifters • 8-speed drivetrain • Suntour folding pedals
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TeRn link Uno
TeRn link c7
(EV158959) All the foldability of the D8 but with the simplicity of a singlespeed and the practicality of weather-beating mudguards.
(EV158960) Why bother searching for parking when you can ride to work and simply stow your bike under your desk? At under £400 the Link C7 offers traffic-busting good value!
toPeaK Mini 9 Compact tool (103457) A multitool can be an absolute lifesaver. This lightweight tool from Topeak keeps things simple with the nine tools you’re most likely to need on the road, trail or in town. rrP: £14.99
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KrYPtonite Kryptolok Series 2d (104654) Keep your bike safe and secure with a decent D-lock. The Kryptolok comes with a neat carrying bracket and will resist all but the most determined of bike thieves. Check out the reviews - it’s one of our customers’ highest rated locks. rrP: £34.99
KrYPtonite Kryptoflex (104644) A great theft deterrent that’s easy to carry and available in 4ft and 7ft lengths, the Kryptoflex cable is a convenient way to secure your bike. Works well with the D-lock opposite. RRP: £12.50-14.99
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datatag electronic tagging Kit (104650) A way of marking your bike electronically to deter thieves, Datatag identification is used by 3,500 scanner-equpped police forces throughout the UK. rrP: £24.99
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coopeR T100 Sebring SS (130661) A great all-rounder designed for leisure, fitness and commuter riding, effortlessly combining confident, sharp handling with comfort and smoothness. • Reynolds 520 Cr Mo Steel track frame • Polished bullhorn alloy bar • Brooks B15 Swallow saddle RRP: £649.99
BoBBin BicYcleS Birdie Women’s Hybrid
paSHleY penny Women’s Hybrid
(EV145563) A colourful and jaunty 3-speed bike, with a handy rack to carry any extra luggage you want to transport. Perfect for the girl about town.
(EV160107) A free spirited ladies leisure bike that is just as compfortable through city streets as on country lanes, with a chain guard and fenders for added convenience.
Weeride Safefront deluxe Childseat (EV155324) Top tube-mounted bike seat for children from ages 9 months to 4 years thanks to adjustable footcups and a variable seat size. Allows rider and child to remain in eye contact. RRP: £129.99
CoPiLot Limo Child Seat (105828) High visibility overhead pull-down bar acts as a hand rest and swings behind the seat to turn the Limo in to a free standing baby chair. Also included is the Blackburn EX1 rack. rrP: £109.99
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SariS gran Fondo 2-bike Car rack (EV144375) Attaches easily with rubbercoated hooks to protect your vehicle’s finish. RRP: £250.00
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SariS Bones 3 Bike rack (120850) 3 Bike Capacity. Tough resin construction which is soft on your vehicle and great at transporting your cycle. Rubber foot pads adjust to contours of all types of car/van/4X4. RRP: £145.00
Summer 2011 | Family bikes
SpecialiZeD Hotrock a1 FS 24” Kid’s Bike
ScoTT Voltage Jr 12 Kid’s Bike
(134518) Built to the same high standards as the adult bikes complete with 50mm travel lockable suspension.
(EV153066) A tough yet forgiving bike that will help your child’s skills and confidence to grow.
RiDGeBacK MX14 Kid’s Bike
TReK Jet 16 Kid’s Bike
DaWeS princess 14 Kid’s Bike
(EV152252) Built to last and available in green or blue, the MX14 is one tough bike.
(128723) Ideal for kids aged 5-7 years. RRP: £129.99
(EV156427) Now your little princess can take dolly for a ride in total safety!
JD BUG pro 2 Scooter
HUDoRa Seven Runner Kid’s Bike
(EV158971) A fun trickster for kids - and even a few grown ups! What tricks will you do?
(EV154545) A balance bike is the perfect introduction to two wheels for your toddler. Feet-down security prepares them for the joy of pedals!
Bern nino/nina Helmet (EV140236) A brilliantly simple idea - a helmet that’s cool enough for skate, BMX and any other rough and tumble game the kids want to play! RRP: £34.99
aLtura Sprint Children’s gloves (121171) Keep those dinky digits safe with palm padding for comfort. RRP: £7.99
aLtura Sprint Children’s Short Sleeve Jersey (123314) The Altura Sprint Children’s Short Sleeve Jersey is perfect for the aspiring cyclist. rrP: £19.99
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aLtura Sprint Children’s Shorts (123315) Proper padded shorts for the young cyclist. rrP: £17.99
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Spring 2012 | RideIt!
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oin us for hassle free days out in the saddle! We organise brilliant rides in some of the UK’s most impressive landscapes. Whether you are a trail crunching, mud-loving Mountain biker or a tarmac seeking Roadie, we have a ride to suit you. All of our rides have different route lengths to choose from so you can set the distance you feel comfortable with. Our ‘Family Fun’ routes are designed so the whole clan can ride, and kids cycle for free! Our routes are fully way-marked, so you can enjoy the experience of cycling without worrying about planning a route. We know that at some mass start lines the opening stretch can feel like entering ‘Armageddon’ so we stagger our start times, allowing everyone taking part to start at their own pace without a battle.
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RideIt! is a great way to meet likeminded riders and enjoy cycling with others. Our rides are not races so it is up to you how fast you feel comfortable cycling. We do offer everyone a timing chip, so if you have a training goal in mind, we can help you track your progress. For those searching for a test of stamina, we’ve engineered some pleasurably gruelling rides. Step up to the challenge with King of the Pennines and King of the Downs endurance busting Sportive rides. With 113 miles and over 10 killer climbs, including the iconic Boxhill, KOTD is a ride not to be missed and it’s sister ride KOTP punches above its weight with dramatic scenery and exhilarating climbs. Find out more and reserve you place: www.evanscycles.com/ride-it
One of the best days on the bike I have had for years! Thank you so much - staff were brilliant! Paul Bromlog, Rochdale Jan 2011
• 3 or 4 marked routes • Electronic timing • Waterproof maps • Free High5 nutrition• • Garmin GPS hire units • Gore Bike Wear to ‘try before you buy’ • On-site catering
RIDEIT! DIARY 2011
14/15 Apr Milton Keynes: The Pavillion, Rushmore Close, Bow Brickhill , Milton Keynes, MK17 9JB 28/29 Apr Hatfield: Chancellors School, Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 7BN 12/13 May Bristol: Didmarton Village Hall, The Street, Didmarton, Gloucestershire, GL9 1DT 27 May King of the Downs: Camino Park, James Watt Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9TZ 9/10 Jun Reading: Goring Heath Village Hall, Crayspond Road, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7NY 23/24 Jun Peaks:New Mills School & College, Church Lane, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 4NR 7/8 Jul Dorking: The Priory School, West Bank, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3DG 21/22 Jul Liphook: Bohunt School, Longmoor Road Liphook, Hants , GU30 7NY 4/5 Aug Brighton : Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE 19 Aug King of the Pennines: Airville School, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UQ
Adult - Road family route £7.50 Adult - All other routes £12.50 Child (16 and under) - FREE* * When accompanied by a paying adult (On the day entries incur a £2.50 surcharge per person)
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Gore Bike Wear
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The specialist clothing designers offer you the chance to use their latest products for FREE with the ‘Try Before You Buy’ service at every event! A product adviser will be present at all venues to help you pick items that will suit your ride, and the weather, helping to enhance comfort and make sure your fun in the saddle is maximised by some of the best kit on the market.
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Spring 2012 | MTB
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EXCLUSIVE BRAND NORCO IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT... IT SHOWS.
Words Dan Stanbridge. Pics Alex Tyler.
en Reid and I started riding for Norco in 2009 when we collaborated to establish the Dirt Norco Race Team and we have grown with them ever since. From the start, one of the things that attracted me to the company was the enthusiasm and passion for the sport that everyone we met seemed to share, making it an exciting manufacturer to work with. Norco have invested heavily in the development necessary to produce such a competitive race bike over these last few years. They have listened and put the lessons learned from racing into the Aurum and the rest of the production
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bike range for 2012. We got to know Owen Pemberton and PJ Hunton, the lead design engineers, really early on because they were continuously looking at new ways to push the technology, so were constantly looking to the race team for feedback from the front line. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to work with with such smart guys as they have been developing the Aurum, which has become our chosen Downhill race bike. Owen and PJ are interested in every last detail of the feedback gained from testing on the World Cup circuit. One interesting example of development came from analysing the geometry that Ben
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and I both preferred. Initially our data looked quite different but taking into account the fact that I’m five inches taller than Ben (I’m 6’1”, he’s 5’8”), what we were looking for in terms of balance and weight distribution was close to identical, proportionally at least. In the past with the conventional sizing standard (where front end length was increased throughout the size range but everything else remained the same) one of us would have had to compromise. But not now, thanks to the Gravity Tune concept unique to Norco, bikes are scaled across the whole frame so proportions can be optimised for all rider sizes and the suspension performance can be easily tweaked to suit different weights and riding styles. We raced on prototypes of these bikes for well over a year, passing on every last detail as our experience on the bike grew and the race season progressed – all of which Owen and PJ have used to end up with the best handling bike I’ve ever ridden in 2012. As I’m sure you can imagine, we are very excited about the launch of this bike along with the rest of the new 54 Standard UK delivery is FREE on all UK orders
Norco range. Much of the technology developed on the downhill bike is also in production throughout many of the bikes in the 2012 range. This includes the ART suspension and Syntace axle systems along with the new styling and attention to detail which adds up to a huge step forward across the whole Norco range this year - it’s great that Evans’ customers will be able to experience the same level of performance that we’re lucky enough to enjoy. The first race is shortly approaching along with the addition of Duncan Riffle as a third rider to the Dirt Norco team. I am confident that I can speak for all of us when I say we are really looking forward to racing with Norco for the team’s fourth year.
Kit Bag: MTB 01 FOX CLOTHING 360 Jersey (EV160249) MX inspired graphics with a feel that’s more natural than anything you’ve ever ridden in. £35.99 02 FOX CLOTHING Demo Shorts (EV160248) Tough, ultra vented and durable shorts. £73.99 03 GOPRO HD Hero Outdoor Edition (EV159186) Waterproof, wearable and gear mountable. £299.99
04 FOX CLOTHING Rockstar Airline Glove (EV160251) A spinoff of Fox’s popular perforated design laced with a dash of Rockstar attitude. £21.99
05 SIX SIX ONE Rhythm Elbow Pads (EV163758) Breathable, perforated EVA foam padding and X-Fit design to minimise bunching bunching. £29.99 06 OSPREY Viper 13 Hydration Pack (EV138743) Includes Hydration Pack and bike tool pocketing. £69.99
Spring 2012 | MTB
NORCO Shinobi 1 29er 2012
(EV152499) Norco’s flagship slack-angled, all-mountain delivers great all-round trail performance but really comes in its own when pointed downhill. RRP: £3699.99
Buying Guide: Norco MTBs
NORCO Aurum 1
NORCO Sight 3
NORCO Shinobi 2 29er
A purpose-built World Cup downhill bike, the Norco Aurum 1 is designed for riders that have a real need for speed. Developed over the last year, the revised frame sizing and adjustable suspension means that every type of rider, with every type of build can enjoy the ultimate downhill rush. Sizes Frame Fork Rear Shock Shifters Front Mech Rear Mech Chainset Brakes Seatpost Bars Stem Wheels Weight
S/M/L DH race frame with 200mm rear travel, A.R.T. suspension technology and Syntace X12 150mm rear axle Rockshox BoXXer R2C2 CL 200mm Rockshox Vivid Coil R2C SRAM X9 10-speed N/A SRAM XO DH short cage Truvativ Descendant DH 36T Avid Elixir 9, 200mm rotor Norco Lite two bolt seatpost Easton Havoc DH, 760mm Easton Havoc Direct Mount Sun Inferno 29 17.36kg
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The Sight 3 is a real master of the singletrack. A wide 30-speed range makes nowhere unpassable while 140mm of top quality suspension travel makes no trail impossible. Tough components and Norco’s gnarly knowledge make their latest full-suspension trail machine a real ‘Sight’ for sore eyes. Sizes Frame Fork Rear Shock Shifters Front Mech Rear Mech Chainset Brakes Seatpost Bars Stem Wheels Weight
S / M / L / XL SIGHT frame (140mm travel), A.R.T. suspension technology, 9mm QR rear axle RS Sektor dual position coil 140mm Fox Float RL LV air sleeve Shimano SLX Rapidfire Shimano SLX E type direct mount Shimano SLX Shimano M-552 2pc 3 x 10 Shimano SLX 180mm rotor Norco alloy 2014 two bolt seatpost Norco 1” rise bar 740mm width Norco short reach 3D forged Alex ASD 1 double wall 25mm 13.70kg
With bigger wheels that roll easily over the toughest terrain, 29ers are the latest big deal in the MTB world. The Shinobi 2 is a capable all-mountain fullsusser with great climbing prowess and even better decending capabilities thanks to the FSR-derived suspension platform. Sizes Frame Fork Rear Shock Shifters Front Mech Rear Mech Chainset Brakes Seatpost Bars Stem Wheels Weight
S / M / L / XL All-mountain 29er frame w/ 120mm travel, A.R.T. suspension technology and Syntace X12 142mm axle Rockshox Revelation 140mm Fox RP 2 BSD LV 120mm SRAM X7 10-speed SRAM X7 SRAM X9 mid cage FSA V-Drive CK-7080 Avid Elixir 7 160/180mm rotor Norco SL double bolt Norco 19mm rise 760mm width Norco short reach MTB trail stem Sun Inferno 25 29er 13.45kg
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BMC Teamelite TE02 2012 (EV148518) If you’re a regular rider with racing aspirations then take a look at the Teamelite. Fast enough for competition without costing the earth. • iSC triple butted, hydroformed alu frame • Rock-Shox Reba 100mm • Shimano SLX/XT • Alex XD-Comp wheels
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN Element 930 29er
TREK Fuel EX 8
(EV160399) One of the most enduring suspension platforms in mountain bike history, the Rocky Mountain is fast becoming something of an off-road icon.
(EV154035) With an impressive spec list and all-new trail geometry for 2012, Trek’s already awesome Fuel Ex 8 goes from strength to strength.
CAMELBAK Mule 3L 2011 Hydration Pack (EV138373) The original in hands-free hydration, the Mule can give up to four hours of hydration. Now with increased capacity, lighter fabrics and a secure helmet carry. RRP: £79.99
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TOPEAK Pocket Shock DXG (104708) Easily fits into a jersey pocket or seat bag and inflates to 300psi with ease. Equipped with pressure release button for accuracy. RRP: £32.99
SHIMANO M596 Deore Pre-Bled Brake Lever/Caliper Set (EV149613) Fully bled lever and caliper for easy fitting. Great as a spare or a replacement for an aging system. To fit most discequipped bikes but a fitting kit may be required. RRP: £59.99
COLE Brontes XC Lite Wheel Set (EV147340) 24 straight spokes solve the problem of pressure points associated with traditional J-bend spokes. At just 1620 grams, the Brontes XC Lite is ideal for the cash conscious performance rider. RRP: £249.99
Spring 2012 | MTB
SCOTT Contessa Scale 20 (EV153043) The female-specific Contessa features high end components. A top choice for the novice mountain biker on a budget. • Contessa Race 6061 Alloy frameset • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes • Suntour XCR fork with 100mm of travel • Shimano Deore and Alivio components
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NORCO Charger 6.2
JAMIS Durango Sport
(EV152504) Hydraulic brakes, 27-speed drivetrain and a lightweight aluminium frame make this a great bike for exploring new trails and reaching new heights.
(EV148901) The do-it-all mountain bike in the Jamis range, with a range of component spec and pricing that’s a good match for casual trail riders to seasoned dirt junkies.
SHIMANO M520 SPD Pedals (120382) Lightweight and supportive, the Shimano M520 SPD make an ideal entry level MTB pedal with excellent mud-shedding qualities for superb performance in all conditions. RRP: £34.99
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DMR V8 9/16 Inch Pedals (120407) Tough, old-school platform pedals with Cro-moly axles and grease ports for durability and easy maintenance. Bring a touch of retro magic and a splash of colour to your bike with a choice of seven striking colours. RRP: £27.99
EASTON Haven Carbon Bar (EV145579) Designed with TaperWall technology with an enhanced composite material and new shape to form the ultimate tough, lightweight all-mountain bar. RRP: £119.99
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ONZA Ibex FR 60TPI Folding Tyre (EV162136) With its wide open tread, there’s no compromise in any conditions. The Ibex will tackle mud, slate, gravel, rocks, sand - you name it! RRP: £34.99
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Service is key
Prolong that new bike feeling with our choice of first class servicing options
t is vitally important that you keep your bike well maintained. Looking after your investment will ensure that it performs as it should, is always a pleasure to ride and will last for many years to come. Whilst regular cleaning and lubing may seem like an obvious piece of advice for the longevity of your bike, what far fewer people realise is that, just like a car, you should also have it professionally serviced at regular intervals. The occasional bucket of hot soapy water and a squirt of oil just wonâ€™t cut it! Each Evans Cycles store has a fully equipped workshop to carry out all necessary bike builds and repairs with between two and eight Cytec qualified mechanics ready to take care of your bike. We are the only cycle retailer that
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has its own dedicated full-time Cytec trainer and in-house training facility â€“ allowing us to maintain the highest industry standards. Mechanics receive regular training and assessment to keep them up to date with all the latest developments and, of course, to ensure consistency and great service. We offer a variety of servicing options from our comprehensive Gold standard service to the more basic Bronze option to help keep your bike running like clockwork. The level of service needed will depend on the overall condition of your bike and the amount of miles youâ€™ve racked up on it. Our mechanics will happily assess your bike and advise which service would be best undertaken. Every new bike has a bedding-in
Spring 2012 | Servicing
Whether you fancy being a master of maintenance or simply a more confident shed tinkerer, our FixIt! courses offer something for everyone. To ensure your cycling is both a fun and safe experience, one of our FixIt! maintenance classes, held bi-monthly in store, offers a great way to help you get the best from your bike. The course will provide you with all the basic maintenance skills needed to keep your bike tip-top. We will teach you about the components on your bike, safety checks to make before you ride, how to deal with a puncture, how to clean and re-lube your chain as well as basic gear and brake adjustment. Instead of leaving your bike in the shed unused for years with flat tyres or wearing your chain and gears down with neglect, Fix It! will give you the confidence to turn tricky tasks into quick fixes as your knowledge grows. The session lasts an hour and involves both theory and demonstrations. Each place on the course costs £15 with over £15 worth of free maintenance accessories to take away at the end to get you started. To book a place on a course, contact your local Evans Cycles store or find out more at evanscycles.com/Fix-It
period – normally between three and six weeks depending on use. Gears and brakes will go out of adjustment as the cables stretch and if left unadjusted riding will soon become a chore rather than the pleasure that it should be. So, it is really important to get your bike tuned-up at this point to ensure it runs as smoothly as it should and to extend the life of the components for as long as possible. We want you to enjoy your new bike as much as possible and for this reason we offer a free first service on all new bikes. Your bike will receive a full health-check by one of our Cytec qualified mechanics and be back on the
road the same day, with all those niggly rattles and clicks miraculously removed! Our workshops can get very busy though, so we would recommend you book your bike in as far in advance as possible – although we will always try to accommodate those emergency repairs to keep you on the road. Booking an appointment can be done either in-store or on the phone. We offer both same and next day services – dependent on parts stock availability, and with many of our stores open 8am – 8pm during the week, you can drop your bike off on the way to work and collect it on your way home.
Bronze UP TO Service £40.00
Silver UP TO Service £60.00
Gold UP TO Service £120.00
• Gears and brakes adjusted • Chain checked and lubricated • Wheels & tyres inspected for wear • Full safety check
Bronze + • Drivetrain removed • Components cleaned • Wheels removed & trued • Same day service available +£15
Silver + • Full strip down to frame & fork • Front & rear hub service • Bottom bracket & w headset service • Same day service available +£20
FixIt! Booklet with every course
Cytech trained mechanics are available for any repairs required. Service prices do not include the cost of any parts that may be required. Go to www.evanscycles.com/servicing for details in-store | online | mobile
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Keep it clean and enjoy a smooth ride all year round
leaning your bike doesn’t take long, and could make all the difference to how it performs. The drivetrain is prone to picking up grime and dirt. Muc-Off produce an array of products to solve every cyclist’s cleaning conundrum, from whizzy chain cleaners to specialist brushes that clean the parts that others can’t reach. Now’s the time to ditch that old toothbrush! To keep the gears clicking up and down nicely, give the chain and gear components a wipe down with a rag and degreaser, and then relube. This is a process you should do fairly regularly, and then from time to time apply some light oil to the cable outers if you get any problems. You can add this to the pivots and derailleurs as well as the brakes to keep everything smooth.
01 MUC-OFF Dirty Work Wipes (EV148130) These handy wipes are ideal for easily removing oil and grease from hands, tools and other surfaces - yet the powerful cleaning agents are still kind to your skin! Muc-Off Dirty Work Wipes contain lanolin to condition skin and prevent dryness and cracking, so there is no need to rinse hands after use. RRP: £2.99
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02 FINISH LINE Citrus Bike Degreaser (103395)
03 MUC-OFF Three Brush Set (103437)
04 MUC-OFF 1 litre Trigger Spray (103430)
Super strong and fast. The industry’s original orange peel-based cleaner that has set the standard since 1988. Cuts through the toughest of carbonized grit, grease, and grime with a low surface tension that makes sure it gets into all the nooks and crannies. Smells great and is totally biodegradable, too!
Ditch the manky old toothbrush and car sponge with a set of cycle-specific brushes. With a soft brush to gently clean the painted parts, a stiffer brush to deep clean the wheels and a clever transmission brush to leave your cassette and derailleurs gleaming, your bike will never have looked so good!
Hose your bike down, soak it with Muc-Off’s amazing bike cleaner and reward yourself with a nice cup of tea while the special formula eats into the grease and grime without damaging your bike. Then, just a quick brush over, rinse and job done - your bike is back to its immaculate best.
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05 MUC-OFF Water Soluble Degreaser (103438)
06 MUC-OFF Chain Doc (EV148110)
07 MUC-OFF Wet Lube (EV148120)
08 PARK TOOLS CG2 Chain Cleaning System (103338)
Muc-Off’s brilliant water soluble degreaser quickly and safely eliminates built-up oil, grease and grime. Water soluble so that after cleaning it is easily removed by a quick hose down to leave the area clean and ready for a re-lube. One of the most fuss free ways we know to sparkling clean cassettes.
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This clever gizmo banishes grime from chains with minimal effort. The mechanism clips over the chain and combines heavyduty rotating brushes with the awesome power of their Chain Cleaner, bringing your chain back to life! It works in seconds... 19 to be exact!
An ultra durable, long distance chain and component lube. It’s specifically formulated to excel in wet or muddy conditions. Its state of the art, naturally derived formula penetrates deep into the chain links core to provide long lasting lubrication and protection from the elements.
The CG2 Chain Gang Chain Cleaning System contains everything to quickly and easily clean the chain, cassette and chainrings. This easy-to operate set includes the excellent ChainMate Chain Scrubber, the brilliant Gear Clean Brush and a bottle of Bio ChainBrite for a spotless drivetrain.
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BONTRAGER Race Lite Cage (120794) A lightweight bottle holder is a real must have for on-the-move hydration. £8.99
Maintain, improve or restyle your bike to suit you...
s with pretty much anything, with time and use you will need to replace and upgrade parts on your bike; particularly those that work hard like the chain, tyres and brakes. Looking after your bike and replacing worn parts will help ensure prolonged reliability, while upgrading certain items to a higher specification will enhance both performance and comfort. Improving your bike doesn’t have to be expensive so whatever your budget, you’re sure to find something for that little extra gain. Accessories will help make your bike more versatile and practical. A simple drinks bottle cage will make sure you stay well hydrated, mudguards help on those showery days, and a set of panniers will carry all you need for work or play. Replacing the grips or bar tape and saddle for something with extra cushioning will increase comfort, whilst fitting tough resilient tyres will reduce the risk of puncturing. If it’s speed you’re after then try a pair of high performance tyres with a low rolling resistance, and if your budget is a little bigger then you may want to replace the standard wheelset with a lighter, stiffer pair.
01 EASTON EA50 Riser Bar (131680)
02 TREK System 1 Bar Ends (120004)
03 BONTRAGER Gel Cork Tape (119964)
04 SPECIALIZED Avatar Gel Saddle (EV139034)
An easy way to update and improve your MTB. The chances of your standard bars being perfect for your height and riding style are slim, so it’s well worth trying out a few different options. The EA50 riser bar is a tough, resilient bar with Taperwall technology for awesome handling and control.
Replacing your handlebars completely is one option, another is to add a different hand hold position, particularly if you’re something of a climber. Trek’s System 1 bar ends are an easy, lightweight bolt-on addition to fit any MTB handlebar and can be angled to suit your preferred riding style.
If you’re after an extra bit of palm cushioning for those long rides, then gel bar tape is the way to go as it absorbs some of the road vibration, reducing fatigue and soreness. If you are contemplating a cyclo-sportive it is definitely worth investing in padded tape as well as a good set of gloves.
One of the most popular upgrades, with some older and entry level bikes lacking in seat comfort. Many riders complain that long rides can be, quite literally, a pain in the backside. Specialized’s Avatar Gel Saddle provides supple support making it a great choice for big sportive rides.
RRP: £34.99 £31.99
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Spring 2012 | Upgrades SHIMANO 105 10-Speed Cassette (131951) A great upgrade or replacement for slick shifting. RRP £49.99 £44.99
MAXXIS High Roller (101180) A popular MTB tyre thanks to its versatility and fast-rolling compound. £29.99
05 SHIMANO R540 SPD SL Road Pedals (102797) The perfect introduction to the world of clipless pedals. RRP £39.99 £35.99
SHIMANO R500 Clincher Front Wheel (EV149762)
SPECIALIZED Inner Tube (various sizes) (101266) Never leave the house without a spare tube - or two. From £4.99
05 LIZARD SKINS Lock-On Peaty Grips (120029)
06 BONTRAGER Race Lite All Weather Plus Tyre (119317)
If you need to get a grip on those adrenalinfuelled mountain bike rides then a set of locking grips is a good idea. No matter how muddy or sweaty you get, these grips inspired by DH legend Steve Peat will stay in place whether your terrorising the trail, slaying the singletrack or simply playing in the park.
Spring can throw all types of weather your way so don’t get caught out! Bontrager’s lightweight folding tyre is the perfect solution thanks to advanced compounds and a tread design that both rolls well and displaces water. Decent puncture protection adds practicality to this reliable rubber.
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Over time, wheels take a real pounding. They put up with problematic potholes, callous kerbs and dodgy drain covers. Add to that a milion revolutions and sooner or later they’re going to cry enough. A replacement set needn’t cost the earth and add a feeling of newness and reduced rolling resistance. Lighter wheels will even help you climb, too. RRP: £59.99
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Mike Thurgood Age: 30-35 Style: Mountain Bike Experience: Regular Gender: Male
JAMIS Durango Comp 2012 Mountain Bike RRP: £549.99 (EV148900) On receiving the Jamis, I was pleasantly surprised! The styling is sleek and modern with an appealing colour scheme and reasonable componentry. Ok aesthetic test done and that’s a big pass from the little £550 offthe-shelf build. On the trails the bike surpassed expectation, performing way beyond its price tag. The gears were crisp and efficient, whilst the brakes felt sharp…far removed from the low level, soggy shifting, clunky budget machine I had been expecting.
This budget busting bike delivered big on smiles, holding its own against much more expensive counterparts with assured handling and a fun, responsive ride. In summary, this is a great little bike for the money and would suit someone looking for a tough, do-it-all entry level mtb that can cope with the daily commute and weekend burn!
LOUIS GARNEAU Terra MTB Shoe RRP: £64.99 (EV161802) An excellent entry level mountain bike shoe that provides great comfort and a secure fit from the triple strap fastening, and well structured heal cup. The breathable uppers helped keep my feet cool and the soles were stiff with exceptional grip!
TOP RATED PRODUCTS
ENDURA Rapido Long Sleeve Jersey (122816) RRP: £35.99 GARMIN Edge 200GPS (EV155730) RRP: £129.99, NOW £116.99
GORE BIKE WEAR Ozon Arm Warmers (122443) RRP: £29.99
“Easy to set up, easy to read whilst riding, and easy to upload and review the data once home. This little beauty is an absolute star.” 3WheelsofMan
“These do exactly what I needed, both light and compact enough to slip into a jersey pocket when the sun comes out. I’m very happy with the purchase.” oztony
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GORE BIKE WEAR Oxygen Shoe Covers (122752) RRP: £ 24.99, NOW FROM £19.99 “Great for those colder mornings and impressed with how well they washed-up like new. Recommended product.” cycletrek
“The jersey fits well, covers the lower back easily and doesn’t ride up. I’ve got lots of Endura kit and it’s all been excellent. This jersey is no exception.” OldMark www.evanscycles.com
LOUIS GARNEAU Sharp Helmet
Age: 40-45 Style: Road Experience: Regular Gender: Male
RRP: £69.99 (EV161782) A real item of taste, helmets seem to come in such a variety of shapes and colours, that choosing one that A: fits and B: doesn’t make you look like an extra from Dr Who isn’t always easy. The Sharp suits the shape of my head well and I like the simplicity of the colourscheme and design. For a mid-range helmet it feels incredibly light, too. In fact sometimes I don’t always notice
PINNACLE Evaporite Two
The bike felt great – fast and responsive
RRP: £1499.99, NOW £1299.99 (EV148872) With the choice of a ropey old training bike or my top-end Dura-Ace equipped race bike, I was keen to try a mid-range bike squarely pitched at the sportive rider. After all, if I’m not training or racing, I’m riding sportives – so it kind of made a lot of sense. What struck me first about the Evaporite Two was the specification. I’d been looking around for something with a similar level of equipment and struggled to find anything that matched my tastes to my budget – this bike is spot-on. So far I’ve been out on it three times and other than my natural inclination to tinker with stem lengths, the relaxed set-up is perfect for long rides without the usual 70-mile neck-ache while the frameset offers plenty of stiffness for those out-of-thesaddle uphill grinds. In fact it’s really rather responsive. 167 miles in I’m suitably impressed with Pinnacle’s Evaporite Two.
GORE Bike Wear Contest ≤ Bib Shorts (121929) RRP £69.99
CAMELBAK Mule 3L 2011 Hydration Pack (EV138373) RRP: £79.99, NOW £71.99 “Top piece of kit. Looks good, easy to clean , comfy - you can’ t buy a better 3L hydration pack and Evans delivery was first class.” Turtoise in-store | online | mobile
CATEYE EL135/TL 150 Light Set (106168) RRP: £34.99
ENDURA MT500 Spray Baggy Shorts (123340) RRP: £64.99
“These are extremely bright battery light and I have no fear of not being seen by motorists. Definitely worth buying. Safe and great value.” freebird25
“Nice, light weight baggies. The rear waterproofing works a treat. And the two front pockets actually have zips, no velcro to catch your gloves.” Dan97
“Good all round pair of 3/4 tights, cut low on the front and back they maintain a good temperature and are versatile enough that you can wear them under a thin pair of full length tights.” Boff We offer a 90-day no quibble returns policy 65
IN THE WORKS…
F.W. EVANS THE BRAND IS STILL THRIVING 90 YEARS ON...
W. Evans first set up shop on Kennington Road back in 1921 where he began selling lightweight road and touring frames. He was an innovative and forward thinking man with a passion for cycling and this was reflected in the bikes he built. Renowned for creativity and ideas that aimed to improve the rider’s experience, FW’s bikes were a club rider’s favourite stripped down for week night racing and loaded up for the weekend touring. The F.W.Evans brand is one which is steeped in history and an inspiring part of our long and proud heritage. It was a pioneering brand with both an innovative approach and traditional values that lead to his frames and components receiving awards and patents. This year we will be re-launching F.W.Evans Cycles with a range inspired by Frederick Evan’s
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original designs. Made in the UK from uniquely profiled Reynolds 853 and 631 tubing, the F.W.Evans range will continue his traditions with the benefits of modern manufacturing capabilities. We’re excited by the opportunity to go back to where we started. If F.W.Evans hadn’t stopped making bikes in the 80s, what would the bikes be like now? The last F. W. Evans bikes sold in London were hand-made by skilled frame builders in the UK and this is an important aspect of what we’re doing today. We’re focussed on UK manufacturing and European components to produce bikes that are as close to his ideals and the brand history as possible. Adding our knowledge as cyclists and designers, we aim to restore a much-loved and respected British bike brand to its rightful position.
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