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Introducing Hunt Wheels

We're excited to announce that we're now offering Hunt wheels in store, either as a standalone wheelset or as part of a custom build on your new bike. Elegant, superbly well-built, and with stunning performance to match: Hunt wheels have fast become firm favourites among the team in store and customers alike. Their aim is simple: to create cutting-edge performance wheel products for devoted riders like you. All of the wheels Hunt offer are tubeless ready, allowing lower pressures and exceptional puncture protection (although work equally as smoothly with standard clincher tyres and tubes). They also boast enhanced grip [...]

8th January 2019|

In Review – Cannondale CAAD13:

The speediest, smoothest, best handling, finest performing aluminum race bike on the planet. Cannondale had an extremely difficult task when it came to replacing the exceptional, multi-award winning, CAAD12. It would have been easy for the experts in high performance aluminium to rest on their laurels and make a purely cosmetic change to this bike, but instead they have chosen to continue to innovate and improve the CAAD range. Based on the reviews below, and our own first impressions of the bike, Cannondale have once again succeeded in radically revamping an already iconic bike. The new CAAD13 is faster, [...]

30th August 2019|

In Review – Cervélo Áspero Gravel Bike:

WELCOME TO THE ERA OF SPEED IN GRAVEL. Coming from a world of high performance road racing machines, it should come as no surprise that Cervélo have entered the gravel market with a bike built for speed. After much anticipation and speculation, Cervélo Launched their first true gravel bike last week. The all-new Áspero, meaning 'Rough Roads', is aimed squarely at riders who are serious about gravel racing and covering distance over mixed terrain at speed. A new breed of rider is emerging—one who loves the freedom and exploration that gravel culture was founded upon but who has a [...]

23rd July 2019|

In Review – 2020 Cannondale SuperSix Evo:

Cannondale have totally redesigned their flagship carbon road race bike with an all-new frame that is more aerodynamic, stiffer and comfortable than the Evo they first introduced in 2011. The all-new 2020 SuperSix EVO is a pure road bike – a beautiful evolution of Cannondale’s classic race machine, designed with the aim of being the fastest, most appealing, most capable lightweight road bike in the world. Boasting a saving of 30 watts over the prior version at 30mph, the drag-reducing tube shapes and integrated design of the new SuperSix EVO bring more to this ride then just a stunning [...]

12th July 2019|

In Review – Orbea Occam:

Orbea has completely redesigned the Occam for 2020 - boosting travel, geometry figures and updating the suspension’s kinematics to better suit trail riders. The all-new Occam is an outstanding example of a contemporary trail bike, with 140mm of travel, 29-inch wheels, and angles that would have been common in the enduro market just a few short years ago. Embracing the trend towards bikes that are more and more capable, while retaining a more lively and efficient character than a full-blown enduro rig. The all-new Occam frame is simply stunning and has been greeted with critical acclaim from reviewers and [...]

2nd July 2019|

Cannondale Topstone Carbon – In Review:

An evolution of the species The all-new Topstone Carbon distills all Cannondale's experience of making fast race bikes, comfortable endurance bikes and ultra-light dual suspension mountain bikes into the most off-road capable, and on-road comfortable, all-road bike ever made. Designed for maximum fun in places most gravel bikes would fear to tread, or maximum comfort over more everyday terrain. KingPin Suspension - Revolutionary, super-light suspension that lets you ride harder on dirt and more smoothly on pavement. Better control. Better traction. Better comfort. Nothing sacrificed. Big Tire Clearance - The new Cannondale Topstone Carbon comes as standard with big [...]

24th June 2019|

In Review – Cannondale CAAD12

Lighter, stiffer and smoother riding than many carbon frames, CAAD12 is simply the most sophisticated, highest performing aluminum race bike ever made. THE ALUMINIUM EXPERTS: No one does aluminum like Cannondale. Nothing is lighter, stiffer and smoother than CAAD12’s SmartForm C1 Premium Alloy Construction LIGHT MAKES RIGHT: At under 1100 grams (for both rim brake and disc versions) CAAD12 wipes the tarmac with a lot of premium carbon frames. SUPER SMOOTH: CAAD12’s SAVE Micro-Suspension delivers a ride quality that even competing carbon bikes can’t match. EXPLOSIVELY STIFF: With its oversized BB30a bottom bracket junction, asymmetric chainstays and flared Delta [...]

29th May 2019|

In Review – Cervelo R-Series

The Cervélo R-Series range of light weight road bikes are engineered for one thing – pure exhilarating speed.  If ever there was an instant staff favourite here at Epic Cycles, the R-Series is it.CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING - Trusting your bike's handling is all important when you're charging down mountain passes or riding in a group. The R-Series bikes are designed to be both stable and responsive, with careful attention to frame stiffness and bike geometry.FURTHER, FASTER - Cervélo's engineers specialize in using different tube shapes and construction techniques to dial in the relative stiffness and compliance of a bike frame. [...]

2nd May 2019|

‘Epic’ Local Loops:

Over the years we've had many customers ask us if there's anywhere for them to ride while they're at the shop. Up until now explaining the routes has presented a challenge, so we're pleased to say that we've now made it easier than ever to pick out and plan a bike ride while you're with us. Whether you're here to collect your new bike and want to take it out for the first time, or looking to make the most of your trip with a spin down some of our stunning country lanes, there are countless beautiful local loops [...]

2nd May 2019|

Flanders Editions – Cannondale SuperSix Evo!

The Cannondale SuperSix Evo has long been a favourite of ours here at Epic Cycles, and the outstanding performance it offers has gone from strength to strength with each revision of this stunning bike. One thing that hasn't changed is the incredible value for money the SuperSix has achieved - the performance to cost ratio continues to prove hard to beat. A spectacular balance of ultra-light weight, incredible stiffness, surprising comfort and exquisite handling has made SuperSix EVO a perennial favorite of magazine editors and pro cyclists the world over. ULTRA STIFF FOR EXCELLENT ACCELERATION - Brilliant power transfer [...]

25th April 2019|

SRAM Force eTAP AXS:

"Today’s riders are more capable than ever. So we made a groupset that fits their needs. We focused on where road is going, not simply where it’s been." Following on from the launch of its premiere 12-speed wirless RED eTAP AXS groupset earlier this year, SRAM have now released a lower-cost alternative. The new Force eTAP AXS groupset SRAM offers the key features of Red eTap AXS – modern gearing, advanced chain management and easy personalisation – in a more affordable package. At Epic Cycles we are very impressed with the new 12s eTap groupsets - there are many [...]

11th April 2019|