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Staff Favorites – Mavic 2020

Over the years we've spent a lot of time visiting brand HQ's, watching technology and design develop, and being introduced to new products across the entire spectrum of performance innovation. Along with that has come the full range of emotion; from disappointment and anticlimax, to relief and excitement. Best of all though is when we walk away feeling inspired to ride our bikes, and to bring the best riding experience to every customer that walks through our door. This is exactly what happened when we were invited out to Mavic's HQ to see what the coming year had in store. It was clear that a huge amount of work has been put in to step up the performance of [...]

In Review – Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Newly crowned "Overall Bike of the Year" - Cannondale have totally redesigned their flagship carbon road race bike with an all-new frame that is more aerodynamic, stiffer and comfortable than the SuperSix 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 new look. Wind tunnel testing has also revealed a reduction in [...]

Spring (Gravel) Challenge

COVID-19:  Government guidance has changed significantly over the last 24 hours, with a particular emphasis on non-essential travel. As many riders were planning to travel some distance to take part in the Spring Challenge, we have decided to cancel the ride on 29th March as it would not be responsible for us to actively encourage non-essential journeys. There is currently no government advice to avoid riding outdoors as an individual, so we have published the route on Komoot for local riders – if we are able to reschedule the ride for later in the year this is the route we will use. Please visit the Cross Cartel website for more details - visit here >>

Road Bike Of The Year – Cannondale CAAD13

Building on their already stellar reputation in the world of high performance aluminium bikes, it comes as no surprise that we love the new and updated CAAD13. It may have seemed like an impossible task for Cannondale to beat the iconic CAAD12, especially given that it won every award going, but they have done just that. This is quite simply the speediest, smoothest, best handling, finest performing aluminum race bike in the world. We're yet to see a review that didn't rave about the CAAD13, and that record has continued with RoadCC crowning it Road Bike Of The Year. ROADCC Road Bike Of The Year: "The CAAD13 represents far more than a quick update for Cannondale's aluminium race bike [...]

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 hunger to ride wild, to go full bore, and to explore not just geography but personal limits. This frontier requires [...]

Introducing The Cross Cartel

As gravel and adventure riding have become more popular in recent years, all of us at Epic Cycles have fallen further in love with this rapidly growing side of cycling. Between us we've explored thousands of kilometers of countryside by bike over the last decade. Discovering ever increasing areas of incredible terrain and equally amazing views right on our doorstep. It dawned on us last year that this was something that needed to be shared. After months of route planning, test riding, and discussions with staff, local riders, and some of our hugely supportive bike brands, we're really excited to announce the launch of the Cross Cartel. The Cross Cartel will be run by the Epic Cycles Club, and [...]

Introducing Bombtrack

As we head into 2020, we're really excited to be boosting our offering of all-road, adventure, gravel, and touring bikes with the addition of Bombtrack to our range. As is the case every time we bring a new brand into our line-up, this has been brewing behind the scenes for a while. Throughout the whole process these are bikes that have impressed, and the people behind the brand have made it one that we're proud to be working with. Although Bombtrack drew us in from the first time we saw them, it's important to us that we only bring bikes we truly love to our customers. We can wholeheartedly say that Bombtrack more than fulfills this requirement. Managing to [...]

The all-new Cannondale SuperSix Evo Neo

Cannondale have today launched one of the most anticipated high performance e-bikes of all time. An evolution of Cannondale's flagship SuperSix Evo race bike, the new SuperSix Evo Neo retains race leading performance with the added boost of a Mahle ebikemotion hub motor. Still sporting many of the design elements of the stunning 2020 SuperSix Evo, with low weight and lively handling, the Neo gains 250w of electric assistance for added entertainment. Built on good foundations, this bike is light, aerodynamic and fast as hell The Mahle X35 motor, built into the rear hub, benefits from being among the lightest systems on the market at (a claimed) 3.5kg.  This hidden battery means the top spec bike in the range [...]

Epic Gravel 2020

More versatile than a road bike, more stable and adaptable than a cross bike, and faster over less aggressive off road terrain than a mountain bike. Gravel bikes present a great option for the people who want to cycle both on and off road...often in the same ride. Mellow single tracks, farm roads, gravel, crushed stone, muddy back lanes, tarmac — wherever. The gravel bike is a machine that’s capable of performing brilliantly on various surfaces while delivering comfort and speed. Their adaptability, versatility, and ruggedness make them a perfect commuting bike, an ideal light touring or bike-packing bike, a great winter trainer, or simply the one bike that can tackle any sort of terrain you care to try [...]

In Review – Kinesis RTD

The Kinesis RTD “Race The Distance” is a bike that truly lives up to its name, but it is so much more versatile than this suggests - it also happens to be the perfect winter or all-season road bike for UK conditions. Designed to be the ultimate transcontinental racer, this is a bike born to be ridden quickly in all conditions across cities, counties or continents, we've been blown away by the performance of this bike, and independent reviews suggest that we aren't alone in loving the RTD.  Read on for snippets and links to some of the outstanding reviews that have been flooding the RTD's way. Credit: https://curtisdotzone.wordpress.com/ Whether it's long winter miles, the Sunday club run, [...]