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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|

Say hello to Orbea – Peloton Magazine:

From the moment we started working with Orbea we knew there was something special about this brand. Not only do they create exceptional bikes, and stunning paintwork to match, they do so with a love and passion for their work that shines through. Below are some of our favourite excerpts from a beautiful account of a visit to Orbea's factory deep in the Basque Country. The sense of pride you feel upon entering their world is captured in these words better than we ever could. Credit for words and photos goes to Augustus Farmer and Peloton Magazine. Credit: Augustus [...]

31st December 2018|

Introducing the All-New Focus Izalco Max:

We're excited to introduce the latest bike to be added to our lineup here at Epic Cycles. The already incredible Focus Izalco Max just got even better, and this is an aero makeover executed to perfection. From the lightest disc braked road bike on the market to the true epitome of 'best of both worlds', the Focus Izalco has evolved into a featherweight aero machine. It's clear from the moment you see this bike that it's German engineering at it's finest. The attention to detail and innovative technology that's gone into every inch of this bike has resulted in [...]

17th December 2018|

Feature – Kinesis Tripster AT

Kinesis drew on years of experience and knowledge gained from their now legendary Tripster ATR in the creation of the Tripster AT, and from the first ride we knew this bike would have no problem living up to its 'All Terrain' name. With a fresh new look and a few tweaks the 2019 model is better than ever. If you're looking for a cutting edge adventure bike with heaps of versatility then look no further. Originally developed as a trans-continental all-road racing bike, the Tripster AT is stunningly quick across all surfaces, and balances this beautifully with comfort and [...]

6th December 2018|

Bianchi Aria vs. Orbea Gain:

Over the past couple of years we have seen the rise of the e-Bike, with hugely enhanced technology leading to improved motor capability and the elimination of drag, but it's the new age of performance road e-bikes has taken the market by storm. It's not often we are truly stunned by the release of a new bike, but both the Orbea Gain and then the Aria e-Road from Bianchi did just this.  E-Bikes that ride just like a traditional pedal bike, but with the added bonus of pedal assistance e-bike capabilities, seemed too good to be true. At first [...]

22nd November 2018|

Our Epic Winter Trainers

With the changing of the seasons blowing in some wintry weather we’ve had to accept that the colder months have arrived. Although training might become a bit more challenging, we have a range of mudguard compatible bikes ready to combat the damp and chilly weather with you. With the rapid growth of 'alternative' markets such as gravel and adventure riding we've also seen a big step up in the world of winter bikes. Traditionally this time of year was reserved simply for stronger and more affordable frames, however innovation and development has brought geometry, weight, handling, comfort, and speed [...]

29th October 2018|

Introducing our lineup of Epic Kids Bikes

We're excited to be further expanding our range of bikes in store to now include kids bikes...proper kids bikes! Here at Epic Cycles we understand the importance of a high quality, reliable, comfortable and well-fitted bike for your kids, and we'll now be stocking multiple different brands that can tick all of these boxes. Whether it's a bike for weekend spins in the woods, a machine fit for the trails, or a bike to take out on the open road, we have something for everyone. Cannondale Trail and Cujo (20/24 inch wheels): These ultralight, durable and beautiful frames provide [...]

21st October 2018|

Introducing Lauf

It’s always a long process of research and planning behind the scenes, from the moment we first discover a brand to the moment it comes into store for the first time, and this one has been one of the more striking and innovative concepts we’ve come across. Over the past 18 months we've increasingly diversified our line-up of bikes; and the world of off-roading has been one of the most rapidly growing areas of our diversification. With gravel bikes, all-road bikes, cross bikes and MTBs all becoming a key element of the Epic Cycles portfolio, we knew that Lauf [...]

16th October 2018|

2019 Gravel Bikes:

More durable than a road bike and faster than a mountain bike. Gravel bikes present a great option for the riders who want to travel on and off road. Mellow single tracks, farm roads, gravel, crushed cobblestones, tarmac — whatever. The gravel bike is a machine that’s capable of performing brilliantly on various surfaces while delivering comfort. 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 on it. They typically [...]

6th October 2018|

Road Tested: Orbea Terra and Genesis Vapour

Hot off the back of a six-day tour through the Pyrenees, both the Orbea Terra Carbon and Genesis Vapour Carbon have gone up in our already lofty estimation. One of the more enjoyable sides of working at Epic Cycles is the extensive range of stunning bikes to choose from; however, with it comes the seemingly endless bike dither we all know too well. The requirements were simple: a comfortable bike that was also suitably light, fast and strong. Sounds like a lot to ask, but with the range of new ‘all-road’ bikes for 2019 being bigger than ever we [...]

20th September 2018|