Epic Tubeless Tyres

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The time for tubeless tyres has most definitely arrived. The key things that make a good tubeless tyre are the speed at which they seal, resistance to cuts and burping, and the performance value of the tyre - but alongside this they must be relatively easy to fit and remove. There are some great tyres out there which are impossible to take off without thumbs of steel or workshop equipment at your disposal. A 5-star review of a tyre in pure performance terms is all well and good, but if you need a team of mechanics to simply remove [...]

Introducing Orbea Factory Racing’s Max Gibbons

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Hot off his victory in the final round of the Welsh MTB series, securing the series title in the process, it’s safe to say that Max Gibbons has made a big step up this season. At the age of 19 he has time on his side, and with only 4 years of focused training and racing behind him, the progress he’s made this year is a sign of things to come. Epic Cycles has always had a policy of supporting riders. In the past this has been based around teams, but going forward we’re looking to support individual talent. [...]

Umbria and Abruzzo on a Road Bike

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We always enjoy reading of customer adventures - this time a belter from Italy "On previous visits to Abruzzo, I’d watched road cyclists on the switchbacks of the Gran Sasso massif with some envy. I had also toyed with the idea of making the whole trip unmotorised, taking in the Valnerina and Sibilini mountain range on the way. This trip was a compromise between carrying the bike by car, which always seems perverse, and the slow, ponderous exercise of hauling camping equipment in full touring mode. I packed some essentials in bike bags and opted for ‘credit card’ travel based in pre-booked overnight accommodation....."   [...]

3T Bikes Are Here

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If ever there was a brand that has the cycling world talking just now it's 3T.  The brains behind the emergence of 3T as a major bike innovator is Gerard Vroomen – the mainstream cycling world first became aware of Vroomen through his previous brands, Cervelo and Open. And with 3T he has taken all of his knowledge, passion and creative thinking, combined it with the manufacturing heritage and expertise of 3T, and delivered a small but truly ground-breaking range of premium bikes that is nothing if not innovative.  And which might just change the direction of future cycle [...]

Mavic Allroad Elite Tyres – Long Term Test

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Tubeless road or all-road tyres have come along way in the last couple of years, and Mavic have been at the forefront of developments with their wheel-tyre systems that ensure a perfect match between tyre and wheel rim. Making air loss a non-issue, while also making sure that installation is straightforward as they don't have to err on the side of too-tight-to-get-them-on under sizing of tyre beads in order to guard against leakage.  Both the tyres and wheels perform beautifully with other brands, and we have paired them up with other models with no issues.  It's simply that because Mavic [...]

Kinesis Racelight GFTi – timeless beauty

Kinesis, News|

At Epic Cycles we were very excited to see the latest developments in Titanium from Kinesis UK. The original Racelight GF Ti was a bike that originated directly from discussions a few years back between Kinesis and ourselves - we were desperate to see a Titanium frame that was suited for UK specific conditions, that offered agile performance, allied to sufficient comfort to handle long hours over some of the rougher UK back-roads, but that also had clearance for mudguards without the bike becoming slow handling in order to accommodate them. Kinesis UK understand UK conditions better than anyone, and [...]