Introducing Lauf

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]