Feature – Kinesis Tripster AT

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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 [...]

Bianchi Aria vs. Orbea Gain:

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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 [...]

Our Epic Winter Trainers

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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 [...]

Introducing our lineup of Epic Kids Bikes

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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 [...]

2019 Gravel Bikes:

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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 [...]

Road Tested: Orbea Terra and Genesis Vapour

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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 [...]

Our ‘Epic’ MTB lineup 2019:

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As we head into the Autumn months and the trails begin to soften, our minds turn to making the winter months more fun. There's no better way to do it then on board one of our exceptional mountain bikes. Whether it's your first foray into the world of off-roading, or time for an upgrade to something built for pure speed and agility, then we have the bike for you. With a wide range of bikes across every category there really is something for everyone. When things get muddy we've found it's best to get stuck in to the rough [...]

Cervelo – Never Look Back

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We couldn’t be more excited to be announcing the addition of Cervélo to our range at Epic Cycles. The cutting-edge technology, performance and sheer class of Cervélo's bikes is at the forefront of the market, and it’s a brand we’ve been wanting to stock for over a decade. 2019 looks to be a golden year for Cervélo  with new models that are pushing the limits of what’s possible right across the high-performance market, making this the perfect time to have them on board.  They truly are the world's fastest bikes. Cervélo are incredibly loyal to their dealer network, something we [...]

2019 – the year of the aero bike

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Over the past few years we’ve seen a massive step up in the development of performance frames, with technological advances and innovation leading to more and more competition to create the fastest bikes. Arguably the biggest player in this fight has been aerodynamics. The focus on creating the most streamlined machines possible has made 2019 the year of the aero bike. Drag is the biggest force working against a rider, so eliminating every bit possible is the biggest challenge for the manufacturers. At speeds in excess of 15mph air resistance is the biggest force you must overcome. It’s massively [...]

Lessons from the road less traveled:

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Our very own Viv Tolley has just returned from his ‘epic’ bikepacking adventure from Santander to Santiago de Compestela; the latest in a long line of envy inducing trips which have taught him a lot of the do’s and don’ts of travelling by bike. Having all benefited from his knowledge ourselves we thought it was time to share the wisdom of experience with anyone else thinking of embarking on their own bikepacking journey: My main tip when planning for a multi-day overseas trip would be to do some local practice rides with full kit to get used to bike handling [...]