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19/02/2017

We were invited to the amazing Kielder Chiller 24 hour mental fest that took place over the weekend of February 11th & 12th where we provided free mechanical assistance to any racers that needed help during the event. It was a total blast to be involved with such a bunch of maniacs and as usual,…

24/01/2017

Why should I have my fork or shock serviced every 100 hours / 6 months / 1 year etc etc…? It’s often a surprise to many people just how often you are recommended to service your suspension or seat post. In fact most people simply don’t bother to keep to anywhere near the recommended service…

09/01/2017

We’re often asked if we buy second hand bikes and our response has always been a firm but friendly no, usually followed with advice about where to sell depending on the bike and the customer. It always bugged us that there wasn’t more we could do to help, despite still not wanting to take a…

29/09/2016

We often get asked by customers if we can repair damaged cranks, specifically where the pedal has stripped the threads from the crank arm. Well we definitely can and regularly do, so we thought we’d put a little blog together for you to see what we do and how the pedal thread repair works. We…

09/08/2016

The phone rings …. …. …. a mechanic, dashingly handsome and hard at work, looks up from the bike that lays stripped on his bench, concentration momentarily broken by the call: ‘Hi, I was just looking at your website and was wondering if you guys service road bikes?’ We get asked this question fairly regularly…

25/02/2016

The Rockshox Reverb (or at least a dropper post of some sort) is now pretty much standard kit in most mountain bikers’ arsenal of toys. Most mid to high end mountain bikes are specced with them out of the box and we see a hell of a lot of them though our doors, looking for…

29/01/2016

This is the first post in our new series showing you what’s inside a variety of shocks and what we do to service them and bring them back to life. We’re going to show you a few common faults that develop, resulting in partial or total failure of certain features like lockout and rebound damping…

13/10/2014

It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally got my new bike sorted!  I asked Chris to take some photos whilst I was building it up so that everyone could see the build and the finished product. I chose a Turner Burner 650B for my newest ride for a few reasons.  Firstly the Turner…