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Latest News & Updates at Cycles UK

How to Pick the Right Specialized Mountain Bike Tyre

Cycles UK | 26/08/2021 11:37:57

Specialized make some of the best mountain bike tyres around but their naming conventions can be a little confusing at times. For 2022 model year they have tyres with names such as Fast Trak Control 2Bliss Ready T5 and Fast Trak Grid 2Bliss Ready T7. Visually these tyres look very similar but have a £5 price difference between.... More

The New 2022 Trek Roscoe Range - More travel, more models and more fun

Cycles UK | 11/08/2021 10:40:59

The Trek Roscoe has been a really popular bike for the last couple of years. For the 2022 model year Trek have given the range an overhaul which includes some pretty big changes to the design of the Roscoe. The old Roscoe was intended as a super stable hardtail mountain bike that came with really wide.... More

Why Your Should Register Your New Bike

Cycles UK | 06/08/2021 15:43:07

When you buy a new bike you have the option to register it directly with the brand. So, if you buy a Trek bike you can register the bike directly with Trek, if you buy an Orbea you can register it directly with Orbea etc. Some of the bike brands make a big deal out of.... More

Riese and Muller Custom Electric Bikes

Cycles UK | 06/08/2021 11:43:42

Riese and Muller are an innovative Germany company dedicated to making the best electric bikes on the market. All of their bikes are made to order in Germany and typically have a lead time of between 4 and 8 weeks. Because the bikes are made to order you can customise them to your needs. You can add all.... More

Orbea MyO

Cycles UK | 06/08/2021 10:35:56

With Orbea MyO you can have your new Orbea bike custom painted at the Orbea factory in the colour scheme you want. Orbea offer MyO as an option on most bikes above about £3000 to £4000, and in most cases your custom paint job will come at no extra cost. As well as picking the colour.... More

Trek Project One

Cycles UK | 06/08/2021 08:04:46

With Trek Project One you can take selected Trek road and mountain bikes and have them factory customised just for you. You pick what colour you want the bike, and what parts you want on it, and Trek will build the bike for you. By getting Trek to build the bike you know you are getting a top.... More

Custom Bikes at Cycles UK

Cycles UK | 27/07/2021 13:38:13

If you are looking for a custom bike build we have a few different options for you. Our shops on Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London can help you get your dream bike. The most popular route is to get a factory custom bike through programmes like Orbea MyO and Trek Project One. This lets you take.... More

2022 Trek Marlin Mountain Bike Range Explained

Cycles UK | 26/07/2021 17:30:15

The Trek Marlin is claimed to be the most popular mountain bike in the world, and we certainly sell a lot of them! For the 2022 model year (launched in spring 2021) the Marlin range has been extended so it now includes 5 different models, each of which comes in up to 4 different colours and up to.... More

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Demo Bikes Now Available

Cycles UK | 22/07/2021 14:23:47

All of our stores now have Specialized Turbo Creo SL demo bikes available to test. We have three models spread across our stores which are the Turbo Creo SL Comp E5, Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon and the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon Evo. The Turbo Creo SL is a new generation of electric road bike..... More

Bike Boom Bike Stock Update

Cycles UK | 21/07/2021 11:18:49

As you may know there had been a bike boom during the pandemic. Cycling has become an incredibly popular way to exercise during the lockdowns and more people are commuting to work, and getting around town, by bike to avoid public transport. As well as making us healthier as a population this also reduces air pollution and green.... More

July Covid Update

Cycles UK | 16/07/2021 13:49:36

First of all we would like to thank all of our customers for their support during the pandemic. Our shops have been open all year and our store staff have worked hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment while juggling safety measures, unprecedented demand and supply shortages. We will continue to be open on and.... More

Introducing the Specialized Jett – A kids bike designed to last 3 summers

Cycles UK | 13/05/2021 10:09:27

Specialized have just launched their new kids bike platform, the Jett. It comes in 16”, 20” and 24” wheel versions to suit kids from 95cm to 147cm tall. The key selling point of the new Jett bikes is that they are designed to be as adjustable as possible so each size will last kids for up to 3.... More

What BMX bike should I get?

Cycles UK | 29/04/2021 17:16:34

BMX is an abbreviation for bicycle motocross or bike motocross. Often used for either racing or performing tricks, the different styles/sizes are normally split by either Race or Freestyle BMX. Race BMX bikes are for racing only, so built for racing on a dirt track. They tend to be light and will not hold up well.... More

Are cycling glasses necessary?

Cycles UK | 29/04/2021 17:04:37

You might be thinking sunglasses are only good for keeping the sun out of your eyes, so why wear them unless it's sunny. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays which can cause cataracts and even cancer. UV rays are present in winter, even on a cloudy day, as well as summer. Additionally, Sunglasses protect your eyes.... More

Are cycling socks worth it?

Cycles UK | 29/04/2021 16:58:55

It's essential to be comfortable on your bike. Most riders spend a lot of time looking into contact points such as the saddle, your feet and legs do a lot of hard work, cycling socks can make a difference to your ride comfort. Cycling socks come in various lengths, and if you're riding for leisure, then.... More