Introducing the new top of the line Sram Red AXS 12 speed Road Groupset
Introducing the new top of the line Sram Red AXS 12 speed Road Groupset
Cyclo Monsters distribution centre in Derby, England.
Cyclo Monster have become the latest big name to reveal they are stockpiling bikes, energy gels, inner tubes, 32t road cassettes and other bike stuff as retailers’ no-deal preparations move up a gear now that the frenetic Christmas trading period is behind them.
The Cyclo Monster Director, Phil, said the bike retailer has been holding a special round of talks with its suppliers and increasing stocks of bikes and bikey things.
But, with Britain importing almost all its bikes , Phil said it was not possible ensure that bikes will be available if Britain crashes out of the EU.“We looked at the lifecycle and production of product categories that matter most to customers and sat down with all suppliers to discuss their production capability, where they hold stock and if we can help them hold it,” explained Phil. “It’s not possible to do that sort of thing on all bikes, so that’s where the pinch point would be if there were to be a no-deal.”
No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for bike supply, say UK bike shop
Bike shops, under pressure to keep floors stocked with quality bikes, want as little friction as possible at European borders and fear a no-deal Brexit could mean major delays at ports.
Analysts pointed out that in 2018 it only took a few days of heavy snow disruption when the “Beast from the East” hit Britain before gaps opened up on bike shop floors. They also say that any pinch in supply will likely result in price increases in all those bikey type bits and bobs.
Phils comments echoed those made by Sainsbury’s chief executive, Mike Coupe, earlier this week that a no-deal Brexit would be “hugely disruptive”. “No amount of stockpiling will mitigate that risk, simply because we don’t have the capacity – and neither does the country – to stockpile more than probably a few days’ worth,” said Coupe.
We have some exciting news to share. The lightest disc road bike in the world is now even faster. But achieving this was no mean feat. The concept behind the IZALCO MAX had to be rethought from the ground up. Here's all the information you need to know.
Focus engineers have completely redesigned every tube and improved these in several stages within the wind tunnel. Every surface was scrutinised in order to achieve the best possible mix of aerodynamics and low weight. The result is a combination of Kamm tail profiles, hidden cables and well-balanced proportions. On paper, this combination results in a 6 per cent improvement in aerodynamic resistance (in comparison to the previous model with same wheels, components, position and dummy test rider). This allows you to go faster and save a lot of energy during every ride, no matter how fast you go. All the cables run inside the specially developed aero handlebar stem.
The carbon fibre stem has a -15° negative design in order to compensate for the slightly raised position as a result of the internal cables. This allows us to guarantee you a perfect riding experience whilst also offering optimum aerodynamics. The benefits are visually pleasing. We offer the handlebar stem in five lengths, ranging from 80 to 120 mm. Focus have further improved the fastest quick-release axle in the world R.A.T. Easier handling and a more aerodynamic structure meet the greater requirements of the IZALCO MAX. They have stuck to their guns and only use disc brakes in the IZALCO MAX. Front and rear brake discs measuring 160 mm ensure safe and totally reliable braking performance. Especially for a road bike as fast as the IZALCO MAX. In the past, having an aerodynamic shape resulted in less comfort. With the IZALCO MAX this contradiction becomes obsolete. The aerodynamic carbon seatpost has a D profile with 15 mm offset - thus offering the perfect mix of ergonomics and comfort.In order to maintain the optimum sitting position, Focus have pushed the seat tube forwards so that the effective offset is only 2 mm. This means that you can enjoy the comfort of a seatpost with 15 mm offset, without having to forgo a modern racing sitting position. Titanium screws reduce the weight.
The IZALCO MAX comes with a standard aero bar thus allowing for as many adjustment options as possible. You can adjust the height of the handlebar with ease using a two-piece special spacer. The integration of the cables from the stem to the handlebar seamlessly continues internally. This handlebar stem unit can be easily removed in order to stow the bike safely in a bike case – for when you are en route to a race or training camp. You can attach a bike computer using an adapter.
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The best suits are tailor made, and something similar could be said for bikes. Whilst a bespoke custom frame is beyond the reach of the majority of us, a stock bike of the right frame size, with the right components and set up can achieve that tailor made feeling. Millimeters can feel like centimetres when it comes to adjustments on the bike, so getting it right can drastically improve your position and in turn give you the scope to ride further, ride stronger and ride faster.
Using Shimano’s 2D Fit System we can ascertain the correct frame size from thousands of bike models, and dial in one of four fits, depending on your needs. For example, if you were looking at purchasing an endurance bike such as the Scott Addict Disc or Focus Paralane, we can determine the right frame for you. Then, using the Comfort Fit algorithm, we can identify the optimum stem length, handlebar width, reach and drop, providing you with a position that will allow for long days in the saddle.
If you are in need of a more aggressive position, then we have options of Sport, Competition and Professional. Alternatively, if you have a great position on your current bike and you have purchased a new bike of similar geometry, we can transfer your position to your new bike.
To take advantage of this quick and accurate system at a discounted rate of £59 (normally £75) feel free to contact us via our website contact form or directly on 01332 902701. The price includes stem and saddle fitting (when purchased from us), and new handlebars and bar tape can be fitted for an additional £25.
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The dreadful walk of shame when your bike breaks isn’t fun, especially in the cold, wet winter! So its even more important at this time of year to make sure your bike is reliable.
A pre winter service will be just what your bike needs to make sure it is ready to ride worry free through the wet and cold months.
Our preventative maintenance service Is the perfect service to ensure your bike is in fighting condition! It comprises of:
Strip down of your bike and wipe down of the frame and fork.
Drivetrain strip down, inspection, clean and lubrication.
Chainset removal strip down of pedals/chainrings if applicable, cleaned, inspected and threads greased.
Bottom bracket inspection and regrease where appropriate.
Headset removal, inspection, clean and regrease.
Hub strip down, inspection, clean and regrease where appropriate.
Bike rebuilt, with any additional parts or accessories required. Gears indexed and brakes adjusted where appropriate, wheels trued to within 0.2 mm tolerance, all bolts torqued and tyres inflated.
The cost of this service is £80 + any parts if required.
Call into the shop and one of our friendly Cytech trained mechanics can complete an assessment of your bike for free. Where we can talk through any issues you’re having with your bike and help get it ready for the winter.
All our work and parts are guaranteed to 12 months.
*some exclusions may apply such as hub gears etc
Santa's little helpers at Cyclo Monster love to assist around the season of giving with our Christmas Club.
If your little bundle of joy has asked Jolly Old St. Nick for a bike this year and normally santa has to hide the presents in your house until he has to pick them up for delivery on Christmas Eve. Then fear no more. We have worked with Santa so that if a 50% deposit is paid on a bike, it can be left in our shop grotto until closer to the magical day.
Meaning you don’t have to hide a really big amazing present with the fear of it being found before Christmas morning. Then when this bike is collected by Santa the final remainder of the balance is paid. Also helping a bit to spread the cost of Christmas. :) If for some reason we don't see you before the 25th HO! HO! HOpe your holidays are filled with fun!
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Nightvision clothing has been around for a while now. If you’re a car driver, you may have noticed those cyclists who’s arms and legs illuminate as they come into the range of your headlights; that’s Nightvision. Being seen on the commute is something that all riders want to do somehow, but we don’t necessarily want to look like we’ve just walked off a building site or railway line.
The latest pieces in this range use Altura’s colour reflective fabric, which offers full reflectivity without the Hi Viz look. We have some great gloves that have a black/grey finish, but when caught in the headlights, light up as bright as a safety light.
There are indicator systems available for bikes, however, they’ve never really caught on; motorists aren’t expecting to see such a thing on a bike. Hand signals are the norm and the Thermo Elite glove with NV360 turns the back of your hand into a clearly visible indicator to the car behind, enhancing the turn signal and offering a little more assurance of visibility when riding in the dark.
With the nights getting darker much earlier and a chill in the air, now is a great time to update your wardrobe and get seen to boot.
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