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The best way to get a bike

 Steve Ranger     June 21, 2020   

It’s official – there are hardly any bikes anywhere at the moment. Most shops are struggling to get any bikes of any description and we’re getting up to 20 enquiries a day for bikes we don’t have. Here are some handy tips for getting yourself riding: Choose the type of bike – we’re mainly a […]

The joy of local

 Richard Roberts     April 10, 2020   

Lockdown has shown me that if you’re forced to be stuck somewhere for a while there aren’t many better places to be than Lewes. In this instance, I’m not referring to the many fine people I’ve met, the pleasing architecture and the awesome array of pubs, but to the physical geography of the place. When […]

South Downs Way on Electric Bikes

A SDW Odyssey on Electric BIkes

 Steve Ranger     April 6, 2020   

Rob is an old climbing partner, known for his stock phrase, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ – just before it happens, usually. Retreating from a 19 pitch route in the Alps when he’d belayed me from a tuft of grass (‘I knew you wouldn’t fall off’) has always told me he’s made of the […]

Love your drivechain and it will love you.

 Richard Roberts     March 7, 2020   

Unless you’re a tiger or maybe a vampire, pointy teeth are not your friend – especially when they’re on your bicycle. The design of most conventional bicycles and current eBikes relies upon a drivechain that contacts metal on metal and leads sooner or later to bits wearing out. The components of your drivechain – the […]

Transform your riding: do it at night

 Richard Roberts     February 13, 2020   

You get home from work, it’s dark outside and the wind is howling. The last thing you want to do is go for a bike ride. Yet, like so many things in life if you can find the energy/motivation, it has its rewards. There’s a world out there which is a bit like the one […]

Temptation, slippery slopes and how getting up them is easier on an eBike

 Richard Roberts     January 21, 2020   

This is what happened when one of our favorite customers lent his eBike to his friend. Jason “the eBiking Giant” suggested Patrick “the Muddy Cyclist” try his Trek eBike to see just how it might alter his riding experience. The answer is a “a lot”. Patrick has been riding a mountain bike across the Downs […]

Jason, the e-Biking Giant

 Richard Roberts     December 18, 2019   

This is a little film put together by one of our much-loved customers – Jason “the eBiking Giant” (and he’s not kidding). At nearly seven feet tall and around twenty two stone there’s no denying his giant stature. A career playing rugby at a top professional club in New Zealand left Jason with very badly […]

Electric Bikes – An In depth Look

 Steve Ranger     October 28, 2019   

There can be a perception that e-bikes are like motorbikes—just climb on and there’s no pedalling needed. However, that isn’t the case. Electric bikes are normal bicycles that have been manufactured

Keeping your hands clean and other good reasons to go tubeless

 Richard Roberts     October 13, 2019   

For over a century most bicycles have used a system of tyres with tubes in them to keep them rolling along – and this has generally worked very well. I’ve never really been an early adopter of new technology. The exception

Jellyfish and the cycles of transformation

 Richard Roberts     June 12, 2019   

As Peter Cook, in character as EL Wisty used to drone in his nasal way “Do you want to know an interesting fact?” and he would go on to tell his fact regardless. Well, I’m going to tell you one… Around about 80 million years