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Bay Cycles selected as The Association of Cycle Traders Shop of the Month - June 2017

Bay Cycles selected as The Association of Cycle Traders Shop of the Month - June 2017
Bay Cycles is proud to announce we have been selected as The Association of Cycle Traders Shop of the Month for June 2017. This couldn't have been possible without the continued best efforts of all the team in their Cytech and other training to ensure the Shop's expertise remains at the highest level. We would also very much like to thank all our customers and friends for their continued feedback and support that has helped in the success of Bay Cycles.

    Continued best efforts of all the team in their Cytech and other training

     ACT Shop of the Month - Bay Cycles

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A Project One Belgian Breakaway - Guest staring the Trek Silque SLR

A Project One Belgian Breakaway - Guest staring the Trek Silque SLR
With the UK experiencing such a great summer of Cycling one could be considered slightly greedy in having wanted it to never end. However, as the nights started to draw in and temperatures faded towards the end of September, the arrival in store of the new Trek Silque SLR saw cravings soar for more clear skies and open roads.


Pleading to be ridden, a road trip was definitely in order


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​Road bike Confidence Boosters

​Road bike Confidence Boosters

With many of our female customers having moved to Road bikes this season, one product that we have seen give a massive boost to rider confidence has been Cross top brake levers. These predominantly retro fitted brake levers are positioned on the straight section of a dropped handlebar as shown below. 

For those new to road cycling, the different style of brake levers and greater reliance on core strength needed to hold a relaxed position on the bike can lead to riders feeling slightly heavier on their hands, especially when braking. With cross top brake levers fitted however, riders are able to brake whilst being in a more upright and relaxed riding position. Consequently, pressure on the hands is reduced. Leaving many of our female road cyclists who have opted for these, reporting increased confidence. All of which we thought was worth shouting about.

With a retail price of £29.99 and taking a professional cycle mechanic about 30 minutes to fit, Cross top brake levers are a great way to increase confidence.

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Geo Park Adventure Torbay Velopark, Paignton

Geo Park Adventure Torbay Velopark, Paignton

24th May 2015

A truly family friendly day..

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Bank holiday weekend saw the sun shine on what has to be one of the best events we've been involved with. A sell out event in all Junior and Senior categories set up great competition and a truly family friendly day throughout.

We certainly loved every minute and can't wait for the next GeoPark event on the 2nd August 2015 !

Here are some of our event photos and we look forward to seeing you at the next one !!

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Welcome to Bay Cycles New Website!

With New pages on Products, Bike Fitting, Rides and Workshop our new website is packed full of features we hope you’ll enjoy.

Check it out now and let us know what you think!!

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Demo Day

Demo Day

Want to try out a New Trek Road Bike?

 

At Bay Cycles we have the answer.

 

Come and join us at our Trek Demo Day at the Torbay Velopark between 10am and 2pm  on the 31st January. 

With a range of frame sizes you will able to try the New Trek Domane Disc, Silque SLX or the World Beating Emonda SLR!

To register your interest or to book a ride on one of the above demo models please fill out your details below and we will look forward to seeing you on the day!

 - Registration -

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Triathlete Tony Moore Hits season high with Bay Cycles

Triathlete Tony Moore Hits season high with Bay Cycles

In his final event of the season at the Weston-Super-mare Tri, Bay Cycles' sponsored Triathlete Tony Moore sees improved times yet again gaining him 8th in category with a time of 1hr 14mins. 

Tony said 'It's been a hard year to maintain..." but thanked Bay Cycles for all their support. Adding '...I have improved so much in my races since having a really good bike fit"

Jez at Bay Cycles, in response to Tony's result this week said, "This is great result. Tony was one of our very first customers at Bay Cycles and his commitment to training was evident from the get go. However, it was clear that Tony was struggling to get the best out of his riding due to discomfort on the bike. In being able to offer Tony the benefits of Trek's Precision Fit though we were able to alleviate this discomfort and maximise Tony's efficiency on the bike."

Tony ended the season riding a Precision Fit Trek Domane 4.5 with Bontrager Paradigm saddle.

Bay Cycles looks forward to supporting Tony throughout his winter training programme with a view to helping him find further improvements in 2015.  

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BIKE BUILDS: Trek Superfly 8

Bay Cycles' Technical & Sales Lead Jez works at Superfly pace to complete our latest bike build

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Trek CROSSRIP elite is just the job!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Carbon_frontpage.jpgBay Cycles' customer Mr Emmett Conroy took delivery of his new Trek CROSSRIP Elite today.

Mr Conroy intends to use his new bike for his regular commute to work. Coming with disc brakes and fitted with the addition of Bontrager mudguards Mr Conroy said," the bike is just the job" and can't wait to get riding.

Bay Cycles' Technical Sales Lead Jez and partner Lisa would like to thank Mr Conroy for choosing Bay Cycles and wish him many happy miles of cycling and also look forward to seeing him on a ride soon.

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Trek Ride Camp!

A Foggy Day

b2ap3_thumbnail_FoggyDay.pngWith a full line up of Trek Mountain bikes to test and the opportunity to check out some epic descents and trails at Bike Park Wales, Thursday 12th December was primed to be an adrenaline fuelled day.

After a foggy day launched with a tech session on the Fox DRCV (Dual Rate Control Valve) shock system, riders emerged from the comfort of Bike Park Wales' cafe to start setting up their first chosen bike.

First out of the stalls for Bay Cycles was the Trek Remedy 9 29er. With its light aluminium frame and adjustable Fox CTD (Climb, Trail, Descend) suspension the Remedy 9 was the perfect ride to ascend the Beast of Burden for the first time. At least that would have been the case had my mountain bike inexperience not led me to lock the CTD in Descent mode for the climb.

Despite my CTD setting, the Remedy 9 29er kept lung burning to a minimum on the 4.5K climb through the fog to the summit. Once there, and yes, you guessed it, with the CTD pulled fully back in completely the wrong position I opted to take on the Sixtapod downhill trail. Even with the suspension locked out, the Remedy 9 29er made little work of the 2.2K descent to bring me back down safely to Trek base camp with a beaming smile.

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Next up was the 9.8 carbon Remedy 27.5" wheel (650b). This was a real treat and with my CTD error duly noted and chuckled about, I decided I would take on the Beast of Burden one more time before the afternoon uplift pass came in to play.

Whilst a true comparison to my first run was not possible at this stage, with my experience and knowledge growing (CTD now set correctly!) the Remedy 9.8 took me back to the summit in a much quicker time.

For the run back down, this time I opted for the Melted Welly blue intermediate trail. This leading in turn to the Blue Bell and Bush Wacker intermediate trails. Feeling nimble throughout, the Remedy 9.8 with its 27.5" wheel felt eased over all aspects of the run back down. Moreover, gave confidence to attempt the odd jump here and there. Once again leaving me smiling uncontrollably.

For the afternoon, with legs starting to feel the efforts of the morning ascents, the option of Bike Park Wales’ uplift was a welcome sight.

A Very Welcome sight

b2ap3_thumbnail_BaikeParkWales.pngIn order to gain a true comparison with the new 27.5” wheeled Remedy 9.8, this time I returned to the Aluminium framed 29” wheeled Remedy 9.

After the short but no less exciting trail from the Cafe to the uplift pick up point, the bike was soon strapped up on the trailer and I was in the warmth of the mini bus. Within a few minutes the trailer and minibus was full of bikes and riders and we were off up to the summit once more. At the top, riders disembarked and grabbed their bikes to make the short ride to the start of the downhill trails.

With rain now added into the mix, I again headed off down the Melted Welly trail. As with the 27.5” Remedy 9.8, the 29” Remedy 9 gave great confidence to attempt jumps and berms even in wet conditions.

Back at base camp and now covered in mud, it was time for a quick coffee and warm up by the log fire before the next ride. With the rain getting harder and light fast fading I was soon back out for a final run. 

Coffee and Warm up

b2ap3_thumbnail_EndOfDay.pngHaving left Torquay the day before with Bay Cycles technical & Sales Lead Jez making me promise to try it out, my next ride was the Trek Slash. Built for the gnarliest of trails and enduros the Trek Slash range is equipped with the 27.5” (650b) wheels and 160mm of suspension travel. 

After a quick uplift back to the summit I decided to take on the Sixtapod run again and wasn't disappointed in my choice. The Trek Slash 9 eased through everything the trail had to offer and further increased my confidence to go faster and faster.

Come the end of a great day, I was a covered in mud and still smiling from ear to ear as I had done all day. The Trek bikes ridden, as expected, never failed to deliver the adrenalin fuelled day I had anticipated. Both 650b’s and 29er’s wheel sizes both gave great confidence to do more.

Ultimately though, whilst 650b’s and 29er ’s both had their individual style of ride both were just fun fun fun!

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