KS Suspension Zeta MTB Dropper Seatpost
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KS Suspension Zeta Dropper Seatpost
The Zeta Seatpost is a first for KS Suspension, as it's their first model that has been specifically designed for Road or Cyclocross bikes and features a much shorter travel range than on their MTB versions. With just a touch on the handlebar mounted remote, Zeta gives you just the right amount to get a little lower for a faster descent, or to gain a bit more space on the rougher sections of a Cyclocross course. The control cable is also internally routed to help your ride maintain that clean look. Material: Aluminium body with hard anodised stanchion Travel: 35mm (420mm) 50mm (445mm) Actuation: Remote with internally routed standard cable Head: 0mm setback Rail clamp: Two-bolt clamp for standard 7x7mm rails Locks anywhere in vertical range, post will not extend when lifting the saddle One-way roller clutch bearing Compatible with frames with internal dropper seatpost cable routing only
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3T is a brand synonymous with lightweight road cycling components, such as stems, bars and seatposts. Founded in 1961, 3T (Tecnologia del Tubo Torino - or Turin Tube Technology) was initially named 3TTT, and is situated near Milano in a city called Bergamo, in Northern Italy. As the name suggests, initially their products were made with metal - steel to be precise - as the founder Mario Dedioniggi specialised in working with this material. By 1970, steel was replaced by the increasingly popular alloy, in order to save weight without sacrificing performance. 5 years later the famous Superleggera handlebar was born, weighing just 250g, which at the time was believed to be the lightest handlebar on the market. It was constructed from 7075 aluminium alloy, which was usually reserved for aerospace industries.
Over the years 3T has provided components for victorious Tour de France, Olympic, World Championships and successful World Hour Record attempts. In 1984 Moser pushed past the 50km barrier in his hour attempt using a 3T bar, eventually setting a new record of 51.151km. In recent years Ryder Hesjedal won the 2013 Giro d'Italia on a 3T equipped bike. In the MTB world, Nicolas Vouilloz won his 3rd Downhill World Championships whilst riding with a 3T bar. Nowadays 3T produce components in carbon fibre, as well as having cheaper lightweight alloy ranges for those on a budget. For more information on 3T's products, please visit their website, or view their history page. Alternatively you can find more information on the Italian company on their Wikipedia entry.
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Alé (pronounced similar to Allez, and not like Ale) is an Italian clothing brand located in Castel d'Ario, Lombardy, which began life as recent as 2013. It's parent company APG has much experience in manufacturing performance cycle wear since 1986, for companies such as Nike, and kit for teams such as Discovery and Motorola. Sister companies include DMT (cycling shoes) and (Mario) Cipollini bikes, so it's to say they know what they are doing. Their product ranges are aimed at road cyclists, and manufacturing still takes place in Italy, as opposed to using far eastern factories. The colours used in their garments tend to be bright (and possibly a touch garish in some cases!), but have proved popular amongst European cyclists. Wiggle were one of the first retailers in the UK to stock the Alé ranges, which are slowly gaining a reputation for being expensive yet quality garments.
To find out more about Alé, please visit https://www.alecycling.com/en/, or you can read a piece that Cycling Weekly wrote upon visiting their factory in Italy.
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Founded in 1963 in Asolo in Italy by Sante Mazzarolo, Alpinestars began life as a hiking and ski boot manufacturer, which diversified to include motocross and road racing ranges shortly after. Incidentally, the name derives from the English translation of the flower Stella Alpina, which was local to the Italian company's headquarters. The company have sponsored numerous motorcycle word champions, such as DeCoster, Roberts, Doohan and Marquez. It wasn't until the 90's when the company began to produce non footwear products for riders, such as gloves and jackets. Their history in cycling began in the early 90s with a range of mountain bikes, which featured a distinctive raised chainstay, which followed on through the seat tube and attached onto the downtube for strength and stiffness. This range ceased in 1996, but to this day Alpinestars produce ranges of clothing and protective gear for mountain bikers. In 2004, Alpinstars concentrated on the gravity based disciplines of off-roading, and the following year had success with Greg Minnaar winning the UCI DH World Cup.
Currently employing nearly 500 staff worldwide, their products have been tried and tested at the highest level. For more information on their cycling products please visit http://www.alpinestars.com/cycling, or to find out more about Alpinestars, please visit their history page or article on Wikipedia.
Altura is a UK brand renowned for manufacturing reliable and functional cycling products at affordable prices. Established in 1997 in North Yorkshire, Altura initially produced a range of bike bags, which has slowly expanded to include clothing and accessories. Whilst less expensive than offerings from Castelli and Santini, Altura Clothing is still highly functional, and offers ranges to cater for recreational cyclists and professionals alike. Constantly striving to improve their ranges, over the years Altura have released ranges incorporating their Dry, Thermo, Shield, NightVision, and Performance Layering Systems technologies, helping to keep you comfortable and safe whatever the conditions. In my experience, I've found Altura products to be consistently hard wearing and offering excellent value for money - especially if you manage to get their gear in a sale!
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Bergamont are a German bike brand based in St Pauli, which are relatively new to the UK, with over 20 years experience. The company began Hamburg 1993, and now offer large ranges of bikes, catering for road cyclists, mountain bikers and commuters, as well as kids and e-bikes to help take the edge off riding uphill. Typically their bikes are named after a range (such as the Dolce) and then a model number (9.7), with the higher number indicating a better specification. In recent years I've featured quite a few Bergamont models on this website, as previous year's bikes have been heavily reduced. The UK distributor is http://www.bergamontbikes.co.uk/ and the official website can be found at http://www.bergamont.com/global_en.
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Blackburn is a cycle accessories brand, which is largely associated with it's range of bike bags. Founded in 1975 by Jim Blackburn with the ethos of manufacturing stronger, lighter and innovative cycling products. This aim led them to produce the world's first dual mini-pump, the over-sized MTB mini pump and also the dual stroke track pump. Over the years they've established a reputation for functional and hard wearing, yet competitively priced products. Nowadays Blackburn manufacture ranges of pumps, multi tools, bike lights, bottle cages, mudguards, computers, turbo trainers as well as the famous range of bike bags.
I apologise for this section being a little sparse - there doesn't seem to be much information on Blackburn's history on the web - however you may find additional details on their brief About us page, as well as their UK product homepage.
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The Italian bike component manufacturer Campagnolo is best known for it's range of groupsets and drivetrain related products. Founded in 1933 by road cyclist Tullio Campagnolo, based upon ideas he had for amongst others, wheels and derailleurs. In 1940 their first rear derailleur entered production, enabling the rider to change gears without removing their rear wheel. Although primarily a cycling company, Campag (as they are often abbreviated to) have also manufactured products for the sports auto industry for brands such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Achievements in the cycling world include helping Eddy Merckx set the world hour record in 1972. As the years progressed, the number of gears increased, with 8 Speed (1991), 9 Speed (in 1997), 10 speed (in 2000) and now 11 speed in 2008. Notable riders to have won the Tour de France on Campag equipment include Eddy Merckx (5 times), Bernard Hinault (5 times), Greg LeMond (twice) and Miguel Indurain (5 times). In recent times Riis, Ullrich, Pantani, Pereiro and Nibali have won riding with Campagnolo.
Cannondale was founded in 1970 by Joe Montgomery and Murdock MacGregor, in an industry totally unrelated to cycling - manufacturing precast concrete housing. Ron Davis joined the company, and after Montgomery went on a camping trip with his son, the idea for a bike trailer was born. Unfortunately named the "Bugger", the trailer didn't take off as expected at the resulting Bicycle Shoe in New York, but remarkable demand for bike bags led them to focus on this area instead. Within 6 months Cannondale had the monopoly on bike bags in America, with 2500 dealers stocking their products within 20 months. Todd Patterson joined the company shortly afterwards, and his expertise in working with aluminium led them to venture into the bicycle market. Manufacturer of CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminium Design) road bike and touring frames began in 1983, with Mountain bike frames being born a few years later. Early Cannondale bikes are distinctive because of the oversized tubes designed to increase stiffness. Their first frame partially constructed from Carbon was in 2004 with the Six13, with the full carbon Synapse being released a year later. Notable riders to have competed and won on Cannondale bikes include Cipollini, Gotti, Simoni, Cunego, Di Luca, Basso, Juarez, Chausson, Giove, Sydor, Sauser, Lopes, Martyn Ashton and Cadel Evans.
Castelli has a rich history as one of the iconic cycling brands, primarily specialising in high end road clothing. Founded by Vittore Gianni in 1876, initially as a tailor shop in Milan, it diversified to include cycling clothing in 1910, for riders such as Alfredo Binda. In 1935 Armando Castelli joined the company, purchasing it 4 years later. Shortly afterwards it began supplying riders such as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. By 1975, it was rebranded to Castelli, featuring the iconic scorpion logo, and shortly afterwards produced many revolutionary clothing products, such as the first lycra cycling shorts, windproof jerseys and thermal cycling clothing. To this day, the brand is synonymous with performance cycle wear, and together with Santini, they supply some of the greatest ex and current cyclists on the planet. If you wish to view more by this classic Italian manufacturer, please view my current Castelli clothing deals.
For further reading on Castelli, please visit their homepage or alternatively a timeline of their history on their global website.
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Deda Elementi (or Deda as they are occasionally shortened to) are an Italian manufacturer of finishing kit, located in Campagnola Cremasca in Lombardy. Their focus is largely on road cycling, with lightweight ranges of handlebars, stems and seatposts, as well as in more recent times wheels and accessories. The majority of their products are finished in black, and constructed from either alloy (for the cheaper ranges) or carbon (for the performance ranges). Pro Cycling Teams that either have or do use Deda's products include AG2R La Mondiale and Lotto-Belisol.
Their website doesn't feature a great deal of information about the company, other than a bit of mission statement blurb here - however if you wish to view their glossy Italian product ranges, then you can do so here.
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DHB is Wiggle's own brand of Cycle wear, which until recently was exclusively for sale on their website, but is now also available at Chain Reaction Cycles. Essentially it is a range of functional cycle wear which aims to offer better value than it's more established brand name competitors. In recent years they have released a range of performance race wear to compete with the higher end gear. DHB has proven to be very popular amongst recreational cyclists, with their shoes, jerseys, jackets, shorts and tights frequently on display at events and sportives. Cycling can be a pretty expensive pastime, and DHB helps keep the cost down with sacrificing performance.
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Easton Cycling began in 1984, and are principally known for producing ranges of performance finishing kit, such as chainsets, handlebars, stems, seatposts and wheels for Road Cycling and Mountain Biking. The original Easton company started life back in 1922, creating a range of bow and arrows! They diversified into skiing in 1964, and cycling approximately two decades later. Not every range has succeeded however, with their 1986 bike range not translating into sales, and consequently being abandoned 4 years later in 1990. The majority of their more affordable cycling components are produced from alloy, with their more expensive offerings sculpted from lightweight carbon fibre. Their impressive results back up these products, with professional victories in the Tour De France and DH World Championships.
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Eddy Merckx is widely regarded as the greatest ever road cyclist, winner of 11 Grand Tours (5 Tour de France victories, 5 Giro d'Italia and 1 Vuelta), all five Monuments, breaking the Hour record, World Championships and countless other achievements. Nicknamed The Cannibal due to his ruthless racing style, after retiring from professional cycling Eddy founded his Belgian bike company in March 1980. Inspired by Ugo De Rosa (of De Rosa fame) Merckx setup his first factory in Meise, and due to the popularity of the brand later moved to Zellik. The brand has a strong tradition of employing former riders, such as Jos Huysmans, Edouard Janssens, and Bob Lelangue, which lends further credibility to the brand as well as providing valuable employment after cycling. Initially bikes were constructed from steel, but this was later surpassed by aluminium as material of choice. After a brief dabble in titanium, a large proportion of Merckx bikes are now constructed from carbon due to it's high strength and low weight properties. In 2008 Eddy retired as CEO, but still provides input as a consultant to the engineers. Famous riders that have competed on Merckx bikes include Erik Zabel, Robbie McEwen, Tom Boonen, Frankie Andreu, Lance Armstrong and George Hincapie - if the bikes are good enough for Eddy and riders of that calibre, then you can guarantee they won't let you down.
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A Scottish brand, Endura started life in 1993, aiming to provide functional and hard wearing cycling apparel at a competitive price. Founded by Jim McFarlane, they work with many professional riders and teams, including Movistar Team (ranked number 1 on the World Tour 2016), Alex Dowsett and Danny MacAskill. In 2014, they employed 100 staff to cope with demand from the public and pro teams that they supply. Their products have been extensively tested in McLaren F1 wind-tunnel, GebioMized research lab in Germany, and also an environmental chamber at the University of Kent - to ensure that every possible advantage can be gained. This technology used in the professionals clothing trickles down to their affordable consumer ranges, which are very popular amongst UK riders in Road cycling, Mountain Biking, cyclocross and triathlon disciplines. Interested in reading more about Endura? Visit their History page at https://www.endurasport.com/about/.
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Founded in 1996, Fizik (or Fi'zi:k to be more accurate!) are primarily known for their range of bike saddles, which are aimed at the performance and racing end of the market. Typically they're lightweight and sleek - you don't find any beginner style chunky padded saddles in their ranges. The company is owned by Selle Royal, an Italian saddle maker, and Fi'zi:k obtains it's name from the phonetic spelling of the word physique. Recently they've branched out into other areas, such as cycling shoes and road bar tape, as well as road finishing kit such as bars, stems and seatposts, mainly finished in their customary black colour scheme. Famous riders to have competed using Fi'zi:k's products include Geraint Thomas, Phillipe Gilbert, and Rohan Dennis.
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Fox Racing is a Californian brand synonymous with motocross and primarily gravity based cycling disciplines such as Downhill, 4X and Enduro Mountain Biking. Founded in 1974 (and taking it's name from) Geoff Fox, it began life as a US motocross distribution centre for European parts. Within two years, Fox began manufacturing it's own brand parts, and shortly afterwards formed it's own motocross race team to showcase this range. Success on the track led to demand for it's products, and enabled Fox to grow, and eventually move into the MTB market in the nineties. To date Fox have over 40 national victories in MX, as well as many successful MTB riders competing using their products. Their iconic fox head logo features on their MTB component ranges (such as suspension forks and rear shocks) as well as being perceived as a lifestyle fashion brand with hoodies, caps and other casual apparel.
FSA (or Full Speed Ahead) are renowned for producing lightweight yet functional bike components - such as chainsets, handlebars, seatposts and stems. Traditionally finished in black, FSA supply several professional teams in MTB and Road, including overall GC victories in all three of the main grand tours. For 2017, sponsored riders include Vicenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru and Robert Gesink. Although a touch sparse on information, should you wish you can find out more about FSA at http://www.fullspeedahead.com/en/company.
Founded in 1899, Fuji is a Japanese manufacturer of bikes, taking it's name from the iconic Mount Fuji. Initially they imported US made bikes, but shortly afterwards began production on their own Japanese made range. By the 1920s, they had become the most popular bike manufacturer in Japan, and within the next decade had founded the first stage race in their home country, which was won on their bike. In the 1950's, export began to the US, and their brand reached huge popularity in the 1970s. Despite hard times in the 1990s, Fuji survived, and today produces a huge range of competitive Mountain, Road and Cyclocross Bikes.
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Founded in North Bavaria in 1993 by Uwe Kalliwoda and Klaus Mohwald, Ghost Bikes manufacture road, mountain and city bikes for serious and amateur cyclists alike. The Lector was their first bike; a hardtail mountain bike, released in 1993, the name being inspired by the infamous character in Silence of the Lambs. Currently the brand employs 335 staff worldwide, 135 of which are at their headquarters in Waldsassen, Germany.
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Nowadays Giro are one of the largest helmet (and other cycling apparel) manufacturers in the world. They began life in the garage of Jim Gentes in 1985, California; his aim was to create a lightweight yet safe helmet, and from this goal the Giro Prolight was created. In 1994 the famous Roc-Loc system was launched, to keep the helmet in the correct position, maintaining comfort and safety. It enabled the wearer to fine tune the position of the helmet, helping to ensure a custom fit for every rider. Throughout it's history Giro has strived to create functional yet safe products, which also appear cool to encourage riders to use them. Sometimes it pays off (the Air Attack and the Xen) and sometimes not (The Fat Hat). Other innovations include the Aerohead, which helped win Greg Lemond the Tour de France by 8 seconds, and the Switchblade with removable facial protection. Nowadays Giro produce a line of cycling gloves, introduced in 2008, shoes (2010) and clothing lines (2013). In recent years Giro have introduced MIPs technology to their higher end helmets, helping to reduce the crash impact on a wearer's head and neck.
Gore, or Gore Bike Wear as the cycling range is called, is a manufacturer of high end cycling clothing. Founded in 1985, it's first product was the Giro jacket, which offered wind and waterproofing as well as being breathable, together with the lengthened back cycle specific design. Two years later the Superconfex team (which will eventually become Rabobank) used this garment at the 1987 Tour de France. In 1992 Gore introduced the Windstopper, with jerseys and tights coming the following year. By 1996 they had settled on their now distinctive minimalist logo, and ever since they have strived to launch performance cycling wear suitable for professionals and serious recreational riders alike.
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One of the world's most iconic bike brands, GT was formed in 1972, taking it's name from the initials of founder Gary Turner. His first product was a custom made BMX frame for his son, and it's durability made it a hit on the SoCal BMX tracks. As a result of this, Gary started producing BMX frames for general sale from 1974 onwards. By 1987, GT moved into the emerging mountain biking discipline, and shortly afterwards started manufacturing it's distinctive triple triangle design hardtails, which are still made to this day. By 1999 GT have developed the i-Drive suspension system, which proved popular amongst off-roaders. Further innovations included the Downhill IT-1 complete with built in gearbox, a world's first. From 2007 production began on 29" wheel MTBs, and the introduction of carbon in the build process. Nowadays GT caters for Road, Cyclocross and MTBs, as well as a range of BMXs in keeping with it's history. Famous riders to have competed on GT bikes include Hans Rey, Steve Peat, Brian Lopes, the Atherton siblings (Gee, Dan & Rachel), Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.
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Founded in 1946 by Gaston Lapierre, this Dijon based bike company found success due to the growth of the French bicycle industry. Gaston passed the company reigns over to his son Jacky in 1960, and just over a decade later the company's growth meant a new larger factory was required. A shop was also established to showcase their bikes and component lines, thus increasing sales further. The company foresaw the growth in popularity of the new sport of Mountain Biking in the late 1980s, developing bikes for this discipline, as well as sponsoring riders and teams to promote them. Despite being bought out in the mid nineties, Lapierre remains in the hands of family, the grandson of the original founder Gaston put in charge. Gilles set about attempting to dominate the lucrative road bike market in the same manner as they had for MTBs, sponsoring riders and the local road club - SCOD. Constantly looking to improve and innovate, Lapierre have released several groundbreaking technologies included OST Suspension platform, and to this day their professional riders regularly win some of the biggest races on the planet. Nicolas Vouilloz, Danny Hart, Jerome Chiotti, Bradley McGee, Baden Cooke and Thibaut Pinot are just some of the famous names to have competed and won on Lapierre Bikes.
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A relative newcomer to the cycling world, Lezyne began life in 2007 founded by ex pro tri-athlete Micki Kozuschek. Previous companies that Kozuschek founded in Germany included Maxcycles and Truvativ, the latter of which was sold to SRAM in 2004. Three years later he began Lezyne, with the ethos of producing affordable yet high quality cycling accessories, or "Engineered Design" as he phrased it. Located in San Luis Obispo, California, all of their products are assembled in their Taiwanese factory. In particular they are known for bike pumps, and LED lights, which in my experience are a good balance between being affordable yet highly functional. Professional riders and teams sponsored by Lezyne include Lotto Belisol, Specialized-Lululemon, and mountain bikers Cedric Gracia, Danny MacAskill and Remy Absalon.
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Founded in 1889 by Charles Idoux and Lucien Chanel, Mavic are a bike component and clothing manufacturer, primarily known for strong yet lightweight rims. The famous yellow logo has appeared on hoops for many victorious professional riders throughout cycling's rich history. In 1934 Antonin Magne won the Tour De France on their Dura tube rimmed wheels, which weighed nearly half that of their competitors. Clothing and footwear are more recent addition to the Mavic stable, and have a reputation for being functional yet affordable. For an in-depth guide to the history of Mavic, please visit their website or wikipedia page.
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Founded by Gianni Piva in the 1980s in the Italian town of Montebelluna, Northwave is owned by the Piva family. It wasn't until the 1990s that products on cycling shoes began, having previously been a snowboard equipment manufacturer. 1993 marked their first MTB shoe, and in 1996, Paola Pezzo won the first XC MTB Olympic gold wearing their products. Success on the road followed shortly afterwards, with Ivan Gotti's victory in the 1997 Giro d'Italia, followed by a second Olympic gold for Pezzo in 2000. Subsequent iconic cyclists to have won using the Northwave brand include Cipollini, Gunn-Rita Dahle, Boonen, Gilbert and Cancellara. For more information on their current range of cycling products, please visit http://northwave.com/ or to read about their history here.
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Oakley are one of the world's most iconic sports brands, primarily associated with their legendary sunglasses ranges, but also known for sports apparel such as clothing and bags. Founded in 1975 by James Jannard (with just $300 in his back pocket), the company was born - named after his dog Oakley Ann. Their first product was a set of motorcycles grips, manufactured using the trademarked Unobtanium material. Quickly expanding, Jannard increased Oakley's range to include number plates, elbow guards, gloves and then goggles. This was the first set of eyewear by the company, christened the O-Frame, and featuring a prominent Oakley logo on the strapping. Their first actual sunglasses were the 1984 sports related Factory Pilot Eyeshades, which were followed in 1985 by the casual Frogskin. To this day, Oakley supply many of the world's top cyclists, with their products aimed at the high-end of the market in both casual and sports eyewear.
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You can read more details about PBK's (ProBikeKit) own brand range of cycling products.
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|Planet X Bikes|
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Polaris Bike Wear was founded in the early 1990s by Roger Dillon, named after the Pole Star. It's aim was to provide technical Mountain Bike clothing suitable for British weather and riding. He taught himself to sew, began designing his first range and thus the brand was born. Based in Derbyshire, Polaris distributes it's ranges to most major European countries, such as Spain, Germany and France, as well as numerous worldwide. As a brand, Polaris is also known for the groundbreaking and popular Polaris Challenge, a two day event combining Mountain Biking and Orienteering. The aim of this unique event is to gain points for navigating to set check points, with a fixed time limit to reach the finish. The individuals and teams with the most points (minus time penalties) are declared the victors. Polaris are also known for supporting worthwhile causes and charities, with examples including Project Enduro and Children In Need.
View more info on PowerBar's cycling energy products.
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Pro are a Dutch cycling brand based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. They're principally known for ranges of lightweight finishing kit, such as bars, stems, seatposts and saddles, although in recent years they've also branched out to include computers, bike bags, maintenance products and other accessories. Road cyclists, Mountain Bikers and Tri-athletes are all catered for with the current Pro range, the majority of which is finished in a traditional black colour scheme.
Their website doesn't include much information on the history of the company, only a few values that they aspire to, which you can read about here. Alternatively if you just wish to view their products, then please visit their homepage here.
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You can learn more about Ritchey's MTB & Road components.
RockShox are one of mountain biking's most iconic brands, primarily known for suspension forks and rear shocks, but in recent years releasing suspension seatpost and dropper posts too. Founded in 1989 in the boom of the mountain biking scene, their first fork was the RS-1, which was followed throughout the nineties with the RockShox Mag, Quadra, Judy and Indy ranges. This success continued in 1998 with the lightweight SID models, and the heavy duty downhill Boxxer ranges. Due to competition from Fox, Marzocchi, RST and Manitou, sales slowed, and the company was taken over by SRAM in 2002, and has since thrived, with the Reverb Dropper post a common sight on mountain bikes worldwide.
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Santini have been producing performance road cycling gear for many decades, and like their rivals Castelli have been responsible for several world's firsts, such as creating bib shorts out of lycra rather than wool and the antibacterial fabric chamois in 1976. In 1988 they introduced the world to breathable yet windproof Windstopper garments, and to this day are constantly improving their product ranges with their carbon fabric, acquazero and interactive cycling kit. Whilst not quite as pricey as other premium brands, the Santini name is very much associated with quality. It's aimed at those professional and recreational road riders requiring performance cycling gear which won't let them down. This is further underlined by Santini's strong association with the Giro d'Italia and UCI World Championships. As a popular brand amongst UK riders, my Santini section is regularly updated with fresh deals, to help save you money on your premium cycling kit.
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The brand Schwalbe began life as a company in 1901 (founded by Ernst-Wilhelm Bohle), but it wasn't until 1973 that the company became known as this household name. Primarily known for it's range of bicycles tyres, Schwalbe is based Reichshof-Wehnrath (near Cologne) in Germany, with the manufacturing side of the business completed in Indonesia. It's most iconic tyre range is the Marathon, which is currently the most popular Touring tyre worldwide.
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|Science In Sport|
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Starting life in 1958 as a ski company, Scott has diversified on numerous occasions to cater for Motocross in 1970 and cycling disciplines. Their first mountain bike was launched in 1986, and shortly afterwards the innovative aero handlebar was created, helping Greg Lemond to win his 1989 Tour de France. By 1991 Scott produced a range of Suspension Mountain Bikes using UniShock, and the following year it's first full suspension MTBs, Cycling shoes and helmets were all released. The next milestone year was 1998, when the G-Zero full suspension MTB was launched, with it's incredibly low weight a major selling point. Their focus was not just off road, and in 2001 the Team Issue road frame was announced, weighing less than 1 kg - making it the world's lightest. Two years later this was replaced by the carbon CR1 frame, weighing a paltry 895g! That same year, their MTB range was supplemented by the Genius, which enabled the rider to adjust travel from one of three settings; lock-out, full travel and just traction. Long time Scott sponsored rider Thomas Frischknecht won the marathon World Championships on this bike. In 2005, Scott moved into the Triathlon genre by releasing the Plasma, a 980g aerodynamic carbon frame, with a 300g seatpost complementing the ride. never to remain complacent, the Addict Road frame was born in 2007, weighing 790g and featuring a feathery 165g seatpost, 330g fork, resulting in an overall build of just 5.9kg (yep, that's 13lbs!) Over the next decade Scott continued to produce lightweight performance innovations, such as the second Genius range, Twin Loc suspension controls and the 899g Scale hardtail range, which Nino Schurter won the MTB World Cup on.
You can find out more about SDG's bike components.
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|Selle San Marco|
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Shimano are a Japanese manufacturer primarily known for their cycling components, and to a lesser extent shoes and clothing. Founded in 1921, Shimano is widely believed to be the largest cycling component manufacturer in the world, having reached this status through a combination of innovation, reliability and value for money. Whatever your style of riding, whether it be road or MTB, Shimano will have a component range to suit your level and budget, from the low end Alivio and Tiagra to the professional standard XTR and Dura-Ace. Over the years, Shimano have revolutionised bicycle gear, brake and pedal systems, such as the recessed SPD, Hollowtech crank arms and smooth shifting Hyperglide sprockets. Initially their component range faced competition from Suntour, whereas nowadays their primary rivals for market share are SRAM and Campagnolo. If you wish to save money on their components and apparel, please visit my Shimano section, where I list as many money saving deals as I can find.
For additional information on Shimano's cycling equipment, please visit either http://cycle.shimano-europe.com/ or their wikipedia page - this includes information on Shimano's history, including non-cycling equipment.
Read more info about Sidi's road & MTB shoes.
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Specialized was born in California in 1974, by Mike Sinyard, initially as an Italian Component import business, and shortly afterwards manufacturing their own product ranges. Their first bikes were created in 1981, the Sequoia tourer and the still popular Allez road and Stumpjumper mountain bikes. In 1989 they were the second ever company to create a carbon fibre mountain bike, in the form of the Epic. To this day they offer a huge variety of bicycles, from children's to road bikes to mountain bike, which vary in cost from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. Nowadays Specialized are renowned for not only their bike ranges, but also their components, helmets, shoes and clothing lines, which have a reputation for being well designed yet affordable, and as such are a popular choice amongst UK riders of all levels. For more related products, please visit my Specialized section, where I strive to publish the best deals to help save you considerable money on your next purchase.
Want to find out more about Specialized's latest products? Their website can be found at https://www.specialized.com/gb/gb
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Sportful began life in 1972 in Asolo Italy, when Giordano Cremonese took advantage of his family's background in textiles and began making his own ski wear. The garments were based upon his own designs, and were labelled with the Sportful logo; they quickly gained attention from fellow skiers, and consequently in 1973 the company began trading. Having developed a reputation for creating performance skiwear, in 1985 Sportful moved into the cycling sector, initially sponsoring the Ceramiche Ariostea, Maglificio Bianchi and Mapei trade teams, and later the Italian National team, to great success. To this day Sportful still produce high end road cycling clothing, which is highly regarded by professionals and keen amateurs alike. For more information on Sportful, please visit their history page, or view additional information on ProBikeKit's resource on the company.
You can find out more about Squire's bike security.
SRAM began life in Chicago in 1987, named after it's founders Scott, Ray And Sam, and is known primarily as a manufacturer of drivetrain and braking components. It's first revolutionary product was the twist action GripShift, which became available in 1988, with the MTB version released in 1991. In 1995, they launched their first ESP rear derailleur, which featured a 1 to 1 cable actuation ratio. The X.O drivetrain products were released in 2001, marking the introduction of the trigger shifter, and a year later, MTB Suspension pioneers RockShox was acquired. A year later Avid - a MTB Disc Brake company - was also acquired, giving SRAM more market share of the MTB industry. By 2006, a focus was shifted to producing road components in addition to their MTB stable, with the launch of Force and Rival groupsets. The following year, Doubletap was introduced, enabling users to switch gear in either direct using a single shifter. This steady growth was sustained, and over the years SRAM acquired several more cycling household brands, such as Truvativ (Chainsets and components), Quarq (power meters), Sachs (drivetrain components) and Zipp (carbon fibre goodies!).
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Find out more on System EX's cheap yet effective cycling components.
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Learn more info about Tenn's affordable cyclewear.
|The North Face|
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You can read more on Thomson's quality bike component ranges.
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You can view more info on Time's pedals and components.
Learn more about Tomac's Bikes and frames (no longer trading).
Topeak is a primarily known as cycling accessory company, which has operated since 1991. They first launched the survival toolbox, a compact emergency tool set which clipped to any bike frame. The following year the Topeak QuickClick bag system was brought out, enabling cyclists to quickly swap compatible bags between bikes thanks to a clip attached to the underside of their saddle. Shortly afterward the 49g SuperLight tubular water bottle cage was introduced. Other notable innovations include the 1995 Twinhead (schrader and presta valve compatible pump head), the iconic Alien multi-tool in 1996 and Quick Release Beamrack / Trunkbag system in 1997. The Hexus multi tool was established in 2001 and ever since the brand have sought to refine and improve their product ranges, with offerings in the bags, pumps, tools and bike lights accessory markets.
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|Troy Lee Designs|
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You can view more on Under Armour's compression wear.
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You can find out more about Uvex's Helmets, glasses and accessories.
The German brand Vaude was founded in 1974 in the Alps by Albrecht von Dewitz, inspired by his love of mountain sports. In 1980 it moved to Obereisenbach in Southern Germany. In 1992, Vaude moved into the cycling industry, with it's "Bike Sports" range of cycling clothing and accessories. Their products offer a high level of performance, and can often by found at Amazon UK with huge discounts on individual sizing and colour options. In 2009 Antje von Dewitz, daughter of Albrecht, took over the reigns, and the following year emphasis was placed on becoming more environmentally friendly; climate neutral manufacturing with sustainable materials.
For more information on Vaude, please visit https://www.vaude.com/en-GB/Company/About-us/History/ or view their UK product ranges at https://www.vaude.com/en-GB/.
Learn more on Vee's road & MTB tyres.
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You can view more on Wiggle Essentials' high value own brand clothing.
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Wilderness Trail Bikes - Read more about WTB's Saddles, Grips and Tyres.
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You can learn more about Yeti's iconic MTB frames and bikes.
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About Chain Reaction Cycles
This product is for sale at Chain Reaction Cycles, one of the largest online cycle shops in the world. Opening in 1985, and starting off as a small independent bike shop in Ballynure, it moved to Ballyclare in 1989 and is now based in Doagh (all in Northern Ireland). In addition to regular local service, Chain Reaction Cycles (or CRC as it is often abbreviated to) established itself as a mail order business via advertisements in bicycle magazines; this continued until 1999 where it launched it's now famous website at ChainReactionCycles.com. Their blue themed website stocks around 90,000 products ranging from MTB & Road cycling equipment, to triathlon, BMX and running kit. As per several other leading bike shops, Chain Reaction produce their own product ranges, under brands such as Brand X. To this day CRC sponsor many cycling events, and due to the company's size and efficiency are able to offer very competitive pricing on cycle equipment. In 2016 Wiggle acquired Chain Reaction Cycles, although the two websites continue to operate independently of each other, both with their own distinctive branding and product ranges.
Sizes: 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 35mm, 420mm, 445mm, 50mm