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How to keep pedalling both outdoors and in

How to keep pedalling both outdoors and in

It is an uncertain time for the sport we love, with countries in lockdown, professional racing at a standstill and much debate on whether we should continue training outside. Well, here at The Bike Factory we will endeavour to cut through the uncertainty – there has never been a better time to sort your indoor training solutions. Read More

On-bike storage solutions

On-bike storage solutions

Where do you put your valuables on a long ride? There are many solutions to this age-old question and usually it’s just a case of stuffing your back pockets until they’re fit to burst. Some rides, however, require a more proactive means of storage. Maybe your kit is too bulky or you don’t like reaching back for your phone, gel, rice cake. In today’s blog, we take a look at where and how you can store your things on your bike when you’re out for a long ride. Read More

Riders on the storm: spring clothes guide

Riders on the storm: spring clothes guide

Yes, it’s a massive cliché, but we Brits love to wax lyrical about the weather. And when it comes to cycling, the weather chat intensifies tenfold, to the point that any cyclist can get out of an awkward conversation or lengthy pause by purely stating the current meteorological facts and how they impact on that rider’s dress code. Read More

Get your hands on Italian heritage - Pinarello demo day

Get your hands on Italian heritage - Pinarello demo day

If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on some exquisite Italian heritage that has made an indelible mark on the history of bike racing, we have good news: the Bike Factory is hosting a Pinarello demo day on the 21st March. It’s an opportunity to try out the various models in the new range and see which might be right for you. You can register for the day here, and in the meantime, let’s take a look at what you have to look forward to. Read More

The one and only Raleigh bicycles

The one and only Raleigh bicycles

Here at the Bike Factory one of our leading brands is the iconic Raleigh Bicycles. Their 135-year history makes them one of the oldest and most famous bike companies in the world. In today’s blog we take a closer look at one of Britain’s greatest ever companies and the Raleigh bikes we stock. Read More

Which e-MTB rider are you?

Which e-MTB rider are you?

Specialized have recently released the Turbo Levo SL range for 2020 and the good news is, we have it in stock here at The Bike Factory. The latest in the relatively new world of power assisted mountain bikes, Specialized promise fans that the Turbo Levo SL “changes everything”. E-MTBs are here to stay and will take you further than you previously thought possible. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Turbo Levo range and show you the other e-MTBs we have in store. Read More

Are you Sirrus about cycle fitness?

Are you Sirrus about cycle fitness?

We’re in the midst of a commuter series here on the Bike Factory blog and this week we turn our heads to the fitness bikes that are ideal for commuting. Fitness, or hybrid, bikes are the Swiss Army Knives of the bike industry, built with a whole range of riding in mind. These bikes aren’t experts at one discipline and we’re not saying ‘sure, send it off a downhill run’, but they can do a little bit of everything. Read More

Say Hi to Haibike

Say Hi to Haibike

At The Bike Factory, we’ve recently started selling models from the German ePERFORMANCE specialists, Haibike. But just what is this brand about, what is this Flyon system you’ve heard so much about, and what exactly is ePERFORMANCE? Read More

Fold up commuters

Fold up commuters

Last week we talked about riding to work on an e-bike and we’re staying with the commuter theme this week with our guide to fold up bikes. If your commute combines public transport and cycling, these are the bikes for you. Perfect for busy commuter trains, these bikes take up very little space when folded, so you don’t have to contend with snooty fellow passengers. And at the other end, simply unfold your bike and get going around the city. Here’s our guide to the two types of folding bike we stock at the Bike Factory. Read More

Commute on an e-bike

Commute on an e-bike

Commuting to work on a bicycle certainly has its benefits but it can be daunting for first-timers, especially compared to the ease and comfort of public transport or your own car. The hassle of gearing up, getting the bike ready and turning the pedals in earnest only to get sweaty and ruin your best shirt before you even get to the office, has the potential to put someone off. But that all changes on an e-bike. Gone are the days of sweaty work clothes and undue stress, an e-bike helps you cruise through traffic, beat the wind and gets you refreshed and ready for the workday. Read More

Top ten reasons to get into gravel

Top ten reasons to get into gravel

Gravel riding really took if in 2019 and we can see why. The crunch of the dust and rocks beneath your tyres, the fresh air and the proximity to nature are truly liberating. With all that in mind, we’ve compiled our top ten reasons to get into gravel. Read More

Make your next bike electric in 2020

Make your next bike electric in 2020

​New Year’s resolutions are tricky old things. Eat less sugar, exercise more, get a gym membership – we’ve all been there. Come January though and it’s all too easy to end up breaking your promise to yourself in the first few weeks. So how about making a new year’s resolution about your bike instead? The e-bike market is booming and there is no better time to get one of these fantastic bikes and ride further than ever before in 2020. Read More

Christmas gift ideas for mountain bikers

Christmas gift ideas for mountain bikers

Our countdown to Christmas is in full swing and next on our gift guide extravaganza is mountain bikers, covering enduro, cross-country, full suspension and hardtail. As we turn the page over to a new decade it feels like the right time to get some new kit and head to the trails. Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, so we’ve compiled a list of gifts ideas for the mountain biker in your life. Read More

Christmas gift ideas for young cyclists

Christmas gift ideas for young cyclists

Next on our countdown to the big day is cycling related Christmas gifts for the younger cyclist in your life. Let’s be honest, Christmas is complicated, especially with kids when trends are changing every week. One trend that will never die, and we actively encourage, is kids riding bikes. From small gifts to whole bikes, we’ve compiled a list of present ideas to set the wheels in motion. Read More

Orbea - A bike for all seasons

Orbea - A bike for all seasons

​Next year, Orbea will have been testing and producing bikes from the Basque Country for an impressive 90 years. The company strives to compete with their rivals while holding on to their vision. At the Bike Factory, we have a range of Orbea bikes in stock – there truly is an Orbea for everyone. Read More

Gain the advantage with Orbea

Gain the advantage with Orbea

Orbea’s heritage is built on competitive road cycling. The 1980s saw them take the road scene by storm, culminating with victory in the 1985 Vuelta a España for a young Pedro Delgado, riding for the Gin MG-Orbea team. Today Orbea make bikes of all types for riders all around the world. Read More

Keep on riding through he winter

Keep on riding through he winter

Why?’. Why bother? Why not just call it all off and go to the pub? Well, you know as well as us that it’s just what we do – riding our bikes, not going down the pub… We love our bikes, we love getting out and riding them and we love the challenges that come with it. Here are our pearls of wisdom on winter riding, motivation and, most of all, enjoying it. Read More

Go Gravel with the Bike Factory

Go Gravel with the Bike Factory

Alongside our extensive range of sturdy mountain bikes, e-bikes, capable commuters, kids’ bikes and sleek road machines, there’s a new breed of bike in town. Gravel bikes have taken the world by storm, machines designed to take your cycling adventures into a whole new world. Read More

Raleigh Burner - Return of the legend

Raleigh Burner - Return of the legend

Raleigh has been releasing special edition models of their Burner over the last few years. There is something really exciting about putting one in our window here at the Bike Factory – a guaranteed head-turner, a Burner pulls in loads of people who just want to see it, to rekindle that flame and ride one again. So we’re not ashamed to admit that the release of the Super Tuff Burner, the best-selling model from 1983, has got us all pretty excited. Read More

Let Trek power your ride

Let Trek power your ride

Trek make some truly incredible bikes. Based out of Wisconsin, they’ve been at the forefront of bicycle technology for years, turning out machines designed for travel, adventure and freedom. For them, Trek isn’t just a name, it’s a summation of their values. Read More

Keep Riding Through the Rain

Keep Riding Through the Rain

Bleeeugh! Is that a word? It’s one we’ve been hearing a lot recently as ride after ride turns into a rain-soaked adventure. One after another, folks have been stepping into the shop and exclaiming, “Bleeeugh…!”. Read More

Pinarello Demo Day

Pinarello Demo Day

Italian brand Pinarello is not unknown on these shores. Heck, their bikes have taken Team Ineos, formerly Team Sky, to more Grand Tour podiums than any other over the past decade. But did you know they’ve been winning big races for years since steel frames and downtube shifters were de rigueur? We’re holding a Pinarello demo day on Saturday 12 October where you’ll be able to check out and ride some of their beautiful bikes. Read More

Turbo Charge your off season

Turbo Charge your off season

Here at The Bike Factory we’ve got all you need to keep the wheels turning even if it’s biblical outside. Our range of turbo trainers are exactly what you need to maintain your fitness through the off-season while staying well away from those pesky puddles. Read More

Don't Hold Back

Don't Hold Back

You love biking, right? We love biking too. There really isn’t anything that can match that feeling of freedom and fun that the right bike delivers. Wherever you prefer to ride, a bike designed with you in mind gives you wings. Read More

The Trek Supercaliber - A new breed of XC race bike

The Trek Supercaliber - A new breed of XC race bike

​If you’ve watched any of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series this year you might have spotted the Trek Factory Racing team riding on a full-suss XC whip with a hidden rear suspension. Trek have kept their secret weapon from prying eyes, letting the bike do the talking as the team stormed to podium after podium. Read More

2020 Levo hits the store

2020 Levo hits the store

​We’re extremely excited about the fact the Turbo Levo is back for another year of awesome trail-slaying enjoyment, and there have been a few tweaks to the 2020 models that will upgrade that experience one step further. ​ Read More

Vamos! It's the Vuelta!!

Vamos! It's the Vuelta!!

While here in the UK we’re dawdling towards the first days of autumn, over in deepest Spain the pros are still racing beneath the sweltering summer sun. The Vuelta a España, the third and final Grand Tour of the year, has just kicked off and already it’s shaping up to be as exciting as the Giro d’Italia and a truly epic Tour de France. Read More

The new Trek Fuel EX

The new Trek Fuel EX

2001 was also the year Trek first brought out the Fuel EX. Since then it’s constantly evolved to sit firmly in the sweet spot between their cross-country model, the Top Fuel, and the more enduro-focussed Remedy and Slash. With the release of the 2020 Trek Fuel EX the American brand has given it a complete makeover, creating a bike that will appeal to a huge variety of riders with a broad range of options and features. If you want one bike that does it all, pick this one. Read More