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Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

This is another really exciting bike we’ve just received in stock – it’s the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1. It’s a high specification bike, built for long days in the saddle. The Advanced-grade composite frame features Giant’s “endurance geometry”, combining light weight and stiffness with a degree of compliance that adds comfort. The vibration-damping D-Fuse seatpost also adds to the ride comfort, whilst powerful Shimano R685 hydraulic disc brakes take care of stopping.

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Spec Highlights
Advanced-Grade Composite frame
Pro-Spec, Advanced-Grade Composite, Full-Composite fork with OverDrive 2 Steerer
Shimano Ultegra/RS685 disc 22 speed drivetrain
Shimano R685 hydraulic disc brakes
Giant P-SL0 Disc WheelSystem
Price: £2599

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Feature: Three Women’s Road Bikes

The ever expanding range of women-specific bikes has been a major feature of the last few years and we’ve got some interesting and contrasting designs in the shop at the moment. We’ll be looking at some more women’s bikes in the next few days, but we’ll start with three bikes that offer a lot of performance and high specification, yet are also within reach of most budgets and adaptable enough to handle anything from a family ride through to entry level Road, Sportive or Triathlon events.

First up is the Liv Avail 5 – Liv is the women’s specific brand of the Giant company. Specification includes ALUXX-Grade Aluminum Frame, AluminumAlloy OverDrive Steerer Fork, Shimano Claris 16 speed drive train with FSA Tempo chainset, Dual Pivot brakes and the tough Giant S-R2 wheel set. It retails at £499 – Click on a pic to see a bigger version!

The next bike is the Liv Avail 1, which is at the top of the Avail range. This bike’s spec includes ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum Frame with composite D-Fuse seat post, Advanced-Grade Composite fork with Hybrid OverDrive Steerer, Shimano 105 22 speed drive train with FSA Gossamer chain set, Tektro TK-R540 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot brakes and Giant P-R2 wheel set. Retail price is £899  – Click on a pic to see a bigger version!

Finally, we’ve got the Specialized Dolce Elite Disc – The Dolce Comp has an E5 alloy frame with Women’s Endurance Geometry, plus Zertz for a responsive, yet forgiving ride. The 10 speed Shimano Tiagra compact drivetrain delivers smooth, fast and efficient shifting performance. The EQ is ready for your first adventure with two alloy Zee cages and a Mini-Wedgie seat bag. Retail price is £1100 – Click on a pic to see a bigger version!

New! Stages Power Meters

stages-crankpileThis is an interesting addition to our stock, a power meter mounted on a left crank, manufactured to match the look etc of your current crank, and coming in at approx half the cost of any other power meter on the market. And with compatibility with a good range of devices, via ANT and Bluetooth and a tiny weight penalty, it’s a pretty exciting addition to any serious cyclist’s kit.

The Stages Power meter is primed to bring power-based training to all disciplines of performance cycling.

With advanced technology and simple elegant design, the Stages Power meter is perfect for any cyclist looking for their first power meter or a power-training expert wanting to add power measurement to a second MTB, ‘cross or DH bike. You’ll find the Stages Power meter to be the lightest, smallest, most technologically advanced unit available today.

The Stages Power meter is the first power meter to add the new Bluetooth Smart protocol, which offers an extended range compared to standard Bluetooth. Bluetooth 4.0 (at the device end) offers one major benefit for our application: the ability to communicate both to and from our meter for true two-way communication. This allows the Stages Power meter to both send power data to your phone or Bluetooth enabled head unit, but also allows us to use your phone to send firmware updates to the power meter without need for an external wire port.

Stages Website

Key Features

  • ±2% accuracy of strain gauge measured power
  • Light fully sealed unit adds just 20g of additional weight to the crank arm
  • Designed and approved for Road, Tri, MTB, DH, cyclo-cross, BMX and Track.
  • Bilingual communication with ANT+™* and Bluetooth Smart** protocols
  • Internal sensor based cadence measurement — no magnets needed
  • Active temperature compensation
  • Wireless firmware upgrades
  • Simple zero reset
  • Fast set up: install crank arm, pair, and go
  • No wires, magnets, zip-ties, or additional mounted hardware
  • Left arm only design, means no compromise on drive-side spider stiffness or chainrings
  • 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Optional 2-year accidental damage protection; Stages Cycling PMP (power meter protection) plan

Liv Avail Advanced Pro

Literally just in the shop is this stunning bike from Giant’s “Liv” range.

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Here’s what Giant say about the bike: “The all-new Avail Advanced Pro brings together everything you want in a high-performance machine-light weight, efficiency, quick handling-plus comfort and compliance for long rides. The Advanced-grade composite frame is made with a special carbon lay-up that’s tuned specifically for women riders. It offers disc brake technology for braking confidence and control. The innovative D-Fuse seatpost reduces road vibrations and fatigue. Other features include the OverDrive 2 steerer tube for precision steering and a PowerCore bottom bracket for pedalling efficiency.”

Price: £2599

Features
Advanced-Grade Composite frame
Pro-Spec, Advanced-Grade Composite, Full-Composite fork with OverDrive 2 Steerer
Shimano Ultegra/RS685 disc 22 speed drivetrain
Shimano R785 hydraulic disc brakes
Giant P-SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem

Top 3 Challenge ‘Cross Tubs In Stock

With the Cyclo-Cross season reaching its climax over the next few weeks, it’s worth reminding you that we always have good stocks of the most popular Challenge Tubs, the choice of so many riders and all reliable and high-performance. Here’s a reminder of the specification of the Grifo, Limus and Baby Limus options – all three retail at £72.00:

Challenge-GrifoGrifo: Technical features
Use: Cross Racing on All Around Soft Pack
Size: 28″
Tire Width: 33 mm
Rim Width: 15-19 mm
Weight: 415 gr
TPI: 300
Casing: SuperPoly
Flat protection: PPS
BAR: 1.6-6
PSI: 23-90
Inner tube: latex
Color: Black-Tan

Challenge-LimusLimus: Technical features
Use: Cross Racing in Deep Mud
Size: 28″
Tire Width: 33 mm
Rim Width: 15-19 mm
Weight: 435 gr
TPI: 300
Casing: SuperPoly
Flat protection: PPS
BAR: 1.6-6
PSI: 23-90
Inner tube: latex
Color: Black-Tan

Challenge-Baby-LimusBaby Limus: Technical features
Use: Cross Racing in Sticky Mud
Size: 28″
Tire Width: 33 mm
Rim Width: 15-19 mm
Weight: 425 gr
TPI: 300
Casing: SuperPoly
Flat protection: PPS
BAR: 1.6-6
PSI: 23-90
Inner tube: latex
Color: Black-Tan

Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp Disc

Here’s a bike that marks a significant stage in the evolution of disc braked road bikes. The Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp Disc combines hydraulic discs with cable operated gears, showing that hydraulic technology is no longer exclusive to the absolute top of the range machines.

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Specialized categorize this bike as Road “Endurance”, which marks it down as a contender in the sportive market. It combines wide gear ratio options, powerful hydraulic discs and both the frame and seat pin feature vibration/shock damping inserts to make for a smoother, more comfortable ride. The brakes also have cooling fins and the discs are faced with steel, but have lighter and more heat dispersant alloy cores. Again, this puts it firmly into the long distance, mountain hopping world of the the sportive rider or continental mountain pass bagger.

However, the carbon frame and overall light weight also mean that it’s a tight bike to ride, with plenty of potential to handle sprints and shorter, punchier rides.

Key Spec:

 

– AXIS 4.0 Disc wheelset is reliable and strong
– Specialized Turbo Pro tyres deliver low rolling resistance w/ superior cornering traction
– TURN Zayante BB30 crank provides excellent power transfer
– Shimano 785, hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable, consistent stopping power
– Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed rear derailleur is lightweight w/ smooth and precise shifting
– Minimalist, high-performance Body Geometry Toupé Comp Gel saddle w/ hollow Cr-Mo rails
– Lightweight and efficient, FACT carbon CG-R seatpost w/ Zertz vibration damping
– More on this model on the Specialized website

Cannondale added to Pedalsport line-up

Our first batch of Cannondale bikes are expected into our showroom in the next few of days. As one of the leading cycle brands, Cannondale have an extensive range of bikes and related equipment, all of which is now available to order from us.

In the meantime, here’s a selection of the stock we expect to have in very shortly. As ever, why not pop into out showrooms and have a browse through our massive range of bikes for all ages, interests, disciplines and tastes. More details of the Cannondale range are on their website – below is a slideshow of some of the models we’ve ordered for the showroom – but remember we can order in anything from the Cannondale range!

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