Bowman Palace ‘Absolutely Awesome’

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A new British brand we’ve been championing from the start, this latest review of Bowman’s Palace should kill any thoughts you may have that aluminium is a ‘downgrade material’ for a road bike…

Well, what a frame. The Palace sums up to me everything that a proper race bike should be. That raw, uncluttered feeling of some metal tubes and sorted geometry creating a bike that just feels right.

At cruising speed it’s mild mannered and very easy to ride and you can cover a lot of miles with very little distraction. (An) absolutely awesome frame that is a showcase for aluminium; one of the best high-speed handling frames out there

With no weight limit and a sensible price tag this is the bike you need for the 2015 Crit season!

  • Frameset (inc headset) £650
  • Full Shimano 105 builds from £1450

Read the whole review here

Thanks to Road.cc for the images etc

Christmas Closure

santa_bikeA big thank you to all our customers, team riders and supporters! 2014 has been a bit of a challenge but we’re looking forward to 2015… Have a great Christmas break and we’ll see you on the otherside!

  • Tues 23rd : 8am-5pm
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Glowing Bowman Palace Review

bowman-cycles-palace-frame-3-4Reviewed in this weeks Comic (aka Cycling Weekly) the Palace frameset gained a sweet 8 out of 10… Not a bad start for one of the UK’s newest brands.

With the Palace Bowman has proven that it can still innovate and indeed surprise with an aluminium frame. It’s a frame that you can race with and live with…

Light and stiff yet still comfy enough for century rides, the PF86 BB & external cabling mean maintenance is simple and with ample room for 28c tyres (or 23’s & a set of mudguards*) this is a very versatile UK friendly frameset.

 

*there’s no mounts but a set of SKS Longblades or PDW Full Metal guards will fit fine!  

 

 

Christmas Frogs

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With only 21 days (or sleeps if you prefer) until the big day we’re taking pre-orders for Frog bikes. Stocks at this time of year can fluctuate wildly so if your wee one has their heart set on a beautiful spotty Frog 43 pop in or give us a call with a deposit. We will make sure you get the right bike, build it up & store it for you until closer to the time so there’s no dramas about hiding it in the run up and it’ll be ready to go Christmas morning!

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Bikes Etc FOC!

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The lovely folks over at Cyclist magazine have launched a new more product based mag called ‘Bikes Etc’!

To celebrate they’ve shipped us a box to give away for you lovely people to read while you tickle your tastebuds with one of our delicious Square Mile coffee’s… First come first swerved.

@BikesETCMag

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Cycling Weekly Great Divide Review

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We recently handed over one of our first generation No22 Great Divides to the guys at Cycling Weekly… Result? They loved it! 

We were happy with the comfort, and topped off with the lightweight properties, you’re getting a great all-round road frame with plush titanium styling’

It rewards positive rider inputs, which made it an engaging ride. We felt compelled to press on, especially on the descents, with good feedback keeping us informed us to the limits of grip and the frame’s capabilities.

You get a robust and plush frameset that should last a lifetime.

CW Nov ’14 : 9/10

Fantastic praise from the UK’s most read cycling publication- further evidence that No22 are rapidly becoming THE brand to have. The Great Divide is available in 2 different finishes and either Di2/EPS or mechanical routing…

Frameset – £2400 (inc Enve fork, Chris King Headset & Thomson seat clamp)

Full builds from – £3200 (give us a call to discuss your dream build)

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