By Brand

Handbuilt in England they used to say. Well, all bikes were handbuilt - they still are, but not many in England  Whatever most bike brands like to say, or imply ("UK designed," "American Bike Technology" etc), the fact of the matter is that most high quality bikes are built in the Far East from a shopping list of standardised parts by manufacturers that you've never heard of. Apart from a few exceptions, the brands that you have heard of are not manufacturers any more, but designers and brand managers who buy in their manufacturing. The really top end brands, like Cannondale and Ridley, get into the business of technology development - and this is what makes them special.

The key thing that you need to know is this: is it a good brand? i.e. does it design and sell great quality bikes? If we stock it, then the answer is yes. Most of the bikes that we sell are made in East or South Asia, using production technology  that was that was perfected in Taiwan in the eighties and their quality, is spot-on. Otherwise, there is Gazelle - still made in the Netherlands, and Brompton - made for cities in that great city of London. Then of course, there is all that subjective stuff about brand values. No doubt they (and we), will want to tell you their 'stories,' but our brands are all good quality and in our sector of the market, broadly equivalent, so we say don't get too hung up on brands. You can find out more about them here.

All our bikes come with one year's free servicing and two weeks free insurance.