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Easter Opening Hours 2017

Thursday 13th April 9.00am – 5.30pm

Friday 14th April 10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday 15th April 9.00 – 5.30pm

Sunday 16th April – CLOSED

Monday 17th April – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 18th April 9.00am – 5.30pm

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Day time running lights

Why run with Lights During the Day you ask …

When cars started to run with lights during the day they reduced accidents by 25%. And motorcycles also saw a 13% drop too. So to have Bicycle Daytime Running Lights just make sense and all existing research indicates that the single best way for a cyclist to increase the likelihood of being seen by a driver is to use a flashing light that is daylight visible.
So what exactly makes a light visible in the day, Bontrager’s Daytime Running Lights have unique properties that allow them to be seen during the day. Creating a light visible in the daylight requires intentional design. By directing or amplifying output Bontrager can intensify the beam or extend its range. Without this, a light may appear bright, but will not be noticed in the day.Using a flashing rear light in the day makes you 2.4x more noticeable than with no lights at all, and 1.4x than in steady mode. The Bontrager Daytime Running Lights use an interruptive flash pattern to increase the notice ability, specifically in daylight conditions.8 out of 10 cycling accidents occur during the day. Daytime Running Lights are the single most effective product to help increase your notice ability during the day.

Daytime Running Lights are brighter than what you would use at night in order to give drivers more reaction time. The Bontrager Daytime Running Lights are detectable from a greater distance than other lights, from ¼ mile to over 2km away in daylight conditions given the specific model.

Here at Cycle-ops Tonbridge We have the full Bontrager Daytime Running Light range in stock and also available to demo.

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Christmas and new year opening hours 2016/2017

Saturday 24th December – 9.00am – 2.00pm

Sunday 25th December – CLOSED

Monday 26th December – CLOSED

Tuesday 27th December – CLOSED

Wednesday 28th December – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday 29th December – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Friday 30th December – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday 31st December – 10.00 – 2.00pm

Monday 1st January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd January – CLOSED

Wednesday 3rd – Back to normal opening hours.

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The New Domane SLR – Trek have raised the stakes again!

The New Domane SLR – Trek have raised the stakes again! Sitting alongside the existing 4, 5 and 6 series models, this new higher-end Domane has taken the successful Domane concept and made innovative and practical changes – to give you a monumental advantage!

The Seat tube now has “adjustable ride tuning” (so it can be set up as stiff as an Emonda road race bike, through to more compliant that the existing Domane), and an ISO decoupler has been added at the front end (to balance the front and rear compliance and handling). Greater tyre clearance is built in.

A great all purpose bike – use for road racing through to Cobbles and Gravel Track riding.

Available in two models. In either Calliper or Disc versions. Builds possible from (a limited number of) stock frames.

Demo Bikes in stock in 54, 56 and 58. Call or email to arrange a consultation and demo.

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Easter Open Hours

We will be open on good Friday the 25th from 10am until 4pm.

We will be open on Saturday the 26th as usual fro 9am until 5pm

We will be closed on Easter Sunday the 27th

We will be open on bank holiday Monday the 29th from 10am until 4pm

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Days getting longer….

As the days get longer, and the weather improves, we all think more about the season to come and start to get out more (another six weeks and the turbo will be just for fitness maintenance on wet days, or for specific training sessions).

Its time to make sure the bike is ready for the season – and maybe to get a little upgrade done? (Carbon handlebars, lighter shoes, summer tyres put on – maybe even some nice spanky new lightweight wheels?)

Whatever – we are here at Cycle-ops to help you make the right choices, and to get you all set for the Summer to come.

Right now Jake has got some Specials in the workshop – and we are having a major Clearout and Stock Reduction underway, so bargains to be had (check out the Sale categories on the site.

PS – Did I mention getting a new bike!!!!????

Simon

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Days drawing in…

As the days get shorter we all need to think about lights and some warmer clothing. I myself got caught out needing another layer the other evening, and lacking a good-enough front light – after a  puncture and too long a stop at a pub made it later than I intended ( a bit self inflicted I know!)……. So armed with a new Bontrager ion700 front light and a new X-bionic Leg, Arm warmers and a Gillet I’m now ready for anything…. The X Bionic clothing is a bit of a treat, but its such good kit -and having ridden the bibs and jersey for a season I know how well it works at regulating temperature. The performance and comfort benefits are well worth the investment – and after a recent price “correction” (to harmonise with Euro pricing, as its made in Italy – and Swiss designed) its not much more than good quality makes like Pearl Izumi anyway….. Trying is believing – so ask us about our Demo kit….. Simon…… New Clothing from Bontrager and X Bionic now in stock, and new Lights from Bontrager, Cateye, USE and Lezene now all in stock at the shop.

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Electra Bikes @ cycle-ops

We now stock Electra bikes – modern and stylish, a mixture of traditional and retro – and just fun to ride. Whether you’re looking for a Cruiser, a Dutch style bike, a more traditional look, or just a comfortable and easy to ride bike – look no further. The Townie is now on our Hire bike fleet (So you can try one before buying), and we carry other models and accessories in store. Get comfy, get retro, go Traditional. Get with-it dude and dudesses – get an Electra! Look here for an overview of models in-store, and at Electra Bikes for the full range. NEWS-New Siemens Powered electic Townie due soon. Demo bike available to try or hire by appointment.

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New Trek 2016 Bikes – now in stock

New Trek 2016 bikes have just been released – we have some in stock already and more landing soon. Aside from the absolutely stunning new aero Madone bike, there are some great new innovative models. new colours, and some lower prices! There are more options in road (including a Di2 model in the Womens range, the Silque SL), the new Procaliber hardtail (which includes the iso-decoupler as used on the Domane), revised Fuel Ex platforms (New rear shocks and the Mino-link added for extra versatility), and new hybrid / DS and kids bikes. Of course, we will be stocking many of these, and carry a lot od demo bikes across the range.