Biketreks. A passion for cycling in the heart of the Lake District.

Specialized 6Fattie Bikes…The Future of MTB? Want to demo one for yourself?

Words by andy on 11/10/2015 20:50:00
Riders have been fitting fatter tyres to their mountain bikes for years now in an effort to squeeze as much grip as possible from the trail.  I am definitely guilty of pushing this too far on my own bike and wearing away the frame because I didn’t leave enough clearance.  This problem is now a thing of.... More

Orange Demo Day 7th November 2015

Words by bktr on 11/10/2015 20:33:00
On Saturday 7th November we are hosting our final Orange Demo Day of the season.  With 2 rides available on a plethora of models such as the Alpine 160, Five Mk2 and the Crush in all sizes from small to XL if you are considering an Orange as your next bike then this is an opportunity not.... More

Tip Top ‘Tips’ for what is to come….

Words by bktr on 13/10/2015 13:52:00
Tips for Winter..... let us make it better! 1/ Wear a hat: You can ‘Google’ all you like, estimates vary from 5% to over 50% of ‘heat loss’ is via the head. It’s pretty obvious that by not wearing clothing in winter you are going to get cold. Quickly! This applies to your head too..... More

Route #008 Little and Great Langdale via Blea Tarn, Road Bike, Moderate 16 miles.

Words by andy on 12/08/2015 10:05:00
A popular road route for us after work or a great demo bike circuit, this tour of Little and Great Langdale has the feeling of remoteness and isolation but safe in the knowledge civilization is never too far away.  With a few great pubs on route (not that we’d advocate needing one on only a 16 mile ride!).... More

Coniston Old Man – A Morning Testing The Specialized Rhyme

Words by bktr on 11/10/2015 22:07:00
I’d like to introduce you all to Catherine.  The long term suffering, I mean lovingly obedient partner of our MD Andy.  Having just completed the 3 peaks cyclocross and crossing the line and uttering the words “I know why they invented mountain bikes now” we’d be accurate in saying when we sold her cross bike she was.... More

Santa Cruz & Juliana Demo Day

Words by bktr on 11/10/2015 20:06:00
Saturday the 10th October saw us host our 3rd Santa Cruz and Juliana demo day of the year and what a cracking day we had for it.  With a plethora of new Bronsons, 5010s, Roubions and Furtados, as well as the good old faithful Nomad and Joplins we had our most successful demo yet! With a.... More