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

2017 Orange’s On Show–Ride Reports and Images

Words by bktr on 12/07/2016 12:39:00
On a very rainy day back in June Sam and Joe had themselves an adventure to Bike Park Wales to try out the new 2017 Orange Mountain Bike range and learn about all that is new for the brand. Here’s a quick summary for those with busy lives and then we will go into more detail afterwards.... More

We Make The Move To Wireless Shifting With SRAM eTap

Words by bktr on 17/07/2016 14:38:00
This week we had 2 very Gucci things land.  A SRAM Red eTap groupset and a Specialized S Works Tarmac with said SRAM groupset on.  Having had eTap on order for months and months we were like kids at Christmas fighting to get it out of the box first!  The box for reference is incredible, magnetically sealed crisp.... More

GIRO….. the very word conjures up so much magic and emotion…

Words by bktr on 17/07/2016 16:21:00
Yes in the world of cycling ‘Giro’ is one of those emotive, reflective words that means so much to so many.  When the brand GIRO was born in the bustling mid 80s in California, the epicentre of Santa Cruz to be more specific, surrounded by all aspects of the great American dream, the ocean, the pine forests, the.... More

Langdale Bike and Beer Festival – Sunday 29th May 2016.

Words by bktr on 07/03/2016 20:44:00
A few weeks ago I got an email from a lovely chap called Dan asking me if I fancied sponsoring a new event in the Langdales involving a few bike rides, a couple of free beers, a hog roast and some music – as you can imagine it wasn’t a hard decision to make!  So people we’d.... More

Our First Open Custom Build–Gloss Brown with Ultegra

Words by bktr on 13/07/2016 09:22:00
The first of our shop build Open UPs is already gracing the shop floor in Ambleside and will shortly have a couple brothers to sit alongside it too, but with a bike that offers unprecedented versatility both in terms of use but also in terms of the build it was difficult to know just where.... More

Hunt Wheels Arrive–Get Ready For The Chase

Words by bktr on 12/07/2016 12:41:00
Last year when I bought my beloved gravel bike Niall I spent ages looking for some wheels that suited my needs.  They needed to look good, not making a noise (Hope hubs drive me insane!), have the ability to fit an XD driver, be tubeless ready, be proper disc i.e without the stupid braking surface left on the.... More