2018 Fox Kit has Arrived!

Remember being able to go for a ride without packing a bag full of insulating layers, Gore-tex jackets and waterproof socks? Well believe it or not the magical few weeks we call a Lakeland Summer is creeping up on us again – don’t say we didn’t warn you! We’re starting to get our Spring/Summer stock in both.... More

Mason Buyers Guide

As Mason's only retailer we are incredibly proud to be able to supply riders worldwide with their stunning bikes.  We have supplied clients and staff alike with over 50 custom built bikes in the 18 months we have worked together, and that range covers everything from off the peg Resolution's as winter "hacks" to gravel grinding Bokeh Ti.... More

March Offer – FREE Hope Pro 4 Wheelset on Santa Cruz Bikes

For the month of March we are offering to upgrade the standard wheels on R, S and XE built Carbon C Santa Cruz’s to a Hope Pro 4 hub on Tech 35W or Tech Enduro rims. This is available for bikes we currently have in stock only and we will keep the original wheels off the.... More

2018 Demo Days

Moving into 2018 we will have more demo days than ever before as we’ve got so many new brands gracing our shop floor.  So far the confirmed dates are: Orange Mountain – 10th March CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON Hope HB160 – 31st March CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON .... More

What Is The Collective Noun For 3 Open UP’s?!

Answers on a post card please to our Ings store!!  So, it’s fair to say Martin has had a busy week in the workshop producing 3 stunning and very different Open UP builds for gravellers far and wide.  Taking on average 10 hours a build depending on complexity he’s looking forward to his days off only to come.... More

Colour is the New Black with the Gore Shakedry Collection

With the introduction of the Gore One Active Shakedry in 2015, the geniuses behind Gore-Tex achieved the seemingly impossible by producing a cycling jacket that was not only extremely waterproof and breathable, but also ultra packable, and unbelievably easy to care for, with no need for reproofing or a special detergent. .... More

Vielo V Plus Road / Gravel Bikes Land at our Ings Store

When it comes to gravel bikes here at Biketreks we’re proud to the UK’s premier stockist of Open Cycles and sole stockist of Mason’s Bokeh, we’re even prouder now we can add newcomer Vielo to the list of gravel/adventure bikes we stock - launched just last month (Jan) Vielo is the brainchild.... More

The Fox Flux is Back - Redesigning a Classic Trail Lid!

March is nearly here, so according to the bike industry we should all be just about ready to ditch our Polartech and Gore-Tex and head out into the sun in our shiny new Spring/Summer 2018 kit. Ok, I’ll admit that anything other than gale force winds and freezing sleet might seem like a pretty far off concept right.... More

Biketreks Ings

In 2016, having outgrown our Ambleside store, the decision was made to expand the business and open a second store in Ings, specialising in road, gravel, hybrid and e-bikes. That summer, with most of the structural work complete, several of our staff swapped spanners and allen keys for paint brushes, to help.... More

We are now Taking Bookings for our First Orange Demo Day of 2018!

In the market for a shiny new Orange mountain bike? Well now is your chance to give one a go at our first demo event of 2018. We will be going out on two rides, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, so you’ll be able to try either one or two bikes out on natural.... More

Our Ambleside Mountain Bike Store

In the hustle and bustle of Ambleside is where Biketreks was started over 25 years ago by Andy Stephenson of cycling fame.  Having hung up his Biketreks gillet in 2015 he headed off round Europe in his camper van leaving his faithful team and new owner Simon a business that goes from strength to strength. Located.... More

Wahoo Turbo Trainers Arrive

Winter can be a frustrating time for cyclists. Despite your best of intentions, the weather and lack of daylight can seriously limit the amount of riding you manage to do, and you can feel the gains from all those miles you put in over the summer gradually slip away. Even if you’re prepared to brave the most miserable.... More

20% Worth of FREE Kit with an Orange Hardtail

If you purchase one of our In Stock Orange Hardtails between January and February 2018 then we will treat you to 20% worth of free goodies with that bike of your choosing.  These goodies can be anything from our Ambleside MTB store and can be stuff for you or your bike. Popular options are always a.... More

The Hope HB160 is now Available at Biketreks!

  Back in August 2017 the UK mountain biking community was taken by storm with the announcement of the Hope HB160 – a carbon fibre 160mm trail bike, hand made in the UK. The bike ticked all the boxes for fans of the Barnoldswick based company – with enduro focused geometry, a stunning design and a build kit.... More

Mason Frame & Bike Bargains To Be Had…

With the announcement of the mark 2 Definition and new Shimano Ultegra now coming through we have a few Mason Definition and Resolution bikes and frames looking for new homes through no fault of their own! Stock is extremely limited and we cannot offer finance or cycle to work on any of these prices, they are payment.... More

New Open UP in Green & A No Messing About Spec!

Open announced their 2 new colourways at the back end of 2017 having run the orange and brown for the last couple of years.  This is the new green colourway which looks soooooo much better built as a bike then it does hung as a frame on the wall, and your other option is electric blue (we’ve.... More

Our Nicest Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon To Date?

When uploading the images for this Santa Cruz Tallboy build I had to label the folder with the year of bike as this is the 3rd generation of Tallboy this chap has had from us, and as per usual there’s no expense spared on his build. Riding globally, Mark is in love with the Santa Cruz.... More

Stumpjumper Coil – Plus a very special Biketreks offer

Last year Specialized turned the consumer trail bike market on its head with the release of the Enduro Coil. The growing popularity of coil sprung suspension on the EWS circuit, as well as Specilaized’s adoption of the Ohlins brand, meant that putting a coil sprung Enduro on the market was a no brainer. It.... More

Workshop Classes are back for 2018!

  Be honest – how often do you get your suspension serviced? Once a year, twice at a push? Whatever the answer is, I’m willing to bet that it doesn’t meet the 20 hour service interval guidelines suggested by Fox and Rockshox. It’s hardly suprising that so many people fail to meet these requirements – for many riders, a.... More

Gifts for Cyclists – a few Ideas!

Ran out of ideas for your Christmas list? Not sure what to buy your cycling-mad loved ones? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a load of great products available from our both our stores at a variety of price points – from cheap and cheerful stocking fillers to extra special gifts. There should be.... More

Specialized Pitch - One for the Christmas List

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about ludicrously expensive super bikes. I mean, expensive bikes get lots of clicks, right? After all, who doesn’t want to see the latest S-Works frame, adorned with XX1 and Fox suspension? Well, not everyone, actually. Some people just want a sensible bike to do sensible mountain biking. A.... More

December and Festive Opening Times

From the 1st of December our opening hours across both of our Ambleside and Ings stores are: Monday – 10am to 5:30pm Tuesday – 10am to 5:30pm Wednesday – 9am to 5:30pm Thursday – 9am to 5:30pm Friday.... More

S-Works Enduro 29 with Custom Spec

     Getting the right bike for Lake District riding is never easy. A Lake District proof bike needs to be big and burly enough to tackle some of the country’s roughest trails, without becoming your worst enemy while you’re carting it up Keppel Cove. It needs components that provide consistent, reliable performance in conditions barely fit for a.... More

Black Friday Deals….

This is something we usually participate in as generally we cannot compete with the big boys when it comes to price, but we have made an effort this year with some limited time offers on a few of our key brands.  This is massively out of character for us and will end on the 28th Nov so take.... More