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 now,.... 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

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 dripping.... 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

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

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

Specialized Diverge E5–The Perfect Winter Bike

With winter well and truly setting in, it’s time to put your treasured summer road bike into hibernation for the next few months and switch to a steed that’s better suited to wet and gritted roads. There’s no need to resort to rattling around on that old relic that’s been rusting away in the.... More

Wisper Electric Mountain Bikes Are On Order…!

Since last year sales of ebikes at Ings have rocketed and one of the brands doing particularly well is Wisper, the UK based brand who have been designing and selling ebikes for over 10 years.  Using proven electrical systems mated to simple, robust and reliable frames, Shimano gears and Tektro brakes Wisper.... More

An Evening With David Millar–5th December 7pm

We are very proud to announce we’ve booked a date with Mr David Millar of cycling fame on Tuesday 5th December. Hosted by our Ings store and Cafe Ambio, David is coming to give a 90 minute chat about his time as one of the most controversial cyclists, his new film Time Trial and his clothing range.... More

Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC XX1 Reserve

To say our first Hightower LT to go out the door was a special one would be a wild understatement. Santa Cruz’s latest offering – a do it all 29er long travel trail bike – has been on a lot of peoples’ wishlists since its release earlier this year, but not many of them will be going out.... More

Get Excited for Winter–New Mons Royale Kit Has Arrived

Being excited about winter is a strange feeling. I’m normally at a complete loss by this point in the year - the days are shorter, colder and wetter, the trails are usually torturous slop-fests, and my kit seems to be permanently soggy. Sometimes, however, something comes along which makes the prospect of winter riding seem palatable – maybe even.... More

2018 Scott Foil Disc

With disc brakes taking the world of road cycling by storm, it was only a matter of time before we saw the the superior stopping set-up filter through to aero race bikes. As champions of the format, Scott bikes have featured disc brake versions of the majority of their road bikes for the past couple of years, with.... More

Ready for Winter? Fox’s New Cold Weather Kit has Arrived

It might have felt like winter started back in July, but for the cycling industry it’s September which marks the transition into wet, windy weather. As always, we have lots of exciting new kit for you this September, with Fox kicking us off with their completely reworked ‘Water, Wind and Fire’ lines of technical cold weather kit. .... More

Open Upper Custom Build with Custom Paint Job For The Boss

My Open Upper arrived back from Fat Creations this week and looked wonderful in its new livery, all matt black , gloss undercarriage and a subtle burnt orange colour to the inside of Opens new U-turn fork. A single vertical orange stripe emblazoned onto the down tube and continuing through onto the seat post with my logo neatly.... More

The Alpine 6 E–Electric Powered Orange

Back at the start of 2017, a ripple of excitement to swept the Mountain bike community as Orange announced their plan to develop a pedal assist e-bike. Granted, if you spent enough time in the murky world of internet mountain bike forums you’d see that not all of this excitement was necessarily positive. As is always the case.... More

The new 2018 Specialized Enduro

  Specialized have just launched their 2018 Enduro, and it looks like we’re in for bigger changes than expected! Just a year after their overhaul of the classic big travel trail slayer, Specialized have tweaked their design even more to make what could be the definitive long-travel bike. As per the status quo, the design tweaks have come in.... More

2017 Specialized S Works Tarmac Disc Custom Build

Out of tragedy comes great triumph someone once said, and this bike has a tale of woe involving a previous Tarmac and a ride round London surrounding it.  Story aside this is the latest S Works custom build to come out of our Ings store highlighting just how pretty a disc bike can look. Featuring.... More