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

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

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

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

The New Santa Cruz Chameleon Gets the Biketreks Treatment!

July has been an exciting month here at Biketreks – with the release of the new Hightower LT, a new Turbo Levo and – at last – the arrival of Santa Cruz’s brilliant new Chameleon. The Chameleon was announced back in April, and we’d sold out of our pre-ordered ones by May! In fact, the Chameleon had.... More

Open One + XT Di2 and Fox Build

After waiting a fair few weeks for Fox to custom build us a set of forks for this bike, our Open One+ is finally ready and heading off up north for 24 hours of Solo Mountain Mayhem.  For those not in the know we’ve stocked Open in our Ambleside store for 6 months now along with their.... More

Another Jaw Dropping Custom Bronson for you all!

I think it’s fair to say that everyone left our last Santa Cruz demo day pretty happy. We had great weather, great bikes and a great ride – and as a result we’ve been asked to put together some very nice bicycles! One of the stand out builds we’ve done from the demo has been Steve’s Bronson CC.... More

Patrick’s Custom Orange Stage 5

Say hello to the first Orange Stage 5 to leave our Ambleside shop! Patrick’s new steed, at first glance, doesn’t seem any different to a ‘run-of-the-mill’ Stage 5 LE, but when you start looking a little more closely you can see it has been given the BIketreks treatment. A few tweaks and upgrades here and there have turned.... More

Our nicest build yet? Custom Niner RIP9 RDO.

Having waited 3 months for ENVE and Chris King to get some stock into the UK we can finally show off our latest custom build project on the new Niner RIP 9 RDO frame.  Literally a no expense spared affair, this Niner features all the top end components without heading into “niche” territory, custom painting by the.... More

Our First Alchemy Arktos Build And We Aren’t Messing About- Podium WIN Too!

As most of you will know we took on the brand Alchemy a few months ago and since the Arktos has graced our shop floor it’s had more than a few pairs of admiring eyes and wondering grubby mitts!  Destined to be “the” bike of 2017/18 by Pink Bike and Singletrack we are glad we had the.... More

Limited Edition Specialized S-Works Enduro Jawbreaker with Hope Goodies!

When a long term customer and owner of many many Specialized bikes come into store to ask about a custom build on the latest limited edition SW Enduro frame you know you’ve got to pull something special out of the bag!  A man generally known for.... More

The Service Centre At Ings Is Finally Open For Business!

Since opening the doors to our Ings store 6 weeks ago we have been inundated with requests to service peoples bikes but have had too much work on building bikes for the shop in all honesty!  Well we are now glad to tell you that we have all our stock bikes built up and ready for you to.... More

Juliana Furtado Custom Build With Hope Kit

Here is one very pretty Juliana Furtado tricked out subtly with Hope brakes, Hope Chainset and Hope wheels.  Based on the XT spec Julie the new owner came on one of our demo days in the spring and fell in love with the bike deciding to invest in this beauty. With an upgraded.... More

Open UP Orange built for the 3 Peaks CX Race

This is the second of our custom built Open’s that has left us destined for a trip round the 3 Peaks CX course in a couple of weeks.  Made ready for race day here (apart from the foam missing on the top tube obviously!) we have a SRAM Force CX1 groupset, a massive cassette for all those.... More

2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy, SRAM Eagle and ENVE Superbike!

Every now and again I have to hand over my custom building reins to other staff as I’m busy shouting at joiners at present and someone else has to step in with the enviable task of building a customer’s dream bike.  Well this beauty is John’s creation along with new owner Chris and as a “first off the.... More

Our First Open Custom Build–Gloss Brown with Ultegra

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

Orange Alpine 160 Factory Build – Black with Orange Hope

Luke is certainly no stranger to all things Orange. He bought his first Orange from us back in 2011 – a stunning black Five Pro – and was instantly hooked. Another couple of Oranges down the line (another Five for the missus and a Crush because why not?!), and a new found love of Enduro racing, and.... More

Orange Five RS – Cyan Blue with Red Hope

Pete was one of those “unfortunate” customers who came on an Orange demo day expecting not to like the bike and then sadly he did!  Having invested in a pair of new Hope blue wheels the week before to fit his Giant he hadn’t planned on this invest! So based around his blue Hope wheels he.... More

Gavin’s Beautiful Nomad – A Few UK Firsts!

Another bike that was ordered the day after our last Hope / Santa Cruz demo day, this wonderful Nomad is one of my favourite bikes we’ve ever done and if it ever goes missing Gav should check my house for sure as it’ll probably be there! The second bike out of the mark.... More

Juliana Roubion with a Spattering of Purple Hope Kit

Having attended one of our demo days with a certain lady rider from Hope, it’s fair to say Karen was inspired when she ordered her stunning Juliana Roubion from us the day after! Now we all know there’s a fine line between subtle detailing and the Christmas tree look and Karen has kept.... More

Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon CC 29er Custom Build

So we showed you the frame only when we first received it and said that we’d be building up something swanky onto the frame and here is the result!  Our first Santa Cruz Hightower that’s hit the trails for a month or so now. Having owned a Bronson for a couple of years and.... More

Santa Cruz Heckler R Build Atomic Orange

We should definitely sell more Hecklers, they are always so pretty yet beefy when we get the chance to build one for someone. In the glorious Atomic Orange colour you certainly won’t lose it in a crowd and this is the R AM spec with the forks upgraded to a set of Pikes.... More

2016 Orange Crush–A rare beast indeed!

For those of you who have wondered what a new Orange Crush looks like as you didn’t manage to get yours on order in time here it is! A hardcore hardtail that doesn’t weigh as much as a truck we have quite a few riders locally who have this as a winter friend to their.... More

Orange Five Hope Orange Edition – Don’t Worry We Checked He’s Fast Enough For It!

  So Chris had a dream…that dream involved a lot of Hope kit and a lot of orange and something unique…I think it’s safe to say John has delivered on this one!  Here we have an Orange Five RS with all the upgrades and some custom decals to finish it all off.  Swapping his old.... More