FTR Christmas Opening hours

Wow! Another year nearly over and it’s been another great, but very busy, year for Finely Tuned Ride. We’ve welcomed many, many new customers onboard this year, mainly thanks to loyal FTR customers spreading the word about Finely Tuned Ride’s services and brands; you really can’t buy that kind of publicity, so a big thank you for all your support.

Due to the increase in work, FTR took on an apprentice in June, called Ed, who is working in the shop/workshop and has been a great help from the start assisting with keeping turnaround times down.

FTR has also been working hard, delivering various rider services (custom bike builds, dynamic bike fits, maintenance courses, event support) and adding some new, mainly UK, brands to add to, and compliment, the existing brands we had from day one (Cotic, Hope, Torq, Juice Lubes etc). The main new brands are:

  • Kinesis bikes (Road, Cross & MTB)
  • Exposure lights (incl bar, helmet & commuter demo lights)
  • Prologo Saddles and accessories (incl ‘Try & Buy’ men’s and women’s saddles)
  • Evoc (great bike & rider bags/luggage)
  • Invisiframe (Frame/parts protection).

Next year’s calendar is starting to fill up with some events support already booked. Additionally we’re looking to expand further, including another bike brand so watch this space!

Christmas opening times!

As it is a time for catching up with friends, family and eating too much, FTR will be closed for most of the Christmas holiday; mainly so we can ride our bikes instead of having to fix them as well as catch up on some much needed socialising. If your bike needs a service, or you think it might need looking at before Christmas, PLEASE ring and book it in as the workshop is still very busy and there are only a few slots left in the calendar for the year. We will be open as follows:

 

Monday 22nd December 1000 – 1730
Tuesday 23rd December 1000 – 1730
Christmas Eve Closed
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Saturday 27th December Closed
Sunday 28th December SPAM Winter Challenge
Monday 29th December Emergency repairs only, call to arrange.
Tuesday 30th December Emergency repairs only, call to arrange.
New Year’s Eve Closed
New Year’s Day Closed
Friday 2nd January Emergency repairs only, call to arrange.
Saturday 3rd January Emergency repairs only, call to arrange.

All that’s left to say from FTR and the team is have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Wrap up warm and stay safe out on the trails.

Here’s to a another successful year in 2015.

 

kinesis crosslight Pro6

 

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 bike SALE Price £1100

 

Kineisi crosslight PRO6_Bike
JUST CHOOSE YOU FRAME SIZE AND COLOUR

One Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 full bike build KIT left, the great thing is the Crosslight Pro6 build kit is not fitted yet, so you have a greater chance of getting not only the correct size frame but also you favourite Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 colour and all for £1100 (RRP is £1300)

Product Price: GBP1,100.00
SKU: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

Here at Finely Tuned Ride we have one Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 full bike build left, the great thing is the Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 build kit is not fitted yet, so you have a greater chance of getting not only the correct size frame but also you favourite Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 colour and all for £1100 saving £200

Call 07810 300 367 or email info@finelytunedride.co .uk

The Kinesis crosslight Pro6 build spec is below, FTR also offers a bike fit with any complete bike that FTR supplys. Another great thing is if you like to upgrade/change some of the spec it be great time to do so.

Upgrade to Hope cable to hydraulic V-Twin brakes for a Extra £230 (fitted)

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 Sizes are, 48, 51, 54, 57 & 60

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 Colours are, Sick Green met, Tech White, Metallic black

The Kinesis crosslight Pro6 is a race bike first and foremost and uses our proven race geometry.
It’s designed to come out in front after an hour of elbow to elbow pedalling, vaulting and running.
In addition, it has eyelets to allow the fitment of ‘guards, rack and bottles if you are that way inclined. It’s not supposed to be a ‘Jack of all trades’, but it is designed to be practical and adaptable as well as FAST.
It is disc brake only [no canti-bosses]. Discs make sense for CX,
they mean consistent braking throughout the race and mean your expensive deep section carbon rims will last longer!
Braking is not of utmost importance during a CX race, but with the advent of more disc equipped CX bikes,
I can see out-braking into corners being used to far greater effect.
With UCI approval for discs in CX, many manufacturers are working on disc systems and adapters for drop bar levers and also decent lightweight disc-wheels.

Features:

  •     Tough Kinesium tubeset with taper headtube and ‘CXD’ 500g, full UD carbon monocoque, 1-1/8″>1.5″ taper-steerer fork. Fork is eyeletted at dropouts   and rear of crown and has hose clip on rear of LHS blade.
  •     ‘Ergo2′ profiled top tube for comfortable carrying, oversize…but not TOO oversize, Kinesium down tube, it’s not too fat to grab with muddy gloves and  isn’t a ‘mud magnet’.
  •     Sensible head tube lengths. Cyclocross pro6 is all about explosive acceleration and short sharp climbs. Towering ‘comfortable for the commute’ head tubes put the bars in your chest and don’t work for racing. You can add up to 40mm of spacers if you want to press it into service as a commuter.
  •     Post-mount on frame and fork for easy fitting and adjustment.
  •     Eyeletted for ‘guards, rack, bottle cages.
  •     Routing is on RHS of top tube, out of the way of your neck when carrying, it’s designed to take a full outer cable [for max mud/water resistance] or a hose for hydraulic discs.
  •     New Kinesis UK designed, forged dropouts [135mm hub spacing].
  •     ‘aStay’ asymmetric chainstays.

Crosslight Pro6

Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB- Tapered
Headset Spacers: UPGRADE 11/8” x 5mmx2 ,10mmx1,20mmx1
Handle Bar: FSA Omega Compact 420mm x 31.8
Stem: FSA OS 190 Laser 100mm
Seat Post: FSA FSA SL 280
Brakes: TEKTRO Lyra
Crankset: FSA Omega CX 36/46 Mega Exo
Chain: KMC X-10 114L
STI Shifters: Shimano 105 5700 double
Front Mech: Shimano 105 5700 31.8MM
Rear Mech: Shimano 105 5700 SS
Cassette: Shimano 4600 10SP 11-25T
Saddle: Freedom by WTB Kinesis UK AON
Bar tape: VELO Cork Tape
Wheelset: Kinesis UK K-UK CX Disc
Tyres: WTB Cross Wolf 32C
Tubes: WTB 700C, 48MM Stem
Seat Clamp: KALLOY 31.8MM

Kinesis Pro6 size data

Please note finish bike build could take up to 6 working days to finish and Frame size and colour depends on availability.

Exposure Lights

First batch of EXPOSURE LIGHTS have arrived and FTR is very excited as it includes a DEMO box, that not only have the new REFLEX & TAP technology lights but some really nice COMMUTER LIGHTS as well. So you can try before you buy or even hire for night events/rides.

Exposure lights are really great Lights, that Finley Tuned Ride staff have been using for over 5 years, Made In the UK, very reliable, cable free and 2015 lights are even better with great technology. and even more add ons and accessories make them very versatile lights.

The Cable free design is the primary design feature of Exposure Lights, Cable Free Design removes the hassle of cables, straps and battery packs rubbing the paint off the frame! Exposure Lights utilising the superb range of brackets for speedy, rock solid attachment.

New Exposure lights Technology

Tap Activated Power (TAP) – Feature of Diablo and Axis.Exposure Lights continue to introduce new ideas and technology to improve functionality and enhance the experience of night riding. TAP enables the Diablo Mk7 and Axis Mk2 helmet lights to recognise a tap which instantly changes mode. No need to find a button, just tap the light which is great when wearing bulky winter gloves!
OLED Status Display (OSD) – Six Pack, MaXx-D, Toro, Strada & Race.The new crystal clear OSD provides program, mode and burntime countdown (pat. pend.) information to keep you fully informed so you can ride in full confidence. So no second guessing on how long you got before it goes dark! When charging, the OSD displays the percentage of stored energy in the cells so you know how long it is before you can ride again. 
Capacitive Switching – Six Pack, MaXx-D, Toro, Strada & Race.This innovation transforms the backcap into the function button simplifying mode changing and program setting. Again great in bulky winter gloves

 

Exposure lights Range Changes

  • Reflex Technology – The Reflex light leaves the range but passes on its legacy of Reflex Technology which spreads throughout the MTB bar light range. The light adapting technology has been a huge success and is now a key feature in unlocking power and preserving battery life. Available in Six Pack, MaXx-D, Toro & Race.
  • Big output increase – The Exposure light range upgrades to XML, introducing XML LEDs enables output to increase and efficiency to improve. It makes ITM (Intelligent Thermal Management) an even more important part of the story. Topping the range the Six Pack now rises to 3000 lumens.
  • The Revo now has a QR15 hub option in response to the demand from off-road adventure riders. 
  • Flash Flare Pack now comes with USB charger replacing the previous wall charger. It is also in wall hanging packaging.

Finely Tuned Ride in local news

Finely Tuned Ride (FTR) was in the Gazette & Herald on the 27/Sept/14 about “A POPULAR bike workshop in Urchfont, Finely Tuned Ride (FTR), has been nominated for a national award in the Bike Biz Awards 2014

Finely Tuned Ride

For the full Gazette & Herald (now on-line) article about Finely Tuned Ride

Finely Tuned Ride would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the kind words of support. The awards was on Wed 24th Sept and Finley Tuned Ride didn’t win! Mojo Suspension won for the 2nd year in a row, FTR is so chuffed to be on the same list with such big names within the cycling industry!

Finley Tuned Ride would also I like to say a big THANK YOU to all my customers who has supported us and given us a chance to show what FTR can do from, servicing, supplying NEW bikes, custom bike builds, Accessories, bike fits to event support over the last 4 and half years FTR has been trading and all the recommendations/spreading the word of what FTR does. Thank you.

 

Prologo

FTR is pleased to announce that Prologo has joined the ever expanding brands here at FTR.

Prologo have some great saddles and supplies many of the top teams on the race circuit. And with the great Prologo “Try & Buy” saddle program in at FTR, you can test the saddles to make sure you have the right Prologo saddle for you. FTR has also added some Female test saddles to the standard “Try & Buy” saddle program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also Prologo do some great grips and bars tape as well as gloves. Prologo uses technology been used in Moto GP and Formula 1, largely in gloves for the racers, but Prologo are the only ones to use it in cycling.

Active Density: A new solution patented by Prologo that allows a new level of comfort.  This system is actually a combination of Multiple Stiffness and Multiple Density.

Active Shape: The Ergo Evolution of Active Density.  Ensures a new comfort and relief for male and female riders.

Slide Control: The ultimate system that allows you to keep the correct position on these models by avoiding sliding forward on the saddle.

Slide Protector: The small, smart solution to protect the sides of the saddle.  It protects the saddle when the bike is leant against anything.

ESD: The easy stroke design.  Prologo re-designs the transition area of the seating zone to give more space for the legs of the cyclist and give much better pedal strokes to give the correct saddle position.

Base Tech: Nack (NK) is a Nano carbon fibre rail with Kevlar and Aluminium filaments around the clamp area.  Ti Solid is a full Titanium Rail.  Ti 1.4 is a Titanium/Nickel mix.

PAS: The siza and dimension of the slit are specifically designed to reduce pressure on cyclists perineal area, thus reducing the onset of inflamation or tenderness.

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

Here at Finely Tuned Ride we have one Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 full bike build left, the great thing is the Crosslight Pro6 build kit is not fitted yet, so you have a greater chance of getting not only the correct size frame but also you favourite Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 colour and all for £1300

Call 07810 300 367 or email info@finelytunedride.co .uk

The Kinesis crosslight Pro6 build spec is below, FTR also offers a bike fit with any complete bike that FTR supplys. Another great thing is if you like to upgrade/change some of the spec it be great time to do so.

Upgrade to Hope cable to hydraulic V-Twin brakes for a Extra £230 (fitted)

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 Sizes are, 48, 51, 54, 57 & 60

Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 Colours are, Sick Green met, Tech White, Metallic black

The Kinesis crosslight Pro6 is a race bike first and foremost and uses our proven race geometry.
It’s designed to come out in front after an hour of elbow to elbow pedalling, vaulting and running.
In addition, it has eyelets to allow the fitment of ‘guards, rack and bottles if you are that way inclined. It’s not supposed to be a ‘Jack of all trades’, but it is designed to be practical and adaptable as well as FAST.
It is disc brake only [no canti-bosses]. Discs make sense for CX,
they mean consistent braking throughout the race and mean your expensive deep section carbon rims will last longer!
Braking is not of utmost importance during a CX race, but with the advent of more disc equipped CX bikes,
I can see out-braking into corners being used to far greater effect.
With UCI approval for discs in CX, many manufacturers are working on disc systems and adapters for drop bar levers and also decent lightweight disc-wheels.

Features:

  •     Tough Kinesium tubeset with taper headtube and ‘CXD’ 500g, full UD carbon monocoque, 1-1/8″>1.5″ taper-steerer fork. Fork is eyeletted at dropouts   and rear of crown and has hose clip on rear of LHS blade.
  •     ‘Ergo2′ profiled top tube for comfortable carrying, oversize…but not TOO oversize, Kinesium down tube, it’s not too fat to grab with muddy gloves and  isn’t a ‘mud magnet’.
  •     Sensible head tube lengths. Cyclocross is all about explosive acceleration and short sharp climbs. Towering ‘comfortable for the commute’ head tubes put the bars in your chest and don’t work for racing. You can add up to 40mm of spacers if you want to press it into service as a commuter.
  •     Post-mount on frame and fork for easy fitting and adjustment.
  •     Eyeletted for ‘guards, rack, bottle cages.
  •     Routing is on RHS of top tube, out of the way of your neck when carrying, it’s designed to take a full outer cable [for max mud/water resistance] or a hose for hydraulic discs.
  •     New Kinesis UK designed, forged dropouts [135mm hub spacing].
  •     ‘aStay’ asymmetric chainstays.

Crosslight Pro6

Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB- Tapered
Headset Spacers: UPGRADE 11/8” x 5mmx2 ,10mmx1,20mmx1
Handle Bar: FSA Omega Compact 420mm x 31.8
Stem: FSA OS 190 Laser 100mm
Seat Post: FSA FSA SL 280
Brakes: TEKTRO Lyra
Crankset: FSA Omega CX 36/46 Mega Exo
Chain: KMC X-10 114L
STI Shifters: Shimano 105 5700 double
Front Mech: Shimano 105 5700 31.8MM
Rear Mech: Shimano 105 5700 SS
Cassette: Shimano 4600 10SP 11-25T
Saddle: Freedom by WTB Kinesis UK AON
Bar tape: VELO Cork Tape
Wheelset: Kinesis UK K-UK CX Disc
Tyres: WTB Cross Wolf 32C
Tubes: WTB 700C, 48MM Stem
Seat Clamp: KALLOY 31.8MM

Kinesis Pro6 size data

 

 

Vision Express CHECT charity ride

Over 5th & 6th of September Finely Tuned Ride was part of the support crew supporting Vision Express CHECT, #ride4sight charity ride. A 2 day, 160 mile bike ride From Stratford Velodrome, London to the finish line in Nottingham. I have of course have heard of Vision Express but I have never heard of CHECT!

CHECT or Childhood eye cancer trust, which supports family’s who have been hit by the rare eye cancer retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is cancer of the eye, BUT if Signs and symptoms caught early it is treatable.

So please if you just had a baby or know of someone with a baby please take 5 mins to have a look at the signs and symptoms, it might save someone sight if caught and treated early.

FTR also like to say what a great team of vision express CHECT riders who did the event, from experienced riders to new riders taking up cycling to do the challenging event, but mainly how they supported & encouraged each other the 2 days, all ways smiling, enjoying some good banter and having FUN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you like to donate here is the Just Giving page

More Photos are on FTR facebook page.

 

Have you met Ed, The Apprentice?

Finely Tuned Ride NEW Apprentice!

If you’ve popped into the workshop recently you may have noticed a new face; FTR would like to introduce Ed, FTR’s first ever apprentice. Ed has been riding and tinkering with bikes for a number of years but now he will be learning how to take that tinkering to the next level. Ed started back in June and is working towards his CyTech Level 2 qualification. Also with FTR Owner Rob, having over 23 years of cycling experience, Ed has a lot to learn!

With youth unemployment a hot topic in the news, FTR is pleased to be able to contribute to reducing youth unemployment in the local area as well as equipping Ed with a formally recognised qualification for the future. Ed has been a big help already in the ever increasingly busy workshop helping to bring down bike turn around times and late evenings at the workshop!

Cytech Apprentice

BikeBiz Awards 2014

BikeBiz Awards 2014

WOW! TOTAL OVER THE MOON!!!

Just found out FTR is a finalist in the BikeBiz Awards 2014 Workshop Service category. Just to be put forward/nominated is great BUT to be on the same BikeBiz Awards list as some of the big names in the cycle industry is on a whole different level.

So a BIG thank you to all FTR customers and even more so to the very kind customers who nominated FTR to BikeBiz Awards 2014, has made the last 4 1/2 years of hard work & working late fixing bikes so worth while.

Thank You.

More info of category’s and finalists go to BikeBiz website

 

Kinesis Bikes now available from FTR

Finely Tuned Ride is pleased to announce a new addition to the bike brands we sell. Designed in the UK for those oh so special UK riding conditions, Kinesis Bikes UK have offerings for most cycling disciplines. From the Racelight, a versatile option for the road, to the Crosslight, where you can do it all from cyclo-cross racing to commuting, or the full off-road option in the Maxlight MTB. The ability to buy either frame only or a full bike (with prices starting at £849.99) means you have the option of deciding what’s best for your budget and for your needs.

In order to celebrate the arrival of Kinesis Bikes to the FTR stable, if you order a frame or bike in July then we will give you 12% off. All you have to do is ‘Like’ the FTR Facebook page and quote ‘Kinesis Bikes UK’ when you order. Then just leave the rest to us.

UPDATE First Kinesis delivery has arrived!

Kinesis Road frameShiny Ti

 

Tour De France Sale

FTR is celebrating the start of the Tour de France by having a “ Tour de France Sale ”
10% off all stock items and bike services
15% off pre order Evoc items.
All you have to do is like Finely tuned Ride facebook page and quote “Le Tour” to get your discount.

Cotic Soul for Sale

Finely Tuned Ride has their Demo Cotic Soul for sale.

Quick Overview; Large Cotic Soul, SLX groupset, XT Brakes, X Fusion Velvets DLA 140mm (travel Adjust) Hope/Stans Arch wheelset.

Cotic Soul for sale is a mix of Used and BRAND NEW PARTS, the LARGE frame in bright green was built up in 02/13 and been very well looked after with frame tape and other protection measures put in place. The bike/frame also comes with warranty and service back up, to give you piece of mind. (subject to T&C)

This custom built Cotic Soul for sale has MANY BRAND NEW PARTS, (full details below) these new parts are the complete new SLX 10 speed drive-train, XT hydraulic brakes and Brand new XLC finishing kit. The used parts are the Frame, Forks, Wheel/tyres. Full bike Retails for over £2300, You can by the Complete bike for £1850

Best Thing about this Cotic for sale is that you can buy it as a complete bike or frame only and anything in-between.

There is only one small area of cable rub and only a few very small paint chips. but it is in very good condition for a used frame.

For more details and warranty details ring Finely Tuned Ride 07810 300367

 

Make Model RRP Notes
Frame Cotic Soul £499.00
Forks X fusion v DLA £444.99
Headset Hope £64.00
Grips Hope grips £25.00 New
Shifters Shimano SLX 10spd £54.99 New
Bottom B Shimano SLX £22.90 New
Cranks Shimano SLX 38/24 £119.99 New
Chain Shimano SLX £19.99 New
Front Mech Shimano SLX £24.99 New
Rear Mech Shimano SLX £54.99 New
Cassette Shimano SLX 11/36 £36.99 New
Cables Shimano New
Pedals
Brakes Shimano xt £179.98 New Brake kit
Discs Shimano xt ICE £66.98 New
Adaptors Shimano £19.98 New
Bars XLC riser £33.99 New kit stem,bars,post, saddle
Stem XLC £36.49 New
Seat Post XLC £42.49 New
Seat XLC £33.99 New
F Wheel Hope Arch £140.00 Red Hubs
R Wheel Hope Arch £240.00  Red Hubs
Tyre Front conti Mtn King £49.99  Black Chilli
Tyre Rear bonti £30.00
Inner tubes n/a
Tubeless stans £35.00
QR Hope rear £17.50
Invisiframe cranks £12.99
 Total RRP £2,307.21
1,850.00 Complete Bike sale price All options come with warranty & service back up
380.00 Frame only
430.00 Frame & headset
800.00 Frame, headset, + forks
 

Quick FTR update from May

Wow what a busy time in the last 4/5 weeks, May for FTR have been so busy in the workshop & supporting events it flew by.  So thank you, to all new and regular FTR customers in making it a great one.

So here is recap in pics, as they say a picture worth a thousand words!

FTR COTIC DEMO – ERLESTOKE12 SATURDAY 24 MAY 2014

FTR still have the medium and large 29″ Solaris till the 1st of May so there is still time to demo/test ride the bikes, ring 07810 300 367 to book.

FTR COTIC DEMO – ERLESTOKE12 SATURDAY 24 MAY 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has the ‘what wheel size’ conundrum driven you around the bend, leaving you not knowing what bike to order? Wouldn’t it be great if you could go somewhere and try all the sizes out? Well, now you can!

Finely Tuned Ride will have a small Cotic demo fleet available for you to try at Erlestoke12 for that very purpose. In the 26 and 27.5 corner you will find Souls to try, and in the 29 corner Solaris’ (or is that Solarii?). The breakdown of bikes and sizes to try is as follows:

 

Soul 26 Large
Soul 27.5 Large
Solaris Medium & Large

There will also be a Small Soul 26 and Extra Small BFe available to look at and try for size.

Non Erlestoke12 competitor Cotic Demo times are, 0930 and 1045 please book to reserve bike and size, Competitors can book a est time they like to demo the bike on the day.

If there is more demand extra times can be added.

If you would like to take one of the Cotic demo bikes out for a spin then you will need to ensure that you have photographic ID and proof of address (driving licence would be ideal). Please bring your own pedals (or bike and we swap them over) and don’t forget a helmet!

 

For more details or to book a bike for demo, email info@finelytunedride.co.uk or ring 07810 300 367.