Ex demo/Staff items for sale

Custom built/spec 2014 Saracen Ariel 14X 19″

Saracen 14x (1)

For sale full bike (or frame only £675)

Fully loaded with top end kit.
Very well looked after with not many hours riding, (only one small mark)

Saracen Ariel 14X 19″ frame (RRP £1400)
With invisiframe frame & crank kit fitted
Rock Shox Revelotion 150 forks, 15mm axle
FULL SLX shimano drivetrain.
Hope V2, M4 brakes 180, 160 red disc (but can swap for NEW XT brakes)
Hope Hopes, red Hubs Arch rims.
Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres
Hope Stem, Truvativ riser bars.
Rockshox Reverb dropper post
Prologo X10 Saddle

RRP is just over £3950
Selling for £2350 ono with 6 mth warranty on frame & 4mth on components.
Still have spares/items that came with frame/wheels etc.

more info on frame
Frame: : Ariel custom butted tubeset featuring signature Tuned Ride Link (TRL) suspension / CNC Taper 1 1/8” to 1.5” headtube / 140mm travel running on 30mm main pivot cartridge bearings and 15mm NorglideTM linkage bushings / ISCG05 mounts / 26inch wheels
Rear Shock: : Fox Float CTD Kashima
Headset: : FSA No. 9
Grips: : Saracen Lock-on dual-density grip
Extras: : Saracen Seat Clamp / 135×12mm / 142×12mm dropout / 142×12mm R/H Direct Hanger / Saracen QR Alloy Axle

Also for sale,

Got some x-Fusion 15mm axle, Velvet RL2 DLA 140 travel adjust on the fly to 110.
great forks, just been serviced (less than 5 hour bike use)

200mm steerer length

£220

X Fusion2 (2)

Some great comments from customers, thank you!

I think I got some great customers!

“Awesome transformation thanks Rob of Finely Tuned Ride, like having a new bike!! Get the King Of The Mountain Jersey ready for Sunday”

“Big thanks to Rob, full service on my bike for free as a contribution for my Charity Ride on Sunday.
Got to say it’s running better than ever…….cheers Rob”.

“He can work wonders”

“Thanks Rob for sorting out ‘the chav’! mahoosive fun!”

Quotes taken from Facebook pages. 

FTR is recruiting (Again) – Cycle mechanic

FTR is looking for a cycle mechanic, this is due to expansion of the FTR shop, freeing up more workshop space and associated increased sales.

FTR requires a part time (could be full time for the right person) cycle mechanic to help keep the high customer service and low workshop turnaround times that FTR is known for.

The successful individual will hopefully cycle regularly & has a passion for all things cycling. Have past experience as a cycle mechanic, excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. Ideally knowledgeable of the cycling industry, however training may be provided for the right candidate.

More information below (2 pages)

FTR is recruiting

Finely Tuned Ride (FTR) is a growing small business, primarily providing bicycle maintenance and cycle services to the local community.

Due to expansion of the FTR shop and associated increased sales offerings, an opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Assistant to join the FTR team. This individual will be key to ensuring FTR’s online presence is current and maintained, as well as assisting with the generation of quotations, dealing with supplier invoices and other such administrative tasks.

Admin Assistant

 

FTR STOCKING LAPIERRE BIKES

FTR STOCKING LAPIERRE BIKES

Finely Tuned Ride (FTR) are delighted and excited to announce that they are becoming a Lapierre bikes dealer. This has been made possible due to expansion of the FTR retail area into a bigger show room (due to open June).

So why Lapierre bikes?

Following hiring a Lapierre Spicy on a trip to the Alps, Rob at FTR was so impressed with the bike build and handling that on return to the UK he went out and brought a Spicy almost immediately; alas it was also unfortunately one of the assets sold when FTR was initially being funded.

Lapierre bikes are heavily involved with pro race teams in both MTB (Team Lapierre International) and Road (Team FDJ) which ensures that the bikes are put through their paces, as-well as the teams, Lapierre has the living MTB legend and 10 times (DH) World Champion, Nicolas Vouilloz been an integral Lapierre R&D member since 2003 and still competes in the highest level of Enduro racing.  And all the results flowed down to the everyday biker.

FTR feels that the Lapierre brand also fits in well with the Cotic and Kinesis brands that we already sell.

What do Lapierre offer?

Lapierre bikes have a great range of Road, MTB and Urban bikes starting at very reasonable prices (from £489). There is an extensive women’s offering across all the bike ranges and the kids aren’t forgotten either; there really is something for everyone.

FTR’s hot picks of the bikes in the Lapierre range are:

MTB

  • The Spicy/Zesty full suspension bikes – great enduro/all mountain bikes (27.5 & 29 wheel size options)
  • The Raid FX – a great value for money full suspension bike for £899
  • Prorace – the fast 29″ cross country hardtail.

Road

  • The Aircode – a great aerodynamic carbon race bike
  • The Pulsium – high performance & comfort endurance sportive bike

Urban

  • The Shaper – flat bar road bike great for keeping fit/commuting.

When can I get my hands on a Lapierre?

Stock bikes are due in June to coincide with the opening of the new showroom. Additionally, there will be a couple of demo bikes available so that you can try before you buy. However if you already know you want a Lapierre bike you’ll be pleased to know that you can pre-order your bike now, so get in contact.

FTR Closed till 27th

A Reminder that FTR is closed from Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th has Rob has been let out of the shop/workshop on good behaviour and is back on the road! FTR is supporting a 4 day charity ride from Glasgow to London. keep a eye out for updates on twitter and facebook.

Finely Tuned Ride will be OPEN on Tuesday the 28th

Thanks for your understanding and enjoy your cycling & weekend.

Shimano ST-RS685

NEW IN………

The Shimano ST-RS685 road Hydraulic STI 11 speed Brake/Shifter Set are Precision-engineered STI levers for road bikes with hydraulic disc brakes that offer powerful braking and effortless 11-speed shifting.

STRS685PA

RS 685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features are of shimano ST-RS685

  • Precision-engineered ST-RS685 STI levers for hydraulic disc brakes offer powerful braking and effortless 11-speed shifting
  • Polymer coated shift cables are routed under the bar tape
  • Vivid indexing provides a constant amount of shift lever force across all 11 sprockets
  • Ergonomic short shift arc follows natural hand movement
  • ST-RS685 Hydraulic brake lever provides powerful, controllable and consistent stopping power with less effort especially from the hood position
  • Hydraulic reservoir tank provides pad to rotor clearance auto-adjust maintaining braking performance during pad wear
  • Kit includes ST-R685 STI, BR-RS785 brake callipers with pads, hoses, and mineral oil (without rotors or adapters) (need fitting and bleeding)
  • 10 mm reach and free stroke adjustment enable custom feel and fitment for all hands
  • Easy bleed and clean hydraulic system, for use with Shimano mineral oil only

 

 

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 [email protected] .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 [email protected] .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.