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.

 

After another busy week in the Shop fixing and custom building bikes in time to be ridden for Bank holiday weekend, FTR have uploaded some pics from the Welsh Cycling trip to 2014 Energiewacht Junior woman Tour, (FTR supplied race mechanic) over on FTR facebook.

FTR Opening Times Over Easter/April

Finely Tuned Ride not only supplies cycle maintenance, custom builds, Bikes, Frames, parts and accessories to cyclists in  Wiltshire and beyond, FTR also supplies race mechanics to top UK teams and riders.

So to help you plan and make the most of getting out and riding you bike with the nice weather that is said to be coming, below is details of wants happening at FTR. Also there is a staff training day to keep FTR knowledge and skills up to date and to the high standards that FTR is known for.

FTR for the 3rd year running is supporting and providing race mechanic to Welsh Cycling Junior teams in 2014 and the first 2 trips are in April with the Junior woman’s team. The first one is the De  Energiewacht Tour and then the Omloop Van Borsele both in the Netherlands.

De  Energiewacht Tour Stage 1 2013

Below is the open times of Finely Tuned Ride Retail shop and workshop. The workshop has been very busy lately, with preparing sold bikes, custom builds, Suspension Pivot bearings replacement, general maintenance, repairs and servicing,  so it be wise to ring/email to book you bike in advance.

 

 

 

 

Also check the calender for events that FTR are doing this year. But please note that FTR will do it’s best to do any EMERGENCY repairs on the bike to get you riding ASAP.

9th April, Closed. Welsh Cycling De  Energiewacht Tour

10th April, Closed. Welsh Cycling De  Energiewacht Tour

11th April Closed. Welsh Cycling De  Energiewacht Tour

12th April Closed. Welsh Cycling De  Energiewacht Tour

13th April Closed. Welsh Cycling De  Energiewacht Tour

14th April Closed. Product Testing (Day off riding the bike in Wales!)

15th April Closed. Staff Training, Advance Bike fitting Course.

16th April Open

17th April Open

18th April Open 0930 to 12.30

19th April Open 0930 to 12.30

20th Closed

21st Closed

22nd Open

23rd Open

24th Closed. Welsh Cycling  Omloop Van Borsele

25th Closed. Welsh Cycling  Omloop Van Borsele

26th Closed. Welsh Cycling  Omloop Van Borsele

27th Closed. Welsh Cycling  Omloop Van Borsele

28th Closed. Welsh Cycling  Omloop Van Borsele

 

Invisiframe products are in!

Also Just in is a great product from INVISIFRAME to keep you bike/frame/cranks/forks in best condition and protecting your pride and joy from unwanted scratches and rubs.

Invisiframe kits

The Invisiframe vinyl is a premium quality automotive vinyl, which has been developed to protect car paint from stone chip and abrasion damage. We can’t promise to protect your frame from major damage but the protection kit will protect and minimise general trail wear, scuffs, abrasions, stone chips, storage and transportation mishaps keeping your steed looking newer for longer.

The vinyl will help keep your bicycle paint work looking brand new under the protection. The gloss vinyl can be polished adding to its longevity and in turn keeping you bike looking good. So this means that all of those annoying little scratches crated from muddy trails can be polished out!

The best thing is that when you buy a frame through FTR you get a pack of the Invisiframe clear dots kit for free, to help keep you new frame finish free from cable rub. Or if you have a custom build from FTR it will include a free Invisiframe frame kit and fitting to give the ultimate protection for your bike.