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  • Sunday 24th March

    10-4pm

    Mytholmroyd Community Centre

    Experience the amazing feeling of riding an electric bike.

    There’ll be friendly advice from e-bike specialists, and a wide range of brands and styles of e-bikes, so that you can ride and compare models and find the right bike for you.

    Test riding the bikes is free and you can try as many as you want (subject to availability)!

    Just come along, bring a helmet, and some photo ID (driving licence, passport etc)…and of course all your questions about electric bikes.

    Bikes available to test from Kalkhoff, Ridgeback, Raleigh, Specialized and Saracen -here’s a taste of some of the bikes tested at last year’s event. This year’s fleet to be confirmed soon. Watch this space!

    Refreshments (most likely cake…) will be available!

  • Bike of the Month SOLD!

    Genesis Equilibrium 10 Was £999. save £300 – Now £699

    The Equilibrium 10 is a steel-framed all-rounder that Genesis describes as the ‘quintessential four-season road bike’. It sports a double-butted chromoly frame, carbon fork, and has the capability to run full-length mudguards. Relaxed geometry should allow it to cover big miles in comfort.

    Superb handling, super-versatile bike built for British conditions – road.cc

    Review: https://www.cyclist.co.uk/genesis/equilibrium-10/1751/genesis-equilibrium-10-review

    Check out our sale page for all the other bikes on offer.

    Genesis equilibrium 10. Medium.

    Technical  Specifications:Frame Genesis MjÖlnir Seamless Double-Butted Cromoly
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork Carbon Road w/ 1-1/8″ Alloy Steerer
    Headset Prestine PT-1770 1-1/8″ semi cartridge
    Shifters Shimano Tiagra ST-4700 / 2×10 speed
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra RD-4700 / SS cage
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra FD-4700
    Chainset Shimano Tiagra FC-4700 / 50-34T / XS, 170mm / S-M, 172.5mm / L-XL, 175mm
    Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-RS500
    Chain KMC x10
    Cassette / Freewheel Shimano CS-HG500-10 / 12-28T
    Rims Jalco DRX20 / 28h
    Hubs KT-G15F/G1ER 28h / front / rear
    Spokes Steel 14g
    Tyres Clement Strada LGG 700x25c 60TPI
    Brakes Promax RC-482
    Brake levers Shimano Tiagra ST-4700
    Handlebars Genesis alloy / 125mm drop x 70mm reach / XS, 400mm / S-M, 420mm / L-XL, 440mm
    Grips / Tape Velo tape w/Gel
    Stem Genesis AS-007 / + – 7deg / XS, 90mm / S-M, 100mm / L-XL, 110mm
    Saddle Genesis Road Comfort
    Seatpost Genesis Alloy / 27.2x350mm
    Pedals NW-91K w/ Toeclip
    Extras
    Weight 9.76

     

  • Blazing Birthday Bash

    Blazing Saddles celebrated 25 years this year, so we’re planning some special events and you’re invited – some will definitely involve beer and cake, and of course, biking, beer and cake. Watch this space for more details as we organize dates. Here’s a bit of history to tell you how we got here:

    How it all began

    John was originally a bricklayer, and then a Civil Engineer, working in the sewage works, but in 1994 he gave it all up to open a bike shop in Barrowford, a small one-man operation, and the first Blazing Saddles. Before opening the shop he undertook a business course, because before opening a shop, some market research was required. He devised a questionnaire and then pursued cyclists with a clipboard, either waving them down by the roadside or approaching them whilst stationary. This was to help establish if there was a need for a cycle shop in his local town. He found plenty of keen people, and here is a photo of John in front of the original shop.

    The next stage

    Recognize anyone?

    35 West End, where we are today

    The shop today

    Blazing Saddles moved to Hebden Bridge in 2001 to be in the heart of mountain biking country. It’s a great base for all types of riding.

    Despite it all!

    There have been many adventures on the way, new staff, new customers; many of whom are now friends. In 2015 the terrible floods in the valley nearly wiped us out, but a strong team, a great community and wonderful customers and friends all helped us to carry on.

    Happy Birthday to Us!

  • Our bike of the week Was £1299 NOW £1039

    Description

    The Surly Long Haul Trucker enjoys a reputation as one of the best riding and most value-packed touring bikes out there. It’s been around long enough to be tested in the real world, in all kinds of places, with all kinds of loads on all kinds of roads.

    Sometimes, however, a combination of load, climate and terrain demands a bit more braking performance than a standard rim-brake LHT can provide. That’s where the Surly Disc Trucker comes in. Disc Trucker is a Long Haul Trucker specifically designed for the unique forces discs impose. We’ve made sure it can run discs, racks, and fenders with no jury rigging, a somewhat unique feature Surly just  call Simulpatibility.

    Most of the components on the complete bike are the same as the standard LHT, parts chosen for their balance of technical capability, durability, and value. The drivetrain uses the sort of wide gearing you will need for loaded and unloaded travel, cable operated disc brakes for their proven reliability and ease of service, and hubs that are durable and easy to maintain.

    You’ll need to outfit it with the extras you want, like fenders and racks. We don’t include that stuff because everybody’s needs are different. From the casual commuter to the person who rides around the world more than once, the Disc Trucker is more than capable. It’s a tool designed from the ground up to take you and a bunch of stuff just about anywhere you’d like to go. It is a tool to help you get lost and find yourself. Read more about the Long Haul Trucker