Blazing Bike Build Down Under

Unusual Customer Enquiry…

A few months ago an email landed from a customer who wanted a very special custom bike build, and we’d been recommended as the shop to help him. That’s not that unusual, except that the customer was in Australia, and was planning to come to England to pick the bike up, then take it all the way back to Oz!

And so began my first long distance custom bike build, working with Craig via email to make sure he got exactly what he wanted and that it would be as he imagined when he arrived in the country. Although we had a couple of months to meet the deadline, sourcing accessories and parts proved to be an interesting challenge.

Which Orange is best?

We debated the exact difference between fizzy orange and atomic orange, and heard everyone’s opinion in the shop as to whether the blue of the special order Hope cranks had to exactly match the blue of the bars…(it does).


Finally, with Craig up in the sky on a plane somewhere, the build was finished, built with love and care and skill by Pat in the workshop here in Hebden.

The final part of the story came from Craig via email –

For Anna and the Blazing Team – some photos. Made it back in one piece and loving the ride.

Thanks again for all your help with this custom Alpine 6, chasing up parts and the attention to detail in the build. There are lots of envious eyes from my cycling mates here in Australia! And Yes -that is an Outback Dunny in the ‘Alpine 6 in Oz’ photo- called a ‘Thunder box’. The gum tree in the background is over 500 years old. 

Custom builds are one of our favourite things – it’s great to see a project develop from start to finish and see a bike that’s unique to its owner. Ring or email and start planning your fantasy bike…!

We are Hiring

Position Available at Blazing Saddles, Hebden Bridge – Shop manager

We are looking for someone to take on this key role in our established and busy bike shop in the Calderdale valley.
To fulfil this role, you will need to be enthusiastic about working with bikes and have a strong sales background (ideally gained within the cycle industry). You will have experience of staff management and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a high level of self-motivation. Familiarity with epos systems and social networking is essential
The role provides the ideal opportunity for those seeking to further their career in an expanding company, where excellent service and a ‘can do’ approach have been cornerstones of our success so far.
Your primary roles are the overall operation of the shop, including the planning and ordering of product ranges and the managing, coaching and motivation of staff. You will be the key point of contact, liaising between owners, customers, staff and workshop whilst contributing to our ethos of quality and excellence.
Closing Date: October 29th
Salary: Competitive, depending on experience and excellent benefits including generous staff discount.
Hours: 40 hours/ 5 day week (inc weekend work)
Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

2017 Bike Sale!

2017 Specialized Amira Sport

54cm Black/pink/orange
Was £1700


2017 Specialized Dolce Sport

54cm Turquoise/hyper/black
Was £750


2017 Specialized Rockhopper Sport SOLD

29 black/red Large
Was £550


 2017 Specialized Roubaix Comp

58cm blue/black
Was £2650

2017 Roubaix Expert UDi2

54cm black/charcoal
Was £4200

2017 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp

650B Medium blue/black/white
Was £3400


2017 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon

650B Medium Rocket Red/ black
Was £4450


2017 Specialized Tarmac Comp

56cm Red/Black
Was £2700


2017 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport

52cm Orange/yellow/black
Was £1700



Available Now

Want to buy one of our Ex Demo bikes?

Ex Demo Bike List


2017 Orange Crush Pro Storm Grey Medium RRP: £1700 Ex demo price: £1133

SOLD 2017 Orange Five Pro Blood Red Medium RRP: £3400 Ex demo price: £2266 SOLD

2016 Orange Four RS Atomic Orange Medium RRP: £3900 Ex demo price: £2599

2016 Orange Segment RS Cyan Blue Medium RRP: £3900 Ex demo price: £2599

2017 Specialized Camber Expert Carbon 29 Blue/Red/White Medium RRP: £4150 Ex demo price: £2766

2017 Specialized Enduro Elite Carbon 650B Black/Blue Medium RRP: £4200 Ex demo price: £2799


2017 Specialized Turbo Levo HT Comp6 Fattie Black RRP: £3400 Ex demo price: £2266


2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert Grey/Red 54cm RRP: £3200 Ex demo price: £2133

2017 Specialized Ruby Expert Silver/Grey 51cm RRP: £3200 Ex demo price: £2133

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