About certini cardiff

Concession Manager for Certini Bicycle Co. Ltd, Located in the basement of House Of Fraser, Cardiff, South Wales, UK

CEP Compression IN STORE Competition

In the Cardiff Certini store CEP compression wear are running a competition for a free pair of the Cycling Bib shorts worth £129!!! Why use compression wear? Well every muscle cell in the body needs energy in the form of oxygen. This is transported to the muscles via the blood. The better the blood flow in the body, the better the muscles are supplied with oxygen and nutrients. This function can b

e positively influenced with target graduate compression. This in gives you a physiologically perfect compression profile for greater performance, longer endurance and faster
recovery.
Before, during and after physical exercise compression wear can help you perform to the best of your abilities! I have a pair of the bib shorts and a pair of recovery socks too. I could go into great detail at how comfy the shorts are and how the socks help take away the next days soreness in the legs!
So why not pop in store and have a chat to one of our staff members who can give you more info…This is an IN STORE completion only and only available in the Cardiff branch!!
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CEP COMPRESSION WEAR….NOW IN STOCK!!

Yes we have a selection of the CEP compression socks and sleeves as well as the new cycling bib shorts.
This is what CEP say about their compression wear…
A physiologically perfect compression profile for greater performance, longer endurance and faster recovery.
Regardless if you’re wearing CEP before, during or after exercise, our products are your perfect partner for maximizing performance and recovery.

Why wear any compression wear before, during or after exercise?
Every muscle cell in the body needs energy in the form of oxygen. This is transported to the muscles via the blood. The better the blood flow in the body, the better the muscles are supplied with oxygen and nutrients. This function can be positively influenced with target graduate compression.
  We have a small selection of the running socks and sleeves in both mens and womens. We Also have the Recovery specific socks for men and women.
Cycling wise we have the new bib shorts, cycling socks and the compression Quad sleeves. SO something to suit every type of rider.
I can confirm that the bib shorts work well after trying them out on a 145mile bike ride! I could walk the next day and the muscle soreness was minimal compared to other long distance rides i had done. I found them incredibly comfortable throughout the ride and very supportive. As for the extended endurance aspect of compression wear i could possibly say it works! my legs didn’t once complain on the ride, only my hands and shoulder!
Unlike other compression wear you need to be measured for the CEP products which all are staff are trained in. It only takes 2 minutes and gets you the correct compression for your size…pop in and have a chat

THE DARKNESS AND COLD!

I went out this morning before work for a quick 30miler. Holy moly it was cold! sub temperature cold! My thumbs and toes were slightly painful. It was also as black as it gets, it was, truth be told, 6am. But still it was as black as it would be at 12am!
That in mind we have everything you need to combat the seasons and elements! New lights from Lezyne and Moon. Also winter warmers from Endura, Mavic and Gore, that will keep you riding throughout the winter months!
All i can say is with all the new warm kit i have…BRING ON 6AM!!!!
Pics and descriptions in the next few posts…….

Yep were nearly a year old!!!

Come the 21st of November we will have been in Cardiff for a whole year! It doesn’t feel that long ago when we first opened our doors to the public. We feel like were here to stay now!
To Celebrate this fact we will have a little promotion going on in store. That is all I’m going to say for now….watch this space or our Facebook and Twitter page for more details a few days before.
I personally would like to say thank you to each and everyone of our customers, some of which have now become our friends. You all have made us feel welcome and supported us through the first part of our journey as a shop. We hope to provide you for many years to come with our friendly and knowledgeable advice on all things bike!

Once again thank you everyone.

Summer Clothing Sale…..

We have 10% OFF on selected lines of ENDURA, SPECIALIZED and MAVIC summer clothing. Everything from shorts too jackets. Come in and have a look….
We are now stocking a larger selection of Autumn/Winter clothing to try and help you combat that chilly wind that has set. Both for road and mountain riders. We also have shoe covers and rain jackets for when it gets that little bit nastier!

NEW Lezyne light systems

So the Darker mornings are upon us and the evenings are drawing in quicker and quicker. We will now start to see more and more of the new lighting systems that manufactures are offering.
Our First instalment of new lights comes from Lezyne. I have always been a fan of Lezyne’s products and have been waiting for these to come in for a while. They have bought out 3 new lights.

First up are the new FEMTO. These come as front or rear lights and also as a neat little duo set. The front is 15lumens and the back is 7lumens, but both to me seemed a little brighter than that? As with most of Lezyne’s products they are CNC machined and have a water tight plastic screw back. Both front and rear look very neat and tidy on the bike. They also come in a range of very nice anodised colours and retail at £12.99 each.
Next up we have the new Micro Drive (the smallest of the two) and the Macro Drive. Both of these are USB chargeable. The Micro plugs straight into your computer and the Macro uses a standard USB cable. The weight on both models is extremely acceptable, with the Micro at 52g and the Macro at 93g (claimed).

The Micro drive has a maximum 150lumens output but also has another 2 settings at 80 and 50 lumens. As usual they are CNC machined bodies with a protective plastic end cap for keeping out the British weather. Comes in Black Ano or Polished and retails at £39.99.
The Macro drive has a maximum of 300lumens and also another 2 settings at 200 and 100 lumens. The same protective cap and CNC machining can be found on this model also. Colour options of Black Ano or Polished and a retail price of £54.99.

I think that for the money the Macro drive does it for me for a front light and for the neatness of the rear the Femto. The build quality on all of these is as you would expect from Lezyne…exceptional. They are also very pleasing to the eye and wouldn’t look to out of place even on some of our £3000 road bikes we sell. I will be purchasing a Macro drive and Femto rear for my early morning rides so once i have personally tested them except a good review!
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