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

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!

Its wet, cold and we have waterproofs, windproofs to help!

Its raining its pooring and it looks set to stay with us for a little while. So if your still wanting to ride, train or even just enjoy a day of leisure on your bicycle then here is a list of the waterproof jacket we have available in store!

Endura Pakajak – Range of colours – £39.99 – A super light weight folding shower proof jacket. Use this on those unsure short rides. It will hold the rain off long enough to get you somewhere dry.
Endura Photon Jacket – Red – £69.99 – Another light weight folding jacket that can easily be placed in your jersey back pocket. This will hold the light to mid shower off alot longer than the Pakajak and is also very breathable. 1 Large rear pocket.
Endura Gridlock Jacket – Blue and Hi-Vis – £55.99 – A basic heavy duty commuting jacket. This will keep you dry on you way to work or trip down the Taff Trail. On warmer days though it might be a bit to heavy.
Endura Luminite – Hi-Vis – £79.99 – A slightly lighter weight jacket than the Gridlock and still aimed at commuter. This will keep you dry for a long time and even comes with a built in rear LED red light for added visibility at night!
Endura Venturi 2 Jacket – red – £159.99 – This is the daddy when it comes to mountain biking in the wet! Optional hood (sold separately) and a seriously tough material and build equal a breathable and highly waterproof jacket. More pockets and vents than you can shake a rabbit at.
Endura Stealth Jacket – Black – £169.99 – This is the ultimate in road riding wet weather gear. You need to train but its wet then put this on. A very Pro/form fitting jacket, it may be a little warm in the hotter months. They are a matching pair of bib tights which we can special order in. They retail at £135! I have a set and they are amazing! 2 large rear pockets

Soft Shell wind proof
Endura Convert Jacket – Lime Green – £99.99 – This is a good windproof jacket for the spring/autum months and even into the winter if you layered up. But when it gets a little warmer you can take the arms off and use it as a Gilet…handy. 3 Standard back pockets.
Gore Phantom Jacket – Red and White – £124.99 – The same as above. Its not as thick i  feel ast the Convert and it forms a Short Sleeve top rather than a full Gilet. This could hold off a light shower as well. Even if it was wet it would still hold its wind proofing quality. This has your standard 3 back pockets.

New Mavic Cycle Clothing Just In!

Mavic HC Bib Shorts – £119.99

What Mavic says –
New for 2012
Pure race bib short for maximum support and performance
Pure racing performance short with comfort, support and durable materials. The Wick Matrix Power fabric offers a unique combination of excellent moisture management, solid muscle support and great comfort.
MavicTech – Ergo 3D Insert, Ergo Grip Race, Sleek Power, Hot Ride

What i say –
What i like about mavic bib shorts are that they are long in the thigh and have good grippers. I find some bib shorts are like wearing hot pants and sit to high on my thigh. These don’t disapoint me! nice and long, sitting just above the knee. They are very ‘race fit’ and you can feel the muscle support even when just standing still. The material is super soft and the padding is layered and cut to the high degree you expect from Mavic. I’d expect the pad to be good on rides up to about 50-60 miles but after that i think they might be a bit to race orientated and comfort maybe lost. I could be subtly surprised though…my next kit purchase i think! Also Available in red/black

Mavic Sprint Jersey – £69.99

What Mavic say –
Highly breathable performance jersey
Reliable comfort, excellent fit in addition to the exceptional moisture management give this jersey a high performance to value ratio.
Mavic Tech – Wick Matrix, Hot Ride UV

What i say –
A good fitting jersey that sits nicely on the front and is plenty long enough at the back. No riding up for this jersey, especially since the gel grippers are super tacky. The material isn’t to thin and flimsy either. Once again you can fell the quality in the material and know that on those chilly morning rides that a baselayer would be apple at keeping you softly warm. One thing i found a bit odd was the sleeves felt a bit baggy for me. I’m a Small and i know i don’t have the largest biceps in the world but still I’d like something a little more fitted in the short sleeves. Also available in white, red and green.
We also have the matching Bib Shorts priced at – £89.99

Mavic Espoir Vest – £49.99

What Mavic say –
Everyday lightweight vest
Whether this vest is in the bottom of your jersey pocket “just in case” or on your back as you head out on an early morning ride, you will appreciate its lightweight Wind Ride protection.
Mavic Tech – Dura Lite, Wind Ride

What I say –
A seriously packable gilet/vest. This thing could easily scrunch up into your back pocket. Perfect if you live round her and get to the top of these windy mountains! This was an extra small and was probably a little to fitted for me, a small would be fitted enough not to flap around and still have room for layers if needed. Large zip pocket on the back and a tight knitted mesh back make it super light weight as well. Also comes in White and red!…mine will be a red and on order tomorrow!