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Discussion: Massive clearance sale

Hi all,we are closing down our East London shop to go strictly online and as a result we are clearing out all the stock we have left at trade price for most items.This is an almost complete list of the stuff we have left: - Bikes (www.foffabikes....

Blog post: Zéfal Lock 'n' Roll wheel skewers

ZÉFAL Lock ‘n’ Roll skewers £29.99 www.zyro.co.uk We’ve previously reviewed Atomic22 and Pinhead security skewers which rely on a unique bolt head and key; the Zéfal set uses a patented keyless system, wh...

Blog post: Charge Spit riser handlebars

CHARGE Spit £19.99 www.chargebikes.com When renovating an old road or town bike you often find that the old quill stem and bar combo is a little low and narrow, and doesn’t offer the control and comfort that you’d prefer. Yo...

Blog post: SCHWALBE Durano Plus, £32.99, www.schwalbe.com

We’ve ridden scores of Schwalbe tyres over the years and been variously impressed with their durability, grip and general construction. The Durano Plus is new for 2011 and takes another key aspect of tyre design – puncture resistance...

Blog post: HALO Twin Rail Courier Berlin HC tyre, £22.99, www.ison-distribution.com

As the name suggests, the Berlin HC is made of hard compound rubber as it’s intended for rear wheel use only. This needs stressing as, although it offers greater wear resistance, the harder compound gives much reduced grip so it’s ...

Blog post: HALO Twin Rail Courier Berlin tyre, £22.99, www.ison-distribution.com

Here's a beefed-up Berlin version with even greater puncture defence. The regular 1mm anti-flat strip is replaced with a whopping 2.5mm one (you’ll need a mallet this time). Amazingly, it still only weighs 415g and rolls better than some...

Blog post: HALO Twin Rail Courier tyre, £16.99-£19.99, www.ison-distribution.com

The basic Twin Rail Courier (available in seven colours) was launched specifically for the fixed-gear and courier market, in other words riders who are particularly hard on their kit. It’s got a steel bead to keep the price down and a qual...

Blog post: CONTINENTAL Gator Hardshell tyre, £38.99-£29.99 (folding/wire bead), www.conti-tyres.co.uk

Modelled on the famous Gatorskin race clincher, this 2010 Hardshell version has more reinforcement for fast commuting or training. 
A breaker strip wraps the entire width of the tread to prevent punctures, while a Duraskin mesh helps fend off ...

Blog post: PANARACER Pasela White tyre, £24.99, www.zyro.co.uk

A brand new retro colourway in the popular Pasela range that already offered 10 different options to suit 26in and 700c wheels. Although likely to prove 
a hit with classic builders and fixed-gear makeovers, we reckon this would easily handle ...

Blog post: SCHWALBE Lugano tyre, £14.99, www.schwalbe.co.uk

Increasingly seen specced on complete bikes, this is Schwalbe’s latest entry-level road tyre. Incorporating the company’s ‘bi-colour’ compound, meaning the central tread — shown in blue, red, yellow or white on th...

Blog post: VITTORIA Randonneur Hyper tyre, £34.99, www.vittoria.com

Snapped up quickly by the test team’s most fanatical tourer due to it being a featherweight in its class — the result of a superlight kevlar folding bead and supple (120tpi) casing. Close up, the all-new triple-layer puncture prote...

Blog post: TUBUS Airy rack, £135, www.tubus.com

  Tubus, like Blackburn, has a well-deserved reputation for making durable bike racks. However, the company’s latest offering, the titanium Airy is aimed at weight watchers rather than long distance tourists. 
At just 222g, the Airy ...

Blog post: BROOKS Swallow Chrome saddle, £145, www.brookssaddles.com

  No self-repecting fan of vintage bikes would dare adorn their steed with anything less than a Brooks leather saddle — but with dozens of his and hers models, sprung or unsprung, it’s tricky to narrow down the choice. For old-...

Blog post: CONTINENTAL Ultra Gatorskin TYRES, £22.95, www.conti-tyres.co.uk

  We’ve raved about the puncture-proofing of equivalent Gatorskin tyres we’ve ridden on road bikes in the past, but this is the 26in version designed for fast commuting on a mountain bike. Constructed using a lightweight 170tpi...

Blog post: FSA Gimondi chainset, £79.95, www.windwave.com

  With the trend for retro-styled bike building showing no signs of wavering, FSA has released this classic-looking 48T chainset. Named after Felice Gimondi – one of only five riders to have won all three ‘Grand Tours’ &m...