Rondo Ruut UK Bikes In Stock

Pretty big news for us today, the long awaited Rondo Ruut full build bikes are mere days away from landing at Planet Pedals, and we should have them checked and ready for collection/postage late this week or early next.

They have already proved really popular with only very low stock levels available after all the pre-orders have been filled. To give you some idea there were low single figure quantities left in most sizes and spec levels last Tuesday, so some options may have already sold out..

If you have been mulling over one of these during the last few months email us at shop@pedalsbikecare.co.uk or call 0131 629 6065 and we can have a chat.

£200 Deposit reserves a bike – or pay in full and we will get it on the way ASAP – Rondo Bike Deposit

We will try and have a few sizes and spec options in stock and available for street test rides and sizing, along with a CF2 medium demo bike for off road testing.

Rondo Ruut Alu – £1699

Rondo Ruut Steel – £1999

Rondo Ruut CF2 – £2699

Rondo Ruut CF1 – £3299

2018 Rondo Ruut UK In Stock SOON

We are now only a few days away from the new Rondo Ruut gravel/adventure bikes arriving in the UK, our website has been updated with full spec listings and the cycling media has been out testing them.

Rondo Ruut AL / Rondo Ruut ST / Rondo Ruut CF2 / Rondo Ruut CF1

Click through to our web items for new detailed product images and full specs. Bikes are arriving with us over the next week or two, and hopefully we will usually have at least one example of each frame material to view in the shop and road test, with a medium CF2 available to be booked for off road testing.

Bikes can be reserved over the phone or with our deposit item – Rondo Bike Deposit – using paypal checkout for £200

Feast your eyes on some media highlights:

CX Magazine

Rondo.cc (click link for full catalog)

BikeRadar Ruut CF2 First Ride

Grit CX First Ride

2018 Orbea Rallon UK Demo Bike and Free Stock

Phworrrr! What do we have here then. Must be our first 2018 Orbea Rallon bike, and this one is a demo. It’s a large M10, shown totally stock save the addition of a Problem Solvers brake mount to get that GX Eagle shifter onto the Shimano brake clamp.

This one is a Rallon M10 that retails at £3899 for the full bike. Pretty phenomenal for a very high quality carbon frame, Fox Factory rear shock and Performance 36’s, SRAM GX Eagle, 30mm internal DT Swiss wheelset inc 2.5 WT front tyre and lovely Raceface finishing kit. With a lifetime warranty. Pretty much race ready out of the box!

New orders on these bikes are now for delivery December/Jan, but we do have limited stock on order and arriving over the next few weeks. Bikes can be reserved with the £200 bike deposit item here – Orbea Bike Deposit or call/message us for a chat to find out what’s coming and when.

We will have a S/M demo bike here before the end of September, and Large and XL stock bikes in store within two weeks.

Get in touch to book a demo, full ride report on Monday night after we have done our weekends ‘testing’!

Rocky Mountain 2018 Web Items, Offers + Demo Bikes

A short while ago we welcomed Rocky Mountain into our shop. After keeping a close eye on them for a while and being fans for many years we watched the change to full bearing pivot systems along with the award winning reviews and became very interested indeed! The 2018 Altitude sealed the deal, released to almost universal critical acclaim we just had to get them in ASAP!

So where are we now? The first batch of Altitudes have arrived, and we have a Carbon 50 Large in stock right now, along with our demo. Orders now being taken for other size + colour options and the Powerplay e-bike. Rocky are on the verge of launching a few brand new 29ers (shhh!) with more information in the next few weeks, along with the new colour options on the Element and Slayer frames.

Full 2018 range can be seen here – Rocky Mountain Complete Bikes

Currently as demo bikes we have the Altitude 70 in Large as shown above, along with the Element Marathon/Trail 29er in Medium. If you want to try something we don’t have just get in touch and we can usually get one sent up from Rocky for a decent days riding down in the Tweed Valley.  We have been spending quite a bit of time aboard the Element and have come away very impressed, a really fast and fun bike that’s just perfect if you enjoy long climbs and technical downhills.

To welcome in the new 2018 range we have made some offers on remaining 2017 stock based around frame only.

2017 Element Frame – RRP £2699 Offer Price £1999 – Small Medium and Large Available

2017 Slayer Frame – RRP £3099 Offer Price £2699 – Small Only

The 2018 range is set to be very popular, with the first batch of Altitudes selling out in 5 days when they lunched in the UK! As usual we can take deposit payments to reserve bikes, get in touch if you want up to date delivery information.

Rondo Ruut Stock + UK Demo Bikes

It has seemed like a long wait since we first laid eyes on the new Rondo bike ranage. If you haven’t seen our posts about these before they are a new brand from the brains of the NS Bikes owner Szymond, Polish producers of some of the finest dirt jump and trail mountain bikes around, that we just happen to be big fans of.. I got my first NS nearly 10 years ago!

When we saw their NS RAG+ gravel/adventure bike we knew it was going to be a lot of fun. Light alu frame, carbon fork, SRAM 1x wide range gearing and dual 700×40 and 27.5×2.2 wheel and tyre size options. Perfect. So, we all bought them. There are four people currently working or riding for our small shop, and we all have one! Two in stock 700×40, two in 27.5×2.2 with mountain bike tyres.

Then they announced Rondo, a new gravel focused brand to really show off their skills at designing great drop bar bikes. Four bikes, three frame materials, all share the same carbon fork and geometry.

Everything is available with 0% deposit, just get in touch on 0131 629 6065 or send us a message.

Grit CX have just been over to Poland for a first ride (thanks for some pictures, sorry, they were really good!) so make sure to click through and have a read, although their prices are wrong. Our order form has them cheaper 😉

Grit CX Rondo First Ride

We have the bikes up on our web shop with first delivery in 4-6 weeks (‘September’):

Rondo Bikes

And you can place a deposit to reserve with our bike deposit item:

Rondo Bike Deposit

Aluminum – £1599

Very much a tweaked version of the NS RAG frame, with improved cable routing, updated build kit and the new fork. Plus that paint job looks so so good! Tiny bit cheaper than the RAG.

Steel – £1999 Frameset £999

Borrowing everything NS know about making a great steel frame and using the Rondo geometry to make a fantastic adventure bike. Using Tange tubing they have a solid track record of making fantastic steel bikes at a good weight, this is sure to be a winner for people aiming at more compliance than the alu but a little more workhorse than the dreamy dainty carbon build. Also features Salsa-style anything cage mounts on the downtube, ace!

Carbon CF2 £2599 CF1 £3199 Frameset £1700

Bikes like these are crying out for the smooth ride and light weight of a carbon fibre frame, but that usually comes at a high cost like the (amazing!) Salsa Warbird frameset at £2000. With the CF2 at £2599, while it isn’t quite in the cycle to work bracket it’s certainly a little more attainable, and it certainly doesn’t sacrifice quality to get there. These are really nice frames, super light and very well finished, and may well form the basis of our test bikes.

 

2018 Orbea Rallon UK Launch and Demo

This time last week all we knew was ’29er Rallon’, and look how far we have come! Released yesterday to all-round approval from the media and online commentators, having ridden and played with it ourselves we are VERY keen for these to come in. We are living a life post-enduraline. So what do you need to know?

Three offical models in the UK, £3899 £5699 and £6899 plus our own ‘M-Pedals’ spec at £4499 for air or £4799 for coil.

See our web items for Orbea Rallon M10, M-Team, M-LTD or use our £200 deposit item to reserve any bike while we chat through options. Get in touch for more information.

M-Pedals Custom Build:

Lifetime warranty, MyO custom colour program available at no extra cost. 29″ wheels, 160mm front 150mm rear travel. Efficient pedalling, fun downhill and oh so capable. Check our some full reviews here:

Pinkbike Rallon Review 

Vital MTB Rallon 

Bike Mag Rallon 

We have our first bikes on order and will have one of the first demo bikes in the UK as well, with the first delivery expected in early September.

Pre-orders are now being taken and the first custom MyO are expected to be ready at the same time, so no delay for custom colour options!

2017 Transition Throttle & Vanquish

Ohhh we love hardtails, they are just loads of fun and make people go ‘whooo’ if you do a big jump or ride something steep on one in an impressive manner. Steel hardtails are great, but heavy. Alu hardtails are great, but a bit harsh, Ti hardtails… well.. they can crack a lot. So that leaves carbon, but who is making an aggressive hardtail frame with a super light weight? Just Transition! Especially the 29″ Vanquish stands without peers, and we can’t wait to get our hands on them.

Stock arrives in the UK 2-3 weeks (1st week of May-ish if you are reading this from the future) – as usual for us £100 reserves a frame, Transition Frame Deposit just leave your size and colour in the comments box on checkout or email us.

So what are they?

  • Throttle 27.5″ wheels, clearance for 2.6″ ‘mid chubby’ tyres, 140-150mm fork.
  • Vanquish 29″ wheels, clearance for 2.4″ tyres, 120-130mm fork.

Full details on the Transition site now

 

Orbea Terra is here! All hail the new king (or queen) of gravel!

Ohhh we have been waiting a long time for this. Today marks the official launch of the new Orbea Terra gravel/cyclocross/adventure/awesome bike, and we are pretty keen to show you what it’s about.

First off some important stuff – we aren’t fans of Fulcrum wheels here in the workshop so for a limited time only ANY Terra purchased through us will have the wheels swapped to a tubeless-ready set of Kinesis CX wheels FOR FREE (and set up tubeless while we are at it). We have a large M31 available in store for sizing and round the block testing, with a medium M21 available for off-road real demo testing within around two weeks. See their product pages for details.  0% Finance available, including the wheel offer. Now onto the finer points..

Orbea have taken everything they have learned manufacturing exceptionally high quality carbon road and mountain bike frames then ported it over to one of our favorite riding genres, gravel/cx adventure whatever you want to call it. We say it’s road riding with less chance of being hit by a car, or mountain biking on a sketchy bike! Either way it’s a hell of a lot of fun, and a great way to get fit.

All Terras feature the same frame and fork built using their ‘OMP’ level carbon, which is their mid way balance between cost and weight. This lets them bring in full bikes starting from £2399, backed up with a full lifetime warranty. We weighed our ‘Large’ M31 bike pictured below at 19lb, and that’s for the base version right from the box.

There are five versions and five stock colour options along with MyO, letting you customise your paint scheme to exactly how you see fit. We have been giving it a little test on the top spec M20i (the ‘i’ stands for Di2!) @ £3999, and yes, it’s a good thing we aren’t bike designers..

The range sits like this. All models have full hydraulic disc brakes:

These are so hot off the press not even the journos have been able to test ride them fully yet, your best chance is to head in to see us and test one for yourself. Here is what we can find from the last 24 hours:

BikeRadar Terra First Look

BikeRumour Terra First Look

Want to see a bit more detail from our display bike?

Get in touch to book a test ride, £200 to reserve a bike (including MyO). 0% finance available.

2017 Orbea Summer Sale – ‘Brexit Beater’

Today marks the triggering of Article 50, meaning we really are going to leave the EU. At pedals we usually try and stay quiet about political stuff, it isn’t our place to comment (unless you come and see us in person..) but we sell Orbea and NS, two great continental brands designing and manufacturing in Europe. We also sell a lot of frames and bikes within the EU. France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Netherlands.. the list goes on!

We are not happy to be leaving Europe.

SO, what do we do? Sit here and moan? (yeah, a bit)

NO! We roll back our Orbea prices to ‘Pre-Farage’. After 23rd June last year the GBP took a bit of a dive, meaning everything that gets imported suddenly becomes a lot more expensive.  Because Orbea manufacture in the EU their prices haven’t risen to the same level as other brands, but on the nice shiny mountain bikes we like it still can mean an extra £200-£500.

All in-stock Orbea prices have been rolled back to the level they were set at for 2017 (sometimes a little better to leave nice round numbers), and any factory upgrades we have added to the bikes are FREE. This is generally M8000 brakes on Occam M30s and 36/X2 upgrades on Rallons.

0% Finance Available up to 18 months, minimum 10% deposit no early repayment charges and larger deposits possible to reduce monthly payments. 

Full lifetime warranty, as with any Orbea. And what about NS? Well, just keep an eye out for our ‘month of gravel’ coming soon..

What we got then? Click here to view them all

2017 Orbea Occam AM M30 Large Green & Large Orange  RRP £3398 Sale Price £2999

27.5″ wheels, 140mm travel, carbon frame, Fox Performance suspension, SLX gear equipment and XT brake upgrade. Amazing reviews, demo bike available!

2017 Orbea Occam AM M10 Large Green & Medium Orange RRP £4399 Sale Price £3999

 

27.5″ wheels, 140mm travel, carbon frame, Fox Factory suspension XT gear equipment, XT brakes, Raceface finishing kit, dropper post as standard. Even better reviews! Demo bike available!

2017 Orbea Rallon X10 Medium Green RRP £3793 Sale Price £3199

The Rallon needs no introduction, since it’s 2014 re-design awards have been won left right and centre, bringing Orbea to prominence in the UK and firmly establishing them on the enduro race scene. 27.5″ wheels, Fox Factory 36 RC2 and X2 rear shock upgrades FREE, SLX/XT gear equipment, dropper post as standard. Frame fabricated in the EU. Ready to race!

2017 Orbea Occam TR M10 Large Green RRP £4299 Sale Price £3999

Essentially a Transition Smuggler Carbon, before the carbon Smuggler exists! The 29″ wheeled sibling to the Occam AM, and one of the most versatile bikes in the world. Depending on tyre choice you can race XC, win a bikepacking race, ride enduros, or just go out on your bike! 29″ wheels, carbon frame, Fox Factory suspension, XT gear equipment, XT brakes, dropper post as standard.

2017 Orbea Occam AM H30 Small Black/Green RRP £2199 Sale Price £1999

Aluminium version of the Occam M30, featuring Fox Performance suspension, SLX gear equipment and tubeless ready wheels with Shimano brakes. Frame fabricated in the EU!