Vittoria Tyres

We now sell Vittoria road and gravel tyres in our workshop. The range we stock includes Corsa, Rubino, Zaffiro and Terrano.

The top of the range is the Corsa and from experience we can say it’s the best tyre we’ve ever ridden. The 320tpi, 225g, 4c tyre is light, fast and grips well in the corners. It uses cotton casing – a unique feature which gives it more adherence and comfort. It comes in three variants – regular Corsa, very fast Speed and extra grippy Control. If you are looking for a racing tyre – this is the one you need.

The Rubino is next in the range and it is comparable to the competitors top of the range products, yet it comes at much lower price. The Zaffiro is a long lasting tyre and it’s ideal for training or commuting.

We also have in stock the Terrano, which is excellent for gravel riding and depending on the conditions it comes in four different variants: Zero, Dry, Mix and Wet. If you like riding tubeless, these tyres work best with Air-Liner inserts, which improve the handling and reduce the damage to tyres and rims when riding at low pressures.

Drop in to see us in the workshop if you need tyre advice or just want to have a chat and a coffee.

Workshop hours update

On Monday, 17th January 2022, the workshop and bike fitting studio will be operating by appointment only. Do call us if you would like to arrange an appointment.

A Yellow Jersey (and two more)

Alex in France

Bravo Alex! You did it! Congratulations for getting your first ever Yellow Jersey and winning the Tour Cycliste De Flers Agglo.

Not only did Alex win the GC, but he also got two other jerseys under his belt. Read on about the full race on Alex’s blog.

What a fantastic performance and a great result. We are so glad to see that your hard work is paying off and are looking forward to helping you with winning many more trophies in the future.

Improve your ride (part 3)

Road bike fitting

Bicycle riders come in many different shapes and sizes, yet the manufacturers make us believe that the four or five frame sizes they produce are supposed to fit all. Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large – often this is all we are left to chose from when buying a bike. Yet, there are many other factors which will affect the bonding between bike and rider.

Stem length, bar width, seat height and position, seat shape, crank length – all of these can be adjusted to make you more comfortable and help you deliver more power through the pedals.

An incorrect bike fit reduces the comfort and power delivery. This will also reduce the endurance and over time can result in injuries.

The bike fits we offer can be adjusted for speed, comfrot or endurance. A road bike fit usually takes about two hours. We do not use computerised systems as they don’t always produce the desired result, since every rider is different and every fit is individual. The bike fit is based on our experience with thousands of cyclists and consists of active itneraction between you and the bike fitter.

We also have an extensive saddle library and are confident that we can find the right one to make you comfortable. We also offer shoe fitting (Lake shoes only) and custom foot beds to suit any type of road cycling shoe.

We find that often the changes to the bike geometry may be too big and it will take some time for your body to adjust. This is why we will ask you to come back after a certain time so we can check and micro-adjust your position for the optimal result.

If you would like to book a bike fitting session with us, feel free to use our booking form here.

Looking forward to seeing you in our workshop.

Alex in France

Alex Bosley, our sponsored rider, has just successfully completed the Tour de L’Orne in Brittany.

Overall, it was a fantastic weekend. Alex had two strong peloton finishes in the road race stages, and the racing was really brutal.  Loads were dropped, and the standard was extremely high.  

Alex’s is doing rather well compared to his UK Cat 1 team mate with two years extra experience. He finished only a few seconds behind in the TT race, while riding on his road bike.


The French riders in the team got dropped on the first stage.  Alex was well in the running all the way to the end.
During stage 3 he tried to bridge to the break, he got around 10 seconds, but then there was a counter attack, and 12 riders swept past him, and past the break, to become the new break, and Alex was swallowed up in the peloton again.  He still came in 35th out of maybe 100 odd finishers (155 had started on the day).


So it looks like CC Plancoet will be his team for next year.  They are a feeder team for the Cotes d’Armor DN1 team, who are themselves a feeder team for Israel Startup Nation Academy. The coach things he’s got a fantastic physiological base, and loads of potential.  We can see we just need to work with his efficiency, his time trialing, and his tactics (the attack he made was ill advised and at the wrong time).  

Good luck in for the rest of the season Alex! Allez, allez!

New opening hours

Our opening hours are changing – we are now open on Mondays and staying open longer on weekdays. With the winter nearly over and the spring almost upon us, there are even more reasons to come and visit our workshop. Be it a bike service or a bike fit – we are more than happy to help you.

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We Are Growing

Fulcycle workshop and bike fitting studio

It’s been 1 year since we opened our doors and the reception you guys have given us has been tremendous. We are very thankful to everybody, especially for referring our services to friends.
 
The reason we are contacting you is because we have good news and bad news.
 
The good news is that after a year trading we have completed enough services and bike fits to hit the VAT threshold.
 
The bad news is that we are going to have to increase our prices by 20% at the end of October 2020.
 
Price increases never come as good news, so for all our current customers AND YOUR FRIENDS we are offering you a bike fit and / or bike service at our current prices if you book an appointment before the end of October and have the service completed by 31st December 2020.

If you would like to take up this offer, simply book a bike fit or service appointment on our website. And of course, if a friend has been umming and ahhing about a bike fit or service this might be the best time to tell them about our offer.

Again, thank you ever so much for being a customer of ours at the start of our journey,

Kiro, Thomas & Bryan

Custom Footbeds for comfort and performance

Custom footbeds will improve comfort and performance

When looking at improving the comfort on the bike, shoe fit is often overlooked. The way your feet connect with the shoes and pedals is very important not only for comfort, but for the power delivery too.

Finding the right fitting shoe can be a long and expensive process and thankfully there is a much easier and quicker solution – custom footbeds.

A well fitted footbed will support your arch and distribute the pressure on the foot more evenly. It will also stabilise the foot inside the shoe and it will stop it moving and sliding around. Having a better contact with the shoe also means that you don’t need to fasten it too tight. This will improve the blood circulation in the feet and reduce the discomfort.

Most cycling shoes come with standard insoles which do not take into account the foot specific anatomy. Not only do individual feet have different arches and lasts, but the left foot can have a different shape to the right too. This is why we recommend custom moulded footbeds, which will feet the soles of your feet perfectly.

In our bike fitting studio we can install customised insoles to fit your feet and shoes. This process takes up to an hour and can be done as part of a bike fit session or as a separate booking. Either way you will need to spend some on the turbo trainer – so do bring your bicycle and cycling gear with you.

To book a custom footbed fitting session, use our bike fitting booking form here.