• Bkool Air Smart Trainer

    Hot on the heels of their new Pro 2 trainer. Bkool have officially released their new direct drive smart trainer, the Air

    It is a simular controlled trainer, with realistic resistance in a variety of virtual environments. This includes steep hills, with the Air able to simulate up to 20% gradients. The built in power meter provides essential metrics for training, and it's accurate up to 2000W. It can also be used to set power levels, for advanced training. The rocking mechanism allows for realistic pedalling motion whether seated or standing, whilst transferring less stress to carbon frames. It's also got the handy analytic feature of inbuilt weight measurement. Connecting devices is a breeze, with Bluetooth Smart and Ant+ as standard. And as as expected from BKool, they have come in with one of the most aesthetically pleasing trainers on the market.

    Feature Breakdown:

     - The most advanced simulator controls the trainers resistance for a very real user experience.

     - Very Powerful - Simulates up to 20% gradients

     - Accurate up to 2000 watts

     - Built-in power meter. Measures the exact watts being generated by the cyclist

     - Rocking system - Allows the bicycle to move slightly providing realistic pedaling

     - Weight measurement - Trainer has a built-in scale allowing weight analysis and progression stats

     - Wireless - Bluetooth and ANT+ Smart

    -  SRP £1099.99

    Check out the BKool Air here. Trade customers can pre-order now, due in stock soon.

  • Fabio Aru Yellow Jersey tdf

    Fabio Aru rode his Gallium Pro 2018 in Stage 12 yesterday to take the yellow jersey of Le Tour de France. Jakob Fuglsang was back in action on Stage 12 after a fall left him with a fractured elbow and wrist.

    "This is the dream of every rider! After some difficult months, I live really good moments, starting with Italian Championships and now at the Tour de France with my victory and the yellow jersey. That's true that I live it together with my new bike Gallium Pro. I love it and I really feel good on it."   - Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team

    Fabio Aru TDF Gallium Pro
    “This is the ultimate dream for a rider, a team, a bike company, to be in yellow at the Tour de France. Really this is a dream come true for our company and we are beyond proud of Fabio and Astana Pro Team and to be a part of their program. The Gallium Pro 2018 is delivering. Today is July 13th, and tomorrow he will start stage 13 in yellow, what a moment. Number 13 was always good luck for me as a rider and now it's the same for our company.”   - Gervais Rioux, President and Founder of Argon 18

    Fabio Aru TDF Gallium Pro

    The 2018 Gallium Pro is a world class design evolution of this already amazing, very light and comfortable bike model.

    New, state of the art technology in both 3D modeling and carbon molding bring this new 2018 version of the Gallium Pro to the next level.

    Key technical features of this design evolution:

    • Lightest frame ever at 794 g (M) for a painted frame including hardware
    • Refined tube shape design and new carbon fiber lay-up
    • Redesign and optimisation of all parts of the frame: from the new 4 point riveted front derailleur hanger right up to the inner cable routing
    • Greater tire clearance enabling use of up to 28 mm tyres

    This evolution also includes:

    1. A new, lighter fork that is stiff and comfortable
    2. An inlaid chainsuck protector
    3. A refined 27.2 seatpost for more compliance, adjustability and comfort

    These key innovations combined elevate the Gallium Pro from World Tour proven race machine to World Tour Race winning machine!

    View the 2018 Gallium Pro on iRide

    Fabio Aru TDF Gallium Pro

  • Orro Terra C

    Orro have announced the release of their new full carbon gravel bike, the Terra C. Following on from their alloy Terra Gravel, the Terra C has a brand new geometry, and features a special carbon layup involving InnegraTM carbon, made by Runcorn based Sigmatex.

    Orro have this to say about their new model:

    “Working with composites specialists Sigmatex, we pinpointed the need for frame protection to cater for the kind of riding the Terra C would be subjected to, and as an industry first, Sigmatex InnegraTM fabrics have been used in manufacture of the frame.  Sigmatex InnegraTM is a tough, flexible fibre with great endurance. Its properties make it naturally good at vibration damping and give it great impact resistance. The Terra C has selective InnegraTM shielding in critical areas of the bike, namely under the BB and inside the chainstays and fork blades to ward off rock strikes and other impacts. In the event of impact, InnegraTM minimises chance of failure.

    Orro Terra C

    Using the South Downs as our testing ground, we developed a new geometry that delivers an inspiring ride for the terrain that many of us have on our doorsteps.  There is a 72mm bottom bracket drop and 71 degree head angle across all sizes for confident handling, which we combined with a 50mm fork rake to maintain steering responsiveness. We also incorporated frame-size-specific chainstay lengths to minimise heel rub and balance the weight distribution of larger riders. At Orro we believe that gravel bikes must be fast on the road and Terra C delivers; the Terra C has the speed of a road bike across a multitude of surfaces, from country lanes, to bridleways and light singletrack, with exceptional traction and stability across rougher terrain.”

    The frame will take up to 42mm tyres, and has provisions for mounting full length mudguards and a rear rack. Spec wise, Orro offer the bike in three road builds starting with a Shimano 105 5800 build from £1,799.99 and an ‘adventure’ build, featuring a sub-compact chainset and flared bars, paired with Hutchinson’s Overide tyres. Or for those who want to custom build their bike, it will also be offered as a frame only option for £1,399.999, and it will be electronic groupset compatible, with a removable front derailleur mount for a clean look with 1x builds.

    View the 5800 Hydraulic build here