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How early is “too early” ?

Its a question we get asked a lot “How early can we get our child on a bike?” Unfortunately we cant answer that question – every child is different, everyone has a different learning curve and where some kids pick it up fast, some take just a little longer getting settled in. What we can say is that when they want to – Early Rider has a bike for them. From hand made Grade A birch wood 12″ Striders to super lightweight aluminium 20″ Belters with carbon bars… theres almost no such thing as “too early” Road Runner 14″ Not many balance bikes could carry off drop bars but with its diamond frame the Road Runner 14 does brilliantly. I just don’t know why we didn’t think of this before. We all know the sense of control and stability when you’re … Continue reading

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Feeling Fat?

  Diets are so 2015, say hello to being Fat! SUPER FAT Farley changes the game for fat bikes. Now with a lightweight carbon frame option and the ability to accommodate 5″ tyres and a variety of wheel sizes, Farley is the quickest and most versatile fat bike ever. Fat bikes give you more places and more seasons to ride. From dunes to drifts, race to recreation: Farley lets you tackle anything, any time, for any reason. Fatten up this season.  Check out the full Farley range here, or drop into the shop and chat to one of our team about getting Fat! Key features Now even fatter – ride tyres up to 5″ to conquer any terrain! Ride your way: accommodates 26″ x 5″ or 27.5″ x 4″ wheels E2 head tube gives you precise handling in gnarly conditions … Continue reading

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West Quay Event

Here at the Hub we love putting on, helping or attending any bike related events but running a huge demo weekend at West Quay shopping center in Southampton was a daunting but exciting challenge. After a super early start involving lots of bike shuttling and coffee we were set up with a huge demo area so people could try out any of the bikes from Trek, Electra and Frog Bikes. Once the staff had setup and had a quick spin (Perks of the job!) we opened the gates and everyone was welcome to have a go or simply come and have a chat. The Electra bikes certainly caught a few eyes with their bright colours and easy to ride geometry. With a huge selection from over 18 Bikes – everyone found one they wanted to ride! The Fast 5 was definitely one … Continue reading

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Big Bike Bash

28th – 31st August saw The Hub Cycleworks supporting the annual Big Bike Bash at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre. Situated in the idyllic setting of the New Forest, the centre is run by the national youth work charity UK Youth who hosted a variety of events for all ages and skill levels. New pump / Gravity track….As opened by Grant Fielder at the 2011 event will have even more stuff happening. Adult Sprint XC – XC Race – 1 Lap, 2 Lap, 3 Lap, Race Whippet Youth XC Night Racing Children’s Challenge Pedal Free Play Race Drag Race Tyre Drag Track Stand Wheelie Competition Trailer Bike Challenge Bunny Hop Bike Limbo Dual Slalom Lake Jump      

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Solent Bike Doctor

We are very proud to work along side Southampton Solent University and offer our Mobile Bike Doctor service. We can be found every other month just inside the main foyer and are happy to help you with any basic mechanical issue you may have, talk through our extensive range of bikes or even offer help and advice on which cycle scheme to go for! Get on Facebook and join the Bicycle Users Group Solent to find out more : BUGS  

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