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Covid 19 Update

Swinnerton Cycles Covid 19 – Status Update – 05/06/2020 Given the Government’s easing of certain lockdown measures we have had a number of customers asking when will we be reopening the shop for browsing. To be clear the easing of these measures is only acceptable if it is possible to do so in a safe way, for both our customers AND our staff.  Please take the time to read this (Long) update below as we all start to move forward during the easing of restrictions. As most of you are... Read More


Pinarello Launch – New Dogma FS – Electronically Controlled Suspension

Pinarello are pushing the boundaries again for 2019 with the introduction of the latest Dogma series frameset the Dogma FS. Pinarello has chosen to produce the frameset using Torayca T1100 1K Dream Carbon with Nanoalloy Technology, pairing this with their rake adjusted Onda fork the Dogma FS carries through many of the features of the Dogma F10 but with a few more surprises. Available in only 4 sizes the Dogma FS features are revolutionary new Front & Rear suspension system which in development with HiRide is electronically controlled nick-named the... Read More


Bontrager WaveCel Helmets a new revolution in Safety

This revolutionary material is proven to be up to 48x more effective than standard EPS foam at preventing concussions from common cycling accidents. What is WaveCel: WaveCel is a collapsible cellular material that lines the inside of Bontrager helmets. It is the result of a four-year partnership between Trek’s Research & Design teams, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Madey, and biomechanical engineer Dr. Michael Bottlang. Drs Madey and Bottlang have collaborated for the past 25 years and pioneered advances in fracture care, thoracic and pelvic trauma, and head injury prevention. They... Read More


Power Does not have to break the bank – Avio Powersense

Looking for that something special for Christmas?  What about a powermeter?  Hold on you dont have to spend £500+ anymore, with Avio Powersense you can be up & running for around £250.00… You have decided that you want to get fit. You have been to the gym and tried spinning classes, but nothing beats the feel of the breeze as you cycle in the open air. So you’ve saved up and got yourself a bike. Even a basic road or hybrid bike is not particularly cheap. But your local retailer... Read More


Tacx announce the Neo 2 Smart Home Trainer

Tacx Neo has been the choice of many a Zwift user over the past few years and the quietness and quality build have been the benchmark of High-end Smart Trainers but not anymore, as it new little sister is about to land in the UK. The aptly named “Neo 2” is the new generation of Smart trainers with the ability to accept future updates from Zwift which are already in production, the Neo 2 is set to rock the world of Smart Trainers with it’s new features which now also... Read More


Introducing the new, expanded Slash lineup

Slash is back with new price points, new colour choices, and a new alloy frame option We developed Slash specifically for enduro racing with fast-rolling 29” wheels, 150mm/160mm of travel, and a carbon frame. It’s not just for racing the clock, though. Everything that makes Slash great for enduro racing also makes it a fast and fun everyday trail bike too. The world’s biggest mountain bike website Pinkbike agreed, naming it their Bike of the Year. That’s why we’ve expanded the Slash lineup, giving more riders more choices. To bring... Read More


Review – Q36.5 Hybrid Que

The Long Sleeve Hybrid Que by Q36.5 is a garment I have a real affinity for. It was one of my first items of Q36.5 clothing, and it prompted me to explore and purchase much more of their range. Prior to owning the Hybrid Que, there was a gap in the cycling clothing I was using when riding in the varied temperatures and weather conditions we experience in the UK, particularly during the Spring and Autumn. Not being completely comfortable when out riding or training was detracting from the enjoyment... Read More


New In – Genesis Zero SL Frameset

Developed for the toughest races on Britain’s unforgiving roads, Genesis present the new Zero SL. Prototyped and raced to victory by Connor Swift last year, the all-new Zero SL is ready to take on the tortuous terrain of the Tour de Yorkshire and city centre criteriums. Using the same geometry as the steel Volare, the bike represents our pinnacle of carbon manufacturing. Made from 30/40T carbon fibre, the Zero SL frame comfortably breaks the 1kg-barrier, with enough comfort to handle the dirt secteurs of the notorious CiCLE Classic. The addition... Read More


Just Arrived – Clif Bar Nut Butter Filled

Nut Butter Filled The athletes and foodies in the Clif kitchen have crafted a whole new kind of bar. Clif Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar brings together two great foods – delicious, creamy nut butter filling inside an organic enery bar. An organic energy bar filled with delicious, creamy hazelnut butter. Certified Organic 6-7g of plant based protein Who should eat CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars? CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar tastes great and is crafted for active people and adventurers. Why is CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy... Read More


Q36.5 Pinstripe Summer Jersey Review

Q36.5 Jersey Short Sleeve L1 Pinstripe (available in men’s and women’s range) Our experience, enjoyment, or level of performance on the bike is normally greatest when it is not compromised by distraction, or interference from the equipment we are using. Q36.5 create their cycling apparel to enable healthy body temperature to be sustained during the ride. This translates into rider comfort and performance. Having heard so many positive comments about the Jersey Short Sleeve L1 Pinstripe, I was really looking forward to using one. This was heightened, as the Jersey... Read More