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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Now recruiting - Bike Fitters

As Bespoke grows we are always on the lookout for new or experienced bike fitters to join the team in our expanding network of stores.

We are looking for bright individuals with excellent communication skills and a strong interest in the technical side of bike fitting and biomechanics.

Please share the following link with anyone that either has fitting experience and is looking to progress their career with the industry leaders, or who has racing/mechanics/cycling industry experience and is interested in training and becoming a bike fitter. Or if you fit the bill, don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Trek Domane Six Series

The great thing about Trek's Project One programme is that it allows you to really make the bike your own. Mixing specifications and colour schemes to create something unique, whilst still benefitting from all of Trek's research and development, as well as their economies of scale (they buy groupsets in such huge quantities, you get a lot of bang for your buck).

This Six Series Domane is a perfect example, combining an eye-catching paint job with the tried-and-tested ISOspeed shock absorption system. A superb all-rounder with a touch of individual flair.

Stripey Parlee

One of the great joys of speccing up a Parlee is having access to their unlimited paint options - the only limit is your imagination. This Z5 boasts a tasteful yet distinctive set of stripes and inlays, as always lovingly handpainted with not a decal in sight.

The new Trek Emonda

We were able to grab hold of a new Emonda for James, just as they were officially unveiled. Initial stocks were very limited, but there are loads more now on their way to Trek UK. It's an impressive bike - full Ultegra groupset and incredibly light.

The Emonda is Trek's lightweight climbing model. It fits into the range alongside the Madone (race-orientated) and Domane (endurance). We've been really impressed with the thought that's gone into this frame, and it offers a heck of a lot for the money. As always with Trek the range spans many pricepoints, with the range-topping SLR grabbing the title of "lightest production road bike", at least for now!

Light blue Z5

 This Parlee Z5 is looking particularly fresh in light blue with contrasting panels.

Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting works flawlessly and brings an element of new technology to another classic, understated build. This is one of those bikes that we didn't want to hand over, it just looked too good in the shop!

Moots Vamoots CR

The Vamoots CR is the "do everything" member of the Moots family, with a sloping top tube and classic road geometry - intended to be raceworthy but with the plush ride that titanium offers for day rides and longer expeditions.

Moots can provide a painted carbon fork, but we really like the look of the ENVE forks which, combined with their bars/stem/seatpost complement the frame beautifully.

Classic red Z5

Here's a classic looking Z5, with Dura Ace Di2 electronic shifting, ENVE finishing kit and a lovely pair of Zipp 202s to keep everything light and efficient.

Lustrous Candy Red paint has a real depth to it. Looks amazing in the sunshine (not bad in the studio, either). Traditional white panels ensure this bike has a timeless look that won't age.

Pinarello Dogma Di2

Pinarello's Dogma is a real eye-catcher. The looks can be controversial, but there's no arguing with their race successes with Team Sky (amongst others). This white/red colour scheme really shows the curves off to their best advantage, and is a welcome change from the fashionable matt black we usually see.

Shimano DuraAce Di2 electronic shifting ensures that this bike performs as well as it looks. As always at Bespoke the whole process starts with a bike fitting, and here we've specced Fizik Cyrano bar and stem to ensure it fits perfectly.

Dogmas are a great choice for people who want to go fast, and the ENVE semi-deep rims cut through the air super-efficiently, whilst being sleek and slim enough not to act like sails in a crosswind.

Parlee ESX

The Parlee ESX, with it's aero front end, has a very distinctive profile. This is my personal favourite colour - timeless, understated and really shows the contours to their best advantage.

Specialized's Aerofly handlebars continue the aero theme, as well as being superbly comfy (and they look pretty awesome too).

Parlee's exclusive "Recurve" profile gives aero benefits whilst the slim seat stays ensure that this is no boneshaker. Lightweight's Meilenstein wheels are incredibly light, with full carbon spokes and hubs, and their deeper section fits well with the "aero all-rounder" theme.

Moots Psyclo X

With a light, strong titanium frame, the Moots Psyclo X is their cross offering, but the lower bottom bracket and stable geometry makes it a great choice for everything from commuting to gravel racing.

Titanium frame, carbon forks, hydraulic disc brakes and electronic shifting - everything on this bike is aimed at reliable performance without compromise. Matching Chris King headset, bb and hubs provide a splash of colour.

Famed for their neat welds, this is another fine example of Moots' attention to detail. Every frame is handmade in the USA.

Parlee Z-Zero Disc

 A stealthy Z-Zero is always a beautiful sight, classically elegant and still handmade in the USA.

ENVE carbon disc forks, strong and elegant. With Shimano hydraulic brakes for reliable service and superb modulation.

The waxed finish on bare carbon makes the handbuilt craftsmanship all the more visible. ENVE disc-specific wheels finish off a well-rounded specification.

Look 695 Heritage Edition

Classic La Vie Claire colours on an ultra-modern bike. This Look 695 pays tribute to the racing heritage of LeMond, Hinault and company.

Swappable elastomers in the seatpost allow you to tune the ride for ultimate stiffness or long-distance comfort.

Paired with the Lightweight Meilenstein wheels this is a great example of practical technology.

The white paint scheme really brings out the sculptural contours of the 695 frame.