A few years ago, we were all rolling around on 26” wheels without a care in the world – and then the wheels grew. The first mountain bikes of the 1960s were heavy modified cruiser bikes, designed for racing down the sides of mountains. They had 26” wheels, and that was that. 29er wheels […]

The groupset on your mountain bike will make a huge difference to the quality of the ride, but if you’re buying a built bike, also the cost. The groupset comprises of bottom bracket, cranks, hubs, cassette, shifters, chains and derailleurs, and Shimano is one of the most commonly used brands, with SRAM being the other […]

  The weekend just gone was a pretty epic one for Great Britain’s downhill mountain biking crew. Welsh rider Manon Carpenter rode towards a Gold Medal in the UCI Downhill World Championship in Norway on Sunday, with Brits Rachel Atherton in Silver and Tahnee Seagrave in Bronze. Conditions were dry which resulted in a rough track […]

  Over the past few months we’ve published some posts by Evans Cycles staff trainer, Nick Coley, as he prepared himself for the Leadville 100. He rode the event with clothing manager, Paul – here’s the experience in Nick’s words: The dust has now settled on what was defiantly the highlight of my year from […]

The Specialized Rockhopper has been an exceptionally popular member of the brand’s family for many years. It’s a true, MTB trail performance hardtail, and it’s been tested and developed over decades. Not the most expensive range within the Specialized offerings, it’s a performance bike that will suit a beginner, but will still provide a light weight, […]

Cycling is a fantastic way to see the world, and mountain biking enables you to see areas that can’t be found by car, and are too deep to be frequented by many walkers. Regardless if you’re visiting trail centres, or keeping it natural and exploring some of your local beauty spots, getting yourself a mountain […]

At Evans Cycles we’ve spent the last couple of months talking about the #OddOnes – the people who choose to ride instead of drive, clean their bikes to get them dirty, or shave their legs especially for a weekend ride.  Cyclists are a diverse group and some #OddOnes are more intrepid than others. Nick Coley, […]

Our sale is one made up of quality kit which we know will suit all the  #OddOnes out there who live to ride. We’ve cut the prices of thousands of clothing lines and hundreds of bikes in a super sale bound to get you all grinning like cheshire cats who just spotted a potential upgrade. […]

We think a holiday is for getting tired, not for getting chilled and that the best breaks involve wheels, pedals and handlebars, too. At Evans Cycles, we’re for the #OddOnes, and we’re giving away the ultimate long weekend – a three day stay with 44South, with flights, transfers and accommodation for two all covered. 44South […]

Nick Coley from our Training Team is gearing up to ride the Leadville 100 in 4 weeks time. He’s been keeping us updated with training so far… As I write this I have 4 weeks to go until one of the biggest races I’ve ever done. It’ll be the most challenging in terms of length, climbing […]

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