Archive for June, 2011

Meet the Team :: Matt Edwards

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Over the next two weeks we’ll be introducing Team Bike Science. First up is Hawaii hopeful it’s Matt Edwards….

“I have been involved in triathlon since 2004, when my rehab from knee surgery and a move to Bristol for work led me to BAD Tri.  Since then I’ve loved racing and training for a whole range of events including all tri distances up to Ironman, multi-day ultra running, bog snorkling, cycling circuit racing and stage races, time trials, mountain biking, adventure racing, quadrathlon and skinny dipping.  I’ve been getting steadily faster over the last few years, and had my first race win at last year’s Eastnor Castle Middle distance.  I’ve raced the World and European Long Course events as part of the GB age group team, and in the last year have taken on some new challenges including the High Peak Marathon, The Green Man Challenge and the European Single Speed Mountain Biking (and cheese eating) Champs.  I have also recently discovered bike touring, having had two epic weeks in the Picos De Europa of Northern Spain in May this year, and am now building a fixation with hefty steel bikes and beardy accessories, to go with my existing penchant for all things carbon and speedy…

For 2011 I am focussing on Ironman Wales on September 11, and with Hawaii qualification slots available I’m hoping to finally nail that run! Preparations are going well with 4th place at the Weymouth Middle Distance my best result so far this year, and my cycling continuing to improve with stronger riding on the Tuesday night Bristol Chain Gang Massacre.   Other races for this season include: the Tri Grand Prix UK, Cotswold 113 and Millfield middle distance triathlons; the Ras de Cymru (5 day cycling stage race); Castle Combe Duathlons and Time Trials.

Outside my own training and racing I am a qualified Development Coach (level 3) for British Triathlon, and I volunteer every week for BAD Tri working with both children and adults.  I also have a number of private clients for triathlon coaching, as well as for Neuro-Linguistic Programming where I am currently training at Master Practitioner level. Inbetween this I work at Bristol University as a Community Sport Development Officer, and also at the Higher Education Funding Council for England.  I am a course tutor for Sports Leaders UK and am in the process of becoming a Coach Education tutor for British Triathlon.”

Book Now and Beat the Price Rise!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Due to our recent VAT registration we’ve made the difficult decision to increase our bike fitting prices as from the 1st of July 2011. All bookings made BEFORE this date will be charged at the current prices, so book NOW and you’ll avoid the increase. We don’t take payment until the day of the fit. Remember there’s no charge if we’re sizing you for a Planet X, Van Nicholas or On-One bike!





Prices as of July the 1st 2011 will be

Level 1 Static Bike Fit – £89.99

Level 2 Retul Bike Fit (1 bike Retul fit) – £184.99

Level 3 Retul Bike Fit (2 bike Retul fit) – £259.99

We’ll also be adding booking facilities for 3 rider and 4 rider fits at greatly reduced prices – watch this space.

Cobb Saddles – More Rave Reviews

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Our best selling Cobbv-Flow saddles turn conventional saddle design ideas on their head. The result? Increased comfort, reduced numbness and better posture on the bike. Don’t take our word for it, read Bike Radars Review and opinions of V-Flow riders on the Bike Radar Website. Suffer no longer!


Wrist Relief Extensions – PRICE REDUCED

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Our Cobb Wrist relief extensions were given a stonking 80% for performance in 220 magazine’s recent review. Their unique shape makes for the most natural wrist position and comfortable grip we’ve seen from any aero bar. Compatible with many brands of bars for a great aero bar upgrade. What’s more, we’ve dropped the price so you’ll now get more comfort at less cost!