Archive for August, 2011

Help us Build the Best Bike in the World!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

It’s your chance to help us spec our best bike ever!

We’re pleased to announce the imminent arrival of VINER BIKES at Bike Science Bristol. Viner offer classic Italian styling and MADE TO MEASURE Carbon, titanium, aluminium and steel road, track, cross and mtb frames for the ultimate bikes. If you want the best, this is it!

The first demo bike we’re building is the awesome 2012 Maxima RS2. It’s one of the first 2012 spec Maxima’s to hit the UK and we’re keen to spec the bike with the cream of the crop of components.

Pro Cycling Magazine’s ex continental pro and bike reviewer Marcel Wurst called the previous incarnation of the Maxima ”THE BEST BIKE I’VE EVER RIDDEN”

We need your help to make ours even better!

So go for it and let us know on our Facebook page how you’d spec your ultimate road bike.

We’ve started with the ultimate frame, it’s time for you to do the rest.

The Maxima RS2 will be available from Bike Science as frame and fork (£4999) or as complete bikes with your choice of components. For mere mortals, custom made Viner frame prices start at £850 including fork. Prices of all Viner made to measure frames include free Retul sizing session before purchase and free Retul fit session on collection of your bike.


Big Weekend for Team Bike Science Planet-X at the National Relays

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

This weekend saw Team Bike Science – Planet X prove that our long distance boys and girls can still go FAST over the short stuff too. If you’ve never competed at the National Triathlon Relay champs at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham, then you’re missing out. The weekend always brings some fast fun and top class racing and this year proved to be no exception.

Team Bike Science- Planet X entered teams in both the mixed and mens events. Racing started on Saturday morning with the mixed event. We knew we had a super strong team for this one with Ironman Lanzarote top 10 finisher and biking powerhouse Lisa Greenfield, Sub 9 hour Ironman Jules Hatcher, European elite long distance medalist Alice Hector and the team’s resident short distance specialist (and team manager) Paul Horsfall.

The team exited 2nd from the swim, powered into the lead on the bike and almost hung on for the win in a nail biting finish with strong runners Team Blue Seventy TFN bringing it home in 1st place by less than 40 seconds. Stunning stuff!

The mens event kicked off early on Sunday with our team being a bit of an unknown quantity. Hywel Davies just back from a brilliant win at the European long distance age group champs, Ironman veteran Mark White using the event as a sharpener in his build up to the upcoming Challenge Henley Ironman distance event, Elite duathlete Oli Mott and Paul Horsfall stepping in AGAIN as a last minute replacement for our resident army boy Edd Charlton Weedy, who’d done a mystery disappearing act muttering something about “top secret” and “If I told you, I’d have to shoot you”.

With Hywel’s legs still heavy and his back crocked after the Europeans, Mark in mid Ironman build up, Paul “a little sore” from the previous days efforts and Oli admitting at the twelfth hour that he didn’t really know how to swim, we weren’t holding out for a runaway victory, but these boys are racers, and race they did!

Exiting from the water in 16th place, the team let loose on the bike to haul themselves up to 6th position by the time the first runners hit the tarmac. The team chased hard throughout the run leg and managed to pull up another two places, just missing out on a podium slot by 1 minute after Oli (who we knew could run a bit) putting in a stunning 16 minute final 5k.

All in all, a great weekend, with great racing. We’ll be back next year with an even stronger team gunning for more podium spots. See you there!

Try ANY Bike for Size – BEFORE YOU BUY

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Why risk spending hundreds or even thousands of pounds on a new bike without being absolutely sure it fits?

With our state of the art fitting bikes based at Bike Science Derby and Bike Science Bristol we can replicate the position of ANY bike before you buy to ensure the frame is a suitable match for the rider. So, if you’re not sure what size frame to opt for or want to know which brands or models will be the best match for you as a rider, we can help.

If you’re interested in buying a Planet X, On-One or Van Nicholas bike from us, an initial sizing consultation is INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. You’ll pay the same price for the bike as you would if you bought direct plus get a COMPLIMENTARY BIKE SET UP or 1/2 PRICE RETUL PRECISION FIT on collection of your bike! To get started, simply book a sales consultation in either BRISTOL or DERBY now.

If you’re buying ANY OTHER BRAND try it for size before you buy by booking a Level 1 Fit. We’ll replicate the position on your choice of new bike and help you make the decision as to which makes and models will fit you best. We’ll also invite you back in once you’ve purchased the bike to complete the set up process at no extra charge.

A Level 1 Fit costs just £89.99 and is available at both Bristol and Derby studios



Because bikes work better when they fit.

Planet X and Van Nicholas Owners :: 100 Retul Fits for £100!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Calling ALL Planet X, On-One and Van-Nicholas Bikes!


We’ve added more availability at our Bristol, Derby and Rotherham Fit Studios…

Bristol – Appointments Available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

Derby – Now Open Tuesday to Saturday

Rotherham – BRAND NEW dedicated fitting space – Open Tuesday to Friday

To celebrate, we’re offering Planet X, On-One and Van Nicholas owners the chance to save £85 from our usual Retul Level 2 bike fit price.


If it’s a Planet X, On-One or Van Nicholas you get our most accurate level of bike fit available for just £100!





No payment is taken at the time of booking. If your fit is on a Planet X, On-One or Van Nicholas, you’ll only be charged £100 on the day of your fit.

Using the Retul system gives our fitters the most accurate information possible on which to make their fitting decisions. Dynamic measurements of rider motion are taken to within 1mm accuracy whilst riding. No other system offers this level of insight into a riders motion.

X-Lab Hydration Products – IN STOCK NOW!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

X-Lab drinks bottle holders give riders the most flexible choices possible for transporting your drinks on the go. As used by multiple Ironman World Champions Craig Alexander and the awesome Chrissie Wellington. From basic rear mounted solutions to the ultimate X-Lab carbon wing, X-Lab have everything you need.

Read more and order online…

X-Lab Torpedo mount – put a standard bottle on your bars – From £11.99

X-Lab Torpedo bottle cage – the perfect cage for the Torpedo front mount system – £34.99

X-Lab Mini Wing Kit – All in one behind the saddle mount with 2 cages and a mini bag – Only £34.99

X-Lab Sidekick Bottle Cage – Side entry bottle cage – great for small frames – £39.99

X-Lab Super Wing – Modular system for maximum choice - £74.99

X-Lab Carbon Wing – Carbon construction, lightweight modular system – £99.99

INTRODUCTORY OFFER : Buy X-Lab Carbon Wing and 2 Planet X Pro Carbon Cages£124.10