A fresh face in the Clee Cycles Race Team
We have a new young rider in the team this year - welcome Megan Bettles! Megan has been racing under her Dad's supervision since she was 8. This year is her second year Juvenile, you'll see her competing in the Eastern XC Series and the British Cycling XC Series where she hopes to get plenty of top 5 placings, and also top 3 in the Friday Night Summer Series. Go for it Megan!
Ride It Away Finance Now Available
We now offer finance on purchases in store - 0% or APR! Pop in for a quote or use the Finance Calculator below.
Ride It Away Finance Calculator!
New Impsport Club Shop Open for Kit
We've just opened a Club Shop with our Team Kit manufacturer Impsport! This means you can now buy your own team kit whenever you need it!!
To access the exclusive Clee Cycles Online Club Shop, please go to www.yourclubshop.co.uk and enter the following unique password in the club password box:
All club kit is custom made and will be manufactured within our current lead time of 4 weeks.
If you have any special requests such as size amendments or certain date requirements please state in special instructions box or follow up email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01522 778805, where one of our team will be happy to help you.
We are now in Bridgnorth, open Tuesday 05 January with normal service by the end of the week!
Scott Bikes Now in stock
We are pleased to announce we are now stocking Scott Bikes. Come and see the extensive range of performance bikes, accessories and clothing, and the new 2015 Scale 730 carbon race bike!
Midlands XC at Dudmaston Sunday 31st August
KCNC Sponsoring the Margam Madness 6hr XC Enduro in 2014
After a lot of negotiating the calender for suitable dates throughout the 2014 season, and trying to find a weekend without a major clash - they have decided to go for an early one next year. So, Saturday April the 19th on Easter weekend will be the 3rd Edition of our Margam Madness 6 Hour MTB Enduro, entries at XC Racer.
Success for the Clee Cycles KCNC Race Team at the Sudety MTB Stage Race 2013
We're back from Poland having raced the Sudety MTB Challenge Stage race. A great 6 days of racing in the mountains on the Czech border in very testing hot weather! See our race report . for more details. A big thanks to Bike Monkey . chain lube for keeping us greased up for the whole race! And another Stage Race completed for Torus Bicycles - 4 Clee riders steered their Ti29 and Ti650 race bikes to the finish line!!
Torus Ti650 bike on BikeRadar.com
We sent a complete Torus Ti650FD bike to Guy Kesteven at Bike Radar - see bikeradar.com here. It should also get in What MTB issue 149 (July 2013)so have a look!
We've been Robbed! Thursday 20th December.
Burls Custom Built Ti frame, 17" frame, 26" wheel mtb - complete bike, totally uniuqe - new! DT XCM100 singleshot fork, Custom built wheels with American Classic hubs, supercomp spokes, black nipples and Crest rims, KCNC bars, seat post, 5 arm 94bcd crank with cobweb chainrings, and KCNC X7 black brakes, SLR flow saddle.
These bike are all very rare, the Torus and Burls are one of a kind. Please let us know if you see or hear of anything suspicious like un-badged titanium 26 and 29 frames.
Stock bikes stolen were MSC WCS29 mtb white/blue Large, blue anodised hubs, rims, bars. Moda Cannon Large full carbon full suss 26" MTB, Moda Stretto 2011 Road bike, 54cm, Moda Tempo 52cm, Merida Race Lite 904 Road bike 54cm, Merida Matts 40D MTB 18" frame.
A number of parts were stolen, SRAM and Shimano cassettes, a DT EXM130 fork, Exposure Toro and Joystick lights, Hope Vision2 and R4 lights. Please let us know if you see or hear of anything suspicious.
British XC Series Success For KCNC Sponsored Orange Monkey Cannondale Riders
A tough race at the World Cup XC course at Dalby - and 3 podiums for the Orange Monkey riders. The mens Elite race saw Liam Killeen showing some good form - followed closely by Orange Monkey's David Fletcher finishing 2nd and U23 team mate Rourke Croeser finishing 3rd. In the Junior race, Alex Baker put in a great ride to finish 2nd. See the KCNC Race Results for more details
2012 Cape Epic
Lloyd Bettles finishes the 2012 Absa Cape Epic "the untamed African MTB Race". The Clee rider, riding with partner Mike Jackson under Bigring Racing, completed the 7-stage race in a time of 43:03.53, 63rd in his category and 85th in the general classification.
Congratulations Lloyd, enjoy a week off!
See all the results at the Cape Epic website.
Trail Launch - New trail Opening at Hopton Wood, Shropshire
The "Pearce XC" mtb trail is now complete and is being opened this Saturday 10th March. We've been lucky enough to ride it - and it's really good!! Nice flowing single track designed for the "proficient mountain biker" - it rocks and rolls and is a genuine good blast! "18km of rooty, rocky, challenging fun". The official launch is 10:3am - 2:30pm on Saturday so come and have a go! Hopton Wood is near Hopton Castle, Shropshire - SY7 0QF for satnav or Google map.
Thursday 09 February 2012 - Welsh XC Rd1 at Margam Park - Cancelled
We've just heard this race is off - so don't go! Shame - I was looking forward to camping!!
December 2011 - Orange Monkey Cannondale Season Reveiw
The Orange Monkey - Cannondale Race Team have had a wondeful season - here's their reveiw Orange Monkey-Cannondale - Review 2011
Lloyd Bettles joins the Clee Cycles KCNC Race Team
We're delighted to welcome Lloyd Bettles to the Race Team for the remainder of the season. Lloyd is a first year Vet and has been racing xc for as long we can remember. He's competing this season in the British Mountain Bike Series, as well as regional xc in the Midlands, Eastern and Southern areas - and the odd 12/24hr effort as well!
KCNC at Bespoked Bristol - The UK Handmade and Boutique Bicycle Show 2011
11th-12th June Paintworks, Bristol
KCNC will be exhibiting at the Bespoked Bike Show in Bristol this June. We'll be there with Burls Bicycles so come and have a look at this exciting new UK show showing the best of bikes, frames and components available!
Ant White Retains 24hr Solo Title!
Ant White has just won the coveted Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race in the USA for the second time in as many years. The gruelling 24hr solo race in Tucson Arizona was won by KCNC supported rider Ant with a total of 18 laps. Some British style weather made the first 5hrs of darkness a little more familiar to Ant than some of his competitors - just the advantage he needed, maintaining his lead to the end! Well done Ant - take some time off to recover!
See the results on www.cyclingnews.com
MTB Marathon Series Comes to Shropshire
The CRC MTB Marathon Series comes to Shropshire for the first time this July. The popular mtb event will be based at Marshbrook near Church Stretton on the foot of the Long Mynd hills on Sunday 24th July 2011. Clee Cycles have been working with the MTB Marathon route planners and the boys from the event hosts Blazing Saddles to find the perfect route to challenge experienced and novice riders alike. There's also the Cyclops Power Road Sportive on Saturday 23rd July - which will also be fun!
Entries are available now - see the MTB Marathon Series website. See you there!
The Torq Roughride - Sunday, June 12th 2011 www.roughride.co.uk
For 2011 the ninth Roughride is on June 12th, the same weekend as last year. This year the event has a new headline sponsor, Torq (www.torqfitness.co.uk).
The Torq Roughride is a moorland route with less road than any other event in England and Wales. Good relations with local landowners allow the organisers to use miles of tracks not normally open to riders.
This is a wilderness long distance ride for around 1,000 riders, on well flagged ancient routes in the Welsh borders. Everyone is out to enjoy themselves, singly and as a group. The achievement is to finish. The marshalls are there to help you do just that.
The tiny market town of Kington (population 3,000) has the CAMRA county pub of the year, The Tavern, plus 7 more and hosts its town festival on the same weekend. The scenic campsite sits on the edge of Hergest Ridge and overlooks the town and surrounding hills.
The entry fee is the same as last year and includes camping, event tee shirt and post ride meal.
Visit the website www.roughride.co.uk for further details.
End of Season Success at Kona Oktoberfest
Clee Cycles KCNC Race Team filled the podium at the Kona Oktoberfest in Ashton court. See the Race Team Results for the full story.
New Recon Ti 9 & 10spd MTB Cassettes - Now Available
Ti cassettes have been tried and tested over the past few weeks and we've found them very good! Wearing well, shifting well, light and looking flash! We've been running the 10 speed 11-32T cassette with Shimano shifters and mech, a KMC chain, KCNC double crank - and they've all worked flawlessly. Weighing in around 180g they can save a bit of weight off the rear wheel - and cost a lot less than XX! Better than 9spd? It gives you an extra ratio which is always useful when racing, especially on a double crank!
Original Source Mountain Mayhem Success
The biggest 24hr mtb race in the UK produced success for KCNC. The Clee Cycles KCNC Team won the Mens Team event, and their Vets team combined with MTB Marathon managed second in the Vets Team race.
A staggering result for KCNC sponsored endurance racer Ant White saw him win the 24hr Solo race for the 3rd time - a feat never before seen! Ant rode on his own for the entire 24hrs completing an incredible 24laps to take the victory over 1 lap ahead of second placed David Powell.
KCNC Support the Marin Roughride 2010
KCNC are a supporting sponsor of the Marin Roughride this year - a great enduro in the hills of Mid-Wales that is as challenging for elite racers as it is for anyone trying it for the first time! Come and have a go, we'll see you there!
24hr Victory Stateside!
Ant White has just won the coveted Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race in the USA. The gruelling 24hr solo race in Tucson Arizona was won by KCNC supported rider Ant with a total of 17 laps. Ant came close last year but was hampered by the dust - an unknown problem to UK riders! Well done Ant - outstanding victory!
See the results on www.cyclingnews.com and a full write up here.
New Rims from NoTubes - Now Available
New for 2010 are the latest advancement in the Notubes lightweight mtb rim technology.
The ZTR Podium MMX is a similar rim to the previous Race7000, but with improved drillings for better eyelet strength. Still under 290g so for racing only - but has been made a little cheaper by using new alloy. Available as a wheel set only.
The ZTR Alpine replaces the previous ZTR Olympic, but features the first implementation of the next generation BST. A wider inside rim cavity with shorter sidewalls means improved tire performance at equivalent pressures as well as decreased pinch flats. Still light at 330g.
The ZTR Crest combines the best bits from the ZTR Race and 355 rims, but featuring the next generation BST with a wider inside rim cavity with shorter sidewalls. Still light at 340g.
Burls Titanium frames - Now Available
We are now offering the Burls Bicycles custom geometry frames as frame only or complete bikes. Burls have been making beautiful titanium frames for some years now and are able to offer a complete custom design for mtb, road, track and anything else you might want. We can advise on mtb frame geometry, you can specify your own, or you can speak to Burls directly for more details.
We will soon have a Clee Cycles geometry mtb frame to demonstrate the quality and ride.
Prices are very competitive for Ti frames, and exceptional value for custom built frames. Mtb frames are £980 delivered
American Classic Wheels - Now Available
Having used the American Classic hubs for a while now we can now offer their complete wheelsets. The hubs are laced with AC's own spokes onto their own rims with their unique extended alloy nipples - see the American Classic website for all the technical details and models. Keep and eye out for their new tubeless mtb rims - coming soon!
TransWales Success! Jonathan Pugh Wins TransWales 2009 Solo Male. Andy and Ben Jones finish 2nd in Male Team Category.
The TransWales event is a seven-day MTB stage race across Wales, covering some 550 km with 15,500 m of climbing. The event is comprised of seven linking stages (~80 km per day), where the competitors ride from A to B within a given time limit, and four special stages, where the riders tackle a short course (~10 km) against the clock (i.e. a time trial). Clee-Cycles entered three riders this year: Jonathan Pugh in the Men's Solo category, and Andy and Ben Jones in the Men's Team category. An excellent week of riding and racing was had by all, and a 1st place in the Male Solo, and 2nd in the Male Team made it all the more worth while. See the Race Report for more details.
24 Hour Race Success! Clee Cycles / KCNC / High5 race Team - Sleepless in the Saddle Overall Team Winners!
The Clee-Cycles Race team - Andy, Jon, Dave and Ben - battled hard over 24hrs, despite the very sticky conditions, to run out overall winners in the 2009 Sleepless in The Saddle Race. Strong competition from Salsa Factory Racing pushed the team all the way to win by one clear lap with a total of 37 laps. Well done boys!
Titus Frames - Now Available
We're pleased to announce that we can now offer Titus frames for sale or custom builds. Made in the US of A - these are beautiful frames ranging from exotic road and racey hardtails to 155mm trail munchers. Full range available to order - beautiful Ti, carbon and alloy frames for road and mtb - see the Titus website for all models.
New 2009 Lightweight Cranksets from KCNC
KCNC are introducing new updated external bearing (K-type) cranksets for 2009. They are lighter than last years at 665g for the XC1 double, 705g for the XC1 triple, and 668g for the RD1 double. The XC1 also have a narrower Q-factor at 164mm. They are as stiff as last years and look fantastic!
New Lightweight Headset Spacers From KCNC
KCNC have been busy machining - removing material from their anodised alloy aheadset spacers. Still look good and a weight comparable to carbon spacers - something for the weight-weenies!
Van Nicholas Titanium Frames - Available to order
Full range available to order - beautiful Ti frames for road and mtb - see the Van Nicholas website for all models (please note the prices listed on the Van Nicholas website in Euros do not include VAT).
26 August 2008 - Trans-Wales Success
Clee Cycles entered a team and a solo rider in the 2008 Trans-Wales 7 day stage race. The Clee Cycles Team, consisting of Andy and Ben Jones, competed in the Male Open Class and achieved second overall after 7 arduous days of mountain biking and racing in one of the wettest August weeks Wales has managed for 30 years! Joel Shotton, competing in the Solo class, unfortunately experienced a stomach bug and failed to complete 2 of the 7 days. The time penalty incurred placed him 17th overall but he finished strongly with a smile on his face despite what could have been described as days of torture!
Well done boys - and well done to everyone involved in the organisation of the event, and to all the competitors who finished Britain's toughest MTB stage race.
Read the reports of the event on the TransUK website, or on bikemagic.com.
17 July 2008
Kcnc CB1 road brakes are back in stock - and now available in red!
In stock this week are Goldtec's Pro Competition Hubs. These are of exceptional quality and very light and durable. Available as hubs, or built up with Olympic rims and DT Revolution or Super Comp spokes they make a nice light wheelset at 1410g a pair. Please ask for more details.
Schwalbe MTB 3-Tyre Race System
New race tyres now in stock, with an offer on a pair! See here
Custom Built Bikes
We can custom build bikes to your specification - please ask for details.
Custom Built Wheels
We provide a wheel building service - see here , and also wheel repairs - please phone or pop in!