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Kinetic Cycles on Instagram

We’re a social bunch, so it’s only right we keep people updated with whats going on. You can follow Kinetic on Instagram @kineticcycles – https://www.instagram.com/kineticcycles/

You’ll find day-to-day musings, pictures of the shop dog and also the Kinetic Kustoms gallery where all our finest custom builds end up.

Cantina Carnitas to cook up 6ft Resident Evil Themed Burrito at Kinetic

Now there’s a headline!! and there’s not much more to it really. Cantina Carnitas, Kinetic Hitchin’s pop-up maestros of all things Mexican, have been asked by Capcom (yes, that Capcom, of Street Fighter arcade machine fame) to create a 6ft, Resident Evil inspired burrito. Said Burrito is to be rolled in the Carnita’s winter home; The Handle Bar Coffee bar inside Kinetic Hitchin. So, if you’re about Friday and want to sample some T-Virus hot sauce then get involved. The whole thing is also to be recorded by a film crew for posterity. Friday no good for you? then pop down to Kinetic Hitchin between 11:30 and 15:00 saturday for the Carnita’s usual awesome Mexican fare plus a secret special for this week only. Adios Amigos!

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Storck Picks up ‘Bike of the Year’ with road.cc

It’ll come to no surprise to you that have bought or borrowed (or seen or touched!) a Storck at Kinetic, but the prestigious German marque has just picked up ‘Bike of the year’ for the hugely popular Visioner C. Road.cc pitted the keenly-priced Visioner against some pretty tough competition and The Visioner proves itself out on the road as a worthy contender against its siblings and more importantly against its competition. – See more at: http://road.cc/content/review/147431-storck-visioner-c-road-bike#sthash.88gvZF8V.dpuf

WINNER!

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Genesis Tarn 20 – ‘best we’ve tried so far’

27.5+ bikes are a pretty new niche, but gaining some real traction (pun very much intended). The combination of larger wheels and wider tyres offer a fun, fast and super grippy ride. Struggling in mud and loose conditions? a ‘plus’ bike will leave your mates in your wake. Genesis’ Tarn 20 was reviewed by What Mountain Bike and, well, a glowing write up. Available as a frames or one of two complete bike options and in-store now.

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Christmas Opening Times

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Christmas is upon us again (seems to happen every year!) and that means only one thing; ‘Ride to eat’. With that in mind, please see the Christmas Opening Times:

Monday 21st : CLOSED
Tuesday 22nd: 9-6pm
Wednesday 23rd: 9-6pm
Thursday 24th: 9-5pm

We are then giving ourselves a well deserved rest and will reopen as usual 9am Saturday 2nd January.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during 2015 and look forward to seeing you all next year.

A very Merry Christmas and a prosperous year from all at Kinetic.

Parlee now available at Kinetic Cycles

‘Over the last decade, Parlee has pioneered a host of industry firsts: the first customizable carbon fiber racing frames; Flex Fit semi-custom geometry; and the first sub-800 gram carbon fiber frame are just a few.’

Kinetic Cycles, as Hertfordshire’s premier cycle shop, re-affirm’s our commitment to offering the finest cycling brands by adding the exceptional frame building and painting skills of Parlee cycles to our brand portfolio.

‘While other manufactures continuously re-invent themselves not out of necessity, but as sales ploy, Parlee does not make change for change’s sake. If you want a giant down tube, a box-shaped bottom bracket, or swoopy chainstays, look elsewhere. Parlee doesn’t traffic in superfluous stylings, for they do nothing for ride quality, and only add unnecessary bulk and weight.

Instead Parlee focuses attention where attention matters: carbon fiber lay-up schedules and torsional tube design. By utilizing the correct shapes and tube densities, Parlee is able to reach cycling’s Holy Grail: the delicate balance between torsional stiffness and vertical compliance.’

Contact us to start your Kinetic Kustom dream build today

Letchworth Grand Prix – 3 weeks to go!

It’s only 3 weeks to go until the Letchworth Grand Prix, round 2 of the inaugural Tour of Hertfordshire Series.

The Letchworth Grand Prix is an exciting new one-day cycling festival, forming part of the inaugural Tour of Hertfordshire Series; a new closed road race series showcasing the best cycle racing and cycle sport in the region in an action-packed format.

Race Entries are live on British Cycling and are filling up fast. register at – https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/126616/Letchworth-Grand-Prix-Cycling-Festival

Race entries are restricted to only 50 riders per event so register now to avoid delay via the british cycling website – www.britishcycling.org or by following the links below. Event information can be found at www.letchworthgrandprix.co.uk or www.kineticcycles.co.uk/events and social interactions at facebook.com/letchworthgp and twitter @letchworthGP

Tour of Hertfordshire Series Launched

As one of the principal organising bodies, Kinetic Cycles is pleased to announce the inaugural Tour of Hertfordshire Series.

The Tour of Hertfordshire Series is without doubt the biggest thing to happen to organised Cycle Racing in Hertfordshire for 20 years. A collaboration between Hertfordshire County Council and local authorities, the TOHS is the culmination of the Hertfordshire Year of Cycling in 4 1-day Cycling Festivals throughout the summer if 2015. Town Centre, closed circuit road races will make up a large proportion of the action, that will also feature novice Go-Race, corporate and youth events.

Local producers will be showcasing food and drink all day with a supporting festival of cycling related activities for all ages.

Full details and entry links can be found in the events page – http://kineticcycles.co.uk/events/

Easter Opening Hours

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Easter Weekend is traditionally the curtain raiser to the summer cycling season and what better time to welcome in spring than with a visit to Kinetic?

Friday 3rd April 9am – 6pm
Saturday 4th April 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday 5th April – CLOSED
Monday 6th April – CLOSED (as per normal)

Spring Demo Weekend 11th/12th April

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After the Success of last year’s Demo weekend, it’s back for 2015 just bigger and better!!

We’ve postponed it until post-Easter in order to hopefully coax some better weather and even more riders!

The big news for 2015 is the addition of a range of road bikes to demo too; along with the always popular Yeti, Mondraker, Specialized, Whyte and Cotic MTB models to sample we shall also be having a number of Storck, Specialized, Cipollini and Lightweight road bikes too.

Saturday the 11th we will be operating from our Store in Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin on Sunday 12th. The timetable for both days will be guided rides from 9am – 4pm with short, sharp rides, aimed at giving riders the optimum amount of time to test the maximum number of bikes!

Refreshments will be provided with Coffee and Tea from The Handle Bar Coffee Bar and Charlotte’s Organic Home Bakery.

If rider’s looking to attend could please email info@kineticcycles.co.uk or sign up to the event at http://facebook.com/kineticcycleswelwyn so at least we know how much cake to order!

Look forward to seeing you all on the day.

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