Mountain bikes can be split into two sections, hardtail and full-suspension. Hardtails only have suspension at the front, in the forks, whereas full-suspension also have a rear shock, for more technical riding. We stock two brands of hardtail, Trek and Genesis, and Trek full-suspension.
Trek’s hardtails have three frame ranges - Marlin, X-Caliber and Superfly. Trek hardtails use the Smart Wheel Size system, so the wheel size changes with frame size. For the smaller sizes (13.5” and 15.5”) that’s a 27.5” wheel, and for 17.5” and above, a 29” wheel. This gives you the fastest, most efficient bike for each size, without compromising the handling.
We also have two hardtail options with the new plus-sized tyres - the Trek Stache 29er and the 'steel is real' Genesis Tarn 27+. WIth maximum grip and minimal maintainance, these offer a real alternative to full-suspension for riding technical terrain.
Progressing to full-suspension, the Trek Fuel EX is a good all-round trail bike option. It comes in two tyre sizes, the bigger-wheeled 29" version with 130mm travel front and back, and for ultimate grip, the new 27.5" Plus-sized (2.8") wide tyre model, with 140mm front travel, 130mm rear. For something a bit more nimble there's the 100mm travel Trek Top Fuel, and if you’re looking to push your riding a bit further, then try the Remedy, with a full 160mm travel up front, 150mm rear in our Race Shop Limited version. It’s really important to try before you buy with full-suspension, so we run all these bikes as demo bikes.
And if you’re after something a little more bespoke, check out our made-to-order frames from Nicolai, to custom build into your perfect bike.
Loyalty Card and New Bike Gift Vouchers
Don't forget, with every new bike (excluding sale bikes), we give you a free new bike gift voucher for 10% of the cost of the bike (maximum voucher value £200), and we also have a Loyalty Card so you can carry on saving, with up to 10% off clothing and accessories.
We think it’s really important to be able to try bikes before you buy. Any of our bikes in the shop are available for a short test ride around the block, but we also run demo bikes that you can take out for a full day’s ride, to really test them out.
This year we’re running the Trek Stache 7, Remedy 9, the Fuel EX 8 27.5 Plus, the Fuel EX 9 29 and Top Fuel 8, all in 18.5”. If you’d like to book one of these, please give us a call or email to check availability and for more details.
Model / Size Availability
The bikes shown below are the models and sizes we have on the shop floor, built up and ready to ride away. If you need a different size, or are interested in another model from Trek and Genesis, these are available to order with 1-2 days delivery time. Give us a call or an email and we'll be happy to help.