June 23, 2020
Meg’s Juliana Quincy

Meg’s Juliana Quincy – “Fast, fun and extremely capable” The Juliana Quincy does away the need for multiple bikes, gone away with the roadie, cross bike and hardtail. It was a breath of fresh air to finally find a bike made for a smaller rider, at the height of 5ft3” I’m not the shortest person […]

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June 16, 2020
Covid-19 – Information for Customers

During these unprecedented times we are all experiencing we thought it important to update our customers with the current situation in the shop and how it may affect you all. The team at Alf Jones Cycles would like to thank our customers for your extended patience during these strange and challenging times we are currently […]

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April 16, 2020
Staff Test: Whyte E-150 RS…..what a ride!

So what do you think about E-mountain bikes?? Sure you’ve heard all the hype about them, but maybe never tried one and wondered what all the fuss is about? Some say “surely anyone who is riding an e-bike is ‘cheating’ unless they have a genuine reason to”. Blah, blah, blah…….I’m sure you’ve heard every opinion […]

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January 17, 2020
Staff Ride: Matt’s Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX

“One bike to do it all! Pretty much sums up my Cannondale Topstone! It sounds a bit cliché but it is true. I have been riding my Topstone for 6 months now. It has been my ‘do everything’ bike. Commuter bike, road bike and gravel/adventure/cross bike (whatever you want to call it!) and it always […]

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July 3, 2019
Andy & Sammy’s Tour Divide Adventure

On the 1st August Andy and Sammy are due to attempt to ‘Ride the Divide’. The Tour Divide roughly follows the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route which is a 2,745 mile off road Cycle route that criss-crosses the Continental Divide in North America 19 times up the length of the Rocky Mountains. The Tour Divide roughly […]

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February 12, 2019
GIANT POWERFIT TRAINING

Last Tuesday we headed down to Leicester to visit Giant’s impressive UK HQ to learn the ins and outs of their Powerfit bike fitting system.

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October 12, 2018
FIRST-TIME RACER AT HOPE TECH

Riding mountain bikes to me is about fun, riding with your friends, keeping fit, being outside in the mountains and switching off and getting back to nature.

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July 12, 2018
MEG’S CANNONDALE CAAD X

Thinking about buying a cross bike? You don’t necessarily need to be planning a CX race season to warrant owning one of these bikes. Traditionally the Cannondale Caad X has been purchased for that reason, but in the last few years attitudes and riding styles have changed. If you want a bike to do a […]

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July 12, 2018
PETE’S SRAM R&D GERMANY VISIT

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to SRAM’s R and D headquarters in Schweinfurt, Germany for an exclusive product launch preview.

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March 16, 2017
Juliana Joplin 29er – staff test review

Ever wondered whether an expensive bike is really worth the money? So have I! Having recently purchased a beautiful Juliana Furtado (from £3000 – £5000 price bracket), and invested in their C carbon frame, with S spec build kit, which to me is a pretty ‘posh’ bike (having always ridden aluminium frames), at the back of […]

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February 21, 2017
Cannondale Slate: The ultimate N+1 bike?…

‘Without deviation from the norm, progress can’t be made’  Frank Zappa said that. Sometimes, the box needs to be stepped out of…… Cannondale have long created bikes that push the boundaries of conformity, what’s sensible and sometimes what’s commercially viable. Bikes like the Raven, Ultracross and Super V fulcrum all made people scratch their heads. […]

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