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Xmas gift guide 2015!

Posted by on December 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Xmas gift guide 2015!

The Christmas countdown clock is ticking! Let us spare you from panic-induced hysteria and provide some inspiration for cycling gifts and goodies! We’ve got gifts for him and her, present ideas for junior pedallers, stocking fillers, and a few big pressie ideas, too.  Read on for the Drover Cycles Xmas gift guide, V.2015! GIFTS FOR HIM>> Mavic Crossmax Hydropack – £99 Mavic deliver on all fronts – whether it’s clothes, components or accessories. This hydration pack from the French giants is no exception – check out the...

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Altura Nightvision windproof gloves – review

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Altura Nightvision windproof gloves – review

UK brand Altura’s Nightvision windproof gloves get a going over in the current Cycling Active mag, and impress with a 8/10 score. Altura’s kit undergoes rigorous testing in notoriously fickle UK weather. They’re best known for their be-seen Autumn and Winter togs, designed with highly visible reflective trims for dark commutes. Check out the full review below. Nightvision windproof gloves are available at our new web store,...

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Best winter mountain bike tyre – review…

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Best winter mountain bike tyre – review…

Mountain Bike Rider magazine put winter mountain bike tyres under the spotlight in the latest issue – and they reckon Schwalbe’s Magic Mary is the best bet for getting a grip on riding in the slop. Perennial fave, the Maxxis Beaver, scored highly in the group test, with riders impressed by its climbing ability. But it was outshone by its newer stablemate, the Shorty, with the testers bowled over by its versatility and declaring the tyre ‘the perfect blend for most UK winter trail riding.’ Both tyres were put in the shade by the Magic...

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Transition Patrol Carbon – availability imminent!

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Transition Patrol Carbon – availability imminent!

Big news on Transition Patrol Carbon availability – we have frames due to land imminently! The Patrol Carbon is one of the most eagerly anticipated mountain bikes for the new season, and made Mountain Bike Rider magazine’s top five list of the hottest bikes for 2016 (see here). Test riders declared the 2015 alloy bikes a flat out success and they became rare as hen’s teeth here in the UK. Demand for the carbon version  of this long-travel enduro bike – which will save you around half kilo over the aluminium frame – is just...

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Powys County — Council Cycle to Work

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Powys County — Council Cycle to Work

Powys County Council’s twice-yearly window of opportunity to sign up to the Cycle to Work scheme opens on Monday for two weeks. Cycle to Work uses a Government tax break which saves you up to 40% off the cost of a new bike and accessories worth up to £1000. It also allows you to spread the cost of your purchase over 12-18 months. Of course, bikes bought on the scheme don’t have to be used exclusively for commuting. It means you can pick up a sleek new road bike or even a burly off-roader for a fraction of the RRP. Head here for the full...

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Discount code! New Cateye lights range 2015

Posted by on October 26, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Discount code! New Cateye lights range 2015

The clocks have gone back meaning your evening rides need lighting up! The good news is Cateye have massively expanded their popular Volt range with brighter, lighter front and rear lights across the board. All Cateye lights are already discounted 10% at our brand new online store, www.drover.cc. But you can snag an EXTRA 10% off the discounted price with the voucher code ‘brightideas’. Cateye’s all-new Volt 1600 front light (RRP £189.99 – our price £170.99) comes with an integrated USB-rechargeable battery and is arguably all the light...

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Ride winter – new Santini 2016 cycle clothing range

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Ride winter – new Santini 2016 cycle clothing range

Get 10% off RRP across the board on Santini cycle clothing at our new online store… Cycle togs stalwarts Santini are staging a breakaway from the tried and tested routine of layering up for chilly autumn and winter rides with their all-new ‘Beta’ single-layer range of jackets and jerseys. The idea with Beta is to deliver a ‘multi-weather’ garment that responds to a wide range of temperatures and conditions, saving you the hassle and added weight of carrying extra clothes. It means you can leave the windproof jacket at home, and there’s...

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Best budget hardtail – Saracen Mantra Pro

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Best budget hardtail – Saracen Mantra Pro

We’re back with UK brand Saracen this year for our mountain bike hire fleet, and we have a raft of freshly-built Mantra Pro hardtails ready to roll. The Mantra Pro has been a consistent favourite in the mountain bike mags, coming runner in Mountain Bike Rider’s ‘hardtail of the year’ test. And last year, What Mountain Bike mag scored the bike a near-perfect 4-and-a-half out of five stars, declaring: ‘‘Saracen’s sorted hardcore hardtail proves fun riding bikes don’t have to cost a fortune.’ Fast forward 12 months to the current issue of What...

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New brands & bikes for 2016 – Salsa, Moustache join our line-up

Posted by on October 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

New brands & bikes for 2016 – Salsa, Moustache join our line-up

We have a raft of fresh bikes arriving for the new season – and we’re welcoming US brand Salsa as well e-bike supremos Moustache (France) into the Drover Cycles fold. California-based Salsa are all about adventuring on two wheels – they build bikes for exploring, designed to go that extra mile, or maybe that extra 200! Their Beargrease fat bike (complete bike from £1599.99, carbon frameset £1999.99) will shortly be joining our demo fleet. It’s a pared-down, fat-tyred beast of a bike that – despite its portly name –...

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First look: Genesis Tour de Fer 2016

Posted by on October 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

First look: Genesis Tour de Fer 2016

UK brand Genesis have changed up their mile-munching Tour de Fer to a continental style flat bar set up for 2016. The Tour de Fer is the big-distance version of their bombproof, genre-defying Croix De Fer adventure bike. Not that the Croix can’t handle big miles – of course it can, both on and off road. But the Tour is more ably equipped for carrying rider and luggage over the kinds of massive distances covered on multi-terrain cycle touring outings. The flat bars on the 2016 model mean better compatibility with mountain biking &...

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