STUFF GOING ON

Keeping you up to date on all things bike and True North.

The worlds been a bit mad recently and its been hard to keep track and keep people updated on the constant changes in the cycling industry.  

So, we’ve created a blog page to keep people in the know about everything we think is important or exciting, beit about True North Adventures, or the Hub, or just about bikes/ebikes and bits.  Have a scroll and have a read and hopefully there’s something of interest or help.

As always, we are on the end of the phone if you need us. 

Mondraker go big with their new headquarters

Mondrakers new headquarters!

Whoever was the concept architect behind this building, we would like to shake your hand, inspired by the structure of a wheel.   Mondrakers new headquarters are simply AMAZING! 

When this much thought is put into their offices, you can start to understand the ethos of the brand and the quality of their bikes. 

Based in Elche, Spain

Mondrakers growth has rapidly increased over the last few years, resulting in the need for the new facility, what they are calling “out of the ordinary”. 

Allowing the R&D, engineering and design team to work closely together has created some of the best Mondraker models you’ve seen to date.  Leading quickly onto production, where the space has allowed all bikes to be built together, which allows them to massively increase the production figures, which is a huge commitment in any day and age, let alone with the current issues the bike industry faces.   

The theory of evolution is an example of the prevailing theory about where people come from.  Mondraker have invested in the creation their people and in turn their product, with these facilities.  Creating a work environment of teamwork, performance and flow between all departments – just like their bikes!  

For everyone.

Offering large indoor and outdoors spaces, its Mondrakers intention to exhibit the different collection of Mondraker products, host sales events and test ride their latest models.  Our hands will be firmly up and waving for this.

Heres to 2022 and the future

The new facility clearly echoes Mondrakers brand image, minimalist and avant-garde design, which can be seen in every detail on their 2022 bike range  Click link or see below for more details.

The future is definitely Mondraker

Yeti enter the ebike world and what a bike – say hello to the 160E

Hello 160E

The wait is over and Yeti have officially entered the ebike market after years in development, introducing the  Yeti 160E.  Whilst everyone was racing to make an ebike, Yeti were making an ebike to race. 

Their strapline ‘it took take, to make time’ comes from the desire of the  Yeti brand wanting to keep true to their patented Switch Infinity suspension system.  With the position of the motor they’ve had to develop the new Sixfinity suspension platform.

Whats Sixfinity?

A True Six-Bar Design. Fractions Of A Millimeter Difference In The Linkage Lengths And Pivot Placement Impacts Anti-Squat And Anti-Rise Characteristics. It’s Incredibly Complex. It Took A Half Decade To Refine The System. Unlike Many Other “Six-Bar Designs” Sixfinity Uses All Six Linkages To Control The Wheel Path.

Sixfinity 01

Sixfinity was born to accommodate the added power and mass of an e-MTB. To increase pedaling efficiency given how an e-MTB is actually ridden when ridden hard. And to increase traction for the kind of speed an e-MTB can really deliver, with the right kinematics. 

Sixfinity 02

As the suspension progresses through its travel, the Switch link rotates up until it reaches the inflection point. It then “switches” directions and continues to rotate down – creating the unique anti-squat curves shown. 

Tunable Leverage Rate.

Every track is different. Every racer has their ride preferences. Sixfinity has an adjustable leverage rate progression that provides a dynamic range of suspension feel. All while preserving geometry, anti-squat and anti-rise characteristics, and only a minute impact to wheel travel at +/-2mm.  

25% – 35%

Why did it take so long?

1 NEW SUSPENSION PLATFORM
Developed specifically for the demands of an e-MTB, Sixfinity brings unprecedented tunability, speed and performance to the 160E
 
5 YEARS OF INTENSE DEVELOPMENT
With product teams, engineers, and athletes working as a cohesive development unit, this is Yeti at its finest
 
25 CUSTOM MOLDS

Deeper integration. Intuitive control management. One slick looking e-MTB.

6 MULES & PROTOTYPES

It takes time to save time. Validation from our test team and racers was essential to the development process from concept mules, to full carbon prototypes. 

BUILD KITS

T1

£11,899

C1

£9,499
DETAILST1, TURQ series carbon, Shimano XT, Fox Factory GRIP 2 38 ForkC1, TURQ series carbon, Shimano SLX, Fox Performance 38 Fork
FRAME  
FORKFOX FACTORY 38 GRIP 2/170MM E-TuneFOX PERFORMANCE 38/170MM E-TUNE
MATERIALTURQ SERIESTURQ SERIES
WEIGHT49.749.8
TRAVEL160mm (6.3″)160mm (6.3″)
REAR SHOCKFOX FACTORY FLOAT X2FOX PERFORMANCE FLOAT X
WHEELSETDT SWISS EX1700 30MM UPGRADABLEDT SWISS E1900 30MM UPGRADABLE
REAR DERSHIMANO XTSHIMANO SLX
SHIFTSHIMANO XTSHIMANO SLX
CRANKSHIMANO EM900 34T 160MMSHIMANO EM600 34T 160MM
BBN/AN/A
CASSETTESHIMANO XT 10-51SHIMANO SLX 10-51
CHAINSHIMANO XTSHIMANO SLX
BRAKESSRAM CODE RSCSRAM CODE R
ROTORSSRAM CENTERLINE 220/SRAM CENTERLINE 200SRAM CENTERLINE 220/SRAM CENTERLINE 200
POSTSRAM REVERB AXS 31.6MM SM: 125MM, MD: 150MM, LG/XL: 170MMONEUP DROPPER POST 31.6MM SM: 150MM, MD: 180MM, LG/XL: 210MM
FRONT TIREMAXXIS ASSEGAI 2.5 EXO+MAXXIS ASSEGAI 2.5 EXO+
REAR TIREMAXXIS MINION DHR II 2.4 DDMAXXIS MINION DHR II 2.4 DD
HEADSETCANE CREEK 110 INTEGRATEDCANE CREEK 40 INTEGRATED
BARYETI CARBON 35X800MM EBIKEYETI CARBON 35X800MM EBIKE
STEMRACE FACE TURBINE R 35X50MMRACE FACE RIDE 35X50MM
GRIPSODI ELITE PROODI ELITE PRO
SEATSILVERADO CUSTOMSILVERADO CUSTOM
DRIVE UNITSHIMANO EP8SHIMANO EP8
DISPLAYSHIMANO EM800SHIMANO EM800
CHARGERSHIMANO E6002SHIMANO E6002
BATTERYSHIMANO 630Wh INTERNAL BATTERYSHIMANO 630Wh INTERNAL BATTERY
ASSIST SWITCHSHIMANO EM800LSHIMANO EM800L

2022 Bosch update

Bosch announce The Smart System for 2022 ebikes

Todays update from Bosch for their 2022 ebikes brings the Bosch Smart System.  Here’s your at a glance of what this means;

  • Power tube 750
  • The eBike flow app
  • LED remote
  • Kiox 300 display

Click the link above for full details on the new System.

These aren’t replacing the 625Wh for 2022, as some people will still favour these , it will run alongside.  

We’re going Pro with Magura

Magura Pro Shop

We're going Pro with Magura!

We’ve been selected by Magura to become one of their pro shops, absolutely stoked! 

What this means for you as our customer; 

  •  Specialist training on Magura parts, allowing our mechanics to be even more knowledgable in the workshop 
  • Priority service on warranty works, providing faster turnaround with direct support with Magura UK
  • Bigger stocked range of spares and accessories 
  • Early notification of any limited editions 

True North holidays 31st July – 9th August 2021

True North holidays 31st July - 9th August 2021

The workshop and our guided adventures/skills courses, will not be open during these dates.

Due to a holiday clash, from cancelled 2020 holidays, we’ve had to close the workshop and guiding calendar from 4pm on Friday 31st July until 9am Monday 9th August 2021.

We’ll not be available to take any calls and emails will be monitored adhoc over the week, but we’ll be back in contact with you as soon as possible when we are back open.

Thank you for understanding and hope to see you all soon.

Contact us today!

2021 Bikes coming soon

We are still waiting to add certain 2021 bikes to our web-site. If there are any bikes you are interested in specifically that we are not showing please fill out details below and we'll get back to you