Summer has arrived the trails are dusty and adventure is calling. At Primera we can't recommend gravel bikes enough. We have a huge range and for good reason as they are the true Swiss army knife of the bike world. Two brands that we love in store are OPEN Cycles and Niner. Both of these brands offer the best in gravel technology and some of the coolest bikes we have seen.
Open offers a bike that truly can change what you think one bike can do. The U.P and U.P.P.E.R are super lightweight frame sets that have some of the best finishes we have seen and they look stunning! The true trick of these bikes is the ability to run both 700c and 650b wheels. What this allows you to do is have 3 bikes in one! Run a standard road wheel and have a fast fun and very capable road bike that will be at home on your training rides, club run and even a crit race. Then throw a gravel 700c tyre on and you have a fast flick-able gravel bike perfect for events and even the odd part of CX riding also. Finally you can put a 650b wheel in and boost your bikes compatibility with a 2.0 mountain bike tyre and you have a bike that can go where most mountain bikes are able to go! With this much scope for having a bike that can be built in any way you want they come in only frame sets and 2 different carbon layups. The U.P is the entry option with the slightly lower grade carbon but the frame set comes in at a crazy light 1430G for frame and fork and the U.P.P.E.R coming in at 1250G. This makes for bikes that handle and transfer power on a kick of the pedals. The U.P.P.E.R is able to drop its weight with the introduction of higher modular carbon in specific areas on the frame to keep the stiffness and ride characteristic the same whilst offering a lighter more nimble frame.
With the OPEN bikes only coming in a frame only option the build will be key to making this bike come to life. We have all the best components from brands such as ZIPP, Easton, Shimano, Sram, Hope and many more. We have over 25 years experience in custom bikes and can source components and rare parts for your next OPEN build.
If you are looking for a complete build then we have you covered also. NINER offer amazing bikes straight out the box. They have both aluminium and carbon offerings to fit every budget. Niner has a strong heritage in making very fast mountain bikes. They now have moved in to making very capable and fun gravel bikes.
With the heritage in mountain bikes the Niners are born to be capable off road and take on roads less travelled. We recommend getting a gravel bike because you can explore your local area from a different angle, stay safe off the road and enjoy being in new areas that your road bike can't get you too.
We also offer a full range of bike packing bags and accessories that you can load your new gravel bike up and head off in to the wilderness and have a true adventure. Take a look at the range we have here.
If you would like any advice hints and tricks on camping with your bike then get in touch with our Poole store and have a talk with Vince - he is an avid bike packer and has a wealth of knowledge that you can tap in to. Take a look at the full range of gravel bikes and what they can offer you. What are you waiting for adventure is just around the corner.
Combines performance-oriented road geometry & parts with clearance for mountain bike tires. Start on asphalt, try gravel, hit single track. Its geometry makes you fast; its tires unstoppable. The U.P.P.E.R. accepts flat-mount brakes and ships with an OPEN U-turn fork.
You want to not just go the distance but do go there fast? The RLT 9 RDO is a gravel bike made to make those often bumpy miles sail bike. Do you want to explore? This bike encourages it. How about undertaking long and adventurous rides? Please do. Need a change of pace, a break from the routine? Go ahead. Give it a chance. If you can think it on two wheels, the RLT, a multi-tool of a bike, might just be the bike for you. From dirt trails to gravel to asphalt, this bike takes it all in stride and you along with it.
All Bikes are available on 0% Finance with ZERO deposit and up to 36 months. For any more information or avaliability give the team a call on 01202 778855 or 01202 749674