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Shots from the New Redditch Shop!

Shots from the New Redditch Shop!

Posted | 3rd Jun 2015

So our Redditch branch has been open for just over a week and we’ve been astonished by the interest in both our business and our products! It’s been great to have received such a positive response from old customers and new, and we wanted to share a few shots with you for those who haven’t been able to pop in (yet!)



Whereas at our Bromsgrove branch we stock a wide range of Trek and Frog bikes at Redditch we are stocking a number of Ridgeback, Genesis and Saracen bikes.

From slick and fast carbon road bikes to full on road devouring tourers, from single speed steel bikes to balance bikes for children, we have something for everyone at both of our stores.

Our speciality here at Redditch is hybrid and mountain bikes; but that’s not to take away from our wide range of road, cyclocross and children’s bikes. You’ll also find a fantastic Royal Enfield bike sat in our shop window as a tribute to the history of the home to our second branch.

Here’s a handful of photos of new bikes from our Redditch branch for you to feast your eyes on!

Ridgeback Flight Range

Ridgeback Flight Range

Rapide Bikes 1 of 3

Rapide Bikes 1 of 3









Rapide Bikes 2 of 3

Rapide Bikes 2 of 3

Rapide Bikes 3 of 3

Rapide Bikes 3 of 3


Saracen Full Sus MTB 1 of 2

Saracen Full Sus MTB





Genesis Bikes

Genesis Bikes









For more information you can visit the Ridgeback Flight range, Rapide bikes, Saracen MTB and Genesis Bikes; or alternatively pop into our Redditch branch to test ride one of these bikes!



Kryptonite Range at Speeds Cycles Redditch

Kryptonite Range at Redditch Speeds Cycles

Security is a primary concern for many cyclists, especially those that use their bike for commuting. You’ll be pleased to know that at our Redditch branch we have a wide range of Kryptonite bike locks, including products from the new Messenger range.

These bike locks were designed in collaboration with messengers that live, work and ride in the US and offer both high levels of security as well as portability.

We also have a wide range of Truflo pumps, with bike pumps starting from £9.99 and track pumps starting from £19.99 it’s both easy and affordable to ensure that a puncture never slows you down!

Nutrition and Hydration


Whether you’re out on your bike for half an hour or a full day it’s really important to consider both your nutritional requirements and your hydration levels. 

At our Redditch branch you’ll find a fantastic range of Science in Sport (SIS) products, including Hydro tablets, energy gels and bars in a a range of flavours, Go Energy and Go Electrolyte drinks, as well as protein based products to help with your post ride recovery.

Science in Sport Range

Science in Sport Range

As well as stocking SIS products we also have a great range of Elite water bottles and water bottle cages, designed with cyclists in mind. Ranging from  350ml to 750 ml bottles there is plenty of choice, depending on your mileage and hydration requirements.



Love or loathe lycra, let’s face it, it’s a big part of being a cyclist; and at our Redditch branch we have a huge range of Pearl Izumi and Madison clothing for men, women and even children.

We have something for everyone, from commuter shorts and hi vis jackets to full Lycra bibs and jersey tops. We also have two changing rooms, giving you the option to try before you buy.

As well as stocking a wide range of clothing we also have a vast number of Lazer helmets as well as a range of Lazer and Pearl Izumi shoes. These cycling essentials come in a range of different designs, colours and sizes so be sure to pop in store and try out our range.

Having the right clothing can make a big difference to your ‘on the bike’ comfort, so do pop in store to try out our range.

We are particular fans of the Madison womens ‘Sportive’ jersey, which utilises the rather fetching ‘Speeds’ green.

Madison Sportive Jersey



Maintaining your bike can make a big difference to your servicing costs. Using the wrong cleaner or applying the wrong lubrication can make a big difference to your ride, so it’s important to get it right first time.

At our Redditch branch we have a wide selection of Finish Line products, and our staff will be happy to help ensure that you are using the right product in the right places!

As well as using the right cleaners and lubricants it’s also a good idea to have a selection of tools both in your saddle pack and at home. At both our Bromsgrove and Redditch branches you’ll find a wide selection of tools by Park Tool, including multi tools for your saddle bag, spoke wrenches, pedal spanners, bottom bracket tools, cable cutters and sprocket removers.

For the budding bike mechanic we can also source and supply mechanics stands and how to guides!



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Frog Bikes Release Track Bikes and Kit

Frog Bikes Release Track Bikes and Kit

Posted | 27th May 2015

Last year Frog announced the release of a range of road bikes designed specifically with children in mind. While doing some online research Owen just found out that Frog are now going to release a range of track bikes just for kids too!

Owen and I both regularly ride modified track bikes on the road. We use them for commuting, club runs and even time trials. Fitted with a fixed gear, we often find both adults and children are fascinated with these unusual rides.

Frog Track Bikes


As you can see from the Frog track range, these bright green bikes will certainly not be missed on the track. At the moment the Frog track bikes are only available in bright green. However, the Frog road bikes originally started in just one colour and were quickly made available in other colours including Team Sky branded variations so further colour options could be a possibility in the future.

Like the recently released and hugely popular Frog road bikes, the Frog track bikes are available in three different sizes. The bikes range in sizes, starting with a 20″ wheel designed to suit riders with a minimum inside leg of 58cm and go all the way up to a 26″ wheel with a frame size designed to fit riders with an inside leg of 70cm, so there’s bound to be a Frog track bike that fits your little one.

The gearing issued with each of the track bikes is designed to fall well within the BC regulations as demonstrated on the Frog website. However, if you’re little one is growing up with a set of powerlegs we can certainly provide advice, supply and fit alternative cogs to match the gear ratio that you are aiming for.

All of the Frog track bikes come fitted with a flip-flop hub meaning they can be run both a fixed and a freewheel. Currently the Frog track bikes aren’t available, but pre orders can be placed with stockists like us! If you’re interested in purchasing your little one a Frog track bike please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Prices for a Frog track bike depend on the size that your little one needs:

Frog Track 58 – £270
Frog Track 67 – £285
Frog Track 70 – £300

The number of the model represents the minimum inside leg (in cms) needed for the rider to safely ride that model. However, as we all know, a comfortable bike fit is based on much more than just top tube clearance, so before placing your order we recommend that you pop in store with your child and one of our members of staff will be happy to help you choose the right size.

Here at Speeds we are delighted to see a brand like Frog consistently develop and produce high quality lightweight bikes designed with all kinds of riding in mind.

Frog Kit


Children often want to emulate their elders and feel part of a club, and a jersey is one of the most popular ways for a cyclist to demonstrate their personality and brand affiliations.

Owen, for example, is a big fan of Tokyo Fixed and Cinelli kit and I have recently discovered Morvelo which has a great line for women.

Frog, with the release of their Team Sky range of hybrid and road bikes, also released a number of Team Sky accessories, including helmets, track mitts, rucksacks, saddle packs and water bottles.

However, they have now also released the Frog jersey.

Frog Cycle Jersey

Frog Cycle Jersey – RRP £25


This playful, colourful and bright jersey is bound to ensure that your little one is easy to spot from the distance or in a crowd. It utilises a combination of the bright green used in the company’s logo and branding as well as the polka dot design utilised in the Pudsey versions of their hybrid bikes.

The Frog cycle jersey is available in four different sizes -

Age 4 – 6 (Height 116 cm / Chest 68 cm)
Age 7 – 8 (Height 128 cm / Chest 72 cm)
Age 9 – 10 (Height 140 cm / Chest 78 cm)
Age 11 – 12 (Height 152 cm / Chest 80 cm)

If you’d like to buy your child a Frog cycle jersey pop in store or get in touch and we’ll put one on order for you!

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Speeds Cycles Redditch Opens Doors Saturday 23rd May

Speeds Cycles Redditch Opens Doors Saturday 23rd May

Posted | 22nd May 2015

Yes, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for! The Speeds Cycles Redditch branch will open it’s doors…. TOMORROW!

We want to thank everyone that has played a part in the launch of the new store; from the contractors that have helped us to redevelop the property, to the suppliers who have assisted with shop design and fitting, to the customers who have been so supportive of this move.

Brands and Services


The Redditch branch will be stocking an entirely different range than the Bromsgrove branch, but you can still expect the same friendly and helpful service that we provide to all of our customers.

At the Bromsgrove Speeds Cycles branch you’ll find brands such as Trek, Frog, Mavic, Endura, Bontrager, Zipp and Brooks.

At the Redditch Speeds Cycles branch you’ll find Genesis, Ridgeback, Saracen, Ridley, Pearl Izumi, Madison and other big names.

If there’s something you’d like to purchase and you can’t find it in either of our stores please don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll do our best to facilitate your needs.

Over the last 18 months we have invested heavily in the workshop at the Bromsgrove Speeds Cycles branch. This investment has ensured that we can offer our customers a variety of bike repair servicing. From changing an inner tube to a complete restoration of a bike, the Bromsgrove branch has the tools and expertise you need.

For now, the Redditch Speeds Cycles branch will have limited workshop capabilities, however, whether you visit our Bromsgrove or Redditch branch if you have a bicycle in need of some TLC we will ensure that you and your bike are well looked after!

Opening Hours and Contact Details


The new Redditch Speeds Cycles branch will open it’s doors at 9am on Saturday 23rd May and will be open all over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The opening hours for Speeds Cycles Redditch over the Bank Holiday weekend is as follows:

Saturday 23rd May – 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 24th May – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday 25th May – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 26th May – CLOSED
Wednesday 27th May – CLOSED

The Speeds Cycles Redditch branch will be open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, but closed on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May for one final push on the shop fit.

Speeds Cycles Redditch will re-open it’s doors on Thursday 28th May.

The opening hours for Speeds Cycles Bromsgrove is as follows:

Saturday 23rd May – 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 24th May – CLOSED
Monday 25th May – CLOSED
Tuesday 26th May onwards – Normal business hours

To reach the Speeds Cycles team at Bromsgrove call us on 01527 872394

To reach the Speeds Cycles team at Redditch call us on 01527 65018.

Alternatively, you can use our contact us page to reach us online or you can email us directly.

Pop In and Say Hi!


We really hope to see as many people as possible at our new Redditch branch this Bank Holiday weekend. Whether you’re a regular customer or new, whether you want some general advice on bikes or something specific just drop in to our Redditch branch and say hi and we’d be happy to have a chat about your needs!

Thank you again for all of your support and we hope to help get as many people as possible out on their bikes and enjoying all the benefits of cycling!


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New Delivery of Mavic Road Shoes

New Delivery of Mavic Road Shoes

Posted | 9th May 2015

Yesterday we took delivery of a number of new Mavic road shoes! I personally ride a set of Mavic road shoes (a pair of 2014 Mavic Giova road shoes) and I highly recommend Mavic shoes in general. They are a great quality shoe and reasonably priced.

We now have in stock the following models and sizes:

Mavic Aksium


Mavic Aksium – Sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (UK) – £64.99
Mavic Aksium Elite Maxi Fit – Sizes 8, 9, 10, 11 (UK) – £79.99

Mavic Aksium

2015 Mavic Aksium

Mavic Aksium Elite

2015 Mavic Aksium Elite









The Aksiums are suitable for men and women. These are great entry plastic sole road shoes. The maxi fit is suitable for riders with a wider foot. The Mavic Aksium utilises velcro straps and the Mavic Aksium Maxi Fit utilises a ratchet strap.


Mavic Ksyrium


Mavic Ksyrium Elite – Sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (UK) – £99.99
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Women’s – Sizes 6, 7, 8 (UK) – £99.99

Ksyrium Elite Men

2015 Ksyrium Elite Men

Ksyrium Elite Women

2015 Ksyrium Elite Women









The Ksyriums are available in both women’s and men’s fit and sizes and utilise ratchet straps and a carbon composite sole for lightness and stiffness.

The Ksyrium Elite (Men’s) is also available in a black/red colourway.

The Ksyrium Elite (Women’s) is also available in a black/plum colourway.

The featured colourway for the Ksyrium Elite (Women’s) beautfully coordinates with the Mavic Syncro helmet.

Mavic Ksyrium Pro – Sizes 8, 9, 10 (UK) – £129.99

Ksyrium Pro

2015 Ksyrium Pro









The Ksyrium Pro is a carbon composite road shoe that utilises a radial dialer to tighten the shoe as opposed to a ratchet strap. This allows the shoe to tighten by 1mm increments as opposed to 2mm, giving a more fine tuned fit.

The Ksyrium Pro is also available in a black/blue combination.

Pop in store to try out our latest range of road shoes!

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Female Only Cycle Coaching Sessions

Female Only Cycle Coaching Sessions

Posted | 8th May 2015

Here at Speeds we are very proud to embrace and encourage female cyclists and in 2015 we have certainly noticed a huge increase in women keen to ride road bikes and hybrids. We have also witnessed a rise in memberships for female only clubs, such as Women on Wheels and Hopwood Ladies.

Having been a cyclist for the last three years I have also noticed a huge riser in female riders. When I first started if I saw one female cyclist on the road that was unusual. I always saw lots of guys but very few other women. These days, it’s rare that I don’t see a group of women riding, either as a female only group or as part of a road club.

We have just received an email from Louise James – a West Midlands Go Ride coach. Louise is looking to offer young girls and women aged 12 or over the opportunity to  engage in ladies only cycle coaching sessions.

These sessions will take place on the Tudor Grange cycle track. The sessions will start on Thursday 14th May 2015 and will run for 7 weeks.  Signing on for these events take place from 7.45pm. Riding will begin at 8pm and will finish 9.30pm.

Louise asks that participants are at least 12 years old, but state that there is no maximum age for participants.  These sessions are designed to improve rider ability, confidence, bike handling skills and stamina on the bike.

Costs and More Details

These sessions will be a great way to meet local female riders that are keen to improve their skills. Costs for the sessions are as follows:

£3 per session for British Cycling members
£6 per session for non British Cycling members.

For more information and to book your place please contact Louise James via email.