Live, sleep, work, play, ride, eat - everything bike related - that's what we do!
It doesn't matter what it is, mountain bike, E-bike, road, hybrid, tandem, trike, ice-cream wagon, kids bike or touring fat-bike with trailer - it's all bikes and bike riding and that's all good!
It's a lifestyle choice working in the bike business, it's something that seems to choose you rather than you choosing it. One day you're out riding your bike after school/Uni/work and the next thing you know it's 10 (or 20!) years later and 3+ bike shop jobs on and it's like - WOW - how did that happen!?
The years of tinkering in workshops, making stuff work and coming across weird and wonderful rare parts or bikes only prove to keep it interesting; and builds a knowledge base to equip you for the next 10 years of constantly changing standards, business killing online pricing and retail ups and downs that seem to have no explanation or key drivers or just leave you stumped and excited to find a way...
That's what we do - find a way to fix your bike, get you that part that no-one else can, keep stock of consumables that other shops don't, get you on that demo bike, get excited about selling a kids bike, love new products, find out how it works and go ride it!
We love the buzz of cycling events - demo rides, ladies maintenance courses, our new Sportive, supporting the PMBA Enduro series, helping out with local Breeze rides and the Coast to Coast in a day; we're always planning the next event and thinking of ways to get more people involved in cycling and loving bikes as much as we do.
Here at the shop we work hard to bring you the best brands and variety of stock we can - because it's what we would want as a customer.
We have Santa Cruz, Wilier, Whyte and Specialized bikes in stock - all brands we would (and do) actually buy and ride ourselves! Want something different? This is not an exhaustive list and we often have access to other desirable brands like NS, Ragley, Kinesis, DMR, Pivot and others - ask!
If it's no good, it doesn't get room in the shop...We only stock the products we want too, that we think are good value and top performers in their field.
It's not all bikes - Endura forms the mainstay of our clothing lines and produce excellent performing, great value technical garments that will make your riding more comfortable and enjoyable. Alongside Endura brands like LEATT, Mavic, RaceFace and Santa Cruz give a wide range of choice no matter what your discipline.
Need parts? We keep a huge selection of brakes, derailleurs, bearings and all manner of other bits and pieces in stock. If we don't have it we can get it - and we'll try our best to find a way to get you back on your bike and be competitive on price too. Don't be shy - if we can price match we will - and if we can't we'll be honest and tell you why!
So what is it we do on a daily basis?
Try to be the best bike shop in the local area/world!
- We want you to walk in the door and say "oh, wow!"
That 's what drives us, that and delivering the best service we possibly can. The most honest advice, educated opinion, best products and a coffee and a laugh too!
From tubes to custom carbon mountain bikes or round the world tours we're happy to help you with it all and look forward to welcoming you in to the store soon!
New to Escape? Pop in for a brew and a wander round. You're always welcome!
Got feedback? Would like to see something different in store?
Give Paul a ring on 015242 41226 or email [email protected]
Thanks for your continued custom and support - Paul