Biketart | Blog

30/04/2018

Job Opportunity – Product Editor

Biketart have a full-time role in our website team for a writer to produce product descriptions and content for our site. The position is based at our offices and warehouse in the Kent countryside with great MTB and road riding on our doorstep. With new products coming in to us on a daily basis we need to present these items in the way possible for our customers so that the key features and benefits are conveyed. Previous industry experience is not necessary for this job – writing skills and product knowledge are more important.... Read More

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Redefining the XC Hardtail with the new Santa Cruz Highball

You know how it is. You are blasting along your favourite local singletrack. You’re pushing hard, heart rate red lining, pedals spinning, getting the most out of your bike. And then, out of nowhere, someone just passes you. Just flies by. You look up. What are they riding? Latest full suspension rig? Maybe that new Santa Cruz Blur they’ve all been talking about. But no! It is a hard tail. You just got left for dust by a hardtail! You just got burned by the new Santa Cruz Highball. For... Read More

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It’s a Blur – Looking back and forward at the Santa Cruz Blur

The Santa Cruz Blur – A full carbon comeback story There have been a lot of classic names in mountain biking, that have come back, years later, to remind us how great they were. From the return of the Ibis Mojo in 2005, to Orange’s rehabilitation of the Clockwork, to the rebirth of the Malverns Classic race events, we mountain bikers love a good resurrection. And so it is certain to be with the Santa Cruz Blur. Absent from our trails since the LT2 C was replaced by the Tallboy... Read More

02/11/2017

Vicky’s Juliana Roubion

Vicky is sponsored by Biketart and chose a Juliana Roubion for her season. This blog entry by Vicky is the full lowdown of the new bike experience and some of what she’s got up to on it so far!! Over to Vicky: How do you honestly review a bike that makes you yell ‘I love my bike!’ every time you ride it?! It’s not easy! Three months ago my Juliana Roubion, aka, Liberty, was delivered to Biketart HQ in Barham, Kent. Since then we’ve racked up over 730km shredding trails... Read More

23/08/2017

Santa Cruz Rocks the 2017 Vital MTB Audience Survey!

Santa Cruz was voted number one during the 2017 Vital MTB Audience Survey in six of seven classifications in the bike and frame intent-to-buy categories: Bike Brand, Frame-Only, Trail Bike, Enduro/All-mountain Bike, 29-inch Bike, and 27.5-inch Bike. That’s pretty impressive we think! “We’re blown away about how the demand for our bikes continues to grow,” said Santa Cruz Global Sales Director Tom Larter. More than 10,000 visitors completed the survey, 25% of whom either work, or had worked, in bike shops themselves. At Biketart we have an extensive range of Santa... Read More

01/06/2017

The All-New Santa Cruz Nomad

Today Santa Cruz have launched the brand new Nomad. The 4th generation of this famous bike sees an overhaul of the design introduces new features to keep it on top of the enduro stack. The 2018 Nomad brings more travel, adjustable geometry, killer looks and some very cool build kits. Key changes: 170mm travel (up 10mm). More pedal efficient – the Nomad surprises everyone at how well it pedals. It’s now even better. If you want a big travel bike that you can pedal up this ticks the boxes –... Read More

28/05/2017
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Work at Biketart – New Mechanic Required

Biketart are looking for an experienced mechanic to work at our shop in the centre of Canterbury. You will be responsible for bike servicing, in-store sales and bike rentals. The main job roles are: In store advice & sales of bikes, parts and accessories Advising customers on bike servicing and repairs Booking bikes into the workshop calendar system Carrying out bike repairs and servicing PDI’ing bikes ready for collection Customer service and technical support by email/phone Placing orders with out warehouse and suppliers Receiving goods into stock.   Skills/Experience Required... Read More

21/03/2017
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Santa Cruz Chameleon: Looking Back at an Ever Changing Beast

In the animal kingdom, creatures make use of all sorts of clever little techniques to camouflage themselves. From striped zebra, to leaf life stick insects to bark coloured treecreepers – all very clever. But it all looks like kids playing hide and seek compared to the amazing chameleon. Capable of actually changing their skin colour by internally manipulating a range of pigments at different levels, allowing them to blend in, signal to other chameleons and even regulate their body temperature, they are one of the most adaptable creatures in the... Read More

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Orange Bikes: A Brief History of the All Round Range

Orange Bikes: A History if the All Round Range   Big news at Biketart. We have a new bike brand coming on board. They are British. They hail from Yorkshire. They’ve been around since the dawn of MTB time. That’s right folks..Orange bikes are coming to Biketart. Time to let you know a bit about their history and development. Because that  sort of thing’s important, right? It all begins with wind surfing. Yep, that’s right, windsurfing. Keen outdoor sports guy and windsurf company owner, Roger Tushingham acquired, in 1986, a Muddy Fox Courier... Read More

Orange Bikes:  The All-Round Range Comes to Biketart

While wandering the isles of the London Bike Show back in February, on a mission to track down the secrets behind the mythical DH29er, I visited a few of my personal favourites. While I had the job of chatting to Biketart’s regular suppliers, I also used a bit of my own time to peruse the brands that, after more than twenty years of mountain biking, I hold in some affection. Amongst those brands, one of them makes me go a little more doe-eyed than the rest – Orange bikes. I... Read More