by Jamie Ware
August 22, 2012
This week in Tuesday Treats we’re going behind the scenes at Premier Dealer Garage Bikes, based in Morley, just south of Leeds. As well as their busy workshop, bling-filled shop cabinets and selection of quality clothing, they’ve recently become an Ibis dealer – and apparently they do a sideline in icon smuggling as well as regular shop rides. Read on to find out more…
Of course, we couldn’t forget the competition. Up for grabs this week in the regular prize draw is a cavernous Hydrapack Jolla Top Load 3 18L hydration backpack, worth £100. Sounds good eh? Don’t forget that even if you don’t win the prize then you’re still a winner by subscribing, because our Premier Member’s Card entitles you to all sorts of discounts and other good things at any of our Premier Dealers.
This week, we introduce GARAGE BIKES
“Garage Bikes. Your dream MTB bike build or personalised bike servicing awaits …”
What do Singletrack Subscribers get from GARAGE BIKES?
10% off all repairs and servicing. 5% off parts, accessories and clothing. Friendly advice and in store rider chat is free!
Give us an introduction to your company – who owns/manages it, when was it set up, how many staff, where are you located?
Owned by Al and Sarah, we are based in historic Morley (slap-bang in the middle of town), just south of Leeds and we’ve been going for just over a year now. We are firstly a bicycle workshop but we have clothing, parts, accessories and all the shiny shiny bling tucked away in glass cabinets.
We’ve just become an Ibis dealer and have the really rather awesome Ibis Mojo HD 160mm as a demo bike for people to use, abuse and then buy 🙂 Oh and there’s Bella the shop dog.
What’s your current best-selling/hottest product?
Everything from the mundane (26″ Schrader innertubes), the normal (MET Crossover helmets) to the shiny (Hope bashguards). Loads of our riders are now dropping the big ring and going 2 x 9/10 lately.
Which product/brand does every staff member have on their bike?
Schwalbe tyres, Reverb dropper seatposts and Lizard Skin grips. We all ride here and our own bikes are very much used to test product so we know what works best for each application.
What was the last custom build you did?
My lovely and always brilliant wife’s Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon. Full XT 2x10spd, Fox Float 32 140 RLC, Hope wheels. Good heavens that woman is spoilt!
Tell us something about your shop/staff that no one knows…
Cake always generates discount. Sarah is an international icon smuggler. No, really. We’re a social bunch, check out our twitter page for all the proof you need @garagebikes
Is there a regular shop ride or forthcoming event you think our readership should know about?
Sarah has just about recovered from her over the bars dismount-collarbone-related-issues and will be leading women’s only rides from the shop Sunday mornings very soon. We regularly ride out from the shop. Keep an eye out on www.garagebikes.co.uk for more details or drop us a line, email or tweet.
Premier Subscribers can enter our GARAGE BIKES prize draw. This week’s prize:
The lucky winner will be able to ride in style with this Hydrapack Jolla Top Load 3 18L hydration backpack worth £100:
How to enter this week’s Tuesday Treats Prize Draw:
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The result of last week’s travel-tastic Tuesday Treats 3: Mountain Bike Kerala prize draw:
Congratulations piha! Hold tight, we’ll be in touch.
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