We’ve had a break in…

September 22, 2012

The Singletrack office was broken into this morning 🙁

Thanks to the speedy response of West Yorkshire Police the thieving scumbags scarpered mid-theft but got away with four bikes. Keep your eyes peeled for a Cotic Rocket, Orange Five Pro, Santa Cruz Nickel and Lapierre XR 529.

(Edit – we found the Nukeproof Mega, it’s safe and sound out on the trails with a staffer 😉 We’ve also found Sim’s Kona hiding in a corner.)

Detailed specs, sizes and colours of the bikes are listed below, so take a look and keep an eye out for any components that are of dubious lineage.

Some of the bikes have been tweaked to reflect our personal preferences, which should make them very distinctive – pink pedals and 800mm bars, anyone?

If you have any information then please contact Singletrack – newsdesk@singletrackworld.com or 01706 813344.

Alternatively you can get in touch with West Yorkshire Police directly by calling Halifax CID Office – 01422 337087. Any info to DC 4497 Drabble.



Cotic Rocket
Medium, orange, £3,200

Rear shock: Fox Float RL
Fork: Fox 32 Float 150 FIT QR15
Front mech: Shimano XT
Rear mech: Shimano XT
Chainset: Shimano XT
Shifters: Shimano XT
Brakes: Shimano SLX
Wheelset: Hope Pro II Evo on Stan’s ZTR Flow, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35in
Stem: Hope
Seatpost: Bontrager
Saddle: Cotic
Bars: Bontrager Rhythm

Orange Five Pro
17in, Apple Green, Maxle rear end, £3,000

Our nicked Orange Five, in a wood yesterday. Pic thanks to Sam Needham.

Rear shock: Fox Evolution Series CTD
Fork: Fox Evolution Series CTD, white
Front mech: Shimano SLX
Rear mech: Shimano XT ShadowPlus
Chainset: Race Face Evolve XC
Bottom bracket: Race Face X-Type.
Brakes: Hope Tech Evo X2
Wheelset: Hope Pro 2 Evo on Mavic XM319, Maxxis Advantage 2.35in
Stem: Race Face Ride XC
Seatpost: Race Face Ride XC
Saddle: SDG Falcon, Orange Edition
Bars: Race Face Ride XC

Santa Cruz Nickel
Medium, Green, £2,550 in original spec, £3,500 approx with upgrades.

Rear shock: Fox Float RL
Fork: X-Fusion Velvet 140mm
Front mech: Shimano Deore 9 speed
Rear mech: Shimano Deore 9 speed
Chainset: Shimano Deore 9 speed
Brakes: Magura MT-8 Carbon
Wheelset: 650B from Just Riding Along, Pacenti Neo Moto 650B tyres
Stem: Easton 35mm clamp.
Bars: Easton 800mm, 35mm clamp, white grips
Seatpost: Crank Bros Kronolog

Lapierre XR 529
Medium, black/green/white, £2,700

Rear shock: Fox Evolution CTD Trail
Fork: RockShox Reba 29 RL 100mm, remote lockout
Front mech: Shimano XT
Rear mech: Shimano XT
Chainset: Shimano XT 2×10
Brakes: Formula RX
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron
Finishing kit: Lapierre, with non-standard RaceFace Turbine flat bar and pink Straitline flat pedals.

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