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Whats New In Store

It has been a while since we last updated the news feed, its been a busy year so far and we have been learning and adapting to the needs and demands of our customers. There have been some moving around with brands and products in store, firstly we are now stocking fewer demo bikes and a better spread of bikes in the Trek range. Our in-store bikes now start at kids bikes from £240, adult bikes hybrids from £450, hard-tail mountain bikes from £600 and full suspension bikes from £1800.


Our demo bikes this year comprise of a Remedy 9.7 18.5, the trusty Session 8 – Medium and a Powerfly WSD 5 17.5. For the road side we have chosen two disc brake bikes a Domane SL 5 Disc 58cm and an Emonda SLR 6 Disc 56cm, all the demo bikes can be reserved from the demo bike page on the website, or by calling us direct.


The main change in store is our clothing range, we have decided to drop the Troy Lee MTB clothing and have instead gone for shop branded kit. Our MTB tops are designed by Shred XS, who produce some of the finest kids clothing on the planet. Our adult tops are in Enduro and XC cuts with the same design as our road kit below, we stock a black Bontrager short to complete, the kids get a shred XS short.

Our road clothing has been designed and produced by Nalini, providing a quality Italian cut with silicon gripers on sleeves, waist and legs. The pad is the endurance model,  which provides all day comfort  for those longer summer rides or spring / autumn training rides, at £75.99 for the top and £79.99 for the short they offer great value for a performance kit.

 The social media groups are continuing to grow, if you haven’t followed us on Facebook and Instagram then why not jump on and give us a like (Buttons at the top right) we don’t bombard you with junk, just items we think you may find interesting or useful. We have created a clearance group on the Facebook feed, which we will update every month or so with sale items or bargains, again rather than lots of sales posts to keep it all in one place.

We are in the process of changing turbo and GPS provider and will update when we have stock of the new products, have to say we are looking forward to having the brand in store and will simplify our tech offering. All the Autumn essentials are now in store from Lights to warmers, hats and gloves to keep you pedalling through the darker months……

…..So for now have a great Autumn of riding and hopefully see you in store soon.

Cheers Dan & Jay

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New product brands in Store

Having now settled in to our new showroom and have decided on a couple more product brands to fill in and around the Bontrager line up. Our first new brand is Tacx, we have become a Tacx Demo Center, we are currently stocking the Blue Matic, Satori Smart, Vortex Smart and Flux Demo unit as well as a range of Tacx add-ons, including turbo tyres, tablet holder, covers and heart rate straps.

Due to the number of tubeless conversions we do, mainly due to all Trek bikes shipping with tubeless ready rims, we have a great range of Stans products in store. We currently charge £20 per wheel for the conversion, which includes tape and solution £25 if you require valves. We also stock the majority of Bontrager’s TLR (Tubeless) Tyres in store, these are backed up by Trek 30 day unconditional guarantee.

We are now an official Solestar agent, if you havent come across their insoles then you are really missing a trick,they offer amazing pedal stability and work particularity well with our range of Bontrager shoes. If they are good enough for Spartacus then that should tell you all you need to know. For more info click here

Fabian Cancellara “SOLESTAR delivers what I and my team need: A top quality insole! It’s really important how the foot fits in the shoe. Perfect with SOLESTAR.” Trek Factory Racing


We have had a busy run up to Christmas so far, there are good stocks of kids bikes and accessories and we can still order in before Xmas. There is a great range of gift ideas in store for the cyclist in your life, we have gifts to suit all budgets from the leading brands. We also offer gift vouchers for any of our products, accessories and workshop services for any amount you wish, the funds are held against the customers account and can be redeemed when you are ready. If you are passing why not call in for look and a chat and if we don’t see you….have a great Christmas!

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Trek Reviews In The Media

Fuel EX 9.8 Llan Velo

There have been some great reviews in the media recently of Trek products, we have compiled a list below for you to have a quick look through, so why not grab a brew, kick back and catch up on what is hot for 2017 from Trek and Bontrager.








Fuel Ex 9.8


First up is Dirt’s review of the Fuel 9.9 29″ 

This year we are running the 9.8 as a demo bike in a 19.5″ and will be available to view in-store next month or  demo immediately.






Slash 9.8


Next is Dirt’s review of the Slash 9.9 

Again we are running the 9.8 as a demo in the 19.5 frame size and is also available to demo now and will be on display in our new showroom next month.






Domane SLR


RCUK have been out on the Domane SLR 6 Disc 

We have the SLR 7 Disc 58cm in-store to view and the SL6 disc 56cm as our demo bike, however if you are in the market for the SLR we can arrange to prise it off Dan for the day.






Bontrager products

Bike Radar have done a walk through of the full 2017 Trek road range and the new Bontrager products. We will be doing a winter stock in at the start of November to fill the new showroom, so why not make a note in your diary to come and see us and check out some of these great products…..ideal Xmas gifts for the cyclist in your life!



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2016 Bikes and Demo Bikes Clearance

Its already that time of year where we need clear the decks to make way for the 2017 stock, the new bikes are starting to ship which means we have some great deals on ex display and ex demo bikes. Please find listed below the available bikes which can be viewed at the shop in Llangollen, if you are interested in any of the bikes don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01978 806226 or email [email protected]

First up is a brand new ex display Ladies Silque S 50cm in Crystal White, this is unused and unmarked and has been a shop display model. The bike features a full carbon frame and fork which is Treks Endurance Geometry and features the Isospeed seat tube, which deflected vibration from the road for comfort. The Groupset is Shimano 105. RRP £1700 Sale Price £1262.25

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Next up is a brand new ex display Emonda SL8 54cm in White, this is also unused and unmarked and has been a shop display model. The bike features a full carbon frame and fork which is Trek H2 Geometry this is a little more race inspired. The groupset is full Dura-Ace with a mid level Bontrager finishing kit including tubeless ready wheels. RRP £2800 Sale Price £2300

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From our Demo bike range we are selling the following bikes:-

A Slash 8 17.5″ This bike has been ridden twice on demo and is unmarked, the frame has been heli-taped to protect it and the crank arms were protected. This is a 160mm travel front and rear all mountain bike which pedals well but descends like a rocket, it’s a big hitting Enduro bike capable of taking on the roughest of trails. RRP £3000 Sale Price £2350

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Our Remedy 9  18.5″ has also been out twice and as per the Slash has been heli-taped and the cranks protected, this is a lovely looking bike and we will be sorry to see it go. This is the highest spec’d alloy frame bike and features the Re-active rear shock, its 140mm front and rear and is the perfect all round trail bike. RRP £2900 Sale Price £2200

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From our road bike demo’s we are selling our Madone 9.2 58cm, the bike has been out twice but is in immaculate (Like New) condition, this is the Ultegra equipped bike and we have choosen to demo this on Shimano RS81 Carbon laminate wheels, these are the wheels we are selling with the bike and is the only change to the original 2016 spec. RRP £4500 Sale Price £3570…Absolute bargain for someone!

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And last but not least is Dan’s personal bike from 2016, this is a Domane 5.9 58cm in red, this is a full Dura-Ace groupset and has brand new Paradigm Wheels, seat and bar tape. The bike is immaculate and has been fully serviced, it has covered 2500 dry miles, the frame is Trek’s Endurance geometry and features the Isospeed seat tube for comfort. RRP £3200 Sale Price £2200

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If you would like anymore information on these bikes or would like to reserve them, please contact us on 01978 806226, Thanks for looking.

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British Downhill Series

A good day was had at the British Downhill Series / One Giant Leap Llangollen. Lots of interest in the Powerfly 9 LT especially after the great review in MBR this month, a few people interested in taking out our demo bike in the next few weeks. We were able to showcase the new Session 8 which we also have this year on demo, we can arrange for this to be ridden at One Giant Leap so you can give it a proper test, both bike will be available to view in-store next month when we expand. Would like to thank Martin for the invitation for the stall and were entertained by some great racing with Steve Peat missing out to a flying Jack Reading…….and the sun stayed out all weekend!!!


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Demo Bike Additions

Two new additions to the in-store demo fleet this week, we have a larger 56cm sized Emonda in the SL8 model to accompany our 54cm. It is possibly the best value bike Trek have at the moment, Dura Ace equipped for £2300 whilst stocks lasts.

We also have this Ultegra DI2 equipped Domane SLR 7 disc in a 58cm. Other new demo bikes coming shortly including the new Slash, Fuel Ex and most importantly our Session 8 will be with us soon.


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Are You Getting Fat?

Are You Getting Fat????

Ever wondered what all the fuss is over fat bikes? Would you like to try one but are unable to get a demo ride? Then give us a call!

We currently have a 19.5″ Farley 9 and an 18.5″ Stache in our demo fleet, available to ride any day except Wednesday, £50 for the day refundable off the purchase of a new bike from Llan Velo. Check the bikes availability and book online go here or email [email protected]



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First Demo Ride

First Demo ride from the shop today. Paul took our Slash 8 out for a play round the local hills, his Scott is in for repair with us and wanted try a Trek, extremely positive feedback and has opened his eyes to Trek again. Every day is a demo day here at Llan Velo our current demo bike list is as follows:-
Madone 9.2 58cm
Emonda SL8 54cm
Silque S 50cm
Domane 4.3 disc 58cm
Remedy 9 18.5″
Slash 8 17.5″
Farley 9 19.5″
Stache 8 18.5″
Dual Sport 8.4 19″
All we require is a drivers license which we retain during your demo, a fee of £50 which we will refund against the purchase of a new bike from us and your pedals which we will fit to the bikes for you. If you would like to book a bike please contact [email protected] or phone 01978 806226 to check availability.

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Thank You

Would just like to thank everyone for the huge support we have had over the past month, its been extremely humbling, without further a do……

…….Welcome to Llan Velo, official stockists of Trek Cycles and Bontrager accessories based in Llangollen, North Wales.

Our staff are lifelong cycling enthusiasts who are passionate about all things bike related.

All bikes in store are available as Demo Bikes allowing you to fully experience the technical excellence of a Trek before you buy. The area surrounding Llangollen provides some amazing routes that are perfect for a demo day.

We aim to provide boutique style while maintaining corporate level of customer service. All Trek frames have a lifetime warranty and we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all Bontrager product purchases.

We offer a full workshop facility and have a local ‘pick up/drop off’ option available on all bikes being serviced.

Call in to say hello and see what’s on offer, talk bikes and have a coffee…we are on the A5 side of Llangollen just by the traffic lights.

More information will be posted in the next few weeks, but from myself (Dan Basford) & Jay thank you and hope to see you soon.Llan Velo Cheers