Pivot Cycles M4X

February 22nd, 2017|Pivot, Trail Bikes|

We like Pivot Cycles. We also like rare bikes; so the chance to acquire a Pivot M4X for a customer was an opportunity for us to combine these two pleasures.  A bit of background on the M4X, the frame was developed for dual slalom/four cross and slope style around 2011. The bike was originally designed with [...]

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(Almost) Spring Clean

February 6th, 2017|Products, Uncategorized|

We are having a bit of a pre-Spring clearance on a few of our accessory lines to make way for the fresh goods that will be with us in the next six weeks or so. As always it is better to pop down and have a chat with the guys and see what sort of [...]

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Race Team Get First Win

February 5th, 2017|Race Team|

Last weekend Adam managed to do a fantastic job of winning the E123 race at the Velopark. It was a strong solo effort as Mitchy was off to Manchester to (sadly not) ride in the National Track Championships. Adam got himself into an early three-man break and launched a solo attack with thirty minutes still [...]

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First Podium Finish

January 23rd, 2017|Race Team|

This weekend Mitchy claimed our first podium finish with a second place in the E123 criterium race held in Velopark London. Adam stepped up to the higher category race meaning Mitchy had company in the early stages with Adam making several early attempts at establishing a break. However Mitch broke away mid way through the 1 hour race and at [...]

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Welcome to the new site

January 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Welcome to the new look Contour website, we hope that you'll enjoy having a look around the site. The refresh was an opportunity for us to bring you a more interactive site with more content being shared by us that we thought you would find useful and informative. We'll also be using the site to [...]

Liv Hail 1 review – Our take on the impressive new Liv Hail 1

January 20th, 2017|Enduro Bikes, Giant, Ladies Bikes, Liv Bikes|

  The new Liv Hail 1 is one of the more interesting new women's bikes we've seen come to market in 2017. It's a proper Enduro Bike for shredding with 160mm of travel and features a fully women's specific frame. Designed to be right at home on technical and demanding terrain, the Liv Hail 1 has a [...]

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A Proper Mountain Bike Ride

January 19th, 2017|Enduro Bikes, Giant, Trail Bikes|

Here's a lovely atmospheric video of Josh Carlson, Factory Giant Pro and Yoann Barelli - former Giant pro out on a proper training ride on the North Shore of Vancouver. Good to know that even the pros need to get out and ride their bike comes rain or shine. Certainly makes us want [...]

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Bike Check: Josh Carlson’s Giant Reign Enduro World Series bike

January 13th, 2017|Enduro Bikes, Giant|

Josh Carlson's EWS Giant Reign Race Bike Neil from Global Mountain Bike Network takes a look at Josh Carlson's Giant Reign bike, fresh from 3rd place at the Whistler EWS. Frame: Giant Reign Advanced Carbon Forks: Rockshox Lyric 180mm Shock: Rockshox Vivid (Coil) Wheels: SRAM Rail 50 Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary and Hans Dampf Bars: [...]

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2017 Giant Anthem

January 13th, 2017|Anthem, Cross Country, Giant, Trail Bikes|

2017 Giant Anthem The legendary Giant Anthem returns to conquer today's aggressive XC terrain. Featuring an updated Maestro suspension platform with a new trunnion mount shock and 110mm of smooth, active rear travel—along with refined geometry that's agile, stable and specifically design for 27.5 wheels. In the past there was the extremely 'racey' and lean [...]

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Racing Debut

January 9th, 2017|Giant, Race Team|

RACING INTO ACTION!  Our newly formed Contour Cycles racing team made their racing debut at the Velopark road race circuit in London recently. Team members Adam Robertson and Dave Mitchinson made the journey to the Olympic park to race for the first time in their new team colours. Adam was up first, placing 8th in [...]

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Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2

January 5th, 2017|Giant, New Bikes, Race Team|

Our race team will be riding & competing on the new Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2 this year. Every aspect of this frame is engineered as a complete system to deliver unbeatable aero road performance. Extensive CFD analysis and dynamic wind tunnel testing was used to optimise every frame tube and angle in a process [...]

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Contour Cycles Race Team

January 5th, 2017|Race Team|

Announcing our new Race Team! Contour Cycles is pleased to present our 2017 Race Team. More details to follow.

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Giant Reign Advanced 1

January 4th, 2017|Giant, New Bikes|

Giant's range of 2017 bikes continues to come into the shops, and we've just taken delivery of this rather special looking Reign Advanced 1. We think it looks amazing in the bright red, and certainly stands out in the dull days we've had recently. This particular model will be used as one of our test [...]

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What’s the Point?

October 13th, 2016|Mitchy's Blog, Race Team|

Since my last blog we’ve been lucky enough to have experienced a pretty good summer – it feels like we’ve had a good amount of sunshine, and hot dry weather is definitely the best conditions for racing on the grass tracks of the UK. A non cycling related injury sustained to my knee at work [...]

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The Importance of Having an Aim

June 10th, 2016|Mitchy's Blog, Race Team|

One of my main targets for 2016 was to gain selection and compete at the European police championships – much to my disappointment the event has been cancelled. With the cancellation of this event, my other aim for the season had been to chase my first Cat cycling licence, but I’ve always been more motivated [...]

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A Year of New Experiences

March 30th, 2016|Mitchy's Blog, Race Team|

The great thing about changing sports after so long as a runner is the new experiences it has afforded me over the last year. One of my highlights has been learning to ride a fixed wheel track bike at the Olympic velodrome. There is something beautiful about the simplicity of track, and track bikes. No [...]

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February 1st, 2016|Mitchy's Blog, Race Team|

The best thing about racing in cycling is there is something for everyone. Road racing (Tour de France style races, normally just one day though!), Criterium racing (road racing on a short loop – multiple laps), Cyclocross (racing a bike on a muddy field), Track racing (Velodrome), BMX, Mountain biking....the list goes on. The hard [...]

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Introducing Myself

December 15th, 2015|Mitchy's Blog, Race Team|

I’m a former runner, attempting to make a late impact in the world of cycling, or at the very least see how far I can progress in a new sport. Contour Cycles are going to be supporting me for the 2016 season, and I’m going to be writing about my progress and my observations of cycling [...]

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