The Queen’s Jubilee weekend may have passed but don’t put the bunting away just yet. We thought that following our best British bike brands, let’s showcase some of the other great brands that are homegrown.
The brand began life back in the early 90s but not with the range of ‘pink’ cleaning products they are known for now. They actually made the world’s first twin crown bike fork. Fast forward to the current day and their range is all about caring for your bike and the environment. From start to finish, they offer all the products you need to make your bike gleam again and then make sure it is ready for the next adventure. They make cleaning your bike less of a chore and more fun. They even offer insurance for your new steed.
Exposure makes a raft of products for outdoor activities. From cycling to running, climbing and sailing they have a product to suit. Designed, tested and built in the UK, their innovation and ingenuity are evident in the technical aspects of their products. LED lights are easy to charge and offer a variety of beam patterns to fit your riding location. Exposure has a light to accompany you where ever you ride, off-road or on, they will let you see and be seen.
Keeping your possessions safe is important. Bike theft is practical but doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Hiplok’s founders wanted to create products that are fit for purpose but updated, they introduced the first wearable bike lock and they haven’t stopped there. Their product line-up will cover you from use at home to something to use if fancy a coffee stop on a ride.
With over 150 years of experience in crafting timeless products using the finest materials, they ensure their products are built to last. Whether that is one of their famous saddles, bag or other riding accessories they put the care into its production as they know it has a long road ahead. The traditions they introduced at the outset are still in place today. With the same quality, comfort and durability as the mainstay of their production process.
DMR has been designing and producing some of the best mountain bikes, dirt jump bikes, pedals and components for over 25 years. Their products are used by the best in the business because they know they will withstand whatever you throw at them. The much-loved Vault pedals are at home on all terrain, from Enduro riding to Downhill. It is the same with their handlebar grips, riders can’t get enough of them.
What more could you want, a cycling clothing brand based in the UK. A company that knows and understands the need for functionality with a good injection of technicality. When you can encounter the four seasons in a single ride in the UK you need to know your choice of kit will get you home comfortably. The Endura collections provide kits for riders of every persuasion, off-road, road, or gravel, they have you covered. It isn’t all about sales either, to date, Endura has planted 1.3 million trees as they strive to eliminate their carbon footprint. Their aim is to achieve this by 2024.
Brompton bikes are synonymous with practicality and simplicity. The best way to carry your essentials or belongings whilst using your iconic fold-up bike is with a Brompton bag. Whatever your load they will have a bag to suit your needs and for extra reassurance, all of the Brompton bags click into place. They will remain secure and are built to be durable and protect your gear. They also look great and are available in a variety of styles and colours.