Friday, 21 November 2014

Christmas Window Display

Has everyone seen our Christmas window display for this year? It's looks great when it's dark outside so pop on by and come and see us. 

We have some lovely little kids bikes in the window plus the 'Humbug' Bobbin. We also have some great gift ideas. If you are having trouble finding that little something, I hope we can help. 

Look At This Beauty!

This special order from Van Nicholas is beautiful. It arrived as a 105 spec full build and we converted it to CX1 from Sram. Doesn't it look well :-) 

We all wanted one. So it's a good thing it's now gone to its new home and we can stop being temped by it. 

Amazon Cross bikes are available to order and can be custom specified. If you would like some more information on VN then please come in and see us. We always have a few examples in store and on display. 

Lovely Rare Hope Mono Mini Brakes

We have had these brakes for a few years now, but we have discovered them and they are for sale! 

It's the colours that stands out at first. But upon closer inspection the laser etching makes them really special. The rotors are matching pink with flower cut outs. 

Check them out on our website. We only have the one set and they are very rare so don't let someone else get them!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Local Shop Closure

All at John Atkins Cycles were surprised to hear that Chris has closed down his two shops, ‘The Bike Shop Kenilworth’ and ‘The Bike Shop Whitnash’, especially since he had only just open in Kenilworth following his closure of the Coventry Cycle Centre in Far Gosford.

Would all his customers who have paid deposits remember that the correct course of action is:
1. If made by debit or credit card contact the card issuer immediately.
2. If by cash then contact the liquidator Gerald Irwin, Irwin & company on 0121 321 1700 also ring them about any repairs you have not collected.
 If there is anyway we can help with sales or repairs then please drop in and see us. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

BKool Turbo Trainers

These are great fun. Super simple design with interactive functions. Race against your friends in simulations and even benefit from 'drafting' techniques. Stick on their wheel and the amount of input required is reduced. 

You can input data from your Garmin or from Strava and follow those routes on screen. We have one in store set up for you to try. 

£429.99 and your away! New refined design for 2015. In stock now :-)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

National Grid Warwick Visit

Just a reminder that Ritch will be at the Warwick site of National Grid on Monday 20th October to talk about Cyclescheme. Andrew from Cyclescheme will be on hand to chat about the scheme and Ritch can talk bikes. 

See you all there!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Maverick Parts Online Ordering

As these Maverick forks are still going strong on the front of many people rigs, they still need servicing. 

We DO still service Maverick forks and spares are still available. Some of which need to be ordered and there can be a wait for these. Most of the main 'fragile' and service parts are available. Some of the original parts have been replaced with redesigned and stronger parts, we have most of these in stock. 

If you are after some Maverick parts, please head over to to see some tech docs and you can find most of the info you need. Then check out and search for the item or search for the Maverick part number. You can purchase nearly all the Maverick items from our website but if you can't see what you need, call or email us for more info. 

If you would like to book your forks or rear shock in for a service, again please get in touch. These can be sent to us and we do post finished forks back, so you don't need to be local to have a service. All forks must be booked in before being sent to us so please contact us first for an estimated turn around. 

Let's keep these lovely forks alive!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bank Holiday Opening Times

Another Bank Holiday is fast approaching. We will be CLOSED on Monday 26th May and back to 'normal' on the Tuesday. 

Let's hope the weather allows for many happy and dry miles. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Hope and Mondraker - match made in heaven.

'This is going to be risky'

These were my thoughts when seeing the build on paper. But risk brings reward. This is a very good looking bike and the colour scheme is exciting. 

Looks fairly normal, get closer..

Mmm purple

Attention to detail, the bars were the perfect match. 

These pictures were taken before the brake res' caps and bores were changed for purple ones too ;-)

Hope built wheels are bomb proof!

All the purple is giving us ideas.. 

Scott Solace 10 Dura Ace


This is a off the shelf bike and it's beautiful. Full Dura Ace, Solace frame that's stiff and responsive, yet compliant and comfortable. 

Solace models start from £1999 and we have a demo bike in store now.