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What is eMTB Lite?
Its is a software update that comes with all 2021 Trek E mountain bikes equipped with a Gen 4 Bosch motors. It replaces the standard Tour mode with a dynamic variable-assist mode simular to EMTB. But at a lower torque range.
In the same way that any 2020 Trek powered CX Gen 4 motor could be updated to the greater 85nm, eMTB lite can also be retrofitted via a software update. It is something that has been elusively developed between Trek and Bosch and is only available on Trek bikes.
We have updated our Ebike hire fleet to have it and think it offers something very useful. Especially to those who ride ebikes often and prefer to contribute more power and find eco mode too lower an assistance level. With EMTB taking too much power for longer rides.
When riding in eMTB lite the motor torque matches the required amount for the trail ahead, giving you that extra bit of assistance if required compared to standard tour mode.
Want to learn more than give us a call on 01433 659345 or get in touch to get your bike booked in to have the update installed and feel it for yourself.
We have had the new Rail 9 in our hire/demo fleet now for a couple of months. Which has given us time to put it through its paces.
This bike further raises the bar on what an Ebike can achieve. Climbing like a mountain goat and descending like a downhill bike. Our testing showed that the Rail was only a couple of seconds slower than a DH bike. Impressive considering you can get back to the top in double-quick time.
Thanks to our awesome customer’s Bike Garage has been awarded a Travellers Choice Award by review site Trip Advisor.
The award is given to businesses that rank in the top 10 per cent of all those listed on the website. I would like to thank all of the awesome customers that have left us such wonderful reviews and shared their experiences with people.
We spend a huge amount of time maintaining our hire bikes, writing our route guides, filming the videos and it is our pleasure to be able to share our local knowledge with our customers.
The Bike Garage is a signed-up member of the new government fix your bike scheme.
“If you are a keen cyclist and have an old bike gathering dust at home, you can apply for a £50 voucher to get it repaired.
Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England, and up to two vouchers can be claimed per household..”
We registered for the scheme a number of weeks ago in anticipation of it launch. For details of how to apply and who is eligibility please visit the government website link below.
Will will be restarting offering bike hire from the 29th March, which can be booked online. With the shop & workshop remaining open. This is by an appointment only so please call or email before making a visit.
firstname.lastname@example.org and 01433 659345
We are now within a Tier 4 area and at this time have paused offering bike hire, the shop & workshop reopen from the 4th of January. This is by an appointment only so please call or email before making a visit.
email@example.com and 01433 659345
We will be restarting offering Bike Hire from Friday 4th November, but this is limited to 6 or fewer people or Family groups. And as per current government guidance limited to those within the local area. If you have any questions please call us on 01433 659345
In light of the new Covid restrictions, we have decided to pause offering bike hire until the 3rd of December. We will return to an appointment-only basis for repairs and visit to shop.
If you wish to have your bike repaired or serviced please call us on 01433 659345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before visiting. We have restarting offering our online bike collection and drop off service.
We thank you for your continued custom and look forward to seeing you out on the trails soon.
We are pleased to announce that from Saturday 4th July we will be restarting offering our mountain bike hire.
Bikes will need to be booked online and at this time group sizes limited to 6 riders. Bikes can be booked and paid for at using our online booking system. So we are acting as a collection point at the start of hire reducing the need for face to face interaction.
We will then have bikes ready for your arrival. With all current social distancing measures remaining in place (detailed below). We have also implemented additional steps specifically for the hire bikes.
- Hire Agreement is completed during the booking process online so reducing steps pre-hire in store.
- Each bike is thoroughly washed between each hire and contact points are thoroughly cleaned with antiseptic spray.
- Whilst we are still able to provide a helmet with each hire we would suggest using your own if that is possible. Helmets are cleaned and used on a rotational system allowing 72 hours between hires.
- Please have a look on our routes page for examples whilst we are still able to provide bespoke route guidance have a look at our extensive routes sections for some inspiration before your hire. https://bikegarage.co.uk/local-info/
- We have slightly adjusted our hire hours to 9.30-4.30 this is to allow us to have extra time to prepare hire bikes.
For more see our Cycle hire page or give us a call on 01433 659345.
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Bike Garage is now switching to a closed workshop, with repairs being carried out behind closed doors. This is in accordance with the latest government advice.
We are offering a local collection and delivery. This is a service for our local customers, being limited to residents of the Hope Valley. With 4 collection slots available each day bookable online or by phone.
To ensure the safety of our staff and customers, all payments will be taken over the phone.
In line with the National Park, county council and local recreational landowners discouraging visits to the Peak District from afar by tourists and holidaymakers, we are not currently offering bike hire.
Please call us rather than visiting the shop.
We would like to thank all of our customers for your continued support and calls to check in with us.
Bike Garage has carefully reviewed the Government’s advice and guidance with regards to Covid-19. Their strategy is to slow down the transmission of the virus ensuring the healthcare system can cope whilst protecting the vulnerable and elderly. It is also vital to keep the economy going and ensure all businesses large and small carry on being able to provide support and employment for their staff and goods and services for their customers for as long as it is safe and appropriate to do so.
- So with that in mind, Bike Garage is open for business at the time of writing but we have also put in place a strategy to ensure we follow all appropriate guidance and put the safety and well-being of our customers and staff at the forefront of everything we do.
- We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers and will review best practice regularly, daily if necessary.
- We are vigorously implementing the highest standards we practically can of transmission prevention in the store including, for instance, regular cleaning of all frequent hand-touch points such as the PDQ (Card payment) machines and the counter area.
- Our staff will observe the 2-metre distance rule from customers and colleagues as much as practically possible.
- Hand washing facilities are available and all our staff have committed to wash hands thoroughly at least every hour.
- You can be assured of a warm welcome as ever when you enter the shop but we ask you to respect our policy of no shaking of hands or physical contact.
- If any of our customers are feeling unwell, we ask you not to come to the store until you have recovered.
We are also able to offer bike collection & delivery service locally and a small charge to cover fuel for those further away. If you would like your bike serviced please contact us phone 01433 659345 or email us email@example.com to discuss further.
We have been speaking to many of our friends who also run small businesses to look at other ways of supporting each other at this time.
In the meantime, keeping fit and active is something you can do safely and within the current guidelines for social distancing and self-isolation if you are in a vulnerable group. There are few more rewarding ways of doing that than cycling so keep pedalling, keep safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Each year we replace our entire hire fleet. Selling last years hire bikes, we have a range of models and sizes. For those who have already registered interest, we will be contacting you shortly to discuss the collection. Each bike comes fully serviced and has had extensive repair before sale. But if you are interested please contact us or come have a chat with us in the workshop.