Friday, 9 May 2014


Sorry it has taken so long to get this information on this blog, it has been a very strange week to say the least. Having your bikes stolen is very upsetting but repairing the damage caused also takes its toll and takes a lot more time than you would like to repair and I have increased security while I was at it.
The theft happened at around 2:00am in the morning of Thursday the 1st of May, four hoodie wearing men in their early twenties forced entry through a fence then the front of Joe's Bikes.
They took a Large white Santacruz Tallboy carbon, a Large Yellow Santacruz Tallboy LT carbon and an wxtra Large Santacruz Nomad alloy in Syndicate colours which was once a team bike of Steve Peat.
The white Tallboy had the following kit fitted to it

29er Fox Kashima ctd Forks 120mm travel and rear ctd kashima Shock
Rock Shox Stealth dropper seat post
29er DT Swiss hubs with Enve Carbon Rims
Maxxis Ikon front tyre Kenda Karma rear tyre both tubeless
Fizik XM Gobi Saddle which is taped up around the front
XTR cranks, brakes, deraileurs, cassette, shifters
XT spd pedals
Eaton Carbon Bars right side damaged
Easton Stem
Lizard Skin Grips right one scuffed
Bontrager Plastic bottle cage
Crane Creek Headset
Exposure light clamp on bars
bolted seatpost clamp

The Yellow Tallboy LT had the following spec:

29er Fox Kashima ctd Forks 140mm travel and rear ctd kashima shock
KS Lev dropper seatpot with carbon thumb lever
Hope pro 2 hubs with WTB rims
Maxxis Ardent front tyre Continental X King rear tyre both tubed
Fizik XM Gobi Saddle worn to front
XT cranks, brakes, deraileurs, cassette, shifters
Xt spd pedals
Easton Haven alloy bars
Truvativ stem
Santacruz Peaty lock on grips
Crane Creek Headset
Bolted Seatclamp
Hope Gold / Yellow ceramic bottom bracket

The Syndicate Nomad had the following spec:

Rock Shox Lyric forks black
WTB saddle red white with normal wear
Rock Shox Monarch rear shock
Xt Cranks, Shifters and deraileurs
no pedals
Truvativ Bars
Truvativ stylo stem white
Painted in Red at the front fading to silver then white at the rear
Santacruz seatpost quick release
Chris King Headset
Peaty Grips

I will post some photos shortly but there are some on my Instagram at joesbikes if required.

Any info as to their whereabouts would be welcomed with a reward, they are missed and will be hard to replace, three very distinctive bikes that will be easy to spot when work needs doing on them.

Monday, 5 May 2014


I have not had time to write anything on this blog for a while, and found it hard to do any quality riding either due to work commitments, building a bike shop from scratch along with my other daily duties was always going to be a big ask.