Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New Inspired Bikes!

Inspired have been very busy of recent, and have released a suite of new bikes.
The Inspired Skye Team, Arcade and Flow have all recently been released and are available from TartyBikes.

The bikes are chocked full of details that set them thoroughly ahead of other complete builds, including a multitude of custom designed parts specifically for the bike they are featured on.
Be sure to have a look through the product pages for details!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

"Video Friends" online magazine!

We've put together a little online magazine/flipbook with a bunch of photos and interviews from the "Video Friends" trip (which we posted the video for late last week).  Feel free to check it out below, and let us know what you think!

Friday, 12 April 2013

TartyBikes - "Video Friends"

Our latest team video is now live!  Featuring Adam Bessell, Ali C, Joe Maher and Stan Shaw getting to grips with some new and old spots around Hathersage, Matlock, London and Portsmouth.

Thanks to our riders co-sponsors:
Elite Access | Inspired | K-124 | Radical Bikes | RockMan | Stan Titanium | TNN Engineering | Trialtech

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tarty's Tech Tips

We often get questions regarding fitting new parts, or how to look after your bike.  To try and help out, we've now introduced our Tarty's Tech Tips Vimeo channel with our first 5 videos!  We hope to try and expand our range of videos so that - in conjunction with our existing Product Video Guides - we can offer as much help and support as possible whenever you need it.

For now, head over to our Vimeo channel to see our latest video guides!

As an example:

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Flipp's latest video

Flipp has, as ever, been busy out riding his bike, and his new video shows pretty clearly his ridiculous level of progression.  Some serious lines in this, although he seems to be enjoying himself!

He's also riding a new setup in that video, and if you'd like to see some photos of his bike click here.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Ups to Front with Ali C

Ups to front are a fun move to do, and can be pretty handy if space is at a premium (especially on natural!).  However, if they go wrong then they can sometimes go very wrong, as Ali C found out on Saturday in Huddersfield.  Both rider and bike were fine - albeit after a quick bit of allen key work on his steerer clamp bolts!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Monday, monday, monday!

We usually get one or two videos appear in our inbox after a weekend and here we have a couple which will hopefully liven your Monday morning up. Firstly, we have a video from a group of riders down south who were frustrated with the usual rubbish UK weather, so got together and made an indoor riding area which looks a lot of fun! Featuring a host of riders including our own Adam Bessell and Joe Maher.

We also have a new video from our team rider Adam Morewood who seems to get better with every video! This one features him riding some awesome rocks up at Higger Tor. Enjoy.

Adam Morewood - Higger Tor - February 2013 from TartyBikes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Videos and video-related products!

A couple of videos to post up today - firstly, Joe Maher has tried getting to grips with his new camera by heading to the Barrow Barn and getting some moves done.  Speaking of Radical Bikes/Barrow Farm - if you'd like to help them win £1,000 to improve the facilities there, click here to vote.  It's free, easy and doesn't require registering or any of that business.

Adam Morewood (who is riding in the black Jitsie Airtime clothing on his prototype Onza Genesis XS frame) invited his friend Sam Shepherd to his house to ride their practise area - amazing riding considering they're both only 10 years old!  Bright futures ahead.

If you're looking for a frame similar to the Onza that Adam's riding or the Monty that Sam's riding, the new Echo Kid 2013 frame might be worth a look.  At £229, it features geometry specifically aimed at younger riders, Echo's 'Spanish' BB system, their neat integrated chain tensioners and the updated Mini Bashplate.  A great frame at a great price!

Lastly, if you're in the habit of making videos yourself and own a GoPro, our latest product is the SP United GoPro POV Case - a handy yet tough storage case for all models of GoPro Hero and HD Hero cameras.  Click that link for more info.

Monday, 4 February 2013

New TNN Engineering Products

We've received a couple of new bits and pieces from the guys over at TNN Engineering, including the new TNN Engineering Curved Blade 26" Forks and the 2013 TNN Engineering CNC Brake Clamps.

The Curved Blade forks are available in either 26" 4-Bolt or V-Brake Only, and feature some beefy alloy legs with a tough steel steerer tube.  If you're looking for some strong rim brake forks then look no further!

The 2013 TNN brake clamps are a bit chunkier than their predecessors, and that extra material combined with a larger radius for the transition from the clamp area to the bolt area means that they're up to 45% stronger than the previous model.  Not bad!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Win some Jitsie clothing!

If you'd like to get your hands on a range of Jitsie Airtime clothing, check out this video and then head over to our Facebook Page to enter!

To summarise:
- Watch the above video
- Work out how much Airtime in total you think Stan has during the gaps (this is measured from when his rear wheel takes off to when his rear wheel lands, not including correction hops!)
- Your answer will need to be to 2 decimal places, e.g. 1.23secs
- Reply either to our Facebook page here or in the comments for this Blog post
- Entries must be in by 12pm on Friday 25th January
- If there are multiple winners, we will select a name from them at random

Good luck!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Stan's new Kloud

Stan's built himself a sweet new Koxx Kloud custom build.  It's got a whole host of sweet Trialtech and Stan Titanium parts on there, giving it a total weight of 9.22kg.  Not bad, not bad...

...and here's a video of Stan getting to grips with his bike in our latest indoor riding area setup!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

2013 catch-up!

Wow, it's been a while since we've had an update!  To start off with, here's a cool video from just inside 2012 from team rider Joe Maher.  Trademark (and unique!) to-front lines, plus some general beasty riding.

Moving on, some new products!

We first got in touch with Jitsie earlier in 2012 and they mentioned they were working with some top name riders such as Kenny Belaey and Jack Carthy to develop some biketrials-specific riding gear.  After 2 years of R&D, the Airtime range is now available to buy!  This is comprised of the Airtime Gloves, Airtime Jersey and the Airtime Shorts.

We've also got some of the Jitsie 'casual' range in stock, as well as the Radikal gloves.  If you'd like to check out our full line of Jitsie gear, check out our site here!

As a little bit of breaking news, we've just heard word that Koxx are joining forces with Jitsie for 2013 to create a "Koxx by Jitsie" range.  This should be interesting!  Click here for more info.

Having some pimp gear to ride in is one thing, but without a bike you're going to be in trouble - if you need to build yourself up a new 20" or 26" bike, the new GU 2013 frames are worth a look.  Featuring some pretty new-school UCI-inspired geometry with some great, functional design - including Echo's press-fit 'Spanish' BB and integrated tensioners - and some sweet finishes!

Echo have updated their Pure frame for 2013 too.  Nice, simple design at only £299 including the Urban ISIS BB!

 Echo's long-running stem line has been updated too, giving us the Echo TR 2013 stem which now features a sloping top cap design - it's also supplied with the matching top cap and a bolt.  Ideal.

Their superlight SL cranks have also been on a diet, creating the brand new Echo SL 2013 cranks.  At 384g (175mm length), they're around 60g lighter than their nearest competitor and lighter than several of the ISIS BBs we sell!

They're also available in Silver for the more conservative riders out there!

While we're talking about lightweight parts, RockMan have joined Try-All in offering a light 26" Carbon Fork.  The feature a slightly thicker steerer with extended insert, plus alloy inserts at the 4-bolt mounts and dropouts.  They also use a tech version of expanding foam around the inside of the legs to improve strength whilst also reducing noise.  634g is not much for a pair of forks...

Still maintaining that theme, the Koxx Kloud 20" Frame is now out.  A well thought-out frame design with some sweet graphics and good geo - always a nice combo.  Stay tuned to find out which of our team riders has built themselves up a 26" Kloud frame for 2013 too...

...and I think that's enough for now!  We all hope you've had a good new year so far, and go on to have a great 2013.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Thirsty work...

For you guys out there battling through the winter to keep on top of training for the coming competition season, keeping yourself hydrated is crucial to getting the most out of your riding (and recovery!).  Gatorade have been helping out some of the top athletes in the UK for a while now, and now there's a great chance for you to try some of their products for yourself.  Check out the Advent Calendar for more info!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Maintain your bike for less!

Throughout winter it's always important to keep on top of maintenance for your bike - keeping things nicely lubed and greased helps parts last longer, feel better in use and resist whatever the weather can throw at them!  To give you a hand keeping your bike in tip-top condition, SanTart has a great offer on for one day only - check out the Advent Calendar for more info.