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Trek and Transition Prototype reveal new DH bikes.

Here at KB Cycles Newcastle, The North East’s Leading Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition Bike Dealer, we love a prototype and Trek and Transition have delivered the goods for us this past weekend at the British Downhill Series up at Fort William.

First up, Gee Atherton was spotted riding a 29er Trek Session. We have known about this one for a while but its great to see it finally see the light of day.

We don’t know a lot about it at the minute, but it appears that the floating shock has been removed and it mounted in the frame similar fashion to the all new Trek Slash 29er.

Sadly Gee had a crash in his race run but he claimed the top top in qualification on the new bike.

So we know one thing…its designed to go fast!

Transition Bikes also reveled their new carbon downhill bike. The T11 appears to features their “Giddy Up” Horst-Link-type four-bar configuration which is a move away from their previous aluminium downhill bike the TR500.

Transition are keeping things very hush hush but we can’t wait to find out more. Head on over to for more images of the new Transition downhill rig

Both the Trek Session and the Transition TR11 will be available from KB Cycles Newcastle when they become available to the public..we’ll keep you informed 😉

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Trek bikes delivering the goods again…

Here at KB Cycles Newcastle, The North East’s Leading Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition Bikes dealer are please to see the new Trek Remedy 9 RSL and Trek Fuel EX 9 are getting some stellar press and rave reviews in Mountain Biking UK

First up is the Fuel EX 9 which claimed top honors and won the Best In Test .

It took on some big competition from Specialized, Canyon and Norco. Its clever suspension and outstanding frame geometry out shone those with higher spec’s

“It bowls along flowing trails effortlessly and really comes alive when pointed downhill”

Trek’s updates have taken the ultimate trail bike right up to date and ahead of the pack. It’s great to see this mind blowing bike come out of the the shadows from behind the in demand Remedy and Slash and stand on it own two feet, its also great to see MBUK finally acknowledging great design and engineering will out perform specification every day of the week!!


Not to be out done by it baby brother the all new Trek Remedy 9 RSL flexed it muscles to deliver an outstanding performance of in the “Mountain Biking UK Bike of the Year Test”

“The bike feels accurate and fast when you are throwing it between linked turns at pace”

Trek bikes have turned the Remedy 9 RSL into an all mountain slayer and have taken what was already an award winning bike and taken it to the next level. This one bike quiver packs a punch and will have you questioning why you even need a downhill bike AND a trail bike.

Stock on these are extremely limited but being the North East leading Trek bike dealer we we have managed to get our hands on them in 18.5″ and 19.5″ so hurry before they sell out



Trek’s road bike got in on the action as well with a “Best in Test” for the interstellar Madone

“The Madone is a joy to ride. One the road the bike sticks perfectly to the corners yet feels very slippery through the air.”

With its jaw dropping looks the Trek Madone is at the pinnacle of road bike technology. Trek’s clever integration of the ISO Speed delivers unrivaled comfort without sacrificing speed.  But don’t just take our word for it Cycling Weekly put all the aero bikes to the test and Madone came out on top.

So if you want to go fast or you want every marginal gain at your finger tips accept nothing else 😉

…and of course it is available on Trek’s Project One

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Joining forces with the Newcastle Cycling Film Festival

We are proud to announce here at KB Cycles, Newcastle, The North Easts Leader Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition Bikes dealer, that we will be supporting the Newcastle Cycling Film Festival at the Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema.

It is set to be a great day with something for everyone. With films, live music, local beers and French street food.  For a full list of everything on offer and to get your tickets booked get yourself over to their website


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KB Cycles in partnership with the Green Commute

green commuteKB Cycles Newcastle, The North East Leader Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition dealer is proud to announce our partnership with the Green Commute Initiative.

The Green Commute Initiative is a revolutionary new Cycle to Work scheme perfect for é-bikes. It offers up to 42% savings on bikes for employees as part of the Government’s Green Transport plan but without a £1,000 Limit

For more information on how you sign up head on over to our Cycle to Work page or head straight to the Green Commute Initiative website.

Once you have signed up head into the shop, Newcastle’s first Electric Bike Specialist, and have a chat to our friendly and knowledgeable staff so you can find the perfect electric bike.


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Trek Slash 9.8 back in stock at KB Cycles

Trek Slash 9.8 29er what a beast and quite possible the rarest bike in the country, now sold out at Trek for 2017….in February.

But lucky for you guys, we as the North East’s leading Trek bikes dealer have managed to get our hands on another 2! 1×17.5, 1×19.5

Available on 0% finance


Once they are gone we can get no more until 2018! So you’ll have to be fast!

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Here at KB Cycles Newcastle the North East’s Leading Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition Bikes dealer we know electric bikes!

Lots of shops can sell electric bikes, but not every shop can sell electric bikes well.

We know our Boschs from our Yamahas, our eMTBs from our eHybrids, our watt hours from our torque and our friendly, knowledgeable team are here to guide you every step of the way. No question is too small as we know an electric bike is a big purchase. If there is something that we don’t know we will find out just for you, as we strive to be the best electric bike supplier in the North East.

Our workshop is fully Bosch qualified so you can trust us to service and update your electric bikes so you can have trouble free riding no matter what the conditions.

We have the most extensive range of eBikes in Newcastle from Haibike, Trek and Raleigh Bikes with over 20 models IN STORE and more on the way. We also have a comprehensive DEMO RANGE so you can try before you buy.

What’s a Haibike?

We are proud to be Newcastle’s premier Haibike dealer, as Haibike are the leading electric bike supplier in the world. Haibike are at the forefront of eBike technology working directly with cycling and electronics giants SRAM and Bosch to produce the most innovative electric bikes on the market.

Haibike have won countless design awards across their range of eBikes, the most recent a 2017 Design & Innovation Award for the Sduro Nduro 8.0. This innovative bike sees to up date geometry and the introduction of  eConnect, that will allow you to plot routes and connect to you mobile devices.



The super popular ladies Haibike have just started showing up for 2017.

This Sduro Hardlife 4.0 is a great looking bike with great spec. The pedal assist comes from Yamaha’s 250w motor with the power coming from the 400wh battery will have to pedaling for miles and miles.

If you are looking for a bit more bike to go on and adventure we have also taken delivery of the Xduro FullLife 5.0

This 120mm travel full suspension eMTB features a Bosch 250w motor which has 60Nm ot torque that will help you up every climb that’s in front of you. This is finished off with a 500wh  battery pack and SRAM NX drivetrain. This is the complete package!…..

How far will my eBike go?

The million dollar question which is very difficult to answer. Range will vary based on motor, battery, terrain, and even weather. With so many variable is is difficult to give a specific range, but Bosch have made it easier with their eBike Range Assistant

This useful tool will allow you to put in all of the various variables and it will calculate how far you can go on your eBike. With the right conditions and mode usage you can go up to 180 miles on one charge!

Electric bike technology has progress so far over such a short period of time, so much so that they have come from the fringes of the cycling industry to be the fastest growing sector by far.

Aren’t they cheating?

NO! far from it. You still have to pedal them.

The modern, law abiding, eBike is only pedal assist, so you still have to put the effort in to get the rewards of the electric motor.

What it does mean is that you can explore further before you get tired, they will allow you to see what is over the other side of that hill that you have never quite reached before. You will be able to do 3 laps of your favorite trail centre rather than just the 1, and as we all know more time of the bike = more fun! You will be able to leave the car at home for your daily commute. You will be able to get back on the bike after injury. They are a bike that allows you to do more!

Chances are if you’re giving Electric bikes a hard time, its because you haven’t tried one yet!

We’ll happily change you opinion at our Big Demo at Chopwell Wood on Sunday the 19th of February. Where you can try the very latest in eBike technology from Haibike, Trek and Scott absolutely FREE if you pre-register.

Head over to the Facebook event page for more details or register by emailing the shop on 

Which is the right eBike for me?

There are many styles of electric bike, and our friendly knowledgeable staff are here you guide you all the way. They aren’t going to force any model on you because its the one they have there. They will listen to you to find your needs and advise you accordingly. You are sure to find your electric bike in our fantastic range from Haibike, Trek and Raleigh bikes.


Find yours at KB Cycles Newcastle’s first Electric bike specialist

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We are very pleased to announce our BIG DEMO DAY!

KB Cycles Newcastle, The North East’s leading Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition bike dealer, are having a demo day where you can try the very latest in Mountain and Electric Bike Technology.

February 19th 2017
Chopwell Woods 9.30am

FREE OF CHARGE for all those that pre-register
£5 for those that turn up on the day

Demo as many of the the NEW 2017 bike as you like from Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition

For more details head over to the Facebook event page
to register call 0191 264 5215 or email

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Tom Sykes’s Project One Trek Emonda SLR is back…and on sale

Look what we have here…World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes’s Trek Emonda SLR Project One…and its going up for sale in the shop

OCLV 700 Series Carbon Frame 690g!!
Full Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Bontrager Aeolus 5 Carbon Wheels

£5199 DOWN FROM £8000!!!
Available on Finance

*signed Tom Sykes helmet is not included with the sale

As the North East’s Leading Trek, Scott, Haibike and Transition Bike’s dealer we have helped Tom stay in top physical condition, by providing him bikes and nutrition to stay on the podium.

He’s has also been kind enough to give us a signed helmet for the shop! Cheers Tom!

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Transition take top honors

We are so please to hear the results of’s Mountain Bike of Year. Transition bikes Patrol Carbon has taken the win over some serious competition. There wasn’t even a a Yeti, Santa Cruz, Intense or Orange even in the top three!


KB Cycles is the exclusive Transition Bikes dealer in the Newcastle area and we could not be happier with the result!



Head on over to to see why they choose it as their number 1