The suspension gods that are TF Tuned just sent out their newsletter with loads of info on what they’ve been up to and what they can now do to turn your dog shit forks into AAA Blackbox podium destroyers.
Heaps of you out there use TF so there’s likely to be something in here that’ll interest you. Give ‘er a read.
It’s the time of year when we’re all getting ready for racing. Set2Rise is just around the corner on the weekend of 23rd and 24th May (Tim is riding solo singlespeed and the rest of us are either in the works team or supporting with beer and encouragement) – we’ll catch up with you there if you are participating. If not, then we may see you at the NPS downhill series (look out for the big red van), or at BikeRadar Live at Donington Park, where Neil is running a session on suspension – check Bikeradar for more info.
In the meantime we are working all hours. The good weather has had loads of you out riding and breaking stuff. We love this of course, but we’d encourage you to check the website to check the current booking date as we are running about a week to ten days ahead at this time of year (and that is with all hands on deck – see the staff news below). We’re also trying to offer a small number of ‘Fast Track’ slots for those of you who can’t wait – there’s a £20 surcharge for queue-jumping which goes to pay the boys overtime, as these jobs are done in the evenings instead of going riding. Ask about Fast Track when you call us to book in if you’re interested – the number’s 01373 826800.
If you are thinking of upgrading your fork then we have some great news. This year so far has been pretty hard, with forks being priced too high in our opinion, due largely to the exchange rate on top of annual price increases. But we can now offer RockShox at 2008 prices. This means a Lyrik Coil U Turn at £680 down from £865, or £480 for a SID Team 32mm which was £600. Whichever RockShox fork you might be interested in, give us a bell. All forks come stripped down and rebuilt, prepped and set up for you and your bike by the TF technicians and we will give you a discount off your first service as well.
The new Boxxer is just around the corner too. We had a 2010 Boxxer World Cup arrive from the States last Friday for us to take a look at – it looks really good. Our first shipment arrives at the end of the month and we already have most of them pre-booked by customers. If you want to get your hands on one then let us know and we will make sure that you are added to our priority list.
The online shop at www.tftunedshox.com is developing, with more suspension components and related products being added. We’ve had some teething trouble so please accept our apologies for this – we think we’ve got the major snags sorted.
And finally, a bit (well, a lot really) of staff news – welcome aboard to Mike Brunsden who has joined us from Giant Bicycles as a technician. He also has history with RockShox as he worked for Madison when they distributed the brand. Mike rode the Dyfi Enduro this weekend and also races motorbikes (it was 125s last year, and classics this year). Mike’s a fine addition to the team, not least because his better half makes excellent cakes! In other technician news, Paul’s also back from his winter travels – he got a new Honda CBR600 last week, took it on a track day at the weekend and skittled it… happily both bike and Paul have only light scuffing! The big staff news is that the sale of the business has gone through and the new owners, Martin and Ian, have been with us for a few weeks now. They’re not mountain bikers but the indoctrination is progressing well! This does mean though that Helen will be leaving us for a summer of leisure at the end of this week. So it’s going to be sunny… Helen decrees!
That’s quite enough from us for now I think – have a great time out on the trails.
TF Tuned Shox
tel: 01373 826800
14 Kingdom Avenue, Northacre Ind. Park, Westbury BA13 4EW”