700 Road Cycling Blog

I have had, as I assume the majority of you reading this blog have had, a tumultuous and tenuous relationships with saddles. Considering the intimate positioning of a saddle it is no wonder it has taken so many years for the reality of saddle discomfort to be addressed. We all look for a generic solution to a very.... More

Are you sitting comfortably….?

Jeandre Fourie | 29/01/2020 16:44:13

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18 months ago I was on holiday, soaking up the sun on a Greek island - not a bike in sight. Whilst ambling back to the pool having retrieved a fresh, cold beer from the overworked fridge, I received a call from the shop. “……your bike’s been stolen” Assuming I had misheard (and less than entirely sober).... More

Returns Department…

Dave Butcher | 31/01/2019 16:05:47

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OVERVIEW One of the things that makes a build special, is the mood and reaction of the person for whom you’re building. Ed has an infectious enthusiasm – that of genuine unrestrained excitement and joy - about what was a dream build for him. It was impossible not to be enveloped by.... More

Ed’s Colnago Concept Build.

Dave Butcher | 28/06/2018 12:49:54

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OVERVIEW Ian’s Nevi Spinas is a personal favourite of mine, not least because we discussed the build in some depth over beers. Like me, Ian had been a victim of some unscrupulous bastards who had stolen not one, but two Bianchis; including a Specialissima that he loved. After spending a few.... More

Ian’s Nevi Titanium Spinas Build

Dave Butcher | 05/04/2018 18:40:33

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Having canvassed the staff here at 700, I was originally going to scribe a piece about our favourite Winter clothing pieces. However, since summer seems to be drawing out its inevitable end and in light of the particularly mild October we have been enjoying, I have decided to shift the focus onto those smaller items that help riders enjoy these.... More

Warmer Weather : Kit Optimisation…

Dave Butcher | 28/10/2016 17:44:45

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I make no bones about the fact that 700 is a premium store. The products are carefully chosen to represent what I feel offers the customer the best quality for their investment. People often confuse this with being expensive. Expensive to me means poor value for money – there’s a difference – and it’s true across all price points. .... More

Nothing holds more truth than your own experience….

Dave Butcher | 01/06/2016 15:34:59

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As a retailer I am in the fortunate position of being invited to ride some of the worlds’ finest road bike machinery. The obvious purpose of which, is to relay my experiences of these machines to the cyclist looking to buy and with options in front of them, in the hope that my word alone can have a singular effect;.... More

Test Rides : The Price of Premium

Dave Butcher | 23/05/2016 12:30:25

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