700 was opened in the summer of 2011 with one goal in mind; helping all road riders from all aspects of the sport furnish their passion with all the advice and equipment they may need. At 700 we believe that whether you are in it to win or simply to enjoy the sport, everything starts with fit and to this end offer bike fitting services to help you optimise your position on the bike,  to minimise the risk of injury and to get the best performance and comfort from your riding. 

At 700 we are looking to present the products we stock in their best light; each run of items is given its own space and is never pushed into a corner. Online each product where appropriate is given it’s own in-depth description written by us and photographed in order to best display it’s characteristics and to give you a feeling of what the product would be like if you were to actually touch it. We have tried very hard to pick our brands and products carefully in order to keep our range of products limited to those which firstly fulfill their purpose superbly and secondly offer what we feel is the best choice at each price point. Everything you find on our shelves will have been endorsed by one or another of us and it would not have made it there if we were unable to see its value.

We feel that every customer should have the same exceptional level of service; we want you to be able to draw from our many years of experience both in the bicycle industry and out on the road. Between us we ride thousands of miles every week, some of us as endurance or pleasure riders and others of us who enjoy racing and pushing our physical limits. We all expect our kit to echo our needs and style. Invariably you will be able to find a kindred spirit at 700; somebody who rides in a similar fashion and finds an analogous value in their cycling. Whether looking for your first road bike or seeking some serious hardware to maximise your competitive edge we want you to feel as if you have been given the best advice throughout your purchase and that you have ended up with a bike that suits your specific requirements.

Recent seasons have seen a growing desire for individuality and custom products and we understand that dream bikes should be as individual as you; from geometry to finish. To this end we are continually broadening our range to include more niche brands like Nevi Titanium, Alchemy and Sarto in order to bring you fully customisable options when it comes to your hardware. 

If you are looking to broaden your cycling experience we have an associated cycling club with a diverse spectrum of riders and abilities and 700 run numerous cycling holidays and training camps in the Costa Blanca during the year, so you can experience new roads, fantastic climbs and stunning scenery, fully guided and supported.

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Q36.5 : Premium Technical Cycling Clothing

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Q36.5 : Premium Technical Cycling Clothing

700 are very pleased to be an official UK stockist of Q36.5 Cycling Clothing

Q36.5 is an extreme vision of the future of cycling clothing.

Quaerere : Research in Latin.  36.5 : The optimum operating temperature in Celcius, of a human body.

The name Q36.5 stems from the company's ceaseless pursuit of and continuous innovation towards, the ultimate in performance cycling apparel through the careful development and application of unique fabrics that best aid the body's optimal performance. 

The real objective of all technical clothing, not just cycling, should be to maintain a stable body temperature as it allows the body to perform with less stress. While others focus on cooling and heating the body they ignore the most important factor, that of maintaining the healthy body temperature. The goal at Q36.5 is to maintain optimal body temperature throughout the ride and Q36.5 has obsessively pursued the objective of ensuring that each and every one of their products achieves this.

While the company, founded in 2013, may be young, the man whose vision it is is no stranger to innovation. Luigi Bergamo has over 20 years of experience in technical fabric development in the cycling industry and has pioneered cycling apparel for the world's most famous brands. He would prefer us not to mention names simply because he does not wish to be seen as using other manufacturers as a guide to his products. Rather, Luigi is set on becoming the benchmark.

His approach and materials are unique and Q36.5 are less of a brand and more of a research and development lab. The majority of fabrics used in the Q36.5 collection have been developed in-house at the Q36.5 facility. In addition, Luigi has collaborated with some of the leading textile manufacturers in Italy to develop unique fabrics for use exclusively within the Q36.5 range. The difference between Q36.5 products is evident from the moment you touch them but is even more appreciable once you are out riding.

Ergogenics and Ergonomics:

The patterns employed in the Q36.5 Essential Collection have all been conceived to exploit the Ergogenic qualities of their proprietary fabrics while minimizing the use of panels in order to maximize efficiency and aerodynamics. Indeed, all Q36.5 jerseys, jackets, bibs, shorts and tights, have no frontal facing seams. This design principle is most notable in the Vectorial Elasticity of the Salopette L1 Essential bib shorts. Put them on following the instructions, ride them hard and you will discover a new feeling in the history of modern cycling clothing.

While the products that Q36.5 create are designed for performance, this is never at the cost of durability. As a result of proprietary fabric development, Q36.5 are able to produce clothing that is also significantly lighter than the competition. For example, the Q36.5 jersey and bib shorts weigh 110-140g less than the clothing that won 3 Grand Tours in 2013. Luigi is keen to stress that the weight savings are a function of the design process and never the goal of manufacture - simply a beneficial side effect! Despite the highly technical and lightweight nature of Q36.5 products, they are still built to last and Luigi claims that the construction method used in their bib short fabric will, for example, last at least 10x longer than its high-end competitors. 

The Q36.5 range is simple and concise. There are but 2 jerseys the L1 and R1, both of which are essentially the same and there is a similarly compact range of shorts. Why? Because the products are designed to perform in a broad range of conditions and as such eliminate the need to create specific products for specific circumstances. Luigi and Q36.5 have created fabrics so technical and well thought out that they negate the need to have numerous pieces. As a result you simply put on your shorts and jersey and ride your bike, safe in the knowledge that your clothing will perform.

Although Q36.5 is by no means the cheapest, when compared to brands in the upper echelons of the cycling clothing market, Q36.5 offers truly exceptional value for money thanks to a combination of sensible pricing, versatility of product, remarkable performance and impressive durability.

It really is Absolutely Equipment.


Why we chose Q36.5:

After feedback from our customers over the drop in quality in a market-leading brand, we were looking for an alternative that had a real stroy behind it.

Showing genuine innovation in fabric development and garment construction; a notable quality both in-the-hand and on the bike, coupled with a performance element that the rider can feel and that has a technical basis in biology and bio-mechanics : Q36.5 was the perfect option.

The pricing - while clearly premium - is not comical or offensive and we see the costs as justified given the offering and the unsurpassed longevity. When directly compared with the equivalent competition, the value is evident.. 

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