• BETD Christmas Opening Hours

    Posted in on 13th December 2017.

      BETD would like to thank all our customers for the support this year and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you need to contact us, please keep in mind that our opening hours during the holidays will be as follows: December 22nd: 8:30 - 13:00 December 23rd: Closed December 24th: Closed December 25th: Closed December 26th: Closed December 27th: 9:00 to 12:00 December 28th: 9:00 to 12:00 December 29th: Cl...

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  • Latest Derailleur Hangers in the BETD Range

    Posted in on 13th December 2017.

      We have been busy adding new hangers to our already extensive range of CNC derailleur hangers with many, many more waiting in the wings to be machined. They include Hanger 419 Boardman Road Team Carbon and Hanger 420 Carrera Gryphon. Boardman derailleur hanger This hanger is machined out of Aerospace grade aluminium as all our hanger are. This material will enhance the performance of your bike, and as the hanger is CNC machined and comes w...

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  • Top 4 Signs Your Bike Needs a Service

    Posted in on 13th December 2017.

      During the winter your bike has a tough time – grit and grime is washed up from the road and when it gets cold salt spreading can corrode components. You can avoid any negative effects from all of this by looking after your bike, and maintaining it regularly. If you’re unsure on what to look out for, below are a few signs your bike may benefit from a service: 1. Braking is difficult Your brakes are one of the most important things on y...

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  • GT Retro Scene

    Posted in on 13th December 2017.

    Here at BETD we not only make hangers and parts for current bikes but we also produce components for the GT LTS and STS range of bikes. These iconic bikes, once very popular in the late nineties and early 2000s, featuring the Horst Link suspension system, are now finding a new lease of life with the ever-growing retro scene. Owners are refurbishing their bikes with our precision made bearing upgrade kits, allowing them to ride these bikes long af...

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  • Locations to Ride: West

    Posted in on 27th November 2017.

      In this month's Locations to Ride blog, we're taking a look at some of the sights and routes in the West. From Blackpool to the Lake District, have a read through some of our recommendations. Route 62 - Fleetwood to Selby Forming the west and central sections of The Trans Pennine Trail, Route 62 is a mixture of on road and traffic free cycling against a backdrop of towns, canals, cities and the northern Peak District. Spanning from Flee...

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  • The Ultimate Stocking Fillers for Cycling Fanatics

    Posted in on 27th November 2017.

    Cycling can be an expensive hobby, so buying your cycling-fanatic friends and family bike gifts will always go down well. If you're in search of small, good value and thoughtful gifts for the cyclist in your life, you've come to the right place. Lights  A safety essential and perfect for the long winter nights and mornings, a new bike light is a great gift to keep cyclists on the road all year round. There are several options available, how...

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  • BETD's Guide to Chain Rings

    Posted in on 27th November 2017.

      Is your chain ring broken or are you simply on the market for a new one? If you're shopping around, our newest blog post contains a few pointers that could help. What is a chain ring? A chain ring is what drives the chain or belt - such as the Gates drive - from the crank to the rear wheel. Middleburn offer chain rings from singles like the UNO and MONO, the doubles such as DUO, to the ever green triple sets as seen on older mountain bike...

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  • Preparing Your Bike For The Winter

    Posted in on 24th November 2017.

      It’s that time of year again where the days are already growing shorter and the temperature has taken a dip. Preparing and maintaining your bike becomes a priority in the winter months. Need some tips? You’ve come to the right place - we’ve written a guide with a few handy hints on how to protect your bike throughout the season. 1. Add Mudguards Churned up, wet and muddy roads can be a nightmare for your bike. Mudguards are a nece...

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  • Locations to Ride: The East

    Posted in on 26th October 2017.

      With our newest instalment in the Locations to Ride series, this month we’re focusing on the cycle trails in the east of England, offering various levels of difficulty whether you’re after something gentle or a long-distance challenge. If you’re a history-lover, you’ll especially like the selection of sights we have for you this October. The Witchfinder's Way Perfect for halloween, the Witchfinder’s Way starts from the historic ...

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  • Cycle Show 2017

    Posted in on 26th October 2017.

      The Cycle Show 2017 at NEC Birmingham was a fantastic experience with new products being announced and showcased and plenty of special guest appearances. From the 21st to the 24th September, the NEC was packed with cycling enthusiasts and plenty of stores and practice tracks and races including the Bosch EMTB Test Track and the Pirelli Supercrit track. There were exhibitors and products around every corner, resulting in a fun and bustlin...

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