Offer For Club Members

An offer from Cycle Wild Scotland for paid up GMBC members…
Hi all
We have a course running the weekend after next with spaces available that we’d like to offer at bargain rates to British Cycling club members, parents and associates.  It’s the British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leader on 8 & 9 September in Pitlochry.   Price: £100 instead of the usual £190.  For further details, give me a bell and/or have a look a this link
For further details on British Cycling’s mountain bike leader awards see this link
Could you please forward this offer to your members.  Many thanks for your help in this.
cheers for now



For Sale

Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL 2016 components with brand new Race Shop Limited 2018 frame


photo here

New headset bearings, new bottom bracket, new gear & lockout cable, new brake pads & brakes bled. Forks will be serviced by mid Feb.

Frame – 19.5″ (L) Brand new Race Shop Limited 2018
Super Light OCLV Mountain Carbon [IsoSpeed, E2 tapered head tube, MicroTruss, Control Freak internal routing, balanced post mount brake, PF92, Boost148 & G2 Geometry]

Forks – RockShox SID RL, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110 & G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel

Wheels – DT Swiss X1700, tubeless strips & valves, 15mm front, 12mm rear (Boost110 & Boost148)

Tyres – Continental X-King 2.2, Tubeless, not much wear

Shifters – SRAM X1, 11 speed, small scrape on body

Rear derailleur – SRAM X01 Carbon, Type 2

Crank – SRAM X1 1400, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync, usual wear

Cassette – SRAM XG-1175, 10-42, 11 speed, usual wear

Saddle – Bontrager Montrose Elite, hollow titanium rails, original & unused

Seatpost – origional Bontrager Rhythm Elite as spare, 31.6mm, unused

Handlebar – Bontrager Race X Lite, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, 5mm rise. Lizard Skins lock-on Peaty grips.

Stem – Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree

Headset – FSA IS-2 carbon, E2, sealed alloy cartridge, unused

Brakeset – Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc

Islabike Beinn 20 large pink for sale (like new, with fitted mudguards and kickstand)

Islabike Beinn 20 large pink for sale

I’m selling my daughter’s Islabike, as she’s grown out of it.  The bike is like new, and includes fitted mudguards and kickstand.  Bike has not seen a lot of use, has only been ridden in dry conditions, and is well maintained.

Looking for £300 for collection/delivery around Glasgow area.  Bike plus accessories now retail for £427.

Ideal light bike to whet the wean’s interest in cycling.  Sizing per the Islabike site suitable for rider aged 6+, inside leg 52-62cm, minimum height 120cm.

Posting here to see if any interest before I post up on Islabike FB site, eBay, etc.



Club Tops – For Sale

In order to meet some of the minimum quantities for the top order from Pactimo, we had to by some extras. Therefore the following 30th anniversary club tops are available for club members to buy;

Men’s Continental 2.0 Jersey, Size L (fits small, so more like a M) £40.80

Men’s Trail SS Jersey, Size M £46.20

Men’s Trail LS Jersey, Size L £60

You can find more details on the tops –

Ewan Evans has the tops at his work so get in touch with him if you are interested in buying a top or checking the sizing. His details below;

Xtreme Auto Tints
104 Dalsholm Road
G20 0TF

0141 945 65555


30th Anniversary Club Tops – Shop Now Open

The Pactimo shop is now open..finally!

The 30th anniversary club tops will be available to buy through the Pactimo shop until Tuesday 9th May.

To enter the shop, go to  click my team store, then input glasgowmountainbike password in the below window

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A few important points;

  1. ‘If people are using a visa debit, they should inform their bank otherwise their purchase transaction will be blocked by their bank as believing to be fraud.  We are a US based clothing company and so banks will block the transaction to protect the client.  When banks are informed prior to placing the order with us transactions go through with no incident.  Please do inform the team otherwise their cards will be block.  Visa and Master card are accepted but not American Express. ‘
  2. ‘ENTERED ORDERS CAN’T BE CANCELLED, if a wrong size is entered we can alter it BEFORE we close the team store but not after the store has been closed.’
  3. There are a couple of small errors with logo positioning on the tops shown in the shop. Don’t worry, these have been corrected for the production templates.
  4. Please do not ask Pactimo to re-open the shop if you are late to purchase a top. This delays the whole order for everyone.

The fit kit will be available for the last time at tonight’s ride (Wednesday 03-05-17) as I have to send it back tomorrow.

Any questions, give me a shout


GMBC 2017 Photo Calendars For Sale

Why not inspire yourself to get out and ride with our GMBC 2017 photo calendars?  It features a glossy A4 image each month plus a calendar grid to note down all the gnarly/easy/pub rides you’ll be doing.  The photos were voted on by folks who attended the AGM and were taken by fellow club members.  The locations include Torridon, Glen Tilt, Strathearn, Conic Hill and then exotic places like the Spanish Basque Coast…….. and Yorkshire.

The calendars are only £7 and they’re selling fast so what better way to grab a wee souvenir of the GMBC’s 30th anniversary year!  (this sales pitch is almost as good as anything you’d get from Barry Mears!!). 😉

OK, I’m sold, how do I get one??

Just go to Webcollect and click on the GMBC Calendar 2017 in the Events box and follow the steps.

Please order your calendar promptly so we can get them distributed ASAP so you can enjoy the January photo of Tom Downie riding a wintery Lammermuir Hills with his daughter in a bike trailer!!  I’ll arrange to distribute calendars on Wednesday rides.  Here’s a sample of the calendar images…..

GMBC Jersey Sale

As noted in the AGM notification post we have a selection of Club Kit that will be on sale at the upcoming AGM (23rd November) on a first come first served basis. Below is a list of the items that we have available. Kit is being sold at cost with the exception being the small, short sleeve jerseys which are being sold at a special discounted rate of £15 each.


Men’s Jersey Short Sleeve
3 x Small (£15 each)
3 x Medium (£41.62 each)
2 Large (£41.62 each)
1 XXlarge (£41.62 each)

Sizing of the short sleeve tops are on the athletic side. I would advise sizing up but you can try on the night.

Men’s Jersey Short Sleeve
1 x Medium (£56.30 each)
1 x large (£56.30 each)

We will accept cash payments on the night of the AGM.

We also have a number of jerseys ordered by club members who have not yet collected them. If this is you they will also be available to collect at the AGM


Selling my Kona Kula 2013 medium

Hi there,
due to moving to France I need to sell my Kona Kula 2013. It’s my first real mountain bike and I have lifetime warranty on it so a bit sad to leave it but I had to make choices.

pictures on my blog
Size : M (19″)
Frame material : alloy (scandium 69)
Wheels : 26″ shimano MT15
Fork : Rockshox Recon 100mm Gold TK Solo Air with remote control
Single chainring Hope 30T
Rear mech : Shimano Deore XT shadow +
Chain : KMC X10-EL titanium nitride coated (I indulged myself…)
Saddle : Specialized Avatar Bodygeometry (with gel and male parts-friendly geometry)
Rubber : Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.1 Evo tubeless ready 3 compounds Pace star front
Hutchinson Cougar 2.2 Airlight rear
Gifts : a whole set of additional rubber, 2x Maxxis Ikon 2.2 (original tires, still in OK shape), 2x Maxxis Medusa 2.1 (mud tires), Maxxis High Roller 2.35, Continental X King 2.2 Race Sport (their light rubber)

The bike is in perfect working order. I bought the bike 1800 euros in 2013, I’m asking for £500 here. I live in Glasgow. Don’t hesitate to ask me questions and come and try it!


Lazer Blade Helmet – White Silver – 58-61cm/L
Never Used – Too Big for Me
Info :

Bontrager Montrose Elite Saddle, 138mm (VL-1716, P/N:439195)
Never Used – stock saddle from new bike
Info :

Bontrager Evoke RXL, hollow Ti rails, 138mm (VL-2170, P/N:440376)
Tested a few times – stock saddle from 2015 Trek Superfly 9.8 SL
Info : (not my post)