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KCNC Kasditor Rotor – Product Safety Recall Notice

KCNC have identified a potential durability issue with first production Kasditor brake disc rotors.
As this can affect the safety of the rider we are making a recall on all first production rotors.
Products affected : Kasditor brake discs with anodised alloy star shaped centre spider, sizes 140mm. 160mm and 180mm
Serial numbers beginning E followed by A to P, and those beginning with EQ followed by numbers below 19775.
This recall does not affect full stainless steel Razor rotors.

The safety of KCNC’s customers has always been of the utmost importance, as has the quality and safety of KCNC’s products. For this reason they have decided to recall these rotors for replacement with an improved design rotor. These rotors were introduced into the UK in December 2013, and feature an anodised alloy star shaped centre spider.
The recall does not affect the full stainless Razor rotors. The recall only effects 140mm. 160mm and 180mm rotors – not 203mm rotors. All rotors are serial numbered, and any rotor with a serial no. prior to EQ19775. The series is alpha-numeric, so any rotor with a lower number needs to be recalled, i.e. EQ19774......EP99999, EO99999...etc. We ask customers to look at their rotors and the serial numbers, and if they cannot read the serial number take a photo of the rotor and email to info@clee-b2b.co.uk. If a proof of purchase available - this will also aid in determining the rotor’s eligibility for recall. Once identified the recalled rotors can be returned to the retailer for replacement, or returned directly to Clee Cycles, UK Distributor. Please contact the retailer or Clee Cycles to arrange replacement.
Thank you for your cooperation in this.

Fluid Fin Race Team Bikes

KCNC Sponsored Fluid Fin Race Team's Seb Bachelor talks us through the technical spec of his race bike..

We've Moved!

We are now in Bridgnorth, open Tuesday 05 January with normal service by the end of the week!
Come and see us at Station Works, Hollybush Road, Bridgnorth. WV16 4AX. 01746 763120.

 

KCNC Sponsoring the Margam Madness 6hr XC Enduro in 2014.  After a lot of negotiating the calender for suitable dates throughout the 2014 season, and trying to find a weekend without a major clash - they have decided to go for an early one next year.  So, Saturday April the 19th on Easter weekend will be the 3rd Edition of our Margam Madness 6 Hour MTB Enduro, entries at XC Racer.

 

New Orange Monkey Pro Team CX Bike - The Helios

The new Cyclo Cross bike for the team is a carbon Polygon CX frame built up with some fine KCNC parts - check it out here.

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Success for the Clee Cycles KCNC Race Team at the Sudety MTB Stage Race 2013

We're back from Poland having raced the Sudety MTB Challenge Stage race. A great 6 days of racing in the mountains on the Czech border in very testing hot weather! See our race report for more details.

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The Bike Place Trade Show - Silverstone 27, 28, 29th January

We will be exhibiting at The Bike Place again this year.  It is at the Silverstone Race Circuit, NN12 8TN sat-nav, starts Sunday thought until Tuesday, and is only a stone's throw from Core Bike so you can do both venues on the same day!  We'll be there with KCNC and the latest  Torus bikes.  Pop in and say hello!

KCNC 2013 Prices - January 2013

We've had to make slight increases to prices this year - the RRP's are mainly unchanged, just a few trade price increases - nothing major!

We've been Robbed! Thursday 20th December.

Clee Cycles was broken into during the night, 10 bikes were stolen, and various parts including Hope and Exposure lights, DT forks. 4 of the bikes were custom built so very unique, with custom built wheels easily identifiable. Please keep you eyes peeled and let us know if any of the descriptions below fit any parts offered for sale!

Titus X Alloy Large, 2010 used bike, Rockshox Sid fork, KCNC bars, seat post, 5 arm 94bcd crank, SLR flow saddle

Titus X Titanium, medium, probably only 2 or 3 in the UK, 2010 used bike, , DT XCM100 Twinshot fork, KCNC bars, seat post, 5 arm 94bcd crank, American Classic hubs, Race 7000 front rim with red nipples, Podium rear with black nipples, XX cassette,  SLR flow saddle

Torus Ti29sd - titanium 29er, 17" frame, prototype frame so unique, sliding sliver alloy dropouts, Fox F29 Terralogic fork, Ti flat bar, Ti seat post, green Chris King hubs with black spokes, green nipples and black Crest rims, KCNC 5 arm 94bcd crank single ring, Hope Race Evo brakes.

 

Burls Custom Built Ti frame, 17" frame, 26" wheel mtb - complete bike, totally uniuqe - new!   DT XCM100 singleshot fork, Custom built wheels with American Classic hubs, supercomp spokes, black nipples and Crest rims, KCNC bars, seat post, 5 arm 94bcd crank with cobweb chainrings, and KCNC X7 black brakes, SLR flow saddle.

These bike are all very rare, the Torus and Burls are one of a kind.  Please let us know if you see or hear of anything suspicious like un-badged titanium 26 and 29 frames.

Stock bikes stolen were MSC WCS29 mtb white/blue Large, blue anodised hubs, rims, bars.  Moda Cannon Large full carbon full suss 26" MTB, Moda Stretto 2011 Road bike, 54cm, Moda Tempo 52cm, Merida Race Lite 904 Road bike 54cm, Merida Matts 40D MTB 18" frame.

A number of parts were stolen, SRAM and Shimano cassettes, a DT EXM130 fork, Exposure Toro and Joystick lights, Hope Vision2 and R4 lights.  Please let us know if you see or hear of  anything suspicious.

Bespoked Bristol 2012

Great show again this year, hope you all made it!

 

 

The Orange Monkey - Cannondale Race Team have had a wonderful season - here's their review Orange Monkey-Cannondale - Review 2011

 

New - KCNC Full Ti Road Cassettes and 10spd Chains


 

KCNC at Bespoked Bristol - The UK Handmade and Boutique Bicycle Show 2011

11th-12th June Paintworks, Bristol

KCNC will be exhibiting at the Bespoked Bike Show in Bristol this June. We'll be there with Burls Bicycles so come and have a look at this exciting new UK show showing the best of bikes, frames and components available!

 

Ant White Retains 24hr Solo Title!

Ant White has just won the coveted Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race in the USA for the second time in as many years. The gruelling 24hr solo race in Tucson Arizona was won by KCNC supported rider Ant with a total of 18 laps. Some British style weather made the first 5hrs of darkness a little more familiar to Ant than some of his competitors - just the advantage he needed, maintaining his lead to the end! Well done Ant - take some time off to recover!
See the results on www.cyclingnews.com

 

MTB Marathon Series Comes to Shropshire

The CRC MTB Marathon Series comes to Shropshire for the first time this July. The popular mtb event will be based at Marshbrook near Church Stretton on the foot of the Long Mynd hills on Sunday 24th July 2011. Clee Cycles have been working with the MTB Marathon route planners and the boys from the event hosts Blazing Saddles to find the perfect route to challenge experienced and novice riders alike. There's also the Cyclops Power Road Sportive on Saturday 23rd July - which will also be fun!
Entries are available now - see the MTB Marathon Series website. See you there!

 

The Torq Roughride - Sunday, June 12th 2011 www.roughride.co.uk

For 2011 the ninth Roughride is on June 12th, the same weekend as last year. This year the event has a new headline sponsor, Torq (www.torqfitness.co.uk), with KCNC as a supporting sponsor.
Visit the website www.roughride.co.uk for further details.

 

End of Season Success at Kona Oktoberfest

Clee Cycles KCNC Race Team filled the podium at the Kona Oktoberfest in Ashton court. See the Race Team Results for the full story.

 

Original Source Mountain Mayhem Success

The biggest 24hr mtb race in the UK priduced success for KCNC. The Clee Cycles KCNC Team won the Mens Team event, and their Vets team combined with MTB Marathon managed second in the Vets Team race.


Mens Team Podium.

A staggering result for KCNC sponsored endurance racer Ant White saw him win the 24hr Solo race for the 3rd time - a feat never before seen! Ant rode on his own for the entire 24hrs completing an incredible 24laps to take the victory over 1 lap ahead of second placed David Powell.


Mens Solo Podium.

 

2010 Prices

We pleased to announce that there will be no price increases for 2010. Pricing was difficult last year, and increases were necessary, but the pound seems to have stabilised now and we are able to continue to offer 2009 prices for 2010. This again makes KCNC products very competitive!

Please feel free to email/phone with any queries.

KCNC Brand Spotlight on Bikebiz

KCNC have been featured on Bikebiz - see the News feature on www.bikebiz.com here and the full story here

 

KCNC - First Look on Southern Downhill

The DH website www.southerndownhill.com has done a First Look feature on a few KCNC components. See their initial impressions here

 

24hr Victory Stateside!

Ant White has just won the coveted Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race in the USA. The gruelling 24hr solo race in Tucson Arizona was won by KCNC supported rider Ant with a total of 17 laps. Ant came close last year but was hampered by the dust - an unknown problem to UK riders! Well done Ant - outstanding victory!
See the results on www.cyclingnews.com and a full write up here.

Ant has also scooped the 2010 Brass Monkey Enduro Series win - see here for results. A good start to the year!!

 

Orange Monkey's get some sun and early season racing

The KCNC sponsored Orange Monkey Cycle Team are currently competing in the European UCI opening event - The Sunshine Cup.

The team have been travelling to Cyprus for 5 years now to take part in this prestigious series. An excellently constructed race series with hard courses, warm weather and some of the worlds best riders making this the perfect winter training camp and with races including the British opener in Sherwood Forest and World Cups at Dalby and Houffalize to take into consideration this once again fits well into the teams plans.
See their results on www.myorangemonkey.com

 

New 2010 Lightweight Cranksets from KCNC

 KCNC have continued to update the external bearing (K-type) cranksets for 2010. They are the same lightweight sets as 2009 at 665g for the XC1 double, 705g for the XC1 triple, and 668g for the RD1 double. They all use the same replaceable stainless bearings and now feature a floating axle that can be removed from either side with only removing the non-drive arm. The XC1 also have a narrower Q-factor at 164mm, and a 47.5mm chainline. This is narrow - at the request of many racers! They are as stiff as last years and look fantastic!

 

New Lightweight Headset Spacers From KCNC

 KCNC have been busy machining - removing material from their anodised alloy aheadset spacers. Still look good and a weight comparable to carbon spacers - something for the weight-weenies!

 

Sponsorship

KCNC are proud to be sponsoring the following cyclists in the 2009 season. Please follow links to find out more and see results :-

 

Cotic Bontrager Race Team

This team supports Kate Potter who is an Elite XC racer of the highest caliber. She's now into her 5th season of top level competition and has gone from strength to strength since joining Cotic late in 2006.
She will campaign the 2010 season for the Cotic Bontrager Race Team, competing in the UK National Points Series, World Cup Series across Europe and Canada, plus select mountain bike stage races, cyclocross, and road cycling events
See the Cotic Bontrager Race Team website for more information.

 

Orange Monkey Cycling Team

Orange Monkey is an enthusiastic team of young and experienced cyclist's aiming to become nationally-recognised as leaders in their field.
Orange Monkey was formed in 2004 by two cyclist's with a passion for Cross Country Mountain Biking.
Over the last year Orange Monkey has grown in stature with an increasing interest from both cycling fanatics and the general public alike. The team has had a successful first season in competitive racing both locally and nationally and hopes are high for 2009!
See the Orange Monkey website for more information.

 

Ryan Sherlock and Melanie Spath

After a successful first season as Team Cycleways in 2009, Ryan and Mel are returning to the 2010 racing season with support again from KCNC, Specialized and a new nutritional sponsor, ZipVit.
After taking up mountain biking only in 2006, Mel started training seriously in 2007 and has since risen through the ranks. In 2009, Mel placed 2nd overall in the British Mountain Bike Series and finished the 2009 season with a UCI World Ranking of 79th.

Some of Ryan’s top results in what was his 3rd racing season in 2009 include a 2nd place in the Irish National XC Championships (after having broken his collarbone 8 weeks beforehand) and a 3rd place in the Irish National Hill Climb Championships.

In 2009, both Ryan and Mel have been voted “Best Male Cyclist of the Year” and “Best Female Cyclist of the Year” in the prestigious Cycling IrelandMembership Award, which covers all cycling disciplines in recognition of their performance and contribution to the sport.

In 2010, Ryan and Mel will be concentrating mainly on XC, and will again be competing in the British Mountain Bike Series for the third season. They have already had an early taster of racing by competing in the Cyprus Sunshine cup and in races of the Israel Cup with Mel finishing a superb 5th overall against top-level competition in Cyprus.In addition, they are planning to complete the Bundesliga Series in Germany, several other European races, the World Cup in Dalby, several Irish mtb and road races and the Marathon World Champs.

See Ryan's blog and Mel's blog for updates on racing and training.

 

Lukasz Nowacki

Lukasz competes in Cycle Speedway - and he is pretty good. He is one of the top riders in the world, currently ranked 2nd in Europe and 4th in the world!
In 2009 he is competing in the World Championships in Australia - and is hoping for Gold!
Cycle Speedway is a very popular amateur sport, and Lukasz rides for the Leicester Monarchs
KCNC have provided Lukasc with a crankset for his custom built bike

Follow Lukasz this season on his club's website and on British Cycling's website.

 

Anthony White

Anthony is an MTB Endurance Racer and specialises in 24hr endurance events - solo! He is the current Mountain Mayhem 24hr Solo Champion - and has won it 2 years on the trot! Lets hope he can make a hat-trick of it!
He also competes in xc and marathon events, and is currently in the USA competing in a few 24hr events - with a nice early season second place in the 12 Hours of Temecula. See his race report on xcracer.com.
His next event is the 24 Hours of Pueblo - good luck Ant!
KCNC have provided Ant with stems, bars, bar ends and seat posts - all scandium alloy, and jockey wheels and a superlight chain. This has enabled him to get his race bike below 18lbs!

 
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