Mountain Trax is an independent bicycle retailer based in Barkham, near Wokingham in Berkshire, UK. The shop is ideally located within the M3 / M4 corridor close to Reading, Newbury, Bracknell, Basingstoke, and Wokingham. Although our true catchment is nationwide owing to some of the sought after brands and products stocked. For bike testing the store is seven miles from Swinley Forest, with its excellent mountain bike trails.

Specialising in high-end performance and leisure cycles, we stock; mountain, road, hybrid, commuter, cyclocross and childrens bikes, and parts from the top manufacturers. We also sell everything else you’d expect from a good bike shop, from cycle clothing and footwear, through sports nutrition to technology like GPS units, cameras and lights. Our key bike brands include: Santa Cruz, Hope, Evil, Ibis, Yeti, Scott, Cervelo, Orro and Whyte. Looking for an easier ride? Santa Cruz, Scott and Whyte Electric Bikes are now instock and on Demo.

You can buy securely through our website and have items delivered, or use Click and Collect instore. Alternatively, come and visit us at our 3500ft Barkham showroom where we have 1000's more products in stock, as we don't upload every product to the web. There is plenty of free parking, an area to test ride bikes, and we're open 5 days a week Tuesday to Saturday 9am-5pm. We also have a DEMO CENTRE with a great selection of 40 mtb, 10 road & gravel bikes, lights, wheels and helmets to TRY BEFORE YOU BUY - 365 DAYS A YEAR. The SERVICE CENTRE caters for all your bike servicing, repair and customisation needs.

We’re committed to providing high quality products, excellent, friendly service, expertise you can trust and free coffee!

1 Barkham GrangeBarkham Street Barkham, Berkshire RG40 4PJ

Custom Builds – Evil The Wreckoning & Niner Air9RDO

   Words by trax

   on 21/02/2018 12:14:58

Mountain Trax has always specialised in working with clients to understand their exacting needs for a bike.  From an off-the-peg bike with subtle changes to optimise rider fit or to improve reliability, handling or control – right through to a full bespoke specification, some call this their dream build.

In this new series of Blog Articles we’ll be showcasing our frequent builds., and not just mountain bikes, there will be road and gravel too. Even simple upgrades to your bike such as drivetrain, brakes, wheels etc can have an amazing effect on the ride, so please get in touch to discuss your dreams.

Evil The Wreckoning

The Wreckoning is a 160mm travel full suspension 29er in very much the “new school” of thinking; great geometry for descending and superb climbing characteristics too. Equally at home in your local woods diving through the singletrack, as it is on rowdy rocky trail centres and those well loved Alps trips. Nine times out of ten our customers have test ridden a handful of Demo Bikes to narrow down the choice to The One. In this case the client had not ridden the Wreckoning but between us we knew that it fulfilled his requirements.  A specification was borne and the detail mulled over to what you see here.  Straight from collection the client whisked it off for two days riding at Cwmcarn and a local Swinley Forest thrash. Feedback was “it rides amazing, never missed a beat, and the time you guys took in setting up the fork and shock pressures was well worth it. Perfect!”

Specification Summary: Evil The Wreckoning carbon frame – medium – blue, Rockshox Lyrik RCT3 160mm with custom decals, SRAM X01 Eagle 12s, Next SL G4 carbon chainset, Enve carbon bar and stem, ODI Elite Grips, Reverb Stealth Dropper, Fabric Saddle, Chris King BB, SRAM Code RSC brakes, custom built Mountain Trax wheelset on our carbon rims (33mm internal) with custom colour matched decals on Chris King black hubs, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5/DHR2.3 tyres, invisiframe protection kit.

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Niner Air9RDO

Totally at the other end of the scale is this beautiful carbon Niner. They make some of the most shapely functional frames with an amazing ride quality. Working with our client he had a good idea of the specification but ultimately said “you know what’s going work for me, I trust you, I know it will be perfect.” And it is, exceeding even his expectation!

The specification is certainly high quality equipment but more importantly it ticks our boxes for: functionality, reliability, and serviceability.  All key elements for long term ownership. Picking some highlights; SRAM XX1 Eagle 12s drivetrain in gold, Hope Stealth Brakes, Fox Stepcast 29er 100mm fork, and Mountain Trax custom carbon wheelset built with 23mm internal rim on DT Swiss 240 hubs, Vittoria Peyote 2.25 tyres – as used by our XC Race Team, cockpit finished with Niner RDO bar and seatpost, ESI Silicone Grips.  The greatest attention to detail has to be the fork, hub and rim graphics. To ensure a perfect colour match with the pink, green and blue of the frame decals the Pantone colours were sourced direct from Niner and our decal specialists produced them.  What do you think?  The bike has gained plenty of interest in the shop before collection.






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