Established in the 1980’s and based in the great border city of Carlisle, we are one of the largest independent bike stores in the UK stocking some of the sport’s biggest and most innovative brands both online and from our retail store. With industry leading bikes from the likes of  Specialized, Cannondale, Early Rider plus clothing and accessories from ORTLIEB, Osprey, KASK, Five Ten, Fox Racing, Brooks saddles and Castelli to name but a few with many many more available.

Church StreetCaldewgate Carlisle CA2 5TL
  • Connect with us
  • 30-day hassle free returns

    FREE shipping on UK orders

    Free Click & Collect

    Earn Rewards Points

    Mountain Bikes
    Large Image
    Ready to buy Title Short Description Detail Link prices....
    Plain or Graphic Design
    Technical or Casual
    Sleeve Length
    Legwear Options
    Headwear Options
    Glove & Mitt Options
    Warmer Options
    Helmet Style
    Armour Options
    Shoe Type
    Lighting Options
    Lock Type
    Nutrition Options
    Turbo Trainer Options
    Electronics Options
    Bottles & Cage Options
    Packs & Luggage Options
    Transport & Storage Options
    Pedal & Cleat Options
    Saddles & Seat Post Type
    Gears & Drivetrain Options
    Brake Options
    Finishing Kit Options
    Tool Options
    Pump Options
    Bike Type
    Zip Length
    Sock Type
    Lubricant Type
    Tyre or Tube?
    Wheel Rim Size
    Fork or Shock?
    Road Bike Type
    Kids Bike Type
    Fork Options
    Tyre and Tube Size
    Chain Lube Type
    Seat Post Options
    Light Accessories
    Tyre Use Conditions
    Type To Filter
    Price Filter
    Stock & Sale Options
    other colours

    Mountain Bikes

    For the most part mountain bikes split into two distinct camps, hardtail and full suspension with distinct advantages for both types however both are designed to handle trails less travelled. We here at Scotby Cycles are proud to stock a range of fantastic mountain bikes from industry leaders such as Specialized, Cannondale and Trek whom between them are responsible for much of the innovation we see on mountain bikes across the whole sport.

    Hardtails are by far the most popular form of mountain bike – models such as the Specialized PITCH and ROCKHOPPER or Cannondale TRAIL, these feature a front suspension fork and a traditional rear end which overall simplicity of design and maintenance. They also are typically far more economical as they don’t feature complicated swing arms or rear shocks which incidentally also saves considerable weight. Such bikes are perfect for trail and cross country use and range from entry level sub £500 models to elite feather weight carbon models costing upwards of £2000.

    Full suspension bikes on the other hand are for venturing to where trails might not even exist, ideal for so called “all-mountain”, freeride or downhill use. Obviously these bikes feature suspension at both ends of the bike for absorbing big shocks from variable train, there are also trail and enduro models which aren’t quite so burly as their downhill/freeride counterparts but are typically lighter.

    We offer interest free finance available on models over £400 (excl. sale bikes) and we accept Cycle Scheme vouchers too. Delivery on all bikes is free of charge within mainland UK and bikes ordered in store quality for a complimentary six-week safety check.

    Secure Payments from Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, PayPal & V12 Finance
    Zesty Framework, Site Design & Integrated Ecommerce ©
    Citrus-Lime Limited