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Ex Rental Carbon Road Bikes Sale

6 Aug

As per usual we are selling off some of our older hire bikes and have the following left in stock. All bikes are full carbon fork and frame and may have minor marks on them from general use. We use protective tape on the bikes during the rental so once removed they are good clean bikes. All bikes come with a Compact chainset 50-34 and also an 11 speed cassette with gear ratios of 11-32.

  • PROMPT D211 Shimano Ultegra (2016)- Carbon Black Grey White Size 54 cm (L) 900 Euros
  • PROMPT D211 Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc (2017)- Carbon Black Blue Size (L) 54 cm 1000 Euros
  • PROMPT D211 Shimano Ultegra (2016)- Carbon Black Grey White Size 56 cm (L) 900 Euros
  • PROMPT D211 Shimano Ultegra (2017) – Carbon Black Yellow Red Size 56 cm (L) 1000 Euros
  • Battaglin Faster Campagnolo Potenza (2017) Carbon Black and Red Size 58 cm (XL) 1000 Euros.

BikeSale

Bikes are fully serviced and are supplied without pedals or bottle cages. The price includes European shipping. For shipping further afield we will charge at cost to us.

Please contact us for more info

 

 

 

 

Paris Roubaix Challenge Cycle Hire 2017

8 Nov

We are pleased to announce that for the 4th year running we will be at the Roubaix Velodrome on the Friday and Saturday for your Paris Roubaix Challenge Cycle Hire

In addition we will be selling loads of our Cycling Caps and Sako 7 socks

Also if you are looking for some early spring warm weather riding then we will also have loads of information on Cycling Costa Daurada More Than 21 Bends new winter destination.

 

2016 Photo Comp 5 April 2016 Amstel Gold Sportive Cycle Hire

26 Apr

Here is co owner of Prompt Cycle Culture on a D211 during the Amstel Gold Sportive.  Phil was there enjoying the dutch hospitality (but not the strong crosswinds)

PROMPT Cycle Culture will be offering a bike hire delivery service around Valkenburg for the 2017 Amstel Gold event

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2015 Photo Comp – Three – PROMPT D211 do the Paris Roubaix Challenge

15 Apr

Some photos from Xavier and his brother in law who hired some bikes from us for this years Paris Roubaix Challenge

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Prompt d211 photo comp seventeen

9 Aug

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A couple of our ex hire frames were sold to a couple from Germany last week. We are waiting for the bike builds and will add them to this page. They were here for the week and had both just competed in the alpe d’huez triathlon.

Prompt D927 Steel Frame

27 Jul

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I’ve just finished the build of my steel Prompt D927. The bike was finished with a Dura Ace 7800 groupset and Deda components. 

The frame rides superbly.  The ride is much less harsh than carbon and thus is suited to longer rides. I plan to take the bike round Italy and Spain next spring.

The added weight off the bike is not noticable perhaps due to the increased comfort. I even managed to set a pb up Villard Reculas on its maiden voyage.  The frame is responsive out of the saddle and very solid going downhill.  Having ridden the bike a few times, I’m starting to wonder what all the hype is about carbon!

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PROMPT D211 Photo Competition 2014 Number 4 – Sarenne and La Berarde for your 65th birthday

22 May

Father and son from Holland were with us last week and hired a couple of bikes. They tackled Alpe d’Huez, Col de Sarenne and also the road out to La Berarde. Apparently the father ( a keen cyclist) at 65 comfortably beat his son up all the climbs in the area.

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Win a Col du Galibier Jersey by sending in your PROMPT photos. Check out the rest of the photos from 2014 here

 

 

New Prompt D211 frame hand painted in Bourg d’Oisans

4 Apr

Here are a few shots of the new #promptd211 frame set for 2014

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The frame has been hand painted and finished here in Bourg d’Oisans. This frame is destined to be a hire bike for 2014 and will be built up with shimano ultregra 11 speed

Cycling Alpe d’huez while on a skiing holiday

2 Apr

Jon is here this week on a school skiing trip and is also trying to squeeze some alpine cycle training in for Liege Baston Liege and the L’Etape du Tour.

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We delivered his bike in Alpe d’Huez just as the sun was rising on Monday morning.  The ski area is still looking pretty good but summer is definitely on the way.

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New Year Sale 20% discount on all shop purchases

6 Jan

Better late than never ! All shop sales currently have a 20% discount on their displayed price. The discount is applied automatically at checkout.

This means our most popular Jersey the Alpe d’Huez jersey is currently reduced to just 48 Euros (from 60 euros)

What’s more

All our remaining 2013 magazines have also been reduced

All remaining Cafe du Cyclist gear – (there is not much left but you never know!)

Sale ends midnight 12th January 2014

Photos for our PROMPT D211 photo competetion – three – Box Hill London

2 Dec

Its great to see our bikes in other parts of the world. This one was sent in from Box Hill London with a great drawing of the Manx Missile

If you hired or bought a bike from us in 2013 we are after your photos. The more unusual the better. We will be choosing one photo at the end of December and that lucky person will receive one of our exclusive Alpe d’Huez Jersey. Simply attach your photo to an email and send it in to us.

Check out all the photos currently entered here >>

More Photos for our PROMPT D211 competition – one

30 Nov

This one comes from Torben from Denmark. This was taken during a very long day in the saddle during La Marmotte Sportive in July 2013. At this stage he had completed over 4800 metres of climbing and about 165km of riding.

If you hired or bought a bike from us in 2013 we are after your photos. The more unusual the better. We will be choosing one photo at the end of December and that lucky person will receive one of our exclusive Alpe d’Huez Jersey. Simply attach your photo to an email and send it in to us.

Check out all the photos currently entered here >>

PROMPT bikes on Holiday

2 Sep

Below are a few shots of PROMPT bikes on last weeks Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour. We are now approaching the end of the season and so the ex-rental bikes are available to buy as a complete bike (€1200) or frameset (€600). Do not hesitate to contact velo@prompt.cc if interested.

French-Italian Border (Col de Montgenevre)

French-Italian Border (Col de Montgenevre)

Andy on the Col de No-Name (warm-up for the Colle dell'Agnello)

Andy on the Col de No-Name (warm-up for the Colle dell’Agnello)

Chris exhausted atop the Agnel

Chris exhausted atop the Agnel

Andy desperately trying get the whole building into shot!

Andy desperately trying get the whole building into shot!

Prompt & More than 21 bends on the Col d'Izoard

Prompt & More than 21 bends on the Col d’Izoard

Stuck on the Col du Telegraphe

29 Jun

Theo and I took a day off yesterday and tackled La Marmotte route on our PROMPT d211 road bikes. All was going well until we got stuck on the Col du Telegraphe for approximately 20 minutes while a helicopter cleared trees from the road. As you can see from the picture we were not the only ones held up.

Customer custom build PROMPT d211 all the way from South Africa

13 Jun

Couple of great photos from some South African customers who bought a couple of PROMPT d211 frames from us last year.

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PROMPT D211 in Majorca

25 Mar

There are not many of our bikes in the world so its always great to receive photos from our customers with our bikes.

These were taken in Majorca during a spring training camp for the Paris Roubaix Challenge in April

Introducing Theo our new mechanic/guide for 2013

22 Mar

Theo has been studying Chemistry at Grenoble university this year. A chance meeting on the Col du Glandon whilst out riding last September led to an interview and us offering him a job here in Bourg d’Oisans.  As a keen mechanic and cyclist he will be servicing our fleet of 18  hire bikes as well as guiding as part of the More Than 21 Bends experience.

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I finally managed to get out on a ride with him in and around the Grenoble hills this week. As a chemist he has some interesting theories on genetic doping !

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Try out a PROMPT D211 free of charge

20 Feb

We have teamed up with Mosquito Bike / Lightweight Wheels and More Than 21 Bends to provide a PROMPT D211 demo weekend here in Bourg d’Oisans.

Holiday Details 2nd – 6th May 2013.

 4 nights half board accommodation at More Than 21 Bends B&B in Bourg d’Oisans France, transfer from Grenoble train station to Bourg d’Oisans and Bike transfers from Mosquito Bikes London to MT21B’s or free PROMPT D211 demo bike for the weekend

Itinerary

Between Friday 26th and Tuesday 30th April 2013: Bike drop at Mosquito Bikes, Bike fit service available at a special rate and Servicing option with Mosquito Bikes so your bike is ready to roll on arrival.

  • Thursday 2nd May: Make your own way to the More Than 21 Bends B&B in Bourg d’Oisans or join the transfer from Grenoble train station at 4pm. Opportunity to test Lightweight Wheels and Prompt bikes or join More Than 21 Bends on a short late afternoon ride. Evening meal at MT21Bs.
  • Friday 3rd May: Breakfast at MT21B.  80KM Guided ride including ascent of Alpe d’Huez leaving 10.00am.  Informal pre dinner talk and introduction to Lightweight Wheels. Evening meal at MT21B.
  • Saturday 4th May: Breakfast at MT21B.  Guided ride of 100km taking in the Col de la Morte and the Col d’Ornon leaving 10.00am.  Informal pre dinner talk by our Nutrition Partner. Evening meal at MT21B.
  • Sunday 5th May: Early Breakfast at MT21B.  80KM ride including the spectacular Traverse d’Oisans and Les Deux Alpes. Evening meal at MT21B.
  • Monday 6th May: Breakfast at MT21B.  Last chance to test ride Lightweight Wheels and Prompt bikes before departure.  Departures around 11am, transfer to Grenoble train station for 12.00pm.

Between Tuesday 7th May (pm) and Saturday 11th May : Bike collection from Mosquito Bikes

Price Includes:

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Last hire bikes available for the Tour de France on the 18th July 2013

11 Dec

We now only have 3 hire bikes left for the Tour de France week in 2013 (11/12/2012)

Carbon Cycle Hire for Tour de France 2013

Hire bikes on the Col du Galibier

2 Nov

Tim and Kathy from the USA who hired some D211 bikes from PROMPT.CC for a More Than 21 Bends Tours sent us these great photos from the Col du Galibier and Alpe d’Huez

 

 

How long does it take to choose a new bike?

19 Oct

If only the prompt D211 came with a basket……

Alpe d’Huez Triathlon Cycle Hire

19 Sep

The 2013 Alpe d’Huez triathlon will take place on the last week of July. We have a large selection of both triple and compact chainset bikes for the event.

For more information and to book online go to our online booking system

 

 

The great gear debate on Alpe d’Huez

3 Sep

We like bikes here at PROMPT– no surprises there I guess. We also like the poetry and the views that the mountains inspire in us and offer up to us on each ride. Today, after bend 9 on the Alpe, our home town of Bourg d’Oisans was shrouded in the cloud that we had climbed through. The valley was as breathtaking as ever. We also like the technology and the endless debate about the benefits of this or that product, brand and design concept. For instance I love my beautiful hand made Cielo bike. But I also know that the PROMPT bikes ‘out-perform’ it in every possible way around here. They are simply more efficient- up, down and across. Perhaps the most frequent conversation concerns gear ratios and we basically opt for a ‘compact’ and 27/28 rear or a triple up front. There is no doubt that ‘spinning’ up these hills works best for most of our customers. There is also no doubt that the best ‘gear’ available to all of us is our own fitness. If you put the two together some amazing things start to happen in these mountains.

the d211 does box hill

10 Aug

One of the proud owners of a D211 sent this picture in after completing the olympic box hill climb

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Is blue better than yellow?

12 Jul

As a certain British rider begins to take a firm hold on yellow there is another colour ruling the roads in the French Alps this week. Monsieur le PROMPT bleu has been spinning to the Col summits with sublime ease against his Californian buddies- so much so that there are various plots and ruses beginning to play out over the beers in the evening. I counted a full 15 minute advantage on La Morte today. As we await the real yellow jersey today at Le Col de la Croix de Fer it will be interesting to see what other points calculations have been taken into consideration.  Chapeau Monsieur le PROMPT bleu.

Is it about the bike?

6 Jul

Here at station PROMPT we get to ride with a different set of fantastic people every week. People come because of the mountains and they come here because of the bikes. Add a person in between these two things and you have a life changing experience. Think that is hyperbole- you should read our feedback sheets!  Anyway it means we get to see a lot of bikes- usually bikes from the expensive end of the spectrum from all the big brands. All of them sporting that years shape or technology or design cue and all of them brilliant machines. In our two day Marmotte tour last week one of the eight riders was on a PROMPT that he hired from us. We rode the Telegraphe first. The PROMPT was first up. Then the tough side of the Galibier. First up again. Finally the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. You guessed it. Is it about the bike?

Le jeaune fille de PROMPT

6 Jul

Every so often we carve out a few hours of sunshine to ride our bikes on our own between guests here in Bourg d’Oisans. Sometimes we ride up some of the lesser known climbs and valleys- places that the Tour has barely touched- but nonetheless magical and tough. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have company. Phil’s daughter Ella fits a 49cm PROMPT these days and last week we cruised down the valley into Allemond for a coffee shop and family time. We went up over the dam and up over the hill. Ella brought a serene effort to the ride, pedalling easily and impressed on the way down as we advised her to ‘blip blip’ the brakes. She had it dialled immediately. Another successful PROMPT ride

Gravel and descending

3 Jul

The Telegraph was lush today, a classic James Joyce ‘verdant’. The Irish members of the group might appreciate the literary reference! We parked at the top and unloaded and pumped, stretched and smiled. First you go down then you go up. The sound of the ‘humming bee’ as the Chris King wheels spun their perfect mechanical rhythm on the tarmac. Crouching over the bars the bends and trees and the road edge disappeared for a couple of kilometres. But the cloud had not cleared and it created a fog of limited visibility. Limited visibility and freshly laid gravel- curious a few days before the Marmotte. Gravel and fog changed the noise of the bike and suddenly there was very little grip either. Concentrating a bit harder it was another reason to get familiar with the inflection of the PROMPT. With everything whirring nicely we descended into saint michel de maurienne and turned around to climb the Telegraphe. When you know that the Galibier is coming up next it can be easy to ignore the Telegraphe. It is not as exposed or as steep as other climbs but it is the Telegraphe- a place of legend and pain, success and glory. Today it settled our nerves and the group ascended steadily carrying the quiet excitement of anticipation for the Galibier to come.

Christmas comes early to Bourg d’Oisans

22 Jun

Christmas is not here yet. It gets cold in Bourg d’Oisans, home station for PROMPT, at Christmas; everyone tells you that when you are moving here. Cold enough to take your breath away. But today Christmas came early as our latest batch of frames arrived. Candy colours have come to PROMPT!

Two frames in grey with a hint of green, another in glossy black and our real eye opener – blue with red lettering. Rock and roll this one!

I don’t know how old you feel but it seems to me that riding bikes is age defying in every way. Many of our riders scoot up Alpe d’Huez like 60 year old children. It is not necessarily how quickly they do it but it is that grin of achievement and stressless pleasure at the top. It is a return to more innocent times and reminds us all that our inner child is not that far away. It just got a little buried along the way. Riding is about movement and fresh air, physicality and smiles. We fidget with happiness on our bikes like children with popcorn.

A few minutes ago a French kid hammered past the shop on his bike – late for dinner. You can only do that on a bike. Bike riding is like an endless Christmas morning.

Five PROMPT D211 on Day 1 of the Marmotte Big Col Tour

17 Jun

More Than 21 Bends had 5 Prompt D211 bikes out today on their trip to La Berarde as part of the Marmotte Big Col Tour.

This photo was taken at a coffee stop in St Chrisophe en Oisans