MTB

Mountain Bikes - MTB

Resident Expert - Jason

At Life on Wheels we have a wealth of experience and knowledge about Mountain biking. We stock premium products from manufacturers with race proven products to give you the customer fantastic bikes and excellent value

We stock a vast range of mountain bikes from the following suppliers:
Nukeproof, Ragley, CUBE, NS BIKES. See the latest 2020 stock further down the page.

Have any questions or looking for advice? Telephone us on 01352 715716 or visit our showroom during open times.

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Nukeproof: The History Behind The Brand

Nuke Proof Industries, the brain child of founder John Muenzenmeyer, started life in 1990 from the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a passionate rider, John’s aim was to create desirable, innovative and reliable solutions to meet the demands of the emerging 90’s mountain bike market.  Nuke Proof Industries was pioneering in its design with the use of exotic materials such as titanium and carbon fibre. They were best known for their famous carbon/aluminum hubs. Nuke Proof Industries went on to produce titanium frames, carbon fibre handle bars and other innovative components, represented at races by athletes such as James Bethea, a local courier with an appetite for winning with a unique attitude to boot.

Mountain Bike Shop, MTB Sales, Life on Wheels, Holywell, North Wales

After the American bicycle boom of the 90’s, came a dramatic decline in the market and Nuke Proof Industries struggled to continue trading. In 2004 Northern Irish DH racer and long term admirer of the brand, Michael Cowan, saw the chance to save the brand. He set about acquiring the trademarks with the aim to re-invigorate the iconic brand.  A leading and influential mountain bike racer himself, Michael put in place a product development team of experienced and passionate riders.

In 2007, Nukeproof launched its first products, Titanium springs. These were shortly followed by more gravity led products; 760mm and 800mm handlebars, which were a rare sight at the time.

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The development of Nukeproof frames was conceived with racing in mind. The Nukeproof team’s desire was to develop a longer, slacker and more capable bike for the famous Mega-Avalanche race. This led to a 3 year development program resulting in the Nukeproof Mega.

Simultaneously, ex Downhill Masters World Champion Nigel Page was assembling the Chain Reaction Cycles-Intense team to compete in the UCI Downhill World Cup. Nigel chose to work with Nukeproof to develop components to meet the teams exacting standards, enabling them to test and showcase our components at the highest level of the sport (standing on the podium at the team’s first race). At the 2010 Interbike show in Las Vegas, Michael and Nigel decided the time was right to design and race our own bike, paving the way for the development of Nukeproof’s first downhill frame: The Scalp.

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Today, with numerous UCI World Cup victories behind them, Nigel and the race team are integral to the development and testing of all new components and bikes. None more so than the iconic 3 times downhill World Champion Sam Hill developing his own signature series of Nukeproof components developed specifically for his requirements.

Now designed and developed in Belfast Northern Ireland, Nukeproof products are sold through select independent bike dealers around the world. The brand continues to evolve whilst retaining its proud history and traditions of being crafted ‘by riders for riders’.

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2020 Bikes from Nukeproof

The New Nukeproof Reactor takes its name from the original 1996 trail hardtail. However, a lot has changed in the last 20 years and it does not bear much in common with its predecessor today. From the concept, through the frame design, the kinematics and the geometry; the New Reactor has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate aggressive trail bike. It is at home anywhere on the hills but is happiest when being thrashed through the most technical lines you can point it at.

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Comp Alloy Bike (SX Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Expert Alloy Bike (NX Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Elite Carbon Bike (SLX)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Pro Carbon Bike (GX Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 290 Factory Carbon Bike (XT)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 290 RS Carbon Bike (XO1 Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 275 Comp Alloy Bike (SX Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 275 Expert Alloy Bike (NX Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 275 Elite Carbon Bike (SLX)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 275 Pro Carbon Bike (GX Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 275 Factory Carbon Bike (XT)

Nukeproof MTB

Nukeproof Reactor 275 RS Carbon Bike (X01 Eagle)

Nukeproof MTB

Ragley

Designed and tested in the UK since 2008, Ragley make products for the modern rider who demands quality, reliability and day-in day-out performance without fuss.

At Ragley our design ethos is simple, yet effective: we make quality components and hardcore hardtails with well thought out features and modern geometry; focusing on handling, ride quality and fun above all else!

We have designed the products that we want to ride and we think you will love them too! Whether you’re tearing up your local trails, busting your guts on a mountain climb, smashing out runs in the Alps or shredding your local singletrack, Ragley will get you there, back and have you wanting more! Nobody else offers as much smile induced bang for your buck! Including this year’s mbr "hardtail of the year"

Ragley Mountain Bike Stockist, Life on Wheels, Holywell, North Wales
Ragley Marley Wins Hardtail of the Year Award in MBR Magazine!

The Ragley Marley has won Hardtail of the Year Award with MBR magazine! “In the Three years that we’ve been doing the Hardtail of the Year test, we’ve never had a bike that’s as fun to ride as the Ragley Marley; it’s that good!

CUBE

CUBE FULL SUSPENSION


AMS 100 C:68 SLT 29

CUBE AMS100 C68 SLT 29

AMS 100 C:68 SL 29

CUBE AMS100 C68 SL 29

STEREO 120 HPC SLT 29

CUBE STEREO SLT 29

STEREO 120 HPC TM 29

CUBE STEREO 120 HPC TM 29

STEREO 150 C:68 SLT 29

STEREO 150 C:68 SLT 29

STEREO 150 C:68 TM 29

STEREO 150 C:68 TM 29

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CUBE HARDTAIL

ACID

CUBE ACID HARDTAIL

AIM

CUBE AIM HARDTAIL

AIM ALLROAD

CUBE ALLROAD

AIM PRO

CUBE AIMPRO

AIM RACE

CUBE AIM RACE

AIM SL

CUBE AIM SL

ANALOGUE

CUBE ANALOGUE

ATTENTION SL

CUBE ATTENTION SL

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NS Bikes "Stay True!"

Forward thinking. Open minds. Caring about what we do. Listening to our riders. Working hard to achieve the results that we planned. Not giving up somewhere in the middle of the road. Doing only what we can do best. Doing things differently. Everbody loves an NS – even the Owner rides one! Cult bikes beautifully designed and built.

XC & TRAIL

Bicycles and frames in this category can be used off-road on easy and moderately difficult MTB trails, and are designed to withstand jumps that exert forces equivalent to jumping a bike onto a flat surface from a height of approximately 40cm. These bicycles should not be ridden at speeds exceeding 30km/h on rough surfaces.

ALL MOUNTAIN

Bicycles and frames in this category can be used off-road on all kinds of MTB trails, and are designed to withstand jumps that exert forces equivalent to jumping a bike onto a flat surface from a height of approximately 60cm. These bicycle should not be ridden at speeds exceeding 45km/h on rough surfaces.

DOWNHILL FREERIDE & ENDURO

Bicycles and frames in this category are designed to cope with the hardest MTB trails and are designed to withstand jumps that exert forces equivalent to jumping a bike onto a flat surface from a height of approximately 100cm. They can be ridden at hight speeds on rough terrain.

New for 2020

DEFINE AL 130 - 29"

Nsbikes Define AL 130

Designed for: ALL MOUNTAIN

DEFINE AL 150 - 29"

Nsbikes Define AL 150

Intended use: DOWNHILL FREERIDE & ENDURO

DEFINE AL 160 - 29/27.5"

Nsbikes Define AL 160

Designed for: DOWNHILL FREERIDE & ENDURO

DEFINE AL Race 160 - 29"

Nsbikes Define AL Race 160

Designed for: DOWNHILL FREERIDE & ENDURO

FIZZ 29 2 - 29"

Nsbikes FIZZ 29 2

Designed for: DOWNHILL FREERIDE & ENDURO

NERD Mini - 27.5"

Nsbikes NERD mini

Designed for: ALL MOUNTAIN

SYNONYM RC1 - 29"

Nsbikes SYNONYM RC1

Designed for: XC & TRAIL

SYNONYM RC2 - 29"

Nsbikes SYNONYM RC2

Designed for: XC & TRAIL

SYNONYM TR1 - 29"

Nsbikes SYNONYM TR1

Designed for: XC & TRAIL

SYNONYM TR2 - 29"

Nsbikes SYNONYM TR2

Designed for: XC & TRAIL

MTB Stock Brands include:

Stockist of Nukeproof MTB mountain bikes, Life on Wheels, Holywell
Stockist of Ragley MTB mountain bikes, Life on Wheels, Holywell
Stockist of cube MTB moountain bikes, Life on Wheels
Stockist of NS mountain trail MTB bikes Life on Wheels, nr Chester
Kalkhoff MTB mountain trail bikes stockist, Life on Wheels, Holywell