Love your bicycle

Lots of accessories at High Tide Cycles We stock a wide range of quality bicycle accessories and components.

Hastings is a tough area for bicycles. Sea spray, potholes, plenty of hills, bad driving and theft. We focus on hard wearing components that are good value for money.

We use Shimano cassettes and freewheels, our chains are KMC. Schwalbe tyres and tubes. Brake blocks and cables by Jagwire. We avoid cheap unbranded components that won't last.

We also have a good selection of 2nd-hand parts. We try not to throw anything away. If you're after that little do-hicky to fix your bike, there's every chance we might have one.


Accessories

Ergon

Ergon We love the Ergon GP1 grips and always have them in stock in various sizes. They're very comfortable and dampen road vibration which can cause aches and pains.

Ortlieb

Ortlieb Ortlieb make high quality 100% waterproof bicycle bags and backpacks. We stock their new 'bike-packing' range and a few other bits and pieces.

Pletscher

Pletscher Want a kick-stand that actually holds your bicycle up? Want it not to break? Want a satisfying 'phunk' sound each time you use it? Then you want a Pletscher kick-stand.

SKS

SKS If you're going to put mudgaurds on your bicycle, make sure they're from SKS, the finest German mudguards money can buy.

Topeak

Topeak Topeak make a huge range of bicycle accessories and there's a few things we've seen that has impressed us with it's quality and clever design. We like their pannier racks, multi-tools, pumps and saddle bags.

Tubus

Tubus Who makes the best pannier racks in the world? Tubus do. Yet more fine German engineering. Made from wafer-thin steel tubes, they're tough, look great, work well and the only rack to consider for that grand tour.


Cleaning & Lubes

Green Oil

High Tide Cycles stock the full range of Green Oil UK products We stock the full range of products produced by Green Oil UK. They only use only plant based and sustainably sourced ingredients. Most bicycle lubes contain Teflon (PTFE) which is non-biodegradable and ends up in the food chain, so if you care about the environment, use these products on your bicycle.

Faher

High Tide Cycles stock Faher lubrication products Faher specialise in excellent anti-friction lubrication products. The company has been running for 25 years but they have recently moved into the UK market. They produce an excellent chain oil and a spray lube.

Muc-Off

High Tide Cycles stock the full range of Muc-Off cleaners and lubes Keeping your bicycle clean and well lubed is the nicest thing you can do to your steed, after pumping up the tyres. Too much oil and dirt kills bicycles. Muc-Off produce an amazing array of award winning cleaning, protection and lube products.


Components

Jagwire

Jagwire We rate Jagwire bakes, cables and outer. We stock their full range of brake shoes and pads. We use their slick stainless steel cables in our bicycle service as we see a lot of corrosion of galvanised cables.

Kool-Stop

Kool-Stop We stock a wide range of the Kool-Stop brake pads. Regarded for a long time as the best rim brake pads out there.

KMC

KMC We use KMC chains, regarded as the toughest chains on the market. They do an 'eco-friendly anti-rust' chain that we're currently putting through seaside town testing.

Shimano

Shimano We have access to the full range of Shimano components and spares. Our standard replacement cassettes, freewheels, cranksets are Shimano. We can also source Sram, FSA and Campagnolo components.

Sturmey Archer

Sturmey Archer We have a lot of experience working with Sturmey Archer hub gears and have access to their full range of hubs and other components. We've built a lot of wheels around their hubs, often putting 5 speed hub gears on a single speed bicycle. We hold their full range of single speed freewheels, for both wide and narrow chains.


Locks

Abus

High Tide Cycles stock Abus locks Getting your bicycle stolen sucks. We stock a wide range of Abus cable, chain and D-locks. Abus often come out best in a 'how quickly can we cut a lock' challenge. Yet more good German engineering.

Kryptonite

High Tide Cycles stock Kryptonite locks Kryponite also make some good locks. We like and stock their D-locks and D-lock extension cables.


Tools

Park Tool

Park Tool When it comes to bicycle tools, Park Tool have long been regarded as making the best tools you can find. We stock the common tools you'll need, but can order in anything from their full range if you require.

Pedro's

Pedros There's a few Pedro's tools that are way better than the Park Tool equivalent, so we stock those. Their tyre levers are the best you're ever going to use, and we've used them all.


Tyres & Tubes

Panaracer

Panaracer Panaracer make some great quality tyres, Japanese quality tyres. The Pasela is a particular favourite.

Schwalbe

Schwalbe All our inner tubes are by Schwalbe, as we found cheaper brands had a higher rate of failure. Our tubes are £6 each or £9 for long stem. We hold a good stock of Schwalbe tyres to suit most needs, we hold Schwalbe Marathon tyres in nearly every size, as they're great.


Wheels

Mavic

Mavic Most of the wheels we've built use Mavic rims. There's a good range of options and usually something to suit any build. We particulary like the A319s, a tough rim that's not too heavy and not too exspensive.

Sapim

Sapim Unless you've got some very odd spoke requirements then we'll be building your wheels with stainless steel Sapim spokes. Commonly regarded as the best spokes on the market.

 

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed
Telephone:
01424 424 576

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