Custom Ventouxs

Custom Ventouxs

In the past couple if weeks we have built three special versions of our Ventoux box, one for a customer who wanted to carry four wheels and two to carry a Trek Madone, the hardest bike to pack by some distance (more on that in a future post!).

We’ve always had the capability to deliver solutions for such requests but now we can do this much faster with the help of a new supplier in Cornwall who can turn around laser-cut and CNC-formed parts in a matter of days. Great people to work with and a fantastic for us to be able to deliver custom boxes nearly as quickly as standard Tourmalet and Ventoux units.

Picture above is from the customer who wanted to carry two sets of wheels to South America for an Andean expedition…

 

 

 

Custom powder-coating

Custom powder-coating

The ability to have our boxes powder-coated from a range of 165 colours is becoming a very popular option – 20% of customers are choosing this.

Why? To match club/team livery, a bike colour or simply making the box easy to spot at the airport.

The finish adds a few hundred grams but is tough, resistant to oils/chemicals and surprisingly resistant to scratching.

Simply select Enhanced Powder Coat when specifying your box and advise your RAL colour reference from the list in the comments section when finalising order.

Hers’s one in RAL3020 red. You can learn more about the RAL colour range here

Pretty in green

Pretty in green

 

This just back from paint – one lucky customer will soon be receiving a very green box!

These custom colour boxes now account for over 15% of our shipments – it’s a tough, durable powder-coat finish applied over a part-assembled shell, prior to assembly of mounting brackets, hardware etc. All we need is a RAL colour reference when you order.

Pro Cycle appointed as distributor for Thailand 

Pro Cycle appointed as distributor for Thailand 

Pro Cycle appointed as distributor for Thailand

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a distributor for Thailand, Pro Cycle Ltd. procycle-logo

Pro Cycle Ltd was established in 2012 by its Managing Director Bobby Weerasak. Born from Bobby’s passion for cycling it began as a young and energetic distribution company with the main focus on importing and distributing high quality bicycles, parts and accessories within Thailand. Pro Cycle is now one of the most competitive distributors in the Thailand sports cycling market, whilst still retaining the small business feel – other brands include Pinarello, Focus and NeilPryde.

With Buxum now manufacturing in the UK, the advantage Pro Cycle can offer is a competitive alternative to costly individual air shipments which has been our only shipping option until now. In addition to this, Thai customers can have the peace of mind of local supply and after-sales support. You can learn more about Pro Cycle here.