Sales & Advice 2019-02-04T18:58:30+00:00

Get the right bike for you…

…at the right price and with local expert advice and support. Buying bikes on the internet maybe a false economy, you need to think about building it yourself, have you got the tools? Some European models (or grey imports as they’re called) have the brakes the wrong way around, can you change them? And when something goes wrong you’ll need to take it apart, put it back in the box and ship it to the seller. 

Or you could just shop local?

Your local bike shop…

Dorvics is your local bike shop, providing expert advice, a high standard of cycle maintenance and excellent customer service, combined with the convenience of online retail. At Dorvics, we sit with you while you browse products from our online suppliers, with the benefit of expert knowledge and advice as you need it.

When you have chosen your bike and accessories, we’ll place the order at internet-competitive prices. Once it’s delivered to the shop, it’ll be professionally and safely built, set up with your accessories and fitted to you, so that your cycling experience is as comfortable as possible.

Every bike we sell receives a free check after six weeks and a free full service after a year, saving you £75*. We’re also on hand to show you how your bike works, discuss any changes or upgrades, and give you advice on cycling in the local area.

*Bikes bought through the cycle to work scheme do not qualify for the free full service.

Our brands

We can order you any brand of bike, but we have seven favourites for which we can offer great deals. Click on the links below to find out more:

In 1840 our forebearers, the Orbea Brothers, opened a small workshop in the heart of Basque Country in Eibar. With relentless work and ambition, the workshop grew to become the first factory in a city eventually dedicated to industry.

Over time, the factory became a leader amongst its peers, pioneering many innovative products and manufacturing procedures. Since that time we’ve maintained the innovative spirit of the Eibar factory, constantly adapting our products for our customers. When guns were no longer the business of Orbea, we used our innate knowledge of steel tubing to build bicycles of all types, from the premium to the most basic.

The cycle of progress never ends with our team of passionate individuals and champions who constantly innovate and adapt to the changing marketplace and rider needs. The best of Orbea is always in our work, and because of it we are always seeking new ways to improve and make the best bicycles on Earth.

Raleigh is one of the world’s oldest and best known bike brands. Established in 1887 in Nottingham England, they’re still based in their home town. Chances are that you rode a Raleigh when you were younger – and maybe you still do now.

They’re renowned for their iconic bikes such as the Burner, Grifter and Chopper, as well as cutting-edge bikes like TI-Raleigh Tour-de-France-winning 753 steel frames. Their bike design and wheel building still happen at their Head office in Nottingham and it is a tradition that will continue for many years to come.

They’re now part of the Accell Group, a European-based company who own a collection of Bicycle and Accessory brands throughout Europe and North America. The partnership with Accell Group allows them to share knowledge, technology and innovations between these brands to deliver the best possible product for our customers.

In 2000, the design team at Tifosi set out to create a range of bikes that were not only able to withstand the conditions British cyclists faced all year round, but that also used the finest European components whilst remaining competitively priced.
Tifosi quickly earned a reputation from both retailers and consumers and became a brand synonymous with the term ‘Winter Bike’.

After many years of research and testing, combined with a passion for grassroots racing, Tifosi is proud to be associated with the pinnacle of Elite British racing. Their their first race team, Spirit Bikes, have been ranked as the number one Elite Amateur team in the UK.

Spirit pride themselves not only on winning races, but also on supporting young riders through the early years of their career and guiding them onto the world of Pro racing. It’s an ethos that blends perfectly with everything Tifosi stands for.

The Cinelli story begins in the 1970s when Antonio Colombo joined his father’s company A.L. Colombo, a giant involved in producing steel tubes for bicycles, cars, motorbikes and planes.

In 1977 he resigned as A.L. Columbus president and separated bicycle tubing production, thus giving birth to one of the most famous brand in cycling history. In the 1980s, Colombo took over Cinelli, a small high-end bicycle and components factory founded by Cino Cinelli, a winner of three Giro d’Italia stages (1938, 1939), a Giro di Lombardia (1939) a Milano-Sanremo (1943) and many other races.

In 1948, Cino retired from pro cycling to found a factory that became a benchmark in the bicycle world. Some may remember him as a rider, but many others remember him as the father of the first aluminium handlebars, the first seat with a plastic core, the first pedal straps and the first quick-release pedals.

The history of Kross is a story about a company that since 1990, has evolved within 20 years from a small bicycle shop into a leading manufacturer of bicycles in Europe, thanks to the passion, vision and consistency of its founder.

Thanks to many investments, a modern production facility was built in Przasnysz, 100km north-east of Warsaw, in 2000, including an assembly hall (with four assembly lines), a welding unit for bicycle frames and forks, a rim unit and an OMEGA-type water paint shop which is the most modern in Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2006, Kross introduced segmentation of products into groups of bikes: mountain, urban, trekking, children, cross, road bicycles. New designs and new quality were applied with better frames, components and materials. Distribution was expanded into specialty stores and Kross began to compete technologically and visually with the world competition.

From 2008 to 2012, there was a continuous investment in marketing, creating a positive image of Kross, and in environmental awareness. Growing sales, satisfied customers, as well as work on developing the offer of both specialist and leisure bicycles, show that Kross is developing in the right direction.

In 2009, State was launched by three cycling addicts with big dreams. The goal was and remains to introduce premier-quality, aesthetically-striking bicycles to the fixed-gear/single-speed market at fantastic prices.

Ask anyone who knows us: State Bicycle is passionate about fixed-gear cycling and its emerging culture. We host weekly bike rides across the US, organize alleycat bike races, sponsor talented riders around the world, and partner with cycling advocacy groups. Our commitment to supporting both the local rider and greater riding community is the reason why we’re in this business.

We are grateful to have received overwhelmingly positive press from virtually every corner of the media world. But our favourite reviews, comments, and photos come straight from our customers via Facebook and Instagram.

The Hon brothers started the revolution of their day with the world’s first folding bicycle small enough to fit under a train seat. More than 220 patents and over 30 years of quiet evolution and ingenious technologies later, Dahon is the leader in folding bike technology, changing the way people around the world get from A to B.

Dr. David T. Hon has always been a tinkerer and a cyclist. His urge to fold up “man’s most ingenious invention” came about when commuting to and from UCLA in the 70s to earn his PhD in physics. Every day, he had to remove the wheel of his bike to stuff it into his car parked far away on campus. Years later, after pioneering laser technology with great success at Hughes Research Center, Hon gave up his budding career to finally focus on his vision for “folding green transportation”.