We're Hiring Again! May 16 2017Combined Mechanic and Retail Role
Hot Cross Buns Ride 2017 - A Personal Thank You! April 22 2017
I just wanted to personally thank everyone involved in the Hot Cross Buns ride raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society yesterday.
Orla and Skye have been racing at Lee Valley! April 16 2017Orla and Skye have recently been racing in the CC Hackney Primavera 2017 series at Lee Valley Velopark, enjoying the sunny weather, battling the wind and raking in some great results between them in Panagua colours!OrlaLee Valley Race report: Race 1 in the series. 8th AprilToday was a fun race; it was a sunny and warm day. This wasthe first time that I had ridden at the Lee Valley Velopark. Ienjoyed the race and wanted to have a good start, I tried myvery hardest and finished second in the under 8 girls race.Lee Valley Race report: Race 2 in the series. 15th AprilMy race was very fun. There were some hills that were quitehard, but I rode up them. I liked my course. It was challengingtoday because it was so windy, but I still came first in the under 8girl's race. It was really nice riding at Lee Valley and I’m lookingforward to going back in May for race number 3.SkyeRace 1 in the series. 8th AprilI was more confident at this race because there weremore people of my ability. My race plan was to stick inthe main group for two laps, but I felt more confidentso I stayed there throughout the whole race. It ismuch easier working in a group than working on yourown because you are sheltered from the wind. I reallyenjoyed this race and feel much more confident withracing now.Lee Valley Race Report 2 in the series 15th AprilToday was my second race at Lee Valley. Unlike last time, itwas rather windy and I was glad to be working in a group. Iwas getting all the shelter from the wind and that was veryimportant. A sprint was used to finish off the race. Like lasttime, I came 3 girl. I really enjoyed this race.
"Just as the F1 did, the FR2 handles accurately and delivers power effectively, yet it also offers a level of comfort that ensures the road buzz never distracts the rider from focusing on the ride." - Cyclist Magazine
Check out the full review here!
The FR2 available at Panagua Bikes
HOT CROSS BUNS RIDE 2017 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN! February 08 2017
In Aid of the Alzheimer's Society
Tacx Turbo Trainers February 06 2016
Kick start your season with Tacx
Home Delivery & Collection on Bike Servicing January 01 2016
Christmas Opening Hours December 22 2015
A massive thank you to everyone that's supported us this year and hope you all have a great break over the festive period. For anyone needing our services our opening hours are as follows:
Wednesday 23rd 9am-3pm
Christmas Eve 9am-12pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Sunday 27th 11am-4pm
Monday 28th 9am-6pm
Tuesday 29th 11am-8pm
Wednesday 30th 9am-6pm
New Years Eve 9am-12pm
New Years Day Closed
January 2nd Normal opening hours resume…
Hire for only £30 per month (first months hire refunded if you buy)
Given the technology available for us to splurge our money on, sorry, to invest in, it’s understandable that some of us might approach new technologies and theories of training, diet and nutrition with a degree of suspicion.
It’s sometimes hard to trust a salesman, a sponsored pro or, indeed, someone who has just forked out several hundred quid on a piece of equipment for an unbiased opinion. Frankly, if I had just spent a four-figure sum on a new piece of gear I’m not sure I’d put my hand up and say ‘it’s utter bobbins’! After all, who wants to look like a sucker who has just spent a packet on a flashy but pointless purchase?
And one of the greatest temptations with the biggest price tag are power meters. If you’re really ‘into’ cycling then you can’t possibly have escaped these devices and the claims made for their efficacy when it comes to improving your fitness and strength.
We’ve now been using and selling Stages Power Meters (as used by Team Sky) for a couple of years and have seen some significant improvements in performance for those riders training with them regularly. However, even at the entry price of £599 (£540 for local cycle club members and £525 for members of Panagua.CC) it can still seem like a big gamble for those new to training with Power.
So for only £30 per month, you can now hire the Stages Power Meter units from us. Whether you want to use it for a few months while training for a specific event or just try one to see what all the fuss is about you can now do so cost effectively.
What’s more, if you hire a unit and then decide you want to buy one we’ll credit the first months hire charge against the cost of the new unit.
The Stages Power crank is very quick and easy to fit simply by swapping out your left crank arm with the stages unit. We can do this in the shop for you and it only takes a few minutes. It then syncronises with most of the popular cycle computers such as Garmin to give you real time data whilst you train.
We’ve got hire models to fit most groupsets so if you’re interested just email or call the shop for more details.
Why train with Power?
At a stroke, instead of riding within a certain heart rate zone, you find yourself working in defined power zones. The ‘joy’ of power is that, unlike your heart rate, it doesn’t drift or fluctuate as much, from one day to the next or even on longer rides.
The effort you produce to see a heart rate of 170bpm might vary from day to day. The real effort required – irrespective of heart rate – to press on the pedals and generate 230 watts is the same no matter where or when.
Additionally, short interval training efforts of anything from six seconds up to two minutes per effort, become targeted and tailored. As any of us who have tried to carry out short-duration but high-intensity intervals based on heart rate knows, your heart rate takes time to rise, long after the minute when your legs have started squealing in complaint.
That’s no longer an issue when training with power – the reading on your screen tells you within a few pedal revs whether or not you are ‘hitting the numbers.’
Useful Links for training with Power
There are loads of articles out on the internet dedicated to training with Power Meters. Below are a few of the more useful links:
TrainingPeak's "How to Start Training with Power" - really useful introduction on how to train using Power
Ever wondered how a Colnago C60 or V1-R rides? May 02 2015
Colnago Demo Fleet
Exclusively Available at Panagua Bikes from 6th to 14th May
Look Bikes - Free trials of full range! April 02 2015
We've been lucky enough to secure the UK demo fleet of Look bikes for next week so if you've ever wondered how well they ride nows your chance to find out!
Second Hand Kids Bikes Needed March 19 2015Bromley Trust Academy is an Alternative Provision in Orpington with students between the ages of 6-12. Many of the children taught there have been excluded from mainstream education due to their specific needs relating to Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
Refer a friend and save 50% OFF your next Bike Service March 06 2015
We really love it when our friends tell us about an experience they’ve enjoyed – so why not start referring your friends and colleagues to Panagua Bikes? All new customers* you refer will benefit from 50% off their first bike service. And as a thank you, for each new customer* you refer we'll give you 50% off your next service as well.
Final discounts on in stock turbo trainers! January 28 2015
Reasons to Shop Small December 05 2014
Forget the early-morning pushing and shoving in a crowd. Sleep in, meet for breakfast at a local, independent cafe, then go shopping in your small friendly stores.
Team Sky sticks with Stages power meters for 2015 December 04 2014"Stages has proven to be a great partner, with a great power meter that meets the needs of cyclists at all levels – from the amateur enthusiast who wishes to use power data to better inform and refine their training, to catering for the demands at the highest level of professional road cycling."
New shop jerseys now in! December 03 2014Limited stock so if you like them be quick!
Store now open 7 days! December 01 2014
This new schedule comes into effect on 1st December 2014. Cycling is a 7-day-a-week passion, and we want Panagua Bikes to be accessible whenever riders have the urge or need for our services.
Bigfoot CC Charity Auction in aid of NAPAC November 30 2014We are proud to be supporting Bigfoot CC with their Christmas Auction in aid of NAPAC. We've helped put together an amazing set of auction items that are just not normally available to members of the public. All the profits raised will benefit our chosen charity NAPAC – The National Association For People Abused in Childhood.
Interest Free Credit now available August 11 2014Panagua Bikes is now offering finance options with facilities provided by V12 Finance. These enable you to apply for Interest Free Finance and get a decision in minutes.
Garmin Edge 1000 - now in stock! May 26 2014Brand new for 2014, Garmin have launched the phenomenal Garmin Edge 1000, the most powerful, advanced GPS unit the American navigational specialists have ever produced.
Stages Power Meters - now in stock March 23 2014“Stages is a brilliant, accurate system with no downsides and what's more it only adds 20 grams”, Cycling Weekly
Team Sky chooses the Stages Power meter March 23 2014After extensive testing and validation Team Sky has chosen to exclusively use the Stages® Power meter during the 2014 racing season.
“History Continues” meet the Colnago C60 March 18 2014
Ernesto Colnago recently invited 20 international journalists to Tuscany to be the first to see the company's latest offering. The theme of the gathering was “History Continues” and the star of the show was the all new C60. A pure Italian thoroughbred the C60 reaches another milestone in the 60-year history of the Italian bike manufacturer. It's a design purportedly based on performance and reliability, the pinion between technology, innovation and tradition.
For more infomation visit: http://colnago.com/c60-racing-2014-2/?lang=en