Sunday, February 03, 2013 - Thanks Tom !

Hello Chris,
A belated thank you and feedback on the T400, add to website if wanted please.
Just a note to say thanks for your advice and time spent helping me decide on the Fahrrad T400.
I came in looking for a quality do anything bike and after letting me try a few and comparing specs
etc I am delighted with the T400. I have had it 9 months and am sure it rides better and better (on
and off road). The quality is excellent, I am converted to the magura brakes.
Amuses me when the race bike crew stare at it.
This is the 3rd bike we have had from Chris, go nowhere else .
Hope things are going well, enjoy the blog updates
All the best
Tom Pepper
Manor Farm

Sunday, February 03, 2013 - Many thanks Nigel


Awesome is one of the superlatives, having ridden out on my new bike a few times now and after 30 years away from cycling I am loving getting back into the sport.

I would like to say a very big thank you to Chris, who took pity on a very confused individual entering his shop, not understanding anything of the current technology. Chris was extremely patient and provided such excellent support, taking time to understand what I wanted to achieve.

I was so impressed, given that I had been in 2 other shops in the area and got such poor service, that I gave Chris a budget and asked him to just pull a package together.

One week later he had done just that and I cannot say enough. I will certainly continue to support chris's shop and would recommend him wholeheartedly

Thanks Chris


Friday, December 16, 2011 - To anyone looking to buy a bike in the Cambridge area....

I recently bought a VSF Fahrrad T900 from Chris and thought the service was exemplary.Chris is very knowledgeable,personable,has a real passion and enthusiasm for his bikes and ensured that I was absolutely satisfied before going ahead with the order. The whole experience, from going into Chris' shop for a casual chat to collection, was an absolute joy.

Turning to the bike- it's brilliant. As well as taking Chris' guidance I did a huge amount of research ( The CTC forum is a useful source of information) before settling for the T900 with the Rohloff hub.
A big investment; was it going to be worth it ? General views from a number of websites is that once you switch to a Rohloff you won't go back. Well I'm so glad I did and I wouldn't go back-----the hub gear is brilliant, an absolute joy to ride.I should also add that the bike is very well speced.A number of individuals have commented on the brakes,dynamo,even the rack and in each case it is clear that the company has fitted exceptional components. So it's a bit like buying a German car, beautifully designed and executed but this time (and unlike your German car ) everything is thrown in.The point is that if you added these components as extras or an upgrade the bike would cost substantially more so yes it's expensive but you do get a lot for your money and the bike is clearly built to last. So the bike is brilliant, just like the service you get from Chris, which makes for one great experience. Get along to Girton: you won't be disappointed. (My wife did but fortunately settled for a more economical S300 ).

Nigel Morris.

Friday, March 04, 2011 - Giant Bowery

Hi Chris
Just to let you know the bike is amazing and a real treat to ride . I was a bit concerned before buying that the gear ratio may be a little bit high for where I live because it's quite hilly here but no it's quick on the flat and eats up the hills. I would recommend this bike to anyone wanting to experience single speed because the bike handles extremely well and is put together nicely.

Again thankyou for a good deal and a great price for the bike.


Sunday, February 06, 2011 - Giant Defy Advanced.Dura ace ,SL superlight wheels

Hi Chris
Bike arrived safely on Tuesday but I didn't get a chance to ride it until today which was a bit frustrating.I'm totally impressed and very pleased with it.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - Very kind testimonial from Canada (Fahrrad T400)

Hey Chris

Sorry to be late in responding, Jenn and I have been out of town for a few weeks.

The bikes arrived (Fahrrad T400 XT's ) right on time and they are gorgeous, not a scratch on them.(These are 2 bikes that I recently sent to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada).

Thankyou very much, we are really pleased.

We would like to recommend your service on some of the forums we read that led us to the vsf bikes and to your store, any in particular, or should we choose ?

All the best, great job and thanks.

Jenn and Houston

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - Testimonial for Fahrrad T100

Dear Chris

I just wanted to thank you for sending the Fahrrad T100 to London- it was just so good to deal with a business where the answer was "yes"- you had the bike in stock, advised on the best size of frame, were able to send it to London and make sure that it had arrived safely and quickly-which it did.

The T100 is the perfect town bike-this one replaces one that was stolen last summer (and is,if anything, even better)-and I really wanted a new one but had trouble finding it in London.I am very pleased I found your bike shop on the internet.Thanks for all your help and making buying a new bike so easy !

Rollo Whateley.

Saturday, January 08, 2011 - Thankyou Brian.

Dear Chris

I would like to join your group of delighted customers. Having spent weeks looking for a bike large enough for me,you were able to supply my 62cms T100 Fahrrad Manufaktur from stock whilst accommodating my employers Cycle to Work scheme admin and getting it delivered to Edinburgh. Your service has been excellent-particularly with the self-inflicted problem that I suffered with the crank that you solved wonderfully.

I am loving my bike and will recommend you to any friends looking for an excellent value bike.All the best.

Brian Sneddon

Hi Chris,

I recently purchased (Sept 2010) a Giant TCR Advanced SL3 from Chris's Bikes. I am convinced you will not find a better deal in the whole UK and also excellent after sales service as well. It is my second road bike purchase from this shop. I can highly recommend it. The SL3 is set up superbly and handles like a dream.

Duncan and Emma
Victoria House
B&B & Apartments
55/57 Arbury Road
CB4 2 JB

01223 350086

Sunday, June 13, 2010 - Giant Defy 4


Just wanted to say thanks for your help with the Giant- my son loves it and I am a bit jealous.
It's great to know that we got the best of both worlds -local,personal service and an unbeatable price.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - Thankyou James!

The way I see it, you have two options when buying bikes or having services/repairs done in the Cambridge area. 1) You pay a lot of money for a less than personal service at one of the larger bike shops in the middle of Cambridge. 2) You get great value for money and deal with a most personable and friendly individual in the form of Chris Lloyd at Chris' Bikes, Girton. All my past services and repairs have been excellent a recent purchase of a Dawes Giro 200 was both exactly what I was looking for and at a great price. A rallying cry to all: Please support Chris' Bikes, a wonderful local business.

Thursday, July 09, 2009 - Testimonial for Fahrrad T300.

The Fahhrad T300 which I bought from you last October after advice from you has proved to be an excellent buy. I remember saying I wanted a bike that was built to last; could get me to work reliably and that I could take ‘off road’ and ride for leisure. This bike has fulfilled all those criteria; the gear changing is very smooth and the hydraulic brakes very responsive. I think it must be some fifteen years or so since we first serviced our bikes and the fact we keep returning is a recommendation of the friendly, informative and excellent service that you provide. Thanks again. Alan and Carol.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - Fahrrad T100.Kind testimonial.Thanks.

"If you need a reason to travel to Cambridge to get your bike, Chris
is it – knowledgeable, personable and excellent connections with the
manufacturers. I was on a two-month waiting list at a London shop;
Chris got the bicycle I wanted in a week – and for a better price." –
David Terrien, London

Thursday, May 07, 2009 - TCR Alliance 1

Hi Chris, I just wanted to say many thanks for the excellent service you provided in my recent purchase of a Giant TCR Alliance bike which I absolutely love! The last bike I bought was from a chain of stores and it wasn't a particularly good experience. In contrast you provided a really prompt, friendly, and professional service and gave me a fantastic deal for which I'm very grateful. I have therefore had no hesitation in recommending you to my cycling club. All the best and look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, Stuart

Sunday, April 26, 2009 - TCR Advanced 1

Hi Chris
Just wanted to say thanks for sorting me out with the TCR Advanced 1. I've spent the afternoon out on it and am really impressed. Great bike, amazing handling, fast and comfortable. And a great price to match :-) If i'm looking at bikes ever in the future then I will be sure to give you a call to see what you've got. Well worth the trip down from Leicester.
Many Thanks

Monday, April 20, 2009 - Giant TCR Advanced 1

Giant TCR 1 Advance 2009
Hi Chris,
Just a few words to say What a DEAL. I would certainly HIGHLYRECOMMEND Chris Bikes to all my friends and family and any one surfingthe net, as the deal I had for the latest Giant TCR 1 Advance 2009 wasjust mind blowing unreal. It was so competitive I couldn't say no. TheBike was exactly what I ordered and arrived as Chris Bikes said itwould with phones in between shipment and delivery keeping me postedall the way. I will certainly be buying my next bike here as mydaughter's bike is also due for replacment.
Thank you Chris..........What a DEAL!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Giant TCR C0.

Hello Chris,
A huge thank you for all the trouble taken getting me fitted with this fantastic bike! The customer service; friendliness and attention to detail made the trip from London a pleasure (by train and foot might I add!). Chris's Bikes will undoubtedly be my first port of call when time comes for my new bicycle.... so expect to hear from me soon.
Best wishes,
Simon (Giant TCR C0)

Thursday, February 05, 2009 - Testimonial for Giant Defy 4.Thanks.

hi chris just tested the bike and it went great.thanks again.very good price and a very nice chap.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - Giant CRS Alliance.Thanks.

Hi Chris Have waited till the weather changed so I could try my new bike
And then let you know what I think. Well it’s great, and what a
bargain saving me hundreds of pounds on a Giant CRS Alliance. Making
my trip from Church Crookham Hampshire really worthwhile.
Thanks Chris it was a pleasure to do business with you.
Kind regards
Colin-Peter Cox

Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - Testimonial for Dawes Galaxy Tandem.Thankyou.

thanks for the tandem and for all your help - great bike at a great price

Monday, January 05, 2009 - Kind words from customer.( re fahrrad T400)

Hi Chris I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you provided. The bike worked perfectly from the shop and I'm very pleased with it - it feels extremely well built. Thanks also for setting up the panniers so that I could cycle home with my shopping!Cheers Chris ps. what do you charge for servicing and how frequently would you suggest (I'm going about 1000 miles a year)?

Monday, November 03, 2008 - Kind message from a valued customer.

Good morning Chris, Just a quick email to say it was a pleasure meeting you on Saturday and thanks for your superb service. Your shop is a fantastix mix of new and old and your enthusiasm for what you do is obvious. My mother's bike is exactly what we wanted and at a price that I certainly wanted !!! Claire rode her new bike yesterday and she is absolutely delighted with it, it's light and responsive and I no longer have the advantage I used to. You were absolutely spot on about the rrp for the bike and we cannot believe what a bargain we got. Good luck for the future, may well see you again. Anthony and Claire.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 - Thanks for kind comments.

Dear Chris
We bought a second hand Raleigh bike from you this morning.Thank you very much for your help and service.
Our daughter got on the bike this afternoon and she was off!No need for the stabilizers.She is still a little short to be able to support herself properly when stopping but she is very happy and so are we. We had a job getting her back into the house as she is enjoy riding so much.
Best regards,
Nicholas, Ichiho and Ellie Garbutt (from Potton)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - Kind words! Thankyou!

Heres a message to all you bike enthusiasts, of all ages, from novices to the fanatics of all types of bikes Go and buy a bike from Chris. I saved hundreds of pounds on a fantastic deal on a Giant CRS Alliance. I was able to kit myself and the bike out with everything I needed and still came in under any price I could find anywhere on the net. That saving included a 500 mile round trip.More than all of the money factors, just visit the shop and Chris for a service from a bygone era, where customer service is so pleasant, laid back, and quite priceless. A great experience. Many thanks Chris, cheered me up no end. regardsDuncan Ross

Monday, September 29, 2008 - SCR3 ladies.

Hi ChrisI love my bike. Did a 20km ride yesterday in the sunshine. Had a great time!!!Best wishesTeresa Clarke

Monday, September 29, 2008 - Happy customer

Wanted to say thank you for the excellent service I have so far recieved, I have had nothing but polite, kind and honest information, the SCR2 I bought from you in August has been just what it said on the tin. The issue with the seatpost was just a matter of greasing and the creak is gone. Its lovely to find such a supberb shop in this day and age, I will and have been reccommending you to all who ask about the bike. If you are up in Wales and I can give you any advice about the mountains or rivers just mail.
Kind regards
Matty BowmanTrefriw Conwy North Wales

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - FCR Alliance---happy customer.

Hi Chris,
Just a note to say a big thank you for transferring the £650 promptly back into my account (The cycle to work people must have paid up promptly too)
Also just a not to say how impressed I was with your shop, excellent product, excellent price along with knowledgable advice, this should be the norm but never is these days. The Giant FCR Alliance is an excellent bike, so many thanks.
I will keep a look out on your special offers pages, I need some decent SPD's among other accessories so I might be back soon.
Best RegardsJason

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - Thankyou.

Hello Chris

I promised you a testimonial- here it is:

" A week before I was due to set off to pedal from lands End to John O'Groats, I decided that my ageing dawes Discovery, lovely bike, ideal for such a trip, was a bit too long in the tooth to be reliable for 1000 miles, so I decided to go for a good quality road bike.After visiting a local bike shop who wouldn't give me the smallest discount on a Giant SCR1, I trawled the internet and discovered Chris's Bikes.After a long informative telephone conversation, not with an inexperienced junior member of staff, but with Chris himself, I ordered my bike with the best discount to be found on the net.I happened to be going to Cambridge so I collected my bike,not flat packed, but set up and ready to ride, not from a great trading internet warehouse, but from a good old fashioned, in best biking tradition, Aladins cave of a bike shop,"Chris's Bikes". So isn't that just the best combination- a good old bike shop giving internet discounts.I think so.Just give Chris a ring.If he hasn't got it, he'll get it, tomorrow.I can thoroughly recommend Chris's Bikes.

Oh- and the 1000miles? Went like a dream, and the bike went like a train. We raised over £10,000 for research into a cure for Parkinsons disease. If you are a PD sufferer, like me and my two pedalling friends, or like most people, you know someone with PD, why not join us next year as we once again go end to end to end Parkinson's disease.Or, if you can't do the whole thing, join us for a day.

Contact me at

Best wishes

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Giant SCR2

This is a message from Gabriel who bought a Giant SCR2 from me:

Chris's Bikes is what a local bike shop should be about,expert and friendly service from Chris and rock bottom prices.There is no reason why you should shop elsewhere!

Monday, June 16, 2008 - Giant SCR2

Here is a kind comment from one of my customers who recently bought an SCR2:

Hi Chris
Just to say the Giant is great.I used it for a run through the Shropshire Hills and Black Mountains.It was great.The condition of the bike and the deal I got was fantastic.