The Shop

Beics Brenin, one of the UK’s largest trail centre stores, is ready and waiting to help you get the most from your visit to the mecca that is Coed Y Brenin forest.

We pride ourselves on our knowledge and quality service. Our Cytech trained mechanics will do their very best to keep you and your steed running, if either decide to spit the dummy. We stock a wide range of bikes, accessories, clothing, protection and nutritional products from leading brands, and can help with a everything from a patch kit and tube to a custom bike build, with a Sunday morning drive-chain rebuild thrown in for good measure. You’d swear that some of the rocks here eat aluminium.

Our Partner Brands


trekTrek Bicycles

Trek are world leaders in bicycle design and manufacture. They produce a market leading range of bikes for every rider in every cycling discipline. We are proud to have them as a partner at Beics Brenin. Where better to test class-leading bikes like the Remedy and Lush than in the Coed Y Brenin forest on some of the UK’s best trails.

With such a huge range of bikes to choose from, we focus on the models that are most applicable to Coed Y Brenin, but the entire range is available to order, often within 24 hours. Our bike fleet is changed regularly, so we often have ex demo and hire models available for sale.


santacruzSanta Cruz Bicycles

Santa Cruz, by focusing solely on the high end, enjoy an enviable reputation as a boutique brand, which they back up with some serious hardware. The range abounds with class leading models, catering for World Cup DH & XC racers to enduro & trail bikes riders, with all wheel sizes thrown in for good measure. We run an ever-changing range of demo bikes and can call a bike down from the UK demo fleet if needed.


endura

Endura

As a cycle clothing company based in Scotland, Endura know a thing or two about making tough, durable clothing for UK conditions. We stock a wide range of Endura MTB lines and have every thing from a new pair of shorts to a rain jacket for ‘those’ days.


foxFox

Quality, comfort and style. Fox Clothing make a great range of clothing for mountain bikers and Beics Brenin stocks a wide range of their trail orientated product, along with a good selection of their excellent gloves and helmets.


fivetenFive Ten

Five Ten need no introduction, thanks to their innovation with Stealth and MI6 rubber compounds, they have changed the way riders think about flat pedals. We stock a range of riding and casual Five Ten shoes.


bontragerBontrager

The best components on a bike are the ones that just get on and do their job. Bontrager make a wide range of dependable parts for any rider. Hardware, rubber and trail accessories from one of the greatest innovators in mountain biking are all stocked at Beics Brenin.


muleMule Bar

Fuel For Adventure. UK made, with ethically sourced ingredients, Mule energy bars and gels taste great and will keep your motor running on our longest trails.


shimanoShimano

It’s no surprise that when we come to choose new hire bikes for Coed Y Brenin, Shimano equipped models are top of the list. Durable and serviceable, we stock a wide range of parts and spares.


goproGoPro

GoPro, the class leading wearable camera. We stock a range of the cameras and a ton of mounts and accessories, so now you can prove you rode the Beast to those at home who think you were mad to try in the first place.


camelCamelbak

The original and still the best. Hydration packs, spares and bottles to haul your stuff, whilst keeping you hydrated and fed on the km’s of trails at Coed Y Brenin.

 

The Team


steveSteve Beech

Shop/Coaching Manager

Steve has been a cycling fanatic since before he could walk. He still can’t walk properly, and so has really tiny wheels fitted in his elf-style shoes. He first trashed his bike at Coed y Brenin back in ’97, and has been fixing it ever since. He now runs the shop, and our coaching and maintenance courses.

Number of bikes owned:
It depends exactly what you consider to be a bike: 13 plus or minus 2.

Favourite steed(s):
Self-built Reynolds 520 touring MTB, complete with thumbies. The Wheelism Hippo. Stache 29+

Most likely to say:
That’s not music!

Favourite food:
Only foraged nuts and berries.

Best Trail:
“You know that one where we have to push through a bog for over an hour?”

Favourite tool:
Mech Hanger straightener. Easy does it, do it easy. That’s what he’s saying.


tegidTegid Humphreys

Workshop Manager

A man that bicycles fear.

Number of bikes owned:
All of them. Fully owned.

Favourite steed:
Remedy Carbon 29er, full duro! 

Most likely to say:
If you take a left there, there’s this secret trail. It’s a little bit rooty.

Favourite food:
The liquid lunch.

Best Trail:
The Dyfi. “It’s just one big trail.”

Favourite tool:
Hand. Tegid can remove bottom brackets with his bare hands, and reduce rolling resistance of a tyre just by staring at it.

 


charlieCharlie Morgan

The newest addition to the shop, Charlie is still learning which end of a bike is which. He knows the handlebars are usually at the front.  Charlie is oft to be found teetering on a ledge up a mountain somewhere wishing he had wings. Thankfully he’s found cycling which is almost as good.

Number of bikes owned (1):
Trek Superfly, carbon XC adventure, commuter and picnic bike all rolled into one.

Favourite steed:
Shh!,.. Powerfly+ FS

Most likely to say:
“I have a love/hate relationship with Penmachno”

Favourite food:
Cheesecake, cheese, and cake.

Best Trail:
The Climach-X trail in the Dyfi Forest or anything that ends in a summit.

Favourite tool:
The 3-way, 2mm Allen key. Mysteriously it’s disappeared from the shop, but Charlie denies any knowledge of it’s whereabouts.

Cycle To Work Scheme


ctwBeics Brenin is a Cycle To Work Scheme provider, and works with all major scheme providers to offer a wide range of commuting and leisure bikes from Trek & Specialized. We stock a wider range of bikes in our Aberystwyth store Summit Cycles, but the full range can be delivered to, and purchased from Beics Brenin.