Building a Custom Bike

Building a Custom Bike

We’re proud to unveil a special project of ours, where we worked together with Woodrup Cycles in Leeds and Kingston Customs in Hull to build the ultimate bikepacking bike. 

We found through the process that there aren’t a huge amount of resources out there when it comes to building up your own custom bike, so we’ve put together everything you need into this blogpost.

WIN A BAR PACK DURING 'GRAVEL WEEK'

WIN A BAR PACK DURING 'GRAVEL WEEK'

Celebrating all things off-road and gravel-oriented, and be in with a chance to win one of our brand new Bar Packs!
Going it Alone

Going it Alone

Sometimes all you need is a little time to yourself. Restrap's Jon Hicken takes a look at touring solo, and how a long tour on your own can be a refreshing and humbling experience, with it's own ups and downs.
Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

We all want to push ourselves to achieve great things on the bike, have amazing new experiences and see what we're capable of. But when is it too much? Megan Owen talks about Going Big or Going Home, and when it's appropriate to do both.
Shop Focus: Temple Cycles

Shop Focus: Temple Cycles

We spoke with Matt from Temple Cycles, a bike shop based down in Bristol, who make their own lightweight steel bikes. We talk about how they have been coping with the pandemic, and what they have planned for 2021 and beyond.
Forward Motion

Forward Motion

Sanne Hitipeuw talks about how cycling and touring form a way to escape her hectic daily lifestyle, and bring things back to basics and explore with a deep sense of adventure.
We Have Moved

We Have Moved

Throughout a busy 2020 here at Restrap HQ, we saw a huge interest in bikepacking and cycle touring, and we were bursting at the seams to meet capacity and working night and day to get our orders to our customers.

We soon realised there was only one option - we needed to move.

Riding The Deeside Trail

Riding The Deeside Trail

Alice Lemkes talks about her ride along the Deeside trail in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A tucked away paradise of off-road riding, single tracks and loamy trails through the Cairngorms.
THE KILIMANJARO PROJECT

THE KILIMANJARO PROJECT

Stéven Le Hyaric talks through his and Perrine Fage's race up to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,891m), and having to deal with unridable terrain, harsh weather and the high altitude.
2020 Round-up & Shutdown Dates

2020 Round-up & Shutdown Dates

To keep you going over the holiday period, we’ve put together a round-up of our favourite bits from 2020.
CHRISTMAS SHIPPING INFORMATION

CHRISTMAS SHIPPING INFORMATION

See inside for details of our Christmas shipping dates, and information on our shutdown, and returns policy over the holiday season.
360 miles in 3 days... at age 11

360 miles in 3 days... at age 11

Flint & Scarlet are a bikepacking mad father and daughter duo from the US. Scarlet set herself the goal of smashing the Erie Canal (all 360 miles of it) within 4 days. Flint tells us how they got on...