Estrella Bikes photo shoot

Yesterday Rob and Darren from Estrella bikes brought a couple of their new Estrella Fangoso V2 gravel bikes for photos and just like before I was in awe of these gorgeous bikes.

The story of Estrella Bikes starts back in the 80’s

 Two 15 year old teammates struggling to put together suitable bikes to race on, fed up with the excessive price tags on the high-end products, with a pledge that one day they would start their own bike company and make quality bikes affordable.

Over the next few years both of them suffered life changing setbacks, pushing them off in two very different directions.

One of them, Rob, became a much respected engineer, working with clients such as NASA, McLaren and Rolls Royce.

The other, Darren, became a highly decorated Paralympic cyclist with an impressive haul of gold medals from the Paralympic Games and World Championships (with Rob giving help and support in the background).

It’s that expertise that make them the perfect pairing

to fulfil the dream of top quality bikes at a price that means they are available to most.

In 2009 Darren started Estrella Bikes, making lovely one-off bikes, more as a hobby and a way to learn and make connections until the time was right to go full scale. A chat over coffee in the spring of 2015 made them both realise that the time had arrived to get back together and use their individual expertise and expand Estrella bikes.

Estrella bikes was re-born and built on the principles they’d decided 30 years earlier; Quality , Affordability , Classic Style , 5 Star Customer Service and Mutual Trust .

Estrella bikes today

Today Estrella have become a local legend and well respected within the cycling community. So many amazing ambassadors winning with some incredible times too.

With a steady launch of new frame sets coming we are proud to be a small part of their journey

Our brief was to photograph the bikes and components ready for website launch and marketing and I’m sure with these bikes that will be easy.

Here are a few from todays photoshoot with the amazing Estrella Fangoso V2 gravel bikes

Our profesional photo studio

We have a modern comfortable studio with lots of space and backdrop options including of course the very contemporary white and black options. We have a bathroom and changing areas fully heated and more importantly air conditioned for when its hotter outside.

Lots of free parking off road and a waiting room if you arrive early.

We have free high speed guest wifi so you can catch up one facebook or business whilst we photograph you and you can enjoy a lovely latte from our deluxe coffee machine which of course is all free too.

Free cookies too. Our famous Gingerbread cookies are very popular and people say they are worth coming back for.

We also have phone sockets available for recharging.

Here are a few from todays photoshoot. Please check out our page below or the mail me to book a shoot.


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