Essential Rubber are the only people I trust with my rubber, plus they give a 10% LB discount. Mick and Colin are also really nice guys, so it’s a nice place to hangout and always bump into biker mates whenever I am there, so believe many feel the same!
Had a terrible experience with FWR - would rather not be able to ride my bike than ever use them again, that’s how strongly I feel!
Chiswick Honda out West have competitive prices on Bridgestones, on other tyres you’ll save by going to Essential Rubber. I’d definitely recommend Essential rubber, every time I’ve been there, the same crew have been there and they really care about their customers.
out west I have used FTS (Feltham tyre services I think) just south of heathrow on the A312. they are OK, but nothing special, I use them because they are convenient, nothing more. last time was for a new front, 19’’ conti trail attack, £90!!!
A scrubbing session, two minds are better than one
Since moving to the far side I’ve become anxious of where to get my tyres done. I’m now thinking I’ll stay with Essential Rubber. It’s 80 miles each way via Finchingfield which means I’ll get to waste the last of the rubber on the way there and they’ll be fairly well scrubbed in by the time I get back. The only downside I can see is that I’ll have to ride the entire length of the B1057, in both directions :w00t:
Sometimes we just have to deal with what life throws at us