Posted: December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

This could be a good idea! Need to try…

Gone Mountain Biking

Can Carbon Rotors Provide Better Braking? – BikeRadar.

What do you think? Would you choose carbon rotors over steel?

Kettle Cycles SICCC Carbon Discs (Silicone Carbide-Ceramic-Carbon).

Aaron Stephens and Josh Gore are design consultants who’ve worked on a myriad of projects ranging from injection moulding to packaging solutions to high-pressure regulation. Both are keen cyclists but had no experience in the cycling industry. The pair tinkered with improving many parts on their own bikes, from improving dropper seat posts to building better ­lights for night riding. It was a serious mountain bike crash three years ago that urged the creation of Kettle Cycles and lead to the development of their first product: carbon disc rotors.

During a long descent, Stephens’ brakes overheated and failed.

“I was flat out enraged that I spent serious money on these brakes that performed very poorly,” said Stephens. “You’d think that, with the amount of money…

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The Garmin Edge 500 is a GPS based, ANT+ capable cycling computer. It is hardly larger than a traditional non-GPS cycling computer yet it far exceeds the functionality of a traditional computer. It will give you, and records, all of the standard features of a cycling computer, like speed, distance, cadence (with optional speed/cadence sensor which also gives a more accurate speed read out than just GPS), heart rate (with any ANT+ heart rate strap), as well as calories burned, and elevation and location from highly sensitive GPS satellites. The Edge 500 is an extremely powerful training and information tool which can help you drastically improve your ability and power, as well as help you find your way. Speaking of power, the Edge 500 is ANT+ capable, so any of your favorite power meters will sync up with it and display your power. For the avid cyclist, this device is a must. It mounts to the handlebar or stem with ease and comes in 3 colors below. The price comes in at $249.99 for just the unit, or $349.99 for the bundle which includes the speed/cadence sensor and heart rate strap. For an additional $20, you can get the optional “premium” heart rate strap. All items in the bundle can be purchased separately. Please stop on by and check one out. We regularly have these in stock.

It makes the perfect holiday gift!!!

Check them out here.

 

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The Beaver Island Blackout cross race is in full swing, and so is the rain and wind! It’s a great course with fast sections, bunny-hoppable barriers and tight hairpins. The best part is the sand pit on the beach – total suffer fest… Power to the people who are racing here today!!

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This Sunday the BBC is sponsoring a cyclocross race on Grand Island at Beaver Island state park alongside the river, right off the highway. It’s a fast Euro-style course featuring a sandy beach section, forest paths, grass and pavement stretches. There are separate races for women, juniors, masters – and a non-competitive kids “race” where every child will receive a stuffed toy beaver!. Its a USAC sanctioned race! The park has a heated clubhouse so you won’t be roughing it…
Registration closes midnight Friday but they will take walk-ups on Sunday for an extra $10.

Forecast for Sunday looks great; up to 55 deg. F., rain may hold out
until the afternoon.

Register at BikeReg

Amazing camera work!!

Cycleops Trainer SALE

Posted: November 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

Now until December 3rd ALL Cycleops products are 20% off MSRP!!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!! Please do your part this weekend and every day to support your local bike shops! They have the knowledge to help you make informed purchases! Plus, when you buy from your local bike shop, you are supporting your own community! Sure, buying online or from a chain can save a couple bucks, but you will save in the long run with the information that bike shop employees provide, and your money is going back to your community! Local bike shops are selling not only bikes, parts and service, but also cycling as a lifestyle because it is what we are passionate about. The internet can’t do that.