Saturday, October 18, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In close, I find that the best places to ride are the places with less cars...here's to peace & serenity.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) we'll be doing our first mountain bike ride this spring in Riverbend Nature Center. We are leaving the shop at 7:00, riding for about an hour. Anyone looking to get in some dirt time before any of the metro area trails open should come.
Hope everyone can make it.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Ride is leaving the shop at 11:00am, the fatter your tire the better.
Hope to see everyone here!
P.S. we'll make a Ham that you all know and love...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
"This recall involves all Salsa Vaya bicycle forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 02 21, 2011 04 11, 2011 06 14 and 2011 09 09 and all Salsa La Cruz bicycle forks stamped with the batch codes 2011 03 01, 2011 04 08, 2011 05 30 and 2011 09 09."
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bontrager's 2.35" 29-2 tires are mounted on their excellent Duster tubeless rims. This combo is reasonably light while being durable and fast rolling. The tread is largely open in the center with ramped knobs and features much larger side knobs for cornering. The size of the tires fills both the frame and fork well. They look very proportional with the larger tubing size of the frame.
Up front Fox's 15mm thru axle, tapered steertube, 100mm Kashima coated Float will take anything thrown at it. This super adjustable fork looks great on the bike, and will work on CO rocks even better. Chris King's Inset 7 tapered headset brings matches up great with the new hourglass shaped, machined head tube.
Matt wanted to use a set of silver XT cranks on this bike. Using a silver Dimension, (formerly Salsa branded,) chainring carries the look through, while contrasting nicely with the titanium tubes behind. Shimano cranks are favorites of ours for singlespeed builds. They are lightweight, solid, and super durable. Rolling along on a Chris King bottom bracket will have this working well for as long as I can imagine.
A Chris King's ISO disc hub with a 15mm thru axle is used up front. The Shimano XT brake with their Ice Tech rotor is visible in the background. These rotor surface of these is a stainless clad material similar to your frying pan at home. Together with the large black aluminum rotor center it serves to dissipate heat from braking. Even the brake pad have aluminum cooling fins on them to further reduce heat build up.
The result is a firm, powerful feel at the lever, almost devoid of brake fade. These are the most impressive feeling brakes I've ever ridden. The levers are three way adjustable to dial in the feel you'd like them to have. The XT brakes are very similar to Shimano's SLX line as well. The SLX's are available at a lower price while retaining most of the XT's performance. Bontrager Race X Lite carbon bars, stem, and seatpost are used in this build.
This is a super bike. It's light, strong, durable, comfortable, and really good looking. It should serve Matt well for years. Now I just need to make it out to Colorado to ride with him!
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
This frame features Salsa Alternator dropouts like their steel bikes. These are now cast dropouts, rather than the plate style found on last years bikes. Sram's XO derailleur in blue matches the rest of the build nicely.
Salsa uses their own carbon handlebar and carbon seatpost on this bike. Added to the blue stem, they round out the blue theme up front.
Shimano XT brakes are some of the best I've ever used. I'm glad to see them on this bike.
A smart mix of Sram X7, X9, and X0 parts keep the cost reasonable while keeping overall performance high.
Formed 44mm headtubes are a really nice feature of this bike. The match up to the headsets very well, and make the front end of the bike really clean looking. The welds all over the frames are quite good looking, these are no exception.
The whole package adds up to a great bike. These look great, and for $3950 they stack up well to similar bikes on the market. Frames sell for $2199, and can be built up however you'd like.
Come in and check these fine bikes out, or give us a call to look into options for builds!