SRAM 22 Red & Force Groups: Make One More Leap

Posted: April 15th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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The road group arms race just got kicked up another notch, or another gear if you will. On the heels of the introduction of Shimano’s new 11-speed Dura-Ace mechanical and electronic groups, SRAM just announced two all-new 11-speed road groups and a slew of options for fully integrated hydraulic disc and rim brake set-ups. Pics, pricing, and weights after the jump!

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Big Travel, Big Wheels, Big Fun: the 2013 Specialized Enduro 29er

Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Mountain Bikes, Products, Specialized | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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Big wheels aren’t just for XC trails any more. Specialized just announced the new Enduro Comp 29 SE, combining all the advantages of the 29in wheel with all the all-mountain-ness of the legendary Specialized Enduro.

The Enduro has always been the been the best choice for when you want to ride to the top only to bomb right back down, but if you’ve been holding out for a big wheels to go with your big travel bike, your time is now.

Worried about tires and wheels? Never fear. Specialized is rolling out 29in versions of their chunky Purgatory and Butcher tires to go along with their Roval Traverse and Traverse SL 29er wheelsets.

Big trails, big travel, big wheels, big fun.

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UPDATE: BikeRumor, as always, has the best info on the new hotness. Check out the detail spec levels (S-Works and Expert Carbon versions announced!), photos, first ride impressions, and video here and here over at BikeRumor!

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2013 Jamis Ventura Comp & Ventura Comp Femme: The Perfect Recipes

Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Featured, Jamis, Products, Road Bikes, Womens Bikes | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

VENTURA COMP BANNEREvery once in a while, a new bike comes out that has just the right blend of weight, performance, ride quality, parts spec, and of course, price. The 2013 Jamis Ventura Comp and women’s specific Ventura Comp Femme are just such bikes.

The Jamis Ventura has always been a winner. Literally. It’s a perennial finalist and multiple-time winner of Bicycling Magazine coveted Editor’s Choice awards. Whether it’s the top-end Ventura Race, the high-value Ventura Sport, or the over-achieving Ventura Comp, the whole family offers great rides at even better price points.

2013venturacompThe all-new 2013 Ventura Comp and Comp Femme continue the tradition by combining their light, efficient, and comfortable Kinesis 7005 double-butted aluminum frames – featuring size specific tube diameters and a tapered steerer tubes – with smooth riding, ultra-light full carbon forks, the awesome new Shimano Sora shifters/derailleurs, and venerable Mavic CXP-22 wheelsets, all for $950.

Seriously. You’re getting full carbon, hollow-crown, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ tapered steerer forks on bikes that retail for less than a grand. There are some $1500 Shimano 105 bikes that can’t claim that. Hell, there are some $3000 carbon bikes with Ultegra Di2 that can’t give you a fork that’s as smooth, stiff, and light as the ones you get on the 2013 Jamis Ventura Comp and Comp Femme.

2013venturacompfemmeLong story short, these bikes ride amazingly well – they’re balanced, quick, smooth, fun – and they’re worth every penny. Great first road bikes? Definitely. Perfect Gran Fondo, all-day bikes? Of course. Light-touring workhorses? Winter-training machines? Gravel road adventurers? Super-commuters? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. These bikes can do it all, do it well, and do it with style. Come by the shop soon and check out what just might be the best riding, best looking bikes you can get for $950.