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Stan's ZTR Valor 29er Wheelset: In Stock Now!
January 25, 2015, 5:54 pm

Not sure if you've heard the buzz, but the big news for 2015 from the good folks at Stan's NoTubes is their entry into the carbon wheel game with the release of their ZTR Valor. Available in 29, 27.5, 26 and CX flavors, we're particularly geeked about their 29er model and are pumped to let everyone know we have a pair in stock.

At first glace, these are dead sexy: the matte carbon finish and bold new graphics matched to Stan's effective 6 bolt, 3.30Ti (that's titanium folks!!) front/rear hubs make for a great looking wheel.  However, the Valor is way more then good looks. Pick them up and their 1310-1350 gram claimed weight is no joke, it's straight up stupid how light these things are. Until recently, wheels this light were reserved for cyclists weighing 190ish or less. Not the Valor's - if you're 230 or less, you're good to go. Pretty awesome if you ask us.

Thanks to their late fall 2014/early winter 2015 release, we haven't had a chance to give these a test run, but with Stan's claiming they are stronger then aluminum AND offer better performance in real-world conditions, we honestly can't wait until spring to see what the new Valor's are all about.  In the meantime, check out the specs:

  • Max Rider weight: 230 pounds
  • Set Weight: 1310g - 1350g
  • Spokes:    Black Sapim Laser 1.8/1.5 butted
  • Spoke Nipples: Black Sapim Double Square Locking Alloy
  • Rim Material: Carbon fiber
  • Rim Depth: 19.3mm
  • Rim Width External: 26.4mm
  • Rim Width Internal: 21.3mm
  • Front Hub: 6 bolt Stan's 3.30Ti or Cannondale Lefty
  • Rear Hub: 6 bolt Stan's 3.30Ti
  • Hub Bearings: Stainless Cartridge
  • Valve Stem: Red Aluminum
  • Yellow tape: 25mm installed

Our pictures don't do this wheelset justice. Stop buy CBS and check the ZTR Valor out in person!

CBS Featured Bikes: 2015 Scott Sub Speed 10, Giant Fastroad SLR 1 & Giant Anyroad 2
January 4, 2015, 11:31 pm

While we are all about the latest and greatest road and mountain bikes, we get pretty geeked about commuter bikes too; between the Scott and Giant lines we carry, there are some darn cool commuter bikes on tap for 2015.  If you live and/or work in and around downtown TC or within the TART trail network, commuting via bike is an simple option that is definitely worth looking into. We have a lot of bikes on our showroom floor that make terrific commuters, but we'd like to highlight 3 from Scott and Giant that are unique and certainly stand out from the crowd.

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