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Tech Corner Archives for January 2015
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.

1st up is the 2015 Scott Sub Speed 10. Aside from the show-stopping matte lime green paint job that absolutely oozes cool, first impressions might indicate this is a fairly typical urban commuter rig. Dig a little deeper and you will see this baby is anything but thanks to an effective component group:

  • Gates carbon belt drive matched to Shimano Alfine internally geared 8-speed hub - that's right, no chain! No chain = simplicty, less mess and low maintenance
  • Bomb-proof Shimano hydraulic disk brakes
  • Fast rolling Continental Sport Contact 700 x 37C tires
  • Lightweight aluminum frame with colormatched fenders

Want the full specs? Go to the Scott site here or stop by our showroom to see this bike in person.

Next up is the racy 2015 Giant Fastroad SLR 1. Compared to the Scott Sub Speed above, the Fastroad is more of a performance orientated fitness bike then commuter bike. Not to say it wouldn't make a bad commuter: if your commute has some miles or stretches of bike path, the upright geometry makes for comfortable ride while the road gearing and 700c tires make higher speeds attainable. And because it's more road than commuter, you can log some road miles on when the urge strikes. Check out the component spec:

  • ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum frame matched to an advanced-grade composite carbon fiber fork
  • Dependable Shimano Tiagra drivetrain while Tektro hydraulic brakes handle the stopping duty

View out the full parts spec here or check it out in person - the black/electric blue paint scheme is a head turner and worth a trip to the shop.

And last but not least is the SUV of the group, the Giant Anyroad 2.  With it's cyclocross pedigree, this really cool bike can absolutely do it all: nasty pavement? Check. Dirt roads? Check. How-about some single track? Without breaking a sweat! Really, versatility is the name of the game with the Anyroad as it is just as comfortable logging long miles over backcountry gravel roads as it is cruising the brick streets of the down town neighborhoods. And thanks to it's durable spec, it's more then capable to handle whatever you can throw at it. Here's what it's got under the hood:

  • ALUXX-grade aluminum frame w/ rack mounts matched to Giant's composite carbon fiber fork
  • Nuke-proof Shimano R350 series 9-speed drivetrain with the tried and true Sram BB5 mechanical road disc brakes.
  • Giant wheelset with durable Giant P-RX2, FlatGuard Deflect 3, 700x32 tires

The Anyroad is in stock at CBS or you can check out the full specs here.

While definitely worth stopping by to check out, the Sub Speed 10, Fastroad SLR 1 and Anyroad 2 aren't the only commuter bikes we have in stock. Stop on by any time and let our friendly sales staff help you find your perfect commuter ride!

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 over at Stan's NoTubes is their entry into the carbon wheel game with the release of their ZTR Valor. Available in 29er, 27.5, 26" and cyclocross flavors, we are particularly excited about their 29er model and are pumped to let everyone know we have a pair in stock.

Top Tips for Dealing With Iceman's Aftermath
January 25, 2015, 9:09 pm

Raise your hand if you raced the 2014 Iceman Cometh Challenge. Those that competed, how many of you crossed the finish line, made a bee-line past the WD-40 Bike Wash station to the Bell's tent to celebrate the fact that you and maybe your bike survived some of the worst conditions in Iceman's 25-year history? And how many of you made it home, let the bike dry out and didn't think about cleaning it for a few days? Weeks? Yeah, my hand is still up too.

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