The Roubaix

April 8, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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If you follow bike racing, this week you will hear a lot about the Roubaix, from Specialized. This Sunday is the Paris-Roubaix, king of the cobbled classics. The bike of choice for this race is something that is fast and efficient and light, but something that protects the rider from the shocks and vibrations that this terrain dishes out. To me, that sounds just like riding on Maritime roads, pretty much anytime. This is my personal bike of choice for all my road riding. There truly is no downside to being more comfortable. The Roubaix is stiff where it needs to be (and the new SL4 is pretty stiff) and compliant where it counts.

It is pretty clear from this video that Sam is from California. Despite that, he makes some excellent points and highlights the key features that make Roubaix such a great platform. I really can’t think of a better design for riding around here. Roubaix sometimes gets the pitch that it is an “endurance bike” or a “comfort road bike” or an “I’m 40 now” kind of bike, but do not doubt its capabilities. It will be in the mix with the toughest guys in cycling this Sunday. Roubaix.

Just in -2014 AWOL

April 2, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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We just received this very cool new 2014 AWOL from Specialized. This is the bike for your next road ride where you take a turn onto a dirt road, and it turns into and old logging road, that gives way to a sweet piece of singletrack, that spilled out onto the rail-trail, where you weren’t sure which direction to go, so you went left and that took you out to a paved road that you recognized, and then you went home. And had a beer. And took a picture of it and put it on Instagram. The beer, I mean.

2014 Specialized Fatboy

March 25, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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Save yourself! Ride out the oncoming snowpocalypse on the new Fatboy from Specialized. This fatbike is built for snowy conditions. The 4.6″ wide tires, M4 aluminum frame and carbon fork will get you through the blizzard with a smile on your face. We have one 17″ left. $2299.

Get Sweet Ride Cycling Clothing Online!

March 24, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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Check out our new online clothing section on our website. Now you can get Sweet Ride Cycling gear online and look awesome for your next group ride, or coffee shop visit. We have a good selection of sizes in men’s and women’s kits in stock, in our classic white/purple kit and our new dark kit. Payment is by credit card or Paypal and shipping is a flat rate. If we don’t have your size in stock, let us know and we’ll get it in our next order. If you have any issues placing an order, just let us know and we will get all hopped up on candy and get on it.

New in Stock – 2014 Sirrus Comp Carbon

March 19, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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We just received this fantastic new flat-bar road bike. A carbon frame with Zertz vibration damping technology provides a smooth ride for Maritime roads. Comfortable, lightweight and fast, this is a great bike for fitness and transportation. Hyrdaulic disc brakes provide the stopping power for this versatile machine. $1989.99

Indoor Trainers on Sale

February 22, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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Get ready for Spring – Indoor trainers on sale. We also have a good selection of trainer wheels in stock. If you are mixing riding indoors and outdoors, having a complete rear wheel set up for the trainer makes the transition a lot easier. 700c wheels with 8, 9 or 10sp cassettes from $100.

February BG Fit Sale

February 3, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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For the month of February, our BG Fit is on sale. Now for $99 you can enjoy the benefits of a better fit with your bike. It doesn’t matter what kind of riding you do, you will be more comfortable and efficient with a proper bike fit. Sweet Ride Cycling has a Certified Body Geometry Master Fitter, Al MacEachen and a Body Geometry Level 2 fitter, Rose MacEachen.

Fitting is by appointment, Tuesday through Saturday, 10-5. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings after 5pm.

 

 

Kinetic Trainer Packages

January 28, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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There is still a lot of indoor riding left this season. Now is the time to start getting ready for the warmer weather. Nothing gets you ready for riding your bike, like riding your own bike. Indoors, where it’s warm.

2014 Alias Sport

January 21, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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We just received the new 2014 Alias Sport which is a pretty cool bike for a lot of triathalon-leaning ladies out there. This is a road bike that has optimized geometry for riding in an aero position. You can easily remove the aero bars and swap the post to achieve a classic road riding position. Check out the video for an in-depth explanation of how this all works. Think of this as two bike in one. Pretty cool!

 

Indoor Training Tools

January 18, 2014 by Sweet Ride Cycling

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Now that you have your trainer all sorted, you need something to measure the efforts you are putting in. There are a ton of options out there, but your smartphone is a great tool. There are add-ons that allow you to measure things like heart-rate, cadence, and power. A standalone unit, such as a Garmin Edge 510, is a great option for both outdoor and indoor training.