Specialized Canada will be at Sweet Ride on Sunday, June 7th, with all the best in road and mountain bikes for you to try. Mahone Bay offers some great, quiet roads and some fantastic singletrack riding so you can truly test out these great machines. There will be a wide range of road and mountain bikes, in both men’s and women’s specific models. Rumour has it we will even have some of the new 2016 Stumpjumper FSR’s to try. How cool is that? Bring your own riding gear including helmet and pedals. There is no cost and guided rides will be available. The demo is on from 11-4.
Next week is our Pony Power Women’s Mountain Bike workshop…if you would like to be more comfortable riding in single track and off road terrain, to ride with your kids or your friends, this workshop is for you! You will need a mountain bike in good working order or contact Sweet Ride Cycling to arrange a rental. Pack a lunch and snacks and dress for the weather as we’ll run rain or shine. You can register online at www.trailflow.ca Hope to see you there.
If your shoes are looking like this, trade them in for a new pair of Specialized shoes, and get up to $100 off select models.
We just received a bunch more of the excellent Wahoo Fitness Kickr electronic trainers. (Apparently, the last batch before the price goes up!) This is one of the best training tools on the market and will definitely improve your performance. (You still have to ride it though.) If you are unfamiliar with the Kickr, check out the DC Rainmaker review for all you need to know. The Kickr opens up a whole world of training options. If you want entertainment, check out Zwift. If you want to ride a goal-oriented training program, check out Trainer Road. If you want to do it yourself, check out Hurts Ergo. All of these apps take control of the Kickr so you just focus on turning the pedals. There are lots of apps that interact with the trainer to make the indoor riding experience a bit more enjoyable. It may be some time till most of us will ride outdoors, so make the best of it. For now, $1300.
Since it looks like there may be snow on the ground for a while longer, now is a great time to take advantage of a great deal on a new Specialized Fatboy. We have a pretty good selection of sizes and models in stock, now 15% off. Happy, uh, Spring?
Our favourite chassis here at Sweet Ride is the Roubaix/Ruby platform. These frames provide the best combination of comfort and performance for our local roads. And by roads, I mean that stretch of potholes linked by a thin and erratic line of pavement that stretches around the province. The Roubaix was built to win races on the cobblestone roads of Europe, and just happens to work perfectly here. The Roubaix Sora is a great way to get the benefit of this great design at a very reasonable price. Now on sale for $1615, we have sizing 52-54-56-58cm.
Spring will come. No really, if we keep saying that, it will. After a harsh winter it will feel pretty good to get out and ride. If you are looking to step up to a comfortable and light weight carbon bike this year, the 2014 Ruby is a great deal. We have sizing from 48 to 57cm, and a sale price of $1615. This is a women’s specific model. Check out the 2014 Ruby here.