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September 15, 2014
It's one of our favourite times of year. Nature is turning a page on the seasons and so are we! 2015 Kona stock has been arriving and we have new models to see, touch, and fall in love with! Come see what next year holds at Edmonton's exclusive Kona dealership!
Also, if you know that 2015 is a new bike year for you, there are pre-order incentives on ALL our 2015 bikes! Place an Early Bird order by September 30th and you can take advantage of a no-charge layaway and exclusive Early Bird discounts! Visit us for details!
September 16, 2014
We've had our busiest year ever here at Velocity Cycle, and we could use some help from some of you bike-minded individuals. We have 2 openings available:
We could use some help on the front lines, hooking Edmonton cyclists up with sweet new rides! The right applicant will be:
• Experienced in retail
• Friendly, with exceptional customer service instincts
• Able to work on a team looking after sales, ordering, and merchandising
• Able to multitask and stay organized
We're looking for someone to help Calvin out in the office so he can keep his friendly face on the sales floor as much as possible. We're looking for someone very detail-oriented who can perform data entry tasks. This is a flexible part time position. One day a week is all it will take to keep our MVP on the ice, and you'll get the perks of working at Edmonton's best bike shop*.
If either of these opportunities inspire you, please stop by the shop or contact Calvin via the web form.
*We may be biassed, but we love our shop and our jobs. We think you will too!
September 1, 2014
Velocity Cycle is adopting winter hours starting today, September 1st 2014. We are now closed on Mondays and Sundays. Everything else is business as usual. We look forward to seeing you soon!
This week we'd like to share the new Giant Trance 27.5 series with you. This is a bike that can be read as a sort of barometer for Giant's mountain bikes, and perhaps in at least some small measure for the evolution of mountain biking itself. Giant turned the tables back in 2005 by introducing their Maestro suspension. The performance of Maestro rocketed Giant to the A list virtually overnight. The Trance was there leading the charge, but back then it was a 4" travel bike. The first big shift for the Trance was the move to 5" of travel, and it helped mark a transition in the industry as longer travel became possible with lighter weight and better performance than previously possible. Last year Giant dropped another bombshell with the 29er Trance, and this year they're following up with the all-new Trance 27.5 series, the fourth major incarnation of our all-time bestselling dualie. So what's different about this Trance?
Well, a lot really. Giant didn't just slap on a pair of mid-size wheels and call it a bike. The new Trance also sports more travel (5.5" rear and 140mm front), short chainstays, a longer cockpit, a slacker head angle, and more Enduro soul than ever before. We've been selling the Trances for years on the basis of their versatility, and arguably they just became more versatile than ever.
Is the new Trance 27.5 for you? Come down to the shop sometime and we'll help you find out. The Trance 29er remains in the lineup this year, so Giant has your bases covered better than ever before.
And while you're pondering, here are a few reviews to get your imagination going:
"The 27.5 is slacker, longer and ready for more aggressive riding than any Trance before it." - review from Mountain Bike Action
"Giant have listened to the feedback of riders and reviewers and produced a fantastic machine." - review from Flow Mountain Bike
March 7, 2014
Like the Giant Propel we highlighted a couple of weeks ago, we wanted to bring the Kona Process lineup to your attention as soon as possible. There are two reasons for that. First, they are fantastic bikes built for some serious trail shredding. Second, based on the waves they've been making in the media and some not-so-subtle hints from Kona, these bikes are going to be in high demand. We already know that once we receive our final spring shipment there will be no more Processes for us until the 2015 bikes are released. What this means is that if these bikes appeal to you (and in a moment we'll give you a few reasons why they might), then you'll want to get the ball rolling early this year.
So what is it about these bikes that prompted Pinkbike to name Kona the Most Improved Brand of 2013? You could surf the web and read about the Process line all day (we've done it), but here's the quick and dirty: they are fun, forward thinking, tough as nails all day shredders, each with a unique personality. Every Process features short chainstays, long front centers, short stems, and broad overbuilt rear triangles. This represents an important design evolution in mountain biking, and it makes for a fun, tight, and playful ride on all the Processes. Of course each bike also brings something unique to the table.
Process 111: "The 111 forces you to recalibrate how you think a short travel bike should perform" - Pinkbike
A short travel 29er that's designed for aggressive enduro rather than XC racing? That's exactly what the 111 is, and if it sounds like nothing you've ever heard of before you're not alone. You can check out Pinkbike's full review of the DL version of this genre-buster here. You can think of it as a full-sus Honzo if you like, or just think of it as the most fun a 29er can be.
Process 134: "This bike sits tidily in the trail bike category. Actually, this bike might sit atop the trail bike category." - Bikemag.com
Process 134 is the mid-travel offering in the lineup, and like it's bigger 153 brother it's built around 27.5" wheels. Several reviewers remarked that the Process 134 brought increased confidence to both experienced and new riders. With long and low geometry to keep the center of gravity down, and overbuilt linkage to keep it stiff for railing corners, the Process 134 is the quintessential statement of Kona's new design philosophies. Bikemag reviews all three Processes here.
Process 153: “We think this is definitely in the top three 150mm travel bikes right now." - Dirt 100, Dirtmag.co.uk
For the longer travel enduro rider there's the Process 153, a bike that's been described as being very playful and lively, but still feeling like there's a full 153mm travel (or more) at the rear. Riders will notice increased travel and traction as wel as the slacker head angle vs. the 134. See the review above, or just head on over the Kona's Vimeo page for a quick snippet to get you in the mood for a ride.
We already have stock in some models and sizes. There are more pending, and maybe a few bikes available for special order, but scarcity will be an issue this season. If any of these bikes quickens your pulse you should come down right away and check them out!
Mountain bike drivetrains have seen a lot of innovation recently. Perhaps most notably, single ring front drive systems have allowed for shorter chainstays, especially on bigger wheeled bikes, which has resulted in a new crop of uber-fun machines (such as the Kona Process 111).
SRAM's XX1 11 speed drivetrain introduced us to the 42T rear cog, allowing for a broader than ever before gear range. The price of XX1 is steep though, and it requires a proprietary freehub body design. For the rest of us there's the GC42 adaptor cog from Wolf Tooth Components. By replacing your existing 17T cog on a 10 speed X5, X7, or X9 cassette, you're able to run a 11-42 ratio without spending the big bucks on a whole new group.
The cog we have in stock is SRAM specific, but we're working on getting the Shimano compatible cogs in stock too. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates!
November 29, 2013
Today we're happy to announce something that we've been working toward for a while, and it comes just in time for holiday shopping. You can now make purchases from our website! Much of our in store inventory is now available on the website for purchase (shipping restrictions apply for certain items). You can pay online and pick up in the store, or we will ship via post. Everything's a go, so you can start shopping right away, and our elves will make sure your bike-loving friends and family get everything on the lists this year!
Keep tuned to this page in December for our annual 12 Days of Christmas Sale. This year it will be easier than ever to save, as you'll be able to buy online and pick up at your convenience if you can't stop by for the deal of the day!
You can check our more information on our shipping and online policies here. We're starting by shipping to all Western provinces, Ontario, Northwest and Yukon Territories. If you'd like us to ship to your province or territory as well, let us know!
We're adding a few new items to our collection of cycling tees, this time from Endurance Conspiracy. Follow the link to see our full tee shirt collection. To help welcome EC to the shop, for every two shirts you buy (Endurance Conspiracy or Clockwork Gears) we're offering a free Velocity Cycle shirt!* Cycling shirts make great Christmas gifts for the bike lover in your life, so come by and check out the new additions!
*While sizes last.
October 26, 2013
Dear Edmonton, you asked, and we answered! In the last year we've been asked a lot of times if we have scooters. A lot of times. So we checked them out, and wow, they looked like fun. Down at Interbike this year we made a deal and became Edmonton's exclusive dealer for Envy and Phoenix scooters! We think you're going to love these things, and you won't believe how they can shred. Check out the video for a taste of what's possible. Of course, you can just cruise on them too if that's your thing. We've got completes, signature decks, custom wheels, and more, so come by soon and check 'em out!