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Park Tool Home Mechanic Repair Stand
$199.95
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (1 Review)

The Home Mechanic Repair Stand offers Park Tool quality in an entry-level repair stand for home mechanics. The 3-point leg system and adjustable height (from 39 to 57… [more]

Giant Canada Trance 27.5 4 - 2014
$1,599.00

Get rowdy aboard Giant's Trance 27.5 4. With an ALUXX SL aluminum frame featuring Maestro suspension, as well as a Giant Air Plus Rebound shock offering 140mm of… [more]

Schwalbe Marathon Plus Smartguard
$64.95 - $69.95
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5.0 stars
 (1 Review)

- Smartguard layer made from a flexible, special rubber offers particular resistance to shards of glass and flints - Extreme puncture protection - Various sizes [more]

Giant Canada Defy Composite 2 - 2014
$1,899.00

Short rides, long rides, leisure rides, and full-on hammerfests: Giant's Defy Composite 2 handles it all effortlessly. Giant's composite frame and fork melt away road… [more]

Continental Ultra GatorSkin (27-inch & 700c)
$59.95

Continental's Ultra GatorSkin combines 3 flat-protection technologies into one fast-riding, high-mileage racing and training tire. It features a super-fine 180… [more]

Kona Splice - 2014
$659.00

Kona's Splice is perfect for riding the trails on the weekends and zooming to work during the week. It's got the nimble geometry of Kona's proven 29er hardtails, but… [more]

 

The Mid-Summer Construction Blues

July 4, 2014

It's been said that there are two seasons in Edmonton: winter and construction. We're deep into that second season right now and we've been hearing a lot of feedback about road conditions around the shop. Closures, lane restrictions, and constantly changing signals on Argyll and 99th have made us feel a bit like the treasure room in a Hollywood movie. We figure that if your quest to reach the bike shop is going to be fraught with obstacles and peril then we should make you feel like a hero when you arrive. So for the entire month of July we're featuring 10% off the last ticketed price storewide!* This promotion applies to accessories, apparel, and most importantly, bikes! If you see a sale price on something you can still take off another 10%. This is our way of thanking you for sticking with us through the Edmonton mid-summer construction blues.

Are you more scoundrel than hero? Like to cheat the system? You can still get 10% off online orders* from the comfort of your home. Just use the coupon code July2014 when you place your order.

*Excludes Garmin products and 2015 bikes.

Bike Highlight - Giant's New Trance 27.5!

2014 Giant Trance 27.5 2April 16, 2014

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

Bike Highlight - Kona Process - 3 All New Enduro Shredders

Kona Process 134 DLMarch 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.

Kona Process 111Process 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.

Kona Process 153Process 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!

Wolf Tooth 42T SRAM Cog in Stock

Wolf Tooth Components GC42 SRAM CogMarch 4, 2014

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!

Online Purchasing Now Available!

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!

Introducing Endurance Conspiracy!

Show Me More Bike Tees!November 24, 2013

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.

Introducing Envy and Phoenix Scooters!

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!

Specials

Giant TCR 1 - 2013
$1,099.00
$1,429.00
Giant TCX 1 - 2013
$1,399.00
$1,799.00
Kona Major Jake - 2013
$2,999.00
$3,599.00
Giro Rodeo
$18.50
$37.00
Kona Satori - 2014
$2,999.00
$3,599.00
Kona Wo - 2014
$1,599.00
$1,799.00
Kona Zing Supreme - 2013
$1,999.00
$2,299.00
Giro Feature
$59.98
$119.95
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)