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EVOC Bicycle Travel Bag
$499.95

The EVOC bike travel bag is the cleverest bag we've seen to date! It accommodates either road or mountain bikes, and is designed to guide you in keeping things organized… [more]

TSG Gravity
$90.00

Featuring TSG's custom low and snug fit, the Gravity helmet fits to your head like a protective second skin. It’s a tough hardshell construction that curves anatomically… [more]

Wolf Tooth Components GC42 Adaptor Cog
$99.95

Wolf Tooth Components GC42 Cogs are designed to allow you to run a 1x10 drivetrain with the same 11-42 range available on SRAM's flagship XX1 11 speed group. By… [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]

Bar Mitts Bar Mitts - Mountain/Commuter
$75.00

• Cold weather bicycle accessory to keep hands warm and comfortable in the cold, rain, snow and wind. • Bar Mitts are easily installed and removed for temperature… [more]

Various Classic Cycling Caps

Classic cotton cycling caps - perfect for under the helmet, casual wear, or apres-ride. One size fits most. Classic and contemporary team/brand logos available. [more]

 

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

Sales Staff Needed

March 31, 2014

We have an immediate opening for a front shop staff person. If you have a passion for biking and you want to share it with the world, consider joining our team. We love what we do and we have fun doing it! We offer:

• A fun and friendly work environment

• Full time seasonal employment, available immediately

• Competitive salary

The right applicant will have:

• Passion for and knowledge of bikes

• Great interpersonal and service skills

• Experience in a bike shop or similar retail environment is an asset

If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity please contact Calvin at the shop, or drop him an message here.

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.

Winter Cycling? You Bet You Can!

November 16, 2013

For some, November is a time to start letting our bikes collect dust while we turn our attention to other pastimes. Maybe it's time to rethink that strategy and dust off your courage and enthusiasm instead. Winter cycling is a lot of fun and a great way to beat the winter blues.

We've made a few changes and additions to our winter cycling primer, where you can find some basic tips to get you started. By far the biggest news in winter cycling this year is the growing popularity of fatbikes, and we've got 'em! Kona wants to get you on the trail this winter aboard the aptly named Wo. If you've never tried fatbiking before, this is the time!

You'll find the updated Winter Cycling Primer here.

If you really can't picture yourself in the saddle again until April (How sad!), then maybe one of our indoor winter programs is for you. We have Spin, CrossFit, and Yoga for Cyclists happening on a weekly basis, and there's still room in each of these classes. You can check out our Spin Studio classes here.

Don't let winter get you down! Find something you love to do and embrace it!

Yoga for Cyclists (and CrossFit Schedule Change)

November 7, 2013

We promised to keep you up to date on what's going on in the spin room this winter, and here it is: we're now offering a course in Yoga for Cyclists! This one hour class will focus on flexibility and strength training with emphasis on the muscle groups most needed (and sometimes neglected) by cyclists. Shannon Viens from Lotus Soul Yoga will be our guide for this brand new class.

Yoga for Cyclists will run on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm, starting on November 19th. There will be a free trial class on November 12th, so come and check it out and see if it's for you! The season pass special will be 15 sessions for $195 ($13/session), and any drop-in spots available can be had for $18/session. You can sign up for the free trial or the season's pass by calling the shop or contacting us here.

CrossFit/Kettlebell has been rescheduled to Monday nights at 6:30pm, beginning November 18th. We hope this time will work better for many of you. There are still some spaces available, so sign up now by contacting us by phone or via the link.

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

Kona Dew Deluxe - 2012
$599.00
$849.00
Kona Jake The Snake - 2013
$1,399.00
$1,599.00
Kona Major Jake - 2013
$2,599.00
$3,599.00
Kona Kahuna - 2012
$899.00
$1,299.00
Kona Zing Supreme - 2013
$1,899.00
$2,299.00
Kona Wo - 2014
$1,599.00
$1,799.00
Giant Defy 3 - 2013
$899.00
$979.00
Kona Roundabout - 2013
$599.00
$999.00
45North Dillinger (Studded)
$169.96 - $224.95
$199.95 - $299.95
Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro
$134.95 - $149.95
$179.95 - $199.95
Giant Defy Composite 3 - 2013
$1,499.00
$1,689.00
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5.0 stars
 (1 Review)
Giant Rapid 2 - 2013
$799.00
$959.00
Giant TCX 1 - 2013
$1,499.00
$1,799.00
Giant TCR 1 - 2013
$1,299.00
$1,429.00