Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday's Fast & Furious Blog Post

Welcome back to the Friday Road/Race Bike Blog Post.  Today we are featuring a very solid and dependable road bike from Fuji.  As you can see from the specifications this bike is equipped with Shimano 105 derailleurs and brifters.  The 105 is a very capable component grouping that will give you many years of dependable usage.  It is built with a compact crankset and gearing to help you power on the flats and also to get you over the hills for your southtowns training/racing rides!

The bike is a great entry point for a new rider and a very wise add on to someones current stable if you are looking to upgrade an older road bike or pick up a very durable road bike.  You cannot go wrong with the component level and our price line, if you find the Roubaix 1.0 fits you properly.

Fuji Roubaix 1.0

SIZESXS/S (46cm), S (49cm), S/M (52cm), M (54cm), M/L (56cm), L (58cm), L/XL (61cm)
MAIN FRAMEA2-SL custom-butted alloy, integrated 1 1/4" lower head tube, oversized 34.9mm seat tube & PIIS BB-86 shell, double water bottle mounts
REAR TRIANGLEA2-SL alloy chainstays, forged road dropout w/ replaceable derailleur hanger
FORKFC-440 carbon monocoque w/ tapered carbon steerer & forged alloy dropout
CRANKSETOval 700 alloy, 34/50T
BOTTOM BRACKETPress-Fit BB86 sealed cartridge bearing
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105, band type 34.9mm
REAR DERAILLEURShimano 105, 10-speed
SHIFTERSShimano 105 STI shifter/brake combo, 20-speed Flight Deck compatible
CASSETTEShimano 105, 11-28T 10-speed
CHAINKMC X10, 10-speed
WHEELSETOval 330 aero alloy, 30mm rims, DT Swiss Champion spokes 20/24H, precision ground hubs
TIRESHutchinson Nitro, 700x23c, wire bead
BRAKE SETOval 300 alloy dual pivot
HEADSETOval 1 1/8"U - 1 1/4"L semi-integrated w/ alloy top cover
HANDLEBAROval 300S double-butted 6061 alloy, 31.8mm
STEMOval 300 3D forged 6061 alloy, 31.8mm, +/-6 degree
TAPE/GRIPFuji suede w/ silicon gel
SADDLEOval 300 w/ CrMo rails
SEAT POSTOval 300 alloy 2-bolt, 31.6mm

Tom's List Price: $1529.00
Tom's Sell Price: $1299.00
Tom's Bike Blog Price: $1235.00 - Remember to mention this blog to receive the special price.  We have a variety of sizes available!!!!

Tom's Pro Bike has other Fuji road bikes in stock as well.  We highly recommend setting up a fit before your purchase so that you are purchasing the correct bike for you.  If you are looking to upgrade this bike or another bike in your stable, we carry Campagnola, Shimano and SRAM components and Mavic and other wheelsets.  Stop by to take a test ride or give us a call or drop an e-mail with any questions.

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086

P: (716)651-9995
F: (716)651-0858

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Travel By Bike Thursday

Today's and future Thursday blogs will be about using your bicycle for travel.  Whether it is a Commuter Bike to ride to work or used for errands or a Touring Bike to travel on, we will be focusing on bicycles and accessories that will allow you to do this comfortably.

The nice thing about commuting via bike is that the current bike you have would work and would allow you extra saddle time but you might be limited with the size of a tire choice to help alleviate flats and mechanical issues that often have people choosing a car over a bike as a means of transportation and also saving money.  There is not just one bike that fits the "commuter" stereotype and I have commuted on everything from a 29'er mountain bike, Single Speed Mountain Bike, Fat Bike, Road Bike, Cross Bike, and a Touring Bike.  Any bike will work but these bikes have features that make commuting much more comfortable!

Today we are featuring a "Cross" bike that would allow for a wider and heavier duty tire for on the road travel to downtown areas where the roads might not be as clear and clean as they are on the majority of your training rides.  If you are lucky enough and have access to work via a bike trail then any standard road tire would definitely hold up well enough for typical commutes.  The nice thing about most commuting/touring bikes that rack and fender mounts are on the frame and it makes for easy installation of both.  Another nice option of this particular bike is that you can do cross races on it and if you are looking for just one bike to serve many purposes you could also purchase another set of wheels and set it up for road riding.

I will often commute with a backpack but if the weather is going to be crappy - I want fenders.  You can buy fenders that allow attachment to the frame without braze-ons, but I always found it much more reliable and easier to have frame mounted fenders and I have used both.  Panniers are very nice in the summer if you commute because you don't develop the dreaded backpack sweaty back that is so common.

If you have any questions about commuting or racks/fenders stop by the shop and we can discuss all of the options that are out there for you!

On to today's bike choice!


TriCross Sport Disc is the perfect do-it-all bike for anything from trails to commuting to touring, with rack/fender mounts and secondary brake levers. 9-speed Shimano components, Avid disc brakes, and alloy fork give a wider range of gears, better all-condition braking, smoother ride, and quicker handling.
  • Lightweight A1 Premium Aluminum double-butted frame with freeroad geometry is disc-compatible and features internal cable routing for low-maintenance performance in any conditions
  • Lightweight alloy disc fork is ultra-durable, and the lowrider rack and fender mounts means you can keep the water off and the load well-balanced
  • Specialized Borough CX 120 TPI, with Armadilo protection reduces flats and rolls fast on paved or dirt roads
  • Adjustable, oversized alloy stem for strength and versatile positioning; pairs with Specialized Comp shallow drop alloy bar for serious performance
  • Tektro secondary brake levers provide easy-access and reliable stopping power with riding with hands on top of the bars
  • Never miss a critical shift with new Shimano Sora STI shifters
  • Supportive Body Geometry Riva Road is the perfect combination of comfort and efficiency
Tom's Pro Bike Price: $1,300.00
Tom's Bike Blog Price: $1,235.00 - Remember to mention our Blog to receive this special price

Tom's Notes:  Disc brakes are very reliable especially in poor weather.  Yes they add weight to the bike compared to cantilever brakes that you will typically find on commuter/touring bikes but if you ride in poor weather their stopping power is very helpful.  The TriCross comes in 3 different levels of components so if you would like to look at the other options or have any questions get in touch with us.

Stop by the shop and ask about this awesome bike and other options that we have to help you outfit it for your commute or tour.  We carry bike racks and panniers and can help you make wise lighting choices so that you can be seen as well as see objects in the road.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What to Wear Wednesday

Welcome to What to Wear Wednesday.  Typically we will be discussing different clothing or accessories that we stock at Tom's Pro Bike.  Being that the official start to winter is right around the corner, and with our first measurable snowfall on the books, we thought we would cover some cold weather gear.

If you have stopped by the new showroom recently you might recognize our mannequin.  He is dressed in Pearl Izumi Tom's Pro Bike full length tights, a Pearl Izumi long sleeve Tom's Pro Bike Jersey, and a Pearl Izumi Pro Soft Shell for warmth on the bike!

There is an old saying out there that goes like this - There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear!  If you remember from Saturday's blog, we sell trainers and we also run a winter race series for those riders that prefer the comforts of indoor winter training.  We also carry gear if you have a sunny but cold winter day and want to get out for some fresh air riding, such as gloves and booties to keep your extremities warm on those cold days.

The gear listed above is priced as follows:

Long Sleeve Jersey - $125.00
Full Length Tights - $125.00
Pro Soft Shell - $225.00
Here is what the Pearl Izumi website says about the Pro Soft Shell:  Softshell technology gives you a single wind, waterproof and warm fabric layer without the restriction. Updated warmer fabric, increased articulation, chest pocket storage and plenty of reflectivity.

  • P.R.O. Softshell provides optimal wind and water protection
  • Laser cut Direct-Vent panels provide superior ventilation
  • Full length internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth
  • One hand pull elastic draw cord at collar seals in warmth
  • One back, one chest zippered pocket
  • Collar tapers from front to back for on bike ergonomics
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Contoured, shaped sleeve hem with hand mitt adds warmth
  • Collar tab allows center front venting

If you mention this blog you will receive those items for the following prices:

Long Sleeve Jersey - $112.50
Full Length Tights - $112.50
Pro Soft Shell - $200.00

Stop by the showroom to check out all of our winter gearing or give us a call if you have any questions.  We can answer all of those questions and make recommendations to you concerning keeping warm on these cold Buffalo winter days that we know are here for the next 6 months!

Tomorrow we will be highlighting a bike that will hold up to winter riding as well for those hard core riders that don't believe in indoor training at all!

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Lancaster, New York 14086

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Triathlon/TT Blog Posting

For Tuesday's we are going to start featuring a Time Trial/Triathlon Bike or equipment.  Today we are going to feature the Cervelo P2 Ultegra.  As you can see from the above picture Cervelo makes a beautiful bike and we feel that if this is the proper fitting bike for you, you can't go wrong making this bike your TT/Tri bike! 

The key is fit though and our first step is to fit you to the proper bike.  We are not going to force you into a bike that doesn't work for you just to make a sell.  We are going to fit you to the perfect bike so that your upcoming TT/Tri season is a successful one after you put the training in!

Here are the Factory Specifications for the Cervelo P2 Ultegra:

Fork: Cervélo FK26
  • Headset: FSA IS3 Standard - 6mm TC
  • Seatpost: Cervélo Aero TT/Tri (2 position)
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6700
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace bar end shifter
  • Brake Calipers: FSA Gossamer Pro
  • Brake Levers: Profile Design ABS AL
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Gossamer Mega Exo
  • Crankset: FSA Gossamer 50/34
  • Handlebar: Profile Design T2 Wing
  • Aero Bar: Profile Design T4
  • Stem: Profile Design Aris
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione Tri2
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 11-25T
  • Chain: Shimano 105
  • Wheels: Shimano R501, Vision Team 650c (size 48)
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro 23c
  • Bikes and equipment may not be exactly as shown. Specifications subject to change without notice

    Manufacturer's List Price: $2800.00
    Tom's Sell Price: $2800 + $400.00 Gift Card
    Tom's Blog Sell Price: $2660 + 400.00 Gift Card - Remember you must mention this blog to receive this special price!
    Tom's also carries Specialized, Felt. Qunitana Roo & Guru TT/Tri bikes in case the Cervelo does not fit.  To schedule a fit call Tom at (716) 651-9995 or stop by to check out our inventory and ask questions prior to scheduling your fit.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    Mountain Bike Monday

    Welcome to Tom's Pro Bike Mountain Bike Monday blog post.  Yes it is true - Tom's carries mountain bikes!  Today we are featuring the Specialized Rock Hopper 29 Comp.

    Here is what the Specialized website has to say about the Rock Hopper 29 Comp:
    The Rockhopper is a time-tested XC hardtail built for cruising fire roads and slicing through singletrack. Equipped with Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brakes and a Custom-tuned SR Suntour suspension fork with lockout, the Rockhopper Comp combines performance with value in a package every rider will appreciate.
    • Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum frame with ORE down tube for a lighter, more compliant and durable bike
    • RockShox XC28 fork features TurnKey hydraulic damping, lock-out, alloy steerer tube and externally adjustable rebound for plush and lightweight trail performance
    • Suntour crankset with forged alloy arms and Octalink-splined BB interface means greater durability and better shifting performance; sealed cartridge bearing BB is reliable and easy to service
    • Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes/levers with Light Wave rotors create increased control and superior stopping power for more confident braking
    • Shimano Deore Shadow 9-speed rear derailleur shifts super crisp and has increased clearance from trail obstacles


    FRAME: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, 29er frame, fully butted w/ tapered headtube, forged dropouts, alloy replaceable derailleur hanger
    FORK: RockShox XC28 29”, TurnKey hydraulic damping w/ lock out, coil spring, 1-1/8" alloy steerer, mag disc only post mount lower, 28mm steel stanchion, preload and rebound adj., 80mm & 100mm travel
    HEADSET: Integrated 1-1/8" w/ lower bearing reducer, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
    STEM: Specialized 3D forged alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 6º rise, 31.8mm
    HANDLEBARS: Flat bar, 6061 double butted alloy, 700mm wide, 10º backsweep, 4º upsweep, 31.8mm
    GRIPS: Specialized Body Geometry XCT, Kraton rubber w/ gel, closed end, 132mm, lock-on
    FRONT BRAKE: Tektro Draco 2, hydraulic disc, dual piston, Lightwave style rotor, 180mm
    REAR BRAKE: Tektro Draco 2, hydraulic disc, dual piston, Lightwave style rotor, 160mm
    BRAKE LEVERS: Tektro Draco 2, hydraulic
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Acera, 9-speed, 34.9 clamp, high-mount, bottom swing
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore Shadow, 9-speed, SGS cage
    SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Alivio, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG20-9, 9-speed cassette, 11-34
    CHAIN: KMC X-9, 9-speed w/ reusable Missing Link
    CRANKSET: SR Suntour XCR, 9-speed, Octalink
    CHAINRINGS: 44/32/22, steel
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
    PEDALS: Composite platform, w/ reflectors, 9/16"
    RIMS: RH Disc, 29", alloy double-wall, 26mm, pin joint, 36h
    FRONT HUB: Specialized MTB disc hub, alloy, Hi Lo flange, RCC ball bearing system, steel axle, QR, 32h
    REAR HUB: Specialized MTB disc hub, alloy, Hi Lo flange, RCC ball bearing system, steel axle, steel cassette body, QR, 32h
    SPOKES: Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
    FRONT TIRE: Specialized Ground Control Sport, 29x2.1", wire bead, 60TPI
    REAR TIRE: Specialized Ground Control Sport, 29x2.1", wire bead, 60TPI
    INNER TUBES: Presta valve
    SADDLE: Specialized Body Geometry Rockhopper, steel rails, 143mm width
    SEATPOST: Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm, 350mm or 400mm
    SEAT BINDER: 34.9mm, alloy QR, nylon washer
    NOTES: chainstay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual

    Tom's Notes: This is a very solid entry level mountain bike that will provide you many years of good service.  You would be able to ride it at all the local mountain bike spots such as Hunter's Creek, Sprague Brook, and all the Ellicottville trails!

    Tom's List Price: $1100.00 
    Mountain Bike Blog of the Week Sale Price: $1045.00 - Just mention that you saw the bike on Tom's Pro Bike Blog!

    Tom's Pro Bike has other Specialized Mountain Bikes in stock and can order from Felt, Surly, Salsa, and also Lynskey if you are interested in a Titanium Mountain Bike Frame (stock or custom made).  We carry Shimano and SRAM components and can help you build the mountain bike of your dreams or upgrade your current ride.  Stop by to take a test ride or give us a call or drop an e-mail with any questions.

    Tom's Pro Bike Service
    3687 Walden Avenue
    Lancaster, New York 14086

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    Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Saturday's Miscellaneous Musings

    Are you wondering what you can buy that special someone for the upcoming holiday season? 
    Are you wondering how you could get stronger during a typical Buffalo, NY winter where bike riding outside is not always a fun or safe endeavor?

    There are 2 options at Tom's Pro Bike:

    #1 - 2013 Indoor Racing at Tom’s Pro Bike

    We have a brand new training room in our new building and starting January 14, 2013 there will be a new Tom’s Pro Bike Indoor Racing Series.  Some significant changes have been made for the upcoming winter series!

    New for the 2013 Indoor Race Series
    • Brand NEW Training Room – equipped with 7 CompuTrainer Stations
    • More Racing with an Additional Series
    • Increased # of Races per Series
    • Increased # of Time Slots per week
    • Training Room Rental
    Erg Video Training Sessions (through Plan2Peak)

    Racing Series Calendar

    This year we are expanding our racing calendar by offering 2 separate race series to get you through the entire off-season.
    • Race Series #1 (Fall) will run from 10/8/12 – 12/22/12
    • Race Series #2 (Winter) will run from 1/14/13 – 3/23/13

      We are going to a slightly different format for the racing this year based on racer feedback.
    • Each race will take place over a 1 week period (instead of 2)
    • Each race series will consist of 10 races (instead of 8)
    8 Races will count toward final results

    During the first week of the series (January 14-20), athletes will have the option to ride our test program and take advantage of our functional threshold testing by, Nationally Recognized Coach with Distinction, Peter Cummings. This test will enable Coach Cummings to give you a custom Power Zone Chart. This chart will allow you to chose your optimal pacing throughout the series.

    Time Slots

    To accommodate for the shortened races we will offer more time slots. The races will take place at the following times:
    Monday & Friday – 4:00 , 5:30 
    Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 
    Saturday – 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30
    Other Training Options

    We are offering expanded training options this year in addition to our Indoor Race Series. For those of you who cannot partake in the entire series or want more indoor training, we have the following options.
    • Individual Races throughout the Series Calendar
    • Erg Video Training Sessions

    For more information on Erg Video Sessions, contact Peter Cummings of Plan2Peak at

    Training Room Rental

    For more information on Training Room Rental, contact Chris Lonzi at

    • Winter Indoor Race Series (10 Races) - $225
    • Plus Race Series Add-On - $50
      o Includes Functional Threshold Power Testing and Custom Power Chart
      o Includes One Free Erg Video Training Session
    • Individual Race - $25
    • Training Room Race Rental - $100/hr (min 2hrs)
    • Rent the entire training area (7stations) and compete on longer courses with your friends or rivals, custom course included
    Race Sign-Up
    • Athletes can sign up for the series and individual races at Once paid, a login with be given which will grant access to the race calendar to view available races.

    Mention that you saw this blog and after signing up for the winter series we will give you one free Individual Race between now and January 14, 2013!

    #2 - A New Trainer

    For those of you that have your own "Pain Cave" at the house or are looking to add one we carry Cycleops and Kinetic By Kurt Trainers in the store so stop by and check out our inventory and ask any questions.

    Either way if you are looking to stay fit during the winter or become stronger stop by the shop and check out the Training Room or our Trainers.  You won't be disappointed!

    Mention that you saw this blog and we will reduce the price of a trainer by 10%

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    Friday's Fast & Furious Blog Post

    We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and are ready to start training hard for next season.  And to help you get motivated we are going to start discussing some of the bikes that we have to offer you here at Tom's Pro Bike.  We will be showcasing road bikes, triathlon/TT bikes, mountain bikes, touring bikes, and commuter/fitness bikes.
    There will be a schedule so that each type gets covered weekly, but it may not always be a bike that is highlighted.  We plan on discussing gear, components, and other miscellaneous topics that come up.  Some of the information we will be providing will come right from our manufacturers web site or we will be talking out of specific knowledge if we ride the bike or have other information on the item that is highlighted that day.

    Today we are going to start with a road racing bike and that is why the title is Friday's Fast & Furious Blog.  These bikes are meant to go fast and we want to make sure the bike you purchase fits you properly so that you can go as fast as possible.  If you notice on Tom's biography it mentions that he has attended fitting classes such as Dan Empfield's Slowtwitch, the Serotta Elements Program, and the Specialized BG Fit School.

    As many of you know, Tom's started stocking Specialized bikes in 2011 and today's highlighted bike is the Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert:

    Some highlights of the Roubaix SL3 Expert are:
    • FACT IS 10r carbon SL3 frame with uniquely shaped, tapered head tube is uber-light with incredible torsional stiffness, and Zertz seatstay inserts for the fastest most compliant endurance bike available
    • Ultralight FACT carbon monocoque fork with vibration-damping Zertz inserts is stiff, responsive, and durable
    • Race-ready DT Axis 3.0 wheels are fast and light but still durable enough for high mileage training
    • Adjustable four-position oversized alloy stem with 31.8mm bar clamp for strength and versatile positioning
    • Specialized Comp shallow drop alloy bar for serious performance and ergonomic position
    • Minimalist, high-performance BG Toupe Plus Comp saddle is ultralight with a flat profile and generous padding for long rides and explosive efforts
    • FACT carbon Comp seatpost helps absorb road vibrations but remains stiff and efficient

    You might be asking what is FACT Carbon? FACT is an acronym that stands for Functional Advanced Composite Technology, but more importantly, it represents our holistic approach to working with composites. Like any project at Specialized, FACT starts with the needs of the rider, then we apply four critical disciplines to achieve the design targets that will best serve those rider needs: design & engineering, material selection, fabrication process, and testing. What’s the result of the FACT process? Bikes and equipment that promise real-world performance benefits for the target rider.

    Boonen winning Paris-Roubaix

    Factory Technical Specifications
    FRAME: Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, uniquely shaped tapered 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" head tube, compact race design w/ Zertz inserts, internal cable routing, threaded BB
    FORK: Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque, Zertz inserts
    HEADSET: 1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, w/ 20mm carbon cone spacer and 20mm of carbon spacers
    STEM: New CompSet 6061 alloy, cone head bolt, 12-degree, 4-degree shim 31.8mm
    HANDLEBARS: Specialized Comp, alloy, shallow bend
    TAPE: Specialized Roubaix Gel wrap w/ neoprene pads
    FRONT BRAKE: Shimano Ultegra
    REAR BRAKE: Shimano Ultegra
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra
    SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Ultegra STI, flight deck compatible, 10-speed
    CASSETTE: Shimano Ultegra, 10-speed, 11-28t
    CHAIN: Shimano 105
    CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra compact
    CHAINRINGS: 50/34
    PEDALS: None
    FRONT WHEEL: DT Axis 3.0
    REAR WHEEL: DT Axis 3.0
    FRONT TIRE: Specialized Roubaix Pro w/ BlackBelt protection, 120 TPI, aramid bead, 700x25c
    REAR TIRE: Specialized Roubaix Pro w/ BlackBelt protection, 120 TPI, aramid bead, 700x25c
    INNER TUBES: Lightweight, presta
    SADDLE: Body Geometry Toupé Plus Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails
    SEATPOST: Specialized Comp carbon, 27.2mm
    SEAT BINDER: Forged alloy, 32.6mm
    NOTES: Carbon chainstay protector, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual
    Manufacturers List Price: $3900
    Tom's Pro Bike Price: $3500
    Tom's Bike of the Week Discount: $3325 this week only and you must mention the blog!

    If you have any questions or would like to come in and try this Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert or any other bike please contact us:

    Tom's Pro Bike Service
    3687 Walden Avenue
    Lancaster, New York 14086

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    Thursday, November 22, 2012

    Construction is Complete

    As we mentioned yesterday - CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE!

    Today's blog is going to be a look back at some of the construction process and some words from Tom on why the shop was expanded and how he feels our customers will benefit from the expansion.

    The above is a photo of our new showroom area.  Looks a little different than the old shop doesn't it?

    As you can see in this picture the old building is a tiny bit smaller than our new one!

    And one more photo of our old building for memory sake!

    Natural Lighting

    I asked Tom why he wanted to construct the new building and he replied; "This was a huge undertaking both financially and mentally. We decided it was worth it because of our commitment to the community and to the cycling community. I have been in the cycling industry since 1974 and will be involved for the rest of my life.  We are here for cyclist and our goal is to provide the best service and products that we can.

    I then asked him how he felt the customer would benefit as well and his answer was; "We wanted to be better able to serve the customer.  We had more bikes and accessories to display than space would allow in the old building.  We are known for our service and the lead times for repairs were longer than we wanted them to be so we needed more service room and more mechanics to achieve our goal.  Another goal was to raise the bar for "bike shops".  We needed to become like other retailers in the sense of merchandising and providing a great shopping experience."  Stop by and decide for yourself if those goals were met!

    Our New Shop - Built with you in mind!

    We all hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks again for your support and patronage during our construction!


    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Welcome to Tom's Pro Bike Blog

    As you can see from the above picture, the expansion is complete and we are open for business.  Thank you to everyone that supported the shop during the construction process, to those who helped us celebrate our grand opening Friday November 16th, 2012, and to our current and new customers.  We look forward to providing you with the best service possible with even more inventory to chose from.

    The purpose of our blog is to provide our customers with information about the bikes we sell, the services we offer, and the gear you can find in our showroom.  We will try and post daily blogs throughout the week with information on Road/Race Bikes, Triathlon/TT Bikes, Mountain Bikes (Yes we stock mountain bikes now!), Commuter/Touring Bikes, and other miscellaneous postings about our race series, classes, staff, and most importantly your questions. 

    We want this to be an interactive blog and if you have a subject you would like discussed please e-mail us and we will do our due diligence in researching your question and posting information on the blog for you to reference back to.  From time to time we might even reference a fellow blogger's post if we feel the information they are posting would be helpful to our customer base.

    You can receive an e-mail notification whenever we post a new blog.  Just enter your e-mail in the follow by e-mail gadget on the right and follow the steps to authorize us sending you e-mails.  On the left side we have links to our store website and our major manufacturers as well.  This is not store inventory but that is listed on the website.  You can also find us on Facebook at!/tomsprobike?fref=ts

    Stop by during our store hours and look around and ask any questions.  We look forward to helping you find the perfect bicycle for you or a family member.