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Friday, August 30, 2013

Fast & Furious Friday - SPECIALIZED SIRRUS PRO


Today we are going to go off in a different direction on Fast & Furious Friday and discuss and highlight the Specialized Sirrus Pro which has a MSRP of $3,000.00 for this carbon hybrid disc brake bike!  To start off let's see what Specialized has to say:

With a SL4 FACT 8r frame and light, efficient 2X10 drivetrain, the Sirrus Pro is up for any challenge and will do it as fast you want, with the added benefit of flat bar convenience for getting around in urban environments.
  • Specialized FACT 8r carbon frame with Zertz provides a lightweight, compliant ride for maximum speed and comfort
  • Specialized FACT full monocoque fork provides a lightweight, compliant and great handling front end
  • FSA SL-K carbon compact crankset with 50/34 configuration for lightweight, wide-range gearing
  • Adjustable, 4-position, oversized forged alloy stem with 31.8mm bar clamp for strength and versatile positioning; plus Body Geometry Targa gel grips lock on and help alleviate hand pain and tingling fingers
  • Sporty yet comfortable Body Geometry Targa Comp fitness saddle with light, durable hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Specialized FACT CG-R seatpost allows for lightweight performance with additional compliance benefits
Technical Specifications
 
FRAME:  Specialized SL4 FACT 8r carbon w/ Zertz inserts, 1-1/8" - 1-3/8" head tube, OSBB
FORK:  Specialized FACT carbon full monocoque w/ Zertz inserts
HEADSET:  1-1/8" FSA Campy style, integrated cartridge, 15mm alloy cone spacer
STEM:  Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized flat bar, double-butted alloy, 6-degree backsweep, 31.8mm
TAPE:  Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on w/ integrated bar end
FRONT BRAKE:  Formula C1, hydraulic disc, dual piston, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE:  Formula C1, hydraulic disc, dual piston, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS:  Formula C1, hydraulic lever
FRONT DERAILLEUR:  Shimano 105
REAR DERAILLEUR:  Shimano Ultegra
SHIFT LEVERS:  Shimano SL-R780, Rapidfire
CASSETTE:  Shimano HG-62, 10-speed, 11-32
CHAIN:  KMC X10
CRANKSET:  FSA SL-K, carbon arms, OSBB, alloy rings
CHAINRINGS:  50/34
BOTTOM BRACKET:  FSA, OSBB
PEDALS:  Sirrus, 1.5mm Varus angle, nylon body, symmetric alloy cage, low profile bearing system, toe clip capable
FRONT WHEEL:  AXIS 4.0 Disc
REAR WHEEL:  AXIS 4.0 Disc
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Espoir Elite, 60TPI, aramid bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Espoir Elite, 60TPI, aramid bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x25c
INNER TUBES:  Standard presta valve
SADDLE:  Body Geometry Targa Comp, Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST:  Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER:  Alloy, 32.6mm
 
So who might this speed hybrid benefit?  Well if you have had neck or upper back issues and cannot get comfortable on a road bike and you are looking for a higher end and lighter weight hybrid then the Sirrus Pro would be perfect for you!  When I first saw the bike I have to admit I got a little excited - what a cool looking hybrid compared to what most companies offer for the person looking just to ride a bike comfortably.
 
We stock 2 models of the Sirrus (Regular $520 and Elite $830) but can order any of those that we don't currently stock if you are interested in upgrading your current hybrid or purchasing a new one.  For more information stop by the shop and we can discuss the many different options.
 
Time to start planning your winter training so stop by and sign up for our Fall or Winter Race Series.  Slots are filling up fast so don't delay!  Tomorrow is the last day to pre-register and get a free trainer tire!
 
XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013

WNY Cross Kick Off is TOMORROW - go to bikereg.com to sign up!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Travel By Bike Thursday - SALSA VAYA TRAVEL

While we await the 2014 line up from all of our manufacturers today we are going to discuss a bike model that has been discussed on the blog before but not in this particular setup - The Salsa Vaya Travel.  Let's see what Salsa has to say about this beautiful and versatile bike:

Vaya Travel is our ultimate travel and touring bike.
Based on our Vaya road touring model, all aspects of the Vaya Travel are designed to make traveling with a bike better. Whether you are flying to Scotland for a multi-week tour, or headed to San Francisco for a long weekend, or just want the ultimate touring machine, Vaya Travel is your essential traveling partner.
We've chosen stainless steel for its fine ride quality, but also because scuffs and scratches are easily buffed out. The paint-free finish is intentionally understated, hopefully making your bike a bit less attention getting when traveling.
Replaceable Salsa decals allow you to change up your style, replace damaged decals, or go stealth mode to attract less attention on the road.
The frame incorporates S&S couplers allowing you to split your frame, break your bike down, and travel more easily. The bike fits into a standard S&S hard or soft case, which should eliminate oversized airline fees.
Alternator dropouts add significant versatility to the Vaya Travel. Run fully geared, or consider a singlespeed setup for some of your trips. Singlespeeds are simple, and easier to breakdown, pack, and re-assemble. If you would happen to damage your drivetrain while off the beaten path, the Alternator's will also help you fashion a temporary fix to keep yourself moving.
Of course, front low rider and rear rack mounts allow you to run full or partial pannier setups as needed for the tour or adventure at hand.
Vaya Travel. Destination anywhere.



TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Frame Vaya Travel Stainless Steel w/ Alternator Dropout
ForkVaya, CroMoly, 1-1/8"
Front DerShimano 105 Triple
Rear DerShimano Ultegra GS Cage
CassetteShimano 105 11-30T 10-Speed
ChainKMC X10
CranksetShimano Ultegra 30/42/52T
HeadsetCane Creek 40 EC34
StemSalsa ProMoto 1
HandlebarSalsa Cowbell 2
GripsSalsa Gel Tape
ShifterShimano 105 Integrated
Front BrakeAvid BB7
Rear BrakeAvid BB7
Brake LeverShimano 105 Integrated
Rotors160mm Front/160mm Rear
SeatpostSalsa Pro Moto 1 Carbon
SaddleBrooks B17
TiresContinental TourRide 26 x 1.75" for 26" sizes, Clement USH 700c x 40mm ADV for 700c sizes
Front HubDT Swiss 350, 32H
Rear HubDT Swiss 350, 32H
SpokesDT Swiss Competition
RimsDT Swiss X430 for 26" sizes, DT Swiss X470 for 700c sizes


Here is a closeup of the S&S Coupler on the top tube.  Very easy to take apart and stow in a carry-on bag or check it in as regular luggage and avoid baggage fees.  If you travel a lot and like to bring  your bike with you this is a great option for you.  Plus the Vaya is a great riding bike that is extremely versatile and comfortable.  For more information stop by the shop!

Time to start planning your winter training so stop by and sign up for our Fall or Winter Race Series.  Slots are filling up fast so don't delay!
 
XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013

WNY Cross Kick Off is this Saturday - go to bikereg.com to sign up!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Change It Up Wednesday - BIKE INDUSTRY NEWS

Welcome to our Wednesday edition of Bike Industry News.  With Eurobike happening now and Interbike coming up in Mid-September be prepared for a lot of new information coming out and we are going to try and relay as much of that to you as possible.


Today we are going to discuss the Cervelo R5 with some trickledown technology from the Cervelo RCA which is hanging up at Tom's Pro Bike now with a price tag of $16,000.  The R5 will be available in Frameset for $5,000, Dura-Ace 9000 or Red 22 for $7,000, or DI2 for $9,000.

The great thing about this bike is that there is quite a bit of technology in it from the RCA but with a substantial lower price.  There is a weight and stiffness difference because, as it says in the article, of some proprietary issues that Cervelo wants to keep in house in California where the RCA was manufactured instead of bringing them over to Asia where the R5 is manufactured.


The Fuji SST belongs to Craig Lewis and was raced in Colorado at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this past week.  While this specific bike is not available we can order any of the SST models in for you.  Here are the Technical Specifications of the SST 1.1:
 


SIZES
S (50cm), S/M (52cm), M (54cm), M/L (56cm), L (58cm), L/XL (60cm)
COLOR(S)
Matte Carbon
MAIN FRAME
C10 ultra high-modulus carbon w/ RIB Tech, integrated head tube w/ 1 1/2" lower, integrated aero seat tube, internal cable routing, oversized PIIS BB86 shell, double water bottle mounts
REAR TRIANGLE
C10 ultra high-modulus carbon thin seatstays, oversized ETC chainstays, forged-alloy dropout w/ replaceable hanger
FORK
FC-330 carbon monocoque w/ RIB Tech, tapered carbon steerer & carbon dropout
CRANKSETShimano Dura Ace 9000, 53/39T, 11-speed
BOTTOM BRACKETShimano Dura Ace press-fit BB86 sealed bearing
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Dura Ace 9000, braze-on mount
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed
SHIFTERSShimano Dura Ace 9000 STI, 22-speed
CASSETTEShimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-25T, 11-speed
CHAINShimano Dura Ace 9000, 11-speed
WHEELSETOval W946 full-carbon clincher, 46mm rim - 700c
TIRESVittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 150 tpi, 700c x 23mm, folding
BRAKE SETShimano Dura Ace 9000
BRAKE LEVERSShimano Dura Ace STI 9000
HEADSETFSA Orbit C-40, 1 1/8" upper - 1 1/2" lower, integrated
HANDLEBAR
Oval R910 full carbon, 31.8mm
STEM
Oval 713 3D-forged 7050 alloy, 31.8mm, +/- 6 degrees
TAPE/GRIP
Oval 300 suede-padded tape
SADDLEOval R900 w/ carbon rails
SEAT POSTOval aero carbon 290mm



For the Mountain Bikers out there FSA is entering the Hydraulic Disc Brake market this year.

Campagnola has updated it's EPS V2 Power Unit.  This was released at EuroBike and if you want more information on this stop by the shop.


Shimano has issued a recall for Road Racing Hydraulic Disc Brakes.  If you have these on your bike give us a call and we will inform you on how to proceed.  It is "officially" only effective in Europe but authorization is under way for the United States as well.

Time to start planning your winter training so stop by and sign up for our Fall or Winter Race Series.  Slots are filling up fast so don't delay!
XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013

WNY Cross Kick Off is this Saturday - go to bikereg.com to sign up!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TT/Triathlon Tuesday - 2014 FELT IA TRIATHLON BIKE


Today we are going to show you a Triathlon specific race bike that is being introduced this year from Felt - The IA Triathlon Bike.

Felt is saying that this bike is for the average age grouper:  The frame was created for riders averaging speeds typically held by amateur triathletes, not the incredible velocities pro time trialists produce. “We are getting to a point where we can’t have a bike perform [at the highest level] in every possible condition,” says Felt aerodynamicist Anton Petrov. For the IA, Petrov and Felt’s R and D team designed around conditions experienced by triathletes. Riding slower means that wind angle is effectively broader—further from head-on—and this set of conditions demands a certain set of design characteristics.


The bike's geometry is:  Like pretty much every other tri bike maker, Felt’s new design is built around an age grouper-appropriate geometry scheme. True to their claim that the IA is created around the needs of amateur triathletes, the frame has a relatively short horizontal reach distance to the aerobar compared to the vertical stack height of the front end. Translated, its fit dimensions aren’t overly demanding. It’s dramatically different from Felt’s ProTour-oriented DA time trial bike. The IA’s stack and reach dimensions nearly mirror the Trek Speed Concept and CervĂ©lo P5. In contrast to those two tri bikes, Felt’s smallest size uses 700c wheels instead of smaller 650c versions often spec’d for very little bikes.

This year it looks like only one model will be released with DI2 components and possibly some future options will be released.  It is not officially on the Felt 2014 released website so we do not have a MSRP for you yet but if you have an interest in a Tri specific race bike stop by the shop and we can find out information for you!

Time to start planning your winter training so stop by and sign up for our Fall or Winter Race Series.  Slots are filling up fast so don't delay!
 
XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013
WNY Cross Kick Off is this Saturday - go to bikereg.com to sign up!
 
Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mountain Bike Monday - 2014 LADIES SPECIALIZED JETT COMP 29

Today we are going to highlight an early release 2014 Specialized women's geometry mountain bike - The Jett Comp 29.  There are 3 different model levels of the Jett and we are going to give you the specifications of the mid-range bike so if you are interested in a little more or a little less bike you can have it your way!  Let's see what Specialized has to say about the Jett:

Jett provides the smooth ride and improved handling of 29" wheels in an M4 aluminum XC trail bike designed just for women. The all-new Jett 29 Comp hardtail features Women's XC 29er Geometry, RockShox XC32 TK SL 29 fork, and Shimano Deore drivetrain.
  • Fully butted, smooth-welded M4 Premium Aluminum frame with Women's XC 29er Geometry delivers a confident and lightweight ride, with integrated headset for precision handling
  • RockShox XC32 80mm-travel 29" fork with rebound/preload adjustment, lockout, and custom tunability delivers versatility over varying terrain; size 15" has 51mm offset fork, sizes 17" and 19" have standard 46mm offset
  • Custom SRAM S-1250 XC double crankset with GXP spindle for smooth pedaling performance; Shimano Deore rear derailleur for precise shifts
  • Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide simple, powerful, and dependable stopping power
  • Women's Body Geometry Riva Comp saddle features a women's cutout and plush seating area for all-day riding comfort
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME:  Specialized Jett M4 Premium Aluminum, Women's XC 29er Geometry and tubesets, fully butted w/ smooth welds, integrated headset, forged post-mount 160mm dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, disc only
FORK:  RockShox XC32 TK 29, TurnKey hydraulic damping w/ lockout, coil spring w/ custom women's spring weights, 1-1/8" alloy steerer, mag disc only post-mount lower, 30mm steel stanchions, preload and rebound adj., 80mm travel, SM/15: 51mm offset, MD/17 and LG/19: 46mm offset
HEADSET:  1-1/8" threadless, Campy style, integrated full cartridge bearings
STEM:  Specialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4-bolt clamp, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized flat bar, double-butted 6061 alloy, 660mm wide, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS:  Specialized Women's Body Geometry XC Contour, Kraton w/ gel, closed end, 120mm, lock-on
FRONT BRAKE:  Tektro Gemini, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE:  Tektro Gemini, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS:  Tektro Gemini, hydraulic lever
FRONT DERAILLEUR:  SRAM X5, 10-speed, 34.9mm clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR:  Shimano Deore, 10-speed, SGS cage
SHIFT LEVERS:  Shimano Deore, 10-speed Rapidfire Plus, w/ optical display
CASSETTE:  SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed, 11-36
CHAIN:  KMC X10
CRANKSET:  Custom SRAM S-1250, 10-speed XC double, GXP
CHAINRINGS:  36/22
BOTTOM BRACKET:  SRAM GXP BB for 2pc., 73mm shell
RIMS:  Stout Disc 29", alloy double-wall, 26mm, pin joint, 36h
FRONT HUB:  Specialized disc, alloy, Hi Lo flange, cartridge bearings, steel axle, QR, 36h
REAR HUB:  Specialized disc, alloy, Hi Lo flange, cartridge bearings, steel axle, steel cassette body, QR, 36h
SPOKES:  Stainless, 14g (2.0mm)
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Ground Control, 29x2.1", aramid bead, 60TPI
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Ground Control, 29x2.1", aramid bead, 60TPI
INNER TUBES:  Standard presta valve
SADDLE:  Specialized Body Geometry Riva Comp Women's, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
SEATPOST:  Alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER:  Alloy, 31.8mm, QR, brass washer
 
To learn more about the Jett or to place an order stop by the shop.  We hope you had a chance to sneak over to our Demo Days this past weekend.  You could not have asked for better weather to test ride a Specialized that is for sure.
 
Time to start planning your winter training so stop by and sign up for our Fall or Winter Race Series.  Slots are filling up fast so don't delay!
 
XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013
Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Weekly Saturday Wrap Up

Welcome to the weekend.  Looks like it is going to be a great weather weekend so we hope you get a chance to get over to the shop and take a Specialized bike out for a test ride!  We will have demo bikes all day today and it is also the last day of the Summer Clearance Sale so a lot of stuff happening at Tom's so make some time and come on over.  I saw lunch was offered yesterday and that is never a bad thing!


Monday we discussed Specialized's entry into the Fat Bike market with the Fat Boy.  We have a couple on order and they should be in the shop before the snow flies so stop by for some more information or to put a deposit down to hold yours upon arrival!


Tuesday we highlighted the Specialized Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System that the Specialized Shiv has built into it.


Wednesday was our Bike Industry News post and we provided you with some more information on the Specialized Turbo.  We have some in stock so if you want to take a test ride or get some more information on a bike that will take you up to 28 or so mph stop by and check it out.  You won't regret it I can guarantee you that.  No one who has test ridden the Turbo is disappointed when they get back!


Thursday we showcased the Specialized CruX Elite Disc Apex and how it could be a great entry level cycle-cross bike that can be used for commuting as well.  With the Cross race season right around the corner it is never too soon to get some training in on your new race bike.  Friday we upped the ante and highlighted the Specialized CruX Elite Rival Disc with Hydraulic Disc brakes!



For more information on any of the bikes that we discussed this week or in the past stop by the shop and let's talk!  Have a great weekend and get out there on the bike!

Reservations are being taken for our test ride at our Specialized Demo Days August 24th (TODAY):



Don't forget we have our Summer Clearance Sale happening now and it ends today at close of business!



XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/



Friday, August 23, 2013

Fast & Furious Friday - SPECIALIZED CRUX ELITE RIVAL DISC


In keeping with the upcoming cross race season and this weeks posts today we are discussing the 2014 Specialized CruX Elite Rival Disc Full Carbon Hydraulic Disc Brake bike.  Let's see what Specialized has to say:


The CruX Elite is a 'cross beast, with race-optimized geometry, tapered headtube, internal cable routing, and an outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio to power through the nastiest courses. Reliable SRAM DoubleTap shifters with integrated hydraulic disc brake systems round out an excellent 'cross setup for the most demanding racers.
Specialized FACT 10r carbon disc frame with 'cross-specific geometry and race features, such as tapered headtube and OSBB for greater stiffness, acceleration, efficiency and handling on any race course; paired with FACT carbon disc fork with tapered steerer
Specialized Tracer Sport tires provide the perfect tread to cover any course, with siped shoulder knobs to adapt to hard or loose terrain
SRAM alloy BB30 crankset has 'cross-specific gearing and provides consistent and reliable shifting in the nastiest conditions
SRAM full hydraulic disc brakes offer precise braking performance in the worst 'cross conditions, while 10-speed shifters with DoubleTap technology make for simple, intuitive shifting and reach adjustment for perfect fit
Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp saddle with hollow Cr-Mo rails enables riders to develop a position ideal for CX racing, while providing increased durability with scuff guards

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME:  Specialized FACT 10r carbon, disc-specific, 1-3/8" lower bearing, OSBB
FORK:  Specialized FACT carbon, disc-specific monocoque fork, carbon steerer and crown for 1-3/8" lower bearing
HEADSET:  1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower integrated sealed Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, 20mm alloy cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers
STEM:  Specialized Expert Pro-Set, 3D forged aluminum, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized CX Comp Shallow Bend, 6061 alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm reach
TAPE:  Specialized CX Pro Gel
FRONT BRAKE:  SRAM, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE:  SRAM, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR:  SRAM Apex, braze-on, 10-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR:  SRAM Rival, 10-speed
SHIFT LEVERS:  SRAM, DoubleTap, 10-speed, integrated hydraulic brake system
CASSETTE:  SRAM PG 1030, 10-speed, 11-28
CHAIN:  SRAM PC 1031 w/ PowerLock
CRANKSET:  SRAM S-550, alloy, BB30
CHAINRINGS:  SRAM, 46/36
BOTTOM BRACKET:  OS integrated, sealed bearings
FRONT WHEEL:  AXIS 2.0 Disc
REAR WHEEL:  AXIS 2.0 Disc
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c
INNER TUBES:  Standard, presta valve
SADDLE:  Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST:  Specialized Sport, alloy, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER:  Forged alloy, 32.6mm

For more information on this superior race bike stop by the shop and check out our inventory.  Remember race season starts next Saturday, August 31st at Buffalo Ski Club - Registration is on BikeReg.com!

Reservations are being taken for our test ride at our Specialized Demo Days August 23rd and 24th (TODAY AND TOMORROW):


Don't forget we have our Summer Clearance Sale happening now:



XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Travel By Bike Thursday - SPECIALIZED CRUX ELITE DISC APEX

Today we are going to highlight an solid entry level cyclocross bike since race season starts next Saturday August 31, 2013 at Buffalo Ski Club.


This is the Specialized CruX Elite Disc Apex and if you are looking for a good entry level race bike and a bike that you can use for commuting.  Let's see what Specialized has to say about the CruX:


The CruX Elite Disc Apex is a cross beast, with race-optimized geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, and an outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio to power through the nastiest courses. Features a SRAM Apex drivetrain, vid BB5 disc brakes and DT CXD wheels.
All-new CruX premium E5 alloy disc specific frameset designed for the demands of 'cross racing with OSBB and carbon-like stiffness and handling for the most demanding cross course
All-new FACT carbon disc specific fork with tapered steerer provides ample tire clearance and the best balance of strength, stiffness, and compliance for cyclocross racing
Durable Axis CXD wheelset designed for disc with wide rim for tire volume and contact, plus sealed cartridge bearing hub
Specialized Tracer Sport tire with 60 TPI provides reliable traction over all course conditions with fast CX tread
FSA Gossamer BB30 crankset has cross-specific gearing and is tough and reliable in the nastiest conditions
SRAM Apex 10-speed shifters with DoubleTap for simple intuitive shifting and reach adjustment for perfect fit

Technical Specifications


FRAME:  Specialized E5 aluminum disc, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld, semi-compact race design, shaped TT, 1-3/8" lower bearing, internal cable routing, integrated headset, OSBB
FORK:  Specialized FACT Disc carbon monocoque fork, carbon steerer and crown for 1-3/8" lower bearing
HEADSET:  1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower sealed Cr-Mo cartridge bearings integrated w/ headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers
STEM:  Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized CX, 6061 alloy, shallow bend
TAPE:  Specialized CX Pro gel
FRONT BRAKE:  Avid BB5 disc, 160mm
REAR BRAKE:  Avid BB5 disc, 140mm
FRONT DERAILLEUR:  SRAM Apex
REAR DERAILLEUR:  SRAM Apex
SHIFT LEVERS:  SRAM Apex DoubleTap
CASSETTE:  Shimano Tiagra 10-speed, 12-28t
CHAIN:  KMC X10 CP
CRANKSET:  FSA Gossamer BB30
CHAINRINGS:  46/36
BOTTOM BRACKET:  OS integrated
FRONT WHEEL:  Axis CXD
REAR WHEEL:  Axis CXD
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c
INNER TUBES:  Standard presta valve
SADDLE:  Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST:  Specialized Sport alloy, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER:  Alloy, 31.8mm


Reservations are being taken for our test ride at our Specialized Demo Days August 23rd and 24th:


Don't forget we have our Summer Clearance Sale happening now:


XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
P: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike.com
http://www.tomsprobike.com/



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Change It Up Wednesday - BIKE INDUSTRY NEWS

Welcome to Wednesday and for those that have seen the advertisement with the camel walking around the office trying to get people to saw what day it was - it is hump day!!!!

We are giving you some more insight into the Specialized Turbo today.  If you have had the chance to take this fun bike for a spin then you know the excitement that it causes.  If you haven't, you need to get to the shop and take it out.  What a great bike to ride.  Sure it is not for everyone but if you decide to get one then I highly doubt there will be any disappointment!


TWEET SHEET
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Specialized! #itsyouonlyfaster

With pedal-assisted Turbo power, you can ride at top speed for over an hour without breaking a sweat! How long is your commute?  #itsyouonlyfaster 

From every angle, Turbo has kept the clean look of its race bike pedigree. #itsyouonlyfaster

Specialized innovation and Swiss engineering combined to create the unbelievably quiet efficiency and power of the Turbo’s custom motor 

Without the typical clutter of other eBikes, Specialized engineers didn’t stop until the battery disappeared into the downtube 

The Turbo can go 45 kph (28 mph!), how fast do you go on your commute?

Sleek and understated design defines Turbo’s integration of power and elegance #itsyouonlyfaster 

Turbo is fast even when it’s standing still! Turbo fully charges in about 2 hours.  Does your cell phone charge that quickly? #itsyouonlyfaster

The Turbo’s battery costs just pennies to charge.  How much do you spend in gas to commute to work?

With brains and brawn, Turbo has sturdy aluminum framework for control and regenerative disc brakes for efficiency  

Turbo has a custom Li-Ion battery made with the same technology used in premium laptops and tablets. #itsyouonlyfaster

More bike than eBike, Turbo’s custom oversized through axels make rear wheel removal a breeze #itsyouonlyfaster  

The Turbo has ANT+ integrated electronics so you can monitor speed, battery life, and HR quickly and easily #itsyouonlyfaster 

Magnetic cables for Turbo’s battery and motor make it easy to use, less prone to corrosion, and like the rest of the bike- Fast! #itsyouonlyfaster

LED power indicators located right on the Turbo’s battery tell you exactly how much juice you have. #itsyouonlyfaster 

Turbo’s custom battery has power to spare yet fits seamlessly into the downtube #itsyouonlyfaster

For added security, the Turbo comes with an integrated battery lock #itsyouonlyfaster 

Even Turbo’s cables are fast, internal cable grooving assures quiet, secure, low-maintenance performance

Turbo is simply elegant, one waterproof connector is all it takes to link the motor to the power source #itsyouonlyfaster 



For more information on the Specialized Turbo or to take out on a test spin stop by the shop!


For us mountain bikers Thomson is entering the seatpost drop market with the Thomson Elite Dropper Seat Post.  It is a higher cost than RockShox or Specialized's posts in the market but those familiar with the Thomson quality will understand.  Click on the link for more information!  If interested Tom's can definitely order one in for you.



Do you ride at dawn or dusk and are looking for a good light that offers a rear blinker on the battery pack as well?  Check out the Serfas light and if interested stop by the shop and we can order one in for you.


Looking for a power meter of some type?  Check out Garmin's Vector Power Meter Pedal.  MSRP of $1,699.99 if you are interested in another option to check out and monitor your power!


Reservations are being taken for our test ride at our Specialized Demo Days August 23rd and 24th:



Don't forget we have our Summer Clearance Sale happening now:





XTerra is Returning to WNY - XTerra ASP September 28, 2013 

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