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Monday, March 31, 2014

Mountain Bike Monday - SPECIALIZED DEMO 8 I



So you like a little thrill in your weekend lifestyle do you?  Well if you are into Downhill Racing at all you should check out the Specialized Demo line of Downhill Specific bikes.  Today we are featuring the Specialized Demo 8I and as you can see from the picture this machine is built for speed and bump absorption:

Good luck finding a better high-performance downhill bike than this value-packed rig. With 200mm of front and rear travel, a custom Fox Van RC shock, and a RockShox Boxxer RC fork, this machine is one well-thought-out downhill setup.
  • Manipulated M5 alloy FSR frame has 200mm of rear wheel travel; an oversized, alloy link, forged head tube; rear derailleur protector, with suspension linkage engineered for the world's toughest terrain
  • Custom-tuned FOX VAN RC coil shock is designed for high-speed downhill terrain, and features easily adjustable rebound, compression and preload
  • RockShox Boxxer RC offers 200mm of travel with externally adjustable compression and rebound and a 20mm Maxle thru-axle
  • Roval DH rims are 30mm wide, laced with DT Swiss spokes to Specialized hubs with a 20mm front thru-axle and 150x12mm rear thru-axle hub creates a reliable, super strong wheelset that easily handles the biggest hits
  • Specialized Butcher DH 26x2.5" soft dual compound front and rear tires offer great traction with Specialized DH Factory Team approved tread, and a bombproof casing
  • Alloy Bennie DH race pedal features a low profile for clearance, sealed cartridge bearings and removable 4.5mm grub pins
  • Specialized DH low-rise handlebar is 780mm wide and ideal for navigating technical terrain

MSRP: $4,400.00.  If you are looking to pick up a downhill bike stop by the shop and we can discuss options and all the specifics you are looking for.  We don't "stock" these bikes but can order any one that you are looking for from Specialized.

To start off the season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Pagefor more information or Register Here.




Huge clothing sale taking place right now - stop by and check out our inventory!
Included in this great sale is Mavic Mountain Bike Clothing.

Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)
Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out. If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!
If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.


S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!

Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fast & Furious Friday - SPECIALIZED ALLEZ ELITE



So you are looking for a road bike but don't want to break the bank.  You want something reliable that will enable you to keep up with your friends and also provide miles of comfort.  Well Specialized has the bike for you - The Allez Elite:

The stiff, light, race-inspired Allez Elite offers great acceleration and handling—perfect for aspiring racers, or as a winter training bike for more accomplished veterans. Race-ready perforce comes built-in with the 10-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain and dependable wheelset.
 
* Double-butted, smooth-welded A1 Premium Aluminum frame offers quality, durability, and light   weight while featuring our race proven geometry for precise handling
* Specialized FACT carbon fork is ultra lightweight and provides precise steering through the tightest turns
* Tough, durable, three-cross AXIS Classic wheelset
* FSA Tempo compact crankset, pairs perfectly with 10-speed Shimano Tiagra STI shifters for smooth and precise shifting

MSRP: $1,100.  Come by the shop to test ride one we are open until 6:00pm Friday & Saturday!

To start off the season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Pagefor more information or Register Here.




Huge clothing sale taking place right now - stop by and check out our inventory!
Included in this great sale is Mavic Mountain Bike Clothing.

Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)
Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out. If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!
If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.

S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Travel WITH Bike Thursday - BIKE RACKS

Freedom 4-Bike - Welcome to the family

Tom's Pro Bike carries Saris Racks:



Tom's Pro Bike is now STOCKING Thule Racks as well.

The weather is changing and that means bike rides.  Some people transport their bikes to meeting points and that is where a bike rack is very handy.  There is no taking off the front wheel, moving car seats around, lowering seats, or many other situations that come up. 

Want an easy way to transport you, your bike, and some other bikes as well?  Come check out our bike rack inventory.  We have a huge display wall set up with all the different rack options that we stock and can order for you.  Hopefully I remember to take a picture of it this weekend and post it on Facebook but for now you are going to have to trust me that it exists!

So if you are in the market for a new bike and need to figure out how to get it home or you need a new rack stop by the shop and we will have a solution for you.

To start off the season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Pagefor more information or Register Here.




Huge clothing sale taking place right now - stop by and check out our inventory!
Included in this great sale is Mavic Mountain Bike Clothing.

Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price) 
Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out. If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!
If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.

S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bike Industry News

Pro bike: Andy Blair’s Specialized S-Works Epic 29 WC - ready to race

Welcome back to our Bike Industry News where we discuss some cool things that we find out while browsing Al Gore's Internet.  To start off is the pro bike of Andy Blair - the Specialized S-Works Epic 29 WC.  This bike is light, fast, and sweet and is available to you as well but you have to work on the motor to propel it to Professional level.

Component manufacturer SRAM has just launched Guide, a new brake platform designed with an eye towards adjustability and improved modulation. The Guide lever offers independent reach and contact point adjustments, and uses a cam system, dubbed Swinglink, that provides a progressive leverage curve for improved modulation

If you are looking at some new hydraulic disc brakes for your mountain bike SRAM is releasing The Guide.

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Reynolds is releasing some new wheels and here is a Sneak Peak at some of the different models.  I spy some Tubular Disc brake Assaults and am already planning on adding those as my first Disc Brake addition.

World champion Tony Martin (OPQS) was fourth at 15 seconds from Malori

And to wrap it up today here is a link to Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT.   There are not many faster people in the world in the TT arena and now you can check out his bike that carries him to many victories and you can add it to your arsenal as well!

Don't forget our Huge Clothing Sale taking place right now!

To start off the Mountain Bike season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Page for more information or Register Here.



Now through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out. If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!
If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.


S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Triathlon/TT Tuesday - CERVELO'S NEW P2



To start off today we just want to remind everyone about out great clothing sale going on right now.  There is triathlon clothing on sale for up to 50% off.  If you are coming out for the BTC meeting this week check out our Triathlon corner with some great deals for you!


P2 105
Are you looking to upgrade your machine this triathlon season?  Well Cervelo has the P2 out in a Ready-To-Grow with you model this year.  It comes base line with the Shimano 105 group but is prepared to make the switch all the way up to Di2 with you when, and if, you make that jump:

The classic P2 became a triathlon icon by putting “superbike” performance within reach of virtually any serious athlete from beginner to professional. Now after seven years and two Ironman World Champion victories, CervĂ©lo engineers have created a worthy successor. The new P2 is more rider-friendly than ever, with a wide range of fit options to get you set up quickly and dialed for maximum results from the first pedal stroke. Hydration and nutrition options are intuitive and accessible. And when you are ready to upgrade equipment, the new P2 is fully compatible with mechanical, hydraulic or electronic components so can grow along with your ability.

MSRP: $2800.00  To find out more about the P2 or to schedule a fit session stop by the shop.  We are here until 8:00pm tonight and we would love to help you get ready for the new season with this great bike.

To start off the Mountain Bike season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Page for more information or Register Here.



Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out. If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!

If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.


S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mountain Bike Monday - FULL SUSPENSION TITANIUM MADNESS



Today we are highlighting a top of the line Full Suspension Titanium Frame Mountain Bike that will ride like a dream and climb like a demon!  Lynskey is releasing the MT 29 120 Full Suspension Mountain Bike this April and you don't want to miss out on it if you are looking to upgrade your mountain bike arsenal this season:

Full written details coming soon. In the meantime, changes from our Pro series FS models are slightly smaller top tube, non helix'd tubeset, while maintaining the same unique pivot points and faux bar suspension platform. X-Fusion 02RL shock and Slide 29er 120mm fork.

The great thing about this bike is that you can order a Frameset and build it up with the component line of your choice or it comes with the Shimano XT Groupset which you can read about more at the link.

For more information on this or any other mountain bike from our suppliers stop by the shop or give us a call.

To start off the Mountai Bike season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Pagefor more information or Register Here.  Yes this Lynskey would rock that race course!




Huge clothing sale taking place right now - stop by and check out our inventory!
Included in this great sale is Mavic Mountain Bike Clothing.  You have to have some new clothing
to go with your new bike!

Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)
Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out. If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!

 
If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.

S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/




Friday, March 21, 2014

Fast & Furious Friday - OUR 300TH POST SPECIAL

We have been doing this blog since Thanksgiving of 2012 and today is our 300th post.  We have had almost 61,000 pageviews and we just want to thank you for all of your support with the blog and also for being the best customers in the world.





To do something special today we are going to highlight the top of the top Carbon Race Bikes from Specialized the S-Works Venge Dura-Ace Di2:


The S-Works Venge is fast. Plain and simple. Behind it sits a myriad of science, testing, aerodynamic tweaking and design. What does all this mean for you? A bike that's faster in the flats, faster over rollers, and faster in sprints. The Venge will save you 22 watts over 40kp/hr compared to a Tarmac. Couple that with FACT carbon that's nearly as light as it is stiff and the only excuse you have for going slower are those things you're standing on.
  • UCI-legal, FACT 11r carbon frameset with one-piece carbon OSBB/chainstay, internal cable routing, and tapered headtube; S-Works full carbon monocoque fork with 3:1 airfoil shaping and straight profile for best combination of aerodynamics and stiffness
  • Ultra-light Roval Rapide CLX 60 full carbon clincher with CeramicSpeed bearings delivers incredible braking performance with the perfect balance of aerodynamics, stiffness and weight
  • New S-Works Turbo 24c 220TPI tire is fast and light, offering extremely low rolling resistance and superior cornering traction for easier climbing, faster descending, and harder cornering
  • S-Works FACT carbon crankset is OSBB, with removable carbon spider, and CeramicSpeed ceramic bearings for maximum power transfer
  • Romin Evo Pro saddle, with FACT carbon rails, delivers the same ergonomically designed, scientifically-proven Body Geometry features that allow riders to deliver power in low, aerodynamic positions
  • Stiff, light, UCI-legal, bladed S-Works carbon seatpost flips between 20mm and 0mm setback; plus a wide range of vertical adjustability
You need to check out the Tech Features of the Venge to truly understand why this bike is as amazing as it is!

MSRP: $10,500.00 - stop by the shop to set up a test ride.  You will want to have your bike kit on so that you can get a true feel for this bike.  You might just want to keep riding but we will require you to return for payment!  Find Your Fast!

We have many other road bike options from Cervelo, Felt, Fuji, Gunnar, Lynskey and Litespeed in stock as well.

To start off the season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Pagefor more information or Register Here.


Huge clothing sale taking place right now - stop by and check out our inventory!
Included in this great sale is Mavic Mountain Bike Clothing.

Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)
Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out.  If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!

If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule! 

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.

S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us: tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Travel By Bike - BACK TO WORK COMMUTING

We hope everyone who stopped by the WNYMBA Mountain Bike Social had a great time last night.  Tom's appreciates you coming out and if you have any questions about our Mountain Bike inventory and accessories stop by the shop or give us a call!



We have all suffered through a pretty long winter in the Buffalo region this season.  Before Tuesday this week, the last time I rode my bike to work was Christmas week.  Almost 4 months between commutes and I generally top 100 commutes annually, with many from January through March before the weather breaks and I shoot for 4 a week.

Well the weather finally broke some and I got back on the bike and you want to know the most immediate difference I felt - was that I felt happier walking into work than I ever do driving.  The temperatures were in the low 20's that morning so it was not a "comfortable" commute but as I tell people I have enough clothing to keep me warm - I just want the roads to be dry and safe before I start riding.

At Tom's Pro Bike we have a variety of bikes that will work as "Commuter" Bikes from the Specialized Sirrus/Vita (those are all 3 separate links as an FYI so you can chose your link of choice) which are solid hybrids that would provide many years of comfortable and reliable commuting to you all the way to a top of the line road bike.  You can commute on any bike that you chose to but some bikes make it "easier" than others.

We don't generally stock Single Speed bikes but for reliability they are the way to go.  Limited moving parts make for less liability on the road and when I commute my goal is to make it to work as quickly and easily as possible without mechanical issues.  We can order Surly or All-City and our major lines generally have a Single Speed option to chose from as well.

Stop by Tom's for more information.  We are open until 8:00pm tonight.



                                                                      Sirrus Elite Disc


                                                                             Vita Elite Disc EQ

To start off the season Single Track Racing is hosting a 6 race series at Sprague Brook starting May 20, 2014. Check out their Facebook Page for more information or Register Here.


Huge clothing sale taking place right now - stop by and check out our inventory!
Included in this great sale is Mavic Mountain Bike Clothing.

Starting today through April 20th - UGOE 500 Lumen Light receive 20% off of $75.00 MSRP ($60.00 Sale Price)
Stop by the shop to check this awesome light out.  If you ride at Dusk or Dawn this light will help you be seen and to see!

If you test ride a Felt between now and April 15, 2014 you get a free entry to try and win a trip to Hawaii and other prizes as well! Felt Ride to Hawaii Event.

Tentative EVENT SCHEDULE is up at the website. Check out our upcoming 2014 events and pre-plan your schedule!

NEXT WEDNESDAY March 19th WNYMBA Social starting at 6:30pm - we will have guest speakers about many different aspects of Mountain Biking in Western New York.

Don't forget if you are contemplating the XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP to let us know if you are interested in joining a training team at Tom's as well.


S-WORKS 2014 Spring Clearance Sale! In-Stock Merchandise only!


Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716)651-9995
E-Mail Us:
tom@tomsprobike

http://www.tomsprobike.com/