RSD bikes are a relatively new company based out of Toronto that make some cool hardtails as well as a fat bike called The Mayor. A fatbike from Toronto called The Mayor is pretty hilarious but it is also incredibly well-spec'd for the money. You see fatbikes from some big manufacturers that clearly don't understand what these bikes are going to be used for...a simple look at the tires will often confirm this. RSD gets it and have spec'd parts that work for snow riding starting with the tubeless-ready Vee Snowshoe tires, the carbon fork to shave some weight and add dampening and SRAM X7 derailleurs and shifters that work well in cold and keep the price down. Raceface Turbine cranks are a nice upgrade with a single Narrow-Wide chainring up front. The cockpit is Easton...how they can spec all these nice parts and keep the bike under $2000 is mind boggling. Come check them out. $1949.99.
We have sold a few of our yet to be branded custom carbon wheelsets so the builds have started. The carbon rims have blown us away with their quality and finish, and indeed Owain and Barry have noted how true they build up without fuss. Most current wheels on the market today are between 17 - 22mm wide internally but our Trail Rims are 30mm wide while our XC Race Rims are 22mm. Even our Road/Cross tubulars are 23mm wide (externally). This will greatly improve traction and stability in corners as your tires will be well supported when leaned rather than squirming when running proper low pressure. Hub options include Hope, King, DT, American Classic and Stans ZTR. Hope or Stans ZTR with the excellent DT Supercomp spokes start at 1449. Nothing will improve your bike more than a wheel upgrade so give us a shout to get rolling.
Pre-Order Your 2014 Bike in October and get a Great Deal!
Here's how it Works:
1) Pick out that awesome 2014 bike you've been wanting.
2) Come by the shop and we'll give you the Pre-Order Sale Price. You get a great deal and you are guaranteed to get the model you want
3) Put down 50% and we add it to our 2014 booking order. Depending on the model, it will come in between February and April. We'll let you know of course.
4) When it comes in and is all good, you pay the other 50%.
What's the Fine Print?
This deal only applies to bikes over $1500.
Balance on bike must be paid off by April 15th (if the bike gets here by then of course--the basement gets pretty jammed). Some high-end models can take longer so if that happens, then it's balance due when the bike is ready.
Offer ends October 31st so don't wait.
New to Hardcore are Foundry Bikes. Foundry comes from the same guys who brought you Surly and Salsa and is a full line of Carbon Cyclocross, Road and Mountain bikes. Their moto is "It's a Tool Not a Trophy" and their bikes reflect this yeoman aesthetic. If you want flashy Euro-graphics then these aren't for you. Foundry is all about making great bang for the buck bikes that get the job done in a non-flashy way and yet offer future proof designs and amazing performance. These are bikes for the guys who sponsor themselves, race on Sundays and ride to work on Mondays. If they had bikes in a beer commercial it would be these.
In stock now is the Harrow which is their new Cross bike featuring 40 ton carbon, Disc Brakes and 15mm front axles. The 15mm is standard on better mountain bikes but new to cross and road. It allows one-handed wheel changes, is way stiffer and crucially, prevents your front disc brake from trying to yank your front wheel out of the dropouts. Some of the guys who designed these are bike mechanics so they are easy to work on with things like commons sense cable routing (meaning Barry won't rage putting them together). Anyone who's had to fish a shift or brake cable through a carbon frame and managed to not turn to drink will appreciate this.
The Harrow is available in 3 Kits and price points: Shimano 105 and Ultegra as well as full-on race SRAM Red. The 105 goes for 2999.99, the Ultegra 3599.99 and the Red at 4999.99.