Trek's New Slash 9 is so named because it is for XC slash DH riding--get it? This is one of the new generation of long-travel trail bikes that can be ridden up the mountain and then descend like a freeride or DH bike. The 9 is the top end of Trek's 3-bike Slash series and sells for $5799. The Slash 8 is $4749 and the Slash 7 is $3699. The Slash 9 seen here has a full SRAM XO drivetrain, a Fox 36 TALAS Kashima fork, a Kashima DRCV Fox RP-3 and a really cool internally-routed Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost. Come see it before it's gone. Want to get sponsored by Redbull or just pretend you are? This is the bike for you.
Click Here to see Trek's Slash Bikes on their website.
The much anticipated Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon has arrived. This is, of course, the carbon version of Pivot's popular 140mm travel trail bike which is also available in aluminum. Note the super-cool carbon fiber upper linkage. This is the do-everything bike that is light enough to race but capable of handling knarly big-mountain terrain. Come check it out; to see it is to want it.
Click Here to See the Specs on Pivot's Website
Appropriately it was International Women's Day when we received a shipment of women's specific Trek bikes. For the Roadies out there, we received the Lexa S ($999), the Lexa SL ($1299) and the Lexa SLX ($1499). Can't decide between road and trail? Don't because we also received Trek's women's specific dualsport bikes the Neko S ($669) and the Neko SL ($889) which are at home on pavement and gravel paths. If you like the idea of pavement riding for fitness or commuting but the drop bars make your back hurt just looking at them then we have Trek's FX bikes. The FX bikes are essentially road bikes with flat handlebars so the position is more comfortable. Highlights of the women's FX series are the 7.3 FX WSD ($819) and if you really want to fly in comfort, the 7.6 FX WSD ($1449). The cool thing about the 7.6 is the Isozone dampening material it has in the frame and the handlebars to absorb vibration making for a smooth and less jarring ride.
If trails are your thing, Trek's new Lush full-suspension mountain bikes are the consumate all-rounders; at home in the trails of our river valley or in the knarlier terrain of the mountains. The Lush S ($2449) and the Lush SL ($2749) have 120mm of travel, excellent suspension and components. In hardtails, 29ers are popular this year and we have two of Trek's women's specific 29ers; the Mamba WSD ($999) and the X-Caliber WSD ($1599). The larger diameter wheels of 29ers roll over obstacles and rough terrain more easily and make the bike feel more stable.
Check out Trek's full line of Women's Specific Bicycles by Clicking Here
Come by for a test ride, you won't be dissappointed.
The New 2012 Marin Bikes have arrived at Hardcore. Come check them out. For mountain bikes this year it is all about 29ers of course and Marin has some sweet ones in their line up. Highlights at various price points include the Nail Trail 29er ($2199), the Palisades 29er ($1399) and the Alpine Trail 29er ($899).
For women who would like to ride off-road the women's-specific Bear Valley WFG is a solid choice and for the discerning urban commuter, the Muirwoods 29er is a fast, tough and practical option. Drop by anytime to test ride the new Marins. Click Here to Visit Marin's Website.
Congratulations to Head Mechanic Barry Levoir for his 10 Year Anniversary here at Hardcore Bikes. Ten years ago he was a tattooed kid who wandered in here straight from taking his Barnett's mechanics course. His first bike build took 8 hours but several thousand later he is a lot faster now. Barry keeps the service department running smoothly even in the face of a Groupon onslaught. He can fix any bike and specializes in those tough jobs that no one else can figure out. Need your bike fixed in a hurry? Just bring a 12 year old or older scotch and he'll hook you up.