Watching the Tour de France gets us all fired up to go do some epic road rides. If your ride isn't up to the task, drop by the shop during the Tour and we'll hook you up with a super-nice new road bike for a super-nice price. Details in store.
Here's some of the deals but there are more in store so drop by the Shop:
Trek Madone 5.9 Ultegra Di2 54cm: was $5100, Sale: $4399.99
BH Prisma 56cm: was $3650.00, Sale: $2949.99
2011 Trek Madone 5.2 60cm: was $3500.00, Sale: $2699.99
We just built up this amazing BH G5 -- what a bike! With it's Campy Super Record 11 Speed compontents, ENVE 3.4 Smart Sytem wheels and Enve Cockpit it is pretty tough to upgrade anything here.
The G5 is BH's aero road racing frameset and has BH firsts like the all-carbon cable stops and front derailleur hanger as well as the slotted cable guide for an ultra clean and aero look.
Here's more info on the G5: http://www.bhbikes-us.com/bikes/detail/9
Most poeple buying a G5 settle for Dura Ace or SRAM Red but this customer decided to go with the best and spec'd Campagnolo Super Record. These components are the highest end grouppo Camy makes save their new electronic system and their is enough carbon and titanium to keep even a hardcore weight weenie happy. But these components aren't just light, they are durable and comfortable to use.
The Enve bar and stem are incredibly nice, light and stiff and should be coming from the leaders in carbon technology. The highlight is definitely the wheels though; the new Enve 3.4 Smart system carbon clincher wheels feature a shallower, wider front rim and a narrower, deeper rear rim. This system is carried over from their deep section 6.7 wheelset and is amazingly aero yet stable.
Here's more info on the wheelset: http://www.enve.com/wheels/road/3.4.aspx
There's an old saying in the bike business: "Light, Strong, Cheap; Pick Two." Obviously this bike isn't going to be cheap but the saying needs to include the word "Beautiful" somehow because this bike has amazing lines and looks like it is going fast standing still. This is a 57cm frame. Complete as built: $10.5k. Ultegra, Dura Ace and Red build options avaiable for less money.
Hardcore Bikes hosted two Demo Days this year. Tuesday June 12th Marin Bikes came with their demo fleet to the Fat Tire Race at Sunridge Ski Hill. They managed to get a few demos in before a storm of biblical proportions swept in an soaked us all to the bone. Needless to say the race was cancelled. Thanks to Brad for coming out with the Demo fleet. Hopefully next year it will be better weather.
On June 20th Ibis is set up at the Shop with their demo bikes and the weather was much better. Lots of people got to try out the amazing Mojo SL-R, Tranny and HD bikes. Afterwards we went out on our "Solstice Ride" which was a 4 hour epic to Sunridge. Luckily we had lights and made it to the pub just before close for wings and beer. Thanks to Kirk from Ibis for making the trek up here from California and coming on the ride with us.
These have been hard to get but we just received the first Trek Madone 5.9 with the new Ultregra Di2 electronic shifting. This stuff is so nice and works so well that I'm not sure why you'd want the Dura Ace version. Box stock it is 15.78 lbs w/o pedals. This one is a 54cm and it costs $5099.99. Come by to check it out. I know what you're thinking; I don't need electronic shifting, it's a gimmick, what if the battery dies? One ride and you will be a convert. No more having to trim your front derailleur when you shift at the back. The shifting is extremely fast and precise and the battery life is extremely good (1600km between charges on average). Plus as the battery drains, the system gives you several levels of warning well before it's even close to dead. That way if the battery dies it's not the system, it's you not paying attention. Undoubtedly electronic shifting is the future, expect to see it on mountain bikes soon.