Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ksyrium Elite S and Cosmic Elite S Road and Triathlon Wheelsets From Mavic


The Famous Ksyrium Elite: Lightweight and Reliable Performance

Road & triathlon wheel: Ksyrium Elite S

True to its precedent of offering the high end technlogies usually reserved for only top of the line models, the Ksyrium Elite S takes another step forward to achieve weight savings matched by only a few wheels. This performance is enhanced even more with new extra light Yksion Pro tyres.
Weight : 2060 grams (pair of wheel)



The Access to the Mavic Aerodynamic WTS For Road Racers and Triathletes

Road & triathlon wheel: Cosmic Elite S

Cosmic Elite S is designed for high speed addicts. Deep profile rim coupled with high efficiency hubs and excellent bearings quality. This Wheel-Tyre System of choice for all speed enthusiasts now comes with the lightweight low rolling resistance Yksion Comp tyres.

Weight : 2380 grams (pair of wheel)

We'd love to help you choose the best wheelset for your needs. Come in today!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

[Discounted] 2014 Scott Speedster 10 Road Bike at Gotta Ride Bikes

2014 Scott Speedster 10 Road Bike (Full Ultegra) - See Special Price Here!

The Scott Speedster 10 Racing Road Bike 2014 features shape optimized double butted Alloy tubing with a race proven geometry providing an aerodynamic advantage. With the addition of an Aero Carbon fork, the Speedster 10 boasts F01 racing characteristics at a fraction of the cost but ensuring maximum performance. Features such as Shimano Ultegra/Tiagra shifters for smooth sailing performance with a comfortable Syncros RR3.0 saddle ensures this bike gives you the ultimate advantage.

The range of Scott Speedster bikes are economical, lightweight and efficient. The shape-optimised, double-butted alloy tubing and proven geometry provide comfort and great handling for an extremely enjoyable blast on the roads after work. These Scott road bikes feature F01 aero tube shape, Aero fork, internal cable routing and durable components to ensure long life, excellent value and sleek looks!

Check out the 2014 Scott Speedster 30 HERE!

Hydroformed Alloy Tubing, Road geometry, 6061 Alloy D.Butted, Integrated Headtube
Speedster Carbon/Alloy, 1 1/8“, Alloy steerer Integrated
Integrated Cartridge
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra Grey, RD-6700, 20 Speed
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra, FD-6700 Grey
Shimano Ultegra, ST-6700 Carbon, Dual control, 20 Speed
Shimano BR-R561, Super SLR Dual pivot
Shimano Ultegra, Grey, Hollowtech II
20-Speed: FC-6700, 53 x 39 T
Compact: FC-6750, 50 x 34 T
Shimano Ultegra BB-6700
Scott Road Pilot Pro OS, Anatomic 31.8 mm
Scott Road Pilot Pro OS, 1 1/8“, four Bolt 31.8 mm
None included
Scott Carbon/AL, 31.6/300mm
Scott Road Team
Front Hub:
Scott Pro 20H
Rear Hub:
Scott Pro 24H
Shimano Ultegra, CN-6700
Shimano Ultegra, CS-6700, 10 Speed
20-Speed: 11-25 T
Compact: 11-28 T
CN - Aero, Black 2mm
Alex Race 28 Aero Profile, 20 Front / 24 Rear
Continental Ultra Sport, 700 x 23 C
8.60 kg / 18.94 lbs

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned (VIDEO)

If You're Thinking "I Need A New Mountain Bike" You Better Get In Here And Test Ride This Monster

Richard from Gotta Ride Bikes brings you the New 2014 Scott Genius LT 700 Tuned. The new model comes with a couple new features that make the bike a better value, but it's still got all the things that made the 2013 great. It still runs replaceable dropouts, a pretty decent mix of components (depending on the level you buy, Richard recommends the level that comes with XT componentry as far as the best for the money).

This year Scott has signed up with Fox, so they will be using Fox technology for the suspension. Scott has been partnered up with DT Swiss for quite some time, but the move to Fox is one that will make for a nicer product in the end.

On the fork, Scott was using Fox last year, but this year it has a little nicer of a damper. It's a longer travel bike, and because of the two stage system you are able to restrict how much of the travel you are using. In fully open it is 150mm, middle is 130mm, and then fully locked out. It operates both the front fork and the rear can at the same time.

The genius comes in the new 650B tire size, a 29er size, and still offers the bike with 26" for those of you who aren't ready for the new wave.

This bike is competitive, priced well, and it rides well. There's only so much Richard can tell you about this bike over a video, so you should really come to a Gotta Ride Location to check it out and test ride one.

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, May 16, 2014

2014 Fuji Sportif 1.1 C — All Around Efficiency and — Disc Brakes!

Sporty and Comfortable, The Fuji Sportif 1.1 C is a Great Choice When You Want to be Comfortable No Matter the Length of the Ride.

Riders looking for their first road bike to explore miles of country roads or who even see racing in their future. The Fuji Sportif 1.1 2014 Road Bike, A2-SL double-butted aluminium tubing, carbon fork, and wheels from in-house brand Vera achieve the perfect balance of comfort, quality, and value. Integrated shifting from Shimano ensures riders remain in control when shifting gears on the most challenging roads.

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The Fuji Sportif 1.1 features a drivetrain with Shimano Tiagra 10-speed components. The drivetrain involves the front and rear derailleurs, chain, shifters and crankset. Together, they supply you gear options as the road grade steepens or declines. The Shimano Tiagra shifters, with a reach adjustable ergonomic design and integrated Optical Gear Display, transfer a change in cable tension to the wide link rear derailleur for precise and efficient gear shifts. The Sportif 1.1 C has compact gearing which allows you to ride comfortably up and down hills.

Fuji's First Road Disc Option
See the 2014 Sportif 2.3 Review HERE

The Sportif 1.1 C frame features Fuji's proprietary A2-SL lightweight aluminum tubing. The frame tubes are double butted for increased strength and frame longevity. The tapered chain and seat stays, or rear triangle, keep the Sportif design focused on providing hours of road comfort by reducing road feedback. An FC-770 carbon fork and alloy steerer is integrated to further reduce unwanted vibration.
Vera Corsa wheels and Vera Helios tires are combined to be durable. The less time you spend on the side of the road you spend fixing a flat, the better. With features like Suede padded tape, a road tuned Oval R300 saddle, it's easy to see why a road ride looks so promising.

Visit Gotta Ride Bikes today to see awesome bikes from Fuji and more!

Monday, May 12, 2014

SCOTT Helmets: 2014 Stego and Mythic - And More from Scott

Simple Designs Make Great Looking Helmets From Scott - To Protect Your Head In Style

At the heart of the Stego is a polycarbonate shell with a conventional, in-molded EPS foam body. Sitting inside the EPS layer is an MIPS liner. Put simply: MIPS is a system that helps the helmet diffuse the twisting forces from an off-center impact.

Scott claim this helmet has "class-leading coverage" for your head, and it certainly comes nice and low at the back of the head, and the shell dips below the front of the ears, covering pretty much the entire side of the head. Airflow was another important factor in the design of the Stego helmet. Cooling air enters through twin brow vents at the front and big vents in the top and is then channeled through the helmet, exiting through exhaust vents at the rear. Keeping everything in place is Scott's patented MRAS II fit system, which can be adjusted on-the-fly by turning a dial below the back of the helmet.

On top of the helmet is a large, flat area, designed specifically to mount a POV camera.

2014 Scott Mythic

"Bikes have evolved and we are riding faster, on ever more technical trails. Now more than ever, aggressive trail riders need a helmet that is up to the job. Introducing the new SCOTT Mythic, born from a passion for style and innovation, built with a focus on safety and functionality. With class leading coverage, a focus on protecting the head's most vulnerable areas, and huge internal cooling channels, the Mythic ensures you can continue to push yourself with confidence."

 Scott Wit-R Mid-level helmet

"The Wit-R offers top level performance at a mid level price. Boasting light weight, superior ventilation and the security of a polycarbonate reinforcement cage, the Wit-R ensures you are safe and comfortable whether you're racing or just enjoying the ride. The Wit-R also features our premier MRAS fit system to guarantee a personalized fit."

Scott Vanish Evo

The Vanish Evo offers a class leading combination of ventilation, fit, light weight and safety. Working closely with our pro cycling teams we have evolved the first generation Vanish to bring an even better helmet to road enthusiasts who are looking for a race pedigree helmet. ConeHead™ technology offers the edge in safety and the all new MRAS II fit system ensures a comfortable and familiar fit experience ride after ride. 

Come to Gotta Ride Bikes with any of your cycling needs. We would love to help find the best helmet for you, or any accessory for that matter. Thanks for choosing us!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Scott Does It Again: 2014 Scott Foil 20 — Fast, Light and Ready For Action

2014 Scott Foil 20 is a Swift, Aero Road Bike With No Compromises 

Early aero bikes added mass to counter the slim aero tube profiles’ lack of rigidity, but Scott thinks more innovatively. Scott cleverly shaped its bikes’ tube like a cut-off aerofoil. It retains the ability to slip through the air without the need for an extended tail.

From  F01 Technology is based on the theory that a partial airfoil shape without the trailing edge can produce the same aerodynamic advantage as a traditional foil shape. Modern foil shapes are largely based on models and ratios created for airplanes by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, but because bicycles attain speeds far less than those of airplanes, these ratios do not necessarily apply to bikes. SCOTT Aero Science engineers have thus developed F01 Technology to create unique, bicycle specific tube shapes which maximize aerodynamic efficiency at lower air speeds.

The foil is a true speed demon. On flatland it silently and quickly accelerates through the gears and seems to glide along the road surface. Never too firm or stiff to hinder progress, the all-out racing geometry means responsive handling and sharp, quick cornering.

The 2014 Foil 20 can handle any mountain or flat ride. Its frame saves 20 watts and therefore gives the rider a 4% to 5% overall gain in speed on flat rides or for fewer watts, the rider can maintain the same average speed, keeping them fresh for whatever effort is most important. The Foil’s IMP carbon construction allows for a lightweight and stiff structure - perfect for acceleration and climbing.

The frame and fork combination is light and nicely detailed: with carbon dropouts at both ends and neat touches such as an integrated chain catcher to protect the bottom bracket shell.

The downtube flares at the oversized bottom bracket junction, achieving several design goals. This construction adds lateral stiffness without increasing wall thickness, and the new bottom bracket mold disperses load to effectively halve the stress on this crucial junction. The shape of the downtube and bottom bracket carries seamlessly into the chain stays, further reducing turbulence and creating an additional aerodynamic benefit. Also, the drive-side outer diameter of the bottom bracket conveniently accommodates an SRM or power meter.

The Shimano 105 spec extends as far as the shifters, mechs and chainset. The brake calipers are Shimano’s dual pivot BR-R561, and the chain and cassette are from the downscale but still perfectly functional Tiagra group. Shimano’s modest R501 aluminum clinchers are shod with Continental’s Grand Sport rubber.

All in all the Scott Foil represents the perfect balance of light weight, aerodynamics and stiffness, resulting in the most advanced road racing bike available.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Thule Bike Carrying Solutions Make It Easy To Take Your Bike Everywhere You Go

Thule Bike Carriers Are Available at Gotta Ride Bikes (And at GREAT Prices!)

Off-road or on-road. Whether it's just you or a full carload of friends and family, get your bikes wherever you're going with a Thule bike rack – quickly, easily, and safely.

There are many options to choose from when considering a bike carrier — Here are some of the products we offer and why you might want each.

Click any of the pictures to be taken to our online store! Thule Parkway Bike Rack (2-4 bikes)

This tilting hitch rack carries up up to 2 (up to 4 on a different model) bikes and will not block access to trunks or tailgates.

— Soft rubber cradles protect the bike frame while holding it securely
— Tilts away from vehicles for easy trunk, hatch, or tailgate access
— High-strength steel construction

2. Thule Helium Aero 2

 The Helium Aero is nearly half the weight of most hitch racks and is the ONLY ultra-light rack to integrate maximum convenience, bike protection and security into one sleek aero design.
– Patented Hold Fast Cradles with RDT (Road Dampening Technology) secure the bike to the rack while absorbing road shock
– No-Sway cages with RDT prevent contact and absorb road shock for frame protection
– Integrated locking cable and AutoAttach lock knob lock the bike to carrier and carrier to vehicle
– No-Tool AutoAttach allows you to install and remove the rack from your vehicle quickly and 

3. Thule Apex 4 Bike 9025

Premium hitch rack that combines security, convenience and revolutionary new cradles with Road Dampening Technology - making it the most complete hitch rack on the market.
– Hold Fast RDT Cradles absorb the shock of the road protecting your bike during transport.
– Snug-Tite receiver lock virtually eliminates hitch rack movement in receiver and locks the hitch rack to the vehicle.
–Arc design of the arms gives bikes greater  clearance off the ground and provides greater distance between bikes, preventing contact
–Increased mast height for improved ground clearance Thule Spare Me 963 Pro

Thule's heavy-duty bike rack that connects to your rear mounted spare tire now includes Stay Put cradles for better stability, an integrated locking cable for better security and a second adapter plate to fit more tire sizes!— Stay Put cradles with detachable anti-sway cages prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact
— Integrated locking cable and locking knob secures bike to carrier and carrier to vehicle.
— Carries up to 2 bikes
— Arms fold down when not in use

Come by either Gotta Ride Bikes location to see all the different options we have for carrying your bike around! We'd love to help you pick out the best option for you.