Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Raleigh Cyclocross Bike - RXC Pro Disc | Ride A Bike Review

2015 BIKE REVIEW: Raleigh RXC Pro Disc

With input from the riders on the Raleigh-Clement cyclocross team, we redesigned the RXC to provide maximum power transfer. Through its Carbon frame with Sram PF30 bottom bracket, front and rear thru axles, and more aggresive geometry designed for the modern cyclocross course, the RXC is race ready and waiting for its call up.

  • All new carbon frame and fork with thru axles front and rear
  • Shimano Di2 Ultegra drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes
  • Clement PDX tires
  • American Classic Hurricane Disc wheels
  • Race proven FSA SLK bar and stem combo
Ride-A-Bike Shop
116 NE. Court Square
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 735-1746

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! Need A New Year's Resolution?

How About 7 Resolutions To Choose From?

#1 Lose Weight

Killing two birds with one stone has never been more fun. Cycling is ideal for weight loss because it burns tons of calories! Riding at a moderate speed (12-14 mph) you will burn approximately 235 calories per half hour!

Who said burning calories can't be fun? Even riding at a moderate 12-14 mph for half an hour will burn approximately 235 calories! Explore your neighborhood or local trails and get the benefit of exercise.

Just about everyone's New Year's Resolution list mentions something about shedding a few extra pounds. Why not have get fit and have fun at the same time? Cycling can burn upwards of 235 calories per half hour! Grab your bike from the garage or come in to see the many bikes we have in stock geared specifically towards your needs.

#2 Go on a Group Ride

Weather permitting, our shop hosts rides on Tuesdays at Pee Wee's Mountain Bike Park. Follow us on Facebook for updates

#3 Ride Before or To Work

Save gas and squeeze in extra training rides when you are crunched for time. Riding in the morning will speed up your metabolism too.

 #4 Clean/Maintain Your Bike

#5 Discover Roads Less Traveled

 #6 Commit To Stretching

#7 Take the Computer off your Bike

To mix things up, leave your bicycle computer or smart phone at home once a week. It can be way too easy to get sucked in to heart-rate numbers and mph averages. Ride your bike simply because you enjoy it. You'll have much more fun and be less likely to burn out before the end of the year.

#8 Support your local bike shop      :)

Ride-A-Bike Shop
116 NE. Court Square
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 735-1746

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mountain Bike Highlight — 2014 Raleigh Talus 2.0 Specs and Features

2014 Raleigh Talus 2.0 REVIEW

Featuring a redesigned fork and 1020 Hi-Tensile Steel frame, the 2014 Raleigh Talus 2.0 Mountain Bike a smooth riding bike that will stand the test of time. Quality Shimano components keep the Talus running reliably so you can spend more time on the bike. The Talus 2.0 is an entry level price with a performance package ready for a bike path near you.

Frame:1020 Hi-Tensile MTB frame
Fork:1020 Hi-Tensile Fork
Shifters:Shimano Tourney RD-TX35
Front Derailleur:Shimano TX-50
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Tourney RD-TX35
Brakes:Promax Alloy V-Brake
Brake Levers:Alloy V-Brake
Cranks:SR Suntour XCC 42/34/24t
Cassette:Shimano MF-TZ21 7spd (14-28t)
Bottom Bracket:Sealed Mechanical 2pc 68x122.5mm
Chain:KMC Z51
Hubs:32h QR
Spokes:14g Stainless Steel
Rims:Alloy 26 inch 32h
Tires:Excel Smooth Tread, 26x2.0
Headset:Ahead 1-1/8
Stem:Alloy Ahead 4-Bolt, 90/100mm
Handlebars:Steel 40mm Rise x 620mm, 25.4 inch
Grips:Small Diamond MTB Grip
Saddle:Raleigh Mountain Plush Saddle
Seat Post:Alloy Micro Adjust 28.6x350mm 

Ride-A-Bike Shop
116 NE. Court Square
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 735-1746

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa Can't Do Everything - Here are more gift ideas for Cyclists!

Have You Checked Everyone Off Your List Yet?

Chris King/Hope Pro II Evo
Hub set for custom wheels 
($385 and up)

We offer custom wheels based on Chris King and Hope Hubs. Come talk with us to get your next wheelset started.

Black Ops Nylo Pro - $57
High Traction MTB Pedals

This pedal offers a lot of traction at a great price

Drop Stop Chainring - $92
Wolf Tooth Components

This 30t chain ring is ideal for 1x10 drivetrain conversions. Come talk to us about conversion details.

Lezyne Power Drive XL - $120
Head Light and Helmet Mount

This is the perfect light for off-road night riding. Join us every Tuesday night at Pee-Wee's Mountain Bike park for a night group ride.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas is Just Weeks Away - Pick Up These Great Items NOW

Christmas Gift List Ideas For The Cyclist In Your Life

Serfas USL-T60 Rechargeable Tail Light

If you want to be seen, this 60 Lumen Rechargeable Tail Light is what you need. Not Recommended for group rides.

Only $60

Lazer Helmets
w/ RollSys Retention System

High quality, comfortable, and a great value. Protect your head - it's the only one you have!

Lezyne Sport Floor Drive Pump
with flip chuck

This high quality pump makes quick work of high pressure road tires

Only $50



Ride-A-Bike Jerseys
Support Your Local Bike Shop!

Only $60 
Ride-A-Bike Shop
116 NE. Court Square
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 735-1746

Pinkbike Awards: Trail / All-Mountain Bike of the Year Nominees

Santa Cruz Nomad Nominated For 

Pinkbike All-Mountain Bike of the Year

Santa Cruz drew from everything they'd learned over the past decade regarding geometry and suspension design in order to create the latest version of the Nomad, a bike with 165mm of travel that can tame the most technical trails on the planet while still possessing efficient pedaling and a light fighting weight, traits that help take the sting out of those long grueling climbs. To go along with its spot-on geometry, the Nomad's features read like a bike nerd's wish-list: a full carbon frame, complete with internal cable routing, a revised VPP suspension layout that tucks the lower link up into the frame and out of harm's way, space for a water bottle inside the front triangle, and on top of all that there's even a threaded bottom bracket shell. Santa Cruz absolutely nailed it with the Nomad, creating a bike that combines beauty and brawn into one outstanding ride

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