Mike’s Top-10 Tech Trends

Mike’s Top-10 2015 Tech Trends

1. Go disc brake – whether electric or mechanical, hydraulic braking is a simply revolutionary leap. If you don’t race, consider it for your next bike. Our disc options include custom offerings from Argonaut, Mosaic and Parlee, with Olympia, Storck and Van Dessel offering downright awesome value in carbon-disc race machines designed in Italy, Germany and the US, respectively. But really, any disc bike will blow your freaking mind. Don’t believe me? Come ride our Mosaic GT-1 today. Oh, and I won’t even consider electric shifting a trend this season, since that was so last year, but electric + disc = heaven.

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Component Rankings

Hi Blacksmithers!

As we head towards next season, our crew is lucky to have already had the chance to test out much of the new 2015 products that will be available to pimp your ride or spec your new build.

To celebrate, we have released our first ever Component Rankings and even given the list its own header, above, so you can refer back throughout the year. So click above to read our massive rankings, which we will continue to update in the following categories:

Groupsets / Wheelsets / Tires / Cockpits / Saddles / Pedals / Weight-Savers / Powermeters / Trainers

Feel free to email us with questions or to tell us we are brilliant!

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Mosaic part 2: RS-2 road with Force 22

We are on a roll with Mosaic lately, so here’s another sweet build.

Kris’s Mosaic RS-2 features True Temper OX Platinum tubing,  ENVE 2.0 fork.IMG_0373

Custom geometry and paint are included with every Mosaic at Blacksmith Cycle.IMG_0383

More build details, photos and wheel choices show up after the jump…

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Mosaic RT-1, finally, as promised…

Ok, we’ve teased you about our Mosaic RT-1 shop bike and here are the details:

photo 1Our 15 lb, Di2-powered, carbon-component-perfected, titanium masterpiece.

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2015 Olympia Boost road – to disc, or not to disc?

Disc or caliper? The choice is yours with the 2015 Olympia Boost…
One bike, multiple configurations, pure performance.
Go traditional, or get the added tire clearance and stopping power of disc.
Available in various build options, including SRAM Red 22 Hydro disc…

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We are finalizing our Olympia order this month, with bikes arriving in December, so don’t hesitate to speak to us or visit Olympia’s website to see the entire model range, including our 849 Ultralight which you can visit and ogle in the shop anytime.

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Cafe du Cycliste on the way…

Our most lusted-after French clothing brand – Cafe du Cycliste – is back.
2015 Fall/Winter order is now en route, so drop by to reserve your favorite items.

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Btw, the clothing is drop dead gorgeous, smartly technical, and built with quality to last.

Oh, and yes, the rumors are true.
We have updated Our Brands, up top, and also added a definitive list of our entire catalogue of new bikes, in the aptly named The List.
Check em both out.

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Lots happening…

Lots of quick updates as we head into the 2015 model year!!

First, we are having our annual in-store wheel and frame blowout…come talk to us about killer deals of up to 40% off all remaining 2014 models including carbon wheels and in-stock frames and bikes, such as our Blacksmith Mosaic RT-1:

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Second, we are now up to date with all 2015 model launches, such as the incredible Storck Aerfast, so come plan your next dream bike today and stay on the bleeding edge:

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Finally, we are stoked to be introducing Ritte Cycles to Blacksmith!!
Look out for more info soon, or check out our three in-store models:

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The UNFONDO Lives

Building on last year’s inaugural epic ride, we are pleased to announce the date for our 2014 UNFONDO:

UNFONDO2015Please email info@blacksmithcycle.com to secure your entry. Payment can be made by paypal or in person but spots are limited.

 

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Cross Is Coming

In honor of the fast arriving Cyclo-cross season, 4 killer products worth mentioning…

1. + 2. Our first two new bits of swag are from the 2015 Van Dessel lineup.
Feast your eyes on the all new Full Tilt Boogie and Aloominator CX bikes:

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Full Tilt Boogie carbon – Frameset MSRP of $1999 – Complete builds starting at $2999 – Incredibly light weight, comfortable ride quality, and all day toughness.

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Aloominator – Built in the USA – Frameset MSRP of $1599 in disc or canti – complete bikes starting at $2599 – Stiff, intelligent design for a lifetime of abuse on the road or course.

3. To match your killer new CX rig, you gotta get yourself the world’s only real Cross shoe, the Lake MX-331, available in orange and black, in mens, womens, and wide sizes, $399 MSRP with multiple modular spikes included for course-specific adjustment.

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4. Xentis 2015 UD All-Black carbon wheels are here, with incredible aerodynamics, great stiffness, low weights, and featuring the world’s best carbon brake surface. Available in 25, 42, 58 and 75 mm depths, starting at $1999 and up. Squad 5.8′s pictured for $2599:

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So quit horsing around and get ready for Cross season with Blacksmith Cycle!!

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One Week Only: Scapin Ivor GT Edition

For one week only, come check out the 2015 Scapin Ivor GT Edition.

See it before it heads to Interbike in Las Vegas for international media coverage.
More details to follow after the show, but for now…

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