What's new? I'll tell you what's new!!!
Holy crap do we have lots to report, but I will keep things short and pictorial... ANNOUNCING MOSAIC CYCLES AS OUR NEWEST CUSTOM BICYCLE BRAND We are just tickled to have inked with Mosaic to be their only bike dealer north of the border. In fact, we were quite humbled and appreciative when Kevin from Mosaic, fresh off their 2014 NAHBS award for Best Cross Bike in Show, reached out to us asking if we would want to consider carrying their bikes. Well, after a good deal of research, conversation, and drooling, we said Hell Yes. See why we already have custom Mosaics on order for two intrepid customers by scrolling through their awesome PDF brand-book with model photos and options by CLICKING HERE. Prices range from $2400 to $4,600 for custom steel and titanium framesets like the RT-1 pictured below, or the TT-1, aka the coolest travel bike ever released. NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR SCAPIN BICYCLES AND XENTIS WHEELS One picture, two killer brands. We are now officially taking orders for Scapin custom bicycles from Italy, and Xentis carbon wheels from Austria. Let me describe each brand in a quick elevator pitch before we get to long term reviews in a few weeks. Scapin: history of build quality and precision, phenomenal comfort, agility + ride quality, plus custom geometry options, since they are one of the rare brands still hand-building today. 4 model options available: Ivor custom carbon, Style steel/carbon blend, Etika RC superlight monocoque, and Spirit+ steel. Xentis: hand built in Austria, unbelievable weight and aerodynamics, fantastic details such as rubberized anti-rattle valve sleeve and hidden in-rim-moulded magnet, plus the absolute hands-down best carbon braking surface on the market - just ask Road Bike Magazine. Add in road, tri and MTB specific wheelsets, and Xentis is becoming our new favourite wheel brand for 2013. NEW FMB TIRES JUST ARRIVED Just in are 6 pairs of hand-made FMB tubular tires, including Francois' new ultra-rare all-black Service Course Cotton tires. There are rare birds, so get them before they are gone, or more accurately, before our staff members use their employee discounts. Available model options are: Service Corse Cotton - 23 mm - black sidewall - $120 per tire x 6 in stock Paris Roubaix Pro - 25 mm - green sidewall- $145 per tire x 2 in stock Paris Roubaix Cotton - 25 mm - tan sidewall - $120 per tire x 4 in stock Competition CX Silk - 25 mm - tan sidewall - $139 per tire x 2 BLACKSMITH CYCLE ELITE TEAM KITS ARE IN Yes, the rumours are true. Our unbelievable new Louis Garneau team kits have arrived. This is absolute top-spec Team Europecar shwag, with their finest Carbon-ion Euro-fit jersey with 3M reflective rear strip, plus their premium ultra-compression Elite Lazer bib short with 5-motion chamois. No these are not cheap, but they may actually be the best team kit on the planet. Just ask our M1 and Elite racers, who are tearing up the OCA circuit! Or Tommy Voeckleur. Kit options are as follows, though club members get a discount, so be sure to mention that... Team Elite Jersey - $179 Team Elite Bibshorts - $199 Vent Flex Gloves - $50 And coming in July: Performance Classico Jersey - $89 Performance Vuelta Bib - $109 Long Sleeve Classico mid-weight jersey - $99 Elite Thermal Jacket - $209 Elite Superlight Vest - $125 Arm warmers - $39 Knee warmers - $55 Not enough news for you??? How about our... - Fizik Demo program - try out your dream saddle for FREE - Carbon wheelset demo program - we have officially started renting demo wheelsets from Lightweight, Xentis, ENVE, Madfiber and Dash. Oh baby! - New sunglasses have arrived from SPY, our favourite San Diegan optical geniuses - Ultegra 6800 11-speed groupsets are now available for pre-order for $1299 - Our new Handlebar Wall is up!! Thanks to Jamie and her mom Jo for this cool project. Come check out relative reach, drop, bend, shape and other details of the newest carbon and alloy road handlebars from ENVE, FSA, 3T, Deda, Pro, Thompson and Syntace all easily within reach... Otherwise, Saturday group rides are rolling, new bikes arrive each day, including this week's bounty of a Fondriest TF Zero, Ceepo Viper, and Parlee Z5SLi. Plus our own Paul's Alchemy/Blacksmith Hammer Steel frameset was recently previewed in Cycle Exif. Until the next update, happy riding and come visit our new space if you've yet to do so!