Saturday, February 25, 2006

New Shimano for 2007

I picked this up off of Cycling News. It was leaked to a Norwegian site. I heard Shimano was working on new XTR but it looks like they're carrying it all the way down the line to XT & LX. The shifter is labeled Dual Release which leads me to believe that one of the levers performs both upshifts and downshifts. Looks like they've shaved some grams of the stuff as well.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Steve's custom Madone SSLx OCLV 55 Boron

Bikes don't come too much sweeter than this. Carbon frame, fork, rims, hubs, cranks, stem, seatpost and handlebars. I think that covers it! Steve upgraded to the must have Chris King headset, flat resistent Vittoria Diamante Pro tire and traded out the Dura-Ace crank for a Bontrager Carbon Compact. The Crown Jewel of the handlebar command center is the brand new Garmin 305 wireless GPS/heartrate/cadence/speed computer. The setup is awesome.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Saturday Morning Ladies Ride

Hey there ladies,
As you've probably noticed the weather has improved a bit providing us with an opportunity to ride this weekend. It'll be about 25-30 degrees this coming Saturday morning and I'm curious to know if anyone will be joining Lori and I. Remember, it's a casual ride designed to have fun and meet other riders. As usual we'll stop off at Caribou for some relaxation and a cup of coffee/tea. Please post a comment if you plan to come! We'll meet in the parking lot of the Trek Store at 9:45 so we can be ready to ride at 10:00. Thanks! -C

New Arrival: Team Discovery Gear

Discovery Channel / Trek rider George Hincapie just took the lead at the Tour of California and you can show your support for the team with a new 2006 Discovery team jersey. We've got short sleeve and long sleeve thermals. $110 and $115 respectively.

New Arrival: Trek City Wear

Okay Ladies, we just got in the latest WSD clothing from Trek. City Capri Pants, Spinner shorts and City Jackets. Great gear for riding to the coffee shop on a chilly morning. Come in and check 'em out.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Team Discovery Ready to Roll

You saw it here first, Photos and info on Team Discovery's training camp in Solvang. Well...the boys are jumping on their Trek TTX time trial bikes and Madone SSL's and rolling out for the Tour of California.

You can catch all the action tonight on ESPN 2 at midnight. The Prologue time trial races through the Bay areas Fishermans Wharf and then up Telegraph hill to Coit Tower.

Paolo Salvodelli, winner of the Giro d'Italia, will line up with teammates, Michael Barry (Can), Janez Brajkovic (Slo), Tom Danielson (USA), Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Vladimir Gusev (Rus), George Hincapie (USA) and Iowa Native Jason McCartney (USA).

Thursday, February 09, 2006

7th Annual Oak Creek Valley Bike Ride

The 7th Annual Oak Creek Valley Bike Ride scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2006 in Valparaiso, Nebraska is sponsored by the University Sertoma Club of Lincoln. This ride is a fundraiser benefiting University Sertoma Club sponsorships. Proceeds from this year's ride will help fund camp scholarships for hearing impaired children, the Lincoln Hearing Aid Bank, and the Lincoln Food Bank. You can find the entry form at: For more information contact Mary Torell at 402-484-5737 -

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New Arrival: Trek Soho

The ultimate city bike has arrived. The Soho has everything you need for zipping around mid-town or the Old Market. The 9spd drivetrain keeps it simple and the disc brakes keep things clean. The bike is singlespeed ready if you like, and the frame even includes a top tube bumper for protection against dents and scratches. Plus, it comes with it's own coffee tumbler. Swing in for a test ride.

New Arrival: Giro Zen

The new 2006 Giro helmets have arrived. New for this year, we'll be stocking the Zen. It's a great mountain bike helmet, with excellent coverage in the back. Lots of new colors and few new styles, come in a check 'em out.

Monday, February 06, 2006

New Arrival: Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon!

We've been waiting for these puppies for a while now. The Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon clincher. Ultra light, ultra strong and mega cool. These top of the line hoops will set you back a cool $2500 but there's non finer on the globe. Carbon 110 rims and carbon hubs helps these wheels hit the scale at a mere 1350 grams, 1/3 of a pound lighter than the Race X Lite. Pure candy for your biggest sweet tooth.

Friday, February 03, 2006

We're Full Service

We offer an open air full service repair shop, whether you need a flat fixed or a complete overhaul, we can get you rolling back down the road or trail smoothly.

Our highly trained tech center staff is one of the best in the nation with over 60 years of combined experience. We offer multiple service packages to suit your specific needs.

Service Packages:
Basic Tune-Up ~ $49
Advanced Tune-Up ~ $69
Peak Performance Tune-Up ~ $89
Complete Overhaul ~ $189
Drivetrain Overhaul ~ $40 (included in the Peak Performance and Complete Overhaul)

A La Carte:
Flat Tire Repair $5-$7
Brake Adjustment $15
Derailluer Adjustment $16-$18
True Wheel $13-$36
Install New Chain $4

*Don't forget, all our new bikes come with a one year service agreement worth $170

At your service... is Dan, Jim, Josh and Mark. Dan is our resident big hit freeride technician. But he's equally at home at the local BMX/Skatepark or on his road bike. Lately he's been enjoying the simplicity of his fixed gear vintage Peugeot. Dan's a homegrown Omaha boy, he's got the skills on and off the bike to take good care of you. Dan has quite the collection of bikes, Sycip XC mountain bike, Gary Fisher King Fisher and a Yeti DJ

Partimer Jim is our man with all the history. We can always count on him for just about anything. Jim is now a firefighter in Council Bluffs but managed a bike shop before that. He's a Barnett's certified mechanic who's been in the business more than 20 years. If you're looking for a sweet road ride through the Loess hills, Jim can point you in the right direction. Jim is currently turning the cranks on his Serrota Legend Ti preparing for the Arizona ironman.

Josh hails form Pennsylvania and landed here thanks to our countries fine Military. Josh has been riding and wrenching since before he was a teenager. He's a self proclaimed gear junky so if you need info on the latest trickest gear, give Josh a ring. You never know what Josh will be riding, seems like he's on a new ride everytime I see him!

And then there's me. I've raced and ridden on pavement and dirt all over the world. I too am a Barnetts certified technician as well as a Serrota certified fit technician. I wrenched on suspension for the top mountain bike pro's when I worked for Manitou, and love being in midtown Omaha. Most folks know me by my nickname Mod. You can usually find me behind the counter or cruising down the trail on my singlespeed Gary Fisher Rig. But when the trails are muddy I love my Trek Madone 5.5.

So Come on in, drop off your bike, grab a cup of coffee, and talk bikes with us.

We love bikes!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

New Arrival: Soho coffee tumblers

Okay all you coffee fanatics and caffiene addicts. Now you can take your brew wherever you go on the bike. We just got in the Trek's Soho coffee tumblers. You can get one a couple ways. You can either buy the $1050 Soho Urban super commuter (my personal favorite) can just buy the tumbler for $15. The bottom half is designed to fit perfect in a standard bottle cage. So fill yer up, leave the car in the driveway, and pedal on in to work. Posted by Picasa