Saturday, April 29, 2006


Our boy Sam is off racing across Iowa on gravel and "B" roads. At last report they were waiting for the first group to arrive in Alton. The first section of B road was total mud and slowed the rides to a stand still.

The race is almost 340 miles long. I'll throw up reports if I get any. Good Luck Sam!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Critical Mass

For anyone interested in helping make the cyclist's presence felt in Omaha, join us for the Critical Mass ride this Friday (April 28) at 5:30 pm. We'll meet downtown at the Eugene Leahy Mall under the arch. A large group is necessary to make any kind of statement so please join us and bring your friends! See ya there.

Monday, April 24, 2006


LeMond introduced it's first ALL carbon frame at the Tour of Georgia this weekend with the help of 3 time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond. The new frame was designed entirely in house at Trek/LeMonds headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The frame has very striking features including highly ovalized tubes at the head tube and seat tube. In addition to the very unique mono-seatstay, the new frame includes asymetric chainstay that help resist torsional flex. We should have these bikes in stock as soon as they are available, stay tuned...

The Triomphe in full profile

The most striking feature of the new frame is the ultra thin profile of the rear monostay. Load is actually transferred from the seatstays into the top tube for a very smooth compliant ride. The seatpost clamp area has three slots instead of one to distribute load evenly around crush sensitive carbon seatposts

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Chad had a great turnout at the demo

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

WSD Demo Event, May 17th

Mark your calendars ladies, Trek's Fit for Women Demo Tour is coming to town. If you've been thinking of getting that new bike but just aren't quite sure what you want (or need), this is your perfect oppurtunity to take one for a test ride. Planning is still in the works so the final details are not yet available. Stay tuned for more information, in the mean time you can read up on the demo tours travel log here.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Monday Chica Ride Wrap Up

Annie's having big turnouts for the Monday Night Chica Ride. Nine ladies hit the trails at Swanson Park in Bellevue including the Trek Stores very own Charlie (pictured) and Lori. Come out and join Anne and the rest of the ladies for a fun off-road ride.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Demo Day at Swanson

Demo day #2 is fast approaching this upcoming Saturday, April 22nd. This week Chad and Paul will have the bikes out at Swanson Park in Bellevue. The demo will run from 10-2 and you will have the option of riding on your own or you can do a lap with one of our staff if you're not familiar with the trail. They'll also have tools with them along the way if you need to make a suspension setup change. On demo we will have the following bikes.

Trek Fuel 90 19.5"
Trek Fuel EX 8 Women's Specific Design (WSD) 16"
Trek Fuel EX 8 17.5"
Trek Fuel EX 8 19"
Gary Fisher Cake 2 19"
Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29'r 17.5"
Gary Fisher Paragon 29'r 19"
Giant Trance 17.5"

In addition, Anne, leader of the Monday Chica Mountain Bike Ride will be out at Swanson offering a free skills clinic. Practice weaving through tight cones and learn how to ride over small logs and under low branches all in the comfort of a big open grass field. Charlie and Christine will be helping Anne out, so don't be shy. Things will get rolling about 9:30. Stay after and take out a demo WSD bike!

We hope to see you this weekend!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Monday Chica Ride

If any of you ladies are looking for a MTB ride, the Chica Ride is at Swanson park this week in Bellevue.

The group meets at 6 and rolls out about 6:15. Everyone is welcome so don't be shy.

New Arrival: Fisher and Trek Team Wear

We've even got the Pink Fisher women's jerseys in as well!

New Arrival: Men's Nike Jerseys

Dry-Fit fabric and second to none fit. Stop in and try one on.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Lady's Ride

It's gonna be a gorgeous morning for a ride, showers shouldn't hit until late afternoon/evening. We'll meet at 9:45 at Trek and head out on the trail at 10:00. We welcome ladies of all levels for a ride and coffee/tea after! Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Bontrager XXX Lite Cranks

Bontrager was also showing their newest MTB crankset at the Sea Otter Classic. They pedal threaded insert can be flipped 180 degrees to adapt to 175 or 170mm crank length. They are ISIS bottom bracket compatible.

Carbon 29'r goodies

Team Subaru/Gary Fisher Pro Jeremey Horgan-Kobelski is riding the latest carbon rim from Bontrager. The road rim is the lightest and strongest Bontrager makes so I would assume that the 29'r rim is even stronger. Stay tuned for more info when it comes available.

New Arrival: Gary Fisher Supercaliber!!!

The much anticipated Gary Fisher Supercaliber as arrived. The Supercal is the replacement for the Sugar. The bike is pure speed and all fun. Front and rear travel is 80mm. The frame is highly manipulated using Fishers hydroform technology. 2-Niner versions are in the works, come in a take one for a spin!

Swing arm yoke is machined one piece

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Saturday Ladies Ride

Temps are gettin' wamer and the rides gettin' bigger. We had a good group of ladies meet at the shop Saturday morning. Thanks Lori and Charlie for leading the way.

Our ladies ride meets at the shop every Saturday at 10am. All are welcome and the format is no rider left behind. Join Charlie and Lori for a ride on the Keystone trail followed by Coffee, Tea and Conversation at Caribou Coffee.

Trek Travel Customer Appreciation Night

Wednesday night, April 12th, we will be having our first Trek Travel customer appreciation night. The festivities kick off at 8 o'clock and will go until 10pm. A representative from Trek Travel will be on hand and all trips booked that night will recieve a 10% discount. We will have other in store specials along with wine and hors d'ourves. Hope to see there.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Swanson Park

Current Conditions: DRY (all sections)

Swanson Park in Bellevue is one of the areas most popular trails. Built by local rider Steve Jarrett and maintained by our local IMBA club, Trails Have Our Respect (T.H.O.R), Swanson is a great spot to learn the ropes of off-road riding. The trail is very winding and twisting with gradual ups and downs. Soil tends to hold water more than other riding areas in the metro so always allow plenty of time after rain before riding.

How to get there: From highway 75 exit Cornhusker Rd. Swanson Park is located on the north side of Cornhusker Road between 25th St. and 36th St. in Bellevue NE. The entrance is well marked into the park,just look for the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Dept Training Facility entrance. Turn in and take your first left into the Swanson Park parking lot. Once you are ready to ride, follow the signs north into the woods where the trails start.

Autumn riding is always excellent.

After leaving the parking lot, the trail system begins when you reach the wooded area. Turn right into the singletrack to begin the loop.

The Swanson trail system is primarily flat and winding...

...but includes some gradual climbs and descents

True to form, you can find your share of log rides at Swanson as well!

Lake Manawa State Recreation Area

Current Conditions: DRY (all sections)

Lake Manawa S.R.A. is one of our newest riding spots in the Area. Developed by local IMBA club, Trails Have Our Respect (T.H.O.R.), it is both beginner friendly yet challenging for even the most skilled riders. Soil conditions are generally sandy but a few of the loops tend to hold water a bit longer than others. The trail is approximately 5.5 miles long with multiple loops.

How to get there: From I-80 take the Lake Manawa exit #2 (S. 24th St.) in Council Bluffs. Take a right from the exit. Go South on 24th St. to Hwy. 92 (2nd
light). Follow HWY 92 east to the park entrance and turn right (11th St.).
Take a right turn and Follow the road aroung the west side of the lake for about two miles. Turn right at the river boat ramp sign and follow that road to the boat ramp parking lot.

Trails are marked throughout with directional signs. Green=Beginner, Blue=Intermediate, Black=Expert.

Trails vary from wide open prairie double track to tight twisty singletrack.

The Lake Manawa trails offer great views of the Missouri river

The Trail system includes many TTF's (technical trail features) to chanllenge even the most experienced riders. Just remember "If in doubt, stay out!"

The most recent addition to the trail system are the new low logs which are great for beginners who want to improve their technical skills.

The landmark TTF gives riders two options depending skill level

Friday, April 07, 2006

From the Sea Otter Classic: New 2007 Treks

The North American mountain bike season kicks off this weekend at the Sea Otter Classic. And Trek has raised the curtain on it's much talked about 96'r hardtail. Although now dubbed the 69'r, the bike uses a 29" front wheel for better rollover and 26" rear wheel for snappier turning and quicker acceleration.

Cool new sliding dropouts.

Hydoformed chainstays.

SRAM Unviels Force and Rival Raod Kits

SRAM has finally let the press touch it's hot new road group. The most intriguing component is the shift system. It has been discribed as push/push system. The single lever behind the brake lever controls both upshifts and downshifts. The top end Force group is litered with Carbon while the less expensive Rival group substitutes forged aluminum. Can't wait to get my mits on this stuff. Check out all the photos and verbage at Cycling News.

2007 Shimano XTR First Look

Shimano has finally thrown out some photos of the new XTR. Back is a highend trigger shifter for those that don't like Dual Control. Pretty industrial look about it. Check out all the photos at Cycling News.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Shop News

Ton's of stuff has been going on at the shop. Hope many of you were able to take advantage of some great deals during supersale. The savings aren't over yet though. Pearl Izumi's Spring Breakaway sale is still going on with awesome deals on shorts and jersey. If you buy $100 in Pearl Izumi clothing you get a free pair of Breakaway socks.

New in the store is...

Timbuk2 Bags!!! Highgear and us are the newest dealers in the metro area. We have bags in all shapes and sizes. If you're commuting with a laptop we have two great options, both with internal laptop sleeves. We have some nice women's tote bags as well as colorful seat bags in 3 different sizes.

Big Hit bikes have finally arrived. Come in and check the latest Trek Remedy and Fisher Fat Possum. Both have 6 inches of plush, bump absorbing travel, but still pedal very well.

And last but not least, we've revamped are ladies section making it even bigger. We are well stocked with the latest offerings from Trek, Nike and Pearl Izumi.

New ladies section!!!

Gary Fisher Fat Possum XT

Trek Remedy 6