Monday, November 19, 2007
"Imagine if you will... rolling through some singletrack on an early July morning. When all of a sudden, a man wearing only a green flannel shirt appears out of nowhere and yells "BUCK THIS!" Pretty inspiring."
You can feel inspired too in this awe inspiring green jersey with flannel print on the back and buck head on the left breast. 20% off this week while supplies last!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Niterider Evolution Smart, the king of the halogen headlamps, packs a lot of punch in a small headlight. 1:45-7:00 hours of run time are packed into this 2 hour rechargeable headlamp. Comes with handlebar and helmet mount for only $249.99.
The Niterider HID Flight, king of headlights, is at the top of the line rechargeable headlamp from Niterider. This thing is like the sun coming out at night when you have it on. It does not get much better than this HID headlamp. This headlight has; 3 HID light settings, fuel gauge, 2:15 – 3:30 HR HID run time, lamp out protection, 3 LED modes: Steady/Flash/SOS, 1:30 HR Charge Time, 100:00 HR LED run time. The system also includes; HID+LED headlamp, 52” extension cable, Li-Ion Battery, 20” extension cable, handlebar mount - fits up to 31.8 mm, and a Helmet Mount. Like I said, not much better than the Flight. $499.99.
Monday, October 15, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
Check out the comments for more weather updates as the storm progresses...
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
If you did not already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the 2nd year in a row, Trek is sponsoring a National Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on October 13th. Many Trek stores throughout the country are hosting this ride at the same time and will raise thousands of dollars to help find a cure. Last year we had the biggest turn out of any store in the country, so The Highgear and Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha along with the Midwest Cycling Community invites you for the 2nd year to join us; whether you have a mountain bike, hybrid, fixed gear, tri bike, road bike, recumbent, or even a unicycle, we want you on this ride. We are planning two routes this year, 10 and 25 miles, to incorporate all types of riders and bikes. Men, women, and children are all encouraged to attend.There is a registration fee and all of the money goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can still make a donation if you are unable to join us on the ride. Trek has developed a website to help promote the ride and your participation which links directly to Active.com for online registration.
The first 25 pre-registered riders receive custom full-finger gloves on the day of the ride. All participants receive fun shwag (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.) and can also enter to win 2-custom Lime Bikes, 5 Pink Saris Bone Bike Racks, 2 Bissell Healthy Home Vacuums, 1 Bissell SpotBot Pet.
So, mark your calendars to participate in this fulfilling and exciting event. The fall colors will be blooming and the weather will be perfect for riding. We will have a post-ride get to together in the shop afterwards with coffee and pastries, as well as give-a-ways and raffles. Please contact the shop with any questions you have.
When: Saturday, October 13th @ 10am, packet pickup @ 9:00am
Where: Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha, 7214 Jones St.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
It's been a great summer, you are more fit than you've ever been, what better time to grab your friends and come out to the first ever MetrO! Mountain Bike Challenge 12 Hour! Put a team together or challenge yourself for this 12 hour endurance event. The Midwest Cycling Community has put together a great event that is bound to be fun for the whole family. Set along the banks of the Missouri river these fun, flat trails will push your limits as a rider.
TREK has stepped up on the sponsorship front and we're proud to announce not only $2000 in prizes but also that the first 100 people to register will recieve a TREK Northern LED headlight, a $27 value. That's over $50 worth of stuff for just $20 entry fee!
For you football fans that are worried about the USC game, well, you can listen to it on the radio or...word on the street is one of the MWCC members is bringing a TV.
Format: This is a 12 hour mass start relay event running from 10AM to 10PM. Sunset will be at approximately 7:30pm so be prepared to ride the last 2 hours in darkness.
Entry Fee: $20 each, each participant gets a FREE pair of socks and waterbottle, as well as an event goodie bag.
Event Categories and Prizes:
Two person team
Four person team (Five allowed if coed)
Super team (unlimited members) no prizes, just braggin' rights!
Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each category
!!!You WILL need a lighting system for this event. The final 2 hours of this event will be in darkness, come prepared!!!
Course: The event course runs alongside the mighty Missouri river and is mostly flat. Trail conditions vary between rideable sand and dirt hardpack trail. The course includes fast open double track with tight and flowing singletrack and multiple log crossings. Lake Manawa is an excellent course for beginner riders and challenging for seasoned riders. If you're up for the challenge, you can try one of the log rides or teeter totters!
Directions: From I-80 take the Lake Manawa exit. Follow signs to Lake Manawa. When entering the park, turn right and follow the road counterclockwise around the lake until you see a sign on your right hand side that says "Missour River Boat Ramp Access". Turn right and park in the parking lot.
Camping: Camping is available within a mile of the start/finish area. The campground at Lake Manawa State Park provides space for 72 camping units. Of these, 37 campsites are equipped with electric hookups. Modern shower and rest room facilities are available at the campground, as is a trailer dump station. Advance campsite reservations can be made online through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. $16 for a site with electrical hook-up. $11 for a basic tent site.
And a little mappie map of the start/finsh layout
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Is that a full carbon seat mast? yep, and that's not all. The new AS-R C gets a new carbon swing link and integrated Shimano threadless bottom bracket as well. Don't let the seat mast fool you though, if you like, you can cut it short, add a clamp and run your traditional 27.2 seatpost.
The 575 gets a radical new formed top tube and carbon seatstay. The seatstay has an additional brace to increase rigidity as well. Read the full story at cyclingnews.com
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Coffee/Family Ride - great for beginners and families alike (Casual, no drop pace)
Rec Ride - great for riders looking for a workout ( 14-16 mph pace)
Race Ride - show us what you've got (19+ mph pace)
Because everyone has other responsibilities that at times may interfere with consistant attendance, it would be nice to have a handful of leaders for each ride. Several riders have already volunteered to co-lead and more are welcome! If interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your continued support!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods Market and KGOR will be on site to broadcast the mornings activities. Trek Omaha will be present to direct the race and to supply on-site tech assistance.
Fees include admission to the Zoo and the annual Zoolympics following the ride. Registration information can be found at Trek Omaha, Highgear, or the Omaha Zoo Special Events page. We hope to see you all out there for this fun family event.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Trek Omaha and Highgear are joining the 1 World - 2 Wheels movement and will be working with Act!vate Omaha to bring more information to you soon. Ride Safe, Ride Smart, Ride Everywhere.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
The difference between the 2007 and 2008 line is as different as black and white. Like it's Madone big brother, the 1.2 get's a 30mm taller headtube (Performance geometry). What that means to you is a much more comfortable fit while still maintaining a bike the looks sleek and fast. The slightly shorter seattube offers a bit more adjustability and creates a smoother more comfortable ride as well. But don't be fooled by the look, this is not a compact geometry road frame. The 1.2 still comes in a full range of 7 frame sizes so you get the optimum fit desired. At only $770, the Trek 1.2 is bound to grab the attention of riders looking to get into road cycling. Upgrades for 2008 include a new Sora rear derailleur, oversized handlebar and stem. Plus, the 1.2 still comes with Trek's carbon fork and seatpost that decrease high frequency road vibration.
The ideal canidate must have a passion for cycling, be sales driven, posess excellent communication and customer service skills. Bicycle retail experience a plus. This position comes with industry leading benefits. Interested applicant's should submit resumes to email@example.com
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
To say good-bye in proper fashion, Trek Omaha and Highgear would like to invite you to a farewell ride on the Tour's final day. Join us Sunday the 29nd at 8:00 am for a no drop road ride leaving from Highgear with coffee, bagels, and the Tour finale to follow.
Monday, July 16, 2007
July is here and that means its time for our Super Sale! Ride on into the Trek Store from July 18th to the 29th to check out savings from Trek, Bontrager, Nike and more. From clothing to seatposts, there is a deal for you.
Below are just a few of the featured items you can find at Trek.
Trek Interval Sport Helmet
orig: $59.99 sale: $44.99
Trek Incite 9i Wireless Team Computer
orig: $79.99 sale: $34.99
Trek ProPack 75
orig: 24.99 sale: $17.99
2007 Bikes on SALE!
- All 2007 Bikes above $1,000 are 15% OFF!
- All 2007 Bikes below $1,000 are 10% OFF!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
When: Saturday, July 14, 2007 • 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Entry Fee: $10, each participant gets a FREE pair of socks and waterbottle, as well as an event goodie bag. Better yet, mom or dad rides free with each registered child!
Event Categories, Distance and Prizes:
Beginner Men, Women and Juniors (age 13-18) ~ 1 Lap
Intermediate Men, Women ~ 2 Laps
Advanced Men and Women ~ 3 laps
Kids (under 12) short course (ages 4-8) & long course (ages 9-12)
Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each category
Course: The Swanson course features wide and narrow singletrack over rolling terrain. Swanson is one of the most popular trails in the metro area and is a great trail for riders of all ages and abilities.
Directions: From I-80, take Hwy. 75 (Kennedy Freeway) south to Cornhusker Road. Turn right and head west, 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.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Couple that with full Shimano Dura-Ace, FSA carbon bar and stem, Zipp 404 powertap wheels and you have one serious pro peloton worthy machine.
The fine details will be trimmed out later this week with Zipp carbon waterbottle cages and Vision Tech clip-on bars, Arione TT saddle and 76 degree seatpost for races against the clock.
Friday, June 22, 2007
#5 Tune-Up $49.99-$99.99
It’s always good to start fresh on a long ride. This means resting your body as well as getting your bike looked at to make sure everything is running smoothly. We guarantee a 72 hour turnaround time to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
#4 Flat Kit $3.99-$27.99
A solid flat kit that includes a spare tube, tire levers, pump (Co2 saves weight), and multi-tool will give you the piece of mind of knowing you won’t be stuck out in the middle of nowhere (vultures can be ruthless).
With Nebraska and Iowa weather the way it is, you should know that a variety of conditions need to be accounted for. The right gear can make all the difference between a fun ride and a disaster. BRAN riders know first hand that 60 miles of riding in the pouring rain is no fun, so rain gear is something you should strongly consider. Other things to think about would be…
· Extra Gloves
· Short-Sleeve Jerseys
· Sun Screen
#2 Ride Nutrition $1.39-$42.99
Using the proper nutritional supplements during a your ride will help to keep you hydrated, repair muscle damage, and give you the energy you need to finish your ride strong. We currently stock the following lines…
· Camelbak (new Elixir)
#1 Chamois Butt’r $14.99
No explanation needed…
Swing on into the shop to pick up what you're missing today, and most importantly...HAVE FUN ON YOUR RIDE!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Not much frontal area here. The only wind drag will be Fred and from what I've seen, he's looking pretty svelte (or is it sFELTe) these days!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Below are some examples of the "Entry-Level” bikes from each style of riding.
Trek 7.2 FX
Trek Pilot 1.0
Come by the shop to check out these bikes and more by Trek and Gary Fisher, and make sure to ask about our Trek Card Financing options for all bikes and accessories.
note: model colors are subject to change
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The shifters have a very positive feel and SRAM's 1:1 shift ratio is clean and crisp. The brake levers weigh next to nothing and the cable runs through the mounting bolt directly inside the handlebar, no exposed cable housing! Pics of Fred's new ride, coming soon.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
The combination of two key values "No Constraints" and "No Compromises" went into each process and design. What this equates out to is a revolution in the way Trek road bikes are designed.
Below are just a few of the improved design features you can find on a new Madone.
The first ever carbon steer tube on an all new lighter weight carbon fork. The carbon steer tube itself saves 100 grams over other aluminum versions.
By using the one piece carbon tube and fork, less material is needed to ultimately create a lighter and stronger fork design.
The Madone's new integrated bottom bracket is 40 grams lighter than traditional designs, has the industry's widest BB/downtube junction, and has a 48% increase in lateral downtube stiffness.
Adaptor kits are available for Bontrager, SRAM, Shimano, FSA, and Campy cranks.
To see these features and more, including the first ever fully adjustable no-cut seat mast, come check out the new Madones at Trek Omaha today.
Note: Do you want to take out a "New" Madone for an extended test ride? Then mark your calendar for the weekend of June 30th-July 1st and join us at Swanson park in Bellevue for Trek's Ride the Best demo. Over 20 new Madone's will be on site and available for FREE test rides. Don't miss this once a year opportunity!