Friday, June 29, 2007

Weekend of fun in the sun!

Come join the crew from the Highgear and the Trek Store for a weekend of fun on the trails around Swanson Park in Bellevue. Trek's Ride the Best Demo Tour will be on site with FREE consumer Demo's. Choose from Trek's all new Madone and Lemond's Tete de Course road bikes and Trek Fuel EX 9.5 and Fisher Hi Fi mountain bikes. Word on the street is you'll be able to get a sneak peak at some 2008 Fisher Paragon and HiFi 29'r bikes as well. Demo's will run both day's from 10am-3pm.
On Sunday is the second round of the MetrO! Mountain Bike Challenge. This is a great opportunity to introduce your kids or a friend to the great sport of mountain biking. Complete details can be found here.

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

Dan's Cervelo Soloist SLC-SL

We've been pretty lucky lately, having mulitple opportunities to build some pretty sweet rides. Dan's Cervelo has been an ongoing project for month's now. It's rideable but not quite complete. The CSC edition frame, compliments of Highgear, is an amazing piece of engineering artistry.

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

Road Ride Gear To Remember

Now that the hot Summer days are upon us and road rides like the MS 150 and RAGBRAI are right around the corner, it's time to think about a few last minute things you may be forgetting. So to help you out, we’ve put together a list of the Top 5 things you’ll need to make your next road bike trip more enjoyable.

#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).

#3 Clothing/Gear

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
· Sunglasses
· 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…
· GU
· Accelerade
· Endurox
· Cliff
· Cytomax
· Powerbar
· Camelbak (new Elixir)
· Hammer

#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

Felt DA Speed Machine

Here's a glimpse of Fred's new stealth ride. Explicitly designed for Ironman Germany, he's now armed and ready for his european assault. Fred picked up the frame from our brothers in Kansas City. Acceleration duties are handled by SRAM Force along with Shimano compact hollowtech II cranks. Decceleration by Zero Gravity and SRAM. Throw in some Zipp and Vision tech speed goodies and you come up with a 100 mile killer.

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

Trek Quality At The “Entry-Level”

At Trek Omaha we believe that we have a bike for every type of rider. From the pro athlete to the causal rider, there is a quality bike in our shop for you. Some are under the misconception that quality will cost nearly 3 month’s pay, and instead turn to places like Target and Wal-Mart looking for the lowest price. In some cases a bikes from these stores will only be $50 less, yet lack the durability, ride quality, and service agreement found on all of the bikes here at the shop.

Below are some examples of the "Entry-Level” bikes from each style of riding.

Trek 820
retail $259.99

Comfort Hybrid
Trek 7100
retail $329.99

Performance Hybrid
Trek 7.2 FX
retail $429.99

Comfort Road
Trek Pilot 1.0
retail $769.99

Performance Road
Trek 1000
retail $709.99

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

Our low price gaurantee

We gaurantee the lowest price in town. So if you find a product on sale or at a lower everyday price, we'll match it.

Some restrictions apply, give us a call for all the details at 884-1820.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Arrival: SRAM speed gear

SRAM is getting ready to launch it's new bar end shifters and brake levers. We were able to pull some strings and get one of the first pairs available. These little beauties are going on Fred's new Felt DA that he picked up from our KC store. Then he's off to Ironman Germany.

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

New Arrival: 2008 Trek Madone

After 2 years and 40 designers, engineers, and scientists totally dedicated to the project doing countless prototype runs, the completely redesigned Madone is here and in stock.

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!