Monday, November 30, 2009

Light it up!

Well folks, it had to happen sometime - the weather is going to be taking a turn for the worse soon. It's gonna be cold, it's probably going to be wet. We won't even mention snow.

But if you still want to get your workout in, Trek Omaha is the place. Starting this Saturday - December 5 - and continuing through the winter, we'll have indoor trainer classes.

Here's how it works:
8:30 a.m. start (9:45 a.m. finish)
Bring your trainer (we have five trainers available to rent for $5 per session)
Bring a towel (you're going to sweat)
Bring a bottle or two (again, you're going to sweat)

We'll pop in a Spinervals or Carmichael Training System DVD, climb aboard and get to it. Rental trainers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Don't be afraid to call or email (bryan at with questions. See you Saturday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving thanks

Considering the state of the economy over the past 12-plus months, we've had a pretty solid year at the Trek Bicycle Store of Omaha. We were recently recognized as a top-25 dealer nationwide for both Trek and Gary Fisher bicycles.

Of course, we couldn't have done that without you, our customers. Thank you for helping us reach this level. We look forward to helping you with your cycling and fitness needs for years to come.

Holiday hours: We will be closed on Thursday, November 26, to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will open at 10 on Friday morning and have regular store hours throughout the holiday season.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New threads

It's getting on the holidays, which means fresh shipments of clothing and accessories. That includes Twin Six shirts (above) like the Jesus, Ride (men and women), Commuter, Speed Demon, Brew Pub and Heart. Twin Six shirts are $22 and going fast.

Also in stock now, Trek-Livestrong U23 jerseys (right). Worn by the Under-23 team sponsored by Trek and Livestrong, these jerseys are light, comfortable and look great. Jerseys are $80, while the matching socks are $15.99.

Stop in today to check them out!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Old School

Here's a blast from the past. It's Trek's new Belleville, an updated take on a classic design. It's a steel frame ready for city riding. As a bonus, it's part of Trek's push toward Earth-friendly construction. The tires are made of recycled rubber, as are the grips and saddle. In fact, the saddle can be disassembled and recycled.

See the wiring? The Belleville has a built in lighting system, along with racks in the front and back.

Here's the recyclable saddle. Clip the ties on the underside and the whole thing comes apart, ready to be tossed into the recycling bin.

There's also a women's version available. Click here for more information or stop in today to check it out. The Trek Belleville - $659.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

So, you want to go fast?

We're getting new bits in on a pretty regular basis these days. This beauty came in earlier this afternoon and jumped out of the box pretty quickly.

It's a 2010 Trek Madone 6.5. It features SRAM's new and improved Force group, which is lighter than Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 -- and shifts faster, too.

Also included: Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 ACC carbon wheels. The bonus with these is the aluminum braking surface -- no special brake pads are needed if you switch from these wheels to a more traditional setup.

New for 2010, the 6 Series Madones are ready for Bontrager's integrated speed/cadence pod, the Node. No zip-ties are needed to deliver accurate, wireless readings. Also, all of the cables are routed internally for a clean, low-maintenance setup.

Finally, here are some numbers to think about: This bike weighs 15.08 pounds without pedals. Add a couple of carbon-fiber bottle cages and some lightweight pedals, and you still might not top 15.5 pounds.

The price: $5,170 for a bike built on the same frame Lance and Team Astana rode in this year's Tour de France.