Monday, December 20, 2010

Heads up! (Holiday hours)

Still have a fistful of Christmas money to blow? Spend quick, because, we'll be closing at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

We'll reopen at noon on January 2 and have regular hours after that. Happy holidays!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Winter hours have begun

The sun is gone, never to return (until spring). So until then, we're back to winter hours. Check the sidebar to the right for the skinny.

And in the meantime, come check out our winter gear. We have warm bits from Pearl Izumi, Castelli, Capo, Jett and more. And trainers! We have lots of trainers from CycleOps. And with the Food Bank promotion (the post below) you can get 20% off all in-stock trainers. Sweet!

See, winter hours aren't so bad, are they?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's new?

Raise your hand if you actually like energy bars -- as in, you like the way they taste? We're not big fans, either, but they're a means to an end. You need energy, they have it.

But there's a new energy source in the store: the Stinger Waffle by Honey Stinger. Inspired by the syrup-layered version found in Europe, the Stinger Waffle has two thin layers of waffle-cone like crunch around a thin layer of honey. It tastes every bit as awesome as it sounds.

We also have new Castelli women's thermal jerseys. They're perfect for these chilly mornings, and comfy enough to wear all day.

We have thermal jerseys for the dirt, too. Jett tweaked its summer lineup with a fleecy upgrade for the cold-weather months. The knickers to the right are designed to go under a Jett baggy short. From mid-thigh down, it's all fleece. There's a pad included, too. Nice!

Here's probably one of the best wind jackets we've seen. It's from Castelli, it's almost entirely made of Wind Stopper material and it has some sweet features like front and back vents, a flip-up, fleecy collar and Velcro on the sleeve cuffs for a nice, tight fit. Want to keep the wind off? This is the jacket.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Are you ready?

At this point last year, snow had fallen in Omaha. And then it got cold. And then it snowed ... a LOT. Even the most hardy cyclists found themselves on the trainer more than they'd prefer.

If you're looking to avoid frozen (or even chilly) digits, and if spending 30 minutes getting dressed for a ride isn't appealing to you, stop in and check out our selection of indoor trainers and accessories.

We stock CycleOps trainers and rollers (made in Madison, Wisc.) at a number of price points. It starts with the Mag trainer at $180 and goes up to the Super Magneto Pro at $400. We have something for everybody, from those looking for a short daily spin to those training for the 2011 racing season.

Want to see how it works? Stop in and we'll show you.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oakley is here!

You asked for it, we got 'em. Known worldwide for perfect optics and cutting-edge style, Oakley is the choice of cyclists both professional and amateur. We have plenty to pick from - men and women - including special-edition Livestrong and Breast Cancer Awareness models. They all come with cases and most come with extra lenses.

And in slightly less exciting news, we've added a demo bike to the floor. This is a 2010 Madone 6 Series (the same frame Team Radio Shack rode in the Tour), outfitted with SRAM Force, a carbon handlebar and Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 ACC wheels. It's a 58cm frame. The Node 1 computer and DuoTrap integrated speed/cadence sensor are included!

Original retail: $5,950. Yours for $4,000.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Winter is coming (it's true)

Yup, it's going to get cold. It's inescapable. And you're going to have to bundle up, right? You might as well look good doing it.

We have wool jerseys for men and women. Both are 50-50 wool-and-acrylic blends. They're fully washable, soft and comfortable. Oh, and fully awesome, too.

Wool-blend caps, too? Absolutely -- and in three colors, too!

These may seem like unassuming tights and bibshorts, but trust us -- there's way more to it than that. The top piece is a full-length thermal bib tight that includes Castelli's top-end Progretto X2 pad (it's the same one Cervelo Test Team had in its bibshorts). The bottom piece is a thermal bibshort. You know those days where it's too warm for tights but too chilly for standard shorts? Wear these. You'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner.

We're getting a bit ahead of ourselves with the fleece and wool bits, aren't we? You're probably right. Check out the long-sleeved Prologo jersey. It's the same material and cut as the summer version, just with long sleeves. Perfect for those 50-degree mornings.

All of this stuff (and more, like wool socks, gloves, vests and jackets) is in stock right this second. Come check it out before you find yourself shivering through your morning ride.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Wednesday Night Worlds

Heads up: Shim says it's getting too dark to leave at 6 p.m., so for the next three weeks (we'll be done after that) Wednesday Night Worlds will leave at 5:30 p.m. Same route, same Shim in charge — we're just leaving earlier.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Five things: Early September version

There's new stuff again -- and it's even better than the last batch. Read on!

1. The Gary Fisher Collection

First announced earlier in the summer, the Gary Fisher Collection is a new direction for both Fisher bikes and Trek. Not all Trek dealers had Fisher bikes available to them, so by rebranding the Fisher line as a Trek line, every Trek dealer can get on the Fisher bandwagon. It's the same cutting-edge technology as before, but with an even wider range. We currently have the Paragon, Hi-Fi, Cobia and Utopia in stock, with more on the way.

The 2011 Trek Paragon, part of the Gary Fisher Collection.

2. Fall/winter clothing

Yeah, we know it's still September, and there's still plenty of warm weather in store for us. But pretty soon the mornings are going to carry a certain chill. And pretty soon after that it's going to be flat-out cold. So here's the first batch of goods from Pearl Izumi: lightweight gloves, a lightweight long-sleeved jersey and some baggy knickers. Nice. Time for a coffee-shop ride.

3. New Bontrager helmets

The helmets we mentioned last time around are starting to arrive. This is the Solstice Youth (white) and Solstice WSD. They will replace the Vapor in the lineup at the $45 price point. More colors are on the way, as are entries in the rest of the line.

4. Cervelo S2

It's hard to explain sometimes, but some bikes are faster than others. Sure, the rider plays a pretty big role, but climbing aboard the Cervelo S2 pretty much guarantees a pretty good turn of speed. With a full-carbon frame and fork, the S2's aero tubing is designed for flat-out speed. But unlike other aero bikes, it's actually comfortable, too. You don't have to choose between speed and comfort anymore -- you can have both.

5. Zipp and Bontrager tires

Hey, speaking of aero, Zipp and Bontrager each have some pretty cool ideas about going faster. Zipp is known for its dimpled rims -- like on a golf ball -- and passion for aerodynamic supremacy. The dimples have found a home on tires, too. Think about it -- what's the leading edge of your bike? The tires. So why aren't they built for aerodynamics, too? Voila: dimples.

Bontrager, on the other hand, puts an "aero wing" on its R4 Aero tire. Instead of dimples, Bontrager fills that area between the tire and braking surface -- that tiny little valley -- with a straight ring of rubber. Instead of creating turbulence in that valley, the air flows right over the top. Pretty cool, huh?

We have all of his stuff and more in stock right now, and more new stuff arriving almost daily. Come check it out -- and keep an eye on our sale table, too. Right now it's loaded with leftovers from last winter. It needs to go before we show off more new stuff!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Five things we're excited about

Last week, Bryan, the boys from the other stores (Trek O Papillion, KC, St. Louis) and some of the higher-ups went to Wisconsin for the annual Trek World show. It was new stuff, wall to wall. Here are five things we're psyched to show you (and we'll have them all sooner or later):

1. Trek Earl
At $439, the Earl is simplicity at its best. Single-speed, versatile, fun. It has dual top tubes -- spaced a couple of inches apart -- to hold a U-lock. Beauty.

2. Speed Concept

The Speed Concept is pretty much the polar opposite of the Earl. Starting at under $2,000 and heading north of $10,000, the Speed Concept is for going fast. Period. There will be three frames to choose from -- the 9, 7 and 2 Series. According to Trek's white paper study, the 9 is the fastest TT/tri bike on the market. The 7 is the second fastest. Third? Assuming testing goes as planned, that would be the 2.

3. New helmets
Trek has, admittedly, been lagging behind in helmets. Where other brands have it dialed, Trek's had the same stuff for a while. Well, no longer. The company showed off its new entry- and mid-level lids -- the Solstice and Quantum. They'll replace the Vapor and Interval, respectively. And there's more on the way ... .

4. New shoes

Bontrager shoes have been around for a couple of seasons now, but it's time for a revamped lineup. The XXX-Lite road shoe (above) is the biggest splash -- and it's awesome. Super-light and super-stiff, it's a pro-level shoe in every way. Also notable is the Race MTB shoe. For $90, you get a stiff, lightweight shoe that's reworked from the ground up. It's a huge improvement over anything else out there under $100.

5. Madone SSL

You didn't think we'd skip the flagship road bike, did you? No way. The new 6 Series SSL is lighter, stiffer and faster than the previous model. When you mash the pedal, it goes -- plain and simple. The current 6 Series remains for 2011, as does the 4 Series. A reworked 5 Series and a new 3 Series Madone round out the lineup.

There you have it. We'll have 'em all at some point. It's gonna be a fun year!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

So ... what's new?

Hey, it's been a while since we showed off the new stuff. Rest assured, if you haven't been in the store for a while, you're going to like what you see.

This one's for the ladies: Castelli's Prologo sleeveless jersey. Super-soft, super comfy. We have a full size run available.

Also new: Zipp accessories, like wheel bags (right) and a gear bag (left). We also have Zipp's Tangente aero tire in stock as well.

What about off-the-bike wear? We have T-shirts from Casetelli featuring Cervelo branding. Also, if you followed the Cervelo Test Team during the Tour de France, don't miss the white team jersey. Limited sizing is available, so don't wait!

Finally, here's the Cima jersey from Capo. It's lightweight, race-cut and super-soft. The Cima is Capo's top-end jersey. Sure it costs a bit more, but once you try it on, you'll see why.

And there's lots more where this came from! Stop in today to check out the goods. New 2011 stuff is rolling in every day.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Are you for bikes? We are.

We like bikes. We know you do, too. That's why we're proud to support People for Bikes, an initiative of Bikes Belong. The goal is to gather one million signatures to let policymakers, media and the public know that cycling is important and should be promoted.

Click here for more information. Click here to sign the pledge online. Or you can stop in and see us. We have pledge sheets available at each register.

We believe in bikes. Do you?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just pretend it's cold outside

Think back to the images of cycling's past — the grandest photos all feature stunning backdrops and riders struggling against the challenge of the day. Those cycling ghosts all had something in common: wool.

Wool jerseys, wool shorts. And while wool shorts, thankfully, are long gone, wool jerseys have remained a staple of cool-weather riding. Sure, there are now better materials for the job, but nothing has that same panache.

We're proud to offer a limited run of wool Trek Bicycle Store jerseys, produced by Earth, Wind and Rider. We'll take preorders for the next two weeks, with a scheduled early October delivery. Click here for a description of the jersey being used.

Cost: $119.95. Jerseys are available from sizes S to XXL. Jerseys must be reserved by July 11.

Questions? Call Bryan at 884-1820.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Race Across the Sky

Maybe you saw it on the big screen, or maybe you saw it on DVD at home. Or maybe you were one of the lucky few who were there: Leadville 2009.

Lance against six-time champion Dave Wiens. 100 miles. The race across the sky.

On Thursday night, join Trek Bicycle Stores, THOR (your local trail advocacy organization) and professional racer Travis Brown (pictured above) for an encore screening of Race Across the Sky -- the story of the 2009 Leadville Trail 100.

The show begins at 7 p.m. at Film Streams Theater in downtown Omaha. Click here for more information on the event, including a post-film discussion and morning-after ride with Travis Brown.

And for even more information, click here for a Q and A with Brown about Leadville, his bike setup and his take on this year's race.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

User review: Trek 7200+

We hear it all the time: My route to work would be too hilly on a bike. And in Omaha, it's probably true. Nobody likes getting worked over on the way to work -- not even us.

There's an answer here from Trek, though, in the form of pedal-assist bicycles. Click here to head to Trek's website to read more about it.

And then, when you're done, click here to read a hands-on review by Julie Harris of Activate Omaha. She rode the 7200+ pictured above for a few days in May. Pretty cool stuff when you get right down to it.

And the hills? They're still hills, but you won't be cooked at the top.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Twin Six. We have it.

Word on the street is that Twin Six is sold out of a lot of popular styles and a lot of popular sizes. Bummer, huh?

But guess what? We have 'em. The Deluxe (above)? Motor? Masher? Speedy? Yes, yes, yes, yes.

They're hard to find elsewhere, but not here. Mention that you saw it on the blog and get a free pair of matching socks (Except for the Speedy - we don't have those socks).

Friday, May 28, 2010

Speed Concept has arrived

The new Trek Speed Concept TT/tri bike has arrived. Come check it out! And click here to go to a gallery of pictures on our Facebook page.

Monday, May 24, 2010

They're here.

In this year's Tour of the Gila, Lance Armstrong and his RadioShack teammates wore a retro jersey for the four-day event. Featuring old-school logos of Radio Shack, Trek, Nissan and Nike, it was meant to be a one-off production.

After a ton of requests, Trek has released a limited run of 500 jerseys. When they're gone, they're gone -- and we have them. Four are already spoken for. They're a lightweight, race-cut jersey available to size XXL. If you want one, don't wait too long!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Go By Bike

If it were up to us, every month would be Go By Bike Month. And every week in Omaha would be Bike To Work Week. But, unfortunately, we're not in charge around here (yet).

If you've ever wondered how to use your bike for your everyday trips -- to work or to the store -- now's the time to get started. We have a wide variety of bikes to get you going, and we have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the most out of your ride.

Head to 1 World 2 Wheels to get started, then come see us when you're ready to hit the streets.

Go By Bike!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Psst ... hey! Want a good deal?

We at the Trek Store pride ourselves in doing everything we can to take care of our customers. We want you to love everything about your bike. Recently, we had a customer who wanted a Cervelo R3, but didn't want the Shimano Ultegra 6700 group that was on it. So we ordered him a new gruppo.

He left happy, and we're left with that Ultegra group. If you've been looking for a new gruppo to spruce up that frame you still love, this is the ticket. It's brand new, unridden (except for testin) and ready for a new home.

The group is complete: shifters, brakes, derailleurs, crank, cassette, bottom bracket and chain. The crank is full-sized (53/39) and has 172.5mm crankarms. The cassette is a 12-25.

The best part? The price: $1,000, with half-price installation ($75). (Retail price plus installation would be $1,650 or so.)

If you're interested, give us a call or stop in - you know where to find us.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mayor's Ride 2010

Omaha and Council Bluffs kicked off Bike to Work week with the Mayor's Bike Ride today. Council Bluffs mayor Tom Hanafan, above, speaks to the gathered crowd while Omaha mayor Jim Suttle looks on.

Here's Mayor Suttle with his ride for the day: A Trek 7.3 FX.

Mark Savery, representing.

It was a beautiful day to ride. Don't forget: Bike to Work Week starts on Monday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Il Giro is here!

The Tour de France may get all of the love, but the Giro d'Italia is the race that has soul. To celebrate this year's Giro, Capo created the limited-edition GS Capo jersey.

It's a high-end, race cut jersey with special sleeve accents. Pink to evoke the Giro's Maglia Rosa leader's jersey, and the Italian tricolor to honor the event's home.

Here's how limited the jersey's run is: We have three of them - M-L-XL. If you love the Giro, and if you love European styling, this is the jersey.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The wait is over

(sorry for the kinda blurry images. we're excited)

Midwest Cycling Community clothing is here, on the shelves and ready to go. If you pre-ordered your clothing at the Midtown store, we have it pulled aside and waiting for you.

If you pre-ordered your clothing at club night earlier this spring, you'll need to go to the Papillion store to pick up your goods.

See you on the road (or trail)!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cervelo has arrived

Want to go carbon but don't want to go with a Madone? How about a Cervelo? We're proud to offer the full Cervelo line at the Trek Store (Midtown). They've been available in our Papillion store for years, but now you can get it here, too.

This weekend only, customers who purchase a Cervelo will get 10% off accessories. Clothes, tools, shoes, pedals -- whatever you like (but not another bike).

And even if you're not in the market for a new ride, stop in and check 'em out!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Notes about Wednesdays

1. We open at noon on Wednesdays now. Plan accordingly.

2. Wednesday Night Worlds, our weekly road ride, leaves at 6 p.m. starting this week (4/21). Again, plan accordingly. Frank's recreational group ride is starting tonight (4/21) as well. Be ready to go at 6.

OK, now go ride!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shackin' Up

New Team RadioShack jerseys are in stock. Lightweight construction, breathable mesh back. Come check 'em out today!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Items of note

1. Wednesday Worlds for tonight (4/14) are on as of 1 p.m. If the weather gets sketchy, we'll post it here, on Facebook and on Twitter.

2. Starting next week (4/21), we're going to open at noon on Wednesdays. All of the other hours will remain unchanged.

3. Midwest Cycling Community apparel should be arriving soon. The delay is due to something far beyond our control, so yeah -- we're frustrated, too. Thanks for being patient.

Friday, April 09, 2010

That long? Already?

Just a little more than a year ago, I wandered into the shop looking for gainful (read: any) employment.

Time has flown, and lots has changed since then. But not everything. For example, there are a few bikes that were here before I was ... and they're still here. They need to go home with someone, and soon.

So here's the deal: Starting right this second and continuing until they're gone, bikes that have been here longer than me are 15% off.
  • Mirraco Icon Intro BMX (white, chocolate/beige): Was $319.99, Now $271.99
  • Fisher Wingra (15, 22.5): Was $539.99, Now $458.99
  • Fisher Monona (15, 17.5, 22.5): Was $639.99, Now $543.99
  • Fisher Tarpon (17.5, 19): Was $439.99, Now $373.99
  • Trek 6000 Disc (19.5): Was $879.99, Now $747.99
  • Fisher Marlin GS (17.5): Was $709.99, Now $603.49
  • Fisher Wahoo (15.5, 21): Was $549.99, Now $467.49
They'll be here until they're not -- don't miss out!

- bryan

Monday, April 05, 2010

One hot ride

Most times, bikes look way better in person than they do on a computer screen. When this one was ordered, we weren't quite sure about the setup. Bright green, bright blue? Flames? Yikes.

As soon as we pulled it out of the box, we knew it was going to look great. Enjoy the photos below.

The flames are amazing! The drop-shadow detailing was unexpected and carries an almost 3-D feel.

Here's where the paint really jumps. The metallic blue really comes out in the sunshine. All told, it's a really, really cool bike.

Want your own Project One Madone? Come see us -- we're the nation's number one Trek Project One dealer. Nobody sends more custom Madones out the door than we do.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paging Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix-It

We've had a lot of people asking for service classes -- "Can you show me how ... " or "How do I take this apart?"

So here you go:

April 11 at 5 p.m.
Trek Omaha Midtown (72nd/Jones Streets)
60-90 minutes
RSVP -- room for six to eight people only

The class will cover tire/tube changing. Next week's class will cover drivetrain adjustments.

Want in? Contact Chris: chris at

Monday, March 29, 2010

Time to ride

Starting this week, the Wednesday-night ride is a GO!

We're leaving at 5:45 p.m. sharp from the Trek Midtown parking lot. Yes, it's going to be fast. There are a few guys who rode all winter, got skinny and are ready to make everybody hurt.

Yeah, it's gonna be fun.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BBC Spoke and Hub

Warm weather and sunshine means it's time to jump into organized rides. The sixth annual Bellevue Bicycle Club Spoke and Hub Century will be held on May 15.

With a number of different routes, the ride will have something for everyone. Click here for more information, including a registration form.

See you on the road!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's getting close

With the time switch on Sunday, we're heading back to summer hours starting on Monday.

It'll go like this:

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Also, the Wednesday-night ride will be resuming soon. Keep an eye out for an announcement within the next week or two.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Flatten hills, have more fun

Everybody has a killer hill. It's that one hill that, when staring it in the face, you dread. Rare is the day when you can get the best of it.

We have a solution.

Trek has been working with Bionx, the leading manufacturer of electric-assist bikes, to create a line of bikes that make cycling accessible and enjoyable for everybody.

Click this link to read a first-person review of the Trek FX+ electric-assist bike. And when you're done with that, stop in and ride it. We have one in the store and it's ready to roll.