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.