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Women’s Ride at 11am
BBQ in Support of Casa.
- They say lightening never strikes twice, and the same can be said about the custom S-Works Tarmac our Service Manager Levi recently built up. Featuring a full 3T build kit, 1 of 10 SRAM Red eTap groupsets in Canada, and an Ablerto Contador edition S-Works Tarmac frameset, we can safely say there’s nothing quite like it on the road.
- With this build, Levi decided to go with 3T components for the cockpit and wheelset. The Orbis C50 wheels are light enough to keep the bike a decent climber, but also provide an aerodynamic advantage into a headwind. The Aeronova LTD bars also allow the bike to slice through the wind with ease. The build is finished off with a 3T stem and Seatpost make the bike feathery light and stiff when sprinting. All 3T components in this build have the stealth decal kits, giving this machine a clean and sophisticated apperance.
- By far the most unique and interesting part of this build is the SRAM Red eTap electronic shift drivetrain. This completley wireless system declutters the bike of cables and makes setup a breeze. Its shifting is snappy, intuitive, and user tuneable to different behaviours. Paired with a Quarq Elsa RS carbon crankset with a built in power meter, this bike is the ultimate training tool and race machine, allowing rider and bike to be merge better than ever before. Small lightnening bolt accents on the frame tie into the electronic theme of this build.
- With a machine of this calibre, it has the weight and pricetag to match. Without pedals, the bike came in at 15.8lbs (7.17kg), which is right on par with race machines in the pro peloton. The pricetag of all these components with the frame breaks the $15k mark, but the performance of this bike more than lives up to the cost.
If you’ve been debating building the bike of your dreams, make sure to pay our Service Department a visit, our professionals will explore your options and help you build the bike you’ve always wanted.
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- The confidence of plus-sized tires in raw, technical terrain is now available in an aggressive trail chassis. The new Pipeline plows through greasy roots and square-edged chunder with authority, while providing near limitless traction on rocky, slippery climbs.
In Cycling Plus Magazine yearly “Bike of the Year test”, the Cannondale CAAD12 105 cam out on top, beating out carbon bikes close to triple it’s price!
What Would It Say?
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If you come from a Ski and Snowboard background, SMITH Optics is renown name. From their high quality Googles and Lenses, to their lightweight helmets, the brand definitely pumps out some top-notch product. One thing that may be news to many, is that SMITH also makes cycling gear as well!
Our latest additions to our vast selection of helmets!
Much like their winter sport equipment, SMITH’s cycling gear is made to perform. They definitely have their fair share of field testing with sponsoring pro continental team United Health Care Cycling.
United Health Care cycling team sporting SMITH’s slick road helmet, the Overtake.
The SMITH Overtake is a road helmet designed to go up against the likes of Specialized’s S-Works Prevail or Giro’s Synthe Helmet. A combination of their Aerocore technology and an aerodynamic profile keep the helmet fast into the wind, lightweight, and cool. An adjustable retention band can be moved up or down as well as tightened for an unprecedented fit.
The SMITH Overtake in Black Red and White
Similar to the Overtake, The Forefront features the same technology, in a Mountain bike oriented package. The helmet covers more of the lower part of your head. An adjustable visor cleanly finishes the helmet off.
SMITH’s Forefront Mountain Helmet in Green and Grey
The most striking feature of any SMITH helmet is their proprietary Aerocore technology.
“Smith’s objective and design philosophy behind Aerocore™ construction is to increase airflow, improve temperature regulation resulting in fog-free vision and improve impact resistance. The objective was achieved through the combination of materials such as EPS and Koroyd®, a revolutionary new material that absorbs more energy upon impact when compared to international standards, while increasing airflow. Aerocore™ construction through the use of Koroyd® and EPS allows for more vents to be placed throughout the helmet without sacrificing protection and comfort.”
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By using Koroyd in replacement of traditional Polystyrene in a large portion of the helmet, SMITH is able to increase airflow, reduce weight, and at the same time, improve impact resistance.
Aerocore Technology keeps the helmet light and your head cool.
Coming in a variety of colors and size, we’re sure to have a helmet from SMITH that’s right for you! Pop in today to give one a try!