Thank you to everyone who showed up on Saturday to show your support for Fort McMurray and enjoy some delicious food from La Poutine! Between the $5 donated from all 96 poutine sold, and $150 in cash donations, we managed to raise $630 towards the Canada Red Cross’ Fort McMurray relief efforts. We’ve decided to top up the amount to our minimum donation of $750 dollars!
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Wölvhammer Redesigned for 2016
Completely redesigned for this model year, the 2016 Wölvhammer retains many of the functional elements of our flagship boot while improving design and style.
Our vision for the Wölvhammer transcended traditional cycling footwear and originated from the conceptual standpoint of a mountaineering boot. This inspiration remains in the newly redesigned Wölvhammer. We’ve removed the outer zipper and velcro in favor of a lace-up design with a gusseted tongue to keep wet winter weather out and warmth in. We redesigned the power strap to remove the restrictive D-ring and make it easy to grab with gloves.
Rounding out the outside design, the full grain leather and ballistic nylon CORDURA® shell is extremely durable and adds some style. On the toe, we’ve added a protective rubber toe cap to help protect from impacts, abrasion and moisture. Beneath the shell, the waterproof membrane provides protection from the elements while allowing your feet to breath. The dedicated hook on the toe box pairs perfectly with the Bergraven Gaiters for when the snow gets deep.
Under the boot, the Vibram® outsole has deep lugs to clear snow and a wider profile for a better fit. There is a removabe cleat cover to enable use with flats or 2-bolt compatible pedals.
On the inside we max out the insulation package with 200g Primaloft ECO Gold and line the boot with fleece to help wick moisture to keep your feet dry and comfortable. Carrying over from the previous years, the NASA approved Aerogel® insulation in the footbed blocks cold transfer from the cleats keeping your feet warm down to 0ºF.
The new Wölvhammer will be available in sizes 38-50 (no size 49) in whole sizes only and will be available at 45NRTH dealers in late September
What comes between you and the mountain bike you love? The Love Handle, a very thin profile, double lock-on grip featuring our durable yet super tacky silicone compound that delivers long wear and all weather stickiness. The Love Handle is not only about its silicone good looks though, the palm area is contoured with channels to allow air to circulate and moisture to dissipate while the diamond pattern in the finger grip zone provides tons of control. Get a good grip; you won’t want to lose these love handles!
- Double lock on grip
- Super slim low profile design with directional shape
- Race Face’s durable yet super tacky silicone compound – won’t wear out as quickly as typical grips and have a superior sticky feel even when wet
- Directional design features contoured palm area with moisture dissipating channels and diamond patterned underside to enhance finger control and mitigate unwanted slips
- Lightweight construction
- WEIGHT: 98 grams
- DIAMETER: 28-30mm (directional)
- COLOURS: Pink, Black, Orange, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red
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Cannondale is world renown for their aluminium bikes. Ever since they made the world’s first aluminium alloy road bike, the ST-500, they’ve always set the bar high for aluminium road frames. Their CAAD10, in recent history, has been an amazing value, offering road cyclists higher end components for hundreds of dollars less than the carbon fiber competition. With a stiff frame at an agreeable price point, the CAAD10 became a hit with amateurs and crit racers alike. Moving into 2016, Cannondale completely redesigned the their flagship bike, and it evolved into the all new CAAD12.
The “I can’t believe it’s not carbon” CAAD12
Among a slough of new features, one that by far stands out the most is the addition of a disc brake equipped model. Disc brakes have been a very popular feature on Endurance road bikes, such as the Cannondale Synapse, but it is rare to see disc brakes on a Performance oriented road bike. Disc brakes allow for greater modulation and heat management while descending, and with greater stopping power in wet conditions, weather is no longer an excuse for missing a training session. Whether that’s a benefit or a downside is up to you.
Hydraulic disc brakes using Shimano’s new discrete direct mount system
Aside from adding a disc option, compliance was a huge focus for the engineers at Cannondale. Unlike carbon fiber, aluminum rings and carries vibrations to the rider, causing fatigue. Cannondale’s SAVE vibration dampening system has proven itself across both their mountain and road bikes, and has been further refined for the new CAAD12. With an acclaimed 50% more complaint rear triangle, 10% more compliant carbon fork, and a new 25.4 narrower seat post offering 36% more compliance over a standard
27.2 seat post, the CAAD12 is set to be a much more comfortable ride than it’s predecessors.
The new Frame, Fork and Seat post make for one smoooooooooooth ride
Internal cable routing is another welcome feature on the new bike, a feature not even offered on the Cannondale SuperSix, their top end Carbon race bike! Internally routed cables cause less wind resistance, stay cleaner for longer than externally routed cables, and attribute to a clean and slick looking bike. The CAAD12 comes with their own SI crankset, a Cannondale exclusive which is lighter and stiffer than most cranksets in it class.
Internal Cables and custom made cranks, a well put together package.
Heading into winter we have different sizes and models arriving for the 2016 season, so we’ll haves models to suit your size and price range. If you’re looking for a well spec’d all-round road bike for next summer, the CAAD12 may be your best bet. Come testride one today!