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Get Tuned Up NOW for Your Big Summer/Fall Rides - Pt 2

You really do have those big rides ahead of you, and you’ve already picked up your carbon wheels (see Part 1).  Or maybe, (boo hoo) you can’t quite swing them right now.  What can you do?  Well, you could work on comfort at the absolutely basic level: your seat. 

 

 

Pro or novice, saddle comfort is of paramount importance.  Some of you may already be aware that your saddle is a problem.  Others may feel certain that their saddle works perfectly, but have apparently unrelated comfort issues that actually begin there.  

We have a huge array of saddles from which you can choose, including Cobb saddles (of which Triathlon/Slowtwitch guru Dan Empfield said: “If I had to have one saddle on a desert island it would be a Cobb.”)  Better still, we now have a clever new way for YOU to test them out.  The Switch-It will allow you to ride 3 saddles in 3 minutes, 5 saddles in 5 minutes, or even 10 saddles in 10 minutes.  When you’re finished, you’ll KNOW what works for you.

Come in now and test them out.  Your butt, neck, back, hands, etc, will really thank you.

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Get Tuned Up NOW for Your Big Summer/Fall Rides - Pt 1

Many of us plan our big rides of the year to take place in the late Summer or early Fall.  Why not consider ways to make your big ride easier and more fun?

For example, you could treat yourself to a pair of Boyd carbon fiber wheels.  These high quality, full carbon (rim) wheels are built in America by master wheel builder Boyd Johnson. They’ve been wind tunnel tested to match or exceed the performance of the big name wheels at a substantially lower price. 

But what will they do for YOU?  I recently installed a pair of Boyd carbon wheels on my own bike, and several things happened.  The bike lost a full pound instantly.  (A lot easier than losing one of my own!)  It’s unquestionably quicker, more responsive, and just more FUN!  I’d estimate that there’s a 40% - 60% reduction in shock from riding over ridges, roots, and ruts.  And finally, I realized that I’m now comfortable riding 2 full gears higher than normal.

We’ve got a pair here for you. 

Get Your GURU Fit On - Spring 2016

Why YOU Need A GURU Fit from Pedal Power

Spring has definitely sprung and this could be the perfect time to take your cycling to the next level.  How?  Get a Pro Bike Fit today from Pedal Power Bike & Ski.  You'll improve your comfort and performance, and be ready for your next big ride.

Fitting is at the core of what we do; that's why we've included several links to demonstrate that.

Our revolutionary GURU Dynamic Fit Unit is unique, and it’s great (really!).  You can read all about it HERE

But guess what?  The system doesn’t make the fit.  A great fit still requires a great fitter, and you can read more about us HERE.

We recently fit an active and healthy 18 year old woman with no history of injuries and no obvious structural malformations.  She STILL needed a GURU fit!  Better still, a GURU fit from Pedal Power.  You can take our word for that, or read her surprisingly long story, with all the gory details HERE.

If we've got you intrigued, and you'd like specific details about scheduling, time, cost, and what to bring, click HERE.

Wouldn't this be the perfect time for YOU to be properly fitted?  At Pedal Power?

Thursday Night Roller Races

You're really not the cold weather type, hate short days, bike trainers, and spinning, but still want to have fun riding your bike in the winter.  It can be done.  Come visit Pedal Power for Roller Races!

Starting January 7th, and each subsequent Thursday for the next couple of months, Pedal Power will be hosting Roller Races.  Rollers are a set of three cylinders, set into a frame, connected by a rubber drive belt, and powered by your rotating rear wheel. 

What makes them particularly interesting, is that you can ride at virtual speeds of 30, 40, or even 50mph, and nothing holds you up.  Hmm.  Riding rollers helps your steering accuracy, balance and smooth (efficient) application of power.  And, they're certainly not boring, especially with our group.

Don't know how?  Someone will help you.  Races (mostly against yourself) start at 6:30 and usually finish up shortly after 8pm.  Bring your bike, riding togs, and rollers if you have them, and get ready for fun.

The Rail Trail Lives

This (lousy, but real) video was shot right behind Pedal Power Bike & Ski in Acton on Friday December 11th. As you can see, workmen are continuing to rip up railroad ties from what will become the new section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The railroad spikes were already removed a few weeks ago, and this is the next step.

An ordinary rail trail could probably be finished next year, but this is an unusually difficult section because of the 6 railroad bridges that need to be replaced, and the major roadway (Rt 2A) that will be spanned with a flyover.

Nevertheless, it’s really going to happen!

Electra - The Bike for Everyone Else

Don’t think of yourself as a cyclist?  A bit concerned about your balance?  Never felt comfortable on a bike when your feet can’t touch?  Got a significant other you just can’t hook on cycling?  Maybe your youngster’s having trouble learning to ride on two wheels.  Or maybe you’re just looking for cool styling.  We’ve got the bike for you – Electra. 

Start with comfort and control.  Electra has the patent for it. The Townie introduced Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world and it was love at first sight. It created a completely different riding experience, with an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want.  Many Electra adult and kid’s bikes feature Flat Foot Technology, setting a new standard in comfort and control.

Now add the styling.  No one can touch Electra on that.  You want colors, we’ve got colors.  You want flowers, we’ve got flowers.  You want flames, we’ve got flames.  You’ll have to see ‘em to believe ’em.

Come in today and see for yourself.

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You Mean I Could WORK at Pedal Power?

 Are you an experienced bicycle technician or passionate cyclist, or do you just love to meet new folks?  Sales are up, and we're looking for good people like you! Apply on line!

Trek's Silque WSD Road Bike

Go longer and faster as you tick off the miles on this beautiful, smooth light machine. Trek Silque is made for a woman like you. Come in to see your next bike.

Project One Makes Dreams Come True!

Build the bike you always wanted!

Trek's Project One program lets you customize a top Trek bike the way you've always wanted. Choose the frame, the paint, the wheels, and more for the bike of your dreams!

Get started on your custom bike here! >>> 

Commuter Calculator

Bike Commute Calculator

Bicycling is a practical way to help change our world!

Bicycling is a way to immediately reduce your carbon footprint. Pedaling a bicycle saves you money, improves your health, and increases social awareness about the environment. Healthier citizens equate to lower health care costs, decreased road congestion and pollution, and reduced green house gas emissions.

Stop contributing to Global Warming, your annual debt, and your waistline! Start riding your bike to work and help improve the quality of life in your community. Use our Bike Commute Calculator to track your commitment towards improving the planet, your finances, and your health.

Ride your bike and use the Bike Commute Calculator to measure:

  • Pounds of pollutants kept out of the atmosphere
  • Money saved by not driving
  • Calories burned

Click HERE to go to the calculator.

John's Tip of The Day

Bump Buster - If you’re taking a beating from rough roads, consider installing a suspension seatpost. These are designed specifically for the small vibrations of bumpy and broken pavement and they’re great for smoothing the ride.

Specialized Women's Bicycles Rock!

We have Specialized bicycles for women!To optimize fit, pedaling efficiency, comfort and control, Specialized tailors the geometry and components on their women’s bikes for the ultimate ride and a truly custom fit. Check out our fine selection of women's Specializeds and choose your favorite!

Find The Perfect Ride With Specialized!

There's a Specialized bike for everyone!

Just as you push the envelope in your riding, Specialized pushes the envelope on what you can expect from their bikes. Stop in and see some of their excellent rides. We're sure you'll agree that Specialized makes some of the best bikes in the industry.

Every Ride's Better With Trek!

Trek accessories make every ride better!
No matter where or how you ride, make sure you're outfitted with  Trek accessories to keep you comfortable and riding strong!
 

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Trek Domane 6.9 C
Trek Domane 6.9 C - 2015

Trek considered every imaginable factor of frame construction to arrive at the perfect balance of speed, stability, and comfort with the Domane 6.9.… [more]

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29
Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29 - 2015
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4.5 stars
 (11 Reviews)

Big wheels equal big fun with Specialized's Stumpjumper Comp 29er. This top-notch hardtail features a lightweight, strong M5-aluminum frame that… [more]

Bontrager Race Stormshell Jacket
Bontrager Race Stormshell Jacket

Bontrager's Race Stormshell Jacket is a full-on waterproof, breathable shell for riding in the nastiest weather. Whether you're commuting year-round… [more]

Specialized Fatboy
Specialized Fatboy - 2015
Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)

Skinny tires are for the road; Specialized’s Fatboy is for everything else. This lightweight aluminum frame is mated to a FACT carbon fork on… [more]

Bontrager RL Road Shoes
Bontrager RL Road Shoes
Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)

Bontrager's RL Road Shoes deliver the features to maximize your ride. They boast Bontrager's stiff, supportive Silver Series carbon soles for plenty… [more]

Trek Silque SL Di2 - Women's
Trek Silque SL Di2 - Women's - 2016

Trek's Silque SL Di2 is one smooth operator. Graced with Trek technology like the race-winning, bump-erasing IsoSpeed, women's-specific geometry, and… [more]

Trek Lexa SLX C - Women's
Trek Lexa SLX C - Women's - 2015/2016
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (3 Reviews)

Trek pulled out all the stops in women's-specific design when they created the Lexa SLX. It's an ideal choice for the ultimate road ride delivering… [more]

CycleOps Mag Trainer without Remote
CycleOps Mag Trainer without Remote

CycleOps' Mag Trainer without Remote uses magnetic fields to generate a wide range of adjustable resistance, great for cyclists determined to stay in… [more]