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176 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 800-479-3197
Winter Hours: Closed Sunday and Wednesday; Open Mon, Tues, Fri 10am-6pm; Open Thurs 10am-8pm; Open Sat 9:30-5
 
 
 
 

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Winter Tune-Up 2015

Gear Up For the Season!

Need Sharpening?

Get ready for the snow at Pedal Power Bike & Ski!

Don't travel miles looking for top-notch service for your skis and boards.  Now you can bring your winter gear to the same folks you've trusted with your bikes for years.  Using our hi-tech Montana sharpening and waxing machines, we can give you the first class results you want right here at Pedal Power.

And while you're here, you can pick up discount lift tickets for Sugarbush.

 

Snow? What Snow?

Whatever happened during the blizzard in NYC, we certainly got the snow they promised in Acton: 34 inches.  All the roads shut down for one day, and most schools closed even longer.  Luckily power outages in our area were minimal.  The snow on February 2nd, lived up to its billing too. 

Now they're projecting another giant storm for Monday February 9th through Tuesday February 10th.  Who knows what the road, school and power situations will be then? 

It seems as if Nature is trying to tell us something.  Turn this really cold lemon into lemonade with your very own snowshoes or Cross-Country skis.  Take off in that fresh deep powder right outside our doors, and just go and go.

We still have a reasonable supply of the latest and greatest Salomon skis, boots, bindings and poles.  We'll still be happy to sell you a set ... as soon as you get here.  And we still have snowshoes by Dion and Whitewoods too.

Because it sure doesn't look as if we need to worry about running out of snow anytime soon!

Get Fit Now

You may be riding much less because of the colder weather, but surprisingly, this may be the perfect time of year to take your cycling to the next level.  How?  Get a Pro Bike Fit from Pedal Power Bike & Ski. 

We’ve been using our revolutionary Guru Dynamic Fit Unit for almost a year.  It’s unique*, and it’s great (really!).  But guess what?  The system doesn’t make the fit.  A great fit still requires a great fitter. 

At Pedal Power we’ve had a serious interest in fitting for decades.  We acquired an ultra-adjustable Eliteknik fitting cycle in 1977.  We began using the FitKit system almost 30 years ago, and some of our suggestions have been incorporated into it.  In 2008 we began using the computerized, laser-based BodyScanning CRM system.  In 2009 we were certified in the new Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology (BG F.I.T.) method developed and taught in conjunction with Dr. Andy Pruitt and the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.  In 2010 we attended Trek U Fit System training under Michael Sylvester, the fitter selected to fit President George Bush.  We attended their new courses again in 2012 and 2014.  This year we were also certified in Dan Empfield’s F.I.S.T protocol.  We have attended both of the SICI world symposia on fitting, technology and medicine in Colorado, the only bike shop in New England to do so.

Folks we've fitted have ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge and Paris-Brest-Paris, and won age group national championships. Of course most of the people we fit just enjoy tooling around in the area. 

But our greatest asset as fitters, is that we actually listen to you.  A good fit is the result of an intelligent collaboration between the rider and the fitter.  We’ll ask about your current and ultimate cycling plans as well as physical issues and problems.  And, when we make a fit alteration, we’ll ask for your feedback on it. We’re never satisfied until you are.

* The GURU system uses a 3D camera to capture instant remote body measurements with, no touch, no markers, no stick-on sensors.  Five remote controlled motors instantly change all aspects of your position, letting you feel the exact fit and compare it with an unlimited number of others.  We can simulate riding uphill or downhill so you can see how your selected fit feels on different terrain.  We can rapidly switch handlebars, saddles, and virtual stems, but the system also includes adjustable cranks, so that we can confirm the crank length you have, or determine that you need a change.

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.



Get the Triathlon Bike of Your Dreams, at a Sale Price You'll Love

Pedal Power has a limited number of brand new, 2014 Quintana Roo triathlon bikes we're blowing out now.  QR is the real thing ... one of the best triathlon brands available, and an Exclusive Bike Partner of USA Triathlon. 

You can get yours at an amazing disount price today.  And USA Triathlon is offering a $100 rebate on top of that!  At these prices, how can you afford to pass them up?

Click HERE for a list of sale bikes.

Financing Puts Your Dream Bike in Reach

On purchases of $299 or more with your Freedom To Ride credit card made now through 12/31/2015. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 12 months. Minimum Monthly Payments required.  * Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases.  No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 12 months.  If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date.  Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance.  For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. 
No Interest if Paid in Full within 9 months!*  On purchases of $299 or more with your Freedom To Ride credit card made now through 12/31/2015. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 9 months. Minimum Monthly Payments required.

* Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases.  No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 9 months.  If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date.  Depending on purchase amount, promotion length and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance.  For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval


See the Revolutionary Specialized Fatboy in Action

Ride on sand?  No problem.  Gravel?  No problem.  Snow?  No problem.  Plenty of fun?  No problem!

Click the following link to see the Fatboy in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01WbF3x0bkI

Then come in for YOUR test ride at Pedal Power Bike & Ski.

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! >>> 

GURU Dynamic Fitting

GURU Dynamic Fitting Pedal Power Bike & Ski 2014 Acton MA

The GURU is Here!

Pedal Power Bike & Ski has received and installed our revolutionary Guru Dynamic Fit Unit, Gen 2.  You’ve never seen anything like it.  You’ve never FELT anything like it!  It incorporates Dan Empfield’s F.I.S.T system, and we’ve just completed our certification in that protocol.

This brand new Gen 2 Guru system uses a 3D camera to capture instant remote body measurements, with no touch, no markers, no stick-on sensors.

Five remote controlled motors instantly change all aspects of your position, letting you feel the exact fit and compare it with an unlimited number of others. You can compare multiple sizes and multiple models without ever dismounting from the bike.  No other fit system is motorized (GURU has the patent), so no other fit system can change positions as rapidly.  You don’t have to try to remember how a position felt 2 or 5 or 8 minutes ago, we just toggle among them.

The system allows us to change incline or decline (simulating uphills and downhills) to see how your selected fit feels on different terrain, and includes a Computrainer, to test your fit under different loads.  And of course it also includes adjustable cranks, so we can exactly simulate the bike you have, or determine that you need a change.

This system is so new, major modules that expand the capabilities are being added as we speak.

Be the first kid on your block … sorry, sorry … be the first rider in your group to experience the Ultimate GURU Fit.

 

Slowtwitch Dan Empfield Fitting Pedal Power Bike & Ski Acton MA

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

Bike Stolen? Get It Back! - If you're unlucky enough to have a bike stolen, don't assume it's gone for good. As long as you can identify the bike (you did record the serial number, didn't you?) and you're willing to do a little leg work, there's a chance of recovery. Immediately prepare a flyer with a photo and description of your bike. Include any details that make identification easier such as special accessories or markings on the bike. Post these flyers on telephone poles, on community bulletin boards, at colleges, by bus stops, in short, everywhere and anywhere. Also, hand them to all your friends and let us know as soon as possible so we can be on the alert, too (sometimes thieves think they can sell stolen bikes to bike shops and we're always on the lookout). It may seem hopeless, but you have a reasonable chance of getting the bike back if you act fast and don't give up. Good luck!

WSD: Bikes For Women!

Trek's WSD bikes offer women a perfect fit!
Trek Women's Specific Design bicycles put you in a natural riding position that feels great so you enjoy every ride. We have a wide selection of women's bicycles from Trek and would love to help you find your favorite!

Escape On A Giant Bicycle!

Giant has awesome cruiser bicycles, too!

Leave everyday stress behind on your Giant bicycle. We've got the perfect model to carry you to a land of leisure. Drop by soon!

Let Trek Improve Your Rides!

You'll have more fun with Trek accessories along for the ride!
Check out our wide selection of Trek accessories. They'll add enjoyment and convenience to all your rides!
 

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