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We're Going to Vegas 2016

That's why we'll be CLOSED on Tuesday September 20th, and Wednesday September 21st. It's exciting for us, but not in the way you might think. Four of us are going to Interbike, the annual bicycle industry trade show held in Las Vegas. We want to see, touch, and learn about the latest and coolest gear that's available (or about to be). Since we'll be there, we can't be here.

If you've heard about something exciting that you think we should check out, leave a comment on the Interbike announcement on our Facebook page, and we'll see if we can find it.

We'll be open our normal hours (10am to 6pm) on Monday September 19th, closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and then resume normal hours on Thursday September 22nd (10am to 8pm).

Happy cycling meanwhile,

J&J and the Gang at Pedal Power

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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?

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.

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

Cycling shoes add comfort and pedal power.

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!

Specialized Body Geometry: Feel The Difference!

Body Geometry is Specialized's line of accessories and components scientifically designed for incredible ergonomics, efficiency and comfort. Swing by today and treat yourself to the comfort you deserve!

 

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Specialized Roubaix SL4 Elite
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