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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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Blizzard of 2015

Wow, think of all the snow that's coming our way: two feet, THREE feet? All the roads closed for one day, and maybe more.  Can't go anywhere.  Maybe no TV or internet or even power.  What are we going to do with ourselves?

If only we could take off in that fresh deep powder right outside our doors, and just go and go.  Wait a minute ... we could if we had Cross Country (XC) skis!  That's exactly what they're for. 

Luckily you can buy them here at Pedal Power.  We've been selling them for over 30 years, and we have the latest and greatest Salomon skis, boots, bindings and poles.  We'll be happy to sell you a set ... as soon as we can get there.  And we have snowshoes too.

We know the roads are due to be closed on Tuesday, but after that it’s unclear.  Even though we’re normally closed on winter Wednesdays, if the roads are open this Wednesday, we’ll be here.  If not we’ll be open as soon as possible.  Whenever that is, there’ll probably still be plenty of snow.

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 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.

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.

 



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.


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! >>> 

Limited Time 12 Month Financing - Puts Your Dream Bike in Reach!

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

Shipping Your Bike? Don't Forget The Padding! - You can avoid most damage during shipping by packing your bicycle carefully. Use pipe insulation to wrap and protect the frame tubes. Ask us for a fork block. These plastic pieces fit between the fork blades to prevent bending should a heavy object land on your bike crate. We also have axle caps, which prevent axle ends poking through the box. When you're packing your bike, pay attention to what's touching what, too. Ensure that there's as little metal-to-metal contact as possible to minimize damage. Put cardboard between metal parts that might touch. Inspect the packed bike for things that might rub, poke or scratch other parts of the bicycle. One of the more fragile parts of any bike is the rear derailleur. Protect this by shifting into the largest cog. This moves the derailleur closer to the wheel where it's less likely to get bent on the trip.

Ladies Love Specialized Bikes!

Specialized women's bicycles offer a custom fit! Specialized women's bicycles offer a custom fit!

Specialized's brilliant frame designs, construction and custom components result in unparalleled women's bicycles. Try one today!

Hit The Open Road With Trek!

On road and off, every ride's an adventure on a Trek bicycle!

Trek has just the bicycle you need for sightseeing, touring, training and fun! Check out our great selection today!

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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