Motiv Bikes 20% OFF

Thinking of going electric?

Motiv produces some of the best available. And for a limited time, you can get one for 20% off MSRP.

Good on in stock and special order bikes.

Parlee Demo Bikes!

Finally. We have a selection of Parlee demo bikes. But only for a week. ESX, Z-Zero disc and more.

Join Team Irvine Bicycles

Join Team Irvine Bicycles, and get a Team Deal on a Cannondale Bike.

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FELT AR FRD, ANYONE?

We've managed to procure two of the very limited production Felt AR FRDs. One complete bike, size 54 and one 58cm frameset. Not spoken for...yet.

2014 SIDI WIRE VENT CARBON TEAM EDITION

This just in! SIDI is offering Pro Tour team edition shoes in the USA this year. SIDI shoes are legendary for comfort and longevity, and the Wire Vent Carbon models have pushed this reputation exponentially higher.

The shoes are available for order through March 31, and are expected to be delivered in August.

Oh - if theses colors are too daring for your sensibilities, the classic Black Vernice, White Vernice, and Red/White Vernice are available now.

FELT LIMITED EDITION CRUISERS ARE BACK!

We managed to score a few Deep Six and MP bikes...oops, there goes a Deep Six. They will be here and gone before we know it.

FINALLY!

It seems like forever since rumors about a Colnago C60 started (it was a year or two ago, at least) and, with a rush, today all is revealed.

This is clearly a Colnago, with its Master-proven star-shaped tubes...and "Colnago" inscribed about anywhere it would fit...but it's a step beyond and a technological tour de force.

It's easy to understand why the C59 was named: in most of it's DNA it's a C50, but improved.

The C60 has been reworked. Star-shaped lugs to match the tubes, new dropouts, bigger but lighter tubes, a new BB standard (really?), even reworked bottle cage mounts.

C59s stay in the line for a season or two. Initial reports hinted that the C60 might be a little stiffer in its ride, but you can expect the C60 will end up being the go-to bike sooner rather than later.

Delivery info soon. Preorders are being accepted.

More info at http://colnago.com/c60-italia-2014-2/?lang=en

CAMPAGNOLO and CANNONDALE CLOTHING SALE
While Stock Lasts.


Campy jerseys 30% OFF price marked

Campy bibs and shorts 40% OFF price marked

Campy jackets 40% OFF price marked

Campy accessories –
Hats
20% OFF, Socks 40% OFF original price, Gloves 25% OFF

Cannondale jerseys 40% OFF price marked

Cannondale bibs and shorts 40% OFF price marked

Cannondale jackets – 25% OFF price marked

Cannondale accessories –
Hats
20% OFF, Socks 30% OFF original price, Gloves 25% OFF

CERVELO SPECIAL

Until March 31, 2014, receive a 20% store credit/gift card with the purchase of any Cervelo bike at MSRP.

BE LIKE CHRIS?

Sidi has announced a Chris Froome special limited edition Wire shoe. They're being built to fill orders received by December 24, 2013. We're taking deposits. Delivery is expecetd in May 2014.

If you haven't tried the Wires, be careful: the fit is so even that most cyclists who try them are hooked.

Last year's special edition Team Cannondale Wire is still available in a few sizes.

Now, if having the shoes will make you ride like Chris...

NEW ARRIVALS FROM CERVELO & COLNAGO

For 2014, Colnago has continued to bring colors and imagery from classic bikes back to life. Paint treatments previously only available on the steel Master Light are offered on the C59. And the C59 also can be graced with graphics from one of the most famous and successful Colnago race Mapei team bikes. Pictures just don't do it justice, so drop by and check it out.

Cervelo has taken lessons-learned from designing and producing the RCA (a $10K frame and fork) and developed an all-new R5. It's speced with your choice of Shimano Dura Ace Di2 or 9000 mechanical 11-speed components or SRAM Red 22. The one pictured is a Dura Ace 9000 mechanical model.

KEEP ON KOVERS

This may be up there with the paper clip as a brilliant but simple invention. Keep on Kovers give your Speedplay Zero, Light Action or X cleats a walking surface that doesn't impinge on the pedal's entry or release. And they stay on your shoes.

Aside from giving you a better grip when off the bike, your cleats will last far longer, too. Now back in stock!

The OCW Wednesday Night Rides

The OCW Wednesday Night Rides are on hiatus until Spring 2014.

Thanks to all of you who came out, and to Steve from OCW for his excellent shepherding skills.

FELT LIMITED-EDITION CRUISERS ARE HERE! FINALLY!

As far as we can tell the dog ate Felt’s production schedule. We’ve been waiting for these since September.

The Deep 6 is back, as is a revamped MP. The 1909 is new.

As usual, demand will outstrip production.

Our humble advice? Get ‘em while they’re available.

COLNAGO M10 CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS

What rides like a C59, but isn't? Colnago's M10 is so much like its big brother that it's hard to tell the difference: in fact, some sponsored riders prefer it for the slight weight advantage gleaned from the main triangle's one-piece construction.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN GAS IS UPWARDS OF $5 A GALLON?

Motive Electric Bikes are one answer.

(Racks and bags are optional)

CARDO

We just received a demo set of the new Cardo BK-1 Duo bicycle-specific communications and entertainment system (and the in-stock ones are en route). Cardo is a leader in wireless and Bluetooth helmet communication technology, and the bike product seems to be as dialed-in as the ones used for years by motorcyclists.

From what we've seen (or, more accurately, heard), the BK-1 allows you to talk with up to three readers within about a third of a mile range (and it appears that it is on the verge of a 5-rider expansion). You can also toggle between music on your smart phone or Bluetooth enabled player and use your phone. The impressive thing: no in-ear buds. The Cardo "speakers" are adjustable and sit away from your ear, and it's very easy to carry on a conversation, listen to music and still be audibly aware of your surroundings. The units easily attaches to your helmet, too.

We've set up a pair of helmets with the Cardo system. The first five "volunteers" who would like to try it and give us feedback are invited to borrow it with our compliments.

For more information, drop by the shop or check out Cardo.

SIDI SPECIALS

Yes, we now have both colors of SIDI Wire shoes in stock!

While supplies last, we are giving away a pair of Sidi socks with the purchase of a Men's or Women's Sidi Genius 5 Pro shoe. We stock Genius 5 Pros in Men's 40 through 50, with most half-sizes (regular last) and the wide and high volume Mega option. Women's are in black or white, and we stock sizes 37-42. This offer also applies to special orders of Gen 5's, Fives, 6.6 and Wire models (standard or Speedplay sole). Most mountain shoes qualify, too.

And if you purchase a pair of Wire shoes, we'll include a pair of Fizik 3D Flex insoles ($85 value). Unless you prefer the socks…

NEW COBB GEN-2 SADDLE

We just received a new Cobb Gen 2 demo saddle (and the equally-new integrated rear bottle mount and neatly “hidden” seat bag). It’s the next member of the Cobb family of saddles, which seem to arrive as more specific bike fitting needs crop up. In the words of The Man himself:

"The new Gen 2 saddle was designed specifically for triathletes or road racers that use a less aggressive aero position. It has an extended range of adjustment, great pressure relief, and ultra narrow design for no upper hamstring interference. It offers extra clearance for upper Hamstring clearance and a full front deep channel for extra pressure relief. This is not a saddle for nose riding, this seat design cradles the rider to help relieve lower back pressure. The central cutout also greatly aids with cooling airflow to help keep the chamois area from staying too wet and causing chaffing."

CERVELO BIKES ARE HERE!

Our first Cervelo bikes came in this week. So far, R3 and P2s. More to come.

WELCOME BACK, LOOK CYCLES!

We've received our first shipment of 2013 Look bikes, and they are very, very nice.

For a limited time, purchase any Look bike or frame and get a $400 gift card.

The eye-catching and all-new 675 is in stock, as are 695 framesets and 566 complete bikes.

CANNONDALE SUPERSIX EVO HI-MOD DURA ACE

New Dura Ace 9000 components, Mavic Ksyrium SLS wheels.

Weight right out of the box: 13.4 lbs.


NEW WOMEN'S COLNAGO BIKES

We've just received our first shipment of 2013 Colnago's brand-new CLD bike, with women-specific geometry and one of the most popular Women's saddle we carry from Selle Italia.

Shimano 105 or Ultegra equipped. If you want the ease and consistency of electronic shifting, it's pre-drilled and ready for an upgrade to Shimano Di2 or Campagnolo EPS.

FELT DEEP 6 BIKES ARE COMING BACK!

We are shortlisted to get a few of these by mid-November. It's one cool cruiser. If you want one, we are taking deposits: first come, first served.

Call for details.

MOTIV ELECTRIC BIKES

OK, we give in. Many of you have asked about electric bikes, and we've brought in a few. There are quite a few models available, but what we like about Motiv is the battery options...and the fact it's a local company flexing entrepreneurial chops. Drop by and take a spin.

(No, these have not been endorsed by any world-class pro riders of Swiss extraction.)

Get Your Fix!

Pure Fix bikes have arrived. Starting at $319.

Colnago Clothes

Just Arrived! Colnago C59 jerseys (black or white) and bib shorts. Terrific fabrics and chamois with fine Italian style... and special pricing.

NEW SELLE ITALIA SADDLES ARE HERE!

We've been waiting for Selle Italia's SLR SuperFlow saddles for months, and we finally have both models: the SLR SuperFlow 130 and the SLR SuperFlow 145, with the numbers describing the width. As you can see, the saddles have what may be the Grand Canyon of cutaways.

The third saddle in the photo is the new Max SLR Gel Flow, which takes cues from its SuperFlow kin's cutaway area, with a drop in weight from the tried-and-true Max Flite Gel Flow. Ti rails on the SuperFlows, Vanox on the Max SLR...

...and yes, they are available for demo.

Specs:
  • SLR SuperFlow 130 - W 130 width x L 275 length, 170 grams
  • SLR SuperFlow 145 - W 145 width x L 275 length, 180 grams
  • Max SLR Gel Flow - W 145 width x L 275 length, 270 grams

SIDI SHOES - SIZES 5-15!

Sidi is to Italian cycling shoes what Colnago is to bikes: a legendary product that's carefully designed and crafted, and with a feel and personality all its own.

We're stocking a very broad size range of Sidi shoes, including sizes up to 50 (U.S. 15) and Mega widths. If we don't have your model we usually get it in 2-3 days. For a limited time, mention coupon code MO LOVES SIDI for 10% off in-store or special-order shoes.



COLNAGO AND FERRARI

It's well know that Colnago and Ferrari have had a long collaboration and it has bred some pretty special limited-edition bikes, with innovations that have trickled down to many Colnago models.

So, when one of our customers offered his jet-black Ferrari 430 for a photo op, we rounded up three 2012 C59s (Nero) and went to town.

(No, he wouldn't let us do a comparison at which had a higher top speed.)

By the way...in celebration of Ernesto Colnago's 80th birthday, there's a new special-edition bike, the C59 Ottanta. Only eighty will be made. Twenty have been spoken for. So what are you doing with your tax refund this year?

TWO ITALIAN BEAUTIES

This came to us courtesy of Jeff, one of our customers, who clearly has fine taste in cars and bicycles... and likes going as fast as the wind.

The car: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
The bike: 2012 Colnago CX-1

(Think he has a Sophia Loren poster in his garage, and a Cinzano jersey on the wall above the work bench?)





DUAL EYEWEAR

Having trouble seeing your bike computer's readout or the numbers on your phone? Dual's sunglasses feature a "discreet magnification area" built into the lower part of the lenses, in three optical powers (1.5, 2.0 and 2.5) and three styles.

Imagine: affordable function and aesthetics ($49.99 per pair). Maybe you won't have to pack your readers anymore? Click here for more information.


New! Fizik Kurve Saddles

If you've seen the press reports and early reviews of Fizik's new Kurve saddles, we bet you've been as curious about them as we are.

The wait is over, and they have arrived.

There are three models: Kurve Bull, Chameleon, and Snake, following the "Spine Concept" of the Aliante ("Bull"), Antares ("Chameleon") and Arione ("Snake").

But aside from mimicking the shapes of their siblings, the new saddles are, to borrow the Monty Python line, "Something completely different." There's flexible multi-layered carbon shells going where no foam has gone before, a one piece Mobius Rail, and, with a nod to sister company Brooks, two modules to let you adjust saddle flex.


This Just In: Irvine Bicycles Customer Pips the Peloton on Alpe d'Huez!

Chen Alpe 2011

We're pleased to report that our customer Steve. crossed the storied Alpe d'Huez Stage 19 finish line before any of the Tour favorites.

Not by seconds... or minutes. Steve beat 'em all by two days.

OK, so he wasn't really racing.
It's still cool to make it up this legendary climb.