HARD TO FIND CANNONDALES
2013 SUPERSIX EVO 2
Building on the popularity from the EVO debut last year. With new SRAM Red drivetrain…and the front shifting is so improved you have to look twice to make sure it's not electronic.
2012 CAAD 1
We grabbed what we could, this is a great bike and Cannondale WILL NOT have a Shimano Dura-Ace equipped CAAD bike in 2013. Call for available sizes.
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.)
For a limited time, receive a $150 Irvine Bicycles Gift Card with the purchase of any Motiv electric bike.
GOOD-BYE FRANCE, HELLO LONDON!
Photo courtesy SKINS USA
Le Tour is a wrap, and it's just a hop across the channel (or under it) for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
USA Cycling picked SKINS to design and produce cutting-edge road, track and MTB kits. The graphics are retro, and styled in the spirit of those worn by the ultra-successful 1984 US Olympic cycling team.
Aside from the custom team kits, SKINS also produced a limited-edition and hi-tech replica jersey. Grab one, and show the colors.
(by the way, two OC residents, Amber Neben and Dotsie Busch, will be competing in road and track events)
Get Your Fix!
Pure Fix bikes have arrived. Starting at $319.
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.
- 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?)
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.
2012 Colnago C59 Nero
2012 Colnago C59 Nero (black on black).
Campagnolo Super Record 11 gruppo
Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers
Zipp SLC2 bars
Fizik Antares OO saddle
Speedplay Light Action stainless steel pedals
2012 Zipp 303 Carbon Clinchers.
This Just In: Irvine Bicycles Customer Pips the Peloton on Alpe d'Huez!
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.