Lazer Z1 KinetiCore and Giro Aries Spherical: Pushing Helmet Tech Boundaries

The improvements in protection and weight offered by new top-end helmets is striking. Giro's Aries Spherical hit the shops first. It's lighter than its predecessor, at 275 g for a size Medium. Spherical technology blends with MIPS for top-rated direct and rotational impact security.

Giro Aries Spherical

The new Lazer Z1 includes KinetiCore, Lazer's "built in, not added on" direct and rotational impact protection. KinetiCore allows Lazer to use less plastic, improve ventilation, and significantly cut weight. A Z1 KC in size Medium tickles the scale at a claimed 220g — and at least one reviewer found it weighs less than that.

They fit a little differently, and both have excellent adjustment systems.

To us, the Z1 is noticeably lighter.

Is it time for a new helmet? Either of these is an excellent choice.

Lazer Z1 KinetiCore

#lazerz1 #giroaries

Cannondale SuperSix EVO2 in stock!

Faster Everywhere

The all-new SuperSix EVO destroys expectations. So light, so fast, and so aero, it defies logic. This is a machine built to make you faster everywhere. Speed has evolved.


  • -Lightweight, low-drag SuperSix EVO carbon frameset – the ideal blend of speed, handling and comfort
  • -Ultegra Di2 electronic 12-speed - Shimano's penultimate high-performance road group
  • -HollowGram R 45 carbon wheelset - a light and fast 45mm deep road race wheelset
  • -Vision Trimax Carbon Aero bars and Cannondale C1 Conceal stem - ergonomic, low-drag cockpit with hidden cables


Nope. We're Staying In Place.

50% Off Price Marked

Limited to stock on-hand. Must mention this ad.


MSRP $810, now $550.
Limited to stock on-hand. Must mention this ad.

Moving Sale!

All previous year bikes, 15% off MSRP!

Allied SRAM Kits 15% OFF!

For a limited time only.. The discount is on SRAM Red, Force, or Rival build kits as part of an ABLE or ECHO bike purchase. We’re honoring it on in-stock bikes (no waiting!) and any bikes ordered.


In the months since Wahoo acquired Speedplay there's been a bit of a vacuum regarding what would happen.

That wait is over.

Wahoo has rejiggered and refined the Speedplay line-up. As of now, there are four Speedplay pedals models: Nano, Zero, Comp, and Aero.

We have the Zero and Comp in-stock. These two models cover the old Zero and Light action offerings, and give Speedplay aficionados more versatility. The Zero has the stainless steel axle, and comes with a Standard Tension cleat (think "old" Zero in terms of release effort). The Comp includes an Easy Tension cleat (a la Light Action BUT with the Zero's float adjustment).

So, whichever you choose, you can opt for a replacement cleat with firmer or easier release. This is something that lighter-weight performance riders have been waiting for (no longer do you have to cross-pollinate a Zero cleat with a Light Action spring and face the finger-wagging and frowns from Speedplay's Thought Police).

Other improvements are a new body material—which should result in a more durable and longer-wearing structure—and hex wrench installation and removal.

Looks like the famous easy serviceabilty has been carried forth.

The fate of different-length axles is still TBD. Hopefully this will be an option down the product road.

And if you have older Zero and Light Action pedals, guess what? The new cleats are cross-compatible.

Can't wait to try them.

#wahoospeedplay @wahoospeedplay



Locally designed and calling the OC home, Motiv produces unique, stylish and dependable eBikes. We've carried 'em since they started. And we have bikes in-stock.



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Some say Gravel bikes make the best all-round bikes. Without doubt, the ability to use wider tires adds comfort, and extends where you can enjoyable venture on a road bike.

We have stock of the hard-to-find Cannondale Topstone with new Shimano 7000 HDR components. With tubeless-ready WTB 700x40c tires.

The Allied All-Road offers a more refined and lighter package, with clearance up to 35c tires (officially, but we’ve heard that some 38s work). Available as a frame or very customizable build, including the just-released 12-speed SRAM AXS, Shimano, and Campagnolo gruppos.

What are you waiting for?

#cannondaletopstone #alliedallroad
@cannondale @alliedcycleworks


sidi shoe sale


ENVE has extended the carbon wheel trade in program to alloy models. Any "old" pair of alloy wheels is worth $700 towards a new set of ENVE hoops.

And Allied has a special-build of Alfa (rim or disc) and All-Road bikes. Campy Record 12, Campy Scirocco wheels, Zipp cockpit. New color, Bosphorus Grey. The new Campy rim brakes are superb, and the hydraulic disc tech is the most balanced HDR braking we’ve ridden. Bora wheels are an add-on option, too.

Great offers, very short availability. So act fast!


Can Conti surpass the ride and durability of the legendary 4000s II?

Absolutely. And the Continental 4000RS Tour de France Edition tires in 700x25 are here.

What's keeping you?

Also…we wrangled two of Felt's monster eBike, the OutFitter, size Medium. Bosch drive. Great range. Big tires. Originally $5,499. Only $3,000 while they last.


This is where it all begins. When you decide to work out, not in. When you trade in four walls for two wheels. The all-new Quick 4—comfort, confidence, and speed. Wherever your imagination takes you.

$100 Gift Card with purchase of any in-stock Q4, through April 30, 2018.


Not only did Colnago announce the C64 on February 9, but a limited run were actually delivered on the launch date.

And we have one of the first ones in the States. A complete build, size52s, and decked out in Campagnolo Super Record (except for Record direct-mount brakes, as there are no SR calipers).

It’s a little over 200 grams lighter than the C60, with more vertical give but slightly more power. Clearance for 28c tires. New svelte "hidden" seat mounting system, and the revamped seatpost is closer to 27.2 than the C60’s 31.6, which adds a bit of compliance.

And still hand-made in Italy.

Disc brake versions expected in April. Pre-orders strongly advised.

For more info:


(with apologies to Walt Whitman)

We picked up a small demo squad of Cannondale’s 2018 Quick NEO e-bikes. Men’s and Women’s (with a step-through frame). Shimano STEPS drive trains. Normal retail is $2,799. We have them for $2,199. Full Cannondale warranty, too.
First come, first served.



20% GIFT Card with Purchase of Any IN-STOCK Road or Tri Bike

Select apparel and helmets 20-60% Off.

Now through November 30, 2017

IB Jersey Refresh

New colors, new Castelli Podio cut.
We’re ordering mid-November.
Please drop by and try one of the sizing samples.
(Yes, we’re doing this before Thanksgiving, when everything fits better for a few weeks).

If "Power is King" when it comes to metrics and training, now you can get a brilliant Pioneer system and we'll include a Pioneer SGX-CA500 head unit.
No charge.

The SGX-CA500 retails for $299.99. Limited time offer. Act fast! Power up!

Sometimes you just want to cruise in style. On "Bikes From Scratch."
Introducing Benno Bikes. From the guy who dreamed up Electra, Benno Baezinger.
Now in stock!


Colnago C60 Limited 52S/56 cm.

Produced as complete bikes only, with special graphics (as seen above and below the Italian Flag on the seat tube) and Italian colors on the left shift lever and crank.
Colnago Limited bar and stem. All Campy Super Record.
Campy Bora Ultra 50 tubular with gold logos.

Call the shop for details and pricing, (949) 453-9999.


This Just In: Allied Alfa 54T Dura Ace 9100. Light. Fast. Smooth. And Made Here. The "T" indicates a head tube that’s 2cm taller than the standard Alfa geometry. Close to a Colnago CX-Zero, which is a little taller than a Race front-end but not as often awkwardly tall as Endurance.

#alliedalfa. #alliedcycleworks

THIS JUST IN (Part Deux)

Coros Linx. Listen to music. Talk on your phone. Get turn-by-turn audio nav cues. And no earpieces. Sound runs via "Open-Ear Bone Conduction." You can hear without being sonically isolated from your riding environment. Optional Walkie-Talkie feature, too. Oh yeah - there's an accelerometer that can sense a fall and text an emergency contact. Now if it would make espresso...


So, How Does it Ride?

The Allied Alfa came with a compelling story, which intrigued us: great people; "Made Here;" promising DNA, carbon tech and design; industry kudos that were pretty damn laudatory.

But, face it, Allied is not the only "new" bike company with a great social media hook. We embraced what we learned from reports and speaking with the staff: however, we knew everything may be right on paper, but we also all know that theory and practice don't always play well together.

What matters most is what happens when a rider finally gets to throw a leg over the frame and pedal away.

The big question: "How does it ride?"

Short answer: it rides like an Allied Alfa. There's a Latin term that applies here: Sui Generis. The Alfa is a class all its own.

Pick it up: it's lightweight, as expected. And It has all the attributes you get from a light frame when the road points up, but without the flightiness often found on descents.

Quick into a turn, but without demanding constant attention. Precise, powerful, but not hyper-reactive.

Terrific road feel, neither too alive nor so damp you think you're in a lounge chair.

Oh, before I forget—it's also quite eye-catching (and this is the basic nude carbon finish, haven't seen one with the brilliant chrome colors in person).

It's a bike you need to ride to appreciate. The perfect bike? That's an aspiration that may never be possible.

But if you don't have at least a crooked grin on your face when you get done, you really should check your pulse.

#alliedcycleworks #alliedalfa #hiavelo

Allied Cycling Works Alfa: Handmade in America

The first Alfa frame will be here soon, hopefully by the end of the month. Made in the U.S.A, painted here, sourced from US carbon. It’s a great story:

But what does it ride like? We will have a demo as soon as we get a frame, but in the meantime, check this review in the latest issue of Bicycling (cover story, too!).

More pics:


20% Gift Card w/purchase at MSRP.
($50 - $100 value.)

Offer good through February 28, 2017.


Now in stock and available. Is there a better cycling shoe... that's also quite capable running towards the finish line after your bike's chainstay snaps?

We think not.


All G5/G5W Mega 20% Off.


Adios, AC-R. For 2017, Colnago has rejiggered and tweaked what you’d expect from an "entry level" carbon frame. Enter the C-RS.

As Colnago puts it, the C-SR "…was conceived in full respect of the philosophy gained through over sixty years of experience designing the most successful bikes in the world."

All we can say, with a little less hyperbole, is it’s quick and smooth.

Wow! 2016 Cannondale Synapse HM

We bought the last remaining Cannondale Synapse HM complete bikes in 54, 56 and 61 cm. HM means "High Modulus," so these are the upper-end light weight frames. Shimano Dura Ace 9000 shifters and derailleurs. Cannondale SiSL2 compact crank. Mavic Ksrium Elite wheels.

Original price? $5860.
We’re selling them for $3,200.
It’s a great bike at a great price.


(We’ve tried it. It works.)

Drop by this Saturday (see below) and get a complimentary (as in free) bottle of HOTSHOT. Starting early for anyone who wants a bottle for their Saturday ride.

More info -


Saturday, November 19
7am – 12pm
Free bottle of HOTSHOT for any attendee.
BOGO on all HOTSHOT purchases
7am-9am – Mobile Sampling of Cyclists
9am-12pm – Demo In-Store


A few doors down from where we are now, still in Sand Canyon Plaza. Number 6604. Right next to 7-ELEVEN.

So, if we’re not here…we’re there!


Please call for special pricing.


2016 models arriving daily. Call or come in for details.

2016 Cannondale Special

Call for Details

SRAM eTAP In Stock

Pretty damn cool. Are you ready?

Motiv Bikes - Call For Special Pricing

Thinking of going electric?

Motiv produces some of the best available.
Call for special pricing.

Good on in stock and special order bikes.

Felt IA 10, "IA 14" and AR5

We have hard to find size 48s

JAMIS 2016

Nice finish. Great spec. Most important - a great ride.

Drop by. Try one. And ask about our intro special.

2016 Felt IA 10 and AR 5

The relentless pursuit of making bikes that laugh at the term "wind resistance" goes on.


You were impressed with the Cannondale CAAD. So were we. With the CAAD 12, Cannondale has set new standards for aluminum bikes. The legendary stiffness and response is even better, and the ride is…sublime? Can you really use "sublime" and "aluminum" together? Apparently so.

The rumors and whispers were right. ENVE's SES 2.2 rim is light, with a refined braking track that has reviewer's heads spinning. It's available in tubular and clincher — and the clincher is tubeless-compatible. As usual, you have a choice of DT and Chris King hubs: but that's been augmented with ENVE's new carbon hub set. In tubular, it's only 1,063 grams per pair with this hub. The clincher comes in at 1,275 grams with the new hub.

STRAIGHT OUTTA CAMBIAGO (and other places)
from those crazy Italians.
Life with Panache!

Limited production runs (so they say) per size of C60 Tricolor and V1-Rs. Complete bikes only!

The C60 Tricolor has Italian-themed Campy Super Record components and Campy Bora 50 tubulars or clinchers. See the colors here.

Vi-Rs, Colnago's lightest, are speced with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrains and Lighweight Meilenstein tubular wheels.See the colors here.

The Arabesque will be limited in sizes and numbers to the quantity of lugs "discovered" in a dark corner of the warehouse. Great backstory by Matt Phillips in Bicycling.

The Sidi Chris Froome/Team Sky Wires have a race fit and a narrow preorder window. Speak up or miss out.


20% Off All Vittoria Corsa CX and Rubino Pro clinchers. Good through May 31, 2015.

Felt's "Little Bastard"

We often see bikes with odd names and obscure meanings: and there are many more in circulation.

So Felt's "Little Bastard" shows up and we spend the day playing with the name, which is still going on. We bet you can have some fun with it (both the name and the bike).

Oh - it's named after James Dean's famous Porsche.


Muc-Off is a UK-based company with a quirky sense of humor and a burgeoning line of innovative products that don't all involve bicycles. But we can't all be perfect.

Drop in and check out an eclectic line of lubes, bike cleaning supplies, personal cleaning supplies and what may be the slickest and quietest chain lube you've ever used. That would be the C3 Ceramic Wet and Dry. Biodegradable and petroleum-free. Premium price—and premium performance. Anyway, what other lube comes with a black light and has its own video?

Oh - if you've been on the hunt for Continental Gatorskin 700x23 and 25 tires, we've got ‘em.

Having trouble finding Continental 4000S II Tires?

You are not alone. How a company in this day and age could be out of such a great and in-demand product escapes us. The best ETA we get is "…the end of October. Maybe."

So if "Maybe" is too iffy for you and you've got some events coming up...we do have some in stock, in 23c and 25c.

Motiv Bikes - Call For Special Pricing

Thinking of going electric?

Motiv produces some of the best available. Call for special pricing.

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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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.


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.


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


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!


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.


Motive Electric Bikes are one answer.

(Racks and bags are optional)


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."


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.


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.


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 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?


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?)

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.