We can help outfit you with everything you need to keep doing the outdoor activities you love this winter! We’ve got a great selection of bike lights for evening commuting and warm, windproof clothing — all on sale!
Still too cold? We’ve still got you covered. All indoor fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and more will be on sale all weekend. As always we’ll deliver your new equipment for free within the Columbia area.
Come visit us this weekend to check out the deals!
Road bikes are in a state of evolution. Sure, you can still buy your run of the mill purpose-built race bikes, but manufacturers are beginning to broaden their road lines. With the advent of disc brakes in the road market we’ve begun to see road bikes with more tire clearance. More tire clearance means more possibilities for where you might end up on your daily adventures.
Among some of the first multi-surface road bikes was the Salsa Colossal. The Colossal is a steel framed, carbon thru-axle forked, do everything road steed that comes with 700x28c tires. 28′s are great for road rides in the Winter when the roads deteriorate from the constant freeze-thaw that we see in Missouri. But what about when you want to take a left onto Howard Orchard Rd or head out on the Katy?
We mounted up some of our favorite gravel tires including the Clement X’Plor MSO (700×32), the new Bontrager CX0 TLR (700×33), and the official BoCoMO gravel tire: the Clement X’Plor USH (700×35). Each one fits perfectly in the frame with a little bit of room to spare.
Salsa still bills the Colossal as a pavement bike, but they don’t say anything about it being ONLY pavement. With that much tire clearance, there’s no reason why you couldn’t roll an occasional gravel road. Maybe even more!
Salsa will have the Spearfish, Horsethief, Beargrease, and Bucksaw bikes available for demo. We’ll be meeting at the upper parking lot next to the shelter.
Stay tuned, we may be planning an after party!
Our Back to School Sale starts this Thursday and runs through Sunday! And don’t forget about the annual swap meet taking place in the parking lot Saturday morning. The swap meet will run from 9am to 2pm. If you have outdoor or cycling equipment to sell bring it by at 9am and put a price on it. If the item sells you have the option of either 100% of the sale in store credit or cash with a 10% consignment fee. Have questions? Give us a call: 573-886-9258
Tyler and I are sitting in the Denver airport waiting for our connecting flight to Kansas City after a few days in Utah at Quality Bicycle Product’s Saddle Drive event. We’ve ridden the latest and greatest from Salsa, Surly, All City, and Foundry on some awesome trails out of the Snowbasin Resort just East of Ogden, UT. After spending time with the bikes and the people that created them I think it’s safe to say that 2015 is going to be a great year for bikes!
I’ll save time and let the actual companies give a detailed line description.
We definitely had some favorites this year. Among them were the new Salsa Mukluk with the Rockshox Bluto suspension fork and Salsa’s Bucksaw full suspension fatbike. Adding suspension to the already fun fatbike category just expands what these bikes are capable of. They’ve now gone from flotation oriented mixed terrain crawlers to full on trail machines. Suspension isn’t needed on all fatbikes though. In 2015 Salsa will still offer their popular Mukluk in a traditional rigid design as well as the new Blackborow line with close to five inch tires. The Beargrease also returns with a carbon or aluminum frame. Look forward to seeing some of the above in the shop come Fall!
Besides the ever popular fatbike category, Salsa had their entire mountain fleet on hand. While there weren’t many technical changes in the line, the Spearfish and El Mariachi return in 2015. The Spearfish is probably one of the more perfect bikes for Missouri. With 80mm rear travel and 100mm front, the all-day-cross-country-race-bike or I-just-want-to-ride-mountain-bikes steed couldn’t be more appropriate for our trails.
It’s hard to truly understand how much fun these bikes are without actually being able to ride them on our own trails. Fortunately we’ll get that chance come October! The Salsa demo truck will be making it down to our neck of the woods so we can all spend some time on all of their bikes on trails we know and love. Stay tuned for dates and details.
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