Friday, June 29, 2012

Chrome Messenger Baga Are all the Rage at Bumsteads Bicycles in Ontario Ca

Chrome Messenger Bags
  These stylish messengers are more than just a fashion statement.  With comfort, optimal durability, & tons of storage a Chrome Messenger bag will become your new everyday best friend. 

These American made bags are equipped with an EVA foam padded shoulder strap with cross-chest load stabilizer for increased rideability on your commutes, reflective straps for night visibility, are fully weatherproof, and best of all guaranteed for life!

Available in Several Colors! We have a bag to fit everyone's style 

Check out the Sweet Coca Cola Cruiser by Nirve at Bumsteads!

Nirve's Coca Cola Collectors Bike
Arrives at Bumsteads Mid-July!
Be the first on your block to sport this awesome collectors edition cruiser!  In partnership with Coca Cola Nirve is introducing this cherry cruiser for the summer. Complete with a coke bell and drink holder you will ride in style and comfort. Be sure to stop by Bumsteads mid july and take one for a spin!  

2013 Bicycles Arriving at Bumstead's Bicycles in Ontario CA

Bumstead's is excited to announce the arrival of all new 2013 bicycles including the Trek Mamba, Trek 8.1 DS, and Nirve Lahaina already in stock!

2013 Trek Mamba:
Not even featured on the Trek website yet, the 2013 Trek Mamba is literally hot off the assembly line.  This 29er is fully equipped with Alpha Gold Aluminum, butted & hydroformed tubing, cold-forged dropouts & bottom bracket, G2 Geometry, Shimano Alivio M430 9-speed shifters, and so much more.  Come in and check it out before it is even viewable online! 

2013 Trek 8.1 DS:
If you are in the market for a bike that can truly take you anywhere, dual sport is the way to go.  The all new Trek 8.1 DS is a dream on pavement & off as well as to your budget.  With 21 speeds, Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, massive tire clearance, and stainless steel spokes, just to name a few, the Trek 8.1 is truly multi purpose with the comfort to take you anywhere you need to go.  At under $600 you cant beat it.

2013 Nirve Lahaina:
The 2013 Nirve Lahaina women's cruiser is the perfect beach bike for that lovely lady in your life.  What better way to enjoy our beautiful southern Californian summers than cruising the beaches and enjoying the waves.

Be sure to stay tuned for more 2013 roll-outs or stop by the shop for the latest bicyle models in stock!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Aston Martin One 77, bicycle

Latest word at our Chino Hills bike shop-connoisseurs of the road bike, get ready...
British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is partnering with Factor Bikes to bring the road bike version of the One 77, the coveted luxury sports car.

The One 77, being called "the world's most technologically advanced road bicycle" brings elements of the exclusive Aston Martin One 77 sports car to the world of cycling, such as its construction from a unique ultra light-weight carbon fiber composite, super advanced computer system, and the beautiful design and details you might expect from a bike called One 77. The bike is outfitted with Shimano Dura-Ace components.
The seventy-seven One 77 sports cars have all been sold, with reports of one crashing in Hong Kong last month. The One 77 bicycle, estimated to cost around $40,000 is sure to sell out quickly as well.
Contact Factor to inquire about sales.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bike shop Ontario: Tips for cycling for weight loss

At our bike shop Upland, we have plenty of customers looking to slim down cyclng, but casual cycling will not usually result in weight loss. Those who are successful losing weight through bicycling are those who set out to do so through a combination of dietary changes and a cycling plan that has the exercise rigor to bring the results.
Here are a few secrets that help maximize the exercise benefits of riding:

  • A bike that is sized to fit will help your body burn calories. When fit is not good, sometimes riders are not getting the full calorie-burning benefit from riding as they are slumped in their seat. 
  • Beginning with a stretch and warm-up routine every time protects bodies from injury and helps muscles prepare to work efficiently. 
  • Building the intensity level of exercise gradually helps people be safe and successful. Beginning with a low-intensity ride that is manageable, and focusing on developing the pattern of cycling every day is an effective approach. 
  • Successful cycling fitness routines alternate short periods of rigorous exercise with rest have been shown to be the most effective. This method allows you to use your energy more efficiently than a continuous hard push where you actually lose strength over time.

    In order to lose weight, you will need to burn more calories than you consume, so your routine is only one piece of what’s needed to lose weight cycling, but stay committed and you too can do what many other cyclists have!

Monday, June 11, 2012

bike shop Chino Hills: Surprise Warm-up Tips

Bumsteads bike shop Chino Hills spills 3 secrets about warming up! These come as a surprise even to some of our serious athletic cyclists. Here they are...drumroll, please...
1. Less is more!
You heard that right. A study released last year showed that the standard 20 minute warm-up routine used by cyclists caused fatigue, and a shorter, less-strenuous warm-up routine actually produced better peak power output.  
2. Serious cyclists do it inside! Riding through busy streets and intersections, across uneven surfaces, around pedestrians, and inclement weather can really reduce the effectiveness of your efforts to warm up at the beginning of your ride. The continuous, controlled warm-up you get inside on a stationary trainer is more effective. That's why it is preferred by many cyclists before a race.
3. Intermittent is better than continuous! When you pedal continuously as hard as you can and really get your heartrate up, you feel like you are getting a better warm-up, but research suggests this is false. Continuous exercise tires us out , and without being perceptible to us, our performance is affected. A warm-up of 20 second high intensity pedaling, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 cycles is a perfect warm-up to take advantage of your bicycling for fitness.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bike shop Ontario: Get fit and lose weight with joy, bicycling!

At our bike shop Ontario, we run into lots of people who are looking for a fun way to get into shape. Bicycling is an enjoyable and effective fitness activity. Studies have shown benefits of cycling include lower rates of heart disease, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, and stress reduction.
Cycling may also be the exercise component of your weight loss plan, with great results. In order to get weight loss benefit from cycling, you will need to design your riding routine with that in mind.
Bicycling is low-impact fitness, and so is recommended for all body types, ages, and fitness levels. Many people who cannot run for exercise, can ride a bicycle easily and pleasurably.
If you are overweight, the non-weight bearing nature of cycling can mean greater stamina in your workout routine as compared to something like walking.
For those who's mobility is limited, cycling can offer freedom of movement, allowing people to enjoy moving at fast speeds and get an aerobic workout.
Cycling tones the stubborn areas of the body- butt, thighs, waist, and hips.
A professional bicycle retailer can help you maximize these benefits, by assisting you in finding the right bicycle for your body type and that it is fitted so you get the best exercise benefit.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bike shop Chino Hills: What kind of bike is right for you?

Are you wanting to buy a bicycle at bike shop Chino Hills  but you have no idea where to start? Here is a brief guide to some of the most common kinds of bicycles. Choose your bike based on what kind of riding you are most interested in.
Road bikes
Pros: Speedy, easy to pedal on pavement.
Cons: Not so good for riding on rough terrain. Dropped handlebars may be uncomfortable.

Mountain bikes
Pros: Suspension and upright riding position provide a cushy, comfortable ride. Great for all terrain.
Cons: Mountain bikes are slower, harder to ride on paved and smooth surfaces.

Hybrid bikes
Pros: Fast, easy pedaling, with the versatility and comfort of a mountain bike.
Cons: Not suitable for very rugged terrain.

Pros: Comfortable, relaxed riding, and style.
Cons: Difficult to ride in on hills, long distance, or off road.
Pros: Nimble and sturdy for stunts and trick-riding.
Cons: Short on comfort.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bike shop Upland: Common crashes #10: Rear End (variation 2)

Our bike shop Upland exposes the top ten most common bike crashes, from Find expanded info on their site.

#10 Rear End (variation 2)

A car runs into you from behind. This is a very commonly feared crash, but it does not happen frequently. It makes up only 3.8% of collisions. However, it is very difficult to avoid, since you are not usually looking behind you.

How to avoid this wreck:

1. Use a rear light. If you're riding at night, you absolutely should use a flashing red rear light. Bruce Mackey (formerly of Florida, now head of bike safety in Nevada) says that 60% of bike collisions in Florida are caused by cyclists riding at night without lights. In 1999, 39% of deaths on bicycles nationwide occurred between 6 p.m. and midnight. [USA Today, 10-22-01, attributed to the Insurance Institute for highway safety]

2. Wear a safety triangle or reflective vest. Just do it. Reflective gear makes you a lot more visible even in the day time as well.

3. Use wide streets. Ride on streets where the outside lane is wide enough for a car and a bike, side by side. That way a car may speed past you and avoid hitting you, even if they did not see you!

4. Use slow streets.The slower a car is going, the more time the driver has to see you. Avoid arterials, especially on weekends.

5. Use a mirror. Get a mirror and use it. If it appears a car doesn't see you, get off your bike and onto the sidewalk.

6. Do not hug the curb. This is counter-intuitive, but allow some space between yourself and the curb. That gives you room to move into if you need to. Doing so prevents a number of common accidents.

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