Bumstead's is excited to announce the arrival of the All New 2013 Trek Mamba 29er! Perfect
for a beginner, the Mamba has 29 inch wheels for awesome tracking.
Easily passes over rocks and ruts to make challenging terrain a breeze.
The rims on this bike are double walled and eyeleted with a stainless
steel washer. This makes for an extremely strong rim.
has taken into account for the larger 29" wheel and has implemented
their system called G2 geometry. They have changed the front head tube
and the shock crown angle so that it steers just as quick as a 26" wheel
Be sure to stay tuned for more 2013 roll-outs or stop by the shop for the latest bicycle models in stock!
Bumstead's Bicycles is beaming with pride as our very own Danny C heads to compete in the London Olympic Games as part of the Filipino Olympic Team. Danny C will compete in BMX starting on August 8th. Join us by tuning in as he fights for olympic gold in London. Watch our very special video dedicated to Danny as we root him on here in So Cal!
A new design for a bicycle from an entepreneur Izhar Gafni, out of Israel, is made from light-weight, durable, eco-friendly, and waterproof cardboard! If it sounds impossible, well...they said it was.
Gafni wanted to create a bicycle that would be too inexpensive to be stolen, and began experimenting with building a bicycle out of cardboard box material. Though the engineers he consulted with were skeptical, Gafni persevered and now has a working model of his cardboard bicycle.
The bicycle prototype may be in for more changes, but currently the production cost is around $9 to $12 per bike. Gafni has not yet signed a contract with a manufacturer, so it is uncertain what the finished cost will be, but it is expected to retail for under $90.
As we followed the 2012 Tour de France at our Ontario, California bike shop, one thing that stood out about this year's competition was the winning strategy of Britain's Team Sky, reminding anyone who might forget, that this is, after all, a team sport. Bradley Wiggins won the first yellow jersey for Britain, and appeared to do so with little effort. Wiggins established his lead so early on in the race, and held it for so very long. The win was a virtual certainty on Saturday, barring some crazy turn of events, when Wiggins won his second time trial. Wiggins finished the Tour with his teammate Chris Froome close behind. Froome was only 3:21 after him, and this was especially dramatic considering how things went down between them in the race. Froome exceeded expectations with his incredible performance on mountainous stages, putting Team Sky's winning strategy to the test. The team had its bets on Wiggins, given his edge in time trials, and Froome was held back in several stages for the sake of keeping Wiggins ahead. The tension over this strategy erupted in a stream of back-handed tweets between Froome's girlfriend and Wiggins' wife, beginning in the 11th stage. Team Sky's teamwork also made its mark when they aided Mark Cavendish in taking a fourth consecutive stage win on the Champs-Elysees.
Wiggins was happy with the team's strategy. "It's magnificent," said Wiggins. "For us to finish like this as a team, helping Mark to victory and allowing him to defend his record here... it's incredible."
Briton Bradley Wiggins endured the trying, mountainous 17th stage of the race on Thursday, and said sensed the race is "pretty much over".
With just three stages remaining in the Tour de France of 2012, Wiggins seems to be secure in his lead. Wiggins finished 3rd in stage 17, with a two minute five second overall lead ahead of his teammate Christopher Froome, who came in ahead of Wiggins in the 17th stage, in 2nd place.
The remaining stages in the Tour de France are two flat stages and a time trial, which Wiggins is expected to do well in. With any luck, Wiggins will, in 3 days, be the first Tour de France winner of Great Britain.
Alejandro Valverde of Spain enjoyed an emotional win in the 17th stage, after returning from a two-year doping ban, and a rough start to the tour, surviving three crashes. A teary Valverde said of his victory, “It erases all of the past.”
Are you following the Tour de France with our bike shop in Ontario, California? Britain's David Millar claimed an emotional win in the twelve stage yesterday after what has been a very difficult tour for the Garmin-Sharp team. The team has lost a number of riders including their team leader, Ryder Hesjedal. Bicycling.com asked David Millar about his 12th stage victory and the team's recent difficulties. "It's massive. It's been a horrific tour for us so far," Millar said. "I really wanted to do something...prove that we're still here and show that Garmin-Sharp is one of the best cycling teams in the world." France's Pierre Rolland took his maiden victory in the 10th stage, followed by another win in 11. Britain's Bradley Wiggins further secured his lead against Australia's defending champion Cadel Evans in the 11th stage. Evans had begun stage 11 in second place, only one minute, 53 seconds behind Wiggins, but dropped to fourth overall at 3:19.
Its been quite literally a brutal race from the beginning. A grand total of seventeen bicyclists are currently out of the Tour de France due to crash injuries, at the close of the 9th stage. This is the most cyclists to be out with injuries by this stage in the Tour de France since 1998.
Brit Bradley Wiggins, the three-time Olympic track medalist, has the yellow jersey for the first time. Wiggins finished the 9th stage time trial, victorious, only 35 seconds ahead of Australian Cadel Evans.
Wiggins was undaunted by speculation that he may have taken the yellow jersey too soon. "You can't get too cocky in this race and choose when you take the yellow jersey," the Huffington Post reported Wiggins saying. "I'd much rather be in yellow than in hospital – like half the peloton."
Yesterday, Wiggins had an angry outburst in response to conjecture that his team's stellar performance could have been aided by doping.
Today's win for Wiggins gave him more room in his lead, after France's Thibaut Pinot had his first win on Sunday's 8th stage, followed by defending champion Cadel Evans, with Wiggins coming in 4th.
Our bike shop in Chino Hills is watching the events of Tour de France all this month. The race is approaching the end of week one, and its been an exciting start.
were a number of news developments regarding Tour de France in the weeks leading up to the race. This
year has been marked by some special situations such as rider injuries, changing of teams, and high-profile doping charges that recently stripped Tour de
France legend Lance
Armstrong of his titles.
The first week of the race had plenty of
excitement as well, with several crashes, such as a multi-bike pile-up
that included Mike Cavendish, in the closing of Stage 4. Cavendish emerged
from the crash uninjured, and unhappy.
Andre Greipel of Germany
won Stage 4, and coming through the finish elated at
his first Tour de France victory. He then came in ahead again in Stage
5, pulling in front in the final hundred meters in what he called "the
hardest sprint of my life."
Looking forward to what the Tour de France brings next. Watch our blog for updates!