Monday, November 12, 2012

Looking For 2013's Best Hybrid Bike? We Found it: Trek Dual Sport 8.6

Trek's 2013 Dual Sport 8.6 is the perfect bike for someone who wants to ride around town or commute to work, as well as satisfying the needs of the mountain biker inside. 

It's the right solution for the multi purpose rider, designed for weekday-to-weekend versatility. Trek uses Alpha Gold aluminum that is formed into tube shapes that effectively balance weight and strength. It's designed to absorb 20mm worth of roots, curbs, and railroad tracks without a shock. They call it IsoZone, and it adds comfort and durability directly to the frame. In addition, Trek utilized a handlebar-mounted control for on-the-fly suspension lockout as you switch terrain. A remote lockout means an easier time on the trail as your hands don't even have to move from the handlebars to execute this function.

The bike easily accommodates the standard 700x35c tires with fenders, but you can also use Bontrager XDX 29"x1.8" MTB tires without fenders for those weekend trips to the light trails and fire roads.

This bike is comfortable, ergonomic, and capable which are all essential for the everyday rider. Having the choice of tire size is also a nice feature for those who plan to use the bike for different purposes. The 2013 Dual Sport 8.6 is fast and efficient on pavement, and is capable and confident on dirt.

Come to Bumstead's Bicycles, located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. We have the DS 8.6 as well as the rest of the 2013 Trek lineup. We want you to come and take a test ride, because we know this is the bike for you.

Call us today at 909-984-9067, or visit our website at

Friday, November 9, 2012

Women Love the 2013 Trek Lexa SL, and It's Easy to See Why!

Men aren't the only ones looking for a fast, light, confidence inspiring road bike. Women do too, and they find it in the 2013 Trek Lexa SL!

100 Series Aluminum is used on the Lexa, which is Trek's high performance aluminum. It uses complex tube shapes for a great combination of strength to weight. Trek also decided to use the H3 WSD fit on the bike, which offers a slightly higher head tube as well as a but shorter top tube to allow you to ride more comfortably, for longer. Comfort is one of Trek's top priorities, and it shows. They use Women's Specific design in their road and mountain bike construction. Trek knows that a great-fitting bike means more joy from the ride, great comfort, excellent power and stability, as well as awesome control.

It goes without saying how excellent it is to have Shimano STI shifters and brakes at the same location on the handlebars. This gives you complete control over the gears while giving you the ability to brake should you need to. Shimano Tiagra derailleurs complete the package, providing compatibility and a sure, swift shift every time.

Trek cares about comfort, so they have used Bontrager components in that field. An Affinity 1 saddle, 20mm offset Race seatpost, and Gel Cork tape take away a lot of the discomfort associated with longer rides. Your sit bone and hands are gently cradled by these comfy yet firm Bontrager components.

Don't think you're getting the whole picture by reading this review. You really should come to Bumstead's Bicycles to see this bike for yourself. We are located on 1038 West 4th Street in Ontario. You can also easily reach us by phone at 909-984-9067, or check out our website for a full product catalogue.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2013 Trek Madone 2 Series is Even More Incredible than Last Year!

For years, the Trek Madone was a leading carbon fiber road racer used by local riders as well as Lance Armstrong.  The light weight and advanced design of the Madone carbon frame gave cyclists a big performance edge over others not as lucky to be riding this bike.  Trek has recognized the need to bring the design of the Madone down to a lower price point so for 2013, Trek is introducing two Madone models in aluminum.  The Madone 2.1 and 2.3 deliver a lot of the benefits of their carbon big brother but at half the price.

Equipped with a carbon fork and seat post and Shimano 105 10 speed components the Madone 2 series is perfect for racing, triathlons, weekend group rides or that early Saturday morning ride by yourself where you just want to see where the road takes you.

We are located at 1038 W. 4th Street (4th and Mountain) in Ontario and our phone number is (909) 984-9067.  If you have questions about the 2013 Madone, give us a call or drop by the shop and check them out in person.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Amazing 2013 Trek Lineup Featured at the Interbike Trade Show!

Every year, the bicycle industry gathers for the Interbike Trade Show where all the manufacturers put on display the new bikes, clothing, and accessories you will find at Bumstead Bikes in the upcoming season.  New models, new colors, and new technology gets the people in the shop excited about the upcoming year.  This trade show was no exception with the Trek bike line looking hotter than ever.

The Madone, Trek's flagship road race bike is redesigned and better than ever!  The new 7 series frame has dropped in weight down to just 750 grams yet it's still as stiff and solid as previous Madones.  Utilizing the new KVF tube shape, the aerodynamic improvement delivers an extra 25 watts in performance and for the Madone rider, that can be the difference between winning and finishing in the pack.  Looking to get into road riding but want to be conservative with your bicycle budget, the Madone now comes in affordably priced aluminum models with prices under $2,000 and the 1 series bikes with models starting at $739.

Looking to save some money or burn less oil and want to start bike commuting to work or school or just want to burn some calories on the bike trail?  Then consider the FX category of flat bar road bikes.  Each model has an upright, comfortable riding position with the base model starting at under $600.  Bicycle commuters and recreational cyclists all over our region have relied upon the Trek FX to get them where they need to go.

We are located at 1038 W. 4th Street (4th and Mountain) in Ontario and our phone number is (909) 984-9067.  If you have questions about the 2013 Treks, give us a call or drop by the shop and check them out in person.