Monday, December 30, 2013

[Review] The 2014 Trek 8.4 DS Can Do It All!

2014 Trek 8.4 DS - Everything You Could Ever Want In A Single Bike

Many first time bike buyers and people getting back into the sport have trouble deciding between all the options available to them. Some may want a bike that is extra comfortable so they can enjoy their rides to the fullest. Others may want to get a bike that is light and efficient so they can ride back and

That's the beauty of a Dual Sport Bike. Not only is the 2014 Trek DS 8.4 light and strong, it's got a load of great features for the versatile cyclist.

First and foremost is:


Trek has constructed their 8.4 DS to be one of the most comfortable rides you will get on a multi-purpose bike. They have focused in on the two areas that are most likely to feel the bumps of the road and the fatigue of the ride: your hands, and your rear end.

• Saddle — The highly versatile Evoke saddle is packed with features engineered especially for the demands of off-road riding. It's edges have been made more durable, its nose made wider (for comfort on more technical terrain), and Off-Road-specific Zone Density foam padding gives proper supportive cushioning. It's gender specific Contour Relief Zone offers extra soft tissue relief.

Don't count it out as a road saddle, though! The Evoke's light weight and Posture Specific Design make it a great choice for road riders who prefer a more upright stance.
forth to work. Still others may want to ride around town and occasionally ride a local trail. There are bikes that will fit all of these categories perfectly, and perhaps one of those is something you'd like.
• Handlebars/Grips —On this model, Trek included ergonomic Bontrager Satellite Elite grips. They take your hand shape into account for more comfort and greater control over the bike. The handlebar and stem are oversized to increase durability and control as well.

Front Suspension — Unlike the 8.1 DS which has suspension built directly into the frame, the 2014 8.4 DS comes with a SR Suntour NRX front suspension fork, giving you 63mm of travel and preload adjustable lockout. That means you can switch from full suspension; allowing you to easily pass over bumps or curbs in the road, or no suspension; giving you the greatest amount of power transfer and stiffening your front end for climbs and straightaways.

Quality Parts and Construction

•Frame — Gary Fisher style Aluminum frame using a lighter, sportier version of their Alpha Gold Aluminum frame.

• Hydraulic Disc Brakes — This is one of the best features of a Dual Sport Bike. 160mm rotors provide excellent braking power in all conditions — even rainy or muddy! They operate better than mechanical style brakes, and are easier to adjust. The hydraulic discs on this bike are manufactured by Haynes, their Dyno model.

• Drivetrain — The 2014 8.4 DS sees a few upgrades from the 8.3 DS. It gets a Shimano Alivio Crank and a Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur. The front shifters also get upgraded from Acera to Alivio 9-speed for a total of 27 gears.

• Tires — The bike comes specced with Bontrager LT3 700x38c tires, but the frame has plenty of clearance allowing you to swap for beefier (29x1.8") MTB tire without fenders. You can also mount panniers or racks easily.

All of these features can be said to make this bike the best for a variety of terrain. If you want a light bike that offers a smooth, strong ride. What else would you expect from one of the world's premier Bike manufacturers?

Monday, December 9, 2013

[PHOTOS] 2014 Trek Domane 6.2 - Blistering Speed, Incredible Comfort, Amazing Stability

Don't Endure. Conquer With The 2014 Trek Domane 6.2!

Every year, Trek outdoes themselves in every category. The road category is no exception. Trek shows no sign of slowing, and they don't want you to show any signs of slowing either. Let's take a look at the features of the 2014 Trek Domane 6.2.

FIRST: It's worth mentioning that you can customize this bike to your hearts content using Trek's Project One bike building program.

And now, on to the bike itself. Trek points out very clearly on their website that this is the WORLDS best endurance bike. How can they make this claim?

IsoSpeed Technology

The IsoSpeed Decoupler isolates the seat tube from the rest of the frameset, DOUBLING compliance and smoothness with ZERO performance drawbacks.

The IsoSpeed Fork is a one-two punch: 30% more stiffness dramatically improves handling, and the additional compliance from the ride-tuned sweep makes for a smoother ride.

Frame Composition Geometry

• OCLV Carbon (Optimum Compaction, Low Void) manufacturing process, enabling Trek to produce carbon bikes with consistency and quality previously thought impossible.  Each level of OCLV offers the best ride for the money, thanks to an optimal balance of areal weight, stiffness, and compliance. The 600 Series featured on this bike is made of advanced aerospace materials using weight-saving, performance-enhancing technology to achieve the best frame weight/stiffness combinations in the industry.

• As it should be, Trek has developed the world's most comfortable racing geometry. This is the most advanced endurance racing bike after all. They still kept a "racy" feel in the bike, but extended the height of the head tube slightly so you will be more balanced over the bike and greater comfort for your back. Trek has considered every frame construction and fit detail over more than two years to arrive at the perfect balance of speed, stability, and smoothness.

Drivetrain and Other Features

• Obviously we could go on and on about Shimano Ultegra Groupset, but we'd rather talk about how awesome it is to be able to run an integrated electronic drivetrain. "Specific cable stops and proprietary seat tube battery mount or bottom bracket mount allow for a perfect interface with industry-leading electronic drivetrain systems without a single zip tie or strip of tape" These cable connecters are 7mm wide instead of the standard 4mm, though Trek includes specific adapters for both, so you don't need electrical tape. Plus, it makes for a sweet, clean look on the ouside of the bike and keeps your cables out of your way.

• The Ride Tuned seatmast is the lightest, most comfortable solution for day-in, day-out performance and comfort. The no-cut design eliminates traditional seatpost clamping forces, so we can use less material at the seat tube junction, resulting in a lighter frame. Most seatmast systems have to be cut leaving little or no room for adjustablity. This design has more that 10cm of adjustment, making it the most adjustable system on the market.


• Trek is concerned about your comfort as well: that's why they placed a Bontrager Race Lite IsoSpeed handlebar to complete this bike. Vibration from rough roads can cause numbness, fatigue, or even loss of control. The integrated IsoZone handlebar pads reduce vibration displacement by 20% while keeping the same ergonomic profile. You get comfort and confident control, with less additional weight than add-on solutions like gel padding or double wrapped tape. The actual bar is ergonomically designed with a compact, shorter drop, a variable radius for a defined braking position, and a flared outer bend for greater control while in the drops.

Come to Bumstead's Bicycles today! We'd love to put you on one of these great Trek bikes and let you take a test ride. We'll be waiting for you!

Bumstead's Bicycles
 Located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. 
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Friday, November 22, 2013

7 Steps to Winter Prep

Here Are 7 Key Adjustments To Make Your Winter Riding The Most Fun It Can Be

 (thanks to Global Cycling Network)

10 tips for winterproofing your bike:

1. Replace Tires

Old worn out tires are far more likely to puncture, especially in the winter months when rain or wind has brought more debris onto the roads, sidewalks, and trails.

There's not much worse than trying to replace a flat tire on the side of the road when it's cold and rainy.

If your budget allows, try to pick up some new tires for the winter season that are a bit wider and grippier to lessen your chances of getting puncture flat.
To even FURTHER reduce your chance of puncture, pick up a tire liner like :        .

2. Check Brake Pads

In gritty conditions, the pad can (and probably will) wear much faster than in great weather. Make sure to check them more regularly and replace if necessary.

3. Buy A Set Of Winter Wheels

Because of that same grit, the braking surface of your rim can see some extra damage too. Winter wheels are designed to be extra durable in this and other areas. It may be a good idea for you to pick up some wheels for this purpose.

4. Mount Fenders

Not only does it keep the spray and mud off of your face, hands, feet, and backside, it also protects your frame, your headset, and your drivetrain which will help these components to last longer.

5. Use Lights

Of course, it's important to use lights during the dark hours of all seasons. In winter months, however, it is a good idea to run some inexpensive lights at all times of the day, as it can quickly become dark and gloomy.

6. Replace Worn chains

Buy an inexpensive chain that you can replace more often, as the grime and debris from the road will get into the track and ruin your other drivetrain components faster.

7. Keep Moving Parts Greased and Lubed

Moving parts such as headset bearings, hubs, pedals, chain and bottom bracket. Not only will this be help your moving parts keep working properly, but it will also help prevent moisture from penetrating.

What else do YOU do to get ready for winter riding?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Top 5 Motivations For a New Helmet

Got a Questionable Helmet? Just Replace It.

 But we should remember why we wear helmets in the first place. Protecting that all-important noggin. Now, obviously, if you have been in a crash, or if the helmet is in two pieces, you will have to get yourself a new one. But maybe you haven't considered one of the reasons on this list. Be informed. Be safe.


5. It's not a cycling helmet

It's a good idea to wear a different helmet for each sport you participate in. Even if you ride BMX, or if do some activity where you crash regularly like skateboarding, you may not want to wear that helmet for road or mountain cycling, as it could be less prepared for the types of falls that can occur when riding.

4. Helmet manufacturers recommend replacing helmets every five years. 

And it's not so they can sell a bunch of new ones. It's because the materials in a helmet break down over that time causing the helmet to lose some of it's impact-absorbing ability, which means in a crash, you're at risk!

3. Helmets are constantly improving. 

Today's designs are drastically superior to those we were wearing just a few years ago. Helmet manufacturers have engineered features like better cooling vents, feathery weight, and extra protection against concussions, all of which make it worthwhile to upgrade regularly.

2. Significant Accidents or Falls

EPS foam is made to compress upon heavy impact. This disperses the force of the impact sothat the helmet, not your skull, is taking the brunt of the blow. However, EPS foam does not completely regain its shape after a major impact. The bottom line from every source is that, if the helmet has been in an accident, replace it, even if it does not look damaged.

1. The outside is just foam or cloth instead of plastic, or it doesnt have a CPSC, ASTM or Snell sticker inside, or you just can't get it to fit!

Obviously foam and cloth are not protective enough, but there are still some helmets floating around out there that aren't up to the safety code that manufacturers established in the 1990s. And anything that doesn't fit is probably not good for your ride.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

[VIDEO REVIEW] 2014 Trek Dual Sport 8.3

The Bike That Does It All!

Lloyd from Bumstead's Bicycles in Ontario, CA brings you a review of one of Trek's most versatile bikes: the 2014 Dual Sport 8.3.

This model has a lightweight aluminum frame. One of the things you will notice is that Trek has spent a lot of time doing hydroformed tubing. The tubes are not round, they are custom shaped in order to be as light and strong as possible. They also have designed the tubes to give you the best strength to weight ratio.

Because it is a dual sport bike, it has front suspension for the possible light trails you may encounter on weekends with your buddies, as well as the potholes and broken sidewalks you will definitely see in the city. If you are on nicely paved roads and don't need the suspension, there is a very simple lockout lever located on the fork. Trek also put disc brakes on the Dual Sport bikes this year, which are much better in wet or muddy conditions.

Shimano Acera 8-speed rear derailleur, with rapid fire shifters which are going to last and are just right for most riders. Shimano's crank also includes a slight chain-guard to protect your clothing or legs from chain grease.

If you're looking for a bike to do a little bit of everything, this is the best one you could possibly get.

Come in to Bumstead's Bicycles today to take a test ride! We'll be seeing you!

Bumstead's Bicycles
 Located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. 
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Friday, November 8, 2013

How To Pick The Right Mountain Bike

How can you possibly choose the right mountain bike when they come in so many different shapes and sizes, and are used for so many purposes?

Numerous manufacturers provide bikes that are specifically developed to tackle tough terrain and rigorous riding. The most important factor when determining which mountain bike to get is your personal riding preference.

The first thing you have to do is ask yourself a few questions.

Are you going to ride in the mountains?
Are you going to just ride on some dirt roads?
Do you just like the idea of a mountain bike and you're just going to ride on the street?

All of these things will determine which is the right mountain bike for you.

Let's start with the easiest of those.
You like the look and style of a mountain bike, but the reality is the most you will be doing with it is going on some dirt roads. At that point anything that we carry that is basic and looks like a mountain bike is going to be a good buy. It's still going to have a more dual purpose tire that will be knobby, but it will still roll smooth on the street.

That would be the first thing. Most of the time you will have 21 speeds, an aluminum frame, Shimano or SRAM components. Pretty basic. At this point you don't even need disc brakes. You can get a linear pull brake or a v-brake, and you'll be fine. It would be much better for you to get an upgrade in components than to opt for an upgrade to disc brakes at the entry level. 

Take the 2013 Trek 8.2 Dual Sport for example. It's a go-anywhere machine that is road-bike fast, hybrid-bike capable and fun everywhere. It's lightweight aluminum frame and 63mm travel suspension fork so it floats over roads and paths. 21-speed Shimano Gears and safe, grippy brakes are at your disposal. 

Or the 2013 Trek 3500 Disc! Trek's Silver Series aluminum frame makes for nimble handling, easy 
acceleration and quick climbing. 80mm travel suspension fork dispatches bumps with ease, grace, and confidence. Quick shifting 21-speed Shimano Drivetrain that will make easy work of the hills. Bontrager tires and disc brakes in all conditions and any weather.

For the ladies, Trek has their 2013 Skye. It's a fun, all-around bike ready for any and all adventures. It's got their great-riding, lightweight aluminum frame in a relaxed, upright riding position. The downtube is not as tall as the boys frame, allowing you to stand over the bike easier. It comes in "Washed Denim," and "Canary Yellow."

Next, for the guy or girl that wants to do a little bit of mountain biking, but not to do extreme jumps or dropoffs. Maybe you just want to hit some local trails with your friends. One of the first features you'd look for is: an adjustable front fork. You want a front shock that has enough travel and enough adjustability to hit those bumps and take up the shock and abuse of hitting rocks and potholes and rain-ruts. The next thing would be looking into disc brakes. The more serious you get about riding, the better brakes you're going to need because of the dirt, mud and grime. You will need better stopping power in those dirty conditions and on steeper descents. You will probably still get an aluminum frame but will get an upgrade from 21 gears to 24(8 gears in the rear). Going up and down hills requires a little more precise shifting than just on flat ground. On this type of bike you can go mountain biking often and expect it to live up to the use or abuse on the trail.

A good example of this type of bike is The 2013 Trek 4300 Disc. It's perfect for this category because it has the Gold aluminum frame, and is plenty tough to hold its own in the durability department. It has been bumped up to a 100mm-travel SunTour suspension fork for control, easy pedaling 27-speed Shimano drivetrain, a plush seat, and versatile tires on dependable wheels. It aso comes with Hayes disc brakes. 

The next level up means you have been riding the trails a bit and now you need a new bike. You're going mountain biking every weekend, hitting all the local trails and going to harsher conditions to ride. At that point you're going to be looking for something with longer travel on the front fork that will be larger in diameter. You may get many more features on the front fork, including lockout or damping control. The better the front fork, the better the bike will handle in adverse conditions. You may want to go to hydraulic disc brakes even rather than cable disc brakes, kind of like upgrading to  power brakes on a car. The rims on the better quality bikes are double walled, and the spokes come out of a reinforced  "eyelet" rather than just a hole in the rim. This makes them much stronger and better able to handle rougher terrain. At this point you may want to get that full suspension bike, whereas for a first time rider would want to stick to a hardtail. 

Another consideration when purchasing a mountain bike would be whether to get 26" or 29" rims. This is completely based on preference. The larger diameter (29") wheel is gaining popularity amongst experienced and novice alike. Having 29" wheels allows for better traction due to a larger contact patch with the ground as well as the ability to roll over trail obstacles with more ease while maintaining momentum. The novice rider may find more confidence riding through technical terrain.

The trade-offs with bigger wheels are slower acceleration and increased weight due to the mass of the larger wheels and tires. 

The last consideration is weight. When you are selecting a mountain bike for racing, it's important to keep the weight of the bike down. Mountain biking at a higher level requires riding up and down hills of all sizes, over obstacles with frequent braking and acceleration. The lighter your bike, the easier it is to accomplish these feats. Never sacrifice strength and durability for weight

Remember that you can always come in and demo a bike to find out what works for you. We have a lot of options and sometimes you just need to sit on different bikes to figure it out.

Another great bike not listed here is the 2013 Trek Mamba 29er. Learn all about it here.

We are Bumstead's Bicycles, located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. If you come by the shop we can discuss your needs and plans for your mountain bike and let you test the one that catches your eye. 
Or, you can give us a call at: (909) 984-9067

Monday, October 28, 2013

TOP Cycling Tips #11-20

Follow Any of These Rules To See Improvement in Your Ride!

Stay On The Lookout For the Rest of The Rules!

1. Train Your Weaknesses

Even though this may seem vague and obvious, this is much more about identifying your weaknesses and THEN training them. Professional endurance racer Mark Weir makes his living blasting through corners, but that wasn't always the case. "I was a semi-pro downhiller racing in Park City, Utah, and there was a corner that I thought just sucked," he recalls. "I told Jan Karpiel, one of my sponsors, about it, and he said: 'The corner doesn't suck, you suck at that corner.' I realized then that training my weaknesses is far more important than sticking with my strengths.


2. Check Your Tire Pressure Before Each Ride

3. Learn to Bunny Hop on Your Road Bike

Doing an unclipped hop shows you how changes in body position affect your bike's behavior — knowledge that will boost your confidence on steep downhills, rough roads, and in corners.

A. Replace your clipless pedals with platforms and your cycling shoes with soft-soled sneakers.

B. Ride across a flat, grassy field at slightly faster than walking speed, standing on your pedals, cranks level with the ground, elbows and knees slightly bent.

C. Push down on the handlebar while bending your knees even farther so you are crouched over the saddle. Then immediately pull up and back on your bar as you shift your weight back to get the front tire up.

D. With the front tire off the ground, shift your weight forward as you push the handlebar ahead and hop up with your legs to lift the rear wheel.

4. Fitness Takes Time

No crash diet or hell week of training will magically propel you into top form. "You've got to work toward it all season long," says Pierre Rolland, the best young rider of the 2011 Tour de France.

5. If something is painful like your knee, back, or wrists, you should consider getting a professional fitting. 

Many websites and blogs offer instructions to "do-it-yourself," however —it's a much better idea to let a professional fine tune your bike toyour anatomy.

6. Wash Your Bike

Especially after a wet or muddy ride. Mist it with a garden hose or soak it using a bucket of soapy water. Wipe it down and rinse, then dry it with a clean rag or towel. Don't forget to lube your chain.

7. Buy a Torque Wrench and Learn How to Use It

This is mandatory for carbon parts, but will also extend the life of all stems, handlebars, bottom brackets, seatpost clamps, and suspension pivots.

8. Speaking of Your Chain

A well-maintained and lubricated chain could last 3,000 road miles ore more, but check it every 500. Here's how: Take a ruler and place the 0 at the rivet of one link. If the ruler's 12 inch mark aligns closely with another rivet, you're in good shape. If it's more that 1/16th of an inch away, replace the chain.


9. Respect Your Front Brake

Applying 60 percent front brake will bring you to a smooth, controlled stop. But on steep descents or during rapid decelerations, you'll want to rely even more heavily on the front.

Be sure to shift your weight behind your saddle to prevent yourself from sailing over the handlebar

10. Stick With Your Group

Whether you're embarking on a 500-mile charity ride or racing Paris-Nice, there's safety in numbers. Teammates and friends can pull if you're feeling tired, share their food, or help fix a mechanical issue. "I've seen this so many times," says Chris Horner. "A guy is leading the race and is really strong and so he goes into a breakaway. But what happens if he crashes or flats? He is all alone. Stay with your group as long as possible.

Stay tuned for more GREAT tips, video reviews and much much more!

Bumstead's Bicycles
 Located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. 
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Friday, October 18, 2013

Top Cycling Rules Part 1: #1-10 (

The 50 Golden Rules of Cycling


1. To corner, enter wide and exit wide.

2. Brake Less
 It sounds counter-intuitive, but the harder you yank on the brakes, the less control you have over your bike. The best riders brake well before a corner. Plus, laying off the stoppers force you to focus on key bike cornering skills such as weight distribution, body position, and line choice.

3. Look Where you Want to Go
"When riding a tricky or dangerous section of trail (or road), focus on the path you want your bike to follow, not the rock, tree, or other obstacle you're trying to avoid," says globe-trotting mountain biker Hans Rey.

4. Avoid Helmet Hair
"For God's sake, make sure your hair is under your helmet and not poking out the front," advises Garmin-Cervelo pro Christian Vande Velde

5. Take the Lane
You have a right to the road, so use it! It's safer than riding on the shoulder which is often cracked, covered in gravel, or worse. But don't be a road hog either.

6. Ride with the Best 
Before he built his first mountain bike, GARY FISHER was an aspiring road racer. But his decision to stay in America rather than train in Europe derailed his chances of joining the pro peloton. "To be the best at the sport, you need to go where the best are riding," Fisher says. "If you're a mountain biker, spend a couple weeks at Whistler and you will be changed forever. If you're a road rider and want to be a better climber, go to Colorado. Find the best, train with them, watch what they do, and learn their secrets.

7. Set your Suspension — And Check It Often
It's frightening how many riders hit the trail with poorly adjusted forks and shocks. Not only will droopy suspension make your bike feel like a wet noodle, it can also be downright dangerous. A few simple adjustments are all it takes to have your suspension smoothly sucking up bumps. Check online or in your owners manual to get specific instructions on how to set your suspension.

8. Clean Your Shoes Monthly. Also, Wash Your Gloves

9. Warm Up
A slow start primes your engine by directing oxygen from your blood cells to your muscles. Spin easy for 20 to 30 minutes before you begin to hammer.

10. Always Carry Cash
Money can't buy love, but it can buy food, water, a phone call, or a spare tube.

Watch out for the rest of the tips in this five part series - every Tuesday right here on our blog.

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 Located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. 
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Review: 2014 Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes (

2014 Trek Domane 5.2 - Comfort Tuned and Stable

2014 Trek Domane 5.9 -  Professional Race Performance

Review: Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes
Image of Trek Domane 5.9
Image of Trek Domane 5.9 photographed in United Kingdom


Trek Domane 5.9 and 5.2 Road Bikes Review

The Trek Domane 5-Series attempts to conjoin the stability required for riding over rough surfaces during endurance races with the stiffness that allows you to put down some power and accelerate when the time comes. It is a tough trick to pull off, but one which these models achieve admirably thanks to their carbon frames and intelligent geometry.

Trek Domane 5.2

The 500 Series OCLV carbon frame has been tuned for long distance races over loose surfaces, rocky terrain and tough cobbles. The higher headtube means that the geometry of the frame helps to improve comfort without forcing you to compromise in terms of raw performance. As well as allowing the bike to minimise feedback, the frame makes it easier to retain control and keep the rider in a stable, confident condition.
The Shimano Ultegra drivetrain is in keeping with this unshakable ethos and components from the same range are harnessed for the brakeset. The cabling has undergone a lot of work in the past few years, with optimisations made to make sure that each shift is as smooth as possible.
The seatpost is built by Bontrager and fashioned from the same strong, light and flexible carbon that makes up the rest of the frame. Bontrager also provide the Race rims and the R3 Hard-Case Lite tyres.
Trek Domane 5.2 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra”Front Fork:Domane IsoSpeed full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano UltegraRear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra STIBrakes:Shimano Ultegra
Gears:11 speedRims:Bontrager Race
Chainring:50/34Tyres:Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite

Trek Domane 5.9

Trek chooses not to mess with the frame-fork combo for the Domane 5.9 and you also get the same seatpost, saddle and handlebars.
The implementation of the Bontrager Race Lite TLR wheelset helps to reduce weight and dampen vibrations further.
Meanwhile the Ultegra Di2 drivetrain makes the most of electronic shifting technology to give you a professional level of performance from this well appointed enduro-racer.
The Domane 5-Series models take road racing seriously and help riders tackle the flat of the tarmac as well as the rougher stuff that awaits you off the beaten track.

Trek Domane 5.9 Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra Di2″Front Fork:Domane IsoSpeed full carbon
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Ultegra Di2Rear Shock:N/A
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra Di2 STIBrakes:Shimano Ultegra Di2
Gears:11 speedRims:Bontrager Race Lite
Chainring:50/34Tyres:Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite

Come take a brand new 2014 Trek Bike for a test ride TODAY! 

Bumstead's Bicycles
 Located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. 
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Sweet Ride For Only $269.99!


Skinny Benny Fixed Gear Bikes from American Flyer


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Friday, September 27, 2013

Training Your Core Can Be Just As Important As Your Legs

Ride Faster and Finish Stronger Than Ever!

You know how important it is to have strong leg muscles when cycling, because they provide the most tangible source of power. If you have strong leg muscles, this is how you are able to start every ride strong and get up to a nice riding speed. Soon though, you find yourself getting back aches, and feeling tired in the saddle.

The problem is, "You can have all the leg-strength in the world, but without a stable core you won't be able to use it efficiently," says Graeme Street, founder of Cyclo-CORE, and a personal trainer in Essex, Connecticut.

Your abs and lower back are the vital foundation from which all movement, including your pedal stroke, stems. What's more, a solid core will help eliminate unecessary upper-body movement, so all the energy you produce is delivered into a smooth pedal stroke.

It only takes about 10 minutes to complete this intense routine designed by Street.

Dimity McDowell of and Street say that if you do this routine, in this order, three times a week you will create a core that lets you ride faster, longer, more powerfully - and finish stronger than ever.

1. Boxer Ball Crunch
   What It Works:
Transverse abdominus, obliques, lower back

A. Lie with the middle of your back on a stability ball, your knees bent 90 degrees and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head, but don't pull on your neck.

B. Squeezing your belly button toward your spine, lift your upper back off the ball. Keeping your shoulders off the ball, trace a clockwise oval with your torso. Apply pressure with your lower back to keep the ball still through the entire motion. After 15 clockwise ovals, trace 15 counterclockwise.

Why It Works: Despite the straightforward motion of the bike, your body moves in three directions: forward as you head down the road, vertically as your legs pedal up and down, and laterally as your hips and upper body rock side to side. "This fluid, circular exercise builds control," says Street, and that helps you minimize lateral torsion and wasted motion.

2. Power Bridge

    What It Works: Hip flexors, glutes, lower back

A. Lying on your back, bend your knees and place your heels near your glutes. Arms are at your sides, palms down.

B. In one smooth motion, squeeze your glutes, raise your hips off the floor and push up from your heels to form a straight line from shoulders to knees; toes come off the floor slightly. Hold for two seconds. Keeping your toes raised, lower yourself three-quarters of the way to complete one rep. Do 20 repetitions.

Why It Works: In addition to stretching the hip flexors, often extremely stiff in cyclists, the bridge strengthens the link between your lower back and glutes.

3. Hip extension
    What It Works: Lower back, hamstrings, glutes

A. Lying with your hips and stomach on the stability ball, put your hands on the floor directly under your shoulders, and extend your legs with toes resting on the floor.

B. With a straight spine and shoulder blades back, as if you're trying to make them touch, lift both legs off the floor, keeping them straight. If possible, raise them slightly higher than parallel to the floor. Hold for two seconds and lower. Do 20 reps.

Why It Works: This movement builds backside strength, for added efficiency on the second half of the pedal stroke.


 4. Plank

     What It Works: Transverse abdominus, upper and lower back

A. Lying on your stomach, place your elbows under your shoulders with forearms and hands on the floor.

B. Lift your hips off the floor, keeping your back straight and abs tight, and rest on your toes. Aim for 60 seconds.

Why It Works: The plank builds the strength and muscular endurance you need to ride powerfully in the drops or in an aero position long after others have surrendered to the top of the handlebar.

5. Transverse Plank

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus and obliques

A. Lie on your right side, with your right elbow under your shoulder, forearm in front for stability, and stack your left foot on your right. Raise your left arm over your head.

B. In one motion, lift your hips to create a straight line down your left side. Lower your hips a few inches off the floor; do 10 to 15 reps, then switch sides.

Why It Works: Strong obliques improve your stability in the saddle, letting you take on hairpin corners with more control and speed.

6. Scissors Kick

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus, hip flexors, inner and outer thighs

A. Lying on your back with legs straight, place both hands palms down under your lower back.

B. Pushing your elbows down into the floor and pulling your belly button toward your spine, raise your shoulders off the floor and look toward the ceiling. Raise your leg 4 inches off the ground and scissor them: left leg over right, then right over left. That's one rep. Work up to 100.

Why It Works:  A comprehensive movement that connects key cycling muscles, the kick also builds inner-thigh muscles, which help you achieve hip, knee and forefoot alignment for a proper and efficient pedal stroke

7. Catapult

    What It Works: Entire core

A. Sitting with a slight bend in your knees, press your heels against the floor. Extend arms to the front at shoulder height, palms facing each other.

B. With a straight spine and upward gaze, inhale deeply, then exhale and slowly lower your torso to the floor over five counts as you inhale. Arms are overhead.

C. In one smooth movement, leading with the arms, exhale and explode back to the starting position. Do 20 reps.

Why It Works: Contrary to its name, the catapult encourages supreme body control.

8. Boat Pose

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus, lower back

A. Sit, resting both hands lightly behind you, and lean back until your torso is at a 45-degree angle.

B. Keeping your legs together, lift them off the floor as you extend arms forward at shoulder height. Abs are tight, as thighs and torso form a 90 degree angle. If your hamstrings are tight, you'll need to bend your knees a little. Work up to holding for 60 seconds.

Why It Works: As with the plank, this pose builds the lower-back stability and core strength needed to remain bent over the handlebar for hours, or to blast up hills without compromising power or speed

Following this regimen will give you some improvement in your core strength, riding ability and endurance. Stay Tuned to our blog for more cycling tips!

Bumstead's Bicycles
 Located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. 
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2014 All City Nature Boy- All City's Single Speed Cross Racing Monster

"The Nature Boy is our single speed cross racing monster and carries all of the AC hallmarks that you've come to love: beautiful lugged crown fork, classic paint, custom dropouts, and signature headbadge."

It was designed primarily as a race rig, but since All City knew that many of you out there would be using this thing for every day life, they built in additional features to make it more versatile.
You’ll find hidden fender mounts, two sets of bottle bosses (reinforced of course), removeable canti studs, fat tire clearance, and a steel fork that is easily swapped for a carbon model should you want to lighten up for race season."

"Race the crap out of it, ride singletrack, gravel, or commute until your heart’s content. "

The internal rear brake routing not only improves the beauty of the frame, but also provides the ultimate in comfort when grabbing the top tube to shoulder the bike. Once you try it, you’ll wish all of your bikes (where appropriate) had this feature, and since the entire bike is E.D. coated there’s no worries about the cable channel rusting.

They have applied their Signature Rear Dropouts featuring investment cast from stainless steel, featuring built in chain tensioners, and the timeless Hennepin Bridge icon.  Since this is a race bike and All City thinks traditional fender eyelets on race bikes are ugly, they hid the rear ones on the inside of the seat stays, and placed the fork fender eyelets on the blade to keep the look clean.

Frame | All-City Nature Boy
612 Select ChroMoly steel. Double butted down, top, and seat tubes. Externally tapered, ovalized, and dimpled chain stays, tapered seat stays.
1 1/8th headtube, 130mm rear spacing, English bottom bracket, 27.2 seat post
Fork | All-City Nature Boy
612 Select ChroMoly double butted tapered fork blades, lugged crown and matching dropout
Headset | Cane Creek 10 Series
Black, 6061 T6 aluminum
Stem | Salsa Pro Moto 3
Black, four bolt, 1 1/8th threadless, 31.8 clamp
Handlebar | Salsa Cowbell 3
Black,  flared shallow round drop
Tape | Velo
Black cork
Brake Lever | Tektro RL340
Black, aero
Brake | Tektro CR720
Black, cantilever, wide Euro style
Crankset | FSA Vero
Black, alloy, forged, 42 tooth ring
Bottom Bracket | TH Industries
Steel cups, sealed bearing, 68X110mm
Seatpost | Kalloy SP-373
Black, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
Saddle | All-City Gonzo
Black, comfy, racy
Freewheel | 17 tooth
Black, 3/32"
Chain | KMC Z610HX
Silver, 3/32"
Hubs | All-City Standard
Black, 130mm rear, Fixed/Free, 32 hole
Rims | Alex XC23
Black, 32 hole, 23mm wide
Tires | Kenda Small Block Eight
700X35c Steel bead
Tubes | Cheng Shin
700X28 Presta Valve

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2014 Trek Remedy 8: Lloyd's Pick for Best 2014 MTB

Tough, Tuned, and Trail Ready — Get Prepared For An Awesome Ride

(909) 984-9067

Lloyd from Bumstead's Bicycles is back to show you his newest personal bike, the 2014 Trek Remedy 8. Almost infinitely adjustable, this bike has many options to help the rider tackle technical trails in their own custom way.

The front fork utilizes a three part system labeled Climb, Descend, and Trail. This is a small lever located on the front and rear suspension that allows you to change the plushness on-the-fly.

Check out a recent video/blog post about the 2014 Remedy 9 HERE!

Trek included some other upgrades to the last rendition of the Remedy, including their rear derailleur which has seen improvements over the last few years. We all know too well that the rear derailleur is prone to hitting sticks, shrubs and small rocks, and in Lloyd's opinion, the newer designs offer more durability in those conditions.

Lloyd's favorite upgrade to the Remedy are the SLX brake levers. They now come with a smaller "two-finger" size lever. With hydraulic brakes, it's not as important to have an insane amount of leverage at your fingertips. This smaller design is not the only improvement, though. Following suit with the rest of the bike, the reach of the lever is easily adjustable.

The new 2014 Remedy 8 from Trek is Lloyd's pick for this year. If you're into something a little more aggressive than cross country or light trail — want it to take some big hits but still be able to help you get up the hills— the 2014 Remedy 8 is the bike for you.

If the Remedy 8 isn't for you, we have plenty of other great Trek bikes as well as BMX brands and much more!
Come in to Bumstead's Bicycles today to see what your missing out on!

1038 W. 4th St. Ontario, CA
(909) 987-9067
Video produced by Randy Kirk and Associates

Monday, September 9, 2013

Headlight, Tail Light Coupon, Save up to 50% on this Combo At Bumstead's Bicycles in Ontario

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Need Help Changing Brake Pads On Your Downhill MTB?

Shimano's Nick Murdick gives us the low down on changing brake pads on downhill mountain bikes.

(watch the video HERE)

While speed and plenty of it is the name of the game for downhill riders, brakes are still an important part of a mountain bike set-up as it can help check speed when riders approach more technical parts of a trail.

In this episode of Mountain Bike Chronicles Mini, Nick Murdick of Shimano shows how team mechanics go about changing brake pads on a mountain bike with a downhill set-up.

Professional riders will replace brake pads on their bikes a number of times during a race weekend for any number of reasons.

So mechanics need to know the process of changing the pads inside out if riders are to produce optimum performances every time they take to the track to race.

Nick reveals some super pro-tips on how to perform this servicing task that can of course be used on your own-bike.

Come to Bumsteads for all your mountain biking needs, from downhill to technical trail bikes. 
We are located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067