Monday, July 29, 2013

2014 Trek 7.6 FX Great Specs, Great Look, Great Price!


 The FX is Trek's most popular bike, and the 2014 Trek FX 7.6 will be no exception.

 Some may call it a fitness bike, but it can be used for so many different things! It's fast, fun, agile, and appeals to roadies, commuters, fitness fans, errand runners, Sunday riders, and more!

Trek's Top end FX models grab popular road bike technology like an E2 tapered head tube and fork and simple, light 2x10 gearing for a fast sporty ride. The E2 head tube tapers from a 1.5" lower to a 1-1/8" upper, placing more material where it matters for the full stiffness of a 1.5" without the added weight. Another weight saving feature is the lightweight front fork with carbon fiber legs to soak up hand-numbing road vibration.

More vibration control is handled by IsoZone technology and super comfortable Bontrager bars and grips encourage you to ride as long as you'd like!

Trek has combined their speedy, yet stable FX geometry with tube shapes inspired by Trek's road heritage for a lightweight ride that's fast and fun.

Why get a 2014 Trek 7.6 FX?

Get fit, ride to work, pull the kids, haul groceries, cruise the neighborhood, and so much more... all on FX.

Check out the 2014 Trek 7.6 FX at Bumstead's Bicycles.
We are located at 1038 W. 4th St. at Mountain Ave in Ontario, CA.
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2014 Trek Session, Superfly, Fuel EX 26, Elite and Stache

Trek World 2014: What's New? What's staying the same?

(pictures from and

Trek has announced at their Annual Trek World event that they will no longer be "rushing to finish product in time for a deadline, and no more will your bike become obsolete when the calendar ticks by. Instead ... bikes will be released as and when they are ready" (

Now you can buy a new Trek bike feeling confident that it won't depreciate as greatly over the course of the year. Sure, the bikes will be updated, and there may still be some excitement surrounding a bike launch, but Trek wants to make sure their technologies are at their full potential before releasing them, ensuring that you get the best products at the right time.

What does this mean? For us, it means that the Session, Superfly Full Suspension, Fuel EX 26, Elite and Stache (2013 Stache 7 Review Here) FRAMES will remain unchanged for 2014, but we will be seeing some new color schemes and trickle down componentry.

Trek has embraced all three wheel sizes in their new range to show how well each wheel size works in each category.

Here's a breakdown from

At an entry level hardtail price point the X-Caliber now owns the show, 29-inch wheels and bikes to suit almost any pocket in terms of pricing.

Once you tip over the X-Caliber range, the Superfly range begins. Again a 29-inch hardtail bike that has been tweaked for this year aimed firmly at the XC market with 100mm of front end travel. Alongside the Superfly hardtail is the Superfly Full Suspension (that remains unchanged) The way Trek sees it the extra speed and easy power from a bigger wheelsize makes the 29er the perfect platform for the entry-level market, as well as the XC crowd too.

Moving away from the XC crowd towards the trail end of the market the Fuel EX has made a big upgrade this year in terms of wheel size.


The Fuel EX 29 utilizes a 120mm suspension platform and revamped geometry and frame design to incorporate the bigger wheel size.

Jumping up a gear again, the Remedy range also sees a major update (See a review of the 2013 Remedy). Not just a 29er version but also, you've waited for it, yes a 27.5 version too. This sparks a new deabte, 650b, 27.5, what are we gonna call it?  With this choice in wheelsize, you get to decide which you would prefer according to how and where you ride. The 29er version is a long travel big-wheeled machine if ever there was one sporting 140mm of tuned front and rear suspension. The 27.5 version shares the same suspension platform, but obviously sports the smaller wheel size.

The Slash is back again and is a real all-mountain killer! This year it too gets the bigger wheeled treatment, yet retains the 150mm travel platform from last year. 27.5-inch wheels adorn the new bike which looks great in black and orange paint schemes.

TREK PROJECT ONE has hit the MTB world (look back to our post on it) which means you can spec your Superfly or Fuel EX anyway you want and match it with colors of your choice.

Obviously Trek World wouldn't be complete without mention of Bontrager and there are plenty of new things to get excited about from that camp too. The pumps are all looking good, and a new range of tires has been launched to compliment all the different wheel sizes. The SE4 Tire is a new Super Enduro Tire designed to be as tough as DH rubber yet fast and light enough to make pedalling a breeze.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

[PHOTOS] 2014 Trek Domane 2.0 Relased (Published on

The 2014 Trek Domane 2-Series Gets a Makeover

The Domane is Trek's comfort bike and uses the proprietary IsoSpeed decoupler; essentially a pivot between the seattube and toptube which allows the two to flex independently. The Domane was developed in conjunction with Fabian Cancellara for the cobbled Classics, and is well suited to the demands of regular riders seeking a combination of comfort and performance.

While 4, 5, and 6-Series Domanes are based around a carbon fibre frame, 2-Series machines use an aluminum frame. The seattube on the first run of 2-Series frames was formed by welding two tubes together to ensure the correct balance of strength and compliance but Trek have managed to overcome this by using double-tubing, thereby forgoing the weld and significantly improving the aesthetics of the frame.

Check Out Our Video About the 

2013 Domane 4.0!

Speaking of which, while there are color updates across the Trek range, the Domane 2.1 and 2.3 have undergone a significant makeover, with subtle color-matched components across the bike.

Friday, July 19, 2013

[VIDEO] Google-Glass Inspired Cycling Eyewear - Heads Up Display

Awesome Sunglasses by Recon have an HUD display

Initially applied to goggles for the winter sports, Recon Instruments has furthered their cause by placing a removable HUD unit on a sporty pair of sunglasses, available soon in bike shops and electronics stores!

ANT+ for linking with with external sensors
Bluetooth 4.0
HD camera
Multiple sensors

Optics are highly polarized
Weighs only 60g.
Battery is interchangeable
Optical Touch Sensor (means no removing gloves!)

AND, Recon's patented gaze detection only turns on when you glance at the screen.

According to Hamid Abdollahi who is the CTO of Recon Instruments, "We are excited to be showing Recon Jet at Google I/O. Since we started the company in 2008, we have developed HUDs with a purpose; to relay instant, activity specific, user defined information effortlessly to the user's eye. This philosophy is inherent in Jet which marries a powerful open platform, a widescreen display and high-performance polarized optics to offer what we believe is a great value proposition."

The Jet takes all this plus a dual-core processor, speaker, and microphone in a small unit mounted to sporty sunglasses. Recon says the microcomputer module is faster and more powerful than the current unit in the snow sport goggles.

Recon says that the glasses are specifically designed for running, cycling, and golf. But really, these glasses could be used for any number of applications as seen in Recon's video. A surgeon can look at his patients information during surgery or a forestry worker could receive data about a forest fire.

Plus it can stream video, connect to the web and plug in to social media sites.

The display is housed in the lower right side peripheral. They haven't yet supplied us with a an idea of what the display looks like, but it's said to look like a 14-inch screen viewed from 5 feet away!

Recon also hasn't detailed all of its hardware specs or applications. They will certainly provide more information as their proclaimed "2013" release date is closing quickly.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

7 Products You Should Consider Buying After Getting a New Bike

If You Just Bought A New Bike Or Are Getting Back Out There, Here are Some Post-Bike Purchase Products to Help You Out On The Road.

Everyone knows the essentials: a helmet, pump, patch kit, spare tube, tire levers, proper footwear, and comfortable clothing, but there are some further accessories you can buy to make your riding even more enjoyable!

Floor Pump: The mini-pump that many people attach to their frame is great for emergencies on the road (or trail) - but for everyday use you should get a floor pump. It will make short work of airing your tires and keep your frame pump in great condition for those emergencies.

Car Rack: The trails or roads you want to ride aren't always riding distance away. There are plenty of options to easily and safely transport your bike on your car, van, truck, or SUV. Which one depends on how many bikes you will be carrying and on the vehicle you drive. We can recommend the right rack for you.

Straps: If you're riding fixed, these can be a great addition to an already great be a great help when trying to do trackstands or other fun stunts on your fixed gear. bike. They may take a little getting used to, but soon you will be able to slip your feet in and out of them with ease. They will also be a great help when trying to do trackstands and other tricks on your fixed gear.

Hydration System: Water bottles and cages are great for carrying your drinks. But, if you need to quench your thirst, hydration systems may be a better option. Insulation will keep your beverage of choice cooler (or warmer) longer and the drinking tube makes sipping more convenient. The capacity can be almost twice as much as you can carry in two large bottles. And, the hydration pack provides a place to stash food, ID, small tools and more.

Eyewear: Don't forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses designed for cycling. It's not just glare you should be concerned about; aiborne debris from passing vehicles is hazardous too. Quality shades provide increased safety, including slightly higher brow coverage for when you're bent over. And the UV protection means less fatigue at of a long days in the saddle.

Lock: Security for your bike is important. Get a good lock and always use it correctly to prevent the heartbreak of bike theft.

Socks: Even something as simple as socks can enhance your riding if they're specifically made for cycling. We have great socks that breathe, wick and reduce friction for maximum comfort on every ride.

Our staff can suggest other great accessories and help prioritize your purchases.

Come to Bumsteads Bicycles for all your cycling needs.
We are located at 1038 W. 4th St. in Ontario, CA. You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Monday, July 15, 2013

The 2013 Trek Stache 7 is an Amazing Trail Bike

When you ride the 2013 Trek Stache 7, you will be amazed at the control it has — especially at high speeds!

Trek proudly proclaims, "Welcome to the future. Trail, meet your new master"

The Stache 7 begins with Trek's Alpha Platinum Aluminum Frame with their signature tapered E2 head tube and steeply sloped top tube for extra clearance for your groin despite the 29" wheels. All the gear cabling is internal, and using amazing techniques in hydroforming, Trek made the frame asymmetrical (flared and offset) with a concave backed seat tube for wheel and direct mount front merch clearance. The G2 geometry also gives a distinctively light feel to the steering, so even with a 90mm stem you will have little trouble turning the front wheel sharply.

There's more than enough stiffness in the frame to allow the rider to put every ounce of their power
into forward movement. You'll get a lot of torque and traction on climbs and marshy ground too.

The RockShox Recon Silver front fork is a bit heavier than most front suspension forks, but it's definitely worth the weight. With 20mm more travel than most 29er hardtails, it will boost your confidence on those big drops and help you maintain control over rocks and logs. While most trail 29ers stick with a 100mm travel fork to avoid jacking the front end too high, Trek increased control with 120mm stroke fork. Gary Fisher custom G2 geometry is shown in a 15mm axle and the tapered steerer.

"While it can feel nervous and fluttery at first, the long wheelbase means it's still an impressively stable bike once you learn to trust it, and the low bottom bracket means you can really rip through corners with wheels scrabbling as you search for the exit point" (

Check out the 2013 Trek Stache 7 at Bumstead's Bicycles.
We are located at 1038 W. 4th St. at Mountain Ave in Ontario, CA.
You can reach us by phone at (909) 984-9067

Monday, July 8, 2013

Shimano keeps the upgrades coming with hydraulic disc brakes for road and CX bikes

Road and Cyclocross bikes are the last to get Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes! Finally!

"It will debut as an Ultegra-level component in the form of the new Ultegra grade R785 Di2/hydraulic disc brake" reports Molly of

Shimano says, "Two of Shimano's marquee component technologies have combined to set the new standard in high performance road and cyclocross hydraulic disc brake and shifting systems." Their new R785 series Di2/hydraulic disc brake system will, "provide powerful, dependable performance that is tuneable for a variety of cycling uses and conditions.

The new system will utilize Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, and ICE Technologies hydraulic disc heat management system radiate out heat by up to 200 degrees via an integration of aluminum materials in disc brake rotors and pads. This ensures consistent, dependable braking performance regardless of conditions.

See Another Shimano Upgrade (11-speed drivetrain) HERE

Shimano says that mud will be no problem because the, "braking power is consistent no matter what the conditions or the descent. For cyclocross, racers can brake later in the corners, with more power and better modulation in all conditions.

Molly from also provided a nice list of the weights for this R785 Hydraulic Brake system:

1. ST-R785 STI Shifters / Brake Levers: 515 grams

2. BR-R785 Hydraulic Disc BRakes: 263 grams

3. Brake Hose (BH59) 61.5 grams

4. Mineral Oil: 21.5 grams

5. RT99 Ice Rotor (140mm): 205 grams

Total system: 1066 grams