Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New YouTube Review: 2016 Trek Emonda S5

The Entry-Level Version of the Lightest Bike on Earth

Voted VeloNews' Bike of the Year for 2015, you can not find a better carbon fiber bike than the Emonda.

Trek's engineers have paired this bike with a complete Shimano 105 drivetrain and Bontrager TLR aero wheels and tubeless ready rims.

The Paradigm Race seat is comfortable and has extra padding in the areas you need it. A compact, comfortable drop bar is all located in the same place on the bar, and the drops themselves are not round - so that your hands fit better when riding in the drops.

If you're looking to replace your old steel or aluminum road bike and you are ready for carbon, the Trek Emonda S5 is a great place to start.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bumstead's Top Bikes Under $500 (Kids Under $275) PLUS Maintenance or Accessory Discount

Bumstead's Christmas ListsBest Bikes Under $500!

Men's and Womens Recreational Bikes

Electra Townie- Womens

American Flyer Big Wave Cruiser

Sport Riding - Men and Women

 2016 Trek 7.2 FX

Mountain Bikes

2016 Trek Marlin 5 (Men's)

2016 Trek Skye S (Ladies)

5-8 Year Old Bikes

2016 Trek Jet 20

2016 Trek Mystic 20

2016 American Flyer Cruiser _Boys_

2016 American Flyer Cruiser (Boys)

2016 American Flyer Wave _Girls_

2016 American Flyer Wave (Girls)

9-12 Year Old Bikes

2016 American Flyer Wave

2016 Redline Romp

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

Friday, December 4, 2015

Wet Weather Finally Arriving in California - Are You Ready?

Nine Tips for Riding Your Bike in the Rain

Climate experts have been talking about a resurgence of El NiƱo since the beginning of 2015. With January and February just around the corner, now is the time to make sure that you have made the right kind of preparations for the imminent "mudslides, heavy rainfall, one storm after another like a conveyor belt."

What can you do to make sure you stay as safe as you can on the road? Here are some tips we have gathered for you.

1. Don't Be Afraid


Rain is natural, and you will have to face it at some time. When that time comes, keep your wits about you and try to focus on the things that you would pay attention normally. Watch for new and old potholes, distracted drivers, and hurried pedestrians.

2.  Dress Appropriately


You should always be a little cold when your ride begins. Your body will produce heat soon after you start pedaling so if you're overdressed, you'll probably overheat.

Layering is most important. With two or three layers of clothing to work with, you can always adapt to your surroundings. Try using a base layer of synthetic fabric like polyester or nylon underneath wool or fleece, then a plastic poncho on top to keep you dry and comfortable.


3. Put Everything In Bags

Everything.  There is nothing more frustrating than reaching your destination finding all your clothes are wet. Don't risk ruining your phone, tablet or computer because of rainwater. Use plastic locking bags to make doubly sure that everything that needs to stay dry - stays dry.


4. Eyewear

Visibility is huge in the rain. Ski goggles are probably the best way to handle the worst weather conditions. People who wear glasses will often find them becoming foggy during their ride. Apply a light coat of gel toothpaste to your lenses before riding to prevent inconvenient fogging and keep your eyes on the road.


5. Maintenance 

Wipe down your bike, dry your chain to prevent rust and make sure everything is working properly. Regular safety checks are already important, but bad weather conditions make more frequent checks and wipe downs necessary. If you take proper care of your bike, your bike will take proper care of you.


6. Wear Gloves

You may already wear gloves in normal situations to protect your hands in case of a fall and to avoid skin irritation, but in wet weather they serve another purpose: keeping your hands from slipping off the handlebars.


7. Keep Away From Large Puddles and Flooded Intersections

This may seem like a no-brainer, but remember that no puddle is too small to hide a pothole. 


8. Use Your Lights All Day Long 

Always assume that drivers on the road don't see you, and take necessary actions to increase your visibility and stay as safe as possible!


9. The First Rain

The first time it rains in a while you should be even more careful, as the mixture of rain water and oils from the road make an extra slippery surface. It's probably best to avoid riding altogether in these situations. Wait a few hours for the oil to wash away, then grab your poncho and GO!

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Is Just Weeks Away - Bumstead's Top Ten Gifts Preview

Start Checking People Off Your List With These Great Products!

If you are giving a gift to a Cyclist this holiday season, you can find exactly what you need at Bumsteads Bicycles.

Don't wait for the last minute. Come check out all the great products we have in stock! Here are just a few examples - AND - sign up for our e-mail blast using the link at the bottom of this post to get these great deals (plus much more) in your inbox!

Serfas CK-1 Tool Kit

Delta Phone Holder

Serfas MTB Shorts

Bontrager Bib Shorts

Bontrager Cyclo-Computer

This is just a small selection of what we have in the store. Come see us and let us help you with your holiday shopping! Stay tuned to our blog for more gift ideas - OR - sign up for our E-blast to get the deals FIRST - delivered to your inbox.


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Come to Bumstead's 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

Thursday, November 19, 2015

2016 Trek Madone 9-Series - "Never Happened Before With An Aero Bike"

The Bike Testers at Bicycling.com Have Never Unanimously Praised An Aero Bike; Until Now.

"It's one of those bikes that just feels incredibly fun to ride—speedy and snappy, but also surprisingly stable and comfortable."

Customize To Your Heart's Delight Using Trek's Project One

Trek claims that the 2016 Madone 9 is the most aerodynamic road bike, thanks to the slippery frame shaping and highly integrated components, which hide every possible wire, cable, and small piece from the wind.
Besides feeling fast, though this aero bike is more compliant and comfortable than many road-race bikes.

"This is one of the most remarkable bikes you can buy and one of the best Trek has ever produced."

Every detail of Madone is engineered for unprecedented futuristic performance, ride quality, and efficiency, putting every single watt you earn toward demolishing your competition.

The revolutionary Madone IsoSpeed decoupler is fully integrated, offering unparalleled aerodynamics, unmatched vertical compliance, and ultimate ride quality.


Frame: 600 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, Madone IsoSpeed, Micro-adjust seatmast, E2, BB90, invisible cable routing, Control center, precision water bottle placement, Aero 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible

Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 Tubeless Ready
Tires Bontrager R4 Hard-Case Lite, 220tpi, aramid bead, 700x23c

1038 W. 4th St.
Ontario, CA 91762
(909) 984-9067


Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, 11 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Crank: Shimano Dura-Ace, 50/34 (compact)
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28, 11 speed
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace


Saddle: Bontrager Paradigm XXX, carbon rails
Seatpost: Madone micro-adjust carbon seatmast cap, 25mm offset
Handlebar: Madone XXX Integrated Bar/Stem, KVF profile, Invisible cable routing, OCLV carbon, VR-CF
Stem: Madone XXX Integrated bar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 7 degree, aero top cap pocket, w/Blendr computer & light mounts
Headset: Madone integrated, stainless cartridge bearings, sealed, 1-3/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brakeset: Madone aero, integrated, direct mount

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The 2016 Trek Crossrip Elite Is Everything You Need It To Be

Quick in Traffic, Sure-footed, Comfortable on Long Rides.

Who could ask for more?

Sporting a light aluminum frame and a carbon fork, this bike is lively, fast and ridiculously fun to ride.

It's 18-speed drivetrain consists of Sora front and rear derailleurs and shifters, giving you a wide range of gears for help on the steepest hills.

Hayes CX-Expert mechanical disc brakes give you all weather stopping power so you can commute all winter long and tackle the sloppiest cross courses. Built-in mounts make it easy to add racks and mudguards for added versatility.

The wheels are tubeless ready and the tires are Bontrager Hard-Cases, so flats are pretty much a thing of the past, too.

Bontrager's proprietary Race Lite IsoZone bar means more comfort, less fatigue, and more control. Integrated IsoZone pads in the alloy handlebar reduce vibration displacement by 20% without altering the bar's profile.

It's no wonder Trek challenges us with a question: What can't this bike do?


100 Series Alpha Aluminium w/rack & mudguard mounts, internal cable routing, inboard disc brake mounts

Bontrager Satellite Plus, carbon disc w/lowrider mounts

Front hub

Formula DC20 alloy

Rear hub
Formula DC22 alloy

Bontrager Tubeless Ready

Bontrager H5 Hard-Case Ultimate, 700x32c

Shimano Sora, 9-speed

Front derailleur
Shimano Sora

Rear derailleur
Shimano Sora

FSA Vero 50/34 (compact)

SRAM PG 950, 11-32, 9-speed

Nylon body w/alloy cage


Bontrager Evoke 1

Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone, VR-CF, 31.8mm
1038 W. 4th St.
Ontario, CA 91762
(909) 984-9067

Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7-degree, comes w/computer & light mounts

Cartridge bearings, sealed

Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes, Tektro alloy levers

Bontrager gel cork tape

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Are Disc Brakes Better Than Rim Brakes?


There Is A Clear Winner. Faster, More Reliable Braking In All Weather Conditions.

Have you been wondering whether disc brakes are more effective than rim brakes? Turns out, they are. 

Sure, you can get by using rim brakes on your road bike in most conditions. But in ALL conditions, including rain and low quality roads, you can count on disc brakes to stop you about 20 feet earlier than a rim brake.[source]*

5 Tips To Better Braking

1. Use Your Front Brake

If you yank on the front brake, you will flip over the handlebars. But, it is the most effective way of slowing the bike down. Don't be afraid of using it. Best practice is to have a light touch on both brakes at the same time.

2. Body Position

When you are stopping fast, your body weight needs to be in the correct place. The harder you brake, the further back you should put your weight. Straighten your arms and push your backside over the saddle.

3. Keeping Your Hands in the Drops

Learn how much grip you have. Road and weather conditions very and can play a big role in how much grip you have available to you. Skidding with your rear wheel isn't too serious, but you could be in big trouble if your front wheel begins to skid. Watch out for loose gravel, potholes, wet patches, and sandy areas.

4. Avoid Braking in Corners

Your tires will already be under stress from the physics of cornering. Adding more stress through braking is a recipe for skidding. You can apply the brakes very gently when cornering, if necessary.

5. Ride in a group

When riding in a group, braking sharply is often the cause of crashes.

Don't brake sharply, communicate with your group, and try your best to keep from braking to help the group stay efficient and safer in the long run.

Come to Bumstead's 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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2016 Trek Bikes Appear in 3 Top Five Bike Lists

Bike Radar Has Been Releasing Top 5 Lists of 2016 Bikes. 

Trek Bikes Have Been Named in 3 of Bike Radar's "Top 5" Lists (So Far)

In the Top 5 Road Bikes:

2016 Trek Madone

Finally, a bike that is stiff, fast AND comfortable.

"Aero gains easy to see in the wind tunnel, and easy to feel on the road." - Bike Radar

Trek claims that the new Madone surpasses every other road bike on the pavement.

The Madone's IsoSpeed decoupler is fully integrated, offering unparalleled aerodynamics, unmatched vertical compliance, and ultimate ride quality.

The new direct mount brakes are seamlessly and beautifully hidden from the wind. Saves weight, increases speed and looks amazing. The brakes work fantastically well, and considering their location are easy to adjust.

In the Top 5 Lightest Road Bikes:

2016 Trek Emonda SLR 10

The 2015 Trek Emonda was named VeloNews Road Bike of the Year

Is it really that surprising, though?

This bike actually weighs 10.25 pounds.

Full Carbon frame, full SRAM RED 22 11 speed drivetrain, Bontrager Integrated XXX stem/bars, and Bontrager Speed Stop direct mount brakes.

In the Top 5 Cyclocross Bikes:

2016 Trek Boone

  • 2015 CX Magazine Cyclocross Dream Bike of the Year
  • TOUR Magazine Best CX Frameset
  • CX race geometry, developed with the world's fastest racers
  • 600 Series OCLV Carbon frame is super-light and Cross tough
  • IsoSpeed doubles compliance to conquer the roughest races

Come in to Bumstead's Bicycles today and check out these amazing bikes. We've got a bike for every rider and would love to help you pick out the bike of your dreams!

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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

What Are You Doing On Halloween Night?

Halloween On A Saturday! So Many Options!

Of course, you might find yourself at a nightclub or party on Halloween night, but those aren't your only options! 

1. Friends who also ride bikes might know about group rides with all the riders in costume! Or - organize your own ride!

2. Check local (or not so local) venues to see if a band you like is playing near you. Or maybe go see someone you've never heard before! You can go in costume, there will definitely be others dressed up, maybe even the band will be!

3. Theme parks such as Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios have Halloween themed actors whose only job is to make you scream! *Warning* This is not for the faint of heart.

4. The last suggestion we have is a more recent phenomenon and it has just opened in Upland. It's called: Trapped - A Real Life Room Escape Adventure. With levels named: The Chamber, Jailbreak and The Puzzle Master, you and your friends can have a terrifyingly fun experience!

Please be safe on Halloween and don't forget that we have lights, helmets, bike locks and much much more at Bumstead's Bicycles!!

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

Monday, October 26, 2015

[VIDEO] 2016 Trek 7.2 FX - Fitness Simplified

Are You Ready For Your First "Real" Bike?

Lloyd at Bumsteads Bicycles gives you a look at the 2016 Trek 7.2 FX.

"Fitness Simplified"

 Has it been a while since you've ridden? Are you considering using a bike as the pillar of your fitness program?

The 2016 Trek 7.2 FX boasts a light weight aluminum frame, a Shimano Altus/Acera 24-speed drivetrain, and 700 x 35c hardcase tires, which gives you great traction and control, but is still very light and fast.

The bike is DuoTrap compatible so that you can use your bluetooth cyclo-computer to keep track of your mileage, speed, etc.

There are many more features, come down to Bumsteads Bicycles today to take a test ride!

Full Specs:

FX Alpha Silver Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack & fender mounts
High-tensile steel w/lowrider mounts, CLIX dropouts
Front Hub
Formula FM21 alloy
Rear Hub
Formula FM32 alloy
Bontrager AT-750 double-walled alloy
Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite w/puncture resistant belt, 700x35c
Shimano Altus EF51, 8 speed
Front derailleur
Shimano Altus
Rear derailleur
Shimano Acera M360
Shimano M131, 48/38/28 w/chainguard
Shimano HG31, 11-32, 8 speed
Bontrager SSR
Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Bontrager Low Riser alloy, 25.4mm, 15mm rise
Bontrager Comp, 25.4mm, 10 degree
VP Slimstak, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Tektro alloy linear-pull, Shimano Altus levers
Bontrager Satellite, ergonomic

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Apparel On Sale + Christmas Layaway and Financing!

Savings Just For You!

Serfas Decline MTB Shorts
Bontrager Solstice Bib Shorts

     $59.99           NOW $34.99

     $64.99           NOW $49.99

TREK Financing and Bumstead's Layaway

  • 6-12 Months Same as Cash
  • 9.99% APR with 24, 36, 48 and 60 month payment plans
  • Credit limits that fit your needs
  • No Annual Fee
  • Manage Account online or on-the-go


Take advantage of our layaway program! Perfect for Christmas or any other large purchase. 

Come in today for details!

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Bumsteads Bicycles
1038 W. 4th St.
Ontario, CA
(909) 984-9067