Friday, February 27, 2015

2015 Trek Domane 6.9 Disc Review, Features and Specs - Bumsteads Bicycles

Dont endure. Conquer. 

The Domane 6.9 Disc may use the original Domane mold but with heavy re-tooling around the drop-outs the take away is something significantly different than what we experienced with the original Domane or the Classics Edition. 

Boasting Shimano’s R785 hydraulic Di2 disc brakes and levers adds incredible stopping power and single finger modulation, but when its combined with additions like front and rear thru axles, fender mounts, and a host of Trek specific proprietary features the Domane Disc easily becomes the most versatile machine in Trek’s line.

The amount of torsional rigidity provided by the thru-axles was surprising and eye-opening at how much flex there really is with a standard quick-release design. Otherwise, the 6.9 felt like a Domane with an excellent ride quality, thanks to the IsoSpeed decoupler that creates a pivot point between the seat tube and top tube joint in order to greatly improve compliance.

Contructed from the proven 600 Series OCLV Carbon frame, with race-optimised cable routing,Trek IsoSpeed decoupler gives you an incredibly smooth ride with exceptionally stable geometry and flawless gear shifting.

Grand Fondos, centuries, long rides on not-so-smooth roads? The Domane is your bike. Crushing the competition over Europe's cobbles? Well, that's Fabian's thing. And now it's yours as well.

Frame: 600 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, disc balanced post mount, 142x12 Closed Convert dropouts, hidden mudguard mounts, E2, BB90, Ride Tuned seatmast, performance cable routing, DuoTrap compatible
Fork: Domane IsoSpeed full carbon disc, 15mm thru-axle, E2 asymmetric steerer
Shifters: Shimano R785 hydraulic Di2
Front(Derailleur): Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, braze-on
Rear(Derailleur): Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.
Chainset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom(Bracket): BB90
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-28, 11 speed
Brake: Shimano R785 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
Handlebars: Bontrager Race X Lite IsoZone, OCLV carbon, VR-CF, 31.8mm
Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Front(Wheel): Bontrager Affinity Elite Tubeless Ready 15mm Axle
Rear(Wheel): Bontrager Affinity Elite Tubeless Ready 142 x 12 mm axle
Tyres: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
Number Of Gears: 22

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

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bumstead's Top 2015 Bikes: Trek 8.3 DS


Why Choose Between Road and Trail? Built for Adventure On and Off the Road 

The 2015 Trek 8.3 DS is ready to take you from week to weekend and back in comfortable, confident style.

Streets and paths, suburbs and woods; return to the simple joys of cycling with Trek's DS 8.3. This go-anywhere machine is road-bike fast, trail-bike capable and fun everywhere. It sports a lightweight Gold Series aluminum frame and a 63mm-travel suspension fork so it floats over rough roads and trails. With multi-surface Bontrager tires wrapped around big, 700c wheels any route you want to take is yours. And hills are no worries with 24 Shimano speeds and safe, grippy brakes at your disposal. Take the scenic way home.

  • Hydraulic suspension fork lockout
  • Shimano Acera 24-speed drivetrain
  • FSA Dyna Drive crank
  • Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes
  • Bontrager H1 saddle


Alpha Gold Aluminum, DuoTrap S compatible, rack and fender mounts
Front suspension
SR Suntour NEX, coil spring, preload, hydraulic lockout, 63mm travel
15.5, 17.5, 19, 21, 22.5"


Front Hub
Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub
Formula DC22 alloy
Bontrager AT-750 double-walled alloy, 32-hole
Bontrager LT2, 700x38c


Shimano Acera M360, 8 speed
Front derailleur
Shimano M191
Rear derailleur
Shimano Acera M360
FSA Dyna Drive 48/38/28 w/chainguard
Shimano HG31 11-32, 8 speed
Nylon body w/alloy cage


Bontrager H1
Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt clamp, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Bontrager Low Riser, 25.4mm, 15mm rise
Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm, 25 degree
Cartridge bearings, sealed
Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes, 160mm rotors, Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers


Bontrager Satellite

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bumstead's Top Bikes – CAUTION: The 2015 Trek X-Caliber 6 Will Get You Hooked


Great for XC racing, marathons, 24-hour racing, or simply shredding singletrack.

Trek's X-Caliber 6 is ready for big-time on- and off-road fun with its super-light, nimble aluminum frame that features Gary Fisher's G2 Geometry for superior cornering, climbing and descending. Adding to those attributes is a 100mm-travel suspension fork and a 29-inch wheelset for smoothing the trails and getting you over the roughest terrain with complete control. Plus, component highlights include a precision-shifting SRAM 27-speed drivetrain, a host of Bontrager parts and even Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for awesome stopping power in all conditions.


Frame - Alpha Gold Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Front suspension - SR Suntour XCM, COIL SPRING, preload, hydraulic lockout, custom G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5" : 80mm travel)
Sizes - 13.5, 15.5" (27.5" wheels); 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 23" (29" wheels)

Front Hub - Formula DC20 alloy
Rear Hub - Formula DC22 alloy
Rims - Bontrager AT-650 32-hole double-walled
Tires - Bontrager XR1, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (Bontrager XR2, 27.5x2.20")

Shifters - SRAM X4, 9 speed
Front derailleur - SRAM X4
Rear derailleur - SRAM X4
Crank - Shimano M371, 44/32/22
Cassette - SRAM PG 920 11-34, 9 speed
Pedals - Wellgo nylon platform
Chain - KMC X9

Saddle - Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost - Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar - Bontrager Low RISER, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
Stem - Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
Headset - 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset - Shimano M355 hydraulic disc brakes
Grips - Bontrager Race

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, February 19, 2015

Bumsteads TOP Bikes – 2015 Trek Marlin 6 29

Ready For The Challenges on the Trail and a Full Mountain Biking Experience? You're Ready for Marlin.

When a bike this fun comes along, you jump on it. Trek's Marlin 6 makes entry level fast and fun with a playful aluminum frame and size-appropriate wheels.

Up front, the suspension fork gives you 100mm of travel, it laughs at trail obstacles and keeps you out of trouble. Then, add the 24-speed Shimano drivetrain, a host of reliable Bontrager parts and powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and you're in for years of riding. You may want to call in sick tomorrow, the trail is calling.

— Hydraulic disc brakes offer simply the best stopping power around, regardless of the weather conditions you can come to a stop within an instant

— Alpha silver aluminium frame and Suntour suspension fork help offer a light-weight and highly rugged design which is ready for just about any trail out there!

— Rack & mudguard mounts make kitting out the Marlin for every day use an easy and quick job!

One of the biggest and still on-going debates in the Mountain Biking scene is what is the best Wheel Size? Every rider wants to know which size is best for their size and the terrain they will be riding, but don’t have the chance/funds to properly test out all the options, this is where Smart Wheel Size technology comes in…

After countless hours of testing and data analysis Trek have come to a conclusion on what wheel size each rider should be using. For the smaller riders out there the 27.5" option is the far superior option, this is because the 29" option is typically too large for the rider to receive the full benefits of its speed and handling, basically it is all about riding the fastest wheel possible that fits.

This system helps you focus more on the actual performance of the frame, rather than focusing firstly on the wheel size then the frame. This ensures you get the ride you are exactly looking for without all the previous hassle!

Here are the Specs for the 2015 Trek Marlin 6

Frame: Alpha Silver Aluminum with semi-integrated head tube, rack and fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers

Front Suspension: SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, preload, custom G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 10mm travel (13.5" : 80mm travel)

Front Hub: Formula DC20 alloy

Rear Hub: Formula DC22 alloy

Rims: Bontrager AT-550 36-hole

Tires: Bontrager XR1, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (Bontrager XR2, 27.5x2.20")

Shifters: Shimano Altus M310, 8 speed

Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus M280

Crank: Shimano M131, 42/34/24

Cassette: Shimano HG31 11-34, 8 speed

Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform

Chain: KMC Z7

Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1

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

Handlebar: Bontrager Riser, 25.4mm, 15mm rise

Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm, 15 degree

Headset: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings

Brakeset: Tektro M290 hydraulic disc brakes

Grips: Bontrager Satellite Plus

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, February 18, 2015

[Photos] Bumstead's Top 2015 Bikes : 2015 Trek Remedy 9 29 (and 27.5)

Want to push harder? Want more travel? Ready to graduate up? Remedy is your full suspension express ride to the next level.

Photos: Robin Schmitt Captions from:

Das Remedy 9 29 kommt in auffälligem Blau daher
The new Remedy 9 29er

The Remedy 9 features the new Boost148 hums, wider for a stiffer wheel build.
The Remedy 9 Features new Boost 148 hubs, wider for a stiffer wheel build

The Remedy's retain the fox DRCV damper
The Remedy retains the Fox DRCV damper

The 27.5 “models start with the Remedy 7 (aluminum frame, RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air fork, Fox Evolution Series DRCV damper, SLX drivetrain, Bontrager Duster Elite wheels, Deore brakes) and go up to the full carbon flagship Remedy 9.9 27.5 “with Fox 32 CTD Factory fork, Fox Factory DRCV damper, Bontrager Rhythm wheels, XTR 1×11 drive and XTR Trail brakes.

The Remedy 9.8 Carbon color scheme keeps it simple, but looks no less noble.
The Remedy 9.8 Carbon color scheme keeps things simple, but looks no less purposeful.

Stealth black throughout, the Pike fork is a welcome addition.
Stealth black throughout, the Pike fork is a welcome addition.

The wide Bontrager handlebars will allow maximum control on the trail
The wide Bontrager handlebars will allow maximum control on the trail

The Remedy 9.8 combines the Pike fork with the DRCV damper for an effective suspension package.
The Remedy 9.8 combines the Pike fork with the DRCV damper for an effective suspension package.

The RE:aktiv design is essentially Penske's regressive compression damper shrunk down and stuffed into the FOX Float
CTD shock. It consists of a completely different main piston design that, in very simple terms, employs a spring loaded
valve that can open to allow a lot of oil flow through the compression shim assembly. However, when the valve is closed
the damper provides added low-speed compression for more efficient pedalling and, more importantly in my mind, more
low-speed control that helps to keep the shock from pitching through its stroke when you're on the brakes or throwing 
your bodyweight around. This idea is to preserve the bike's handling.

"When the valve starts opening you'll get very quick relief because there's a lot of flow area exposed extremely quickly before it regains control. That's the regressive element that you're feeling,'' Jose Gonzalez, Trek Suspension Engineer, explained to Pinkbike.

''As the velocity increases, the spring tries to work against that force, but at some point the force overcomes the spring to allow for a lot of flow, so there's no harshness. At the same time, because you've got the flow area constantly varying depending on the force that's pushing on the spring, as well as the ports that the oil has to then flow through, you get high-speed resistance as the velocity increases.''

The new boost148 rear hum, with a 148mm spacing it builds into  stronger wheel.
The new Boost 148 rear hub, with 148mm spacing builds into a stronger wheel.

Boost 148 refers to, as you might have guessed, 148mm spacing of the rear axle. Trek says that this wider spacing has allowed them to move the hub's spoke flanges out farther, which then gives the spokes a better bracing angle to make for a laterally stiffer wheel.

Moving the cassette outwards by a few millimeters does upset the bike's chain line, though, so all Boost 148 equipped bikes will come with a slightly different crank spider that compensates by also moving the 'ring outwards slightly to match the change at the rear of the bike - note that Q-factor is not affected, and the crank arms and chain ring haven't changed, only the spider. 

The 29″ version will be available in two builds, (Remedy 9 29″ and Remedy 9.8). Both model use the new Boost148, which claims to provide the same stiffness as 27.5″ wheels.

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, February 12, 2015

2015 Trek 1.1 Entry Level Road Bike - Great Value!

Nothing Rides Like a Trek

2015 Trek 1.1 Specs and Features

1 Series aluminum road bikes feature the same aero shaping and race-ready detail as Trek's top-end bikes. They're strong, light, and built to fly over the pavement.

There are 93 reviews of this bike on Trek's website with a 4.5 star rating. Reviewers mentioned it's light weight, handling ability and built-in-speed as some of their favorite characteristics.

If you are just returning to the sport of cycling or if you are completely new to it, the 2015 Trek 1.1 offers excellent ride quality, durable and dependable components, and technology that trickles down from much more expensive bikes.

If you are looking for a higher end bike, try the Domane 4.0 Disc

Or maybe you are more interested in mountain bikes. You could try the X-Caliber 6

Or maybe you don't know what to look for. Come in today! We would love to help you find the bike of your dreams.

1.1 Specs:

Shimano Claris shifting, Vuelta Corsa Crank, and an 8-speed Sun Race Cassette fill out the drivetrain on this bike quite nicely. The rest of the bike including grips, tires, handlebar, seatpost and more is produced by Bontrager. By using proprietary parts, Trek is able to share their savings with you and deliver an outstanding yet inexpensive bike.

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