Thursday, February 18, 2016

The 2016 Trek Marlin 7 is the Perfect Trail Rider

Looking For A Fast Riding, High Performance Mountain Bike? Look No Further.

Marlin takes its cue from light, fast XC bikes. The right wheel size for each frame size, performance pedigree, and unbeatable ride feel make Marlin the perfect trail rider.

When you're ready for longer days on the bike, bigger challenges on the trail, and all the fun of the full mountain biking experience, you're ready for Marlin.


Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Disc brakes offer the absolute strongest stopping power, even in wet or muddy conditions

Suspension Lockout

Locked suspension means your fork stays rigid for increased pedaling efficiency. Perfect for long sections of road where efficiency is more important than road shock absorption.


Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers

Front suspension: SR Suntour XCM, coil spring, preload, adjustable rebound, hydraulic lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5" : 80mm travel)

Wheels: Formula alloy hubs, Bontrager AT-650 rims
Tires: Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (Bontrager XR2, 27.5x2.20")

Shifters: Shimano Altus M370, 9 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano Acera M390
Crank: Shimano M351, 40/32/22
Cassette: Shimano HG20, 11-34, 9 speed
Chain: KMC X9

Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
Stem: Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
Headset: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset: Tektro M290 hydraulic disc

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bontrager Helmets Starvos, Solstice and Rally Now Have MIPS Technology

MIPS - Multi-Directional Impact Protection System - Sets a New Standard in Helmet Safety 

Developed by brain surgeons and scientists, MIPS helps reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head.

MIPS is a patented technology that adds a low friction layer between the head and the helmet, developed to add protection by reducing the rotational violence to the brain on angled impacts.

In a crash, the MIPS system allows the helmet to rotate independently around the head, redirecting impact energy, which can provide more protection in certain impacts.

Bontrager proudly offers MIPS versions of its Rally, Starvos, and other popular helmets in the endeavor to deliver great performing, exceptionally engineered equipment. And just like every 

Bontrager helmet, should a MIPS helmet be impacted within the first year of ownership Bontrager will replace it at no charge.

Helmets with MIPS technology include:

Bontrager Rally MTB Helmet

Bontrager Solstice Helmet

Men's and Womens Starvos Road Helmet

Come to Bumstead's Bicycles to see the helmets we have in sock.

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

Second of Two NEW Trek Cyclocross Bikes - 2017 Trek Crockett

World Cup Champion - Trek Crockett NOW Available

Ride Crockett and win. Every feature of this aluminum Cyclocross bike is built to race and hard wired for victory: race geometry, brake options, Cross-proven components.

Trek’s cyclocross platform is the Crockett with a frame built to the same race geometry as the Boone from what Trek calls its 200 Series Alpha Aluminium. The Crockett 5 Disc (£1,350) has a mainly Shimano 105 groupset with an FSA Energy Cross chainset and Hayes CX 5 mechanical disc brakes.

Pure race geometry
We’ve redefined our race geometry with expert input from our pro riders, for a powerful, fast, smooth ride that dominates on any terrain.

IsoSpeed fork

Generous ride-tuned sweep and shape increase compliance without sacrificing lateral stiffness. You get more comfort, total control.
Cross-specific solutions
Success is in the Cross-built details: cleaner cable routing with full housing option, a top tube shaped for shouldering, and massive tire clearance.
Caliper or disc brakes
All the stopping power you need, just the way you want it: smooth all-weather discs, or lightweight calipers.The existing top-level Crockett 9 Disc (£2,200) is equipped with a real mix of components including Shimano RS685 hydraulic disc brakes and Bontrager Affinity Comp Tubeless Ready wheels.

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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

5 Tips To Keep You Looking Fresh - Check It Out!

Melissa of Bike Pretty Has Some Awesome Tips On Riding And Still Looking Great

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Whether or not you bike to work, there are a lot of great ways to sneak a little bike time into your routine. Riding a bike doesn’t mean that you’re required to squeeze into a skin tight racing suit or pull on an old pair of athletic shorts, but that’s easy to forget when we think about biking only for exercise rather than as a fun way to get from Point A to Point B.

Personally I love fashion and can spend hours putting together the perfect look. But I still hate having to change clothes throughout the day just because I find myself doing different activities. Ideally, I would wear just one outfit that takes me to the office, client meetings, happy hour, and my commute. While this style of dressing is a little extreme and might not be practical for everyone, this self-imposed constraint has meant that I’ve learned a lot about how to bike in style.

Now that I’ve picked up a few tips, it’s actually pretty easy to pull off. Once you start, you’ll realize how it is simpler to dress for your destination instead of your ride, especially if you are heading out to see friends or meet a special date.

ONE slow your roll

While biking is excellent exercise, it can also be a lazy form of fast walking. A bike has this magical way of shrinking a fifteen minute walk into a five minute ride. That said, if you’re on your way somewhere and don’t want to arrive dripping sweat, remember not to push yourself. Slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds of your neighborhood. You might not make every light, but that’s all right. You’ll reach your destination without overheating and be ready to make a great impression.

TWO stow your layers

This is the best piece of advice I have ever heard regarding temperature regulation on a bike: if you’re warm enough during the first ten minutes of your ride, then you’re overdressed. It’s really true! A spring evening might still be “jacket weather” but don’t bundle up just yet. Bring your outerwear with you, but ride in your shirtsleeves.

After moving your legs for a few moments, you’ll start to feel warmer and you might even work up a little sweat. Going without a jacket gives your body a chance to regulate its temperature and also lets your clothes breathe so that you don’t feel clammy. And if you’ve found that you just couldn’t help yourself from attacking those hills and end up sweating through your shirt, once you arrive, you can still pop on your jacket and your sweat stains are hidden away.

THREE let your bike carry the load

A lightweight road bike that is stripped down to the essentials is great for weekend group rides in the countryside. But if you’re using it to get around town, you’re probably going to want to carry a little bit more than a water bottle and a few sport gels (or in my case chocolate bars).

As much as possible, avoid carrying heavy stuff on your back. Loaded up messenger bags and backpacks trap sweat against your body, wrinkle your clothing, and generally strain your back. A detachable pannier on a rear rack, a frame bag, even a handlebar bag that stows a quart of milk--or a bottle of wine--will go far in helping you ride in comfort. And if you don’t feel good, you won’t look good!

FOUR never without wet wipes

I don’t have a lot of must-haves for bike rides (besides lights, a lock, and the bike itself) but there are so many occasions when a well-placed wet wipe has saved my bacon. If you’re feeling self-conscious, you can wipe your armpits for a quick refresh. Use them to wipe the grease from your hands if your chain pops off. A small pack of 20 or so can be stowed discreetly under your saddle.

HELPFUL HINT: If you get bike grease on your clothes, squirt a little undiluted dishwashing or hand soap onto the fabric. Don’t add water. Instead work the soap into a lather until the stain has almost disappeared. Then rinse and launder as usual.

FIVE you’re never fully dressed without a smile

Whether you’re enjoying a serene rails-to-trails ride or biking home at rush hour, riding is just a lot of fun. Any day with a bike ride is a good day. Remember how much fun you had as a kid biking around the neighborhood? Even though you’re all grown up, it’s still just as much fun. So don’t forget to enjoy it!

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cyclocross Superbike - 2016 Trek Boone is One of Two New CX Bikes!

Trek Adds Disc Brakes To More Models In The Boone Line for 2016

Just before the World Championships, Trek released two new cyclocross models. The 2016 Boone and 2016 Crockett.

Boone is Trek's fastest, smoothest, lightest Cross bike ever, with competition-crushing race geometry and exclusive course-smoothing IsoSpeed technology. While the Boone’s IsoSpeed decoupler is inspired by that originally designed for the Domane, Trek re-engineered it for the Boone, moving its location in line with the seat tube, rather than in front of the seat tube as it is on the Domane, to make the top tube taller and make shouldering the bike easier and more comfortable.

Cyclo-cross riders are still somewhat split between mechanical and disc brakes, but favor is beginning to fall towards discs and that’s reflected in Trek’s new range – with the Crockett exclusively available in disc builds and only one cantilever-equipped machine in the Boone range, though both will be available as a frame only in disc and cantilever versions.

The 2016 Trek Boone comes in 6 models - from the entry level Boone 5 Disc, all the way up to the 2016 Boone 9 Disc. The Boone 7 and Boone Race Shop Limited come with the option of standard mechanical brakes or disc. 

The Boone and Crockett disc frames use a thru-axle at the front as Trek say this allows for “more precise steering and confident braking while reducing weight and eliminating flex.”

Mud, sweat, tears, triumph. You'll charge through it all with bigger speed, stronger lines, and more confidence than ever before. Boone is the ultimate Cyclocross superbike.

2016 Boone 9 Disc Specifications:

600 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, Ride Tuned seatmast, E2 tapered head tube, Weather Sealed, BB90, internal control routing, 3S chain keeper, disc balanced post mount, hidden fender mounts
Wheels: Bontrager Affinity Elite Tubeless Ready, 15mm frontTiresBontrager CX3 Team Issue, aramid bead, 120tpi, 700x32c

Shifters: Shimano RS685 hydraulic, 11 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Crank: Shimano Ultegra, 46/36
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28, 11 speed
Chain: Shimano Ultegra

Saddle: Bontrager Paradigm RL, hollow titanium rails
Seatpost: Bontrager Ride Tuned carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone, VR-CF, 31.8mm
Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degreeHeadsetFSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearings, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brakeset: Shimano RS685 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors

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