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Welcome New Customers!

Welcome New Customers!

Have you recently relocated to our fair city? We're excited to offer a warm welcome to all new cyclist, or cycling-curious residents of Cambridge! Cambridge Bicycle is approaching our 20th year serving the Cambridge cycling community. We're honored to have had the opportunity of two-decades-worth of outfitting countless people with fun and safe bicycles for adventures in the city and beyond. Whether you need a couple quick fixes on your trusty beater bike to get you through your...

Intro to Bike Camping with Swift Industries

Intro to Bike Camping with Swift Industries

  Camping season is finally here, and we’re focusing on helping you make the most of it! Join us this Sunday in our shop for an Intro to Bike Camping workshop with the founder/owner/creative director of Swift Industries, Martina!  Doors open at 6:30, presentation starts at 7! Martina's presentation is focused on executing a bike camping adventure with an emphasis on accessibility and reducing the learning curve of being self-sustainable on two wheels. She will be explaining how to prepare...

Cinelli Mash Work Custom Build

Cinelli Mash Work Custom Build

Just wrapped up a simply gorgeous custom build with a Cinelli Mash frame. Our customer chose nothing but the best for this one, including H+Son Archetypes laced to White Industries track hubs we built in house.  Parts highlights: White Industries freewheel and ENO crankset, Chris King headset, Thomson carbon handlebars,  Panaracer Gravel King tires, Brooks Cambium saddle and grips, Paul Component Mini Moto brakes and Love Levers, and a Soma Porteur Deluxe rack to boot.   Check out that Ti...

Brandon’s Kazane Rebuild

Brandon’s Kazane Rebuild

Brandon came into the shop recently with a Kazane track frame, a mix of parts, and a mission. We helped him rebuild the bike with a mix of his old  parts and new. Upgrades included a  fork and cockpit  (Cinelli Pepper riser bars, FSA Orbit headset, and a new stem), an awesome Cinelli Unicantor saddle, and sleek pedal assembly (All-city toe cages and leather toe straps on MKS pedals). All other parts were spit-shined to perfection before install. He worked with us to make sure his project was...

Introducing Yuba Bikes

Introducing Yuba Bikes

We stock all sorts of racks and baskets from a variety of brands, but sometimes we all feel like we need something more tailored for heavy duty use. That's why we brought in Yuba. You'll see these longtail cargo bicycles all over Cambridge and Boston, and they're designed from the ground up for practical, everyday utility cycling: Yuba's Boda Boda 8 is a fantastic cargo bike for Cambridge. With a simple 8-speed drivetrain, lightweight (for a cargo bike) aluminum frame, and smaller deck, it...

MIPS Helmets are in!

MIPS Helmets are in!

Ever since the technology was first discussed, we've been anticipating having MIPS not just available in the US, but in stock in our shop. We're excited to say that we have four new helmets with this feature: the Savant MIPS, Feather MIPS, Sutton MIPS, and Sonnet MIPS.  What does MIPS do? Basically, it provides a secondary safety measure to prevent concussions and injury from angular rotations in addition to the impact protection standard helmets offers. We have MIPS-enabled helmets in...

Service Area Spotlight: Custom Wheelbuilding

Service Area Spotlight: Custom Wheelbuilding

        Pete and Alex (featured) are two of our primary wheelbuilders on staff. A custom, hand built wheel offers a wide array of rim, hub, and spoke choices for either high demand cycling, or for unique projects where a stock rim is just not available. We frequently offer hand built wheels for heavy-duty commuters, cycle tourists, and road cyclists who need the reliability and strength that only a professionally built wheel can offer. While we do offer an extensive...

First Look: 2015 Raleigh Tamland 1

First Look: 2015 Raleigh Tamland 1

What, exactly, is the Raleigh Tamland series all about? While some may simply label it as a "gravel/endurance" model, we think of it as much, much more. We like it because it's made with Reynolds 631 frame with a steel fork, outfitted with 11-speed Shimano 105 components, TRP Spyre disc brakes, and is based around 700x40 tire size with room to spare. The Tamland isn't simply a cyclocross bike with bigger tires, but has geometry that's tuned for riding on roads in all conditions. You can expect...

First Look: 2015 Raleigh Roper

First Look: 2015 Raleigh Roper

  Raleigh's Roper cyclocross bike is here for 2015, with a twist.  For 2015 Raleigh ditched drop bars in favor for a 31.8 riser bar with a Shimano Alivio 1x9 drivetrain.  The Roper's frameset has the same tested design: disc brakes, rack and fender eyelets, responsive geometry, and now it's made with Reynolds 525 tubing.  It's fine-tuned as an ideal setup for an all weather, 12-month urban commuter. The 2015 Roper  comes in at a new price of just $950. Stop by anytime for a test ride with...

Rides of March Sale

Rides of March Sale

Spring cleaning is upon us and we're making room for new models. From this weekend until April 1 we've got road bikes, hybrids, commuter bikes, and classic style city bikes on sale*. Everybody loves a great deal and there's no better time than spring to get excited for having a new bike. Road bikes 2013 Raleigh Revenio Carbon 1.0 - size 54 and 56 cm! Was $1800, now 25% off 2013 Bianchi Brava - was $999,  now 25% off 2013 Jamis Satellite Sport - was $695, now 25% off 2013 Jamis Satellite Comp -...

Shimano Alfine 11 Wheelset

Shimano Alfine 11 Wheelset

We have what may be the ultimate commuter wheelset: Shimano's new Alfine 11 speed rear hub, with matching Alfine dynamo front hub, laced to Mavic's super durable A319 rims (shifter included). This is a wheelset to plan a project around! Best of all, we can let these go for a killer deal. Stop by or call us for more info.

Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Winter is really happening this season! We have 700c and 27" knobby tires, perfect for adding some stability and confidence when the road conditions are a bit snowy. Stop by with your bike and we'll help you find a pair for your hybrid, touring bike, cyclocross bike, or commuter.

New Around the Shop

New Around the Shop

New odds and ends around the shop: Green Guru Dutchy bags are in! These are sold as individual bags, not sets, and are made using recycled waterproof materials complete with a shoulder strap for carrying off the bike. We installed one on a Linus Dutchi and it looks great and they're just $64.95 each! We have the Handsome She Devil back in stock in gray! We also have the Devil complete in rusty bucket red and cream. Take one for a spin! Bill made this great display for our Mavic wheels. For...

Brooks Cambium C17 Review

Brooks Cambium C17 Review

Ben here. I just had the pleasure of riding one of the new vegan Brooks Cambium C17 saddles out for a couple days. This is the newest saddle in their lineup and was designed to be the same quality as their other leather saddles, only free of all animal products. I've owned a Brooks B17 and have been riding a Swift for several months, so I was curious to see how the ride compares. I took off my Swift and installed the Cambium. The profile between the two are very similar, and my seatpost height...

2014 Bianchi Volpe and Lupo

2014 Bianchi Volpe and Lupo

2014 Bianchi Volpes are in! We're excited to have the Volpe in stock in basically every size, and also to announce the new Lupo. If you want to try a variety of riding, you're best off with a Volpe. We love the Volpe because it works as a fantastic commuter, light touring bike, mixed-terrain road bike, winter trainer, and could even be used for cyclocross. The Volpe is made with a steel frame (Bianchi's own chromoly tubing) and  features generous tire clearance (room for a 700 x 37 tire and...

Giro Chamber and Republic Shoes

Giro Chamber and Republic Shoes

We just added two casual clipless shoes to our lineup: the Chamber and the Republic by Giro. The Chamber ($160, on the left)  is a sneaker-style shoe for urban riders. It uses a two-bolt cleat pattern (Shimano SPD, Time ATAC, Crank Brother's Eggbeater). It has the sole, durability and look of a skate shoe, only with a stiffer sole for riding. The Republic ($150) is a commuter-friendly  two-bolt shoe that's easy to walk in and easy to wear into the office. It has an understated look, especially...

2014 Raleigh Roper

2014 Raleigh Roper

4130 chromoly tubing, Shimano 105 components, and Hayes mechanical disc brakes all make the Roper an awesome choice for all-around use. The Roper stands apart from the crowd as being not just capable, but excelling at a lot of types of riding. We recommend it as a 12-month, rain-or-shine commuter bike, but the Roper is at home in the woods, bike bath, or in your first cyclocross bike. It's a fast, fun bike with a smart selection of components, making this a great value bike at just $1500. If...

First Look: 2014 Jamis Quest Elite

First Look: 2014 Jamis Quest Elite

It seems like the biggest assumption that keeps people from riding road bikes is that they're only for racing, or training for races. Jamis' 2014 Quest Elite a bike that proves this assumption wrong. The Quest stands apart due to its use of race-grade components (Shimano 105, Ritchey wheelset and cockpit) on a Reynolds 631 steel frame and carbon fork, with a more relaxed geometry. The frameset is designed around larger tires than a racing bike and has extra clearance for full-coverage fenders....

Handsome Cycles for 2014

Handsome Cycles for 2014

2014 Handsome Cycles Devil Completes have landed! New colors for this year include Smurfy Blue, Rusty Bucket, and Shaving Cream (above). It has the excellent parts spec as the 2013 model: Shimano Deore derailleur and hubs, Mavic Open Sport rims, leather sprung saddle, adjustable pin platform pedals, and Panracer Pasela gumwall tires, still just $1199. We have red and cream ones in stock - Smurfy Blue will be here by the end of the month.  Stop by and ask our sales staff why they make awesome...

Chrome Restock

Chrome Restock

Chrome Bags are back in stock for fall. We've got a huge selection of their single-strap messenger bags, such as their Mini Metro, Citizen, and Metropolis models. We're also fully stocked with two-strap models including their Delta and District welded models, Bravo, and New Soyuz packs. We made sure to get a few special items, like their Night Series version of the Citizen, Metropolis, and Bravo; Niko single-strap camera bag, and Soma commuter bag. All are 100% waterproof, durable, and have a...

Employee Bike Profile: Josh’s Handsome Devil

Employee Bike Profile: Josh’s Handsome Devil

Having recently helped Luis spec out a Handsome Devil Josh decided he had to get one of his own. He had a mix of 9-speed Shimano Ultegra and 105 components from a previous build, and then added Ritchey Classic bars, stem, and seatpost. To add some color he used pink bottle cages and cable housing. Other highlights include Tektro Mini-V brakes, Continental Cyclocross Speed tires, Cinelli Caleido bar tape, and TIME clipless pedals. He's only had the bike built up for a couple of weeks, and he's...

New Arrivals

New Arrivals

Who loves new products? We do! We have new arrivals to our retail floor. Above is the Planet Bike Blaze 2-watt combo set. It has a rear Superflash Turbo light and the front is a new, compact version of their trusty Beamer 2-watt light! These are very bright and at just $69.95, an awesome value. Our new basic light set is the XLC Minibeamer. It's a bright, compact two-light set for just $19.95. Our favorite commuting pedals and grips are back in stock: Odyssey Twisted PC pedals and Aaron Ross...

Shop Visit: The Coffee Trike

Shop Visit: The Coffee Trike

This is San, the entrepreneur behind Boston's The Coffee Trike. You may have seen him around Boston pedaling his custom fixed-gear cargo trike and coffee shop. He happened to be less than a block away when the bond between his chainring and crank failed. He just barely managed to coast to a stop in front of the shop. We only had tools to remove and replace the crank arm, but not re-attach the chainring. Luckily a former employee and local machinist located near our shop happened to have a few...

CB at Colliers Tenant Appreciation Day

CB at Colliers Tenant Appreciation Day

Late last month Cambridge Bicycle was asked to table for Colliers at their Tenant Appreciation Day. Shreyas and Ben walked over with a couple bikes, a lot of product, and some helpful pamphlets to give out. They had the opportunity to meet and chat with a bunch of friendly people, some experienced cyclists and commuters, and some just beginning cyclists. Colliers also raffled off three bikes purchased with us to three very lucky people. Although it was just a few short hours, they both had a...

Luis’ Handsome Devil

Luis’ Handsome Devil

Luis came to us looking for a bike for everyday use to save his high end road bike from the extra wear and tear of the city. He and Josh worked together, starting out with a complete Handsome Devil. By the end of their conversation they ended up making some changes to fit Luis' interest and riding style, ending up with a truly unique and excellent build. Custom components include Brooks Yellow Ochre bar tape, Brooks Team Pro Chrome in Yellow Ochre, Nitto Noodle drop handlebars, MKS Touring...

KHS Green 1

KHS Green 1

This year has been exciting for classic style city bikes. We've introduced the KHS Green 8 and the KHS Green 3 earlier this summer. We have one new addition to our commuter bike lineup: the Green 1 single speed. It's the same steel frame and general parts kit as the Green 3, only with a single speed wheel. No coaster brake, either: the Green 1 has front and rear v-brakes. We can see this being an awesome beater bike for those with much nicer bikes, or an excellent low-maintenance workhorse for...

Odyssey Twisted Pedals – Limited Colors

Odyssey Twisted Pedals – Limited Colors

We managed to get our hands on one last shipment of Odyssey Twisted pedals in Grape, Midnight Blue, Construction Orange, and Bright Red.  Most of our distributors have been out of stock of these for months - we're stoked to have them in! We also have matching Odyssey Aaron Ross grips for a few of these. Matching grips and pedals are an awesome way to personalize your commuter.  If you already own a pair of these getting a backup pair is not a bad idea, especially if they go with more...

First Look: Linus Scout

First Look: Linus Scout

Looking for a simple, inexpensive city bike for commuting or errands? We have a new addition to our line of city bikes for you: the Scout. It's less expensive than their 3-speed and 8-speed internally geared models, since it uses a standard 7 speed derailleur and grip shifter. The Scout shares similar features to Linus' other renown models: sprung saddle, cushy grips on a swept-back bar, metal fenders and chainguard, and front and rear handbrakes. All this is based on a durable, comfy-riding...

KHS Green 8

KHS Green 8

Earlier this spring we showcased the new KHS Green 3-speeds for 2013. We have a new addition to our line of city bikes: the KHS Green 8. It uses the same frame geometry as the basic Green, but with a lighter frame made from Reynolds 520 chromoly. The drivetrain uses a more durable crankset and a Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub. It's a practical, lighter upgrade for those who ride longer distances or in hillier areas, or are using the Green as a day tripper as well. Best of all, it's just $769! It's...

Handsome Cycles Devil Complete

Handsome Cycles Devil Complete

Last week we profiled the 2013 Handsome Cycles She Devil complete. Since then we built up a Devil complete and took some great photos to share: Like the She Devil, the Devil complete is a commuter, day tripper, or light touring bike for those who don't need a heavy bike for fully loaded touring, or a cyclocross race bike for general rides. We like the way it's set up - upright posture, comfy saddle, flat pedals, and a wheelset with Mavic Open Sport rims and Shimano Deore hubs - but with a...

Handsome Cycles She Devil

Handsome Cycles She Devil

It's not every day we get to introduce a new brand to the area. We're excited to be official dealers for Handsome Cycles. Now in stock are their Devil and She Devil complete builds, and we're able to special order their other models and frames.  The She Devil is our kind of bike. It's a light, and comfy commuter bike with the potential to be so much more.  We'll be posting photos of the standard Devil in an upcoming post as we sold the first one we built within hours of setting it up. Their...

The Fast and the Furley-ous

The Fast and the Furley-ous

Raleigh's 2013 Tripper and Furley have just landed again here at CB. Both models are owned by members of our staff and strongly recommended as reliable, simple, and fun bikes for commuting year round. Give us a call if you're interested in putting one on hold for purchase; or having a specific size ready for test ride.

2013 Jamis Nova Sport

2013 Jamis Nova Sport

Looking for your next all weather commuter or mixed-terrain bike? We have the Jamis Nova Sport in stock. It's an aluminum frame, disc brake 'cross frame outfitted with Shimano 2300 components (with compact double crankset) and Tektro brakes. It's also outfitted with file tread tires that work great on pavement, and hug the trails at low pressure. The frame and fork have rack and fender eyelets for commuting and light touring. The 2013 Nova Sport is only $850. You can spot this one in our...

KHS Green Relaunch for 2013

KHS Green Relaunch for 2013

The Green is back and better than ever! KHS has stepped up their game with this complete redesign of their time-tested Green series. We just received a shipment of the Green 3 in blue, black, and yellow for the stepthrough frame. Check out the details: The 2013  Green is based around a new steel frame with a Shimano Nexus 3 speed wheelset. They've kept the painted metal fenders, rear rack, and metal chainguard. What's new are the silver, swept back handlebars. front AND rear v-brake (no...

2013 Cyclocross Bikes

2013 Cyclocross Bikes

It's light. It's fast. It's super versatile. The 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom CCX is a fantastic do-it-all machine whether you're looking to speed up your commute, conquer some rougher roads or trails on the weekend, or enter your first 'cross race.  This light and stiff aluminum frame comes with a BB30 bottom bracket to increase stiffness and power transfer but also has super thin seat stays to make for a compliant and comfortable ride. It's paired with a carbon fork with a tapered steer for...

Shimano SH-UT70 and Click’R Pedal

Shimano SH-UT70 and Click’R Pedal

We just restocked our selection of Shimano footwear. We're fully stocked with tons of sizes of shoes for road, mountain, cyclocross, commuting, and touring - and pedals as well. We've also added a new model to our lineup, pictured above: Shimano's UT70 commuter shoe with the new SPD Click'R system. While the UT70 is compatible with any two-bolt cleat, it comes stock with a plastic plate that engages with an SPD pedal. This system is designed for city riders who need a shoe that's easy to walk...

Used Bike Roundup

Used Bike Roundup

We've got the following used bikes in dire need of a new home. As the weather's been getting nicer and nicer each week, these may not last very long. KHS Green, 17", black - $275 KHS Green, Silver, 17" - $250 Raleigh vintage 3-speed, size medium: $265 Jamis Trail 4.0 - brand new chain, cassette, rear derailleur, shift cable, and other parts: 14" ONLY $199! Super cute Raleigh 20" kid's bike (lightly used!) $200 Like mentioned earlier, these are all first come, first served. We cannot place...

New Bikes for 2013

New Bikes for 2013

We've received dozens and dozens of new bikes in the past week and ever since our mechanics have been steadfast in building them up. We again have a size run of 2013 Bianchi Volpes in stock from 46cm to 57cm as well as tons of new models we'll be showcasing on our blog. New for 2013 is the Diamondback Insight STI-1. We've always have had the Insight 1 in a full-fledged hybrid and the recent 8-speed internally-geared version, and we now have it as a single speed with a flip-flop hub. The frame...

Spring is Coming

Spring is Coming

2013 road and cyclocross models are here. Are you ready for spring?

Odyssey Twisted Pedals – New Colors

Odyssey Twisted Pedals – New Colors

Odyssey Twisted BMX pedals are back in stock for 9/16" and 1/2" cranks - now with white, brown, and construction orange. We also have Odyssey Aaron Ross grips and Oury Grips to match most options. We love these pedals. Add some flair to your hybrid, single speed, or commuter bike. You won't regret it.

Serfas USB Lighting

Serfas USB Lighting

It's that time of year where the sun is still setting early in the evening, the temperature is low, and the nights feel darker than ever. Having a bright set of lights is a great safety measure to stay visible on the streets and being able to visually light where you're going is essential to staying safe on bike paths and streets with low lighting. Back in stock are our usual USB-rechargeable options by Serfas including high power headlights and tail lights. In stock are several...

Winter Sunsets

Winter Sunsets

The sun's been setting at the very end of Landsdowne Street recently. We've been getting direct sunlight as the sun goes down and the shop's been lighting up like crazy!  It only lasts a few minutes but it's a nice warming glow to distract from all the cold weather we've been getting.

2013 Jamis Codas Are Here

2013 Jamis Codas Are Here

We've had the 2013 Jamis Coda Sport in for some time now and just received a near-complete size run to refresh our inventory. The Coda Sport is a perennial favorite of hours but we've got to be honest: the 2013 Coda Comp and Coda Elites and they are looking awesome. Pictured above is the Coda Comp. The frame is Reynolds 520, paired with a carbon fork. It's outfitted with Shimano components for shifters, Alivio derailleurs, brake levers, and crankset with replaceable rings. The frame boasts...

Rennovation Specials, Part Two

Rennovation Specials, Part Two

We have new additions to our Manager's Rennovation Specials. In addition to the models we posted earlier we have a few more bikes priced to move. Same fine print applies: we have limited sizes of these, so first come, first served. We cannot and will not apply these discounts to any other model, special orders, or other inventory. These deals are for these particular bikes only! 2012 Diamondback Response Sport (pictured above), 16", 20" - was $550, now 30% off 2012 Dimaondback Response - 14"...

Manager’s Renovation Specials

Manager’s Renovation Specials

We're going through some reorganization right now as we're in the process of slimming down our shop's layout for the oncoming renovation. We only have one of the following bikes, so we're putting them on closeout. They will not be displayed on our retail floor, so please be sure to ask us to see a specific one. These prices are only on these particular bikes and sizes, meaning that we will not apply these discounts to any other bicycle, including special orders or future inventory. Above is a...

Used Bike Roundup

Used Bike Roundup

Right now we have several used bikes available for under $300! Our used rental bikes are still available in a few sizes for $299, as well as the following options: Super de Luxe (above) - Vintage steel roadster with stem shifters. 53.5 cm seat tube (center to top), 57 cm "top tube" (center seat tube to center head tube). $150 Univega Activa hybrid - Chromoly frame, rear rack, fender eyelets on frame. 19" frame. $200 Jamis Trail X - Tons of new parts on this one: shift/brake cables, bottom...

2013 SE Tripel

2013 SE Tripel

Classic 3-Speeds, such as our Linus, KHS, and Raleigh models, have always been a staple bike here at CB. 2013 is bringing about a new kind of bike with our brands: the urban 3-speed. You've probably already seen the Raleigh Tripper we've had in stock. We now have a new model from SE Bikes called the Tripel:

Brooks Saddle Restock

Brooks Saddle Restock

We've refreshed our display of Brooks products with more saddles and accessories. We have their B17 model in several variants and colors, including their World Traveler engraved saddle, seen above and below: Other saddles in stock include the Swallow chrome, Swift chrome, B66, B17 Select, and more. Also in are small accessories such as proofide saddle treatment, maintenance kits, waterproof bags (in medium and large sizes), leather bar tape, as well as satchels and saddle bags. Ask us how to...

Gore Bike Wear

Gore Bike Wear

Winter is closer than it seems. The key to staying on the bike through winter, and to experience the benefits of bike-commuting year-round, is to make yourself comfortable when riding. Gore Bike Wear makes some of our favorite products that perform the best during the worst weather New England gets. Gore Bike Wear is Goretex's own bike-specific product line, meaning that they adapt all of Gore's textile technology for bike-specific performance. If you don't have a proper rain shell then we...

2013 Raleigh Roper, Tripper, and Furley

2013 Raleigh Roper, Tripper, and Furley

We love 'cross bikes here at CB and we're excited to say that Raleigh has us swooning for their 2013 steel cyclocross line. Their Roper, Furley, and Tripper models are all based on the same frameset. Above is their Roper: outfitted with BB5 road disc brakes, 105 components (shifters, derailleurs, chain, and cassette), and a PF30 crankset, this is one awesome entry level race bike, all weather commuter, or light touring bike for just $1500. Love singlespeed riding? The Furley is a single speed...

Cross Bikes for Fall

Cross Bikes for Fall

We love 'cross season and our selection is showing it. We recently added a couple 2013 models to our inventory so now we have options with steel and aluminum frames, cantilever and disc brakes, with Shimano Sora, Tiagra, and 105 components. Featured above is the 2013 Raleigh Roper, Bianchi Volpe, 2013 Diamondback Steilacoom CCX, and our cross-commuter Jamis Bosanova. They aren't just for racing 'cross; these models make excellent winter bikes, mixed-terrain road bikes, commuters, and light...

Chrome Bags Restock

Chrome Bags Restock

Back in stock are several backpacks, messenger bags, and accessories by Chrome. Above is a detail of their $19.95 accessory pouch mounted on a Citizen Pack Nite Series edition - all blacked out with reflective striping and detailing. There's not even a hint of color here - a nice, classy neutral-colored pack for those who prefer a more toned-down look. Below is a full shot of the back panel and flap: In a similar visual style, we also have a super affordable, waterproof pack by Chrome called...

Serfas Thunderbolt USB Lights

Serfas Thunderbolt USB Lights

We are light nerds and we don't hide it. When a new light comes out that's brighter, less expensive, and easier to use, we all get excited. Now in stock are the Serfas Thunderbolt front and rear lights - some of the brightest and easiest-to-mount lights we've seen. The Thunderbolt is USB rechargeable, comes with a charger cable, and has the coolest LED array we've seen. We just received a bulk order of them today, and the first thing we did was open some up and throw them on a 2013 Raleigh...

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

We're total bag nerds here. Our Brooks representatives know it, and stopped by recently with something special for us. Now on display is a preview model of the new Brooks Pickwick for 2013. The Pickwick is designed as a day bag: not too big, not too small - perfect for commuters, students, and others who do not need a huge messenger-style backpack. 2013 Brooks Pickwick, front view 2013 Brooks Pickwick, back view The Pickwick is made to Brook's quality out of English leather, water resistant...

New and Used Bicycles for Children

New and Used Bicycles for Children

Our selection of kids' bikes is really happening this year. Diamondback just came out with two new models: the Insight 24 (pictured above) and Clarity 24 (the same thing, only in pink). We have both models in stock because they are awesome, lightweight hybrids made from aluminum (rather than steel). They're also only $300! Diamondback's Insight and Clarity 24 are absolutely perfect for advanced young riders who are ready for an adult-style bike, but aren't quite big enough to fit a 26" or 700c...

Back in Stock: Bianchi Volpe and KHS Urban Soul

Back in Stock: Bianchi Volpe and KHS Urban Soul

It's been quite a busy summer this year. As a result, we've had a few staple models of ours that have been out-of-stock for a short bit. We're excited to announce that we now have Bianchi Volpes for 2013 in stock in several sizes. This new batch retains all of the qualities of past Volpe versions: Tiagra 10-speed drivetrain, triple crankset, double butted cro-mo frameset, rack and fender eyelets galore. With a durable wheelset and SPD clipless pedals, the Volpe is still a great choice for...

Raleigh Cadent 8

Raleigh Cadent 8

We have a few models this year that are brand new for 2012. This is one variation we're super excited about: the Raleigh Cadent 8. We've stocked (and still stock) Raleigh's Cadent aluminum sport hybrid with its standard gear system. What makes the Cadent 8 unique is that in place of a cassette and derailleurs is an 8 speed Shimano Alfine hub. This internally-geared hub is a low-maintenance alternative to a standard drive train, making this a bike that's appropriate for fitness riders,...

Linus Dutchi 3 with Peterboro Basket

Linus Dutchi 3 with Peterboro Basket

We had a customer in recently who purchased a Linus Dutchi 3 with us. We had one in stock at Superb, so she went out and bought a skateboard just to run over to the other shop during the sunny summer weather we were having. We saw her back in later that day to pick up one of our Peterboro Baskets to maximize the cruiseability of her new bicycle and augment her cargo capacity - what a combo!

Ortlieb Panniers and Backpacks

Ortlieb Panniers and Backpacks

Our Ortlieb inventory has been completely refreshed - back in stock are our usual standby Bike Roller Classic, Office Bag, and Bike Packer Classic panniers as well as their Velocity Rucksack, Messenger Bag, and Messenger Pro backpacks. We also have their size small pannier bags - for either use on a front rack or as a smaller rear bag for when a larger rear bag may be too much. New-to-us are these two models: ...The City Biker... ...And The Downtown... Both of these models have Ortlieb's new...

New from Diamondback and Raleigh

New from Diamondback and Raleigh

We've revisited Diamondback's Overdrive series of 29er hardtails for our mountain bike series this spring. Our customers have been giving great feedback on their basic Overdrive, so we're stepping up the game by stocking the $630 Overdrive Comp. The Comp is a similarly-riding aluminum frame but decked out with higher-grade components that make an entry-level XC mountain bike more trailworthy: SRAM X5, 3x10 drivetrain, Rock Shox fork with lockout, and Hayes hydraulic disc brakes - all modern...

2011 Closeouts

2011 Closeouts

Spring weather is nearly upon us. If you're looking to put away the winter bike and get something nice for the fair weather ahead, we've got something for you. These are just a few of the 2011 models we have in stock and on sale. Above is a 2012 Jamis Quest, size 54. Reynolds 631 air-hardened frameset, carbon fork, Shimano 105/Ultegra components, Mavic Asksium wheelset. Was $1799, now just $1450. 2009 Fuji Touring - Size 54 cm, Shimano Tiagra components, integrated shifters, cro-mo frame and...

Morgan’s Saila

Morgan’s Saila

Everyone loves a New Bike Day, but there is something extra special about your very first New Custom Bike Day. I recently had the joy of getting my first custom frame built by Lauren Trout at Saila. Lauren is an incredibly talented builder and I'm stoked to have this gorgeous bike. A special thanks goes out to Brad at Sugercoat/Geekhouse for the powder coating. Here is the built details for the nerdz: Fork - Easton EC90x Wheels - Mavic Aksium Tires - Continental Grand Prix 4 Seasons (28c)...

Frames On Sale

Frames On Sale

The following frames are for sale: 2010 Bianchi Nirone 7 aluminum road frame, carbon chainstays, carbon fork: 55 cm, compact geometry. $350. Pake C'mute - 53 cm. 1 1/8 head tube, 27.2 seatpost, tensionable drop-outs, braze-ons and eyelets for just about everything. $175. Geekhouse Wormtown - Production frame, NOT made in USA. Good for 24" wheels and Magura rim brakes, or 26" wheels and v-brakes. Tabs for rear disc brake. 1 1/8 headtube. Stop by for more details. Build something crazy with it....

Flatbar Road Bike Sale

Flatbar Road Bike Sale

The following in-stock 2011 flatbar road bikes are now on sale*: 2011 Raleigh Cadent FT-1: Was: $585, Sale price: $527 Available currently in sizes 45 cm, 49 cm, 52 cm, and 54 cm. 2011 Raleigh Cadent FT-0 Was: $450, Sale price: $405 Available currently in sizes 45 cm, 49 cm, and 52 cm 2011 Jamis Allegro: Was: $525, Sale price: $473 Available currently in sizes 15", 17", 19" and 21" *Please note: Sale prices are only applied to in-stock models and sizes listed above. Sale prices cannot be...

Rental Fleet Sale

Rental Fleet Sale

Our 2011 rental bikes are now for sale for $299 for either our Raleigh Classic Roadster 3-speed or the Jamis Commuter 3 7-speed internally geared bike. All have been out for only the past season and all have been tuned and serviced by our mechanic staff. We have them in limited sizes for each model so stop by soon to check them out. Winter is apparently here, and these make excellent snow/winter bikes or year-round commuters.

New Ortleib Arrivials

New Ortleib Arrivials

A fresh order from Ortlieb just landed in our shop this afternoon. We are currently re-stocked with bike-packer, roll-top, shopping, and office bag panniers; as well as backpack messengerbags. For those of you who feel aluminum alloy racks aren't cutting it, behold the Tubus Cargo rear rack: Tubus racks are made out of chromoly which has a number of benefits for touring and commuting. Chromoly steel is re-weldable, whereas aluminum racks are not. This means that if your rack breaks while on an...