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Surly Wednesday in Stock

Surly Wednesday in Stock

Why not enjoy cycling all season? If you're interested in 12-month cycling, on the road or in the woods, we've got a ton of options for you here. There's nothing quite like the Surly Wednesday pictured above to get you out of your routine any time of the year. Spring's right around the corner, but there's no good reason not to enjoy riding a bike today.

Staff Ride Report – NEMBA trails in NH

Staff Ride Report – NEMBA trails in NH

Something amazing about our bike shop is that despite our urbane location, we have a huge interest of mixed-terrain and off-road cycling on staff. What's even more amazing is that Boston is a great city to be in for this kind of riding.  I took a rental-car escape the other day to get out of town and back in the woods and ended up at Pawtuckaway State Park in southern NH - less than an hour and a half from Cambridge.  It was a freak 70-degree day, blasting over a four-inch thick carpet of dry...

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...

Columbus Day Hours and Sale Bikes

Columbus Day Hours and Sale Bikes

We are open standard hours this holiday weekend (Monday we'll be open from 10 AM to 7 PM). It's that time of year where we have to move things along. We have the following bikes on closeout* effective immediately until they sell: Road Bikes on Sale 2014 Jamis Xenith Comp, 54cm, 58cm - was: $2100, now 20% off 2013 Raleigh Revenio Carbon, 54cm - Full carbon with Tiagra - was: $1800 now 25% off 2013 Jamis Xenith Comp, 51cm - Full carbon with Shimano 105 - was: $2100, now 20% off 2013 Bianchi...

Employee Bike Profile: Randy’s Jamis

Employee Bike Profile: Randy’s Jamis

Randy just built up his new Jamis Nemesis Race 650b for the spring and summer cross-country race season. It's set up with Shimano SLX and Deore components, Crank Brother pedals, and a Mavic Crossride wheelset.  You'll find him in any of the local trail network as soon as the spring thaw is done and the trails are ready to ride.

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 -...

Raleigh Get Out and Ride Rebate 2014

Raleigh Get Out and Ride Rebate 2014

Want up to $100 back with your new bike? Raleigh's making it happen with their Get Out and Ride rebate. From March 1 through April 30 selected Raleigh models will be eligible for a $50-$100 rebate direct from Raleigh. This applies to their Cadent and Misceo sport hybrids, Talus 29er series, and Revenio road bikes that we stock and more. Nothing starts off springtime like a new bike and this rebate from Raleigh makes it even sweeter.

Winter Closeouts

Winter Closeouts

Spring is barely 2 1/2 months away. We have these bikes on sale*. Prepare yourself for this season while these deals last: 2013 Hybrids and Mountain Bikes 2013 Diamondback Clarity STI-8, 14" pink was $750 now 20% off 2013 Diamondback Insight STI-8, 21" red/black, was $750, now 20% off 2013 Diamondback Insight 1, 15", red, was $500 now 20% off 2013 Jamis Coda Elite, 15" 17", was $995, now 15% off 2013 Raleigh Talus 29 Sport, 16" 18" - was $800, now 15% off 2013 Raleigh Talus 29, 16" - was $650,...

First Look: 2014 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport

First Look: 2014 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport

Nothing starts off the new year like a new bike. We just got our first look at the Jamis Dragon 29 Sport for 2014, and it looks great. Jamis' Dragon line of bikes has a 25 year history and this year's model continues the legacy.  Jamis designed the Dragon Sport 29 with a Reynolds 520 chromoly frame paired with a Rock Shox air coil fork, making this both a durable and comfortable bike. Components include Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a 2x10 Deore Shadow groupset, allowing for simple and...

Bill’s Jamis Dakar AMT – Last Day at Highland

Bill’s Jamis Dakar AMT – Last Day at Highland

Hey everybody it's Bill. A couple Fridays ago I went to Highland Mountainbike Park for their last weekend of the season. The warmer weather melted most of the snow they'd had earlier in the week leaving the trails fabulously muddy. Some of the trails became a real challenge but overall it was a great day for riding. Getting dirty is always part of the fun so everybody was in a great mood. I even met a couple Cambridge locals riding up the lift and it turned out I had fixed a few of their...

Employee Bike Profile: Bill’s Jamis

Employee Bike Profile: Bill’s Jamis

Bill's summer project this year was a brand new Jamis AMT all-mountain bike. He's been riding for years, and takes regular trips up to Highland in NH.  He purchased the AMT as a frame, threw on a 2x10 SLX groupset, Rock Shox fork, 26" Mavic Crossmax SX wheelset,  Thomson seatpost, and Continental  tires. Although he spends a lot of time riding on the slopes, you can also find him around on local trails, as he says it rides surprisingly well on cross-country terrain.

Raleigh Get Out and Ride Rebate

Raleigh Get Out and Ride Rebate

For a limited time Raleigh is offering a $50 rebate for selected aluminum 2013 models and $100 for their selected carbon options. We have a number of models in stock this would apply to, such as the Misceo hybrid with disc brakes, the Revenio Carbon 1.0 road bike, as well as their Talus 29 hardtail, Misceo sport hybrid, and more. This rebate would also apply to any Raleigh special orders on bikes we normally don't inventory, such as their cyclocross and road options. Below are just a few...

Jamis Dragon 29 Sport – 2013 Editor’s Choice Award

Jamis Dragon 29 Sport – 2013 Editor’s Choice Award

Bicycling Magazine just gave the 2013 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport an Editors' Choice Award for Best Value Hardtail. We are now doubly-excited to have one in stock. To quote their review: All three bikes in this category had spirited rides. But the Jamis rode away from the pack, thanks to its steel frame that took the edge off rocks, ruts and other trail obstacles. We didn’t expect to find such a damped, refined ride on a bike at this price. “It rode like it cost much more,” said one tester. We agree...

Jamis Dragon 29 Sport – 2013 Editor’s Choice Award

2013 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport

Not many people are aware that there's great trail riding that's accessible by riding out, taking the train or subway, or within a short car drive. We have several avid mountain bikers on staff who ride regularly. Since Pete, Ben, and Randy all own Jamis Dragons we're now stocking the Dragon 29 Sport as our mid-range cross country bike for people stoked on mountain biking. The Dragon 29 Sport is based on Reynolds 520 steel frame with a 29" wheel size. We love steel frames because they're...

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...

2013 Mavic Wheelsets

2013 Mavic Wheelsets

2013 Mavic wheesets are IN. We just received several models for road (Aksium, Ksyruim, Kysrium Equipe, Ksyrium Elite), track (Eclipse), and cross-country (Crossmax Disc 29). More images to come as we get them hung up and on display.

2013 Mavic Helmets – First Look

2013 Mavic Helmets – First Look

Just got our first boxes of Mavic helmets this morning.... ...And they're looking great! We're exited to have these three new models for road and mountain: The Notch is a great mountain biking helmet with removable visor and tons of airflow for $109.95 The Syncro, a lightweight road helmet for racing and training - $124.95 And Mavic's entry level road helmet, the Espoir - for just $99.95! We have limited sizes and colors in stock for the moment - more are on the way - but we recommend coming...

2013 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport

2013 Jamis Dragon 29 Sport

Randy building up a special order 2013 Jamis Dragon 29.  Steel hardtails will always have a warm place in our hearts.

Ben’s DIY 36er

Ben’s DIY 36er

We were taken by surprised when this rolled through the shop this weekend. The owner and builder's name is Ben, and he's working  to complete his own 36" mountain bike. It's a complete DIY project from the drawing board down to welding the frame and cutting custom spoke lengths. His ultimate goal is using it for trail riding and maybe some racing. Best of luck to him and the build--we can't wait to see the finished product.

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...

Jamis Dragon Team Custom Build

Jamis Dragon Team Custom Build

A couple weeks ago Andrew walked into the shop, and struck up a conversation with our mechanic, Ryan, about mountain biking. Ryan's introduction to cycling was riding cross-country trails as a young'un in rural New England, and has been passionate about the discipline since. They started talking about bikes, with Andrew asking him, "Well, what would you ride?" Many minutes later, the conversation ended with an order the build above. Andrew's new hardtail is based on the Jamis Dragon Team Pro,...

Summer of mountain bikes…

Summer of mountain bikes…

Earlier this summer our trusted mechanic Stephen coined this summer "the summer of mountain bikes", and fellow mechanic Pete Shelby took no time at all to scoop up this sweet Jamis Dragon and hit the trails. Be on the look out for Pete, Tom, Morgan, and Chad tomorrow at Highland Park!

2009 Models Left in Stock

2009 Models Left in Stock

Our February Sale covers a whole range of brands, models, and makes, for many different kinds of bicycling. Here's a partial list of 2009 models left in stock: Commuting / Hybrid Bianchi Cortina (black, silver, various sizes), Jamis Commuter 1 (18.5", 20.5"), Commuter 2 (grey 18.5",), Commuter 3 (black 14.5", red 16.5"), Citizen 1 (18.5", 20.5"), Coda Sport (red, 17.5", 19.5"), Coda Comp (21.5", 16", 17.5") Diamondback Insight 1 (Blue 15", 17" 21" 23"), Edgewood (15") KHS Urban Xpress (large...

20% off All 2009 Bikes for February

20% off All 2009 Bikes for February

As the new signs in our shop windows declare, all 2009 bikes are 20% for the month of February. This sale only includes models in stock - no special orders, please. We have a variety of types of bikes left - road, hybrid, mountain, and even a few single speeds and fixed gears. If you want to start out this spring with a new bike, February is your month. And yes, we still do test rides in the winter.

Used Wheel Sale!

Used Wheel Sale!

UPDATE: These deals have been long gone! Please call us to see what current deals we have in stock. If you've been looking for a replacement or spare wheel for your hybrid, road, or mountain bike, we've got great news for you. We have a slough of used wheels on sale from $20! All used wheels are $20, or $25-35 if they have a tire, gear cluster, or both -In 700c, 26", and 27" standards. We've got both modern wheels and a few vintage gems: ...Such as a Phil Wood freehub wheel... (ok, we're...

Cheap bikes for Autumn

Cheap bikes for Autumn

It's nearly mid-September. In just a few short weeks summer will be officially over and fall will be here. There are still many rideable months before the winter chill, and if you talk to many of us at the shop, these months are the best for riding (mostly because you have to work harder to get sweaty). If you missed out on buying a new bike this summer and are looking to buy one, or if you're new to Boston and need a way to get around that's less expensive than the MBTA, we've got hybrids,...

On sale to a good home:

On sale to a good home:

We're trying to make room for changes here at the shop, so the following bikes are on sale for 25% off their retail price! We have two of these mountain bikes ready to hit the trails. They only have one speed: pure gnarliness. 19" Redline Monocog - Retail price: $549. Sale Price: $410! Kona Cindercone - A hardtail mountain bike with a suspension fork. We have it in a beautiful, glossy blue coat that looks great with most modern kitchen appliances. We have one 18" and one 20" frame. Retail...

Some of Us Are More Hardcore Than Others…

Some of Us Are More Hardcore Than Others…

I raced a Pro1-2-3 race today and thought that I was pretty tough (though I was dispatched rather quickly). Then my woman came home from a mountain bike race. She is battered and bruised, having endured some of the worst conditions on the circuit in years: driving rain laced with sleet mucking up demanding technical trails. She was still shivering 4 hours later! I thought that the condition of her bicycle and her clothing was noteworthy. Remember this bike has been on top of a car for 150...

Fuji SLM 2.0–New Race Bike

Fuji SLM 2.0–New Race Bike

I will be representing the race team on the XC circuit this season. Bud, Jason, Kip and the honorable Mr. McCormack were kind enough to hook me up with this ultra light whip. Thanks guys. With pedals, it weighs an even 22 lbs even. While many associate CB with fixed gears, the shop is outfitted to service fancy mountain bikes too. Tom was able to build this up to proper torque settings, with perfect shifting and braking and logical fit in less than an hour. This bike will be periodically on...

KONA SALE!!!!!

All 08 Kona Mountain bikes and Drop Bar Road bikes on Sale through Sept 8th. Get them while they last!!

KONA has arrived!!!

KONA has arrived!!!

Cambridge Bicycle is excited to now be able to offer KONA BICYCLES as the latest addition to the Cambridge Bicycle bike lines. We just received our first shipment of bikes at the end of last week and they look great! So make sure to stop by the shop and check out all the great commuter, mountain and road bikes we have from KONA. And remember, if there is any bike we don't have in stock from any of our bike companies we can special order for you!

Cruiser Mountain Track Bike with a Disk Brake

Cruiser Mountain Track Bike with a Disk Brake

I don't know if you could combine any more types of bikes into one unless you were Sheldon Brown himself. But GW has made a rather interesting Bicycle indeed. It started life as a cruiser with mountain bike style 26 inch wheels, but after GW threw down his $50 for it its life changed course. Now sporting 700c track wheels and an extra welded strut near the bottom bracket an Avid Juicy 7 disk brake now resides where normally most people would attach a 22 tooth granny gear. I got to ride this...