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New Year’s Day Ramble

New Year’s Day Ramble

  I was invited to small group ride on New Year's Day, which ended up being just five of us by the 9:30 rollout. Myself, Sandy, our salesperson Rob, and our new friend Annemarie ventured out to Acton and back for a nearly perfect 50 mile ride. It started with donuts, coffee, and quiet city streets. We scrambled over a frozen Minuteman Trail, eventually leaving it  in favor of sleepy rural roads. Traffic was low, the sun was warm, and the temperature was just perfect to stay cozy without...

Aluminum Road Bike Sale 6/27 – 7/3

Aluminum Road Bike Sale 6/27 – 7/3

We're kicking off July with a sale on all in-stock road and mixed-terrain bicycles: 2015 and 2014 Bianchi Volpe - Was $1299, sale - 15% off 2015 and 2014 Bianchi Lupo - Was $1050, sale - 15% off 2015 Bianchi Nirone Tiagra - size 57cm only- Was $1249 now 20% off 2015 Jamis Ventura Comp - Was $950, 10% off 2015 Jamis Ventura Race - 54cm and 58cm only - Was $1099, now 15% off 1015 Jamis Icon Pro - was $1659, now 15% off (Size 56 only) 2015 Jamis Quest Elite - was $1749, now 15% off (size 56 only)...

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...

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...

Prospect Hill, Waltham

Prospect Hill, Waltham

  Hard to believe this is barely 11 miles from the shop. Winter's not here yet. Get out and ride!

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...

Carbon Road Sale

Carbon Road Sale

Our current inventory of carbon road bikes is now  selling between 20-25% off. We have limited sizes and models available (51cm through 58cm), and this sale applies only to in stock models--stop by early and get yours for less.  Boston's best weather for road riding is just about to happen- get your new bike before you miss out!

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.

2014 Jamis Icon Pro and Ventura Race

2014 Jamis Icon Pro and Ventura Race

We just received our first mid-range aluminum road bikes from Jamis for 2014: their Icon Pro and Ventura Sport: The Ventura race is ideal for anyone looking for a light and responsive road bike on a budget. With a frame made of double-butted 6061 aluminum and a carbon fork with tapered carbon steerer tube, it's designed from the ground up to ride like a higher end race bike. Jamis outfitted the Ventura Race with Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifters and derailleurs, a durable wheelset with Mavic...

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,...

Steel Road Rides for Under a Grand: The Jamis Quest

Steel Road Rides for Under a Grand: The Jamis Quest

More and more riders are re-discovering the benefit of quality steel frames. Though aluminum provides a stiffer ride and marginally lighter frames, lots of folks are beginning to realize that shaving a pound off of their bicycle doesn't really mean much when you're carrying 10 pounds of textbooks to class, or a change of shoes and a laptop to the office. We're fond of Jamis, in part, because they offer a lot of options for steel-framed bikes, particularly on the more affordable end. With 2014,...

First Look: Shimano Claris

First Look: Shimano Claris

You may have heard people talking about Shimano's newest groupset, Claris 2400. This is Shimano's most entry level component with their dual-control shifters, meaning that both shifters are on the break lever themselves (rather than a thumb button on the hood). With improved shifting and a sleek, darker anodized grey, this is a grew new group for anyone looking for a new road bike on a budget. Above are photos of the 2014 Jamis Ventura Sport, and the 2014 Bianchi Nirone 7 Claris, both...

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....

Superb Mercato Custom Build

Superb Mercato Custom Build

On display and ready to ride is a newly completed project for us. Superb Bicycle sent us a 55cm Mercato frameset. This road frame is made with Columbus Thron tubing and is 100% lugged. With it's classic construction, aggressive geometry, and unique look the Mercato is truly one of a kind. We completed the build with a Shimano 105 parts kit including a vintage Hatta headset, Nitto bars and stem, and a Soma Okami saddle. There are test-ride pedals on it for now, which means it's ready for test...

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...

Ilumenox Nano Brake Light

Ilumenox Nano Brake Light

Sometimes is the simple things that can make a huge impact. We just had our minds blown by the Ilumenox Nano, a $12 light designed to alert other cyclists when you're applying your brakes. The Nano mounts directly to your brake line and uses a spring clip that turns on the light as the brake lever is pulled.  It's quick and easy to attach to most cable-actuated rim brake. We set one up with a road caliper, cantilever, and V-brake with good results. They're now in stock. Get one before your...

Entry Level Road for 2013

Entry Level Road for 2013

We've covered our Bianchi Nirone 7 2300 and Brava this season, but we have four more models from Jamis in our sub-$1000 road bike range: Steel is a timeless material for a bike due to its solid, comfortable ride, feel, and durability. The Satellite Comp is set up with a Reynolds 520 chromoly frame, carbon fork, Shimano Sora components, with rack and fender eyelets.  It has a wide range of gear ratios with a 3x9 drivetrain, which is ideal for riding longer distances or with a lot of climbing,...

2012 Bianchi Brava sale

2012 Bianchi Brava sale

Now on sale are our inventory of 2012 Bianchi Brava steel road bikes in the following sizes: 49 cm, 53, 55, and 59 cm. The 2012 Brava was originally $999. Sale price is now $849. We've got something else for you taller folks: We have ONE blood red Brava in a size 57cm. Instead of $949, we're selling this one for a steal at $749. Sale prices are only for models and sizes listed above. Sale prices do not apply to any other bikes, special orders, or 2013 models. Ask a salesperson for more info! ...

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 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...

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 Xenith Comp and Icon Pro

Jamis Xenith Comp and Icon Pro

We've introduced two more 2013 models for our road bike lineup, both by Jamis.  Representing their line of high-end carbon fiber framesets is the Jamis Xenith Comp. Based on a carbon frameset with tapered headtube and oversized bottom bracket shell, and super thin seatstays, the Xenith Comp delivers a high performance ride for road racers and enthusiasts alike. It's outfitted with Shimano 105 shifters and derailleurs with Shimano Hollowtech II compact cranks, Mavic rims, and a Jamis carbon...

2013 Bianchi Impulso and Nirone 7 Series

2013 Bianchi Impulso and Nirone 7 Series

Bianchi's 2013 Nirone  7 2300 has been in stock for a couple months. Now in are two 2013 models for those looking for a higher grade of performance: the Nirone 7 Tiagra and the Impulso 105. Bianchi's Impulso frameset is made from 7000 series aluminum that's then engineered to ride with an advanced feel. The specially hydroformed monocoque structure features a stiffer feel where it counts, but ultra-thin seat stays minimize harsh feedback from rough roads.  Featuring a carbon fork with a...

Raleigh Revenio 1.0

Raleigh Revenio 1.0

When it comes to road cycling, no other material is discussed and coveted as widely as carbon fiber. What was once a material reserved for the highest end bikes is now more affordable than ever.  Raleigh's 2013 Revenio 1.0 introduces a 10-speed carbon bike at an all new affordable price of just $1800.  Unlike other entry level carbon bikes, the Revino does not scrimp out on the features: its bb30 bottom bracket, tapered headtube add stiffness where it counts without compromising its...

Spring is Coming

Spring is Coming

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

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...

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 Bianchi C2C Nirone 7 2300

2013 Bianchi C2C Nirone 7 2300

Every year we receive customer requests for an affordable Bianchi road bike in their trademark color. For 2013 Bianchi has delivered just that with their coast-to-coast series. In stock is the 2013 C2C Nirone 7 with Shimano 2300 components, in celeste. This bike isn't just about looks: this aluminum frame comes stock with integrated shifters, 31.8mm bars and a carbon fork. At just $799 it's a fantastic entry level road bike. At this price we're sure everybody will want one - be sure to get...

Wheel and Rim Sale

Wheel and Rim Sale

UPDATE: These deals have been long gone! Please call us to see what current deals we have in stock.   In the process of cleaning up, we've dug up a bunch o random wheels and rims. Some are weird, some are awesome, and they are all priced to move: Sun Rims 24" (507 mm diameter, 29mm width) BFR - double walled, single eyeleted, 36 hole.  Non-machined sidewall. Never built up but has some shop grime on it. Sale price: $20! Campagnolo Victory Strada 700c tubular road rim. Double walled,...

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...

Gift Ideas for Road Cyclists

Gift Ideas for Road Cyclists

Having trouble picking something for the road cyclist in your life?  We have tons of gift ideas in stock that would make any roadie happy. Here are just a few employee-tested and recommended options: Gift Ideas under $25What's Christmas without a new pair of socks? We have super comfortable synethetic and merino wool socks by Giordana, and thicker wool hiking socks by Wigwam (a must have for winter commuters) for $10-15 a pair. Water bottles may not sound like an exciting gift, but Camelbak's...

Cycle Ops Trainers are In

Cycle Ops Trainers are In

Trainers from Cycle Ops are back in stock, and just in time for the weather to turn cold. We have three models: the Fluid², Mag+, and Wind. Each uses fluid, magnetic, or wind resistance (respectively). For those who live with upstairs or downstairs neighbors, getting set up with the Fluid² is a great way to minimize noise without sacrificing your training. We also have in the CycleOps Climbing Block, which supplies three different elevation positions for road bikes. To cut back on dust and...

Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend

Love getting a new bike? Prefer not to pay taxes? Today marks the start of this years Massachusetts Tax-Free Holiday. This means that, aside from what's stipulated in the Official Rules, we are able to complete sales free of the usual %6.25 state sales tax. This can only apply for all purchases made this weekend. We're open Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Any purchases made after the weekend is over will be subject to sales tax.

Road Bike Arrivals from Jamis

Road Bike Arrivals from Jamis

Road bicycles have been really taking off this spring and this week we prioritized a refresh shipment from Jamis. Now in are more size options available in their carbon monocoque Xenith Comp model (Shimano 105 drivetrain, $1975) and their aluminum/carbon mix Ventura Race (Shimano 105 drivetrain, $1400). We're still excited to be stocking their entry level aluminum Ventura Comp and Ventura Sport, and their Satellite Comp and Satellite Sport steel alloy options ($700 - $1000). As always, Jamis'...

Giordana is in!

Giordana is in!

Summer seems to be just around the corner so we've revamped our riding apparel inventory from Giordana. Now in stock are tons of options for men and women, including full zippered jerseys, tank tops, shorts, knickers, bib shorts, and arm warmers. Also in are synthetic and wool socks, and tons of road-style gloves in varying amounts of padding. Cycling caps from Giordana, Pace, as well as our own shop hats are in stock, too! It's getting to be nearly perfect weather for more time in the saddle....

Used Bikes and 2011 Closeouts

Used Bikes and 2011 Closeouts

We have several used bikes and 2011 closeouts right now. These are just a few of the deals in store, waiting for a new home. (Prices are only for models and sizes in store.) Above is a used KHS 2011 urban soul size medium - only $325 Used Schwinn Willy, 18"/medium - only $249 2011 Jamis Allegro 15" was: $525 - is now: $425 2011 Raleigh Cadent FT- 1, 49 cm - was: $585 - is now: $465 2011 Raleigh Classic Roadster - Size 57 cm and 47 cm. Last ones in this color! Stop by for a test ride and...

2012 Bianchi Volpe

2012 Bianchi Volpe

Bianchi's Volpe model had been a mainstay with us for several years for many reasons: simply put, it's a light weight, fun to ride multipurpose steel 'cross bike. The Volpe is renown as being a fantastic, versatile bike that works as proficient jack-of-all trades: it's an awesome commuter, road bike, touring bike, and can even handle light off-roading. For 2012 Bianchi upped the ante with the volpe by improving the wheelset with more durable rims, adding sealed SPD pedals, and using the new...

Used Road Bike for Sale

Used Road Bike for Sale

Missed out on the awesome weather we had for road riding this past weekend? We have an awesome used bike for you. We don't often get used road bikes in stock, but we currently have the Trek Discovery Channel above. It's a 54 cm frame outfitted with 2x9 speed Shimano 105 shifters and derailleurs, Ultegra cranks, and one-sided SPD clipless road pedals, and a carbon seatpost. The bike has been fully refurbished and tuned, complete with brand new bartape. Our new bikes with Shimano 105 start at...

Gift Ideas for Road Cyclists

Jamis Xenith Comp in Stock

We're excited to one again be stocking carbon road bikes - now at a newly affordable low price. Now in stock is the Jamis Xenith Comp, which features a carbon frame, fork, and seatpost. It's outfitted with Shimano 105 components (shifters, rear and front derailleurs), a wheelset with Mavic rims, and a BB30 bottom bracket shell for extra stiffness and more predictable, snappier handling. This is an awesome frameset with an excellent set of components. If you're looking for a new road bike for...

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...

Spring is Near…

Spring is Near…

With winter puttering to an end over the next few weeks, we're getting our 2012 lines ready for spring. Above are Bianchi's Nirone 7 series - (2300, Sora, Tiagra, and 105 models in stock). We have many more options waiting to help you get a jump start on the new season.

Linus Bikes Back in Stock

Linus Bikes Back in Stock

Back in stock are Linus Bikes! We received a sizeable order just the other day of Roadster Classics, Roadster Sports, Dutchi 1, and Dutchi 3 models in a variety of color options. If you've been looking for a single speed or three speed bike with a timeless look, look no further. Linus manages to capture aesthetic details from vintage bikes and at an affordable price. Stop by for a test ride and we can also recommend some great accessories to accent the bike.

Superb Introduces Frame Line!

Superb Introduces Frame Line!

Our sister shop Superb Bicycle has recently introduced a line of frames that are still in the prototype stage of development.  Keep an eye on the Superb Website for more information and updates!

Aluminum Road Bike Sale 2011

Aluminum Road Bike Sale 2011

Now on sale are all drop-bar road bikes with aluminum frames, in stock at Cambridge Bicycle. Models include Bianchi's Coast to Coast Via Nirone 7 series (2300, Sora, Tiagra, and 105 component levels) and Jamis' Ventura Sport and Ventura Comp. We happen to have a 58cm Jamis Ventura Comp from previous season that is on sale for 20% off since it's the last 2010 alu road bike in stock. This sale includes only aluminum bikes in stock, and cannot be applied to special orders. With deals like these...

SE Draft, Draft Lite, and KHS Urban Soul

SE Draft, Draft Lite, and KHS Urban Soul

Just a head's up - if you've been thinking about picking up SE Draft, SE Draft Lite, or KHS Urban Soul this summer, better act soon. These models are in stock, but are in limited quantities with our suppliers. This means that the sizes we have in stock just might be the last ones until we receive 2012 models in September. So, if you've been thinking about getting one of these, stop by as soon as possible!

2011 Jamis Coda Sport

2011 Jamis Coda Sport

We just received a size run of the new 2011 Coda Sport model from Jamis. The coda series is their tried and true line of flatbar steel hybrids, and this year the Coda Sport is better than ever. Featuring a frame with Reynolds 520 chromoly tubing and a carbon fiber front fork, the ride quality of this bike is stupendous. It features fender and rack eyelets as well as clearance for tires over 40mm wide! This means you can scorch roads with the narrow, slick stock tires and then throw on a set of...

Raleigh Restoration Photos

Raleigh Restoration Photos

A short while ago we posted a teaser photo of a late 1970's Raleigh Professional a customer brought in to have it tuned and cleaned up. We added new bar tape, a new Brooks saddle, and rebuilt the wheelset with Mavic Open Pro rims. Charlie also spent quite of bit of his own time scrubbing and polishing, to an incredible effect. This bike isn't new old stock, it was ridden well and it's great to see restored to a fresh start. This bike is a pretty amazing piece of craftsmanship. The frame is...

Raleigh Professional Restoration Sneak Peek

Raleigh Professional Restoration Sneak Peek

Charlie has been working on a very unique project: restoring a late 1970's Raleigh Professional road bike. The frame is full Reynolds 531 tubeset and is fully equipped with Campagnolo components. It's a very beautiful piece of bicycle craftsmanship and will be getting a detailed blog post at a later date.

NAHBS MADNESS!!!!!

NAHBS MADNESS!!!!!

NAHBS 2011 has showcased so many amazing bikes it's hard to know where to start! One of my favorite things so far has been the Speedhound both. These guys have developed a unique dropout system that allows you to switch between track drop outs and multiple spacing setting... The bikes are great but I think my favorite moment thus far was running into Mr. Gary Fisher at Mellow Johnny's and snapping this gem of him wearing a Cambridge Bicycle hat and giving us a taste of his race face! Gary's...

Tour Story from Dylan

This past summer Dylan brought in an old USA made Schwinn touring bike. He needed some work done for his first tour - a solo trip out from Boston to Ann Arbor. We tuned up the bike and built him a custom wheelset, re-building his vintage hubs to Mavic A719 rims. When he got settled in he sent us this e-mail with some photos from the tour. "Tour is complete, showed up yesterday afternoon. Just wanted to say thanks for all your help, Charlie: those wheels rocked the house, or the northeast...

Employee Bike Profile: Ling’s Lyon

Employee Bike Profile: Ling’s Lyon

Ling's well known at the shop for being the go-to person for info on the 43cm/650c Fuji Classic Track; but that isn't the only bike she rides. Pictured above is her Lyon, a fillet-brazed road bike with a classic ride quality and modern set of components. This build is the product of very careful planning and decision-making - a project long in the works. The main guts of the bike consists of a SRAM Rival groupset for its light weight, smooth shifting, and reliability. The handlebars are by...

Employee Bike Profile: Ben’s Bianchi Volpe

Employee Bike Profile: Ben’s Bianchi Volpe

Last September Ben bought himself a Bianchi Volpe as an all-'rounder road bike. Since then he has made a few notable upgrades and changes to the bike that have given it a more personalized purpose and appearance as a light-tourer and all-weather commuter bike. Although the 9-speed Deore rear derailleur is itself a very durable and reliable part, an XT is even smoother, lighter, and more durable. The shifter and brake cables themselves have been swapped out with stainless steel to prevent...

Employee Bike Profile: Stephen’s Igleheart

Employee Bike Profile: Stephen’s Igleheart

Stephen was one of our new summer additions to our mechanic staff here and at Superb, and he's been racing with the CB team for a little while (and recently got his UCI license for road!). To prepare for this season's cyclocross races he ordered a custom chromoly frame and fork from

Employee Bike Profile: Pete’s Cervelo

Employee Bike Profile: Pete’s Cervelo

Pete is a member of our mechanic staff, races cyclocross with our friends at Geekhouse, and has excellent sense of bike building. Aside from having one of the most nicest commuter bikes I've seen (an old Soma frame with a mix of vintage high-end Shimano and new parts, plus cruiser bars!) he has a couple other rides. Above and below are images of his Cervelo road bike. Pete's got this super light frame set up extremely properly: Thomson stem and seatpost, 3T bars, Chris King headset, Chris King...

Jamis Aurora 2010

Jamis Aurora 2010

At our shop we always try to carry a few bikes that are worth of long-distance touring cycles. We just received the Jamis Aurora for 2010 yesterday, and it's an extremely proper touring bike. What sets apart a touring bike from a standard road bike is all in the details: the Aurora is designed to be very reliable and comfortable to ride, especially when loaded up with front and rear panniers. Aside from the relaxed geometry, Reynolds 520 chromoly frame and fork, double-eyeleted rims, and...

New Raleigh Bikes in Stock

New Raleigh Bikes in Stock

We got in our first shipment from Raleigh Bikes this week. We're pretty excited about these new options available on our retail floor. Check out the new models: Looking for a steel road bike under $1200 with a great groupset? Check out the The Clubman, a steel-frame road bike (Reynolds 520 CroMo) with a full Shimano Tiagra group, metal fenders painted to match the frame, and a Brooks Swift saddle. Their single speeds, we have Rush Hour, a steel frame with either a flat bar or drop bar option....

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...

Pake C’Mute window display

Pake C’Mute window display

We received a large shipment from Merry Sales Co. this past week, filled with a lot of new product. In the main window we have a Pake C'Mute frameset ($359.95). The frame, which is designed to be built up either multi or single speed, comes complete with brazed on cable guides and front/rear rack mounts. It's currently decked out with a set of Basil pannier bags ($200), a rear Woody rack ($69.95), and a front rack by Nitto (Nitto Campee, $269.95) both of which are for sale separately from the...

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...

Mt Washington Hillclimb

Mt Washington Hillclimb

This very morning a pack of three hundred cyclists are making their way up the Mt. Washington auto road in the yearly Mt. Washington Auto Road Hillclimb. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the annual hillclimb, it's roughly 7.9 miles of a 22% uphill grade. (Here's a breakdown of the ride, courtesy of North East Cycling.) Last week someone came into the shop and talked about his experience with the climb on his Bianchi Pista. He said he made it in one hour and 20 minutes, at a better time...

Tyler Hamilton stops by Cambridge Bicycle

Tyler Hamilton stops by Cambridge Bicycle

Tyler Hamilton, Cambridge Bicycle owner Kip Chinian, and Craig Roth. (Photo by Steve Pucci) Our good friend Steve Pucci of Downeast Bicycle Specialists stopped by with old friend of his, current US National Road Race Champion, Tyler Hamilton. The two of them were out for a ride, and Steve wanted to show Tyler our shop. Of course, Kip tried to recruit Tyler to race for our cyclocross team, and as far as I can recall, Tyler didn't say no...

Bloodly Battenkill

Bloodly Battenkill

A very tricky course involving long dirt climbs and sketchy descents. This is Matt Spaits, a hard landing but he's o.k. minus a road bike and we're working on that. Thank You Team, Cambridge Bicycle and Embrocation Cycling Journal for representing and riding so well! see more at eurphoria and embrocation