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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...

Val’s 90 Days Cycling in Europe

Val’s 90 Days Cycling in Europe

  When I got off the plane in Portugal, I waited for my bike to appear on the Oversized Luggage conveyer belt. I paced around for a half hour. Growing nervous, I asked the first airport employee I could about it and was told to just wait longer. After 45 miserable minutes, the box materialized with visible damage, but at least my ride could begin. I spent three months cycling solo in Western Europe with no itinerary or set plans. I pedaled the coasts of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy:...

Keith’s Cinelli MASH Work

Keith’s Cinelli MASH Work

We are absolutely fired up about the chance to build a new 2017 Cinelli MASH Work frame, almost as excited as Keith was about selecting components discerningly and getting the project together.  Lots of choice components here from the old standbys - Thomson stem and seatpost, SRAM omnium cranks,  VP-001 pedals, Panaracer Pasela PT tires - to the more unique: check out the purple anodized Mini Moto brakes, matching Wolf Tooth headset spacer.   He selected a set of lightweight fenders made for...

Custom Piolet

Custom Piolet

Josh and Pete just wrapped up this custom Piolet build up as an all weather, all terrain vehicle for one of our regulars.  It's difficult to point out "highlights" when basically every part is something special, down to color matching the bar end plugs with the tubeless presta valves.  We spec'd the build from the ground up to be not just an aesthetic object, but a reliable and durable utilitarian bicycle.   Drivetrain is a 1x11 Shimano SLX with White Industries M30 cranks and narrow-wide...

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...

Superb Returns to Cambridge!

Superb Returns to Cambridge!

Kip's words on the Superb blog puts it best: "It has been an honor to serve this Beacon St neighborhood. Superb was the 2009 reinvention of Boston Bicycle. Renovated and redesigned out of love and a clear vision to add a new style to bicycle retail, Superb has developed a national and international audience. While departing from our storefront at 842 Beacon St, we will continue the concept as Superb returns home to where it began at 259 Mass Ave Cambridge: the home of Cambridge Bicycle. Here...

Boston Harbor Islands S24O

Boston Harbor Islands S24O

With a wildly contrasting juxtaposition between riding loaded bikes in the city, and voyaging swiftly out of it on a ferry, Thayne and I went on an amazing sub-24 hour overnighter earlier in the summer.  Leaving our city apartments behind, we boarded a ferry with all our gear and found ourselves out in the Boston Harbor Islands.  While cycling isn't allowed on the island, we didn't mind so much as we saw the sights, battled off voracious turkeys, explored ruined fortifications, and watch the...

Win a Bike this Weekend: Freeway Your Mind

Win a Bike this Weekend: Freeway Your Mind

Want to go for a ride and Freeway Your Mind, a scavenger hunt ride hosted by Bodega and Superb Bicycle. You and your friends could win a new bike or some cool merch and accessories from the new Carhartt WIP x Pelago x Mission Workshop collection. More details here-- RSVP today!

Swift Campout Recap

Swift Campout Recap

  There's nothing like a group adventure to escape routine and unwind.  We partnered with Swift Industries' to make a Boston event happen!  About a dozen of us left Cambridge and headed to Harold Parker State forest for an sub-24 hour overnighter. Our mechanic Greg took a few shots of the action, and you can find more coverage on Instagram. It was a great time with good riding, great company, s'mores and drinks by the fire, complete with coffee in the morning and a relaxing Sunday jaunt...

Chris King Restock

Chris King Restock

  Who doesn't love a quality, US-made good? We're fully stocked with Chris King Aheadsets in both 1" and 1 1/8" standard, as well as 1" 2Nut headsets in stock.  Colors include timeless black and silver, turqoise, sour apple green, and orange mango.   While you're waiting for us to install your new headset, why not enjoy a drink out of a color-matched cappuccino cup?  Just $16 for a cup and saucer set, color matched to your favorite Chris King component.  There's no shame in matching the...

It’s the Season for Bike Camping

It’s the Season for Bike Camping

Throwback photo to our 2014 Labor Day retreat After a drawn-out, cold, and rainy spring, we're all ready to hit the road and get lost. Are you curious about touring, camping, or overnighters? We have plans for an S24O later this month as part of the Swift Industries Campout. If you're planning an expedition of your own - long or short - we'll have the racks, bags, basic accessories, and the bike to put them on. Stop by and ask our staff how to make the most of our time in the saddle.   Why not...

2016 Bay State Bike Week

2016 Bay State Bike Week

Sunday launched 2016's Bay State Bike Week! This is a great way to encourage more students and workers to commute by bike as well as encourage us already riding to stay in the saddle. In support of cyclists both new and old, we're offering 10% off locks, lights, and helmets to customers registered for the Mass Commute Challenge until May 22. Just show us you're registered and we'll hook you up - now get out there and get those miles up!

Carradice is Here!

Carradice is Here!

We're excited to be stocking seat bags and rain capes by Carradice. These absolutely handsome bags are made in the UK and provide super useful storage for everyday essentials. They make a fantastic way to get the load off your back and make your bike work for you. Models include the Barley, Nelson Longflap, Cadet, Camper Longflap, and Bingley. We also have a limited edition Barley seat bag, finished with a Harris Tweed exterior. It might just be the most elegant accessory in the shop. We're...

Custom Pista Concept

Custom Pista Concept

  Just some detail shots of a lightweight Pista Concept build we finished this past summer. Details include an ENVE carbon fork, custom-made wheels with Stan's ZTR rims and  Profile Elite hubs,  SRAM Force crankset, and a gold KMC X10SL Chain.  The finished build ended up being both very lightweight (under 14 lbs) and very unique.

Finishing touches

Finishing touches

It's all in the details. We customized a Raleigh Roper with some beautiful Nitto cruiser bars and a few other accessories. Val finished this customized Raleigh Roper with Nitto cruiser bars,  Newbaum's cloth tape and a bit of twine.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last minute shopping? We're here until 4:00 today with a great selection of easy-to-wrap gifts for the cyclist in your life. Come check out our small Stationary Tool Bags by SWRVE, Goodie Bags by Carsick Designs, and E-Waste phone pouches by Trash Messenger Bags Shopping for someone adventurous? Check out or 2016 Jamis Aurora Elite decked out with Blackburn Outpost bags, Ortlieb panniers, and the Fairdale Skate Rack. We've got something for just about everyone.

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

  Was it Santa who rode this bike in, or one of our many bearded employees? Either way, we're stocked up on last-minute purchases as well as the racks, baskets, and bags needed to haul 'em home.  Not sure what to get them? Ask our staff for a gift card. We're open standard hours this holiday season with the following exceptions: December 24:  Open 10 am - 4 pm December 25: Closed due to jolliness December 31: Open 10 am - 4 pm January 1 2016: Closed due to future shock Have a joyful...

Sales for Small Business Saturday

Sales for Small Business Saturday

  The holidays are here! To make your shopping easier, we have some joy-inspiring deals on bikes and accessories: 50% off 2013 Raleigh Revenio Carbon, 54cm (MSRP $1800) 25% off all in-stock aluminum road bikes - including Jamis Ventura Race, Ventura Comp, and Ventura Sport 20% off - 46cm Bianchi Volpe (was $1295, 46cm Bianchi Lupo (was $1149), 20% off Linus Dutchi, Roadster, and Mixte models. All new bikes come with free storage at our shop until January 2, 2016. We know it's hard to hide...

Holiday Hours and Small Business Saturday

Holiday Hours and Small Business Saturday

  In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday we'll be closing at 4:00 today and we'll reopen Friday morning at 10 am. We'll be blowing out some product with a sweet Small Business Saturday sale. New bikes, cycling apparel, and all sorts of goodies will be available at prices easy on the holiday budget. We don't want to give any spoilers so stop by Saturday morning, or keep your eyes peeled for a blog post Friday night.

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...

650b Hardtails from KHS

650b Hardtails from KHS

When you're waiting for the woods to defrost and mud season to end, what's better than bike shopping? We have a new lineup of 27.5" wheel mountain bikes from KHS, ready to go for when the trail season starts: the KHS SixFifty 600, 500, and 200.  What's the deal with 650b, you might ask? It blends the extra traction, float, and roll-over-ability of a 29er wheel with the responsiveness and durability of a 26".  What this means for New Englanders is that you have an optimized wheel platform for...

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...

Holiday Hours Easter/Passover Weekend

Holiday Hours Easter/Passover Weekend

We are open standard hours this weekend: Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM Sunday: Noon - 6 PM Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM Enjoy your holiday weekend. We'll be here to help you with your cycling needs.

Pre-Rush Tune-ups

Pre-Rush Tune-ups

Snowbanks are disappearing in Boston and cambridge, the roads are getting wider, and each and every day is getting better for bike commuters. We're less than two weeks away from April, when our turnaround time starts to increase as the cycling season gets in. Right now is a great time to bring your bike in, before everybody else does!  As always, we offer free estimates whenever we're open and full-tunes for a standard multi-speed road bike are just $65, and $55 for a one-speed.  Beat the...

Introducing Endura Clothing

Introducing Endura Clothing

Our brand new clothing display is brimming with winter and spring apparel. We have options for women and men by Endura including waterproof hardshells, socks and gloves, helmet liners, and their BaaBaa merino wool baselayers. Also in are knee and arm warmers, overshoes, padded casual shorts, and much, much more. Between our wide selection of clothes and our overhauled and reopened changing room, we're more stocked than ever to help you get comfortable on your bike.

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...

Gift Cards for Winter

Gift Cards for Winter

Sick and tired of all those bulk gifts taking up cash around the house? Save the room this holiday season with a Cambridge Bicycle Gift Card. We have them available in any amount. They're good for both retail and service area purchases, and have no expiration. Best of all, they weigh almost nothing and won't bog anyone down on the ride to the shop. No need to count grams under the tree this year!  Ask our sales staff about acquiring all the Cambridge Bicycle gift cards you need.

Holiday Blowout: Linus Bikes

Holiday Blowout: Linus Bikes

Who doesn't like a new bike as a gift? All in-stock Linus bikes are 20% off until the end of December.  We have a ton of different models and sizes in stock; ask us if we have the one you need! Can't hide a bike around the house? We will store any new bike we sell for free until December 24. Check out our other sales on road bikes,  Mavic wheels, products by Brooks, and Superb's Vivace sale.

Holiday Blowout: Road Bike Closeouts

Holiday Blowout: Road Bike Closeouts

  We're kicking off crazy sale prices on road bikes until December 31: up to 60% off select models! 2013 Jamis Xenith Comp - was $2100, now 60% off! 2013 Raleigh Revenio Carbon (Tiagra) - was $1800, now 44% off! 2014 Jamis Ventura Sport - was $725, now 43% off 2014 Jamis Ventura Comp - was $950, now 42% off 2014 Jamis Ventura Race - was $1150, now 43% off 2014 Jamis Xenith Comp - was $2100, now 41% off 2014 Bianchi Nirone Claris - was $849, now 31% off 2014 Bianchi Nirone Sora - was $969,...

Holiday Blowout: Brooks Saddles and Bags

Holiday Blowout: Brooks Saddles and Bags

All goods from Brooks are now on sale until the end of December! All Brooks bags and backpacks: 40% off. All other Brooks products are 30% off! This includes their Brixton casual satchel, Pickwick day pack, Cambium C17 saddle, and leather B17 saddle. Sale prices are for current, in-stock inventory only BUT our inventory is huge! Ask our sales staff what's in stock. Check out our other sales on road bikes, Linus bikes, Mavic wheels, and Superb 's Vivace sale.

Holiday Hours and Small Business Saturday

Black Friday Sale 2014

Thanksgiving is here and gone and we've got some great deals ready for the weekend, delivered by Cambridge's own wild turkey population (pictured above).  Starting on Black Friday and ending Sunday evening, we have the following bikes and accessories on sale:   All new bikes - minimum 10% off (selected models will be marked down even more. Stop by and ask!) All new carbon road bikes - 25% off! Did you know that all our new bikes come with free tune-ups for one year?  That's one less...

Our Rental Fleet is for Sale

Our Rental Fleet is for Sale

  Our fleet of 3-speed Raleigh Classic Roadster is for sale. Price ranges from $275 to $325, depending on condition ,with a complete tune-up prior to sale. These will be the least expensive bike in the shop with a chromoly steel frame, Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub, and double walled rims. Stop by or give us a ring if you're interested in your next grocery getter or winter commuter!

Winter Gloves, Socks, and Hats

Winter Gloves, Socks, and Hats

Wintertime is just around the corner, and we have just what you need for those mornings that are a bit more chilly than you're used to. We have light gloves in two styles: thinner polyester and thicker merino wool with rubber grips. We like the thinner ones by themselves when it's not too cold, but also as a liner for another glove. Headgear is important, too. We have merino wool beanies from IBex, thin windproof options by Gore Bikewear, and winter liners for Bern helmets. When the temps drop...

Gore Bike Wear Element Jacket and Path Pants

Gore Bike Wear Element Jacket and Path Pants

Just in are Gore BikeWear Element GoreTex jacket and pants. Waterproof, durable, comfortable, and designed specifically for the performance an everyday cyclists needs from their gear. Both make an ideal hardshell to keep you dry and clean on the cold, wet commutes we get in Boston from fall through spring. Nobody likes to show up to work or class soaking wet. Stop by today and find your next weatherproof barrier that will keep you comfortable on your bike through the worst of it.

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!

Blackburn Design Central City Panniers

Blackburn Design Central City Panniers

Just in is Blackburn Design's solution to the universal question when it comes to cycling: "Where do I put my stuff?" Their Central Saddle Bags pannier is a water resistant set of two bags, with a waterproof rain cover and a 26 liter capacity. Not too small and not too big, one bag is basically one big pocket, while the other has multiple areas for stashing all sorts of things, including a padded tablet/laptop pocket. They also come with a carrying strap, helping you manage them off the bike....

Superflash, sans Batteries!

Superflash, sans Batteries!

Everybody's favorite rear light, the Planet Bike Superflash, is now here in a rechargeable model. This one ditches those AAA batteries in favor of a USB-rechargeable feature. The rear plastic panel, notorious from coming detached from the lens, is now fused in place since there's no need for a battery compartment, which implies more durability in rain, as well.

Kolorful Locks in Stock!

Kolorful Locks in Stock!

We've got a few Kryptonite Series 2 Minis in stock in limited colors for those of you looking to match your lock to your bike, your outfit, or whatever! If you need a lock that will last the winter, Kryptonite is the way to go, and for the same price as the standard gray locks, you may as well pick one up that is easier to find in the snow!

KHS 4 Season Fatbike Sale

KHS 4 Season Fatbike Sale

We've dropped the price on our in-stock fatbike selection. Our KHS  4 Season 1000 models have been marked down from $1300 to $1200, and the KHS 4 Season 3000 was $1800, and is now $1700. Both bikes have an alluminum frame, chromoly fork, SRAM components, and  26 x 4" tires.  Sale prices apply to our in-stock inventory only, so stop by  soon.

Bag and Helmet Restock

Bag and Helmet Restock

Our bag wall is looking better than ever right now. We're fully stocked with backpacks, single-strap messenger bags, and rack bags from  Ortlieb, Brooks, Mission Workshop, and Chrome. We are more supplied than ever with waterproof and durable bags for commuting, touring, and riding around town.  Our new Ortlieb X-Plor is just $5o, and our Green Guru single waterproof pannier bag is only $65. Our helmet selection is more diverse than ever. We just received huge orders of commuting, road,...

Serfas Cycling Shoes

Serfas Cycling Shoes

Just in are the Podium and Astro clipless shoe system by Serfas. The Astro is a two-bolt shoe with a ratchet for mountain biking, commuting, and touring.  For road cyclists we have the Podium, which is compatible with a 3-bolt pedal system for the summer, and converts to a two-bolt system.  Both are in stock in a women's sizes in understated colors.  Both models are in stock from a size 39 and up, and are only $100.

Mavic Wheels, Helmets, and Pedals

Mavic Wheels, Helmets, and Pedals

Now in are helmets and wheels from Mavic. Now in are the Syncro, Espoir, and Notch helmets for road, commuting, and trail. All three are designed to keep you safe with a lightweight and super ventilated shell, and super comfortable ratcheting headband. Looking for that perfect upgrade? A wheelset can make your bike ride better than ever. For road we have the Aksium, Ksyrium Equip, and Ksyruim Elite for SRAM and Shimano - a great, quick upgrade before your next race or event. For the 29er in...

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.

Holiday Blowout: Brooks Saddles and Bags

New Arrivals from Brooks England

We just got in a huge shipment of saddles, bags, and accessories from Brooks. We have color matched saddles, lock-on grips, and toe straps in antique brown and honey- perfect for refreshing your bike for spring with a touch of class. Also in is the brand new MT21 Multitool with leather holster for your maintenance needs. Tons of bags! Pickwick backpack in multple colors, Euston shoulder bag in small and medium, Dalston knapsack, Brixton shoulder bag/tote, and Barbican shoulder...

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.

KHS 4 Season Fatbike Sale

KHS Fatbikes are Here

Every snowfall is tacking more wait-time onto when we can get out and ride - now you don't have to wait. These KHS mountain bikes are designed around a 4" width tire that runs at ridiculously low pressure, helping you float over snow, ice, sand, and loose terrain. These bikes aren't just for winter; many people use them for all sorts of offroad riding year round. Both models are based on a 6061 aluminum frame, chromoly fork, and 26 x 4.0" tires.  The Four Season 1000 is a 2x9 speed drivetrain...

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,...

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Here's what our schedule is looking like this holiday season: Dec 24: Open 10 - 3 pm Dec 25 : Closed for Christmas Dec 26 - 30: open standard hours Dec 31 / NYE -  Open 10 - 4 pm January 1 - Closed for New Year's Day January 2 - Open Standard hours As always, check back here, or our Facebook and Twitter for weather-related closures!

Gift Cards for Winter

Cambridge Bicycle Gift Cards

Still not sure what to get the cyclist in your life? Let them decide! We have gift cards available in any amount that are fully integrated into our shop's system. We're able to take payment by phone with Visa, American Express, or Mastercard. Call and ask for our sales staff for help.

Kid’s Bikes in Stock

Kid’s Bikes in Stock

Still looking for that last minute gift? Make their holiday memorable with a new bike. We have the following kid's models in stock: Raleigh MXR 12" - Orange Raleigh MXR 16 "- Green Raleigh MXR 20" - Blue Raleigh Lily 20" - Purple Diamondback Miz Della Cruz 20 - Green Raleigh Rowdy 20" - Green Diamondback Della Cruz 24" - Blue Diamondback Clarity 24" - Purple Diamondback Session 24" - Black SE Soda Pop 20", Light blue Adams Trail-A-Bike - Black Not sure what to get? We can provide gift cards in...

Winter Clinic

Winter Clinic

Thanks to all who attended our recent Winter Commuting Clinic! We're chalking it up as a success. At the event Bill, Josh, and Ben reviewed a bunch of useful stuff for wintertime, including what to add to your regular maintenance, how to prevent common problems from winter conditions, and recommendations for setting up a bike to be more reliable and comfortable for winter riding. If you weren't able to attend and have questions about winterizing your bike, feel welcome to stop by anytime with...

Thanksgiving Sale: 11/23 – 12/1

Thanksgiving Sale: 11/23 – 12/1

It's that time of year! Thanksgiving is less than a week away and we have all sorts of great deals on new bikes and accessories to celebrate. This year we'll be starting things off tomorrow (11/23) and the sale goes until we close on December 1st. All 2014 new bikes: 10% off All 2013 new bikes: 20% off All 2012 new bikes: 25% off All new bikes also come with free storage until we close on Christmas Eve. We know it's hard to hide a bike around the house! Gift cards: Buy a gift card for someone...

GORE Bike Wear restock

GORE Bike Wear restock

Winter is coming, and we have what you need for gear. We just received a sizable shipment from Gore Bike Wear. Back in stock are gloves, jackets, waterproof socks, and headgear that will keep you warm through the worst of it. Here's a quick rundown: The jackets we have are Path Gore-Tex in a men's cut ($199), and Oxygen Gore-Tex Active in a ladies' cut ($230). Both are made with Gore-Tex, meaning they're waterproof, breathable, and incredibly durable (and stain resistant!). These are perfect...

Cycling Stories

Cycling Stories

Ben here. The days are getting shorter, the weather's getting colder, and the sun's officially setting an hour earlier in the day. Despite these changes, it's my favorite time of year to ride. All the pesky bugs are gone and my summer kit has been nearly retired for winter.  This week I found myself in the Middlesex Fells on my cross/commuter bike, mixing it up on the singletrack I normally ride on my mountain bike. The leaf cover added a new twist to familiar trails, hiding roots and rocks...

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...

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.

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...

Custom Kazane For Sale

Custom Kazane For Sale

On display and ready to ride is this new fixed gear custom build in sparkle blue paint and chrome fork.  It's a lugged Kazane track bike, built up with a high value parts kit. Seattube length is 53cm (center to top) and top tube length is 54cm (center to center).  As is, this brand new bike is yours for just $999.  It's a one-off build  so take it home today before someone else does!

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...

Autumn Blowout

Autumn Blowout

It feels like fall is finally here and the weather's perfect for riding. To celebrate we're putting some carbon road, performance hybrid, and aluminum 29er bikes on sale*: 2013 Jamis Xenith Comp - was: $2100, now 10% off! Sizes: 51cm and 56cm 2013 Raleigh Revenio 1.0 Carbon - was: $1800, now 10% off! Sizes: 54cm and 56cm 2013 Jamis Coda Elite - was: $995, now $15% off! Sizes: 15" and 17" 2013 Raleigh Talus 29 Sport - was $800, now 15% off! Sizes: 16" and 18" 2013 Diamondback Insight STI-8 -...

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...