Friday, May 23, 2008

2009 Orbea Diem

Spanish frame builder Orbea enters the flat bar road bike market with their sexy and stylish carbon fiber Diem.
The following come straight from Orbea:
Orbea's Diem is made of equal parts: utility, technology, and style. Conceived as the ultimate in fast transportation for modern European cities, the Diem is finding its place as the premium alternative to conventional road bikes where a little more comfort and control is desired. Diem is perfectly suited for enjoying a century, challenging rough city streets, enjoying your daily commute, or pedaling to the coffee shop.
--Diem gets the same love as Orbea's top-level racing bikes-it's stylish shaping is the result of monocoque carbon fiber construction with Size Specific Nerve technology and a lifetime warranty.
--Using Size Specific Nerve technology from our flagship Orca, all five Diem frame sizes use different tube diameters and volumes. This ensures that every rider, from under 5 feet to well over 6 feet, get the same inspired ride quality.
--With an attitude for urban travel, Orbea is putting stopping power at a premium The Diem features disc brakes for consistent powerful braking-rain or shine.
--700x28 tires offer rack and fender options.
City, townie, street, metro, commuter - Whatever you call it, the Diem is in a class of its own with a style beyond description.
The bike should cost around $2200-$2400

Thursday, May 22, 2008

2009 Specialized Bikes

Here are a few more 2009 bikes. The 2009 Rockhopper Comp 29 (shown in green and black) is a great budget 29er. In keeping with the 2008 bike, the frame comes stock with sliding drop outs to accommodate a single speed conversion if the rider ever desires.

The P.1 AM Disc is a stout aluminum hop-around bike. The bike will also be offered in stain grey/bronze or orange. If you are looking for a playful mountain bike in a lower price point the AM might be the right bike for you.

No word on any of the nicer road bikes just yet but check back often for more updates.

Even though I am hooking you fine folks up with this sneak peak don’t get all antsy just yet. We still have quite a while before these hit the show room floor.

2009 Specialized Langster

Here is a sneak peak at some of the 2009 Specialized Langsters. For the new year the big red ‘S’ added Las Vegas, Tokyo, and San Francisco to the fixed gear, city-themed line-up. These bikes always have fun touches. The Vegas ride has a gold stem and brake calipers which add a touch of gaudy class. Straight-up Vegas baby!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Puck's Passage Ride

This past Sunday was The Bicycle Escape/Single Speed Outlaw Puck’s Passage Ride. Despite the threat of thunder storms we had a great turn out. Fourteen cyclists, some riding fixies, some on mountain bikes and others with cross bikes, gathered at the Point of Rocks C&O parking lot ready to roll. We traveled down the C&O Canal trail to White’s Ferry where we boarded the people mover (cars and motorcycles first of course). We then headed to Route 15 towards Leesburg. Our destination was Vintage 50, a stylist restaurant/bar in Leesburg. While there we enjoyed yummy food, drink and relaxation. During our lunch break was the only time it really rained and when we hopped back on our bikes it had stopped. The overcast weather made the ride very pleasant. The sun didn’t scorch us and the few misty raindrops we received were quite refreshing. We went back home the way we came, across the ferry and down the C&O Canal trail. The ride ended up being a total of about 36 miles. I had a grand old time and I think everyone else did as well! Thank you Steve and Donna for leading the ride!

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Bike to Work Day 2008

The Frederick Bike to Work Pit stop was a great success in spite of the rain. Around 50 cyclists, young and old, gathered at the Frederick MARC station this morning for light fare and bike chit-chat. Several prizes were handed out including a folding Breezer which went to Commuter-Chris (pictured to the left.) Thanks to all who participated and helped to make this year's Bike to Work a memorable event.

Monday, May 05, 2008

What a Great Way to Travel

Welcome to Bike Month everybody!!!

This morning I was greeted with perfect temperatures and a cool breeze as I cycled to work. I want to encourage everyone to enjoy the same pleasure.

This month is packed with fun stuff!

Monday, May 12 Commuter Clinic - Join us at 6:30 p.m. at the shop where bike commuter John Gorham will discuss the tricks of transportation-based cycling. Learn how to integrate cycling into your daily routine.
May 12-16 The Bicycle Escape Commuter Sale
Stop by the shop for our annual commuter sale. Save 10% on all commuter accessories and 5%-10% on commuter bikes.
Friday, May 16 Bike to Work Day - From 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
We will be at the Frederick MARC Station (Downtown-South East Street) greeting cyclists at the Frederick Bike to Work Day Pit Stop. There will be snacks, entertainment, dynamic speakers and we will be raffling off a chance to win a free bike and prizes!