November 22, 2013
With the benefits of both a 29er and 26er, 27.5 inch wheels have made a big splash in the mountain bike world this year. After over a decade of smaller builders and a few mass-production brands utilizing the standard, the floodgates were opened in 2014 and 27.5 inch wheels rocketed to the top of the list of mainstream innovations.
One of the brands leading the charge with light, high-performance and affordable 27.5 bikes is Giant. The 2014 Trance represents the culmination of incredible research and development as well as rider testing under the likes of Adam Craig and Carl Decker. We have a few of these in the shop (and one for demo!). Jump past the break to see why we can’t wait to shred this new bike.
5 inches of suspension and 27.5 wheels make even the gnarliest of trails heavenly.
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July 25, 2013
Dillon Turner – riding fast at UCI BMC World Championships in New Zealand!
Colorado bike races are more popular than ever. The physical challenge of Colorado’s altitude combined with amazing alpine views pair for a cycler’s dream.
What makes it even better? Cool bikes, new bike parts, and team riders crushing it in local, national, and international mountain bike races.
We’re super proud of our team racers at bikeparts.com.
- Congrats to PeakCycles BMX Rider Dillon Turner – riding fast at UCI BMC World Championships in New Zealand!
- High fives to Joshua Murdock and Taylor Shull for impressive showings at the Mountain Bike Nationals in Bear Creek, Pennsylvania!
- Stellar finish for Stacy Moller at the Leadville Silver Rush 50!
Congrats to all of our racers! At BikeParts.com, we do all we can to support our competitive and non completive athletes. And while our racers can tell you, racing takes its toll on themselves as athletes, but also on their bikes. The season is in full swing and most venturing into the shop want to know how to ride faster, ride easier, and what they need to do either get their bike parts in order or keep them well maintained.
What can we learn from our podium finishers? For starters, they start their races with a clean and lubricated chain. They make sure to lubricate the moving parts of brakes and derailleurs. Their brake pads are in good shape and tires have the appropriate air pressure. And, most importantly, after they race, they inspect their bike and replace damaged bike parts.
Get in to the shop to hear about our racers most recent adventures and success stories. Let’s finish this season strong!
May 9, 2013
Leg strength, endurance, and fitness are at the heart of cycling speed, but without a proper bike fit, you are sabotaging your training efforts. Whether you’re just starting to ride or you’ve been cycling for a long time, consider the benefits of a professional bike fit. At Bikeparts.com, we know how important a bike fit is. It is so important that we recently devoted an entire room in our Golden, Colorado Peak Cycles Bike shop just for bike fitting. But in case you are unaware, fit impacts comfort but also technique which is crucial to preventing overuse injuries. Your body’s position on the bike affects how you ride. It affects how much power you can efficiently deliver to the pedals. It affects how comfortable you are on the bike.
In a sport based on such a highly repetitive action, like pedaling, the first line of defense against injury is a proper bike fit. So what is a proper bike fit? It doesn’t simply consist of setting a saddle height and bar reach. In today’s market, bike brands are designing some top-end rides for us to enjoy, but with these bikes come different geometries. Many cyclist replacing bikes or bike parts inquire about the following bike components and their role in an overall bike fit:
- Crank Length
- Saddle Tilt
- Saddle Height
- The Fore-Aft Saddle Position
- Knee over the pedal axle
- Handlebar Position
- Stock frame sizing
- Cleat positioning
Do you know how these bike components fit in YOUR bike fit? That would be good to know. In our full comprehensive bicycle fits by George Mullen, every cyclist benefits from a good bike fit.
- Beginners who aren’t familiar with how a bike should fit and feel.
- Current riders who can’t get comfortable on their current setup or have nagging injuries
- Competitive cyclists who are looking for marginal gains. There’s no doubt that more power can result from tweaking your bike position. It is well understood that a good aero fit is the most cost-effective way to speed up your bike split.
With eleven years of fitting experience and over over two-thousand fits, George is has the experience, the tools and the advanced training to handle any fit scenario. Stop by the Peak Cycles bike fitting studio to schedule a fit. Also, order any bike parts you need from a recent fit online at bikeparts.com. We offer a huge selection of road bike parts, mountain bike parts, BMX bike parts and more. If you need it for your bike, then we have it!
July 22, 2011
This is D. Turner in Southpark racing the #1 10 year old in the country as well as the #1 girl in the country
May 5, 2011
Team BPC headed to Kearney, Nebraska to race in the Cornhusker Nationals last weekend. Racing was Friday thru Sunday.
Here are the boys results:
Sunday (all boys qualify for the mains):
Conrad 8th due to a crash (he is ok)
Lander 7th (not bad for turning 11 two weeks ago)