The Specialized Turb Vado SL is one of our favorite e-bikes on the market today. It’s ideal for everyday commuting, grocery runs, getting around town, and weekend adventures. The number one question we get about e-bikes is the range. With the range extender, the Turbo Vado SL gets up to 120 miles!
The Turbo Vado SL comes with all the bells and whistles. This includes built-in lights, a handlebar-mounted computer, and an integrated battery that keeps the weight low on the bike. Are there cheaper e-bikes out there? Sure! But buying from a trusted brand like Specialized, you get decades of bike manufacturing experience and refinement that are hard to find with other brands.
Fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 120 miles of range.
Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W / 35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 28mph.
Premium lightweight E5 Aluminum frame.
Clean internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, and reflective graphics.
Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
Bright, integrated front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
10-speed Shimano Deore shifting for reliable performance for the long haul.
Durable, lightweight alloy wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Specialized Pathfinder 38c tires, featuring proprietary Gripton rubber compound, are as good on gravel as they are on pavement.
The Turbo Vado SL would make a great option for someone looking to get one of the lightest e bikes available. It’s about 40% lighter than the average e-bike, which means loading it onto the bike rack is much easier! The added benefit of the range extender makes this bike a no-brainer in the range category too. If we had our pick, the SL 4.0 EQ with built-in fenders and rear rack would be our go-to!
If you are looking for a bike to commute to work, ride to class, or find new adventures in your daily routine check out the Escape 2 City Disc from Giant. This bike features a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, upright positioning and high-quality parts that give it a smooth, comfortable ride. It even comes with some advanced features that come on high end bike like the innovative D-Fuse seatpost, great for smoothing out rough roads and absorbing shocks and vibrations.
It comes with disc brakes which deliver powerful braking performance in dry or wet conditions, and the 700c wheels with Giant EasyRide Tubeless tires keep you rolling with speed, efficiency and a reduced risk of flats. With the Giant Escape, there’s clearance for larger tires up to 45c, which is great if you are looking to venture on some gravel or dirt roads. It comes with integrated mounts, so you can customize your ride with different racks and fenders. Oh, and don’t forget a bag for all of your snacks!
A Great Commuter Bike
The Giant Escape 2 City Disc features everything that we would want in a commuter bike and at an affordable price point. Come take one for a test ride at Peak Cycles today!
Have you been curious about trying your hand in the cyclocross world? Hop aboard the #cxtrain with the Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2! This cyclocross racing machine features a super light carbon frame that’s handcrafted with an aggressive race geometry. Not many people know that Giant builds bikes for major brands including Trek, Scott, Santa Cruz, and Colnago. While they might not have the “cool” factor of other brands, their manufacturing capabilities lead the charge in the industry!
The Pro Advanced 2 comes stock with a SRAM Rival 1 drivetrain and hydraulic disk brakes, which is the Shimano equivalent to 105. The TCX Advanced Pro 2 is a high performance package at a sub $3500 price point. For those looking to get into cyclocross, this would be a great jump start.
Are you looking for the ultimate trail bike? Look no further than the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO, one of the most anticipated bikes of the year. The 2020 model was voted the 2020 Pinkbike Mountain Bike of the year for it’s “. . . effortless handling and ability to excel on a wide variety of terrain are what really cemented the win, although the massive amount of storage in the down tube didn’t hurt either.” The Stumpjumper EVO has everything worth looking for in a modern full suspension mountain bike.
The 2021 Stumpjumper EVO comes in a wide variety of builds ranging from the $5,000 Stumpjumper EVO Comp to the $10,000 S-Works. One of the Bikeparts.com personal favorites is the $6000 Stumpjumper EVO Expert!
The end of the year is the best time to find huge discounts on new bikes. Here at Peak Cycles, we’ve got a handful of closeout 2015 men’s and women’s bikes that are all 20% off or more.
2015 Liv Lust Advanced 0.
The trail-slaying crown jewel of our 2015 women’s mountain bikes is the Liv Lust Advanced 0. This bike is packed with top shelf components and is designed exclusively for women. It features Liv geometry and women’s specific bike parts like narrower handlebars, Liv silicone grips, and a Fizik Arione Donna saddle. Designed to be a fast, well balanced mountain bike, it has nimble yet stable handling that make it a Jill-of-all-trades. It’s a capable cross-country race machine yet comfortable enough for a fun, all day trail adventure. Check out more pictures and details in the rest of the post!
Have you checked the forecast lately? Fat bike season is right around the corner! This year there is more competition in the fat bike market than ever which means lower price tags. In addition to more complete bikes, there is a huge selection of fat bike parts available which makes it easy to customize your ride with wheels, tires, and other components that fit your riding style.
2016 Fatboy Comp Carbon (small)
One of the best deals this year is the Specialized Fatboy Comp Carbon. At $3200, this generously spec’d bike features a carbon fiber frame and fork, Sram 1×10 drivetrain, and 26 x 4.6″ Ground Control tires. The 2016 Fatboy Comp Carbon is currently on the floor at Peak Cycles in downtown Golden waiting to be ridden. Check out the full post for all the details!
The leaves are starting to change color and that means 2016 bikes are here! We are updating our demo and rental fleet with some of the newest offerings from Specialized and Giant – our latest addition is the full suspension carbon fiber 6Fattie. With bike parts like meaty Purgatory Control 650b x 3.0″ tires and FOX suspension, our expert level 6Fattie gives you consistent traction to crush those steep, rocky climbs and the confidence to send it down the most technical terrain. Check out the full post for all the details!
2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert 6Fattie (Large) – now available to demo!
Every year we choose a high-end selection of the most capable and impressive bikes available and maintain them as a demo fleet. These bikes are selectively ridden by customers considering purchasing that model of bike from the store. Our demo fleet is fully maintained and serviced by the technicians at the shop during their one season of use. After the fall riding season is finished, we tear the bikes down to the frame, clean, service and detail everything and then reassemble and tune the bikes. Following this, we put the bikes on our sales floor at incredible prices!
One of the few bikes we have remaining is this size large Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er. With 4 inches of ultra-efficient Maestro suspension, an Advanced Composite Technology front triangle and full Shimano XT 2×10 drivetrain, this bike is ready for any XC race or all-day adventure you dare to throw at it. Giant’s PXCR-1 wheels are kept in perfect contact with the trail by a Rock Shox SID fork and Monarch shock, both of which compliment the high performance and low weight of the wheels. Aside from a few cosmetic scratches, the bike is in quite good condition. This bike is on sale for $3,120 – check out the item page on bikeparts.com! Jump past the break to see why so many people bought Anthems after riding this one!
S-Works cranks were also redesigned for 2014, shedding weight and gaining stiffness… and the previous generation was already one of the stiffest and lightest available.
If you are looking for a new mountain bike for 2014, you have just one problem — which great bike is for you. With advanced technology, upgraded bike parts and components, and redesigned bike geometry, mountain bikers have more choices than ever when deciding on a quality ride.
Read on to see what our top picks are for 2014. But don’t just take a word for it – stop by the Peak Cycles Bike Shop to ride one for yourself!
2014 S-Works Epic 29
For those looking to race the most technically advanced, efficient, lightweight and highly-regarded machine in the history of mountain biking, the only bike to consider is the 2014 S-Works Epic 29. Spec’d with only the most top-of-the-line bike parts available for each component and brimming with new technology, the 2014 model is the first major redesign since the bike’s introduction. Weight has been dropped, stiffness increased and suspension performance improved, making this the best Epic 29 yet. Check out photos here.
The New Revolution is Here: 2014 Giant Trance
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. 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 Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop (and one for demo!). See pictures here.
2014 S-Works Stumpjumper HT
Weighing in at 20 lbs. out-of-the-box for a size large, this year’s Stumpjumpersare lighter than ever. Redesigned and made better, this year’s S-Works Stumpjumper HT is lighter, stiffer and packed with more technology than ever. Take a look.
2014 S-Works Enduro 29
One of the most anticipated bikes of the year, the Enduro 29 is the most versatile two wheeled machine out there. At just over 27.5 lbs, the S-Works model is bound to make its rider the happiest and most capable on the trail! This bike comes spec’d with an excellent mix of bike parts that make it the best Enduro/All-Mountain rig on the market. Check it out.
2014 Specialized Fatboy Expert Fatbikes are big in Colorado. You can see why – The expert level Fatboy offers unparalleled performance in snow, ice and otherwise nasty conditions. Get off your trainer and on to a Fatboy bike. Take a look.
Judging by the snow piling up against my window as I type this, it’s safe to say that winter is in full-swing here in Colorado. There’s no need to let the snow keep you from riding, though – come in and check out our latest fatbike arrival, the Specialized Fatboy Expert. A nicer spec than the base model Fatboy, the expert level Fatboy offers unparalleled performance in snow, ice and otherwise nasty conditions. So get off the rollers, get out of the gym and come see the features and bike parts that leave us drooling over this fat-tired offering from the big-S! Snow biking is here to stay, are you gonna be left out of this fun ride?
For those looking to race the most technically advanced, efficient, lightweight and highly-regarded machine in the history of mountain biking, the only bike to consider is the 2014 S-Works Epic 29. Entering just it’s fourth year of production, the S-Works Epic 29 has already claimed victory at the UCI Cross Country World Championships, UCI Marathon World Championships, ABSA Cape Epic, countless UCI Cross Country World Cup rounds, the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal and dozens of national championships around the globe. Spec’d with only the most top-of-the-line bike parts available for each component and brimming with new technology, the 2014 model is the first major redesign since the bike’s introduction. Weight has been dropped, stiffness increased and suspension performance improved, making this the best Epic 29 yet. We have a size large 2014 S-Works Epic 29 in the shop to check out and we will soon have the 2014 Expert level Epic 29 available to demo in medium and large.
Blast past the break to see what makes a $10,500 bike!
Never one to be left out of all the fun, Specialized has joined Trek and many small brands in debuting a fatbike for the 2013/2014 winter. However, unlike Trek and many other brands, the Fatboy is mass produced in great numbers and available world-wide. With a carbon fork, press-fit bottom bracket and Sram 2×10 drivetrain, the Fatboy is definitely one of the more race-ready fatbikes available. The Fatboy also shares the same geometry as the legendary Specialized Stumpjumper, the first and longest mass-produced mountain bike in the world. Not just for racers, though, the frame has rear rack mounts for long rides and multi-day fun!
We’ve got a Fatboy in the shop just in time for winter here in Golden. Jump past the break to see what bike parts and features make this fatbike stand out from the rest!
If you are living anywhere along the Front Range in Colorado, you’re living in a sea of white. Snow that is. Dreading the bicycle rainer and missing the outdoors, what are your options? Get a fat bike. You know you want it. Who doesn’t?
Fat bikes were originally invented for winter trail riding and racing in sub-arctic Alaska and simultaneously, for touring the deserts of New Mexico. But they have gained severe popularity! Their utility has expanded to include all forms of cycling; they thrive in snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as riding what is considered normal mountain biking. In fact, fat bikes are the fastest growing segment in the bike industry.
The biggest plus in newer fat bike models is they’re getting lighter. Bike parts and fat bike tires are easier to get. And, there are more models to choose from. The best part? There are just more people out there riding fat bikes.
There are races too! The 2014 – Abominable Winter Adventure Run and Fatbike Race scheduled forJanuary 25, 2014 is held at over 10,000 feet. This fun fat bike race is an opportunity to get some fun, winter FATtire competition. around an amazing groomed terrain and a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Get off the trainer and on to your new fat bike!
Discover the fat bike craze for yourself! Look at it. It is waiting for you to come get it. The Fatback 190 20″ at Peak Cycles in Golden, Colorado.
The Fatback 190 20in at Peak Cycles in Golden, Colorado
What did Specialized do this year with one of the most successful hardtail race bikes on the market? Redesigned it and made it even better. Lighter, stiffer and packed with more technology than ever, Specialized still manages to blend innovation and simplicity in this impressive machine. Weighing in at 20 lbs. out-of-the-box for a size large, this year’s Stumpjumpers are lighter than ever. Jump past the break to see the features and bike parts that leave everyone drooling over this bike!
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.
Peak Cycles is the newest Fatback dealer in the area and we already have two of their fatbikes in stock with more bikes and parts on the way! Carefully handcrafted in Alaska, these fully geared fatbikes weigh in under 30 lbs and are ready for whatever wintry race or adventure you can throw at ’em! Hydroformed alloy frames and forks keep weight down and performance up, offering all of the modern high-performance features and lightweight bike parts of a regular race bike, just adapted to fat tires. This isn’t the novelty fatbike of five years ago! Stop by the shop and check them out today! Can’t wait to get into the store? You can purchase the bikes HERE. Jump past the break and see why we’re so excited about these latest arrivals!
The new Fatback with SRAM X01 build. Handbuilt in the USA!
One of the most anticipated bikes of the year, the Enduro 29 is the most versatile two wheeled machine out there. At just over 27.5 lbs, the S-Works model is bound to make its rider the happiest and most capable on the trail! This bike comes spec’d with an excellent mix of bike parts that make it the best Enduro/All-Mountain rig on the market:
Even with 6 inches (160 mm) of travel, the super-short chainstays tuck the rear wheel under the rider, giving the bike a lively and flickable feel.
For trail riders seeking the ultimate thrill both up and down the mountain, the S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 29 delivers more than anyone expected. We have a size large in the store right now – come check it out! Here are a few of the features and bike parts you’ll love about this bike:
Delivering the same incredible performance as the 2014 model, the 2013 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR is the best bang for your buck when looking for an all-day trail slayer. Why? Well, it’s on sale! Originally $9,500, this bike is on sale for $6,650… that’s 30% off! We have one size medium and one size large in the store. Here some highlights of the this incredible bike’s features and bike parts:
Featuring 5 inches of travel and moderately relaxed geometry, the Stumpjumper FSR is ready to go fast up and down hill.