2014 S-Works Epic 29

January 4, 2014

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!

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2014 Specialized Fatboy

December 9, 2013

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!

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(Photo: Specialized Bicycle Components)

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Fat Bikes Are Big in Colorado – Here’s Why!

December 5, 2013

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 for January 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

The Fatback 190 20in at Peak Cycles in Golden, Colorado


2014 S-Works Stumpjumper HT

November 23, 2013

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!

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2014 S-Works Stumpjumper… completely redesigned, the bike is somehow even sleeker looking than the previous generation.

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The New Revolution is Here: 2014 Giant Trance Advanced 1 – 27.5

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.

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5 inches of suspension and 27.5 wheels make even the gnarliest of trails heavenly.

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The Fatbacks Have Arrived!

November 20, 2013

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!

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The new Fatback with SRAM X01 build. Handbuilt in the USA!

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2014 S-Works Enduro 29

November 16, 2013

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:

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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.

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