October 9, 2018

By Evan Lee

This just in from our friends at ENVE Composites:

YOU WORK HARD AND STRIVE TO ACHIEVE THAT COVETED WORK, RIDE-LIFE BALANCE.
WHILE LIFE DEMANDS COMPROMISE, YOUR RIDING EQUIPMENT DOES NOT. WE THINK YOU DESERVE BEST IN CLASS HAND-CRAFTED CARBON, RIDE QUALITY, AND RIDER SUPPORT.
WE THINK YOU DESERVE ENVE.

FOR A LIMITED TIME, YOU CAN TRADE IN YOUR NEW, USED, BATTERED OR BABIED ENVE OR OTHER BRAND CARBON WHEELSET AND TRADE UP TO THE LATEST ENVE M SERIES, G SERIES, OR SES TECHNOLOGY.

HOW IT WORKS

ENVE will accept your used ENVE or non-ENVE wheelset, and issue a credit towards the purchase of a new current-model ENVE wheelset. Trade in wheelset must be in rideable condition.

This program is for USA customers only and ends January 3rd, 2019. This program does not apply to RIMS, SINGLE WHEELS, or DARK DEALS items.

$1000 ENVE wheel trade in value
$700 other wheel trade in value

Visit Wheat Ridge Cyclery with your trade in wheelset.
WRC will either place a new order or assist with your trade in from their inventory.
You will pay the discounted price, and receive your new wheels either when the order is fulfilled, or at the receipt of the trade in wheelset.

October 4, 2018

By Cate Swank

ALL PHOTOS BY NATALIE STARR

As we enter the first week of October, with the crunch of leaves underfoot and the crisp cool air descending upon our senses, that favorite sweater gets pulled from the closet to comfort our shoulders. Some of us welcome the nuances of the season change and others are reminded of how important it is to be in touch with our current state of mental health as the sunlit hours retreat.

Mental Health Awareness Week is October 7-13. Each year the National Alliance on Mental Illness and participating groups and organizations across the country raise awareness of mental illness, educating the public, fighting stigmas, and providing support.

October 7, 2018, will mark the second consecutive year of Black Sheep Cycling’s Global Man Ride. Men and women from around the world will join together to lend their voices to men’s mental illness specifically.

Andy Stockman is one of Wheat Ridge Cyclery’s bike encyclopedias, a man deeply immersed in every facet of cycling culture, bikes, and long-distance riding – he lives cycling through and through. He is one of ten Man Ride global soloists and is riding from Grand Junction to Boulder. That’s 200km per day for a total of 1,000km. He is a cycling manimal on a mission, promoting change and magnifying awareness for mens’ mental health.

Andy's rider statement (from Black Sheep website)

My name is Andy Stockman. I was born 1982 in the state of Kansas, USA. I found my love of cycling in college and that’s where I became a lifer, a term given to the folks in the industry that stay around bike shops far beyond their youthful years. As with most, I have had my ups and downs in this life.

In 2017, I endured a severe patella break and was unable to ride for quite some time, not to mention perform basic functions like walking down stairs. It was during those, many, months of bed rest that I realized how much cycling meant to me and how desperate I was to get back on the bike. Riding along endless roads is where I go to be free and when that was taken from me, I was shattered.

Turning cranks for hours is my meditation. Through that act of meditation, I clear my mind and rise above the din. Since gathering my fitness again, I have had an appreciation for cycling and the freedom it represents that I didn’t fully appreciate before. Cycling is an endorphin-boosting, depression fighting, agent.

Join us in supporting the journey to fighting for the cause. Let’s use our extraordinary community of cyclists and friends to help advocate for the people we know and don’t know struggling with mental illness.

Stay tuned for updates about Andy’s ride, Natalie’s photos, and a recap post-ride.

FOLLOW THE JOURNEY ON THE SOCIAL SPHERE:

WRC INSTAGRAM

ANDY STOCKMAN INSTAGRAM

NATALIE STARR INSTAGRAM

September 25, 2018

By Evan Lee

The Turbo Levo from Specialized was introduced in 2015 and was immediately heralded as one of the best handling of this new breed of pedal assist mountain bikes. Many other makers followed suit with their own innovations and soon the Turbo Levo had real competition.

Specialized’s credo of “Innovate or Die” kept the drive going in R&D, though, and for 2019 Turbo Levo has been completely reimagined, redesigned and improved, thoroughly from the ground up.

Specialized enlisted a team of 19 engineers who spent three years in making Turbo Levo into this remarkably capable 150mm travel e-MTB that looks and rides more like a traditional mountain bike that just happens to have a motor.. Some highlights:

Significantly lighter, like 800 grams lighter, most of which is shaved from the bottom bracket / motor area.

Features modern and dialed-in 29er geometry. Based on the completely reworked Stumpjumper, Turbo Levo is fully progressive with a longer reach and slacker angles. The chainstays are shortened and the center of gravity, while lower that previous iterations, still offers more pedal clearance. There’s also a flip chip for those wanting to dial in that bb height and head angle even more, and accommodate wheel size choice.

Operates from a new and improved battery that is lighter and offers 40% more range. The battery is fully encased in the down tube and the cells are strategically placed along its length for optimal weight distribution.

New electronics and a Mission Control app that lets you customize many of the motor’s fine points, such as controlling range and monitoring power usage, record and upload rides, and perform basic system diagnostics.. The new switch and Turbo Connect unit are conveniently located on the top tube just behind the stem. The same three power levels of previous models are here – Eco, Trail, and Turbo – and Specialized has added another: Shuttle. This setting allows you to reach maximum motor output with less required pedaling force. Get those fast loops in at lunch time when time is tight!

The new Turbo Levo FSR from Specialized is available now, in stock and ready to ride in three models – stop by for a test ride today!

MEN'S TURBO LEVO COMP CARBON

$6,949.99
An eMTB that rides like an MTB