These have been a long time coming. In fact, they almost seemed mythical in that we wondered if they would ever be delivered. The day has come! We just received our first (all be it small) order of the Garmin Vector Power Meter. Can’t wait to give these a try and see how the pedal-based power meter performs.
Check out all the details HERE.
Sometimes the fans on the side of the roads and climbs of professional races get pretty ridiculous. Most of the time, I think it gets really old, really fast. I am sure that tomorrow on the side of the climb to Snowbird, there will be a number of folks trying to one-up each other. However, no one can one-up these guys.
Just another reason to love Norwegians. Check these guys out at the Artic Race of Norway.
The 2013 Tour of Utah has expanded their horizons and gone further south to include a larger variety of the beautiful state of Utah. The result of the new routes have produced some amazing photos of the riders passing through the red rocks and amazing vistas. Here are a few of our favorites so far:
Photo: © Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us
Photo: © Cotton Sox Photography 2013
Photo: © Cotton Sox Photography 2013
DNACycing, the official jersey sponsor, is back with their “behind the podium” series that was popular from last year
Our good friend Dave Zabriskie hanging with the storm troopers. Photo: © VeloImages2013
Brian Hodes does an amazing job of capturing this boy fishing. Photo: ©VeloImages 2013
The tour is back in Salt Lake on Friday, August 9th, with the return of the circuit race and then will spend Saturday and Sunday around the canyons of Park City, Guardsman Pass and both of the Cottonwood canyons. Catch a stage if you can to see some of the best world and domestic riders race in our own backyard.
Our favorite time of the year is quickly approaching, cyclocross is near. Contender Bicycles is excited for the upcoming season and as a quick update both thermal and non-thermal Contender Club longsleeve skinsuits are on order. We also have hot new cyclocross bikes in stock, including the new Ridley X-Fire and the Cannondale Super-X. If you need some some help getting your still mud encrusted bike back in shape, let our service team help you dial it in. We can help you glue some new tubulars on or replace the bent bars, still tweaked from that late lap attempt to hop the barriers. Want to go tubeless this year? We can help you there with tire selection, sealant and the right wheels.
Tentative Schedule for 2013 UTCX:
Oct 5… The Fort
Oct 12… Creekside
Oct 19… Weber
Oct 26… Big Cottonwood (Double)
Nov 2… Rocky Mountain Raceway
Nov 9… Weber
Nov 16… Wheeler
Nov 23… Weber
Nov 30… Creekside
Dec 7… TBA
We have several fun filled days this week at the NEW Contender Bicycles! July 30th we have Giro coming to introduce their 2014 New Road line. Come by from 5:30 to 8:30pm for good times, free beer and wine and food trucks!
Saturday on August 3rd we have our Grand Opening celebration! From 2-5pm we have tons of great prizes for our raffle! You could win 4 different bikes, shoes, helmets, a wheelset and tons more! Come by and win some great swag! DJ Panama will be on the 1′s and 2′s mixing live from 3-6pm so come shake your thing and celebrate our big day with us.
We want to thank all of you that have supported us over the years and we hope to see you soon!
We are happy to announce that the new store is open today for business! We are located at 989 East 900 South, 1 block east of the old shop. Come on by and say hello and take a look around!
Dave Matthews likes to take his bike out before concerts to relax but unfortunately this trip left him stranded on the road side with no cell phone. Luckily a fan on her way to the concert recognized the singer and pulled over to offer assistance. She ended up taking him to his own concert with her newly installed bike rack.
More on the story here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/15/showbiz/dave-matthews-hitches-ride/index.html
Tested under the monster legs of Peter Sagan during his spring classic winning streak, the new Cannondale Synapse is ready for anything you can throw at it.
Excellent power transfer, light Hi-Mod carbon frame but still very comfortable for rough roads and endless rides. Contender Bicycles was lucky to be able to secure a few of the brand new Synapse bikes early and they are already moving quickly out the door. Come by and check out these sweet new bikes before they are gone until the fall!
Marianne Vos has the skills to pay the bills and can win any sort of bike race. Her cyclocross skills carried over well when she hit a bump in the sprint finish during the Ladies Giro, became unclipped, got sideways and still kept it upright.
Just in case you forgot how amazing this women is: