Journal

TIME to Hit the Road: the TIME Frameset Sale

TIME to Hit the Road: the TIME Frameset Sale

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

There is a certain allure to building up a bicycle all your own. Building a custom bicycle gives riders the opportunity to build a bike that reflects individual tastes, needs, and wants. Above all else, it requires a caring eye to ensure that the overall package is cohesive and meets...
The OPEN WIDE ENVE Edition is a Celebration of Adventure

The OPEN WIDE ENVE Edition is a Celebration of Adventure

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Last week, OPEN put out a blog post informing everyone of another collaboration with ENVE Composites, this time for the OPEN WIDE. Most collaborations we've seen in the past from ENVE, SRAM, or Ultradynamico are largely limited to unique paint colors and left at that. This latest collaboration of the...
GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE CONTENDER BICYCLES NORDIC JERSEY

GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE CONTENDER BICYCLES NORDIC JERSEY

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

A pandemic won’t stop the holiday season, but it certainly makes it tougher on our most vulnerable communities. In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we’ve chosen to donate to Candy Cane Corner hosted by The Road Home. We designed the Contender Nordic Jersey with a holiday theme in mind both...
Kids' Bikes and Accessories Available Just In Time for the Holidays

Kids' Bikes and Accessories Available Just In Time for the Holidays

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Like many things cycling-related, kids' bikes can be hard to come by. And while difficult, we've worked hard to bring in some of our favorite kids' bikes and accessories from SCOTT, Cannondale, Giro, Lazer, and more. Shop our range of sizes and colors in stock and ready for the holiday...
The New Contender x Giordana Cyclist Kit is About Unity

The New Contender x Giordana Cyclist Kit is About Unity

Written by Alison Littlefield, on Mar 03, 2021

Full of color, full of life, full of inclusion, and full of excitement. That describes cycling in a nutshell - all are welcome. It’s also an apt description of the new Contender x Giordana Cyclist Kit, now available in both men's and women's kits online and in store while supplies...
The Contender Coffee & Cocoa Long Sleeve Jersey is Available Now

The Contender Coffee & Cocoa Long Sleeve Jersey is Available Now

Written by Jared Eborn, on Mar 03, 2021

The weekly coffee ride is a tradition almost as old as cycling itself. Slip on the brand new Contender Coffee & Cocoa Long Sleeve Jersey, gather with friends at the coffee shop, consume some caffeine, and chat before hitting the road for as many miles as seem good that day....
The Limited Edition Contender x Pedal Mafia Core Jersey, Available Now!

The Limited Edition Contender x Pedal Mafia Core Jersey, Available Now!

Written by Contender Staff, on Mar 03, 2021

Our latest bit of kit hot off the press is a collaboration with Pedal Mafia. The Contender x Pedal Mafia Core Jersey features a white-purple-black fade reminiscent of one dearly departed music icon. We have a limited run of these in both long sleeve and short sleeve options, and once...
Its Prime Time Grind Time: Nordic Ski Drop Off at Contender Bicycles

Its Prime Time Grind Time: Nordic Ski Drop Off at Contender Bicycles

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Few things feel better than starting the ski season on refreshed bases and a stone grind, and few know the ins and outs of waxing skis like Tim Metos. We will again be a ski dropoff and pickup point for Tim who undoubtedly is the expert in nordic ski tuning....
Our Commitment to Safely Supporting You: An Update

Our Commitment to Safely Supporting You: An Update

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Accommodating you all and making sure everyone has what they need during this time is of great priority to us. With the recent “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive issued by the State of Utah and following the orders from Summit County and recommendations of Salt Lake City, we are making...
On Handling COVID-19

On Handling COVID-19

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

We see our staff and customers as family. As family, our biggest priority is keeping our staff, customers, and communities healthy as we navigate COVID-19/Coronavirus. We are closely following the news and the guidelines regarding COVID-19 and in doing so are daily updating our protocols to protect you and keep...
The 2020 Contender Club is Going to Be All About You

The 2020 Contender Club is Going to Be All About You

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Looks are subjective, but the 2020 Contender Club Kit is objectively good looking. And if that’s all the Club Kit was, then we’d write something flowery and advise you that the kit is available in both men’s and women’s fits, for road, gravel, and eventually Contender mountain tech tees towards...
The 2020 Contender Bicycles Club Kit is Back and Better Than Ever

The 2020 Contender Bicycles Club Kit is Back and Better Than Ever

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Spring is right around the corner, and that means that a new Contender Club Kit is here just in time for sunny skies and warmer temperatures. We've made a few changes to the club kit, all of which make our club kit some of the best-performing, most comfortable pieces of...
Introducing Intense Cycles

Introducing Intense Cycles

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

We are excited to partner with Intense Cycles, a team that combines a rich legacy in the mountain bike world with a revitalized approach on how to run a bike brand. With a rich racing history and an impressive engineering track record, Intense combines a distinct aesthetic with a practical...
Get Your Grind On: Nordic Ski Drop Off At Contender Bicycles!

Get Your Grind On: Nordic Ski Drop Off At Contender Bicycles!

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

Few things feel better than starting the ski season on refreshed bases and a stone grind, and few know the ins and outs of waxing skis like Tim Metos. This year we've partnered up with Metos as a ski dropoff and pickup point. Drop off your skis at either our...
Join Kate Courtney and SCOTT-SRAM Racing at Contender Bicycles!

Join Kate Courtney and SCOTT-SRAM Racing at Contender Bicycles!

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

"No win is so big, and no loss is so big." - Kate Courtney on being gracious in defeat. Join Kate Courtney next Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Contender Bicycles in Salt Lake City. We will have Courtney, the 2019 XC World Cup Overall Champion...