April 28, 2017
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For those seeking a remarkable value in a road bike look no further than the Mekk Pinerolo 2.0. Featuring classic road geometry and eye-catching graphics, it’s a true all-arounder with a triple-butted aluminum frame and carbon fiber-bladed fork providing a superb, high-performance platform. Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifters and derailleurs plus Shimano R565 cranks are precise and reliable while the Shimano Sora brakes and HG50 cassette are rock solid performers. Shimano makes remarkable wheels as well and their R501 aluminum wheelset coupled with Continental Ultra Sport II tires ensures you’re equipped for all-around riding. Capped off with an Italian-made Selle San Marco ERA Start Power saddle, this aluminum steed is ready to fly over hill and dale or anywhere the road takes you. Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards ME and Ken Knight KK , a pair of Brits with extensive experience in high-performance cycling at both the racing and production end of the spectrum.
If you spend a few minutes browsing through our copy, then you probably know that we’re not exactly purists when it comes to cycling kit. Sure, we occasionally privilege traditional designs and styles over the latest trends in tube shapes and colorways, but we’re open-minded about adopting new technologies when they suit our purposes – especially when a manufacturer applies the latest fancy technology to the basics of cycling. More than almost any other bike we stock, the Aernario Basic Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike is one of the best blends of tradition, innovation, and solid build kit that we’ve rolled through our shop doors. For the frameset, Storck used Computer Flow Dynamics to tease aerodynamic tube shapes out of a geometry that balances the low-weight aggression of compact frames with a nod to the more cantankerous, classic-geometry purists among us. Though it’s subtle, the wind-dodging design is inherited from Storck’s time trial frames, so it’s both invisible to the eye and the wind. And since the module’s overall shape and design borrows heavily from the Fascenario 0. 7, the aerodynamic benefits don’t come with the usual tradeoff of poor handling and unforgiving road feel. When viewing the frame from the side, it looks like a traditional road frame. However, if you were to take a cross section, its aero shape would become strikingly evident. These shapes are laid-up with Storck’s own CFR/UD unidirectional carbon fiber. This curated material is the main reason why Storck has so many BOTY awards from the German cycling industry, as the unidirection orientation of the fibers mean that the sheets can be situated for targeted load-bearing properties. This lets Storck stiffen the frame without sacrificing damping qualities and – paradoxically – while using less material for a lower overall weight. The Aernario features a massive, oversized PressFit BB86 bottom bracket juncture in order to boost power transfer even further, and the seatstays connect.
The Super Glider from Glide Bikes is the most versatile bike in our line-up containing features found in quality bicycles costing twice as much. This multi-purpose folding bike is constructed from lightweight 6061 aluminum alloy making it both strong and very portable. The Super Glider is designed for both kids and adults whether they already know how to ride a bike or if they’re just learning. Thanks to it’s highly adjustable telescopic handle bar system and seat post, Super Glider can be custom fit to most people from age 10 and up. It can be used solely as a balance bike to teach balance, strengthen motor skills, and coordination or as a traditional bicycle with a convenient folding design. Other applications include rehabilitation and physical therapy as well as helping those with special needs. The low step-through frame and pedal free capability allows patients with leg, hip, or foot injuries to slowly increase the weight placed on the injured area and have the ability to get around during recovery. If the Super Glider is going to be used in it’s balance bike or “Glide” mode, the pedals easily fold out of the way and adjustable foot pegs can be swiveled into place with a tool-free quick release clamp. We also made the entire pedal and crank assembly removable by removing one bolt and one master chain link. This would be useful to save a few extra pounds if the bike is only going to be used as a glider/balance bike. This option also allows the bike to be ridden legally on sidewalks in most places. With the pedal assembly installed or removed, the Super Glider folds easily into a transportable size package in seconds without any tools. This unique feature allows the bike to fit in a closet at your workplace, car trunk, or packed up for air, rail, or bus travel. So whether your a newcomer to the two-wheeled scene or an avid cyclist needing a good portable bike to seek new adventures, Super Glider has you covered.