April 28, 2017
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Ride it like you stole it is how the latest Nashbar 105 road bike rolls. Why? Because when you tell your friends and bike buds the price you paid for this sweet ride – replete with an awesome aluminum frame, full carbon fork, and 11-speed Shimano 105 components – the consensus will be that the hit to your bank account was criminally low. Sure, carbon fiber may win the weight weenie wars, but a well-built aluminum frame is nearly as light, plenty stiff, built to last, and is much kinder on the wallet. The Nashbar 105 road bike sports a custom-butted aluminum frame with sculpted tubes and a tapered 1 ” to 1 ” headtube that rides and performs like your very own pocket rocket. There’s a full carbon fork with the corresponding tapered steerer tube fork that inspires confidence courtesy of its rock solid and utterly predictable handling. Aesthetic-wise, too, the 105 road bike hits it out of the park as its black paint job with white accents flat out looks super-sharp. Shimano’s new 105 groupset delivers a perfect 10 for value, craftsmanship, and performance as it makes the leap to 11-speed. You’ll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brothers Dura-Ace and Ultegra. The shifter/brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and cassette all fly the 105 11-speed flag and if these parts were logo-free you’d be hard pressed to distinguish their performance from its much higher-priced Shimano siblings. The FSA Omega compact crankset is a perfect complement to the Nashbar 105 bike’s ethos as it’s where fashion meets function, combining sleek styling with robust industrial design elements in a robust, aluminum package. Shimano’s engineering excellence extends into the world of wheels as well and with the jump to 11-speed they’ve introduced the new RS010 wheelset. Their 24mm-deep aluminum rims reduce rotating mass while at the same time maintain plenty of stiffness for sprinting
The Fenix C20 Complete Road Bike is built to be the ultimate middle man in your cycling operation. It’s not as aerodynamic as the top-end Noah, but it weighs 170 grams less. It’s also not as light as the feathery Helium, but it’s a much smoother ride. In short, the Fenix C20 is the middle ground of Ridley’s line of bikes in all categories but one: comfort. Its unparalleled ride quality turns harsh roads to butter without sacrificing a watt of power. To keep you in the saddle all day, the Fenix C20 uses a vibration devouring blend of 30- and 24-ton unidirectional carbon fibers as opposed to the 50- to 60-ton moduli favored in only-weight-is-important frames. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards are as smooth as crosswalk paint on the Fenix, but they may feel like taking repeated hammer blows to the kidneys on 60-ton carbon. The C20’s oversized bottom bracket and burly chainstays mean comfort doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency, though. If you ever get tired of wantonly running over obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube nets responsive steering to dodge through debris with ease. The C20’s kit is a respectable affair all around, and it continues the theme of putting ride quality above flair. The Shimano 105 drivetrain and crankset deserve some special attention. Completely re-imagined for 2015, the new 105 boasts 11-speeds and a four-arm crankset. Evidently, it’s been dipping into the trickle-down basket and is enjoying some Ultegra technology. You’ll certainly enjoy the responsive shifting and incredible power transfer through the crankset, which is further highlighted by the Fulcrum Racing 7 LG wheelset. The Fenix’s frame means you won’t feel the road, but this mix of components means the road is certainly going to feel you.
We’re proud of the amazing reaction our designer Dreamer Step-thru gets in the streets thanks to its flawless beautiful look, unusual signature colors, ergonomic frame geometry, color-coordinated details and luxury balloon tires. Getting on and off is a breeze with a classic unisex Dutch style step thru frame design. Power. A 7-speed transmission lets you quickly accelerate from start, go fast and climb hills easier. Fully-equipped. This comcruiser comes fully equipped standard. To keep your clothes clean, there are fenders, custom chain guard and a custom spoke-guard. For your utility, there is a rear rack with spring clip for carrying things/pannier bags around. Safety. For your safety, we included front and rear battery-powered lights to increase visibility at night, and a beautiful golden bell for whizzing through crowded cities. Comfort. A high-tensile steel frame absorbs the road better and along with the raised handlebar allows for upright seating to save your back. A custom vintage spring-loaded saddle will keep your buttocks comfy and Schwalbe Fat Frank Balloon tires will allow for a comfortable ride even on unpaved/potholed roads. At 34 pounds, it’s also lighter than most fully-equipped Dutch Bikes. There is also a kickstand for easy parking. Quality. The quality of our bikes can be seen in many elements including polished frame welding, 3-layer paint, Shimano transmission, and Schwalbe Fat Frank Balloon tires made with puncture proof Kevlar guard and reflective strips, the highest quality balloon tires available.