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Giant Bicycles financing special for August 2014

Troy Lee Designs Sprint Limited Edition Aaron Gwin Signature Gear at The Path Bike Shop

2014 Fox Racing Shox fork inventory sale at The Path Bike Shop

New Arrivals

RSD The Mayor Fatbike

RSD The Mayor FatbikeIt's back in stock, this one's a size large. 

RSD The Mayor Fatbike features a spacious rear end (190mm) to let you run the widest fat tires available. It’s double-butted 6061 aluminum frame and carbon fork helps keep the weight under 30lbs. MSRP is $1999.

Established in 2012, RSD Bikes is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They started out with a small line-up of urban bikes, and over time they've expanded and created mountain bikes in their product lineup, which is their true area of expertise.

Highlights of RSD The Mayor Fatbike:

  • Double butted 6061 Aluminum frame – Rigidity and stable braking performance are enhanced by a bridge between the rear stays.
  • 190mm rear spacing
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chain guide compatibility
  • Custom Carbon Fork 135mm spacing – Oversize construction, ultra light, and comes with a tapered steer tube and post mounts for disc brakes.
  • 44mm head tube to accept all fork steer tube sizes
  • Custom 80mm wheelset to offer the best ride quality and performance
  • VEE RUBBER Snowshoe 4.7 – These tires have great traction in loose or hard pack snow as well as dirt

 

2015 Juliana Arrivals for Women: Roubion and Furtado

2015 Juliana Roubion Carbon C with X01 build and ENVE carbon wheelset upgradeBrand new for this year, it's the 2015 Juliana Roubion Carbon C Women's mountain bike.

This bike is ready to handle anything that comes your way on the trail. Race-proven by pro rider Anka Martin after winning the Trans-Provence epic French enduro event.

The lightweight carbon frame combines 150mm of suspension travel and incredible pedaling efficiency thanks to VPP™ technology. The Roubion can be built with high end kit options and upgrades such as carbon ENVE wheels and Cane Creek’s Double Barrel Air shock.

Roubion X01 Build Specs (shown in photo):

  • A curated mix of SRAM 1x11 and Shimano XT components
  • Carbon ENVE M60 wheels upgrade
  • Pike RCT3 150 Fork
  • SRAM X1 Derailleur
  • Shimano XT Brakes
  • Raceface Turbine Cranks
  • RockShox Reverb adjustable seatpost
  • MSRP is $8599

2015 Juliana Furtado carbon women's mountain bikeThe 2015 Juliana Furtado Carbon combines a unique geometry, spec and design not found anywhere else in the women's bike industry. With 125mm of VPP™ suspension technology and the new 27.5" wheel standard, the Furtado gives a snappy, agile ride that climbs efficiently and descends with ease.

The Furtado carbon frame is available in two options, to bring prices down on entry level carbon builds. Shown here is the lower cost carbon frame.

S Build Specs (shown in photo):

  • A curated mix of Shimano XT, SLX & SRAM components.
  • Pike RC 130 Fork
  • XT Derailleur
  • SLX Brakes
  • Sram s1400 2x Cranks
  • MSRP is $4699

 

Giant Quick Fix Seat Bag Kits

Giant and Liv Giant Quick Fix Seat Bag KitsThese are the new Quick Fix Seat Bag Kits, from Giant and Liv/Giant, everything you need for a quick fix on your next road ride. Both kits feature a 9-function multi tool, tire levers, and a saddle bag.

Giant Quick Fix Kit Contents:

  • 3 tire levers
  • 9-function multi-tool
  • CO2 inflator with 2 16g CO2 cartridges
  • Seat bag

Liv/Giant Quick Fix Kit Contents:

  • 2 CO2 cartridges
  • 1 Cartridge head
  • 2 Liv/giant tire levers
  • 1 glue-less patch kit
  • 1 9-function Liv/giant multi tool

MSRP is $50, our price $45.

 

Troy Lee Designs Sprint Limited Edition Aaron Gwin Signature Gear

Troy Lee Designs Sprint Limited Edition Aaron Gwin Signature racewearHot new gear from Troy Lee Designs, coming our way soon! This is the new Troy Lee Designs Sprint Limited Edition Aaron Gwin signature replica racewear collection. Sprint jersey, pants, and shorts, along with several designs of D3 composite and carbon helmets.

The Path Bike Shop is one of only six bike shops in the U.S. to exclusively carry this limited edition gear.

We will let you know when everything arrives at the shop.

 

2015 Giant Defy

2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 road bike at The Path Bike ShopGiant has completely redesigned the Defy road bike for 2015. Made to suit a wide range of cyclists and their riding needs, the Defy is one of the lightest, stiffest, most versatile road bikes on the market.

For starters, we have a 2015 Giant Defy Advanced 2 in sizes medium & med/large. MSRP is $2075.

Highlights of the new Defy:

  • Giant's lightest road frame yet - composite frame with comfortable endurance geometry
  • D-Fuse SL seatpost to reduce road vibration and increase compliance
  • Seatstays narrow, and attach lower down the seat tube to help prevent vibration from traveling up to the saddle
  • Shimano 105 11-speed shifting
  • TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes for more control in all types of weather and road conditions

 

2015 Kona Process 111 29er

2015 Kona Process 111 29er mountain bike at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAThe 2015 Kona Process 111 29er is back, and with a great new look. We're loving the deep purple.

Last year Kona redefined what a 29er can do with the introduction of the Process 111. The geometry combines short chainstays (430mm) with a low BB. Add to that 111mm of rear suspension, lots of standover, a short stem with a roomy rider cockpit, and you've got a 29er that's made for major fun on the trails.

Build highlights:

  • SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano Deore brakes
  • RockShox PIKE RC Solo Air 120mm fork
  • KS Lev Integra dropper post
  • Maxxis Ardent TR EXO dual compound 29-inch tires

MSRP is $4099.

 

100 Percent Goggles

One Hundred Percent Racecraft, Accuri, and Strata MX goggles at The Path Bike ShopIt's a new brand for the shop! Ride 100% has been around since the early 1980's with factory racing equipment for some of the biggest names in motocross. We really like the style and the design of their protective motocross goggles.

100 Percent Youth Strata Jr. MX goggle at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CA

 

And now you can pick up a set for the little ripper too! 100 Percent Youth Strata Jr. MX goggle, in 3D red or crafty lime. MSRP is $25.

 

2015 Giant 27.5 New Arrivals: Trance, Anthem SX, and Stance

2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2 and 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 3 at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAWe got our first big shipment of 2015 Giant Bicycles in at the end of last week - 59 bikes in total We will post more pics as they get built up.

Here are a few 27.5" wheel models for starters.

The 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 2 (MSRP $2550) and 2015 Giant Trance 27.5 3 (MSRP $2125) were made to inspire confidence over technical terrain. 140mm of suspension in the front and rear plus several frame technologies including the OverDrive steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket. Climbing or descending, pinning it at high speed or crawling through the tech stuff, this bike does it all.

The 2015 Giant Anthem SX 27.5 (pictured, lower left) is a lightweight ALUXX SL full-suspension alloy frame with 120mm of travel up front and 100mm of Maestro Suspension in the rear. It’s a great choice for technical XC race courses or epic singletrack riding. MSRP is $3000.

The new 2015 Giant Stance 27.5 2 (pictured, lower right) makes its debut this year. 120mm of FlexPoint suspension travel, stable geometry, and low cost make this a great full-suspension option for those new to trail riding. MSRP is $1450.

2015 Giant Anthem SX 27.5 at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CA     2015 Giant Stance 27.5 2 at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CA

2015 Santa Cruz Carbon: Bronson, 5010, Tallboy

2015 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon mountain bike at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAIt's Santa Cruz for 2015!

The 2015 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon (in dark green/lime green) and the 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon (in orange/lime green or satin black/white), both with "S" build kit. MSRP for either model is $4699.

The 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon with RXC build (in either burgundy/white or satin black/aqua blue). Build kit includes a curated mix of Shimano XT, Deore, and SRAM components. MSRP is $3399.

Santa Cruz has been working with an exclusive manufacturing partner in an effort to get cost down on carbon frames without sacrificing quality or durability. For 2015, they have a new lower cost carbon frame option that retains the same strength with a different grade of carbon material that results in a minimal weight gain of approximately 250-280 grams (0.6 lbs) and a lower price point.

2015 Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon in orange/lime green and satin black/white at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CA

Santa Cruz calls this new lower cost carbon option their "Carbon" frame. They are still offering their original, high quality carbon frames as well, now under the name "Carbon C".

The Path Bike Shop will always offer both "Carbon" and "Carbon C" frame options in both shops.

 

 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon with RXC build in burgundy and white    2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon with RXC build in satin black and aqua blue 

Liv Giant for Women: 2015 Lust and Tempt

2015 Liv giant Lust 3 for womenNew mountain bike arrivals for women from Liv/giant.

The 2015 Lust 3 (pictured, right) is a great all-around cross country bike. 4" of rear suspension, a 15mm front thru-axle for front end stiffness and control, 27.5" wheels, and plenty of standover height for added confidence on technical trails. MSRP is $2125.

The 2015 Tempt is a perfect entry-level hardtail to get you started in the sport of mountain biking. It's got an aluminum frame with geometry that's designed specifically for women, 27.5: wheels, suspension fork, and lots of standover height.

2015 Tempt 3 (not shown) in size small - MSRP is $680

2015 Tempt 4 (pictured below) in sizes X-small, small, and medium - MSRP is $575

2015 Liv giant Tempt hardtail for women

2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29ers

2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er 1 and 2Some of the first 2015 models are trickling in from Giant Bicycles!

The 2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er hardtail has a stiff and light advanced composite frame and stable 29er handling, great bike for XC racing or fast XC riding. Both models have the same great frame and geometry, only the part specs are different.

The 2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er 1 comes with Fox Float CTD Evolution 100mm travel fork with 15mm thru-axle, Shimano SLX/XT 10-speed drivetrain, Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes brakes, and Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires. MSRP is $2650.

The 2015 Giant XTC Advanced 29er 2 comes with RockShox Recon Gold 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle, SRAM X5/X7 10-speed drivetrain, Shimano M395 hydraulic disc brakes, and Schwalbe Racing Ralph tiresMSRP is $2125.

 

ENVE M50 Fifty 29er Carbon Wheelset

ENVE M50 Fifty 29er carbon mountain bike wheelsetThe ENVE M50 Fifty 29er carbon wheels were made specifically for high caliber cross country racing.

This wheelset replaces a previous model from ENVE; they're now lighter, wider, and smoother riding. The M50 Fifty has been tuned for greater vertical compliance, which reduces rider fatigue after long hours in the saddle, without sacrificing the fantastic lateral rigidity that ENVE is well known for. 

MSRP is $2718.

 

Knolly Warden 27.5

2014 Knolly Warden mountain bike at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAToday's new arrival: a 2014 Knolly Warden! This is Knolly's enduro bike with 6" of travel and 27.5" wheels. Lots of standover and a short, tapered headtube with zero-stack headset to keep things low with an aggressive riding feel familiar to a 26" wheel bike.

Tricked out with a fantastic build kit:

This size medium pictured is the only one in stock at the moment. MSRP is $6841.

 

Easton Haven 35 Carbon Handlebars and Stems

Easton Haven 35 Carbon low rise handlebars and Easton Haven 35 stem 40mm and 50mm at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAThe new Easton Haven 35 Carbon low rise handlebars are perfect for aggressive trail riders and enduro racers, thanks to the combination of carbon material, a 35-millimeter clamp diameter, and a more accessible 750-millimeter width. Because of the bulked up center section, the weight of the handlebar is lighter while making the bar wider and stronger. The ride quality is sweetened by the premium blend of ultra tough composite material that’s ride tuned for a balance of both stiffness and damping. Nine-degree sweep and five-degree upsweep put your hands in the perfect position for trail riding or racing.

Great colors over matte carbon finish to look good with your ride: green, red, blue, and black logo (black logo not shown in photo).  MSRP is $149.

The improved Easton Haven 35 stem is lighter, stronger and stiffer than ever before. They come in a fantastic range of sizes, including a super-short 40mm option that's tough to find. We've got them in both 40mm and 50mm lengths. MSRP is $80.

 

E Thirteen Extended Range EX Cog

e*thirteen Extended Range (EX) Cog at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAAdd much needed range to your existing 1x 10 speed drivetrain without breaking the bank. 

The e*thirteen Extended Range (EX) Cog can be subbed in to ten-speed cassettes to increase gearing range. EXA+ anodized aluminum keeps it light and strong, and shifting stays smooth.

The EX Cog is available in three colors (black, red, or blue), with both 40 and 42 tooth sizes for Shimano ten-speed cassettes and a single 42-tooth size for SRAM. MSRP is $69.95.

 

RockShox RS-1 29er Fork

RockShox RS-1 29er fork with SRAM XO Predictive Steering front hubNew and innovative design from RockShox/SRAM.

The RockShox RS-1 fork has a brand new inverted carbon fiber chassis design that has never seen before, which integrates the fork's tapered steerer tube, crown and legs into a single carbon mainframe. The fork is only being produced in 29″ format, comes with SoloAir spring and three travel options (80/100/120mm).

Some new technologies to go with:

  • Accelerator Damper combines technical trail performance with an ultra-firm lockout for maximum sprint efficiency
  • Predictive Steering is an interface between hub and dropouts which maximizes torsional stiffness

This new inverted fork is light enough for XC racing and stiff enough for trail riding. MSRP is $1865.

Compatible with the SRAM Predictive Steering hub - the SRAM XO IS-disc front hub. MSRP is $238.

 

New Santa Cruz Nomad Rental Bikes

2014 Santa Cruz Nomad with XO1 build demo and rental bikes at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CANew demo bikes at the Tustin shop!

2014 Santa Cruz Nomad with XO1 build, sizes medium and large. Tani (The Path Bike Shop owner) took it out for a ride last week and said, "This bike is so confident, and it manuals like it wants to."

Our longtime customer (and multiple Santa Cruz bicycle owner) Milton had this to say about the new Nomad:

"The big question being asked was Nomad and pedaling.  The bike actually pedals quite well.  Doesn't pedal like a downhill bike. The only issue is climbing on steep grades, the front end tends to lift, as expected from a slack head tube.  Tani recommended moving forward and weighting the front tire, works like a charm. Also, the 32t single chainring may be too tall for some.  If you climb a lot, I would go 30t or even 28t.  If you are used to XC bars, the nomad bars may be too wide.  

As for descents, it's very stable.  It makes my Tallboy feel twitchy.  I'd say 15-20% better than the Tallboy on descents, Tallboy may be 5-10% better on the climb (if you weight the front on steep)."

Check out our Demo & Rental Bikes page for a complete list of rental bikes and rental prices. We've got a great "try before you buy" program.

 

Transition TR500

Transition TR500 downhill mountain bike frameThe new Transition TR500 is their most versatile TR bike ever. You can set the geometry for high speed stability and control on technical/steep downhill tracks, or for a playful feel on jump and flow trails. You can ride it all with this bike.

The TR500 gives you multiple options to dial in your bike for your own riding needs:

  • two travel settings - 180mm and 203mm
  • compatible with either 26" or 27.5" wheels
  • easy geometry adjustments
  • compatible with either single crown or dual crown builds

Transition is sold out of these frames right now, but we have two mediums in stock (one orange and one raw, shown). Frame weight with shock is 10.7 lbs.

MSRP is $2599

BMC 29ers: TeamElite 03 and Trailfox 03

2013 BMC teamelite TE03 29er with Shimano Deore/SLX build kit at The Path Bike Shop

Here are some new arrivals from BMC. They are 2014 models but we have them at a discounted price.

You'll be ready for the Over The Hump MTB Race Series with this bike! The BMC teamelite TE03 29er with Shimano Deore/SLX build kit is an alloy hardtail race mountain bike that combines light weight and precise handling; simple, light, and fun to ride. This bike has a great geometry with short chainstays and low stack. The big 29er wheels are efficient going uphill, providing both traction and momentum. 

Pictured is a size small, weighs in at 27lbs on our shop scale. Available in sizes S, M, L. MSRP is $1999, our price is $1400.

 

2014 BMC Trailfox 03 29erIs an all mountain 29er more your riding style? We have 2014 BMC Trailfox models 02 and 03. The Trailfox was developed together with BMC's world-class enduro riders to achieve the combination of uphill efficiency and enormous downhill capabilities.

  • Pictured is the 2014 BMC Trailfox 03, available in sizes S, M, L. MSRP is $3999, our price is $3499 
  • 2014 BMC Trailfox 02 (not pictured), available in sizes S, M. MSRP is $5599, our price is $4499

 We now have the 2014 BMC Trailfox 03 29er SLX model available for rental, sizes small, medium, and large. Rent one this weekend! With our shop's Demo & Rental Bikes program, a portion of your rental fees go towards the purchase of ANY bike we carry. Great way to try before you buy.

 

Revelate Designs Bikepacking New Arrivals

Revelate Designs seat bags, top tube bags, and handlebar bags at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAHey bikepacking fans, we just got a huge shipment from our favorite bikepacking and adventure cycling gear - Revelate Designs. If you need to transport a lot of gear on your next epic adventure, these bike bags are the way to go. 100% Made in USA.

  • Viscacha, Pika, and Terrapin seatbags: prices range from $90-$135
  • Mountain feedbags (mounts onto handlebar and stem): $39
  • Gas Tanks (mounts onto top tube): $55
  • Sweetroll (mounts onto handlebar): $100
  • Pockets, small (for handlebars): $42

 

Leatt DBX 5.5 Neck Brace

Leatt DBX 5.5 Neck BraceBe ready for a fun (and safe) summer of riding at Snow Summit, Mammoth, Northstar, Whistler Bike Park, or wherever your bike takes you this season.

Redesigned in 2014, the Leatt DBX 5.5 is the newest version of the most popular bicycle neck brace in the world today. Ease of adjustability, nicer mechanism, range of head motion, and a lower profile are just some of the improvements made this year.

Comes in sizes S/M or L/XL. MSRP is $369.

 

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