Our bike fit staff is excited about these new ergonomic bike saddles from SQlab being in stock here at The Path.
The SQLlab saddles feature an extended nose which is approximately 25 mm longer than most traditional saddles. This longer saddle nose allows the rider to utilize the saddle better for increased control while steering the bike in technical situations and offers a better platform for climbing steep sections of trail. The saddle nose is also lowered, in order to help distribute bodyweight better.
The spine-friendly "active" movement of the 611 saddles provide increased lateral and rearward flexibility which supports more active riders with a better connection to the bike and decreased pressure on the spine and joints.
We have SQlab 611 active and 611 race models in both 140mm and 150mm widths, prices range from $119-$169.
The new 2015 Kona Taro is an affordable aluminum frame 29er hardtail with great trail geometry: a slack 68-degree headtube angle, low bottom bracket, short chainstays, and low standover for confidence.
We have a medium and large in stock, for starters. MSRP is $1399.
The SRAM Guide family of brakes is a new design from the ground up, to create a combination of braking reliability and control. With their new SwingLink™ technology SRAM was able to tune how fast the pistons in the brake lever advance during certain times of the brake lever stroke. This results in less deadband (i.e., the time between when the brake lever is pulled and the brake engages) while maintaining a smooth modulation.
The SRAM Guide RS (pictured, upper) MSRP is $149 per brake, without rotors.
The SRAM Guide RSC (pictured, lower) MSRP is $199 per brake, without rotors.
The 2015 Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 is the lightest, stiffest, best-riding road bike in its class. Steering precision is boosted thanks to the new oversize OverDrive 2 headtube/fork combination. The MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket improve power transfer and efficiency. And the integrated seatpost reduces frame weight and adds compliance. MSRP is $4125.
Super HOT new arrival, the DVO Emerald Inverted 26er Downhill suspension fork. This downhill fork is sure to please the eye of the beholder and everyone surrounding them!
DVO Suspension is new to the market of suspension but their offering is far from basic. They went straight for the high-end downhill suspension market, and they did it well. This fork is loaded with adjustments to suit any terrain you're riding on.
Starting with the top right leg, you will see the rebound knob sporting 38 clicks of adjustment. At the bottom of the right leg sits two knobs: one controlling high speed compression and the other for low speed. Moving to the top left leg, there is a cap for air pressure adjustments and also a knob that controls what's called OTT (or Off The Top). This knob allows the rider to externally tune the negative spring to increase or decrease plushness when needed.
This 26-inch version weighs in at exactly 3500 grams. MSRP is $2,239.
The incredibly popular 2015 Kona Process 134A DL is here! We sold out on these every time we got them in last year. The 134A is the aluminum version of the 134 series.
This bike is all about balance - it combines great geometry, pedal efficiency, rolling resistance, travel, weight, stiffness, durability, price, and Big Fun you'd expect from a Kona.
We have a full size range in stock (S, M, L, XL). MSRP is $3599.
The Santa Cruz Palmdale MTB grips combine a single lock-ring design with the staying power of dual lock-ring.
A taper-lock core uses an internal sleeve that narrows towards the last portion of the grip, which clamps onto the end of the bar to eliminate any twisting. There's a flared closed end for comfort and an intuitive feel for the bar end, a long grip length for plenty of room to reposition your hand position when needed, and a moto-knurl pattern for a great grip and feel in all riding conditions. MSRP is $18 per pair.
These grips have a ultra narrow, knurled surface similar to the ODI Ruffian. A big difference: the AG-1 has replaced the traditional outer lockring and replaced it with an integrated plastic end cap, which is covered by the rubber portion of the grip. This extends the real estate for your hands by 1/4", without making an overall longer length grip. These grips come with one lock on clamp already in place, making installation super easy by just sliding on the grip on and tightening one hex head bolt. MSRP is $30 per pair.
There's a lot of buzz out there about the new 2015 Giant Reign 27.5, we're really glad it's here.
This bike is really dialed in. It offers 6.3 inches of Maestro rear suspension travel and a longer, lower chassis than its 26-inch-wheel predecessor, which improves stability and handling on rough terrain without sacrificing stiffness or adding weight. The Reign 27.5 model also features an OverDrive steerer tube design for added front-end stiffness and steering precision, along with a new 12x142 rear thru-axle design and 27.5-specific geometry. Internal cable ports give it a sleek, uncluttered look.
Pictured is the the 2015 Giant Reign 2. MSRP is $3400.
The 2015 Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 (pictured, top) is the top model of the composite Anthem 27.5 line. This bike features a Fox CTD Factory fork with 15mm axle, a Fox Float CTD Performance rear shock, a full Shimano XT drivetrain, and Giant's new P-XCR1 Composite wheel system. Giant's claimed weight for their wheelset is 1580 grams. This large weighs in just under 26 lbs. on our shop scale. MSRP is $4850.
The 2015 Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 2 (pictured, center) marks the entry to the composite Anthem 27.5 line. This build features a Rockshox Reba RL fork with 15mm axle and Pushloc lockout, a Rockshox Monarch RL rear shock, and a X7/X9 drivetrain. This medium weighs in at an impressive 26.61 lbs. MSRP is $3600.
Another great option is the 2015 Giant Anthem 27.5 3 (pictured, lower) with aluminum frame. This build features a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain, a RockShox Recon Gold RL Solo Air fork with 15mm axle, and a Rockshox Monarch R rear shock. This large weighs in at 29.37 pounds. MSRP is $2125.
The KMC X11SL DLC is KMC's premium option for the 11-speed drivetrain. It features their hollow-pin, open inner and outer plate design with a Diamond Like Coating (DLC) to help reduce wear dramatically. Light weight, durability, bushingless construction, and noise reduction will help to make your ride a little nicer. Weighs approximately 243 grams with 116 links.
MSRP is $136.
These are the new Torch Gravity wheelsets from Industry Nine. The rim features a 33.5mm outer width and a 28.5mm inner width. They come in all three wheel sizes (26", 27.5", and 29") and are available in just about every axle configuration you can think of.
We have two I9 Torch Gravity 27.5 wheelsets in stock: one is black on black, the other is a red hub, red spoke, and black rim wheelset. We also have one 29er set in stock in all black. MSRP is $1210.
New 2015 Fox 36 Float 160 FIT RC2 suspension fork, made for all mountain and trail riding. Shown here for 27.5" wheel size.
The Path Bike Shop is one of only twelve bike shops in the U.S. to exclusively carry this limited edition gear.
Here's what we have:
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.
Brand new for this year, it's the 2015 Juliana Roubion Carbon C Women's mountain bike.
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):
The 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):
These 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:
Liv/Giant Quick Fix Kit Contents:
MSRP is $50, our price $45.
Giant 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:
The 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.
MSRP is $4099.
It'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.
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.
We 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.
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.
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.