Monday, July 27, 2009

Cyclocross Season!

With the completion of the very successful Grass Track event and road season winding down we are experiencing a change of wind...Cyclocross.

We have been doing lots to get ready for this season including getting bikes/tires in as well as wheels and tubeless kits.

Here are a few deals to get ready.

DV46 Tubular Cross 46mm Carbon Wheelset. MSRP $1925. Now $1399

Mavic R-sys Clincher Wheelset. MSRP $1400 Now $1000

08 Jamis Nova Pro Complete Cross Bike Was $1100, now $900(54cm and 56cm only)

2009 Lapierre Full Carbon Cross Frame. Was $1249, now $999 (52, 54, and 57 available)

2009 Jamis NOva Pro with 105 10-speed. Was $1550, Now $1250

2009 Jamis Supernova with Sram rival. 18lbs. Was $2450, Now $2000

Masi Aluminum Light CX frame with Carbon fork. Was $650, Now $550.

Pake C'Mute Frame and Fork. Steel. Was $360, now $300.

Soma Tange Prestige STeel Frame. Was $380, now $340.

Origin 8 Carbon Cross Fork. 480 grams. Was $280, now $210

Maxxis Raze Tires Was $45, now $35.

All Mad Alchemy and Chomper Body Goods are 20% off, just mention the blog.

If we don't have the price listed, mention the blog and we'll get you taken care of.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Grass Track Rules!

The weather turned out beautiful for the grass track clinic last night. Lots of people showed up to learn about the sport and to get their upgrade number. Remember, if you do not attend the event this Thursday for the clinic, you may not upgrade and race in the Mass Start Scratch Race.

Things we learned.

1. Gearing. Many are using 42/19 or 42/20.

2. Tire Pressure. Anywhere from 35-60 is good. If you are capable of running lower, then more power to you.

3. Must have bar tape and plugs on your drop bars. Drop Bars only for the mass start race. You must always be in the drops during the mass start race or a dq will be in order. No exceptions.

4. Must have tubulars glued really good. Judges will try to roll them off at the start. If they aren't on their tight, then you can't ride them.

5. Must ride fixed, cog with lockring.

6. Chain and wheel bolts must be very tight.

7. There may be a show and go this sunday at the venue...stay tuned to Local Cycling for more info.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Grass Track Clinic Tonight!


Want to do some grass track racing on July 26th? We've got a freshly mown 333meter circuit for your enjoyment in Shawnee. BUT if you want to do the mass start event (Scratch Race) you'll need to be at least a Cat 4 (men) or Cat 3 Women for the USAC Track category. Tonight's program will be the ticket to get you upgraded for this event. Yes, you'll need an annual USAC license to upgrade, but not to participate in the free clinic (those are available online at as welll as complete Track Racing rules). If you're interested in doing the time trial events (500m or Kilo) those are open to all categories.

We'll repeat this program again a week from tonight, possibly on the new Track. TONIGHT July 16th's clinic is at Herman Laird Park on Johnson Drive in Shawnee. Bring your fixie or track bike, starts at 6:30 PM

Monday, July 13, 2009

Clinic on thursday.

Thursday 7/16 is the first of the safety/upgrade clinics to tune folks up for the Kansas Track Championships. These are critical to get riders prepared (and eligible) for the mass start event. Meet at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee at 6:30...for hands on and classroom learning. No fee.

If you go to the clinic, you get upgraded so that you can participate in the scratch races(crit style) and mass start races. If you can't make it, you may still participate in the Time Trial Events on Sunday, the 26th.

If you don't have a bike, I plan on bringing extras.

Email me if you want me to reserve a size for you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Grass Track Bike Sale

We have been getting a huge response on the Kansas State Grass Track Champs event coming July 26th. We have over 10 track bikes in stock from Masi, Jamis, Soma, Surly, and Swobo.

We have all sizes and track bikes start at $500.

If you mention the Grass Track Event, you get $100 off any track bike and 20% off any tires.

Swobo Del Norte. Steel frame and fork. Room for 35c tires. Shown with Ritchey comp 700x35. $739

Surly Steamroller. Tons of tire clearance, at least 38c. $800

Soma Rush. Shown with Diacompe hubs, 700x31c crossblasters, Whiteind. Cranks. $1000

We do tons of Wheelbuilding, here are Paul hubs laced to Velocity Deep v's with White spokes.

Special wheel Pricing for Track champs.

Dura Ace Track hubs, laced to Gold Deep v's, black dt spokes. $300 pair.
Mavic Reflex 36h Tubular Rims laced to Black Formula Hubs. CD Finish. $200 pair.