4/22/2010

Easton EC90 SL Carbon Clincher Wheelset


Just in at the shop...Easton EC90 SL Carbon Clincher wheelset. They weigh in at 1550 grams and are built with Sapim bladed spokes and 38mm deep carbon rims. The hubs roll on super smooth Grade 3 Hybrid Ceramic Bearings. Easton uses a Thermatec braking service to ensure more braking consistency on the carbon rims. Retail price is $1799.99. Stop by and check them out.

4/21/2010

New Thursday Night Shop Ride!

Paul Tower and his wife Nicole are leading a NEW shop ride on Thursday evenings called "Torpedo Thursday". The ride will be a celebration of anaerobic, oxygen-free metabolism featuring a few good climbs with "brisk" pacelining in between according to Paul. Please check out the ride description on the Event Calendar or better yet show up and ride! Nicole promises not to ride to hard to embarass any of the guys.

4/19/2010

Shimano Launches New 10-speed MTB Drivetrain Technology

OSAKA, Japan - Today Shimano announces the launch of a new 10-speed drivetrain technology for mountain bikes called Dyna-Sys. Next to the extra gear, Dyna-Sys features a completely redesigned drivetrain with many additional benefits. The first Dyna-Sys products for the Deore XT, SLX groups and non-series will be available this spring.
The main new features of Dyna-Sys are closer gear ratios for a smoother shifting performance and improve power transfer creating optimized gear combinations for more efficiency and durability. According to Shimano, Dyna-Sys offers a more stable drivetrain. More...

4/15/2010

Birmingham Bicycle Co. Is Six Years Old!

It is hard to believe that the shop is six years old today, April 15th, 2010. We want to thank all of our loyal customers, friends and family members that have supported us through thick and thin over the years. Without you we could not have made it this far. It has not been an easy road but the shop and our awesome customers make it all worth while. We look forward to the next six years and the good times.

Thank You!

4/09/2010

4/01/2010

Driver's side: When vehicles and bicycles collide...

When vehicles and bicycles collide, it's often an adult behind the handlebars.

By Ginny MacDonald -- The Birmingham News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration re­ports that more adults are killed or injured in motor vehicle-­related bicycle crashes each year than children are.
In Alabama in 2008, there were 269 bicycle highway crashes killing 10 people and injuring 194. NHTSA recommends that riders of all ages:
  • Wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Check bicycles by using the ABC method: air pressure, brakes and chain.
  • Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective materials at night.

More info at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/, http://www.bikeleague.org/ and http://www.bicyclinginfo.org/.