July through September is an exciting time of the year for the bike industry. July is one of the busiest months across the US for retailers, and right around the corner the next seasons product is budding to be released.
One of the first releases out on the wire are the new Trek Bikes line of women’s road bikes called Lexa.
Trek Lexa $689.99
Compared to the Trek 1.1 unisex bike, this bike is all aluminum (including the fork) with 8 speed drivetrain and compact cranks.
Trek Lexa S $899.99
Compared to the Trek 1.2, carbon fork and 9 speed drivetrain.
Trek Lexa SL $1099.99
Compared to the Trek 1.5 with 9 speed Tiagra and carbon fork. Available in compact or triple.
Trek Lexa SLX $1319.99
10 speed shifting, hydro-formed frame and a higher end aluminum bike.
As I work in a bike shop day in and day out I have the blessing, sometimes the curse, to play with all the latest and greatest bike parts. This adds a ton of complication to bike shopping for myself. I’m able to help anyone that walks in the door, calls or emails to find their perfect bike but as my goals of cycling or life change, my bike wants do as well.
A local cyclist, and customer, was hit on her bike not but 300 yards from where I daily commute. It is a reminder to always have a blinky light on the back, bright colors and to pick your roads carefully.
A Davidson bicyclist was seriously injured on Sunday, July 4, when she was struck by an SUV while riding on Faith Road in Mount Mourne, just north of Davidson. She was in intensive care at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Monday with a fractured spine and punctured lung, but was “hanging in there,” her husband says.Julie Zimmerman, an avid runner and cyclist who lives in the McConnell neighborhood, was on a solo ride around 1 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred.
Trooper M. Childres of the N.C. Highway Patrol said she was eastbound on Faith Road, which runs between N.C. 115 and Shearers Road. A driver in a Toyota Land Cruiser that was also eastbound came up behind Ms. Zimmerman and struck her, the trooper said.
As long as you have a humorous bone in your body, the following video should not offend you. If you aren’t humorous I feel for you but the video is worth a look. Guys, I’m sorry that you have a built in unbalance.
*This was very tongue in cheek, please take it all lightly.*
Over at Bike Shop Hub, a site supporter and a darn near close name, the talk of balance bikes was brought back up. Many thoughts are racing between my ears currently, but before I say anything outlandish or make claims I can’t support by test data, I want to ask you all some questions.
It seems that there are still batches of SRAM Force recalled brakes out there. Cozy Beehive recalls a recent story of a mechanic installing SRAM Force brakes to a customers bike and they broke under his touch.
Before you buy any SRAM Force brakesets, for your sake, go check the date stamp on the brake. If your brake is within the date range below, SRAM will replace the brakes under warranty.