Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hey Bruce...what do you ride???

I have been asked that a lot and I realized I hadn't, up to this point, really shared in the blog! Well...here goes...for a mountain bike, I ride the brand new 2011 SALSA EL MARIACHI. As a SALSA dealer, we here at UNO Bicycle Studio are big, big fans of this brand! SALSA is known for it's quality bikes and awesome price points! You need a new rig? This is a brand that can compete with anyone. As you can see it is indeed...a Singlespeed. I am a BIG Singlespeed fan and for some reason may need to be tortured to ride a geared mountain bike! This is a 29er steel frame with some really slick dropouts that work like a slider. The tubing is the brand spankin' new...KUNG FU tubing! The bike for 2011 is stiffer than it's previous year model which rally shines out on the trail.  The really cool thing about this bike is that it will accept gears or single without having to change the dropouts at all. So, if you like gears or if your like me, a singlespeed junkie, this bike does both...flawlessly. The bike is equipped with a Niner carbon fork, FSA ORBIT headset (in white!!), DT SWISS 240 Singlespeed rear hub with 10mm through axle, with a DT SWISS 240 hub,with 9mm through axle up front. The rims on the bike are the very slick looking NO TUBES ZTR FLOW's in white!  It has a TRUVATIV NOIR Singlespeed crank with a Surly rear cog, TRUVATIV World Cup Stem and Holzfeller bars, ESI latex grips (love these!), THOMSON Elite setback post, FIZIK ARIONE CX saddle, MAGURA MARTA SL brakes (in blue!!!), and a NO TUBES CROW rear tire, with a GEAX SAGUARO tire up front, and lastly, but not leastly...SHIMANO XT SPD pedals! Whew. I LOVE THIS BIKE. Did I mention that this thing sells for $599 for the frame! Did I also mention that my bike pictured here weighs in at 21.34 Lbs! This is a steel frame folks!  Did I also, also mention you can also add a matching "Bomb Pop Blue" rigid fork for $110 if you are so inclined. The Studio will also stock a complete geared version for $1750, with 10 speed drivetrain! HELLO! Those are coming to the Studio very soon! Anyway...here are some pics! OLE!!! (What do I ride for a road bike? More on that later!)


The YETI 25th Anniversary 575...HELLOOOO NURSE!!!

This beautiful machine is the very limited edition, YETI 25th Anniversary 575! YETI turned 25 this year and to celebrate this wonderful company's existence they released a 25th Anniversary bike. They chose the 575, a legend in the Mountain Bike world. The 575 also happens to be YETI's top selling model so the choice to make this their anniversary bike was easy. I mentioned the words "limited edition" earlier because YETI is only making 250 of these bad boys worldwide!!! UNO Bicycle Studio is very lucky to get even one of these! We were able to procure #246 of 250! Yikes, we barely made it! Needless to say the bike will surely become a collectors edition and highly sought after. Now just a quick history lesson, in the mid to late eighties YETI exploded onto the professional mountain bike pro racing scene and flew the colors of Turquoise and Yellow. The bikes stood out and soon had a pretty large cult following. The anniversary bike you see here was finished in these colors to commemorate their past, coupled with all the latest technology of today! Old School meets New School, so to speak! They even put the original YETI font on the downtube of the bike. Make no mistake, this has all the latest parts on this beast but brings back the look of YETI's of the past. The bike also has some very cool "custom" elements to it as well. YETI teamed with Chris King to do custom Turquoise headset and bottom bracket! Along with that, FOX Racing custom painted the fork in Turquoise to match. You cannot get a Fox fork with this paint anywhere else! The bike also has the brand spankin' new Shimano XT 10 speed group to keep you happy shifting all the way down the trail! DT SWISS X1800 wheels, with SCHWALBE FAT ALBERT tires. The bike even has a custom WTB DEVO seat with YETI 25th Anniversary graphics! I could go on...but check out YETI's website to read more, and see more too! http://www.yeticycles.com/ We (me), here at the Studio are super stoked to have this unbelievable bike in our possession, come on in and check it out...drooling is free! Here are some more pics of the bike. Enjoy. (click on all pics to enlarge!)