Thursday, January 29, 2015

[Video] 2014 Fit Dugan Signature - Review from Pedal Power Bicycles, RIchmond VA

2014 Fit Bikes - Dugan Signature Review 


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Tom Dugan’s Signature Complete is as close as you can get to duplicating Dang Dang’s setup without stealing his bike. Aftermarket Fit and signature Odyssey parts on a full CrMo frame, fork and bar, make for one mean, moon-blasting machine. 3, 2, 1, Lift Off!

Come in today to see our selection of Fit BMX bikes and much, much more!

1904 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 658-2126

Friday, January 23, 2015

[Video] Ultimate Neighborhood BMX Bike From Redline: The Raid FW 20"

2014 Redline Raid FW 20"Video Review


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Available in both freewheel and coaster brake models, the race inspired graphics and Hi-Ten frame make this the ultimate neighborhood bike.

20” alloy rims with Kenda Kontact tires
Hand brake
Alloy threadless stem


Frame RL spec 100% Hi ten tubing, Sloping Top Tube, Race inspired geometry
Fork RL spec 100% Hi ten tubular fork
Colors Gloss Black, Gloss Red
Headset RL spec 25.4mm Threadless
Stem RL spec 40mm Aluminum
Handlebar RL spec 100% Hi ten , 5.5" , 12˚ Back, 1˚ Up
Grips Redline Hex Mini w/Plugs
Seat RL Padded
Seat Post 22.2
Seat Post Clamp 25.4
Rims RL spec Aluminum
Front Hub RL Spec
Rear Hub RL Spec FW
Spokes 14g
Tires Kenda Kontact 20 x 1.95"
Crankset RL spec 140mm One Piece crank
Bottom Bracket American
Pedals RL spec PC Platform 1/2"
Brake RL spec Linear
Brake Lever RL Spec
Chain KMC Z410
Gearing 40/16
Weight 24 lbs 6 oz

1904 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 658-2126

Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 Giant Propel Advanced 1 Review — "Just You Against The Wind" — Aero Road Bike

Best-In-Class Aerodynamics Meets Superior All-Around Ride Quality.

Engineered with AeroSystem Shaping Technology and Advanced-grade composite, this race-ready machine delivers lightweight performance and a stiff chassis for sprinting and solo riding situations. The Propel uses a combination of both tube designs to achieve what Giant claims to be the fastest aero road bike on the planet. That claim is based on the higher-end Propel Advanced SL, which differs from the Advanced frame in the type of carbon used, and the fact that it uses an integrated seat mast and one-piece handlebar/stem combo. All the Propel frames share the ability to facilitate either mechanical cables or electric wires.

Image Credit: RoadBikeAction

The seat tube is dramatic looking, with an extreme cutout for maximum rear-wheel shielding, and a sharp profile where it meets the Vector SLR seatpost.

"In the quest for reducing all possible drag, the Propel’s most unique feature is its brake integration. Linear pull brakes built by TRP are positioned behind the fork and on the seatstays. The arms of the V-style brakes help maintain the smooth lines of the frame and fork. Spring-tension adjustments for centering are made via a 2.5mm hex screw on each independent arm. Making adjustments was easy, especially compared to a chainstay-mounted brake" - RoadBikeAction.com

An OverDrive steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket help improve its sharp handling and pedaling efficiency-the perfect combo when you’re off the front of the pack. Normally, this high BB would make this bike feel twitchy since it raises the center of gravity. Giant have avoided this problem by giving it a slightly slacker head angle and that massive steerer eliminates any torsional flex that's present in most other bikes.

Giant’s entrance into the aero-road market not only brings a bike with a striking appearance, but also some of the best advancements we’ve seen of the genre so far. The Propel’s brakes don’t sacrifice power in the name of aerodynamics, and its frame design offers stiffness throughout.

Giant offers six versions of the Propel—three with the Advanced SL frame and three with the Advanced frame. There is also a women’s-specific model called the Envie, which comes in three build options. 

1904 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 658-2126


SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
FrameAdvanced-grade composite, Electronic ready
ForkAdvanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer


HandlebarGiant Contact, 31.8mm
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant Vector, Composite
SaddleGiant Performance Road


ShiftersShimano Ultegra
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra
BrakesGiant SpeedControl SL
Brake LeversShimano Ultegra
CassetteShimano Ultegra 11x28, 11-speed
ChainKMC X11L
CranksetShimano Ultegra, 36/52
Bottom BracketShimano, Press fit


RimsGiant P-A2, Aero
HubsGiant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed bearing, [F] 16h, [R] 24h
SpokesSapim Race, 14/15g
TiresGiant P-R3, Flat Guard Deflect 3, Front and rear specific, 700x23

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er Review | Pedal Power Bicycles

Race ready XC speed meets 29er stability. Incredible traction on the climbs, total confidence on the descents.

Giant took their best-selling, full-suspension bike to date (the Anthem X 29er) and replaced its aluminum front triangle with one made of carbon. The result: a loss of 185 grams and, according to Giant, a seven percent boost in steering stiffness and there percent boost in pedaling stiffness.

This fast and stable XC race machine was built to help Giant XC pros master endurance off-road events with technical terrain. Engineered with plush 4 inches/100mm of Maestro Suspension and a handcrafted Advanced-grade composite mainframe-all designed around its smooth-rolling 29er wheels-it makes fast riders faster in rugged XC conditions.

The OverDrive steerer tube bolsters the front end for unflinching control on rough trails, and the PowerCore bottom bracket transfers every watt of power straight to the rear wheel.

  • Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 4 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • Fox Float CTD Factory Kashima 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Fox Float CTD Factory Kashima rear shock
  • Giant P-XCR1 WheelSystem
  • Shimano XT 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes

Vernon Felton said this when writing about the 2015 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er for Bikemag:

"So, yeah, I liked the Anthem X Advanced 29er. Which is saying something as my preferences lean towards longer travel bikes. Sure, readers might be thinking, you should like a bike that costs nearly nine grand. A bike that expensive should ride like a dream, cook you a quiche every morning and solve millennia-old disputes between Middle Eastern countries.

Fair enough. I couldn’t agree more since I will never be able to afford a bike like that either. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a banker or an Olsen twin to own one of the new Giants. You can get the same carbon frame (and that’s really what we’re talking about here) built up with pretty damn respectable parts for $3,300. Sure, the base level bike weighs four pounds more, but 26 pounds is still damn light for a full suspension bike and, clearly, you can upgrade your rig over time if you have a tendency to obsess over grams.

In short, Giant’s latest addition to their line improves on a bike that, clearly, a whole lot of riders already liked. Looking for a new rig this season—something that can handle anything from XC races to a Super D? You should check one out. Still pining instead for something with some more travel? Keep your eyes peeled because the odds are good that Giant will be making something with big hoops and a carbon frame…and a bit more squish before any of us get much older. "

Come check it out today as well as all the other amazing bikes we have in stock. See you soon!

1904 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 658-2126

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! Check Out These 2015 New Year's Resolutions

What's Your Resolution?

#1 Lose Weight

Killing two birds with one stone has never been more fun. Cycling is ideal for weight loss because it burns tons of calories! Riding at a moderate speed (12-14 mph) you will burn approximately 235 calories per half hour!

Who said burning calories can't be fun? Even riding at a moderate 12-14 mph for half an hour will burn approximately 235 calories! Explore your neighborhood or local trails and get the benefit of exercise.

Just about everyone's New Year's Resolution list mentions something about shedding a few extra pounds. Why not have get fit and have fun at the same time? Cycling can burn upwards of 235 calories per half hour! Grab your bike from the garage or come in to see the many bikes we have in stock geared specifically towards your needs.

#2 Go on a Group Ride

Weather permitting, our shop hosts rides on Tuesdays at Pee Wee's Mountain Bike Park. Follow us on Facebook for updates

#3 Ride Before or To Work

Save gas and squeeze in extra training rides when you are crunched for time. Riding in the morning will speed up your metabolism too.

 #4 Clean/Maintain Your Bike

#5 Discover Roads Less Traveled

#6 Commit To Stretching

#7 Take the Computer off your Bike

To mix things up, leave your bicycle computer or smart phone at home once a week. It can be way too easy to get sucked in to heart-rate numbers and mph averages. Ride your bike simply because you enjoy it. You'll have much more fun and be less likely to burn out before the end of the year.

#8 Support your local bike shop      :)

1904 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 658-2126