Tri-conic Challenge in Port Alberni July Long Weekend

New event type. Bike racing on the logging roads between Port Alberni and Bamfield while trying to arrive in Bamfield before the MV Frances Barkley.

Great route for Marin’s Gestalt bikes.

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Marin Gestalt 3 beyond the paved road bike with hydro brakes and 1 X 11 drivetrain

There are actually 4 distances to choose from for this event 3km, 16km, 90km, or 180km.

Of course with the “Tri” in the name there are two other event types that you could opt into as well. Running against a steam train or swimming around the water bombers.

Check it all out at http://triconic.ca/schedule

Marin Hawk Hill – Affordable Dual Suspension Fun

The Marin Hawk Hill comes with 120mm of travel in both the front RockShox Recon Silver RL fork and the X-Fusion O2 Pro R air shock in the rear. This fork and rear shock pairing brings unprecedented value to this price point. The bike comes with wide 27mm internal width rims – built asymmetrical for added strength – but Marin made sure that when they were designing the frame it would be adaptable for upgrades down the line. Things like built in fittings for internal dropper post routing and 9-12mm rear thru-axle dropouts allow for wheel and component upgrades over the lifetime of the bike. Marin wanted the Hawk Hill to not only provide great value fresh off the sales floor, but also have the flexibility for riders to bring it to the next level as they progress on the trails.
2017 Marin Hawk Hill. Trail bike built for fun!
There is no doubt that this full suspension model offers a great value to the rider, built around trail ready 27.5” wheels, and a 1×10 Shimano Deore Shadow Plus drivetrain. But the value goes beyond the spec and into the technology the bike has to offer.  Marin brought the same development that goes into their professional riders race bikes, and put it into a much more affordable package that’s suitable for both beginning trail riders and advanced mountain bikers.
Series 3 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum frame with 120mm travel MultiTrac suspension technology and 27.5” wheels.
Key spec details:
-Trail geometry with a low BB height, 67.5° head tube angle and longer reach
-Wide-range 1×10-speed drivetrain with Shimano Deore Shadow Plus rear derailleur and 11-42t cassette; Deore shifter
-Marin forged alloy crankset with hollow spindle and narrow-wide 32t chainring
-Shimano hydraulic disc brakes w/180mm rotors
-Double-wall alloy rims w/27mm inner width, wrapped in Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5” x 2.35” tires

December 2016 Specials

Lots of in store specials going on at Island Cycle right now.

Tools make great gifts.
Tools make great gifts.

Mini pumps, co2 pumps, and tools make great long lasting gifts that every cyclist can use.

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Bike computers and GPS units allow cyclist to track their mileage and more. Units starting at $25.00 dscf3738

Indoor trainers, rollers and all the accessories to go with the trainers.

DVDs, wheel blocks, sweat catchers, quiet training tires.dscf3740 dscf3741 dscf3742Bike storage. dscf3743

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Reflective products to help you be seen at night.

Winter items like studded snow tires or snow shoes.

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Studded snow tires for your bike.

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Stand up 16″ wheeled push scooter $110.00dscf3745

 

Good wheels deals too!  More in store!  Come on in!dscf3746 dscf3749

 

 

Marin Fairfax SC 4 Belt Drive

 

The Marin Fairfax SC 4 Belt drive gives you road bike speed, urban utility and a smooth-running belt-driven, internally-geared 8-speed drivetrain. You can have it all. A lightweight Series 3 alloy frame and fork, hydraulic disc brakes and reflective sidewall, puncture-resistant Schwalbe tires will make the Fairfax SC4 Belt your go-to bike for commuting and other urban adventures.
Series 3 Frames have 3D forged dropouts with integrated post mount disc brake mounts, rear mounted kickstand attachment, and dual eyelets for quick and easy fender and rack mounting.
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What are the advantages of the belt drive? The advantages are that it is clean, quiet, light and strong. Carbon Drive never requires any lubrication, and if it gets dirty you can simply hose it off with no worry of rust. Gates Carbon Drive is also lighter and stronger than most chains due to the carbon fiber cords, and users typically get two to three times the lifespan of a chain.
3D forged dropouts with integrated post mount disc brake mounts, rear-mounted kickstand attachment, and dual eyelets for quick and easy fender and rack mounting.
3D forged dropouts with integrated post mount disc brake mounts, rear-mounted kickstand attachment, and dual eyelets for quick and easy fender and rack mounting.
The Fairfax models come equipped with puncture-resistant tires featuring minimal tread for increased control in inclement weather and on rough roads.
To see the full Marin Farfax line up check out the video below.

27.5+ Marin Pine Mountain Fat Tire Bike

The Marin Pine Mountain 1 is one of Marin’s heritage bikes celebrating their 30 years of making bikes.
The Pine Mountain series is taking hardtail trail riding to the next level with wide 27.5+ tires on tubeless-ready rims. These tires roll fast, grip anything and bring a different experience to rigid trail riding. The 4130 butted chromoly steel frame and fork have aggressive geometry for powering through rock gardens and clearing technical climbs, with rack and fender eyelets and three bottle mounts for when a backcountry expedition calls. The SRAM X7 Type 2 rear derailleur is matched to an 11-42t cassette for a 380% range, 1×10 drivetrain capable of climbing figurative walls and ripping literal downhills. It only took us 30 years of trail riding to create the Pine Mountain, enjoy a ride like none other. –
Rigid bike with a 1X drivetrain to keep things simple and easy to maintain.  $1200.00
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27.5″+, size-optimized, suspension-corrected CrMo rigid fork with fender and rack eyelets
 Why such big tires you may ask? Simple, in layman terms, they are designed to cushion your ride while running softer pressures offering more traction and allowing a rider to not kiss the dirt as much in mud/sand/snow and on rocks.
Fewer moving parts means less maintenance issues, less to wear out.
Check out the video below.

Belize Leaning Electric Trike

The E-Trike LT leaning electric tricycle has a novel feature that is operated by a lever on the handlebar. The rider flips the lever and the front frame section can lean left or right into corners while the rear wheels stay steady. This feature is ideal for those who prefer the “leaning” feel of a bicycle. By having the ability to lean the trike when cornering there is additional stability and it is easier for bike riders to adapt to riding a three wheeler.

The battery pack is placed below the basket to keep the center of gravity as low as possible.

Leaning e-trike.
Leaning e-trike.

Perfect for Getting Around Town; Shopping, Visiting Friends & Exercising. Your Dog Will Also Love it.

…48 Volt Lithium-ion Batteries with Speeds of 25 kph and a 40 Plus kilometre Range Per Charge.

The E-Trike LT Operates in Electric Power Mode and Also has a Pedal Assist Mode which Makes Pedaling Almost Effortless but Extends the Battery Power and Gives Some Exercise.

Approximately 5 Feet in Length & 22 inches Wide. This Lightweight Electric Tricycle Makes It Ideal for Smaller Size Riders and Storing.

E-Trike LT has a Reverse Gear, Twist Throttle, Removable Battery for Recharging  Indoors, Key Start, 285 lb Weight Limit, 2 Baskets, LED Headlight & Taillight, Reflectors, Fenders, Low Step Thru Frame and Large Comfort Saddle with Springs…

The E-Trike LT is Leaning Electric Tricycle.  A Unique Feature that is Operated By a Lever on the Handlebar. The Rider Flips the Lever and the Front Frame Section Can Lean Left or Right into Corners while the Rear Wheels Stay Steady.

SPECIFICATIONS

” Top Speed: 25kph.
” Range: 20Km, dependent on rider weight, pedaling and terrain
” Weight: 65 pounds with battery
” Battery: Lithium w/battery charger
” Operating voltage: 48V
” Motor: Brushless 350W
” Brake type: Rear band brake and front V-brake
” Wheels: 20″ front, 20″ rear
” Frame: Articulating for easy cornering & very low step-over
” Forks: BMX style dropouts
” Seat: Large comfort saddle with springs
” Accessories: Included are LED headlight & taillight, front and rear basket,
battery power indicator with power level selector, key switch, forward or reverse switch, fenders, reflectors
” Available in red

Garmin Varia

Garmin Varia

Alerts You to Vehicles Approaching from Behind
  • World’s first cycling radar that warns of vehicles approaching from behind up to 153 yards (140 meters)
  • Works independently and wirelessly integrates with compatible Edge® cycling computers¹
  • Edge computer or Varia head unit can detect multiple vehicles and indicates the relative speed of approach and threat level
  • Tail light unit brightens and flashes to notify approaching traffic of a cyclist ahead
Garmin Varia taillight with radar to warn of approaching vehicles.
Garmin Varia taillight with radar to warn of approaching vehicles.

Garmin on sale April 7 to 16

The Garmin Edge 25, Edge 810, Edge 810 Bundle, and the Varia are on sale at Island Cycle April 7 to 16.

Edge 25

The new Garmin Edge 25 is sale priced at $209.99 and is packed with big feature in a small computer. Go the extra mile. Edge 25 captures essential stats from your ride, including time, distance, speed, total ascent and location. When paired with a heart rate strap, it also records your heart rate and heart rate zone so you’ll know when you hit your target. Heart rate compatibility also provides more accurate information on calories burned during your ride.

Garmin Edge 25 bike computer.
Garmin Edge 25 bike computer.

Edge 25 lets you know how fast and how far you’re riding. When paired with ANT+® sensors², you can also track cadence, as well as indoor speed and distance.

Live Tracking

When paired with Bluetooth®, Live Tracking lets friends and family follow your ride in real time. Invite followers using email or social media, which lets them view your live data on Garmin Connect.

No Data, No Problem

Edge 25 uses GPS/GLONASS satellites to track how far, how fast and where you ride, even under dense tree cover. Unlike a phone, you can use Edge 25 for up to 8 hours without worrying about data or battery drainage.

Get Connected

Via Bluetooth to your smartphone or with a simple connection to your computer, you can upload your activities to our free online fitness community, Garmin Connect. Here, you can see the path you traveled on a map, analyze it, share it and view more detail.

Segments

Compete against other cyclists on Garmin Connect segments and see your results post-ride on the leaderboard. Includes on-device alerts for segment start/finish points.

Edge 810 & Edge 810 Bundle

The Garmin Edge is sale priced at $419.99. The touchscreen Edge 810 is designed for the cyclist who wants it all — navigation and advanced training capabilities in 1 device. Connected features

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Garmin Edge 810

through your smartphone include live tracking, social media sharing and weather. The 810 is compatible with optional detailed street or TOPO maps, so it can guide you during touring, commuting or other activities requiring onboard maps and navigation. Because it’s GPS-enabled, Edge 810 provides accurate data and navigation capabilities, anywhere in the world.

Track Every Detail

In addition to mapping, Edge 810 records distance, speed metrics, ascent/descent, grade and more. It’s also compatible with ANT+® sensors that measure heart rate, speed/cadence and power. Activity profiles let you customize data fields and device settings based on cycling activity, such as road, mountain or touring. Switch profiles with a simple swipe of the touchscreen and the 810 will be set up to show the data for that ride.

Cycling Dynamics

When paired with a dual-sensing Vector™ power meter, Edge 810 now displays our revolutionary Cycling Dynamics metrics and are included in Garmin Connect™ for post ride analysis. These metrics measure where the power is being applied throughout the pedal stroke, and where on the pedal it is being applied, allowing the cyclist to understand his or her particular way of riding. The Seated/Standing metric will follow in early 2015.
Live Tracking

Live Tracking

Live Tracking lets friends and family follow your races and training activities in real time. Invite followers using email or social media, and they can view your live data on Garmin Connect. Once they get your email invite, they can follow and see your stats and location on the map.

Weather

Weather

Get real-time weather conditions, forecasts and alerts (in areas with coverage) directly on the Edge 810 when paired with a smartphone and the Garmin Connect Mobile app. Your smartphone stays safe and dry, while the weather data you need is right at your fingertips.

Wireless Data Transfers

Instantly store, share and analyze every detail of your ride. Using Garmin Connect Mobile, you can wirelessly upload completed activities from your device as soon as you are finished. Activities can be automatically or manually uploaded. Once your ride has posted to Garmin Connect, your own “connections” can view them. You can also search your courses and workouts4 stored at Garmin Connect, download to your smartphone, then send directly to your Edge 810 — wirelessly. You can then navigate to the start of the course and use the Virtual Partner® feature on your Edge to race your previous activities in real time.

Shimano Di2 Integration

Like the Edge 1000, the Edge 810 now integrates with Shimano Di2 shifting systems5 to display your current gear on the screen. We’ve also expanded the integration capabilities for those Edge users with compatible Shimano Dura Ace Di2 systems by allowing them to directly control their Edge from the small buttons inside the brake hoods.

Segments

Similar to the Edge 1000, the Edge 810 now include segments. Cyclists can turn every ride into a race by competing on Garmin Connect segments and seeing real-time results, including alerts for segment start/finish and leaderboard rankings.

 

Easter Bunny Populaire in Nanaimo March 26 2016

This fun event, organized by the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, is for everyone. Your options are a 25, 50 or 75 kilometer bike route starting and finishing from Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo.

The Easter Bunny Populaire is, in the randonneur spirit, a ride – not a race. The 75 kilometer route includes several inclines and is mainly on country roads while the 25 and 50 kilometer routes stays closer to the city centre.

Please note that pre-registration entry fee payment is mandatory to take part in this event, and all participants must sign a waiver.

Click here for more info and to register