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

Garmin Edge 810
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

Demo road bike Marin Stelvio PRO Red 56 cm For Sale

SOLD
The Stelvio T3 Pro RED is a no-compromise road bike built for racing and elite riding. Built upon Marin’s ultra-light Tube-to-Tube UD carbon frameset with full carbon fork, the Stelvio T3 Pro has a host of go-fast features including a tapered headtube and Press Fit 30 bottom bracket for direct response to all-out pedaling efforts. Unique Power Taper seat tube and RVS seat stays added compliance to enhance rider comfort, while our new 4-in-1 cable guide system allows for aero cable routing with easy access ports for both electric and mechanical drivetrains. SRAM’s flagship RED 22 group is featured along with Reynolds aero-profile, carbon clincher Assault wheels. Ritchey WCS Carbon components adorn the cockpit coupled with a Prologo Scratch Pro saddle.
This bike has a few miles and a lot of features. This is a bike that will make you faster $2500.00
marin stelvio at 15lb
15 pound bike! Marin Stelvio
for sale
Carbon frame, fork, crank, and wheels.
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Sram Red & Reynolds carbon wheels

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Carbon frames are generally manufactured as a “monocoque” structure. This means the entire frame, or significant parts anyway (front triangle, or rear triangle) are molded as a single piece. The bladders that are used to pressurize the frame during molding are difficult to control and may result in additional resin left inside the frame. While this can ensure good continuity of the carbon fibers through that part of the mold, all monocoque frames still require that frame parts be glued together. Marin employs this manufacturing technique where it makes sense, but in the road category, we primarily use T3 construction, also know as “tube to tube”. In this technology, each frame tube is individually molded, which allows us to precisely control the wall thickness of each tube, resulting in ride tuning perfection. Then, each tube is laid into a fixture that positions them to precisely the angles required for that frame, where they are then bonded into place, and reinforced with an additional lay up of carbon, before going into the heating ovens. This extra care results in absolute minimum weight, perfected ride feel, and a bike that you won’t want to climb off of.

United Valentino Nylon Pedals

The United Alex Valentino pedals have a classic design but use modern technology. These are a nice slim low profile shape made with a Nylon/Fiberglass blended material to be stronger then just traditional Nylon pedals. They also have a heat treated chromo axle for superior axle strength. With the fine micro knurling and hexagonal pins these pedals offer excellent gripping for all riding aspects. A pair of these pedals weighs only 12.8 ounces, and come in 9/16 only.

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United Bikes Valentino pedal in woodgrain.
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United Bikes Valentino Tie Dye pedal.

Encore Octave 20″ BMX Bike

For the rider just getting into the sport who is looking to make a smaller upfront investment, the Octave makes the true BMX feel attainable with features like a top load stem, 25-9 gearing and added clearance on the frame, fork and brake for wider tires. The fully sealed rear cassette and 3 piece cranks add durability to the bike and the 20-inch top tube, 8.0-inch bars and 170mm cranks, give it a nice compact feel. The unsealed headset, American bottom bracket and value components mean this bike will need more care, regular maintenance and investment in replacement parts to keep it running smoothly. NEW FOR 2016: Wider and stronger pull U-brake for 2.4 tire clearance, VELO 3mm padded vinyl cover seat.

 

 

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Encore Octave 20″ in black with red trim.

Check out the video below.

Top Tube Length: 20″
Frame: Hi-tensile steel frame, HT(°): 74.5, CS (“): 13.25, SO (“): 8, BB (“): 11.5, ST (°): 71
Seat Clamp: Alloy
Fork: Hi-tensile steel, 2 piece
Handlebar: H: 8.0″, W: 28″, hi-tensile steel
Stem: Alloy top load – 50mm
Grips: Mushroom 147mm
Headset: Standard unsealed 1-1/8″
Brake: Wider pull U-Brake for 2.4 tire width
Brake Lever: Alloy for U-Brake
Gearing: 25/9
Cranks: Chromoly 3 piece, forged 170mm
Bottom Bracket: Am BB 19mm
Sprocket: Steel, 25T
Pedals: Wellgo plastic 9/16″, chromoly spindle
Chain: 410H
Front Hub: 3/8″ unsealed, 17mm axle nuts
Front Rim: Alloy single wall 36H
Front Tire: Forza 20 x 2.125
Rear Hub: 3/8”, fully sealed cassette with 9T, 1 piece driver, 17mm axle nuts
Rear Rim: Alloy single wall 36H
Rear Tire: Forza 20 x 2.125
Seat: VELO 3mm padded leather cover
Seat Post: Integrated with seat

Encore AMP 20″ BMX Bike

Built for getting into BMX, the Amp20 features a true BMX feel with a 20.25-inch top tube and bigger 8.25-inch handlebars perched on a top load stem. 25/9 gearing, 3 piece cranks and added clearance on the frame, fork and brake for wider aftermarket tires means this bike has all the basics as well as the newest features in BMX. Keep down time to a minimum with low maintenance components like fully sealed rear cassette and sealed Mid bottom bracket. NEW FOR 2016: Wider and stronger pull U-brake for 2.4 tire clearance, VELO 3mm padded Vinyl cover seat.

 

 

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Encore AMP 20″ in black with teal trim.

Check out the video below.

Top Tube Length: 20.25″
Frame: Hi-tensile steel frame, HT(°): 74.5, CS (“): 13.25, SO (“): 8, BB (“): 11.5, ST (°): 71
Seat Clamp: Alloy
Fork: Hi-tensile steel, 2 piece
Handlebar: H: 8.25″, W: 28″, hi-tensile steel
Stem: Alloy top load – 50mm
Grips: Mushroom 147mm
Headset: Standard unsealed 1-1/8″
Brake: Wider pull U-Brake for 2.4 tire width
Brake Lever: Alloy for U-Brake
Gearing: 25/9
Cranks: Chromoly 3 piece, forged 170mm
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid BB 19mm
Sprocket: Steel, 25T
Pedals: Wellgo plastic 9/16″, chromoly spindle
Chain: 410H
Front Hub: 3/8” unsealed, 17mm axle nuts
Front Rim: Alloy single wall 36H
Front Tire: Innova 20 x 2.25
Rear Hub: 14mm, fully sealed cassette with 9T, 1 piece driver, 17mm axle nuts
Rear Rim: Alloy single wall 36H
Rear Tire: Innova 20 x 2.25
Seat: VELO 3mm padded leather cover
Seat Post: Integrated with seat

Hammerfest XC March 13th

The first 2016 Island Cup cross country race is on March 13th on the Hammerfest Trails. Registration and start will be in Englishman River Falls Park parking lot. With registration opening at 10am for a 12pm start.

Expert – 3 laps
Intermediate – 2 laps
Beginner – 1 lap

Cost is $30.00 plus $10.00 one day license if you are not a Cycling BC member.

For more info check the Race website

The 2016 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, is BC’s premiere grassroots race series spanning the length of Vancouver Island. Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro and Marathon disciplines are brought together from numerous local mountain bike clubs.

EVO Toba HB1 Disc Ebike Long Range

EVO Toba HB1

Lightweight, long range ebike with hydraulic disc brakes and 27 speed Shimano drivetrain.  Perfect for commuting, errand running, or just getting around.

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EVO Toba HB1 with the 500 watt motor and 48v 11.6ah battery with a 130km range

Initial impression is that this is a very quick, comfortable easy to ride bike. And it is. At 47.5 pounds it is lighter that most other ebikes too.

The bike itself features a Shimano 27 speed drivetrain with a Deore rear derailleur and Acera rapidfire shifters. The crankset is 28/38/48 teeth which makes for good speed and efficiency. A bonus is the pant guard to keep your trousers clean on the way to work.

In addition to the regenerative braking that the Bionx system provides the HB1 is equipped with  Tektro Hydraulic brakes for excellent stopping power.

The alloy wheels are double walled for strength and have Schwable Marathon Green Guard (flat prevention) tires with reflective sidewalls.

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Schwable Marathon Green Guard tires with 3mm puncture protection.
The HB1 features Tektro's hydraulic disc brakes with the Bionx regenerative switch.
The HB1 features Tektro’s hydraulic disc brakes with the Bionx regenerative switch.

The HB1 also has a built-in mount for the ebike kickstand that is included.

The Bionx system

The HB1 comes equipped with the 2016 Bionx 500w 48v D series kit. Assist levels are 35, 75, 150, and 300% of the power that the load sensor senses that you are putting into the pedals.

BionX motors offer you powerful proportional electric assist in any situation, whether it’s a commute across town in the morning, or a weekend ride through the countryside. But did you know they can also act as a generator to help recharge your battery and boost your range?

All BionX systems come with Regenerative Braking, so when you squeeze your bike’s brake lever, energy is sent back to the Li-Ion batteries, helping them recharge. And if you are traveling down a steep hill and want some extra braking, or want a greater workout as you pedal, switch the BionX system into one of the four Generate Mode levels. You’ll feel resistance, and even more energy is returned to the battery pack.

The new distinctive design is noise and vibration free with generate/regenerative braking mode and proven strain gauge technology. The D-series motor is extremely sporty, lightweight and powerful – sticking to the principle, that an ebike has to ride and feel like a bicycle.