Need a cyclocross / gravel / winter / training bike?

More than a road bike the bikes that are in the new “Gravel Grinder” category can function very well at multiple tasks. These sport utility road bikes make excellent all purpose bikes. Ride these bikes to the end of the road and beyond.

Compared to a road bike these bikes have larger tires, greater chainstay and fork clearance, a more stable and comfortable geometry, wider gear ranges.

Marin Gestalt 3 gravel road bike
Marin Gestalt 3 beyond the paved road bike with alloy frame, carbon fork, hydro brakes and 1 X 11 drivetrain Sale $2100.00
thru axle gravel bike
New Naild 12.3.9 quick release thru-axle, paired with the new NavIt fork provide the fastest QR action, with all the stiffness and tracking performance thru-axles are famous for.
Marin Gestalt 2 Gravel Bike
Marin Gestalt 2 with knobby 35 tires and fenders

Larger tires give the bike more traction, a better ride on uneven surfaces, more stability overall. Tire width can range from 30mm to 48mm for the gravel grinder bikes.

Louis Garneau Garibaldi 1 Gravel Bike
Louis Garneau Garibaldi 1 gravel bike with alloy frame and carbon fork. $1999.00

Bigger clearances at the chainstays and fork allow the bikes to be fitted with full fenders. Perfect for commuting or winter road riding/training. If the roads are icy you can fit studded tires for greater traction.

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Marin Gestalt with studded tires

In addition to wider tires, gravel bikes have geometry that favors stability and comfort. The wheelbase of a gravel bike is longer than most road bikes, thanks to longer chainstays and slacker head tube angles. Head tubes are generally taller as well, placing the rider in a more relaxed, upright position. Bottom brackets are often lower, which gives the rider the sensation of riding in, rather than on the bicycle.

The end result of these geometry differences is a more comfortable, confidence-inspiring and forgiving ride than one would find in a typical road bike.

Garneau Gravel Bike Garibaldi 3
Louis Garneau Garibaldi 3 gravel bike with alloy frame, carbon fork, 700X35 tires, Shimano drivetrain, Promax disc brakes $1200.00

Gearing is another area where these bikes diverge from the pack. Given the terrain, many gravel bikes feature compact or smaller gearing and wide-range cassettes. Cranksets with 50/34 or 48/32t are common. Likewise, many gravel bikes come with 1x gearing with ultra-wide 10-42t cassette.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Tacx Blue Twist Magnetic Trainer

Sale price $175.00

The Blue Twist has the same resistance unit as the Blue Matic, but does not have a handlebar resistance lever. You manually set the resistance, selecting one of the seven positions using a switch on the brake. The maximum resistance is 700 Watt. The Blue Twist is suitable as an entrance model.

  • Resistance unit Magnetic
  • Braking positions 7
  • Descent simulation – N/A
  • Max brake power (10 sec.) 700 Watt
  • Sprint power (1 min.) 600 Watt
  • Mass inertia 8 kg 1
  • Suitable for all bikes, if necessary with axle skewers or nuts
    Wheeldiameter 26″- 29″ and 700c (29″ with optional trainer tire)
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The magnetic brake has a simpler braking system and is therefore ideal for straightforward training sessions such as warming up before a race and endurance training. The road is simulated using different positions that you adjust yourself.
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Resistance unit
A magnetic brake regulates the resistance using several adjustable positions. This allows you to simulate a climb.