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*Sales are posted for the Valencia location and are subject to availability of bikes and stock. Please call us to confirm whether or not a bike you are interested in is still in stock: 415.643.9213

End of Season mark downs has select 2013 in-stock models as low as 20% off with great deals on Shimano Ultegra and Shimano 105 equipped carbon and aluminum road bikes.

TCR Adv SL 4 $3,950 / $3,360 Call 415.642.9213 for availability

TCR Adv SL 4 $3,950 / $3,359
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TCR Adv W $3,700 / $3,145 Call (415) 643-9213 for sizes and availability.

TCR Adv W $3,700 / $3,145
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2013 Giant TCR Composite 0 – $3,950 / $2,995
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2013 Giant TCR Composite 1 – $2,650 / $1,995 Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2013 Giant TCR Composite 1 – $2,650 / $1,995
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2013 Giant TCR Composite 2 – $1,975 / $1,750 Call 415.643.9213 for sizes and availability

2013 Giant TCR Composite 2 – $1,975 / $1,750
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2013 Giant Defy Composite 0 – $3,995 / $2,995  Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2013 Giant Defy Composite 0 – $3,995 / $2,995
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2013 Giant Defy Composite 1 –$2,650 / $1,995  Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2013 Giant Defy Composite 1 –$2,650 / $1,995
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2013 Giant Defy Composite 3 –$1,700 / $1,360
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2012 Scott Contessa Foil –$3,570 / $3,200
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2012 Scott CR1 Team – $2,200 / $1,995 Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2012 Scott CR1 Team – $2,200 / $1,995
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2012 Scott CR1 Comp – $1,840 / $1,650 Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2012 Scott CR1 Comp – $1,840 / $1,650
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2013 Giant TCR 2 - $1,225 / $1,050  Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2013 Giant TCR 2 – $1,225 / $1,050
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2012 Scott Contessa Speedster 15 $1.470 / $1,300 Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2012 Scott Contessa Speedster 15 $1.470 / $1,300
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2013 Giant TCX 1 - $1,850 / $1,600  Call 415.642.9213 for sizes and availability

2013 Giant TCX 1 – $1,850 / $1,600
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Giant Omnium 2010 M

was:$1625 now: SOLD

Giant Omnium 2010

The Omnium is a serious track bike. We’re not being liberal in the use of the word ‘serious’ either. It’s not street legal: the front fork hasn’t been drilled for a brake. If you’ve got a craving to race down in San Jose, this is a great way to get out on the velodrome. A wide down tube makes it both aerodynamic and stiff as a board. It comes stock with a tough set of aerodynamic wheels that are ideal for riders who haven’t managed to be showered with sponsorship opportunities and need something that will last until they are.

Look 566 2010 XS (Complete), Medium (Frame)

Complete was:$3500 now: SOLD

Look 566 Med Frame/ XS Complete

Look’s 566 is modeled after Roubaix style touring bikes. It’s a relatively upright ride that is designed to keep riders comfortable in longer-distance races. This means a shorter top tube and more relaxed angles throughout the bike. The frame itself is impressively light and supple. Riders who are considering the 566 should keep in mind the fact that frames generally run small. Depending on torso/leg proportions medium is generally ideal for a rider between 5’4” and 5’7”.

Giant Avail Advanced 3 2011

SOLD

Giant Avail Advanced 3 Women’s Specific Road Bike S

The Giant Avail series is the women-specific companion to the Giant Defy. The Avail Advanced 3 is a full carbon frame equipped with a decent set of components for entry-level non-commute road riding. The frame is an upright touring design that is ideal for long-distance racing but is also a great bike for riders who are looking for a nice road bike that doesn’t stretch you out too far and lets you keep your head up and take in the scenery. A compact rear triangle means that the bike is stiff and efficient in the climbs. The Avail Advanced 3 is equipped with a predominately Shimano Tiagra drivetrain which is a durable but smooth group set that is usually seen on high-end commuter bikes or steel-frame touring bikes.

Giant Avail Advanced 2 2011 S

SOLD

Giant Avail Advanced 2 Small

The Avail Advanced 2 is upgraded from the Avail Advanced 3 with Shimano 105 components. 105 is best classified as a training day group set because it is light enough to give the rider the benefits of an unencumbered ride but is still durable and ultimately more affordable when it comes time to replace parts that have worn down. A handful of other static components on the bike add up to create an altogether lightweight ride.

Giant Defy Advanced 3 2011 XS

was:$1870 now: SOLD

Giant Defy Advanced 3 2011 XS

Giant Defy Advanced 3 2011 XS

Giant’s Defy line is designed to accommodate a wide range of riders who are either racing long distance or simply prefer a more upright ride. Giant’s compact frame design helps keep the ride supple while still providing lateral stiffness for climbs. The Advanced 3 is equipped with 105 components for race-worthy smooth shifting that won’t blow the bank.

Giant Defy Advanced 3 2009 XL

SOLD

Giant Defy Advanced 3 2009 XL

Giant Defy Advanced 3 2009 XL

On the other end of the sizing spectrum, this Defy has been lurking in the shadows of the shop for far too long. It gives the rider the same upright ride and comfort benefits of bikes by the same name from later years. A Mavic wheelset is an added benefit of buying bikes from the days of 09 when manufacturing companies weren’t as motivated to tighten their belts by reducing input costs.

Giant Defy Advanced 2 2011 XS

was:$2470 now: $1500

Giant Defy Advanced 2 2011 XS, S, M, L

Giant Defy Advanced 2 2011 XS

Probably one of the best value bikes at the high-end. The Defy frames are upright, designed for long distance racing or sustained rides. Throw a credit card in your jersey and take it from SF to Sonoma. The Defy Advanced 2 runs a 105 drivetrain that combines with a set of DT Swiss 1800 wheels to give you a comfortable, reliable and smooth bike that is still shy of 19 pounds.

Giant Defy Advanced 1 2011 S, XL

SOLD

Giant Defy Advanced 1 2011 S, XL

Giant Defy Advanced 1 2011

With a Shimano Ultegra group set and DT Swiss 1800 wheels, the Advanced 1 is the top of the Defy line in 2011. Performance features, like the PowerCore bottom bracket for optimal pedaling stiffness, are blended with a road-smoothing, longer wheelbase and taller headtube. It’s the best of both worlds.

OCR Composite 2006 Women-Specific XXS

was:$2300 now: SOLD

Giant OCR Composite Women's Road Bike 2006 XXS

Giant OCR Composite Women’s Road Bike 2006 XXS

The OCR line was the precursor to what would later become the Defy and Avail models. More geared toward distance riding, the frame is upright, lightweight and soft on bumpy surfaces. This particular OCR is equipped with 650c wheels as opposed to the standard 700c for a bike that gives smaller riders a more true-to-form fit. A combination of a light, upright frame and reliable quality components means that the OCR would be a great bike for the Aids Life Cycle.

Giant TCR Composite 2011 XS, S

was:$1870 now: $1680

Giant TCR Composite 2011 XS, S, M/L

Giant TCR Composite 2011 XS, S

Say you are a mountain biker with an arsenal of nice bikes already, but all your coworkers at the new job are spandex-sporting roadies who never stop geeking out on Pinarello Dogmas or the new Look 695. Even if it doesn’t seem like the most enticing way of spending an early morning, it’ll help your career to get out there on group rides with them. The TCR Composite is an entry-level carbon frame that bridges the gap between high-tech and affordable. Foregoing some of the more complicated carbon weaving and welding techniques, the composite frame gives you an excellent sprint geometry with the stiffness and suppleness of carbon. The catch is that it adds a bit of weight, a half pound or so (skip the burrito before the ride). It’s equipped with Shimano 105 components that keep the weight off and won’t break the bank when it comes time to replace the cassette and chainrings. Whether it’s your first road bike or you’re just looking for something to hammer on and keep the miles off your precious Dogma frame, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what the TCR has to offer.

Giant TCR Advanced Custom Build 2004 L

was:$6000 now: $3000

Giant TCR Advanced Custom Build 2004 Large

Giant TCR Advanced Custom Build 2004 Large

A legend in its day, the TCR Advanced is built with a geometry similar to that which helped Jan Ulrich make Lance Armstrong nervous through all those years. The long toptube and shorter headtube put the rider into a more aggressive position that is ideal for aggressive sprinting and criterium racing. It’s done up with a classy pair of Dura-Ace shifters. The Ultegra drivetrain is light, smooth and strong. A pair of R500 wheels bring the total weight of the build up to a meager 17.5 pounds.

Giant TCR Advanced 2 2011 XS, S, XL

was:$2470 now: $2220

Giant TCR Advanced 2 2011 XS, S, M, L, XL

Giant TCR Advanced 2 2011 XS, S, XL

The 2011 TCRs are built with speed and stiffness in mind. An oversized bottom bracket coupled with asymmetrical chainstays gives the rider unparalleled lateral stiffness. A tapered headtube helps put power where it’s supposed to be in high torque sprints. The bike has a relatively aggressive geometry that puts the rider into a position to maximize all muscle groups in the legs and minimize drag. 105 components give you an entry-level race group set that keeps shifting smooth and weight down. The TCR is a bike made to tackle the long climbs of the Pyrenees and reduce the early-morning climbs of Conzelman Road to an exercise in feigned humility.

Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 2011 L

was:$6300 now: $5670

Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 2011 Large (SRAM Red Groupset)

Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 2011 Large

SL is Giant’s acronym for super light. The professional-grade frame is Giant’s lightest and builds upon the technology of the TCR Advanced, adding a mega-drive downtube, a stiffer bottom bracket, and weight-cutting carbon welding techniques. An integrated seatpost drops a barely notable forty grams in comparison with the standard adjustable seatpost, but what’s more commendable is the smoother, improved ride quality. The Advanced SL 2 is equipped with a top-of-the-line SRAM Red groupset that gives the rider quick, smooth and precise shifting. The bike is a venerable rocketship designed to make the most of every bit of effort you put into it.

Giant Trinity Alliance 2 2009 M

was:$1650 now: $1200

Giant Trinity Alliance 2 2009 Medium

Giant Trinity Alliance 2 2009 Medium

The Alliance fuses the lightweight suppleness of carbon around a stiff aluminium core. It’s an otherwise highly aerodynamic frame made for triathalons and time trials. The components are tuned to accommodate time trial riders who are more concerned about maintaining cadence than the rapid shifting required in crit racing.

Giant TCR Advanced Team 2009 M/L

was:$6000 now: $4200

Giant TCR Advanced Team Edition 2009 M/L

Giant TCR Advanced Team Edition 2009 M/L

As seen in the Tour d’ France. Enough said. Wait, you could add that it has a full Dura-Ace kit, is built around a top-of-the-line frame, and the ISP makes it a well-tuned race machine.

Giant TCR Adv SL 3 2011 M/L

was:$4200 now: $3780

Giant TCR Advanced SL 3 2011 M/L

Giant TCR Advanced SL 3 2011 M/L

The Advanced SL 3 is built around the same high-quality frame as the other TCR Advanced SLs but delivers it with Shimano Ultegra; arguably one of Shimano’s best combinations of longevity and low-grams. An adjustable seatpost makes resale or indecisiveness less of an issue.

Giant Reign X2 2008 L

SOLD

Giant Reign X2 2008 Large

Giant Reign X2 2008 Large

The Reign X2 is a heavy duty all mountain bike designed to take big hits. Coiled rear suspension gives the rider nearly seven inches of travel in the rear with an adjustable Marzochi 55 Bomber fork up front. A relaxed head tube angle gives the rider added security when attacking steep and sketchy downhill sections. Take it to Santa Cruz or Pacifica, it’s the wrong kind of bike for Marin and Mt. Tam.

Santa Cruz Tallboy 2011 17″ (M)

Frame Only: $2550

Santa Cruz Tallboy XT Complete Large

Santa Cruz Tallboy Medium (Frame only)

Riding this bike is the closest thing to cheating without actually cheating. Santa Cruz’s virtual pivot point full suspension is already world class. Combine this with the 29” wheels and you’ve pretty much eliminated the threat of anything jarring you the wrong way on the trail. Hell, why even ride trails anymore? You’re starting to think like a roadie! One good reason would be that you would dominate the competition. Oh yeah, and it’s a carbon frame.

BMC Promachine 2009 61cm

was:$2400 now: $1790

BMC Promachine 2009 61cm

BMC Promachine 2009 61cm

The Promachine is one of BMC’s more aggressive geometries. Four flex points on the frame mean that it’ll give where it needs to: vertically. Every other fiber in the bike is designed to make the ride laterally stiff, note oversized chainstays, downtube, bottom bracket shell and all the hard-working nanotubes you can’t even see. This particular frame is probably ideal for guys who revel in innocuously referencing visits to Big and Tall.

TCR Advanced Ultegra Custom M

TCR Advanced Ultegra Custom Build Medium w/ Cosmic Elite Wheelset

TCR Advanced Ultegra Custom Build Medium w/ Cosmic Elite Wheelset

If Bruce Wayne suddenly became environmentally conscious in his crime-fighting forays into Gotham City he might defer to the TCR Advanced. This particular model has been thrown together by our mechanics as a top-of-the-line competition-worthy build. The frame is designed to climb, sprint and avoid inconveniencing the rider with excessive grams. The Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset gives the bike aerodynamics and levity for the lone wolves out there who can’t always rely on a peloton. The groupo is full Ultegra, Shimano’s second-from-the-top, which may give you just enough of an excuse if you lose.

BMC Promachine Custom 53cm

SOLD

Limited Edition 2010 BMC Promachine Custom Build 53cm

Limited Edition 2010 BMC Promachine Custom Build 53cm

A limited edition of the 2010 Promachine, We’ve built this model up with Topolino Kevlar wheels which aren’t the stiffest wheels out there but do make for a very comfortable ride. We rounded off the bike with light and smooth Shimano Ultegra components.

BMC Racemaster Hincapie Edition Custom 54cm

was:$3000 now: $2400

BMC Racemaster George Hincapie Edition Custom 54cm

BMC Racemaster George Hincapie Edition Custom 54cm

George Hincapie’s victory in the 2009 US Road Championship was inspirational if for nothing more than the unflinchingly patriotic paint scheme. Not since the days of American Flyers have American cyclists been brazen enough to unflinchingly advertise our own Stars and Stripes so boldly on our kits and bikes, thankfully Bon Jovi has also relieved us of inspirational numbers from the same era. In any case, BMC reproduced Hincapie’s frame for the masses. An aluminum core that spreads from the bottom bracket to midway through the seat tube, downtube and chainstays gives the bike unquestionable stiffness layered with the supple ride of carbon throughout the rest of the frame.

Colnago Master Pista 49cm (black), 51cm (black), 53cm (red), 59cm (orange) $2500->$2250.

 

 

Track Frame Clearance Sale!!

Colnago Master Pista 53cm Red $2500->$2250

The frames are some of the last to be made in Colnago’s shop before much of the production was outsourced. The design itself dates back to the mid eighties when Ernesto Colnago integrated Gilberto Colombo’s fluted (pinched) tubing. It it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The design gives the rider a stiffer ride and adds to the already sultry aesthetics. What makes this particular collection special is the fact that the Colnago factory built the frames for The Freewheel with threaded steer tubes in order to hold true to the traditional track style.

 

 

 

 

Cinelli 2010 Gazzetta 54cm $700->SOLD

Cinelli Gazzetta 54cm $700->$450

The Gazzetta is built to be a combination of traditional subtlety and modern practicality. The Columbus tubing cro-moly steel frame and dialled geometry hold true to the track tradition while the frame itself benefits from the stiffer 1 1/8″ headtube and flared stays.

 

 

Mondonico Pista 56cm $1600 SOLD

Mondonico Pista 56cm $1600->$1400

Handmade in Italy, Mondonico’s Pista utilizes high-grade Niobium-doped steel which is both light and able to stand up against the elements. Let’s not get carried away, leaving this bike to sit outside would be equally shameful to wearing baby seal fur. Nevertheless it is a frame built for a lifetime of admiration, envy and, if you get around to it, riding.

 

 

Bianchi 2010 Super Pista 49cm $750 SOLD

Bianchi Super Pista 49cm $750->$650

The Pista Concept became a reality with the advent of the Super Pista. The frame is a legitimate competition-level aluminum track frame that is both light and stiff. The seat tube has been cut concave to accommodate short chainstays and a tighter rear triangle. A carbon fork makes for a softer ride on rough streets and it’s been drilled for a front brake.

 

 

Surly 2010 Steamroller 56cm $420 SOLD

Surly Steamroller 56cm $420->$360

Bombproof, comfy, utilitarian. The Steamroller is Surly’s answer to the problem of a bunch of dudes riding around town on ultralight bikes that were made for the track. The simplicity of a track bike with the beef of an urban assault vehicle, the Steamroller is capable of zipping around town at one end of the day and cyclo-crossing into mud pits at the other. It’s less aggressive in geometry than other track bikes, modeled on a classic touring geometry, giving the rider an arguably more sustainable riding position.

 

Dolan 2010 Track 54cm $550->$375

Dolan Track 54cm $550->$375

A more affordable track frame option, the Dolan is a solid build that gives the rider a remarkably stiff ride for track and city applications. A great deal considering the carbon Alpina fork that it comes with.

 

 

 

Masi 2009 Coltello 49cm $690 SOLD

Masi Coltello 49cm $690->$490

Masi’s Coltello combines the personality necessary to compete in the velodrome with the looks that will help offset your awkwardly over-intense face in the photo finish.

Your face

It’s a legitimate competition-level aluminum track frame that is both light and stiff. The seat tube has been cut concave to accommodate short chainstays and a tighter rear triangle. The carbon fork softens the ride for forays outside the velodrome and, for the safety-conscious, has been drilled for a front brake.

Mikkelsen Track 50cm $1000->$900

Mikkelsen Track Frame 50cm $1000->$900

Bernie Mikkelsen is based in Alameda, just across the Bay from the city of San Francisco. His frames are clean, light and made with Deddachi Tubing. This particular frame is made with a 1″ threadless headtube and otherwise is bedazzled with sparkly lettering on the downtube fort those riders who appreciate a bit of bling with their dock-workers’ blue.

 

 

Road Frame Clearance Sale!!

Colnago Extreme Power

SOLD

Colnago Extreme Power 54cm SOLD

Colnago built the Extreme Power frame with riders like Alessandro Petacchi in mind. Alessandro is known for his incredible ability to dispense 180 kilograms per pedal stroke. The flared chainstays are designed to put all those kilos of power through the drivetrain and down to the road. Most of us probably wouldn’t come close to that, but feel free to use this silky smooth dream machine to commute in enviable excess. If nothing else, the lugged design is rare among carbon bikes and makes for a handsome piece.2009 BMC Pro Machine SLC01(Demo’d) 55cm

SOLD

 

2009 BMC Pro Machine SLC01 55cm

$2400->$1750

BMC 2009 ProMachine 55cm $2400->$1750 (demo’d 55cm $1600)

BMC is proud of their nano tube technology. Nano tubes are specifically the way in which the carbon fibers are held together. Rather than using pure epoxy to bond the carbon fibers, nano tube epoxy mixes loose carbon nano tubes into the epoxy and thereby utilizes more carbon throughout the epoxy, ultimately reducing the weight of the bike by… not a whole lot. What really makes the Pro Machine race worthy is the fact that BMC has produced yet another stiff, light and responsive frame. It’s not as upright as the Team Machine and as such is more suited to criterium racing or ‘shorter’ rides. Freewheel has two 55cm models available, one of which has been deomo’d.

2010 BMC Team Machine SLR01 55cm

$3850->$2790

BMC 2010 Team Machine 55cm $3850->$2790

The Team Machine is BMC’s pride and joy. Not only is it light (860 grams), but the BB30 gives the rider an incredible amount of stiffness through the drivetrain. This explains the unusually thin seat stays, which help reduce the overall weight and drag, and produce a softer ride. It also takes advantage of a tapered head tube and fully carbon fork which produce, well, you get the picture.

 

2010 BMC Race Master SLX01 52cm

$2000->$1500

BMC 2010 Race Master 52cm $2000->$1500

This is a replica frame of George Hincapie’s whip that makes Captain America look Canadian. The base of the frame is aluminum fused with a carbon upper. What that means is the stiffness of aluminum in the climbs combines with the suppleness of carbon on rougher roads. If you’re thinking that you might not consider this frame because of its brazen attitude, the frame doesn’t want you to ride it.

 

 

 

2009 Giant TCR Advanced SL Integrated Seatpost Medium/Large
$3450->$2900

Giant 2009 TCR Advanced SL M/L $3450->$2900

Quintessential Giant sprint and crit bike. Made for speed, acceleration and climbing. The integrated seat post helps cut weight and gives the rider a better connection with the bike.
2011 Giant TCR Advnaced SL Medium/Large and Large
$2800->$1990

Giant 2011 TCR Advanced SL M/L and L $2800->$1990

It’s tough to say too much about the TCR Advanced SL. Bang for the buck, the TCR Advanced SL is easily one of the best in its class. Unless you’re specifically looking for ‘something different’, the TCR is more than simply race-worth. In 2011 Giant took the engineering of these frames to a new level. A number of innovative engineering technologies helps create lighter and stiffer frames. The oversized bottom bracket improves power transfer. The rectangular downtube and oversized toptube wrap around a tapered 1 1/8″ to 1 1/4″ headtube to give the rider an even stiffer frame in high-torque sprints. Finally, Giant’s engineers, taking full advantage of carbon’s versatility, were able to put the frames together in way that maintained the frame’s lateral rigidity but allowed for a supple ride vertically. And for all the gram counters out there, you’ll be happy to know it’s really light. The medium/ large frame weighs in at an impressive 1760 grams.

2011 Giant TCX Advanced SL $2900->$2600

Giant 2011 TCX $2900->$2600

It’s fortuitous that the manufacturing schedules for most major bike brands start up around October-November every year, obliging bike shops to move out older stock at lower cost and conveniently coinciding with the beginning of cyclo-cross season. Like the race it’s made for, this frame mixes two complete opposites: wild extravagance and frugality. The TCX holds its own in Worlds; Rabobank riders have sworn allegiance, but it’s far from the most you could spend on a frame of this quality. Get it before the mud dries.

 

2008 Look Limited Edition Piet Mondrian 586 Large
SOLD

Look 2009 Mondrian 586 Large $4400->$2795

Piet Mondrian was actually a Dutch painter, but he struck a chord with the Parisians after a number of lengthy stays in The City of Lights. Look apparently feels that the best way to express their admiration for the De-Stijl Limner is to design a baller frame in his honour. This is a limited edition frame, number 36 of 50 in the whole universe. The 586 is otherwise one of Look’s most aggressive frames, comparable in geometry to other crit or sprint bikes; the Mondrian 586 combines unbeatable speed and… stijl.

 

2009 Look 586 Origin (XL) $4000->$ 2950

Look 586 Frame

Look 586

The Look 586 is an aggressive frame built for speed and agility. High performance carbon is wrapped in a way that maximizes power transfer but keeps the static from the road to a minimum.

 

 

 

Mountain Bike Clearance Sale!!

8/11 through 12/11

Take a look at some of these. The Freewheel is clearing out old mountain bike stock. Pending size and riding style, you might be lucky enough to roll out with one! All bikes are eligible for a full year of free adjustment maintenance and all warranties are valid from the date of purchase. Call us if you have any questions 415-643-9213

Giant Glory 1 2008 Small SOLD

Glory 1 2008 Small $4500->$2100

A truly heavy-duty all mountain bike. Borderline downhill. Highly specialized for intense riding. The fact that it has a drive train seems almost superfluous, you shouldn’t be trying to ride up anything with this one. Unless you’re hucking 30 foot drops, this thing will handle anything you throw at it. Ideal trails would be found at Pacifica or just take the beast to Tahoe.

Giant Reign 2 2010 Large Was: $2150 SOLD

Reign 2 2010 Large $2150->$1395

A relative gazelle as far as all-mountain bikes are concerned. Six inches of suspension in the rear, 150mm of travel up front and an aggressive head tube angle make the Reign a formidable bike for the trails that demand speed and the ability to take a hit. An ideal trail would be Braille in the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Giant Trance 2 2007 Large SOLD

Trance 2 2007 Large SOLD

The Trance is capable of several types of riding but is most suited to cross-country single track. It’s one of earlier models with the anti-brake jack maestro rear suspension that would set the standard for later models. It’s fast and capable of handling technical climbs and descents with confidence.

Giant Reign X2 2010 Medium SOLD

Reign X2 2010 Medium SOLD

Nearly seven inches of travel on coiled suspension. 160mm of travel in the front and a very aggressive headtube angle act as an insurance measure against eating dirt. Truly a heavy duty all mountain bike. A blast to ride provided you don’t need to do an excessive amount of climbing. Ideal trails would be around Pacifica or UC Santa Cruz (although the latter is illegal).

Giant Trance X3 2009 Medium SOLD

Trance X3 2009 Medium SOLD

Lighter duty than the Reign, the Trance X is classified as a trail bike. Somewhere between cross country and all mountain, the Trance X is a great compromise for those of us who know we’ll be riding several different types of trail and can’t afford a shed full of bikes. Five inches of travel and 120mm of suspension up front, the Trance X is capable of taking bigger drops but can still climb and sustain longer rolling trails. Ideal trails would be Braille or Sawpit in the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Giant XTC 29er 1 2010 Medium SOLD

XTC 29er 1 2010 Medium SOLD

XTC 29er 1 2010 Medium SOLD

An excellent hardtail. Rear suspension plays two roles: taking big hits and stabilizing the rider. The 29″ wheels give the rider a lower angle of attack when rolling over obstacles and thus substitute the secondary role of rear suspension to a notable degree. The stiff frame aids in climbing and an increased contact patch helps on turns and in wet conditions. All of this gives you a formidable speed machine. Ideal trails in the area would be Skeggs Point, Joaquin Miller Forest Park, or for a quick morning ride, Mt. Sutro.

Giant Trance X3 2010 SOLD

Trance X3 2010 Large $2000->$1500

Lighter duty than the Reign, the Trance X is classified as a trail bike. Somewhere between cross country and all mountain, the Trance X is a great compromise for those of us who know we’ll be riding several different types of trail and can’t afford a shed full of bikes. Five inches of travel and 120mm of suspension up front, the Trance X is capable of taking bigger drops but can still climb and sustain longer rolling trails. Ideal trails would be Braille or Sawpit in the Soquel Demonstration Forest.

Commencal Meta 5.5 2010 Large Was: $3400 Now: $2300

Commencal Meta 5.5 2010 Large $3400->$2300

Commencal does a great job with aggressive mountain bikes. The Meta 5.5’s super stiff swing arm design helps create a fast-climbing all mountain bike that will have you begging for more and probably integrating phrases such as ‘apres velo’ and ‘ta bicyclette est un bicyclette délabrée!’ into your vocabulary.

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