These days, you just can’t take the chance with taking your bike anywhere without making sure its secure. The Trek Streetwise U-Lock is a good choice for protecting your baby, with its 13mm hardened steel shackle and crossbar. You have some choices as to where you want to mount it too, with a versatile EZ-Mount bracket. There is also a nice $1,000 anti-theft protection offer, giving you some more comfort with the lock. A rotating dust-cover keeps debris out of the key entryway. It is also pick-proof, with a high-security disk cylinder. You can purchase the Trek Streetwise U-Lock at the Trek online shop for $34.99 to $39.99….
Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Chauncey Davis (#92) is calling on Atlantans to donate new bikes for inner-city youth this holiday season to promote exercise and health lifestyles 365 days a year. The Chauncey Davis Bike For Life initiative will provide at least 92 bikes to youth this Christmas as a part of an ongoing effort to encourage physical fitness to combat childhood obesity and diabetes. All donations must be received by Friday, December 18, 2009.
“We know the best ways to combat diabetes and childhood obesity is to diet and exercise,” said Davis, whose mother lost her leg due to complications associated with diabetes. “There is no better gift I can think of than the gift of life through promoting healthy lifestyles and exercise year round. I am calling on Atlanta to help me reach our young people by donating to this worthy cause.”
Davis established The Chauncey…
The Hope Seat Clamp And QR 2009 has been redesigned this year, now allowing for a universal installation. Either bolted or QR can be used on the same collar, making it a convenient collar for all bikes. A new size of 30mm has also been added. Six colors are available; silver, gunsmoke, blue, red, black, and gold. Available sizes are 28.6, 30, 31.8, 34.9, 36.4, and 38.5mm. You can purchase the Hope Seat Clamp And QR 2009 at Chain Reaction Cycles for $26.06….
Transition Bikes released this week the Temple Lite Direct Mount Stems, which are designed to bolt on the top crown on either Fox 40′s or Boxxers. The Transition Temple Lite Direct Mount Stems features low bar height, moto style clamp, 50mm reach, and 5 different colors (Black, Red, Silver, Gold, Blue), and weighing in at a mere 170 grams, which includes hardware. MSRP is $79.
A good stocking stuffer this holiday season for the cyclist(s) in your family would be the Bontrager SuperCharger Floor Pump. It is lightweight and durable, constructed with an aluminum barrel, base, and gauge. It comes with an auto-select head which works with both Presta and Schrader valves. The Bontrager SuperCharger Floor Pump even helps to eliminate eye strain by having a raised gauge, making it easier to see the pressure. A built-in air release valve serves to help you get the right amount of pressure, every time. A co-molded, soft handle helps keep your hands comfortable while pumping. No cyclist wants to be stuck on the side of the road with a flat or low tire pressure. Keep a pump with you so you can stay rolling! Purchase the Bontrager SuperCharger Floor Pump at the Trek online shop for $69.99….
Campagnolo’s Chorus 11-Speed chain is designed and built for rapid and fluid shifting, even when under stress. It features an Ultra-Link fastening system and is 5.5 millimeters in width. The Campagnolo Chorus 11 Speed Chain is also designed to be quieter than ever, and features NI-PTFE anti-vibration treatment. The chain’s external links come in a special new steel. You can purchase the Campagnolo Chorus 11 Speed Chain at Wiggle for $56.27….
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