ROAD BIKES are
narrow tire, lightweight bicycles designed for fast riding on pavement.
Frame materials include steel, aluminum and carbon.
MOUNTAIN BIKES are offroad trail models that can be ridden anywhere.Frames are
usually made of aluminum or carbon.
For a bike that is going to hold up in tough New England conditions, you need to
spend about $500
HYBRIDS are multi-purpose
bikes for pavement and smooth dirt conditions. Comfort bikes have the same features as Hybrids, except they use a 26”
mountain wheel. Frames are aluminum, most have front shocks, suspension seatposts, gel saddles.
Performance Hybrids are lightweight versions
of the standard hybrid, used mostly on the road or packed dirt conditions.
Frames are aluminum but no front suspension
or shock seatpost for weight reduction.Tires are smooth and fast.
KIDS BIKES are for 3 –
10 year olds. 12" - 24" wheels, shocks, speeds - a few options
Like to ride fast? Check out a super aero Tri Bike
CYCLOCROSS is the
one bike that does it all - onroad, offroad.
BUYING A NEW BICYCLE....
Trek, the largest bicycle manufacturer in this country, has always
preferred that their bicycles be sold by the quality of the frame - not the parts. We could not agree more. The ride
of any bicycle is dictated by the frameset and the wheels. Anyone who has spent a lot of money on a high end bike first had
to decide on what type of frame material and the best geometry for their needs. Think about it.... Flying downhill, gliding
almost effortlessly, climbing efficiently, that’s your frame and wheels doing all of the work. The parts are just hanging
on for the ride – until they are asked to perform for another few seconds. Of course you want a decent shifting and
braking system, but try to spend most of your hard earned money on the frame and wheels, not a rear derailleur. Parts are
cheap and will need to be replaced long before your frameset.
As the oldest bicycle shop in southeastern Connecticut, you’ll have our 40
years experience to help choose the correct frame size and most importantly - make sure that you are comfortable. After a
couple of weeks of riding, you can bring your bike back for a saddle or stem exchange, no problem. We also offer the Fit Kit
for shoe/pedal adjustments by appointment. Most new bikes come with 5 free tune-ups within a 5 year period, except rear suspension
models which include one.