Happy Labor Day Weekend! Our holiday hours are as follows:
Saturday 8/30 10 am-5 pm
Monday 9/1 Closed!
Saturday 8/30 9 am-6 pm
Sunday 8/31 9 am-4 pm
Monday 9/1 9 am-3 pm
From Enduro Magazine and GT
As we’re all aware the talk in the Mtn bike world lately has been around wheel sizes and which wheel size is best for a specific application. Enduro Magazine points out while “most” manufacturers are scurrying to shrink chainstays and adjust headtube angles to get their 27.5 wheel bikes to market, “ It’s almost as if consumers and bike companies forgot about things like suspension performance, geometry, frame design”.
In the words of Enduro magazine: Thanks to the sparkly newness of the 650B wheel though, there are bike companies out there who are starting to revive those short-travel XC bikes, but in the process, are also bringing a contemporary approach to both geometry and suspension with that revival. And what exactly am I talking about? Allow me to explain with the introduction of GT’s latest XC-Trail bike; the Helion.
As for Handling:
the Helion pedals better, is more playful, and is far zippier through the corners
You can probably gather that I dug the GT Helion, and you’d be bang-on for coming to that conclusion. It’s light and efficient enough to feel comfortable pedaling around on all day long, but it’s playful enough to remain interesting. The combination of the modern cockpit with the bikes dialed geometry really involves you as a rider, and it’s hard not to get egged on to stand up and hammer when on the Helion. As for those 27.5″ wheels…it’s so much more than a new-fangled wheel size that makes the Helion ride so well. Yep, the reason the Helion rides so well comes down to a whole combination of different things, including its active and neutral suspension design, trail-focused geometry package, and mega-stiff chassis. Hat’s off GT. Hat’s off indeed.
Retro City Cycles is holding an Alley Cat Race on Saturday, August 2! An Alley Cat race is a fun and exciting, point-to-point bicycle race involving all types of cyclists at all skill levels. All bikes are welcome! You will receive a map to get you from point to point in this scavenger-hunt fashion. We will be riding in and around the Greater Orlando area! Race will be 15-20 miles in length.
Registration will be at Retro City Cycles beginning at 1 pm. Race will start promptly at 2 pm. Rain or shine!
In addition to a fun day on the bikes, we are teaming up with One Heart for Women and Children, a local charity that provides the necessary resources for families as they transition through and overcome varying hardships of daily living in the Central Florida region and abroad.
Registration is $5 + a canned food item (or other donation) for One Heart. All race proceeds will go to One Heart.
FREE refreshments will be served after the race, and Houndstooth Sauce Company, located in the East End Market, will be setting up a tent and selling delicious BBQ!! http://www.houndstoothsauces.com/
Prizes will be awarded!
*Helmets are required!
*Entry is $5 + canned food item to One Heart, and all bikes are welcome to enter
*It is both a race and scavenger hunt… so pick one!
*There is no SAG… you will have to call if you need help
*Free “refreshments” at finish!!!
Any questions? Please call us at Retro City Cycles (407) 895-2700 or email email@example.com
See you then!
What is the best place to see fireworks?
See the first-even fireworks on Lake Ivanhoe Saturday night!
“Red, OUT & Equal” is a FREE family-friendly event taking place at Gaston Edwards Park Saturday, July 5, from 12-9:30 pm. Water activities, volleyball tournament, live music, food trucks and cash bars!
Don’t miss it!
The event we’ve all been waiting for… our summer scavenger hunt!
Participants will receive a list of easy to Google clues 15 minutes before the race begins. They will be able to Google these clues and uncover the locations before the race begins, giving them a chance to plan their route. Participants will take a “selfie” at each of 7 locations to prove they were there. First Place Team and First Place Single Rider will be recognized with prizes.
Race route will be 15-20 miles. All experience levels are encouraged to enter this race. There is no set route and it will be based on a time limit. You can set your own pace, route, and ride within your comfort level. So invite your friends and/or build a team! (up to four people on a team)
Santa Cruz Is Here!
Come in and check them out. Tons of styles of bikes to choose from.
Come rent one for $70/half day(4 hours) $80/full day(8hours) $90/ 24 hour rental
29” wheels and 100mm of single-pivot suspension combine in a deceptively simple design that pays attention to the details.
Like higher leverage ratios on the small and medium sizes to ensure lighter riders make effective use of the travel.
And industry-leading standover and frame weight for a bike of this class.
The Superlight 29 rolls and pedals with such efficiency you’ll have gone the extra mile before you even know it.
Developed using what we learned from Bronson, the comparatively lower bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of VPP travel give 5010 its snappy, nimble, ride.
Responsibly offered in Mountain Rescue Orange, a 68° head angle and 6lb frame weight adds climbing agility into the equation, defining 5010 as the tool for that back country mission you’ve always planned.
With 27.5” wheels, 150mm travel and the same super awesome geometry as the Bronson, there’s been no half measures during this intervention.
Awarded “Bike of the Year” time after time, the balanced geometry and proprietary lay-up created a killer package that didn’t need meddling with for over four years. And still doesn’t. 100mm VPP™ suspension. 29″ wheels