Jingle Eve is Saturday, November 22!

Jingle Eve 2014“It’s the most wonderful time… of the year!”
And the best party of the year!
Please join us for our annual Jingle Eve Celebration!

Jingle Eve is a neighborhood-wide holiday celebration that always occurs the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s the start of the holiday season here in Orlando and you don’t want to miss it!

Here is a sneak-peak of the night’s events:
Santa’s workshop
Happy Holiday sign lighting
Christmas tree lighting in Gaston Edwards Park
Holidays specials and samples from local merchants
Wine Stroll
Orlando’s Food Trucks
Great local vendors
And more!

We’ll see you… at Jingle Eve!

Pedalpalooza! Saturday, October 11!

Please join us for the 1st Annual Pedalpalooza!  This is a day full of bicycle fun!

9 am – Bicycle maintenance clinic at Retro City Cycles

10 am – Family-friendly bicycle ride around Ivanhoe Village and College Park

All day – Ivanhoe Village merchants will offer sales, special and samples to all who ride up on a bike!
– Also, we are holding a bicycle art show in the courtyard in front of Retromended!

Please join the fun!
For more info, click here –> http://bit.ly/Pedalpalooza

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Jamis 2014 SALE!!!

ALL Jamis 2014 series on sale!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get yourself on a brand new 2014 Jamis bicycle.

Jamis Nemesis Sport 19″

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The Nemesis 650 Sport by Jamis is a 2014 cross country bike. Cross country bikes are built to be lighter and more nimble than the rest of their mountain bike counterparts.

Was $790 Now $750

Jamis Coda Sport 19″

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The Coda Sport by Jamis is a 2014 lifestyle bike with Shimano components.

If you are looking to cruise around town, a lifestyle bike is for you.

Was $540 Now $489

Jamis Allegro Sport 16″

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The Allegro Sport by Jamis is a 2014 fitness bike with Shimano components.

Fitness bikes are for those who are looking to take long weekend rides, but are not ready to face the price tag or discomfort of a more traditional road bike

Was $540 Now $489

We have other models to choose from in the shop…

So don’t hesitate to come and take one for a test ride today!

Get Excited: 2015 GT Hellion

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”.

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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.

 

About AOS:

  • The most noticeable performance attributes of the design are made apparent when riding really choppy terrain that’s littered with loose rocks and square-edged steps in the trail. The high main pivot allows the rear wheel to get out of the way incredibly quickly, and it also allows the bike to pedal remarkably well for what is an active design.
  • The high main pivot allows the rear wheel to get out of the way incredibly quickly, and it also allows the bike to pedal remarkably well for what is an active design.

 

  • In terms of suspension, the AOS design works extremely well, smoothing out ripples and harder hits like it has more travel than it actually does. A decent amount of progression throughout the travel allows the rear shock to firm up and avoid bottoming when you start pushing the bike a little past its comfort zone, but it also gives the bike a poppy feel out on the trail.

 

As for Handling:

  • The Helion is really playful for an XC bike, which is a testament to how hard GT have worked with the overall geometry

the Helion pedals better, is more playful, and is far zippier through the corners

  • The Hellion’s low centre of gravity and AOS suspension design giving the bike a super planted feel that made me want to push it
  • The Helion is mega-stiff through the back end of the frame, and the front and rear wheels track well over the terrain with pinpoint accuracy.

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The Verdict:

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.

Alley Cat Race! Saturday, August 2!

Alley Cat 080214Retro 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 jess.kinnee@gmail.com

See you then!

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