We now have fatbikes available to rent or buy. But what is a fatbike you may ask? A fatbike is a bicycle with over-sized tires, typically 3.7″ or larger and rims wider than 44mm, that are designed for riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow and sand. These bikes are built around frames with large forks and stays to accommodate the wide rims required to fit these tires. Fatbikes were invented for winter trail riding and racing in sub-arctic Alaska and simultaneously, for touring the deserts of New Mexico. Their utility has expanded to include all forms of cycling; they thrive in snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as riding what is considered normal mountain biking. Therefore these bikes are well suited to Big Bear in all the seasons for year round riding. Come try one today!
The Southridge Winter Series, will be starting next weekend on January 11th and 12th. Officially called the ‘KMC Chain Winter Series’ for 2014, the race series is held at Southridge Park in Fontana, CA. The series consists of 5 races, with the last two races counting for double points. The scheduled dates of the other 4 races are January 25th-26th, February 8th-9th, February 22nd-23rd and March 8th-9th.
For more info visit: http://www.southridgeusa.com/index.php
Speed Evolution is a company created by Bear Valley Bikes owner Derek Hermon to provide innovative products which mechanically advance bike performance. Newly available are the tubeless valve stems. Speed Evolution’s tubeless aluminum presta valve, features a patent pending larger recessed locking O-ring and a larger internal diameter to provide more airflow and less plugging caused by the tubeless sealant. The vulcanized base includes a raised center so that sealant does not seep inside and a vulcanized base that is big enough to seal a Shraeder valve and fits almost all rims perfectly. The valve core is removable to easily inflate and add sealant. Speed Evolution valves are made from aluminum, about half the weight of brass, and come in cool anodized colors: gold, green, red and pink. They’re a perfect accent to any customized bike. MSRP is $20 a set and new colors and longer length stems will be arriving soon! To buy them or find out more about Speed Evolution visit:
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As we head into the winter season we are beginning to reduce our opening hours. We will now be closed on Tuesdays. Please check our shop info page for full details of our hours. The riding is still awesome and the trails are super tacky, so still come by for all your parts, accessories and service. We also now have fall apparel in stock, to keep you warm on those brisk morning and chilly afternoon rides!
Visit us in store for details or find out more and apply online at http://www.specialized.com/us/en/our-story/scard
We have 2013 Epic Experts left in both medium and large. Buy now and save $1000!
MSRP $6,000.00 + Tax SALE PRICE $5,495.00 Out the Door!!!
October 5th the US Cup 2013 California State Endurance Championship will be held in Big Bear Lake, CA. There will be two options for racers, a 52 mile and a 26 mile. The 52 mile consists of two of the 26 mile loop. The course this year will include a number of sections of the new Skyline trail and as usual will be starting out at La Montana, a great venue for food and drinks after the race (or during if you are there supporting a racer). Look out for all our Bear Valley Bikes racers out there and come by the shop for any last minute bike adjustments or to stock up on nutrition for those long 52 miles!