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! Check out this review at:
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
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!
One of our most popular selling mountain bikes is the Specialized Epic, and the new and improved 2014 models have now arrived at the shop. The Epic is a multiple XC World Championship winner and was the first full-suspension XC bike to capture the coveted Rainbow Jersey and an Olympic Gold medal. Available in both carbon fiber and alloy models, it features Specialized’s 29er geometry, 100mm of FSR suspension, and is equipped with the unique Brain suspension, which reads the terrain to provide the perfect ride—whether climbing or descending.
This years models include upgrades such as lighter-weight carbon roval wheels, the new Specialized S.W.A.T kit, even lighter carbon frames and redesigned crankes (also lighter). They also separated epics into 2 different model categories, the epic and the world cup epic, designed for competitive XC racing and endurance XC racing. They did this because Riders’ needs vary based on terrain. Epic riders demand a race bike that can tackle a variety of course conditions. They are looking for a wide gear range, water carrying capability, and repair item storage. Epic World Cup riders demand explosive power and tight geometry necessary to dominate the World Cup race circuit. Weight and stiffness are top-priority for this rider.
The new S.W.A.T kit is a fully integrated emergency repair kit, featuring storage, water bottle holder, air canister and multi-tool. The S.W.A.T. items are strategically integrated into the frame at the water bottle and organized by location and weight for easy access. The 2014 Epic also comes with the new Formula brakes. It has a 15mm through axle in the front but a 5mm quick release in the back (again saving more weight). They come with dual water bottle cages which are all S.W.A.T compatible. For more info on the 2014 Epic’s and also to see the full line up of Specialized’s 2014 bikes, visit http://www.specialized.com/us/en/home