It’s Tune Up Season!

As the sun moves higher in the sky and snow melts all those bikes getting dusty in basements or appearing from under a pile of snow will be coming into the shop for their yearly tune up, and if you are in the latter category maybe a lot more. However if you want to beat the crowds bring in your bike now and be ready for when that first 60 degree day arrives, not last in line waiting for a tune up!
We have one of the fastest repair turnarounds in town, but even we can get backed up if everyone drops off their bikes on the same weeked, so think ahead and get that bike ready for an awesome spring and summer of riding!

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Rob’s Superb Sprint

Rob has been eying one of our Superb Sprint frames for a while now. The timing was finally right and as the snow starts to melt here in Boston he’ll be rolling around the city on serious a beautiful ride.

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BUILD LIST

  • Super Sprint w/Carbon Fork
  • SRAM S300 Crankset
  • H+Son SL42′s laced to Formula Hubs
  • Origin8 Bullhorns
  • Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle
  • White Industries Freewheel
  • Campagnolo Veloce Brakes

As things continue to thaw out, swing by for a Spring tune-up! It’s time to get back on the road.

Fat Bikes!!

Superb Bicycle Fit Bike Wheelie Salsa Beargrease
Yeah it’s a hot topic in the bike scene. Everyone is talking about fat bikes and like other bike fads before them (29r, 27.5) are quickly braking out of the niche market and into the spot light. But do they have staying power or are they a flash in the pan? There is no denying the fun of riding a bike that basically a monster truck, but will it stay fun? Or will riders end up grabbing their regular mountain bikes more often than not? Most of us that have caught the biking bug already have an extensive stable of rides. Road bike, Mountain Bike, Single speed, Cross Bike, Fixed gear, maybe even a downhill bike or a dedicated commuter with racks and fenders. They can really add up, is there room for a fat bike?
Superb Bicycle Salsa Mukluk Demo
Last week I had the opportunity to test ride some fat bikes out at Frost Bike in Minneapolis and let me tell you, it was a blast. I have been riding mountain bikes seriously since I was 15 and jumping on a carbon fiber bike with 4 inch wide tires and blasting around through the snow and over frozen ponds is rather amazing! The carbon bike I’m referring to is the Salsa Beargrease, and despite its massive tires was rather lightweight. I also tried out the Salsa Mukluk with the Rock Shox Bluto fork. Also a fun ride, a little heavier than the beargrease but I can see the fork being nice if you ride technical terrain. Sadly it was relatively smooth everywhere I test rode so I couldn’t put the fork to work.
Superb Bicycle Salsa Mukluk

They also had on display one of the first, if not first fat bikes made, the Remolino Fatty. The tires were custom made on the same machine that made model T tires at the turn of the century!
Superb Bicycle Remolino fatty

They also had this mean Yamaha Big Wheel. Would have loved to take this thing for a rip!
Superb Bicycle Yamaha 200 big wheel

So what are your thoughts? Would you buy a fat bike? Should we stock them at Superb? If so what models are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments!

Caps Not Hats

It’s time to up your cycling cap game. We just got a run of caps from Campagnolo, Eddy Merckx, Bianchi, Team-Z, San Pellegrino, Raleigh, Bic, 7-Eleven and more!

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The roads are clearing up and we even got a bit of sun today! Come out of hibernation and check out our new stock.

CLOSED…..Again

The shop will be closed today while we all dig back out from this last storm and try to stay warm from the -20 degree wind chills! Who is excited for spring??