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Kenda Happy Medium ‘Cross Tires

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Archived August 2017

Believe it or not we’re only a month or so away from the local cyclocross seasons.  That means you might want to start thinking now about what type of ‘cross tire will work best for local course conditions.

They problem (or the awesomeness?) of ‘cross racing is that you never really know what conditions the courses will throw at you, and in many cases different sections of the same course really call for different tires.

Enter the Kenda Happy Medium.  This 700 x 32c tire has a fast centre line with just enough tread to keep you right side up on gravel and mud when you’re riding in a straight line, but it also has a more aggressive outer tread that really helps grip the corners, and aids in sloppy conditions even when headed straight.

We have the same tires also available in a 40c width, though keep in mind that if you are racing in local “A” or “B” class races 40c is too wide to comply with the rules.

Cost is $50 plus taxes per tire for the narrower ones, $60 plus taxes for each of the wide ones.

Marin Muirwoods

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Archived August 2017

If you’re looking for one bike that will take you almost anywhere in the urban jungle with efficiency the Marin Muirwoods might be the one.  The chromoly frame with rigid front fork, mated with 700c/29er wheels and mid-width semi-slick tires makes for a bomb proof and reliable ride.  The geometry is nimble, and surely the colour boosts your speed a bit.  We love it.

Pictured above is a size large in stock and built up at the time of this post, selling for $930 plus taxes.

2018 Marin Muirwoods from Marin Bikes on Vimeo.

Giant Motr 20″ Kid’s Bike

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Archived July 2017

We love these little 20″ wheeled kid’s Giant Motr bikes.  They’re simple, rigid, single speed bikes that are meant for pure fun.

Giant claims they’re direct descendents of adult motorcycles.  We have no idea what they mean by that.  We guess they had to write something, and the Motr is straight forward enough that there wasn’t much to say.  We’ll choose instead to focus on the robust bike design and the cool colours.

At the time of this posting we have all 3 colour schemes pictured above in stock, each for $350 plus taxes.