2018 Specialized Diverge-Future Shock equipped and ready for any road you throw at it

The Diverge Comp has been designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine. But now, it’s also equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a local group ride. And while it might sound cliché in a landscape of bike claims chocked full with hyperbole, the Diverge Comp truly is one bike that does it all.

With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed a FACT 9r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in the category.

Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you’re thinking, “it’s just another marketing term,” but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that’s over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that’s not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.

And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there’s only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That’s because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge’s version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.

Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. So while it’s one of the most smile-inducing bikes you’ll ever shred fire roads on, it’s equally adept at bike packing, commuting, or even a spin to your local brewery.

We’ve got both the aluminum model and the Comp carbon models in stock currently with more on the way as they become available.

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Maintenance Clinics

Fix-a-Flat and Road Side Repairs

Schedule

Saturday May 27 6pm-7pm

Sunday June 11 10am-11am

Wednesday June 28 7pm-8pm

Saturday July 8 6pm-7pm

Wednesday July 17 7pm-8pm

(last chance before RAGBRAI)

Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

Class fee is $10

Class participants get a 1 time 20% discount on parts/accessories

Sign up at the shop today!

No Snow… might as well ride your bike.

 

Our lack of snow is a bummer, but we will just have to make the best of a crappy situation.

All 2016 Bikes are 20% OFF

see link below for full bike list and prices (updated 2/3/17)

Link to Sale Bikes

All gear you need to get out and ride this time of year 20-25% OFF

And just in case we get snow or you are headed somewhere fun to hit the slopes,

All Ski Packages 30% OFF*

*package must include: skis, boots, bindings

25% OFF any individual ski item

The Shop is Ready for Winter

The long summer and unseasonably warm fall weather has been nice but down here at the shop we like our winter sports just as much as the summer ones and November is the time of the year when we can really start thinking about the snow starting to fly.

We have got all of our new Nordic and Alpine Ski equipment out and the floor, along with all your cool weather cycling needs, hats, gloves, jackets, tights, and shoe covers.  We’ve got some great deals to help keep you warm as the temps drop.

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Whether you prefer breaking your own trail right out of your back door or a perfectly groomed corduroy skate lane we have got the skis for you.  Classic waxless cruising skis from Fischer and Salomon, sportier waxless and waxable classic skis from Fischer, and skate skis ranging from those just getting into the sport to those looking to move up a wave at the Birkie.

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Boots from Salomon and Fischer, starting with classic cruising style on the bottom and working up to the higher end Combi (skate and classic) and Skate style only boots.

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Men’s, Women’s, and Jr, Alpine Skis from Salomon.  We carry skis that are well suited for midwest groomers as well as those that will start to allow you to explore some deeper, less skied routes out West.

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Skiing not your thing, no worries you can keep pedaling with a go-anywhere fat tire bike.  With models starting as low as $850, fat bikes are increasing in abundance and decreasing in cost.  Offering tires ranging from 3.6″-5.0″ wide fat bikes excel in terrain where other bikes flounder.  Snow, sand, or no trail at all, there aren’t many places a fat bike can’t go.  We carry fat bikes from Surly, Specialized, and Raleigh.

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Bobbers Cross 2016

Results: posted at USA Cycling

The Best Little Cross Race in Johnson County is back for the 7th year!  Join us Sunday October 23rd for a day of racing bikes on the shores of the beautiful Coralville Reservoir.

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Same great location as always, Scales Pointe Campground/Bobbers Bar and Grille.  First race of the day goes off at 10am, last race at 3:30pm.

Event will happen rain or shine, so bring the family and enjoy a fun filled day with us at Bobbers Cross 2016.

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FLYER INFORMATION BELOW

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Location: Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Pointe Rd NE, North Liberty, IA

Dates: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Race Categories Duration Start Prizes
Masters (35+,45+,55+) 40 min 10:00a Medals / 3
W 4 :: W masters :: Jrs 35 min 11:00a Medals / 3
M 3 :: SS 45 min 11:55a Medals / 3
W Open 45 min 1:00p $250 / 5
M 4/5 ::W 3 40 min 2:00p Medals / 3
Kids Fun Ride / Tandem Fun Race 15 min each 2:45p Smiles!
M Open 60 min 3:30p $249 / 5

Registration:  Pre-registration available at USA Cycling.  Day of registration will open on at 8:30am. Registration for each race will end 30 minutes prior to each race start time. All racers must have a valid USA Cycling license, one-day licenses will be available at registration.  $5 late fee for day of registrations (second race exempt).

Entry Fee: $25 first race, $5 second race, $10 juniors, $5 late fee for day of registrations (second race exempt)

Directions: From I-380, take exit 4 east onto Penn St. for about 1.7 mi. Turn left onto IA-965 heading north for about .5 mi. Turn right onto Scales Bend Rd NE for about 3.8 mi until you see race signs.

Flyer: available at USA Cycling

Alcohol Policy: Bobbers Grill has been great to work with and are letting us use their grounds, as such we ask that everyone respects their alcohol policy and not bring their own alcohol to the race, however, anything purchased at Bobbers may be brought with you anywhere on the grounds. Please drink responsibly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

A huge thanks to all of our great friends and sponsors:

 

RAGBRAI 2016 Hours

We have some modified hours for the tail end of RAGBRAI week, this will allow our staff to get out on the road and have some fun with the other 20,000 folks riding across our great state.

The shop will be

CLOSING EARLY @ 5pm on Thursday 7/28

CLOSED ALL DAY Friday 7/29

OPENING LATE @ noon on Saturday 7/30

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CLOSED SUNDAY 3/27

The shop will be CLOSED Sunday 3/27 for the Easter Holiday.  We hope everyone is able to enjoy time with family, friends, and their bicycle.  Normal shop hours will resume Monday.