Saturday, February 23, 2013

2013 Trek Madone 6 Series Review from Schellers

2013 Trek Madone 6 Series REVIEW

The serious cycling folks who can afford a Trek 6 series seem to be coming to an agreement.  It is possible to go fast and far, but still have all your fillings in place at the end of the ride.  The 2013 Trek Madone 6 Series claims to provide vertical compliance and we have to agree.  You can move along the farm roads with this bike full out and not feel as though you might have forgotten to put on the tires.
The improved vertical compliance is just one piece in the completely revised Madone.  The bike has plenty of reviews in past years for being among the best for handling, and being as quick as it is fast.
The new design keeps all the best parts of the reputation, and adds comfort and confidence that impresses you from the moment you click in.

The 6 Series bikes begin by using 600 Series OCLV, which Trek says has optimum compaction and low void.  As you would expect, this carbon has a bit higher stiffness-to-weight ratio than on the 5 Series. The 7 Series has even higher stiffness compared to the weight.

The 5, 6, and 7 series get a  KVF aero tubing or Kammtail Virtual Foil.  Caley Fretz at says:

"To put it simply, Trek has upped the ante in the aero road segment, pushing forward with innovative new technology both within the frame itself, and with the parts that hang from it."
The frame shapes used are not exactly innovative now, as Trek introduced the Kamm Virtual Foil (KVF) on the Speed Concept two years ago. Trek uses KVF tubes throughout the frame — downtube, head tube, seat stays and fork all received the treatment — and the cut-off aerodynamic profiles generate low drag figures normally associated with much longer, narrower tube shapes. That usually means wider tubes with the same low drag, resulting in more stiffness, lower weight, and better ride quality. Wider tubes also allow for thinner tube walls, which make a frame more lively. It’s a formula used with great success by Scott on its Foil aero road frame, and proven once again with the new Madone.

Trek says that the overall performance improvement reduces drag by 60g.

Getting rid of even more drag, but improving the beauty of the bike as well, Trek has taken integration to new levels. Unsurprisingly, this starts with internal cabling.  In the new Modone the rear mech cable reappears near the end of the chainstay.  The bike is Di2 electronic shifting ready.

Trek claims that their new positioning of the front brakes up flush against the fork crown combined with the improved shaping of the fork provides 76g of drag reduction.  The rear brake is hidden behind the bottom bracket, providing additional savings on wind resistance.

In a final flourish, the DuoTrap digital sensor is recessed into the chainstay and the 3S chain keeper integrates directly into the frame.  All very nice touches for improving slipperyness on this already wind tunnel proven product.

Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Doesn't Dissappoint! Upgrades and Extras for 2013

The 2013 Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Groupset

For 2013, Shimano launched their latest road racing group, the Dura-Ace 9000. A few of the key improvements are: a 77 gram weight reduction, a jump to 11 speeds from 10, and makes shifting easier and more ergonomic. You can check out an awesome overview video here:


Shimano claims that the new shifting group reduces rear shift effort by 47% and front shift effort by 43%. One way they have accomplished this is by reducing lever throw by 30 percent. Lever throw is the distance you need to move each lever in order to actuate a shift.

The new Shimano shifters' level blades are shaped to give the rider a better grip when braking from the hoods—because most riders spend the majority of the time riding on them. Shimano also adjusted the lever reach by 10mm, and the hoods use a dual rubber compound to improve grip.


The 9000 series includes seven wheels, which fall into two categories: Blade carbon aero wheels, and lower profile Accelerating Speed carbon wheels. The Blade is available in either a 50mm (clincher or tubular) or 75mm depth (only tubular). The Accelerating Speed lineup optimizes power transfer comes in 24mm (clincher and road tubeless) and 35mm (clincher and tubular).


The new 9000 crank is 52 grams lighter than the previous Dura-Ace version. Most of the savings come courtesy of a new four-arm design, instead of the five arms found on earlier groups. They claim it is just as stiff as the old crank, thanks to a new design that counteracts the naturally uneven power of the pedal stroke. Both the standard and compact cranks use a 110 BCD bolt pattern and Shimano adds two new climbing-friendly mid-compact chainring combos: 52/36T and 52/38T.


20% more powerful than the Dura-Ace 7900- says Shimano. The improvement comes from the caliper design, which has a shorter arm and a symmetric dual axle to pivot the pads toward the brake surface. The calipers are designed to go on wider rims, which are becoming more popular.


The PD-9000 simply offers new graphic and fit options. For instance: a rider who likes a wider stance, Shimano will sell axles that are 4mm wider. Shimano also updated their cleats to pivot from the nose instead of the center. This will eliminate the lateral movement of cleats from previous years, and will have one degree of float instead of three.


The cassette is now 11-speed and available in the following configurations: 11-23, 25, or 28 and 12-25, or 28.

Visit Scheller's Fitness and Cycling at any of our 6 convenient locations. That's right! 6 Locations! In case you hadn't heard, we have opened a location in Evansville!
5625 E. Virginia Street, Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 402-4950

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Which Bicycle Brand Is #1 in US According to Bicycling Magazine Poll?

2013 Bicycling Magazine Poll of 5000 Readers say Trek is the Best!

No surprise to us, and probably not to you either, but cyclists who are likely to ride centuries, would love to try a gran fondo and read Bicycling Magazine voted Trek #1 above all the contenders.  We may be biased, but we think this is because Trek consistently produces the most bike for the money, and in many cases, the best bikes, regardless of the money.

Trek is also the largest US brand, and sometimes the best isn't the biggest.  However, due to amazing engineering, phenomenal styling, and a reputation for quality Trek wins both the numbers game and the ratings war.

Come visit one of our 6 stores throughout Lexington and Louisville,  Kentucky and Evansville or Clarksville, Indiana, and we will send you out on a test ride that will clearly let you see the difference.  Beginner or experienced, casual, commuter, or enthusiast, Trek has the answer.

For information on store hours, locations, maps, and more about our products visit us online at

Monday, February 18, 2013

Reporter Rides Hurrican Sandy on His Bicycle

No Hurricanes in Lexington. Maybe we can chase a Tornado on our Trek!

We are not likely to have a hurricane in Kentuckiana, but we can tell them a thing or two about tornados.  And it may never have occurred to you to go pedaling through the streets of a New York City inundated by the hurricane of the century.  But inveterate reporter and cyclist, Casey Neistat has another point of view.

Like Geraldo, he goes where others might wisely choose to avoid.  But it makes for some great news coverage, and a tribute to the most efficient and effective vehicle on the planet.

Do you have a great video showing other examples of folks using bicycles to go where cars or other vehicles can't?  Please let us know in the comments below, or send us an email.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013 Trek 1.5 Road Bike Review by Scheller's

2013 Trek 1.5 Road Bike comes with 100 Series Alpha Aluminum

Trek doesn't pay any less attention to the details and features of their lower end bikes, as seen in the 2013 1.5 road bike. They make sure that all riders are able to afford the great offerings of their road and mountain bikes. For example: Trek uses their classic H2 fit which puts a slightly higher head tube than normal, giving extra comfort to the back and neck. It's tour tested geometry has the perfect balance of handling, comfort, and acceleration.

The frame on the 1.5 is Trek's 100 Series Alpha Aluminum, and it comes with 10 gears which is the standard in race performance gearing. It's compact 2 chainring crank saves weight while still offering a great combination of climbing power and flat land speed.

Shimano Tiagra STI shifters are an awesome addition for the 1.5. They are trigger shifters that have a nice optical display for easy gear reading, and contain both the up/down triggers and the brake lever in one spot, allowing for a more efficient ride. The front and rear derailleurs are also by Shimano, as well as the 12-30, 10 speed cassette.

The comfort aspects of the bike are handled easily by Bontrager. That means you can trust that the saddle, handlebars, and grips will have excellent geometry and will help to reduce road fatigue over longer rides. 

You can come to any one of the Scheller's Fitness and Cycling locations to see this bike and the rest of the Trek 2013 lineup. We have two locations in Louisville, two in Lexington, and one in Clarksville. While you're there, you can take a test ride of the Trek 1.5, and you can also get an idea of all the things that Scheller's has to offer. Stop by today, or call us at (812) 288-6100.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Trek's 2013 Remedy 9.9 Review. Get Your Antidote at Scheller's Fitness and Cycling!

2013 Trek Remedy Mountain Bike - Full Suspension

Trek lays the foundation for the greatness of the 2013 Remedy 9.9 with OCLV Mountain carbon. They tailor this ultra light frame to the rigors of off-road use. They preserve the light weight and great carbon feel, while at the same time reinforcing the right areas. The 9.9 is tough, and built for the trail.

Select Fox shocks and forks use CTD suspension, a simple, intuitive, high performance system that gives the rider three suspension options: climb, trail, or descend. DRCV front and rear shocks offer 120mm of efficient, simple, and plush big-hit control. The front fork stanchions are coated with Kashima Coat metal for reduced friction, quicker suspension response and improved durability.

Seat height is sometimes difficult to control when riding, especially when you're in rolling terrain. The Reverb seat post gives you 125mm of controlled-speed seat height adjustment with an hydraulically actuated handlebar-mounted remote. Trek even sealed it off with a custom sealing system, ensuring quality and durability even in bad weather.

There's a reason why Trek is one of the number one bike brands in the country. To see all of those reasons, you need to test ride a bike like the 2013 Trek Remedy 9.9. You can come to any of the 5 Scheller's Fitness and Cycling Locations to do so. We have two in Lexington, two in Louisville, and one in Clarksville. You can also reach us by phone at (812) 288-6100 or visit our website:

We hope to see you soon!

Monday, February 11, 2013

The 2013 Trek 8.6 DS is the Best Hybrid Bike on the Market! Scheller's Fitness and Cycling

The 2013 Trek 8.6 DS is the ULTIMATE Hybrid Bike.

Part city, part trail. Part refined, part adventurous. Part weekly commute, part weekend warrior. Check it out!

So you want a bike that can take you back and forth to work during the week, but you also want to be able to go on that awesome trail with your friends on the weekend. This bike does it all! It's got an Alpha Gold Aluminum Frame that is a little different from most frames on the market.

It's called IsoZone, and besides looking cool, it gives you 20mm worth of travel on roots, curbs and railroad tracks — built right into the frame. 

Comfort? Oh yeah. The seat post moves independently from the rest of the frame, giving it an ultra-plush feel.

All the componentry comes from Shimano, from it's SLX trigger shifters and rear derailleur, to it's Shimano Deore XT front derailleur. Even the crank and cassette are done by Shimano, meaning your entire cycling experience will be fluid and compatible. The saddle and handlebars are done by Bontrager, who have gone to great lengths to understand and implement ergonomic features for the daily rider.

Come to any of our great Scheller's Fitness and Cycling locations to take a test ride of the 8.2 DS. You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The 2013 Trek 7.2 FX is a Great Bike That You Can Depend On!

The 2013 Trek 7.2 FX. Fitness, Durability, and Speed.

Have you seen the 2013 Trek 7.2 FX? It’s perfect for you. You may want to start a fitness program. You may want to have a bike you can depend on to ride to work. You may just want an awesome bike to rocket around town on. Whatever your fitness goals are, Bumstead’s Bicycles and the 2013 Trek 7.2 FX can help you accomplish them.

The 7.2 FX is made from hydroformed aluminum frame which allows the engineers to fine tune the bike to be stronger, lighter, and stiffer than traditional round tubing. Imagine your old trusted Trek bike but.... better. That’s what you can expect from the 7.2 FX.

You can’t beat it’s all Shimano drive
train, and that's exactly what it offers.
As you can expect from Shimano, there are a wide range of gears in the back and the shifting is effortless, quick, 
and seamless. 

Essentially, this bike is excellent for all around riding, especially if you want to go FAST!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The 2013 Trek Gary Fisher Marlin 29er Has Been Unleashed! See it at Scheller's Fitness and Cycling!

The 2013 Trek Gary Fisher Series Marlin 29er Is Ready For Action

Trek has unleashed the Gary Fisher Marlin 29er for 2013. I say unleashed because the Marlin is a monster. It’s got a considerably larger wheel and tire combo than a traditional 26 inch mountain bike, enhancing it’s roll-over capabilities.

The 2013 Marlin comes with a Suntour front fork with a lockout, so if you need to ride more street or smoother fire roads you can go from a plush shock to no movement in the shock with just the flip of a switch. This really helps this bike to transition from being “on-road” to off-road.

The frame is solid, and Trek’s G2 geometry really makes a difference in steering response and turning radius. Having said this, it’s even a good bike if you do some XC riding.

The 2013 Marlin also comes with Sram Derailleurs which are durable, and a very positive shift, not to mention quick! The disc brakes are a nice feature on the Marlin, made by tektro and are easy to adjust. 

If this is going to be your first purchase of a mountain bike or you want to impress your friends who are always inviting you to go mountian biking, this would be a great bike to show up on. 

Come to Scheller's Fitness and Cycling. We have 6 great locations to serve you best! Two in Louisville, two in Lexington, One in Clarksville and our brand new Evansville location! You can get more information about all our bikes, fitness equipment, as well as location hours, addresses, and phone numbers at

Friday, February 1, 2013

The 2013 Trek Domane 4.0 Will Blow You Away! Scheller's Fitness and Cycling!

2013 Trek Domane 4.0 ... Two For The Price Of One

The 2013 Trek Domane 4.0 is packed with amazing features for all you serious cyclists. It's fully carbon frame is designed for the racers that want a bike that is comfortable, yet can go as fast as the other bikes in it's price point. Even over unforgiving cobblestone rodes, the Domane performs and keeps it's rider comfortable.

In order to fulfill the needs of these racers, Trek has been working around the clock for years. Their engineers have come up with a design called "isospeed." Isospeed means that the seat tube is completely isolated from the rest of the frame to make the seat mast act like extra suspension without compromising the stiffness of the frame.

The bottom bracket is stiff and wide, which aids in acceleration despite the extra backward flex allowed by the seat mast. It's always a hassle when your chain comes off of your crank, but this year Trek has introduced a "chain keeper" to keep your chain in place even when you are at the top of your cadence.

At the end of the day, this bike is as comfortable as a touring bike, yet as fast as a racing bike. There's nothing better that a good two-in-one.

Come to any of the Great Scheller's Fitness and Cycling locations in Louisville, Clarksville, Lexington, Evansville, and Middletown.

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