Thursday, December 12, 2013

Top Ten Christmas Gifts For Cyclists

Any Of These Affordable Gifts Are Sure To Please The Cyclist On Your List

Bontrager Ion 1.5

 Perfect affordable commuter light for improved visibility and short trips around town. LED produces 35 lumens and has a flashing or constant mode that lasts up to 80 hours!

Handy Andy Phone Case

Handlebar Case for small to midsized phones

Bontrager Flare 3

By far our best selling tail light! Very bright and a long run time on the easy to find AAA batteries. Can't go wrong with this light for all types of riding!

Paceline Chamois Butt'r and 
Her' Chamois Butt'r

Nothing says you care more than a concern for ones blindsides/ Help keep the ride comfortable with skin cream for the more gentle areas under your riding shorts.

6 Pack of 
Clif Bars/ Clif Shot/ Clif Block

Great selection of on the bike nutrition. Keep your riders moving along with food made to help along the ride.

Finish Line Wet or 
Dry Chain Lube  

Keeps the bike running better longer, also keeps parts moving quieter so you can enjoy the ambience along the ride.

Scheller's DeFeet Socks

The Aireator Sock is the best for keeping your feet cool and comfortable during a ride.

3 Pack Bontrager Tubes

Make sure your cycling friend can get home with a short supply of tubes.

Serfas Thunderbolt Tail Light
 UTL-6 — This USB rechargeable tail light is the brightest rear light we sell. it features a wide non-directional beam to maximize visibility from side angles. Easy to move from bike to bike with silicone attachment system. Runs 2 to 9.5 hours on a charge

Serfas True 150 Simple Light  $64.95

This USB rechargeable headlight is an affordable entry level light for off road night riding. LED light produces 150 lumens on high. Has a number of modes including flashing options.

 If you still aren't sure what to get, you can always pick up a Scheller's Gift Card in any denomination.


Monday, December 9, 2013

[Review] 2014 Trek 8.4 DS Does Anything You Want It To

Trek's 2014 8.4 DS is A Road Bike, Comfort Bike, Trail Bike and Recreational Bike — All In One

Many first time bike buyers and people getting back into the sport have trouble deciding between all the options available to them. Some may want a bike that is extra comfortable so they can enjoy their rides to the fullest. Others may want to get a bike that is light and efficient so they can ride back and forth to work. Still others may want to ride around town and occasionally ride a local trail. There are bikes that will fit all of these categories perfectly, and perhaps one of those is something you'd like.

Here are some great examples of bikes that are in the strictly road and strictly mountain category:

2014 Madone 5.2

2014 Rumblefish 29er Pro

2014 7.2 FX

2014 3500 Disc

All of the above are excellent bikes, built to serve one purpose: Road or Mountain.

That's the beauty of a Dual Sport Bike. Not only is the 2014 Trek DS 8.4 light and strong, it's got a load of great features for the versatile cyclist.

First and foremost is:


Trek has constructed their 8.4 DS to be one of the most comfortable rides you will get on a multi-purpose bike. They have focused in on the two areas that are most likely to feel the bumps of the road and the fatigue of the ride: your hands, and your rear end.

SaddleThe highly versatile Evoke saddle is packed with features engineered especially for the demands of off-road riding. It's edges have been made more durable, its nose made wider (for comfort on more technical terrain), and Off-Road-specific Zone Density foam padding gives proper supportive cushioning. It's gender specific Contour Relief Zone offers extra soft tissue relief.

Don't count it out as a road saddle, though! The Evoke's light weight and Posture Specific Design make it a great choice for road riders who prefer a more upright stance.

Handlebars/Grips —On this model, Trek included ergonomic Bontrager Satellite Elite grips. They take your hand shape into account for more comfort and greater control over the bike. The handlebar and stem are oversized to increase durability and control as well.

Front SuspensionUnlike the 8.1 DS which has suspension built directly into the frame, the 2014 8.4 DS comes with a SR Suntour NRX front suspension fork, giving you 63mm of travel and preload adjustable lockout. That means you can switch from full suspension; allowing you to easily pass over bumps or curbs in the road, or no suspension; giving you the greatest amount of power transfer and stiffening your front end for climbs and straightaways.

Quality Parts and Construction

Frame Gary Fisher style Aluminum frame using a lighter, sportier version of their Alpha Gold Aluminum frame.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes — This is one of the best features of a Dual Sport Bike. 160mm rotors provide excellent braking power in all conditions — even rainy or muddy! They operate better than mechanical style brakes, and are easier to adjust. The hydraulic discs on this bike are manufactured by Haynes, their Dyno model.

Drivetrain — The 2014 8.4 DS sees a few upgrades from the 8.3 DS. It gets a Shimano Alivio Crank and a Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur. The front shifters also get upgraded from Acera to Alivio 9-speed for a total of 27 gears.

Tires — The bike comes specced with Bontrager LT3 700x38c tires, but the frame has plenty of clearance allowing you to swap for beefier (29x1.8") MTB tire without fenders. You can also mount panniers or racks easily.

All of these features can be said to make this bike the best for a variety of terrain. If you want a light bike that offers a smooth, strong ride. What else would you expect from one of the world's premier Bike manufacturers?

Come on over to any of our great Scheller's Fitness and Cycling locations. We'd love to put you on a 2014 8.4 DS and let you test ride it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

2014 Trek 7.2 FX | Bike Review | Scheller's Fitness and Cycling

City Riding, Commuting to Work, General Fitness - Trek's 2014 7.2 FX Can Do it All

As some of you are reading this, you are putting off writing your New Year's Resolutions. One of the things you may be concerned about for the coming year is your physical fitness.

Maybe you are ready to start a fitness program on January 1st. Or maybe you'd like to save some money at the pump by cycling to work one day out of the week. Maybe you would just like to take some time for yourself cruising around town, running errands or visiting friends.

Looking for something a little more serious? Click here.

The FX Line has a unique geometry that is speedy, yet stable. The tube shapes are inspired by Trek's road heritage for a lightweight ride that is fast and fun. It's a fast, fun, and agile ride that can be used for many different things.

Upgrades from the 7.1 FX:
– Bontrager Hard Case Lite tires
– Shimano M131 crank
– Shimano Altus/ Alivio 24-speed drivetrain
– Bontrager alloy handlebar

Other Details:
Colors - Matte Trek Black, Dark Metallic Blue (left), True Blue

Frame: FX Alpha Gold Aluminum
Fork: High-tensile steel w/ lowrider mounts CLIX Dropouts

Wheels: Formula FM21 Alloy front hub, FM32 rear hub w/ Bontrager AT-750 32 hole double walled rims

Tires: Bontrager H2 Hard-Case Lite, 700x35

Shifters: Shimano Altus, 8 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano M191
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Crank: Shimano M131 48/38/28
Cassette: Shimano HG 11-32 8 speed
Saddle: Bontragger SSR
Seatpost: Bontrager SSR 27.2mm, 20mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager Low Riser, 25.4mm, 15mm rise
Stem: Bontrager SSR, 25.4mm, 10 degree 
Headset: Slimstak, Semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset: Tektro alloy linear-pull brakes w/ Shimano Altus levers
Grips: Bontrager Satellite Gel

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