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    News — Road Biking


    Busy on Sunday, December 3rd?

    Come join us in Downtown San Diego at RIDE Cyclery for some fun! 

    See if you have the skills to win at a foot down game or watt contest! We'll have raffles, prizes, giveaways, and more.

    Some of the vendors include:

    • SRAM
    • Specialized
    • ASSOS
    • Eliel 
    • Copa vida 
    • GU
    • Lezyne

    Come hang out with us and maybe walk away with some free stuff. We'll also have a demo fleet for everyone to try out around Petco Park, and all our staff there to answer any questions you have!

    Directions: 350 Tenth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101

    See you there!

    Carlsbad Sale - Members Only

    Looks like someone gets a customer appreciation special!

    As a thank you for your help through the 2017 year, we'd like to give back a little something to our customers. 

    Enjoy the early door access to our Carlsbad 'Everything Must Go' sale starting Friday, November 17th at 3:00 PM. At up to 70% OFF everything in the store, the good deals are going to be gone quickly, so stop by and check out our store before the main crowds on Saturday.

    Brand new and demo bikes, as well as apparel and accessories like:

    • Cross country and all-mountain machines
    • Road, Cyclocross, and Triathalon bikes
    • Commuters, cruisers, and kids bikes as low as $200
    • Wheels, bars, stems, and more
    • Jerseys, bibs, shorts, and all kinds of apparel

    With our favorite brands from the 2017 year, including:

    • Intense
    • Specialized
    • Felt
    • Zipp
    • Enve
    • Pinarello
    • Borealis
    • And more

     Some of my personal favorite bikes at the sale:



    Thank you again for your support, and lets start closing out the 2017 year at our Carlsbad location on Friday, November 17th from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM!

    Directions: 4901 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

    See you there!

    Cotton Tires: Why and What RIDE Offers!

    Cotton tires are known for their high thread count and supple ride-quality.  Among clinchers, they're touted as having the least rolling-resistance and most closely resembling a tubular-esque ride.  For this, among manufacturing reasons as well, many cotton clinchers are known as 'Open Tubulars.'

    In this posts we'll look at some of the cotton clinchers/open-tubulars currently stocked here at Ride Cyclery and available from Specialized, Challenge and Vittoria!

    Specialized Turbo Cotton:

    Specialized has been making tires since almost the beginning, in fact a tire was the first Specialized product to ever carry the Specialized mark.  Holding the title 'World's Fastest Clincher', the Specialized Turbo Cotton is the tire ridden to victory by Tony Martin in the 2016 World TT Championships.

    Specialized Turbo Cotton

    Featuring a super-supple 320tip polycotton casing and their patented GRIPTON compound, Specialize claims it is the fastest tire they've ever produced.  Apart from very little rolling-resistance, what riders immediately notice is the supremely supple ride.  Though also featuring Specializes BLACKBELT flat-protection, it is admittedly minimal and flats can be expected more often than not if ridden on debris strewn roads.

    Specialized Turbo Cotton

    If you're looking for the best (and fastest) ride possible, and money nor fixing the occasional flat isn't a factor, this is the clincher for you.

    $80, available in 24, 26, and 28mm widths.  Available here or in store.


    Challenge Paris-Roubaix PRO:

    Challenge has been making tires since the early 2000s (and the founder longer before that under a different name).  Priding itself on many of its tires still being handmade, Challenge offers many excellent options from track to gravel riding. 

    Challenge Tires, Roval Wheels

    The Challenge Paris-Roubaix Pro tire is a popular choice for its suppleness, wide-width, as well as durability (comparatively speaking).  Featuring a 300tpi SuperPolyCotton-casing and a 27mm width, the Challenge Paris-Roubaix Pro provides an exceptional ride from the gravel to the cobbles to the road. 

    Challenge Tires, Roval Wheels

    If you're looking for a cotton tire for rougher roads, the Challenge Paris-Roubaix Pro is difficult to beat.
    $74.99, available in a 27mm width here or in store.

    Vittoria Corsa G+:

    Vittoria has a been a leader in the cycling industry for more than half of a century and currently holds the title as the world's leading manufacturer of bicycle tires.  With extensive clincher and tubular offerings, Vittoria compliments its tires with its own branded-wheels as well as tubes.

    Vittoria Tires, Zipp Wheels

    A favorite among our staff at our downtown location, the Corsa G+ features a supple 320tpi Corespun K casing with kevlar reinforcing the sidewalls.  Amongst all the featured cotton tires, the Vittoria Corsa G+ has displayed the greatest durability with about 1500 miles on a rear-wheel.

    Vittoria Tires, Zipp Wheels

    'The World's Best Tire' is an ideal choice for the rider looking for a smooth, super-supple ride with good durability.
    $69.99, available in 650x23mm and in 700c, 23,25, and 28mm width.  700x25mm are available here or in store.  Other sizes available upon request!

    Health Fair for RIDE 2U is on the Schedule

    As RIDE 2U works on expanding into Wellness, we have been invited to our first Health Fair at the beginning of February. It is at a small, but well established business in Carlsbad.

    We are looking forward to sharing why we do what we do and how it can improve the lives of others. Our vision of a healthier San Diego by sharing our love of cycling, reducing the hurdles of entering the sport, and talking to and educating our clients about the ways cycling can benefit them in and out of the sport of cycling.

    RIDE 2U adds Jo-Je Bars to nutrition mix

    RIDE 2U has always carried nutrition on the van, but has recently added Jo-Je Bars. We felt the bars were a missing component to the nutrition mix. We have a number of other great products from Clif, Skratch, and GU, but we also wanted to bring in one of our stores fastest moving bars! They are great for giving you that extra bit of energy to finish a long ride or even for a snack.