John and his Giant Anthem

When John, a guest of ours at the Escondido Bicycle Warehouse, ordered his new Giant Anthem SX 27.5 he upgraded to a Mavic Crossmax Enduro wheelset. It looks great – one of our favorite builds of the year so far. Happy trails!

Giant Anthem SX 27.5

Giant Anthem SX 27.5

Spank Pedals

Spank Spike Pedals, the matching continues!

John and his new ride

John and his new ride

Fresh Filter Features

One of the greatest advantages of e-commerce is selection. Here at BicycleWarehouse.com we’re able to carry a lot more products than our brick and mortar stores. On the flip side one of the greatest disadvantages of e-commerce is selection: sometimes there’s just too much stuff to comb through and find what you’re looking for without the help of one of our team members offering hands on experience.

That said, we’re pretty excited to announce our new Mega Menu and filtering options on our website – this will get us one step closer to offering a seamless experience whether you prefer to shop online, in store or a combination of the two.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 12.35.51 PMOur filtering has come a long way in the past couple of months. In the past sorting options options were brand, price and reviews.

Now you can sort by Availability, “In Stock” for items carried in our retail stores and on our website and “In Stock, Online Warehouse” for items that are exclusive to our website. As always any bike, part, accessory on our website (and then some) can be special ordered in store or ordered online and shipped to the store for free.

Other than availability we are rolling out additional filtering options on a per category basis, for example stems pictured to to left have their clamp size, length and rise listed. Before you could click through many different stems trying to find the right size, now you can select it from the filtering options.

We are hoping to offer as many different options as possible as we work our way through all of the items. From available sizes, to color, riding style and more.

blog_megamenuOur Mega Menu blows the doors off of our old navigation system. We’ve broken down the various categories into more manageable chunks that associate with each other. For example all of the drivetrain components are housed together rather than all parts listed alphabetically as before.

It’s been a long process, but we’re super excited to see the results and make it easier for our guests to find what they need.  If you still can’t find that special part as always please contact us or stop in store.

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Another Giant Demo Day in the Books

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12 Hours of Temecula

Lake Vail

Lake Vail

This past Saturday and Sunday Jeff from our service department and Marcos from our Chula Vista store headed up to beautiful Vail Lake Resort in Temecula for the 12 Hours of Temecula endurance race put on by SoCal Endurance. There were a bunch of race categories for every skill level and great time was had by all. If you’d like to find out more check out the SoCal Endurance website.

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Other than the race on Sunday Lapierre was on hand with there fleet of demo bikes to rip it up around Vail Lake. You have got to try their e:i suspension yourself.

The Giant Demo Truck is Rolling into Town

 

Giant Demo Tour, Nov. 16th at Lake Hodges

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Warehouse and Giant, bringing you the world’s best bicycles to demo. November 16th from 9AM – 2PM we’ll be on hand to help you find the mountain bike of your dreams.  Come join us for a great time. Look for the Giant Tour Rig and big blue tent in the dirt lot behind the Chevron station located on Via Rancho Parkway.

In the meantime check out our full selection of Giant mountain bikes and decide which you’d like to demo.

To demo a bike you’ll need: 
1) a valid driver’s license
2) a credit card (don’t worry, the demo is free)
3) a bicycle helmet
4) your own pedals/shoes if you wish to ride something other than platform pedals.

WHEN:
Sunday, November 16th 9AM-2PM

WHERE:
The dirt lot behind the Chevron station located at 215 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA ?just off of the I-15

Click here for a map.

 

Pit Pass: Yoann Barelli’s Reign Advanced 27.5, from Giant-Bicycles.com

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In his first year with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team, French rider Yoann Barelli has consistently scored the team’s top finishes in the Enduro World Series. In the final round at Finale Ligure, Italy, Barelli matched a career-best fifth-place finish after winning two stages. That result also secured a top-ten finish overall after seven rounds that took riders and their teams all over the globe.

Testing a prototype alloy Reign 27.5 for most of the season, Barelli and the team made the jump to the composite Reign Advanced 27.5 for the last two rounds of the series. When asked about the switch, Barelli said he was struck by the improved ride quality and precision.

“The biggest improvement by riding the composite Reign is the dynamic of the bike,” Barelli said. “The bike feels more precise. When you ride this bike for the first time, you just feel at home.”

The Reign Advanced 27.5 frame is constructed from Giant’s Advanced-grade composite and utilizes 160mm of Giant’s proven Maestro Suspension platform. A tapered OverDrive headtube, PowerCore oversized bottom bracket and 142mm rear thru-axle help ensure the steering and pedaling stiffness needed for Barelli and his teammates, Josh Carlson and Adam Craig, to push the limits at the top level of the sport.

Spec’d with RockShox suspension, SRAM brakes and drivetrain and DT Swiss wheels, Barelli’s bike is nearly identical to the stock Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team model. The only difference comes in the form of specific Schwalbe tire spec—which can change from one round to another depending on track conditions.

Here’s a closer look at the bike that took Yoann to a career-best finish in Finale Ligure, Italy:

YOANN BARELLI’S REIGN ADVANCED 27.5

Model: Reign Advanced 27.5 0 Team, size large
Frame: Advanced grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle
Shock: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair
Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air, 160mm, 3 Bottomless Tokens
Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller, 40mm
Handlebar: Truvativ Boobar, cut to 760mm
Grips: ODI Ruffian Lock-On
Front Brake: SRAM Guide RSC
Rear Brake: SRAM Guide RSC
Brake Rotors: SRAM Centerline, 200mm F, 180mm R
Chain Guide: MRP AMG
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01, Type 2
Shift Levers: SRAM XX1
Cassette: SRAM XX1, 10-42t
Chain: SRAM XX1
Crankset: SRAM XX1, 36t chainring
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP PressFit
Pedals: Crank Brothers Mallet 3
Front Wheel: DT Swiss Spline EX1501
Rear Wheel: DT Swiss Spline EX1501
Front Tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Super Gravity Vertstar, 22.5 psi
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Rock Razor, Super Gravity Trailstar, 23.9 psi
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Tundra
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth
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Bicycles in Botswana

We received a few photos all the way from Botswana as our first container of bicycles donated to our Africa Project has arrived and begun to be distributed there.

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As you can see there are a lot of tune ups to be done to get the bikes riding like new and a lot of smiling faces. A huge thank you to all who have donated. We’re looking forward to our second round of bicycles to ship in the near future.