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Bringing Tommaso Bikes to Austin!

July 07, 2014

Not only is it the home of great live music, country dancing, and world class BBQ, Austin is one of the best cities to ride bikes in.  Fantastic bike lanes and well maintained paths are a staple of the Live Music Capital of the World.  Not two weeks ago, I was down at the capital with some friends checking out the local nightlife.  We decided to leave the cars behind, hit the trails, and explore the city how it was meant to be experienced, by bicycle.

We made a few stops and eventually ended up at Fast Folks off of E 6th.  We love to stop by the local shops to check out new bikes and cool accessories.  As a predominantly online bike seller, we really encourage customers to build a relationship with their local shops, so I always check out as many as I can when I visit a city.  If you are looking for a good bike shop in Austin, Fast Folks Cyclery is a great place to find an experienced mechanic and better service.

An Austin native myself, I want to pass on the savings to my fellow Austinites.  Give us a call at 877-731-6051 and mention this post to receive a $10 gift card for anything on the site.  I would personally suggest the Texas Polar Bottle (it’s only $9.99!) but feel free to select anything that you would like.  Hope you continue to have a great summer and you keep cool from the heat.

Justin

Breezer Repack Pro 27.5” Test Ride

June 25, 2014

This past week, the awesome folks at Breezer Bikes brought by two new Repack 27.5" bikes for us to try out.  Breezer is a new brand for us at Giantnerd.com, so we were really excited to try them out.  

Justin and myself decided to head down to Matthew Winters Park after work to get a test ride in.  We chose Matthew Winters Park for its varied terrain and technical rocky sections to really see what this Fox Float 160mm travel suspension system was all about.  This was the first time that either of us had tried a 27.5" bike, having ridden 29ers for the past few years.  Initial impression was a smooth and easy climb, which is not always the case with full suspension bikes. The 650b wheels had no problem climbing the rocks, and we were quickly at the top of the trail.  When the Breezer rep told us the new headtube angle would make on the Repack would make this thing climb like a dream, he wasn’t joking.  This bike can climb!

Now it was time for the fun part, downhill!  We switched the Fox Float Suspension system from Trail to Descend, and got ready to bomb the downhill. The 740mm wide handle bars made switchbacks a breeze, and kept us in complete control.  The smooth acting suspension made the rockiest portion of the trail more fun than ever, while the 650b wheels cornered like a dream.  After blasting through the final line of windy single track the ride was over too soon, and the sun was going down.  

                                                                                           

After the first test ride, we never want to give these bikes back!  They are awesome in every possible way.  The handling is incredible, and they climb even better than a lighter hardtail.  We are just happy our Breezer rep is gone for two weeks on business so we can hit some more trails.  Until next time happy riding!

~ Chris S.

 

Interested in the Breezer Repack Pro 27.5"?  Want hop on and give it a test ride?  Give us a call at 877-731-6051 or email us at service@giantnerd.com to set up an appointment.  Giantnerd is one of the only authorized Breezer retailers in Colorado, and is the best place to see these incredible bikes! 

For more information and reviews about the Breezer Repack check out:

http://flowmountainbike.com/tests/tested-breezer-repack-team/

http://www.bicycling.com/mountainbikecom/bikes-gear/first-ride-breezer-repack-275

http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/04/02/long-term-review-breezer-repack/