September 15, 2014

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK - SKS DIAGO PRESTA VALVE MINI-PUMP

Flat tires happen to the best of us, and can deflate your ride in no time.  This is why prepared cyclists always carry extra tubes and a bike pump.  Having the necessary supplies can make the difference between walking your bike home and continuing your epic ride, so stay prepared.  The SKS Diago Pump offers cyclists a lightweight, high performance pump that is there is your time of need.

With an easy to use Presta valve, the SKS Diago Pump is optimized for road biking, but works great on the mountain as well.  With the power to pump up to 144psi, this pump will handle any flat tire situation you can throw at it.  With a high quality composite material, this aero pump weighs in at a mere 109 grams, and comes with a bike mounting kit.  Giantnerd is helping you get the gear you need this week, by offer 25% off this great pump.  Just use code DIAGO at checkout to get this pump for only $18.74.  Stay prepared and keep on riding with the SKS Diago Pump.

 

For more information on the SKS Diago Pump click here: http://giantnerd.com/collections/accessories/products/sks-diago-presta-valve-mini-pump

Use Code "DIAGO" At Checkout To Save 25%

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September 09, 2014

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Product Of The Week - Shimano R550 Pedals

The more we ride, while logging mile after mile on our bikes, the more we get concerned with speed and efficiency.  When most riders start out they use traditional platform pedals or the cumbersome and annoying toe clip pedals, only to find they are not getting the performance and speed they crave.  For riders looking to get more out of every pedal stroke, clipless is really the only option. Those of us who have been introduced to this game changer have never looked back, and with good reason. Not only do clipless pedals increase speed, control, efficiency, and overall awesomeness, they also give your legs a more rounded workout, which will increase your endurance.  

A lot of new riders are scared to make the switch unfortunately, and are missing out of a better ride.  Some riders who haven't made the switch are nervous about being clipped into the bike, and others are worried about the added cost of pedals and shoes.  Luckily the the Shimano R550 has taken care of both of these concerns.  With an easily adjustable tension setting, allowing riders to make it easier than ever to clip in and out, and an unbeatable price point for the technology, there has never been a better time to go clipless.

                                                                             

We are taking 30% off this incredible pedal set all week long, making it an unbelievable $69.99!  The R550 weighs in at a mere 330 grams for the pair, and features top level technologies at a fraction of the cost of Ultegra and Dura Ace.  Check the R550 out for yourself, and see what you have been missing.

To save $30 off your pedals, use code "550" at checkout.  

To learn more about the R550 click here.

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August 20, 2014

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Product Of the Week - PLANET BIKE SPOK LED LIGHT SET

Whether you commuting or just riding around town, staying visible is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe.  We have all seen riders fly by at night wearing all black, with no lights on their bikes at all.  Riders not being properly lit up at dusk and night is one of the largest and most avoidable causes of accidents.  For this reason, we chose the Plant Bike Spok Led Light Set for our featured product this week.  

                                                             

The Spok Led Set provides both a headlight and taillight for your ride with minimal size and weight.  These lights are small, bright, and will keep you visible to cars and other riders.  This week, we are taking an extra 25% off these lights, so you can outfit your bike for only $18.74!  Just use code LIGHTS at checkout to save.  Until next time, have fun riding and stay safe.

 

Chris S.

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August 06, 2014

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Product of the Week – Finish Line Bike Lube

You wouldn't ride your car around for the entire year without changing your oil, so why would you do that to your bike?  Keeping your chain clean and lubricated is essential to keeping your ride smooth and quite.  That’s why we carry premium Finish Line lubricant in both wet and dry. 

                                                                                                 

The wet is for lubricant keeps your chain running smoothly and repels water, preventing rust.  The dry chain lube is for extreme conditions, and leaves a wax like film on the chain for long lasting rust prevention.  For the avid rider or commuter, chain lube is a must, which is why we are giving you 25% off Finish Line Bike Lube all week long.  Just use code LUBE at checkout to get a bottle for only $6.74.  Until next time have fun riding!

Chris

Interested in learning more about bike lubricants?  Click The Link Below

http://www.finishlineusa.com/

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July 29, 2014

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Product of the Week

Grip tape looking grimy after tons of miles?  We got you covered!  We carry premium Lizard Skin DuraSoft Polymer Bar Tape to make your handlebars more comfortable and stylish than ever before.  Lizard Skins tape is extra soft, durable, and grips better than almost any other tape on the market.  This tape grips great and increases shock absorption, for a more your most comfortable ride ever.

                                                                                        

Need new tape but not sure how to do it yourself?  Check out this great video on Lizard Skins bar tape installation – Click Here

Chris

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July 22, 2014

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Product of the Week – Polar Bottles

Let’s be honest, it is hot out there this time of the year.  No one likes to be pushing it on their weekend ride in the sun, only to get a mouth full of hot water from their bottle.  That’s where the Polar Bottle comes in!  This ingenious design allows riders access to cold refreshing water mile after mile.  Polar Bottles come in a lot of great colors and designs as well, so you can enjoy refreshment and style at the same time. 

                                                                                                   

This week we are offering 25% off every Polar Bottle on the site!  Click here to check out the great selection today.  Just type in code POLAR at checkout to receive your discount today.  Until next time, have fun riding this Summer and stay hydrated.

Got questions or want to learn more about Polar Bottles -- Click Here for more info

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July 16, 2014

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Superleggera Dura Ace 9000 Review Is In!

The review that many of you have been waiting on has arrived.  We sent a new Superleggera Dura Ace 9000 to roadbikereview.com right after we got the new line of 11 speed carbon bikes in, and after several weeks of riding the review is in.  This review will cover everything from components to how the bike is packaged when it arrives at your door. 

                           

If you have been looking to switch to an 11 speed bike this summer, this is definitely an article worth reading.  The only thing they dinged us on in the article is the positioning of the hoods.  We are re-positioning hoods and re-wrapping them on every single one of the new carbon bikes that goes out, to assure that this is fixed and that the hoods are in the proper position.  So, if you have been looking to make the switch check out the article and give our friendly staff a call at 877-731-6051.  

To read the full review click here:

http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/bike-review-tommaso-superleggera-dura-ace-9000

 Chris S.

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July 15, 2014

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Product of the Week - Park Tool VP-1C Patch Kit

There is almost nothing worse than being on a great ride and having your momentum halted by a flat tire.  Luckily though, most of us carry a spare tube or two in the pack for just such a situation, and we are easily cruising again in no time.  Now, what happens if you are riding a rough area, and you get two flats, or you were a Good Samaritan and gave away a tube to an unprepared rider?  You may wind up in a situation where you are out there and tubeless, which is exactly why riders keep ultralight patch kits in their cycling bags.  This lightweight kit can keep the wheels turning and turn a potentially bad situation into a minor bump in the road.

                                                                      

Park Tool gives you 6 different patches to fix just about any pinch, puncture, or blowout.  The self vulcanizing fluid bonds the patch to your tire at the molecule level, so you can get where you need to go without fear.  To make sure every rider can add this trip saving little kit to their bag, we are offering 25% off the Park Tool Patch VP-1C Kit all week long.  Just use code PATCH at checkout and get this gem for only $5.24.  At that price it is just no-brainer.  Protecting your ride and planning for is how you can have a great experience mile after mile.  Until next time, thanks for reading and ride on.

Chris

Click here to get a Park Tool Patch VP-1C Kit of your own!

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July 14, 2014

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New Blog Segment "Product of the Week"

Now that we have our Giantnerd blog up and running, we wanted to start a weekly post for a “Product of the Week”.  We will highlight one product per week and post every Tuesday.  This will provide information about useful products and give a great discount to anyone who purchases the product that week.  So, if you are looking for accessories, components, or other items to add a little something extra to your riding experience, stay tuned.  The first product of the week will launch tomorrow.  Until next time, have fun on the roads and trails.

Chris
July 11, 2014

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Giantnerd Volunteers at Bike Denver’s After Hours

Giantnerd Volunteers at Bike Denver’s After Hours

With things running smoothly at Giantnerd, we decided that we should take some time to give back to the great cycling community in our city of Denver, CO.  All of us at Giantnerd are doing different things in the city, so I decided to do my first volunteer event with Bike Denver.  I figured Bike Denver is a great organization, and could allow me to meet some of my fellow Denver cyclists, so I signed up for my first event.

The day of the event was here, and excitement rushed through me when 5 o’clock hit at Giantnerd headquarters.  Although I usually stay around after work to play with side bike projects or tune my Tommaso Corvo, today was Bike Denver’s After Hours event, so there was no time to spare.  Shortly after clicking into my Shimano Ultegra pedals I was salivating at the thought of a New Belgium Ranger (did I mention they stationed me at the beer tent) as I raced westward to the event. 

Upon arrival, Chloe, Molly, and the rest of the friendly Bike Denver crew were pleased to see me even though I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting them before that night.  I threw on my official Bike Denver volunteer shirt, and instantly started making friends with other volunteers and local cyclists.  My new friends and I were pleased to see such an eclectic group of locals enjoying a variety of entertainment including:  tire-changing competitions, corn hole, raffles, a fashion show, good eats, and even better beer donated by New Belgium, all accompanied by awesome life music. 

The breadth of character at After Hours was spectacular and refreshing.  My fellow volunteers and I enjoyed sharing stories with all who approached the ID and Beer Token tent, at which we were stationed.  As I sipped on my Ranger, a great appreciation for the bicycle swept through me.  Here I was at Skyline Park in the beautiful downtown Denver, CO making friends with all types of individuals who I would have otherwise never had the chance to meet if it were not for our simple, albeit beloved, machine - the bicycle. 

Having been a first year event, Bike Denver’s After Hours was very well attended and noticeably enjoyed by all.  I can only imagine the good times they have in store for the Tour De Fat at City Park on September 6, 2014.  However, good times are not all Bike Denver has to offer.  I learned that one of their most recent accomplishments has been the installation of vertical dividers on 15th street bike path to help protect us Denverites!  Bike Denver thrives on the community’s support, and that is why I think they are so successful in their endeavors.  What do you say ya’ll? Let’s bike to work, so we can work to bike!

Cheers,

Harley

Interested in volunteering in Denver, or your local city?  Here are some great links to get you set up in your local cycling community!

http://www.usacycling.org/events/

http://www.bikedenver.org/