It has become increasingly clear over the past few weeks that our communities, and the world at large, have been presented with an unprecedented challenge. As we move through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus, we would like to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly improving protocols to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through our doors.
As a local retailer, we have been humbled by your loyalty,...more
Now through April we are offering Free Service Bike Pickup and Delivery within a 15 mile range of Bicycle World. Call us at 2543004448!
Anything over 15 miles is only $2/mile. Offer is valid for one trip per household and not valid on free tune up offers.more
We are often asked, "When should I replace my helmet?" The industry norm is every 5 years.
Here are some pointers for areas to check on your helmet.
1) Check for damage!
If you have been in any kind of accident it is important to replace your helmet. Even if you can't visibly see damage. This is something that people take lightly. It is important to note that the integrity of a helmet is...more
The future is here!
Do you want to go further and faster?
Push boundaries without any distractions with SRAM RED eTap AXS.
The new group set is a wireless group that is tunable with the app through your mobile device. Ultra-lightweight Orbit fluid damper for improved shifting and a unique Flattop chain with one piece chainring set are only a few of the new features.
X-Range gearing offers wider range and closer...more
There are a lot of factors involved when buying your kid's a new bike. We want to guide you through a few.more
Special grant given to Methodist Children's Home as part of inaugural Bicycle World Texas IRONMAN 70.3 Waco Triathlon
TAMPA, Fla. / WACO, Texas (November 1, 2018) – The IRONMAN Foundation® received a $25,000 donation from Bicycle World Texas in conjunction with the inaugural Bicycle World Texas IRONMAN 70.3® Waco triathlon that was held on October 28, 2018. The funding will support multiple local nonprofit...more
As triathletes, we all know that preparation is half the battle to being successful.
In order to make 2019 your most successful year yet, be sure to secure your bike today. Every year these bikes are getting more limited in quantity and harder to obtain. By placing your order today, you are able to be the first to receive the latest and greatest in triathlon bike technology.
It's as easy as calling your local Bicycle World,...more
IRONMAN® 70.3® Waco is in the bag, and what a phenomenal day it was for Waco, for the 2,155 athletes who participated, for Bicycle World and for the Bicycle World Racing Team!
While Mother Nature scrapped our swim plans by pouring down buckets of rain that made the Brazos River current too swift for safely swimming, the bike and run went...more
That was a blast! If you’ve signed up for the Ironman Waco 70.3 in October, you are in for a treat. At the Bicycle World training camp this weekend, more than 60 athletes from across Texas and the BW Racing Team sampled the bike course, the run course and the amazingly supportive community in Waco. We’ll talk more about it below, after we catch up on the latest BW Racing Team results, so keep reading! And get...more
So much racing! Short and long courses, local and far away, the Bicycle World Racing Team’s season is still in full swing. Here’s an update on the latest results and a look ahead at what’s coming.
This weekend at the Boulder Ironman 70.3, Quincy Arey and Carly Conrad had an absolutely spectacular day on the course. Quincy finished third in her age group with a time of 4:57:17. Carly snagged...more
It’s been a big few weeks for the BW Austin Racing Team, so let’s get caught up.
On Sunday, Pro Triathlete and Team Coach Paul ‘Barny’ Matthews took third at the Ironman 70.3 Ecuador. Two weeks earlier, BW colors were out in force in Texas and Idaho. Fellow Pro and Team Manager Natasha Van Der Merwe came in 12th at Ironman 70.3 Couer D’Alene. Haley Koop took the women’s overall win at...more
"Make sure your bike is tuned up for race day. Take your bike into your local bike store the week prior to the race and have them do a race day tuneup, along with checking that the tires and brakes are in good order. A clean, tuned up bike is a fast bike!"more
"If you've never swum in open water, try to do so before race day to overcome swim anxiety. If you have friends to swim with, practice race starts so you can get used to swimming with many people all around you."more
"Come up with a race day mantra. When things get tough, mentally prepare yourself to get through those times by reminding yourself why you are out there racing, be it a mantra, thinking of your reasons as to why you're racing, or something as simple as recalling your best training workouts."
Have you registered yet? TriWaco.org...more
Another big race weekend is coming up for the Bicycle World Racing Team. Five of us are heading out to West Texas to test ourselves in the hills and heat of the Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon in Lubbock: Haley Koop, Padre Mora, Todd Sapio, Aaron Shapley and me. And two of our teammates, Natasha Van der Merwe and Christopher Reynolds, are traveling further west and north to Couer d’Alene, Ida., where the weather may be cooler, but the hills...more
"Make sure you know how to grab water bottles off your bike frame so that you can drink during the race while cycling. It's going to be a HOT day, which means you really need to stay on top of hydration in order to feel good and have a great race."
What's been your favorite part of training so far? Y'all ready to take on #TriWaco???
PS -- you still have time...more
"For a lot of people, the hardest part about a triathlon is getting off the bike portion and then running. That's why it's important to add brick sessions (a bike ride immediately followed by a short run) to your training plan so that your legs know what to do come race day."
What's been the toughest part of training for YOU so far? Let us know in the comments.more
Memorial Day weekend was another weekend of great racing for the Bicycle World Racing Team. Twelve racing team athletes showed up at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin for the CapTex Tri and endured the scorching temps to score some amazing finishes.
Coach and pro triathlete Paul “Barny” Matthews was first across the finish line, and team manager and pro triathlete Natasha Van der Merwe was the first female finisher. Carly Conrad...more
"Know how much to drink on race day based on your sweat loss. This is vitally important if you want to race well in the Texas heat. Simply weigh yourself before an hour bike or run then weigh yourself after. If you drink any water during the hour, add that to the final total. Once you weigh yourself after the workout, per pound lost = 16 oz. of water per hour that you should drink on race day."
We're less than seven weeks away from...more
"Always take two pairs of goggles on race day. If one pair breaks, you'll have a backup. It's also good etiquette to lend a fellow racer a hand if they forget theirs, which always happens. I saw this happen at a race before, and it was awesome that so many people want to and are prepared to help!" -- Chris Reynolds
We're getting closer to race day!!! Are y'all as excited as we are?? We've still got plenty of room, so if you haven't...more
The Rookie Tri last weekend blasted off the local triathlon season, and what a great day of racing, camaraderie and fun!
Eleven of the 15 Bicycle World Racing Team athletes showed up at Walter E. Long Memorial Park for the 300-meter swim, 11-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. The weather was perfect. The spectators...more
This week's tip is a good reminder from Todd Sapio about WHY we compete in triathlons and other races -- for ourselves, not everyone else!
"Don't race anyone. You are there to find your own best potential. You'll always win if you're honest with yourself and give everything you have on that day."
You still have time to register if you haven't! Visit...more
This week's tip is from CP Ross: "Take time to review the race maps. Drive the bike and run course prior to the race (if possible). Know where you'll be entering and exiting the water, as well as transition areas. Knowing these little details will give you a leg up during the race, but will also help calm the pre-race jitters."more
Triathlon season is officially underway! And the BW Racing Team is already putting up podium performances, prepping for Ironman Texas and looking forward to a fun day at the Rookie Tri next weekend. We hope to see you there!
We’ll start with a little racing update. It’s been a busy month! Doreen Redenius raced Oceanside 70.3 in sunny California, earning a spot on the podium in 5th place in her age group with a smoking time of 5:22:24 on...more
The Cervelo P Series is perhaps the most recognized multi-sport bike line in the world.
For years, Cervelo’s held the coveted first position in Kona, and the reason is simple. Cervelo bikes provide an accessible, quality time trial bike with a geometry that accommodates most riders. By offering a highly adjustable fit, Cervelo allows the rider to maintain an aero position for longer periods of time. This is pretty much “The” key...more
This week's tip is from Brandi Swicegood: "Make sure to put your goggles under your swim cap for the swim portion; that way, if they do come loose, you won't lose them."
If you had to pick one important tri training tip, what would it be?more
This week's tip comes from Aaron Shapley: "Lube everything that is in contact with a piece of clothing. Twice."more
The first big race of the triathlon season is upon us. This weekend, five of our Bicycle World Racing Team athletes will be competing Sunday at Ironman Texas 70.3 in Galveston: Haley Koop, Paul “Barny” Matthews, Todd Sapio, Aaron Shapley and me. And Doreen Redenius will be racing in California at the Oceanside 70.3 on Saturday.
In a moment, I’ll introduce you to one of this weekend’s racers, but before we get to that, a reminder that...more
This week's tip is from Padre Mora: "Practice nutrition! This is as important as swim, bike and run workouts, and varies from short course to full distance. Start figuring out how many calories you need to consume to finish the race. For short course, you're responsible for your nutrition. For 1/2 and full distance, if you know what is going to be on the course (Gatorade Endurance, Clif bars/gels/blocks), pick some up at your local tri-store...more
The Rookie Triathlon, the triathlon season-opener here in Austin, is just six weeks away. Whether you’re a true rookie, dusting off the cobwebs of the off-season or coming out to show off the results of your hard training, it’s time to get focused.
What better way to do that than to spend the weekend getting to know the course, hanging out with other athletes and learning tips and tricks from veterans? Come out...more
The Scott Scale 980 is a hardtail, 29er mountain bike that is designed to be llight, versatile and reasonably priced. It comes fully equipped with a Rock Shox fork, along with Remote Lockout technology to allow for multiple travel settings to adjust to riding conditions.
Here are the specs:
- Scale Alloy 6061 Frame
- Rock Shox 30 Silver TK Fork
- Sram NX1 11 Speed Drivetrain
- Shimano M365 Hydraulic Disc...
"Watch the waves in front of you as you start the swim and plan out your line for the first couple hundred yards to avoid the pack, especially if you have any fear of open water. Most people jockeying for those front spots overestimate their swim speed by a long shot -- not worth getting caught up in all that." --Aaron Shapley
Have you registered yet? ➡️➡️...more
Let's start this week's post off with a huge congratulations to teammate Carly Conrad. CONGRATULATIONS, Carly! She raced Ironman New Zealand last weekend, and finished in a blazing time of 10:37:12, coming in sixth in her incredibly competitive age group. We are so proud of all the hard work she put in for an tremendous race day! Learn more about Carly and her training in...more
This week's tip is from Brandi Grissom: If you are planning on taking any nutrition that requires opening a package, put a small tear in the package prior the race, which makes it easier to open when you need to get to it during the bike and the run.
Have YOU registered yet? ➡️➡️...more
"Make sure to have Quick laces on your running shoes, especially for short races (as every second counts in transition) and you will save valuable time not having to fumble with or tie your shoelaces before starting the run."
- Chris Reynolds
What are your tips for saving time in a race?more
Today's tip comes from Haley Koop: "Stay calm, cool and collected prior to starting your race. Do what you need to do to get focused, even if it means stepping away from your teammates or family."more
"Consistency is KEY! Doing something every day, even if it's something easy, is better than two or three hard workouts a week." -Todd Sapiomore
Take your time to build fitness correctly. A maintainable training load will get you to the start line faster and fresher than if you had to rush the process of gaining fitness.
-Todd Sapio, BW Austin Racing Team Membermore
An effective Triathlon plan is one that you can consistently follow week in and out. Sit down with your family and decide how many hours you can dedicate to training without it affecting your family, work and personal life. Then divide those hours between swimming, biking and running, with the focus being your weakness. -- Natasha van der Merwemore
Training for the 2018 triathlon season is kicking into high gear for the BW Racing Team. And we really want you to come join us for some workouts as we begin ramping up - because misery loves company, er rather, we're always stronger together. We've got quality sessions FOR FREE nearly every day of the week. Pick one (or two or three or ...) that works for you and get your 2018 season going right.more
First off, congrats to all six BW racers who completed the Houston Marathon this past Sunday! It was a gorgeous day and a challenging course, and we’re so proud of all of our teammates for gutting it out for strong finishes, including five Boston Marathon qualifiers.
And second, a huge thank you to Kim Strassman-Eagle of Earn That Body! for an educational and fun nutrition clinic on...more
We want to begin to introduce you to our Bicycle World Austin Racing Team members. This team was hand selected by our leader and coach Natasha Van Der Merwe.
Each member was asked 12 questions. Here is what Coach Natasha had to say:
1. What is your Day Job?
Mom, Pro Triathlete and Director of Team Programs for Bicycle World
2. Reasons why you Train?
I absolutely Love it and i have deep gratitude for every...more
With smooth-rolling 29er wheels and a lightweight hardtail frame, Fathom 29 keeps you balanced and in control on all types of XC terrain. Built on an ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame, it features relaxed geometry that, when paired with its large-diameter wheels, produces a stable ride quality that’s ideal for challenging XC trails. Efficiency on the climbs, and total control on the descents. You get both with Fathom 29.
The Chevron Houston Marathon took place yesterday and was the first big team race for Bicycle World’s Austin Racing Team. There were six members that toed the line on Sunday: Natasha Van Der Merwe, Carly Conrad, Padre Mora, Doreen Redenius, Todd Sapio and me.
I wanted to share with you a little about a few of the incredible athletes who raced this past weekend. I sent each of these folks a few questions to give a little insight into...more
Happy New Year!! Welcome to the first blog post of Bicycle World Austin's Racing Team. We are kicking off an exciting year of training and racing in Austin, and we are excited to have you join us on this great adventure.
So, what in the world, you ask, is the Bicycle World Racing Team?
Great question. We're a crew of dedicated triathletes striving to be better at the sport we love and to inspire others in this amazing Austin...more
Christmas is coming up and if you are reading this you are probably looking for gift ideas. You have found the perfect place if you are looking to surprise and make Christmas special for the road cyclist in your life.more
Christmas is coming up and if you are reading this you are probably looking for gift ideas. You have found the perfect place if you are looking to surprise and make Christmas special for the trail rider in your life.more
For some of us winter means an off season. We can enter into a period of sadness because darkness comes earlier and colder temperatures keep us from outdoors rides.
But, what if we told you winter can be fun. With smart trainers and community trainer nights you can keep your training running strong through the winter season and keep a smile on your face. Don't let darkness keep you from being the best cyclist you can be and...more
If you are looking for the perfect bike for yourself or for a loved one this holiday season, look no further. Here are a few bikes we have our eyes on for the whole family.more
We are proud to announce the arrival of the New 2018 Giant E-bikes now in stock at all seven BW locations.
We know e-bikes may deliver mixed emotions, but we ensure these bikes deliver an experience you'll never forget. Reviews are great and specs deliver, but there's no way to measure the enjoyment these bikes provide.
A choice of styles embrace every lifestyle from urban commuters to recreational purists. They're the perfect...more
Where will your next adventure take you?
The 2018 TCX Advanced SX will let you find any adventure route you want. Giant took their pro-level cyclocross bike and modified it to allow for longer adventures on any type of ground.
TCX Advanced SX
- *Advanced grade composite frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost
- *Advanced grade composite fork with alloy/composite OverDrive...
Father's day is coming up and if you are reading this you are probably looking for life ideas. Wether he is the father of your children or the man who raise you, dads are pretty great. Be sure you get him something that shows how rad you think he is.more
Giant is offering their Defy Advanced 2 at a price ($1,949) that other manufactures are unable to offer even a moderately equipped carbon frame. Don't let the affordable price make you skeptical though, this machine ticks all the boxes. A compliant frame that defies the roughest roads: check. Trickle down tech such as thru axles, flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless ready wheels and tires: triple check.more
When looking for a new bike almost all riders are looking to check all of the boxes: comfort, handling, stiffness, weight, aesthetics, and of course price. When Giant was developing the line of 2017 TCR Advanced models they put all that on the board. We have brought in several models across the lineup to satiate the wants/needs of nearly every rider.
Need to pick up a few upgrades or last-minute items before the weekend? We have you covered with great deals on the best products.more
We have many great employees and supporters in the BW family. With Mother’s Day around the corner we feel it is important to highlight one of the most active employees we are lucky enough to have with us, Sarah Dougherty. Sarah, a wife and mother of two daughters, has made mountain biking a lifestyle that is weaved into fiber of her family's tartan.
Already an avid cyclist, Sarah introduced her two daughters Fiona (18) and Annabel...more
On June 3rd a special group of University of Texas students will embark on a trying journey, taking them from Texas to Alaska… all by bike. Keep in mind that most of the Texas 4000 team hasn’t been on a bike since their age was in the single digits and their training is on a truncated time table. The learning curve is steep and the effort is not to be taken lightly, but these students find their own ways of staying motivated and keep...more
The Cervelo S3 Disc, may just be the tipping point in the disc brake vs. rim brake debate. It's an aerodynamic road bike that's lighter, stiffer, and faster than its rim braked predecessor.
Not only do you get the increased stopping power and security of disc brakes, you no longer have to pay a penalty for...more
For years, quality women's cycling apparel existed on the periphery of the market. It was something manufacturers could never seem to focus on. The promise of an untapped customer base, just out of reach. But who would be brave enough to go after it?
We heard all the rumors. We searched the entire internet for a supplier of women's clothing that was big enough to work for our brick and mortar locations, yet stylish enough to actually...more
You may not remember this, but the Scott Foil made quite a splash at last years Paris-Roubaix, snagging victory by half a bike length to become the first “aero” road bike to win the prestigious one-day classic.
It was an important moment.
The common belief was that an aero bike would be too unforgiving, too stiff, too aggressive to handle the cobbled farm roads that comprise the Paris-Roubaix course. And If we’re being honest, we...more
At Bicycle World, we believe that grass-roots involvement is paramount to our success. A healthy endurance sports community enables us to sell more bikes, and the more bikes there are in the world, the happier people will be. To that end, we're proud to sponsor a large number of athletes, groups and causes that help to grow the sport we love. From our own...more
Say you want a new bike. Something shiny and new. A no excuses, costs more than your first car, rocket ship. Problem is, your significant other isn’t signing off on anything until you get rid of your current ride.
Well… You’ve got a few options.
Put your bike up on craiglist, entertain low ball offers, meet random people in parking lots while they quiz you about every blemish on your bike as if...more
What can you say about the Cervelo P3? If you’re reading this, no doubt you’re familiar with its place at the top of the tri-bike bell curve. The P3 is ubiquitous in the multi-sport world. It’s the benchmark... Not the fanciest, nor the lightest, yet certainly one of the best.
Triathlon is a heavily marketed sport and tri-bikes,...more
While you probably know that Scott makes one heck of a bicycle, you may not be aware of Scott’s high quality in-line helmets, clothing and shoes. We’ve been receiving many of these items lately, and thought that we’d highlight one of the best selling products in their line up, the $130.00 Road Comp Boa. Our customers purchase the heck out of this shoe for many reasons. Namely, the fact that you can get a BOA closure system for $130. We love...more
There’s this special little loop that heads southeast from Austin, and covers the 70ish miles to Lockhart and back. It’s too gnarly for my 23c tire road bike. There’s too much gravel. Too many loose dogs that chase you down the carpet bombed roads. It always too hot. Too cold. Too windy.
Every time my little group of friends ride it, we stop halfway to eat too much Black’s BBQ.
These are the rides that the...more
We'd like to welcome our new 2017 Bicycle World Ambassadors to the team! Keep an eye out for these friendly faces at your next race or local event. Some of our new Ambassadors are world class athletes, while others have just started their own journey. But regardless of their palmarès, these ambassadors have displayed a true passion for endurance sports, and we're proud to have them flying the BW colors.more
When’s the last time you replaced the chain on your bike?
Follow up question.
How’s your shifting?
Replacing a bike chain is one of the most commonly ignored bits of maintenance we see. It’s a shame, really. Cassettes these days can easily cost upwards of $200, and an over worn chain does a fantastic job of wreaking havoc on this expensive piece of equipment.more
We’ve been shouting about the value of Giant bikes for a long time now, astonished by the quality of each build, and perplexed by those who refuse to recognize this. With each consecutive model year, we find more reason to stand behind Giant bikes. In 2016, the stock carbon wheels on the TCR Advanced Pro 1 blew us away. This year, Giant’s Defy Advanced 1 has us emailing our rep to confirm retail prices. Surely, there’s a mistake…
Shop for a cyclist can be a frustrating endeavor. Seriously.... Frustrating. So to help you out we've put together a list of some of our favorite items. Use this guide to point you in the right direction, and remember, a BW gift card always makes for a great gift. Also be sure to call your nearest BW location for updates on any clearance bike or...more
“The road is bumpy and holey, every irregularity a drain on the rhythm I still have to find." -Tim Krabbe, The Rider
The Felt VR (Variable Road) is the evolution of Felt’s storied Z line of endurance geometry bikes, and indicates Felt’s willingness to adapt to a changing market. We’ll go ahead and say that we love this new range of bikes. They're the perfect tool for exploring the labyrinth of farm roads that crisscross...more
Bicycle World is now accepting applications for it's 2017 Ambassador Team. If you're active in the endurance community, have a passion for all things cycling and a willingness to share that passion, we're looking for you. Past BW Ambassadors, have been Paralympians, competed in the IM World Championships, been UCI cat 1 mountain bikers and more. Although race results are by no means a determining factor. Some of our best ambassadors have been...more
This year’s Ironman World Championships marked the release of Cervelo’s flagship triathlon bike, the P5X. It’s an insane, ambitious, supercar of a bicycle that’s been polarizing both our shop staff and customers since it’s release. We can understand that. With two models coming in at approx. 11k and 15k, the price tag alone is an issue.
And depending on...more
Jim Felt started his storied career making one off tri bikes for select clients in the motorcross industry, eventually gaining enough of a following to catch the eye of Easton Sports. Easton hired Jim to design a triathlon bike for their sponsored athlete, the legendary Paula Newby-Fraiser, and that year she captured her fourth Ironman...more
Giro helmets have long been the gold standard for riders of all levels, and with this year's introduction of the Cinder/Ember helmet, we feel that Giro has hit another home run. With styling that's based upon their flagship helmet, the Synthe, & a price point that $120 less expensive, this may just be our new go...more
I can still remember the first time I rode a Scott Scale. It was at the Interbike Outdoor demo in 2009. Or was it 2008? The shop I was working for at the time wasn’t a Scott dealer, but everyone of us wanted to try this mountain bike that was supposed to weigh in at just over 16 lbs. That seemed unfathomable to us.
Yet there it was. An astonishingly light bike...more
We love so much about LIV Cycling, their refined aesthetic has been a breath of fresh air in this world of black & red or red & black everything. With a fantastic part spec, proven geometry and awesome value, this new Avail Advanced 1 has jumped straight to the top of our "want" list.
The Avail line fits our female customers comfortably, it offers a brilliant parts spec (see the .pdf below) and the gold paint highlights ensures...more
Marie Marvingt is better than you. She’s better than all of us. Even if your name happens to be Tim Cook and you’re reading this on a private jet being fed grapes by robots, you’ve lost. The wildest part of it all is that Marie is largely unknown here in the US of A. Searching Amazon.com for her biography, I can only find French and German language editions. There are a few other used and out of print books in which she is merely mentioned...more
If you live, work and ride in the Energy Corridor area of Houston, we highly encourage you to sign up for the 2016 West Houston Bike Challenge. This is a free and fun way to encourage co-workers to ride, and a reward for daily bike commuters. You'll only need to ride for 10 minutes to be entered into raffle drawings for free BW kits, massages, and even a dream vacation!
Click the button below to get more information, register, see a...more
We’ve carried Tifosi glasses in all of our locations for a long time, and they’ve been quiet best sellers from day one. While Tifosi may not have the massive marketing department of say, an Oakley, we’ve always found these glasses to be highly accessible for the majority of our customers.
Proper cycling glasses fit securely, boast UV protection, have interchangeable, polarized, or adaptable lenses and resist fogging. These are all...more
If any of the following statements are made during your weekend ride with friends, carry on, this TCR Advanced 1 Disc may be for you.
“It takes so long to get out of town these days.”
“Have you ever noticed this little road?”
“That’s really more of a path, than a road.”
“Let’s go check it out.”
We won’t go through the complete list of technologies that comprise the TCR (See the .PDF at...more
You got the bike. Hooray! Now what else do you need to pursue your new cycling lifestyle?
We’ve put together a small list of the essentials products every rider needs. And while we won’t discuss style or brand, you can use this as a guide to make sure you’ve got the right equipment to ride in safety and comfort.
If there’s any piece of the puzzle you’re missing, swing by one of our shops and talk to our staff to get...more
Equipping your bike with lights is one of the simplest, most effective ways to increase your visibility and safety on the road. And not only at night, we highly recommend lights during daylight hours as well. The automotive industry has moved to daytime running lights because it’s been proven to make cars more visible on the road, and that same logic can be applied to cyclists as well.
There are many, many companies who make bike...more
Bikes come in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps too many… The industry is full of niche markets in a never-ending pursuit to outfox their competition. Companies put their collective heads down and innovate, coming out with new standards, carbon fiber bits and titanium bottle cage screws on the regular. Wind tunnels are built. Skinsuits are created from 3D body scans and everything is guaranteed to save you X over a distance of Y.
Started in 2004 by Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, Chris Condit, Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world.
There it is…
A bit of exposition. A declaration that, while true, doesn't do justice to the massive scope of the organization. Texas 4000 is so much more than that first sentence. It’s a life changing journey that takes place...more
Giro and Bell are both offering a fantastic promotion on their MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) line of helmets. These helmets integrate a small plastic sleeve that shifts under impact to help counteract the dangerous rotational forces often encountered during a crash.
Through 10/31 you can bring in your old helmet (of any brand) and receive an instant 25% discount on a Bell or Giro MIPS product.
It seems contrived to say, but Scott 27.5” Plus bikes have to be ridden to be believed. It’s almost unimaginable that and extra half inch of tire width would make such a drastic difference, but the 2.8” tires of the Scott Scale 710 Plus have amazing effects on both traction and control. On the rocky trails of Texas, this bike is a game changer.
At first glance, the big tires of the 710 plus seem to be unwieldy. Slow… But that’s...more
Started in 1866, Brooks England has been making high quality leather saddles for an incredible 150 years. In fact, Brooks is a name synonymous with quality cycling goods. Their quality leather saddles are painstakingly broken in and often last decades with the proper care.
There’s really only one problem with Brooks’ saddles.
And while this may not matter to randonneurs and recreational cyclists, a couple extra...more
The last medal has been handed out. The cones have been picked up and another Waco Kids Tri is in the books. A big thanks to all competitors and spectators who showed up at this morning event. Watching the future of multi-sport compete is an inspiring, fulfilling, and fun way to spend a Saturday morning.
Enjoy this small selection of photos from today's event &...more
It’s 10am on Tuesday morning and I’m at Café Medici in Austin, waiting to meet up with the Director of the Bicycle World sponsored Elevate Pro Cycling Team, Heath Blackgrove. I’m nervous. It’s not that Heath is unapproachable, he isn’t, the few times that we’ve talked he’s been congenial and open. He did agree to give up his morning and meet me here, after...more
It was only last year that the young, talented Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin shocked the world at the Vuelta Espana, weathering attack after attack to hang on to the red jersey for weeks, only to lose it on the penultimate day of the three-week event. It was a heart breaking, inspired ride, and the Giant TCR that Tom Dumoulin and most of Team Giant-Alpecin rode,...more
I remember the first time I saw Fiona Dougherty race quite clearly. I was watching the women’s field at the Georgetown Cyclocross Festival last year, and this tiny girl was putting the wood to pretty much everyone. She was chasing Samantha Runnels, who was in the lead. Just chasing, chasing, chasing... Endlessly, aggressively pursuing her prey. The...more
The Felt Z5 and it’s sister, the ZW5, are two of our most popular road bikes for many reasons. The carbon frame is lightweight. The Shimano 105 drivetrain is a workhorse, that will provide years of crisp shifting. The paint and finish of both bikes are superb. But most of all, these Z series bikes just seem to fit our customers better. In a sport where comfort often translates into speed, this is important.
Comfort is motivation to...more
Alright, we’ll go ahead and say it, trainer workouts are no fun. In fact, they’re soul sucking endeavors that are not only hard on you, but also hard on your equipment. An hour on the trainer is a test of will power, and there are always so many little voices telling you to just stop and get off the bike. We can relate.
The thing is, with the Wahoo KICKR that view of trainer workouts may be a bit antiquated. While the KICKR can’t...more
You've scrimped and saved. You've opened new lines of credit. You've denied yourself so many things to finally afford your dream bike. The dream bike.
It's rumored that the carbon tubes were designed by aerospace engineers. No doubt, every piece of the bike has been worried over and perfected. I mean, look at that parts spec! Professional athletes have ridden your bike over the Galibier during...more
Kids bikes are always a challenge. Parents have to walk the razors edge, using advanced algorithms to forecast height and gauge long term interest before investing in something as expensive as a nice bike. We understand. Luckily, companies like Giant offer accessible, competitively priced bikes that fit a wide range of children. The XTC series, in particular, is one of our best sellers.
We love the disc brakes and lockout suspension...more
It’s 4:45pm on a Monday afternoon when I pull up to the Panther Branch Boys & Girls Club in Fort Worth. I unload my bike and cruise around the parking lot looking for our Southlake Store Director, Liesel McAllister, and the group she coaches here. Kids are chasing each other in the playground. Soccer...more
Mark Barr has a lot on his mind.
In a couple of days he’s leaving for Spain to compete in the Aguilas ITU World Paratriathlon Event, but his aero extension broke off of his bike and replacement parts have yet to arrive. He’s still got to get the new parts installed, and as we talk Mark tells me that he has to be back up at this very same park at 5am the next morning for a live news broadcast. In the meantime, he’s working 12 hour shifts...more
Breaking into the over-saturated wheel business is a tricky, tricky thing. Somehow, you’ve got to make yourself known. You’ve got to separate yourself from the hundreds of wheel vendors buying premade products from overseas and simply plastering their logo on. There’s a lot of white noise down at the bottom. Innovation has been forsaken, and always on sale products are the new normal. As cyclists and retailers, that terrifies...more
The Cervelo P Series is perhaps the most recognized multi-sport bike line in the world. Want proof? Well, last year at the annual Kona Bike Count Cervelo bikes dominated the field, beating their nearest competitor by almost 2 to 1. These are the best amateur triathletes in the world, and as amateur racers, the bikes they ride are purchased...more
Another Texas Ironman is in the books! In spite of the shortened course and late day rainstorm, spirits were high as athletes from all over the world competed against each other, and the humid Texas heat.
It's always inspiring to watch an Ironman, and at the end of the day, we're so happy to play a part (no matter how small) in our customer's success. Congrats to everyone who competed!
Enjoy this small gallery of the images, and...more
For the uninitiated, getting started in the world of off-road riding can be an intimidating endeavor. Even seasoned roadies and triathletes are often perplexed by the myriad of terms and offerings available. Today’s modern mountain bikes have become so incredibly intricate, so technologically advanced, that they seem to have left other cycling categories behind.
We’ll be the first to admit that it can be overwhelming at first glance....more
The Queen of the Classics.
The Hell of the North.
One of the Monuments of Cycling.
Paris-Roubaix is a race with many names. And if you’ve never watched the event, you’ll find it hard to grasp just how truly brutal it is. It sounds contrived to say, but this truly is a race for the hard men of the sport.
Last week's Paris-Roubaix was a 253 kilometer jaunt (that’s 157 miles), through exposed farm land and old World...more
We understand that the best part of owning a bike is actually riding it, so we're happy to announce our new Next Day Service Guarantee. All seven of our Bicycle World locations can now complete most repairs in one business day! Check out the poster below for all the details on this new program, or better yet swing by. We'll provide fast, friendly service on any bike.more
The sweet spot... That little area in the Venn Diagram where performance and value overlap. That's where you'll find the Felt B12.
Yes, you can pay less for a tri bike, but you'll probably notice. And yes, of course, you can pay more for the latest and greatest, but it's hard to deny just how clever Felt has been with this bike.
Our BW Ambassador's are like family to us. These are fans of the shop, athletes and all around good people. Being the fastest isn't a job requirement, but having an infectious love of the sport and a willingness to share that love is.
We rely on our area ambassadors to help us build relationships with local organizations and we draw inspiration from their exploits. From the Olympics, to local 5k's, our ambassadors represent everything...more