Sid's Bikes NYC Blog
The happenings around our shop.
Sid's Bikes has been waiting anxiously for this super hot shred sled, enter the 2014 Santa Cruz Nomad carbon 650b. The new and totally redesigned Nomad, publicly launched a few months back with much buzz.
The Santa Cruz Nomad is now a 27.5” wheeled specific bike, built for single ring drivetrains. Build kits include SRAM X0-1 drivetrain with Shimano XT brakes, or a SRAM XX-1 drivetrain with Shimano XTR brakes. The suspension ratio is finely tuned with a Rock Shox Pike RCT3 160 fork and a RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair or Vivid RC2 rear shock. Both builds come with a RockShox Reverb stealth 150mm dropper seatpost, and internal cable routing with internal guides built into the carbon lay up of the downtube. Not only is this new Nomad built right, it also looks amazing, offered in stealth black, or aqua / magenta frame colors, with color matched fork, shock, and wheel decals.
Sid’s currently has a medium and large in-stock, come by and check it out.
Sid’s Bikes Eastside location has closed due to the sale of our store's building.
We will be relocating to a new and exciting Eastside location, to be announced shortly.
In the meantime, all store operations continue as normal at our Westside Chelsea location,
151 W 19th St. (Between 6th and 7th Ave), New York, NY 10011
Thank you for your support and patience.
Sid's Bikes Management
November 29th - December 1st
After you are done stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving, let us help you stuff some stockings. Get that perfect cycling gift for the rider on your list with huge markdowns storewide on bikes, clothing and accessories. Or, treat yourself--we won't tell.
Don't forget that Sid's Bikes gift cards are always available online and in-store...
GPS Navigator For Your Bike
With maps and features specifically designed to help you find your way by bike,
this new Garmin computer is perfect for touring, adventure rides, and mountain biking.
+ On-road or off-road navigation with preloaded Garmin Cycle Map
+ Input a distance and choose from up to 3 round-trip ride options
+ Plan and download new routes to follow
+ Relive and share your rides with Garmin Connect™ or Garmin Adventures
+ Points of Interest (POIs) specifically for cyclists
Order online or visit one of our two shop locations in Manhattan to pick-up one today.
Winter is coming!! You might think that the cycling season is over, but with a little knowledge on how to dress fall and winter riding can be highly rewarding. We simplify the daunting task of riding in cooler temps with a layering based approach every cyclist should know to extend their riding season.
Layer One: Add a Baselayer
Start using the added warmth of a base layer as soon as temps fall below 60 degrees.
+ Base layers come in two warming ranges. Early and late season.
+ Lighter more breathable fabrics for the early transition from summer. (55-60 degrees)
+ Heavier, warmth trapping base layers designed for late fall, and winter riding. (25-55 degrees)
Layer Two: Arm, Knee, & Leg Warmers
Roll on the warmers when temps fall below 60 degrees, the same time you reach for that base layer.
+ Arm and Knee warmers work well for the early part of the season. (45-60 degrees)
+ When it gets really cold it may be time to trade in the knee warmers for full length leg warmers (30-55 degrees)
Layer Three: The Wind Vest or Gilet
The Gilet (or vest) is the best way to shield your core from wind chill.
+ Lightweight and packable,this piece manages your body heat in the early months over your short sleeve jersey.
+ Paired with a set of arm warmers and base layer this combo will be your go to riding kit in early fall. (45 - 60 degrees)
Layer Three: Wool shocks
Keep your toes warm!
+ Add wool shocks around the same time you start rolling on the arm and knee warmers. (30-60 degrees)
+ Go thicker, with taller cuffs as it gets colder to add warmth to your shins. (30-50 degrees)
Layer Four: Shoe Covers
Once the wool shocks stop cutting it, it's time to reach for the shoe cover to cut the bite out of the wind.
+ Early season covers can be a wind cover, or just a toe cover. (45-60 degress)
+ Late season you will need a bit more warmth, it’s time for neoprene or fleece lined cover (30-55 degrees)
Layer Five: Cycling Cap or Beanie
Like mom told you year's ago, your head is where you lose the most heat.
+ When the temps fall a bit,a simple cycling cap can help cut the wind underneath that helmet. (55-60 degrees)
+ Later break out the beanie, wool or knit cycling cap with ear coverage to take you into winter. (30-55 degrees)
Layer Six: Gloves
Keeping the hands warm is one of the most important pieces of riding in the late season.
+ Early season switch to a full finger glove for the crisp temps. (50-60 degrees)
+ As the temps get a bit nippy, it’s time to use full finger soft shell glove. (35-55 degrees)
+ For the brave winter rider, look to glove liners paired with a good soft shell glove, or a neoprene glove for superior warmth and element protection. (25-40 degrees)
Layer Seven: The Riding Jacket
When the early season layers just stop cutting it,. It’s time for a bit more warmth.
+ Lined and windproof jackets are the way to ride into the colder late season temps. (35-55 degrees)
+ Control your warmth my changing your layer combo beneath the jacket to suit the days temps. (25-45 degrees)
Layer Eight: The Bib-Knicker or Tights
These two items help around mid fall into winter, to bring those legs some much needed warmth.
+ Bib-Knickers are the perfect piece for mid fall weather, with added warmth and knee coverage. (45-55 degrees)
+ Pair Bib-Knickers with leg warmers for a warmer combo for late season weather. (35-45 degrees)
+ Lined Tights are best used for late season riding, when the chill is hard to escape. (25-45 degrees)
Layer Nine: Neck Gaiters
The neck is often overlooked when dressing for the cold.
+ Simple, light weight wool or synthetic neck gaiters can help keep your neck warm, keeping important blood flow to your face and head. (25-55 degrees)
From the Foundation Team Blog...
"Last week, the New York City cycling community came together in a truly inspiring way to raise over $60,000 to help injured cyclist Mark Petimezas recover. On Saturday, October 26th, while riding North on 9W on a beautiful fall morning, Mark crashed badly when his wheel got tangled with another rider’s. Mark went down hard and landed on his head, severely damaging his spinal cord and fracturing several bones. Mark lost use of his limbs immediately after this accident.
As anyone who has ridden or raced with Mark knows, he is incredibly friendly, generous, and always eager to help others. He needs our support to get through the very challenging months ahead. With the generous support from Tailwind Endurance, you can support Mark and participate in fun evening or training!"
Find details on how to register over on the Foundation Blog...
The new, lighter and redesigned Cervelo R5 has arrived.
Stop by the shop and have look at this elite level race bike.
Equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 11speed components.