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Saturday Shop Road Ride

A fun group of seven hardy souls gathered at the shop for the group ride last Saturday. Let’s see if we can beat that number this week! An easy 29.7 miles up the bike path, out into Richmond (with a quick push over Shannock Hill) and back through Shannock are planned. Have no fear! We’ll have you home in time for a well-earned hot coffee and breakfast. It’s going to be a fine fall day. Hope to see you out there! 

Ride leaves from the sidewalk outside the shop at just after 7:30 and typically lasts about 2 hours.

11/22/14 ride plan

Planned route can be found at:

Fresh Produce: Specialized Allez 650 Kids’ Road Bike

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

The latest offering in the classic Specialized Allez line brings the smooth efficiency of road biking to younger riders. The Allez 650 is equipped with 650c wheels and compact geometry for the aspiring rouleur.

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

Frame and fork are all aluminum. The labelled size is 44cm, but features a 40cm center-to-top seat tube and a 485mm horizontal top tube measurement. Expect it to fit riders from 4’4″ to 5′. Crankarm length is 160mm. Short reach Microshift shifter/brake levers help smaller hands control the Shimano 2×8 drivetrain and Tektro calipers.

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

The test rider shown is a 4’6″ ten-year-old who found it very comfortable and easy to control.

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

Kids love riding bikes, but are typically burdened with heavy knobby tired mountain bikes. The Allez 650 gives them the low rolling resistance and efficient pedaling posture of an adult road bike allowing them to zoom along for miles with much less effort. Family bike tours, kids’ races, or just getting to school easier are all the domain of the Allez. You may even find yourself the one trying to keep up!

Specialized Allez 650 Jr kids road bike

For additional info and specs visit the Specialized website or better yet, stop by the shop and see it in person. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.