SALSA JOURNEYMAN — YOUR TICKET TO ADVENTURE
Salsa has just released its all-new Salsa Journeyman road/gravel bike. The Journeyman is equipped with drop bars, fender & rack mounts galore, and comes in either “conventional” 700c wheel or 27.5 in wheel size. The slightly smaller 27.5 wheel comes with a 2.0 in MTB-width tires, while the 700c wheel is ready to go on the gravel and hardpack with 37 mm tires. Priced at $1099, this aluminum all-rounder bike with Sora drivetrain and a carbon fork will be your ticket to riding and even racing endurance gravel rides. Or just pack it up and take your next bikepacking trip in the Hoosier National Forest. There are also flat bar options, and an option (for only $899) for a model featuring a Shimano Claris drivetrain.
GRAVEL RACER: THE LAUF TRUE GRIT (from Iceland)
The Lauf True Grit gravel racer (Lauf is out of Iceland) is a versatile gravel and endurance race horse, with nerves of carbon. Blast through gravel, sweep the singletracks, float on asphalt or open a beer. Fitted with the Lauf Grit SL gravel suspension fork and beefy gravel tires – just ride! This bike is receiving rave reviews touting the PERFECT application of the Lauf Grit SL no-maintenance fork technology. The 1100 g carbon frameset is long and low out front, nice ‘n racy — and perfect for stable, fast, rides on gravel roads — or roads of any sort. We have two SRAM-equipped versions (or a frameset) — starting from $3695.
The Lauf Grit SL fork retails for $790 and comes with a 5-year warranty, and it is maintenance and adjustment free. The fork gobbles up and smooths-out the high-frequency, small and sharp bumps created by our fresh Indiana farm gravel. You keep pedaling smoothly and putting down the power! Not convinced on the fork? Check out this review of the Grit SL.
GARMIN ANNOUNCES NEW EDGE 1030 GPS COMPUTER and VECTOR 3/3S POWER METER
Ride longer and faster while staying connected with the Edge 1030 GPS Cycling Computer. In addition to a bigger screen and an unheard of battery life of 20 hrs (or over 40 with extra Garmin Power Pack add-on), the Garmin 1030 features new fast and reliable routing capabilities, more on-board maps and navigation, and better connectivity for rider-to-rider messaging and use of Strava and other social platforms. The 1030 starts at just $599.
Garmin has also just announced the new Vector 3 and 3S pedal-based power meter. Compared to the Vector 2, the new model is slimmer, easier to install (no pods), more accurate (1% vs 2% variance), and still comes with either the “single” or double-pedaled version with options to later upgrade. The Vector integrates simply and seamlessly with the entire range of Garmin cycling computers (Edge 520 on up). The Vector 3S is priced at $599.
THE NEW CANNONDALE SUPER X — For All Roads and Tracks Everywhere
This is one beautiful bike from Cannondale — the 2018 Carbon Super X — capable of international podium finishes on the UCI Cyclocross race circuit or killing it (comfortably) on a Midwest century gravel road ride. Cannondale has taken a new “out-front” geometry for stability and comfort, combined with shortest-in-class chain stays, and created a beautifully crafted sub-1000g. carbon frame. This bike is designed to take up to 42 mm wide tires (which comes in handy on Indiana plush gravel roads). The SRAM Force equipped SE or Special Edition version with a single chain-ring is our favorite — simple and with clean, mud-shedding frame contours — and special WTB wheels and tires perfect for Hoosier gravel. Heck, this bike can be your one bike for all — road (with skinny 28 mm tires), cyclocross, and gravel!
THE PREMIER GRAVEL ROAD RACE BIKE
An evolutionary leap forward for gravel road racers, and one of the most in-demand bikes in the country, the Salsa Carbon Warbird is all about speed and comfort on plush gravel, on hardpack, on chip-and-seal, on asphalt, and even on non-technical trail. The Warbird presents a rugged carbon-framed, somewhat road-relaxed geometry, Class 5™ Vibration Respired geometry, internal cable-routing, wide SRAM Rival gearing, and rigid thru-axles make this the favorite bike for participants in the Dirty Kanza 200/100 race.
After months of scarcity, we now have at Nebo Ridge a full size run of these black beauties.
The Warbird is the one that was born to run. The Warbird brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance gravel road riding scene. Every feature has been evaluated and designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route and event records over most any route.
The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Car Platform Rack
Kuat is a small, hard-driving car rack manufacturer located in Springfield, Missouri. And their car racks are world-beating. For example, the all-new aluminum Sherpa 2.0 platform rack resets the standard for lightweight, user-friendly adventure. Folding tire cradles create an abundance of clearance while the foot-actuated pivot lever lets you bask in the glory of carrying a bike or eating a breakfast burrito while unfolding your rack at the same time. With features designed around your lifestyle, this lightweight rack is as easy to take off as it is to leave on.
- Easy to use pivot with optional foot assist
- Semi integrated bike lock
- Front tire ratchet design with intuitive release
- Rear tire cradle features co-molded strap to protect wheels (for tires up to 3”)
- Folding front cradle adds space between rack and vehicle
- No-tool install with hand tight hitch cam system
- Available for 2” or 1.25” inch receivers
- Gloss metallic powder available in three colors
- Low profile arced design delivers amazing look.
THE ALL-NEW 2018 CARBON SYNAPSE IS HERE!
Cannondale has further improved for 2018 its best-selling endurance road bicycle — the Carbon Synapse. As fast and capable on the flats as it is tough yet comfy on the chip ‘n seal, the new Synapse has lost weight — its high-mod version is well under 1000 g. — and Cannondale has improved lines with internal cable routing making it as beautiful as a bike can be! Come in and test ride one today at Nebo Ridge Bicycles.