Thursday, June 24, 2010

Orbea Opal

Here is a smoking deal on a really nice Orbea Opal 54cm equipped with a Sram Rival group and Shimano RS 20 wheelset. This bike was originally priced at $3399 and is on sale at $2699. Here is what Orbea USA has to say about the Opal:

With a more classic European yet modernized frame aesthetic, the Opal delivers tremendous value at a competitive price point for the serious yet perhaps more conservative customer. The combination of a simplified rounder, oversized shape with Orbea's SSN technology and the same high-performance materials as the top-of-the-line Orca, provides the stiff and sturdy ride that this scene demands. Taking all mechanical properties into account, the blend of M30S F1 high-modulus and T700 medium-modulus carbon fibers allow the Opal to deliver confidence through the tightest corners, power in the fastest sprints and durability for the most aggressive riders. Look for the ride of choice for countless racers and serious cyclists atop the podium across the American race circuit.

Come by and let us fit you up or take it for a test ride. Colonel's Bicycles (817) 924-1333 or email at

Moots Vamoots

This is a new 2009 Moots Vamoots frame. Moots produces some of the finest hand built titanium frames in the world. Highlights include: silky smooth ride, light weight, will not rust, break or fatigue. The down side: could be the last frame you ever need to buy! This one is a 56cm with a 56.3 effective top tube. Original retail price is $2900 and this one is on sale for $2300. We can also provide you with suggestions on a build kit. Just give us a call at (817) 924-1333 or email us at .

Friday, June 18, 2010

Giant Trinity Advanced SL 2

The worlds fastest bike is now in stock! This is a Giant Trinity SL 2 size medium. The retail price for the complete bike is $5050. A free pro level fitting comes with the purchase.

Here are the highlights from the Giant web site:

Frame Technology

The most advanced bicycle ever built to race against the clock. Equally adept at triathlons or time trials, the all-new composite Trinity Advanced SL features every aero advantage. It’s stiff, agile, and infinitely adjustable for the perfect fit. Add the groundbreaking AeroDrive stem/handlebar combination and aero tubing, and it seems clear-the clock has met its match.

- 10-speed Ultegra 6700 shifting
- Giant AeroDrive integrated cockpit system
- Giant Carbon Matrix SL Aero 42mm wheelset

Average Retail Price  Average national retail price.  Prices may vary by region due to transit and other handling costs. Check exact prices with your local dealer.

For more information click here

Give us a call at Colonel's Bicycles if you have any questions (817) 924-1333

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Look Pedal Special. Trade In, Trade Up!

Here is a new program through Look USA where you can trade in any used clipless pedal set in working condition and receive a sizable discount on a new set of Look pedals. Just bring your old pedals here to Colonel's and we will do the rest.

Here is the info from the Look website:


For a limited time only, trade in your old clipless pedals and trade up to the official pedal of the world's best teams!

From June 15th through August 31st, 2010, bring in your clipless pedals to any LOOK Authorized Dealer and receive a discount towards a new pair of LOOK pedals: Kéo 2 Max road of Quartz MTB pedals. Now is your chance to trade up to the winningest pedal in professional cycling.

Get a discount on a new set of LOOK Pedals. Up to $60 OFF.
2 MAX Carbon – Discounted price = $189.99 (MSRP = $249.99)
2 MAX – Discounted price = $134.99 (MSRP = $179.99)
Quartz Carbon – Discounted price = $149.99 (MSRP = $199.99)
Quartz – Discounted price = $84.99 (MSRP = $99.99)

*Prices already reflect the discount.

The pedals that are valid for trade in are the following brands: Speedplay, Shimano, Time, Crank Bros, Mavic, Ritchey, Campy, and BeBop.

See You Soon,


(817) 924-1333

Salsa Vaya

Colonel's has another Salsa Vaya in stock in size 56cm and a Vaya frameset in 55cm. This has been a popular touring/adventure road bike since it was released a couple of months back.

Here is the Vaya description from the Salsa web site:

The Vaya is our road adventure bike, designed to take on any surface that someone might consider a ‘road’.

Crafted of Salsa Classico CroMoly, the Vaya is loaded with braze-on’s for fenders, racks, and lowriders. This makes everything from wet weather commutes to full-on touring a breeze.

Stable geometry keeps the bike from being twitchy, and makes the bike a pleasure to ride while loaded. Our two smallest Vaya sizes use 26” wheels to provide better fit, improved standover clearance, and to eliminate toe overlap. The larger Vaya sizes use 700c wheels.

Enjoy a long day in the saddle. Link up pavement and gravel. Hit that limestone rails-to-trails route you’ve always wanted to do. Do a light tour. Or load your panniers to the hilt for a month of two-wheeled exploring. The Vaya will get you there. And bring you back.

Vaya. A true do-it-all road-riding bike.

Keep track of Colonel's customer Dave Hill, riding his Vaya cross country at

Give us a call if you have any questions about the Vaya or any of our other touring products. (817) 924-1333 We would be glad to ship one to your home or business provided you live or work in the lower 48 states.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hot and Muggy Days---Night Rides Are the Answer

Sick of cooking in the heat and stewing in the humidity? Just wait until dark and hit the trail. All of our in stock Light & Motion, Nite Rider, and Blackburn lights are 25% off. Mention this blog post and receive the discount.

Out Of The Closet

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. I'm liquidating the shoes in our "closet". Let's say $25.00 a pair. Most of these shoes are leftovers from a season or two ago and originally retailed from $60.00 to $100.00. Tri, Road, and Mountain models in"American" sizes from Sz.4 to Sz.7. Chicks, kids, waif-like dudes come and get 'em.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fort Worth Mountain Bike Association Needs Your Help!

This Sunday June 13th the FWMBA will host a work day at Gateway Park. The club has already built several miles of quality mountain bike trails and needs your help to expand the trail system. Here is the post from trail steward Matt Kocian about the work day:

It's time for a big workday to hopefully finish up the oxbow expansion. This section will be a fun addition to the trail, but we need as many people as we can get to get it ready to ride.

So if you would please spread the word about the workday.

More details to follow.

Workday will start at 8am and finish when we get tired.

I would recommend gloves, eye wear, and water. Any tools you have such as loppers, rakes, or saws. We will have additional equipment for you if you don't have any of your own.

We will cool off in the shade after the workday so bring a lawn chair and red cup I will bring the

For more information go to FWMBA.ORG

Salsa Mamasita

Anybody looking for a good deal on a Salsa Mamasita frame? I bought this one as a complete bike and put the parts kit on my new El Mariachi Ti. Size: Large. Now we have the frame on sale for $750.00.

Here is what Salsa has to say about the 29er Mamasita frame:

Designed as a racing frame, the Mamasita is crafted of custom drawn scandium alloy tubing with carbon seatstays. There’s a lot more than big wheels happening here though folks.

The specially shaped scandium alloy chainstays and our carbon seatstays minimize lateral flex. This stiffens the bottom bracket area and rear triangle, and maximizes the efficiency of each pedal stroke.

The chainstay and seatstay design also works to soak up trail vibration, while not removing the feel of the trail from beneath your wheels. Our goal was to design a frame that provides subtle damping, without making the bike feel dead.

Geometry-wise, the Mamasita has been updated to work well with the current fork offsets from Fox and RockShox. We believe the go-fast crowd will appreciate the predictable handling while keeping the Mamasita pinned on the racecourse.

Mamasita. Not just pretty fast. Pretty and fast!

Give us a call at (817) 924-1333 or email at . We will ship to the lower 48 states.



Gateway Time Trial #6

Another great race at Gateway Park! This week's event was prefaced by some rain and the threat of some serious thunderstorms. Fortunately the rain did not affect the course negatively, in fact, the small amount of rain made it even better for most riders. Two riders suffered injuries that took them out of the contest, but they are A-OK.

This week, I introduced a new contest by asking all riders to predict their time on the course. Most riders overestimated their time.
Here are the result(in no particular order) with time predictions in parenthesis!

Round 1 (2 laps)

Jeff Noon 24:31 (24:50)
Trey Richardson DNF due to injury. We wish him the best!!
Steven Horvath 22:17 (22:50)
Chris Goodwin 27:11 (27:20)
Steven Price DNS
Derrick Saunders DNS His nose is not broken, yet!!
Mike Taylor 23:21 (25:30) Single Speed Winner!!
David Orlikowski 23:12 (22:59)
Brenda Andress 24:24 (23:21)
Diana Weatherly 22:23 (22:30)
Stephanie Weathers 26:38 (27:15)
Kyle Reid 25:48 (24:00)
Aaron Lindsey 23:14 (23:00)
Terry Chandler 28:04 (27:00) Third Place single speed
John Payne 22:42 (22:00)
Mike Norman 23:28 (22:00)
Melody Strot DNF
J.J. Clark DNF flat tire :(
Michelle Wooten 42:50 (35:00)
Jeff Wooten 26:16 (27:00)
Robert Plaskota 26:51 (26:00)
Justin Welborn 24:42 (25:00)
Alex Gibson 23:26 (25:25)
Greg Simmons 22:38 (21:50) rolled in on a FLAT!
Jason Magby 26:49 (30:00) 2nd place single speed
Lightning Round (one lap) This course was modified from the normal course. It included an extra .5 mile section of single-track and the mud pit of death

Greg Simmons 13:48 (flat tire)
Aaron Lindsey 12:53
David Orlikowski 12:53
Diana Weatherly 12:35
Stephen Horvath 12:22

Mr. Clean was Lightning Fast

The podium finishers received gifts from the following sponsors: Fred's Texas Cafe, Dickies Clothing, Colonel's Bikes and Panther City Bikes

Thanks again to Gina for her help with registration and scoring. Thanks to Nathan Skaggs and the rest of the MBBC. See ya next week, and get ready for Sansom Park Time Trial!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6th @ Kansas 70.3

Dear Doug, Rick and Sulley,

I just finished 6th @ Kansas 70.3 on Sunday. I was running down 4th and 5th spot but just ran out of time before the finish. I couldn't have done it without Colonels support! Josh and Aubrey are simply the best Mechanics in DFW and the Ordu was running very fast on race day.
Next up is Buffalosprings 70.3!
See you guys soon,


Monday, June 7, 2010

Salsa El Mariachi Ti

The new Salsa El Mariachi Ti is in stock now. We have two medium frames in store. We had a large but I couldn't resist temptation and bought it for myself. If you like a light, stiff, durable bike with a silky ride then this one is for you. Made in America by Lynskey and retails for only $1799.99. Here is what Salsa has to say about the new El Mariachi: We first introduced our steel El Mariachi in 2007, and riders have given it rave reviews ever since.

The El Mariachi Ti takes that same great performance, and improves upon it by crafting it from 3/2.5 seamless titanium. Titanium offers a truly unique balance of strength, low weight, stiffness, vibration damping, and durability.

The combination of this Ti tubing, Salsa geometry, and big wheels deliver a smooth ride on root and rock-strewn singletrack.

Whether you’re putting on the big boy (or girl) pants and taking on that NUE-series 100-miler, or just joining your local crew for an all-day trail riding beatdown, the El Mariachi Ti will keep you coming back for another delicious serving of dirt.

Come on by and take a look or give us a call at (817) 924-1333. We can also ship you one if your located in the lower 48. email:


Friday, June 4, 2010

Colonel's Custom Jerseys and Bib Shorts In Stock

Colonel's custom bib shorts and jerseys are in stock now in sizes small through XXL. The jerseys are summer weight and have a full length zipper and the bib shorts have a pocket in back for your race radio. All jerseys are club cut (not race cut). Jerseys are $89.99 and shorts are $119.99. Speak up soon cause they are going fast!

Gateway Time Trial #5/ upcoming events!!

Yet again, Wed. night mountain bike racing dominates DFW!!! 6-2-2010 marked the beginning of June's points series. There will be several different contests this month to shake things up a little bit. Next weeks course will be different... I'm not telling just yet, but comparing previous times will not matter!! Also, Terry Chandler of Fred's Texas Cafe, has introduced a new contest into the mix: Predict your time. This means that each rider will have to predict his/her best time for the length of the event. There will be separate prizes for this event compliments of GWTT's premier sponsor, Fred's TEXAS!

Well, the thank you list: Terry & John Chandler for the great support/delicious food, Anna Clark-Huey, Gina, the Peddler, MBBC, Alex(course marshal), Colonel's Bikes(the e-z up was nice during the rain, and to all of the riders for helping make this as fun as possible. BTW, Tom's finger is ok. He called the shop yesterday to fill me in on his epic crash story and to let me know that he wasn't gonna sew me!!! yay!!

Here are the results(in no particular order)

Qualifying round-2 laps
Tom Kirkpatrick DNF
Jeff Noon 26:29
Trey Richardson 23:03
Steven Price 25:25
Ben Wright 25:32
Joe Kautz 26:31
Chris Allsbury 27:42
Marcus Long DNS
Jeff Weatherly 22:40
Eric Warden 21:36
Don Losawyer 21:50
John Payne 22:27
Pat Yagle 31:14 Most Courageous rider award
Chad Street 25:14
Chuck Henson 24:59
Diana Weatherly 22:37
Janis Moreman 26:04
Stephanie Weatherly 27:29
Aaron Lindsey 24:16
Kyle Reid 26:45
Robert Plaskota 26:24
Stephen Nold 21:48
Mark Pruitt 21:58
James Sanchez 21:43

The "Actual Lightning Round" it was raining like hell, and yes there was some lightning!!!
1 Lap
Eric Warden 10:56
Don Losawyer 11:18
Mark Pruitt 11:29

Thanks again, everyone! and stay tuned for updates on Facebook

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cielo Steel Singlespeed Makes It's Pro Racing Debut At Mello Johnny's Spring Classic !

A few of us from Colonel's Bicycles visited Austin last weekend for the Mellow Johnny's Spring Classic mountain bike race. We were shocked to find honorary Colonel's Army team member Will Black piecing together what appeared to be one of the first available Cielo steel singlespeed the parking lot, the day before the UCI pro race! According to WB, he had motorcycle mechanic of the stars Wyatt Seals revalve and change the travel on a front fork(back in Carolina)to the specific needs of the bike's frame geometry & Will's personal riding style! After a practice lap and a few tweaks he was ready for Saturday's race, where he finished 17th in an international field that was stacked really deep with talent! Will was the oldest rider in the field and I believe the only rider on a steel frame...and oh yea, he didn't have any gears!
With 2 days of racing on hand, most of the pros that raced Saturday opted not to race on Sunday due to the heat, although a few of the guys that pulled out on Saturday came back fresh on Sunday to finish at the front. The Will Black mounted Cielo came back to finish 6th.
I think all of us here would agree as well as the guys at Chris King, the WB singlespeed Cielo effort gets the K.O.R. award for the weekend...Keeper Of Real !