Thursday, December 29, 2011


OK ladies, I'm pretty picky about bike style, color, model etc. This is the best looking bike on our showroom right now, it is brand new, never ridden. First of all it's an Orbea so it's hand painted in Spain, it has 9spd. Shimano Tiagra STI drive train with compact double crank set, carbon fork, aluminum frame with carbon seat post. It's got women's geometry, women's seat and women's paint job! This baby is all girl all the time and it sold for $1300 in 2011 but it's going on sale now for $1150 ! It kind of reminds me of an old song I used to know..."It was the last time that I saw blue" !

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Colonel's Bikes is now the only area dealer that has the 2012 Salsa bikes available! These beauties just showed up in time for your New Years resolution: "to get back on the bicycle". If you want to ride street, dirt, cross and even light mountain trails, you can commute, tour, race, train or just about any kind of cycling on 1 bike. This is the one for you, priced at $1699 now you can sell all your existing bikes and do it all on the Salsa Vaya 2. Come in and see the new Salsa line up in person and take a test ride today !     

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Salsa Cycle of the day. Salsa Chili Con Crosso.

Salsa Cycle of the day. Aubrey just finished building this 2012 Salsa Chili Con Crosso. Complete bike comes with a Sram Apex/Rival mix. Salsa also includes a set of single speed dropouts just in case you lean that way.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Since it's introduction in 2007 the Salsa El Mariachi has been one of the most affordable, most sought after production steel 29r's on the market. With it's alternator dropouts for single speed or multi speed use, makes for perfect wheel alignment no matter what drive train you want to run. It's got a custom-designed, triple-butted seamless Sanko Cromoly Kung Fu frame tube set and Alex XD rims laced with black DT spokes to Formula hubs and Continental X-King tires to round out the wheelset. This bike took 2nd place as a single speed in the Tour Divide this year! It sells for $1499 and has a Rock Shox Recon fork and a 2x10 X7 drive train. Call today for more details (817)924-1333 or come by for a test ride!  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Christmas came early here at Colonel's Bikes with the release of the new Salsa Cycles. This 20" large Mamasita is the first one to hit the metroplex! It's made of custom-designed EV6 Xtrolite aluminum tubing and is laced with Sram X9, Rock Shox Reba(w/remote fork lockout), Stans tubeless ready rims, Continental tires. It is "race ready" at $2099. All you need is a bottle cage and some pedals and we can supply them. Call(817)924-1333 or come by for a test ride today!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Salsa El Mariachi

The new 2012 Salsa El Mariachi looks great! We have frames and complete bikes in stock. Made from Salsa's own Kung Fu cromo tubing. Smooth riding with a beefed up head tube that accepts a ZS 44 zero stack headset. Thanks to the Salsa Cycles alternator dropout you can run geared or single speed. Come on by and check em out or give us a call (817) 924-1333 if you have any questions.

Friday, December 16, 2011


You don't have to be Ben Bostrom, Ty Kady, Johnny O, Will Black or Christina Smith to have the best looking riding gear in the northern hemisphere. Colonel's Bikes has teamed with Sho-Air Racing out of Huntington Beach California and created some of the best looking riding clothes we've seen in years. Kits include bib shorts, racecut jerseys, wind vests, leg and arm warmers and even wind jackets. The clothes are top quality and priced right and are in limited supply only right now. Come by and try some out. They're the hottest thing going from HB California to Charlotte North Carolina! Stay tuned for our 2012 upcoming club membership that will include riding gear and special discounts at the shop and access to awesome group rides!

Team Colonel's Bicycles/Sho-Air

Team Colonel's Bicycles/Sho-Air is starting to take shape. From left to right:

  • James Sanchez (AKA: the angry aztec) ; MTB, Cyclocross, Road Racing, Subway sandwich inspector

  • Christina Smith (AKA: red rocket); MTB, Cyclocross Racing, Bronc Busting

  • Matt Davis (AKA: hollow legs Davis); MTB, Road, Cyclocross, 20" unicycle dirt jumper

  • Jayson Webb (AKA: Jay boy); MTB, Cross, Road, Brazillian Jujitsu Master

  • Art Exum (AKA: The Ponderer); MTB, Road, Cross, Wheelchair Jockey

Sponsored by: Colonel's Bicycles, Sho-Air, Mavic, Orbea, Arundel, Purple Extreme, Gu Nutrition, Oakley.

Come join the team! Plenty of space available.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Colonel's Bicycles Gift Cards

We just got a fresh shipment of gift cards just in time for Christmas. The perfect gift for the picky cyclist.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Flat back, slight bend in the arms and adjusted leg extension, just a few things that make your time in the saddle more comfortable and increase performance. Come on in and let the pros get you set up for winter training and spring classics! Here at Colonel's Bikes we pride ourselves on bike positioning for comfort and performance. We offer 2 level's of bike fitments. Both offered by appointment only at (817)924-1333. The Pro Fit is offered by the fit "doctor" himself Colonel Doug Coyle @ $200. The Comfort Fit is done by Randy"Sully"Sullivan for $50. The Pro Fit is done after hours and will take about 2 hrs., the Comfort Fit can be done any time during business hours with a 24hr. notice and takes just under 1hr. The old saying that "the comfort fit can make your whole day"...and "the pro fit will make your whole week" does hold some truth to it!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Read em' and weep hardcores! The 2012 Salsa Cycles are landing here at the store now. You should consider this his and hers Spearfish package deal, with the 16" green model for her, priced at $2249 and this 20" orange model for him @ $2649. These Spearfish are full suspension 29r's, Rockshox suspended(front & rear), Sram X9(2 X 10) equipped, hydro Elix'r brakes, Stans's all there!
If you've ever considered wanting to be a star at the mountain bike races, you could get one of these Spearfish along with a new Colonel's/Sho Air team kit and own it... right now! No one gets more play than the tangerine and green dream team of the new Colonel's Sho-Air race team...You'll see, "coming to a vulgar display of style and talent near you" !

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday/Year End Bicycle Sale At Colonel's

Looks like 2011 is almost over and we need to make room for the 2012 bikes. This is a good time to find a deal on 2011 and 2010 inventory. Check the list below for details. Happy Holidays!

Giant Dash for ladies. Size:Medium, Regular Price: $650.00 Sale Price: 589.99
Giant Defy Advanced 3 Carbon Size: Medium/Large, Regular Price: $1930 Sale Price: $1800
Giant Avail Advanced For Women, Size: Medium, Regular Price: $1650 Sale Price: $1400

Giant Anthem X 29er 2, Size: Medium, Regular Price: $2900.00 Sale Price: $2499.99


Giant XTC 29 Composite, Size: Large, Regular Price: $2500 Sale Price: $2299

Surly Karate Monkey Complete SS, Size: 18", Regular Price: $1175 Sale Price: $1099

Orbea Terra Carbon Cyclocross, Size:51cm, Regular Price: $3499.99 Sale Price: $3075.00

Orbea Alma Carbon 29er XT, Size: Medium, Regular Price: $3699 Sale Price: $3300

Salsa Casseroll, Size:56cm, Regular Price:$1199 Sale Price:$1050
Orbea Orca Silver Ultegra, Size: 55cm, Regular Price: $3999 Sale Price: $3300
Orbea Diva Ultegra, Size: 49cm, Regular Price: $4150 Sale Price: $3700
Orbea Aqua T23, Size: 51cm, Regular Price: $799.99 Sale Price: $699.99
Surly Steamroller, Size:49cm, Regular Price: $849.99 Sale Price: $779.99
Surly Steamroller, Size: 53cm, Regular Price: $849.99 Sale Price: $750.00
Colonel's Bicycles (817) 924-1333

Thursday, December 1, 2011


The Ultegra 6770 Di2 series has arrived. These components were born to realize more stress free riding, super stress free operation, thanks to Di2 technology. Digital operation reduces the chance of human error and continuous durability. Ergonomic controllability with Di2 technology for the next generation of riding experience. Optimum ergonomics contributes to better steering control. Auto trim system makes it even more easy to ride and diagnosable system works on PC for maintenance. Not to mention our service manager here at the shop is certified by Shimano to trouble shoot the system should you actually have a problem with it. So no more complaining about"I can't afford Dura Ace, to get electronic shifting". The Ultegra Di2 is now here! Bike size and wiring configuration can differ from frame to frame please call for pricing (817)924-1333. This is possibly one of the first groups like this available in Tarrant county, pricing on this kit will be done at M.S.R.P.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The perfect Christmas gift for mom, daughter or both!

If you're wracking your brain trying to figure out the perfect gift for the ladies in your life, these two beautifully mod styled bikes from Giant could be just the thing to make mom and daughter smile.

W Via 1
Sram Motion 3 speed internal gearing

The bold candy apple red paint job, trimmed with white and grey stripes make this little gem pop. The cool spittop tube, 1920's style seat, and custom alloy basket are the sweet finishing touches that give the W Via 1 a nostalgic look that will be classic for time to come.

W Via 2
Sram 8 speed shifting

The stark contrast of the black and white paint on the frame and fenders of the W Via 2, give this beauty a vintage feel too. It's classic colors, splittop tube and clean lines are simple and stylish, yet there is no skimping on the attention to detail. Check out the all little flowers.

Whether purchased singly or as a pair for mom and daughter, the Women's Via is sure to make your princess's smile.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oregon Manifest Video

Great video showing the possible future of bicycle transportation and commuting.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Orbea released this Orca Silver level race bike a few months ago to us with 6700 Ultegra, Reynolds wheelset, etc. we loaned it to one of Ft. Worth's finest, Dr. Teddy Takata until his Orca Gold Di2 bike was released. We clocked the mileage at just under 2000 and he used his wheels during this period. It is a 48cm that lists for $3999. We've just discounted it to $3099 to save you almost a grand! Come in and test ride this baby and see what a 16 pound tool for winning feels like! Call Sully at (817)924-1333 for a test fit or just come in for a road test and feel what it's like to save $1000 on this lightly used current model...

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Being an exclusive Salsa Dealer has it's privileges! Check out this new arrival...the 2012 Salsa Fargo 3. This unit sells for $1399 plus tax and I must tell you we received 3 of these on Monday and this is the only one left! This baby is a dirt bike, a street bike, a touring bike a commuter...OK, somebody stop me, you get it. It does it all and the only shop you can find 'em in stock is here at Colonel's! Come in for a test ride today and you can say "my 29'r is bigger than your 29'r" !

Friday, November 4, 2011


Pictured here with his 6'4" muscular build, weighing in at 220#'s with his newest race bike, Chris Clark just picked up his 5th bicycle in 3 years of doing business with us here in Ft.Worth. His latest machine is a "bomb pop blue" Salsa El Mariachi single speed equipped with Fox fork and laced with trick parts. We consider Chris one of A&M's finest and he now lives in Austin and still turns to Colonel's for his cycling needs.
Austin spends a lot of time & effort trying to "keep Austin weird", we here at Colonel's are just keeping it real! Thanks again Chris, see ya at the races bub!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


OK, anybody with a "smart phone" can tell you that by the time you read this you are probably going to need wool socks(tall), long finger gloves, arm/knee warmers and a bitchin' wool hat with a visor(or in some circles known as the Ivan Tedesco), just to do training rides on your bike with. Cold weather is here ladies and gentlemen and we have got you covered. There are a few long sleeved Colonel's Army winter jerseys left as well !
Don't get left out in the cold. The first 3 customers that come in and purchase winter cycling gear and can tell us who Ivan Tedesco is, will receive a free Colonel's tee-shirt(a $20 value) !

Electra Cruiser Bike Sale

We are having a sale on Electra and Sunlite cruisers. From now until christmas, we'll take 10% off the cruisers we have in stock on the floor. We currently have nine in stock so come check them out.

We also took $50 off the price of the Radish Xtracycle. It's a great cargo bike that's perfect for hauling tools, groceries, your friends, and just about everything else you can think of.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Reynolds carbon race wheels are on sale starting...right now! We have a rental fleet of wheels that are extremely low mileage as well as brand new carbon race wheelsets that have never been used. We're not just discounting these high performance babies we are unloading them! Just as an example: We have a pair of 2011 Reynolds 32 Carbon Tubular wheels (brand new, never even had tires or glue on them) that list for $2400 and you can get them now for $2050, that's $350 off or a night at the resort for the Ironman Hawaii, which ever way you want to look at it! The deals keep getting better from there. We'll give you 10% off on tires, even if you're not on one of our participating Tri teams. We'll also throw in carbon specific brake pads, your cassette install and the adjustments required once they're on your bike, if you purchase a set(tire gluing charges may apply). Call Sully here at Colonel's, or just come in and put your hands on these tools for winning...

Bianchi Super Pista

We have an awesome Bianchi Super Pista at the shop. The bike is definitely meant for track, with its steep geometry and a stiff aluminum frame that doesn't have bottle bosses, a rear brake mount or clearance for big tires. This is a "real deal" track bike.

Retail $1000

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The making of a Soulcraft bicycle video

We are not a Soulcraft dealer but I love the bikes and this is a great video of the making of a Soulcraft.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Serious Bicycle Video

SRSLY from Geoff Agnew on Vimeo.

Great bike video. I'm serious!

Monday, October 10, 2011

2012 Surly Karate Monkey

Check out the 2012 18" Karate Monkey we have up at the shop. It's made from custom 4130 CroMoly steel tubing making the frame and fork, butted where it matters to provide a durable yet resilient ride. The seat tube is curved forward, allowing the rear wheel to tuck under, shortening the wheelbase and increasing rear wheel traction. The crank height provides plenty of ground clearance. The rear “dropouts” are horizontal rear-load style, but with a derailleur hanger.

Retail $1120.99

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Great Video of Ant Bike Mike Flanigan Building a Bicycle

Mike Flanigan of Ant Bike builds a bike in this video with a great guitar in the background.

Ant Bike Mike Makes an Antbike from zak lee on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Surly Bikes In Stock

This 18" Pugsley is almost complete and ready for the floor. In addittion, we received Surly Crosschecks, Long Haul Truckers and Karate Monkeys. Most of these are still in the box butshould be built up soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

4th Annual Texas Custom Bike Show

Local Fort Worth custom bike builder Jeremy Shlachter, of Gallus Cycles will be at the 4th Annual Texas Custom Bike show on October 15th and 16th. The event will take place at the Austin Convention center from 10am-5pm.

Jeremy has built a sweet, custom, orange travel grinder for Doug that has been shown at the NAHB, and been featured in Popular Mechanics, and Dirt Rag magazines. He's also just completed an ice blue 650B for Rick, that will be on display at the show.

More information on Jeremy can be found at

More info on the Texas Custom Bike Show can be found at

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moots Vamoots with Reynolds Tubulars and WTB Devo Saddle

In anticipation of my day off today, I installed some Reynolds 66 tubulars and a WTB Devo saddle on my Moots before leaving the shop. The weather was perfect with a slight south breeze when I left the house for my ride. I immediately noticed that the wheels rolled faster than my stock ones especially when going straight into the wind. My daily wheelset consists of Campy Record hubs on Mavic Reflex tubulars with butted spokes and Challenge tires. Great comfy and durable wheels but not as free rolling as the Reynolds tubulars. I did feel a pretty good push on the front wheel in cross winds but nothing I couldn't get used too. Overall, a great ride and I'm gonna be bummed to take them off.
Lately I've been on a mission to find a saddle that is compatible with my 47 year old increasingly saggy anatomy. My old standby Fizik Aliante just wasn't working anymore. I think I nailed it with the WTB Devo saddle. I could comfortably ride for miles on end in the saddle without pain or numbness! I already have one of these on my Orbea Alma MTB but wasn't sure it would work on the road. The Devo is now my saddle of choice. I guess I should mention that we have a Reynolds wheel rental program and a saddle demo program that consists of WTB, Fizik and Cobb saddles. Ride On.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Soma B-Side first ride

Finally got all the parts together, got my Soma finished, and went for a shakedown ride at Gateway today. After getting a good feel for the bike on the first lap I made a few small adjustments to the seat and bar angles. Second lap everything felt dialed except for tire pressure so I dropped down to about 30psi and on the third lap everything was perfect. The 650b x 2.0 tires are a great compromise between 26 and 29ers, still rolling over stuff better than a 26 and easier to get through tight turns and back up to speed than the 29's. The thing that impressed me most though was the Soma Clarence bars I used on a whim. With the exact right sweep and width I'm sorry I haven't tried them before now.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tri-Boxes & Seat Bags

Our new stock of tri-boxes and seat bags are here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Soma B-Side

Since I recently put a dyno hub on my Vaya, I had a set of 650b wheels/tires that I no longer used on that bike that needed a new home. So, I've now got a Soma B-Side frame to build up as a full rigid singlespeed mtb. Check back soon for pics of the completed bike...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

XTR upgrade on Moots MootoX

Good customer and friend James Sanchez recently upgraded his Moots MootoX to 2012 Shimano XTR 2x10. This is my new favorite MTB group. The shifting is flawless ans the brakes are incredible. Of course the Moots frame that the parts are hung on is no slouch. The frame is three years old and will last long enough to see several other groupo changes. James elected to go with the 26x38 chainring combo and an 11/34 10 speed XT cassette. Next week we will add some Ergon grips and Shimano Ice Tech rotors. Ride on Jimmy James!