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How is Elevate Cycles?

How is Elevate Cycles? Since we moved to a smaller space at the rear of a plaza, you could imagine how many times we are asked that question.

Simple answer is. Pretty busy!

As one can imagine, summer is always a bustling time in a bike shop. But come fall and winter, we really don’t take a very long rest. Elevate is always trying to heighten our customers cycling experience. Whether it is with service and fit of your current bike or power based training in the off season.  If your interested in our training, here is a link to an older post that can give you some insight on how we can make you a stronger rider by Spring.

Here is just a few things we have been doing as of late.

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Elevate Power Training Session One 2019

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As you know all to well, indoor training season is underway here at Elevate Cycles!  In a short four weeks, elevate power training will start our first session of 2019. 


Elevate Power Training is making some changes this year in regards to operating the trainers by using Rouvy.  This is due to the addition of brand new equipment that can only be controlled certain ways.  Everyone who signs up for training with Elevate must create a Rouvy account.  We ask you to share your log in and passwords so we can access the workouts for download to be able to send out progress reports (if interested in more information regarding tracking all your workouts, let us know). First thirty days are free trial and then we will pick up the tab after that.

Rouvy works with smart trainers and classic trainers with speed, cadence and heart rate sensors. IPhones or IPads work best due to native Bluetooth.  If all you have is an Android phone, don’t worry, we have the correct hardware for you to use. All you have to do is download ANT USB service and ANT Radio Service.


The link below is to sign up through our website and all sessions have detailed dates and times in the description. elevate.bike training sign up.

Multiple days coupon codes:

  • train2day
  • train3day

If you have any questions please let me know by calling Elevate at 518-371-4641 or email: chris@elevatecycles.com

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Elevate Cycles Fundraising for Brain Tumor Research and ADA

Elevate Cycles fundraising for Brain tumor Research and ADA in the coming months.

 

Every year for many years Elevate Cycles has been helping fund raise for the Billy Ride and Tour de Cure Saratoga.  With the rides approaching quickly and a very cold Spring, time is running out on reaching our goals in fitness and fundraising.  Help us reach those goals and help other s that are afflicted by these health problems.

We would love for you to join our teams as well.

It does not take much to help.

Follow the links to donation pages:

Billy Ride May 20th, 2018

Tour de Cure Saratoga June 10th, 2018

 

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Functional Movement and Injury Prevention Clinic

Functional Movement and injury prevention

Join Elevate Cycles and Goodemote Physical Therapy PLLC for a Functional Movement and Injury Prevention Clinic for Triathletes and Runners. This 90 Minute clinic will address many of the issues athletes confront while training throughout the year.

Subjects covered will be:
*Identification of pain origination – Hip or back and when its both
*Proper exercises once pain origination pinpointed and
recommended how to
*Why manual therapy is important
*Motion loss identification – from lack of joint motion vs. lack of
tissue mobility vs. muscle weakness

Elevate Cycles Is the areas leading cycling Analysis and training center for Triathletes and Cyclists.

The Physical Therapists at Goodemote Physical Therapy create an individualized road map for their patients guiding them to the quickest recovery possible.

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Elevate Power Training Session #2 2018

Elevate Power Training Session #2 2018

Elevate Power Training has been working with athletes during the winter with our CycleOps Powerbeam load generating electronic trainers for many years now. It is by far the best training tool one could use, along with many other electronic trainers. We base our training on Functional Threshold Power and HR zones. As one learns their power and HR zones, you can take it out into the real world and tackle those rides and hill climbs.

To achieve your strongest riding season ever, sign up for Elevate Power Training!

Session #2 is open on the site. Follow this link and pick your day/days training Starts March 3rd and ends on April 29th (Full Calendar is here).

As a reminder to you all, please make sure your bikes are clean and free of any excess grime on your chain and gears. Check your tires for any kind of debris that may be lodged in them if you are not using a trainer tire.  If you would like to use a trainer tire, we would be happy to sell you one and install on your bike. (Please do not roll bike through parking lot, carry bike in for training).
Bring a towel for yourself and plenty of water to hydrate. (You may find bringing two towels is advantageous. One for yourself and one to wipe down your bike after workout).
Times are as follows:
Tue, Wed, Thur arrive no later than 6:30 PM so we can start riding by 6:45 PM (1.5 hour class).
Sat arrive no later than 6:45 AM  so we can start riding by 7 AM (2 hour class).
Sun arrive no later than 8:45 AM so we can start riding by 9 AM (2 hour class).
You can store your bike here if you would like to do so.
If you plan on doing multiple days, use these codes:
Two days a week: train2day
Three days a week:  train3day
If the coupons don’t work let me know ASAP.
We have a limited number of slots and I have people waiting to pull trigger so please do not hesitate on making a decision.
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CycleOps Smart Trainer Trade in Program

Upgrade your Trainer to a CycleOps Smart Trainer!

CycleOps Smart Trainer

Trade in any trainer to receive 20% off a new CycleOps Smart Trainer Now until January 15th, 2018.

CycleOps Smart Trainer trade in program is the best time to upgrade to a new indoor trainer. Get smart with your training buy bringing in your old trainer for a 20% discount on a brand new CycleOps Magnus or Hammer Smart Trainer. Time is valuable for all of us so why not make your bike training sessions as efficient as possible.  There is reason why the pros spend so much time on trainers.  With no interruptions like stop signs and cross walks, training sessions are focused on you.

Ring In the New Year with a New Smart Trainer by CycleOps. To Upgrade, Simply Bring In Your Old Bike Trainer (any style, any brand, smart or basic), and We’ll Give You 20% Off a Hammer or Magnus. Stop By Today.

 

 

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Happy Holidays from Elevate Cycles

Elevate Christmas Hat

Christmas Eve Holiday beverages and snacks.

Happy Holidays!

Elevate Cycles is happy to continue our age old tradition.
Please join us in celebration of continued success
with special service deals. RSVP below to unlock deals.

RSVP link to event page

Holiday Hours will be as follows:
Christmas Eve: 10-3 Christmas Day: Closed
Tuesday 12/26:  Closed

New Years Eve & New Years Day: Closed

What’s coming for 2018

Elevate Cycles has been raising the knowledge of cyclist since 1994.
Keep an eye open for what Elevate has in store in the future.

 

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Shop Small Saturday 2017

Shop Small

Shop Small!

What does it mean for bike shops across the US?

Shop Small Saturday means get your but into your local bike shop and take advantage of what they have to offer.
  • Deals they don’t advertise
  • Knowledge of repairing your bike
  • Optimizing your bike position to make you as efficient and comfortable as possible
  • Setting up your smart trainer with your training apps
  • Non biased advise on your purchases

OK. The last one might be stretching it a bit but we do give honest advise.

 

Stop in Elevate Cycles today to visit and see what type of deals we have going on. Whether it is in stock or not. We have some fantastic options to save!

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Elevate Cycles Custom Bicycle Wheels

Elevate Cycles has always enjoyed custom wheels.  Seems like over the years,  Elevate Cycles has built 1000’s of wheel sets.  Probably every wheel size you can think of from 20″ BMX Race wheels to Carbon Fat Bike.  While there is a bit of science be hind wheel building, it requires patience.  Rather an art form of patience is required by one to be in tune with spoke tension and the number of turns each spoke nipple has on it.

Custom Wheels have a noticeable ride quality to them above and beyond anything else out there.  Mostly the stability in corners and the responsiveness during acceleration. At times one will find a company that takes the care and effort to produce wheels of this caliber. With that said, technology is what regulates the price tag on these wheels along side quality of build. Consequently, Zipp Firecrest comes to mind.

While some riders are interested in a full custom build including their choice of spokes, nipples, rims and hubs to assemble, pre-built is an option.  Due to the level of stress these activities can put on wheels, Elevate takes the extra time to hand tension for quality control.   Especially relevant when building wheels for performance during Road, Mountain and Fat Bike cycling. As a result, the final product is non other than a beautiful performance driven wheel.

Elevate Cycles is here for the riders far and near to help them through the steps of choosing cycling gear to make their riding more enjoyable.

Recent Custom Wheels