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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

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Time for Power

Make 2017 the best ever for your individual cycling goals with Elevate Cycles.

Whether it was your first century ride, triathlon, raising money with our good friends at the Tour De Cure, Team in Training or just being able to spend more time in the saddle and enjoying the ride.

 

We know that many of you are starting to plan ahead for next year, and we at Elevate know that the best time to begin preparing to reach your new goal is RIGHT NOW. Over the fall and winter seasons is the perfect time to start building the foundation for a stronger cycling season come spring. Elevate Cycles would like to help you become stronger, faster and more powerful than ever on your bicycle.

How can we do that?
With our CycleOps resistance power training studio.

 

Here is a quick glimpse at one of our athlete’s off season progress from last year training exclusively in the Elevate Cycles Power Cafe during 2013/2014:

 

The training started in November but the first training for this particular client began on December 14th 2013.  A bit late to the game but still showed very big results with three days a week of training on our CycleOps Power Beam trainers.  Elevate is the only Power training facility for cyclists in the area that uses these electronic Resistance trainers.

 

 

Average Power, Watts 160
Maximum Power, Watts 342
Normalized Power 183
Average Watts/kg 2.3
Maximum Watts/kg 4.9

The next set of graphics are from the end of the training season.  Take notice of the flip flop of the heart rate and power distribution graphs.  Look at the power detail averages and max from April 14th 2014.

Average Power, Watts 268
Maximum Power, Watts 731
Normalized Power 302
Average Watts/kg 3.0
Maximum Watts/kg 8.2

First ride outside and was able to hang with one of the fastest group rides around the region.  Ride was short but difficult, and would not have been able to put forth this kind of effort without the training over the winter.  Not all the info is there, but as you can see the training worked and paid off.

Average Power, Watts 280
Maximum Power, Watts 820
Normalized Power 312
Average Watts/kg
Maximum Watts/kg

If you have never trained with Elevate Cycles during the off season, or have never used resistance power training, this is the time to experience it. Our second training session of the season is about to begin.

Please RSVP (chris@elevatecycles.com or call 371-4641) and reserve your spot. Only ten spaces available per class.

Elevate Cycles Power Training classes are only the first part of our all new off-season training offerings. Come check out our training studio for one of our free classes. Stay tuned to hear about all the other great opportunities we’ll have coming your way soon. We value your input, so let us know what you’d like us to incorporate into our off-season programs to best help you prepare for your 2017 season.

The best time to start preparing for next year’s goals is Now.

Are you ready for the next level?

Elevate your training. Elevate your performance.

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Time!

I always run out of it, day after day.

Confronting myself with the fact that I seem to manage time very poorly and want to be better at it. Here we sit, another day that I say to myself that I will be better about blog entries, social media posts, returning emails, making phone calls and keeping in touch with friends and loved ones. And now with a new website added to the mix, time will be even more valuable.


I will be better! 
 
With that said, WOW have we been busy over the past year.  With the move and the decision to downsize and stay in the game (what else would I do), things have been good!  Not gonna lie, if anyone out there says its easy and business is through the roof, they are the biggest BS artist out there. Bicycle retail is difficult and going to become even more difficult. Bike companies will allow you to purchase direct and in some cases even ship direct to your home.
Good for them! Less inventory we have to stock. We have embraced this model to the fullest. All our bikes are special order now.
 
Fit First.
 
With this model of fitting a customer first, there is no trying to sell them what we have in stock. We get exactly what is going to work for them in the correct size. Not just something we had in stock and jam down their throat because we need to unload it.
 
So there it is. A quick entry get things started for the journey of Elevate Cycles managing time better and keeping things up to date.
 
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