Here at Noble Sports, we get asked lots of bike questions, but there is one that gets asked about 10 times as much as any other. Customers walk into the store and whether they are there for a road bike, mtn bike, or just a tube…they catch a glimpse of the Cannondale Lefty Shock, and for many it blows their mind. “Why does that have only one shock?” “Is that actually stable?” “I wouldn’t trust that thing?” “How does it work?” “What are the advantages?”
We’ve heard them all and some of us are better at explaining it than others. Whether you know the workings of the Lefty or not, if you’ve ridden one you know they can withstand the tests of hard riding and that their ride quality surpasses that of any other fork. So, let me ‘splain how it works. No, there is too much…let me sum up…ok ok, better yet, check out this video where Cannondale explains it better than I ever could:
How a Cannondale Lefty Works
Upcoming Noble Events:
1) Thursday the 26th of June at 7:00pm we will be holding a FREE hour long mechanics class where we will go over the basics of tuning a bike. after the class, mechanic related items at the shop will be put on sale for class attendees.
2) We are working on solidifying a date for a Noble Sports Century Ride, and mtn bike group ride, probably in the next few weeks so tune in for more info.
Thanks for reading and we’ll see you at the shop!
There are a couple of things to consider before you go on a group ride as to make it something that you would like to do again. Some of those things are:
Hold a line: You have to be able to make a parallel line along the side of the road. If you swerve it no longer affects just you as it is very likely that you might have people on either side of you.
Drafting: It may take some adjustment to ride so close to other riders. Drafting off them entails riding anywhere from a few inches to a few feet. Drafting off of someone can greatly effect the wind resistance you experience but dont think that it is a one way ticket. Be prepared to lead out the pack as to share the burden.
Eliminate Distraction: Don’t get fixated on the wheel of the person in front of you. Hazards come quickly and you need to be able to react quickly so keep your gaze a couple of feet ahead of you. Do not wear headphones. The group leader will be giving verbal warnings about hazards.
For more information check out this article on active.com
Noble has group rides on Saturdays that will be covering routes all over the county. Join us on facebook to keep up with where we are going , what time and where we are meeting.
Now that it is warm enough to break out the bikes from winter hibernation there are a number of things that should be on your check list. Most everyone will make sure that their bikes are dialed in with tune-ups and part replacements. But how many of us take the time to make sure that our bikes are dialed in with our bodies?
Professionals check this frequently, why shouldn’t you at least once? The best way to find out this information is through a bike fit. The most precise fits have traditionally been done by world renowned athletes that cost a pretty penny. Guru has developed an innovative bike fit machine that is computer guided. Check out this Guru bike fit video to see more about how the process works.
Noble Sports is one of only 3 bike shops in Utah that has a Guru bike fit machine so come take advantage of it! Prices start at $75 and it takes 45minutes to an hour. Just call the shop and set up a time to come in. 8014910484.