If you are looking for a road bike for long days in the saddle or even giving a shot at racing you can’t beat the Scott CR1 series. The bikes are among the lightest on the market for the price with a 54 cm frame coming in well under 1 kg. A Shimano 105 equipped CR1 Team tips the scales at a scant 16.2 lbs. This is a couple of pounds lighter than bikes from the competition. And at $2499 the price is inline with any other brand’s comparable build.
While the chassis is stiff enough for racing, it is a smooth ride with shock absorbing characteristics designed into the rear stays. The real proof is that Team GreenEdge chose this bike for racing the notoriously rough Paris-Roubaix.
And don’t just take my word for it. Read the Bike Radar review
Any time is BMX time. Outdoor urban riding or indoor rails, we’ve got the bikes for you. Killer brands like Kink, Redline, Verde, Eastern, SE Racing and Nitrous. Make your friends jealous and get all the girls.
And it isn’t just about quality. These bikes have style. You can get colored rims, brake lines, hubs, spokes and chainrings. Get the hot upgrades without having to do it aftermarket. As well, almost all of the bikes have compact drive system with a 25 tooth chainring and 9 tooth driver to clear the lip of the nastiest halfpipe.
Don’t let your buddies have a better bike than you. Step it up to a better ride and roll in style.
Come to our Kitchener, Cambridge or Guelph stores to see the best selection of BMX in the region.
Free Lifetime Tune-up Warranty with any regular priced bike.
It’s that simple. As often as you like for as long as you own your bike we will tune it up for FREE.
Our Lifetime Service Plan includes
- Adjustment of front and rear braking systems
- Adjustment of front and rear shifting systems
- Adjustment of the headset bearings
- Adjustment of the bottom bracket bearings
- Tire Pressure check
- External lubrication of the drive-train
- Minor wheel truing (straightening of wheels on the bicycle)
- Visual tire inspection
As long as you make use of your warranty, your bike will last longer and you will save a lot of money on service.
At Braun’s we want to give you the best experience possible. Keeping your bike rolling is just the beginning.
Your bike is only as good as it fits
When buying a new bike don’t take chances with your fit.
At Braun’s Cambridge we have an exclusive offer of Free Bike Fitting with your new bike purchase. We measure you and calculate the right size and frame geometry. Once we found the right bike for you we mount it in the trainer and adjust it to fit you.
Here are the areas we address.
- Saddle shape and angle
- Saddle height and fore-aft balance
- Handlebar height and angle
- Brake lever angle
- Cleat alignment and shimming if you have clipless pedals
- Laser knee and foot alignment
- Leg length imbalances
- Pedal stroke mechanics
- Pedal stance width
Get sized and fit to your bike so you don’t have to deal with the discomfort of numb hands or sore back.
By Winston Endall
Team Brauns.com had a good day with Mark Brouwer coming in 3rd in the single speed category and 218th place overall. Next year we are going to get Mark going in the first wave as that makes a big difference in your time as you are hitting fresh trails, not ones churned up by almost a thousand riders before you.
Three other team riders did the event. Morten Schmidt finished 98th in the 40-49 group. Graham Dunn was 97th in the 30-39 group. Chris Canning came in 137th in the 30-39 class as well.
Congratulations to all the riders who participated in this years rail-trail mud fest.
Cambridge – Friday, April 20, 2012 10 am & 2 pm
Kitchener – Saturday, April 21, 2012 10 am & 2 pm
Guelph – Monday, April 23, 2012 10 am & 2 pm
Argon 18 rolls into town with their demo fleet of Gallium Pro and E-118 models for you to test ride. Test the bikes the pros ride and feel the difference a top end bike makes.
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By Darcy Brown, Team Braun’s Athlete
Greetings from 33,000 feet somewhere over Maine. This is the first chance this proud new dad has had to get a blog post going in a little while so I’m taking advantage of this down-time to crank one out. Read More
By Winston Endall
I had a customer this weekend who asked me why fitting was so important when getting a new bike. He just thought you got the right size and that was all there was to it. That’s part but not all of the story.
When he bought his bike I set it up in the trainer and went through the series of adjustments and changed the parts needed to get him dialed in. On a bike that had the right size frame, we changed the stem and saddle.
When choosing a new bike you need to get a frame that has the right proportions for you but you also need to get the right stem, handlebar and crank length. Once you’ve gotten the right parts then you need to get them in the right position. The right fore-aft position as well the the right angles. It is a game of milimeters and degrees. If you use clipless pedals there are even more adjustments needed to get your feet positioned properly for the best power transfer and put your knees into the safest position.
Getting these adjustments right is probably our biggest strength. When you buy a bike from us, we fit it for free. But if you have a bike you bought else where, we’ll still fit it, only you’ll have to pay a few bucks.
Before you start thinking about what materials your frame will be made with and parts you want to hang on it, think about fit. This is the number one factor how well your bike rides and how comfortable you will be.
In the classic start of the season, the Good Friday Road Race, Philip Sheffield finished 11th in the men’s Elite 4 field, 2 seconds back from the winner. Congratulations Philip. Thanks for starting the Team Braun’s season off with a positive. No it’s not that kind of positive. You know, positive as in good.
By Winston Endall
When you look at how your tire comes out from the rim, you’ll notice that it bulges out like a light bulb. When the rims are a lot narrower than the tire you need more air pressure to keep the tire from folding over in corners and to keep from pinch flatting. While I’m going to specifically talk about road rims and tires, the same principles apply for mountain bikes ( I run 35 mm wide rims rather than the usual 24 mm on my mountain bike). Read More