Just in time for Christmas, we’re putting all of our existing stock of Orbea bikes on sale. We primarily have road bikes (from $765 to $5000!) with and without disc brakes and with mechanical or electronic groupsets, some urban commuters, a cyclocross bike, and a few mountain bikes to send to a good home.
We have a number of Orbea’s award winning Avant road bikes as well, with a more relaxed geometry, room for wider tyres, and disc brake options.
We also have a good selection of really nice Orbea kit (bibs & jerseys) going cheap.
Great bikes and great savings to be had. Come by and check it out!
If you just want to get to work or use your bike for recreational urban riding, then you might want to keep things a little more straight forward. A single-speed is a bit too simple for most people (fine for shorter, flat journeys), and three speeds is still a bit limited in range, however the lack of gears or an internal gear set-up removes the headache of dropped chains, misaligned derailleur hangers, and most of the frustration of poor shifting.
The Trace 45 from Apollo provides the ease of a single speed, but with the benefit of 8 internal gears, disc brakes for confidence in even the worst conditions, puncture resistant tyres, reflective elements in the paint, and best of all, it’s a belt drive instead of a messy and noisy chain. Everything you need, nothing you don’t.
These things are brilliant! Water proof, wind proof, warm, grippy, and close fitting. I’ve had a pair of both the gloves and the socks now for a few weeks of winter riding, and can say that they do exactly what they are supposed to. The socks, most notably, keep the water out and the warmth in, while doing an admirable job of purging your foot juices, while the gloves never seem to feel at all wet on the handlebars even when the outer layer is completely waterlogged.