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ELEMNT BOLT Bike Computer Reviews Round Up

Check out what people have to say about the newest GPS bike computer – the ELEMNT BOLT.

Bicycling.com “Bike computers might not be the first pieces of gear to come to mind when you think of aero parts, but Wahoo Fitness is looking to change that.”

The Gearcaster “Normally, bike accessories are an afterthought when looking at aerodynamics but Wahoo decided to treat it like any other component and figure out how best to reduce drag. The result might just get you a PR in your next race.”

 

Bike Radar “..the BOLT also lets you use the power of Google to search out a destination when out on the bike, and then use your BOLT to navigate you there.”

Triathlete.com “The BOLT packs a lot of features into a computer smaller than your iPhone, making it a worthy companion.”

Road Bike Review.com “This trimmed-down version of the standard ELEMNT is 43 grams lighter, shares nearly all the same functionality but with a smaller screen, and is more aerodynamic because the new device and its included out-front mount were designed to fit together seamlessly.”

“..put the new Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT on the top of your summer cycling season shopping list.”

Bike Rumor.com “If I have to have a computer on the bar, I want something I won’t have to struggle through menus to set up. Both ELEMNT computers check all the boxes with easy to read displays, they’re easy to use and navigate, and now, with the BOLT they’re more aerodynamic as an added bonus.”

DC Rainmaker “It’s really just such a nice little package that works so well – and all cheaper than [competitor].  Plus, I love how easy it is to stick a point on a map via the phone and have it route.  The same goes for using RideWithGPS to get turn by turn routes onto the unit.  All major benefits if you use those services.”

“So job well done Wahoo – you’ve managed to do what is far more difficult than most people realize: Making a really good bike computer that consumers will crave and love.” 

Time for you to upgrade? Stop by either one of our locations and check out the Elemnt Bolt!

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Proud to sponsor Women on Wheels Ride 2017

Village Bikes is proud to sponsor the 2017 WOW (women on Wheels) ride. This is a free ride for the women of our cycling community put on by the men. It’s a fully supported 40 or 62 mile ride through Sarasota and Manatee counties. They get a supported ride, free lunch and beverages after the ride, plus a gift bag. The cost to them? $0. That’s right. Free! A special Jersey and Bibs/Shorts are available to purchase for the event as well from bespokekit.com. Cost of the Jersey is heavily subsidized by sponsors! The ride is capped at 250 women. The link to register is here:
http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=64991&fQuery=&z=1491511942236

More information is available on the facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/400143060373737/

Enjoy the ride ladies! If you need any accessories or need to have your bike tuned up before the ride, please stop in at one of our two locations.

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LIVE THE MOMENT, DOMINATE THE RIDE

LIVE THE MOMENT, DOMINATE THE RIDE

No matter what you crave—the full-tilt sprint for the line, epic weekend miles with the crew, hammering out a great group ride, barrier-hopping in the wet, hopping on your TT bike after a swim, or quality track time—the right bike for your ride is waiting for you at Village Bikes. Built for any road you put them on, our experts will help you find a bike, open the throttle on your legs and ride! Stop in and see why the Tour de France leaders and stage winners are most often found riding SPECIALIZED bikes! #IamSpecialized

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It’s my tour sweepstakes!

WIN A BIKE BEING RIDDEN IN THIS YEAR’S #ITSMYTOUR.

#ItsMyTour @IamSpecialized

#ItsMyTour @IamSpecialized

Capture the #ITSMYTOUR energy and participate in scratcher sweepstakes to win hundreds in prizes! Throughout the three weeks of the Tour we are selecting hundreds of winners to receive awesome Specialized product such as: socks, gloves, shoes, and helmets!

One lucky winner will win a bike ridden by one of our professional athletes during the #ITSMYTOUR and they will also win a Pro-Level Specialized road bike of their choice!

The winner will be flown to headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA for a 2-day all expenses paid trip to be able to pick up their new bikes and also meet Specialized Founder, Mike Sinyard!

Don’t delay! Stop by either of our locations to pick up your #ITSMYTOUR scratcher to have a chance to win thousands in prizes.

 

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Village Bikes to provide SAG Support for Women on Wheels Ride

Village Bikes is proud to announce that in addition to helping sponsor the Village Idiot’s Cycling Club‘s 2nd Annual Women on Wheels Ride, we are also going to provide SAG support. (SAG stand for “Support and Gear”) We’ll have a vehicle traveling along the route with spare tubes, tires, and a mechanic to help out in case there any any equipment issues.

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Village Bikes Sponsors VICC Women on Wheels Ride

Village Bikes is pleased to sponsor the 2nd Annual Village Idiots Cycling Club’s Women on Wheels ride. The group ride is for Women only, and is free to participants. The ride is a fully supported 60 mile route through Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and up through Manatee County.  It takes place on May 17th, and leaves from right in front of our Lakewood Ranch location on Main Street at 8:00am. The Women on Wheels 100 is not a competition to see who is the fastest, it is about gathering a community of women to take part in this shared adventure. From seasoned racers to brand new roadies, all types of riders will join together with a common goal of riding 100km this May.

To participate, please join the event page on facebook.

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Village Bikes Sponsors Tour de Cure

Once again this year Village Bikes is proud to be a sponsor of the Tour de Cure. The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist.

Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. Will you join in the quest to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all?

By riding in the Tour de Cure, you can help the American Diabetes Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

Join Tour de Cure Southwest Florida – Take the ride of your life!

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