A bicycle is like any metallic organism whose parts come loose and whose chains decay under the stress of the outside world. Calmar Bicycles is staffed by friendly and highly knowledgeable cycle pros who are certified when it comes to massaging a peddler to a state of road-ready confidence. A standard tune-up entails a complete inspection and adjustment of a bike’s derailleurs, a brake adjustment for quicker and easier stopping, and a scrutinous look at all critical fasteners. Then a bike’s bearing assemblies go under the knife to crispen crucial connections before wheels are removed for a true truing, cables are lubricated to achieve minimal resistance, and a light cleaning makes the curious creature blue-ribbon ready.
Like a perfectly broken-in glove or a lucky bat, RD Academy stays with ballplayers for years and years. It also plays an important role in a ballplayer's development.
When Santa Clara University head baseball coach Dan O'Brien founded the academy, he didn't design it for just one age group, but instead as a resource that players can turn to from the moment they pick up a ball to the moment they have to pick out a college. The academy's youth camps, for instance, emphasize the game's fundamentals to kids aged 7–13. When the time comes to move up to the next level, the academy organizes high school showcases, where ballplayers can impress college coaches without hurling a fastball through their bedroom window, and then immediately repairing the window.
Whether meant to scale mountains or drift down street shoulders, the mounts and cycling gear at Summit Bicycles ease any odyssey atop two wheels. The extensive selection ranges from Trek bikes for road and mountain to hybrid and commuter bikes that trump getting to work by hiding overnight in a coworker's trunk. Well aware of the importance of finding the ideal frame, the store lends out high-end bikes for test runs via its demo program, allowing riders to get a feel for the saddle's political bent before taking it home to meet their parents. For current owners, Summit's technicians repair and tune up already-owned bikes and help browsers find accessories such as tire-patching kits, electronic heart-rate monitors, and apparel from Bontrager and Pearl Izumi.
Trail Head Cyclery is a premier builder and seller of bikes, with the expertise to repair numerous bicycle issues and answer questions with expert answers. Other than bicycles, visitors will find a large amount of riding gear for sale; some items include apparel, tires and important bicycle components. Custom work can be done by the team, as well as regular routine services. Trail Head Cyclery may sometimes be involved in local events; if so, details are posted on the shop’s website. There might be a time when a customer isn’t sure if a particular bike is right for them; that’s why Trail Head promotes its Demo Bike Program. This program allows prospective purchasers to try out a bike and ride it on the trails to get a true feeling of what that bike is like. Set timeline parameters are in place for the program, but the timeline does enable program participants to use the bike for more than just the standard 24 hours. Contact Trail Head Cyclery today for more information.
The first time you enter La Dolce Velo you’ll be able to tell that it’s not just a bike shop—it’s a community. Owners Rob and Jacquie started the shop out of their garage over a decade ago, and they still love creating custom fits for their clients. The shop has an incredible selection of bicycles, from commuter and recreational wheels to high-end racing bikes, as well as accessories. And their attention doesn’t stop once you’ve gotten the perfect bike--there are services here to maintain your bike for a lifetime. There’s even a trade up program for kids! The staff are eager to share their knowledge with you, but even more eager to go on a ride—join in on one of the weekly rides, like the social Sunday waffle ride, with stops along the way for breakfast and coffee.
Calabaza’s Cyclery is one of the most well-stocked bike stores in all of San Jose. Carrying performance models from some of the biggest names in the industry, they’re the place to be if you’re in the market for a professional cycle. Cannondale, Raleigh, GT, Redline, Haro, Kona, and Black Market are just a few of the brands that they stock. In addition to their bikes, they also have a host of accessories, including custom seats, pedals, and pegs. They also sell bike gear, ranging from cycling shoes, which they’ll form-fit and let you test-drive, to helmets from practically every major manufacturer imaginable. They pride themselves on having the speediest bike repair and maintenance service in town, with most work being completed and delivered same-day.