Go with a 1X System and Ditch Your Front Derailleur

If you have been in the shop lately and happened to hear or been a part of a discussion with me on SRAM’s revolutionary idea of a single chain ring drive train, you likely got more than an earful.  It’s exciting, simple, and very cost effective and I tend to get really worked up about the benefits and features that a lack of front derailleur has.  I am admittedly a SRAM guy, and preface my passionate discussion of all things SRAM by making that clear before going off the rails about how much I love the 1X (pronounced “One-By”) system.  That being said, the idea of ditching your front derailleur is brilliant for just about everyone.  No really, unless you’re a hardcore bike racer, it’s a darn near perfect system and it has an amazing amount of upside to it.  The 1X arrangement has been a mainstay in the mountain bike world for several years now and has revolutionized mountain bike drive systems.  It’s a very hot topic right now in the cycling world, and more cyclists, triathletes, and occasional riders are making the switch.  Should you make the switch?  Read on and lets discuss the idea from a practical, mathematical, and cost standpoint.

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Custom Merckx EMX-525 Build

This is one of the latest custom bike builds just completed for our buddy Jeff. We love building these sweet custom rides and get about as excited as the customer. This bike is light, fast and drool worthy for sure.

Here are a few of the specs:

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#BestTriClubEver is Officially Here

We are excited to be sponsoring and working with the #BestTriClubEver!

 



 

Cannon Cyclery is the Local AND Virtual Bike Shop for the New Swim Bike Mom and TriFecta Triathlon Club

Blue Competition Cycles is the official bike sponsor of the SBM and TriFecta Club and we will be the contact point for all Blue local and virtual fits, purchases, builds, etc. We are also offering local club members a standing discount on products and services in our shop. We will also be providing great resources for club members including live clinics, articles, tips and more. We are super excited to be involved with the club and look forward to helping its members and watching it grow!

Special Membership Discounts through Cannon Cyclery

Join the club using our special code “cannon” and save $30 off your membership.

Learn more and register now at http://www.BestTriClubEver.com. Offer good until February 14th.

If you are local, get 25% off parts and service on your FIRST visit and then get a standing 10% discount on parts and service for the year.

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Cycles & Cinema is Here!

Join us in Jan and Feb for our inaugural Cycles & Cinema spin sessions.

Our long time customer, triathlete, spin instructor and good friend Carrie Giordano suggested the idea and happily agreed to head up the spinning each week. This is not an instructional or spin class as usual but a great time to come and spin with friends and others from the cycling community. Spin at your own pace and whatever fits your current training schedule while watching the big screen. 

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Introducing Our New Pick Up/Delivery Service

** Post Notice: We actually do some pick up and delivery here and there but the below post was our April Fools joke for this year. We are good but FREE pick and delivery anywhere in GA, yeah…no.

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We have been throwing this idea around for some time to try and figure out if this was worth it and if you guys would find it beneficial. And the decision ultimately was yes and yes.

Now Available Anywhere in Georgia

FREE Pick Up and Delivery Service!

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Danny Again!

Danny MacAskill just continues to up the ante if that is possible. The creative talent he possesses to find such incredible lines where most of us wouldn’t even walk, much less ride a bike. And lets not even talk about the size of his huge brass ones!

Again, doesn’t matter what kind of bike you ride, this will hold your attention.

Enjoy this new one from Danny. We did.

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Kaleidoscope: See Things Differently

So we didn’t think that anyone else could really give us the reaction quite like Danny Macaskill does (check out a few of our earlier blog posts on that  – Danny Does it Again and Danny’s Latest) but this guy Kriss Kyle pretty much gave us the same effect. Guess it makes sense that Danny was the one to share this with everyone.

Make sure and stick with it past the first 50 seconds. It looks like your typical BMX skate park video, but it is far from it!

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Canon Cyclery Kit

Shop Kit Seen in the Wild

So we finally put together a shop kit this year (big thanks to Drew Burke and Castelli Cycling) and had incredible response from you guys on the ordering front. The kits arrived earlier this month, have been picked up by most and are starting to be seen out there in the wild. Some great shots showed up on the social scene, including Instagram and Facebook. Cool to see you guys rocking the kits even as we head into cooler weather.

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