New Bedrock Bags Website!

POSTED BY JOEY - We're excited to share our newly-launched Bedrock Bags website:  BedrockBags.com.  We've been working on this baby for almost two months, and today was the day to make it live!  A few things are changing with the launch of the new site:

-We've decided to sell all Bedrock Bags products via the new site.  As such, you'll find that all Bedrock products in the Velorution webstore are now listed as out of stock, with a link redirecting you to the new product page on the new site.  Eventually, we will delete the Bedrock product page on Velorution's website.

-As Revelate Designs' first Colorado dealer, we will continue to sell Revelate gear through VelorutionCycles.com, along with select Salsa products.

-Of course, you'll always find Bedrock Bags gear here in house, right where it's made!

If you get a few minutes, take some time to explore the new BedrockBags.com.  It's pretty sweet, if we do say so ourselves...

Party time, y'all are invited!

POSTED BY JOEY - We're throwing our annual bikepacking party (five years, dang!), and hosting another Salsa demo the next day, and you're invited to the entire shindig.  You may have come to one of our standing-room-only Adventure By Bike nights in the past, but regardless of whether you're a veteran or newbie adventure bike person, you should come out.  We always have food, beer, stories, photos, and how-to Q&A, and it's always a good time.  Friday, August 26, 6:30pm.  Saturday's Salsa Cycles demo will be packed with 2017 models and some brand-new bikes from our favorite bicycle brand, and you're welcome to ride them all on Horse Gulch trails, for free!  Saturday, 11am-5pm.

We'll see you all there!  :)

Salsa Drops a Killer Deal

POSTED BY JOEY - Someone at Salsa has gone a bit nuts this week, and decided to drop a killer deal.  To wit: Buy one Bucksaw full-suspension fatbike, get a Vaya gravel/touring/all-road bike FREE!  Yes, that's two bikes for the price of one.  Which, frankly, is insane.  If you've been wondering how to procure an entire quiver of bicycles at once, for an excellent price, now's your chance...

SUMMER SALE - MAKE WAY FOR 2017

POSTED BY JOEY - As we look forward to 2017 and decide what bikes we're bringing in next year, it's time to move out the remainder of our 2016 stock.  If you've been waiting for those end-of-season sales, now is the time:  All in-stock 2016 bikes are now 15-30% off!  I'll let photos tell the rest of the story... and please, try not to slobber all over your keyboard.  :)

Clockwise from upper left: El Mariachi, Deadwood, Advocate Hayduke, El Mar/Spearfish, Vaya.  All sweet bikes... all on sale.  You score.

Salsa's new lineup looks really nice!

The Fargo goes Plus!  Now compatible with 27.5+ and 29+ monster tires.

POSTED BY JOEY - We're back from SaddleDrive and we've got the goods on all of Salsa's 2017 models.  Unfortunately, we don't have photos - we were so busy riding bikes that we neglected our cameras.  So we unabashedly stole some of Salsa's pro photos from their website.  What's new, what's the same, and what's just awesome?

The 2017 Mukluk goes bigger, and lighter as well - a wider frame allows for 5" tires, and the new carbon frame keeps things light and stiff.

-Some models remain the same for 2017.  The Redpoint - Salsa's 650b, 150mm-travel trail bike - was just released a few short months ago, and it remains the same.  The top-end Spearfish XO1 remains the same with a killer kit and price.

Wild and woolly, the Woodsmoke is a unique beast that can utilize many wheel sizes, and boasts the shortest chainstay length we've seen since 26" bikes.

-Some models are new for 2017, and some familiar models get some upgrades, price drops, or both.  The big news here is two new models: the Woodsmoke and the Timberjack.  The Woodsmoke is a carbon hardtail that's compatible with 27.5+, 29", and 29+ wheel sizes, all in one frame!  The wild elevated chainstay isn't just to join Trek in bringing back the '90s, it's to allow 3" tires, chainring and mud clearance, all with a 400mm (nuts!) chainstay.  We've long preached the gospel of short stays for trail handling, and this is the shortest stay we've ever seen on a bike that can accept big rubber.  In fact, this is shorter than virtually any 29" on the market, by a long shot!  In contrast to the high-end Woodsmoke, the Timberjack is a really nice, 27.5+/29" compatible hardtail that utilizes an aluminum frame and smart parts spec to bring a really nice bike in at only $1000!  I rode this one personally and was really quite surprised at how well it rode.  I even rode it down a DH jump line (don't tell Salsa).  :)  We will definitely be bringing some of these models in for 2017.

The Timberjack - now you can find yourself riding a Salsa MTB for $1000.  The model shown comes with 27.5+ tires and will only set you back $1400!

-Finally, other models get nicer spec for a lower price.  Example number one: the Vaya GX comes with a carbon fork this year, yet is $200 cheaper, at $1800.  Sweet!  Speaking of Vaya, the line is joined this year by the Vaya Claris, which utilizes the familiar Vaya frame with a 2x8 drivetrain and disc brakes to bring the price down to $1100.  Salsa realizes that not everyone can spend two or four grand on a bike, and they are bringing out some budget friendly models for those folks that don't need the best of the best.  We're stoked on that!

Vaya Claris brings gravel/touring/road disc action your way for only $1100.  Dang.

Availability on all new models ranges across the next several months.  Call us or just come on by if you want more specific info on anything... and if you just want to peruse the new line, you can do it on Salsa's site:  salsacycles.com/culture/presenting_our_updated_line

Heading to SaddleDrive...

POSTED BY JOEY - We're making the annual pilgrimage to points west for the 2017 Salsa Cycles release.  What'll we do there?  Ride some bikes, talk about some bikes, eat good food, drink some beers, and make some big decisions about next year's products (hopefully not in that order, precisely, unless we keep the beers to a minimum).  Accordingly, we'll be closed Monday, July 25-Wednesday, July 27.  We'll be back and open again on Thursday, July 28!  Salsa's got some cool stuff coming out this year, from the sneak previews we've seen.  Back with photos and details in a week!