Friday, February 1, 2008

Carbon Fiber for the rest of us

Are you looking for a new bike, something that's faster and lighter to help you tackle Pedal to the Point or other high-mileage events, but you don't want to give up the comfortable, upright riding position of your trusty old hybrid? One of the popular flat-bar road bikes may be just the ticket, and nothing combines the best of both worlds like the Raleigh Cadent FC, brand new and in stock in all three of our stores now!

Raleigh's ACE Evolution Carbon in the frame and fork gives you racer technology, while the Re2P geometry gives you comfort for the long haul. The Shimano Sora drivetrain may have an entry-level reputation, but because of trickle-down technology, today's Sora gives you the same performance and bling factor as the Dura-Ace of a half-dozen years ago.

The drivetrain includes a crankset with compact chainrings. The 50-tooth and 34-tooth chainrings give you low enough gears to tackle steep climbs almost like a triple crankset, but with the low weight and reliability of a double.

The whole package weighs in at a svelte 21 pounds (based on the 54cm model, with Shimano pedals). The price is $1,549.99; remember that through the end of February, you can take advantage of our Bonus Bucks, which means that with the purchase of this bike, you'll get a Century Cycles Gift Card worth $154.99 that you can use towards a new helmet, shorts, or any other clothing, parts, or accessories!

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