2014 Cannondale Hi-MOD Disc Limited Edition

Time is running out for this Limited Edition Bicycle.  15% off the list price of $9750 ends at the end of this month.  Still a few units left.  Revolutionary hydraulic disc brake road bike paired with Shimano Di2 Electronic shifting.  Enve Composite Carbon clincher wheels.  Have your position Professionally set with the purchase of this bike.https://d2sf1uqtd3qzv5.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/1/c14_700m_syn_dsc_crb_1.jpg

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2014 Cannondale Synapse Hi-MOD Disc Road Bike is HERE!

Synapse Hi-MOD DiscStop the presses!  Cannondale has added a ground breaking road bike featuring their top end Synapse Hi-MOD carbon road frame tweaked to accept disc brakes.  Dressed up with Dura Ace Di2 electronic drive train and get this,,,,hydraulic disc brakes!  Never again worry about rim brakes not working in the wet.  For those long tortuous descents your brakes will work just as well at the bottom as they did at the top.  Push button shifting, hydraulic disc brake performance, unparalleled disc specific carbon clinchers from ENVE Composites all coming soon.  Commit now and Plum Grove will extend a 15% discount off the $9750 price.  Receive delivery in time for early spring rides(only 12 weeks out).  Synapse_Sell_Sheet_v 2

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Tom building wheels

Custom built wheels for the custom ride. Not to stiff, not to flexy, just right. trim.tt6pT0

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Cannondale New Synapse Disc Brake Bike!

Shown this fall at the Eurobike trade show, this is a brand new offering from Cannondale. We don’t have the disc version in the US yet but hopefully soon. The Synapse frame is completely re-vamped for 2014 with added plushness built into the back end with the new SAVE PLUS. Smaller diameter 25.4mm seat post for more shock absorbency and compliance. Along with that the more comfortable less aggressive road position. Here is a closer look at the new bike; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaSLW2b76JM

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Elite T Class     Triathlon bike brand handmade in Philadelphia

small medium with a 51cm top tube

sram  shifters and rear deraileur, shimano ultegra crankset, dura-ace front deraileur and shimano RS20  wheels

Regular $4000

blowout sale price $1699

true triathlon geometry with a 77 degree seat tube maintaining a good angle when in the carbon fiber aero bars

http://www.elitebicycles.com/bike_detail_tri.php?id=tclass

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New PGC kit

Awesome pin stripes, get Christmas shopping over with early

Awesome pin stripes, get Christmas shopping over with early

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Cannondale CAAD10 Black Inc Mark Down!

Cannondale’s premium CAAD10 bicycle model the Black Inc. equipped with electronic Ultegra Di2 components is on sale!  Normally $4100 you can ride away on this sweet road machine for $2999.  Over 25% off.  Fully electronic shifting, Plum Grove Cyclery at Rockland Farm can update the firmware of your new Di2 components and customize the performance.  You get to choose which buttons shift up or down.  You can pick the shifting speed and you can also activate the Multi-shift mode to shift 2, 3 or all the gears if you hold the rear shift button down.  All sizes available.  Classic styling without the loud graphics of most bikes that make you feel like you are riding a billboard.  Come in and get sized today!Caad10 Black Inc8Caad10 Black Inc5

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Leesburg Bakers Dozen 2013

A clear and crisp Saturday morning greeted over 500 hardy racers on hand to compete in the seventh annual Leesburg Bakers Dozen race held on Rockland Farm. Organized and hosted by Plum Grove Cyclery and Go Time Racing. Course conditions were as good or better than we have ever experienced. Friday’s rain shower kept the course from getting dry and dusty and increased traction in some very fast corners. Campers came prepared with lawn mowers to trim the piece of pasture they picked and shovels to clean up after the cows who had just recently vacated the field. Seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves during the day and the big fire, band and pizzas were a big hit once the sun went down. Thanks to Rob and Kelly at Go Time Racing for pulling off the logistics seamlessly, to Plum Grove Cyclery for manicuring the trail and to Betsey Brown and the whole Brown Family for allowing us to enjoy beautiful Rockland Farm.

Leesburg Bakers Dozen 2013 Start

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Cannondale SliceRS, Narrow is Aero!!

Just finished building up a brand new SliceRS which is Cannondale’s super narrow Time Trial bike.  Internal cable routing keeping the cable housing stationary with relation to the handlebar.  Integrated v-brakes hidden  behind the front fork and under the bottom bracket.  Hinged front end affording an extremely clean and narrow profile for the leading edge of the bicycle.  Sleek, stout and comfortable this thing looks fast just sitting still!SliceRS4 SliceRS3 SliceRS1 SliceRS

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Updating Independent Fabrication Ti Deluxe with new SRAM XX1

I have been riding my trusty IF Ti Deluxe as a single speed now for more than two years.  It’s sleek and beautiful frame fits me like and glove but the lack of gears limited my ability to enjoy some rides.  Specifically I could not see myself racing the Shenandoah Mountain 100 without gears.  With over 14,500 feet of climbing I knew that even if I finished it would not be fun.  When I read about the new 1×11 SRAM XX1 drivetrain coming out it seemed like a match made in heaven.  I pre-ordered the drivetrain and waited impatiently while I assembled the new wheels.  The unique 10×42 cassette uses a new attachment to the hub to accomodate the small 10 tooth cog.  Currently only SRAM and DT hubs are compatible.  I chose the DT 240 and decided on the new Stans ArchEX rim for its durability, relative lightness(I am a clydesdale rider) and ease of setting up tubeless.  Also the new ArchEX rim is wider to provide a better foundation for the wider tires people are running at low pressures.

Finally the new bits arrived and I stayed late one night to install.  Weight of my ride before with pedals was 22 7/8 lbs and that includes wheels running with tubes.  Weight after installation with a tubeless set-up was 23 1/4 lbs.  Only gained 3/8 of a pound to add ten gears!  Ridden it a few times so far.  Impressed at how quick and easy it is to access gears.  One ride was gravel road and the other was two laps on the race course here on the Farm.  Have not hear the chain slap yet so it would seem the clutch mechanism in the Type 2 derailleur is doing its job and keeping the chain nice and taut.

 

Tom Stokes

IF Ti Deluxe 29er went from one speed to 11!

IF Ti Deluxe 29er went from one speed to 11!

New rear wheel; DT 240 hub with XX1 driver adapter laced to Stans Arch EX 29er rim

New rear wheel; DT 240 hub with XX1 driver adapter laced to Stans Arch EX 29er rim

Sram XX1 11 speed crankset GXP

Sram XX1 11 speed crankset GXP

SRAM XX1 Type 2 11 speed rear derailleur

SRAM XX1 Type 2 11 speed rear derailleur

XX1 10x42 tooth cassette!

XX1 10×42 tooth cassette!

XX1 11 speed grip shifter

XX1 11 speed grip shifter

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