This coming weekend, December 6th, 7th and 8th, Steed Cycles will be holding a Pre-Christmas Sale, offering our lowest prices of the year!
For three days only, virtually everything in the store will be on sale: bikes, accessories, clothing, helmets and tires. What kind of deals can you expect?
20% – 60% off all men’s and woman’s clothing
20% off parts
25% off accessories*
25% off helmets*
30% off tires
25% off armour
25% off shoes
Looking for something specific for that rider in your house? Check out these deals!
40% – 50% off select Troy Lee armour
20% – 30% off select Troy Lee helmets
Deep discounts on select FiveTen shoes
50% off Specialized Clutch & Butch DH tires
30% off select Chromag bars & stems
20% – 30% off Oakley goggles and glasses
30% – 50% off select Icebreaker, Troy Lee, Dakine, Specialized and Race Face clothing
Looking for a bike? We will be offering … Read More »
November 29th, 2014 By Kelly Jones
The 2013 Cyclocross season may be almost over, but there’s still plenty of heart pounding excitement remaining, including the upcoming Canadian Nationals at the Surrey Athletic Park on November 30th. This past Saturday was the final chance for local riders to put their training to the test before the coming weekend’s big race. Hosted by the Vancouver Cross Coalition at Aldergrove Lake in Abbotsford, the final Vancouver race of the season drew some of Canada’s top racers, including Mikal Dyck (reigning National Cyclocross Champion), Sandra Walter (reigning BC Cyclocross Champion and Canada Cup Mountain Bike Champion), and Catherine Pendrel (2012 Cross Country World Champion).
The Aldergrove Lake course favours the racer with power, and with its lack of technical features, does not cater to my strengths as I’ve learned from racing here before. Despite the challenge … Read More »
Oct 19, 2013 Women’s Race by Kelly Jones
Lion Cross, held at Port Coquitlam’s Lions Park twisted and wound its way around the small park in a maze of tape. Sitting on my trainer warming up for my race, I watch the future stars of cyclocross ripping it up on course. Of course I am referring to the U13 and U15 youth. It’s amazing to see these young athletes, in some cases, showing up the adults. Cyclocross is amazing in the way that it brings friends and families together for day of fun and racing.
My memories of this course are not fond as I broke my collarbone here a few years ago. A stick caught in my wheel as I accelerated out of a corner, abruptly bringing my bike to a stop, while I was pitched forward and slammed into the … Read More »
October 31st, 2014 By Paul McCarthy
The wheels keep rolling here in Vancouver. After the last few weeks of bad rain and muddy conditions the dry snap has finally hit. The ground has become hard and the moisture has evaporated. What does this mean? Fast Cyclocross racing!!!!! After the last Double header weekend in Vancouver and the tiredness I felt in Vanier Park it was time to rest for the week after and regroup in terms of how I was riding. I know I still have the confidence but was feeling run down a bit. The training has taken a new direction now. I needed a bit more speed and some more intensity if I was going to step up to Master 1-2.
Roll on another Double header in Vancouver. Saturday would see LionCross at Port Coquitlam (which was the site of … Read More »
Monday, Oct. 14th – by Kelly Jones
Binab Property Group GP – Women’s Race
What a way to spend Thanksgiving Day! Good friends, spectacular weather, and some of the finest cross racing in BC. The big turnout was a record for attendance.
Last year this event was a month later, and it was cold, wet, and some might say miserable (if you are not a true cross racer!). This year, the sun was shining, the mud was minimal, but the course offered a whole new set of challenges. Like last year, racing kicked-off with a mass start, giving everyone a fair chance to show who has the best cross start. Clearly, not me, but what fun! Note to self, work on start.
The organizers didn’t let the pleasant weather take away from the challenge of the track; creative elements and high/low risk course options … Read More »
October 2nd, 2013
By Paul McCarthy
Cyclocross season has arrived. This is my second season competing here in Vancouver with the Steed Cycles Team and after a successful first year I am aiming to improve even more. This season I have stepped up to compete in the Master Category, starting in 3-4 and hoping to be in 1-2 by mid season. Once again this year I will be riding a Giant TCX, but not the old Allux bike i had last season. For 2014 Giant Bicycles have improved the TCX beyond anything else out there. Its Advanced Carbon frame is lighter, More Compliant and comes with Hydro Disc brakes and a 15mm front axle. All this leads to a bike that feels amazing on the technical parts of any course, stiffer on the sprinting and agile through the corners. Oh and it … Read More »
September 20, 2013
Each and every September, a crew from Steed Cycles makes the pilgrimage to Interbike in Las Vegas to check out all of the cool, weird and most excellent gear that will be available for the coming season. Although we couldn’t come close to covering everything, please enjoy what we feel are a few notable mentions.
Interbike 2013 was an absolute blast. As always, this annual trip produces some good rides, (un)memorable nights and a good insight into the coming year.
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August 30th, 2013
Going slow takes effort for me. By this statement I am not claiming to be the fastest gentleman on a bike, I am far from it. But when I am out for a ride, I find it hard to go slow.
In an effort to taper after a long season of slugging it out on the pavement, Kelly, Penny and I headed to the epee-center of earthy slowest this side of the water; Pemberton for the annual Slow Food Ride.
Basically the jest of ride is the local farmers, brewers and artisans all set up little booths along the Pemberton Valley and you can ride from the center of town all the way to the end and back, sampling their goods.
The information before the ride noted that you should bring at least $30.00 and if you really want to sample … Read More »
August 30, 2013
Photo credit for banner is Earla Riopel.
I had some pretty defined goals this year and obviously I had wanted to make sure that I worked hard enough to attain them. This journey has thrown its fair share of curve balls (baseball analogy in a cycling blog? Well I guess they are linked by doping so why not!) over the course of the year many of them seem to have worked themselves out.
Where have I been, what have I done and what have I learned over this last 6 months you might ask? I could honestly go on for hours, at length (and in some cases have) of the knowledge that I have accumulated in that time, but for the sake of your reading I will break it down into the ten most important points.
For … Read More »
August 22, 2013
Giant USA released its 2014 bike lineup to the press and it comes as no surprise that mid-sized wheels play a large role in the brand’s upper level mountain bike range. We were surprised, however, to discover that Giant will up-size all of its most important 26 inch all-mountain and dual-suspension trailbikes to 27.5 inch wheels, as well as down-size its 29er XC-racing hardtails and short-travel dual-suspension bikes to 27.5 as well. Giant will still offer its key 29er XC racing bikes next season and the Reign-X and Glory will be 26-inch only – for now – but the writing is definitely on the wall at Giant USA.
Many mid-size-wheel naysayers insist that 27.5-inch wheels are an industry-driven fad being pushed upon customers who never asked for it. After two years in the mainstream, though, the growth of 650B points … Read More »