Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How To Know If You Are Inflating Your Tires Correctly

How much tire pressure should you run?

A great place to get an idea would be from the manufacturer’s recommended pressure (Sometimes this is found on the sidewall of the tire, other times it may be molded to the casing - so look closely). 

The manufacturer may also have a range of recommended pressure (i.e. 40-60 psi) which is why it is only a starting point. Experiment with pressures in the range to find the one that works best for you.

Pump Road Rubber More

Sure, road tires are pumped up to high pressures, but because they are skinny tires, there’s hardly any air inside. That means that when even a little air leaks out (and it will since tires are porous and naturally seep air), the pressure and volume are greatly reduced. To prevent this, check your tire pressure before every ride.

Off-Road Tires
Conversely, off-road tires are much wider and can fit considerably more air inside. For this reason, off-road tires are inflated to much lower pressures than road tires. Fat tires don’t seep as much air (and definitely not as quickly). By all means, if you’re riding fat tires on pavement and smooth roads, inflate them to your hearts content! But — don’t inflate to a higher psi than the manufacturer recommends.

However, if you are riding off-road, you should really consider lowering your tire pressure to a range of about 35 to 45 psi. If you’ve been riding off-road on 50 to 60 psi, you will be amazed at how much your comfort and control, traction and handling will increase on the trail.
Just Don’t Go Too Low
Road and off-road tires alike - running too low of a pressure will increase the risk of both puncture and pinch flats. Softer tires will pick up more debris, which may go through the rubber and pop your tube. Second, any potholes, ruts, or rocks that you hit could deform the soft tire to the point that the rim hits the ground or rock so hard that it pinches the tube. Not only might you have the dreaded “snakebite” puncture flat, you could damage your rim, which can be expensive and is always a nuisance.

Check the Chart
Rider weight is another important factor to deciding what pressure to use, so we’ve included this chart for you to help guide your decision. 

 Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10 E
Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 860-5959

Monday, April 28, 2014

16th Annual Moonlight Madness Bike and Skate is MAY 9TH!

Join us on Friday, May 9th, 2014 for an Awesome Night of Riding, Skating, and Festivities!

Registration: 7 PM - 9:30 PM, Ride starts at 10 PM
Early Registration: $8 without shirt, $15 with shirt (After May 4th: $12 without shirt, $20 with shirt)

We will meet and ride from:

Rogers Park
1455 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-860-5065 or 409-838-3613

Enjoy live entertainment, door prizes and family fun! Helmets and lights are recommended.

COURSE INFO: 14 miles, beginner pace, multiple rest stops, full police escort.


1. Air Your Tires

 (pressure ratings can be found on the sidewall of each tire)

2. Oil Your Chain

3. Check Your Seat Height

Your seat height should be 100% of your leg length. To check height, when resting fully on the seat, put your heel on the center of the pedal, lock your knee at the bottom of the pedal stroke on one side.

If your hip cradles up, your seat is too low, raise it.
If your hip cradles to reach, your seat is too high, lower it.

The goal: Your hip does not move.

Now you ride with the ball of your foot on the center of the pedal. Proper seat height allows you to slightly extend your foot at the bottom of the stroke while maintaining a slight bend in your knee. Adjusting your seat properly increases comfort and performance!

4. Need a Light? 
Mount your Mini Mag Lite ->


<- Get this lite for only $7 with batteries at Bicycle Sports

5. Don't Forget your Helmet! 

 Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10 E
Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 860-5959

Monday, April 21, 2014

Excellent All-Round Women's Sportive Bike - 2014 Specialized Ruby Elite Rival HRR

2014 Specialied Ruby Elite Rival HRR Review - Comfort, Style and Speed

"We want to make some great updates to an amazing platform, while still keeping it the Ruby that everyone knows and loves"

"Started pretty much from the ground up with a concept — a ride experience — what we know; what our riders want to get out of the Ruby."
 - Specialized

Take to the open road on Specialized Ruby Elite Rival HRR. The feathery FACT carbon frame and monocoque fork get up to speed with ease, corner confidently, and take the sting out of rough roads for all-day riding pleasure. The SRAM Rival drivetrain provides snappy, crisp shifting and the perfect gearing, whether you're chasing summits, flying down descents, or following ribbons of asphalt that disappear over the horizon. Specialized Axis wheels track with ease as you speed down the road. Plus, Body Geometry components from Specialized will keep comfort high, whether you're on a short ride or an all-day adventure.

Combine time tested women's endurance geometry and add SRAM's new Hydraulic Road Rim brakes. What do you get? Easy, powerful braking with only a single finger required to stop. Hydraulic braking is incredibly responsive and provides excellent modulation. A light and pretty carbon frame on top of these bikes makes this an incredible ride.

  • Incredibly smooth, fatigue-free ride with FACT carbon frame, featuring OSBB and Zertz
  • Ultra-light FACT full carbon monocoque fork with vibration-damping Zertz is stiff, responsive, and durable
  • Significantly lighter than comparable-level wheelsets, these tough new AXIS 2.0 wheels roll smooth and fast
  • SRAM S Series crankset and shift levers paired with Rival derailleurs provide smooth and precise shifting
  • Body Geometry Lithia Comp Gel saddle features generous padding and hollow Cr-Mo rails for all-day comfort and durability
Come in to Bicycle Sports today! We'd love to show you a 2014 Specialized Ruby or any other bike that catches your eye! 

 Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10 E
Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 860-5959

Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 Specialized Rockhopper 29er Time-Tested Solid Entry Level Mountain Bike

The 2014 Specialized Rockhopper 29er Comp is an Amazing Trail Riding Hardtail Built For Cruising Fire Roads and Slicing Through Singletrack. 

Equipped with Tektro 2 hydraulic disc brakes and a RockShox XC28 suspension fork featuring lockout, the Rockhopper Comp combines performance with value in a package every rider will appreciate. The Rockhopper Comp has a long, low ride posture that offers a calm, smooth and incredibly confident ride on all but the roughest terrain.

The top tube reach makes for efficient climbing, and the short stem combines with a 71-degree head angle to create lively steering that relative beginners might find disconcerting compared to the more relaxed feeling of some other hardcore hardtails.

  • Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum 29er frame with ORE downtube for a lighter, more compliant and durable bike
  • RockShox XC28 fork features TurnKey hydraulic damping, lockout, alloy steerer tube, and externally adjustable rebound for plush and lightweight trail performance
  • Custom forged alloy, 10-speed XC crankset offers lightweight and durable performance
  • Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes/levers with Light Wave rotors create increased control and superior stopping power for more confident braking
  • SRAM X5 10-speed rear derailleur makes shifts super crisp and efficient

Come by Bicycle Sports today in Beaumont, Texas. We'd love to see you and help you find the best bike for you! 

 Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10 E
Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 860-5959

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The 2014 Specialized CruX Elite is a 'Cross Beast

The 2014 Specialized Crux Elite is the Weapon of Choice

— for that non-stop, lungs screaming, heart exploding, ‘goashardasyoucanfor60minutes’ cross race. With complete ‘cross-dedicated frames (carbon and alloy), in canti and disc, plus race-optimized geometry and tapered Tarmac-style head tube for nimble handling, it’s everything serious racers look for.

Specialized FACT 10r carbon disc frame with 'cross-specific geometry and race features, such as tapered headtube and OSBB for greater stiffness, acceleration, efficiency and handling on any race course; paired with FACT carbon disc fork with tapered steerer.

Specialized Tracer Sport tires provide the perfect tread to cover any course, with siped shoulder knobs to adapt to hard or loose terrain.

SRAM alloy BB30 crankset has 'cross-specific gearing and provides consistent and reliable shifting in the nastiest conditions, while SRAM full hydraulic disc brakes offer precise braking performance in the worst 'cross conditions. 10-speed shifters with DoubleTap technology make for simple, intuitive shifting and reach adjustment for perfect fit.

Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Comp saddle with hollow Cr-Mo rails enables riders to develop a position ideal for CX racing, while providing increased durability with scuff guards.


FRAME:  Specialized FACT 10r carbon, disc-specific, 1-3/8" lower bearing, OSBB
FORK:  Specialized FACT carbon, disc-specific monocoque fork, carbon steerer and crown for 1-3/8" lower bearing
HEADSET:  1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower integrated sealed Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, 20mm alloy cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers
STEM:  Specialized Expert Pro-Set, 3D forged aluminum, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized CX Comp Shallow Bend, 6061 alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm reach
TAPE:  Specialized CX Pro Gel
FRONT BRAKE:  SRAM, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE:  SRAM, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR:  SRAM Apex, braze-on, 10-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR:  SRAM Rival, 10-speed
SHIFT LEVERS:  SRAM, DoubleTap, 10-speed, integrated hydraulic brake system
CASSETTE:  SRAM PG 1030, 10-speed, 11-28
CHAIN:  SRAM PC 1031 w/ PowerLock
CRANKSET:  SRAM S-550, alloy, BB30
BOTTOM BRACKET:  OS integrated, sealed bearings
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Tracer Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 700x33c
INNER TUBES:  Standard, presta valve
SADDLE:  Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST:  Specialized Sport, alloy, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER:  Forged alloy, 32.6mm 

 Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10 E
Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 860-5959

Friday, April 4, 2014

Looking for a Higher End and Lighter Weight Hybrid? The 2014 Specialized Sirrus Pro Would be Perfect for You!

The pavement disappears beneath your tires and it feels like you're floating on air, but you're really on Specialized's Sirrus Pro. 

Its lightweight carbon frame gets up to speed quickly while the Zertz-damped carbon fork smooths out all the chatter and buzz. You'll love the free-rolling 700c wheels, the comfortable flat handlebar with easy-to-reach controls and the adjustable 4-position stem for customized comfort. Plus, from running errands to long rides, you'll be glad you have an easy-pedaling Shimano 20-speed compact drivetrain for conquering hills and powerful Formula hydraulic disc brakes for the flights back down.

With a SL4 FACT 8r frame and light, efficient 2X10 drivetrain, the Sirrus Pro is up for any challenge and will do it as fast you want, with the added benefit of flat bar convenience for getting around in urban environments.

—Specialized FACT 8r carbon frame with Zertz provides a lightweight, compliant ride for maximum speed and comfort
—Specialized FACT full monocoque fork provides a lightweight, compliant and great handling front end
—FSA SL-K carbon compact crankset with 50/34 configuration for lightweight, wide-range gearing
—Adjustable, 4-position, oversized forged alloy stem with 31.8mm bar clamp for strength and versatile positioning; plus Body Geometry Targa gel grips lock on and help alleviate hand pain and tingling fingers
—Sporty yet comfortable Body Geometry Targa Comp fitness saddle with light, durable hollow Cr-Mo rails
—Specialized FACT CG-R seatpost allows for lightweight performance with additional compliance benefits

Come in today to see all the great bikes Specialized has to offer! We'd love to help find the perfect bike for you!

Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10 E
Beaumont, TX 77703

(409) 860-5959