Bikes

Road | Mountain | Hybrid | BMX | Kid's

Our Bike Shop sits in a separate building on the south end of the property. We stock a huge variety of bicycles for just about every type of rider; we build everything from completely custom race bikes to you child's first two-wheeler. Our service department offers a complete menu of maintenance and tuning services, all performed by certified and expert mechanics. Whether it is road riding, mountain biking, or bike commuting, we are the shop that has it all. Come visit us today! 

Full Service Bike Workshop

02/01/2017

Outdoor Sports Center has a very experienced and professional workshop staff. Whether you need a tube and tire change or a complete custom build for your next race, at our bike workshop you are always in good hands. We offer competetive pricing on skilled service for any bike. We have more bike mechanics and technicians than most bike shops, so we are able to give our customers the best possible service in the shortest amount of time. Minor repairs or tube and tire changes can be performed on the spot and the turn around on a tune-up can be as short as same day. We are proud to have not one but two Certified Elite Mechanics from the Barnett Bicycle Institute. They are the only two Certified Elite Mechanics in the state of Connecticut, so you can be sure that the level of expertise you are getting is the best available. We are as passionate about riding as our dedicated customers, so we work hard to get you out riding again as soon as possible.

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Workshop Rates

Tuning

30 Day Check FREE
True wheels, adjust gears, tighten all bolts.   
*Outdoor Sports Center Sold Bikes Only  
   
Bike Tune Up $40*-$85
Wash, de-grease, true wheels, adjust gears,  
lubricate, polish & inflate tires. *Single Speed  
   
Ultrasonic Bike Tune Up $125
Wash, de-grease, true wheels, adjust gears, lubricate, polish & inflate tires.   
Remove chain/ cassette/front & rear derailleurs ultrasonically clean and reinstall.  
   
Complete Overhaul* $225
Strip bike, clean, check wheels, replace all cables, rebuild & lubricate.  
 *Parts not included  

Building/Assembly

 
Box Bike For Shipping $75
Disassemble & secure all parts.  
   
Shipping Rebuild $50
Reassemble, visual inspection & recommendation.  
   
New Bike Build (New In Box) $90
Build from scratch, true wheels, adjust gears, tighten all bolts & inflate tires.  
   
Custom Bike Build (Not Boxed) $200
Labor to build up custom spec bike.  
   

Wheels

 
Tire & Tube Installation $12/wheel
Install new tire/tube.  
   
Wheel Truing $25-35
Remove tire/tube, check lateral/radial  
spoke tension & spoke nipples.  
   
Tubular Gluing $40
Remove tire, true wheel, remove & apply glue.  
*Wait 24 hours before riding  
   
Cassette/Freewheel Install $10
Remove old cassette/freewheel & install new.  
   
Wheel Building Front $60
   
Wheel Building Front Disc $70
   
Wheel Building Rear $80
   
Wheel Building Rear Disc $90
   

Brakes

 
Brake Adjustment $25
Check rim, level pads & lube all pivot points.  
   
Brake Pad Replacement  
V-Brake, Canti Brake, Caliper $5/brake
Disc Pads $7/brake
   
Hydraulic Brake Reset $20/brake
Clean disc pads, reset pistons.  
   
Hydraulic Brake Bleed $40/wheel
Check brake pads/rotor & bleed brakes.  
   
Gear/Brake Cable Replacement $20
Remove/replace cable/housing, adjust 
gears & brakes accordingly.  
   

Drive Train

 
Chain Replacement $20
Inspect cassette cogs & install new chain.  
   
Derailleur Adjustment $25
Check derailleur/hanger/cable tension/
cable condition & adjust upper/lower throw.  
*Add-on not recommended on worn out drive-trains.  
   
BB Replacement $35

Remove cranks, tap threads, clean & install BB.  
   
Frame Tapping - Chasing $45
Inspect threads on BB, frame surfaces,  
tap & chase mating surfaces  
   

Frame/Suspension

 
Tape/Grip Installation $15
   
Headset Installation/Overhaul $35

Remove stem/fork, clean & reinstall headset.  
   
Suspension Fork Installation $40
   
Shock Fork Service $60
Check seal, stanchion spring & clean out  
lower leg assembly. 
*May need to send shock back.  
   
Torque Check $45
Check & adjust torque setting for headset/handlebars/seat post/  
crankset/bottom bracket/pedals/derailleurs & brake system.  
   
Crash Inspection $50
Check frame & fork alignment, safety 
inspection of parts.  

GURU Fit System

02/01/2017


The best bike starts with a proper fit. Our bike shop offers a new revolutionary approach to finding your perfect bike on the GURU FIT SYSTEM! This advanced computer scan technology can measure your exact specifications to help you select the right size and model for your riding style. Whether you're in the market for a new road, mountain, cyclocross, triathlon or recreational bike, the GURU Fit System will scan its database of over 10,000 bikes to find a perfect match!

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How it Works:


The GURU Fit System has two key components: a robotic bike and a 3D scan camera to capture your exact measurements. The new Connect 2.0 camera, can shoot more frames per second to measure precise body angles and alignment, all while you are sitting and pedaling on the GURU bike. Our technician will then make adjustments in real-time so that you can compare the feeling of each different setting. The bike will adjust at an incline and decline to simulate different riding conditions, to guarantee you are comfortable no matter where you are riding.


We offer two types of sessions:


Sizing -- For anyone who wants to test a variety of bikes or make fine tune adjustments to their current bike. The prices of sizing and fitting sessions include the modifications that are made to the bike (only additional parts cost extra).
Road- $100, MTB- $50 (15-30 mins) A sizing session is complimentary when you are buying a bike from Outdoor Sports Center.

What's included:


1. Our 3D scan camera will capture your exact measurements, in seconds and search the GURU Fit Systems computer database to find a bike as a starting point.

2. While sitting and pedaling on on the GURU Bike, the motion capture 3D camera will measure your precise body angles, so the technician can fine tune your bikes: saddle height, handlebar reach, and handlebar height to make proper adjustments.

3. After we discover your preferences, you will test the bike on an incline and decline to simulate different riding conditions and ensure you're comfortable and safe! In the end, you will have the best brand, model, frame size and stem size that fits you!

4. We can then use the x/y coordinates to fine-tune an existing or brand new bike! 

 


Fitting --
 A more in-depth process, where we zero in on every part of your bike to correct alignment issues, for your body, speed and performance.
Road/MTB- $250, TRI- $250-350 (1-2hrs)


What's included:  After going through everything in the sizing session, we will work more closely with you to ensure maximum performance by:


-Evaluating riders history
-Monitoring cleat positioning and recommending shoe inserts
-Adjusting crank length, based on your height
-Testing different handlebar widths and saddle options
-Correcting saddle height, and handlebar reach as well as height
-Testing limitations though power resistents
-Show body positioning with live video feed
-Final fit coordinates emailed to you
-X/Y Coordinates transferred to your bike at no additional cost

 

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Get Fat this Year!

01/25/2017

We have reached a unanimous decision here in our bike shop--fat bikes are the absolute best things ever. Allowing you to ride all year long, over snow, sand and everything in between! Head down to our shop, take one for a test ride, and start enjoying the winter chill!

 

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Why Fat Bikes?   They are the cool kids of our stock this winter, and we can't stop riding them! These bad boys can float over the toughest obstacles with ease, and the best part is, they were built for snow and sand. The warm weather this year has certainly extended our mountain biking season, but fat bikes allow the season to be extended indefinitely with the ability to ride easily over snow-packed trails. We stock fat bikes from Specialized, Cannondale, Charge and Salsa. Read what our most avid fat-bikers love most about riding in the snow!

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"While most people see a fat bike as an alternative bike for winter riding, I like it because of the added performance it offers. The increased tire footprint offers added traction in steeper and more technical terrain." -John 

 

"The great thing is that although most fat tire bikes are rigid, the tires are wide enough that they actually act as suspension. It won't work the same if they are completely inflated, but if you run the pressure a little lower, the tires will deform over rocks and other terrain." -Shane 

 

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 "It's pretty rad. And confidence-inspiring!" -Mike H.

 

"Being able to bike year-round is the absolute best part of it. Even the same old trails feel like all new terrain when you're on the snow. It's easier to do night riding too, because any light will reflect off the snow and illuminate everything. The grip on snow is crazy! Most high-end bikes don't have grip shifts, but a lot of fat bikes do so you can shift easily while wearing winter gloves." -Tyler

 

"It's really nice to be able to ride in the sand, whether it's soft dry sand or packed. Having more surface area in the tires gives you better steering and grip." -Will 

 

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Road Bikes for Every Rider

01/01/2017

Outdoor Sports Center has a huge selection of road bikes from the top brands like Cannondale, Specialized, and Colnago. From entry level to top of the line, we have the perfect bike for every level of rider. We have a large selection of womens specific bikes and now we even carry road bikes for kids so the whole family can get out and enjoy the open road. We all ride so we understand that finding the right bike is an important.

TarmacThe Tarmac SL4 is a pure and unbridled race machine. It climbs effortlessly, descends confidently, and sprints ferociously. It's the lightest, stiffest frame we make and it shows as soon as you push on the pedals. Bottom line, you'll be faster on this bike. There's a reason it's the weapon of choice for the Saxo-Tinkoff, Astana and Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Tour teams. 

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The Venge is fast. Plain and simple. Behind it sits a myriad of science, testing, aerodynamic tweaking and design. What does all this mean for you? A bike that's faster in the flats, faster over rollers, and faster in sprints. The Venge will save you 22 watts over 40kp/hr compared to a Tarmac. Couple that with FACT carbon that's nearly as light as it is stiff and the only excuse you have for going slower are those things you're standing on.

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The SuperSix EVO from Cannondale is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, compliance, handling and aerodynamics. 

Synapse

The perfect balance between raw power and all-day ridability, the all-new Synapse combines remarkably light weight, race-proven performance and dialed vertical compliance in a bicycle that redefines "Endurance." The ultimate partner for the epic ride. The Synapse from Cannondale is the ideal blend of crush meets plush.

 

Staff Mountain Bikes

12/31/2016

 

We've zeroed in on a few of our most avid mountain bikers here at the store to learn more about their most prized possession: their bikes. Read on to find out what styles they ride, what custom pieces are they love the most, and their favorite parks and trails.

 

Santa Cruz Tall Boy LT (2015)

 

Type: Trail Bike

Owner: Will Maxwell

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What do you love about this bike?
It's a great all-around bike that can do anything and go anywhere. It has a dropper seat post with a trigger to adjust the seat while you ride, so you can adjust for uphill or downhill riding. It's got a carbon frame, making it super light - only 26 pounds.

What parts of this bike are custom?
The entire bike is custom; I bought the frame with the fork and added every other piece, all from different brands. The most significant of these components are the handlebars, the cranks, the 29-inch I9 wheels, and the SRAM X11 drivetrain.

What is your favorite spot to ride?
The Wilton Town Forest is my favorite local spot, but overall, Highland Mountain in New Hampshire.

What will be your next purchase for this bike?
It's perfect! It needs nothing.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I spend about a half hour a week cleaning, tuning, and making minor adjustments. I ride a few times a week so I always try to make all the necessary adjustments to keep it in good shape for the next ride.

How long have you had this bike and how many miles have you ridden?
I built it in September of 2014 and have put about 200 miles on it.

 

Cannondale F29 5 (2014)

 

Type: Cross Country

Owner: Evan Tobey

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What do you love about this bike?
It has a lockable fork; when unlocked it gives full use of the front suspension, but I can lock it when climbing to stiffen the suspension and climb more easily. The Lefty fork also allows a tire/tube change without removing the wheel.

What parts of the bike are custom?
Nothing is custom; it is very enjoyable right out of the box and ready to rip!

What will be your next purchase?
I'd love to get a fat tire bike next, such as the Specialized Fat Boy, so I can ride in the woods year-round.

What is your favorite spot to ride?
Locally I like to ride Bennets Farm State Park in Ridgefield, but overall my favorite spot is Ascutney Mountain in Vermont.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I spend about an hour a week making adjustments.

When did you get this bike and how many miles have you ridden?
I got it in September 2014 and have ridden about 300 miles.

 

Foundry Auger (2014)

Type: Cyclocross

Owner: Mike Horton

(We don't have this bike in stock, but a very similar bike that we do carry is the Cannondale Super X.)

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What do you love about this bike?
I love that I can ride this bike to work but also use it on gravel and dirt trails. (Although they have dropped bars like a road bike, Cyclocross bikes are made for trails and races on flat-to-rolling, off-road terrain). It has disc brakes, a high tire clearance, and an all-carbon frame, so it's super light.

What parts of this bike are custom?
I added new handlebars, stem, and saddle to give the bike a better fit and make it more comfortable.

What will be your next purchase for this bike?
Nothing! It's complete and doesn't need any additions!

What is your favorite spot to ride?
The Housatonic Valley Rail Trail in Trumbull.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I give my bike a weekly 20-minute check-over to make sure everything is tuned up and good to go.

How long have you had this bike and how many miles have you ridden?
I've had it since October of 2014 and I've put around 2,000 miles on it.

 

 

Specialized Stump Jumper 29er Elite FSR (2015)

 

Type: Trail Bike

Owner: Shane McCabe

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What do you love about this bike?
The full suspension is great; FSR is Specialized's patented full suspension system. One of its key features is an inertia valve that senses the movement of the trail but not of the rider, which reduces pedal bob. It has 29-inch wheels which help the bike keep its speed up.

What will your next purchase be for this bike?
The next addition to this bike will be a new wheel set; I would love to get Stan's Flow rims with Chris King hubs.

What parts of this bike are custom?
The bike doesn't have any custom parts... yet!

What is your favorite spot to ride?
Huntington Park in Redding.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I haven't had this bike long enough to need to do any work to it, but it took about an hour and a half to build.

How long have you had this bike and how many miles have you ridden?
I got it in April of this year and have put around 80 miles on it so far.

 

Specialized Demo (2014)

 

Type: Downhill

Owner: Eric Gance

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What do you love about this bike?
This bike is made to perform on steep downhill runs. The rear shock is by Öhlins and is a crossover from motocross; the suspension is easily tuned to the rider's size, riding style and track.

What parts of this bike are custom?
Everything! I started out with just the frame and added all the other components. I just ordered a new set of 26-inch wheels from Industry Nine; staying with 26-inch wheels for hitting big jumps and drops in the bike park. While most downhill bikes come with a 1x9 drivetrain, I put a 1x10 on mine.

What will your next purchase be for this bike?
My next addition to this bike will be new Bladerunner pedals from Deity, which have excellent grip.

What is your favorite spot to ride?
Highland Mountain in New Hampshire.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I spend about an hour every two weeks making minor adjustments and tuning.

How long have you had this bike and how many runs have you done?
I got it in November of 2014, and I've ridden about 45 runs.

 

Specialized P1 Steel (2010)

 

Type: Dirt Jumper

Owner: Christian Friberg

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What do you love about this bike?
I love that it has a rigid fork and not a suspension fork. Apart from being more technically difficult to ride, it's also faster than using a suspension fork.

What parts of the bike are custom?
I have grips from Specialized and a seat from Nice.

What will be your next purchase?
I'm thinking about getting a downhill bike, most likely a Specialized Demo.

What's your favorite spot to ride?
I like riding at Highland Mountain, but I spend more time riding the pumptrack and dirt jumps that I built with my friend in his backyard.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I periodically adjust the chain tension and true the wheels, but apart from that it's bulletproof!

When did you get this bike and how many miles have you ridden?
I got it in the summer of 2011, and this is my fifth season riding it.

 

Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon S (2015)

 

Type: Trail Bike

Owner: Greg Newkirk

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What do you love about this bike?
It's a light travel bike, so it doesn't have too much travel for cross country riding, but it's still nimble enough for technical terrain. It's got a dropper seat post that I can adjust while riding, and I can also adjust the rear suspension depending on the terrain. The rear suspension is the Fox Float CTD, and I can switch between climbing, trail, and downhill.

What parts of this bike are custom?
Nothing yet!

What will be your next purchase for this bike?
I plan on getting carbon handlebars and carbon wheels to make it lighter, and the wheels will also help make it stiffer.

What's your favorite spot to ride?
Huntington State Park in Redding.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
It's too new! I haven't had to work on it at all yet.

When did you get this bike and how many miles have you ridden?
I got it in April of this year and have probably put about 50 miles on it.

 

Specialized Demo (2013)

 

Type: Downhill/Freeride

Owner: Will Maxwell

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What do you love about this bike?
It has long travel, which is great for downhill; the Cane Creek double barrel shock and Rockshox Boxxer fork provide more than 200 mm of travel. The drivetrain has a narrow-wide chain ring with a SRAM XO rear derailleur, which allows the bike to be ridden without a chain guide.

What parts of this bike are custom?
Everything is custom; I started with just the frame and added every component. My favorite addition to this bike is probably the LG 1+ crank set from E13; they're purpose-built for downhill and very resilient.

What will be your next purchase for this bike?
New 26" wheels from Industry Nine.

What is your favorite spot to ride?
Highland Mountain in New Hampshire.

How much time do you spend working on your bike?
I work on it after every ride for about 30 minutes.

When did you get this bike and how much have you ridden it?
I got it in the spring of 2013 and have gotten three great seasons out of it so far.

 

 

 

Our bike shop staff is a team of dedicated experts who can help you find the perfect mountain bike for your style of riding. We sell top brand mountain bikes, from cyclocross to park bikes and everything in between. Our mechanics can help you customize your bike any way you want, and are always here whenever you need a tune-up or a repair.

 

 

 

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