Friday, December 20, 2013

Grandma Would Have Got You One Of These, But Gave You Cash Instead

10 Hot Bike Things to Buy with Your Christmas Checks

Hey— We Know She Loves You.

But truth be told, she probably doesn't know your favorite style of cycling sunglasses or which cyclocomputer you want to put on your time trial bike. If Grandma gives you cash this year, it may just be the best Christmas yet!


1. Cateye Micro Wireless 


This wireless cycling computer has 9 functions and a customizable display that allows the user to personally select the desired functions for viewing.




2. Tifosi Optics Sunglasses 

$59.99 to $79.99 

Tifosi eyewear is designed for the avid sports enthusiast. Great styling along with great optics makes this eyewear an awesome value. We have over 60 pairs in stock to choose from.

3. Niterider Lumina 350 


Cordless and rechargeable this 350 lumen bike light is combined with a lightweight body and has a brighter, longer lasting LED.

4. Pure Fix 

$325 ON SALE NOW $299

 High quality single speed fixed geared bicycle comes in many frame and wheel color combinations. This price is only good for in stock bikes.

5. Cannondale Quick helmet 


Terrific value, this Cannondale Quick bike helmet places comfort high on the list, thanks to easy adjustment.



6. Finish Line chain cleaner kit 


Quick, efficient and easy to use! This cleaning kit doesn’t even require you to remove the chain. Degreaser and chain lube are included.

7. Giant Tower 2 bicycle pump 


Smart head allows for use on presta or schrader valve. Steel barrel and base construction, along with a pressure gauge, makes for a high quality pump at an affordable price.

8. Garmin Edge 510 Bundle 

$399 ON SALE NOW $369

Train smarter and share every detail. Edge 510 is a compact, touchscreen GPS bike computer with connected features that’s ideal for racing and mountain biking. Comes with hearth rate monitor strap and bike speed/cadence sensor. This price is only good for in stock product. 

 9. Delta Smartphone Holder 


This smart phone holder holds the iPhone and all 4.3” Android devices securely to the bicycle stem or stem cap.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

VIDEO REVIEW | 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-MOD | Finish Line Bikes

Cannondale Brings Amazing Comfort to A Speedy Lightweight Endurance Frame

Alan from Finish Line brings you another great 2014 Bike: The Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-Mod

The Synapse is an endurance road bike, meaning it is a road bike that has extra comfort features built in for longer days in the saddle.
One of the new designs for 2014 is called the Power Pyramid. The seat tube is divided at the bottom into the bottom bracket area. Cannondale originally designed the BB30, and on this model they have used the BB30A, which is slightly wider. You will experience a lot more comfort as a result of this feature.

Moving to the rear triangle, they have included a system called Save Plus. This means that the seat stays and chain stays have been designed to dampen the road vibration which again translates into greater comfort in the saddle.

This bike is equipped with Shimano 105: ten gears in the back and a 50/34 compact crank. You will still get the same high and low as a triple chainring, but without some of the overlap that comes with it. Shimano 105 shifters use the full brake setup to shift into lower gears, and a smaller lever on the brake lever to shift into higher gears.

The cables are routed internally behind the tapered headtube which makes for a nice clean look. The bike is designed for comfort, but still has very high performance characteristics.

Come on over to Finish Line Bikes in Bakersfield. We'd love to show you our entire collection of bikes from road, to mountain, to comfort and more! Take a test ride of your favorite bike, or just come by and get to know us!

Finish Line Bikes
8850 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Friday, December 13, 2013

The 2014 Giant Sedona Handles Roads and Trails With Ease

Giant's 2014 Sedona Offers Awesome Comfort And Quality

This amazing bike comes with a lightweight aluminum frame and many comfort features. The saddle has plenty of cushion and elastomer bumpers to absorb some of the road shock, and it even has a bit of suspension built right in to the seatpost!

Other comfort features include a stem that can be adjusted forward or backward, flat comfort grips that shift by twisting, and front end suspension that will serve you well both on and off-road. It also has a lockout feature so that you can stiffen the shock for climbing, or loosen it to eat up a bit more of the bumps in the road.

If you are commuting, want a general exercise bike, or want to go off-road on some light trails you can do so on the 2014 Giant Sedona.

Come by Finish Line Bikes to test ride this bike or any of our other awesome bikes! We'll be waiting!

Finish Line Bikes
8850 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

[VIDEO REVIEW] 2014 Giant Talon 4 With A 27.5" Wheel Diameter

 The Talon 4 is a new design on the market which is getting lots of attention!

The great feature about this bike is the 27.5" wheel diameter. We think that the 27.5 is the wheel diameter of the future. This gives you some of the beefy rollover characteristics of a 29er, but keeping the steering tight, quicker acceleration, and is a weight saving of 2 pounds!

This model has hydraulic Tektro brakes. They are easy to activate, requiring only two fingers for full stopping power, and are smooth on the deceleration. The 27 speed Shimano Altus shifting is a push and pull system that works extremely well, and it has an Alivio rear derailleur.

The alloy frame is specially designed by Giant with butted tubing and great tube shapes. The front shock is by Suntour, and has a lockout for on the fly adjustment from full suspension to completely locked out.

Fast acceleration, quick handling, yet it rolls like a 29er so you can climb and roll over obstacles, sand, and dirt with comfort and confidence.

Come by Finish Line Bikes to check out this awesome 2014 bike and many many others!

Finish Line Bikes
8850 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 833-6268

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2014 Giant Defy 1 Redefines "Entry-Level" for the Road Bike World

Climbs, Corners, and Sprints Better Than Bikes Costing Thousands More. How?

The 2014 Giant Defy 1 is made from premium lightweight aluminum tubes and is produced in Giant's Own Tubing Facility.

They start by taking a race inspired frame, and they marry it to components that bring comfort and plushness to the ride.

The frame is made of ALUXX SL-grade Aluminum, and the front fork is a carbon composite, OverDrive aluminum steerer. Having this carbon fork and an oversized  steerer make the bike up to 15% stiffer than straight-steerer frame-and-fork combinations.

Add to that a great road groupset in the Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, and brake levers; Tektro TK-R540 brakes (w/ cartridge pads). Also on the Defy Advanced 1 are the Shimano Tiagra 12x28 10 speed cassette, and the Shimano FC-R565 50x34 Crankset.

Wheels are a complete package using Giant's proprietary brand on rims (P-R2), bearings (24/28h), and tires (P-R3, 700x23c). The rims are double walled, bearings have sealed hubs, and the wheelset has DT Swiss Competition butted spokes.

The 2013 Giant Defy Advanced 1 received great reviews from, saying that it is one of Ten Best Road Bikes For Serious Cyclists: "Giant’s composite technology for bikes is so innovative that they also make parts for aerospace and Formula 1 crafts. The Defy Advanced 1, like all other models, is made in-house, from a strand of carbon fiber thread to a complete bike. It also features Giant’s more upright “endurance position” for maximum comfort regardless of riding style. That means you’ll crush tough climbs, fast sprints, and gruelling miles all on a single trusty steed."

Finish Line Bicycles                                                  (661) 833-6268
8850 Stockdale Hwy                        
Bakersfield, CA 93311