Thursday, June 30, 2016

9 Under The Radar Riders You Should Watch At The Tour De France



The big stars of the Tour de France are obvious; Froome, Quintana, Contador, Sagan... But, who are the underdogs that you should watch out for?

The Tour de France is the biggest bike race of the year. For the many big favourites who make it their major goal, it's a very high pressure situation. But, for the many up and coming riders – the underdogs – it isn't make or break. it's a race where careers are made.

Here are ten riders you should know about before the race. Stage wins, anyone?

Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Tune-Up Time!




 
We will accept 2 appointments per day:

One at 10:00am and one at 4:00pm.

The 10:00am appointment will be ready by 3:00pm and the 4:00pm appointment will be ready by the following day at 2:00pm (excluding parts if they need to be ordered).

Submit this form or Phone the shop at 707-451-4706.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Shop Rides


Saturday Morning 8:00am - B/C/D Group.

A beginners ride that we will be expanding this year to include a more advanced group that will separate from the beginners at a pre-determined location.

Pace is determined by group at beginning of the ride. This ride will be led by an experienced Grass Roots Team member and will be a NO DROP ride. We will depart from Velo Wrench Bike Shop at 8:00am sharp. As with all rides, we will have a brief ride description, route description and safe briefing prior to roll out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

We've Moved!


Velo Wrench Bike Shop has moved to a new location!

34 Union Way
Suite D
Vacaville, CA 95688

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Coupon

Discounted Tune-Up Just $70!

 limit 2 per person, while supplies last. No rain checks.

Velo Wrench Bike Shop
34 Union Way Suite D 
Vacaville, CA 95688

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How To Sprint Faster | GCN's Road Cycling Tips



Improving your sprinting is one of the few definite ways of increasing your chances of winning bike races.

Even if you're not an out and out sprinter, being able to sprint has plenty of benefits: you'll win the sprint to the sign or the cafe against your mates, you'll be able to outkick others in a smaller bunch in a race, and, you'll maybe even progress to winning bunch sprints.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

7 Steps To The Perfect Cycling Training Plan



Timing, structure, specificity and more – here are seven ways to train successfully.

When (and if) your cycling moves from just riding to training for an event or personal goal, what should you do?

Look no further than this video – seven ways to plan, structure and implement your first training plan.

Good luck!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

How To Descend Faster | GCN's Pro Cycling Tips



Descending is a cycling skill that's really fun to work on – here's how to improve yours.

As pro cycling races often show, being fast in the hills or the mountains isn't *just* about how fast you can ride uphill. While we're not suggesting that you go out and treat your local descent like a race course, becoming a better descender won't just help you to ride faster – it will, ultimately, help you to descend more safely too.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Carbon Fiber Vs Aluminium – 5 Things You Didn't Know About Aluminium



Here are 5 things that you didn't know about aluminium (or aluminum) as a bike frame material.

Aluminium is one of the most common bike frame materials. Although it has been superseded by carbon fiber at the top levels of the road bike market, it still commands a large market share and many brands – such as Trek and Canyon – continue to make high quality aluminium bike frames.