Pro tech: Marcel Wust tests the Bianchi Oltre XR2

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Bianchi constantly update their range-topping Oltre frame. Marcel Wüst tests the latest iteration, the XR2, and finds it just as hard to resist. The Bianchi Oltre will be used by the LottoNL-Jumbo team in 2015.



Another year, another Bianchi Oltre. This is the fourth version I’ve tested, having previously ridden the Oltre, the Oltre XR and the Oltre XR Superleggera. It seems that Bianchi can’t resist launching a new model as soon as they find a way to make an improvement and you have to respect that attitude. The difficulty for me is that, as with other manufacturers that produce new models with amazing regularity, every time I receive the latest one I wonder if I’m going to notice the differences. Trimming 50g from the weight of the frame is entirely worthwhile but it’s near impossible to feel.

Introducing: Team Giant-Alpecin!



Team Giant-Alpecin was presented to the media and key sponsors on Wednesday, January 7, showing off new bikes and new kits at the 2015 team launch in Berlin. The team’s lineup consists of 27 riders from nine different countries, including returning stars Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb of Germany. In addition to the men’s WorldTour team, the associated Liv-Plantur women’s team was also introduced in Berlin.

Store-assembled bikes fail safety inspection

Channel 6 News came by the shop and asked Josh and Kyle many questions about bicycle safety.  Including having Josh to inspect several bicycles which were already assembled by department stores.  Click below for the full interview!



Store-assembled bikes fail safety inspection

2015 Bianchi Infinito CV Ultegra Di2 Disc Compact

Bianchi never went away—but it hasn't been this enticing in a while either BY:  MIKE YOZELL

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One weekend I headed down to Philly for a ride with some old friends. Among the things I love about that city is its vibrant bike culture. Everywhere I looked, on the lanes and paths as well as the roads, there were people on bikes—kids and parents, college students, all ages and sorts of adults riding for every reason from sport to transportation to recreation. I saw bikes locked everywhere, too—hoopties and whiskey-runners, BMX and road bikes, repurposed mountain bikes, and, as in every big city these days, fixies. Many of these fixed-gear bikes were Bianchi Pistas, the model that, with some smart marketing behind an eye-catching all-chrome frame, became the de rigueur vehicle of the hipster-fixie craze starting around 2004. I was riding the Bianchi Infinito CV Ultegra Di2 Disc Compact you see here, an $8,000 machine that pushes the boundaries of modern race technology. But my Bianchi and those Pistas aren't so different. Both are emblems of how cycling's oldest and most vaunted brands keep reinventing themselves to remain relevant and exciting.

RAPHA 100k - Orlando, July 20, 2014

On Sunday, July 20 2014, Rapha Challenged women around the world to ride 100km, wherever they were. Thousands took part in this shared experience, and what is fast becoming a global movement.  We joined this Challenge in partnership with Heather Cortese.  


This was a great morning ride for ALL female cyclists.  We started at 7am from Kyle's Bike Shop.  There was a SAG stop at the 1/2 way point which will be supported by Paul Gloersen.

Giant launch all-new Defy range with disc brakes

Giant have massively overhauled their best-selling Defy endurance road bike for 2015. While the aluminium models use regular caliper rim brakes, the new carbon frame is disc-only across the range with a lighter sub-900g frame (size medium) that Giant says is stiffer and more compliant than not just the previous Defy, but most of the its competitors in the endurance sector.
The new Defy retains the tried-and-tested geometry of the previous Defy however, which is sensible because the geometry was one of the reasons the Defy was so well received.
“The only thing we kept was the geometry, everything else is brand new,” says Giant's Global On-Road Category Manager Jon Swanson.

KBS is proud to be Central FLA's newest Giant dealer!


For over four decades Giant has been devoted to bicycles and cycling. At Giant, the two-wheeler is more than just a machine; it's changing the world, and a way to extend the boundaries of your world, too. Giant combines their passion with industry-leading materials, manufacturing and design, resulting in some of the world's finest bicycles.

The Top Mountain Bike Trails in the USA, State by State

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Singletracks has been collecting mountain bikers’ reviews of trails all around the world for more than a decade now.

Bike to Work Day 2014



On Friday, May 9, Mayor Buddy Dyer will take part in the City of Orlando’s annual Bike to Work Day. Mayor Dyer will lead bicyclists from Loch Haven Park along the Orlando Urban Trail to City Hall during the free event.