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Monday, December 26, 2011

CELEBRATING END OF 2011 WITH SUPER SAVINGS!

ONE TIME OFFER ONLY, SAVE 15% OFF ON ALL COMPLETED ORDERS!


Sale begins on 12/27/2011 at 12:00 AM Midnight PST, ends on 1/1/2012 at 11:59 PM PST!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Introducing from Wrench Science: Pinarello Dogma 2 EPS Limited Edition

We received this gorgeous 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 EPS LE yesterday, and boy were we pumped! This is ONE of the first Campagnolo EPS systems to arrive in the US. Check it out!


The bike will soon be setup with specific parts and fitted to his specific needs. We just wanted to show the beautiful gorgeous Italian components. More pics to follow after the break!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sneak peak... Campagnolo Super Record EPS

So we received the Limited Edition 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 EPS, and all we can say is... Time to save up for component upgrades!





More to come soon, keep checking back with us for more on this Campagnolo EPS system. If you don't already know, we are accepting deposits towards these units, so call us now and get 10% off during our Hot December Event!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mill Valley Training Camp ride this past Saturday

This past weekend was the Mill Valley Training camp for riders to get in some nice long rides involving a variation of climbs, technical descents, and nice flats to practice a high TT pace. Definitely a ton of fun to be riding in a big group of riders who all knew what they were doing (for the most part). Check out some pics taken during the ride.


More pics from the ride after the break including the routes that were set for the 3 day long training camp.

Friday, December 2, 2011

2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 LIMITED EDITION: Campagnolo Super Record EPS equipped Dogma 2!


Limited edition, special color; 50 pieces total in the US, first bikes available with Campagnolo Super Record EPS for at least a month if not longer. WE ONLY HAVE ONE AVAILABLE FOR SALE RIGHT NOW IN SIZE 56CM!


Retail is $16,500. The picture above shows Fulcrum Darks wheelset and a Pinarello Most Panther saddle, the actual bike will have a Fi'zi:k saddle and Campagnolo Shamal Ultra 2-Way Dark wheelset. If you want to get the only one we have available, contact Tim at 510-529-3040 or email him at tim@wrenchscience.com.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers - First Ride Review

If I said I wasn’t a victim of good marketing I would be lying, then again it’s only good marketing that I fall victim to in the first place. As consumers we learn about our products through the disclosure of manufactures and what they decide to share with us. With the hot release of the Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers. I thought to myself “were these the effects of good marketing”. At least That was what I thought. Then I rode them!


These are the 2012 Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers in the Beyond Black setup (with the exception of the decals which will be black) with black hubs, black spokes, and black nipples. The aero rims sits at 45mm tall with a brake-track width of 26.2mm while boasting a massive aero width of 28.5mm. These are equipped with the revised 2012 188 rear hub as well, adding more lateral stiffness to what is already designed to be a high performance wheel. As you read on, please keep in mind that I will be using references from previous rides with Mavic Ksyrium SL's, Shimano Dura Ace C24 clinchers, and Reynolds MV/C (same aero profile as the current Reynolds Thirty-Two carbon clincher wheels) carbon clinchers all equipped with the same Continental GP4000S 23mm tires on the same 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 frame 

Monday, November 21, 2011

TroyLee Designs Now Available at Wrench Science!

We've received our very first shipment of TroyLee Designs Mountain Jerseys, shorts, and gloves. Call us or come in and check out our selections.





Of course from these pictures, you can see that we also have Wrench Science Hoodies, WS T-Shirts, WS Team Jerseys, WS Team Bibs, WS Wind Vests and even WS Socks. Contact us now to get your apparel today in time for Christmas!

Friday, November 18, 2011

2012 Magura MT8 Disc Brakes!

Big thanks to Magura for dropping off a set of the 2012 MT8 disc brakes for us to try out. We're super excited to experience first-hand all the great reviews we've been seeing on these brakes.




INTENSE Demo Tomorrow! Last day to sign up!

We are having a demo day with Intense on Saturday November 19th. LAST CHANCE TO GET SIGNED UP TO TRY ONE OF THE INTENSE BIKES!  


Where: meet at the shop at 9:30, we'll set up bikes and car train over to Joaquin Miller park for a leisurely 1.5 hour trail ride with a ride leader and sweep. All riding abilities are welcome. Then we'll head back to the shop to drop the bikes off and answer any questions folks may have. Weather looks to be nice and clear for tomorrow, so come out and have a good time!

What bikes will be available? (Bike availability updated!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

INTENSE SUPER DEAL FOR 29ER FRAMES!

Intense Spider 29 and Tracer 29 are already great buys for those of you looking to get a 29er bike. However, here at Wrench Science, we like to sweeten up the deal some more by offering you more than what you'd be paying for.



We're now offering these two frames in the Raw finish with FREE upgrade to Chris King headset AND your choice of either the Thomson Elite seatpost OR Thomson X4 Stem! Hurry though, because offer ends November 30th! Contact our Intense specialist Brian Waugh at brianw@wrenchscience.com or call him at 510-529-3043!

Videos of Campagnolo's new EPS in action!

As much as we hate (and we say this with much love of course) Campagnolo for making us wait to get these beautiful new EPS grouppos, we can't contain our excitement to get these in our hands.


Check out the recordings provided by Bikeradar.com of the Campagnolo EPS 11 speed in action!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

IBIS US Demo Tour UPDATE!

Alright everyone, for those of you that have not signed up yet, better do it NOW! Our list is filling up and as of now, we are out of the Ibis Mojo SL-R in size Medium. We do still have the Larges left, but do not wait till last minute.


REMEMBER, this is FREE!!! Your chance to ride your dream Ibis will not stick around forever!

Check out the original blog post for details on the Ibis US Demo Tour at Wrench Science!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Campagnolo finally releasing news on their electronic shifting grouppo!

So after all the buzz, Campagnolo decided a while ago for the official press release on their EPS (Electrnic Power Shift) system to be today.


Of course those of you who are into the newest and greatest have heard about this already, and may have been given the impression that they are going to be available next month. After speaking with Campagnolo USA directly, we have found out that that is INCORRECT. They are going to have these units in for Distributors, 4 US Campagnolo Service Centers, and Press ONLY! Reason for this is that they want everyone selling these to have the proper knowledge and the correct information when installing, servicing, or even selling these beautiful Italian units. The EPS is scheduled for public availability Mid/Late Spring season if not Early Summer of 2012. However, pricing WILL be released for these soon, so pre-orders will be possible to ensure you get one of the first units that will land on US shores. Check out more pics of the final product below!

Friday, November 4, 2011

FINALLY! The long awaited arrivals of 2012 Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers.

We've been seeing and posting news on these new 2012 Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers since earlier this year. We were teased at Interbike, given the chance to see the production model only to hear that we'd have to wait still before they arrive. Now, they're finally HERE and IN STOCK!


Beautiful, made in USA, and did we mention they're in stock?

2012 Zipp 101 updates!

We all know and love Zipp for their Firecrest technology on their Carbon Clinchers and Carbon Tubular wheels. What about wheels for the winter? Or for those of us that prefer aluminum wheels for all purpose use? Zipp has a solution for that as well! Zipp 101 Aluminum Clinchers were introduced for those that wanted a wheel to use for any occasion, and for 2012, they were able to make these even more appealing.


Read more to find out the new changes made for the 2012 Zipp 101 Aluminum Clinchers.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

IBIS DEMO TOUR COMING TO WRENCH SCIENCE!

We are having a demo day with Ibis on Saturday December 10th. PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY December 7TH FOR THIS EVENT. 


Where: meet at the shop at 9:30, we'll set up bikes and car train over to Joaquin Miller park for a leisurely 1.5 hour trail ride with a ride leader and sweep. All riding abilities are welcome. Then we'll head back to the shop to drop the bikes off and answer any questions folks may have.

What bikes will be available?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Knolly Chilcotin: a downhiller's dream all-mountain bike

A couple weeks ago I finally received my dream all-mountain frame: Knolly Chilcotin. So what's the big deal? Why is the frame special?

First of all, the frame geometry really stands out to me. With a 160mm fork, the head angle is at 66 degrees, the bottom bracket is at 13.5" and the chainstay length is 16.75". For those of you that may not be too familiar with mountain bike geometry, this transfers to a bike that will rip down hill with confidence, take turns like it's on rails and have a very playful feel to it! My ideal bike indeed! Furthermore Noel Buckley (president of Knolly) spent a lot of time refining this frame to exactly what he wanted and it shows in the details of this frame. Oh yea, did I mention that the suspension feels amazing! It sucks up the roughest terrain and gets you back up the hill with ease. Take a look at Knolly's patented Four by 4 linkage design: http://knollybikes.com/company/four-by-4


A large frame built to take whatever you can throw at it: 31.5 lbs.!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ibis Silk SL with updated graphics

Often times we find ourselves striving for the best road bike out there. However, there are times when we're only looking for something that does what we need, and that's all.

Here we have a perfect frame that does all, looks great, and with supreme quality. The Ibis Silk SL.


This is the new color that they're currently offering in White with blue graphics. Bike weighs in around 16lbs with the Zipp 404 Firecrest Clinchers. Not bad at all.

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Friday! Here's some RWB inspiration!

Fatlace TV x RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF : Idlers Documentary from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

Sometimes, an outlet is needed. Bikes are one, cars are another. Can't wait to check out RWB's work in person tomorrow at their grand opening!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jet down the hills in a Niner Jet 9 RDO

First Niner Jet 9 RDO that we've built here, and we'd be lying if we said we weren't excited to see this one completed as quick as possible. Built with a mix of Shimano and Sram parts, this bike is ready to attack the trails!


Check out more detailed pics on this Niner Jet 9 RDO!

Monday, October 24, 2011

INTENSE DEMO DAY AT WRENCH SCIENCE!

We are having a demo day with Intense on Saturday November 19th. PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH FOR THIS EVENT.  


Where: meet at the shop at 9:30, we'll set up bikes and car train over to Joaquin Miller park for a leisurely 1.5 hour trail ride with a ride leader and sweep. All riding abilities are welcome. Then we'll head back to the shop to drop the bikes off and answer any questions folks may have.

What bikes will be available?

Friday, October 21, 2011

More Time love today - NXR Instinct Module+!

Freshly done, ready to go, another French masterpiece completed for an excited new owner. Here we have a 2012 Time NXR Instinct Module+ ( Module+ means Time stem and handlebars were part of the order).


The client actually did not go with the Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers for this build. Instead, he will be replacing the wheels with the newly released Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers. We can't wait to see the type of riding this guy will be doing on our Strava club.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Colnago and Shimano meets again....

Of course with the first 2012 Colnago CX-1 Evo built with the new 2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2, we weren't going to stop there. Fortunately for this next client, we were able to put his bike together as well with the newly released electronic shifting components.


With some gaudy wording removed from the frame, the 2012 Colnago M10 looks even more sexy and appealing to the eyes.

Freshly Built: 2012 Colnago CX-1 EVO with Ultegra Di2!

The long awaited Shimano Ultegra Di2 FINALLY arrived the other day, thus allowing us to complete our very first Ultegra Di2 equipped 2012 Colnago CX-1 EVO. The new frameset allows for both mechanical routing or electronic, very convenient don't you think?


Want to see more? Don't gotta ask twice....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4iiii Jet fighter style heads-up display

For those of us out there who love having a cycling computer, but often find ourselves looking down to see the info of how we're doing during our ride, 4iiii has a solution for us to keep our eyes on the road and still know how we're doing at the same time.


Sportiiiis attaches to virtually any pair of riding glasses, while using LEDs and speaker to provide you with the data you seek while keeping your eyes on the road. Check out the video on how it works.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thank you Marzocchi!

Just want to thank the guys at Marzocchi for setting us up with a couple of forks!


We've heard many great things lately about the new Marzocchi forks so we're stoked to see how well these will perform!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bringing back the old school

For those of you who were into Motorsports, doesn't this bring back great memories?



Now if only the new kids these days can learn how to drive like them, maybe we'd have less accidents on the road.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Talk about keeping your Mojo in High Def! Ibis Mojo HD INSTOCK!

Simply said, we have the 2011 Ibis Mojo HD IN STOCK! Check out our HD corner!


Check out more pics of the HD's that we have in stock. (For those of you with a sharp eye... YES, that Tang colored frame hanging IS a Niner Jet 9 RDO)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cyclists.... Please use your better judgement.

Most of the cyclist out there typically have to deal with the woes of idiotic and/or jerk drivers. We do our best to use our best judgement when we're out riding to stay protected.

However........


....obviously these cyclists in this video think they can get past the waves (although one rider did make it without getting caught too badly in the waves).

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"It's your ride"

Great video for those that want to just have their own identity with their bikes and not feel the pressure of others trying to steer you towards their way.

It's Your Ride from Cinecycle on Vimeo.

Friday, September 23, 2011

TIME RXRS Ulteam Tour de France edition

Although Tour de France has ended for this year, that does not mean the spirit has gone with it. Here we have a limited edition Time RXRS Ulteam Tour de France Module built to perfection.


Built with complete Sram Red black as you can see from the cranks and rear derailleur, Mavic Ksyrium SLR wheelset was chosen to propel this beast up any hill and glide down any descent. Check out the awesome detailed pics of this build.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

fi'zi:k Kurve saddles

All new for 2012 from fi'zi:k is their Kurve saddles, offered in 3 different fits. The Arione (the snake), Antares (the chameleon), and Aliante (the bull).


3 main features that are on the Kurve:
  • Wing Flex - flexible wings that allows for more efficient pedal strokes by working with the rider, not against it.
  • Mobius Rail - Complete one-piece circular rail construction eliminating pressure points while improving flex
  • Tunable Nose - fi'zi:k's newest innovation. This is an interchangeable tension system at the nose of the saddle, allowing the rider to choose between a softer or a stiffer nose feel to the saddle.
We have SIX of these coming in next week, 2 Arione, 2 Antares, and 2 Aliante. These will be the ONLY KURVES available till end of December 2011 or January 2012.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Connecting the City - Biking through SF has just gotten better!

Biking in the city of San Francisco can be dangerous sometimes. We're often worried about cars, motorcycles, even pedestrians not paying attention to cyclists. This is a cool little clip that was shown to me through a friend who's thesis is "urban renewal" and I gotta say, this is definitely a way to gain more cycling awareness.



Time to save some gas money and get that dream bike you've always wanted. If you can't think of a place to purchase a bike, leave a comment. I think I may know a place that can help =)

2011 Interbike - Through the eyes of Wrench Science

So as a bicycle enthusiast, Interbike is always a great time of online enjoyment, drooling, or dreaming of new bikes, parts, or apparels. This year, it was no different. There were TONS of new items being displayed, and it definitely brings the phrase "a little kid in a big candy shop" into full effect.

With that said... LET'S GET STARTED!!

BMC-Racing Impec with Shimano Di2. Worth every penny!
First day: Outdoor Demo! More after the break.

Happy Monday everyone!

Before we get into the bike goodies we saw this past week at Interbike, lets keep our Monday spirits up with this cool short video!

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Who would've thought that 4" between you legs would look this good?!

Get your mind out of the gutter and take in what this phenomenal bike has to offer!


This is a great example of how 4" travel 26" XC bike can look: fast, nimble, lightweight and quite beautiful!

East meets West.

The way to enlightenment is a path of simplicity.


Vamoots Di2 .....Breathe in through your nose...and out through your mouth.

ContourROAM, new wave of sport cameras!

Hmm.... time for a new camera?


We'll get more hands-on at Interbike, but for now... here's a little taste of what it can do.


For a camera that can do all this and priced at $199 MSRP? Who's ready for some pre-orders??

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pinarello Dogma 2 with Campagnolo Super Record 11speed.

We've been seeing lots of photos from Pros on these gorgeous 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 all over the internet, so obviously we were super excited to see it in person when we received our pre-orders. Now that we have our first fully built one, we are jumping out of our skin!


VoilĂ ! There it is! A 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 Carbon 60.1 built with Campagnolo Super Record 11 speed components. As usual, less talk, more pics!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eurobike fun

The 2011 Eurobike is underway and so far we've seen many new things being released. Here's a collection of pictures from bikeradar.com.


More pics following this break, ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 in stock now!

More things to make today a great Wednesday. While we wait anxiously for the Di2 specific frames to arrive, we are happy to announce that we've received more 2012 Pinarello Dogma 2 Carbon 60.1 mechanical frames.


The Movistar Dogma 2 frame is definitely very eye catching. Check out more color options below.

Wednesday = "Need some inspiration"-Day

One thing that I've always had love for (even before the increased popularity on these cars) was the old school Porsches, specifically the 964 generation. RWB (RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF) is a known shop in Japan that's been in business for over 15 years. They are going to open an US location soon, so I am definitely looking forward to seeing their presence in the bay area. 



Check out the awesome feedback from a proud owner of a RWB 964

RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF : Shinji's RWB 964 from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

Wouldn't this look great with a Pinarello Dogma 2 up on top?