The all-new Procaliber SL will change the way of hardtails. Procaliber SL pairs cross country stiffness with the efficiency and comfort advantage of Trek’s proven IsoSpeed for the ultimate XC experience.
The all-new Procaliber SL will change the way of hardtails. Procaliber SL pairs cross country stiffness with the efficiency and comfort advantage of Trek’s proven IsoSpeed for the ultimate XC experience.
Things move fast these days! We recently refreshed our website to make it more user-friendly. Navigation is easier than ever! Check it out for yourself!
In addition to being able to buy great products on-line, we offer cycling tips, Trek Financing applications, bicycle Trade-In application, Rides and Events, and so much more!
Have you been putting off riding your bike until Spring or Summer hits? Well, wait no longer!
Jax Bicycle Centers are full service bicycle repair shops located in Orange County, Los Angeles and Riverside. We are trained to repair or service any bicycle make or model. Whether it’s a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, you can count on us to do the job right the first time, every time.
No problem, give us a call or stop by any of our 8 locations and we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate!
We’re excited to introduce the brand new Trek KRX model in support of creating riders for life. Little racers are sure to appreciate this real deal, lightweight, race-worthy ride that can handle kids’ triathlons, convert to a kids’ ‘cross bike, or carry them past mom and dad on the open road.
The kids’ performance frame geometry, combined with 26-inch wheels allows for a safe, speedy, yet fun ride while leaving lots of room to grow. The same Trek kids’ bike quality your customers know and love is built right in.
Seriously. Fast. Fun. All the way to the finish line.
Things have sure changed! Back when I was a kid, we rode bicycles and skateboards everywhere. We couldn’t wait to get outside in the morning and didn’t want to come in at night time. We didn’t have electronic devises to suck up our time. There we no cellphones and social networks. We were just kids!
Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s was a fun experience. We were reckless, we were not safe, we enjoyed our time with friends. Granted, those were very different times, we all made it through to see another day; another great day.
So I acme across this picture a few weeks back and felt like reminiscing for just a bit. Enjoy!
How much air do I put in my tires and how is it done? This is a question we get asked daily! For many, they are not aware of how often bicycle tires should be aired up. Further more, many are often pleasantly surprised at how much easier and better the ride quality of their bike is when tires are properly inflated.
This video will be helpful to learn more about how to properly air your bicycle tires. Enjoy The ride!
I know we have touched on this topic before, BUT, flat tires continue to be problematic for so many cyclists.
The first step is getting a good bicycle floor pump. These usually include gauges and are made to inflate tires faster and easier than the pump you carry on your bike for emergencies. Once you have a floor pump (we carry a good selection), use it to check your tires regularly and ensure they’re properly inflated.
This is important because the number-one cause of tire problems is riding with too little air pressure. This happens because bicycle tubes naturally seep air, so even if your bicycle is just parked in the garage, the tires soften over time.
Soft tires make it harder to ride. Worse, they increase the risk of flat tires two ways (this holds true for road and off-road rubber): They’re more likely to pick up debris, which may work into the tires and pop the tubes. Second, when you hit holes, ruts, rocks, etc., soft tires can deform to the point that the rim pinches the tube (between the rim and obstacle) and cuts it in two places, which is what’s known as a pinch flat or snakebite puncture (because the holes in the tube resemble a snakebite). Besides damaging the tube, this impact can bend the rim, leading to an expensive repair.
Under-inflated tires also lack the sidewall rigidity needed for safe cornering. And, too-soft tires wear quicker, too. So, save yourself a lot of hassle and get a good floor pump and top off your tires regularly. We recommend pumping before every road ride and once a week on your off-road bike.
It’s also important to keep an eye on your tires for wear and tear. With enough miles, the tread will wear out or the sidewalls might crack or tear, and when worn like this, tires are much more susceptible to sharp objects. On some road tires, it’s hard to tell when the tread is wearing out because it’s very smooth even when brand new. One way wear is apparent on your rear tire is that it will tend to square off. When the flattened top of your tire is about 5/8 of an inch across, it’s time for new rubber. Also, whenever you can see wear spots on the tread where the threads in the tire casing show through, you know the tire’s worn out.
Tracking mileage is another way to gauge condition. Road tires generally last about 1,500 miles when used on the rear and about twice that on the front, though this varies according to the weight of the rider, bike and equipment, and the roads you ride. If you’re unsure, feel free to drop by and we’ll be happy to inspect your tires.
Besides watching for wear and tear, regularly check your tread for cuts and debris. Sometimes a small piece of gravel or glass will get stuck in the tire leaving a small gash and hiding beneath the surface. If you spot these and carefully pick them out, it’ll help ensure they don’t keep working their way through your tire causing a flat. Flats aren’t always caused by outside objects. Sometimes the culprit is something sharp inside the rim, such as the edge of a nipple hole or a jagged rim seam.
Fortunately, there’s an easy trick for telling what’s causing flats. When you get one, remove and inflate the punctured tube, and find and mark the hole. If the hole is on the “belly” of the tube (the same surface the valve is on), something inside the rim popped the tube. If the hole is on the outer surface, it was caused by something that penetrated the tire and tube.
Of course, it’s very important to find and remove anything that caused a flat. Run your glove or a rag around the inside of the tire in both directions and it will snag on anything sharp, which you can then remove. For punctures on the tube’s belly, make sure that the rim strip is fully covering the nipple holes and that it can’t move out of position. If you find anything sharp on the rim, sand it smooth with a file or sandpaper.
If you follow all these steps and still suffer more than your share of flats, there are several additional options available, such as flat-resistant tires and tubes, and sealant, which is injected into the tubes/tires to fix flats automatically. Just ask and we’ll recommend a solution to make flat tires things of the past.
We are definitely coming into season! This is the time of year that kicks off so many great fun rides, charity events, group rides and more!
If you’re into cycling, we’ve got a great list of rides and events for you to enjoy this season! Keep checking back at http://jaxbicycles.com/about/events-pg640.htm for consistent updates for more fun events and riding!
|May 10, 2014||Tour of Long Beach||Long Beach, CA||Join in the fun by participating in the Tour of Long Beach’s 5-mile Family Fun Ride or the picturesque 30-mile course on the bike paths and streets of Long Beach, the 60-mile through Long Beach to Huntington Beach or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo which loops through Long Beach then heads south down the Southern California Coast through Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. All paths lead to a full-day Finish Line Festival with live entertainment, food trucks, beer garden and much more fun. Proceeds will support pediatric cancer research at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jun 21, 2014||Big Ring Century||Laguna Hills, CA||Be a part of something great, have some fun and change a life in the process. Beyond the 3 great rides offered, the Big Ring Century is your opportunity to benefit children that have so little through World Vision.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Sep 13, 2014||Long Beach Aids Ride||Long Beach, CA||The event is designed to support local Long Beach efforts in the areas of education, prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related illnesses.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Oct 11, 2014||Orange County Ride for Aids||Orange County, CA||OCRA is a one day, weekend ride limited to 250 riders. A $50.00 registration fee will begin your fundraising requirements. Each rider is required to meet a minimum fundraising goal of $250.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Oct 11, 2014||Breast Cancer Awareness Ride||Join the FIGHT against BREAST CANCER with Jax Bicycle Center by participating in the 9th annual Trek “Breast Cancer Awareness Ride!”||949-262-7287 x100|
|Oct 18, 2014||MS Bay to Bay Ride||Bike MS is a series of 100 extraordinary cycling events across the county — rides that will take you further than you’ve ever gone before. It’s not the miles that matter — it’s the unforgettable journey. Join us for an event that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Oct 25, 2014||Orange County Tour de Cure||Orange County, CA||We ride because we are proud to do our part to Stop Diabetes. We decided to team up to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. We are committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because we personally know some of them, and want to do something about it.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jul 13, 2014||Beach Babe Classic||Long Beach, CA||Ride the Southern California coast with hundreds of beach babes on bicycles!||949-262-7287 x100|
|Sep 6, 2014||Amtrak Century||Orange County-San Diego, CA||Come out and join 1200 of your fellow cyclist by participating in the most scenic route down the Southern California Coast.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Oct 4, 2014||Take a Kid MTB Day||Orange, CA||Take a Kid MTB Day from 8:00am-12:00pm. Stop by the Jax tent prior to the ride for FREE minor tune ups, bicycle safety checks and helmet safety checks!||949-262-7287 x100|
|Oct 11, 2014||Temecula Valley Century||Temecula, CA||The Temecula Valley Century (TVC), held annually in the fall, highlights various sites and areas in the Temecula Valley. The TVC features five unique ride routes for bicyclists of all levels including a beginner Ten Miler. The novice to experienced bicyclist can select from one of four routes: 100, 68, 50 and 25 miles.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Dec 20, 2014||Jax Murrieta Winter Solstice Metric Century||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||Join Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta for their annual Winter Solstice Metric Century in Murrieta, CA! Enjoy a beautiful crisp ride followed by snacks and drinks!||949-262-7287 x100|
|May 15, 2014||OCTA Bike Rally||Orange County, CA||Join us for the OCTA Bike Rally to promote riding to work!||949-262-7287 x100|
|May 16, 2014||Bike to Work Day||Ride your bike to work for National Bike to Work Day!||949-262-7287 x100|
|May 21, 2014||Orange County Ride of Silence||Irvine, CA||To HONOR those who have been injured or killed. To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here. To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD. Please join us for the “Ride of Silence” Wednesday, May 21st to honor cyclists who have been injured or killed by motorists. Jax Bicycle Center will close all of our stores an hour early (6:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, May 21st to join the “Ride of Silence” at 7:00 p.m. in Irvine, CA to ride in memory of our co-worker / friend Joseph Robinson and Debra Deem, the wife of Paul Deem, owner of Cycle Werks. When: Wednesday, May 21st 2014 Meet at 6:00 p.m., Rollout at 7:00 p.m. Where: Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606 Ride: Flat 9.7 mile loop (slow paced, single file, silent commemoration)||949-262-7287 x100|
|May 20, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #1||Silverado, CA||Orange County Mountain Bikers, you have your own local mid-week race series! Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series is designed to be a fun, relaxed event for everyone. Our race course has been designed to challenge all levels of riders, and give you a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing.||949-262-7287 x100|
|May 27, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #2||Silverado, CA||Orange County Mountain Bikers, you have your own local mid-week race series! Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series is designed to be a fun, relaxed event for everyone. Our race course has been designed to challenge all levels of riders, and give you a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing.||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jun 3, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #3||Silverado, CA||Orange County Mountain Bikers, you have your own local mid-week race series! Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series is designed to be a fun, relaxed event for everyone. Our race course has been designed to challenge all levels of riders, and give you a great place to experience the fun and excitement of mountain bike racing.||(949) 733-1212|
|Jun 10, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #4||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jun 17, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #5||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jun 24, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #6||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jul 22, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #7||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Jul 29, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #8||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Aug 5, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #9||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Aug 12, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #10||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Aug 19, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #11||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|Aug 26, 2014||Over the Hump MTB Series #12||Silverado, CA||949-262-7287 x100|
|May 7, 2014||Traffic Skills 101||Jax Bicycle Center – Fullerton||TS101 is a two day course. Day One: 4 hour classroom session. Day Two: 5 hour on road training, skills, and test session. When: Classroom, Wednesday, May 7th 6 pm – 10 pm, Road Training, Saturday, May 10th 9 am – 2 pm Where: JAX Fullerton, 2520 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831 – Phone: 714-441-1100 *A bicycle and helmet are required for Saturday Road Training. Minimum Age: 18 Cost:Only $35 payable via PayPal upon form submission.||714-441-1100|
Want to ride a new bike just for fun, or try a bike before you buy? Do you enjoy meeting new friends, or seeing new products? Do you enjoy riding in charity rides, fun rides, or racing? You get the idea – if you’re into cycling, we’ve got a great list of things you can do, try, or watch. We have compiled a huge list of cycling events to satisfy your cycling fetish.
Check back often for updates. Click on the image below for all event details!
We love to ride bikes at Jax and we bet you do too! We would like to invite everyone to attend one of our many weekly rides led from multiple locations!
Group rides require an appropriate bike in good working condition, water and a helmet. Night rides require head and tail lights. We suggest riders carry a spare tube and nutrition as well. Check our Facebook pages, or call the Jax location hosting the ride for ride details and questions.
|Sunday||7:30 AM||Jax Long Beach’s Sunday Fun Day Road Ride is a 20-25 mile ride with a 15-20 mph average pace. This is an ideal ride for beginner/intermediate riders. The no drop rule applies and there will be regrouping if necessary. Just come out to have fun, enjoy the morning air, and meet some new friends! Check the Jax Long Beach Facebook page or call for details||Jax Bicycle Center – Long Beach||(562) 421-4646|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||This road ride is approximately 30-35 miles and is ideal for intermediate riders. Meet at Jax Huntington Beach and please come prepared with your bike, helmet, nutrition and hydration. The no drop rule applies and there will be regrouping if necessary. Just come out to have fun, enjoy the morning air, and meet some new friends! For ride details, please call Jax Huntington Beach! Please call Jax Huntington Beach for details!||Jax Bicycle Center – Huntington Beach||714.969.8684|
|Wednesday||7:30 PM||Join Irvine for their mid-week night ride! This road ride meets at 7:30 pm and rolls out the back of the Irvine shop at 7:45 pm. Bring your lights, water and a jacket depending on the weather. Enjoy the Back Bay Trail loop as you get to know other cyclists! This is a 25 mile ride at a 15-18 mph pace. The no drop rule always applies on this ride. This group enjoys going out to Lamppost for Pizza on occasion after a great ride! Check the Jax Irvine Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Irvine||949.733.1212|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||The Irvine road ride is approximately 25-35 miles and ideal for beginner/intermediate riders. The no drop rule applies and there will be regrouping if necessary. Please bring your bike, helmet, and hydration. Come out to have fun, enjoy the morning air, and meet some new friends! Please call Jax Irvine for ride details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Irvine||949.733.1212|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||This beginner/intermediate road ride is approximately 15-20 mile route, average pace of 15-18 mph, with regrouping if necessary. Come out and enjoy the fresh morning air and meet some new friends! All are welcome and no one gets dropped! Check the Jax Fullerton Facebook for exact ride route or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Fullerton||714.441.1100|
|Sunday||8:30 AM||This beginner mountain ride is approximately 10-12 mile route, average pace of 8-10 MPH, with regrouping if necessary. Come out and enjoy the morning air and meet some new friends. All are welcome and no one gets dropped! Check the Jax Fullerton Facebook for exact ride route or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Fullerton||714.441.1100|
|Wednesday||7:30 PM||Come blow off some steam after work and ride the Fullerton Loop at night with us! This intermediate mountain ride is approximately 10-12 mile route and guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. This rides average pace is 12-15 MPH, with regrouping if necessary. Please come prepared with your helmet, nutrition, h2o, headlight and taillight. All are welcome and no one gets dropped! Check the Jax Fullerton Facebook for exact ride route or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Fullerton||714.441.1100|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||Join Jax Yorba Linda for the Wild Card Road Ride every Saturday! This ride is 30-45 miles depending on the route and is perfect for intermediate riders. Enjoy the rotation of the following three routes weekly: Beach Ride, approx. 45 miles 2-3 hour ride with plenty of rest stops. East West Ride, approx. 30-35 miles with climbing and regrouping if necessary. And the Double Canyon Ride, approx. 35 miles with rolling/ hills and 1-2 rest stops. Meet at Jax Yorba Linda with your road bicycle, hydration and nutrition. For ride details, please call Jax Yorba Linda!||Jax Bicycle Center – Yorba Linda||(714) 996-9093|
|Saturday||8:00 am||Join Jax-Claremont for their Life Cycle Mountain Bike Ride every Saturday morning! This ride is approximately 10-12 miles and geared towards mountain bikers of all skill levels. Come out and join us, no one gets dropped! Come prepared with your bicycle, helmet and hydration! Please visit Jax Bicycle Center-Claremont on Facebook or call for ride details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Claremont||909-621-5827|
|Saturday||8:00 am||Join jax-Claremont for their Life Cycle Beginner Road Ride every Saturday morning! This is an easy pace ride for 25 miles. This is a great ride for people who are just getting on a road bike for the first time or have not been riding in a long time! Come join us for a fun filled ride in which the “no drop” rule always applies! All are welcome; please bring your bicycle, helmet and hydration! Check the Jax Bicycle Center-Claremont Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Claremont||909-621-5827|
|Wednesday||7:30 pm||Join Jax-Claremont for their Life Cycle Mountain Bike Ride every Wednesday night! This is a night ride that is approximately 10-12 miles. This ride is a blast! If you have never ridden your mountain bike at night, you are missing out! This ride is geared towards mountain bikers of all skill levels. Come prepared with headlights and taillights. Come out and join us, no one gets dropped! Please visit Jax Bicycle Center-Claremont on Facebook or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Claremont||909-621-5827|
|Monday||8:00 AM||Enjoy a Monday morning road ride! This ride is a “B” level ride approximately 30-40 miles. Come burn those weekend calories, enjoy the company, and make new friends! Please bring your bike, helmet, and hydration. No one gets dropped! Check the Jax Murrieta Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||951.239.8239|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM||Enjoy a casual Wednesday morning road ride! This ride is welcome to all skill levels and is 20-25 miles. Come enjoy the company, and make new friends! Please bring your bike, helmet, and hydration. All are welcome and no one gets dropped! Check the Jax Murrieta Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||951.239.8239|
|Wednesday||9:00 am||Enjoy a Wednesday “B” group morning road ride! This is an intermediate ride and is 30-40 miles. Come enjoy the company, and make new friends! Please bring your bike, helmet, and hydration. All are welcome and no one gets dropped! Check the Jax Murrieta Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||951.239.8239|
|Thursday||7:00 PM||Join Jax Murrieta for their Jax Life Cycle Mountain Bike Ride! This is a night ride that is approximately 10-12 miles. This ride is a blast! If you have never ridden your mountain bike at night, you are missing out! This ride is geared towards mountain bikers of all skill levels. Come prepared with headlights and taillights. Come out and join us, no one gets dropped! Please visit Jax Murrieta Facebook or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||951.239.8239|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||Enjoy Jax Murrieta “Life Cycle Beginner Road Ride every Saturday!” This is an easy pace ride for 25 miles. This is a great ride for people who are just getting on a road bike for the first time or have not been riding in a long time! Come join us for a fun filled ride in which the “no drop” rule always applies! All are welcome; please bring your bicycle, helmet and hydration! Check the Jax Murrieta Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||951.239.8239|
|Saturday||8:00 AM||Join Jax Murrieta for their “Life Cycle Intermediate/Advanced Road Ride” every Saturday! This ride is approximately a 40-50 mile route at a pace of about 17-19 MPH. This is a great ride if you want to challenge yourself to start riding at that next level! Please bring your bike, helmet, and hydration. All are welcome and no one gets dropped! Check the Jax Murrieta Facebook page or call for details.||Jax Bicycle Center – Murrieta||951.239.8239|
|Tuesday||5:30 pm||Jax Laguna Niguel’s Tuesday Night Mountain ride. Beginner/Intermediate level ride. No Drop. Location varies between The Luge and Black Star Canyon. Meet at 5:30pm, ride starts at 6:00pm. Lights are required. For further information, see meetup.com “Jax Bicycles” city, “Laguna Niguel” or call the shop.||Jax Bicycle Center – Laguna Niguel||(949) 364-5771|