2016 Santa Cruz Hightower mountain bike frame at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAIt's HERE! The hot new Hightower frame from Santa Cruz Bicycles arrived this morning.

Santa Cruz's revolutionary new release! The new Santa Cruz Hightower replaces the Tallboy LT. This new model features 135mm of travel, and the versatility to fit either 29" wheels or the 27.5" standard.

This frame comes with a RockShox Monarch RT3 shock. It's a size large, weighing in at 6.13lbs on our scale.

Delivery of a full size run of complete Hightower bikes with X01 build kit expected to arrive soon!

Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires at The Path Bike ShopNew MTB tires from Schwalbe!

Here are some brand new and improved Schwalbe Nobby Nic tire models that we haven't had in the shop until now. Great for all mountain riding, more resistant to punctures, and tubeless setup is easier than ever.

  • Nobby Nic 27.5x2.8. Compound: Trail star, Tubeless ready. MSRP is $92.
  • Nobby Nic 27.5x3.0. Compound: Pace star, Tubeless ready. MSRP is $94.

 

HT Components T1 MTB pedalsLooking for a lightweight trail/enduro race pedal with some platform for stability?

The new HT Components T1 takes their downhill pedal design and adapted it to trail use with a lighter weight, slimmer pedal body. They've also made some improvements, like more ease with clipping in and out.

T1 Clipless Pedal Highlights

  • Extruded CNC aluminum body
  • CNC machined chromoly spindle
  • New EVO+ needle bearing system and one DU bushing per pedal
  • Two adjustable grip pins per side
  • HT exclusive cleats with 4-degree (X1) or 8-degree (X1F) float and 13-degree release angle
  • Weight: 368g per pair
  • MSRP: $135 USD

 

Demo bikes at The Path Bike ShopOur rental bike fleet is expanding!

Kim is excited about all our new demo mountain bikes!!! We've now got a great lineup of 2016 models, ready to rent and ride.

  • 2016 Giant Anthem Advanced SX - size M
  • 2016 Giant Glory Advanced 1 - size M
  • 2016 Giant Reign 27.5 2 - size M (we now have sizes S, M, L)
  • 2016 Kona Honzo DL 29er - size L
  • 2016 Kona Process 134 - size M
  • 2016 Marin Mount Vision 5 - size M
  • 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 - sizes S, M, L
  • 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson - sizes M, L, XL

Check our Demo & Rental Bikes page for a complete list of demo bikes and our current rental rates.

 

Blackburn Cinch and Wayside water bottle bike cagesGreat new water bottle cages from Blackburn Design.

Trying to save weight? The Blackburn Cinch carbon fiber cage (pictured, upper photo) weighs in at 16g and keeps a slim, minimalist design. Available in matte black, gloss black, matte red, gloss red, white, and orange. MSRP is $60.

If you're short on space on your MTB frame for an additional bottle because of the shock, the Blackburn Wayside Side Entry cage (pictured, lower photo) is a great option. Whether you're a righty or a lefty, this water bottle cage allows for either left or right-hand side access. We have these in black, white, and red (shown), also comes in yellow and orange (not shown). MSRP is $20.

 

Brooks Cambium C15 saddles and Microbibre bar tapeGifts of style and comfort from Brooks England.

The new Brooks Cambium C15 saddles have no break in period (unlike the original leather models of Brooks saddles), they're naturally flexible thanks to the vulcanized rubber and cotton canvas. Waterproof too! Available in two widths and color choices:

  • Narrow width (measures to 150cm) in Brown and Black (carved version) - MSRP $180
  • Wide width (measures to 170cm) in Natural (carved version) and Black - MSRP $180

Add some style to your drop bars! Brooks Microfibre Bar tape comes in Honey, Black and Brown. All colors are in stock at both our Live Oak and Tustin locations, MSRP is $30.

 

Smith Forefront MIPS helmets at The Path Bike ShopA full-coverage helmet ideal for all-mountain riding or racing.

Our staff really love the new Smith Forefront MIPS helmet! It's a low volume helmet with ventilated protection that fully integrates with your sunglasses, goggles, light, or POV camera.

New construction from Smith give the Forefront helmet optimal venting with increased airflow and better temperature regulation, resulting in fog-free vision and improved impact resistance. Add to that the MIPS technology for even more protection from impact. This helmet offers great comfort without sacrificing any protection.

Forefront MIPS colors include matte black, matte cement, matte white, and matte neon orange. Sizing runs S, M, or L.

Plenty of colors and sizes now in stock! MSRP is $220.

 

Shimano AM5 MTB SPD cycling shoesShimano's new 2016 gravity shoe lineup was developed in conjunction with the Atherton DH racing family.

The Shimano AM5 offers a great looking street-inspired style, equally at home in skate parks, trail parks and everywhere in between. These SPD-compatible cycling shoes have a lightweight comfortable foot cushion for a platform that’s ideal for both walking and riding.

Currently in stock: sizes 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, and 46 in Tustin, sizes 43, 44, 45, 46 at the Live Oak shop.

Features:

  • Tough synthetic leather with raised rubber out sole for foot protection
  • Asymmetric mid-top design and padded tongue protects your foot
  • Hook & Loop single strap secures and protect your laces
  • Ultra grip rubber sole with optimized stiff glass fiber reinforced shank plate
  • Comes in sizes EU40-48
  • MSRP is $99.99

Seasonal weight Merino wool socks from GiroKeep your feet cozy and warm during your winter road and off-road rides.

Seasonal weight Merino wool socks from Giro! In a 6" cuff length, they're thin enough to fit inside your cycling shoe and durable enough to wear either on or off-road. Plus, Merino wool is naturally resistant to odors, and helps to wick moisture away from your skin. The perfect sock for varying conditions.

  • Winter Merino wool in Lime/Blue - MSRP is $20
  • Seasonal Merino wool in Lime/Gray - MSRP is $16
  • Hightower Merino wool (knee high) - MSRP is $20

 

Awesome new frame arrivals from Kona Bicycles. Build up your dream Kona bike from the frame up.

2016 Kona Honzo titanium MTB frameGreat news, for the first time ever the popular 2016 Kona Honzo frame now comes available in titanium! Take a bike frame that’s slack with a long reach, low bottom bracket and short chainstays...combine that with the inherent light weight and ride performance of Titanium, and you've got a winning combination. And it looks just as good as it rides.

We have this frame available in sizes Medium and Large. MSRP is $2199.

 

 

 

2016 Kona Honzo AL/DL frameThe 2016 Kona Honzo AL/DL (pictured, lower right) is a brand new model offered this year. Kona has taken the aggressive and progressive geometry of its cromoly cousin (the Honzo AL) and reduces the weight by nearly 40% with this alloy frame. Kona calls this bike a "Process 111 without the rear travel". They've added an increased reach to match the sizing used on the Kona Process bikes, and a press fit 92 BB and 12x148 axle for maximum tire clearance. Tani, the shop owner, plans on building one of these up for himself!

We have this frame available in sizes S, M, L. MSRP is $499.

 

2016 Kona Honzo AL/DL frame and 2016 Kona Process 134 MTB frameAs they say, steel is real...and Kona always knows how to keep it real. Do your own custom build with the 2016 Kona Honzo SL steel hardtail frame with SRAM maxle (pictured, left center). This is another model that Kona compared to the Process line. It's got an increased reach to match the sizing on the Process bikes, a slack 68-degree head tube angle, low bottom bracket and short chainstays, plus a super-low top tube for great standover. MSRP is $525.

 

The popular 2016 Kona Process 134 (pictured, lower left) is a great all-around trail bike option. This is the very first time Kona has offered the frame alone for the Process 134! Comes with a RockShox Monarch RL shock with 134mm of travel, and a lightweight aluminum frame. A progressive geometry features short chainstays (for confident cornering, maneuverability, and jump-ability), a low bottom bracket for an in-the-bike feel, and the lowest standover possible on all sizes.

 

We have the Kona Process 134 frame available in sizes M and L. MSRP is $1699.

Bicycles for the kids, 16, 20, 24, and starter push bikes at The Path Bike Shop in Tustin, CAIs your little tyke ready for his/her first bike? Or has your child outgrown their current bike?

We've got you covered this year with a huge selection of bikes for boys and girls of all ages. Starter push bikes, 16" with training wheels, 20" bikes, even 24" full-suspension mountain bikes and road bikes for kids not quite ready for an adult size.

We've got all your favorite bicycle brands too: Cannondale, Giant, Guardian, GT Bicycles, Kona, and Scott.

These are bikes you can feel safe and secure about letting your child ride:

  • All our brands are build tough enough to survive the rigors of an active, growing child
  • All bikes are assembled by our trained bicycle mechanics, as opposed to a retail chain warehouse with untrained staff who do the job

Come in and speak to one of our sales staff, we'll help you pick out the perfect bicycle for your budget and your child's riding needs.

CURRENT MODELS IN-STORE:

FiveTen Freerider Contact MTB shoe for men and womenGreat new colors and updated styles from FiveTen.

FiveTen Freerider Contact is an updated version of the previous Freerider VXi. This flat pedal cycling shoe features Stealth® Mi6™, FiveTen's softest and grippiest rubber compound yet. The stiff midsole and added toe protection keep your feet safe and supported, and the treadless Contact Outsole™ under the ball of the foot allows for quick, on-the-fly adjustments without lug interference. The synthetic upper shaves weight to make the Freerider Contact the lightest Freerider shoe in the line.

In men's (shown in dark grey/orange, MSRP is $130) and women's (shown in shock green/onix, MSRP is $110) sizing.

 

FiveTen Impact XV!The FiveTen Impact VXI downhill MTB flat pedal shoe features FiveTen's softest, stickiest rubber compound yet. The Stealth® Mi6™ was designed for flat pedal riders who want the benefits of riding platform pedals without giving up the gripping performance of clips. The new synthetic upper keeps the weight of the shoe lightweight, and dries overnight so you will always be ready to ride. Shown in granite, available in a full range of men's sizes. MSRP is $150.

CrankBrothers Mallet E clipless mountain bike pedalThe ultimate clipless pedal for enduro riding and racing.

The new CrankBrothers Mallet E pedal has a lot of great design features for the rigors of enduro trail riding:

  • concave platform for secure foothold, adjustable pins per side for grip
  • traction pad technology with customizable interface
  • ribbed body for better traction when unclipped
  • chamfered edges to reduce rock-strikes
  • 52mm q-factor for maneuverability on tight trails
  • 4-sided entry
  • superior mud shedding
  • customizable float & release angle
  • premium bearings & double seal system

Weighing in at 419g per pair (according to CrankBrothers website) and available in electric blue. We've got two in stock! MSRP is $165.

 

2016 RockShox Lyrik forkFirst one in the shop!

It's the 2016 RockShox Lyrik RCT3 suspension fork, with lots of updates for 2016.

  • New chassis design, featuring tapered legs and a taller brace for stiffness
  • Travel: 150mm – 180mm (150, 160mm 29″, 160, 170, 180mm 27.5″)
  • 35mm chassis
  • 15mm axle
  • Weight (from SRAM): 2005g 27.5″ / 2032g 29″
  • Torque Cap and standard wheel cap compatible
  • ‘Fast Black’ upper tubes
  • New Solo Air spring with ‘plusher initial stroke’ thanks to increased negative air volume
  • Now with SKF wiper seals and Charger Damper cartridge seal for ‘extended service intervals’

The Lyrik is available for wheel sizes 27.5″ or 29″. Pictured here is a 170mm travel fork for 27.5" wheels. Weighing in at 4.4 pounds on our shop scale. MSRP is $1030.

 

Industry Nine TORCH Classic MTB Hubs with Boost SpacingAdvantages of the Torch hub mechanism: low drag, low weight, and the ultimate in axle compatibility.

Industry Nine Torch Classic MTB hubs are the solution for any rider seeking a high engagement flanged hub with easy endcap compatibility, to build into a high-performance wheelset.

These are some of the first high end hubs we have in stock for the new boost 148 spacing. They fit the new Santa Cruz 5010 and Bronson, the Kona Honzo AL, the Pivot 429 Trail, and many other new bike models.

Convert your I9 Torch front hub to boost spacing. MSRP is $20.

Want a wheelset already built? Here's the I9 Enduro wheelset, 27.5" wheel size with 12x148 Boost spacing on the rear. Rims measure at 31.5mm outer/26mm inner width to provide more volume and support for tires, and have a tubeless ready profile. MSRP is $1210.

2016 Giant Trance Advanced 275 0It's the top of the line of the Giant Trance models...going advanced all the way.

The 2016 Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0 is light, agile, and built to go fast on technical trails. Developed with input from Giant pro enduro racers, it features an advanced-grade composite frame made specifically for 27.5 wheels. And you'll love the build kit for this top of the line bike:

  • Advanced-grade composite frame
  • 5.5 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 140mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir rear shock
  • Giant Contact SLR Trail composite handlebar and Contact SLR composite stem
  • Giant TRX 0 Composite WheelSystem
  • SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain with SRAM Guide Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes
  • MSRP is $7700

 

2016 Giant Trance Advanced 1 27.5The 2016 Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 1 also features a lightweight advanced-grade composite frame with geometry that's perfect for its 27.5" wheel size. It's a great all-around trail bike that both climbs and descends with ease.

  • 5.5-inches/140mm of Maestro rear suspension
  • OverDrive steerer tube for steering precision
  • PowerCore bottom bracket for pedaling stiffness
  • Internal cable routing
  • Integrated downtube protection
  • ISCG-05 chain guide compatibility
  • Fox 34 Float Factory Kashima 140mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
  • Fox Float Factory rear shock
  • Giant PTRX 1-C Composite Wheels
  • Shimano XT 11-speed drivetrain
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • MSRP is $5499

iXS XULT MTB helmetGreat new full face helmet options from 100% and from a new brand in our shop - iXS.

The iXS XULT helmet is a great full face helmet option for enduro and light downhill riding and racing. Nice and lightweight, and has great air flow.

Features:

  • FRP, Fiber Reinforced Polymer shell
  • Xrail, integrated Xmatter absorption foam
  • Vortex, in-moulded aeration
  • EPR, Emergancy Padding Release
  • Adjustable visor
  • Washable padding
  • Double-D safety closeure
  • +/-1100g - EN1078 & U.S. CPSC certified
  • Available size: SM 53-56cm, ML 57-59cm, ML 60-62cm
  • MSRP is $349

Ride 100 Percent Aircraft helmetThe Ride 100% new full face helmet, the Aircraft has a carbon shell which has been optimized in the rear to work with neck braces. Nice large front opening to accommodate the large 100% goggle vision real estate, or most any other brand goggle should be compatible.

A traditional D-ring closure and lots of vents to keep you cool and comfortable. Optional mouth pieces and replacement pads available for purchase separately.

We have sizes medium and large currently in stock. MSRP is $400.

 

 

2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail frameKona has taken the popular Hei Hei 29er Race frame and geared it towards XC riders who want a little more diversity out of their rig.

The new 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail frame gives you 120mm of front suspension and a component package that’s more Trail oriented than Race.

Frame Features:
The new Hei Hei platform centers around Kona's new Fuse Independent Suspension—a clean, simple design that eliminates a pivot at the chainstay seatstay junction to create a lighter, stiffer ride feel. The frame itself features low-slung frame weight and excellent standover, highlighted by a rider fit that incorporates a short stem, long front center and compact rear triangle. Overall an extremely capable, light, quick, and performance-savvy cross-country dual-suspension frame design.

2016 Hei Hei DL Trail 29er Frame with Fox Float shock and SRAM maxle, we have sizes M and L in stock. MSRP is $1699.

2016 Kona Blast and 2016 Kona Fire Mountain Hardtail mountain bikesNew geometry updates bring the Kona hardtail lineup to a whole new level.

Kona brought the key points of their new geometry to their entire hardtail line of bikes for 2016: longer reach, lower bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, and slacker head tube angles. The result is a more capable bike for more challenging terrain, improved ride quality and better handling. Most other hardtails in this price range have old school geometry...Kona gives us an old school hardtail with progressive, current geometry. All at an old school price too.

2016 Kona Blast (in Gloss Burnt Orange), we have sizes S-L available at our Tustin shop:

  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light 6061 Aluminum
  • Wheel Size: 27.5-inch
  • Wheels: WTB SX 19
  • Fork: RockShox 30 Silver TK 100mm
  • Crankset: Shimano Alivio
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc
  • MSRP is $999

2016 Kona Fire Mountain (in Matte Green), we have sizes XS-L at our Tustin shop:

  • Frame Material: Kona 6061 Aluminum Butted
  • Wheel Size: Four sizes in 27.5" and XS size in 26"
  • Wheels: Double wall rims
  • Front Suspension: 100mm
  • Fork: Suntour XCR 32 fork with lockout and rebound adjust
  • Crankset: SRAM S600
  • Drivetrain: Shimano HG200 11-34t 9-speed
  • Brakes: Tektro hydraulic disc
  • MSRP is $749

 

2016 Kona Rove STThe bike that can do it all.

The 2016 Kona Rove ST was truly created to do everything well: CX races, touring, gravel ridingIt draws from Kona's renowned cyclocross history and frame geometry, but the Rove has a slightly lower bottom bracket to provide a bit more stability and a slightly wider tire clearance. Off-road capabilities with on-road perks, like dual water bottle cage mounts, replaceable hanger and hidden fender eyelets. And we all know steel is real; this cromoly frame will definitely smooth out the ride.

Spec Highlights:

  • Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
  • Wheels: Alex CXD6 Wheelset
  • Fork: Kona Project Two
  • Crankset: SRAM Rival One
  • Drivetrain: SRAM PG1030 11-36t 11-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona Road bar, Kona Road stem, Kona cork tape
  • Brakes: Hayes CX Expert
  • Tires: Clement Xplor’r USH 700x35c
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • MSRP is $1599

2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 ProAnother new road bike we really like from Giant, and this one is race ready.

The 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL 2 Pro is the lightest, stiffest, best-riding road bike in its class. Steering precision is boosted thanks to the new oversize OverDrive 2 headtube/fork combination. The MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket improve power transfer and efficiency. And the integrated seatpost reduces frame weight and adds compliance.

  • Professional-grade Advanced SL composite frame with integrated Variant seatpost
  • Advanced SL-grade composite fork with full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer
  • Giant SLR 1 WheelSystem with Giant P-SLR 1 tires
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical componentry

MSRP is $4100.

 

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