SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 12-speed cassetteIs the mountain bike front derailleur really dead? You decide.

Designed for use with the SRAM XD™ driver body, the SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth cassette offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. Extremely durable while still keeping the weight down. The all-new shifting features create a smoother, quieter system with enhanced inboard and outboard shift performance.

  • XD™ driver body compatible
  • 362 grams
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50
  • MSRP is $420

AbsoluteBLACK RaceFace Oval Cinch Traction chainringRaceFace fans! A new option for your custom build.

AbsoluteBLACK is a rider-developed company based out of the U.K. Their products are strong, lightweight, and extremely easy on the eyes. Made from anodized aluminum.

AbsoluteBLACK RaceFace Oval Cinch Traction chainrings are premium 1X RaceFace direct mount Oval chainrings designed for CINCH system that RaceFace uses to mount chainring directly to the crank. If you have 4 arm RF crank, look at 104bcd Oval ring. Compatible with RaceFace Cinch system cranks, Next SL, SIXC, Turbine, Atlas, and AEFFECT CINCH cranks. Fits Boost148 frames as well. 1x12 Eagle compatible.

Available in sizes 26T, 28T, 30T, 32T, and 34T.  Colors of green, red, and black to complement any build. Our price is $74.95.

 

Why Oval Chainrings Work (from absoluteBLACK website):

Because a rider does not produce power evenly through a pedal stroke; they maximize the part of the stroke where power is produced and minimize resistance where it isn't. Oval rings make the spin cycle a lot smoother and are easier on legs while climbing. Believe it (or not), but a round chainring doesn't transfer torque to your rear wheel as smoothly as an Oval one. You will actually feel your stroke to be more "round" with an Oval shape than with a round chainring. With oval rings rear tire traction improves greatly on loose and slippery terrain. Smoother power delivery to your rear wheel means that you will be able to maintain better, constant cadence; get less stress on the joints (knees) and therefore be able to keep certain level of effort for longer.

2016 Pivot SwitchbladePivot's newest trail bike redefines versatility.

The all new 2016 Pivot Switchblade is super stiff, lightweight, has fantastic new frame geometry, dialed-in suspension, compatibility with most every drivetrain system, and the option to use either 27.5+ or 29" wheels. Pivot spent five years to develop this new offering, and we think it was worth the wait.

Switchblade Features:

  • Compatible with both 29 and 27.5+ wheel sizes
  • Fits 27.5+ tires up to 3.25” wide
  • Fits 29er tires up to 2.5” wide
  • Features Pivots new long and low geometry
  • Ultra short 428mm (16.85”) chainstays beat every other bike in the category
  • Front derailleur compatible with Pivot’s stealth E-Type mounting system
  • 135mm dw-link rear suspension with upper clevis and linkage and double wishbone rear triangle
  • Designed for a 150mm fork, fits forks up to 160mm

Pictured here is the Pro 29 XT/XTR version, size medium. We will have a full size run in both 29" and 27.5+" options, with both colors (either Black/Red or Blue/Red).

Pro Build Kit Specs (pictured):

  • Fox 36 150mm Factory Kashima Boost 110QR
  • Fox Factory Kashima EVOL Shock
  • XT/XTR 11spd Drivetrain
  • One Up 45t Extender Cog Kit
  • 157x12 Super Boost Rear Axle Spacing
  • RaceFace Aeffect SL Cranks
  • MSRP is $6299
  • Compatible with both 29 and 27.5+ wheelsizes
  • Fits 27.5+ tires up to 3.25” wide
  • Fits 29er tires up to 2.5” wide
  • Features Pivots new long and low geometry
  • Ultra short 428mm (16.85”) chainstays beat every other bike in the category
  • Front derailleur compatible with Pivot’s stealth E-Type mounting system
  • 135mm dw-link rear suspension with upper clevis and linkage and double wishbone rear triangle
  • Designed for a 150mm fork, fits forks up to 160mm
2016 PIVOT SWITCHBLADE PRO 29 XT/XTR : Size Medium
-Fox 36 150mm Factory Kashima Boost 110QR
-Fox Factory Kashima EVOL Shock
-XT/XTR 11spd Drivetrain
-OneUp 45t Extender Cog Kit
-157x12 Super Boost Rear Axle Spacing

This is the 29" wheel/Size medium. We will have a full size run in 29" and 27.5+" and also in both colors(Black/red and Blue/red).

2016 Intense M16C DH mountain bikeDownhill bliss from Intense Cycles.

The Intense M16 is a world-class downhill racing machine with 9.5 inches of rear travel. The geometry was developed in conjunction with Intense Factory Racing Team pro riders Bernat Guardia, Jack Moir, Luca Cometti and Ferran Jorba, as well as Intense test pilots Chris Kovarik, Shaun Palmer and Claire Buchar.

Available in either alloy or carbon chassis with multiple build kit options.

Pictured here is the carbon M16 with Expert build kit, we've got sizes medium and large in stock. MSRP is $5899.

M16C EXPERT FEATURES:

  • M16 standard carbon frame and rear triangle
  • Monocoque UD carbon construction
  • 157x12mm rear spacing
  • Custom carbon protectives and bottom bracket frame stays and mud guard
  • Fox Performance Elite 40 fork, 27.5", 200mm
  • Fox Performance Elite DHX2 rear shock, 214-240mm (450# size small, 550# size medium, 650# size large)

The Path Bike Shop retro logo teesIt's a Path Bike Shop customer favorite...and a wardrobe staple, in our book.

We've gone retro! Our popular Path Bike Shop logo tees are back, this time with our classic logo and our shop motto, "love the bike you ride". In several new and fresh colors for both men and women. Made of 100% super soft cotton from NextLevel.

Men's sizing from S thru 2XL, women's sizing from XS thru L. Price is $18 for all sizes.

Come on, get one! You know you can always use another t-shirt.

Intense Tracer Palmer Limited EditionNamed the 2015 “mountain bike of the year”, the Tracer’s trail geometry and light weight make this the ultimate platform for Shaun to customize.

The Intense Tracer Palmer Limited Edition has some unique component choices compared to the standard Intense Tracer build kits...including carbon Magura brakes, eThirteen carbon cranks, and DT Swiss wheelset.

FEATURES:

  • Carbon monocoque chassis
  • Custom DT Swiss wheelset
  • Custom paint job
  • ISCG-05 compatible
  • Water bottle mount
  • 5 year frame warranty

Pictured here is a size large, in stock at the Tustin location. MSRP is $7499.

 

2016 Intense UzziThe much loved Uzzi is back for 2016.

The 2016 Intense Uzzi makes a comeback to the Intense Cycles lineup as a long travel bike designed for super enduro and park riding. Built around a 180mm single-crown fork and a 148mm rear-spacing alloy chassis, the Uzzi can climb like an all-mountain bike but descend like a downhill machine. The Uzzi features JS-Tuned suspension platform and 190mm of rear travel with adjustable geometry. Available in an alloy frame with 2 different build specifications in your choice of 2 colors: yellow or purple (shown).

FEATURES:

  • Adjustable geometry
  • JS Tuned suspension (VPP - Virtual Pivot Point)
  • CNC links
  • BOOST 148mm spacing
  • ISCG-05 compatible
  • 2 year frame warranty
  • Made in the USA

Shown here is the 2016 Intense Uzzi frame with Fox DHX shock upgrade, size medium. We can't wait to help someone with a sick custom build on this one! MSRP is $2799.

 

Race Face Next SL G4 cranksetIt's the next generation of the popular Race Face Next SL crankset.

Building on the lightest, most versatile production carbon crankset on the planet, the Race Face Next SL G4 couples Race Face CINCH compatibility with an elegant arm profile that seamlessly integrates the crank arm with the new Next Direct Mount composite chainring. G4 is lighter weight (430g – 32T Direct Mount) with improved lateral chainring stiffness; a critical advantage when the chain is under tension at extreme angles, like those resulting from a 1x system setup.

FEATURES:

  • Hollow carbon crank arms for maximum weight savings
  • Refined crank arm design integrates seamlessly with the composite direct mount chainring
  • 30mm spline interface CNC’d from commercialized super alloy, 20% stronger than 7050 aluminum
  • Removable spider offers the ability to convert between existing chainring standards while remaining flexible to future developments

Available in 170mm and 175mm lengths - MSRP is $549.99.

 

Juliana Joplin 2 mountain bike for women at The Path Bike ShopFor the ladies, the latest from Juliana Bicycles.

It's the same great frame as the new 2016 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, with a parts spec geared towards a woman's fit. The new Juliana Joplin gives you the option of running either 29er or 27.5+ wheels. If you’re looking for quick acceleration and a nimble feel, go 29er. If you’re wanting extra traction and a more forgiving ride over roots and babyhead rocks, go 27.5+. It’s your choice.

This trail bike does it all - it's a cross country racer, a rowdy trail bike, and an overall fun ride everywhere you take it.

Shown here is the Juliana Joplin CC with X01 build kit, MSRP is $6499.

  • Fox 34 Float Performance Elite Fork
  • SRAM X01 Derailleur
  • SRAM Level TLM w/180mm Avid Centerline Rotors Brakes
  • Race Face Turbine; 30t Cranks

The CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allows for less material use overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.

Lake cycling shoesNew gear at the shop, and a new brand!

Lake Cycling model MX228 mountain clipless shoe, designed for higher cadence and pressure riding. Microfiber & mesh upper, carbon fiber & rubber soles.

3 sizes are in stock at the Tustin shop: 43,44,45 for starters. MSRP is $249.99

TIMBER Mountain Bike Bell at The Path Bike ShopGreat option for trail riding safety.

The TIMBER Bicycle Bell was designed exclusively for mountain biking. Now you can alert hikers and other riders of your presence safely without the inconvenience of listening to a bell ring for your entire ride. So you're not only improving the social quality of your ride, you're also promoting advocacy, community, stewardship, and preserving trail access.

Gives awareness when you need it, and silence when you don’t.

MSRP is $20

Santa Cruz Tallboy 3CC with XX1 build kitIt's been a classic, and now its even better.

Introducing the new Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, even more capable and versatile than it's predecessor. 29er or 27.5+? It's your call. A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel pumps up the original Tallboy’s playful character. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and brings the new Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz lineup of bikes.

2016 Santa Cruz Tallboy 3Currently in stock, we have the Santa Cruz Tallboy 3CC with XX1 build kit in sizes small and large. MSRP is $7799.

This is the bike that we've been waiting for since the Original Tallboy was released! Tani, the shop owner, already has his ordered.

Santa Cruz limited 5010 CC Chris King 40th anniversary editionLimited edition Santa Cruz 5010 - only 40 in existence anywhere!

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Portland-based Chris King Precision Components, Santa Cruz Bicycles has produced a limited run of its 5010 CC with special component spec and finish. Only 40 will be made (pictured is #28), and they’re available NOW.

Chris King 40th Anniversary Santa Cruz 5010 Specs

  • CC frameset with 130mm VPP Travel
  • Chris King 40th Anniversary components and livery
  • 27.5-inch wheels
  • SRAM XX1 drivetrain
  • Race Face Next SL carbon crankset
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130mm fork
  • FOX Float Performance Elite shock
  • Easton ARC 27 rims
  • SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes
  • Maxxis Minion 2.3 DHR2 TR tires (3C front)
  • Weight: 26.8-pounds (12.2kg)
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • MSRP: $8,999

Troy Lee Designs Ace socksStylin' new socks from Troy Lee Designs!

TLD Ace Performance Crew Socks, in a variety of great colors and lots of sizes. MSRP is $15.
  • 75% polypro / 23% nylon / 2% spandex
  • Trail proven crew length
  • Core spun coolmax has excellent moisture wicking properties
  • Compression arch support eliminates bunching
  • Mesh upper provides superior ventilation and air flow
  • Micro-stitch toe construction for peak performance

2016 Intense Spider 275 CarbonHot new addition to the lightweight trail shredder category.

The new 2016 Intense Spider 275 Carbon is a new class of trail bike. Intense has created a well-rounded machine that will pedal well and descend with equal skill. Lightweight, nimble, and fun, so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Adjustable travel: 4.5” to 5” (115mm to 130mm)
  • 27.5” wheel size
  • Integrated Boost 148 x 12 dropouts
  • SL Spider is 300g lighter with titanium hardware, high modulus carbon fiber and carbon top link
  • Internal cable routing
  • Internal seat tube cable routing for dropper posts
  • Monocoque front triangle
  • H2O bottle fitment
  • Downtime and chain stay flack guard protection
  • Tapered head tube
  • Direct mount front derailleur
  • Angular contact/collet bearing system with replaceable grease zerks

Currently we have a medium Factory build in carbon/white, and large Pro builds in either carbon/red or carbon/white.

Bell Super 2R MIPS-Equipped MTB helmet limited edition Star WarsAre you a Star Wars fan?

The ultra versatile Bell Super 2R MIPS-Equipped MTB helmet is a full-face helmet with a chin bar that can be removed to create a half shell helmet. This helmet bridges the gap between a half shell helmet and a dedicated full face helmet, giving riders the option to have greater coverage but without needing to carry two separate helmets.

Bell's Multi-Directional Impact Protection System takes the protection a step further, providing an extra layer of protection inside the helmet that rotates in order to potentially slow or reduce the amount of energy transferred to or from the head on impact.

Now available in limited edition Star Wars Boba Fett and Stormtrooper models, while supplies last! In sizes S, M, L, MSRP is $240.

RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost with 170mm travelThe Reverb seatpost gets even better.

The RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost may look the same on the outside, but the internals have been completely redesigned for even better performance, improved stiffness, and enhanced reliability. Now available in even more size and travel options, including a whopping 170mm travel length.

  • Weight: 560g (Weight based on 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX remote with shifter hardware and 1300 hose)
  • Lengths: 340mm, 390mm, 440mm, 480mm
  • Offset: Zero
  • Remote options: adjustable return speed at the handlebar, discrete or Match Maker X, left or right
  • Travel options: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm
  • Diameter options: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm
  • MSRP is $471

Pictured here is a 170mm travel, 480mm length, 30.9 diameter. Stock is available in our Tustin location.

DT Swiss 350 Boost rear hubNew technology from DT Swiss.

The new DT Swiss 350 Boost Rear Hubs with XD Driver have an enhanced flange distance. This has significant advantages: a flatter spoke angle and improved symmetry allow building a stiffer and stronger wheel, always an advantage, but especially for larger diameter wheels in challenging terrain.

SPECS:

  • IS (6-bolt) Disc mount
  • 12x148 mm TA Boost
  • MSRP is $279
  • 1 available at our Tustin location

FiveTen mountain bike shoesMore great cycling shoes from FiveTen, and a new ladies model.

The grippiest flat pedal shoes to date! FiveTen is known for their fantastic mountain bike shoes, made for all types of trail and downhill riding. Here are some great new options in the 2016 lineup.

Pictured, from top to bottom:

  • FiveTen Impact SAM HILL 3 flat pedal shoe - MSRP $160
  • FiveTen Kestrel lace SPD compatible shoe - MSRP $150
  • FiveTen Freerider flat pedal shoe - MSRP $100
  • FiveTen WMN Freeride flat pedal women's shoe - MSRP $150

Wide ranges of sizes available! Give us a call for available sizes currently in stock.

Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone and A1 Reflex helmetsNew arrivals from Troy Lee Designs!

The Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone and A1 Reflex helmets come in a great assortment of new colors for 2016 and a full range of sizes. This lightweight, fully encapsulated all-mountain helmet utilizes maximum coverage and dimension to keep you safe and protected in all riding conditions.

Features:

  • Reinforced polycarbonate shell in-molded with the EPS liner extends down the sides and back of the head for maximum protection and durability
  • 8 pressurized intake passages draw in cool air for maximum ventilation
  • 8 rear vacuum vortex outlets help exhaust and draw heat from head
  • Triple position adjustable retention system allows customized fit for various eyewear, head shape and riding styles
  • Single piece, ultra plush, removable and washable comfort liner made of anti-microbial moisture wicking material for a dry, comfortable feel
  • Full spectrum adjustable moto inspired visor with anodized aluminum hardware
  • Race inspired styling
  • sizing runs XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL

TLD A1 Reflex - MSRP is $165

TLD A1 Drone - MSRP is $139

2016 Fox Mountain bike apparelNew 2016 Fox Racing Gear!
 
Here's just a peek of a few items from the Fox MTB apparel lineup. We've now got just about everything bike related in their 2016 catalog.
 
This also means all our 2015 Fox clothing is now red tagged. We have a great selection still left at a great price.

Bicycling Magazine 100 Best Bike Shops logo

League of American Bicyclists bronze logo

IMBA International Mountain Bicycling Association logo and link to website