About Blackstone Bicycles

We are a full service bike shop in Cumberland, RI carrying Rocky Mountain, IBIS, SALSA, Transition, Redline, Banshee, Surly and KHS. We offer quick and reliable service work and host a weekly NEMBA mountain bike ride at Lincoln Woods.

Our address is 391 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864.

Phone is 401 335 3163.

Winter hours are now in effect: Monday through Friday 12-6, Sat 10-6.

Closed on Sundays and Tuesdays (I need to ride sometime)....

Email: blackstonebicycles@gmail.com

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Canadian Invasion

Our Rocky Mountain demo sleds are finally here and have been test ridden over the last week by Mike and myself. What this means is they are now officially broken in and ready for real live test rides. We brought in an Altitude 50 and an Altitude 29er (sizes 19 and 18 respectively).

The deal with the demos is pretty simple. If you're interested in either bike (or any of the Altitude 26ers, as the platform is similar through the line) you can take one of these demos out for a real ride, wherever you want, as long as you get it back to us by the end of the day and you're OK with us taking a $50 deposit. The deposit is converted to store credit in the off chance you don't fall head over heels in love with the bike and order one for yourself, your neighbor and each member of your family. If you are in the market for a longer travel 29er or an all mountain rig these bikes are worth checking out in the flesh and on the trail.

Sorry for the lousy pic of the Altitude 50, I tried to focus the camera but I was busy collecting little bits of my lungs at the Blue Hills during an especially humid ride on Monday afternoon. I fear may have left several pieces of them on the Coon Hollow trail while wheezing my way up the climb. I'll post some more pictures of both bikes and maybe one or two of Chris Friel's super gigantic 60cm Rocky Mountain Solo CXR cross bike.

On the non-Rocky Mountain front the newest batch of Redline D660s will be here early next week. If you are interested in a D660 swing by and check them out before they're gone, apparently we weren't the only ones to see the value in this bike. If you snooze you lose and this may be the only view you get...

And for those left wondering; yes, this week's NEMBA ride did indeed happen as the weather cleared up just in time. Basically if it isn't pouring we're riding. It's that simple, but give us a call if you feel the need to confirm before heading out. The pic below is from Chase on the way back to the shop. The pollution influenced sunset at Chase Farm was real nice. Thank you unhealthy airborne particulate matter!

Also, for those of you who haven't already heard the great folks at Harpoon Brewery have supplied us with post ride beverages for the season. Their generosity manifested itself in the form of 10 cases of beer, 5 UFO and 5 IPA. So, yeah, the post ride beers are on us.

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