The Cortina is designed and built for competition, but can be used for a wide variety of riding, including as a gravel racer, or versatile commuter. Cortina’s have T3 carbon-fiber frames, disc brakes, wide-range double-chainring drivetrains, and larger 33–35mm tires, with tapered head tubes, Power Taper seat tubes, mechanical/electronic-convertible internal cable routing, and carbon straight-blade forks. Design features include Marin’s responsive R2 Cyclocross geometry—stable through the corners but with an agile front end to hold the line—and wider frameset dimensions to fit larger tires.
Upgrades to the Rift Zone XC7 include a Rock Shox Reba RL fork and a lockout on the Monarch rear shock. Shimano’s Deore and SLX components cover the drivetrain, and Shimano’s new Deore hydraulic disc brakes share many of the performance features with the higher end XT and XTR units. The Folding bead tires reduce weight.
We just received a shipment of winter apparel from Louis Garneau!
Everything from Jackets, Pants, Boot Covers, and Hat Covers are in stock.
20% off all Nutcase helmets!
Come by and check out our selection of Nutcase helmets.
After a summer of adventure together your bike is looking tired.
Bring her in for a tune up before you park her for the winter and beat the spring tune up rush!
Our tune ups are still only $29
Time to get your bike ready
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So it’s that time of year. That test of our commitment to a New Years resolution. Probably the most common resolution is related to getting healthy and losing weight. One of the most common reasons people don’t follow through on that resolution is time. Committing to a 1/2 hour or hour after work to attend some sort of workout regiment is a significant lifestyle change for anybody. One solution to this is to commute to and from work on a bicycle. In fact, if you live in or around Kitsilano and work in downtown Vancouver (or similar distance such as UBC) you can get to work faster then in a car during rush hour.
So lets look at some numbers for a Kitsilano resident commuting to downtown Vancouver:
|Cost / Benefit||By Car||By Bus||By Bike|
|Parking cost /mo||$224||n/a||n/a|
|Transit pass /mo||n/a||$91||n/a|
|Cost of a bike||n/a||n/a||$450+ (one time)|
|Annual cost||$2,688*||$1,092||$45 Tune-up|
|Pounds /yr||0||0||11 pounds|
* Annual cost only covers average parking in downtown Vancouver. Additional costs such as gas and annual maintenance would drive the price up significantly.
Read more about the health benefits here!
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