Monday, November 26, 2007

Bike of the Week

After a 1 week hiatus, and a nice turkey hangover, the glorious 'Bike of the Week' has made its triumphant return!

This week will be a little different than the previous. In anticipation of the upcoming holidays. Highgear Omaha is putting together some great deals to get you on the bike of your dreams in time for spring. So this week I will be putting up some examples of some of the deals that we have in the store this holiday season. I must warn you not to hesitate, because these are once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Remember, if you don't see what you like here, check out our ON SALE page, or stop by the shop and tell us what you want.

Here are some examples of the huge discounts we are making available to everyone:

Reg. $4,399.99 , NOW $3,049.99

Reg. $3,849.99, NOW $2,799.99
TREK 1600 T 10SPD 54cm WHITE 07
Reg. $1,319.99, NOW $1,199.99
TREK 1000 T 52cm, 54cm, 63cm FLARE DUOTONE 07
Reg. $709.99, NOW $550.00
Reg. $549.99, NOW $399.99

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Product of the Week: Bontrager Pro Wrench Repair Stand

The Bontrager Pro Wrench Stand arrived at Highgear today, and it is pretty sweet. From tripod base to the built in truing station, this stand has it all. It also features Bontrager's seat rest, so you can put the bike in the stand with one hand, without worrying about dropping your bike. Come on in and check out this really cool stand.
Bike rest holds bike steady while clamping
Incorporated truing stand for quick wheel repairs
Stable tripod design works on uneven surfaces
Lightweight and easy to fold
Carrying bag included

Friday, November 23, 2007


It is getting to be that time of year again. The temperatures is starting to dip below the tolerable point, and it is time to bust out those winter gloves, booties, hats, and all the other stuff that allows us to stay warm and continue in the activity that we love the most. If you haven't been in the store recently, make sure you come in soon, because we have our winter gear already our for your perusing. From Pearl Izumi winter hats, gloves, long sleeve jerseys, jackets, and even booties and base layers, we have everything that you need to be able to ride into the depths of winter and beyond.Pearl Izumi Cyclone Glove $39.99. This glove has it all; shock absorbing Gel-Lite padding with U-Bridge palm for riding comfort •AmFIB® and AmFIB® - Block fabric combination for water and wind protection •Synthetic leather palm for an excellent grip and durability •Silicone screened palm for added gripping performance •Molded low-profile Airprene cuff for cold weather protection •Soft Microfleece wiping surface.
Pearl Izumi Vagabond II Jacket $99.99. This is the jacket/vest for you. This perennial favorite, with zip-off sleeves, has the versatility to be used as a jacket or vest. Thanks to its Zephrr® fabric, the Vagabond has outstanding wind and water resistance for almost any inclement condition. • Lightweight Zephrr® fabric is wind and water-resistant and highly packable • One-piece integrated sleeve construction for ease of use and storage • 360° reflectivity • Elasticized cuffs for a secure fit • 2 front storage pockets • Large back pocket for removable sleeve storage • Hidden zips on sleeves for a clean look • Semi Form Fit Sizes: S-XXL
Of course we can not forget the ladies, because we have a full selection of base layers, jerseys, jackets, and gloves for you as well.
Pearl Izumi Women's Insulator Jacket $149.99. The InsulaTour Jacket uses ultrasonically welded baffles to seal a front layer of insulation that keeps the cold out and the warmth in, providing a light weight barrier to the cold. UltraSensor®-Thermal fabric on side and back panels offer stretch and breathability. • Brushed UltraSensor®-Thermal for thermal regulation and moisture transfer • Zephrr® fabric panels are wind and water resistant, and exceptionally breathable • Full-length zipper with protective draft flap seals in warmth • Contoured construction for ease of athletic movement • Zippered back storage pockets for accessible storage • Reflective inlays increase visibility • Semi-Form Fit
Pearl Izumi Women's Select long sleeve jersey $69.99. Soft, high performance fabric, accented with print and embroidery details down both sleeves. With a women’s specific fit, this long sleeve jersey looks great and is extremely comfortable. • UltraSensor® fabric provides moisture management • Screen and embroidered original sleeve artwork • Low profile, hidden 1/4 front zipper • Modified raglan sleeves and princess seams provide a feminine fit • Two elasticized back pockets • Reflective elements for increased visibility • Form Fit

Cold Weather Clothing Guide

It's almost that time of year again. So I'm posting the annual winter clothing guide. We've been using this sweet winter clothing guide for a long time and it's never let us down. Hopefully it will come in handy for some of you. The temp ranges are for off-road riding, if you're going out on the road dress for the next coldest range.

50-60 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with lycra knee warmers, short sleeve jersey with a sleeveless base layer undershirt, lycra arm warmers and full finger gloves. add windstopper vest for breezy or moist conditions.

40-50 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with lycra tights or leg warmers, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve base layer undershirt. Rain resistent/windproof jacket for breezy or moist conditions. Full finger windproof gloves.

30-40 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal tights, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve baselayer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, winter gloves and booties.*Long sleeve jersey not needed with a thermal jacket.

20-30 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal bib tights, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve baselayer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, winter gloves and booties.

10-20 degrees ~ Cycling shorts with thermal bib tights and base layer bottoms, long sleeve jersey with long sleeve base layer undershirt, thermal jacket, winter cap, neck gator or balaclava, winter gloves and booties with toe heaters.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will open on Friday at our normal time(10am).

We'd like to thank YOU for your continued patronage and support. We hope you enjoy a great ride and the company of family and friends at your feast.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Swanson Trail Day

Make sure and support your local trails and help everyone enjoy their bike.

Sat Nov 17 8:30am - 12pm Swanson Park (map)

On 17 November from 8:30 – 12:00

THOR will be hosting a trail day at Swanson Park to:

- Reroute the downhill section vicinity of the Fire Department Training Area- Correct water drainage problems on Tetanus Ridge
- Add a new trail extension

Volunteers are requested to bring gloves a shovel, pick-axe, brush saw, loppers/clippers or commercial type rake to help cut in the two new trail sections and to help fix some erosion problems. Tools will be provided by THOR if you don't have any of your own.

The current downhill trail will be closed and replaced with a new downhill trail that follows the current IMBA guidance on building maintainable and sustainable trails. The current downhill trail is not within IMBA standards and remains in constant state of rain damage. Nearly 25% of all volunteer THOR trail day work for 2007 went into maintaining this 400+ foot section where we have to support over 5 miles of total trail. Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Here is the the third installment of 'Bike of the Week'. It is the Giant Anthem 2. I have one of these left in a 16" frame. This bike is ultralight, ultra smooth, and it will make you ultra fast.
This bike has it all. Featuring Giant’s lightweight ALUXX SL butted alloy tubeset, titanium shock hardware and aggressive XC racing geometry, the Anthem is the clear choice for U.S. national MTB champion, Adam Craig, and the entire Giant Mountain Bike Team as they battle week-after-week on the NORBA and World Cup circuits. Some of the amazing features of this bike are; light and stiff RockShox Reba SL, 80mm suspension fork and Fox Float RP2 rear shock, Shimano Deore shifting with Race Face Ride XC crankset, Lightweight Easton EA50 handlebar and stem, WTB LaserDisc XC rim/ sealed-bearing hubs wheel set, and one of the best features of all is that it also Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes. This sweet ride was originally $1650, and you can have it for $1175. Don't waste this opportunity to get on one of the best bikes around.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Here is the second installment of 'Bike of the Week'. It's the 2007 Gary Fisher Rig. We have 2 of these bikes, in a 17.5", currently in-stock at $805, when they are regularly $1200. Make sure you come in and see what a Single Speed 29er can do for you.