Canada Day Ride!

Happy Canada Day Weekend! 

For Canada’s 152nd birthday we’ve put together a 152km ride around Ottawa and Gatineau! Stop at all your favourite spots before finishing the ride with a rip past parliament! 

Head west towards Carp, stopping in for an early espresso and pastry at Alice’s. Then head toward Pakenham for a bottle fill and a quick snack before crossing over into Quebec at the Quyon Ferry (bring some cash!!). Ride along the bottom of the Gatineau Park escarpment before dodging into the park for quick ride along the pathway! 

Cross the bridge back into Ottawa and ride in front of parliament! Make sure top stop for a bike photo op in front of the Peace Tower! Then do your cool down along the Rideau Canal! Finish up at Dow’s Lake with some grub on the water or head back to Hintonburg for a celebratory ale and food at the Third! 

THESE ROUTES ARE SUGGESTED ROUTES ONLY. THE SUGGESTED ROUTES MAY NOT HAVE FORMAL BIKE LANES
AND ALL CYCLISTS RIDE AT THEIR OWN RISK. CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE MUST BE USED WHEN SHARING THE ROAD WITH MOTOR VEHICLES
CYCLELOGIK DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR CYCLISTS TRAVELLING UPON SUGGESTED ROUTES.

Time to Play Bikes with the Felt Edict 3

The Felt Edict 3 is a major upgrade to Felt’s previous Edict models making this a top contender for any kind of rider looking to smash single track and carve berm. The Edict 3 is the ideal blend of performance and versatility. It can race, but more importantly you’ll find yourself doing a lot more playing and smiling on this bike. It’s fun and it rides great on real MTB trails. 

"The IA - the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured has evolved. Our IA platform has been the world's fastest bike in real race conditions since its inception. Undefeated at the past 6 Kona World Championships. Multiple 70.3 World Championships. Numerous course records. And rocket ship to the world's fastest age-group athletes. So, how to improve? Completely redesigned for disc brakes, the world's best bike just got better. "

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If you’re looking for the perfect bike to tackle rough terrain and let you perform at your best on race day, then you’ve found the ideal ride in the Edict 3. Its frame is crafted from UHC Advanced carbon fiber and features 100mm of travel in the form of Felt’s proprietary FAST suspension platform. Coupled with a purpose-tuned RockShox Reba RL fork and a SRAM GX drivetrain, the Edict 3 offers high performance for all riding conditions.

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Specifications

  • The Frame

    UHC Advanced carbon fiber, MMC with InsideOut construction, full carbon dropouts, ControlTaper head tube, post disc mount, replaceable derailleur hanger, 73mm threaded BB, carbon fiber rocker links, 1x specific, 12 x 148mm Syntace style thru axle, internal derailleur cable routing

  • Suspension

    Rear:RockShox Deluxe RL Debonair, custom tune, 190 x 40mm
    Front:RockShox Reba RL Solo air with Motion Control, 120mm travel, remote, 15 x 110mm Boost thru axle

  • Components

    Shifters: SRAM GX, 1x12
    RD: SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed
    Crank: SRAM Stylo 6K Powerspline, SM: 170mm, MD/LG/XL: 175mm
    Front Brake: Shimano MT-500 hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
    Rear Brake: Shimano MT-500 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor

"This bike is essentially the 29er that convinced me that 29ers can actually be fun."
Matt Surch
Tekne Cycling

Speed Up Your Morning Commute

2019 is the year of the bike in Ottawa! …or least we want to make it that! So get rid of that old clunker and get yourself a real speed machine for the morning commute! The Verza Speed is your jam! Flat bars with road components mean you’ll be sturdy, comfortable and fast on your commute to work! 

Rack & Roll, Park & Ride.... whatever gets you there!

Every year Ottawa gets a little more bike friendly! And every year we see a little more infrastructure and a few more steps taken to make this lovely city a true bike-friendly place to live and ride! Most OC Transpo busses now feature a rack & roll system and several NCC parking lots have been turned into commuter lots for cyclists. This means no matter how far you live from work, at least part of your commute can be by bike! When traffic gets heavy ditch the car and roll your way to work with ease! 

The Verza Speed

The Felt Bicycles Verza Speed was born out of a desire to create a do-all bike. It'll take you to work, it'll climb to Champlain, it will traverse the hard pack gravel rail trails... whatever you need from a bike, the Verza Speed will do it!

Invest in Cycling

For some a squeaky old 10spd will get the job done, but with more people turning to bikes as a viable means of commuting and urban transportation, why not invest in your ride? Modern commuter bikes like the Verza Speed feature robust lightweight components and frames that won’t burden your legs up hills. You’ll feel the difference when you try out the Verza Speed. 

Invest in cycling and choose an environmentally friendly method of transportation. Skip the pump and avoid the outrageous summer gas prices!

Get fit. Save Money. Get to Work Faster! Pop by Cyclelogik and take one for a spin! 

We’re Going Places….

Where we’re going we don’t need asphalt.    ……which is good because there isn’t much left out there these days…

Gravel riding and its cousin bikepacking have seen a huge rise in popularity in the past 3 years. Gravel roads offer a quieter more relaxing escape from the bustle of traffic. 

That’s why we at Cyclelogik have you covered! With a wide range of gravel options, including some very lovely Ortlieb waterproof bags, you can do all the gravel grinding adventures your legs can handle! 

Not unlike a cyclocross bike, a gravel bike can handle some of the gnarliest terrain and come out the other side unscathed. 

But like a road bike, a gravel bike provides riders with the ability to cross between rough and smooth with hardly a thought. Roll fast on asphalt, roll smooth on gravel. These bikes can do everything you need. 

Tackle Your Commute

Last time we checked the roads in Ottawa are paved. But you’d almost never know it from the condition they’re in! That’s why in the spirit of the gravel bike, we also have a healthy lineup of robust commuter bikes that double as your off road weekend pounder. 

They’re nimble enough to dodge potholes and strong enough to endure the cracks and breaks in the pavement we’ve come to expect from our local roads. You’re not technically off road on your morning commute but is there really much of a difference at this point? 

Pop by the shop and see the full range of gravel and commuter machines. We’ll get you kitted up for the even toughest days; whether it be the weekend smash fest north of Wakefield or the Monday commute. 

The Felt Breed 20 kitted with Ortlieb waterproof bags
Felt Verza Speed 50
Scott Speedster Gravel

Looking for Gravel?

Take your new gravel machine out for an epic rip on some of the best gravel roads Ottawa/Gatineau has to offer! 

Check our Rides & Routes page for new routes every week! 

Accessorize Your Ride

Safety is paramount when out riding and that’s why we stock a wide range of lights, reflective clothing, and gear to make your commute safer. 

Whether you need a waterproof bag from Ortlieb for that long rip into the unknown, or a light to improve visibility on the morning commute, it’s here. 

We Need Ride Leaders!

The Cyclelogik PBC rides are starting up soon and we need ride leaders! 

We need one very dedicated person to lead our B-ride or a number of leaders who can share the burden each week. Ideally we need someone who is skilled at pack riding and isn’t shy about speaking up and giving direction. 

There are some great perks for being a Cyclelogik ride leader! So if you’re interested, please send an email to info@cyclelogik.com!

 

A-Ride

We need leaders for the A-ride who can manage the roll-out of the group from Cyclelogik to March Valley Rd. Beyond that the leader's job is to ride the route. Keep up with the leaders if you can or sweep up riders who have been dropped.

B-Ride

This is our most popular group. It is a controlled no drop ride. The speed is capped at 35kph. We leaders who can manage this group, keep the pace sensible, and help guide newer riders.

W-Ride

Our women's only ride needs 2-3 three leaders who can lead this ride similar to that of the B-ride. Ideally we'd like people who can not only lead but help grow this ride.

Race the Calabogie Classic

The Calabogie Classic is the second Ontario Cup road race of the 2019 season! 

It features a closed course on the Calabogie Motorsports track. It’s fast. It’s safe. And it’s fun! It’s the perfect season opener for the seasoned bike racer who needs to shake out the trainer and get their handling skills back on track. And it’s a great race for those new-to-bike racing who want to feel the thrill without risking much! 

It’s not a technically challenging course but the sweeping corners make for an exhilarating experience. 

Race Date: April 28th

Sportif Category

New for 2019 is the 25km Sportif Category! If you're new to racing and don't want to fork over the $$$ for a UCI license, try the Sportif event! It's a great introduction to bike racing for those of any ability level!

Equal Prize Money

Both the mens and women's elite categories feature equal prize money! In 2019 we shouldn't have to brag about this, but there are still many races on the calendar that have yet to adopt prize equality.

Annotated Guide to the Calabogie Classic

  1. There’s a hill here. It’s small but you feel it. Someone ALWAYS attacks here on the first lap. Don’t be that person.
  2. This is the most exciting part of the course. It looks like tight turns but it’s not really. You can carry lots of speed into these corners.
  3. The finish straight is very wide. You can sprint within the bunch or you can find some road all to yourself. It’s the perfect course for those new-to-racing who want to sprint for the line but uncomfortable with the pack sprint.
  4. This the spectator spot. There’s a small hill and someone will always attack here. It’s a great place to watch the race. 
  5. This is mostly downhill and super fast. You can take that big circular corner at the end of this section without braking. It’s very broad. Makes for a really fast but safe finish. 

Spring Caffeine Fix in Wakefield

The pathways east and west are still snow covered. Most of the park isn’t clear.. so how do you escape the city? We’ve got you covered! 

  • 80km
  • 753m Elevation

Get out of the city and take an early season trip to Wakefield! This route features all paved roads and mostly smooth asphalt surface. You might find some potholes along the Northern section of Chemin de la Mine so watch out! But the ride from Notch to Wakefield is smooth and fast! 

Coffee Time!

Cafe Le Hibou
Kaffe 1870
Cafe Molo

Break The Cycle With Cyclelogik

On Saturday May 4, 2019 Cyclelogik will once again play host to the ORCC Break the Cycle Spin-A-Thon! Join over a hundred participants as they spin to raise money for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre! 

"In 2018, survivors, activists, and advocates fought to keep the conversation about sexual violence in the spotlight, and to include and amplify the voices of all survivors. In 2019, we want to make It clear to Ottawa and the world that this is far from over. That's why we're asking the Ottawa community to rally, roll, and raise in our 8th annual 'Break the Cycle' Spin-A-Thon fundraiser!"

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"In 2018, survivors, activists, and advocates fought to keep the conversation about sexual violence in the spotlight, and to include and amplify the voices of all survivors. In 2019, we want to make It clear to Ottawa and the world that this is far from over. That's why we're asking the Ottawa community to rally, roll, and raise in our 8th annual 'Break the Cycle' Spin-A-Thon fundraiser!"

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The Felt IA Disc

It was only a matter of time. Disc brakes on road bikes are a common sight as more manufacturers add disc versions of their bikes to their lineups. Disc brakes went through a controversial period, particularly for road racers. And in early 2018 the UCI finally approved disc brakes for use in UCI sanctioned events.  

But triathlon has never been subject to the same sanctions and rules of the UCI. This includes frame design and scope. Disc brakes could have been in triathlon much earlier. But public opinion and skepticism about their benefits kept manufacturers from implementing the technology on triathlon bikes. 

But that’s all changed.. Felt launched its 2019 Felt IA triathlon bike with disc brakes. 

"The IA - the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured has evolved. Our IA platform has been the world's fastest bike in real race conditions since its inception. Undefeated at the past 6 Kona World Championships. Multiple 70.3 World Championships. Numerous course records. And rocket ship to the world's fastest age-group athletes. So, how to improve? Completely redesigned for disc brakes, the world's best bike just got better. "

FeltBicycles.com

"The IA - the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured has evolved. Our IA platform has been the world's fastest bike in real race conditions since its inception. Undefeated at the past 6 Kona World Championships. Multiple 70.3 World Championships. Numerous course records. And rocket ship to the world's fastest age-group athletes. So, how to improve? Completely redesigned for disc brakes, the world's best bike just got better. "

FeltBicycles.com
  • Brake Track

    The disc brake removes the need for a brake track. Much of the carbon material used in rim construction acts to dissipate heat. This means wheel designers are no longer limited to shapes that incorporate a brake track and they can use less material to reduce rotational mass.

  • Low Profile

    Disc callipers are smaller and can be more easily hidden than traditional rim brake callipers. The overall frontal area of the bike is reduced and allows frame designers to create head tube and fork shapes without needing to take brake placement into consideration.

  • Modulation and Stopping Power

    Disc brakes require significantly less leverage and force to apply effective stopping power. This allows not only for better modulation, but for those with smaller hands reaching and pulling the brake levers requires less effort and strain.

"The Best Just Got Better"

The Wilier Cento10 Hybrid

Controversial. Groundbreaking. Revolutionary. Cheating. Empowering. 

There are lots of words that have been used to describe this bike and it all depends on how you look at it. It’s a road bike and it’s an eBike. And if you weren’t looking closely, you might not even realize it has a motor in it. 

The first intelligent racing bike created with a specific mission: to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the emotions that only a high-end racing bicycle can offer.

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The bike wasn’t designed to make bike racers faster, or so they could gain an edge over their riding partners. It was created to allow riders to go further, ride longer, and overcome obstacles where they might otherwise be limited. 

eBikes in general have been contraversial additions to the market. But for those who aren’t genetically gifted, who don’t have the time to train just to hang with the weekend club ride, an ebike can allow more riders the ability to interact with the sport. And ultimately we think that’s a good thing. More people on bikes is the ultimate goal, right? 

This bike isn’t going to turn a middle-aged casual road cyclist into a Tour de France pro, but it will give that little nudge to get through the long ride or the big climb without needing 3 days of recovery. Most of us have to go home to responsibilities! We can’t all afford to spend the rest of the day on the couch recovering!

We know this bike won’t appeal to everyone. We know there will be purists out there who will never get on board with ebikes. 

But before you judge, pop by the shop, and check it out! We hope this bike will provide more cyclists with the opportunity to enjoy cycling more often… we hope it will allow more people to explore greater distances… we hope it will keep people riding longer and later into life… 

We are very excited about this bike!