River Valley Cycle & Snowboard

Edmonton's exclusive Kona bike shop


Special Feature

The Ride to Conquer Cancer®

The Ride To Conquer CancerJoin Lori-Ann Muenzer and the RVC team this June in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride is two days of cycling along the majestic Canadian Rockies (June 27– 28, 2015). Proceeds go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Spin Training

SPIN this winter with Lori-Ann Muenzer, Canada’s 1st Olympic Gold Medalist in cycling! Lori-Ann will get you fit to race this spring/summer or complete the Ride to Conquer Cancer or take your cycling to the next level. You will learn all of the skills of indoor training whether you are brand new to the sport, an elite cyclist, a roadie, mountain biker, trackie or triathlete.

Where? River Valley Cycle | When? Mondays/Wednesday from January 5 to March 31, 6:30 – 9 pm

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Recent News
D.C.P signs with Northwave/Drake Print E-mail

Northwave North America (NNA) is proud to announce that David Carrier Porcheron has signed a two year contract to ride on Northwave boots and Drake bindings. The French-Canadian has been a professional rider for the last 10+ years, working with major film productions and competing in key contests around the world.
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Customer Appreciation Night – Feb. 26! Print E-mail

Thursday February 26th @ 6pm

Join us for a great party! The owners and crew at River Valley Cycle & Snowboard want to thank all of you for your support by offering you a night of fun, food & drinks. We’re going all out to make this an incredible night. We’ll have special guest pro riders, industry reps and exclusive first looks at exotic new bikes from Rocky Mountain and Santa Cruz. We’ll also have amazing one-night-only offers on bikes, gear & snowboards.

As a special bonus we will be giving out free $25 gift cards to all attendees who RSVP to sjacklin@rvcns.com before February 21st

Check out all the articles in the February 2009 Newsletter for all the party details! Here are direct links to the individual stories…

  • Open House Exclusive: Canada’s First Carbon Blur XC
  • Exclusive First Look: Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon
  • Meet Rocky Mountain & Kona Freeride Stars
  • Kona Bikes & Dik Cox
  • Rocky Mountain Bicycle’s Keith Brodsky
  • Customer Appreciation Night Specials

Shimano M575 Deore Disk Brakes Print E-mail
Shimano M575Shimano’s M535 Deore disc brakes have been one of our favourite bargain brakes for a while now, but for 2009 they’ve also added this M575 version to the Deore line up and it looks even better value.

The main difference is the levers, which now come with a split clamp (a first for Shimano) and can be run either way up. The second difference is that they’re sold as a fully bled lever and calliper package, without a disc rotor.
This helps explain the even more ridiculously bargainous (I know that’s not a real word, but I like it) price, but it’ll also make more sense to people who either already have some old but perfectly useable rotors, or want to run bigger rotors than the M535 version comes with as standard.

They might not be the most beautiful or light brakes you can buy, but they’re certainly one of the cheapest and if past history is anything to go by the performance will be great.
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Best Name Ever Print E-mail
Joe Smith, new Kona Clump rider18 year-old UK ripper, Joe Smith kick-starts Kona’s Downhill Team. Kona Bikes welcomes Montgomery UK’s Joe Smith to the 2009 Kona Factory DH Team. As a three-time Junior Welsh National Champ, and 2008 IXS European series winner, Joe’s racing record is impressive. A top 18 overall position at the Schladming World-Cup, top five as a Junior at Schladming, Bromont, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Fort William, and Valnord World Cups demonstrates Joe has what it takes to be a contending DH pro.

He’s quick, and with the right support from Kona this year he’s only going to get quicker. Joe will be riding a factory tricked Stab Supreme with Saint groupo. One of the big selling features of the young rider is that he likes all aspects of riding bikes, from XC to trailbuilding, a big deal over here at Kona, where all our staff ride day in day out. “He was mentored by Tracy Moseley from EUWIN as a young buck so it’s quite a natural transition, one we hope will re-energize the Kona DH program,” says Smiley Nesbitt, Kona’s Team Manager.

Professional coaching with winter training focused on developing Joe’s strength conditioning and race preparation will undoubtedly bear great results next season. Kona is looking forward to seeing Joe on the podium next summer. For more about Kona Bikes and the Clump visit konaworld.com Kona has been making race proven bikes for 20 years. Our record of past World Cup wins proves we know what we’re doing.

River Valley Cycle Needs YOU Print E-mail
Podium picAre you handy with a camera, do you shoot video, do you want to write race reports? If the answer to any of those is yes then we need you. At River Valley Cycle we are always looking for new contributors for our newsletter & web site and if we like what we see then it’ll go on the web.

We can’t be at every race or epic riding trip so we need you to tell us about yours, we need you to be our ears on the ground, and eye’s on the action taking photos and videos too. If you think you can help send your photos, videos, stories or race reports to bykguy2@yahoo.com .

Obviously we cannot feature everyone’s stuff, but we want to involve you and your scene so send it in and we’ll take it from there. Here’s the best part, if your stuff is selected for the web site or newsletter you’ll receive a $25 gift certificate for River Valley Cycle.

Nathan Rennie signs with KENDA MOREWOOD for 2009 Print E-mail
Nathan Rennie“I am super happy to be where I am in 2009. Not to mention that 9 is my favorite number, I am especially happy to be working with new people and working with people I already know.

I am impressed with everything so far and how fast the ball has got rolling. I’m stuck in training already and my knee feels good. It won’t be long before it will be 100%. I feel like the change for me is for the better for all parties and just want to get racing again. See you at the races.”

Orbea Onix all new for 2009 Print E-mail
Orbea OnixPerformance and value no longer have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to bicycles. Orbea is proud to introduce the all new 2009 Onix TDF, redesigned for the customer who wants a performance ride that won’t break the bank.

The Onix TDF uses the same high quality Toray T700 carbon fiber found in more expensive bikes, and is shaped by Orbea’s proprietary Size Specific Nerve technology to yield a comfortable yet responsive ride. Featuring Shimano Ultegra SL components and the RS20 wheels, this bike ready to face any challenge that comes its way.