All posts by Paul Comeau

Featured Product: 2017 Cannondale Bad Habit 1

Bad Habit 1

More grip, more float and more flat-out trail crushing fun – what’s not to love? Bad Habit takes the spot-on trail manners of the Habit and supercharges them with 27+ wheels to create the ultimate technical trail machine.

  • Fork: Lefty 2.0 Alloy OPI, 120mm, Isolated Damper Technology with Trail+ tune and updated controls, 55mm offset
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RT w/ high volume eyelet, 120mm travel
  • Rims: WTB Scraper i45 27.5″, 45mm, tubeless ready
  • Tires: WTB Bridger, 27.5×3.0, tubeless ready
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX, 11-speed, with SRAM XG-1150, 10-42 rear cog.
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage 3

MSRP: $3199.99

Featured Product: 2017 Cannondale Fat CAAD 3


Looking for a fatbike that doesn’t feel so damn fat? Cannondale’s System Integrated technology and aluminum wizardry makes FAT CAAD so agile and quick, you’ll want to ride them even when it’s not snowing!

  • Fork: Cannondale Fatty-Fat Rigid, 150x15mm thru, 1.5 tapered steerer, 55mm offset
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 2×10 with Sunrace 11-36 Cog
  • Saddle: Cannondale Stage 2

MSRP: $1599.99

Featured Product: 2017 Cannondale Fat CAAD 1


Looking for a fatbike that doesn’t feel so damn fat? Cannondale’s System Integrated technology and aluminum wizardry makes FAT CAAD so agile and quick, you’ll want to ride them even when it’s not snowing!

  • Fork: Lefty Olaf, 100mm, PBR Isolated Damper Technology with Enduro+ tune and updated controls, 60mm offset
  • Drivetrain: SRAM XO1, 11-speed, with SRAM XG-1195, 10-42 Cog Set.
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Race, CroMo

MSRP: $3499.99

2017 Winter Basement Sale!

By popular demand, our annual Winter Basement Sale is back until February 28th! We need to make room for 2017 inventory, so this is your chance to score wheels, frames, handlebars, cranks, chainrings, small parts, VINTAGE parts, clothing, car racks, car rack parts, and more, all at blowout prices! Select 2016 and older bikes will also be on sale (look for the orange tag), so do not miss out on what is sure to be some of the best deals of the season.
A Pile of Bike parts

Cannondale Gravel Day Demo This Saturday December 10th

Cannondale Gravel Grinder

Have you been thinking about getting an all-road, gravel, or cyclocross bike, but were not sure if they were right for you? Come out for our Cannondale Gravel Day this Saturday December 10th here at the shop and you’ll have two chances to take a Slate, Super X, or CAADX out for a 1.5 or 3+ hour loop down local dirt roads.

The first ride rolls out promptly at 8:30am for about a 1.5 hour loop hitting dirt roads in the West Hartford Reservoir and will be back to the shop by around 10am.

The second ride will leave the shop at 10:15am for a longer route of 3+ hours through the Reservoirs, and possibly Penwood State Park.

The following Cannondale bikes/sizes are available to Demo:

First Loop 8:30am

Slate 1 MD
Slate 105 LG
Super X 56

Second Loop 10:00am

Slate 1 MD
Slate 1 LG
Slate 1 XL
Slate 105 LG
Super X 54
Super X 58
Caad X 54
Caad X 56

Spots are going quick so call the shop to reserve your bike today! 860-677-7010

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Here at Central Wheel, we are thankful for our great customers, the GHCC, Team ERRACE, and all the other cyclists who make the local community so great.

We are here 10am-6pm today and Saturday 9am-5pm for all your winter cycling needs.

If you’re spending the weekend getting a jump on your holiday shopping, We have new Central Wheel tee shirts, and plenty of sales on apparel, accessories, and selected 2016 and older bicycles!

Thanks and have a great holiday weekend! – CW Staff
Turkey Cycle

Regarding GHCC/Central Wheel Saturday Ride Times

With the weather getting colder, The GHCC Saturday ride is moving to its off season schedule of 10am. The ride will be mostly flat, and at an endurance/tempo pace. The route loops up around the airport/through Suffield. email Matthew Stuart of the GHCC for details:

Jeff will also be doing an 830am endurance ride (4+ hours) for about the next 3 weeks, or until it’s too cold in the mornings. Call the shop or email Jeff for details:

The 7am ride will return again in March!

Hope to see you out there! – Paul C.
Calvin Winter Bike

Fi’zi:k Road Saddle Rentals

Saddle Sore
Have you thought about upgrading your saddle, but didn’t want to drop money on a nice saddle because you were not sure if it was going to be comfortable? You no longer need to worry because Central Wheel now has Fi’zi:k brand demo saddles for you to try before you buy!

Fi'zi:k Test Saddles

With three different basic shapes of saddle to accommodate the three spine types Fi’zi:k identifies, it’s easy to find a saddle that fits you perfectly! Swing by the shop to figure out which saddle shape is right for you, and arrange a test ride today!