Hamilton: Real bike is in

The 'real bike' is in

By Willie Kiernan

Adventure Bikes and Boards, 2 Broad St. of Hamilton, co-owned by Dan Sepello and Scott Truett, is excited to announce the recent addition of Cannondale USA to their already impressive line of quality bicycles. Cannondale, headquartered in Bethel, Connecticut, designs, develops and produces bicycles from its factory in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

"We're pretty excited about that," Truett said. "It's a great line the students wanted us to look into. The road guys consider that a real bike."

Cannondale's mission to create innovative, quality products that inspire cyclists around the world fits well with Adventure's goal of getting more Central New Yorkers on quality equipment to enjoy all that area has to offer. They are known for their unfailing involvement in the riding community.

"Several customers inquired about Cannondale, which got the ball rolling," Sepello said. "Giving the customer what they want is essential to what we do. Anytime we can satisfy a customer, and at the same time add an industry leader to our line-up, we'll do our best to make it happen."

Adventure has been in business for about four years and in its current downtown location exactly two years Aug. 15.

"June was our best month ever here," Truett said.

The Colgate Fall Classic, a series of 12-mile laps, is coming up on Sept. 15. The yearly bike race also holds a kids' event called Tour de Hamilton. Truett said they'll probably get as many kids, 65 to 75, as they will adults for the big race.

"We try to get behind all the local events," Truett said. "You have to get riders to enter the local races to keep them going."

Registration forms can be picked up at Adventure Bikes and Boards or online at spokepost.com.

Cannondale is the leading manufacturer of high-end bicycles, selling more than 80 models in over 70 countries worldwide. Widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator, Cannondale and its handcrafted bicycles have won numerous design awards.

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