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Trek Slash 8 wins BikeRadar Enduro bike of the year!


That’s the good news… the bad news? If you order today, you can have one by May 16th! Of 2022…
Quite literally, we are in “better luck next year” territory. Oh well, always nice to win a “shootout”.
In the meantime, ride whatcha got!

We no longer have XC Ski rentals!

Howdy Missoula Nordic skiers – due to the Covid created high demand and no supply, we have sold off our rental gear. Sorry for the inconvenience, but inconvenience is what this past year has been all about! Keep staying safe, and hopefully we can return to normal for the winter of 2021-22!

Open Road will be closed Saturday, December 26th

As a little extra perk for our hardworking employees who have worked through a difficult year, we are giving them the day after Christmas off.
Thanks for your understanding, and have a fun and safe holiday week!

Nordic Ski Rentals during the pandemic

We’ve been discussing whether or not to offer ski rentals this year, and if so how we might do that in a way that is safe for both our staff and customers. After much discussion, we’ve decided to offer weekend rentals only this year. Pick-up will be on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and returns will be on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. We are doing it this way to give the skis at least a 2 day quarantine between users, and also allow time for them to be waxed. The cost will be $30 per package. Thanks for your understanding in these difficult times!

YES, WE’RE OPEN!

Hi Missoula cyclists – just wanted to let everyone know that we are open regular hours, and will continue to be until we are forced to do otherwise. If you need special service, like home pick-up and drop-off for that spring tune-up, or want us to meet you in the parking lot or alley, just give us a call. We can also handle sales transactions over the phone whether that’s a new light, helmet or lock, or a new bike. We are here to help with all your cycling needs! Getting out and exercising in the sunshine will always be one of the best things you can do for your health!

Annual Presidents Day Ski Sale starts Today!

Howdy Missoula Nordic Skiers – Open Road’s annual end of season ski sale starts today and lasts thru Presidents Day (Monday 2/17). All nordic equipment, waxes, and clothing is on sale, up to 50% off! Stop in early for best selection. There is finally good snow at Pattee, so get out there and enjoy the good conditions on some new, or newly waxed, skis!

Annual Nordic Ski Sale – Thursday 11/14 – Sunday 11/17

It’s that time of year again. Our annual Nordic Ski Sale starts Thursday! Get 10% – 50% off! Everything Nordic will be on sale! The forecast is for another cold and snowy winter, so buy now while supplies are good and take full advantage of that wonderful white stuff! Sale runs thru Sunday the 17th!

Glowing reviews for the all new Trek Top Fuel…

It’s been two-plus months since Trek released the new Top Fuel, and the reviews are starting to trickle in. This full-suspension cross country mountain bike is exactly what tons of XC racers, trail riders, and marathoners have been looking for. And now bike media members are singing the praises of the Top Fuel, too:

“It’s devilishly quick, accelerates in a way that makes it seem like my legs actually produce real power. It’s stable, planted, and it tracks like it’s supposed to. Endurance athletes will be able to remain seated over more terrain, saving precious energy over the long haul, while XC pinners will hook up better on steep technical climbs.” –Ryan Palmer, Bike Magazine

“The new Top Fuel might not be a pure XC-race bike anymore, but it’s still precise and very fast. Its new trail orientation makes it a great choice for a rider who wants a fast and light bike with most of the efficiency of a cross-country race bike, but with bit more versatility and playfulness.” – Jessica Coulon, Bicycling Magazine

“Top Fuel is damn efficient heading up, but when you hit a downhill the bike rides much more like a lightweight trail bike than a purebred XC race machine, and has no hesitation getting a little rowdy if you’re willing to let it. It may not be as much of a purebred racer as its predecessor, but that just means it’s a bike you could race one weekend and head out for a big backcountry adventure the next without making too many compromises.” – Daniel Sapp, Pinkbike

Trek Remedy comes out on top yet again!

2 out of 3 Pinkbike editors choose Remedy

Pinkbike’s discerning product testers have been busy putting long-travel all-mountain bikes through some rigorous late-season shootout testing. Remedy had tough competition from some great bikes. But in the end, two out of three testers said they would choose Remedy if forced to pick their one-and-only ride.

“I want a bike that feels relatively quick and efficient on all types of climbs. And when it’s time to come back down, I want a bike that rewards how I like to ride, which is like an idiot. Yeah, I want to be rewarded for being an idiot. I don’t need to snag any KOMs on the descents, but I do need to take dumb lines, skid a load, spend a lot of time on one wheel, and generally be a goof.” – Mike Levy

“I’d go with the Remedy. Why? It’s fun. It makes me want to ride, and do so in a variety of terrain without worrying about whether the bike is up to the task or not. I think that I would feel equally comfortable riding it at home in Pisgah as I would anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.” – Daniel Sapp

With 150mm/160mm of travel, fun-loving 27.5” wheels, and a host of Trek technologies that guarantee a great ride, Remedy is down for any party, no matter how wild.

Check out the whole story here

Be safe out there! The science of being seen.

Great article in Velo News about how to increase your visibility to drivers.  The 2 big take-aways are: most cyclists vastly overrate how visible they are to drivers, and that good daytime running lights and proper clothing can increase your visibility up to 270% – that’s a pretty huge number.  With drivers being more and more distracted, making yourself as visible as possible has never been more important!  Be safe out there!