Exploration & Adventure
Adventure by bicycle can take many shapes. Sometimes it means riding hundreds of miles from home, waking up somewhere new each morning, and riding to a new destination each day. Other times it can just be packing up after work and trying a new route for your bike ride home. However you define it CBC can help you find the right bike for your journey whether it be five miles from home or around the globe. We proudly sell bikes from brands like Salsa, Specialized, Cannondale, Trek and Surly; bike builders that look at bicycles as more than a one dimensional machine and produce them to tackle whatever each day’s two wheeled journey brings.
ALL-ROAD / GRAVEL / LIGHT TOURING
Salsa Journeyman Claris $899
Journeyman is the all-road bike designed with the versatility to fulfill a wide variety of missions, from backroad wandering to bikepacking to riding or racing gravel. We offer drop bar and flat bar builds in two wheel sizes; 700c or 650b.
Salsa Vaya Tiagra $1399
Vaya is the all road adventure and light touring bike, designed to handle any road surface, from pavement to gravel to dirt. The tubing selection and stable geometry across the line make for a bike that feels great lightly loaded or unloaded. Room for up to 50mm tires means you can tailor your traction and comfort to the task at hand. Whether you’re on a fast tour or just taking your time, Vaya is an extremely versatile machine that’s at home on everything from picture perfect lanes to less than ideal byways.
Cannondale Topstone 105 $1650
Made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between, the Diverge Comp E5 redefines how many functions one bike can fulfill. The Premium E5 aluminum frameset features our comfortable, but confidence-inspiring Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
Specialized Sequoia Elite $2000
If you've ever felt torn between a "traditional" road bike and a dedicated touring rig, you're not alone. But now, the Sequoia Elite gives you both by combining the two into one genre-bending bike. It has everything you need to hit the road and never look back. The Sequoia is built from our size-specific Premium Cr-Mo tubing. This ensures that every frame is strong, light, and capable, while every frame size rides exactly as we intended. This philosophy is furthered with our Adventure Geometry that provides ample confidence over rough and smooth terrain, alike. And lastly, we equipped this frame with fender & rack mounts to make sure you'll be well equipped whenever adventure strikes.
Our bike guides are designed to highlight specific product offerings and give cyclists a reference point in a particular bike category. In addition to the bikes in our guide we carry a wide range of bicycles to accomodate riders of all styles and abilities.
Good: Specialized AWOL
The AWOL is an affordable go anywhere, do anything bike. Capable of heavy touring, off-road riding and just ripping around the city as a rugged commuter the AWOL's steel frame has mounts to carry anything you might need for that next adventure.
Better: Salsa Fargo
The Salsa Fargo is Salsa's off-road adventure bike and comes in either Steel or Titanium. The bike is designed with a flexible platform accommodating a wide array of builds that can handle single-track, bike-packing, and off-road touring. The Fargo 3 build is a great choice for riders that want a tough, flexible, off-road adventure platform.
Best: Salsa Vaya 2
The Vaya 2 takes everything great about the Vaya 3, and adds in Shimano's 105 11 speed drivetrain. With a triple chainring up front and 11 speeds in the rear, the Vaya 2 has all the gears you need to climb the mountain, or speed across the plains.