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Monday 12:00-18:00
Tuesday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 12:00-18:00
Thursday 10:00-18:00
Friday 10:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00


From Ft. Walton

North on 85 until you come into Niceville. Howell Road is the last left you can make before the light. Turn onto Howell. Alpine Bicycles is the second parking lot on the left.

From Valparaiso/Eglin AFB

Head North on John Sims Parkway until you reach the 85 South intersection. Make a left at the light onto 85. Immediately get in the right lane and make the first right onto Howell Road. Alpine Bicycles is the second parking lot on the left.

From Destin/Niceville

Take highway 98 east until you reach Legendary Drive. Turn left onto Legendary eventually going over Midbay Bridge ($2 Toll). Continue North on White Point Road. At the State Route 20 intersection make a left. Continue West on 20 passing the 85 North cut off and onto John Sims Parkway. Make your way into the right most lane and merge onto 85 South. Make the First right after getting onto 85 South onto Howell Road. Alpine Bicycles is the second parking lot on the left.


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712 Howell Rd
Niceville, FL 32578
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Ciamillo Negative G GSL Brakes

Ciamillo has been bringing lightweight boutique style brakes to the market for several years now. Most recently they have pushed the envelope further with the Gravitas and GSL calipers. The Negative G GSL caliper turned out to be perfect for this build. Skeltonized and streamlined for the maximum weight savings without compromising stiffness. So what sets them apart from M5, KCNC, TRP, and other brakes in its class? One word. Custom!

Ciamillo Negative GSL Titanium Calipers
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So color aside, what really sets these brakes in front of the rest:

~~Self Centering~~
~~204 Grams With All Hardware And Pads~~
~~Cam Design Increases Clamping Force Over The Entire Range~~
~~Standard And Low Profile Pad Holder Option~~

light brakes, calipers negative G weight ciamillo gravitas
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With its narrow design the GSL will also work with the time-trial/triathalon frames which mount the brake on the bottom bracket. Also worth noting is the new design, 2009 and newer, also works with the wider Zipp and Hed rims which tend to rub with some brakes.

Alpine Bicycles is proud to be one of 50 authorized Ciamillo dealers world wide. To order your custom set stop by and see us in Niceville, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deda Elementi Zero100 Servizio Corse

Light weight shiny Italian bike parts, whats not to love? This stem was used for more than its good looks though. The entire Zero100 product is a weight weenies dream, but whats better is it has no weight limit within reason. Some see this and wonder what handle bars fit 31.7mm. The answer is any of the Deda bars in addition to any of the more traditional 31.8mm bars.

Deda Zero100 Stem Servizio Corse Titanium
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116 grams for a 110mm stem is very respectiable. Whats more worth noting is the finish quality on all Deda parts. Italian parts can be hit and miss at times, but the Deda line comes up aces. All the titanium is nicely brushed, the packing delivers the products scratch free, and all the logos and graphics are sharp and clean.

Deda stem weight
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With that out of the way we can now get back to what really matters. Finding the strongest lightest parts for our build. The cycling world is full of a lot of bad and social dogma. Riders often feel pressured into purchasing the latest dodad, or thingamajig without knowing why. Take a FSA K-Force stem below for example. It is over 75% heavier, and retails for more money. Now there are are die hard fans that will scream its stiffer. If thats really the appeal buy a entry level WTB stem for probably one quarter the price and it will still be ligher.

FSA K Force Stem weight carbon fiber
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Its not just stems either.  There are a large number of parts that can be made lighter and stronger with alloys than can be made with composites. Handlebars come to mind as well. At the shop we see a carbon bar snap on someone every so often. This simply isn't the case with the often lighter weight alloy bars. Graphite/Carbon fiber is a great mateial that does have several areas where it shines. Aerodynamics of modern bikes has been greatly advanced with composites. The day will come when composites are both stronger and lighter, but that day will not come until the manufactures find a cost effective way to bring higher end technology from aerospace and racing to the cycling world.