If you’ve come into the Shop looking for a entry-level road bike, there’s a good chance we’ve steered you towards our KHS Flite 500. For good reason – it’s everything a road bike needs to be. We’ll tell you about it’s Alloy Frame/Carbon Fork. It’s Shimano 105 Drivetrain. It’s tried-and-true rim caliper brakes.
But when you start looking deeper, you’ll see a thought process that goes beyond just making a well equipped bike. It’s bars are a shallow drop – perfect for those looking to get started (or really any rider). The tires are a 25c (but fit up to a 28c, great for commuting or off-road road biking). The extensive tube shaping smooths out the aggressive alloy ride and keeps the lively feel we’re all looking for. It’s obvious that whoever brought this into the world knew what they were doing.
Usually, we’re selling this bad boy for $1,200. The Market Analysts would tell you that a bike over $1K won’t sell to the starter crowd. To the folks just looking to get in. We’ve shown that they’re wrong.
That in mind, it’s time to spread the love. We’re selling this guy for only $900 now. That’s right.
You won’t regret it, that’s for sure.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT //
All Track & Cross Products will be on sale for 20% OFF just for the night of SONDERKROSSEN.
Yeah, man – I know. But how about some special deals the week before? You’ll need to watch our Facebook & Twitter for those cause they’re going to be hella crazy.
A TRACK PARTY FOR CROSS PEOPLE
Soon our beloved Track will close for another Winter. While we will miss it’s warm, summery embrace, this recent cold snap has brought us back to our senses so that we may now begin to prepare.
We prepare for slick off-camber turns. For mud up to your shins and beyond. For grabbing tiny cups out of the hand of strangers and awkwardly enjoying their offering. For the long nights spent cleaning a bicycle which was pristine only a few hours earlier. For huddling by a propane heater in a drafty tent on days when most sane school administrators would shut their doors.
We prepare, of course, for Cyclocross.
Let us celebrate our Track and welcome the Cyclocross with the traditional rights of SONDERKROSSEN. With food, merriment and funtimes for all we will ring in the changing of the seasons.
We begin at 6PM on September the 18th and continue until we simply cannot anymore.
Also free tacos and free funk music. Because those things totally go together! Because those things are both equally amazing!
But yeah – back to the 20% Off – this Saturday, August 22nd from 10 AM till 8 PM (i.e. when the shop is open on a Saturday anyways) we will have everything in-stock at 20% Off. And if you come in and don’t buy anything at all, you will still get free tacos and funk music via our funk DJ.
That’s right. An actual funk DJ.
Let it never be said we’re not dedicated to the Funk.
RSVP on our Facebook and get ready cause it’s shaping up to be quite a party.
It’s no secret that every great bike fit starts at the most important point of contact – the foot. Without getting your shoe position down pat, you’re just laying a sandy foundation on which all the rest will crumble. We believe in this so much, we’re going to be discounting our Bont Vaypor Road shoes for the duration of the stock. This means whatever we have left, can be yours for only $150.
With plenty of good riding left this season, come on in and get your feet taken care of. Don’t just enjoy the rest of the season – revel in it.
It’s no secret that we dig on Cyclocross. With July in full swing and August just around the corner, the first race of the season is almost upon us. But Cyclocross isn’t just one season – it’s year round. It’s the dirt paths connecting trails. The River Bottoms. The freedom to jump off of any curb without fear of retribution. It’s a lifestyle.
There’s a few folks who’ve come into our shop looking for a way to dip their toes in the River Cross – but for most it can be daunting. $1,500 or $2,000 on a bike they might not even like (that’s silly, of course they will, it’s a bike – but you get the picture).
Enter the State Bicycle Co. Thunderbird. For only $999, you can jump right in and open up a whole new world of fun. Alloy frame, carbon fork, Avid disc brakes – I mean, it’s got it all. It’s the type of bike you jump on, fall in love with and then pay for hoping the sales person doesn’t check the price. But no! It’s not too good to be true! It exists! And you aren’t getting away with it because we already know!
We’ve got a 55CM in the shop but we’ll have more soon. Because, how could you not?
(Did we mention you can put studded tires on this and rock some Winter too? OH YEAH BECAUSE YOU TOTALLY CAN)
We’re bummed that the Four Firkins is closing its doors for the last time this Friday. Jason and the gang have always helped us find the best that beer had to offer and we’ve always left their shop with a smile on our face.
Consider this our standing ovation, our bravo!, our highest praise. Jason, you created something real special and we’re sad to see it go.
Godspeed, you beer emperor.
You may have noticed a few (OK – more than a few) times we’ve thrown up a SAINT PAUL BICYCLE WEATHER REPORT on the Twitter and the Facebook. Maybe even the Instagram. It’s all about giving you, the cycling populous, the information you need to get through the day. Riding across our fair city is difficult enough without the sky falling down, so we do what we can.
But folks, we can’t do it alone. We need your help. So if you’re out there, riding your bicycle and pondering the weather take some time to stop and snap a photo. Maybe just a few words on the Twitter. Whatever you do to let your fellow cyclist know what’s going down.
Just tag your photo with #StPBWR (or #SaintPaulBicycleWeatherReport if you’re into that) and we’ll share the ones that we like the best and give you a little shout out for what you do. Maybe even a cool thing for free if it’s informative/funny/non-sequitur enough.
Who has time for weather apps anyway?
We love bike racing and when it shows up in our own backyard, we take notice. This Wednesday evening at 6:15 PM, some of the best will line up and rip up our cobbled and not-so-cobbled streets in Downtown St. Paul. We’re all about that. So this Wednesday at 5 PM, we’ll be lighting up our grill, pouring some drinks and handing out the good vibes. Come 6 PM, we’ll hop on our bicycles, ride down the hill and get ready to watch some racing.
If that sounds good to you, we’ll see you Wednesday evening.
You’re a hard worker. On the bike, off the bike – doesn’t matter – you get stuff done and look good doing it. But sometimes our wardrobe needs a little update. That’s where Craft and ourselves come into the picture.
For the entire month of June, we’re offering a special deal on all Craft apparel in-stock in the store. Simply buy one item and get another of equal or lesser value. That easy.
Need a new baselayer? Why not two?
How about some great bibshorts? Heck, get the jersey too – it’s free.
The entire month of June. All in-stock Craft products.
Come in and buy some today before I rethink typing this post.
It’s no secret that we love our Velodrome. We sell track bikes, race track bikes and just all around dig the culture that exists up in Blaine, MN. It was with a heavy heart that we learned last year our Velodrome was in rough shape and may have already seen it’s last race.
So you can imagine our joy when we walked onto that lovely grass infield this past Thursday evening. Our Velodrome is back and better than ever, thanks to the efforts of a few local folks who raised the funds to keep it going. We always invite our customers up to see a Thursday Night Lights, but now we must insist – it’s too special a thing to miss.
We hope to see you up there this season.