We’re proud to stock NITTO stems and handlebars at Omnium. This is a nice little look into the world where these gems come from.
Yes, we are now officially in the sweet 60′s and 70′s of a Minnesotan Spring. With the Sun finally out for stretches that last longer than thirty minutes at a time, it’s time to think about protection. Specifically, eye protection.
UVEX makes top of the line helmets, but they got their start in safety glasses. Who better then to create a pair of glasses that not only shield your eyes from harmful UV rays, but also from flying debris that may be kicked up by fellow road users? Throw in a heavy dose of Euro-Style, a slight touch of common-sense lens shape and adjustable ear and nose pieces and you have yourself the 2013 SGL 104.
With three interchangeable lenses – Dark, Orange and Clear – there’s a lens for every event. And with the SGL 104′s new Pin-Lock system, there is no lens distortion that can sometimes be evident with a typical pressure secured lenses. It also makes changing out lenses a breeze, something that is welcome to myself, a person who’s had trouble breaking frames in the past. (Expensive ones at that, uffda…).
But more than that, they just look good. Super Euro, lots of common-sense technology and UVEX’s high end construction combine to make a heck of a pair of glasses. And all for only $130.
If you’re looking for a stylish new pair of shades for your rides this year, come on in and try a pair today!
WEATHER NOTICE :
Due to horrific weather/snow/crap we’re moving this back 1 week till next Saturday, April 27th. Everything else about that flyer above is true, just not the date. So mentally make that 0 into a 7 and all will be okay.
It’s all going to be okay.
Happy to see we’re still around, even happier to see you all stuck with us. Time for a burger, beer or just a high-five.
Come join us April 27th and let us thank you for making these first years great. See you there.
- Your Friendly, Neighborhood Bike Shop
P.S. – Did you know we’re open Summer Hours now? Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM – Sunday 12 Noon to 6 PM. Because we totally are.
P.P.S. – Thanks for helping make this happen – Omnium Bike Shop is one of the Twin Cities Top Ten Bike Shops // City Pages
2013 has brought about a lot of new things into the cycling world. One of the biggest is the advent of well-equipped, Full Carbon bikes for a reasonable price point. With carbon now within reach of many consumers, it’s important to choose wisely.
Which brings us to one of our new Brands in the shop – Norco.
Known for it’s MTB’s, Norco isn’t exactly common in the vocabulary of those who ride skinnier tires. That said, they’ve come out of the gate swinging. Using it’s prolific carbon shaping technology once specialized for burlier framesets to create frames that are both durable and a blast to ride. Where this bike shines is in the last 20 meters of a sprint. This is to say, it is a stiff beast of a racing bicycle. The best part? With a 105 group, FSA BB30 (not BB30 ready) crank and full internal routing it’s only $1999.99.
But really, we should let the fact that it’s freakin’ gorgeous win you over. See above and below.
Kid + Bike + Dog = Super Adventures
It’s not a Boy + Sled + Tiger, but it’s pretty darn close.
Bring your Early Rider in today to try out the Lite (in Video) or Classic and send them off on their own adventure.
Something to get you excited for the upcoming weekend.
The Vigorelli is named after an equally iconic velodrome in Milan, Italy. Where once legends were made, now ‘American-Style-Football’ is played. It was, at one time, the ‘fastest velodrome in the world’. When the greats of Cycling’s Golden Age went head to head for the immortality that was the Hour Record, this was where the battle raged.
But what of the bike that bears it’s name? Made out of Columbus Airplane Aluminum Tubing, the frame is light and stiff. A carbon fork up front keeps the stiffness and shaves weight. Traditional English-Threaded BB keeps everything simple and the frameset comes with a Columbus Integrated Headset.
We went with the Italo ’79 colorway for 2013 because we fell in love with the yellow seat and chain stays. We’ll be selling these fully built at a to-be-determined-price or just as framesets for $799. If you’re looking to tear up the boards this year at Blaine, or just a sweet fixed ride, this is the bike to do it with.
It’s that magical time of year. Spring is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve taken your main squeeze out of the dark hole that is your garage and noticed that maybe she needs a little love. Maybe the shifting’s a little off. Maybe the chains a little rusty. Maybe those brakes just don’t grab like they used to. Whatever the case, it’s time to bring that bicycle over to us get it tuned.
Things you should know about bringing your bicycle in for a Spring Tune Up at Omnium Bike Shop.
1. Bring it in early. Probably now. Now would be an amazing time.
It’s getting busy here and it’s only going to get busier. Right now, we’re well on track with our 5-Business Day Turn Around. Bring your bicycle in on a Monday or Tuesday and you’re most likely getting that back on Friday (barring any unforeseen circumstances). As more bikes fill up our space, it’s difficult to keep that quick turn-around. So with that said – Yes, today would be a perfect day to bring in your bicycle!
2. Pay for what we did – not what we didn’t.
This is a big part of who we are. Pay for what we did, not what we didn’t. If you bring in your bike and we say we can fix it, and then we can’t – you don’t owe us a thing. Pretty simple, but makes a lot of sense.
3. Drivetrains look (and work) good when they’re shiny.
Bring in your bike and we’ll run down everything with you. Go over what we could do, should do, won’t do type of thing. That said, we’ll probably offer up our Drivetrain clean with our Tune-Up. For $40 more, we take apart your drivetrain and get it looking as close to new as it ever will again. Aside from the great feeling you’ll get looking at it, it’ll work better too. I definitely recommend it if the bicycle calls for it.
It’s time to make your bike the happiest bike in all of the land.
- Your Friendly Neighborhood Bike Geeks
Frostbike is in the bag. Quality Bike Product’s annual shindig and product show is a great way to get a glimpse at what we’ll be carrying and using in just a few short months. There were a couple of things that stood out and I wanted to share with ya’ll.
See it all after the jump -
And I put a nice, summery tone to the photos. Just to remind you that it won’t always be Winter.
Because boy, do I need some reminding.