We hate closing our doors for any reason, but this time we have a real good one. In order to better serve your bike needs, our managers are undergoing full fit certification from the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI). Once we’re finished with this certification, we’ll be able to better fit you to your bicycle!
We’ll be closed from Saturday March 1st through Monday March 3rd. March 4th we resume our normal hours!
Your Friendly Neighborhood Bike Geeks
Every year we make a pilgrimage to a place that we get a ridiculous amount of our daily wares from. The fine folks at Quality Bicycle Products do so much good for our local cycling community it’d be difficult to cover it in one blog post. Frostbike is their annual show in which they get to bring together all of the parts that make QBP and invite dealers to come say howdy.
It was a show full of old friends, new friends and all sorts of goodies to touch, weigh, ride and photograph. If you’re looking for the full set of photos you can find them here. And swing on by to chat to Aaron about all the cool new things coming our way this year!
Get out there while the gettin’ is good. Winter won’t be here forever, and there’s some fine snow that needs shredding. So we’re here to help you out. We have a few of our KHS 4 Season 3000′s just waiting for a good home, and until they’re out our door we have them going for the low price of $1,200.
Summer can’t get here soon enough. A bike, a road, a pack and a map is all you need. Maybe a couple Pearson’s Salted Nut Rolls to make sure you keep your energy levels up.
Consider this your Bike Camping Stoke, I found it on one of my favorite Blogs to peruse when I get tired of our colder temps – Blue Lug. A shop based over in Japan, these guys do some insane customization stuff with Surly Bikes (among others). Plus – if you’re looking for the newest MUSA (Made in USA) product, chances are they’ll put it up before any other shop in the States.
And if there large archive isn’t enough to keep you sated, welcome to the wonderful world of Circles.jp. Super stoked, always happy dudes that make some of the raddest bikes around. Pro Tip : Google Translate – it takes it right to 11.
Don’t let Old Man Winter get you down. We’ll have Sun and Bike Rides soon enough.
Fatbike singletrack?? WHAT
Unrelated : If you need us, we’ll be in the back making berms and ramps.
Gloves can make or break a ride. A lot of cyclists focus extensively on jackets, base-layers, shoes, shoe covers, etc… but fail to consider their fingers when it comes to bad weather riding. And if you can’t feel your fingers (or worse, when you can’t move them) riding a bike is going to put you in some hairy situations. That said – here’s our handy Bad Weather Glove Guide to keep you on your bike even in the cold and wet conditions that are fast approaching. Our 5th and final installment covers the Craft Thermal Split-Finger Glove.
Enjoy the full review after the break -
We are definitely in the thick of it. Winter is here to stay, and if you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably seen a few numbers that may have startled you. This is to say, it’s cold. And with all this cold and snow, what is a poor cyclist to do?
My mom raised me to make the best of the worst, and what’s the best way to spin a Minnesota Winter on its head? Fat bikes.
The Norco Bigfoot has been a great success for us and for the few that we were able to get, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy our need. Thankfully, KHS took up the call and brought us the new 4 Season lineup. Starting with the 3000, the 4 Season brings Fatbiking to the masses. Its Alloy Frame with Steel Fork allows you to do pretty much anything you’d like with it. Vee Rubber Mission tires provide the float (the same tires as on the Norco Bigfoot). Avid BB7 MTN Disc Brakes providing the stopping power and a SRAM drivetrain keeps you going forward. All in all, a pretty darn well equipped bike for only $1,799.
Come on in and try one today! Just wear warm clothes. Because if you come in the shop with cut-off jean shorts and ask to ride this when it’s -23 F, that’s not going to happen.
Our 2nd Seven Cycles bike is out the door, and boy is it a doozy. Welcome to the wonderful world of Carbon/Ti mixes. Seven threw everything they had at the 622 SLX, using the best of both their areas of expertise and creating something greater than the sum of it’s parts. Titanium lugs add strength, ride quality and just a hint of nostalgia to an otherwise space-age frame set. The carbon tubes are crafted individually to provide the right amount of flexibility and stiffness depending on where they connect. Combined, they create something completely new – a ride quality that stands separate from any Titanium or Carbon frame on the market.
So of course we had to do it right. With Zipp Firecrest 404′s holding it up and brand-new SRAM Red22 11-speed gruppo providing the drivetrain it’s a speed demon. Chris King headset (naturally), and some Wet White Ritchey WCS components to continue the white lugs outside of the double-diamond shape.
All in all, a truly great bike. Russell came to us looking to make his dreams come true, and with Seven we were able to nail them down and make them a reality. I can’t wait to see where he goes with it. Thanks for coming by Russell and enjoy!
Enjoy your Friends, your Family, your Bikes.
In whatever order you please.
Your Friendly, Saint Paul Bike Geeks
HOLIDAY HOURS //
CHRISTMAS EVE – 10 AM till 4 PM
CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED
NEW YEAR’S EVE – 10 AM till 4 PM
NEW YEAR’S DAY – CLOSED
We’re coming up quick on our Year-End-Party and Auction! As is customary, we’ll be spending this week on our Blog and Social Medias giving you hints and sneak previews into what will be up on the auction block!
A SPECIAL DAY 4 2nd UPDATE : The Norco Tactic 3! It’s Winter, sure, but eventually it will leave (barring an assault by an Ice Queen or something like that). And when it leaves, what better way to celebrate Summer’s onset than a ride on your Brand-New-Road bike? We’ve got a Norco Tactic 3, size 55cm up for grabs at our Saturday Auction. If you’re thinking about making the jump to full carbon fiber, this is the bike for you. With a Shimano 105 drive-train, FSA BB30 Crankset, Shimano Wheels and Clement 25c Road Tires this guy can take you far away, at a pace faster than you thought possible.
Regularly $2,000, on Saturday Night we’ll be starting this guy off at only $1,000.
Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page if you haven’t already! See you Saturday Night!