Year End Party & Auction! // December 14th

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Third time’s a charm!

Free Food from Cheeky Monkey Deli and The French Hen

Free beer from Lucid Brewing

Free wine from Solo Vino

Lots of amazing give-aways, Tons of items up for Auction (all starting at below cost!) – Including bikes! Wheels! Tires! Clothing and More!

This December 14th from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Come join us for a heck of a good time.

P.S. – The FAQ still applies if you’re wondering what’s what.


The Almanzo 100

om_almanzo_1Well, that was a heck of a ride.

Pleased to say the weather held off, and with the rains earlier in the day, the course was just about perfect. The Almanzo 100, for those of you not ‘in the know’, is a 100 mile Gravel event that takes place in Spring Valley, MN every year. We were proud to sponsor the Almanzo, and even more stoked to ride the route.

Many thanks and high fives for the customers and friends who rode with us.

If you’re looking for a more complete report you can find one up on the Minneapolis Musette here : Spring Valley, MN

See all ya’ll next year!


The ‘We Never Do Sales’ Sale

We don’t like to do sales. We’re more of a ‘Let’s give you the best price we can’ type of joint, regardless of dates. That said, we’re coming up the Winter Months (Prepare Yourself…) and there’s some bicycles that need a good home. Who are we to keep these away from you – the People?

Welcome to the ‘We Never Do Sales’ Sale.

There’s a few nice Blues that are ready to be purchased, put away and then taken out next Spring. Beat the Spring rush (and high prices). As soon as we make it through this thing (which we always seem to do) you’ll be ready when everyone else’s fancy turns to bicycles. Pretty sweet deal!

What kind of deals are we talking about, you ask?

Pictured: 2011 Blue AC1. Full Carbon. SRAM Red. American Classic Carbon 58’s. Price? Regularly $4,800 now just $2999.99!

Maybe you’re thinking something a little more well-rounded? How about a sick, full carbon CX bike?

Blue Norcross EX; complete with tapered, carbon fork, SRAM Apex and American Classic Victory 30’s. Regularly $2,900, yours for $1999.99.

These prices will stay until our Omnium Year End Auction on December 8th. Come on in and test one today!


Norcross SL – Your new ‘A’ Bike

Just gonna start off with this: $2999.99

That, along with the sexy photo you see above, might get your attention.

And yes, that number corresponds to that photo. Full Ultegra. American Classic wheelset. Full-Carbon Frame with Tapered Full-Carbon Fork. TRP Canti’s. Fast Rollin’ Hutchinson tires. It’s all set for State Champs. If you’re looking for a full on ‘A’ bike – if that Aluminum or Steel rig you’ve been rocking all season isn’t cutting it anymore – here’s your guy. Come on in and give it a shot. You’ve got the fitness. You’ve made it this far. Now it’s time to take it to the next level.

More photos under the cut.

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SONDERKROSSEN – September 14th

Friday, September 14th at 5 PM we’re going to have a little get together. It’s that time of year when our two great loves meet; Track is done but Cross has just yet begun. For one shining month we’ll have both and we’re going to celebrate in style.

Beer? We’ll have that. Food? That too. How about some rocking deals on Track and Cross gear? You betcha. (Including this guy).

We’ll also have our full line of Blue CX bikes out for display (not to mention special deals on those guys as well).

So come on in and celebrate the death of one season and the beginning of another.

The Track is dead!

Long live the Cyclocross!

 


Carbon Bike Sale: 20% Off until Next Saturday

We brought this up last week, but just to give it a final date, all Carbon Fiber Bikes in stock are 20% off until this next Saturday. There’s plenty of great bikes covered under this deal (among them the AC1 SL w/ Full Ultegra DI2) but most notably, the Blue Competition Cycles Norcross SL. Full Carbon frame, full Ultegra, full on Cyclocross Awesomeness.

So come on by and ride some carbon fibers. Now is the time for that sweet upgrade you’ve been lusting after all season!


Shop Friend: Kesha’s Almanzo 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
“Almanzo! The name brings fear and excitement. As it turns out, unrelenting sun and wind is just as brutal as unrelenting cold and rain. My fitness and a better bike let me finish an hour faster than last year, but the suffering is always there. I drank 6 bottles and wished I had more. There were hour long stretches without even a little bit of shade. I convinced myself the wind was upset with me, as I was riding sideways fearing the front wheel would lose traction.

A few days later a friend of mine notified me of the place I finished in. I was surprised to find myself in the top 50, but at this point it really did not matter. The biggest victory was to finish having not walked up any climbs.

As fatigue quickly disappears, good memories of the beautiful landscape, enduring with friends, and determination to finish stays in my memory. For me the greatest feeling in cycling is when the mind is clear. All you are, all you do, and all you feel is the efficient forward motion of man and machine.

It is incredibly liberating.”

Friend of the Shop, Mr. Innokenty Zavyalov (Kesha), recently partook in the Almanzo 100. For those of you who are unaware, the Almanzo is an endurance Gravel event which takes place in and around Spring Valley, MN. At 100 or 162 miles (pick your poison), the Almanzo is nothing to be trifled with. Finishing is in and of itself a great feat, and we’re super proud of Kesha for finishing in the top 50! We’ll see ya’ll down there next year!


Teaser: Donaldson’s Axino

Dan finished building this gem up the other night. Couldn’t help but snap a few shots and send them your way.

Donaldson’s going to look fast this year. As is the rest of the team. Blue Cycles sure made a winner with this one.

And we finally found a use for shiny blue Microtex Fizik tape. Yes Gloria, there is a Santa.