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Back to School Sale!

Published on August 19, 2014 by in News, Sale

backtoschoolsaleOur Back to School Sale starts this Thursday and runs through Sunday! And don’t forget about the annual swap meet taking place in the parking lot Saturday morning. The swap meet will run from 9am to 2pm. If you have outdoor or cycling equipment to sell bring it by at 9am and put a price on it. If the item sells you have the option of either 100% of the sale in store credit or cash with a 10% consignment fee. Have questions? Give us a call: 573-886-9258

 
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Saddle Drive Summary

Published on July 24, 2014 by in News, Reviews

Tyler and I are sitting in the Denver airport waiting for our connecting flight to Kansas City after a few days in Utah at Quality Bicycle Product’s Saddle Drive event. We’ve ridden the latest and greatest from Salsa, Surly, All City, and Foundry on some awesome trails out of the Snowbasin Resort just East of Ogden, UT. After spending time with the bikes and the people that created them I think it’s safe to say that 2015 is going to be a great year for bikes!

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I’ll save time and let the actual companies give a detailed line description.

2015 Salsa Line

2015 Surly Line

2015 All City Line

2015 Foundry Line

We definitely had some favorites this year. Among them were the new Salsa Mukluk with the Rockshox Bluto suspension fork and Salsa’s Bucksaw full suspension fatbike. Adding suspension to the already fun fatbike category just expands what these bikes are capable of. They’ve now gone from flotation oriented mixed terrain crawlers to full on trail machines. Suspension isn’t needed on all fatbikes though. In 2015 Salsa will still offer their popular Mukluk in a traditional rigid design as well as the new Blackborow line with close to five inch tires. The Beargrease also returns with a carbon or aluminum frame. Look forward to seeing some of the above in the shop come Fall!

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Besides the ever popular fatbike category, Salsa had their entire mountain fleet on hand. While there weren’t many technical changes in the line, the Spearfish and El Mariachi return in 2015. The Spearfish is probably one of the more perfect bikes for Missouri. With 80mm rear travel and 100mm front, the all-day-cross-country-race-bike or I-just-want-to-ride-mountain-bikes steed couldn’t be more appropriate for our trails.

It’s hard to truly understand how much fun these bikes are without actually being able to ride them on our own trails. Fortunately we’ll get that chance come October! The Salsa demo truck will be making it down to our neck of the woods so we can all spend some time on all of their bikes on trails we know and love. Stay tuned for dates and details.

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If you missed out on our day to day coverage of the event be sure to follow us on Instagram!

 
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Tyler and Jesse go to Utah!

Published on July 18, 2014 by in News

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Tyler and Jesse will be headed out to Utah on Saturday to attend Salsa’s Saddle Drive. They’ll be testing out all the latest and greatest 2015 Salsa models and even more! Stay tuned on our social media profiles for updates along the way.

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Independent Fabrications Gravel Royale

Published on June 3, 2014 by in News, Reviews

We just received our new Indy Fab Gravel Royale frameset for display in the shop! The steel beauty is complete with disc tabs and a custom painted Enve disc fork. Right now we’re planning on building it up with Shimano’s Ultegra 6800 mechanical groupo with the new hydraulic disc brake shift/brake levers once they’re available. Keep an eye on social media as we’ll be posting up photos of the build as it happens!

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Paris-Roubaix 2014

Published on April 10, 2014 by in News

Fabian Cancellara in the 2014 E3 Harelbeke

The 2014 edition of Paris-Roubaix, arguably one of the most exciting and hardest one day road races in the world, takes place this Sunday. Last year’s race saw a win for Trek Factory Racing’s Fabian Cancellara aboard his Trek Domane. Coming off of an impressive win at the Tour of Flanders last weekend, Cancellara is set for a repeat victory this Sunday. Below are some websites and twitter profiles that we recommend you follow to stay up to date.

http://twitter.com/TrekFactory

http://twitter.com/cyclingfans

http://twitter.com/Cyclocosm

http://twitter.com/CXHairs

NBC Sports Online

CyclingFans.com

 
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Saturday morning trail rides with Judy!

Published on April 6, 2014 by in News
Walt’s Saturday morning trail rides with Judy will resume on April 19, weather permitting.  These are “entry level rides” geared towards folks who want to start riding regularly but would like a little initial support.  We leave Walt’s at 9 am on Saturday mornings, take the road over to Flat Branch Park and go to the MKT from there–our end destination is Hindman’s Junction near McBaine although, depending on the group and ability levels, we sometimes do the road loop in McBaine around to the old Burr Oak tree.  The mileage for the basic route is about 22 miles, but is easily tailored to fit the ability levels of novice riders who need shorter mileage initially.  Helmets are required, and cyclists are encouraged to carry plenty of water.  Judy’s job is to make sure all participants safely to Walt’s or their drop off destination.  Cyclists of all levels are welcome to join us and often do.  If you think you would be interested in joining us, please email Judy at JudyKnudy@aol.com and request to be put on the updated email list–you will then receive a weekly email announcement (or cancellation if she’s out of town and doesn’t have a substitute) and also last minute weather cancellations.  We do not ride if it is raining, if conditions are too wet on the trails, or if the weather is threatening.  Hope you will join us!!!
 
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North American Handmade Bicycle Show: 2014

Published on March 13, 2014 by in News

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One of my favorite events that I’ve never attended, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is taking place this weekend in Charlotte, NC. The photos and videos that come out of NAHBS are drool worthy visuals of beautiful handmade, custom painted bikes in all shapes and sizes. I highly recommend that you keep an eye on a few key websites to stay up to date as the show progresses. Here’s a couple that I’d bookmark if I were you:

NAHBS 2014 website

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Independent Fabrications Blog

If after this weekend your interest is piqued in high end custom bikes, stop by the shop and talk to us about Independent Fabrications, Gunnar, and Waterford. We’d love to help you build your own dream bike!

Check out Prolly’s coverage of last year’s event here.

 
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