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