The good folks from Yeti will be with us on Thursday 4/26 between 1-7PM for Demos! They'll have the SB45, SB5, SB55, and the SB6 for your riding pleasures! Join us!!
Saturday 4/28 @ 9:30am
Join us Saturday April 28, for a Women's group ride! Ladies will meet at the shop at 9:30am and rolling by 10:00am. All demo's for ladies will be complimentary!
I enjoy building bikes. I especially enjoy building bikes for friends, doubly so bikes that they’ve spent nights dreaming up. My buddy Chad came in proudly holding his metallic gold Surly Instigator 2.0, “Let’s build my bike!” He had some specifics, needed advice for the rest.
The Instigator 2.0 is designed to run 26+ wheels and tires. Outside diameter about 27.5. We decided to go with a 27.5 set up. A set of Stan’s Arch hoops on Stan’s branded hubs, 142 x 12 in the rear and 110 x 15 in the front. WTB Vigilante and Trail Boss are the rolling rubber, light fast casing.
His other two specifics were a King Headset, in Mango and a Fox 36 Float. The Surly runs a straight 44mm headtube so we went with an King Inset 7. This is the 2nd year of the 36 with EVOL air spring and it’s spectacular! Kashima of course.
Drive train is the solid performing and value priced SRAM GX Eagle. 12 speed grouppo for about $500 including cranks! Hard to beat this set up for anywhere near this price. Stoppers are the ultra reliable Shimano XT disc brakes.
The entire build was focused on reliability, durability and performance without breaking the bank. Spend money where it gave us the best performance difference. The other support pieces are Raceface, Thomson and Deity.
Looking forward to delivering this bike to Chad. Anxious to hear his review. My check over ride hints that this rig will be a fun, swoopy, carvy, hard-charging, wheelie and manualing fool! Should be as much fun getting to the trails as it is shredding trails!
Dream it up and let’s build it. -QP
- Surly Instigator 2.0 (Double-butted Steel, 4130 Chromoly)
- SRAM GX Eagle derailleur, cassette, crankset and shifter
- Chris King Inset 7 headset in mango
- Deity bars, Raceface stem and Thomson seatpost
- Shimano XT brakes
- 2018 Fox 36 Factory Float with Kashima.
- Stan’s Arch wheelset in 27.5. 142 x 12 and 110 x 15
- WTB Vigilante and Trail Boss tires
If you're interested in checking out the newest bikes from Yeti Cycles then here's your chance. The Yeti Factory demo truck is in town loaded with mountain bikes. You can ride them for free on your home trails!
Sidewalk sale this weekend, November 5th and 6th!
All the pieces finally in one place! Shimano XT and Fox goodies breathing life into the Tallboy 3. Revised Shimano XT cranks with thick/thin profiled teeth. Raceface Atlas 50mm stem clamping a Santa Cruz 760 low rise bar, 35mm clamp. The DOSS worked flawlessly for me but the Transfer is internally routed so I'm giving it a go. Kashima Fox 34 with the FIT4 cartridge. Boost spacing on this 27.5+ fork. That way I can also run 29" wheels. I decided to go with Specialized 38's wrapped in WTB Bridger 3.0 up front and Trail Boss in the rear. Lighter than they look and grip like a mofo.
Join us Tuesday evening April 26th from 3pm-8pm to demo one of the fine offerings from Yeti.
Come test ride some of the best mountain bikes on your home turf on the trails you know. Get here early and ride them all! The Juliana Demo Ambassador with her van full of bikes will be ready to rumble at 9am. Our staff will be here and ready to answer any questions you might have.
When we first heard of Santa Cruz introducing a bike that could handle both 29 and 27.5+ wheelsets we were a bit skeptical. Now that the Hightower is here we know it's real and we know why. So often we are taunted by the options of various wheel sizes that are offered by manufacturers today. The Hightower is the perfect solution your question of which wheel size. The one to rule them all, get it dialed for your riding style or for specific terrain on your next ride, build one up custom or choose from one of Santa Cruz's builds. Let us know what you want. The only question left is where you let it take you?
See all build options on the Santa Cruz site below:
2015 Year End Sales Event is happening now. Come in a chat with one of our guys about your new bike, wheels or clothing at a discounted price! Opportunity to save for the New Year! Thank you everyone for a great 2015, looking forward to an even better 2016!!
What a great community we have here, couldn't have asked for better support for those in need! We managed to fill three trucks and a trailer, snuck a few helmets in there too! We managed to donate over 50 bikes. Thank you everyone who helped!