Sale time and we have some great deals! Come by the shop and get geared up for the 4th of July and some summer adventures! Savings on select Santa Cruz, Juliana, and Specialized bicycles. Save on accessories from GoPro, or bundle some gear on your new Yuba! Extra markdowns on clearance shoes and clothing!
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!!
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
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:
We got to break out some freshies and test some new hot new offerings from Santa Cruz. Hot enough to stoke fires these bikes ripped!! So hot that all the combustibles were stored in the freezer at the market. We met Greg Minaar, got some bikes dirty and enjoyed the river with great folks after. Enjoy the pictures because words are worth nothing with out pictures.. and yes Tam Bikes will have these next week!!
Newly redesigned and engineered 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR's are in!! We've checked them out and we approve. 29 and 650b bikes are in stock and ready to rock. We have also built an S-Works which is sure to make any mountain more fun both up and down. Demo fleet is available, please call to make an appointment for a rip.
2015 Yeti SB5c Custom Build featuring the new Shimano 1x11 XTR Drivetrain.