About a year ago one of the fine folks over at Crank Brothers called to see if I’d seen their new tire lever. This new tire lever was the best tire lever ever made, he told me. Yeah, sure. Tire levers are a dime a dozen, in my opinion. Everyone thinks theirs is the best, but in reality they’re all the same because they have one simple job: remove a tire from a rim. It’s hard to do that better than it’s currently being done. The essential design of a tire lever hasn’t changed since the beginning of time. I told him all this, by the way (I’ve found that companies like feedback, especially if it’s bad).
He assured me I was wrong and that he wanted to send me one to prove it. I obliged. So here it is, the Crank Brothers Speedier lever, a year later:
The Tour de France is over, which means cyclocross season is almost here. If you don’t know what cyclocross is, check out this video: What is cyclocross?
If you do know what cyclocross is, then you know that the new Niner BSB9RDO is awesome and that you want it. Well, you’re in luck, we just got one. Come check it out while it lasts. These bikes are super hard to get, so this is kind of a big deal.
Many of the folks from the shop will be racing this year, so come out and race with us or just cheer/heckle us on! Check the schedule of races here.
With some of our staff heading back to school, we have a position available immediately. Sales or service, full or part time. At least some experience desired (mechanical aptitude, sales experience, etc.). Stop by the shop to pick up an application.
Things change: the weather, policies, procedures, opinions, etc.. This event is no exception.
On Tuesday, July 8th we’re doing an open demo on some awesome Niner mountain bikes starting at 3pm. The Niner Bikes demo truck will be set up at the shop with some Air9RDO, Jet9RDO, RIP9RDOs, a ROS9, and a RIP9 Alloy that we’d love for you to test ride. You’re welcome to ride around at the shop or load it up and take it somewhere (Saw Wee Kee, Palos, etc.).
Then at 6pm, we’re going to load up into as few cars as possible and head down to Saw Wee Kee for a group ride (volunteer drivers welcome). You’re welcome to take a demo bike or ride your own. Sizes and models are limited, so call us if you’d like to reserve a demo bike for the group ride. *Please note: Demo bikes need to be picked up from the shop- they will not be available for pick up or drop off at Saw Wee Kee.
At around 8pm we’ll head back to the shop where we’ll hang out, talk bikes, and grill.
Come on out, bring a friend, ride a new bike, meet some new people, and have a good time. I’ll see you there. -AB