February 2023 Update
February Shop News
In January, we shared news of the new E-Bike Rebate program proposed by Council Member Pinto. Denver’s program, on which this was modeled, released their latest round of vouchers that were all claimed in twenty minutes. In a city where we have seen such growth in our bike infrastructure, this has the possibility of changing how many of our residents get around. This month, Charles Allen introduced a second rebate bill that expanded on the benefits offered in Councilmember Pinto’s bill. We’ll be following both pieces of legislation as they make their way through the council this year.
Short Repair Wait Times
The season for maintenance is here! Get ahead of the rush next month and be ready to ride. If you’ve been holding off on booking an appointment throughout the busy season, this is your time. Wait times for repairs will not be this low until next November.
Our bike inventory has stabilized for the first time since early 2020. New bikes from Fuji and Breezer arrived in the last week, with some Fuji hybrids and Breezer town bikes in the mix. New selections from Marin will arrive this month as well. Bikes like the Tern GSD S00 and the HSD P9 will remain in shorter supply and will be allocated to people on our wait list. Please contact us to be added to the wait list and we’ll reach out when inventory arrives.
If you would like to keep up with what’s happening in the shop in a more immediate fashion, we’re still on Twitter and Instagram (subject to change).
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Repair Calendar Update
This is the best time of year to do maintenance as tune ups can be handled within one to two days. If you have a larger project or custom build, now would be the time to discuss it. Most small repairs can be handled day-of drop off. Text or call us to see if we can fit you in.
New Service options:
Our updated tune up menu rolled out last year with some new packages. They’re designed around a more holistic approach to bike repair and maintenance. Over several years we have seen thousands of bikes in our stands, and every one is unique. Starting this month, we’ll fit the tune you need with your prior maintenance history along with your goals for riding in the future. We’re also adjusting pricing to sustain our high level of service, while retaining the same great staff our customers have come to trust.
Weekend days are fully reserved for walk-ins. If you have an urgent repair, let us know so we can prioritize getting you back on the road.
Looking for a new job?
If you’re looking for a position in the bike industry, we’re always looking for friendly, technically savvy people to serve in mechanic and retail positions. Send us an email with a resume and a brief message letting us know some things your resume doesn’t express.
January 2023 Bike Stock
Bike inventories have improved significantly. New bikes from Gazelle and Tern arrived last month. Fuji and Breezer models are now in stock and finding their way to the floor as we build them.
Gazelle is famous for its heritage as a manufacturer of classic Dutch bikes. In the past ten years, their electric bike line has grown in variety, with offerings for almost any rider. The Ultimate T10+ is one of their flagship models, equipped with a Bosch Performance Line Speed motor and 500wH battery. The Dutch heritage is apparent from the first ride, with a planted, solid feel even at higher speeds. Capable of 28mph with assistance, bike lanes become express lanes. With so many features included, the only thing to add is a lock.
Medeo T9 City
The Gazelle T9 City redefines entry-level while delivering the complete e-bike experience. At $2,499, this full-featured electric bicycle offers all of the latest technologies and essential equipment. Racks, lights, and fenders are all standard equipment. To make this complete, you just have to add a bag or basket and a secure lock before setting off for your first trip.
The Tern GSD has proven to be our most popular cargo bike in the shop since it was introduced. Inventory is somewhat limited for this month, but will begin returning to the shop floor once we get into early 2023. The bikes in stock now, the S10LR comes in a spicy Tabasco orange. They have a more basic chain and derailleur drivetrain, but are just as cargo-capable as the rest of the Tern GSD fleet. If you’re waiting for a GSD S00, call the shop and we might be able to get one ordered.
Several stepthrough Breezer Downtown EX models have returned to stock. These upright town bikes are well suited for utility or casual riding and come equipped with rack and fenders.
The Absolute 1.9 ($659) delivers a lightweight and sporty pace that takes on your short commute or longer weekend trail rides. Full-featured, with a wide gear range and cable actuated disc brakes. Available in an understated black and grey colorway, or a vibrant electric blue.
BICYCLE PARTS SHORTAGES
The supply chain issues of 2020 and 2021 are mostly behind us, but we’re still seeing certain components that have not returned to on-demand status. Most of these are higher-end drivetrain parts and certain niche accessories. This year we will return to mostly normal availability.
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