For this build we took an older Nishiki sport road frame, not exactly a race geometry but more of an endurance geometry road frame, and built it up with a riser bar 1×8 speed drivetrain and 700×32 tires to create a quick and nimble city jammer that is fast, fun and perfectly suited to commutes, pleasure or a combination thereof. The Pasela PT is a crowd favorite tire over here at the shop. A tan walled tire can class up any steed and the Paselas have the knack for being pretty resilient over graveled roads and pitted city streets alike. If your eye is sharp you might have noticed the Campy Record hubs on the wheels as well. This one is unique, fun and ultra practical. Stop in the shop between rides to check it out. Enjoy your weekend!
In addition to an array of used mountain bikes that we keep in stock and hardtails from Surly we are now a Santa Cruz dealer. Santa Cruz fills the niche for fun and innovative off road rigs. This Tallboy C just went out the door a week or two ago and was recently outfitted with a RockShox Reverb dropper post. If you haven’t seen the press on Santa Cruz’s proprietary suspension design, VPP, it is among the most favorably reviewed on the market. Clearly there is no ‘best’ when it comes to rear suspension design (or so we believe) but VPP is no slouch and continues to make me grin when trail conditions get gritty.
The Tallboy C is a 4″ travel 29er that is at home as an XC full suspension bike but gives you the versatility should you want to jump into more rigorous trail conditions. For our region a bike like this makes a lot of sense. As you probably gathered, the ‘C’ designation indicates a carbon frame. The bike is also available as a less expensive build on an aluminum frame or ‘CC’ model using a lighter and stronger carbon layup that saves approximately 280g on the frame, or roughly half a pound. Each build level is available in sizes S-XXL and multiple build kits.
We are big believers in the VPP models from Santa Cruz; the Tallboy, 5010, Bronson, among others are just a few of the VPP equipped models. Santa Cruz offers platforms in 27.5″ and 29″ wheel options as well as hardtails, full suspension and now a line of great of ‘cross/dirt road bikes in the Stigmata. If you’re interested in snatching up a Santa Cruz, stop in or give us a ring and we can talk your ear off. In the meantime use the link above and check out the new colors for 2016. Happy perusing!
The Surly Pugsley is a pretty rad bike. This is the bike that started the fat bike craze (though not the original fat bike) many moons ago. We brought this particular one in for a customer, so sadly it is no longer in stock. That being said, being a Surly dealer, it is one we can replace quickly. Take a peak:
We have a trio of bikes built by graduates and volunteers of the Oasis Bike Workshop. The sale of each of these bikes benefits the Oasis Bike Workshop program.