Midseason Fat Bike Update!

If you woke up to a sweet new fat bike under the tree, you’re a lucky biker. If you didn’t, you’re even luckier because that means you can come pick out your own from our wide variety of fat bike options!

We have fat bikes from Surly, Boo Bikes, and Specialized, with a few oddballs occasionally mixed in. Below is our fat bike corner; not shown are tires, fenders, and other fat bike specific accessories that we keep in stock.

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HOT DEAL!

The Surly Pugsley is the original fat bike, and still one of the best. We have a 2014 Special “Ops” Edition Pugsley with an 18″ frame that we’re blowing out. This Pugs is built up with Shimano components, sweet chrome rims, special tan-wall tires, and limited edition paintjob.

Was: $2500, is now $2100.

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CUSTOM FATTIES!

We’ve had the pleasure of building a few custom fat bikes recently for some lucky customers.

First is this Moots Frosthammer. This is the nicest fat bike you will ever see.

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The full titanium frame, with the matching titanium seatpost, is built up with a Sram XX1 drivetrain with a carbon RaceFace Next SL crankset, HED BFD carbon rims laced to Industry Nine hubs, Salsa Makwa carbon fork, Thomson Ti handlebars, and Sram XX brakes.

 

Next is an Alubooyah fat bike from Boo Bicycles, with a custom paint scheme from Boo.

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This beaut belongs to one very happy customer, Mike Loots, who wrote a heartfelt thank-you to the guys at Boo for crafting his steed. The blog post is here.

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Once again, we’ve got awesome Ridley ‘cross bikes that need to get out of the shop, which means smokin’ deals for you!

First up is an 2013 X-Ride 54cm frameset built up with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, TRP Eurox brakes, a sweet Roval wheelset, and a mixed cockpit with 3T, 4ZA, and Syntace components.

Original:  $3000, now $1895.

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But wait there’s more!  Feast your eyes on this 2013 Ridley X-Fire 54cm frameset built up with a no-nonsense Sram Rival drivetrain, TRP Mini-V brakes, a DT-Swiss wheelset, a 4ZA cockpit.

Original:  $2700, now $1895.

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This 2014 Ridley X-Ride Disc 52cm is built for anything and priced to move.  Featuring an aluminum frame, carbon fork, and Shimano 105 parts group, and Hayes mechanical disc brakes.

Original:  $2295, now $1695.

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Last is a 2013 Ridley X-Bow 54cm. The X-Bow has an aluminum frame, a carbon fork, and a nine-speed Shimano Tiagra parts group. Unlike the rest of the Ridleys above, the X-Bow is equipped with rack and fender mounts for a versatile bike that is both fast and utilitarian.

Was $1695, now is $1295.

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Even though they’re heavily discounted, all of our bikes come with the same service plan and frame warranties as always.  These bikes were made to be ridden hard and in whatever conditions you can find, so stop in for a test ride and scoop one of these up before someone else does!

Hot Deals on Raleigh Road Bikes!

Check out these sweet Raleigh road bikes from 2013 that we’ve put on sale.

First up is a Raleigh Capri Carbon 2.0.  It has a carbon frame and fork, full Shimano 105 gruppo, and sleek Weinmann wheels.  49cm frame.

Was: $2250 is now on sale for $1750.

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Next is a Capri 3.0. Also full 105, but aluminum frame and carbon fork. 49cm frame.

Was: $1300 is now on sale for $1000.

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Next up is Revenio Carbon 2.0. Same build as the Capri Carbon, but men’s geometry and blue highlights.  56cm frame.

Was $2250, is now on sale for $1750.

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Last is a Revenio 2.0. Aluminum frame, carbon fork, full Shimano Sora gruppo. 54cm frame.

Was: $900 is now on sale for $700.

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New Geoff’s Bike and Ski Kits!

After a long and glorious run it has come time to retire the original Geoff’s Bike and Ski cycling kits, but do not fear because new and improved kits have been designed and are now ready for pre-order!

Louis Garneau will be making the clothing, this is some of the best cycling apparel made.  The fit, feel, and comfort of the Garneau product is second to none.  Not to mention that our special custom pricing is in some cases better than if you were to buy a similar or even identical piece from the non-custom collection.

Orders are due by December 12, 2014.  All orders will need to be pre-paid at the shop with cash, check, or credit card.  A full size kit is available at the shop for those who would like to try on pieces and determine fit before placing an order

Here is the order form with all available items and prices: GBS LG custom Order Form

A paper order form is also available at the shop.

Please make sure to specify size and color (all apparel will be available for men and women in both the pink and red options)

(preferred customer discount and team discounts are applicable and will be applied prior to payment)

Email any questions to Nick at info@geoffsbikeandski.com

 

P.S. Check back later this week to see sketches of all orderable styles (arm, knee, and leg warms, sleeveless jerseys, vests)

P.P.S!  All orderable pieces are now up (11/28/2014)

 

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BOO Bicycles

We are proud to announce that we are the newest official BOO Bicycles dealer!

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“Boo Bicycles handcrafts bicycles using the finest bamboo in the world.  Our bamboo is so strong it is nicknamed ‘Iron Bamboo’ and is commonly used to build bridges and multi-story scaffolding locally in Vietnam, where we grow our bamboo ourselves on our private plantation.

Boo frames are built using a tube-to-tube construction method.  All tubes are hand-cut and chiseled to fit together perfectly in the jig before they are bound together with unidirectional carbon fiber.  Tubes are hollowed to a 3-5mm wall thickness (dependent on frame size and type) for weight savings and stiffness tuning.  The average Boo frame takes 40-50 hours of hand labor to construct.

Aluboo and Alubooyah frames are built using a lugged construction method.  Poles with a slightly-larger diameter than our aluminum lugs are selected.  The ends of these inserts are ‘turned down’ and textured for a nice, flush fit.  The frame is then assembled, and an aircraft-grade epoxy secures the ends of the bamboo inserts in place inside the aluminum lugs.

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Boo handles all bamboo procurement in-house.  From managing our mature culms for new tube growth, to the harvest of mature poles (3 1/2 years old), to our extensive post-harvest treatment process to temper the bamboo and prepare it for use in our frames, our craftsman James has spent almost 20 years working with bamboo and refining our procurement process.  Like a fine whiskey, the raw inputs and aging process to produce high-quality bamboo are intensive and lengthy.  But if done properly, the rewards are great.  Don’t take our word for it though–ride a Boo or Aluboo today to find out for yourself.”

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SHOP CLOSED for BOBBERS CROSS 2014

The shop will be CLOSED SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH for Bobbers Cross.

Join us at Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Bend Rd, North Liberty, IA for an exciting day of cyclocross racing.  First race of the day is off at 10am, last race of the day at 3:30pm.

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Normal hours will resume on Sunday October 26th.