RAGBRAI Week Hours

RAGBRAI week special hours:

WEDNESDAY 7/22: NORMAL HOURS 10am to 6 pm

THURSDAY 7/23: CLOSED ALL DAY. Look for Geoff and the guys riding the route from Cedar Falls to Hiawatha. Thursday is also officially the unofficial Geoff’s Bike and Ski Day on Ragbrai so wear your shop kit and show your love for your favorite Iowa City bike shop.

FRIDAY 7/24: NORMAL HOURS 10am to 6 pm

SATURDAY 7/25: Open at 8 am, Closing at 3 pm. The shop is on the Ragbrai route out of Iowa City so we will be here bright and early to take care of any all and all of your last day needs. Whether it be a flat repair, derailleur adjust, or to pick up a fresh pair of shorts for the ride to Davenport.

CLOSED Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day

Normal hours will resume Tuesday, May 26. Some of us will be in Davenport racing the QC Criterium, some of us will be riding bikes around Johnson County, but all of us will be enjoying the national holiday and we hope you (safely) do the same!

Hiring: sales/mechanic positions

The sun is shining, the birds and chirping, bikes are being pulled out of the garage for their spring tune ups and…. WE’RE HIRING!
GB&S is looking for few good men or women to join our team.

The only real requirement is having a love for bikes and all things bicycle, while experience is preferred, we can work with and train the right person.

Drop sometime to meet the crew and fill out and application

bike maintenance

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.




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.




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.


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.



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.


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.


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

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