Archive | March 2010

New Cool Cages!

We have some new water bottle cages in stock at the store. First up is the new side entry cage from Specialized, a must for any customer with a smaller bike. With this cage you can pull the bottle out sideways instead of up. The price comes in right at $18.

Next up is a new aluminum cage I found while looking for a cage option for our Demo AR4 . Clean, simple and inexpensive is the theme with this one. If your looking for a nice looking cage without spending the $$ for a carbon cage this may be the one for you. Another nice feature is the low profile Specialized logo, it will not look out of place on any bike. Price is $10.

Financing Available!

We are now are offering 6 months same as cash at Sunset Cycles!

Choose your bike and/or gear then choose your payment options, you could be enjoying your new ride without a single payment for 6 months! The approval process is quick and easy. You can apply at the store anytime!

Quick look: 2010 Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29


This “look” had to be so quick that I didn’t even have time to set the bike up in a more picturesque setting (if you can call the cinder block wall behind the store “picturesque”…)  It’s new owner was already on his way to pick it up.

Now, don’t let the scale fool you – this is indeed the 29’er version of the Stumpy Comp.; it’s just that it’s a size XXL – so the frame is so big that the wheels look normal size!

In my mind, the Stumpjumper 29’ers are great bikes for those who are looking for a bike which will roll over just about anything, handles with enough stability to be forgiving yet enough agility to be exciting, and is still light enough to get up the hills so you can enjoy going down them.  The “trail-length” travel and big wheels roll with ease over the bumps and allow an extra margin for error if you don’t pick exactly the right line.  Recreational riders to ultra-marathon racers will love the SJ 29’er as long as the trail doesn’t involve too many down-hill switchbacks.

Here’s a quick run down of the specifications:
Frame: Stumpjumper FSR M5 manipulated alloy 29er w/ tapered integrated HT
Group: SRAM X-7/X-9, Shimano Crankset/cassette, Avid Elixer R SL brakes
Fork/Shock: Rock Shox Reba SL 29 Custom/Fox Triad Custom w/ ProPedal
Saddle: Specialized Format 143
Wheels: DT 520 SL 29″/HiLo 20mm thru-axle(f)/Shimano M525SL (r)
Tires: Specialized S-Works Eskar, 29×2.3″ (f)/Specialized The Captain Control, 29×2.0″ (r)

Sunset Cycles’ Price: $2200.00

BG D.A.T.A. Fitting Now Available!

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We are now taking appointments for our new Body Geometry Advanced DATA Fit System! The BG DATA (Dual Angle Technical Analysis) System brings a greater level of analysis and accuracy to our already distinguished fitting services.  Matt, our Fit Specialist had this to say about the system: “I spend less time experimenting with what might work and more time applying solutions. This delivers better results for my clients.” Read More…