Archive | November 2011

Camber Comp Carbon

Heads up to anyone who is interested in Specialized Cambers. We have the 2012 Comp Carbons on the way to both stores. This bike is a great way to get into a carbon frame at a aluminum price point. With some of the promotions we have going in the next few weeks before Christmas it’s a great time to buy!

Here is the 2012 Camber promo!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be closed on Thursday, but open at 10:00-7:00 on Friday for all those who wish to come in hang out with us on Black Friday.

New Lazer Helmets!

If you have a wife, girlfriend or daughter you know that riding boots are the newest trend. Here at Sunset Cycles we are not about the current trends, we’re about setting the next one. So to go with your riding boots, we purpose you get a riding helmet! Cloth covered and so stylish, looks just like a hat. At the coffee shop, or in the club these new helmets from Lazer will complete the look!

If you have no idea what we are talking about…we got some new city helmets.

Small Business Saturday November 26th

Sunset Cycles is part of Small Business Saturday! Keep checking back for more information on our super deals and savings here or on our Facebook! We will be offering significant saving on everything in the store and SPECIAL ORDERS!

Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Sunset Cycles will be at the Bethany Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Come down and bring your kids to enter in our Coloring Contest! Multiple age groups and prizes!

Cateye INOU GPS Camera

Recently our Cateye sales rep was in and showed us what’s new for the upcoming year. While looking through all the regular stuff; lights, computers, etc he showed us a new GPS video/still camera they have. With all the other offerings for cameras out there right now I did not take a second look, but after looking at the website where you upload your trips (http://www.inouatlas.com/) I was sold.

The INOU will track your trip and allow you to take pictures or video during a ride. After uploading it to the INOU Atlas site you can follow your Trip route on the map, view the photos and movies taken on the way. We have one that we will be sending out on as many rides this winter as we can. Check our profile ( http://www.inouatlas.com/friend/profile/1275/ ) as we upload more rides.

 

Here are the important specs-

Battery:
AAA alkaline battery / Rechargeable battery x 2
Battery life:
6.5 hrs. runtime with GPS logging
6 hrs with GPS logging + auto photo recording (1’ intervals)
2.5 hrs with GPS logging + video recording
Recording medium:
microSD card HC (up to 32GB)
Automatic photo recording interval:
(1, 2, 5, and 10 minute intervals)
Record pixels:
640 x 480 pixels (VGA) 30 / 15 fps

Anniversary!

Eight years ago today I threw open the doors of Sunset Cycles for the very first time; that was a Wednesday as I recall. We wanted to open mid-week to work out all of the bugs and made sure we knew how to sell something with our brand spanking new POS system. My oh my, how times have changed.

We outgrew our original northwest Portland location in less that two years, moved across the parking lot into a nearly 4,000′ space, then in June 2011 opened a second 3,000′ store in southwest Beaverton. Although we mostly serve the local communities, customers from as far away as Seattle and British Columbia frequent the stores. It’s very interesting how the internet has extended the reach of our customer base.

Periodically people ask me – “are you still having fun?” The answer is a resounding YES!. I still don’t get to ride my bike as much as I would like, but I’m working on that. -Roger

Roger in the Portland Store - 2006