As a thank you to our raffle entrants that visited our booth at The Bike Show over the weekend, $870 of product was given away this afternoon. Entrants simply agreed to receive our informative monthly eNewsletter to become eligible. If aren’t already getting the newsletter, follow this link to enroll. You will not be pestered by multiple emails, nor do we share your email address with anyone else. Here are the winners:
- Barmitts Hand Warmers – $40 value — Drew Carlson
- Tifosi “DEA” Sunglasses – $60 value — Karolin Lennon
- Tifosi “Slip” Sunglasses – $60 value — Ben Berman
- Specialized “Lithia” (wmn’s) Comp Gel Saddle – $90 value — Danielle Winslow
- Specialized ” Avatar” (men’s) Comp Gel Saddle – $90 value — Nick Distefano
- Lazer “O2” (wmn’s) Helmet – $100 value — Debbie Meisinger
- Lazer “O2” (men’s) Helmet – $100 value — Keith Shribbs
- Endura “Convert” Raincoat – $130 value — Doug Hicks
- Orbea “Odin” Helmet – $200 value — Steve Bice
Be sure to visit the above links of the companies that help provide the fantastic products that were given away. Congratulations to all of the winners! You will be contacted via email to pick up you prizes. If you are one of the lucky names drawn, we would love to hear about your experience with the product by making a comment on the blog post. All prizes must be picked up no later than April 15, 2012.
A definite thumbs up for the 2012 PDX Bicycle Show! Promoters Aaron and Adriana pulled off yet another great show attracting a few more manufacturer’s and bike shops to the new location at the Expo Center in north Portland. When first announced of the move from the downtown Convention Center I was a little skeptical, but it proved to be a shrewd move as the set-up and take-down was a breeze. Parking, always an issue at the Convention Center was non-existant at the new venue. In addition to the parking, easy in and easy out, outdoor test rides and the free next door “Better Living Home and Garden Show” made the price right for attendees.
Sales reps Keith Seed (Orbea), Chuck Hook (Ridley) John Forbes and I (Roger Colwell) talked with tons of people both days. Seems everyone wanted to learn more about the electronic shifting found on the Orbea Orca and the Ridley Noah. It was fun to see eyes light up as the derailleurs moved so quietly with a simple push of a button. No cable stretch here!. The Orbea Capre was also a big hit – very cool Portland-ish flat bar bike with hydraulic disk brakes. Lots of bicycle “touchy-feely” going on at the booth.
Seemed to me a higher representation of families visiting this years event, which was great to see. Not uncommon to see 3-7 year olds cruising around pedal powered as well as on their “scoot” bikes. Several of the little tikes took on some of the trick ramps that the “big boy free riders” were hitting. Our booth backed right up to the demo area, so we got a first hand look at all of the goings on.
Great Show which promises to be bigger and better next year. Here are some photos of this year’s event. Enjoy! Be sure to visit the Bike Portland.org for additional photos and review.
In our last newsletter we showed a new product we were really excited about. This was a new FULL coverage fender from SKS called the Race Blade Long. The older style worked, but lacked in good mounting points and always seamed to move around. On a group ride, the old SKS Raceblade’s were better than nothing, but you might still get shunned to the back of the pack.
To sum up the install all I have to say is it was super easy! To install a full coverage fender set on a typical road bike it would take us around 30-40min. This would include chopping fenders in half and making brackets as needed. This set of Race Blades took us around 15min. I think the next set will take 5-10min!
Full coverage, easy to install and affordable price. So far the best new product I have seen in the last few years!
In a city filled with hipsters riding unicycles in kilts, dressed as Darth Vader, playing the bagpipes…in a city where the term “fixie” isn’t met with a blank stare…in a city where bicycle commuting to a downtown office is often viewed as the norm rather than the exception…could there be more anticipation for a two-wheeled fueled consumer trade show than there is for the 3rd annual PDX Bicycle Show?
With just one week until the mass extravaganza of all things bicycle (held this year at the Portland Expo Center in NoPo, near PIR), excitement in our shop is mounting as we scramble to prepare our booth and show presentation. The entire expo will be filled with plenty of eye candy, including at our booth. When you stop by our 10’x20′ home away from home, you’ll be treated to views of incredible bikes from Orbea, Ridley, and Specialized, along with information about our new custom fitting services and other store events.
Stop by to drink in the Sunset Cycles Experience and sign up for our FREE product giveaways, which total over $650. With the price of gasoline these days, that’s a figure worth a second look…your ride to the Expo center might prove to be a shrewd investment.
More show details HERE.
We just received a size run of the new Romin seats from Specialized. I could tell you why we just started stocking this seat, but the short answer is our new fitter, John Forbes loves them!
Here is a few words why John is a fan-
“It provides an excellent, stable platform which has more padding than the Toupe, thus giving more comfort for longer rides. Particularly suited for those riders who don’t move around much on the saddle although when properly adjusted is a great platform for any serious rider.” John Forbes
If your in the market for a new saddle, stop by and try the DEMO 143 we have in stock. We also have Toupe and Henge seats for DEMO.
Feel free to stop by or e-mail John@sunsetcyclesnw.com with any seat fitting related questions.
On March 18th Sunset Cycles will be hosting a Women’s Day Ride from our Scholls Store. This will be a no-drop fun social ride. There will be 2 route options and both will be mostly flat and guided by a few of our Sunset Cycles staff/team members. Men are welcome, but must be accompanied by a women!
Whether you’re an accomplished rider or a first-timer, Women’s Ride Day events will help you strengthen your relationship with your bike and with other women in your area who ride! (There might be some free giveaways also!)
Who- You, your bike and all your road riding gear.
What- A social no drop women’s ride.
Where- Sunset Cycles Scholls.
When- March 18th 11am.
Please RSVP in the comments on our Facebook or on this post!