Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's time to go watch some bike racing! (and also play hooky from work)

The US Pro Challenge is a world class road stage race that has been taking place in Colorado for the past three years.  We've been talking about going to see a stage since the first year, but now we are finally making it happen.  As such....

WE WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 19, 20, AND 21!

The race website says this...

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery.


Check out their website...

We are going to catch stage 3, on the 20th, which starts in Gunnison, travels over Monarch pass and then goes down into Salida.  It then does a few circuits through Salida, before heading back up Monarch pass for a mountain top finish.  The stage is 95 miles and looks like it has over 7,000 feet of climbing.  There are sprint points and money to be had in Salida as well, so viewing from in town will be fun too.

We are planning on being on top of the pass when they go by the first time.  Then we will goof off for a while until they come back up the mountain for the finish.  Then we will mountain bike our way down back to Salida. Then we will get drunk (responsibly drunk, we are all adults here).

Our whole crew from the shop is headed up, and the more the merrier.  Unfortunately we are couch surfing ourselves, and can't really offer to put anybody up, but let us know if you can make it and we will definitely hang out and ride.

We will be back to the regularly scheduled program of fixing bikes and talking trash at the crack of 10am on Friday morning.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fourth of July Sale! BMC Trailfox Closeout! Rocky Mountain Instinct and Thunderbolt Closeout! Exclamation Points!!

Happy Fourth of July everybody!
Since the 4th lands on a Friday this year, we have decided to make it a nice long weekend and be closed on the 5th as well.  Here it is again in big type, for those not actually reading this...

WE WILL BE CLOSED THE 4TH AND 5TH OF JULY!!!

Besides, we plan on celebrating the 4th so thoroughly that you really wouldn't want us working on your bikes the next day anyway.  Personally, I think a 30 pack of American Flag Budwisers is in the plan, because what's more American than that?


In other news, if you live in Albuquerque, you may have noticed it's kind of crazy hot out lately. And you may have also heard that our local forests will be closed as of Monday June 30th.  So, we have decided it is time to put some mountain bikes on sale.  Lets call it the...

FIRST ANNUAL BIKEWORKS FOURTH OF JULY 4 DAY SUPER SALE!

There are a few different models that we still have good stock on, and my ADD is kicking in, as they've been in the shop for a few months now and I want to sell them so I can look at something new.

Firstly, we have the BMC Trailfox.  We stocked to models this year, the carbon TF02 XT and the alloy TF03 SLX.   

The Trailfox is a 150mm travel 29er.  It is big, and fast.  It was built for BMC's pro Enduro team to tackle the Enduro World Cup with. You would never guess that is has 150mm travel while climbing, it pedals firmly and efficiently.  And then it descends like a DH bike.  


The TF02 features a carbon front triangle and alloy rear, a straight XT build kit, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and a Fox 34 Talas fork, amongst other features.  Originally $6499, we are taking $1500 off and blowing them out for $4999.  We have a new Small and Medium new in stock. We also have a Large "demo" that Lucero hasn't let anybody else ride.  It has some parts swapped out on it, and you will have to talk to him about price if you are interested.



And the slightly more budget friendly TF03 with SLX build, features a full alloy frame for long term durability and peace of mind.  This bike still gets an awesome Easton cockpit, fool proof DT Swiss wheels, the Fox 34 CTD fork, and a straight SLX drivetrain.  Originally $3999, we are knocking a cool $1000 off, putting it at $2999. We have these currently in Small, Medium and Large.  


From Rocky Mountain, we have the Thunderbolt 750


The Thunderbolt is a new model for Rocky for 2014, with 120mm travel and 27.5 wheels.  A very playful "aggressive XC" bike, this one seems to have the Goldilocks amount of travel for most of our local rides.  A rugged alloy frame with Rocky's fool proof ABC pivot sytem and a build kit that strikes the perfect balance between performance and price, this is a workhorse of a bike that will happily go about its business for years without complaint.

Originally $3299, we have a new Medium and Large at 20% off, now $2639.  We also have this bike available for demo in Small, Medium, and Large.  The demo bikes will be for sale when the new models are gone, and price will vary based on condition.

We also have the Instinct 950

The Instinct is a 130mm travel 29er with Rocky's super adjustable geometry Ride 9 system.  It is a versatile bike that can tackle anything from big mountain endurance assualts to racy cross country riding.
Originally $3099.99, we are taking 20% off, so you can grab it now for $2479. We currently have one in Medium and one in Large. 

Lastly we have one Instinct 950 MSL Carbon demo bike still available for both demo and sale.  


Originally $3999, we have the one demo bike available in large for sale at a cool $1000 off, putting it at $2999 for one lucky person.

Thats it for now, but keep your eyes peeled as we will be combing through the rest of our inventory and picking out other models the put on sale.  You can expect 20% discounts in general.  So come on by this week and check out some deals!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Closed for the Weekend!

Hey! We are out this weekend! Closed Saturday 5/17 and Sunday 5/18.
Come join Lucero on Sunday for the Santa Fe Century!
See you Monday, have a good weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ladies Night @ Bikeworks! And Rocky Mountain and Liv/Giant Demo Day!

Hey Everybody!
We've got some events coming up.

On Thursday May 1st, we will be having a ladies night at the shop, from 6 to 8pm.


Caroline from Liv/Giant (the women's specific division of Giant Bicycles) will be giving a basic bike repair clinic.  She will cover changing flats, and safety checking a bike, and other skills like that.
There will be beer (of course), and some sort of delicious mixed beverage likely containing gin (thanks to our friend Sara, who makes the best gin and tonic in town), and delicious snacky treats.
The event is free, and Caroline will be bringing schwag for attendees.
It will be a fun event, with the chance to learn a little something new, and perhaps meet some cool new people and future riding buddies.

On Saturday May 3rd we will have both Rocky Mountain and  Liv/Giant's demo rigs here.  We will be set up at the Coyote Trailhead in Tijeras from 9am to 3pm (ish).

Caroline will be running the Liv/Giant rig, and will have a selection of both road and mountain bikes, all women specific.
Road models will include the Avail, the Envie, and the Invite.

(The Liv/Giant Envie Advanced 1, the worlds first women's specific aero road bike.)

The mountain bikes are all 27.5 wheels, and there are both hardtails and full suspension. Demo models include the Obsess, the Lust, and the Intrigue.

(The Lust Advanced 2, one of our best selling bikes this year so far.)

At the shop we have been selling the new Lust, 100mm travel full suspension model  like crazy this year.  We have been seriously surprised at how popular they are, and we just received our 3rd re-stocking order in this week.

Rocky Mountain will have a selection primarily of their full suspension mountain bikes, including:





There will also be some of the super light and fun Vertex carbon hardtail 29ers on hand.

So if you want to find out what all the fuss about 27.5 is about, or can't decide between 29 and 27.5, or just want to come and discover how badass Rocky Mountain bikes are, please stop by!

The event is free, but please bring a drivers license and credit card.  Also, please bring your own pedals if possible.

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Devinci Atlas Carbon Custom Build, 23.5 Pounds!

We recently decided that the Devinci Atlas Carbon frameset sitting on our wall needed to be built. And it needed to be light, with XX1, and a new Rock Shox SID, and ENVE bits, etc.


So we built it, and it is awesome.  With some Stan's ZTR Crest wheels, the bike weighed in at 23.5 lbs with Albuquerque worthy Continental Protection tires and plenty of sealant.




We chose the sweet new SID RCT3 with 120mm travel to compliment the 110mm of rear suspension. We have been enjoying the SID, it's plush and weighs just 3.48 pounds on our scale.

We feel like with the amount of travel, playful geometry and super light weight, this bike will be a fantastic 12 and 24 hour racer, but with the right geometry to be your fast trail bike as well.

We have it priced at $5,750, which we feel is a pretty good deal when you compare it to Devinci's Atlas Carbon SL which is priced at $6,300 and isn't as well spec'd.

So there you have it. Come by and take a gander, before Lucero takes it home.