This newsletter is a bit late, but for good reasons, mainly doing a bit more riding with the better weather. Even off road is great at present - make the most of Kahuterawa while the tracks are good and the legal machinery of a resource consent run its course prior to the beginning of logging. If this is news to you, contact the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club, they are liaising with Council Staff.
There's lots to look forward to with the better weather and longer days: the Day-Night Thriller, Whaka100 and Huka Challenge on the Mt Bike calendar; and The Tour de Manawatu, Round Taupo, K2 on the Road calendar. The new 2010 range of bikes is becoming available with some exciting new brands and models at the entry level through to developments in components and bikes at the top level.
Check out our special subscriber offer below on pre-season overhauls in the workshop.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Cheers from Phil and the team at Crank It Cycles: Ritchie, Paul, Rebecca, James and Linda.
Congratulations to the winner of July's prize draw, Stefan Muetzel, who won a Fibre Flash light valued at $79.90. Thanks to favourable currency changes, these lights now retail for $59.90. For more details, see this article on our website.
Stefan Muetzel accepting his prize from Crank It Cycles owner, Phil Etheridge
The August prize draw, for the Park Tools Chain Gang cleaning system, will be made shortly and the result advised in the next newsletter.
All customers who make a purchase this month will be entered in the draw for an item of eyewear from Tifosi valued at $69.90. Find out more about the Tifosi range at this page on our website.
It's spring, the days are getting longer and you're going to be asking more of your bike as you build up the base for the rides and events you plan to do this season. After a winter of neglect, it's a great time to give your bike a "spring clean". We're making it easy by helping you to take advantage of the end of our "quiet season". From now on it pays to book ahead for workshop service, especially leading up to major events.
We're offering our premium Overhaul Service, valued at $160, for only $100! This offer is for September only. Our premium service covers labour and lubricants, is a full overhaul and comprises
Parts are extra and you will be given an estimate when the bike is checked in and we call if there are any items required or recommended which were not covered.
This service is particularly recommended if your bike is more than 2 years old or if it has been ridden a high distance (over 10,000 km). Attention to periodic maintenance can dramatically extend the life of your bike and its components, as well as ensuring it is safe.
This offer ends on Wednesday 30th September. Be in quick before the peak season demand and be ready for the summer! Call the shop on 358 9810 or send an e-mail to make your booking now.
We're running our popular Spring Clinics again starting next week with the Women's Cycling Clinic. Numbers are limited and there are waiting lists for most evenings already, so call or e-mail to secure your booking.
All seminars run from 6:30-8:30pm at the shop on the corner of Cuba and Lombard Sts, with an opportunity to take advantage of special offers.
They are on Thursdays and begin with informal refreshments.
September 10, 6:30pm: Women's Clinic
September 17, 6:30pm: Road Cycling Clinic
September 24, 6:30pm: Women's Clinic
October 1, 6:30pm: Mountain Bike Clinic
To be announced soon: BMX.
Further dates will be scheduled on demand.
To book a place in any seminar, call the shop on 358 9810, or send an e-mail.
Some of the bikes for the new 2010 season are already arriving in store!
This season there are some exciting new additions and updates to our range. A few highlights of what we have already are mentioned below.
At the entry level, an exciting new brand of bikes, Alamode, made by Giant, provide quality bikes at affordable prices. The range will feature Mountain Bikes, Flat Bar Road Bikes, Commuter-ready City Bikes and Kids’ Bikes. We have a few models in store already with more arriving weekly. Come and check them out and ask a staff member for more information.
We have a great range of bikes built for commuting, with 7- and 8-speed internal gear drive systems and single speed. They include the Giant Suede City, Giant Transend City and Trek Soho.
Arriving next week is the exciting new Giant XTC 29-1. It’s Giant’s first 29er and promises to be impressive, built from scratch with loads of 29er-specific components.
The Trek Mountain Bike range has been updated with a new entry level 3500 and mid range 4500. The Giant range has the addition of the Filter series offering a more rugged mid-range all-mountain hard tail.
All the Giant bikes mentioned can be found in the on-line catalogue at the Giant Bikes Australasia site.
The Trek bikes mentioned can be found at the Trek Australasia site.
Also for 2010, we have custom options with Pinarello road, Niner 29er mountain and hand built (in NZ!) steel Jeffson frames; and a few Gary Fisher 29er models.
Keep an eye out for more new models in the shop and for details in future newsletters. If there's something specific you're after, don't hestitate to talk to one of us at the shop.