Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giro Reverb helmets

Here's Giro's take on a classic look for today's urban cyclists. The cool part about it is that it has a removal cycling cap-style visor. These helmets look great and are functional as well; they come in a variety of colors.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Specialized Polar Booties

We just got in a shipment of the NEW Specialized Polar Booties. These are perfect for keeping those toes warm in the biting wind that we've had lately. Remember that just because it snows, it doesn't mean that it's time to hang the bike up for the winter. Come in and check out our accessories to keep you warm when it isn't outside.

These have a flap to allow you to buckle or dial in the tension of your shoe without taking off the bootie. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just In Time - Pugsley almost ready

It looks like I got my Pugsley back together just in time. It has few upgrades from the stock one I rode last winter: Rolling Darryls, 100mm front fork, e Thirteen crankset, Titec J-bar, King headset, and Thomson seatpost and stem are just a few of the more obvious. Oh, and of course, it's now BLAZE ORANGE. The only thing left is to put the grips/tape on and decide what decal set to go with; White or Black?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Studded Tires from Nokian and Kenda

After this week, we all know that snow is inevitable. We've got the studded tires to keep you connected to the road this winter. They are available in 700c, 29er, and 26in varieties. All the tires we carry use steel studs with carbide tips to give you multiple seasons of use.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kinetic Power Trainer CPU

We just got these Kinetic Power CPUs in today. It's designed to give you accurate power (watt) readings when you are using a Kinetic Trainer. The watts reading is calibrated based on a mathematical relationship between power and speed. All other functions (speed, distance, cadence, calorie burn, altimeter, etc) are accurate both on and off the trainer. Come in and check them out.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GNBC Socks, now in black

For those of you that were tired of white socks, our GNBC shop socks are now available in black. SockGuy socks with a 3" cuff and the logo of your local bike shop, Great Northern Bicycle Co. Just in time for the holidays for that cyclist that has everything.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Starting November 27th and running 'til February 19th, the Great Northern Bicycle Co. is once again offering indoor spin classes. Enjoy warm temps, no head winds, and train with your friends; think of it as an extension of our summer group rides. Just bring your bike down, hop on a trainer, and ride. Below you'll find the schedule of sessions. Please arrive 15min before the start times to get set up. See you there.

Tuesday/Thursday - 6pm start
Saturday - 10:30am start 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


My Pugsley has finally returned with a fresh coat of paint. May even get it built in time for my hunting trip this weekend. Only wish I had a trailer to help me get the deer out of the woods. Thank you Mr. Skagen.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ColdAvenger Winter Masks

Find your inner winter-ninja with the ColdAvenger masks by Talus. The perfect addition to anyones arsenal of cold-weather riding gear, it give coverage to your face, neck, and ears. We've got both the Classic and Pro versions in stock. The ColdAvenger mixes inhaled cold air with exhaled warm air to achieve a dynamic balance of warmth while keeping the face dry. Inside mask temperatures are 40º to 60ºF higher than outside, depending on activity. Moisture from exhaled air binds to the plastic piece, keeping the face dry.


The soft shell stretch fabric is wind proof and water resistant in the Pro, with an inner fleece lining for a comfortable fit and to help wick the moisture from your skin to help keep you dry.

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Pugsley Teaser

For those that know me, you've probably heard me talking about getting my Surly Pugsley painted and making a few upgrades from the 'Complete' that was under me at the inaugural BRRR ride. So, here's a little teaser of some of the pieces that will adorn her. Larry, I know more than a few people who want to see that frame come back before the first snow flies. More to come; stay posted...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fat bikes are here!

Surly Pugsleys are here! The last I looked, the weather channel predicted that we might see the first snowfall over the weekend, so now's the time to get ready. More Fat bike and winter accessories to come; stay posted .