Skyline Cycle

Skyline Cycle

834 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: (801) 394-7700 Fax: (801) 394-4076
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 6pm, Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: We're out riding!

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Bike Rental Sale, Indoor Trainers, Bike Maintenance Classes, Calendar Updated!!

So kind of a big post, here we go.  Starting this Saturday, November 15th we will begin selling our rental fleet.  We have for sale a medium and a large Raleigh Tokul 1.0 each bike will sell for $350.  We will also be selling the four rental road bikes we have.  We have two 54cm and two 56cm Raleigh Revenio 1.0 models, each will go for $400.

We have now in stock four different indoor trainer models to look at.  We have the Kinetic Road Machine the cost $379, the Saris Cycle Ops Fluid 2 at $350 and the Jet Fluid at $400, and the Giant Cycletron Mag II for $180.  We brought in a few more models this year so you guys could pick and choose which model you like. We also got two Gopro Silver4 model cameras in stock as well as we got all kinds of accessories for the holidays.

As far as the our website I spent a couple hours updating the calendar feature with all of the holiday closures and sales as well.  I have also scheduled all the bicycle maintenance classes on the calendar through the end of February 2015.   Any questions give a call to 801-394-7700, or shoot and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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Happy Halloween, Salsa Mukluks, Gift Ideas, And Cold Weather Gear

First and foremost Happy Halloween.  Just to bring everyone up to speed on where we are at this time of the year we finally have a Salsa Mukluk in large on the floor.  This means that we now have three different models of fat tire bikes to look at and test ride.  In a few weeks we will have a rental fleet of Salsa Mukluks in, we will have a small, medium, and a large for rent at $35.00 per day.

We have received the vast majority of our cold weather gear for you guys to look at and try on before it gets really chilly.  Gloves, coats, mittens, shoe covers, skull caps you name it. I have been assured by Lake Cycling Shoes that they will have my order of MXZ303 winter boots in days.  On that note Shimano is well stocked on their cold weather shoes and they are ready to ship right now.

To get ready for the holiday season we have started to stock a portion of the store dedicated to gifts for your friends, family or acquaintances that are cyclists .  We have tools kits, coffee mugs, pint glasses, flasks, computers, bicycle work stands and other gift ideas that have been popular and successful in past holiday seasons on display for you to look at now.  We will continue to add to this section as we get closer and will have a recommended list of gifts on the website by next week.

So all our customers have the ability to continue to ride even if you don't like to ride in the cold or don't have an indoor trainer we set up two spinning stations on our fitting deck that can be used for $5.00 dollars per session.  Call ahead and make sure that we have openings and that we don't have any fits scheduled.

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Top Twenty Fool Proof Gifts For Cyclists

So there's no question that cyclists are hard to shop for.  What we did is compile a list of the top twenty items that are the most likely to make your biker smile in no particular order.

1. Bike computers of any level. Cateye has been making some of the best in my opinion.  Price $20-$180

2. Light Systems with replaceable batteries.  Regardless of style of riding lights for visibility both front and rear provide safety as well as are required by a lot of towns.  Price range $8.00-$100

3. Rechargeable light systems.  These lights differ from smaller replaceable battery models because they provide much more light.  If you have a trail rider looking for a light or a commuter that rides early or late this is the ticket.  If possible get a lithium ion battery because there is no memory as far as battery charge.  Price range $60-$500. The Night Rider mininewt 300 lumen usb rechargeable at $100 has been a slam dunk all fall.

4. Gloves. Full fingered/finger.  Mountain riders like full fingers.  Road riders like half fingers.  All riders like warm gloves in the cold. $20-100

5. Indoor rear wheel mounted trainers. There are a lot of brands out there, for the most they all do what they are supposed to and make your biker sweat and stay in shape.  The top brands we have carried are CycleOps and Kinetic.  $150-$500

6. Mini frame pump/Co2 inflator. Lets be honest if you ride a bike you will get a flat, a cyclist can never have to many ways to put air back in tires.  Mini pumps are reliable, co2 units provide instant gratification. price range $15-$50

7. Cycling socks.  We all have feet and cycling specific socks rock because their reinforced in the toe and the heal and breathable.  Price Range $8-$20

8. Gift card. Is your bike got everything or super difficult. Get them a gift card, nothing says I care like money.

9. Mini tools.  Their bike will break at some point or somebody around them will need a hand with a adjustment or fix.  These little tools are worth their weight in gold when your not stranded.  Price range $10-$50

10. Bicycle repair tools/products.  Bikes break,  if you have a mechanically inclined cyclist head to your local bike shop and pick up some repair tools.  Cable cutters, chain whips, cassette removers, chain cleaners, metric allen wrenches, spoke nipple wrenches, ect. Park Tools, Pedros, Avenir, Sunlight are all companies that have great tools. Price range $5.00-$100

11. Park Big Blue Book.  This is a repair manual that rocks, I train all our new mechanics out of this manual. This book will provide guidance for the tools that you get them. $25

12. Water bottle.  As a biker you can never have enough water bottles because they are always missing or dirty when you want to head out.

13. Floor Pump.  If you have a bike you will need a floor pump, for road bikes you need them to hit higher pressures. Price range $20-$100

14. Lock. I'll bet any biker you know will want to keep a hold of there bike.  Bikes are expensive so any device that keeps dirt bags from taking them is always a hit. Price range $8-$75

15. Camelbak Hydration packs.  These packs are ideal for carrying water and tools.  They will range in size from 50oz water capacity to 100oz bladders and in all different sizes and colors.  Even if they have had a camelbak in the past the backs have all been reworked so they have more air flow.  $50-$150

16. HD Helmet cams.  Gopro has two models out the new Hero 2 at $300 dollars, but our hottest selling camera this year has been the Hero HD that went to $200 dollars, this made this model much more reasonable price wise and its available.  Everyone else is waiting for the new model that may not arrive for the holidays.

17. Rear Bike Rack.  If you have a commuter on your bike list a rear mounted rack will take the weight off their back and put it on the bike.  Price range $20-$75

18. Nick Nacks.  Park makes a few cool items that are not bike maintenance related.  We have a pizza cutter, bbq kit, ect. Price Range $20-$50

19. Chamois Cream. Does your biker complain about their butt. Get them some chamois cream.  DZ Nuts/DZ Bliss tingles, and it works. Give it a go. $25.00

20. Logo pint glasses, coffee mugs, casual wear t-shirts.  All these items will tickle the eccentric side of your cyclist. Find out what brands they like and go for it.  Just make sure to get the right size shirt.

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