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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Tag: gifts for bicyclists

SALE, SALE, SALE, SALE!!!!

So as of this Friday November 28th we will begin our annual holiday sale! We are excited to offer all of you coming through the store deals that will make the holiday season a little easier on the pocket book and an extended time line to do you shopping so you don't feel rushed.  If you go to our website and click on the calendar feature you will be able to access all the specific discounts.

We have also been bringing in additional stock for cold weather riding.  At this point we have four different fat tire companies offering you product, as well as all the gloves,coats, pants,hats, shoe covers, shoes ect to cycle into the winter months.  The bicycle brands we stock are Salsa, Surly, Kona, and Framed bicycles.  We have Salsa, Surly, and Framed models on the floor to look at.  On that note we have a fresh shipment of Framed bikes arriving in the next couple of days, as they come in I will post up what we have.

We are closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving but will be back for killer pricing and regular business hours on Friday and Saturday.  Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, thanks for everything.

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Bike Class December 21st, Update On Holiday Sales!

This Saturday the 21st of December its all about derailleurs, identification, inspection, removal, installation, and then adjustments.  Regardless of what style of riding you do the theory of adjusting a derailleurs will be the same and what a life saver on long rides.  We will work on both front and rear derailleurs.  Remember to arrive a little early, class starts at 9:00a.m. and will go to around 10:00a.m. come through the double doors on the North East side of the building as the front door will be locked.

At this point in the holiday season we have received about five new orders to replenish our stock.  We are currently sitting with good stock in all the categories of accessories and have on hand full size runs of bikes for your holiday gift giving. Kids bike numbers are still good with at least two bikes per size for both boys and girls.

As far as last orders we will be placing our last bicycle orders by 12:30p.m. on Wednesday the 18th to make sure that they arrive in time for the holidays. Last parts orders for all parts outside of Utah will be on Thursday December 19th by 5:00p.m., all parts available here in Utah will be shipped no later than Friday the 20th at 5:00p.m..

In advance thank you so much for a great holiday season we have had a great year and appreciate you allowing Skyline Cycle to serve your cycling needs.

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Christmas List Now On Web Site

So as we promised we have posted a list pf popular gift ideas for the holidays up on our web site.  There are quite a few items and descriptions provided.  The link is on the tab right next to the home option at the top page on our web site, or skylinecyclery.com.  If you have further suggestions let us know, and we will continue to add to the list as we come up with ideas.  Big thanks to Creative Vortex the web designer we use, the list looked awesome.

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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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