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Absolute Bikes July 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)

Taylor House Ride! COURSE UPDATES!! PLEASE READ July 15th, 2017. We were informed late by Coconino County that the southern-most part of the ride options will be affected by road construction. This will make all of Lake Mary Road much better for road riding in the long run, but limits our event. We will not have a 100 mile option this year, only a Metric Century. Temporary new routes this year. Click here for route details and to sign up. https://www.absolutebikes.net/community/events/taylor-house/

FLAGSTAFF ENDURO! NEW ABSOLUTE BIKES EVENT! REGISTER NOW! HTTP://WWW.FLAGSTAFFENDURO.COM September 23rd and 24th, 2017. All the best system-trail descents in Flagstaff! Two days, six stages! Net proceeds to benefit the Flagstaff Family Food Center and the Fort Tuthill Bike Park. Participants get a shuttle, two catered meals, free trucker hat, 5 raffle tickets for fabulous prizes and hours of shrediliciousness!

Absolute Bikes Deals for NICA-AICL Racers and Coaches! For the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League Season, Absolute Bikes will be offering discounts to ALL racers and coaches, (not for friends and family), during the season, July 1-November. Be ready to demonstrate your current membership in the League or your current Level 1 or better coaching certification.

  • Special manufacturer discounts from Pivot, Specialized and Scott on new bikes. UP TO 28% OFF!
  • 25% off parts and accessories (no car racks or bikes)
  • FREE scheduled race-checkover for each race.

Come by Absolute Bikes for details!

Select 2017 rental and demo bikes are on sale! Check here: http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale Some models not listed online yet, call 928-779-5969 or 928-284-1242 for details or stop in either Absolute Bikes location!

Flagstaff Biking Organization Trail Days! July 29th at Upper Oldham. http://flagstaffbiking.org/trail-day-july-29th-upper-oldham-trail-maintenance/ . Absolute Bikes will be sponsoring two of these eight events again! Please click here for details on the season schedule: http://flagstaffbiking.org/mountain/trail-program/trail-schedule/

While supplies last! In-stock Bionx kits (26” and 700c) only $1399.99! (originally $2200. $800 off!) We have the tried-and-proven Bionx S-350 RX and DX e-bike electric-assist kits in stock and ready to install. Convert virtually any bike to an electric assist commuter! Extend your range, ease your ride, eliminate parking issues and have more fun! (Installation not included.)

Select 2017 model bikes on sale! Moving out the old to bring in the new! Get in while the selection is still good! http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale

CANCELLED! Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race, August 26th, 2017. Help feed folks while racing your mountain bike for fun! WE ARE ADDING A NEW EVENT (FLAGSTAFF ENDURO) TO REPLACE THE OLD FASHIONED MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE! STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

Absolute Bikes Group Rides!

  • Friday Night Rides in Sedona! Meet at Absolute Bikes, Sedona, 6:30 pm on Fridays for a mountain bike ride. Let’s kick off the weekend right with a quick after work trail ride! Through the summer. Bring a trail-worthy headlight!!If you don’t have your own lights, we have rental lights from Niterider for $15. We will credit you back for the rental towards purchase if you want to buy one after trying it out!
  • Hucks and Hops IN FULL EFFECT! 10 AM Saturday’s at Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff! Shred some gnarly trails, first beer is on us at the end of the ride at Dark Sky Brewing.
  • SUNDAY FUNDAY! Ladies Trail Ride. Sundays, 10 AM at Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff. Women only, ride on mountain bike trails. Pace and route set by attendees.
  • Wednesday Night Rides in Flagstaff! Wednesdays, 7:00 pm at Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff. Enjoy Flagstaff’s dark skies and rad trails with us! Bring a trail-worthy headlight!! If you don’t have your own lights, we have rental lights from Niterider for $15. We will credit you back for the rental towards purchase if you want to buy one after trying it out!

Mountain Biking Mondays with Deb Wille! Hosted by Team Absolute Bikes rider on behalf of the Flagstaff YMCA, these mountain bike rides are geared at new and novice riders, or anybody who wants to do a mellow mountain bike ride on Monday evenings!

  • July 10- Skunk Canyon.  Meet at the small dirt parking area at the corner of J.W. Powell Blvd. and Lake Mary Road at 5:30p.m.  This is a rocky, fun and pretty ride through Skunk Canyon.
  • July 17- Loop Trail. Meet at the south west corner of the Sam’s club parking lot at 5:30p.m. or leave from the YMCA with Deb at 5 p.m. for a little longer ride.  Fun, fun fast loop trail action!
  • July 31- Oldham Trail. Meet at the YMCA at 5:30 p.m. go up through Buffalo Park and ride the fun and somewhat challenging Oldham and Forces of Nature trails.

Absolute Bikes Repair Clinics!

Absolute Bikes Flagstaff Clinics:

  • July 26 – Basic Ride Safety and Preparedness: Introduction on what to take with you, how to deal with basic road-side or trail-side repairs and where to ride.  presented by Leslie Gilmore
  • August 2 – Routine Bike Care and Upkeep: Daily preventative maintenance and preparation that will make your ride more enjoyable. presented by Leslie Gilmore
  • August 9 – Fast fixes for the Road and Trail: How to get back from a ride without using your cell phone, presented by Leslie Gilmore
  • August 16 – The Whole Bike: an overview of how all those parts work together, presented by Leslie Gilmore
  • August 23 – Brakes, Shifting and Drive Train: an overview of the basic function of these components, presented by Leslie Gilmore
  • August 30 – Hubs, Headsets, Bottom Brackets, and Wheels:  Learn the basic principals of bearing surfaces and proper adjustment.  Learn how the wheel works and what decisions must be made when it is time so select new wheels, presented by Leslie Gilmore

Absolute Bikes, Sedona Clinics:

  • Trailside/Roadside flat tire and chain repair and more!Don’t feel helpless when minor things go wrong on a ride. Every other Monday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Mondays, July 3rd and 17th. Please RSVP by calling Absolute Bikes, Sedona at (928) 284-1242 or email sedona@absolutebikes.net.

More on our rides and clinics here: http://www.absolutebikes.net/community/clinics-rides/

Absolute Bikes is Northern Arizona’s E-Bike Specialists! We have certified e-bike techs on staff, bikes in store for demo and purchase and the expertise to get you riding farther and funner than ever before! Click here for an overview on e-bikes and info on how to try one out now! https://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/brands/bikes-that-we-sell/e-bikes/

We have a huge selection of Yakima, Thule and Kuat Car Racks, and most installations are free with purchase and done the same day! We have been the place to get a car rack in northern Arizona for over two decades. We stock racks for all applications, not only bikes! We have a great supply of small parts as well. Come see us and we’ll help you choose the best system for your needs. We have a bunch of car racks on sale, including some roof-top boxes and ski racks! Click here for details or stop by! http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale/

Did we do right by you? Please give us some social-media props! If we have done great work for you, we’d appreciate it if you could find some time to post a positive review on Google Reviews, Yelp or another web review site. These reviews can help guide folks to us so we can help them as well. Thank you!

You can apply for free financing online! We offer financing through Specialized/ Synchrony S-Card, and we have set up a link through our web site that allows you to apply easily at home. Click here for details: http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/financing-and-layaways/ . You could be riding your dream bike right now and take up to a year to pay it off! (A little tip for those who wind up not qualifying: sometimes a co-applicant can help get you approved.)

Be our Facebook Friend, follow our Tweets, check out our Instagram! The best way to stay up-to-date on our events, and to get some special deals is to “friend” us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absolute-Bikes/98223130076 , http://twitter.com/absolutebikes , http://ink361.com/app/users/591804033/photos

Ride of the Month: Rogers Lake Connector Trail is connected!

After years of construction, the Rogers Lake Connector trail can now be ridden all the way to Coconino County Parks Rogers Lake Trail System.

We recommend a ride from Fort Tuthill around the Soldiers Trail to connect to the Flagstaff Loop Trail. You’ll make an acute left turn onto the Rogers Lake Trail about half way to the intersection of Purple Sage and Woody Mountain Road.

It is several miles out to the loops at the Rogers Lake System. You’ll be returning the way you came.

These trails are flowy single tracks through open pine forests, with a few surprising rock outcroppings along the way. There is a connector to the Flagstaff Arboretum, which can make for a nice day trip as well.

Check out this map, created by Martin Ince with Emmitt Barks Cartography: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/51768    

Propaganda: Doing our best

It is always our intention to do the best work and provide the best service to everyone who comes in our doors. Integral to that effort is our desire to communicate as clearly with our customers as possible.

We get busy, and working with bikes is not always cut-and-dried. We always want our customers to know that is we are not addressing your needs, we want to hear how we can do better.

We aren’t big fans of online reviews, (although we always appreciate good ones!). We hope that our customers will let us know face-to-face, or with a phone call or a direct email, if there is something we can do or could have done better for them. We see any effort to reach out to us in this manner as a great opportunity. We cannot improve if we don’t know how to be better!

Always feel free to contact one of our managers with any input. For sales related stuff in Flagstaff, email nate@absolutebikes.net. For repair related things in Flagstaff, contact kyle@absolutebikes.net. For Sedona specific concerns, email jared@absolutebikes.net.

For other questions, feel free to contact our general manager, anthony@absolutebikes.net, or the owner, ken@absolutebikes.net . (Ken can be slow to respond at times, so maybe cc the other guys too.)

And of course, we always welcome anyone stopping by or calling us at (928) 779-5969 or (928) 284-1242 (Sedona).

As always, thank you sincerely for your business and support!

DEALS OF THE MONTH!

*See the full lists of ALL SALE STUFF: http://www.absolutebikes.net/bikes-on-sale/

We have a bunch of Yakima stuff on close-out!

Other Closeout Bike Email Deals!   

  • 2015 Electra Townie Go!, (electric-assist town bike), men’s black, was $2599.99, sale $1599.99, $1549.99 if you mention this email!
  • Worksman Pizza Delivery Bike!! Was $749.99, now on sale for *EVEN LOWER PRICE* $499.99!Pick up your own pies in style!
  • Sun Atlas, (industrial cruiser bike with fenders), was $349.99, sale $249.99, $229.99 if you mention this email!
  • ALL 2016 and earlier demo bikes priced to sell! Scott Spark 760 full suspension mountain bikes as low as $799.99, Specialized Roubaix Disc $899.99! More bikes and more deals! Check in or click here for details…

http://www.absolutebikes.net/bikes-on-sale/

Thanks for reading and thanks for your business!

The Absolute Bikes Staff-

202 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ
6101 Highway 179, Suite C
Village of Oak Creek/Sedona, AZ
http://www.absolutebikes.net
928-779-5969 Flagstaff
928-284-1242 Sedona