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Absolute Bikes March 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming events and info (not necessarily sequential…)

Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, March 3rd-5th Demos from tons of vendors, including Pivot and Scott, we’ll be leading a group ride and driving some shuttles, probably buying some riders some lunch and more! Raffles, vendors, music, beers, food and more! Check this link for details: http://sedonamtbfestival.com/

Pivot and Absolute Bikes helping to support the Red Rock Trails Fund! Pivot Cycles has donated a Pivot Les 27.5 frame, and Absolute Bikes has donated $200 in gift certificates, to the Red Rock Trails Fund to raffle at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival! Head down to the Festival and buy some raffle tickets to win these or any of many other prizes donated by other local businesses and outdoor/bike companies. The Red Rock Trails Fund raises money to be directly spent maintaining trails in the Sedona area for all of us to shred.

The Specialized Cactus Cup is back! March 10,11,12! Head down to warmer climes for the return of one of the greatest races in mountain bike history! More info and register here: https://thecactuscup.com/

Taylor House Registration is Live! July 15th, 2017. Temporary new routes this year. Click here for route details and to sign up. https://www.absolutebikes.net/community/events/taylor-house/

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/

Fat bikes, studded tires, fenders, lights, winter clothing and more in stock! Ride all year! You can rent a fat bike to try out and we’ll credit the rental fee towards purchase! We’ll even cover the price of a day-pass at the Arizona Nordic Village towards that purchase as well! We have everything you need to ride year-round. Come on in!

While supplies last! Buy any in-stock Bionx ebike kit and get a Specialized Expedition Sport to install it on for FREE! We have the tried-and-proven Bionx S-350 RX and DX e-bike electric-assist kits in stock and ready to install on the Specialized Expedition Sport of your choice. (A $509.99 value!) If you already have a bike that you’d like to install a Bionx kit on, we will give you 10% off the in-stock kit of your choice and install it at no charge, (up to a $400 value). Come by either Absolute Bikes location for details.

Absolute Bikes Birthday Party Sale! April 1-April 9! Deals and cake! How much better can it get? Stay tuned to Facebook and this newsletter for details.

Red Rock District Volunteer Trail Work Events- Thursday March 2nd, Teacup Trail realignment. Contact Bret Edstrom with the Red Rock Ranger District for details and updates: bretaedstrom@fs.fed.us or 928-203-7509 .

The 2017 Mountain Bike Association of Arizona Race Season! The next 2017 MBAA points series race, the Havasu Havoc, is March 25th at White Tanks. https://mbaa.net/racing/white-tank-whirlwind/ The MBAA puts on some great races and supports trail work and mountain bike advocacy throughout Arizona. Click here for details! https://mbaa.net/racing/

FINAL PRICE DROP ON REMAINING 2016 and 2015 BIKES! Check the list of “Flagstaff Bikes on Sale” linked below…come by and get a deal before they’re gone! We also have access to some other sizes, colors, and models from Specialized and Scott at the same deals! If you don’t see what you want in our inventory, let us know and we can check availability. Click here for lists of all of our bikes and other gear on sale: http://www.absolutebikes.net/sales/shop-online/bikes-on-sale

Lots of equipment, apparel and accessories 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

Register now! The Taylor House Ride, July 15th, 2017. Temporary new routes! The National Park Service is having Sunset Crater and Wupatki Road re-paved this summer so we cannot obtain a permit for our traditional course. Check out this year’s routes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xnDoHo3eVw8nDLKmtjT3_wG6qxM&usp=sharing Join us for Northern Arizona’s best road ride!

SAVE THE DATE! Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race, August 26th, 2017. Help feed folks while racing your mountain bike for fun!

Absolute Bikes Weekly Rides!

  • New! Saturday morning Ladies Shred-the-Red Ride! Saturday mornings: 9:30am-12pm, Absolute Bikes Sedona! All age and skill levels are invited and welcomed! The ride can be tailored to fit the needs/desires of the group. Learn skills, have fun and spend time on the trails on Saturday mornings! Lead by our very own Mikaela Ray who is a professional cycling instructor and tour guide!
  • 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! (Rental lights available starting Friday, October 7th.)
  • Tuesday Night Rides, Flagstaff! Postponed until the Flagstaff trails dry out…stay tuned here for details.
  • Hucks and Hops discontinued until spring. Stay tuned for details…

Absolute Bikes Repair Clinics!

Absolute Bikes Flagstaff Clinics

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, February 6th and 20th. 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/

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: Pigtail

The Red Rock District and a bunch of volunteers just did some work on this cool section of flow trail in the Hogs area in Sedona. This trail features several double jumps, some ledge drops, berms and other features in a pretty controlled environment.

The best way to access this trail quickly is from the Broken Arrow Trail Head. Head south west on Hog Wash Trail, bear right to stay on Hog Wash at Peccary Trail. Turn right on Hog Heaven. The top of Pig Tail will be on your right shortly after that.

You can use Peccary, a right hand turn at the bottom of Pigtail, to access Hog Wash and session Pigtail a few times.

Pigtail can also be accessed with bigger loops in the Chicken Point/ Hogs area.

Check out this map from MTBProject for more details. Check in at Absolute Bikes Sedona for up to the minute details on trail conditions!


Propaganda: Too busy volunteering to write Propaganda this month!

Seriously, I am in the throes of applying for a Recreational Trails Program Grant for around $80,000 for the Fort Tuthill Bike Park as part of the time I spend volunteering for Flagstaff Biking Organization, so I am feeling a bit uninspired on the Propaganda front this month.

Stay tuned for more next 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!
  • Evo High Tide, (fat bike cruiser), step-through and traditional, (one size) was $499.99, sale $299.99, $279.99 if you mention this email!
  • Sun Atlas, (industrial cruiser bike with fenders), was $349.99, sale $249.99, $229.99 if you mention this email!
  • Manhattan Li’l Daisy 12” wheel kids bike, was $209.99, sale $99.99, $69.99 if you mention this email!
  • Free Agent Li’l Speedy 12” wheel kids bike, was $209.99, sale $129.99, $99.99 if you mention this email!

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
928-779-5969 Flagstaff
928-284-1242 Sedona