Loose Nuts Across North Georgia -- TNGA Bikepacking


Kinzer and Donald are headed up to the mountains for a few days to tackle the Trans North Georgia trail.   Kinzer is rolling on a 2015 Salsa El Mariachi 2 thats pretty much stock and Donald just finished up his new Titanium Fargo build.  Its rocking a 1x10 drivetrain with some fancy SRAM Hydraulic levers and a frame bag that he designed and built himself.  

You can follow along as they ride multiple ways.  They will both be posting to Instagram under their respective handles @snakpakkinzer and @mandivided and you will be able to follow their progress via Donald's SPOT tracker on his website.




Announcing the 2015 Loose Nuts Race Team

The 2015 Loose Nuts Cycles Race Team is proudly sponsored by following companies:

Octane Coffee     Ritchey-Logic     Little Tart     Rhys May Jewelry     Bike GA Counties     Nebo     Ripple IT     Tifosi     The Feed     Progold     Swiftwick

We're overdue to announce the 2015 Loose Nuts Cycles Race Team! Check out our Team Page and meet the eight riders who will be representing Loose Nuts in the Georgia Cyclocross Series as well as other races around the southeast.

The kits for the team have been designed by QHJ Designs , and a non-race team version will be available for pre-order shortly.  They will be made by Castelli and the fit will be the same as the last round that we made.  

Loose Nuts Cycles Kit Reorder!

You asked for it and we're here to tell you its happening. We have reopened the pre-order page for the Camo and Orange Loose Nuts Cycles Kits. The link to the page is HERE. The jersey is 70 bucks, the bibs are 85 bucks, and the jackets are 125 bucks. The order deadline is February 28th! Check out how good the kits look in action--

They'll match your orange bike while posing on a woodchip trail- lncbteam1

They look amazing while you mourn the loss of your derailleur- lncbteam2

They help you look cool when your head gets stuck in your jacket- lncbteam4

They are there for you when you are ready to party! lncbteam3

Swing by the order site and grab ya a kit today!

Christmas and New Years Holiday Shop Hours

Happy Holidays everyone-- this year the shop is doing something different around the Christmas and New Years holidays. We will be closing the shop from Christmas Eve after noon and taking the week between Christmas and New Year off. Everyone at the shop will be visiting family, riding bikes, and just generally chilling out. We know that this will cause some inconvenience and for that we apologize. We will return to the shop with regular hours Friday January 2nd. Thanks for everyone's support in 2014, we really appreciate everything that you've done for the shop and look forward to an even better 2015! See you next year-- Chris, Tyler, Kinzer and Em The shop will be closed the following days--

December 24th -- 11am-1pm December 25th -- Closed December 26th -- Closed December 27th -- Closed December 28th -- Closed December 29th -- Closed December 30th -- Closed December 31st -- Closed January 1st -- Closed

2015 Salsa Mountain Bikes Have Landed

We are really excited to announce that we now have the full 2015 Salsa Cycles mountain bike line-up in the shop! Check out the bikes that we've got in the shop and ready for you to rip some trails on! The dreaded Bucksaw -- 4" tires and 100mm of suspension travel front and rear is a guaranteed way to put a smile on your face no matter what the trail ahead of you has in store. Remember, fat bikes are no longer solely for snow! The Bucksaw starts at 4000.00


We have both Carbon and Aluminium versions of the venerable Horsethief in the shop for you to check out. The Horsethief has 130mm of travel up front and 120mm of travel out back. This is hands down my favorite bike, so much so that I flew it out to Iceland for two weeks of back country trails and couldn't have asked for a better platform. You will enjoy pointing this bike uphill as much as going down-- it simply rips! The Horsethief starts at 3400.00



If blazing singletrack or if you've got some cross-country racing in your future check out the Carbon and Aluminum Spearfish. This bike is simply fast. With 100mm of travel up front and 80mm of travel out back it will soak up root littered trails in the Southeast and keep you comfortable and pedaling efficiently all day long. Don't forget that with a few bags added this can also be your North Georgia singletrack touring bike-- be it for a weekend overnighter or an extended off road tour. The Spearfish starts at 2800.00



The El Mariachi for 2015 gained a few colors and didn't loose a bit of versatility. The El Mariachi is the Jack of all trades. Singletrack? Check. Bikepacking? Check. Want it to be a singlespeed? Check. Want to get rad and not break the bank? Check. If barreling down ribbons of dirt is what you want to do without the full of a full suspension rig look no further. The El Mariachi starts at 1500.00.




In addition to all these great mountain bikes we also have all of the version of the Salsa Fargo so if drop bar riding is your thing we've got you covered too.

Salsa Demo Day -- November 16th

salsademoday copy As part of Salsa's plan for global domination in 2015 they are doing a demo tour and we've wrangled them into making a stop in Georgia. Come ride some sweet new bikes at Blankets Creek at 10am on Sunday, November 16th. Salsa will be bringing a full demo fleet including their new carbon Horsethief and Spearfish, the sick full suspension fat bike the Bucksaw, and many more dirt offerings. Come by and join us for an awesome day of riding.

Pre-Order is OPEN

ORDER YOUR VERY OWN LNC KIT! In flattering camo and orange!! JERSEY: $65 http://serviziocorse.castelli-cycling.com/en/products/details/team-jersey-us/

BIBS: $80 http://serviziocorse.castelli-cycling.com/en/products/details/team-bibshort-us/ LONGSLEEVE WINDJACKET:$120 http://serviziocorse.castelli-cycling.com/en/products/details/wind-jacket-us/

FIT KIT DAY: 8/27 (If you're unsure of what size you are, come by the shop next Wednesday and try on Castelli wear!)

ORDER DEADLINE: 9/3 (We realize this is soon, so if you can't get your order in by then, know that there will be another chance to order in a few months)

Follow this link, register, and order your goods. https://teamorder.serviziocorse.com/index.aspx?pc=5E55735E-7292-4E56-8C77-065476859912


The final kit design will vary slightly from the design above.

New Kits!

We've finally forgotten what a hassle kit orders are so we are ready to do it again! We will be opening up pre-orders shortly for the new Loose Nuts kit and are stoked to have them soon-- Keep an eye on the for availability. The sponsor's and design may change slightly but this is a solid preview of what is to come. If you've got any questions, as always, shoot us an email or call the shop-- Working_preview


We are proud to announce the first of many collaborations with the very talented, and newest inhabitant of the tree-house, Rhys May. She has crafted some really cool pins that capture the slogans of the shop and we all think that they came out awesome. You can buy them in our online SHOP or grab them in person. Take a look at them below

We are actually doing work--

So as most off y'all have seen, or maybe no one has, (I wouldn't know because I don't know how to check the sites analytics) our website has been pretty slow on the updates. Well, truth be told we've been really busy lately. Between building an awesome Icarus frame for a great customer

Kevin Dawson's Icarus Bike

posing in front of this sick Low Rider we built up for Colt 45 (rumor has it that this is the Snoop Dog pro model)


riding our bikes in Florida for a really long time


and welcoming Rhys May Jewelery into the tree fort rhysmay

we've been slacking on the website upkeep. Excuse us for that. Now, back to working on bikes.

CLOSED -- April 24th

We will be closed April 24th to go riding with the Salsa Cycles guys at Blankets Creek. We are going to be testing out the new models and be getting better aquatinted with their mountain bikes so that we can better help you. If you want to join us in the fun meet us at the Blankets Creek parking lot between 11:30 and 12:00 tomorrow! Sorry for the inconvenience and see ya on Friday-- adventure-journal-salsa-bucksaw-greg-herbold

Come out and shred!

Huracan 300 -- Shop's Closed

The shop will be CLOSED for an epically awesome 300 mile race down in Central Florida. You can track our progress on Trackleaders if you so desire-- just don't look for us at the front. Below are the days that the shop will be closed. Friday March 14th -- CLOSED Saturday March 15th -- CLOSED Sunday March 16th -- CLOSED Monday March 17th -- Always CLOSED Tuesday March 18th -- Hopefully OPEN Wednesday March 19th -- Definitely OPEN

Sorry for the inconvenience and see you when we get back!

CLOSED Sunday 26th January -- Madison, GA Dirt Road Ride

Hey, we are going to be closed Sunday the 26th of January for a badass bike ride in Madison, Ga. We would like to invite you on the ride though. We will be leaving the shop at 8:30am and drive to Madison (about an hour away). We are going to be meeting up at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Arts Center and start cycling at 10:00am. Check out the ride on STRAVA

See ya back in the shop for regular hours Tuesday January 28th!