Sunday was the Georgia Cyclocross State Championship’s took place in Macon, Georgia. Matt Reeves, riding for us, had an amazing first season winning multiple races and managed to fend off all other racers for the series win. The shop is stoked to have Matt riding for us and look forward to him killing it in Men’s 3′s next year. Congrats Matt!
So here are three bikes that are currently in the shop that are super rad. The first is the new Salsa Warbird. This bike rules– it has a custom Enve fork, BB30 crankset, and huge clearance for tires so its ready to crush some gravel roads. This particular bike already has an owner, but, we will be getting more as they become avaliable.
Up nest is Surly’s Single Speed Cross Check. This particular one has been outfitted with Velo-Orage hammered fenders that are wrapping the 700x47c Continental tires the bike comes stock with. Super fun, super versatile, and super affordable.
Well, some of them anyways–
We got our first shipment of the super sweet 2013 Salsa Cycles in the shop and built up. Right now we’ve got a size run of the Vaya’s (some Vaya 2′s and some Vaya 3′s) and will be getting some Warbirds, Fargo’s and a few other adventure oriented rides soon. Swing by and check them out soon.
This is the Vaya 2 — its got a 2×10 drivetrain with a mix of SRAM Apex and X.9
This is the Vaya 3 — its got a 3×10 drivetrain with a mix of Sora and other Shimano parts
We’ve also got this Civia Linden all built up in new clothes as a sweet fat tire single speed. Its awesome and only 600.00 bucks!
We just got a batch of reconditioned tubular tires back in the shop. There are 14 tires up for sale and they range from great training tires to track and road racing ready. They are all priced well below what a new tubular tire would run you and all have NEW tubes, valves and base tape. Below is a list (as of 05 October 2012) of tires avaliable and pricing.
Continental Sonderklasse — 700x22mm — excellent condition — $120.00 (2 avaliable)
Continental Tempo 22 — 700x22mm — good/fair condition — $50.00 (2 avaliable)
Continental Steher — 700x22mm — excellent condition — $65.00 (2 avaliable)
Continental Podium — 700x19mm — excellent/good condition — $75.00
Continental Podium — 700x19mm — good/fair condition — $50.00
Continental Sprinter — 700x22mm — fair/spare condition — $25.00
Continental Sprinter Gatorskin — 700x22mm — excellent condition — $60.00
Vittoria Rally — 700x23mm — like new condition — $30.00 (2 avaliable)
Schwalbe Milano — 700x22mm — excellent/good — $30.00 (3 avaliable)
Saturday and Sunday were jammed packed with mountain bike racing of the single speed variety in Hartwell, Georgia. Faster Mustache put on, for their second year, the Georgia State Singlespeed Championships and, like last year, managed to make it an amazing weekend. All of the results for all of the races are avaliable here so make sure to check them out!
Saturday racing started about 4pm with the Short Track race. Unlike last year the format was changed drastically and was based around the new eliminator style of racing. Four racers toed the starting line and raced a single short lap for two advancing positions. This proved to be an awesome format that kept the energy up for racers and proved that tactics as well as strength were necessary for the win. Faster Mustache (both Atlanta and Charlotte) and Loose Nuts Cycles had a great showing with FM:ATL, FM: Charlotte and Loose Nuts getting on the podium.
With the Short Track racing wrapped up many beverages were consumed in the beer nest, gears were changed and lights were charged for the Night Time Time Trial. The course traveled the entire loop of the Paynes Creek. Somewhere around 7 miles, the trail was super flowy with minimal climbing– perfect for some single speed shredding. Released at 30 second intervals all of the racers set out into the night trying to track down the rider in front of them to ensure they wouldn’t get last place. FM:ATL and FM:Charlotte again posted great results, with 4 riders in the top 10. Incredibly the fastest Georgia rider for the night was a 16 year old junior rider who slayed the course in 29:46 seconds.
Once everyone got of the trail Saturday night the beers continued to roll, the fires raged and war stories rang out. All the while the Cross Country main event was looming over everyone’s heads. Around 11am Sunday morning the starting line was filled with hungover riders waiting to spin their legs and sweat out last nights festivities. The XC course consisted of the same trail as raced in the Night Time Time Trial but with a few laps added. When the gun went off and legs started racing (albeit the speed of the bikes didn’t quite seem to match the cadences produced) for the entrance into the trail. Immediately a group of ridiculously fast guys shot off the front and were never seen again by the eyes of most racers– but as I understand it, they knocked out three laps in under 1 hour 35 minutes. That is fast.
The weekend was a total blast with twice as many racers as last year– a great sign for Georgia Single Speed mountain biking. I’d like to personally thank Nico, Alex, Chrisopher, Aaron, and all of the other guys and gals that made this event possible. Already looking forward to next years race!
The shop will be closed Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th for the Georgia State Single Speed Championships. We not only sponsoring the race we will be racing as well so wish us luck and have a good weekend riding your bike. Expect some photo’s when we return Tuesday October 2nd.
September has arrived and so has the first taste of beautiful Fall weather. Because of this we want you on a bike more than ever– to make this a little easier on your wallet we are offering 15% off of all in-stock Linus’s and 10% off select Surly’s through the entire month of September. We’ve got a large selection of Linus Roadsters, Mixte’s and Dutchi’s in both the 3 and 8 speed varieties. Swing through and find the bike that is right for you!
Loose Nuts Cycles will be closed from Wednesday 22 August to Monday 27 August. We will reopen with normal hours Tuesday 28 August.
We are headed to Bend, Oregon to ride mountain bikes for a few days and are stoked. We are hoping to see some sweet sights and shred some super fun singletrack. Look for pictures and a ride report when we get back. Until then take a look at these two photos which are indicitive of what we’ll be shredding through!
Saturday brought another day spent in the woods racing mountain bikes– it was rad. The trip up I-75 was more than a little disheartening as it it dumped rain the entire time (we heard the MC of the race report that sections of I-75 had gotten as much as 1.5-2″). However, once we got to Blankets Creek the rain had stopped, the humidity spiked and the mosquito’s joined all of the riders in a great day of racing. Laura, Mike and myself were all racing under the Loose Nuts name and did very respectably. Mike, on his single speed 29er, cranked out 7 laps for a 5th place finish out of 13 riders. Laura and I also managed 7 laps in the coed division and managed to land on the podium in 3rd place out of 12 teams. Good times were had, beers were drunk, and no one left injured. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.