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Beer, Cocktails, & Free Bike Adjustments Fundraiser Thursday, April 12th 7PM to 9PM
Beer, cocktails, and free bike adjustments?! ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE? You heard right! Roll on down to Big Swingin' and enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail or cold brew to help support getting more kids on bikes. Shop mechanics will be offering free minor adjustments and will be available for questions and tutorials addressing your bike maintenance needs. In addition to beer, our adorable technician, Emerson, will be stirring and shaking up some of his favorite cocktails he makes at Madrone. And don't forget the delicious baked goods from Lady Shredder Kim Fama!
Team Love, Sweat, and Gears will be participating in the Race Across the West to raise money for Project Recycle, a charity working to get more underserved kids on bikes. In June, the team will race 930 miles from Oceanside, CA to BSC Mechanic Charlie's hometown of Durango, CO. The LS&G squad, including three SF locals and BSC customers, hope to finish in under 3 days. BSC Tech, Alex, will be along for the journey supporting the team's mechanical needs.
Suggested donation to attend is $15-20. Beer & drinks will be donation based as well. Bring your friends!
It's Demo Season!
Spring time is here, and we're lining up demo's with the rad brands we work with. We just had a great time at our Orbea demo, and Yeti is on deck - make plans for Sunday, April 29th, from 9AM to 3PM in Fairfax at Big Swingin' Cycles / The Lodge: 1573 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930. Check out or calendar for more details, but suffice it to say we'll have all the good stuff on hand.
Big Swingin' Cycles to Home
We're rolling out a new service for our customers: Big Swingin' Cycles to Home. We're stoked to have such loyal, supportive customers who value a good local shop and make the effort to patronize our store - even if it means having to endure traffic in SF, or waiting for us to special order something we might not have in stock. We also realize that sometimes, it's a whole lot easier to just order something on line and have it show up at your house - and that's ok, we get it. But, starting today, we're happy to announce our new Big Swingin' Cycles to Home delivery service. If you need something, but don't have time, or just don't feel like making a trip to the shop, we can ship pretty much what ever you need to your home or work, in most cases you'll have it the next day, if we have your order by 3:30 PM.
Oh Snap! We just refreshed a few of our demo bikes - We now have a large Transition Smuggler, featuring a new, 2018 Boost Fox Elite 34 140mm fork, Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain and brakes - this is a super fun alloy 29'er trail whip. Also new is a small Yeti SB45c with the new Rock Shox Pike with Charger 2 damper, and SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain - this is basically our way of making a Beti version of the venerable SB45 for the lady shredders. We've tuned the suspension and contact points to better suit you girls. Finally, we updated our medium SB5 Turq series trail ripper - this bike also has the new Pike with Charger 2 damper and SRAM GX Eagle, and Reverb dropper with 1 x remote.
Meet Elby - Our Favorite E-Bike
We've been a big fan and top dealer of Bionx e-bike retrofit kits for years. When we learned Bionx created a sister company to make a complete e-bike, we couldn't wait to see the product. Come ride our Elby demo and be blown away. If you ever thought "it would be cool to have a landspeeder from the movie Star Wars", Elby is pretty damn close. 500 watt silent hub motor, CANBUS digital control, hydraulic disc brakes, regenerative braking, German LED lighting - this thing absolutely rips - it's a stone cold car killer.
Special thanks to San Francisco's 12FPS for our new shop video featuring music from The Black Lillies - we wanted to create a brief movie introducing folks to our retail store, legendary workshop, and guided mountain bike tours - thanks for takin' a look.
Our workshop - the heart and soul of our business.
Not really anything new, but our service department is the essence of our operation. Our entire staff is competent in the workshop, with the best tools and up to date training to make your bike purr. Our technicians have been with us years, not months, and are passionate cyclists who empathize with other riders.
We can handle any job, but thrive on sophisticated work: suspension overhauls, pro builds, custom wheels. Parts are cleaned in an industrial grade ultrasonic cleaning tank, suspension forks are removed from the bike and overhauled on a dedicated work bench, and bearings are installed with precision presses. We are as comfortable upgrading a Di2 system with the latest firmware as we are installing a basket on your townie bike.
We love that our shop is just that: a work-shop. It's not a clean room or a laboratory. We work on bikes here. And bikes are a wonderful mix of metals, rubber, carbon fiber, plastic, dirt, grease and oil. Our workshop is open, clean, well lit, and organized. But, we don't cry when grime from your bike falls on the floor, or we get some grease on the workbench.
We make your service experience a pleasure from start to finish. We do a thorough triage on every bike at intake to determine what work should be considered. We provide a clear, written estimate of all work before we begin. We communicate with you - like us, we assume you don't like surprises. We're happy to schedule appointments (call or e-mail us) for your service job, minimizing down time. We can also pick up your bike for service, and return it to you when the work is done :)
Let us show you why Northern California is the birth place of mountain biking. Don't waste time cobbling together a rides in unfamiliar areas. Let our guides get you to the sweet trails - instantly. All our tours are led by expert guides with intimate knowledge of the best trails. Our half and full day tours originate from our pro-level retail store, and include use of a high end demo bike. Tours start at only $250. We can craft a tour for all levels and riding interests. Call the shop hot line: 415-441-6294, or e-mail us, to set up your tour: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click Here to transfer to our Tours website.
Sustain-a-Fit - Our Sane & Pragmatic Approach to Bike Fitting
We've recently completed a redesign of our entire fit service, including the build out of a new area in the shop for fits, and the addition of motion capture video analysis, and other helpful tools to dial in your fit. Click on over to the Services page to learn more, or contact us to schedule your fit.
Checkout Our YouTube Channel
We've posted some simple, how to and DIY videos. There are also great features on products we carry, and highlights from our fundraiser event for local schools, the Lion of Fairfax
We Are The Yeti Authority in Nor Cal - Period.
We were one of a few select shops in Nor Cal to debut Yeti's ground breaking new suspension design: Switch Infinity. Come by the store to see and learn about Switch Infinity first hand. We have demo SB4.5 c, SB5c, and SB6c on hand for you to shred on your favorite trail. Already a member of "The Tribe"? Bring your bike in and let us dial it in to keep it shredding.
Probably not. Shop Owner, Brian Bruckner, weighs in on the the illusion of the internet's "great deals", and other aspects of today's "main street killing", on-line information and commerce culture. Read all of Brian's comments here.
Bionx E-Bike Conversion Kit - Turn ANY Bike Into an E-Bike, or Let Us Build a Complete E-Bike EXACTLY To Your Liking
WE ARE THE ELECTRIC BIKE Experts in San Francisco. We have the world's leading electric bike conversion system, BIONX, in the store for you to try. Learn more about the best electric bike conversion systems here. And check out our new YouTube video about Bionx, below.
We're pleased to offer our customers a more intimate rental and demo experience than the larger, rental operators in the tourist areas of the city. And - we're closer to most Hotels too! We have a smart selection of mostly newer road, mountain, and hybrid / city bikes to rent. Click on the RENT NOW tab above right to reserve your ride.
Complete details on our rental and demo options are available here.