Category Archives : Blog


Serious Surly Savings – Cross Check Closeouts!

People always ask “when are your Surlys going on sale?” The usual answer is “Pretty much never, because Surly is not into the tyranny/stupidity of model years.” However, for one reason or another, every so often Surly goes and changes things up. New Cross Check models are coming with v-brakes and a 10-speed cassette now, […]


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Capturing ze Zeitgeist

Working with people’s bikes everyday we get to see some special rides. Sometimes they appear in the form of a full-custom, sometimes “just” a great build on a stock frame, or sometimes they are as presented here: a group of accessories that accentuate a stock bike and help to articulate exactly how the owner rides. […]


New Threads

We have some sweet new clothing in stock. Here are a few of our favorite new pieces from Twin Six and Surly- stop by and take a look at more Twin Six stuff, plus goods from Giro and Showers Pass. We don’t stock a ton of clothing, but we think all of it is nice, […]

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CX Demo Specials – “Cat up” your bike for Less

More carbon, more discs, more better pricing. Cyclocross season may be almost over, but rain bikes and gravel roads are forevever. We have a few Specialized Crux cyclocross demo bikes for sale. Save hundreds of dollars on a nearly-new bike, with the first scratches pre-installed. Other than imperfect paint, these bikes are in great shape.Sure, […]


Fender Wizards!

We like fenders. We feel that you should like fenders too. Come on, you know you want to. Surrender to the reality of living near a temperate rainforest and do it. Trust us, you’ll like it. To quote former 21st Ave co-worker Tim P. after his first fully-fendered road ride: “I never knew it could […]

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Rose Bottles For the Win!

Show your civic pride with some 21st Avenue “Rose City” bottles! Whether you live for the Timbers, stake out a sidewalk spot for the Rose Parade or savor early morning climbs through Washington park, these bottles will help you stay hydrated and stylin’ in equal measure. You should probably buy a set of 6 so […]

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Coastal Bikepacking in Alaska- presentation this Saturday!

Eric Parsons is the owner of Revelate Designs, one of the first bikepacking gear companies to emerge on the market about 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly, he also knows a thing or two about two-wheeled adventures, and he’s going to be sharing some tales from his Alaskan excusrions with us this Saturday from 6-8 pm at […]


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Surly 650b Trucker Hott Stuff!

What happens when no one makes the bike you want? Make it yourself. This custom built Surly Disc Trucker evolved from a conversation in the shop about how much the 26″ wheeled Truckers would be with some big 650 wheels and disc brakes. While we were at it, we built it up for a lighter-duty […]