Mark your calendars for next Thursday, December 13th, from 5 pm – 8 pm as it will be a night you don’t want to miss! Here is what the night will entail:
- Rub shoulders with U.S Olympic Triathlete Gwen Jorgenson and get your questions answered during her 30 min Q&A Session starting at 6pm. Learn how she quickly transferred to triathlon’s top rung, competing with the likes of Sarah Groff and Laura Bennett after being a standout in running and swimming!
- Preview 2013 clothing from Hincapie, CEP, PoCampo, and SheBeest. Learn first hand from industry representatives!
- Take advantage of store-wide holiday specials (Think Black Friday prices or better!) Preview to come soon!
- An opportunity to win give-aways from Hincapie, CEP, and SheBeest with no purchase necessary!
- Holiday refreshments (Holiday Cookies, Coffee & Hot Cocoa) and the chance to catch up with your fellow multisport athletes
To lubricate your holiday shopping, get 1/2 off a tune-up (up to $45 in value) when you spend $100 or more in-store during the evening.
If you spend $200 or more, not only do you get the 1/2 tune-up certificate, but a $25 Gear West Bike Gift Card to be used during a future purchase! So, in all, you could save up to $70 off your future purchase of a tune-up and accessories if you play your cards correctly!
We hope to see you, whether if it is to mingle with fellow athletes, cross some items off your shopping list, or hear from Olympic Athlete Gwen Jorgenson!
Registration is open for the 2013 Gear West Duathlon! We have many exciting changes to tell you about. We have partnered with Zipp Speed Weaponry to continue to bring you the most affordable, professionally run, duathlon in the Midwest! Check out what 2013 brings below:
New for 2013:
- The event will start and end at Orono High School (Just ¼ mile north of old venue) giving you and your family a fantastic race venue!
- We will have an enclosed tent for packet pick-up, race morning shelter, and the after race breakfast.
- Did you say breakfast? Yes, we will be serving pancakes and Caribou Coffee.
- We will have on-site child care for the little ones, allowing them to play under supervision and within range of transition.
- The run course will be slightly different with a nice long finishing chute for a strong finish!
Exclusively from Zipp Speed Weaponry:
- The first 100 people to register will receive a limited edition Zipp Top Tube Bag.
- On the first of each Month, Zipp will be giving away the following to one GW Duathlon participant:
- February 1st– Two Zipp Tangente Tires
- March 1st –Two Zipp Carbon Bottle Cages and water bottles
- April 1st –Zipp Double Wheel Bag
- May 1st –Zipp Gear/Transition Bag
*Additionally, on race morning, May 18th at 8 am, one pair of Zipp 404 Clinchers will be given away to ONE LUCKY PARTICIPANT!
Register and save before Dec. 31st with ZapEvent
Here’s how simple the Gear West Trade-In Your Turkey program is… Bring in your old rig that just doesn’t cut it as your triathlon bike anymore. We’ll evaluate it, give you a quote, and apply that amount toward the purchase of your new bike. This is an easy, hassle-free way for you to unload that ride, free up some cash and purchase a new bike. We’ve got lots of bikes to chose from, most of them year-end sale models along with some remaining 2011 demo bikes. Your trade-in will save you even more on these already great values.
What’s your bike worth? We will offer you a fair market price for your used bike – what we think we’ll be able to turn around and sell it for on ebay. We’ll take on the burden of having a mechanic check-over your old bike, pay all the fees associated with listing it, pay the selling fees and take on the responsibility of shipping and insuring the bike to its new owner. Bottom line… We want to sell you a new bike this autumn. We are not looking to make money by buying and re-selling used bikes.
From October 18, 2012 until December 30, 2012, you have the chance to win a complete Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupo! Here’s how to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Purchase a Ultegra Di2 groupo or OEM bike equipped with the Ultegra Di2 to win the prize of having your original purchase reimbursed up to $2499. There will be two grand prize winners selected nationwide.
Grouppos are defined as the following components:
- ST-6770 Dual-Control Levers
- FD-6770 Front Derailleur
- RD-6770 Rear Derailleur
- SM-EW67-A-E Front Wiring Harness
- SM-JC40 or JC41 Junction Box B (internal or external)
- SM-BMR1 Battery Mount (Longer external or Internal/short external)
- EW-SD50 E-Tube Wire: Choose 4 (13 length options)
- SM-BTR1 Lithium Ion Battery
- SM-BCR1 Battery Charger
- SM-BCC1 Power Cable for Battery Charger
If you are interested in purchasing a bike equipped with Ultegra Di2 during this promotion, we have two excellent options currently in-stock. The Felt Z3 is equipped to tackle any road ride and give you the performance you need for years. This bike is currently on-sale for $4400 with an original MSRP of $5000. We also have a Trek Madone Project One with custom graphics in a size 52cm fully equipped for $5500. If neither of those bikes strike your fancy, Felt, Trek, and Cervelo have further options equipped with Ultegra Di2. Ask us about them!
If you are skeptical about electronic shifting, don’t be. Come in and try it on one of our trainers. Ask our 5 shop employees that have ridden electronic for 4+ years. As soon as you shift through the gears, you will be converted, guaranteed! Afterall, what is better than no shifting maintenance and the quickest most responsive technology on the market!
Support the Miracles of Mitch Foundation as they continue to offer support to children and their families who are battling cancer. This photo book captures many of the amazing stories happening within the Miracles of Mitch Foundation, celebrates the achievements of the kids that have raced or fundraised this season, and summarizes the overall mission of the foundation going forward. For $10, get a great picture book and know that 100% of your contribution goes to Miracles of Mitch, supporting children battling cancer and their families! For more information on the foundation, visit the Miracles of Mitch homepage.
Purchase the Miracles of Mitch Photo Book Here
We just became the 1st shop in the Midwest to receive Mavic’s new super wheel, the Mavic CXR 80. Why is this so exciting? The CXR 80 is the first aero race wheel to utilize a seamless wheel-tire system that flows as a single system for triathlon, TT, and road racing use. The system uses the CX01 blade that closes the gap between the rim and tire, creating an advantage of 1.25 sec. / kilometer to the nearest competitor’s wheel. That savings alone is phenomenal given all of the great aero wheelsets that are on the market currently! The CX01 blade is a pliable, durable, and reflective cover that has never been seen on the consumer market until now, but has been endorsed by some of the fastest road and TT teams on the Euro-tour.
Aside from the blade, these wheels have incredible stiffness, featuring a full carbon 3k weave, making them responsive and nimble throughout various conditions. The front/rear hubs feature carbon center tubes with aluminum flanges and Mavic’s most precise bearings to further reduce resistance.
Come in to marvel at this wheelset or become the first person in the Midwest to ride a pair! The wheelset comes with tires, the CX01 blades, skewers, and a wheel bag for $2700. You can view these exclusively at Gear West Bike!
Saturday November 10th, 6 to 9pm, at Gear West Bike & Triathlon
Join us to celebrate another great multisport season! Mingle with your fellow triathletes, enjoy appetizers, drinks, and a brief presentation to honor our Minnesota Multisport Award Winners. All are welcome but space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot. Cost is $15 per person.
You may register up to 4 attendees on the same secure form using the same payment method. If you are able to complete the form your registration has been accepted and you will receive an email with parking instructions etc 1-2 days prior to the event.
Yes, you read it correctly! Trek and Ironman have partnered for an exclusive deal for Trek customers who want to take a new 9 Series Speed Concept to one of 2013’s prestigious Ironman events. Subject to availability, starting on September 6, 2012, consumers who purchase a 2013 Trek Speed Concept 9-Series bicycle or frameset will receive one free entry into their choice of the 2013 Ironman Florida or Wisconsin events, even if they are otherwise sold out. Only one hundred total entries are available, so act soon!
Getting an entry is as simple as purchasing a 2013 Trek Speed Concept 9-Series bicycle or frameset through one of Trek’s local participating retailers and providing the requested information. Trek will confirm the purchase with Ironman and the lucky new Speed Concept owner will receive a special online registration code from Ironman for a free race entry into either the 2013 Ironman Florida or Wisconsin event. Please see below for additional promotional details.*
“Pairing the fastest bike in the world with some of Ironman’s most popular courses is a win/win,” said Brandon Buth, Trek Triathlon Brand Rep. “Upgrading to a Speed Concept is the perfect way to experience these super popular courses, and we’ll give you the opportunity to see for yourself when you order a new bike.”
Ironman Wisconsin and Ironman Florida are regularly two of the most difficult Ironman races to gain entry to, and provide drastically different bike courses for age groupers looking to throw down some serious wattage on their new rigs. The speed Concept 9 Series is regularly the fastest bike on course, setting records at Kona and bringing its Kammtail Virtual Foil technology to the masses through Trek’s Project One custom program.
*Quantities limited, while supplies last at participating retailers in the United States and Canada only. Offer void where prohibited by law. No substitutions. Entries are non-transferable. Choice of entry into the 2013 Ironman Florida event on 11/2/13 or Wisconsin event on 9/8/13 is subject to availability. Consumers are responsible for any other applicable fees, including but not limited to licensing fees. Restrictions on participating in Ironman events may apply. Promotional codes for Ironman Florida 2013 will not be available until at least 11/4/2012. Otherwise please allow for up to six weeks from the date of purchase for receipt of a registration code. Registration codes will be sent to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Trek is not responsible for entries or communications that are lost, stolen, or are otherwise not delivered or undeliverable.
Jared Smith is the lucky winner of the $500 Gear West gift certificate!
The proof is in the video…
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Garage Sale. The shop was packed and we hope you got something exciting for your future cycling endeavors. Enjoy the fall weather and come in for suggestions to extend your riding season comfortably! We have our full Fall apparel line-up trickling in and some of the 2013 bikes making an appearance!