Custom Builds, Kona Bikes, Shop Ride
It's certainly been a busy summer here at Cyclotopia. We've been busy building custom bikes for pleasant folk, mostly Surly Disc Trucker's ready for world travel. We've also built a super commuter Soma Double Cross, a Surly 1x1 equipped with an Alfine 11 speed hub and a Soma Saga with a suprisingly useful 2x10 SRAM drivetrain. Custom builds are cool because the result is something a little different than most bikes on the road. We get to pour tons of love into every part of a bicycle and you end up with something that's going to last a lifetime, and look sexy doing it. Want a custom build too? Come talk to us and we'll help figure out exactly what platform works best for you, and take care of all the technical stuff.
BIG NEWS! We are now officially a Kona Dealer. Kona Bikes was founded in 1988 in Washington and is still owned by the original founders. Kona has deep racing roots in mountain biking, road racing, and cyclocross. This is reflected in their impressive lineup of everything from your big travel full suspension bikes to ridiculously practical commuter bicycles. The guys at Kona are great to work with and we are excited to be the exclusive dealer in Corvallis, OR. Come have a look!
As some of you may already know, we closed our doors for 4 days to go mountain bike trekking around Mt. Hood via Cascade Huts. Six of us left Hood River Aug. 20th, embarking on a 140+ mile ride on forest service roads, rough 2"+ gravel roads, and tasty smooth singletrack. We threw rocks of 200ft rock races, slept under stars we'd forgotten could be so bright, bathed in ice cold snow runoff, swam peacefully in warm Trillium Lake, and drank lots of beer. We rode together, ate together, climbed more than 20,000ft together. Although two broken racks, two broken panniers and a cracked frame threatened our return, we survived to tell the tales of the legendary Chupacabra that threw sticks into our spokes. Long live the Cyclist.