Your Bike Needs Love!

After a mild December the bitter cold of January is cutting especially deep.  Riding in below freezing temperatures is rewarding, but it comes with challenges-- namely being willing to freeze your butt off.  Understandably, this may not be everyone's cup of tea.  

Chances are, your bike sees more time on the rack than the road this time of year.  Don't let this downtime go to waste!  Deep winter is the perfect time for a tune-up.  Like any quality machine, a bike needs regular maintenance to perform optimally.  This goes for hardcore racers and casual weekend riders alike.  If your bike isn't feeling the love, you won't be feeling the love.  Grinding bearings, skipping chains, and lousy brakes don't add up to a fun time.  

During January our service department has a special offer to treat your two-wheeled companion.  With every "All The Finer Things" tune-up we'll include a full cable and housing replacement... that's an $80 value!  A fresh set of cables equals crisp shifting and confident braking for that first beautiful day of spring-- which will be here before you know it.

If you have any questions about tuning up your bike, don't hesitate to drop in.  We do free estimates on the spot.  We'll identify exactly what your bike needs to be in tip-top shape while you wait.  Feel free to call (785-843-5000) and speak with our service professionals any time you have questions!  

 

January 12, 2016 by Andrew White

Get FAT in 2016!

Yeah, you read that right!  2016 is your year to get FAT!  

Right now you can save big on Specialized fat bikes-- up to $600 off!  Snow, sand, or just whatever, these beasts can roll over it.  There is nothing quite like riding a 3 or 4 inch tire, and there is very little it can't do.  Folks around here use them for snow, mountain biking, gravel... you can even take them on the sand bars on the Kansas River!  If you haven't had a chance to ride one yet, come see us.  We can get you out and rolling to see what all the fuss is about.  In the meantime, here's our own Charlie Backus speaking to some of the lesser known fat bike facts.

 

 

January 08, 2016 by Andrew White

Salsa Cycles Now At Sunflower

You spoke and we listened. We are stoked to announce that Salsa Cycles will be joining our lineup of bikes!  Salsa is a brand that has been championing the concept of "adventure by bike" for years, and their line-up of bikes supports that.  Check'em out here.

Salsa's ethos of exploration, adventure, getting dirty and having a good damn time doing it fits perfectly with what we do here, and we're really excited to be teamed up with them.

 

 

 

October 12, 2015 by Andrew White

America's Best Bike Shops

We are honored to announce that we have been selected as one of America's Best Bike Shops for the third consecutive year!  The National Bicycle Dealers Association rounds up the nation's best independent bike retailers every year based on a variety factors.  We're proud to have this distinction based on our shopping experience, staff friendliness and community involvement.  Out of about 4,000 shops in the U.S., Sunflower made to the short list of 300!   Thanks so much to all of you out there in our community for your support!

 

 

September 21, 2015 by Andrew White

Gravelleurs Raid 2015 in the books!

The first running of the Gravelleurs Raid took place yesterday.  After a very stormy morning that threatened to zap the fun out of the whole race, the sky cleared up and the race was on!  We were happy to be a sponsor for this race because it covered some of our very favorite Northeast Kansas gravel routes.  The race looped together some great sections and classic climbs, and when combined with freshly drenched dirt and a gusting wind, added up to a very challenging day on the bike.  We had a great crew of Sunflower staffers racing the event and it was a great to see so many friends out there. The full gallery of photos is on our Facebook page, head over and check it out.  

 

By the way, if you're curious about these beautiful roads please pop over to Strava.com and find our club.  There you will be able to see all the roads we haunt and meet some new riding partners.  

 

The first running of the Gravelleurs Raid was incredible! We were excited to be a sponsor for a race that covered 100...

Posted by Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop on Monday, April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015 by Andrew White

Specialized Spring Sale

 

In honor of Spring's arrival we have multiple models of Specialized bikes on sale.  If you've been kicking around the idea of treating yourself to a new bike, this is the perfect time!  The sale continues through April 12th.  Feel free to give a call, shoot over an email, or drop by the shop to test ride a new bike!

April 06, 2015 by Dan Hughes