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Autumn Service Specials

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Fall weather has arrived and your long languishing rain bike is ready to get back to work after a summer off. Or maybe your go-fast summer ride is ready to slow down, don some fenders and settle in for a few months of coffee rides. Either way we can winterize your machine to ensure many victorious rides through the Fall and Winter.

PRO Tune Special

To celebrate the falling leaves we’re offering special pricing on our most comprehensive service – the PRO Tune. We’ll take your dirtiest, nastiest bike down to the bare frame, service all bearings, super clean the drivetrain, and rebuild it to it’s former glory. From now thru December take 50% off this tuneup to end all tuneups! Normally priced at $300 for rim brakes and $350 for disc, we’ll get it done for $150 / $175. New parts not included

Fender Up Special

Fenders aren’t just about keeping your buddy’s face dry. They also help keep you dry (well, drier than you would be without them) and go a long way to keeping your bike clean. This means happier riding and less maintenance. You’ll have more friends too!

We’d like to help you experience the joys of fenders, so for the month of October, when you buy a set of PDW Full Metal Fenders ($120) we’ll install them for free! That’s $50 you can put toward post-ride beer. Or coffee. Or avocado toast!

How else can we ‘winterize’ your machine? Here are a few ideas:

  • A new set of wet-weather brake pads for awesome stopping power in the wet
  • A new set of usb-rechargeable or generator powered lights – see and be seen!
  • New tires in wet weather compounds
  • Super, super grippy Arundel Gecko Rubber bar tape – the hands-down shop favorite!

Custom Bicycle Incentive

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INCENTIVE
We are going to get to the point here.  We feel strongly about our custom bicycle process and believe we absolutely add value from start to finish on the creation of a custom bicycle.   We also know people buy bikes elsewhere, and many times need tangible incentives to make decisions.

Beginning October 10th through December 23rd, place an order with us for a custom Seven, Festka, Parlee or Moots complete bicycle, and we’ll offer you the following:
1.  A credit of $500 toward your purchase of new custom bicycle
2.  A credit of $300 towards an Enve wheel upgrade on your new custom bicycle

OUR CUSTOM PROCESS
Many times we get the question, “How does your custom process begin?”   This is a super fair question, and we’ve continued to refine our process so it’s accessible, accurate, and comprehensive.

INITIAL VISIT
We have regular retail hours Tuesday through Saturday.   We welcome anyone at anytime to stop by, say hello, and get to know our shop, and experience the CBS atmosphere and attitude.

TEST RIDE
We have invested in multiple test bikes from Seven, Moots, Festka and Parlee for you to see, touch, feel, and ride. We strongly believe in supporting our brands by having test bikes available for rides. Currently we have the following bikes available for test rides:

  • Parlee Z-Zero in Large/Tall
  • Parlee Chebacco in Medium
  • Parlee Altum R in Medium Large
  • Seven Evergreen SL in 50 cm
  • Seven Evergreen S in 54 cm
  • Seven Axiom SL Disc in 55 cm
  • Seven Axiom SL in 57 cm
  • Seven 622 SLX in 59 cm
  • Festka XCR in 57 cm
  • Festka One in 54 cm
  • Moots Vamoots CR in 58 cm

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
While test rides are available, many times we will work with customers who are ready to place an order, and don’t feel the need to test ride a bike.    At this point, the process can be pretty easy.   Schedule an appointment, and we’ll give you our attention to begin the custom bicycle process.   Within this process, we’ll take body dimensions, current bike dimensions, and begin planning your new bike.   Each custom bike process includes working with us to perfect your fit on our fitting bike at no additional charge.

LEAD TIMES
Currently the lead time from Seven and Moots on unpainted bicycles is 4-5 weeks once we have confirmed the design; paint adds an additional 2 weeks.   On Parlees, the lead time is 30 days from a signed confirmation on waxed bikes, and 45 days on painted bikes. Festka lead time is 14 weeks once design is confirmed.

* This incentive only applies to orders placed with us from Oct 9th to Dec 23rd. If you have purchased a custom bicycle from us in 2017 please stop by before the end of year for a thank you gift from The Athletic Community.

1/7/3 A Simple Seven Cycles Sale

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What is 1/7/3, you ask?

It’s 1 custom bike, a hot build kit at a 7% discount, delivered in just 3 weeks.

From May 22nd to June 11th, you can get an:

Axiom SL frame with Shimano Ultegra Di2 build kit upgraded with: ENVE cockpit; Chris King headset; and Chris King / DT Swiss RR411 wheelset for $7999 (regular pricing $8,576).

A savings of more than $500.

Our Impressions of Festka One

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Zac and Terry have each been riding their Feskta One framesets for about eight months. The wet winter has interrupted their time on their “sunny day” bikes but they have nice sampling of the performance and sat down to share their impressions of the newest brand in the studio.

Zac – The Festka One is the best carbon bike you’ve never heard about.   It’s hard to give credibility to a round tubed carbon bike from a manufacturer that isn’t a household name, but Festka has done their homework. First off, a Festka carbon bike is fabricated in a very different way than most carbon bikes.

Rather than using a bladder mold, a Festka uses filament wound carbon strands to create a tune to exacting ride specifications. This winding of carbon fibers give the bike a lively acceleration, all day comfort, and metal-bike durability. The handling of the One is intelligent and intuitive. The acceleration is like driving an electric car….no lag, no hangups, pure speed.

Terry – Yeah, I think Zac sums it up very well. Each time I ride my Festka One I am just blown away that the bike has no short comings. No trading this for that. All five boxes are check; light, stiff, comfortable, great handling and beautiful aesthetics. It is the kind of bike you forget is there when you are riding tempo on a great day, it becomes apart of you.

If you are real bicycle geometry wonk you look at some of the numbers that will affect handling and you think, “the Festka One is going to be a bit of nervous bike that needs to be tended too.” I have ridden other bikes with similar geometry and found this to be true. I was really pleased to find this was not the case with Festka One. The bike is very stable but can just rip fast corners and descents. When we did the Festka Tour in Portland and San Francisco we rode some very demanding descents. I have never leaned a bike over so hard and had it feel like it was on a rail stuck to the road. Total command.

I mentioned my initial observations about the geometry and my actual experiences on the bike to Michael Mourecek, co-founder of Festka, when they visited in Seattle. He shook his head with acknowledgement and a big smile. Then he went on to explain that the tubing supplied by CompoTech are so resilient to pedaling and corner forces they can build a bike with more aggressive handling while creating greater underlying stability. I can personally tell you the results are awesome.

Hiring Service Technician

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Cascade Bicycle Studio is located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA and is hiring a Lead Service Technician. CBS is annually a Top Five Seven Cycles retailer and is known for a high level of customer service and excellent work from its Service, Fitting, and Retail staff members. The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • 5+ years working as a service technician in a high-end bicycle shop environment, building and servicing road bikes at the Ultegra/Force/Chorus component level and above.
  • Proven experience fully building and diagnosing electronic groupsets of all iterations from Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM
  • Proven experience fully servicing hydraulic road disc brakes from Shimano and SRAM
  • Can demonstrate wheel building proficiencies using carbon and aluminum rims with disc, rim, and internal hubs
  • Experience servicing Campagnolo 10 and 11 speed drivetrain systems

To apply please send cover letter and resume to terry@cascadebicyclestudio.com. Thank you.