Posts Tagged ‘Bicycle’

Axiom Annihilateair G200A Floor Pump – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Axiom showed us the new Annihilateair G200A floor pump. They set out to achieve the best pump they possibly could. It has a lot of design features which make it great for shop or home use. As you’ll see in the video, it features an aluminum barrel, lock-on grips and bleed valve on the hose. They’ve also put thought and design towards the stability as many cyclist complain about other pumps tipping over very easily. This pump is set to retail for $130.

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Foundry Launch Party

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
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WHAT: Foundry Cycles launch party
WHEN: Mon. Jan. 16th @ 6pm
WHERE: Tree Fort Bikes – 1866 Whittaker Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
WHO: Foundry Cycles’ own Jason and Rob as well as the Tree Fort Staff

Unfamiliar with Foundry Cycles? They’re a new brand based around the concept that a bike is a tool and should be used as such. Here’s a link to a Foundry write up we did back in September.

Come join us for the Foundry launch party on Monday January 16th @ 6pm. It’s our chance to introduce our new partnership with Foundry Cycles as their exclusive online retailer. There will be free food and drink, music, and good conversation. Foundry Cycles will have one of each of their upcoming models on hand for you to take a look at. (more…)

Studded Tires – A Need To Know

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Studded Tires on Ice For most of the country a bothersome season called winter tries to throw a wrench into training or commuting habits developed in warmer seasons past. Next to clothing, tires can be the most important key to winter riding success. Poor tire choice can not only make for an unpleasant riding experience, it can also be outright dangerous.

The most common style of winter tires are studded tires. Studded tires use steel or carbide studs that are molded into the tire casing to provide traction on ice and snow covered paths, trails, and roadways. They can vary in stud count from as few as 40 to as many as 300.
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Cap Off 2011 – Iceman After Party!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Cap Off 2011 Logo “Cap Off” the 2011 mountain bike season in style with the our Iceman after party. Tree Fort Bikes has partnered with Arbor Brewing Company yet again to bring you more good times and more free beer*! Here’s some of the details… (more…)

Salsa Mukluk Time!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

2011 Salsa Mukluk Frameset We know that you’ve wanted a Fat Bike for quite some time… Well here’s your perfect chance.

Our good friends at Salsa came to us with a deal that we couldn’t refuse, and now we’re passing the deal on to you. This afternoon we received several pallets filled with shiny new Salsa Mukluk frames ready to be built up.

We are pricing the framesets (fork included) at $449 with Free Shipping*, at that price… we’re sure they won’t last long.

The snow is coming, and for some of us… it’s unavoidable, so a Mukluk is the perfect answer to keep us riding all winter long. Then when winter is over, you’ll have the perfect bike to cruise the beaches, singletrack or touring the desert.

Here’s a link to the product on our homesite (CLICK HERE)

*Ground shipping to the lower 48.

Saris – Interbike 2011

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Saris Grand Fondo Saris has been one of our most popular rack companies to date, and with each passing season, they bring new ideas to the table. This year was no exception. Aside from the new racks, one of the most exciting aspects of what we saw was the use of common parts across the entire line. Where a number of competing companies design all new racks from the ground up, leaving replacement parts hard to find, Saris looks to previous racks for established designs. This means the new rack already has been proven in some ways and that it’s serviceable should you need to replace a part.

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Topeak – Interbike 2011

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

A Handle Bar Mounted Touring DryBag! The thing we like about Topeak is that every year when we walk into their booth we find ourselves saying “Wow” more times than any other booth. Topeak has gone the extra mile year after year and they are not one for letting up! This year we saw everything from a new 29er rear rack to a bar mounted touring dry bag to great new tools and pumps. Some of which has been around and we have missed the write up previously and some is brand spanking new. Topeak does what more bicycle companies should take note of, they make it so you can USE your bike and on top of that they get you excited to do that.
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White Industries Pedals – Urban Platform

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Urban Platform Pedal These White Industries Pedals are a simple design inspired by classic designs of the past with modern materials. These are a strong and durable pedal that will take the beating of any urban environment. The wide platform can be combined with a number of toe clips, although a double strap system is recommended.

Machined from lightweight aluminum, the White Ind. Urban Pedals feature a tapered stainless steel spindle and replaceable cartridge bearings. Not only do they look good, they only weigh in at 322 grams and are made in USA. What more could you want?

Available in silver or black, they’ll finish off any urban bike build with class and style. This is evident with the inclusion of the bronze acorn nut. Mount them up and ride on our urban loving friends. Click here for more product info.

Lezyne – Interbike 2011

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Lezyne = Bling, however that’s the second in line behind function. Lezyne’s Mark Mozart walked us around the booth showing us the changes for 2012. The biggest change to their pumps is their new chuck design. Lezyne also introduces a new line of lights that is sure to be a top competitor, featuring a 450 lumen light at only $110! Not happy to stop at with the trail tools, pumps and accessories they’re known for this year they showed us some cool new shop level tools like a pedal wrench made with wood, and an incredibly robust 3-way hex wrench with replaceable bits.

Winter Commuting 101 at The Corner Brewery

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
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Winter is here, is your bike ready?  Ben and Brian will be at the Corner Brewery in Monday, Dec. 20th with tips and tricks to make your bike the best it can be for the snow and ice.  They’ll be going through all the things needed to make your winter cycling fun, effective, and safe, and available to answer all of your questions.  Come by for advice, free door prizes, good company, and delicious beer!

Highlights:

  • Free door prizes – cold weather clothes, gear, and more!
  • Free pamphlet on how to keep your bike in great working condition
  • Hang out with other winter cyclists!
  • The rest of the Tree Fort Bikes crew will be there after the shop closes to relax, answer questions, and talk bike.

Details:

  • Monday, Dec 20th @ 7:00 pm
  • Corner Brewery, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti MI
  • Price: free!
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