March - Well, what a nice surprise this early spring has been! It's been great seeing so many of you so early this year :)
We're busy bringing in new stock, new suppliers and new displays! Here's a quick highlight of some of what's new this spring...
New to the Casual Jacket collection are the Joe Rocket Iron Age Jacket http://tinyurl.com/nhptl2y andthe ICON Merc http://www.rideicon.com/products/?productGroupId=179299 We are also looking forward to seeing the AGV Shadow Kevlar Denim Jacket
We're also bringing in a new line of denim from AGV sports, great styling, great pricing, lots of Kevlar (ya, actual Kevlar) and knee armour with the option of hip armour. The Alloy in Stone Wash and Dark Wash and the Corsica in a distressed wash. Also the Ladies Aura in a Dark Blue Wash
We've picked up a new supplier that has given us access to Spidi boots (dual sport and casual), Forcefield Armor, and AGV Sports riding gear for jackets and pants. We're looking at a selection of Scott products too!
We've brought in a new HJC hemet at the budget minded price level, and made a purchase of 75 modular helmets that we're going to blow out at discount pricing!
Lots of items priced to clear out as we make room for all this new stock.
Keeping the sport affordable
Dave's got one of the best selections of hard and soft luggage in the lower mainland,
come on in and get your bike set up for your next adventure.
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December - Time to tuck away your street ride and bring out the winter toys! We'd love to help you out with any accessory or gear needs for your quads or off road bikes, We've just received in a stock of 2015 THOR off road helmets and goggles and the THOR 2015 Clothing line is ready to be displayed!
We have a number of HJC snowmobile lenses to convert your bike helmet for winter play.
We've got in stock a sampling of heated gear from GERBING, VENTURE and FIRST GEAR and we're stocking a selection of base gear to keep your body warm while you are out to play. As well we have ballaclavas, fleece helmet liners, neck warmers, and neoprene face masks
We've stocked up on BIKE COVERS for your street bike, from waterproof to dust covers for all your storage needs
CHRISTMAS IS COMING! and we have GIFT CERTIFICATES to help you out with the riders on your list!
Keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for changes in hours during the next month or two as we take some time down to rest up for next season.
As crazy as the timing is, this is when we receive our NEW PRODUCT LINES FOR 2015, so come on down and check out all our new helmets, jackets, pants, footwear etc! Arriving in from now until the new year.
August - Well, it's been a wild summer! My dad passed away in May, which left the shop a little short staffed for May and half of June, thanks all of you for your patience with the guys and Christine as they pushed hard to keep up! July has been a great, busy, fun filled month of meeting the needs and desires of riders across the lower mainland and lots of folks from the island and the valley. It's been so great seeing you all again and helping you have fun on your ride. So, what's new...
Sena 20 is in! Single or dual packs. As usual, we've got it priced to compete with our southern neighbors :) http://www.sena.com/promo/20s#EvolutionaryExperience loads of new tweaks and features. We've also got the SPH10H FM. Sena finally worked out the kinks of fitting the DOT half helmet straps! Now Beanie riders can enjoy the benefits of riding with Sena.
TechNiche - Trying to stay cool in this incredible heat? May we recommend the Hyperkewl Evaporative Cooling Vest. Paired up with a mesh jacket, it's a win! We've sold lots this summer and have plenty still in stock, one of our riders, Lin, called us back to give an extra enthusiastic review on this product, it's made city riding in this heat so much more enjoyable! Also great for all your other sports! http://www.techniche-intl.com/catalogus/hyperkewl-cooling-ultra-sport-vest.html
Speaking of Mesh Jackets, do you own one? May I recommend you stop by and check out the Joe Rocket Phoenix or Super cruiser mesh, or the Icon Anthem or what remains of our Hooligans, for the Ladies, we have the Joe Rocket Cleo or Diva, and the Icon Ladies Anthem or Hooligan
Another way to beat the heat is to put on a micro mesh armored chassis http://www.thormx.com/products/?productGroupId=144760&productId=220898 - We've got entries from ICON, THOR and Beastgear, or how about an armored vest and elbow guards. Lots of options in the store!
Lots of new denim in the store From the Joe Rocket and Icon lines, to the Drayko and Technic full Kevlar pants. Much nicer to be riding in this heat in kevlar denims than black waterproof pants... much safer to be riding in full denims than booty shorts - yes men, I'm talking to you ;) Come on down and check out our options, not all sizes are on the shelf, but are available within days.
New Helmets - We've got the new Voss 700 Easy Rider beanie in. It's a clean lean helmet, still DOT.
What to do with all this gear! You ride a tidy bike, so when you get where you're going on these beautiful sunny days, and you want to shed the gear... what do you do with it all?! Check out the Saddlemen Destination pack - This one needs a video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weBKFGrehdY compact when not in use, your gear is out of sight and safer than that pile over the handlebars
April! Spring is Dawning and the urge to insure the bike is strong :) We're almost all 'geared up' for the season, new products, new displays, new features on the website! Our suppliers page is all linked up with catalogues, so you can shop at your convenience and leisure, feel free to compose a list of items and email us to ascertain availablility and pricing
Men - New in the Joe Rocket line we have the Adventure Touring Goose jacket and pants, the cross styling Trans Can jacket, the Cruiser style two in one Steel Head jacket and the casual styling of the Canadian Shield jacket. Here's a quick link to Joe's site - http://goo.gl/NeGfn7
- New in the ICON line we have a line of the PDX rain gear (34' inseam on the pants for the long legged amongst us), We have brought in a sampling of the ICON 1000 Oildale Jacket, incredibly clean lines in a classic cut jacket, well organized interior pockets for today's gadget filled life http://goo.gl/0rf0vR; and the ICON Resistance jacket very nice for the sport rider, Narrower sleeve, longer back, D30 armor, fighter mesh with ballistic and exterior armor on all the high impact zones http://goo.gl/kVXpJz
Ladies - We are working hard to find Kevlar Denims to fit a wider size range of women, we welcome your input and suggestions, come on down and check out the options we currently have available in stock :)
- Joe Rocket has redesigned the Diva Mesh Jacket for 2014, removed the thermal liner and inserted a waterproof liner and designed an attractive new graphic front and back http://goo.gl/5kKqm0
- ICON has done a redesign on the Hella for 2014 Meet Hella II, D30 armor, stretch cordura panels for nicer fit, insulated vest liner http://goo.gl/cYvFsP
Under Garments - We're pulling together a line up of dry tech undergarments from Joe Rocket, Icon, Hyperkewl, Arctiva and the likes to keep you comfortable and extend the wearability of your gear.
MX - come on in and check out our exciting little MX department. We'll be happy to help you find just what you're looking for from wee ones up!
Luggage - we really do have one of the best selections of hard and soft luggage in the lower mainland! We've been working on our displays and filling in gaps, bringing in new budget minded options in hard cases and generally trying to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for. We encourage you to bring your bike down to the shop and 'try on' a few bags.
Service - April is a great time to get your bike in for that spring time check up. Our service department is staffed up to Summer levels and we've got lots of openings on the lifts. Saturdays continue to be 'reserved' for tires and oil, but in April, we can accomodate lots of other work on Saturdays. Give us a call and schedule your appointment for any day of the week. We're very understanding of rainy day cancellations.
SENA FIRMWARE UPGRADE - Are you a Sena rider? All modules have Firmware upgrades available! Some features - cross platform talking, listen to your music while you chat with your co riders, share your music with other riders, more hands free commands...
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We're now SHIPPING via GREYHOUND. Got some items you want shipped out? Let us know!
November - It's the quietest month of the year down here at the shop, a time to catch our collective breath and get some organizing and paperwork taken care of. It's also a great time to come in and get some one on one time with the staff, get the supplies needed to put your bike to bed, plan your winter projects, order up parts and dream about dry roads and the smell of spring :)
It's also a busy time in the gear department as our bookings begin to arrive. Funny timing... but that's the industry! We are getting in lots of great stock, our new MX department is full of THOR products, we have the ICON PDX rain jacket and pants in stock now, the HJC CL-17, and the Joe Rocket Trans Can Knee Warmers! now we're awaiting the arrival of the JOE ROCKET Trans Can and Canadian Shield Jackets as well as the Ladies Wicked Garden riding shoe.
2nd Gear 4th Anniversary Sale!
Come on down to the store on November 2nd
for cake and celebrations, check out our new riding gear arrivals and new MX gear department.
While you're celebrating with us, pick up an
which will entitle you to
your purchase of Regular Priced items throughout the store*
and/or 10% off your next service appointment*.
The Anniversary Card discount will be in effect from November 2nd through to December 21st.
*Excepting Twisted Throttle items, bikes and OEM parts. One card per customer please.
MX Department UP and RUNNING!
We're pretty excited about the line of THOR
products we have received. Thor Phase Pants and Jerseys, Pack Jacket, Range - Overboot Pants, three models of gloves and the Blitz Boot with both ATV and Moto sole. Youth Jerseys and some pants at GREAT prices are also on the racks!
Range Pant http://www.thormx.com/products/?productGroupId=86241&productId=170604
Blitz Boot http://www.thormx.com/products/?categoryId=2678
We also brought in the HJC CL-X6 Helmet to compliment our selection of Zox offroad lids.
Well, another beautiful summer has come and is going!