Mountain Trail Freeride Road Tri BMX Comfort Bikes – Freewheel Cycle Ontario – Everything for the cycling enthusiast!
Good afternoon humble followers of Freewheel’s various social media outlets,
It has come to our attention, most particularly recently, that we as a store have dropped the proverbial ball, made a fumble of sorts, had a blunder or two (or whichever other idiom you prefer best) especially in recent years. To those of you who have experienced the end of this, we apologize profusely and whole heartedly. We have added many new members to our team this year and we are doing our best to review, reorganize, and refine our shop to be the absolute best we can be.
For those of you who have had issues specifically with service in the past come to the back shop and talk to Andrew or Zach and we will do what is necessary to fix the issues that you have. We have a great team ready to assist.
Thanks for all your support and we look forward to helping with all your future cycling needs.
ANNUAL BIKE/GEAR SWAP!
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10am – 4pm
Have some old gear that you think someone else could put to good use? Maybe you’ve realized that bike you bought on special really DOESN’T fit. Maybe it’s a gift that just didn’t work (sorry mom and dad). Bring your old bikes and gear down to be put into our swap!
How does it work?
Simply bring your bike down to us anytime until Thursday, April 2. We will check over your bike, assess any necessary repairs, and discuss a selling price with you. You will have to pay for the repairs regardless of if your bike sells. On the day of the swap we will have all the bikes and gear displayed for people to view, and if your bike/gear is purchased you can return for 80% of the value in cash, or 100% in store credit. If your bike does not sell you MUST promptly return to pick it up.
*Bike shop quality bikes and parts only*
Come on down, sell some of your gear and pick up a great riding deal for this coming season!
Starting now until Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Freewheel will be running a Say no to the bike show sale! Call or check in store for details on what’s going!
This coming Monday, February 16, 2015 is Family Day. Since it is Family Day Freewheel Cycle will be closed so that we all can spend time with family (bikes are family, right? Right? Someone?) Just look at that picture, you could be having the same Family Day fun! No, this photo was not taken on family day, and none of said riders are technically family and it is much more winter out there than this photo but, we want you (yes you, I’m talking directly to you Bob… Sarah? I’m not very good at this mind reading thing…) to get out there and enjoy a day with your family too. We will open again for regular hours on Tuesday, February 17, 2015!
Photo credit: James Marcaccio
Because of the unbelievable amount of snow we have received Freewheel will be closed for the day, Monday, February 2, 2015. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, unless the snowpocalypse continues!
Hey, do you ride a bike? Well then you should be self-sufficient! This is stuff every cyclist should know!
We teach basic maintenance such as correct tire inflation, cleaning and lubrication of your chain and gears, and of course trail-side emergency repairs that will help you avoid that really long walk home!
Learn to fix any kind of flat! Learn to repair and replace a broken chain. Learn to make a badly bent wheel rideable, and finally learn to identify mechanical issues before they become serious problems.
|When: Saturday, February 21st, 2015 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON 905-628-5126Cost: $25 in advance and $30 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
Boxing day is, much to the dismay of many (I’m sure of it), not a day dedicated to the sport of boxing. We here at Freewheel are okay with that (I’m not sure any of us are particularly good boxers… we’re pretty good at boxing bikes? Does that count for something on Boxing Day?)
As is tradition that we now see, Freewheel will be taking part in some Boxing Day Sales. Any bikes leftover from last year are going at incredibly low prices! Anyone who purchases a new 2015 bicycle will receive 20% off any accessories! Shoes? Accessories. Tools? Accessories. Jerseys, helmets, and locks? Accessories. A WHOLE OTHER BIKE? Not quite, nice try though. We haven’t gone THAT crazy.
Additionally, our hours for Boxing Day are slightly shortened. We will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. So come on down and ride away with a great deal! (Seriously, you could. Have you seen this crazy weather?)
Happy Holidays from Freewheel!
For some of you the holiday season is already in full swing and many of you have likely done lots of holiday shopping. For others, maybe you are waiting for December 1st. Or later. Say… December 24? You like the thrill of the pressure, much like riding. We have some great specials for you regardless!
ALL of our 2014 bike prices are greatly reduced and we will be available to do fitting as usual with ALL bikes that are sold. To get an idea of what kind of bikes are on sale, take a look at the sale column on the right side of this page (maybe a little bit down from here, but they’re definitely over that way ->… somewhere…)
Any new 2015 bikes sold between December 1st and December 24th will get 20% off ALL ACCESSORIES purchased with the bike! Helmets, jerseys, shorts, gloves, footwear, tools, pumps all these and more will be 20% off with the purchase of a new bike.
In addition, holiday hours will be as follows:
Wednesday, December 24: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, December 25: CLOSED!
Friday, December 26 BOXING DAY!: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Regular hours resume Saturday, December 27 until
Wednesday, December 31: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, January 1: CLOSED!
Friday, January 2, 2014 will see regular hours resume again!
Finally, starting January 1st for the month of January we will be offering a winter tune-up special. Our complete tune-up regularly priced at $60 will be only $30! This is an amazing low cost to get your bike back up and running!
As with all industries the bike industry is constantly trying to revolutionize itself, attempting to reinvent the wheel (come to think of it, we quite literally have done that with all these new wheel sizes…). New products come out every day claiming to be the latest and greatest, the most convenient, the best product for your needs. Trek has been doing TONS of research, development, and product testing on new road bike frames, and they have done mighty well. The Émonda line of bicycles is here to be the lightest in each trim level. Resident roadie, employee, and general young whippersnapper Jesse decided to pick himself up an Émonda SLR 9, the second from the top level bike (Émonda SLR 10) and it sure is a great sight to see.
No your eyesight isn’t going (well, it could be but…) this bike weighs only 14 lbs 10 oz. WITH PEDALS! AND A GARMIN!
Given the rather early snowy season we have seen Jesse hasn’t been able to get out on it too much. However, he did have the following to say
“The bike accelerates like no other on the rollers…”
Jokes aside. He did get out on it for a good rip stating
“It just goes. It’s super stiff but also really compliant at the same time. You can just feel when you put the pedals down that it wants to go”
Stay tuned for a more in depth review of this sweet bike! Maybe you’ll even pick one up for yourself! I guarantee you it will be one of the lightest bikes you’ve had, and it will significantly lighten your wallet!
Check out some more pictures of this sweet ride here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/21488087/Jesses-2015-Trek-Emonda-SLR-w-Di2
Photo credit: James Marcaccio