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February's Orbea Night At Piperade Restaurant In San Francisco
We celebrated Orbea's 2015 line up on Thursday, 5 February, at renowned San Francisco Basque restaurant, Piperade. It was an amazing evening of bicycles, fantastic food, and great libations. Customers and friends of Big Swingin' had a chance to see first hand the refinements Orbea has made to the new Orca, as well as check out the new Endurance road bike, the Avant, and mountain bikes like the new Rallon and Alma.
Our workshop - the heart and soul of our business.
Not really anything new, but our service department is the essence of our operation. Our entire staff is competent in the workshop, with the best tools and up to date training to make your bike purr. Our technicians have been with us years, not months, and are passionate cyclists who empathize with other riders.
We can handle any job, but thrive on sophisticated work: suspension overhauls, pro builds, custom wheels. Parts are cleaned in an industrial grade ultrasonic cleaning tank, suspension forks are removed from the bike and overhauled on a dedicated work bench, and bearings are installed with precision presses. We are as comfortable upgrading a Di2 system with the latest firmware as we are installing a basket on your townie bike.
We love that our shop is just that: a work-shop. It's not a clean room or a laboratory. We work on bikes here. And bikes are a wonderful mix of metals, rubber, carbon fiber, plastic, dirt, grease and oil. Our workshop is open, clean, well lit, and organized. But, we don't cry when grime from your bike falls on the floor, or we get some grease on the workbench.
We make your service experience a pleasure from start to finish. We do a thorough triage on every bike at intake to determine what work should be considered. We provide a clear, written estimate of all work before we begin. We communicate with you - like us, we assume you don't like surprises. We're happy to schedule appointments (call or e-mail us) for your service job, minimizing down time. We can also pick up your bike for service, and return it to you when the work is done :)
Big Swingin' Cycles On Line Store
Our retail store in Metro SF will always be the heart and soul of our business; however, we've set up a small, on line store front to make it easier for customers to buy certain items for us. You'll find Big Swingin' branded gear, like T-shirts, caps, and water bottles, items that are somewhat unique to our store, as well as staff picks for items like tires, and other gear. Bear with us as we add more products in the coming weeks. Click here to shop or browse now.
California Mountain Bike Tours
Let us show you why Northern California is the birth place of mountain biking. Don't waste your precious time trying to piece together a ride in an unfamiliar area. Let our guides get you to the sweet trails - instantly. All of our tours are led by expert guides with intimate knowledge of the best trails. Our half and full day tours originate from our pro-level retail store, and include use of a high end demo bike. Tours start at only $195. We can craft a tour for all levels and riding interests. Call the shop hot line: 415-441-6294, or e-mail us, to set up your tour: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our mountain bike tours, as well as rentals and demos, Click Here.
Sustain-a-Fit - Our Sane & Pragmatic Approach to Bike Fitting
We've recently completed a redesign of our entire fit service, including the build out of a new area in the shop for fits, and the addition of motion capture video analysis, and other helpful tools to dial in your fit. Click on over to the Services page to learn more, or contact us to schedule your fit.
Checkout Our YouTube Channel
We've posted some simple, how to and DIY videos. There are also great features on products we carry, and highlights from our fundraiser event for local schools, the Lion of Fairfax
We Are The Yeti Authority in Nor Cal - Period
We are one of the few select shops in Nor Cal to debut Yeti's ground breaking new suspension design: Switch Infinity. Come by the store to see and learn about Switch Infinity first hand. We have demo SB5C's on hand for you to shred on your favorite trail. We also stock Yeti's legendary 575, and the recently redesigned ASR-C, a smoking fast XC bike, which makes the leap to 650b and 29 inch wheel sizes for 2015.
Probably not. Shop Owner, Brian Bruckner, weighs in on the the illusion of the internet's "great deals", and other aspects of today's "main street killing", on-line information and commerce culture. Read all of Brian's comments here.
Bionx E-Bike Conversion Kit - Turn ANY Bike Into an E-Bike, or Let Us Build a Complete E-Bike EXACTLY To Your Liking
WE ARE THE ELECTRIC BIKE Experts in San Francisco. We have the world's leading electric bike conversion system, BIONX, in the store for you to try. Learn more about the best electric bike conversion systems here. And check out our new YouTube video about Bionx, below.
We're pleased to offer our customers a more intimate rental and demo experience than the larger, rental operators in the tourist areas of the city. And - we're closer to most Hotels too! We have a smart selection of mostly newer road, mountain, and hybrid / city bikes to rent. Click on the RENT NOW tab above right to reserve your ride.
Complete details on our rental and demo options are available here.