Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sputnik - Salvagetti Edition

You will get sick to your stomach if you see our Salvagetti Edition Jamis Sputnik. It is hot like I cannot explain. It looks like a hormone inducing space bike.

We are charging money for looking at it.

Not really.

Unless you want to look at it in your own home*.

$925... only one of them.

*We do not include any drool rag for your friend's slobber.

Ride around on my bicycle like a pony

One of our favorite customers just bought a bike from us. We are proud of him because he has got some things figured out that we would like to share:

1. Bikes are less expensive to operate than cars. He doesn't drive his car except because he "has to" to keep the engine from seizing.
2. If you don't drive, and you save that money up, buying almost EVERYTHING you want is easy. Hence, the new bike.
3. You don't need to be concerned about what other people are riding as long as you have the biggest $hit eating grin on your face. Even less thought should go into what others might think, or heaven forbid, FEEL about your bike.

He owned only a really nice fixie that can take everything but trails and dirt. He remedied that situation with a 29" mountain bike in Single Speed Form. Now, he is unstoppable and is praying for snow each day. He figured out that he really just likes bikes and that bicycles are the best thing ever (ever).

*Our plan now is to take him to the mountains to see what real smiling is about. Hopefully, he is up for it.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

2008 Jamis Sputnik (or what?)

We finally got a bunch of these bikes in. After the packaging finally hit the ground in our feverish unpacking, we were stunned. Not because it is beautiful, though it is. And not because it is burly, though it is. This years Sputnik is completely insanely light! It is less than 17 lbs. easy. And if you wanted to, you could lighted it up a bunch for absolutely no money. Just cut the bars down to little flat guys and rewrap for the ninja style bars. Jamis also put a different fork on the bike this year which dropped the weight and increased the feel (if you will) of the front end.

Take it to the track, take it down the bike path, take it on the bus and take it up some stairs. This bike is for pretty much everyone who likes nice bikes.