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Kona Demos

We have Kona Process demos available until the end of the month.


In the bag…

Koki Hobo

A soft hard-shell pannier, honest! Made of EVA foam, the Hobo easily attaches/detaches from your rack and will keep everything you travel with safe and dry. You can completely remove the lid if you’re hauling something bulky, and there’s a removable shoulder strap. Great for trips to the market!

Ortlieb Vario

Ortlieb bags are perennial favorites, and for (several) good reasons: they work as a pannier or backpack;  feature a helmet flap, 2 neoprene outer pockets, internal pocket, carry handle, reflectors, and chest strap; and offer comfort and excellent quality of construction.

Tibuk2 Especial Tres

Timbuk2 bags are a great choice too – we especially like the Especial Tres! This durable roll-top has compression and expansion, ventilated back panel, a welded laptop pocket (fits laptops up to 15″) and waterproof zip to keep all your gear in good shape. And like all Timbuk2 products, it comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Mission Workshop Vandal

The folks at Mission Workshop also make mighty fine bags, including this expandable roll-top backpack with its weatherproof main compartment (which can double in size) and multiple extra compartments. There’s space for a 15-inch laptop in the front zippered pocket; you can stow a 17-inch laptop in the rear roll-top space. Mission Workshop offers a lifetime warranty on their products, which are made in the USA.

Even more gift ideas…

Did I mention we’re having a sale? Through Christmas Eve? Stop by and pick something up for yourself or for you favorite cyclist! Here are a few more ideas:

Showers Pass Rogue Hoodie

New from the fine foks at Showers Pass, the Rogue Hoodie is the kind of jacket you’ll want to grab every day. Weather-resistant with a 3-layer waterproof softshell Artex material to keep you cozy when it’s 55 degrees and below – and isn’t that really November – June around here?

Showers Pass Double Century EX

Also from Showers Pass, for the ladies, the Double Century EX is a super light, packable shell with a 2.5-layer waterproof material for a drier next-to-skin feel. While this jacket offers serious protection from serious weather, it still packs right down to tuck into a jersey pocket. Also available for men.

Smartwool HyFi Arm, Knee, and Leg Warmers

Arm warmers are practically a cycling essential in these parts. Here’s what’s awesome about Smartwool’s HyFi fabric: it’s a blend of 45% nylon and 39% Merino wool with a bit of Elastane thrown in, so these arm, knee and leg warmers are super warm and comfortable without sacrificing fit.

More great gifts!

Here are a few more gift ideas for your favorite cyclist. Who wouldn’t love any one of these? Or all of them!

Feedback Sports Pro Elite Repair Stand
When we’re not working on your bikes at Recycled Cycles, you’ll find us using a Pro Elite at home. This lightweight aluminum stand is super easy to set up and take down (no tools required), you can adjust the height and it’s truly portable, weighing in at just over 12 pounds. Ideal for the DIY-er in your life!

Portland Design Works Full Metal Fenders
There are so many things we like about these fenders it’s hard to know where to start: easy to install, look great, work even better.  If you have a road bike and have had a hard time finding just the right fenders, PDW’s anodized aluminum Full Metal Fenders are the ones you need. They’ll fit around caliper brakes and under forks and you can get add-on mounts if your bike lacks eyelets. And that, my friends, is a gift.

Lezyne Classic Floor Drive Pump
Personally, I think a great pump is worth its weight in gold – and this Lezyne Classic is a beaut. It’s a high pressure pump for both Presta and Schrader valves with an included Speed Chuck for disc wheels. Oversize gauge (for those of us with, um, “mature” vision), steel barrel and a classic varnished wood handle.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Lights You’ll Love

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about holiday shopping, but it’s mid-November! We thought it would be a good idea to start with lights, as we’ve been commuting home in the dark on these chilly November evenings. For safety, the question isn’t “if” you need a light, it’s “which one?” Here are a few of our favorites:

Blackburn SuperFlea

Don’t let the small size fool you; this affordable little LED puts out 120 lumens, easily hooks up to a USB smart charger, has waterproof charging ports for our rainy weather, and will run from 1-5 hours, depending on mode.

NiteRider Lumina Series

Another lightweight, superbright favorite is the NiteRider Lumina series. We carry the USB rechargeable Luminas in two models – 350 & 650 lumens – to fit any budget.

Light & Motion Commuter Combo Pack

For the dedicated bicycle commuter in your life, pick up the ultimate combo from Light & Motion. Includes the Urban 200 front light and Vis 180 Micro rear light – both of which are USB rechargeable – to keep you safe on the road all year long, at a better price than if you purchased the lights separately. Also available with an Urban 550 front light for those who need a seriously bright light.

Holiday Gift Idea: SmartWool Training Skull Cap

SmartWool products are a perennial favorite around here for a reason. This single-layer black wool skull cap fits nicely under a bike helmet to keep you warm and dry and the drop-ear headband covers your ears nicely. Made of  Merino wool, Nylon and a little bit of Elastyn for stretch.  One size fits most, so there’s no need to guess! $30

Holiday Gift Idea: MiNewt.350 Cordless

Weighing in at 190 grams, the Niterider MiNewt.350 Cordless lighting system is a great gift for the cable-averse cyclist. You’ll get all the features you love in the MiNewt Mini in a completely self-contained unit. Recharges via USB or outlet with a 2-10 hour run time (depending on brightness). At 350 lumens, this super-bright cordless light is perfect for biking the Burke-Gilman after the sun goes down – or on days when it feels like the sun never came up. $110

Pedro’s ICM Multitool

Don’t get caught trailside without this 17-function multitool. Includes 7 sizes of Allen keys, Mavic M7 spoke wrench and two traditional spoke wrenches (3.2 and 3.5mm), chain tool, flat-head and Phillips-head screwdrivers, two tire levers, and a T25 Torx tool. Oh, and of course, a bottle opener. Really, could there be a better stocking stuffer for the cyclist in your life? $30


Holiday Gift Idea: Knog N.E.R.D. Computer

This little guy has everything you need in a bicycle computer. Measures current speed, trip distance, average speed, max speed, relative speed and total riding time – plus it has auto scan, an odometer and a clock. Comes in a variety of colors and is easy to install on your bike – no Christmas morning wrestling with instruction booklets and missing parts. Oh, and did we mention it’s 100% waterproof? Yeah. That too.

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