The Pine Mtn. Blog


Pine Mtn. Sports Canned Food Drive

Bringing in your canned food donations? Lucy gives you two thumbs up!

Pine Mountain Sports needs your help in collecting canned meals for our friends at The Giving Plate . The hard working staff and volunteers at The Giving Plate provide food to over 3,000 individuals every month here in Central Oregon! Right now their pantry is low on peanut butter, canned meats, and canned meals like stews, soups and pastas.

Gather up your donations (any non-perishable food is accepted) and bring them to Pine Mountain Sports until the end of August. As we fill boxes with your donations we’ll take them to The Giving Plate until September first.

As a small thank you for your donation, Pine Mountain Sports will give you one of our $10 Service Gift Cards that you can use to help get your bike or skis ready for the trails!


2019 Demo Bike SALE

Each October, Pine Mountain Sports sells off most of our huge selection of rental and demo mountain bikes. This year, demo bikes will be released for sale to take home on Thu Oct 10.

We will begin taking deposits on the bikes listed below starting 10A on Fri Aug 30.

Deposits will allow you to claim the specific bike you want with and will require 50% down, with the remaining 50% balance due when you pick up your bike on or after Thu Oct 10. There are some bikes noted as Available now which means you can simply buy them and take them home today…

 

2019  DEMO BIKES (Accepting Deposits Starting Aug 30) – Updated 8/12/19

Juliana Furtado CC, X01, 27.5″ Carbon Wheels, Sizes S, M = New $7999, Demo $4750

Juliana Joplin CC, X01, 29″ Carbon Wheels, Size S = New $7999, Demo $4500

Juliana Roubion CC, X01, 27.5″ Carbon Wheels, Sizes S, M = New $8199, Demo $5000

 

Santa Cruz 5010 AL, R-Kit, 27.5+ Wheels, Sizes S, M, L, XL = New $3400, Demo $2250

Santa Cruz Nomad AL, R-Kit, 27.5″ Wheels, Sizes M, L, XL = New $3600, Demo $2100

Santa Cruz 5010 CC, X01, 27.5+ Carbon Wheels, Sizes M, L, XL = New $7999, Demo $4750

Santa Cruz Bronson CC, X01, 27.5″ Carbon Wheels, Size M = New $8199, Demo $5250

Santa Cruz Bronson CC, X01, 27.5″ Carbon Wheels, Sizes L, XL = New $8199, Demo $5000

Santa Cruz Hightower CC, X01, 29″ Carbon Wheels, Sizes M, L, XL, XXL = New $7999, Demo $4900

Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC, X01, 29″ Carbon Wheels, Sizes M, L, XL = New $7999, Demo $4900

Santa Cruz Tallboy CC, X01, 29″ Carbon Wheels, Sizes M, L, XL = New $7999, Demo $4900

 

Kids Trek Roscoe 20, 20″ wheels. One size. = New $490, Demo $275

Kids Trek Roscoe 24, 24″ wheels. One size. = New $520, Demo $290

Kids Trek Fuel Jr., Full-Suspension, 26″ wheels. = New $1800, Demo $1000

Trek Roscoe 8, 27.5+ wheels, Sizes 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 23 = New $1470, Demo $925

Trek Women’s Roscoe 8 WSD, 27.5+ wheels, Sizes 13.5, 15.5, 17.5, 18.5 = New $1470, Demo $925

Trek Fuel EX 8, 29″ wheels, Sizes 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 23 = New $3300, Demo $2000

Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus, 27.5+ wheels, Sizes 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5 = New $3600, Demo $2200

Trek Fuel EX 8 WSD, 27.5+ wheels, Sizes 15.5, 17.5 = New $3600, Demo $2200

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Carbon, 29″ wheels, Sizes 18.5, 19.5 = New $5400, Demo $3350

Trek Women’s Fuel EX 9.8 WSD Carbon, 27.5+ wheels, Size 15.5 = New $5300, Demo $3350

Trek Remedy 8, 27.5″ wheels, Size 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5 = New $4000, Demo $2500

Trek Super Commuter+ 8S E-Bike, Sizes S, M, L = New $5200, Demo $4150

 

Jody’s Santa Cruz Hightower CC, X01, 29″ Carbon Wheels, Size M = New $7999, Demo $5400

Peter’s Trek Powerfly LT 9.7 E-Bike, 27.5+ Wheels, Size 17.5 = New $6000, Demo $4150

Scott’s Trek Remedy 9.8, 27.5″ Wheels, Size 18.5 = New $5500, Demo $3500

Kristina’s Trek Domane SL 7 WSD Ultegra Di2 Road Bike, Size 50cm = New $5000, Demo $2800

Cal’s Trek Remedy 9.8, 27.5″ Wheels, Size 21.5 = New $5500, Demo $3500

Erika’s Trek Super Commuter+ 8S E-Bike, Size M = New $5200, Demo $4150

 

IMPORTANT STUFF: This listing is a work in progress and pricing, sizes, and bikes offered will change. First come – first served. We will accept deposits over the phone but NOT until after Noon on Fri Aug 30. These are demo bikes, so we recommend renting the bike you’re interested in before you decide to buy it. Yes, your bike will still be rented out by us after your deposit is placed. For that reason, deposits are 100% refundable. We do not credit any previous bike rentals towards the purchase of demo bikes or sale bikes – we only do that with new bikes.

All demo/rental bikes will be given our Level 3 Service before you take them home. Worn out parts are replaced. Worn parts are not. Demo bikes that currently have Invisiframe on them (the clear protective film that we put on our carbon demo bikes) will have it removed prior to sale. Demo/rental bikes do not come with the factory warranty that a new bike would have, since the bike is used and you are not the original owner. Consider purchasing our Lifetime Service Plan for any of these demo/rental bikes (or any bike you own) for $200. Ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

FYI: WE’VE GOT NEW BIKES ON SALE (Take these home today!) – Updated 8/12/19

NEW Santa Cruz Hightower LT C, S-Kit, 29″ Wheels, Size M = New $4899, Sale $4409

NEW Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC, X01, 29″ Wheels, Size XL = New $6799, Sale $6119


Cycling & Ski Manufacturers Based in Bend…

Ben Farver of Argonaut Cycles…

As a bicycle and ski retailer that’s staffed year-round by around 25 residents of Bend, Oregon we’ve long been proponents of shopping and spending our outdoor recreation dollars locally. We think we’re all aware of the dramatic impact that shopping and spending locally has on our economy and everybody that lives here.

From buying groceries at our local farmers markets and locally-owned grocery stores to giving our local retailers an opportunity to earn our (otherwise) on-line shopping business to moving all of our banking to a local credit union – there are many things we can do to keep our hard earned dollars in Bend.

At Pine Mountain Sports we seek out amazing vendors who provide us with the best bike and ski products from all over the world. And, more and more, we’re incredibly excited at the number of bicycle and ski hard-goods vendors we buy from who are based right here in Bend, Oregon!

When we all buy our new gear from these businesses (and via a local retailer) then we’re greatly magnifying the impact that our cycling and skiing dollars have on our economy.

Here’s a list of cycling and ski companies that we encourage you to consider when making your next purchase. When we support these local manufacturers via our local retailers we are investing in our community on many levels…

Argonaut Cycles

Robert Axle Project

Spurcycle

Abbey Bike Tools

SnoPlanks

Hope Technology USA

Knight Composites

CushCore

Fatback Bikes

Terrain Control Industries

Magic Cycle Werks

Project 321

Know of a Bend based Cycling or Ski manufacturer that we’re missing? Please send your suggestions to Henry@PineMountainSports.com


This Is Our OSO Rear Shock Dyno

This is our OSO rear shock dyno that’s mounted to the wall of the suspension room in our service department. We use this to check that all of the rebound and compression adjustment clickers on your rear shock are functioning properly and giving you the complete and proper range of adjustment. It also helps us cycle your shock, confirm travel and IFP (internal floating piston) clearance, and test for any bleed or parts issues. It’s not an inexpensive tool, and it’s one of the many ways and reasons that we guarantee all of our service.


Let Us Recycle Your Bike Tires!

Bri, Jody & Kyla (one of our summer interns) with worn out tires headed for the recycling center.

 

Bring your old bicycle tires to Pine Mountain Sports and we’ll recycle them for you at no charge!

The service department at Pine Mountain Sports replaces a lot of worn out mountain bike tires on a daily basis. We know that a full service bike shop like ours creates a lot of waste, so we’re always looking at ways to minimize our trash and recycle as many things as possible.

Did you know that most of the Deschutes County disposal and recycling centers will recycle bicycle tires for $1 each? When you get new tires installed on your bike at Pine Mountain Sports we save your worn out treads and we pay to have them recycled for you at the Knott Landfill.

The staff at Pine Mountain Sports is happy to recycle any of your old bicycle tires for you at no charge! It doesn’t matter if you bought your new or old tires from us. Please don’t throw them in the trash! Just rinse and wipe away any sealant that’s still in them and then bring them by the store. Our staff will add them to our tire recycle pile for our next recycling run.

Got tubes? Our friends at REI Bend collect and recycle old inner tubes! You can bring us your tubes and we’ll take them over there for you, or drop them off directly to the bicycle service counter at REI in the Old Mill.

Let’s all do our part to Rethink Waste in Central Oregon!

 


Trek Fuel Raffle For CYFC

Pine Mountain Sports is raising money for Cascade Youth & Family Center by raffling off a 2019 Trek Fuel 9.8 mountain bike with the brand new Shimano XT 1×12 Group! Part of the fundraising efforts of the Pine Mountain Sports Community Ambassador Program, every dollar collected from this raffle will be given directly to CYFC.

What’s radder and badder than donating dollars to Cascade Youth & Family Center? How about donating dollars to Cascade Youth & Family Center AND getting rewarded with a raffle ticket chance to win a $6500, custom Trek EX 9.8 built up just for you by Pine Mountain Sports with the new Shimano XT 1×12 in Volt green. (See the actual bike below and at Pine Mountain Sports!) With 130mm of travel, a carbon frame, and some custom built Bontrager carbon wheels and Shimano hubs this Fuel 29er is THE perfect trail bike for our Central Oregon trails. For every $10 raffle ticket you buy, you’ll be entered to win!

Raffle tickets are only $10 each, and can be purchased in person at Pine Mountain Sports. Every dollar goes to Cascade Youth & Family Center!

The winning ticket will be drawn at 10AM at Pine Mountain Sports on Thu Aug 1, 2019. The winner receives a 2019 Trek Fuel 9.8 carbon 29er mountain bike in the size of their choice. The bike is custom built by Pine Mountain Sports with the new Shimano XT 1×12 group. Winner need not be present to win, but must take final delivery of their new bike in person at Pine Mountain Sports. No exceptions. Questions? Contact info@pinemountainsports.com


Winter Coat & Sleeping Bag Drive

BRING THE HEAT To Our Bethlehem Inn Winter Coat Drive…

We need your gently used winter coats and sleeping bags to give to the Bethlehem Inn ahead of the winter season. During October you can drop off your donations to FootZone, Pine Mountain Sports, or Patagonia @ Bend and (along that that warm, fuzzy feeling) we’ll stoke you out with credits to spend in all three stores. That’s hot! Our Bring The Heat promo ends Oct 31.

Get Some! Give Some.


Shipping Your Bike via BikeFlights.com

Shipping your bike someplace? Pine Mountain Sports highly recommends using BikeFlights.com

In addition to being the least expensive shipping option for almost any bicycle and destination, BikeFlights lets you enter your own shipping details, and even allows you to schedule a round trip ticket for your bike (choosing both the delivery/pickup dates at once).

If you need Pine Mountain Sports to box your bike for shipping, we usually charge $50 for packing. This includes packing materials and a box, but does not include shipping costs. For that, we will work with you so that you can easily arrange your shipment vis BikeFlights.com

Here are a few steps to follow to ensure that our bike shipping process is as seamless as possible.

  1. Drop your bike off to our service department for boxing and shipping. You will receive a notification via email from the Pine Mountain Service Department when your bike is completely packed and ready for shipment. We’ll provide you with the bike box dimensions and the final weight.

  2. Once you have received that information you will be able to go to bikeflights.com to setup your account and arrange your bikes shipment.

  3. When processing your shipment please be sure to select the ‘pick-up’ option and enter a date. (The carrier does not receive any notification that your bike needs to be picked up if no pick-up date is entered). Please select the next business day (the day after you’ve received notification that your bike has been boxed and is ready for shipment). Pickups can only be scheduled Monday through Friday.

  4. Once your shipment setup is complete please forward the BikeFlights shipping labels to both tyler@pinemountainsports.com and kristina@pinemountainsports.com. Tyler and Kristina will take care of the labeling, and BikeFlights.com will send you notifications directly once your bike has been picked up. Easy! Got questions? Call our service department at 541-385-8080


Santa Cruz Bronson Raffle For FAN

Pine Mountain Sports is raising money for Family Access Network by raffling off a 2018 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon CC XO1 mountain bike! Part of the fundraising efforts of the Pine Mountain Sports Community Ambassador Program, every penny collected from this raffle will be given directly to FAN.

What’s radder and badder than donating dollars to Family Access Network? How about donating dollars to Family Access Network AND getting rewarded with a raffle ticket chance to win a brand-stinking’ new Santa Cruz Bronson in Gloss Olive green. With 150mm of travel and a SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrain the Bronson is THE trail bike for our rockiest Central Oregon mountain bike trails. For every $10 raffle ticket you buy, you’ll be entered to win!

Raffle tickets are only $10 each, and can be purchased on-line at BendTrails.org and at Pine Mountain Sports. No more than 1000 raffle tickets will be sold.

The winning ticket will be drawn at 7PM during the Deschutes Brewery 30th Anniversary Party held at Drake Park in Bend, Oregon on Sat June 30, 2018. The winner receives a 2018 Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon CC X-01 mountain bike (pictured) in the size of their choice. Winner need not be present to win, but must take final delivery of their new bike in person at Pine Mountain Sports after July 1, 2018. No exceptions. Questions? Contact info@pinemountainsports.com


SRAM Brakes? Heads Up!

Thanks for buying your mountain bike from Pine Mountain Sports! If you’re riding on a newer Trek, Santa Cruz, or Juliana mountain bike then we know that many of your bikes are equipped with the latest SRAM Guide or SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes. You can look on the master cycling and see if they are labeled as such (see pic).

These are excellent brakes, and (like us) our customers have been very happy with the braking power and feel of these latest offerings from SRAM. That said, the Pine Mountain Sports service department has been in contact with SRAM regarding some issues that a few of our bikes with these Guide and Level brakes have been having this summer…

These handful of problematic brakes only had issues when the bike is ridden while it’s very, very hot outside. This summer, when the temperature was in the triple digits, a few of you who were still out on the trails brought your bikes in to see us because your brake levers started having issues with sticking or gradually locking up in the heat. We started asking questions of our friends at SRAM and were able to work with them so that we could repair or replace any of our customers Guide or Level brakes that were problematic.

The brakes that had issues had a common scenario, 100 degree temps outside, mountain bike left outside and baking in the sun (like parked on an exposed rooftop rack), and then immediately taken on a trail ride in said 100 degree temps. The extreme heat would cause a very slow lever return due to the piston swelling internally. Not a common scenario, but a scenario that shouldn’t regularly cause problems with a quality hydraulic brake like these.

Please be aware that there is not an actual recall on these brakes from SRAM. That said, we want to give you a heads up that we are already working with SRAM to make sure our service department will be among the first to get the information we need to determine if any our customers brakes are possibly affected. If needed, this can be determined in the future with a potential list of serial numbers of affected brakes.

If you’ve experienced issues, we can easily identify any brake that might be problematic by running the serial number on the underside of the brake caliper. This will require removing the brake caliper, which we’re happy to do the next time your bike is in for routine service.

Again, unless you are riding in triple digit heat, your Guide and Level brakes should still be working awesome! And most of us were floating the river when the heat wave came to see us, which means that most of us in Bend have not experienced any issues at all. And, since it’s November now, we’re not going to see any issues (while riding in Oregon) any time in the near future. So keep calm, and carry on. And definitely keep riding your bike!

In the meantime, if you have any concerns, or have had any hot-weather braking issues, please call our service department and we’ll be happy to assist in making sure that your SRAM hydraulic disc brakes are working as awesome as the Pine Mountain Sports service department and our good friends at SRAM always intended them to. As always, we’re looking out for you and your investment, and we’ll be here to take care of you and any related brake issues now, next season, or for as long as you own your bike that we built for you!

Thanks! We’re always here when you need us.

The Pine Mountain Sports Service Department