November New from Suspension Experts
Neko's Float X Custom Tune
One of the perks of this job is the frequent opportunity to work with highly skilled athletes. It doesn't hurt that the Asheville area is loaded with talented riders...one of which is Neko Mulally. Neko isn't just "local fast", he's "world fast", having had several podium finishes on the World Cup circuit as well as the now famous "chainless" 4th place finish at last year's World Championships. Neko came to us with a Fox Float X rear shock that he felt needed some damping help in an effort to make it work better for his Scott DH rig. We collaborated with the guys over at Push Industries and came up with a valving profile that totally transformed the shock and keeps him glued to the trail. We'll look forward to the next Neko project!
Spotlight on a Cool Bike Shop
We here at Suspension Experts are lucky to have the opportunity to work with many great riders (see above), but we also work with many great shops. This month we'd like to give a shout out to Jason and the crew at Carolina Fatz here in Asheville, NC. These guys seem to have that unique ability to combine the highest level of service with those highly energized group rides and events that keep their customers constantly engaged. This is only more impressive when you consider that this shop had to re-invent itself after a disastrous business relationship with a national bike store chain. If you are from Asheville, or planning to visit Asheville for a ride-cation, stop by and check these guys out...it'll be worth it!
Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1
Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to hit the pause button on the craziness this time of year and find a way to give back to the community on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
This year, we're focusing on our local Trips For Kids WNC program on Giving Tuesday. We love what Trips for Kids does to help kids get out on bikes, so we will help rebuild bikes for kids to use in the afterschool program. If you'd like to learn more or make a donation too, click here. Thank you!
Here we go! It's the slippery slope of holiday madness that takes us from Thanksgiving to Christmas. If you have a mountain biker on your list, we have gift cards for all services -- from our Factory Rebuild to personalized, custom tunes to match the rider's bike and riding style. (Or if you're the mountain biker...forward this on to someone who needs to get this for you!) You can call us at 828-255-0205 or email Shelley to reserve one.
Closed for Thanksgiving
The shop will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. And just for the record, we're the ones that gave REI the idea to close for Black Friday since we've been doing it for years -- the original #OptOutside.
So what am I thankful for this year? I'm thankful for the continued success of this little business that I started 10 years ago. I'm thankful for the loyal customers that make it successful and I'm thankful for the awesome staff that we have here constantly doing their best to make sure our customers are happy. It kinda works out pretty well all the way around doesn't it? Thanks y'all! -KB