Skyline Cycle

Skyline Cycle

834 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: (801) 394-7700 Fax: (801) 394-4076
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 6pm, Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: We're out riding!

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Now Accepting Consignment Items, Bike Tune Up Special!

We have decided with the 2014 riding season quickly approaching we will now begin building consignment stock for those selling and those looking to buy.  As a seller this allows more views of your item which leads to a higher chance of a sale.  As a buyer this will allow you to see what is available and either buy before the season, or save the funds to do so by spring.

We have revamped the percentages that we are using for consignment items and I can tell you as a seller they benefit you way more than last year.

As to the specifics of goods we will be taking we are looking for bike shop level items that are in usable or repairable condition, I will have all the specifics of items accepted up on the website as soon as I can as well as the fees/percentages that we will charge.

As to the tune-up special.  We are currently at a rate of $35 dollars per tune instead of $50.  The special will end at the end of February so you still have a little time to get your bike in and tuned for a deal with only about a 2 day wait time.  We have been taking repairs at a higher rate than we have ever seen this time of the year though which leads us to think it will be an exceptionally busy year this spring.  As always thanks and we are looking forward to a great season.

 

 

 

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Bike And Spin Class Saturday the 25th, More Lake Shoes And Bar Mits Are In!

This Saturday the 25th we will continue with both of our Spin class sessions and our Bike Maintenance Classes.  Bike class this Saturday will be wheels.  We will discuss wheel theory, truing, spoke selection, spoke length, spoke types, spoke replacement, and overall wheel repair.  We will begin at 9:00a.m. and will finish around 10:00a.m. Come through the double doors on the North East side of the building directly out of the parking lot as the front door will be locked.

We have just received a new shipment of Lake MXZ 303 shoes and also are sitting on an additional five of the universal mtn/commuter style Bar Mits just in time for the rest of the season and the Global Fat Bike Summit this weekend.

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Skyline Cycle Now Accepting Resume's For Summer Positions

Skyline Cycle is now accepting resumes for summer jobs.  There is not really any format of a resume that we need specifically.  What we want to know is who you are, work experience, what made you decide to apply for a job at a bike shop(Skyline Cycle specifically).  There is no required back ground in the bicycle industry or any age requirement we are open to anyone as long as they can treat our customers with the utmost respect and are willing to work very hard.

We have two to three  full time positions that will be available and we will make decisions as to new employees by the end of February 2014.

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Bike and Spin Class Saturday the 18th, Even More Fat Bike Rentals!!

Next Saturday the 18th we will continue with both our bike maintenance class and spin class.

Bike maintenance class will begin at 9:00a.m. and  will  discuss both mechanically actuated disk brakes and hydraulic disc brakes.  We will identify, adjust, discuss brake caliper adapters, address different size rotors, and determine what types of fluid are used by different brake manufacturers.  Class will go from 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m..  The double doors on the North East side of the building, directly out of the parking lot as the front door will be locked.

Spin class will be held at 10:00a.m. for the first session and 11:30a.m..  We were under the impression that 10:00a.m. last week was full but we had a few folks that couldn't make it so there are still spots open.  Make sure to call ahead and reserve a spot for either class.

Now to Fat bike rentals.  We have had such a demand for rentals in this category that we have added an additional two bikes to our rental bike fleet to meet the needs of our customers.  We have added a medium Kona Wo to the fleet as well as another large Salsa mukluk.  This brings our total number of bikes to 4 rentals.  Make sure to call ahead and reserve a bike if you want it for a particular date because they are going out a ton.  Cost is $35.00 per day.  Glad to see people are enjoying these bikes.

 

 

 

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Fat Bike Rentals! Fat Bike Festival January 24TH, 25th and 26th.

We have added a medium Surly Pugsley to our fat bike rental fleet, the other bike we rent is a Salsa Mukluk 3 in a large.  Rental of either bike is $35 per day making us the cheapest fat bike rental in town.  If you plan on renting either of the bikes call ahead and reserve a spot because they have been going for rent a ton.

A heads up that on the 24th through the 26th Ogden and QBP are hosting the Global Fat Bike Summit.  Sounds like on the 24th there will be seminars starting at 10:00a.m. at the Summit Hotel, costs $25 per person and goes until 4:00p.m.

The 25th there is a festival that will take place at the Mt. Ogden Golf Course from 10:00a.m. until 4:00p.m. and it is free.

Sunday the 26th there is an Industry Fun Ride planned at Snowbasin, but you have to bring your own bike.

Thus far these bikes have changed winter into a riding season. We are looking forward to the Summit, see you there or here at Skyline if you need a rental or gear.

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We're Back And Open Our Regular Hours, Bike Class And Spin Class Start Saturday!

Welcome to 2014, we are back and hear for regular hours,.  At this point we are preparing for spring riding which is about 8 weeks out.  We are still on special for our tune-ups at $35.00 instead of $50.  The tune-up special will be on until the end of February at which point we will go back to our regular price of $50.

We also have spin class starting this Saturday at 10:00a.m. and then will have a second class at 11:15a.m.  Make sure to call ahead and reserve a spot if you want to attend.  The first class usually fills very fast at the beginning of so if you want a spot call early on.

This Saturday we will continue bike class with a discussion and repair of rim style brakes, we will cover the most common types that are still in use today both mountain and road. Class starts at 9:00a.m.

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Thanks For A Great Year, Skyline Cycle Closed Until January 6th!

From all of us here at Skyline Cycle, thanks for an amazing year. We had the best holiday season that we have ever had and that is all because of the great customers that we have.  Know that we appreciate each and every one of you and thanks for letting us serve all your cycling needs.

We will be closed from the 25th of December through January 5th for cleaning and maintenance.  Sorry for being gone a few days it takes us a while to get ready for next year, and we have a heck of a lot of cleaning and organizing to do so we look good as all of you come and go.

I hope that the holidays have treated you well and have a great New Year celebration.  We will see you all in 2014 for another great season, which as crazy as it sounds will begin in about 8 weeks.  Thanks for everything.

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Class Tomorrow, Just Restocked The Store!

We just got done stocking the store again so we are ready for the weekend and the last two days before Christmas. We brought in new stock in all categories so you guys know when you come that we have something for you to give to make the cyclist in your life smile. Thanks for keeping us so busy this time of the year, this has been the busiest holiday season that we have ever had all thanks to you guys.

Tomorrows class that starts at 9:00a.m. will be all about derailleurs.

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Bike Class December 21st, Update On Holiday Sales!

This Saturday the 21st of December its all about derailleurs, identification, inspection, removal, installation, and then adjustments.  Regardless of what style of riding you do the theory of adjusting a derailleurs will be the same and what a life saver on long rides.  We will work on both front and rear derailleurs.  Remember to arrive a little early, class starts at 9:00a.m. and will go to around 10:00a.m. come through the double doors on the North East side of the building as the front door will be locked.

At this point in the holiday season we have received about five new orders to replenish our stock.  We are currently sitting with good stock in all the categories of accessories and have on hand full size runs of bikes for your holiday gift giving. Kids bike numbers are still good with at least two bikes per size for both boys and girls.

As far as last orders we will be placing our last bicycle orders by 12:30p.m. on Wednesday the 18th to make sure that they arrive in time for the holidays. Last parts orders for all parts outside of Utah will be on Thursday December 19th by 5:00p.m., all parts available here in Utah will be shipped no later than Friday the 20th at 5:00p.m..

In advance thank you so much for a great holiday season we have had a great year and appreciate you allowing Skyline Cycle to serve your cycling needs.

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Bike Class, Saturday December 14th

Last Saturday we went over basic maintenance of a bicycle in the bike class and despite a stinking snow storm we still had people here which was great.

This coming Saturday December 14th in bike class will be assessing, describing, removing and reinstalling cables and housing to both the derailleur and brake systems. We will also cover chain wear, removal, installation, and we will go over the use of master links. Class will begin at 9:00a.m. and will end around 10:00a.m.. Come through the double doors an the North East side of the building as the front door will remain locked so we can concentrate.

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GoPro Hero3 plus Cameras Are In, Bike Maintenance Class this Saturday.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Our first shipment of GoPro Hero3+ cameras have arrived and are ready for sale, we have three on hand right now.

Our annual bike maintenance class will begin this Saturday the 7th of December.  Class will begin at 9:00a.m. and will run through 10:00a.m.. Plan on arriving about 5 minutes early so we can get started promptly.  This class will focus on basic maintenance and will provide the foundation for further classes down the road.  We will discuss cleaning, lubrication, inspection of your bicycle, and then we will remove a tire, patch a tube and then reinstall the wheel back onto the bicycle.  If you have any questions send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or give a call to 801-394-7700.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Sale Starts Early, GoPro Hero3 + Editions.

First off Happy Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a great holiday and travels safe.  We have enjoyed a great season thus far with you all and wish you nothing but the best as the holidays begin.

On that note we were talking here at the store and see no reason to wait any longer in beginning our holiday sale. The sale description is listed at skylinecyclery.com and can be accessed by clicking on the calendar tab and then selecting the sale that is listed throughout December.  We have also been saving small boxes if you are in need to wrap a gift this year, we're just giving then away.

We also got conformation today that we have Gopro Hero 3 plus versions in route to us.  We have three that will arrive in the next couple of days.  Like last year we have been told that the stock on these cameras is going to be iffy at best so if you want one come in a little earlier rather than later.  As always thanks for choosing as you bicycle store we really appreciate your business.

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Bikes For Christmas And Fat Bike Rentals!

We have now received and built over 40 bikes for the Holidays.  We have on hand a pretty good selection of bikes for adults and for you parents looking for the perfect bike to put under the tree we have over 35 children's bikes on the floor ready to go.

On another note we are excited to say that as of today we have our first fat bike ready to rent.  On hand we have a large Salsa Mukluk 3 in black ready to go out.  It will cost $35.00 per day, make sure to call ahead if you plan on renting it as we only have the large right now but as soon as we can get our hands on a medium and a small we will add these to the rental selection.

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First Shipment Of Christmas Bikes In! Storage of Bikes Available

I am excited to let everyone know that we have received the first 22 bike shipment of bikes for the holidays.  The vast majority of these bikes were ordered with gift giving and children's bikes in mind.  To make sure we had good stock on hand as well as plenty of bikes to look at we double ordered every model of kids bikes this year so that should reduce the pressure of getting models in before the holidays.  As usual we will be able to keep bikes here at the store up until 3:00p.m. on December 24th if you are giving gifts to people that are prone to looking.  Thanks as always, and good luck shopping this year.

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Holiday Gifts And Bikes!

It's that time of the year again for gift shopping for the holidays.  To make sure that everyone finds that perfect gift we have stocked about 90% of the items that have been popular in years past as well as items that we think will be hot for this year.  We have on hand pint glasses, coffee mugs, tool kits, multi tools, socks, gloves, lights, sporks, basically you name it and we have it.  We put everything out early this year to make sure there was time to look before crunch time comes.

We were supposed to have bikes Friday, but for an unexplainable reason the company didn't ship them on time so they will be in Monday.  To make sure we have good stock there will be about twenty mountain bikes and kids bikes here that we will be building up to show. We also got unicycles and large scooters this year.  Keep in mind that if for any reason while your here you don't see the model you like we will be able to get them in two business days up until about four days before Christmas.

Because cyclists are hard to shop for we have developed a list of recommended gifts for bikers ,basically gifts that can be given without worry. There will be a gift tab on the top of our web page, www.skylinecyclery.com. I know its early but welcome to the 2013 holiday season and if we can do anything to make it easier for you let us know.

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Lake MXZ 303 Shoes Now In Stock, Tune-Up Special Still On!

Yesterday we received our first shipment of Lake MXZ303 winter riding boots.  Information wise it seems that as you look at these shoes you will want to size up a shoe size or two for layering and comfort.  We have on hand a size run from 44-47 Euro, American sizes 10-13. They will retail for $269.00 but man they look nice and feel like they are extremely well insulated.  So if cold weather shoes are in the cards for you come take a look.  We can also get Shimano cold weather shoes.

We had a customer through recently who was under the impression that because we had changed the signs out front the Tune-Up special had ended which is not the case. Our tune-ups will be on special through the end of March next spring so you have plenty of time to swing your bike by.  Thanks as always for choosing Skyline as your store.

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Happy Halloween, Salsa Mukluks, Gift Ideas, And Cold Weather Gear

First and foremost Happy Halloween.  Just to bring everyone up to speed on where we are at this time of the year we finally have a Salsa Mukluk in large on the floor.  This means that we now have three different models of fat tire bikes to look at and test ride.  In a few weeks we will have a rental fleet of Salsa Mukluks in, we will have a small, medium, and a large for rent at $35.00 per day.

We have received the vast majority of our cold weather gear for you guys to look at and try on before it gets really chilly.  Gloves, coats, mittens, shoe covers, skull caps you name it. I have been assured by Lake Cycling Shoes that they will have my order of MXZ303 winter boots in days.  On that note Shimano is well stocked on their cold weather shoes and they are ready to ship right now.

To get ready for the holiday season we have started to stock a portion of the store dedicated to gifts for your friends, family or acquaintances that are cyclists .  We have tools kits, coffee mugs, pint glasses, flasks, computers, bicycle work stands and other gift ideas that have been popular and successful in past holiday seasons on display for you to look at now.  We will continue to add to this section as we get closer and will have a recommended list of gifts on the website by next week.

So all our customers have the ability to continue to ride even if you don't like to ride in the cold or don't have an indoor trainer we set up two spinning stations on our fitting deck that can be used for $5.00 dollars per session.  Call ahead and make sure that we have openings and that we don't have any fits scheduled.

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Hiker Biker Incident, Southern BST!!

It has come to my attention that towards the end of last week there was an altercation on the Southern Bonneville Shoreline trail somewhere around the area of the 29th street trail head between hikers and mountain bikers.  This dispute escalated to the point that the Weber County Sheriffs were called.
As a mountain biker I understand the joy of riding a trail fast and pushing your limits.  I also understand how lucky we are as a cycling community to have the trail system that we do.  With this in mind please, please ride in a fashion on the trails that is enjoyable, but safe for yourself, other riders, hikers, horse riders or any other trail user.
What it comes down to really is that we as a group hold the future of our trail system in our own hands.  If we can pull together as a group and promote as well as practice safe trail use protocol we will have a trail system that is enjoyed by all different groups, if we don't we will begin the slow and painful process of being banned from trails.  There also needs to be an understanding and promotion of safe cycling within our own group, if you see a cyclist that is moving at a pace that is unacceptable say something.  It doesn't have to be rude in fact I think an informative position is the best.  A simple "Hey take it easy there is a bunch of hikers coming up," is enough to hopefully slow a rider down.  A statement coming from another rider is more likely to be accepted by the rider rather than someone getting yelled at by a hiker or horse rider.
Accepted trail rules around the country state that mountain bikers yield to all.  I know this can be frustrating but hey that's the way its been written and if it keeps me on the trails I'm off my bike in a heart beat. If someone yields make sure to thank them so when they think of mountain bikers they see a person that is thankful and smiling at them, little gestures go a long way in making a big difference.
Within the last year I have started to ride with a bear bell attached to my seat that rattles.  I a have found that this has made all the difference in the world with hikers.  Just this morning I was stopped by a hiker and thanked for having a bell.  He said he heard me and stepped off the trail so I could pass.  He did however say this is not always the case and he himself has been run off the trail multiple times in the past.  I think bells should be a must in whatever form for riders, whether bear bells that rattle when you remove the magnet, or a dinger on the handle bar get one and you will never look back.
You all know how much we appreciate you as fellow riders and customers.  It is this appreciation that makes me worry about the future of our trail.  Please be safe out there, enjoy the ride.  Thanks.

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Rental Bike Sale This Saturday, October 26th!

Just a quick reminder that our rental road and mountain bikes will be sold this weekend.  The mountain bikes are Kona Splice models, and the road bikes are Raleigh Revenio 1.0 models.  All sizes and models will be sold for $450 dollars each, both bikes retailed for around $700 dollars new.  We will hold bikes if you call ahead and they are ready to be looked at whenever.  If you have any questions give a call, send an email, or drop a note on Facebook.

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Preserve Your Steel Frame In Wet Conditions

Being a shop where we as a group and quite a few of our customers ride steel/chromoly framed bicycles it was a topic of conversation about who had coated the inside of their frame tubes in preparation for wet winter weather.

Just because you can't see rust on the outside doesn't mean its not rusting on the inside of your frame tubes from water entering during riding.  To prevent rust we can coat the inside of your frame with a compound called Frame Saver.  To coat the inside of a complete bike we will charge $75.00 per bike because we have to completely remove all the parts down to a bare frame and then put them back together and then tune the bicycle again.  For a bare frame that needs to be treated there will be a fee of $25.00.  We need about 24 hours with your frame because we apply multiple coats and we need to allow for it to dry as well.  If you have any give a call or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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