New Fujis for Sale in the Shop!
by Tyler Pell
While much of our customer base may not know it, each fall, the Cycling Center effectively runs out of bikes to sell. Not that our inventory is wiped clean, but our supply of affordably-priced utilitarian commuter bikes — the shop’s bread and butter — effectively runs dry. It’s a tradition we dread, and this year hope to avoid completely.*
After much consideration and deliberation, the shop management settled on the idea of stocking new bicycles, and after careful vetting, zeroed in on Fuji brand bikes. These Fujis allow the shop to deliver an affordable new commuter bike throughout the year.
The bikes, which come with either a traditional horizontal top tube, or a sloped “step-thru” frame, feature butted aluminum that provides the strength of a steel-framed bike with the lightweight feel of the aluminum. The components will stand up to almost anything a Portland bike commuter could throw at it and will allow the shop to offer the same 90 day warranty we’ve long offered on our refurbished used bikes.
These bikes have been huge hit and sales have far surpassed internal expectation. At present, we offer four different models starting at $394 for the Fuji Crosstown, which has a 1×7 drivetrain and rim brakes. On the higher end, we’re offering the Fuji Absolute which features a 24 speed drivetrain and disc brakes. We may be bringing in even more models in the future.
So next time you’re near Alberta, come take a closer look at the Fuijs! And don’t worry, our used bike selection is still one of Portland’s best in terms of price, size, and selection!
(* ps – Our supply of used bikes is based on donations! If you have a bike — of any size, age, and condition — that you would like to donate, please bring it by our shop at 1700 NE Alberta anytime we are open: 10-7 in summer, 10-6 the rest of the year. And if you would like to organize a bike collection event in your workplace, to help even more with maintaining our supply, please contact [email protected].)