Tuning a bike is a lot like tuning a TV, except when you tune a bike the wrong way you don't usually get sucked into the tubes to live indefinitely with a fictional sitcom family until a valuable lesson is learned. Let the pros worry about the fine art of fine tuning with today's deal: for $24, you get a standard bike tune-up (a $49 value) at Sun and Ski Sports. Your Groupon is good at any of four area locations—Arlington, Dallas, Grapevine, and the recently-opened Frisco shop.
Each cyclical correction begins with a thorough 12-point inspection of all essential elements—tightening all the nuts, bolts, stems, and more to a properly tense extent. Likewise, the friendly gear heads at Sun and Ski Sports perform a diligent cable and drive-chain cleaning and lubing in addition to a wheel truing, all in an effort to increase pedal-pumping efficiency, ease momentum retention, and make baseball-card motors purr like a tiger atop a velvety vibrating heart-shaped bed. As a parting farewell, each bike receives one final wipe down before it is officially considered fashionably street legal.
With the peak of the summer heat soon to arrive, having your two-wheeled chariot in top shape is increasingly important. If you lack the tools or space necessary to gut and glam your gorgeous ride, drop it off for a quick turnaround tune-up at Sun and Ski Sports, where veteran technicians provide comprehensively detailed advice, acceptably greasy hands, and consistently quality care.
By appointment only.
Sun & Ski Sports
Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.
Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.