Bicycles provide environmentally friendly transportation much more efficiently than riding a tornado or filling a recycled garbage bag with helium. Keep your wheels rolling with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a standard bike tune-up (a $49 value) at Sun & Ski Sports, located in Concord.
The certified bike techs at Sun & Ski Sports restore spunk to tired two-wheelers with thorough inspections, adjustments, and lubrication. All breeds and brands are put through the rigors of a 12-point inspection that tightens wobbly handlebars, pedals, cranks, and spoke-card motors. A diligent chain inspection and lubing help increase efficiency and cut down on wear from sandy chain links or attempts by Mr .T to steal a new necklace. To ensure serene spinning, techs top off tires and true wheels to ensure an astrologically aligned orbit, and stopping power is similarly safeguarded with a brake adjustment. As a parting farewell, each bike receives one final wipe-down before it is officially considered fashionably street legal. While in the shop, cyclists can peruse Sun & Ski’s selection of cycling accessories or play peekaboo with gurgling newborn bikes waiting to be taken home.
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.
8381 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, North Carolina 28027