They say that all good things must come to an end, and we are sad to report that Open Road will be closing for good sometime mid-to-late August 2022. John has decided to take an early retirement, and Ryan is looking for new challenges after logging over 20 years at the shop. It’s been a good run. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who came before us, Cary and Tom, followed by Len and Dan, and of course all our loyal customers over the years. Quite literally we could not have done it without you. At the moment it’s still business as usual, but we will be winding things down through the month of July. Service will transition to walk-in only, and we will start putting all remaining inventory on sale. We’ve already upped the markdown on all remaining Nordic Ski equipment to 30% off, so stop in soon for best selection. We are also happy to report that our good friends at Missoula Bike Works will be picking up the Trek line, so they will be able to take care of all your future Trek and Bontrager needs. And once again, thanks so much for your support over the years!
Hey Missoula Bike nuts, just to forewarn you, it’s shaping up to be an ugly summer in our service department. We are super short staffed on the mechanic side of things, and I’m not very optimistic of that changing anytime soon. We are already 2+ weeks out, and that is likely to grow. Thank you for your patience in these difficult times!
Hey there fellow minimalists and weight weenies, have we got a pump for you. The pump body is made of carbon fiber, with a titanium cover for the head. If you’re looking for a pump that will get your tires up to max pressure in the fewest strokes, this is NOT the pump for you. But if you just want a pump that will get you back home after a flat, while adding the least amount of weight possible to your fancy, superlight road bike, this IS the pump for you. Pictured below next to our previous (and still a staff favorite for ease of use) smallest, lightest pump, the small Lezyne Road Drive (82g, 19cm long). This new pump by Nana is just 38g and measures 14cm long. And while it will take a few more strokes to inflate a tire, the small volume insures that those strokes are easy and the pump is capable of high pressure. It’s easily rebuildable with a single, standard o-ring too! And the best part… it’s only $38! Often superlight bike gear is big bucks, but this pump is actually $10 less than the Lezyne!
If this sounds up your alley, come on in and check it out!