bittersweet good bye

2014 events

After 4 years we have some sad news, we have made the difficult decision to close Mr. Crampy’s Multisport. It is not without a great deal of thought that we made this call. We are proud to have had the opportunity to serve the multisport community for the last few years and watch many of you take on life changing challenges. The last few years have brought some new challenges to us as well and that is a large part of our decision. Looking back the people we have met through the store enriched our lives, the friends that we have made have brought not only great memories but the promise of many more to come, and most of all a handful of you have become part of our family.
This is in no way a departure for us from the multisport community, instead it is a rebirth. We are excited to have more time and opportunities to enjoy events, activities and adventures.

As many of you know in the last couple years we formed a multisport club associated with the store called ‘The Crew’. We have decided to keep this as an active organization but will be opening it up to all as a public multisport group. The purpose of this club is to bring together active people that are looking to share in multisport training, events and adventures. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Facebook group.

We would like to thank our families and friends for all of their support, our almost 2,400 facebook friends, and most of all, our loyal customers and the Crew. With out all of you Mr. Crampy’s would not have had the impact it did or the good times we shared. We would like to take a minute to call out a few people individually to thank for all their hard work…

Ken Hiatt, never in my life have I met someone as genuine and giving. Ken donated thousands of hours in the shop and even though work has taken him to the other side of the country he is and always will be one of our dearest friends.

Justin Lovitt, it has been a privilege to work side by side with you and watch you grow. You are without a doubt core to what Mr. Crampy’s was all about. You have a bright future in front of you and I look foreword to a continued friendship.

Mike ‘Mic’ McLane, it seems that as the universe took one saint away from us (Ken) another was delivered. Mic has also volunteered countless hours in the shop and been a leader in the Crew over the last several years. More importantly he has also become part of our family.

Sean Harwin, it has been a privilege to work with you as well and watch you grow, not only as an athlete and professional but as a person. Your generosity enabled Mr. Crampy’s to continue to support this community for as long as it did. Now I look foreword to spending some time training with you again.

Nina Sayed, another part of the family, we have enjoyed watching you grow up here and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

Linda Ness (Mom), you have been the glue behind the scenes since day one. Taking care of the books as well as your financial and moral support. This would have been impossible without you!

We will be open until April 19th. Everything will be on sale at the store until then, so stop on by to pick up your last purchases. We will also continue to represent Hypr standup paddle boards as well as a few other brands so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you want to learn what the latest SUP craze is all about!

Thanks again for all your support, it really has been an amazing couple of years. It really is a bittersweet good bye!

- Kyle Watson

Demo Bike Sale :: Pivot LES Carbon 29 medium

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Selling Kyle’s (the owners) 2013 Pivot LES 29. Lightly used and very well maintained.

Regularly priced as built up $6000 |  Sale price $3600

The Pivot LES 29 defines fast. If you’re looking for the fastest way to get from point A to point B, this is your ride.There are days when the race just demands something a little (or a lot) more rigid. We know that weight matters and that the pursuit of the win is often based on having the lightest, fastest machine possible. The LES delivers all of this and more with an ultra lightweight chassis and ride tuned stiffness that’s incredibly stiff in all the right places yet still the most comfortable riding race bike ever developed. With a look and ride like no other, the LES is designed to turn heads on the trail and on the podium.

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2013 Pivot carbon LES medium frame
Shimano MT66 wheels
maxxis ardent tires running tubeless
XTR RD & shifter
SLX 170mm crankset w/ Wolftooth 30t ring
XT brakes
Fox 32 CTD fork
XCR stem

Adamo saddle not included in price.

 

Holiday Hours

2013

Merry Christmas to all our friends!!

We will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.
We wish you a safe and fun end of 2013.

Demo Bike Sale :: Pivot Mach 5.7 xsmall

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We are selling off a Pivot 5.7 alloy Xsmall demo bike. Lightly used but very well maintained.

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The Pivot Mach 5.7 is the ultimate do-all bike for riding just about any trail, anywhere. Whether you are an endurance racer, super D rider, or just looking for the perfect bike for any trail you ride, chances are good that the Mach 5.7 is the perfect mountain bike for you. Superior Pivot engineering combined with dw-link® suspension is the foundation of this ultimate trail bike. Anything you can throw at the Mach 5.7 can be handled with aggression and confidence!

Pivot 5.7 alloy xs demo bike

 

Pivot Mach 5.7 xsmall frame
Fox Float 32 26″ 150 CTD fork
Fox Float CTD Kashima shock
Hayes Prime Expert brakes
Shimano SLX 2×10 shifters
Shimano SLX FD
Shimano XT Shadow Plus RD
Mavic Cross Ride 26″ wheels
Kenda Nevengal tires
Upgraded with Shimano XT 165 cranks

 

Pedals and Adamo saddle not included in price.

Don’t let the colder weather stop you

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Fall is in full swing and the temperatures are dropping quickly but don’t let it keep you from getting your bike rides in. With a few key items you can keep ridding; here are a few of our favorites.

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1. Lights, even if you are ridding during the day it is a good idea to have some bike lights blinking to help make you more visible, especially in our resent fog.

2. Fenders are well know but by adding some Rainy Day Biking reflective mud flaps to your fenders provide highway grade reflectivity on a full coverage mud flap, both front and rear; to help keep your feet and your friends behind you dry.

3. Castelli Nano Flex knee, arm, or leg warmers are not technically “waterproof,” Castelli’s Nanoflex fabric offers incredible resistance to wet conditions. And even though the rain rolls right off, the Nanoflex Arm Warmers still maintain great stretch, warmth and breathability.

4. The Castelli Diluvio shoecover has been a best seller for some time because it does exactly what it’s supposed to do— protect your feet—without much fuss. Fits both road and mountain bike shoes.

5. Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Glove  is great for a rainy commute, ride, or race, the waterproof P.R.O. Barrier WxB Glove will keep your hands warm and dry, while not being to bulky or hot.

6. Skratch Hot Apples and Cinnamon drink mix and Powerbar performance energy blends are great ways to stay fueled with real food, with lots of electrolytes. Also on cold dry days grab a set of toe warmers to keep you extra toasty so you can keep ridding all day.

7. Castelli Leggero jacket is an extremely lightweight and packable layer. When you need protection from wind, cold, or rain, the best jacket is the one you have with you. It is windproof, water repellent, and breathable, and keeps your core warm when you need it most. And comes in both men and women’s cuts so it fits close to body without binding.

 

 

Kona Cinder Cone Review

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Kona Cinder Cone

I love bikes. I’m not a bike tech, nor do I follow a strict training program—but I know that bikes make me happy! That being said, my experience in the cycling world has mostly been with my road bike, and racing track. Mountain biking? Definitely not.

The unfortunate thing about both road and track cycling is that weather is a huge factor; track gets cancelled in the event of rain, and it’s hard to convince me to get my road bike too wet and dirty once that rain really begins. In years past, once mid-September/October hits, I know it’s time to say goodbye to my bikes for the next 6+ months.

Once I realized that mountain bikes are generally fine with rain, I knew I had to try one out! After the folk at Mr. Crampy’s got me out for few trial rides, I was officially hooked. The search for a bike began.
Since I’m a beginner, I wanted a bike that would be good enough to allow me to develop my skills without breaking the bank. I needed a bike that I could learn on and grow with, but of a high enough quality that the bike itself wouldn’t hinder my progress or hold me back once I got the hang of it.

With so many options in mountain bikes, I tested out all sorts of combinations of sizes and styles. Kyle and MacBeth managed to wrangle up a wide assortment of bikes for me to borrow and try out, which was a huge help to someone as indecisive as I am.

As a shorter rider (5’4”), I found that I had a hard time with 29ers—the wheels were big and easy to roll over obstacles, but I felt like the bike was controlling me rather than the other way around. 26” wheels were much easier for me to handle, but the smaller wheels made it noticeably more difficult to get over things. For me, 27.5” wheels were the perfect compromise! This wheels size is somewhat new to mountain bikes (or so I’m told), but in my case, they truly did bring the best of both worlds together.

I also settled on a hardtail; riding full suspension bikes was nice and comfy, but the relative simplicity of hardtails made them a lot of fun to ride. I might change my mind later, but I figured a bike that would force me to learn good biking habits (versus a forgiving, full suspension bike) would ultimately be the best to start with.

Of course, we still had to find this elusive 27.5” hardtail that came in my size and fit my budget. Luckily, Mr. Crampy’s became a Kona dealer right around this time. Kona has a huge range of bikes, offering a great selection at all price points, and of every style and size imaginable. The Cinder Cone fit the bill perfectly for me—the fact that it’s a really attractive-looking bike was just the icing on the cake.

Tiger Mountain crew ride

I’ve taken this bike out a good number of times now, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. The bike is surprisingly light for having an aluminum alloy frame, which was the biggest surprise. It feels solid while riding, but not definitely not clunky. It’s only been a few weeks, but I’m already learning how the bike will react in various situations, which means it’s predictable and reliable and not fussy. It climbs like a beast, but I also took it down Tiger Mountain, where it handled great even on the drops I sent it over. I can’t wait to explore more, develop my skills, and see all that this bike can really do! With just a few component upgrades later, I may not need to upgrade the bike for quite a while (if ever), since the frame itself is great.

Aside from the trails, I’ve spent a good amount of time tearing around my neighborhood and jumping off of things. I’m not going to lie—this bike makes me feel like a little kid, and is just plain FUN! And shouldn’t that be what a bike is all about?

-Rossane

2013 BH Prisma carbon road bike sale

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2013 BH Prisma carbon road bike prices:
Ultegra Di2 $2999 reg $4490
Ultegra $1950 reg $2999
105 $1559 reg $2399
Tiagra $1299 reg $1999

Come by to check the Prisma out!! Available in either White/Red or Black/blue frame

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BH Prisma Blue

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The Prisma offers ideal performance and comfort for any cyclist on any terrain. The Prisma shares the same performance and features that BH bicycles are legendary for in a design suited to a wide range of riders from grand fondo racers to recreational tourers.

The Prisma frame’s 100% carbon construction, based on our Global Concept frame structure, guarantees a stiff, performance based foundation.  While the arrangement of carbon in the frame has been exclusively designed to be extremely compliant resulting in a comfortable yet resilient frame that guarantees maximum power transfer and efficiency with each pedal stroke. The Prisma is one of the lightest and most compliant frames in its category.

Ergonomics, comfort and performance
The Prisma frame is designed with a taller head tube, steeper seat angle, longer chain stays and a 45mm fork off set. This and the following features all add up to a frame that fuses ergonomics, comfort, and performance into one package.

Full Carbon integrated BB Shell
The 2013 Prisma features an all new in-molded carbon PressFitBB30 shell eliminating all metal from the Prisma’s frame structure for a design that is lighter, more rigid and more precise. The arrangement of carbon in the construction of the Prisma frame has been designed to integrate the innovative PressFitBB30 system.

A fully integrated design from front to back
The Prisma’s 1.5” tapered headtube and integrated headset design is based on design parameters shared with all of BH’s top racing models, giving it maximum stability and control. The rear of the Prisma has been engineered and tuned around these features as well, offering exceptional compliance while  maintaining that incredible race performance that BH is famous for.

The new Prisma is available with either internal Di2 routing or standard mechanical cable routing From front to back the geometry of the Prisma frame combines comfort, speed and ergonomics suited to a variety of riders demanding comfort and performance from their bike.

Model specs and geometry are at BH website

 

A Tumbler that Gives Back

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Miir Mr Crampy's tumbler

We are so pleased to announce a new tumbler offering from some amazing people! These tumblers are brought to you by MiiR, backed by an incredible mission: Water for Life.

Nearly a billion people struggle to survive everyday because they don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. Now there’s an easy way for you to help. MiiR’s one4one initiative is helping provide water to those who need it most.

One Dollar. One Person. One Year.
One dollar of each MiiR bottle you purchase provides one person with clean water for one year. The full $1 donation, all 100 pennies, will go directly to those in need. Clean water transforms lives, communities and generations — and at a surprisingly low cost. Just $20 can provide clean water for one person for 20 years.

Purchase your own Mr Crampy’s Miir tumbler today and bring clean drinking water to 1 person for an entire year!

 

Bring on Sufferfest

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Sufferfest

The weather is changing and it is getting darker earlier so it is that time of year where we bring out the bike trainers and start suffering inside together. Though Fall and winter we will be doing Sufferfest indoor cycling workouts Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6:30p. Once the rain really starts we will start Saturday morning sessions as well.

The Sufferfest – Introduction from The Sufferfest on Vimeo.

We just ask for $10 for drop ins or $200 for one year unlimited as part of Crew membership to help cover things like towels, water, the purchase of the videos.

So join us each week for a different Sufferfest video to keep things fresh and fun (in that painful sort of way). All you need to bring is your bike, a towel (we usually have some if you forget), a water bottle and get ready for a good :45 min to an hour+ workout! Trainers are first come first serve and come a bit early to set up and warm up, sufferfest will start at 6:30p.

Mr Crampy's Sufferfest Group

Jake the Snake

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Kona Jake the Snake
Kona Jake the Snake built up to be one lucky kids race bike for the Kirkland triathlon next weekend. He also choose the Redline monster pedals in green to complete the bike.

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