Over NAHBS weekend (March 10-12) join Contender Bicycles as we team up with Moots and Chris King to host several events for a fun bike-filled weekend. On Friday night, join us for an unforgettable social event from 6 – 9 pm featuring special edition Moots and Chris King built bicycles. There will be tacos and drinks provided by Chris King and Moots. This will be the final time Portland-based Chef Chris DiMinno prepares food for Chris King’s legendary NAHBS social. Moots themselves will be on hand with some deliciously built bikes and plenty of conversation. Come out and meet these two stand out bicycle industry companies to kick off NAHBS weekend in style.
On Saturday, Moots will be at the shop from 11am – 4pm with demo bikes, so you can experience the Moots magic for yourself. Mountain options available to demo include 17 inch Rogue YBB and 19 inch Mooto-X YBB as well as small and large Mountaineers. Road options include partial size runs in Vamoots RSL, Vamoots RSL Disc Road, Vamoots CR, and Routt.
Finally, Moots will host a 20 – 30 mile coffee ride at a social pace which will leave from Contender Bicycles at 8am. Rise and shine and join us for some java and bikes. Can’t think of a better way to kick off a Sunday morning before you head into the show which opens at 10am.
If you’re unfamiliar with Moots or Chris King, here’s a little bit about these notable companies:
Moots Cycles is an American bicycle manufacturer located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1981 by Kent Eriksen, who is now a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Moots has been identified as a source for innovation in the bicycle industry since its inception. Originally, Moots was one of the first companies manufacturing and promoting mountain bikes. Since 1991, Moots has been manufacturing both mountain and road bicycles from titanium, and has earned praise for the quality of manufacture, light weight, and supple ride of their bicycles. Their aesthetics are timeless and their reputation precedes them.
Handmade in Portland , Oregon, at Chris King they believe in parts that last. They specialize in building investment grade hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets that start with their legendary bearings. Fully serviceable and without compromise, Chris King bearings get even faster with age. When other bearings wear out Chris King bearings wear in. Chris King small parts and components use strictly the highest quality materials and finishes, and feature an unwavering attention to detail and craftsmanship.
The junction of these two brands represents a collaboration between two of the finest and most established names in the cycling industry. We are pleased to host and welcome them to Salt Lake City for NAHBS this year.
From all of us at Contender, can’t wait to see you all here for the show and have a happy NAHBS!