The Giant Summer Sale: Our Top Picks


The season is just getting started. We might have steamrolled into September, but we’ve still got a full schedule of rides and races on the horizon and, thanks to Giant and Liv, you’ve got a really good excuse to pick up a new bike. 

The Summer Sale is here, and you’ve got a few days left to check out bikes on sale. There are some killer deals on the sale sheet, and to make it easier for you, we picked out three of the best deals. Like what you see? Call us and we’ll get the bike ordered up for you! We typically see bikes in the shop in 5 days, which means you’ll have a leg over the top tube in no time. 

Full Suspension Racer and Shredder: This is a bike we’ve loved since spring. The Giant Anthem 1 NX Eagle is a killer build for anyone who spends all day weaving together mile after mile of singletrack, but still wants to hit the start line at races like Bear Claw Epic and Iceman Cometh Challenge. A tough, lightweight aluminum frame offers up a sturdy platform on 27.5” wheels; ride width rubber for shredding and 2.25”s for race day! The huge gear ratio with SRAM Eagle 12 speed means you’ll never run out of gears here in northern Michigan, and 130mm travel means you’ve got all day comfort, too. Throw in a dropper and 25% off, and you have a bike that’s probably the best deal of the sale! 

Gravel Grinder: The Giant Revolt 2 is the best bang-for-your-buck in the world of gravel, and now it’s an even better deal. Need a bike to rack up road miles, hit the gravel race scene, and explore a mix of pavement, singletrack, and gravel on every ride? Here you go. Take advantage of D-Fuse technology on the handlebars and seatpost for a smooth ride quality, plus massive 45c tire clearance to tackle the sandpits that make up some of the most challenging parts of gravel riding. With 50x34 gearing up front, you’ve got the range to stick your nose in the wind at 30+ and still climb up rocky, loose trails. It might be the most versatile bike Giant bikes, and one of the best-spec’d bikes for the kind of riding most folks will do with it. Through the end of the week, it’s 15% off! 

Get Between The Tape: It’s cyclocross season! The Giant TCX SLR 2 is the perfect bike for the privateer racer. Bomb-proof aluminum frame, SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain, tubeless ready wheels, and hydraulic brakes that make even the most challenging ‘cross courses manageable. If you’re new to cyclocross, this is a great option to get something new, modern, and up for the circuit this fall. There’s a big difference between gravel and cyclocross geometry, and it will only take a lap for you to feel it. 

Give us a call; we can help you size up the right bike and look at everything Giant and Liv have on sale. Stop in and see us; we have a couple of these bikes in stock right now! 

City Bike Shop Is On The Move This Fall!


Just in case you missed the big news in the TC Ticker last week, City Bike Shop is moving! Since 1955, we’ve been a fixture at 322 Union Street, serving riders from all over Traverse City from the convenience of downtown. With the building sold, we’ve picked out a new spot that’s going to make cyclists really, really happy. 

When we were looking for a new home, there was really only one spot that fit all our needs. Located at 747 E. Eighth Street, our new digs offer plenty of parking, more storage for inventory, and far better access to the TART for bike renters and test rides. It also puts us on the same stretch as our pals McLain Cycle and Fitness and Brick Wheels. For shoppers, this makes for a “Bike Block” where they can shop for anything without having to drive all over town. If you can’t find your new bike at one of these three shops, you just won’t find it! 

Making this move isn’t easy, as we’ve loved our location and all the friends and neighbors we’ve meet over the years. We’re going to miss being next to Old Towne, Sixth Street, and being able to walk downtown for lunch and coffee. But we’re also really excited to be able to reshape the new space to perfectly suit our needs. The service area is going to be dialed in to help us more bikes more efficiently than ever without make Nate, Dustin, and Jeff run downstairs and carry them back up. The whole idea is to make us more efficient to serve you better...and carry even more rad bikes! 

Right now, the place is to make the move to our new location by late September. We’ll keep you in the loop with specifics, but make sure you plan on stopping by to see us before Iceman Cometh Challege to see what’s happening at the new spot!