Dunbar Cycles Grand Opening

Mar 3, 2014 at 14:09
by Dunbar Cycles  

Grand opening.

For 86 years, Dunbar Cycles has been your friendly neighbourhood bike shop, so when condo development in our area forced us out of our building, we were devastated. We needed to find a new location. Months passed, several deals fell through, and we started to get discouraged. Time was running out.

Old storefront.

One day, purely by chance, we happened on an old building that looked like it might work. It had sat vacant for at least 18 months, and was in dire need of repair. There were leaks in the roof, graffiti on the walls, broken windows and too many bathrooms, but we knew we could make it work.

Before pic.

Dozens of cans of paint, several pallets of flooring, stacks of lumber and several trips to the dump later, we brought our vision to life. Our new place is everything we had ever dreamed our little shop could be. Where before we were restricted by our size and location, we are now able offer the shopping experience we have always wanted to. The new store is bigger and better in every way, almost three times the size with a view of the mountains, right in the centre of the city. All that AND free parking!

New storefront.
Pics of the new shop.
New downhill section.
Bike shots.

Come by this weekend and check out our Grand Re-opening! We will have a ton of athletes in attendance, hanging out and signing autographs. World Cup Champ Stevie Smith will be on hand, taking on challengers for prizes as he races on PS3 game MX vs. ATV. Team Dunbar rider Dean Tennant (Pinkbike's Most-Viewed Video of 2013), Canadian Junior DH Champ Magnus Manson and the rest of the Dunbar team will be making their presence felt. Enduro World Series racers Josh Carlson and North American Enduro Champ Chris Johnson will round out the pack.

The Peak radio station will be broadcasting live on Saturday, cooking up some hotdogs and some fresh tunes.

Saturday's Deals
- Free Suspension Tune-ups to the first 20 people to bring their suspension through the door.
- Free Tune-ups to the first 50 people.
- 20% off all Giant bikes.
- 20% off Fox, Troy Lee Designs, Pearl Izumi and POC apparel.

Sunday's Deals
- Free front or rear bike light with the first 50 purchases.
- Free Troy Lee Designs helmet with any full suspension bike purchase.
- 15% off all Specialized bikes, apparel, tires, pumps and accessories.
- 20% off all lights, locks, panniers, and racks.

We will be having a ton of giveaways all weekend, contests and hourly prizes. Win anything from Troy Lee Designs apparel, free tune-ups, to a free Go-Pro camera and much more!

Come on down to Dunbar Cycles at 195 West Broadway and see what all the fuss is about. Saturday and Sunday, March 8th and 9th only!
10-6pm on Saturday and 10-5pm on Sunday


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  • + 26
 Congrats guys - Thanks for supporting the DH scene so heavily all these years! C U @ the Dunbar Summer Series....
  • + 4
 WC champ Stevie Smith the Canadian chainsaw massacre and Devinci tech support will be there answering any questions on Wilson's, Troy's, Dixon's, etc. Enter our Facebook mystery machine bike contest at woobox.com/qxokne to win the next new Devinci weapon and we'll see you there! -moustache rides extraSmile
  • + 3
 A bit sad to see the old shop closing down since it was my neighbourhood shop growing up, but now that I'm an eastsider I got over it pretty quickly! Great shop that seems to get better all the time, knowledgeable staff, and one of the few shops around that takes care of us gravity addicts. Congratulations guys, looking forward to checking out the new digs!
  • + 5
 Looks sweet guys! Cant wait to go check it out! you cant beat this plus your online store!
  • + 6
 Dunbar supports racing, now lets support Dunbar.
  • + 6
 Congrats Rob and crew! Looks fantastic! All the best in 2014 and beyond!
  • + 1
 Great job on getting set up so well and so quickly!! Shop looks great - wishing you every success.

Sad to see you move out of the Dunbar neighbourhood but it's hopefully a very good move for you in the long run. Will still go to you guys first when I need a new bike.

Any 24" wheeled bikes be part of the sale on Saturday - my son is outgrowing his 20" quickly?
  • + 1
 all giant kids bikes are 20% off
  • + 2
 Hmm is the 195 W Broadway the new address? Somehow thought you guys moved next to MEC, though I couldn't see ya around? Smile

(I mean obviously, it's not Dunbar st., I see..)
  • + 1
 We are across the street from MEC, not beside.
  • + 1
 And here's where I got myself confused, somehow I thought it was the MEC on the Shore! Smile Thanks for waking me up!
  • + 1
 The new store look great! I'm stoked to have you guys so close to my workplace now. Somewhere to go on a lunch and ogle carbon. Smile
  • + 2
 Congrats here too and also thanks to support racing in b.c. see ya at the races !
  • + 1
 I guess Europe Bound Travel Outfitters didn't do so good. Not surprising with MEC right across the street. Great place for the new shop congrats!
  • + 2
 Wow much bigger than the other store too. Congrats to Dunbar. I'll swing by after checking out the Van Bike Show.
  • + 1
 Popped into the new location the other day. You've done a great job with it! One of the nicest shops I've been in for a while!
  • + 3
 YES! thanks Dunbar! You guys are great! Ill see ya sunday!
  • + 2
 Looks great!!! Any deals on the Intense Tracer 275 Carbon... ;-)
  • + 2
 We don't have them yet. Sorry
  • + 2
 got to check it out
  • + 1
 are you guys gonna have any deals on neck braces?
  • + 2
 Well done guys!!
  • + 1
 Never been but this is a reason to check it out Smile
  • + 0
 if I bring my bike in for a fox 40 oil change, spring change and installation of my new cane creek any deal?
  • + 2
 We have free suspension labour for the first 20 people to bring in their suspension on Saturday
  • + 1
 been there a couple of times, but i'll be by this weekend.
  • - 1
 Why do these ads never say the location? Riding location? Store location? Always have to guess
  • + 1
 195 West Broadway. It's directly across from MEC.
  • + 1
 Vancouver lol
  • + 1
 Location listed near the end

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