Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range, Cartecay Bike Shop is right at home surrounded by top-notch mountain bike trails. Just a short drive from the Mulberry Gap mountain bike trail system in Ellijay, GA, Cartecay offers all the typical amenities of a full-service shop.
Owners Dondi Fontenot and Ben Schlosser bought the shop recently and have kept bikes rolling and smiles flowing to tourists and regulars alike. In recent years, both Dondi and Ben have noticed an increasing demand for plus-sized tires.
One of the latest tire trends to hit the market, plus-sized tires offer a larger volume tire, allowing a rider to run lower tire pressures, increasing ride compliance, traction and ultimately rider confidence. They expressed how these plus bikes are flying out of the shop, as new and experienced riders are both turning to this tire genre for a bike that can handle the root-riddled and rocky terrain in the Appalachians (Conveniently enough, we offer the 25 gram CO2 cartridges for the plus-sized tires out there).
So whether you’re capping off a bike trip through the Appalachian Mountains, or starting a northward tour into the heart of the premiere mountain biking trails in the east, be sure to stop at Cartecay Bike Shop. You’ll not only be greeted by very knowledgeable staff, but also a shop pup. Who doesn’t like a good shop pup every now and then?
Next week, Las Vegas will be overrun with bicycle enthusiasts from around the world for Interbike 2017! Dubbed the largest annual gathering of the bicycle industry in North America, Interbike is the premier event to celebrate, educate and conduct the business of cycling.
Attendees can meet with 1,400 bicycle brands – all on one floor – “pedaling” everything the bicycle industry has to offer, including: road, mountain, triathlon, electric bikes, nutrition, apparel, safety, accessories, power and more.
Slime and Genuine Innovations share a booth at Interbike, and we have some exciting surprises in store for our booth visitors. Below are the top three reasons you should visit our Booth #7255 at Interbike:
No. 1: Build Your Own AirChuck+
Genuine Innovations is the leader in CO2 inflation technology. Our newest inflator, the AirChuck+, features lightweight, push-to-inflate technology and an ergonomic design to keep your hand off the cartridge.
Visit our booth to create your own custom AirChuck+ CO2 inflator head. Hundreds of color combinations available exclusive to Interbike! Match your bike, match your sports team or even match your favorite superhero.
Want to reserve your unique AirChuck+ in advance? Click here to design your own and have it waiting for you at Booth #7255.
No. 2: Tubeless Sealant Demos
Protecting you from tears, punctures and slits, Slime’s new tubeless premium sealant is designed to stay liquid longer, seal faster, extend the lifespan of your tires and carry you farther.
Cyclist feedback on the new tubeless sealant has been overwhelmingly positive. Visit Booth #7255 to see the sealant in action in all types of tires! Compare it to other popular sealants and maybe even take a trial pouch home to try for yourself.
The future of tubeless is here. Join the Slime tubeless revolution at Booth #7255.
No. 3: Bike Shop Specials
For many bike shop owners, merchandising store product does not top the list of favorite job responsibilities. Rather than spending your time leafing through online catalogs to select products and then hours arranging merchandise on your store shelves, Slime and Genuine Innovations want to make it easy for you to sell products.
Stop by Booth #7255 to see our retail-ready displays on special at Interbike for bike shop owners. Our new Pop-Up Stores offer a one-stop shopping experience for your customers. Simply open the package and display our most popular products in one attractive place. Let our retail-ready displays do the selling.
Interbike 2017 is September 20-22, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. See you at Booth #7255!
The real view from the field.