Spring Bike Check

Written by admin on February 8, 2017


A few things to think about as we prepare for SPRING.
Phil (the groundhog) said only 6 more weeks!!!!

Clean and Inspect whole Bike. Frame, rims, tires, cables and housing- ALL of it! Are the wheels properly installed? Cracks in the paint or broken parts? (not good)

Wheels. Hows the tread wear? Is there any sidewall damage? Are my tires tubeless? When was the sealant last refreshed? Loose spokes or dented rims?

Brakes. Is the lever feel even left and

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Erik Carlson

Written by admin on March 5, 2016

Position:  Owner/Operator

Years at QSBS: 6 ish…?

Favorite bike: Ever? –  Kona Explosif Hardtail.  Right now? – 2016 Fuel EX 29

Favorite trail:

McLovin and Dr.s tie for first.  Love those descents.

Favorite trail not in Marquette:

Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman Loop, Crested Butte, Colorado.  It’s like 3 of the best trail rides in one… so good.

Place ridden in: California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado,  Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan,  North Carolina, Austria, Whistler Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain.

Thing you aren’t good at fixing: Canti brakes. They are dying for a reason…

Favorite thing to fix: Rock

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Marquette Trails Fest 2015 DH Course Preview

Written by admin on June 23, 2015

Check out riders Phil Ott and Doug Pennela ride Gypsy Road on Marquette Mountain. Hope to see everyone out for the race saturday afternoon!

×Philip Ott×

Written by admin on May 26, 2015

Recently added to the Past Proud Owner Club. 2005- 2010; Now Remote consultant for the QSBS and Toule Werx West Site Manager.  I did everything from sweeping to book keeping. My favorite thing is to work on bikes, and see the smile on someone’s face after a job well done.
Since: 2006, maybe 2007

First job? 
My first job was at Fontana outdoor sports, I turned wrenches, cleaned up (a lot), and helped on the sales floor.

What kind of riding do you do?

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Brian Dietsch

Written by admin on May 26, 2015

Stand #1, Sales Associate, Overseer of All
Since: Pretty sure I started before Kytta Kat was born, 2000 or so.

First job? 
First shop job was 1995 at Kinetic Systems Bicycles.

What is your other Other job(s)?
Full-time Dad.

What kind of riding do you do?
All-terrain bicycling, kid hauling.

Favorite bike?
Spooky Bandwagon.

Favorite place to ride at home?
I enjoy a nice ride down Art Sharp which people unfortunately have renamed the Flow.

Favorite place to ride outside of Marquette?
Bend Oregon or North Crack-a-lacka raise up.

What do you eat for

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