We heart hearts (especially yours)!


In honor of the month of love, we’re professing our love for the most important thing in the world: you! Or, more specifically, your heart. The one that’s beating in your chest, keeping you moving and smiling and existing. We really like helping you get moving, start smiling, and stay existing, so we’re doing a little extra to make that happen.

At all our stores you’ll find awesome run and yoga groups dedicated to getting your heart pumping, CPR classes to help you keep other people’s hearts pumping, and a raffle where you can win heart rate monitors from Polar (to let you see exactly how fast your heart is pumping) or a 1-month gym membership (again, for the pumping of hearts). On top of that we have two Red Cross blood drives scheduled, so you can have yet another way to keep hearts pumping.

Here’s the details:

Win something good for your heart! We’re raffling off one Polar FT4 heart rate monitor and one Polar Loop fitness monitor per store (that’s a total of 12 being raffled off!), as well as a 1-month membership at an awesome local gym per store. No purchase is required to enter: simply visit your local store and enter at the front register. There will be one winner per item per store. Winners will be notified via email on March 1.

Donate blood! We have two blood drives scheduled. The first is on Valentine’s Day (that’s Saturday, Feb. 14) at our Berkeley store, from 10am-4pm. RSVP here. The second drive is on March 2 at our Presidio store, from 11:30am-4:30pm. RSVP here. After you donate, show us your “I donated blood” sticker for 20% off!

Save lives! We’ve hosted nearly 1,400 CPR classes since we started offering them in 2009. Sign up for one here! A $15 donation to Racing Hearts is required.

Get moving! As always, our stores have lots of options to help get your heart pumping. Join your local store’s fun run, or come by for free yoga classes.


We’re taking 50% off all winter gear ’til winter hits!


Say it with us: it WILL snow soon. It WILL snow soon! But until it does, we’re summoning the frozen water flurries the only way we know how: with a massive sale! Seriously, everything winter-y is 50% off the (already low) original SB price. That’s everything from technical shells and down coats to cute boots and comfy sweaters. This sale will continue until some truly worthy snowflakes fall or the gear’s all gone (whichever comes first – we’re crossing our fingers for the snowflakes).

Now for the boring bits: this discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Some exclusions do apply.  If you’re not sure whether something is included, just ask a staffer!


This is what sub-Basement prices look like.

We always have great Basement prices on great Sports-y gear (hence the name). But every once in a while our prices drop so unfathomably low that “Basement” just isn’t quite descriptive enough. Take these marked down Arc’teryx and The North Face deals: these are (dare we say it?) sub-Basement level deals! Think 30%, even 40% off of some of the best snow gear gracing our stores. So get in here and snatch ‘em up before they’re all gone!

Now, it should be stated that not all colors or sizes or styles will be available at every store. But that’s ok! If you find the jacket of your dreams but can’t find the size you need, we can ship it straight to you from the store that has it. Just ask a staffer at any of our stores for help, and they’ll make it happen.

Sabre Pant Beta LT Jacket
Ravenna Jacket Covert Cardigan
Sabre Jacket Gamma MK Jacket
Stingray Jacket Cerium SL Jacket
Beta AR Pant Beta AR Jacket
Low Pro Jacket NFZ Insulated Jacket
Free Thinker Jacket Gatekeeper Jacket


What’s your 2015 resolution?

We’re resolving to make 2015 a gazillion times better than 2014. Let us help you get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution and give the gift of a more exciting year to your loved ones while you’re at it.


1. “I will get infinite miles to the gallon.” New Giro commuter wear actually looks street savvy, and the gift of a bike fender or a bike light encourages the budding bike commuter in your life (that could totally be you!) to tackle every kind of weather.

2. “I will swing for the fences.” Great deals on Rawlings gloves, bats of all shapes and sizes and tons of other baseball gear will make the 2015 season that much more thrilling.

3. “I will Go be a Pro.” Pair a GoPro Hero4 with that board she’s been eyeing and let her know that her New Year’s Resolution is to hit the slopes harder than ever.

4. “I will earn my six pack.” Take your TRX workout back home (or on the road, or wherever your workout takes you) with the TRX Home Kit, so you’ll never have a reason not to work out.

5. “I will put a bird on it.” ‘Cause who doesn’t love Portlandia? Embrace your inner Fred Armisen with a flannel-tastic Pendleton blanket and matching National Park themed travel mug, and tour the Cascades in style.

6. “I will give a darn.” ‘Tis the season to give back! Keep that trend going throughout 2015, and start by buying gifts that give a little more, like TOMS shoes. TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you buy.

7. “I will lighten up.” Maybe literally, maybe not. Either way, lighten up your life with these gorgeous new solid state LED candle lanterns.

8. “I will rep the Bay Area.” You can eat like a locavore and still open packages with San Francisco’s TCHO chocolate, or Berkeley’s The Cookie Department.

9. “I will have a 5 star experience.” Resolve to give people experiences instead of stuff in 2015: give the gift of an SBO adventure. Our in-store gift boxes are super cool, but you can also get an online gift certificate for any trip as well.

10. “I will get my life together.” Whatever that means to you! To us, it means getting organized with these awesome new uKonserve glass food containers.

The 2015 Ibis Mojo HD: We rode it, we loved it, and we’re taking pre-orders!

2015 Ibis Mojo HDToday Ibis announced the upcoming release of the 2015 Mojo HD and along with the rest of the MTB universe, we’re pretty excited about it. Four of our staffers were able to demo the bike and they were so impressed they ran out of superlatives. Bike buyer Philip’s exact words were, “It blew our minds! Chunks of brains are still on the trail.”

Some other impressions from Rex (SB Walnut Creek), Erik, Nick (both SB Presidio) and Philip:
“To say the new HD3 inspires confidence is an understatement.”
“The bike felt buttery smooth as I hucked myself off drop after drop.”
“In a market that is inundated with enduro-style bikes of similar angles and travel, the HD3 shines through as the best of the bunch.”
“The HD just feels right in every aspect of riding.”
“When a bike does everything right that translates to A LOT OF FUN!”

We will have demos of the HD3 and we’re now taking pre-orders for the February/March 2015 release. If you want in on this, call your nearest SB bike shop for more details!

Read on for more of what our test riders had to say about the HD3. Read the rest of this entry »


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