Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Crank is officially open for business on SE 28th and Ash in Portland, OR

This blog will be deleted, so head over to crankpdx.wordpress.com and bookmark us!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Big Changes

Kinetic Performance is expanding with a new name and a new location! Check out crankpdx.wordpress.com for up to date photos and blogging on the construction of Crank, a new bike store on SE 28th and Ash. You can also reach Justin or Chris at their same email, spin.kinetic at gmail dot com.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Last week we outfitted Alexa and Jessica for a ride across America. Check out their page documenting their travels this summer @ http://www.ridetochoose.com. Here are the highlights from the workshop.

J.J. Had to clear the bikes before they left.

The results were unbelievable.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Women Commuting!

"In the U.S., men’s cycling trips surpass women’s by at least 2:1"

Women Riders of Portland, what changes would you like to see, not only to the infrastructure, but to cycling culture?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oh no!

Last night we were faced with what every small business owner dreads: the break in.
Around 1am, some unkind or desperate soul broke into our shop and stole one of the bikes we had on display. It's hard not to feel violated, angry, and to keep the big picture in perspective. So a big thank you to everyone who has helped us through this, and we look forward to the future!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Business in PDX

Since weve started the shop here downtown, Ive had a lot of people (mostly recent transplants) ask me about the small business environment. Many are concerned that neither the state or the business community has a vested interest in the small business environment in Oregon. Luckily this has not been my experience. Since we opened, weve encountered overwhelming support, both from other businesses (like our favorite coffee spot Spella) and from state agencies like the PDC. There are a lot of small business resources here in the northwest, geared toward making your startup successful, and hopefully as we grow we will be able to become part of the community that has helped us take our first steps.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

From the beginning... Portland's friendly bike shop

This week we open our doors to the public... if we were any more excited, we'd be unable to cycle in a straight line!
We are specializing in first time riders, proper fits, and commuter cyclists everywhere. we have an awesome line of bikes from Fuji, clothing from Sheila Moon (awesome for looking good and being comfortable sheilamoon.com) and pearl Izumi, and are a Shimano Direct dealer for all your tune-up and performance needs!