no tax on bicycles

When you buy a bike, you're paying unnecessary taxes and tariffs.  Along with other bicycle retailers across Canada, Sweet Pete's is asking the Minister to eliminate them as has been done with other sporting goods.  In preparing the budget, MP's need to hear from ALL cyclists.  PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SEND THIS TEMPLATE TO YOUR MP!!  It couldn't be easier and your voice will have an impact.  

Template letter to local MP (doc) Download EN / Télécharger FR.  To find the name and address of your local MP Click here.

Cycling gift guide

1. Camlebak. A favorite for any terrain and all kinds of weather, the M.U.L.E. NV keeps you hydrated while your back and gear stay dry. This mountain biking pack has everything you need and nothing you don’t. $169.99 

2. Clif Bar, Mmm hungry. $1.99

3. Bell Super. The line between gravity mountain bikes and cross country machines has been blurred the last couple years, the new Bell Super aims to split the difference, riding that all-mountain line perfectly. $169.99

4. Muc-off C3 Dry Ceramic Chain Lube raises the bar when it comes to providing the ultimate lubrication. It provides total corrosion protection and unparalleled performance in dry, dusty and damp conditions. $9.99 

5. Easton grips. The aluminum clamps are concealed by the grip which gives these grips a sleek appearance and further boosts comfort. Available in six colors. $29.99

6. Chromag stem. Carved by technical artists using futuristic robot machines the Ranger is strong, light, and elegant. $149.99

7. GoPro 3+ Black. All the kids are doing it. $449.99

8. Crank Brothers Mallet 3. An elite-level platform pedal for downhill riding. Aluminum/composite body, and inner needle bearing for silky smooth rotation. $149.99

9. Gemini DUO Light System. Gram-for-gram, it is one of the brightest lights of the year delivering a staggering 1500 lumens and weighing only 63g. $249.99

Roadie Edition

road cyclist gift ideas

1. Bell Gage Helmet. Did you know helmets only last 3-5 years? The Gage is an excellent combination of comfort and ventilation at a light weight. $219.99

2. Spy Screw Glasses. The Screw is bringing dope back to cycling. Beyond looking great the ventilation on these glasses really works and the scoop vents keep them from fogging. $169.99

3. Look Keo Blade 2. These pedals are light, really light, and super stiff with increased surface area under foot. A solid upgrade for any serious rider. $299.99

4. DZnuts Chamois Cream is part of a range of embrocation, shaving and chamois creams from David Zabriskie. As he charmingly puts it, 'protect your junk'. $29.99

5. Bontrager Race Gel Gloves. Treat your hands to with next generation inForm padding, and the pressure-dispersing properties of memory foam. $39.99

6. Lezyne Trigger Drice CO2. Much smaller than the threadless counterparts, fits nicely in jersey pockets. $24.99

7. Packed with electrolytes, light flavor, no sugars or carbs, and portable, Nuun Active Hydration is the perfect sports drink. Comes in 12 flavors. $6.49

8. Bontrager RL Cage. Top notch bottle retention and styling. $19.99

Commuter Edition

1.Ynot Gulper. A resilient pack with the ability to morph in size and shape, allows you to carry anything and everything on a bike. $199.99

2. Ynot Pedal Straps. Perfect for the commuter, the city rider, the trail rider, the recreational rider, or the occasional rider. Basically, they are great for anyone. $49.99

3. Sugoi RSE Lobster. Windproof thermal protection in a split finger format for ultimate warmth on the coldest of days. $79.99

4.Brooks Cambium. Outstanding comfort right out of the box. Feels like a worn in B17. $179.99-209.99

5. Finish Line 1-Step. A quick, one-step clean and lube formulation, something every commuter always needs. $9.99

6. ORP is a combination light and horn that is designed to cut through the noise and clutter of the modern traffic-choked street. It also includes an option for a toned-down friendly beep for out on the bike path. $79.99

7. Brooks MT21 maybe not be the lightest, and certainly not the most compact but perhaps the most impressive multi tool a cyclist could pull out. $79.99

8. Crank Bros Speedier Lever. Yes, much speedier than a normal tire lever. $7.99

9. Sweet Pete’s Cycling Cap. Always in fashion, fits comfortably under any cycling helmet. $24.99

Kids Edition

1. Herschel Heritage Kids. the Kids Collection is a fun choice in a small package. This progressive line of seasonal mash-up prints, colour-blocking and kid safe plastic zippers have been downsized, while maintaining the same fine regard for detail. $39.99

2. Knog Party Frank Locks are beautiful, available in a wide range of colours, and have a seamless complete silicon over-moulded construction that ensures it will never mark anything. It’s perfect for any kids bike parked outside a primary school and any bike in any city in Japan. $29.99

3. These bright and cheery Giro DND Junior full finger gloves from Giro are super-comfy and as technically competent as the adult version. $34.99

4. Giro DND Jr continued. The medium pair looks tiny but fits an eight year old's hands. The Lycra expansion dart at the wrist allowed the gloves to be pulled on and off easily without affecting the fit. Available in XS and Small for even younger riders. $34.99

5. The classic, spill-proof CamelBak eddy bottle, designed specially for littler hands. The simplified straw is easy for kids to use, and the size makes it ideal for packing in bags and lunchboxes. All the parts are easy to remove for cleaning and child safe. $14.99

6. Original hand-painted metal bicycle bells by Annie Legroulx of dringdring. Painted with eco-friendly paints: without solvents or toxic fumes. The painted bells are then baked making them resistant to all types of weather. $24.99

7. Early Rider run bike is super lightweight and easy for the younger to manage. This is a fast, nimble bike that's a tonne of fun to ride. For walking to age 4. $199.99

Kids Bike Gift Ideas Toronto

Winterize Your Bike - Winter Tune-up Special $100

Cold, Snow, Slush, Salt. Your bike gets a lot of extra abuse in the winter. In order to keep your bike running through the winter and into the warm weather a little extra maintenance will go a long way. In addition to the standard Sweet Pete’s Tune-up the following work will be preformed to make sure your bike survives the cold.

-A wet type lubricant is specifically used             

-Bottom bracket overhaul and re-grease

-Rear hub overhaul

-Inspect/ clean/ lube free hub

-Grease bearings

-Cleaning and re-greasing seat post

-Cleaning and re-greasing of brake posts

-Cleaning and re-greasing pedal threads

-Re-greasing Stem and any frame bolts

-Lubrication of cables

    That’s $168.92 in total labor for $100. Plus we’ll throw in a

    Timbuk2 on the go tool shed for free. $20 value.   

Click Here to see a video about Timubk2 on the go tool shed.