End of Season Sale

Summer is almost over and Coastal Cruisers in Destin is moving out it’s old inventory.

Bike Beach Cruisers, Scooters and more!

No reasonable offer will be refused!

While Supplies Last!

We’ve had another great Summer here at Coastal Cruisers and it’s time to move out our used rental inventory. This is a great opportunity for you to get quality Bikes Beach Cruisers and Scooters at Low Prices. Hurry over to the shop and take advantage of these once a year LOW PRICES!

Sale ends soon so don’t delay!

SPECIAL PRICING

Golf Cart $5900.00

This Street Legal 4 Passenger Electric Golf Cart is in very good condition. New batteries fresh tires and a stereo.

Golf Cart for Sale

Scooters

Coastal Cruisers has a great selection of used Scooters! Classic vintage , sport and low rider (Maddog) styles, we have the perfect used Scooter for you!

Yamaha 500

Yamaha Tmax 500 $3500

Used Honda Metro Scooter for Sale

3 Used Honda Metro Scooters. 50cc with low miles: $1600

Used Vespa Piaggio for Sale

Vespa Piaggio, 150cc and low miles, a great little commuter for only $3100

Pontoon Boat

20′ Suncruiser by Lowe: New interior, Bimini cover, Johnson 50hp outboard motor and trailer. $6000

Pontoon Boat for Sale at Coastal Cruisers in Destin

Suncruiser by Lowe, Trinidad 200. This Pontoon boat has many great features which you and your friends will be able to enjoy on the lake or bay!

New Pontoon Boat Interior

New Interior!

Johnson 50hp outboard motor

Johnson 50hp Outboard will get you where you want to get!

 

Sym Scooter for Sale in Destin FL

Sym Scooter, Full size, 2 passenger, low miles, great condition only $1700

 

Contact John at the shop if you have any questions about any of the sale items

 

Summer 2016

Summer 2016!

Coastal Cruisers offers Destin area visitors the best bicycle and scooter rentals around! Looking for fun on the water? We also have SUP Paddle Board and Kayak rentals, and for a fun day on the bay rent one of our Pontoon boats! We carry a great selection of bicycle accessories and do fast repairs on either bikes or scooters. Stop by the shop located conveniently on Hwy 98 in Miramar Beach and start cruising today!

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year from Coastal Cruisers in Miramar Beach/Destin Florida!

We have a complete selection of new bicycles, accessories, scooters along with our bike and beach gear rentals. Now is the time to bring in your Bikes and scooters for servicing before the warm weather.

See you soon!

Coastal Cruisers

Christmas 2015

Christmas gift ideas at Coastal Cruisers in Destin FLMERRY CHRISTMAS!
Coastal Cruisers has a TON of Great Christmas Gifts for all ages!
We are offering a 10 % discount on all new bikes, parts and accessories.
And don’t forget that we also have Gift Certificates and Free Layaway.
We have a great selection of Beach Cruisers, Kids and Youth Bikes, All-Terrain, Sport-Comfort, Hybrid, Electric Bikes, Three Wheelers, Recumbent and Day 6 Crank-forward uprights (the most comfortable bike available!). Bicycle trailers (for children or gear), bicycle racks for cars and SUV’s. We also have a large section of bicycle accessories including baskets, helmets, locks, grips, cup holders, lights and much more!

We just got in a new shipment of motorized vehicles in addition to our scooters, we now have 115cc atv’s in stock, fun for the whole family and these come with a wireless start/stop remote so that parents can feel safe when 1st time riders are learning.

We can also deliver large presents to our local customers before Christmas, please call and talk to John for more details.

Here are some great Christmas Gifts that we have in Stock now.. Come by soon for the best selection!

 

  • Raleigh Retroglide Beach Cruisers. We have many colors to choose from at $329.99

Fall on the Emerald Coast

The natives are digging out their long pants and sweatshirts! With high temperatures in the 70’s it’s the ideal time to do some bicycle riding here in the Destin area. If you are planning a visit to our beautiful ‘neck of the woods’ make sure you contact us to reserve all your recreation equipment. Coastal Cruisers has a great selection of rental bicycles, scooters, kayaks, SUP boards and even Pontoon Boats. See all our Rentals HERE

Hwy 30A Road Construction If you are planning on biking the 30A in Santa Rosa Beach (a popular spot for road biking) be advised that the Draper Lake bridge is under construction and cars have a detour but the bicycle/pedestrian bridge is open.

30A Road Closed

Christmas Shopping Time: Coastal Cruisers has been getting new Bicycles and Scooters through the Summer and now is THE BEST TIME to come in for the best selection. We also have a large selection of accessories including; helmets, locks, drink holders, bells and bicycle carriers for cars and trucks.

Bicycle Repair Before you head out into the perfect riding weather make sure you bring your bike or scooter into the store for a tune up. Your ride will be more enjoyable as well as safer when it is properly tuned, lubed, and adjusted and we always make sure that your wheels are perfectly inflated!

Summer Riding Tips

Here in NW Florida we enjoy great weather practically year round for cycling. With only modest adjustments to your riding clothing you can maximize your cycling enjoyment whether cruising along the beach, road biking on the 30A or hitting the trails in one of our local State Parks.

During the Summer months our temps can get in the 90’s but rarely hotter especially close to the water or wherever the breeze can get to you.  Also on the average Summer day we have those beautiful white fluffy cumulus clouds which provide temporary bits of shade as they slowly migrate overhead.

If you are enjoying a cruise along the beach, the only appropriate attire is a comfortable swimsuit. If you start to overheat find the nearest place to lock your bike and take a dip in our beautiful emerald Gulf waters. If you don’t want to have the salt water residue then go to one of the many public beach entrances which have showers available. And in the month of August the shower water may be cooler than the Gulf.

For road or all-terrain cycling here’s a refresher on some hot weather strategies which might make your time on the pedals more enjoyable.

(please note, these are just common sense guidelines. If you are planning an intense hot weather activity consult a qualified expert)

 

Sun DialTIME OF DAY: When planning your trip take into consideration the start and finish time of your ride. During hot weather avoid riding between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. In the Summer months you will have plenty of daylight to ride. Here on the NW Florida Coast during Summer months it starts to get light at 5:00 am and sunset at 8:00 pm there are a lot of hours available for multi-hour rides that are not during the ‘heat of the day’.

 

HydrateHYDRATE: Sweating is the body’s primary means of keeping cool. If you are not hydrated, or don’t stay hydrated you will not be able to sweat and will overheat… NOT GOOD! Most people already know that staying hydrated is necessary for good idea overall health. Water is required for the proper functioning of our bodies, and a regular intake throughout the day allows our bodies to effectively process the water.

So assuming that you are not starting from a hydration deficit, you don’t need to drink a gallon of fluid before riding on a hot day. All you need to do is drink -slowly is preferred, a 16oz sports drink (of your choice) an hour before your ride. For long rides take enough fluids (a combination of water and sports beverages) so that you can take sips throughout your ride. The idea is to maintain consistent intake without overwhelming your digestive system. If your ride is longer than a couple of hours you should plan on taking a break ideally in an air conditioned location. Pay attention to your body, it will ‘tell’ you if you are getting low on fluids. If you begin to feel dizzy or if you get stomach cramps it’s time to call it a day. Head to the movie theater for a cool break or go take a cool bath. If you have a pool that has shade, go for it but try to avoid direct sun exposure until you feel completely refreshed.

 

Italians know how to dress for SummercCycling!

Italians know how to dress for SummercCycling!

ATTIRE: Loose or tight, dark or light, covered or uncovered? There is still a lot of debate on this topic. What we are liking these days is tight, light and covered. A tight high-wicking jersey is ideal, if you get a short sleeved version make sure you use sunscreen on those arms. Get a front zipper as opposed to a pullover. For all day rides take an extra one you can change into halfway into your ride. The color black is always popular and while you are riding and the wind is blowing over you it’s fine, but as soon as you slow or stop you will pay the price. Get white or light colors for your jersey, shorts and helmet.

 

BREAKS: If you are riding the 30A during the Summer you will be taking breaks as traffic and pedestrians will abound in Watercolor and Seaside. If you are starting your ride at either end, these are good midpoints on the route. If you are planning a non stop 20 mile blast you will need to leave by 5am between April and September.

 

 

Crawler by Origin-8

We found the PERFECT all terrain bike for riding those sandy trails here in Okaloosa and Walton Counties in NW Florida!

The CRAWLER by Origin-8 Bikes.

With a combination of fat (4″) all-terrain tires and the new NuVinci N360 gearless Drivetrain, Emerald Coast trail riding just got FUN-teresting!

Here’s what Origin-8 has to say about this awesome ride..

Breaking onto the fat-tire scene is the all-new Origin-8 Crawler! In a sharp move from traditional, we’ve used a state-of-the-art NuVinci N360 gearless CVP drivetrain to provide smooth, seamless shifting and no external gear maintenance. A wide 360% ratio range ensures you’re always in the right ratio within its range. We’ve given you a stunning hydroformed alloy frame with massive 26″x 4″ Origin-8 Devist-8er tires and powerful Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes with large 180mm rotors front and rear. Our new horizontal drop-out design will allow for different drivetrain setups. If you’ve never ridden something as cool as this, try one for yourself. Just be ready to fall in love with the fat tire.

 

CV (Continuously Variable) Drivetrain

One of the very cool features on this bike is the NuVinci drive system. The NuVinci is a gearless, constant velocity internal  drive system which delivers a 360% ratio range comparable to a 1×10 setup with a 10-34 cassette. This is a great system offering smooth and consistent power to the trail, no more missed gears or dropped chains.

Gear Range Indicator for the NuVinci N360

Gear Range Indicator for the NuVinci N360

The innovative gear range indicator (as seen in this photo) shows movable terrain from flatland to steep incline. NuVinci also gives us a ‘new twist’ on the grip shift by using just the inner part of the grip for the actual shifting. Riding with a CV drivetrain is addicting. You no longer have that familiar noise to indicate a change in gear, just a smooth transition in pedal speed. You can also shift gears with out being in motion at all.

 

Sound Interesting?? Come on by Coastal Cruisers in Destin and take one of these for a test ride!

 

Crawler Details

Sizes available (inches): 15.5, 17.5, 19.5 and 21

Manufacturer spec’s:

Frame: 6061 custom hydroformed alloy (horizontal dropout for single speed or derailleur setup)
Derailleur Hanger: Crawler replacement derailleur hanger (includes 2 mounting bolts)
Fork: 4130 chromoly, 1-1/8″ threadless, (upper & lower rack mounts)
Headset: Aheadset, steel, 5/32″ ball bearings, 28.6 x 44 x 30mm
Handlebar: Origin-8, alloy, 680mm wide x 40mm rise x 31.8mm bar bore (9 deg. back sweep)
Stem: Origin-8, alloy, 100mm Ext, +/- 6 deg. rise, 31.8mm hb clamp, 4-bolt face plate
Grips: Origin-8 lock on, L-135mm / R-92mm
Brake Lever: Avid Speed Dial 7
Front Brake: Avid BB-7 Mountain mechanical with G2 Cleansweep rotor (6 bolt – 180mm)
Rear Brake: Avid BB-7 Mountain mechanical with G2 Cleansweep rotor (6 bolt – 180mm)
Rear Shifter: NuVinci CruiseController shifter
Sprocket: Nuvinci 18T x 1/2″ x 3/32″ (chrome plated)
Seat Clamp: Alloy, 31.8mm I.D., With Bolt, Black
Seat Post: Origin-8, Alloy w/integrated 2 bolt clamp, 27.2 x 400mm
Saddle: Origin-8, Chromoly rails, One-piece custom 2 tone cover
Crank Set: Origin-8 AT PRO ISIS DRIVE, alloy, 170mm
Bottom Bracket: FSA Platinum DH, ISIS Drive, 100 x 148mm
Chain: KMC Z51 with Rust Buster coating, 1/2′ x 3/32′
Pedals: Pedals not included
Front Hub: Origin-8, Alloy sealed cartridge, 32h, 135mm O.L.D., 6 bolt disc compatible, QR
Rear Hub: NuVinci N360, 32h, 135mm O.L.D., 6 bolt disc compatible, bolt on
Rim Front: Origin-8 AT-PRO 80, 32h, single wall alloy, 80mm wide
Rim Rear: Origin-8 AT-PRO 80, 32h, single wall alloy, 80mm wide
Front Wheel: Origin-8, 26′ x 80mm x 32h x 14g, alloy for mtb with Q/R axle
Rear Wheel: NuVinci N360, 26′ x 80mm x 32h x 14g, alloy for mtb with bolt on axle, 15mm offset
Rear Wheel: NuVinci N360, 26′ x 80mm x 32h x 14g, alloy for mtb with bolt on axle
Spokes: 14G stainless steel with brass nipples, black
Tires: Origin-8 Devist-8er, 26 x 4.0″, folding bead
Tubes: 26 x 4.0″, Butyl rubber (32mm presta valve)
Weight: 42 Lbs.
Weight Limit: 250 Lbs.
Hub Rear Part: NuVinci Rear Hub Interface

Coastal Cruisers in Destin is a full service bike shop offering new and used Bike Sales, Rentals, Accessories, Service and Repair. Service area includes Fort Walton, Destin, Sandestin, Miramar Beach and 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Cold Weather Cycling

It’s January (Happy New Year!)

Here in Northwest Florida we don’t get too cold, even though visitors from the lower portion of the State will disagree!
We where on the beach just the other day, it was 60 degrees with a slight breeze blowing, the sun was out and it was beautiful. There was the family dressed in snow gear. The kids building a sand castle with mittens on their hands, while the poor parents sat huddle together watching and trying to stay warm. Felt sorry for them…
Cold Weather BikingAnyway…
A little cool weather is no excuse to stay off your bike. If it’s rainy and cold head to the gym, but if it’s sunny, GET ON YOUR BIKE!

Cold (‘Cool’ for our Northern based fans!) weather riding tips:

We don’t have to worry about snow and ice 99% of the time so your bicycle needs no winterizing. Just remember to factor in the earlier sunset when riding in the afternoons.

Clothing:

If the temperature is in the 60’s you’ll be nice a toasty with a just light jacket.. zippered is preferred so you can adjust how much ventilation you get. If you are already warm when you start your ride you will be too hot in a matter of minutes and will have to make adjustments. So start your ride feeling a little cold and you’ll be just fine.

With temperatures in the 50’s you will want another layer such as a light sweatshirt under your jacket. Also, a beanie or cap (you probably already know that you lose 30% of your body heat through your head). Once you warm up it’s easy to take your cap off and stuff it in a pocket.

When we dip into the 40’s it’s time to add a layer to the legs and a pair of cold weather riding gloves and some warmer socks. If there is a wind blowing you may want a face guard on longer rides. Make sure you remember to stay hydrated. Cold weather can dehydrate you faster than warm weather and the last thing you need is a cramp 10 miles out.

It rarely gets colder than that around here and when it does it’s a great excuse to just relax with a warm beverage and catch up on some reading (or binge-watch the last season of…..).

Or you can swing by the Bike Shop for a visit and see the new bikes and accessories we have for 2015!

See you soon!

Coastal Cruisers

Destin Beach Cruisers

Beach Cruisers and Destin a match made in Heaven!

Whether you are in town for a short stay or are blessed enough to live here,  Coastal Cruisers has the best selection of Beach Cruiser rentals as well as a great selection of new inventory for sale. Some of the brands we carry are: Jamis, Nirve, 3G and more.