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Gear combinations are not created equal

July 8th, 2017|

Modern bicycles present a potential buyer with an amazing multitude of gear combinations.  From single speeds to 30-speed triples, there is a bike out there for you.  With a bit of background info, you will be able to quickly recognize the pros and cons of any particular drivetrain layout at a glance.
Single Speeds
With only one gear ratio, single speeds are the simplest drivetrain arrangement possible.  The crank has one chainring that drives a single cog on the rear wheel.  It offers one ratio, which may […]

Top 10 Reasons to take up Cycling

July 4th, 2017|

Whether it’s for the sake of your physical fitness, health, or as an environmental choice, there are many reasons to take up cycling as a regular habit. In fact, the choice to take up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Not convinced? Here are 10 significant benefits of cycling when it comes to health, relationships and the environment. What is your number one reason you ride your bike?

Reason #1: You’ll look younger
Did you know that scientists at Stanford University found […]

The fool proof method to teach your kid to ride a bike

June 26th, 2017|

Back in the day, the running-along-side method was the go-to technique to teach your kid to ride a bike. It’s probably how you learned. It still works. But one big thing to keep in mind–DO NOT tell your kid you’re not going to let go and then let go. If they crash, you break their trust and their confidence. However, there’s a newer method on the block. This method teaches kids to master a few different skills at a time, so they aren’t overwhelmed. It […]

Cycling accessories to make the ride more fun

June 6th, 2017|

Riding season is in full swing and we have just the right cycling accessories to add just a bit more enjoyment to each of your rides. From the right clothing – well fit bike shorts to gel gloves for comfort to the right equipment – clipless pedals & shoes for going the distance and computers to track the distance – we’ve got everything you need in stock. And as the temperatures rise, don’t forget to check out our insulated water bottles to keep you cool […]

Best Road Bike Upgrades

May 26th, 2017|

One of the best parts about cycling is that you can get an entry level bike and be on the road in no time without being forced to make a huge investment. However, it probably won’t be long until your addiction to cycling grows and you begin to wonder what are the best road bike upgrades to give you the biggest bang for your buck. Whether you’re looking to make your bike faster, more comfortable, or even just a little more unique, we’ve got you […]

Cycling Gifts for Dad at Asheville Bicycle Company

May 24th, 2017|

Day in and day out he works hard to provide for the family, always putting the family’s needs before his own. This Father’s Day, show him just how much he means to you. Skip the tie (y-a-w-n). Resist the same-old gift card. We live in amazing times, so why not give a gift that reflects that? No matter what your budget is, we’ve got incredible cycling gifts for Dad that he is sure to love. Our list of favorite cycling gifts for dad includes:

Hydration […]

Great cycling gifts for Mom at Asheville Bicycle Company

May 4th, 2017|

Let’s face it – the modern day mom wears a multitude of hats, constantly juggling a multitude of responsibilities. The simple fact is every mom is a hero. This Mother’s Day show your mom a little appreciation with some of our favorite cycling gifts for mom from Asheville Bicycle Company! Check out the list below!
Want to make sure mom is safe on her bike? Bring her in for a FREE safety & comfort evaluation. We will get her set up so she is comfortable on […]

Busting Bike to Work Myths

April 28th, 2017|

Call them myths or call them excuses, we all have a list of reasons why biking to work can’t possibly work in our situation. But in honor of Bike to Work month, we’re here to bust 8 of those most common bike to work myths, and get rid of the excuses. We want to help show you that even YOU can make biking to work a regular habit.
Myth #1: It’s not safe
One of the first bike to work myths that are often mentioned about biking […]

5 Tips to Increase your Cycling Speed

April 26th, 2017|

You’re riding regularly, working hard, but you seem to have hit a plateau. You’re looking for some tips to increase your cycling speed, but you’re not quite sure where to turn next. Ramping up your speed is always going to involve improving your use of your body’s energy systems. Here are just a few tips to help you notch up that speed.
Tip #1: Build Tolerance
The first step to increase your cycling speed is to tackle hill repeats or other hard efforts that train your body […]

Essentials for Spring Riding

April 10th, 2017|

The days are longer and warmer – it’s time to take your bike out of winter hibernation! We’ve got all the spring bike gear you need to kick off your spring riding, from pumps to helmets to locks to sunglasses. Looking for the right combo of lightweight layers to keep you cool during the day but warm in the cool evening hours? We’ve got new spring bike gear arriving daily, as well as the staples you’ve come to love.
The tricky part of spring riding is […]