Most common beginner bike repair errors

We see a lot of bikes come through the shop at Asheville Bicycle Company, and over time we’ve witnessed our fair share of beginner bike repair errors. Are you new to the world of cycling, but excited to get your hands dirty by maintaining your bike yourself? Read on to make sure you don’t make some of the most common beginner bike repair errors.
Error #1: Screwing in derailleur limit screws
The screws in your derailleur are set as limits for which the derailleur can move – […]

September 4th, 2017|Bike Maintenance, Bike Repair|

How to choose the right bike light

How to Choose a Bike Light
Bike lights keep getting lighter and smaller while delivering brighter illumination for riding safety. However, the number of bike lights to choose from can be overwhelming. Asheville Bicycle Company is here to help you choose the right bike light.
When shopping for bike lights, you first need to ask yourself this: Do you want to see or be seen? Or both? This article will help you choose the right lighting for your cycling needs. Below are some helpful tips on how […]

August 28th, 2017|Accessories|

Cyclocross Training for the Busy Cyclist

Is there anything more fun come fall than joining the local cyclocross series? Are you hesitant to join in the fun because you just don’t know how to fit cyclocross training into your busy schedule? We understand; the prospect can appear daunting when there’s work, kids, and countless other commitments. However, you don’t have to find THAT much time to train – you just have to train efficiently. Read our cyclocross training guide to learn how to get in competition shape in just 6 hours […]

August 26th, 2017|Cycling Tips, Training|

Car racks for one more day of summer

#OneMoreDay of vacation means you get one more day on your bike! Make sure you’re ready to take your bike along on that final road trip of the summer with car racks from Asheville Bicycle Company. At Asheville Bicycle Company we’ve got a car rack for every car – from SUVs to sedans – and for every bike – from kids to mountain to road to all of the above. Read on about the pros and cons of different types of car racks!

Roof Racks
Roof racks […]

August 7th, 2017|Accessories, Car Racks, Cycling Tips|

Bike Back to School Checklist

It’s that time of year – the air is filled with the scent of freshly sharpened pencils. At Asheville Bicycle Company we’ve got everything you need to bike back to school. From helmets, bells and lights to packs, racks and water bottles, we’ll make sure you head back to the classroom safely and in style. At Asheville Bicycle Company we’re all about encouraging commuting by two wheels instead of four, and our staff loves to share tips and experiences!
Not sure exactly what you need to […]

August 1st, 2017|Accessories, Beginner Cyclist, Bike Gear, Commuting|

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Gear combinations are not created equal

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 […]

July 8th, 2017|Bike Upgrades, Cycling Tips|

Top 10 Reasons to take up Cycling

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 […]

July 4th, 2017|Cycling Tips, Personal Stories|

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

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 […]

June 26th, 2017|16" Kids Bike, Cycling Tips, Kids Bikes|

Cycling accessories to make the ride more fun

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 […]

June 6th, 2017|Accessories|