Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

The seasons are beginning to shift – which means two things. At Asheville Bicycle Company, we’re making room for new fall gear & 2017 bikes by offering fantastic deals on our summer gear and previous year bikes. We know it’s sad to say goodbye to those long, warm days of summer, but we’re here to make you excited about the changing seasons.

We’re stoked about the new 2017 line-up from Giant and Kona. The bicycle industry is buzzing about the new models and we could hardly […]

September 1st, 2016|Giant Bicycles, Kona Bicycles|

Du the Asheville Duathlon!

Asheville Bicycle Company is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Asheville Duathlon (and more!) at the Biltmore Estate! Join us for a fun day of racing – by bike and foot, on gravel and in dirt. There are lots of different options to participate – which means there’s the perfect event for YOU no matter your level of training. Click on over for more information on all of the events and to register. Make sure to look for us at the event. We look forward […]

August 25th, 2016|Special Events|

Be prepared with tools from Asheville Bicycle!

August is national preparedness month – are you ready for sticky situations on your bike with the right tools? The prepared rider will carry with them at all times a spare tube and patch kit, tire levers, a bike pump, and a multi-tool. If you’re planning to go for a longer ride, you may also want to bring along items like allen wrenches or an adjustable wrench, duct tape (it fixes everything, right?), a chain tool, pliers, zip ties, lubrication supplies, and a first aid […]

August 10th, 2016|Bike Gear, Bike Repair|

#OneMoreDay – with a car rack!

#OneMoreDay of vacation means you get one more day on your bike – if you have a car rack! Make sure you’re ready to take your bike along on that final road trip of the summer. 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. Our staff has a great experience with different types of racks and can help you […]

August 5th, 2016|Bike Gear|

Asheville Bicycle Company’s 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 for heading back to school – by bike. 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 […]

August 1st, 2016|Bike Gear|

Teach your kid to ride – without tears!

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. […]

July 12th, 2016|Cycling Tips, Kids Bikes|

Gear Combinations are not Created Equal

Modern bicycles present a potential buyer with an amazing multitude of gear options.  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 9th, 2016|Cycling Tips|

Pro Cycling Tips Everyone Can Use

1: Make sure you can reach your brakes while in the drops position.
This is an easy fix! If you have small hands, or it just isn’t comfortable to reach your brakes in the drops you can have your brake levers moved farther down around the bend and your bars repositioned.  Alternatively, there are shims that move the resting position of the lever closer to the handlebar.  Making either of these changes will improve safety and comfort for riders with shorter reach hands.
2: If you drop […]

July 6th, 2016|Cycling Tips|

Guide to the 2016 Tour de France

What You Should Know About the Stages of the 2016 Tour de France
Expect some changes (and some returns to races previous) during the 2016 Tour. Here’s a breakdown of each Stage.
From the start, the 2016 Tour de France will come with some surprises. You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque setting for the Grand Depart, which takes riders from Mont Saint-Michel to the historic battlegrounds of Utah Beach. The peloton will return to the Pyrenees in the middle stages, but this section will be held […]

July 1st, 2016|Special Events|

Cycling Buyer’s Guides

Check out our Cyclist Buyer’s Guides!  These guides are perfect for those of you who need a hand deciding what type of bike is right for your summer riding.  They go over the pros and cons of the styles of bikes, clothing and cycling gear we offer and can even serve as a good “primer” to read before you swing in to the store.  All of our staff is happy to help you, too, but these articles can give you some base knowledge beforehand.

Buyer’s Guide […]

June 9th, 2016|Buying a Bike|