Bike Back to School Checklist

August 1st, 2017|

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 […]

Summer Sizzler Sale 7/27 thru 7/29 – 3 Days Only!

July 25th, 2017|

Find the Perfect Waterproof Jacket

October 5th, 2015|

When searching for the perfect cycling jacket, there are numerous choices available these days. Use this helpful guide to help pick the perfect jacket for your needs and riding style.

Taping
Taping is used to seal the seams in a waterproof jacket on the inside. It does add bulk, though, and reduces a jacket’s breathability – so some of the jackets here trade a bit of seam leaking for a better overall performance.
Breathability
It’s no good keeping rain out if you get soaked by sweat from within. Different […]

Choose the Right Bike Tire for Your Riding Style

October 1st, 2015|

Are you a daily commuter who wants to avoid flats? The dirt enthusiast who lives for singletrack? Or an occasional cyclist looking for a comfortable ride? The information below will help you choose the right bicycle tire for your riding style.

Depending on the type of riding you do, you’ll want to choose the appropriate bike tire. Beyond the obvious—a tire suited to your rim size—you have a range of options.

No matter what type of rider you are, sharp tread edges are a must. When they’re […]

Bike to School Checklist

August 2nd, 2015|

Are your bikes ready to go back to school? Whether you need a new bicycle or just want one checked, we’ll make sure your kids are safe, properly equipped and ready to roll with this great Bike to School Checklist! Tune-ups, locks, lights, helmets, racks and packs…we have everything to make riding to school safe and fun! Click over to view and print our checklist of everything you need to send your student riding back to school.

How to decide on the best type of bike.

July 17th, 2015|

When trying to decide on the best type of bike, think about these questions:

– Who do you ride with?
– What do they ride?
– What have you had in the past that you liked?
– What have you had in the past that you disliked?
– What would you like to do with your new bike?
– How much money are you comfortable spending?

If you are buying a bike to ride with a group of friends—buy something similar to what they ride. You will not be able to keep […]

Teach Your Kid to Ride a Bike

July 9th, 2015|

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 there is a new technique on the block. With this new method you will be able to teach your kid to ride a bike in no time.  Read the full post here….

 

Wednesday Night Rides

July 6th, 2015|

We are so excited to have our Weekly Rides again. Come down for a fun, casual ride. Routes differ from River Road to Town Mountain. We’ll see you at our Wednesday Night Rides!

Pro Cycling Tips

July 5th, 2015|

Not a pro rider? Don’t worry – this list of Pro Cycling Tips is one that EVERY cyclist will find useful (and wish they had known years ago).

Pro Cycling Tips that 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 your chain you don’t have to get off your bike to fix it!
If you find that you’ve dropped your chain mid-ride and haven’t tried fixing it without dismounting you’ll love this. Simply coast while gently pedaling and slowly shift your front derailleur away from the direction the chain has dropped. The chain should catch back onto the chainring and away you go.  You can try this off the bike by turning your pedals with your hands. It will work the same way on the road!
3: You can remove your rear wheel without getting covered in oil.
Before removing your rear wheel, shift to the small chainring and smallest cog on the cassette. This will leave you with the most chain slack by having a relaxed derailleur. When you are putting your wheel back on, line up the chain over your smallest cog again and ease your wheel into the dropouts. While you may need to help push the derailleur down with your finger, you shouldn’t have to grab the chain, which will leave you oil free!  […]

Accessories to Make Riding More Fun

June 15th, 2015|

With all the right accessories to make riding more fun you’ll have a long and happy riding season! With riding season in full swing and we have just the right 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 […]