Gear Combinations are not Created Equal

July 9th, 2016|

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 […]

Pro Cycling Tips Everyone Can Use

July 6th, 2016|

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 […]

Bike to work – safely!

May 4th, 2016|

It’s bike to work month and you decided that finally this year is the year you’re going to participate. You’ve got your bike, you’ve got your helmet, you’ve got a pack for all your work gear and a change of clothes, you’ve got your lock – you’re ready to go, right? Not so fast! Before you join the morning commute on two wheels, make sure to familiarize yourself with eight of the most common types of collisions – and how to avoid them. Then you […]

Tri Harder – Apps to go the distance

February 8th, 2016|

If you’re looking for that extra nudge to get you off the couch and well on your way towards a triathlon, look no further. We have the perfect set of apps to help motivate and train you all the way to your goals – they can really give a technological boost to your training.

First Time Triathlon

Clearly aimed at newbies to the sport, this app will generate a customized 12-week training plan to suit your ability – beginner or intermediate – for each discipline. It may […]

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 […]

Ever wonder how much faster you can stop with disc brakes?

October 2nd, 2015|

Ever wonder how much faster you can stop with disc brakes? We found this video that might give you a good answer. Check it out!

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 […]

How to Choose a Bike Light

September 1st, 2015|

How to Choose a Bike Light
Bike lights keep getting lighter and smaller while delivering brighter illumination for riding safety.
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 to choose a bike light.
Types of Bike Lights
A well-lit bike is equipped with front, side and rear lighting to ensure your visibility to motorists and […]

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 […]