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May 15, 2024
A collection of the components in the SRAM RED AXS groupset.

Introducing the SRAM RED AXS Groupset

Every part of SRAM’S RED AXS groupset has been refined to create an effortless ride, including light brake feel, comfortable ergonomics, smooth front shifting, fully wireless connectivity, and expanded gearing choices to fit every rider. RED is packed with features like accurate and reliable power measurement, new shift points, and greater braking adjustability, all while […]

April 5, 2023
Person inspecting their bike

Get Your Bike Ready to Ride — Bike Inspection Checklist

No matter what type of rider you are, giving your bike a little attention with our bike inspection checklist will help keep it in good shape. It might help you spot any issues before they become real problems. No one wants to be stuck on the side of a trail because of something that could […]

August 23, 2021
bicycle disc brake

How To Bed-In Your New Disc Brakes

Congratulations on your new disc brake bike! Before your first ride, please be sure to bed-in your new brakes. This process will transfer material from the brake pads onto the brake rotors to ensure that you have proper stopping power. This process is simple and necessary to prepare your bike for years of riding!

June 16, 2021

How to Reassemble Your New Bike

Thanks for purchasing your new bike online from ERIK’S! Once you’ve received your bike securely packaged in a bike box, you will need to do a few minor reassembly steps to get it ready to ride. Please read our instructions carefully before reassembling your bike. Also, watch the Bike Reassembly video below which walks you through the reassembly process.

April 22, 2021
ERIK'S Bike Mechanic working on a bike repair

Become a Home Bike Mechanic

Bicycle service departments at our shops, and most other shops, are pretty backed up right now. Maybe you don’t want to wait to get your bike fixed. Maybe you don’t want to pay to get your bike fixed. Or maybe you’ve decided it’s time to better understand your bike and how it works.  Regardless of your reason, […]

April 21, 2021
man setting up bike cleats

How to Set-Up Your Bike Cleats

Did you just purchase your first cycling shoe and clipless pedal system? Awesome! Now it’s time to get your cleats set up. Watch our tutorial for easy-to-follow instructions on how to do just that!

April 7, 2020

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fixing a Flat Tire

It happens to all of us! A flat tire while out bicycling can be a real bummer – but not if you know how to fix it. Keep reading to learn the basics of changing a flat tire on your bike!

March 11, 2016

Spring Cleaning for your bike

Even if you didn’t ride your bike all winter and it hung in the garage or basement, it could stand to be cleaned off before your first ride of the season. This also gives you a chance to check the bike over mechanically and make sure that your first ride isn’t cut short by a […]

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