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May 13, 2021
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Get Your Bike Ready to Ride – Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist

No matter what type of rider you are, giving your bike a little attention before you ride will help keep it in good shape and 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 have easily […]

April 29, 2021

Bike Knowledge Center

If you are ready to get to know your bike better, you have come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find resources to better understand your bike, where to find your bike owner’s manual, tips to keep your bike in ride-ready condition, as well as resources to find great rides in your area.

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!

August 1, 2020

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, easy, and necessary to prepare your bike for years of riding!

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!

November 20, 2019
Gift Ideas for Cyclists

Gift Ideas for Cyclists

Whether you’ve got a hardcore mountain biker on your holiday shopping list, a serious bicycle commuter, or someone who simply enjoys a casual ride around the lakes – our holiday gift guide will help you uplevel their cycling gear and enjoy biking even more in the coming year.

August 7, 2019

6 Ways to Refresh Your Bike

It might not be time for you to get a new bike… (Wait, what?!? Isn’t it always time for a new bike?) so here are some great ways that you can refresh your bike. With a few little tweaks, you can make your old ride feel new again.

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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