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June 18, 2021

Bike Tire Buying Guide

You’ve likely landed here because you are considering buying new bike tires but you’re not sure what kind you need. Let us help! With so many bike tire options out there, we understand how confusing it can be to figure out which type will serve you best. In this Bike Tire Buying Guide we’ll walk […]

June 17, 2021

Best Bike Trails in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa, sometimes referred to as the big small town, offers ample biking opportunities. Whether you’re looking for an urban ride through downtown to checkout the architecture and sample a brewski at a local pub or desire a scenic ride to take in the rolling hills surrounding the city — Des Moines offers it all. […]

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.

June 14, 2021

Does Your Child’s Helmet Fit?

It’s tough picking out a helmet for your kid when they come in deliberately vague size ranges like “child,” “toddler”, and “youth”. A toddler might fit into child-sized helmets, or a kid might fit into adult-sized helmets. Each helmet has an inch range, but that doesn’t mean it will fit. Often the circumference will match […]

June 11, 2021

Bikes, Snowboards, Skis and Gear Buying Guides

Trying to figure out which type of bike, snowboard, or skis are right for you or what kind of gear you need and why? We’ve got you covered. We compiled all of our best buying guides here for you to peruse through. Each one offers a wealth of information to help you get the most […]

June 10, 2021
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Bike Helmet Buying Guide

Wearing a bike helmet is a must! We’ve created this simple helmet buying guide to ensure you get the right fit and style for your noggin. Follow these simple steps to learn everything you need to know to make buying a helmet easy-peasy! 1. Choose your helmet style. Most helmets are somewhat versatile. As long […]

June 3, 2021
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9 Cycling Gifts for Dad

Does dad like to bike? Well then, why not get him something he’ll use AND love this Father’s Day! Check out our curated list of cycling gear and bike gift ideas, pick out that perfect something for your pops, and then plan a bike ride to celebrate your one and only Dad. And… if Dad […]

June 2, 2021

Mirror Technology from Specialized — A Revolutionary Saddle.

There are only three places where your body touches a bicycle: The handlebars, the shoes, and the saddle. Specialized revolutionized how riders make contact with their bicycles!

May 31, 2021

What’s in Your Bike Bag?

Living in the digital age makes it easy to think that your phone is the only thing you need in case of problems on your ride. A phone is definitely important to have (check out our phone holders here so you can bike safely with yours). But there’s a few additional things you should carry […]

May 24, 2021

Cycling Shorts Buying Guide

Want to enjoy biking even more? Then get yourself a good pair of padded cycling shorts! In addition to having the right sized saddle on your bike — cycling shorts will dramatically increase your comfort on the bike seat. We’ve put together this guide to help you find the perfect pair of bike shorts to […]

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