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Teddy’s Choice #7

Written on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Chain Checker It’s a little known fact that Corgi’s were bred to herd cattle and like other herding dogs tend to want to do that with people as well. You can tell they are constantly doing a head count. Due to the Spring rush at the Shop Teddy hasn’t posted for a while since he has…

Teddy’s Choice #6

Written on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Going on a long ride and/or it’s hot out? Have a bike that doesn’t fit a water bottle (Ahem! a Yeti that isn’t an SB100) then Teddy recommends the Camelbak Quick Stow Flask. Basically it’s a cross between a regular water bottle and a hydration pack bladder. The flexible material allows it to be stowed…

Fat Bike Storage

Written on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 about Bike Repair, Shop News

Now that the snow is finally going…at least until the May long weekend…it’s time to put away your fat bike. But why put it away dirty and tired from a season of riding? Additionally, fat bikes are, well…fat–so tucking them out of the way can be tricky unless you have the proverbial garage-mahal (and who…

Teddy’s Choice #5

Written on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 about Accessories, Shop News, Teddy's Choice, Tools

Teddy’s Tool Time: In case you are just joining us, we are up to the 5th instalment of our series of product recommendations by our Shop Dog Teddy. As mentioned, Teddy is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he has strong opinions on many things including bike stuff. This week Teddy wants you to not smash…

Teddy’s Choice #4

Written on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Re-Fresh Your Ride: Is the ol’ road bike looking a little beat up or worn down? An easy fix is some new handlebar tape. It cuts the road buzz, looks cool and makes your bike look new(er) again. Nowadays bar tape isn’t just bar tape; it comes in a vast array of materials, styles and…

All-New Platform: SB100 from Yeti Cycles

Written on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 about Bikes, Shop News, Yeti Bikes

We have been tempted with computer drawings that we weren’t allowed to share for a while now but yesterday Yeti sent us actual shots of their new cross-country model the SB10o. With 100mm of rear travel this bike is on the face of it a pure cross-country bike but with the also-new Step-Cast Fox 34…

Teddy’s Choice #3

Written on Friday, April 6th, 2018 about Parts, Shop News, Teddy's Choice, Tires

When it comes to the feel, performance and handling of your bike there is nothing more important than the tires. The rubber compound, tread pattern, casing thickness, suppleness and rim width as well as pressure all combine to determine how well your bike feels, grips, corners, goes and stops. Pressure alone is a black art…

Teddy’s Choice #2

Written on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 about Bike Lights, Bontrager, Shop News, Teddy's Choice

Long-Range Lumens Last week Teddy’s recommendation for daytime lights had your safety in mind. This week is a continuation on that theme. In his last post Teddy suggested riders who do most of their kilometres in the city get a pair of Bontrager’s Ion 100 R/Flare R City lights. For those who like to do…

Trekfest Spring Sale Starts Thursday 29th

Written on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 about Accessories, Bike Sale, Bontrager, Shop News, Trek Bikes

Kick Off Spring Starting Thursday March 29th, join us for our Trekfest Spring Sale. All Trek bikes over $300 are On Sale. As well, all Bontrager Accessories are 20% Off (except for 2018 Apparel and Wheels). Beat the rush and get geared up for a great riding season. The Sale ends April 7th so don’t…

Ibis Steps Up

Written on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 about Bikes

If you want to know what the state of the art in trail bike design is currently we could explain it by telling you about how seat tube angles are getting steeper, top tubes are getting longer and frames are being designed around dropper posts. This combined with the already current trends towards shorter stems,…