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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,…

Teddy’s Choice #1

Written on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 about Accessories, Bike Lights, Shop News, Teddy's Choice

This is Part One of a series of recommendations from Shop Dog Teddy. Teddy is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he has some strong views on a number of topics including naps, socks, the excessive height of stair steps and your safety. Today he’d like to encourage everyone who rides a bike in the city…

e-Bike Noob

Written on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 about Bikes, Lifestyle

e-Bike First-Ride: My e-bike experience began when at the beginning of February of this year I drove to Tucson for a 2 week holiday. (Pro tip: it’s a painfully long drive; fly instead). One of the reasons I wanted to drive is I wanted to bring 2 e-bikes with me; one for my wife and…

Specials

Written on Friday, January 26th, 2018 about Bike Sale, Bikes, Specials

Here we post Deals on New, Used and Demo Bikes. Check back often as the list is constantly changing. For Manufacturers Specs on New Bikes Click on the Image. **For e-Bikes On Sale. Click Here Marin Wolf Ridge 8 Large $6749.99 Sale: $5399.99 Marin Wildcat Trail Women’s Mountain Bike. X-Small Available Reg $1289.99 Sale: $999.99 …

Love Your Bike

Written on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 about Shop News

February is “Love Your Bike” Month here at Hardcore Bikes. We will be offering a $20, $30, $40 or $50 in-store coupon if you book one of our service packages in February. As we often point out a clean, well-adjusted bike is a happy bike. Also, by getting your ride working great in February you will beat…

New Bikes Cont’d

Written on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 about Bikes

A New Niche Category of Bike: The All-Rounder The amount of technology that is in bikes these days and the performance they offer is mind-boggling even compared to bikes 4 or 5 years ago. In mountain bikes it’s about better suspension, shifting and dropper seatposts combined with more travel and better pedalling. In road bikes…

The New Bike Year

Written on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 about Bikes

New Year’s Day…Now in August In the bike industry the calendar works a little differently than the actual calendar. As we approach the New Year on the calendar, the bike year is already almost half over. Driven by the needs of OEMs Fox, for example, releases their next year’s product in the summer now. Similarly…

Merry Christmas…and Holiday Hours

Written on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 about Uncategorized

From everyone at the Shop to you and yours, Merry Christmas and all the best of the New Year. Please Note our Holiday Hours: December 23rd: 10am to 3pm – Customer Appreciation Event from Noon to 3pm, Everyone Welcome December 24th to 26th: Closed December 27th: Return to Regular Hours (10am – 6pm)

New Year, New Look

Written on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 about Shop News

For bike shops, especially up north in Edmonton, winter is the time to get ready for the busy Spring season. For us this year this is doubly true. With renos, new computers and a new website our “off-season” is definitely “on.” We are always trying to improve the flow inside the Shop as well as…