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Category: Accessories

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What the #@%&! do I get for the Cyclist on my Christmas List?

Written on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 about Accessories, Bikes, Shop News

When someone you know is really into something like, say, bikes and you aren’t it can be really hard to shop for them. Anything you get for them might be the wrong one for the type of bike or riding they do, not the current cool one, wrong size…it’s hard. That’s where we can help….

Teddy’s Choice #12

Written on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

This week Teddy decided to talk about a helmet but really is more interested in the company Kali Protectives who makes it. This is the Lunati model from Kali and is part of their Enduro series of mountain bike helmets. Kali might not be a brand on your radar but is very innovative in the…

Teddy’s Choice #11

Written on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice, Uncategorized

This week Teddy Choice is a product that is  a bit less sexy and exotic than high-performance carbon fibre full-suspension bikes from Yeti (though Teddy himself is looking pretty good these days don’t you think?). In fact his choice this week is a humble water bottle cage. But just as for want of a nail…

Teddy’s Choice #8

Written on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 about Bike Repair, Teddy's Choice, Tools

Teddy is now 9 months old and if he had strong opinions about things before it is now doubly so. Now that he is a bit older his favourite activities include wrestling with his “sister” who is double his size, barking at passing dogs, cars, people…leaves…and short walks that take a long time. Patience isn’t…

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…

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…

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…