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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….

Global Fat Bike Day Saturday Dec. 1st.

Written on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 about Club News, Events, Fat Bikes, Shop News

UPDATE: Snow is forecast for Saturday–Woohoo! Despite that, due to the icy trail conditions though, studded tires are mandatory on this ride. The first Saturday in December is that day of all days; yes, it’s Global Fat Bike Day. This is the day when people all over the world ride their fat bikes in the…

Fatbiking in Elk Island Park

Written on Friday, November 16th, 2018 about Bikes, Fat Bikes, Lifestyle

One of the most enjoyable parts of fatbiking for me is that I start to look for rides outside the norm of my typical single summer rides.  I start to look at other possible rides that while not technical, have unique terrain or sights to see or aren’t possible in the summer.  Elk Island National…

Hakka MX Review

Written on Friday, October 5th, 2018 about Bikes, Ibis Bikes

The Ibis Hakka MX is hard to classify as anything other than a potential quiver killer for the drop bar enthusiasts. The previous two generations of the Hakkalugi have been purebred cyclocross race winning machines with no compromises so what is the deal with the Hakka MX?   When you hop over onto https://www.ibiscycles.com/ and…

#FatBikeSeasonStartsTomorrow

Written on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 about Fat Bikes, Trek Bikes

Apparently there is a unprecedented–as in record levels not seen since 1958–high pressure system parked over Alaska since the beginning of September. Why do I mention that? Because it is funneling Arctic air into Alberta meaning winter is pretty much here already. Another sign of winter is fat bike sales have picked up as have…

Biketoberfest 2019

Written on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 about Bike Sale, BMC Bikes, e-Bikes, Ibis Bikes, Marin Bikes, Shop News, Specials, Trek Bikes, Uncategorized, Yeti Bikes

Yes, it’s that time of year again; time for our annual Biketoberfest pre-order promotion. We do this every year and offer great deals on next year’s bikes. It all starts September 15th and ends on October 15th. Here’s how it works: 1) Pick out that sweet 2019 Trek, Yeti, BMC, Marin or Ibis (over $1500.00)….

End-of-Season Sale – New Lower Prices!

Written on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 about Bike Sale, Bikes, Shop News, Specials

September 17th is Annual Inventory Day here at Hardcore. Since that is universally recognized as tedious and boring task we want less stuff in the Store. That’s why from now until Saturday Sept. 15th we are having a Big Sale. Some bikes below cost–crazy deals on 2018 and older models. Most models we only have…

All-New Yeti SB150

Written on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 about Bikes, Shop News, Yeti Bikes

  Yeti Cycles only makes high-end carbon fibre full-suspension mountain bikes. Can you get a road bike, cyclocross, commuter or gravel bike from them? No, no, no, and nyet. Just mountain bikes. Do they have bikes for everyone? That is also a no…unless everyone thinks spending $6000 and up on a mountain bike a a…

e-MTB Demos and Rant

Written on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 about BMC Bikes, e-Bikes, Shop News, Trek Bikes

Want to see what’s up with e-bikes generally and/or electric-assist mountain bikes in particular? Then come demo a bike. We have a medium BMC Speedfox AMP 3 to demo as well as Trek’s Powerfly models in full-suspension and hardtail. Given the type of bike shop we are we have a large number of customers who…

Teddy’s Choice #9

Written on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 about Teddy's Choice, Yeti Bikes

Continuing in our series of product recommendations by our shop dog Teddy, this week it’s a bike. And not just any bike; it’s one of the best mountain bikes available; Yeti’s SB100. If Teddy’s legs were actually long enough to reach the pedals this is the bike he would choose. Why? 1) It’s short-travel with…