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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…

Marin’s New Wolf Ridge Here

Written on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 about Bikes, Marin Bikes, Shop News

It’s a few months late but we received Marin’s much-anticipated Wolf Ridge trail bike recently. We’ve ridden it at Marin’s product launch and it does what they say it does: pedals incredibly well despite have 6 inches of travel. Marin markets this bike as the “One Bike” that can do everything…of course we’re talking MTB…

Ibis Cycles Demo Rescheduled!

Written on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 about Events, Ibis Bikes, Shop News

The Ibis distributor is late getting bikes and they won’t make it in time for this Saturday the 9th so we have to re-schedule the Demo. Apologies for the change. Instead of one day though, Ibis is going to drop the bikes off for a week! We will have the demo fleet here at the…

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…