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Category: Shop News

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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…

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…

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…

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. 2016 Marin Cortina CX Carbon 52cm Reg. $3499 NOW $2699   USED Giant OCR1 Road Bike Ultegra 56cm $599   2017 Trek Dual Sport+ Electric Assist…

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 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…