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TrekFest is Here!

Written on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 about Accessories, Bike Sale, Bontrager, Shop News, Specials, Trek Bikes

From April 4th to 13th everything Trek sells is On Sale. Save up to $400 on bikes and all Bontrager accessories are 20% off (with a few exceptions: wheels and Garmin). So now is the time to get that Fuel EX or Checkpoint you’ve been wishing for…or any other of Trek’s road, mountain, commuter, gravel or e-bikes. Similarly…

February is Love Your Bike Month

Written on Friday, February 1st, 2019 about Bike Repair, Shop News, Specials

Love Your Bike! Once again, February is “Love Your Bike” Month here at Hardcore Bikes. We will be offering discounts on our service packages to get your bike all ready for Spring riding. 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…

How to Move Heavy Objects (and improve our Service Area)

Written on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 about Lifestyle, Shop News

Longtime customers are aware of the fact that every winter a migration occurs at the shop. When they come in each Spring they note how the bike displays, work benches, cash station, etc. have moved around to a new position. We really can’t help ourselves, it’s true. This winter was no exception with a re-arrangement…

Teddy’s Choice #13

Written on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 about Shop News, Teddy's Choice

As you can see from the photo, Teddy has been way too busy this month and so decided not to focus on a particular product or review. Instead he just wanted to say Happy 2019 and thanks for all of the support last year.  Once he gets caught up on his To-Do list for 2019…

Christmas and New Years Hours

Written on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 about Shop News

Happy Holidays and All the Best for the New Year from all the staff here at the Shop. Thanks to all of your continued support through the years. We will be closing the 3 business days between Christmas and New Years to give our staff a much-deserved break. . Christmas and New Year Hours:  …

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….

Thanks!

Written on Friday, November 30th, 2018 about Shop News

Thanks…again! For the 3rd year we are flattered and humbled by our amazing customers who voted us one of the Best Bike Shops in Canada.  Thanks also to Canadian Cyclist Magazine for running the vote; in this day and age of box stores, Amazon, and online behemoth retailers its nice for us local, family-owned bike…

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…

Winter Tune Up and Storage

Written on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 about Bike Repair

Want your bike to be all tuned up, shined up and ready to go for Spring? Tired of tripping over it in the garage or have nowhere to store it? Have a bit of the N+1 (see Rule #12) thing going on and you are running out of space to store them? Then we have the…