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Written on Friday, June 21st, 2019 about Bike Sale, Bikes, BMC Bikes, Ibis Bikes, Marin Bikes, Specials, Trek Bikes

Here we post Deals on New, Used and Demo Bikes. Check back often as the list is constantly changing.     Marin Gestalt X11 58 cm, Reg. $2779.99 NOW $2199.99   Marin Gestalt X10 – 52 Frame size, Reg. $1629.99 On Sale! $1299.99    

Big ‘n Tall Bikes

Written on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 about Bikes, Trek Bikes

Are you over 6’4″ or know someone who is? Looking for a bike that fits can be frustrating since most manufacturers fit to the bell curve and max out at “XL” frame sizes (or 2XL that are really XL). Taller people are sometimes used to not being able to buy “off the rack” but when…

Teddy’s Choice #16

Written on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Corgis tend not to get lost; being able to sniff their way home. Most people do get lost. Track your ride, including the way home, with this Garmin Edge 130 GPS computer. Giving you all of the usual bike computer metrics like speed, distance, and time the Edge 130 can sync to various apps to…

Teddy’s choice #15

Written on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Corgis are known to be stylish dogs…heck, the Queen has had over 30 of them. That is why Teddy is recommending this very cool bell from the Australian company Knog, the Oi Luxe. The new all-metal version of the Oi bell is much-improved over the old plastic one in strength and durability. It also sounds…

Go! Ride & Win – Test Ride an e-Bike and Win!

Written on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 about Uncategorized

Thinking about an e-bike? Maybe just curious? Test ride a Trek e-bike in May and you can scratch to win free stuff, gift cards, a $500 discount on an e-bike…or an e-bike. Every scratch card is a winner. We’ve yet to send a person out on an e-bike who didn’t come back with a huge…

Ibis Ripley 4 Launch

Written on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 about Bikes, Ibis Bikes, Shop News

Hardcore Bikes has carried Ibis bikes since late 2008 so we have been a dealer for over a decade. Despite that we have never made a visit to the home of such a great brand and a great partner. On April 23 that oversight was remedied when myself, and a bunch of other Canadian dealers,…

Teddy’s Choice #14

Written on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Hitch-type bike racks are easier to load and they allow the bikes to draft behind your vehicle improving fuel economy. The downside is that your bike is being continuously doused in dust, dirt and, if it’s raining moisture. Unless you own an electric car, your bike is also being exposed to exhaust gasses which contain…

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…

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…