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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…

Teddy’s Choice #12

Written on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

This week Teddy decided to talk about a helmet but really is more interested in the company Kali Protectives who makes it. This is the Lunati model from Kali and is part of their Enduro series of mountain bike helmets. Kali might not be a brand on your radar but is very innovative in the…

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…

MooseDuro 2018

Written on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 about Club News, Shop News

On September 23rd five members of the Hardcore Bikes family travelled to Moose Mountain Alberta to race the second rendition of the MooseDuro. The event, organized by Alberta 66 MTB, consisted of a short and long course with the long course covering 30 km, 4 timed stages and 1300 meters of climbing. In proper Hardcore…

Teddy’s Choice #11

Written on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice, Uncategorized

This week Teddy Choice is a product that is  a bit less sexy and exotic than high-performance carbon fibre full-suspension bikes from Yeti (though Teddy himself is looking pretty good these days don’t you think?). In fact his choice this week is a humble water bottle cage. But just as for want of a nail…

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…