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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 #10

Written on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 about Shop News, Teddy's Choice

Today Teddy our Shop Corgi hits a milestone with his 10th installment of product recommendations. Like many models, Teddy can be a bit temperamental. For this photo shoot he did a fair amount of complaining and kept trying to leave. A quick lunch break sorted him out though (lunch for actual models: cigarettes and water,…

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…

Teddy’s Choice #8

Written on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 about Bike Repair, Teddy's Choice, Tools

Teddy is now 9 months old and if he had strong opinions about things before it is now doubly so. Now that he is a bit older his favourite activities include wrestling with his “sister” who is double his size, barking at passing dogs, cars, people…leaves…and short walks that take a long time. Patience isn’t…

Long-Travel MTB Sale

Written on Friday, July 13th, 2018 about Uncategorized

We have a few Trek trail bikes left and with the 2019 versions coming any day it’s time to put them on sale. Here’s a chance to get a great deal on amazing bikes while there is lots of riding season left. We have one 19.5″ (Large) Trek Slash 9.8. This bike is puts not-that-old…

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…

Teddy’s Choice #7

Written on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 about Accessories, Teddy's Choice

Chain Checker It’s a little known fact that Corgi’s were bred to herd cattle and like other herding dogs tend to want to do that with people as well. You can tell they are constantly doing a head count. Due to the Spring rush at the Shop Teddy hasn’t posted for a while since he has…