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Ibis Bikes Demo

Written on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 about Events, Ibis Bikes, Shop News

This Saturday, July 13th from 9 am until 2 pm Ibis Cycles will be bringing some of their amazing full-suspension bikes to Demo. They will have the new Ripley 4, the Mojo 3 and the Ripmo. These are state of the art in mountain bike design with progressive geometry, full carbon fibre construction, and super-efficient…

Specials

Written on Friday, June 21st, 2019 about Bike Sale, Bikes, Specials

Here we post Deals on New, Used and Demo Bikes. Check back often as the list is constantly changing. On Sale! Trek Remedy 9.8 19.5 and 17.5 frames 27.5 Wheel, Carbon Frame Reg. $6,499.99 NEW PRICE: $4225.00 Marin Wolf Ridge 8 Large $6749.99 New Price: $4999.99    Marin Cortina AX1 Gravel/Cyclocross 54cm. Reg $2100.00 Sale:…

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…

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,…

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…

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….

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…

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…