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Category: Shop News

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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…

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…

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…