Fit Friday – Early Season Aches and Pains

Spring is here, and it’s time to dust off the bike and get out there. Unless you spent some time on the trainer over this winter, spring rides can be accompanied with aches and pains as a result of riding more miles for longer periods of time than your body is adjusted to. Being comfortable …

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Get the Right Bike – Road Bikes, Pt. 2

In the last post, we discussed performance and endurance road categories of bikes. While they are typically a good option for most riders, some riders like a different experience. Like the previous styles, there is some overlap in styles, so choosing the right bikes depends on what you do most often. In this, we will …

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Get the Right Bike – Road Bikes, Pt. 1

It wasn’t so long ago that riders had a simple choice to make. Do I want a mountain bike, road bike, or hybrid bike? Bicycling in general has seen great strides in technology development, and riders’ desires and creativity have pushed this further every season. Even in road biking, this has led to a variety …

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Fit Friday – Lost in Translation

Bike fit is the process and the result; great tools help but they don’t determine the outcome. In the early nineties, Serotta Cycles introduced their fully adjustable Size Cycle which allowed dealers to dial in frame geometries to have custom bikes built for their customers. By today’s standards the original Size Cycle was a pretty …

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Get the Right Bike – Your First Triathlon

It happened to me a few years back – I had been perfectly happy biking my time away and someone suggested a triathlon. I signed up, excited about the new opportunity but unsure of what to make of it. I had grown up biking and swimming, but only at that point had only recently tried …

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Get the Right Bike – All-Terrain Hybrids

If you’ve walked into a bike shop in the past few years, you’ve likely been overwhelmed with the amount of choices available in bikes. While it may seem confusing, the wide array of bikes gives you, the rider, the option to pick the perfect bike for your riding style. At Erik’s we always start the …

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Fit Friday Special – Decade

We recently passed a major milestone at Erik’s; it was over ten years ago when we first started our professional fit service.  We started off with a just small corner space on the sales floor in our St Louis Park, MN location. Today Erik’s has six state-of-the-art fit studios in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Back in …

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