Erik’s Commuter Challenge – Electric bike versus other modes.

We’ve been working on a project here at Erik’s. We love riding bikes, and we all love going fast – so it was a no-brainer when we received the new Specialized Turbo that we needed to put it to the test. To see how it fared against other ways of getting to work, we decided …

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Fit-Friday – Getting Ready for a Big Ride – MS150

We’re back! Things have been busy with creating our new FIT web page featuring some great videos that we hope will better explain what a fit can do for you. This time of year is also a busy one in the bike shop, especially with many people gearing up and getting ready for some of …

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How to Save Money and Gas by Riding Your Bike.

Gas prices in some places are over $4 a gallon today. In Minnesota, where it’s currently $4.29 per gallon, we have the distinction of being the second highest prices in the country (only Hawaii is currently higher). How quickly we adjust – remember in 2008 when the gas prices were just tipping at $4 – …

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Get the Right Bike – Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes

How do you want to ride? When you want to challenge harder lines, try more technical sections, or just plain be comfortable on a bike, you don’t have to look further than a full-suspension bike. A lot of rider’s assume that comfort is the deciding factor in full-suspension, but the reality is how much you …

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TD Five Boro Bike Tour Report

Our entry today comes from Jason, Erik’s Director of Bicycle Purchasing. Jason recently returned from the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and gave this report: Last weekend I was invited by Raleigh to attend the TD Five Boro Bike Tour  in New York City. This ride is a Ciclovía  type event. Roads normally off limits …

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Get the Right Bike – Hardtail Mountain Bikes

The trail in front of you slips silently into the trees, and the temperature eases as you move deeper into the shade. Pockets of light zip by as you meet every new turn and rise in the trail. An owl, who was perched overhead a second ago moves silently away from you to search for …

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Get the Right Bike – Mountain Bikes and Why We Ride.

Mountain biking is the newest style of bicycling when compared to all things bike related, but even mountain biking has split into distinct styles in recent years. As residents of the Midwest, we don’t have “mountains” exactly, but we have plenty of elevation change to experience the ups and downs and roller-coaster thrills. Organizations like …

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Fit Friday – Fit Impressions from an Erik’s Regional Road Team Racer

Erik’s is excited about our Regional Road Race Team this season. As part of this, we have 10 riders across Minnesota and Wisconsin who train and race hard all season long. Many of these riders have been into biking for a long time and have tried countless setups and adjustments to be comfortable on the …

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