Epic 2018

The Epic has always been a rocket ship on dirt. For many years, Epic has been the choice for some of the world’s best and fastest racers. Ned Overend, Christoff Sauser, and others have piloted Epics to wins all over the world! And the Epic has been bringing that same world-class speed to everyday riders …

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Brand New KICKR From Wahoo

Wahoo has just released the newest version of their already amazing KICKR Smart Trainer and there’s a few really cool upgrades! The biggest news is that the new KICKR will now accept an even wider range of bicycles without needing an adapter! If you have a bike with 130 or 135mm Quick Release, 12x142mm Thru …

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13 Cycling Tips You Should Know

ERIK’S sponsors a group of cyclists that represent all types of riding.  While some might find themselves on a podium, what all ERIK’S Ambassadors have in common is a love for cycling.  This group spends a lot of time on the saddle and they have a wealth of cycling knowledge.  We asked them to share …

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Little Bellas Is Awesome!

Know a girl interested in getting into mountain biking?  Encourage them to check out Little Bellas – an organization geared (pun intended) to get young girls into mountain biking and so much more.  We caught up with Martha Flynn, the lead mentor for Little Bellas Minnesota chapter to tell us more about the program and …

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8 Items You Need on a Charity Ride

At ERIK’S we often have people come into our shop who will be doing charity rides for the first time. One of the most common questions we get is, “What cycling gear do I need to complete one of these rides?” Obviously, there are a lot of different rides and lengths, but we’ve put together …

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Do I Have to Ride A “Women’s” Bike?

“As a woman, do I have to ride a ‘women’s’ bike?”  We get this question a lot.  The short answer is ‘no,’ but the color isn’t the only difference between the men’s and women’s models.  While most bicycle manufacturers offer women’s bikes, every rider is different and many women ride a ‘men’s’ bike – sometimes with …

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Bike Saddles (Part 3): Shorts and Cream

This is the third part of our Bike Saddle blog series.  If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 here. The saddle makes the biggest contribution to posterior comfort, but you cannot underestimate how much a good pair of padded cycling shorts will improve your comfort on the bike …

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Bike Saddles (Part 1): Get Comfortable

One of the most common conversations at ERIK’S is how to find a comfortable bike seat. It’s difficult to know whether the stock seat on your new bike will fit you, and after a few early season rides some customers find their old saddle just doesn’t feel as though it fits like it used to.  Let’s …

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Does Your Child’s Helmet Fit?

It’s tough picking out a helmet for your child when they come in deliberately vague size ranges like “child,” “toddler” and “youth”. A toddler might fit into child-sized helmets or a kid might fit into adult sized helmets.  Each helmet has an inch range, but that doesn’t mean it will fit. Oftentimes the circumference will …

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