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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Specialized Como E-Bike Test Ride

Specialized recently launched a brand new e-bike model called the Como. This is the second non-mountain electric bike that they have launched in 2017.  (If you are not familiar with the Vado, check out our blog here.)  The Como is all about comfort!  One of the big differences is that the Como is a more upright …

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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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4 Things to do Before Your Charity Ride

Charity rides are a great way to get out and meet new people, get some exercise in, and raise money for worthy causes. Maybe you’re riding 25-40 miles in the scenic suburbs. Maybe you’re gearing up for your first triathlon. Maybe you’re looking at a multi-day ride doing anywhere from 150-300+ miles! Whatever big event …

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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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Bike Saddles (Part 2): Find Your Size

This is the second part of our Bike Saddle blog series.  If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Part 1 here. Many riders find the bike saddle to be one of the most unpleasant parts of the bicycle. They expect the bike saddle to be uncomfortable. But did you know you might actually …

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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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