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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Get Your Kid The Right Bike

It’s summer time and time to get the kids riding!  Maybe your child has grown out of their bike, or maybe you have a new little one who is ready to start riding. Regardless, you need to purchase a kids’ bike.  Here is a guide to help you through the process of getting the right bike …

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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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8 Tips On Group Riding

Group Rides at ERIK’S shops start by the first week of May.  There are over 30 rides in total for all styles and levels of cycling.  Riding in a group is a great way to meet new people, spend time with friends and share your love of riding with other like-minded cyclists. During these rides, …

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Adventures With Burley!

Burley’s Mission Statement is to “enable adventure”. True to that, Burley has become synonymous with solutions that help you explore the world on a bike.  From cargo trailers to kid transports, Burley helps you keep riding.  With their products, you can go on a family biking adventure, bring your best friend to the dog park, or restock …

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The Flat Bar Road Bike: Smooth + Comfort

The flat bar road bike is the most popular style of bicycle and for good reason.  This bike is perfect for many cyclists because it combines a comfortable and efficient ride.  These bikes don’t put the cyclist in an overly aero position that many find uncomfortable.  But at the same time, these bikes can go!  Chances …

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The Philosophy of A Group Ride: KC Mid Day Mid Week

The Mid Day Mid Week (MDMW) Ride started rolling in the spring of 2006 with a ‘handful’ of riders.  At the time there were plenty of weekend club rides.  And plenty of weekend Fitness Center rides.  On most evenings in the summer one could find a “blow and go” ride launching from a neighborhood drinking …

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Riding in the Rain

So much of the sport of cycling is about overcoming obstacles. Hills, opponents and our own innate physical weaknesses (it never gets easier, you just get faster). One of the most disheartening challenges, however, is rain. It weighs your down, disrupts your vision, and it cools your body and saps your strength. Even when the …

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World Fat Bike Champ Catches Arctic Fat Fever

Recently, ERIK’S and Excelsior Brewing hosted Arctic Fat Fever, a fat bike race on the frozen Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior Minnesota.  The race featured Robbie Squire, the 2016 Borealis Fat Bike World Champion!  Not surprisingly, he was also the winner of the 2017 Arctic Fat Fever.  We caught up with Robbie post-ride for his thoughts …

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2017 Specialized Roubaix Review

I’ve ridden quite a few endurance road bikes over the years, but I have never ridden a bike like the Specialized 2017 Roubaix. Specialized has released the newest – some say revolutionary – 2017 Roubaix and Ruby.  I was granted the honor of giving it a test ride and I was blown away! Why? Because …

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