Sizing Versus Fit

At Erik’s we offer both bike fitting and bike sizing services – on the surface the terms are close, however the actual processes differ significantly. Starting with the correct size bike is important and the foundation of fit, but it doesn’t guarantee a fit. Fit is optimizing the correct size bike to the individual rider.

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Meet the new 2016 Specialized S-Works Fatboy

A fat bike is fun, but a carbon fiber fat bike takes the experience to a whole new level; the Specialized S-Works Fatboy gives the rider looking to get into winter riding or racing a whole new way to have fun on two wheels.

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Ride Report – Hunting by Fat Bikes

Interest in fat bikes has grown incredibly in the past few years, and often people seeing one for the first time wonder “What do you use THAT for?” The past couple winters in Minnesota and Wisconsin have answered those questions pretty well, and more riders every year are making them their number one bike. As …

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Minnesota and Wisconsin Mountain Biking Guide

Sometimes you need a break from the same old trail you usually ride. The following guide is meant to inspire you to take a trip and enjoy some of the best mountain biking that Minnesota and Wisconsin have to offer. We’d also love to hear you favorite day or weekend trips for mountain biking. Let …

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Hit The Trail – Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails

Drop whatever you’re doing – Grab your bike, load it on the rack and point it to Cuyuna right now! Where last week’s trail was right in the middle of most Erik’s locations, this week we’re headed to an exciting ride destination in North Central Minnesota – making it a bit further drive for riders …

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Hit the Trail – Levis-Trow Mound Trail, WI

With fall in full-swing, now is a great time to enjoy a weekend destination with comfortable riding days and often great trail conditions! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite trails in Minnesota and Wisconsin to get out and ride on. These trails are often favorites of Erik’s customers and …

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Get Ready for the MS150 & Get adjusted by Erik’s at the Minnesota MS ride.

We know you’ve spent a lot of time fundraising for the upcoming Minnesota MS 150, and we hope you’ve been logging some training miles through Erik’s Riders Club or on your own, but how much attention to you give your bike? Set yourself up for success with a free safety check at any Erik’s location …

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Erik’s Regional Race Team Report – Memorial Day Weekend Recap

  What a weekend! Great weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin means the start of many people’s cycling season, but for Erik’s Regional Race Team, the season is already going strong. Ben Schinke submitted this report from the weekend. Take a look: Circuit race, started off with Dan Casper trying a couple digs but really overall …

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Women’s Ride Day at Erik’s! – Join us May 31st

It’s time again for the Specialized Women’s ride Day at Erik’s! Erik’s has some great route options available for this year’s women’s ride day, with various rides in Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Milwaukee. We’ve got rides for new riders and experienced riders alike, for mountain bikers, road bikers and casual riders who love coffee! See the …

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Mountain Bike Demos in Minnesota

Where can you test ride a mountain bike in the twin cities? What is the best road bike for me? Many people considering a new bike ask these questions. Coming next weekend, Erik’s and Specialized Bikes will be hosting two demos in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul Metro area so you can try out the …

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