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Tires: What to know.

Cross-country. Enduro. Downhill. Fat. ‘cross. Nowadays there are a thousand and one variations of bikes for trail riding. With so many options it’s easy to get bogged down, and simplify. Once you’ve picked the right bike for you and your riding goals, the next step is to spec it out with the right rubbers! Your ride will obviously come with a set already on the rims, paired by the manufacturer with the bicycle’s general purpose. HOWEVER, the manufacturer doesn’t know where you’re riding! If you want to get the best out of every adventure, the right tire for your intended conditions will make all the difference.

We’ve put together a quick little overview for your perusal, but naturally encourage you to come by the shop and let us help get it right. Read More

Why You Should Insulate With MerinoLoft

“So, what’s the big deal with Icebreaker Merino Wool? Plenty of other companies produce Merino product, and they’re less expensive!”

It’s a question we hear all the time here at Cycle Solutions. And it’s not an incorrect observation — Merino as apparel isn’t new, and plenty of companies have picked up on the craze with their own variations. This is true.

Where Icebreaker comes out on top though is their dedication to quality product with an ethically sourced production chain, from the sheep themselves to the lycra woven in or the zippers. Icebreaker works hard each year to ensure their animals are properly cared for, as well as the people overseas who make each garment. The results are  a t-shirt or jacket you’d be proud to wear. Read More

Light Up Your World

We are now in the unfortunate time of a year when daylight hours are a precious commodity! As each day gets shorter, your before or after work rides will be greatly affected unless you grab the bull by the horns and get yourself a light.

So, what are the options? Let’s take a look… because not all lights are created equal, though they will all do the trick. Read More

Autumn Road Cycling Buyer’s Guide

Temperatures are dropping. The days are getting shorter. Autumn is here once again, right on time.

Conquer it with all the enthusiasm and fervor with which you enjoyed your summer! Don’t hang up the road bike quite yet — with the right gear, we can keep you riding right up ’till the first snow falls in December. Like we always say: There’s no bad weather, just bad clothes. Read More

Bundle It Up

When you’re new to two wheels, things can seem just a little daunting… and we’re here to make it less-so! Cycling’s not a complicated sport. You only require a few small things to make adventures more comfortable.  We promise: Once you’ve jumped in, things get a whole lot easier. To help get you going without any hassle, we’ve decided to throw together a basic bundling package to help simplify the purchase of your first road bike!

Throw together any combination of these in-store items along with a new bike and save cold hard cash throughout the month of July. For this coming month only get up to 25% Off Tops & Bottoms, Helmets and accessories — adding up to hundreds of dollars in savings. We also have a bunch of great closeout bikes going at amazing prices, so there are plenty of ways to reduce this month.

Come on by and check it all out! Our experienced sales staff are ready and eager to give you a hand.

If you live out of town, we can ship to you! Just call 1-709-634-7100 and enjoy the same great service you’d expect in-store.

Here’s what you’ll need to hit the roads: Read More

Triathlon Camp

We thought with the Marble RV Corner Brook Weekend coming around the corner, why not have a camp?

On July 23rd we’ll be heading up to the Arts And Culture Center with Corner Brook’s top triathletes for a mini camp, designed to give people a some practice before the main event on the following weekend!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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We Finance

No, seriously! We can finance your bike. Thanks to our pals at financeit.ca, getting the bicycle of your dreams is within reach.

You should never have to compromise when it comes to your fitness. This is why we partnered with FinanceIt — to make the perfect ride perfectly attainable. Here’s how it works: Read More

Andrea’s Beginner Group

Well, summer is officially here.

The temperatures are (for the most part) above freezing, and everyone is hankering to get fit — none moreso than our very own LIV Ambassador, Andrea Hamilton.

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You’ve probably heard of Andrea before. She’s lost over 130 pounds throughout the past few years and has been sharing her journey along the way via her own Facebook page, which you can visit here. She has been a long time friend of the shop and an enthusiastic cyclist for a while now, but has recently decided to take her training more seriously by becoming a LIV Ambassador.

Which means… what?

Liv is committed to the female cyclist. We offer the only comprehensive product collection designed specifically for female riders, ranging from beautiful apparel to premium bicycles. No matter your riding style, Liv provides the best products to help you discover new possibilities through cycling.” – Liv’s Website

The LIV brand has reached out across the country and chosen inspirational women to represent them and their philosophy – the perfect fit for this woman and her journey. As a result of this partnership, the community wins. Andrea  will be organizing beginner rides and cycling clinics geared towards women, taking place throughout the coming months!

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So come on out, hop on your bikes and meet like-minded ladies who love life on two wheels. For anyone interested in starting to ride but not quite sure how to go about it, these group spins will be the perfect chance to get out and get used to cycling in a safe supporting environment under Andrea’s watchful eye.

Don’t have a road bike? No problem! We will be offering discounted rentals for anyone wishing to take part in these rides.

The clinic nights, meanwhile, will take place here at the shop. Learn to fix a flat and get in the proper stretches for your best cycling performance this season.

Please see the schedule below:

Event Date
Beginner Group Ride June 29, 6:30 PM
Stretching for Cyclists July 6, 7:00 PM, Cycle Solutions
Beginner Group Ride July 20, 6:30 PM
Fit/Form, Function August 3, 7:00 PM Cycle Solutions
Beginner Group Ride August 17, 6:30 PM
Bike Maintenance/Flat Fix August 31, 7:00 PM, Cycle Solutions

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s high time we put together a little gift guide for you to follow. Each of these items was handpicked by our experienced sales staff as a great option for Dad, based on the happy smiles of satisfied customers we’ve helped throughout the year.  Read More

Sprockids/ Bike Day: THIS SUNDAY

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

Our Sprockids themed Bike Day celebrations will be kicking off this Sunday, at long last!

It’s going to be a fun-filled day at Prince Edward Park, JAM PACKED with some great prizes and tasty Barbeque!

Oh, and some mountain biking as well. Definitely some Mountain Biking.  Read More