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The business and work culture of Bike Shop Hub in all it's glory.

When we have new products, sales, weird marketing ideas, commentary on the cycling industry, or embarrasing photos of of the staff, this is where you'll find it.

And since we are located in Arizona, we'll talk about the cycling scene in the state.

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Send In Your Cycling Photos

We get to see and touch and test all sorts of great cycling gear here at our world headquarters. But we actually get to meet very few of our customers in person.

We just know you are out there taking pictures of your amazing cycling adventures. We want to see them! The best ones will be shared on the relevant section of this blog: Bike Cargo Trailers, Bike Touring, Bike Technology and Family Cycling.

Monthly Archives: November 2008

Grand Opening Sale! www.BikeBagShop.com

The Bike Bag Shop is proud to announce its Grand Opening. To celebrate, get 10% off on all Ortlieb items (+ an additional 10% of with our Bike Gear Combo Discounts) through December 14th. Ortlieb panniers and bags make great bike gifts for bike enthusiasts.

The Bike Bag Shop is our partner shop to our original web-shop, Bike Trailer Shop. Just as Bike Trailer Shop specializes in offering the largest selection of bike cargo trailers, parts and accessories, Bike Bag Shop will be focusing on developing as a central location and resource for the largest selection of bike bags, panniers and racks. The bike bag shop already has many great features such as our bike bag comparison chart and detail bike bag and bike rack FAQs to provide the best information for helping you get setup with the best bags and racks for your use.

Bike Tour Preparation: P1 – Destination

The complete blog series on this tour:
Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up!
PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley

Preparing for a bicycle tour is a lot of work. There are many factors to take into consideration from planning the destination to the delicate balance of bringing everything you need while not overloading yourself with gear. I have been doing research and compiling information in preparation for my upcoming tour up the Pacific Coast Highway in December. Because of the wide array of information on the subject of touring, and the specialized needs for each individual tour, I thought a one-stop-tour-shop information guide would be helpful.

PICKING YOUR DESTINATION

What better place to go on a tour than next to the ocean, where the folk are friendly, the weather is nice, and the elevation changes are gradual. Because I am taking the tour over Winter Holiday, weather conditions were the main deciding factor on the whereabouts of the tour. Southern California’s moderate 50 degree Fahrenheit weather will be a nice change from the freezing Flagstaff days.

Bike Trailer Videos Part 5

Bike Trailer Videos 1
Bike Trailer Videos 2
Bike Trailer Videos 3
Bike Trailer Videos 4

This post is a continuation of Josh’s Video blog series. This week we will be looking at Bike Child Trailers including consumer demos, reviews and a Burley Crash Test video. Enjoy!

The first video is a quick demo of the Burley d’Lite, it shows how to put it together, attach the hitch arm with stroller kit and then fold the stroller kit up and attach it to the bike. Also shows good footage of the inside of the trailer, suspension, parking break and storage area.

Salsa Fargo, 29er Touring

We’ve decided to start a new section of the Bike Trailer Blog to feature bikes we like. These will generally be bikes for touring, commuting and carrying cargo.

To kick this this off, I thought I’d post up this new touring machine from Salsa. The Salsa Fargo looks like a great touring bike for mixed touring, meaning tours that go from road to trail and everything in between. The 29er wheels seem like a great choice for this mixed use. And as far as mixed use goes, while the bike seems a great fit for running 29er mountain bike tires, if your route keeps you mainly on road, running 700c tires is always an option as well. For a tour that switches between long stretches of both road and off-road, bringing two sets of folding tires, would be a simple approach with this bike (and you’ll always have back up tires).

SpokeAndWord.com – Weekly Update

We’re starting up a weekly update of good blog posts that we’re submitted and we enjoyed reading over at Spoke And Word. Some of the most best posts:

Snow’s right around the corner. Get out your Pedal Powered SnowPlows
Using Lemon Pledge to Clean Up Your Bike
A Recipe for a Giant Do-It-YoSelf Bike Trailer