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Frame Bag Sizing… What you need to know!

3 Comments Topics: Bike Touring Written by Brian Mueller
Frame Bag Sizing… What you need to know!

We sell a lot of Frame Bags at the Hub! The most common question when someone is looking for a bag is "What bag will best fit my bike?" To ensure a great fit watch this video an follow a few simple steps and take a little time and we guarantee you'll have a much better experience. We carry Revelate, Ortlieb, Apidura and Restrap so, no matter what you ride we have a frame bag that will work for you! Hey Matt! You ever seen one of these before? What is it?! I don't know! I'm going to recycle it. Hi! Brian with Bike Shop Hub here today to talk about frame bags. We sell a lot of frame bags and the most ...

 

Revelate Designs 2016 Products

No Comments Topics: Bike Touring Written by Brian Mueller
Revelate Designs 2016 Products

The best is about to get even better! Revelate Designs has really pushed the bikepacking industry to where it is today. For 2016 they are coming out with some exciting new products as well as some great updates to your old favorites. New zippers, RF welded seams, pressure release valves and thermally heated hydration packs are all in the lineup now! 2016 is going to be a great year. Hey, Its Eric with Revelate Designs, just going to run through some of the new items we have for next spring. First of all we have this new large pocket, the Pocket Deluxe, it has a different opening than the old large pocket. It is fully padded inside. You can also run is ...

 

Traveling with Kids: Trailer, seat, or cargo bike?

4 Comments Topics: Family Cycling Written by carissa sipp
Trailers, napping, pillows AND stuffed animals!

So, you have a new addition to the family. Small, cute and precious. You have been taking care of this bundle 24hrs a day and going crazy with an urge to ride- with them. Now what? Where do you go? What do you do? What do you choose? They are so small, moody and well, completely dependent on you! Oh, god...this is complicated or is it? Like buying a car, each option for riding with kids is different and the preference is up to the family and what they plan to do and where they plan to go with their bikes. Some like the family Prius whereas others prefer the family van with DVDs for each cabin seat while others prefer no ...

 

Ortlieb Closeouts vs 2016 Products

No Comments Topics: Bike Touring, Commute By Bike Written by Brian Mueller
Ortlieb Closeouts vs 2016 Products

At the Hub we believe if you are going on a tour or have a daily commute and you have one choice of a pannier, you choose Ortlieb! Ortlieb makes some of the most user friendly and durable bags in the world. We have a huge selection from Touring Panniers to Bike Packing Bags we have you covered. Every year Ortlieb introduces some new products and some update to their existing line, sometimes these changes are substantial and sometimes they are fairly minor. In this video we go over some of the differences for 2016. Oh, Hello Brian with Bike Shop Hub here today to talk about Ortliebs 2016 line versus the 2015 line. I am in the shop today so as we ...

 

Wild Nights On Cycle Tours

No Comments Topics: Bike Touring Written by Matt Maynard
Wild Nights On Cycle Tours

BEARS... Beside a mountain lake in British Columbia in 2014, I was awoken just before dawn as a grizzly bear mistook my tent for a bush and sat down on top of me in the darkness. The previous evening had been particularly cold. The geese had pecked away in the shallows, whilst I cooked dinner hurriedly amongst the boulders on the shore. When dusk touched down, they finished their meal and began to take off, pacing across the lake, wailing mournfully against the mountains as they climbed sharply above the trees. I quickly finished my own meal and changed my clothes; packing them away in a dry-bag with the stove. I then turned on my headlamp, and walked out into the surrounding ...

 

Apidura 2016 Product Line

No Comments Topics: Bike Touring Written by Brian Mueller
Apidura 2016 Product Line

At Interbike last September, Josh stopped by the Apidura booth to talk with James about some exciting new additions to their bike packing line. We are excited to get the new items in stock, the Apidura line has been a nice addition and has been selling well. Hi James, show me the new products. So, we have a new frame bag. Yes, so the Full Frame Bag should be available around Christmas (2015). We did a lot of research with different frame geometry sizes. We are trying to insure the frame packs we are producing, since we do not do custom, actually fit 90% of the bike people are riding. Inside the pack is a removable shelf, so the pack is ...