Bike Shop Hub Center:

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.

The Latest From Bike Shop Hub Center

Bike Shop Hub Blog Posts Are Migrating…Come With Us!

Hello from the crew!

We want to thank all of our readers for submitting amazing photos and stories of their experiences with their trailers, bags, racks, and other bike accessories.  We love reading about all the ways you are getting out there on your bikes exploring the world.  Please keep those photo and video submissions coming!

From this point on, we are going to be migrating all future BikeShopHub blog posts to our sister site, Commute by  If you aren’t already a reader of Commute by Bike, we encourage you to head over to check it out.  It’s one of the top commuter blogs out there discussing all things bikes.  Obviously, the main focus is on commuting by bike, but we have a vibrant, engaged blogging community and there are often interesting posts about all the ways cycling impacts and enriches our lives.

You can also follow Commute by Bike on Twitter @Commute_by_Bike

Continue to send us your weird, your cute, your inspiring photos yearning to be seen; the DIY projects of your home workshops.

Join us in creating a great resource for sharing creative ways to do more with bicycles!

Stellar Rhonda Review!!

This Vaude bag review comes from our very valued customer Rhonda:

Just received the Vaude Cycle 22 combo bag today and tried it out immediately.  It’s terrific.  Hope you will continue to carry this bag as it is really wonderful for commuting or just for those of us who don’t like to carry things on our body when we bike.  I am going to direct my sister to check out this bag for herself.

I found out about this bag via online reviews but it was for one of the earlier models 25 or 30.  The 22 and 28 are an improvement over the earlier models as I can see from the reviews as I like the 3 pocket/compartments on the bag as well as the 2 side pockets that are not mesh.  And the pannier feature folds nicely into the bottom.  I had considered a Detour’s backpack/pannier bag, but issues with the pannier attachment in a review was concerning.  Also the features of Vaude were better.

Planning on doing bike travel, as I purchased a touring bike.  Will consider your company for my touring pannier purchase as your prices appear competitive.

All our best on your adventures, Rhonda.  Stay safe, take lots of photos and keep in touch!

– The Bike Shop Hub Team

**Vaude** is also currently *** 25% OFF *** so cash in while you can!!

JILL’S NEWSFLASH!! Ohio is good for biking!

According to Jill, a news director in Cleveland:

Ohio is a surprisingly good area for biking.  And I absolutely love my Ortlieb Back Roller Classic with BSH logo.  These panniers are incredibly versatile and hold tons of gear (or $200 worth of groceries).  I use them for commuting to work, for pleasure rides and even for grocery shopping.

Yes.  You can bike to the store and haul home plenty of groceries effortlessly (or maybe minimal effort at least).  Check out all of our panniers including Ortlieb and grocery-specific designs.  Or if you need an extra boost (I’m embarrassingly raising my hand over here), pickup a Ridekick Trailer.  Seriously.  Worth it.

Sales Bar Update for Mid June, 2013

Chariot 10% off to 7/31! Ortlieb/Tubus/Racktime 10% off to 6/19! Thule Racks & Bags 20% off to 7/2! 10-20% off Croozer! 10% off BOB!

Sales Bar Update

Ortlieb/Tubus/Racktime Sale to 6/19, Closeouts on Chariot, Mission Workshop & Lone Peak! 10-20% off Croozer! 10% off BOB!

2013 Chariots On Sale – Yes, the new Chariots!

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Reduced Prices on 2013 Model Chariot Trailers

Our first ever sale on Chariot‘s newest models of Bike Child Carriers.

Chariot Cheetah1 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Cheetah1 Bike Child TrailerNow includes a Strolling Kit. The cross-country carrier with a lightweight, aluminum frame makes it a breeze to push or pull.

$381.99 $349.99

Chariot Cheetah2 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Cheetah2 Bike Child TrailerNow includes the Strolling Kit.The same adventurous trailer as the Cheetah1, but for two children.

$426.99 $399.99

Chariot Chinook 1 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Chinook 1 Bike Child TrailerChariot’s single seat sporting and all-terrain child trailer designed for urban parents. Loaded with all the features.

$854.99 $799.99

Chariot Chinook 2 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Chinook 2 Bike Child TrailerLike the Chinook 1, but for two children

$1056.99 $1006.99

Chariot Corsaire1 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Corsaire1 Bike Child TrailerChariot’s tallest child carrier, for a child who may be too large for other carriers or just wants a little more elbow and head room.

$606.99 $569.99

Chariot Corsaire2 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Corsaire2 Bike Child TrailerThe two-child version of the Corsaire1.

$696.99 $659.99

Chariot Cougar1 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Cougar1 Bike Child TrailerNow includes the Strolling Kit. A smooth ride and a solid mix of features that make it Chariot’s most popular carrier.

$525.99 $499.99

Chariot Cougar2 Bike Child Trailer

Chariot Cougar2 Bike Child TrailerNow includes the Strolling Kit. Chariot’s other most populare carrier, but for two children.

$615.99 $579.99

Get Your Late Model Chariot >>

Chariot Clearance Models

And, yes, we still have pre-2013 Chariot Child Trailers at clearance prices.

Chariot CX1

Thule in Front

With the Pack ‘n Pedal line of cycling accessories, Thule’s reputation for innovation now extends to bike racks and bike bags

Thule Pack n Pedal Full Bike

Thule Handlebar Mount

Thule Handlebar MountThule’s innovative system has attachment points for Thule’s Pack ‘n Pedal handlebar-mounted accessories.


Thule Handlebar Bag

Thule Handlebar BagKeeps your camera or snacks within easy reach. Shoulder strap included to carry this bag off the bike. Crush-proof main compartment.


Thule iPad/Map Sleeve

Thule iPad/Map SleeveUse your iPad or or any 10-inch tablet as your navigator, mounted right on your handlebars. Watch movies from your indoor trainer.


Thule Wallet

Thule WalletAn organizer for, bike GPS units, smartphones, keys or small items you want to keep an eye on while riding.


Thule in Back

Thule in Back

Thule’s racks and panniers are just as innovative. Some models can be used on either the front forks or the rear chain stays.

Thule Sport Rack

Thule Sport RackA sporty rack for top loads. No eyelets or adapters required. Mounts to a front fork or rear seat stays. Use with Rack-Top Bags and Rack Packs.


Thule Tour Rack

Thule Tour RackWorks on nearly any bike. No eyelets or adapters required. For full suspension mountain bikes, carbon road bikes and more.


Thule Tote

Thule ToteLike those re-usable totes, but it’s also a pannier. The comfortable handles and shoulder strap transform it back into a carry bag.


Thule Commuter Pannier

Thule Commuter PannierCommuter panniers that fit nearly any bike rack. Carry it by the handle, or like a messenger bag.


Thule Large Adventure Touring Pannier

Thule Large Adventure Touring PannierA lightweight, durable and waterproof touring pannier, ideal for rear mounting. Mounts on virtually any bike rack.


Thule Seat Bag

Thule Seat BagLike a saddle bag, but it has more in common with a tool roll. Keep your emergency tools organized.


More Ongoing Sales & Products

Vaude Specials! Save 20% on All Vaude Panniers, Backpacks, Racktop Bags, Saddlebags & Handlebar Bags while supplies last!

Bike Shop Hub Moves to Tucson

Well, we did it. We packed up and loaded all of our inventory and equipment, and we moved Bike Shop Hub to Tucson, Arizona.

Flagstaff Warehouse Packing

It took us most of a week to pack up our inventory. We spun cocoons of plastic wrap around our shelves until we were dizzy from walking around in circles.

On Saturday we loaded five big trucks and left Flagstaff on Sunday morning.

Jim’s Racktime Topit Praises

Another rave review from another amazing customer.  Aren’t we lucky:

I want to thank you for the rack (a Racktime Topit Front Rack), and let you know that this finally ends my search for a front rack to fit my bike and the lights I use.  I asked for the dimensions, so that I would know if this would work, and it fits great.  I’ve attached a few photos to show you how it fits, and how it accommodates my lights.  Thanks for your help and this excellent product!! — Jim

The lights Jim uses are Nightsun Team Issue which he’s had for over 20 years.  The wiring is custom to fit the length needed for switch, battery, and tail light.  These lights rang a bell in my head…. they look an awful lot like those yellow guys from Despicable Me.  Anyone else see it?  No?  Oh well.

The Topit is currently offered at the limited reduced price of $39 – down from $46.99.  Stock is extremely limited for this deal.  Call in your order to receive this discount.


Steve’s Compliments & Enviable Lifestyle

Success! Another happy customer:

We have visited your site many times and this is our first purchase.  My wife and I are avid cyclists and have been for over 17 years – we own over 20 bicycles ( yes – my wife says that I have a sickness – and she’s probably right ! )  We do 90% of our cycling shopping online and we love the layout of your store and the ease of searching for products.  The other thing that will probably make us lifelong customers is your PayPal option -  WE LOVE PAYPAL !    We work to play and have cycling trips and adventures planned for at least 3 out of 4 weekends each month. Also - speed of delivery is key to our online purchases. We will be back.  –  Steve

Steve’s sickness on display:

Doug’s Travoy Purchase

Says Doug of his recent trailer purchase:
I love the Burley Travoy. I wish it had a little heavier weight capacity although I realize there was an aim at keeping it light.
I chose it over other models and styles primarily because it hitches to the bike directly behind rather than off the axle, since I’m using an electric bike which already has a loaded axle. I purchased the rack mount hitch fortunately.
It just barely fits on the extra wide rack on my eZip bike using only two screws (which are adequate to keep it mounted just fine). I was surprised to have the hitch borrow a part from the under the seat hitch, modifying it instead of replacing it. It seemed a worthwhile idea to use the standard hitch on another bike (but that is no longer needed by me).
An additional future feature might be a quantity of multiple bungee take off points in addition to the limited strap mount points.
It folds up very nicely and does fit back in the bag for carry along (howbeit the bag opening is a bit small when working it back in). Folded, it’s light and small enough that I could carry it with me on the bike if desired without pulling it along when not needing to have it hitched.
I get comments as I pass by pedestrians along “The Blvd” here in Lancaster, California, such as “Nice rig” etc. I think it’s a very innovative trailer design that most of them have never seen before. They see plenty of the small child trailers and that’s about it. I attach variously an 18″ x 24″ sign or a one line multi-color LED sign to promote our nonprofit and ride up and down the boulevard, both in traffic (15mph speed limit there) and along the less crowded areas of sidewalk. I may also use it in the future to pack a folding table, banner and various supplies to carry across town to various locations to setup promotional tables, etc.
Burley Trailers are currently 10 – 30% off!

Burley Cargo Trailers