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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.

The Latest From Shop Life

Post Heatwave Sale on Ortlieb, Tubus & Racktime

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Good Riddance, Heatwave!

Did the heatwave of June and July toast your summer cycling plans?

Good Riddance, Heatwave!

It’s over now, and there’s still plenty of summer left. And to help you salvage your summer riding and touring plans, all Ortlieb, Tubus, and Racktime products are 10% off.

Shopping Panniers: The Gateway to Utility Cycling

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We’ve had a variety of shopping panniers, but now we’ve listed them all together on one Shopping Panniers page.

(Warning: May lead to cravings for long tail bikes.)

Here is part of our selection:


Banjo Brothers Folding Grocery Bag Pannier

Banjo Brothers Folding Grocery Bag PannierGetting things done by bike begins with a grocery solution. This pannier perfectly fits standard paper grocery bags. Built-in shoulder strap.

$39.99

10% off Ortlieb, Tubus, and Racktime. Honestly. Seriously.

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Honestly? Ortlieb.

When customers call us and want an honest, expert opinion about bike bags, what do we recommend the most often? From the bottom of our hearts? Ortlieb.

For shopping, touring, commuting — carrying stuff — Ortlieb bags will last you many years, and every single product is useful, tough, and waterproof.

So it’s big deal when we have an Ortlieb sale.

Summer of Revelate Love

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Summer of Revelate Love

They guys in the shop are smitten by our new bags from Revelate Designs.

It’s embarrassing.

But customers seem to agree. These bags sell fast.

These bags are designed in Alaska — as if front racks and rear racks are unnecessary. And it’s convincing. All the little unused niches on your bike begin to look like wasted space.


Revelate Designs Viscacha Seat Bag

Revelate Designs Viscacha Seat Bag A seat bag with a 854-cubic-inch capacity, a roll-down opening, and a removable internal compression strap. $130.00


Special Request Fulfilled: Dinosaur with Machine Gun

A recent customer asked for a drawing of a dinosaur with a machine gun with is Burley Flatbed Bike Cargo Trailer.

Dinosaur Request

We were happy to comply.

Norman the Dinosaur

Click to see full size image -- you know, if this one isn't big enough.

During the checkout process, use the Instructions field for your requests.

Flagstaff Early Winter Bike Commuting

The last few weeks in Flagstaff have been dry like it has been in most of the country up until this point. Unlike most of the country we did start out the winter with some decent storms. Here are a few photos from early winter bike commuting.

Chrome Bags and Striped Socks

We’ve been selling Chrome Bags for about a year now.  I’m not sure if its made us any more stylish than we were before, but as I’m  noticing who is carrying them around Flagstaff, I’m a little bit more aware of the current fashion trends, as I was here spotting this Chrome Citizen Messenger Bags making its way up San Francisco Street over this cyclist’s shoulder.

How Bikes Can Save Us! or Things that You Probably Already Know in a Nice Graphic

What seems like an “Internet Marketer” sent in the following graphic to post to Commute By Bike. As we recently posted a thinly veiled link farming attempt with this not very expert post about mountain bike commuting, I didn’t want to subject our readers to two in a row.

For what appears to be a vehicle for getting a link onto sites, I have to say I like the message of this graphic. It’s a comprehensive summary in graphic form of some of the benefits of cycling with info on how some places have made it happen. In summary I think they earned their link but we’re done for awhile.
Biking And Health
Created by: Healthcare Management Degree

Bike Parking: Salsa Fargo

Hey look! Someone is using our bike rack! Since Stu built this incredible bike rack, I think that I’ve only seen people lock up their bike to it 5 or 6 times. Perhaps its just so amazing that people are scared to scratch it. I think it just needs to get a little weather worn to be more inviting.

I was happy to see that this Salsa Fargo came by for a visit a few weeks ago. This Fargo was even nice enough to pose for a little modeling of the Racktime DoubleIt Panniers while it was at it.

Christmas Shopping For Cyclists

I hope that you have a cyclist in your family that you get to do some Christmas shopping for. Chances are if you are reading this, that you are a cyclist, but I don’t know what the chances are that that means there is another cyclist close to you who you suspect might be excited to have something cycling related under the tree.

With the holiday spirit in mind, we’ve launched a few great sales which are running through the next few days to get that holiday shopping inspiration flowing.

On the trailer side, we’ve got specials on all of Burley Child, Cargo and Dog Trailers as well as their newly reintroduced lineup of Trailer-Cycles. These are all 10% off thru the 20th. And speaking of Trailer-Cycles, we’ve also got both Adams and Weehoo on sale through the 13th. More in the child trailer category, we’ve got all Croozer Child Trailers on sale through Dec. 20th.  We’ve got all Old Man Mountain Racks at 10% off thu Dec. 13th and for some great stocking stuffers, check out all of the Bike Lights that we have on sale through Dec.13th.

If Santa Claus Rode an Electric Bike and Carried Presents in a Bike Trailer