Maintenance tips for keeping your mountain bike in tip-top shape. A well maintained bicycle is a well performing bicycle so make sure you take care of it.
Learn Bicycle Maintenance!
September 12th you are invited to join us at Sports Authority in Farmers Branch for our next Bicycle Maintenance Clinic.
Glen Bertagnoli a long time bicycle mechanic and a wizard at the workbench has invited us to learn how to do some of the most common bicycle maintenance tasks. We are hosting this clinic at the Farmers Branch Sports Authority from 6:30-8:30pm on September 12th.
This is a name-your-price clinic, there is no set fee. But we do ask that you contribute something if you come, whether it’s one dollar or thirty doesn’t matter. Just come out and learn more […]
Learn Bicycle Maintenance!
August 11th you are invited to join us at Sports Authority in Frisco for our first ever Bicycle Maintenance Clinic.
Glen Bertagnoli a long time bicycle mechanic and a wizard at the workbench has invited us to learn how to do some of the most common bicycle maintenance tasks. We are hosting this clinic at the Frisco Sports Authority from 6:30-8:30pm on August 11th.
This is a name-your-price clinic, there is no set fee. But we do ask that you contribute something if you come, whether it’s one dollar or thirty doesn’t matter. Just come out and learn more about […]
Over the past month I have been building up a “new-to-me” singlespeed. I’ve also learned a lot from this process. Below are 8.5 things that I learned during this process and I’m actually doing number 7 right now!
1. Fun on a bike doesn’t have to be expensive (comparatively).
So much of what we see with bikes is crazy expensive. A new Specialized Epic costs mid range $4,000, a Trek hardtail comes in mid range at about $2,500. That is a lot of money to shell out for a bike.
However, building a bike from scratch from used parts is waaaaay […]
After riding pretty much everyone starts to acquire repair equipment for their own home-based shop.
What are some of the MUST-HAVE tools that you keep in your tool kit?
Leave your 2 or 3 tool recommendations in the comments below.
Today we are going to get down and dirty with some really in depth brake info. Much of this info has been provided by the brake mastermind known as Chris Lorance from Cadence Cyclery.
I’m lucky enough to be great personal friends with the Cadence team and through the past 2 years I have been truly blessed to be able to learn from them and get great information like this. Your local bike shop should be able to provide you with the same info. If you have questions about how a component works, ask the guys at your shop. […]
Today Glen Bertagnoli talks a bit about Carbon Fiber and the cost versus benefits of it. Glen has been in the bike industry for over 20 years working and managing shops and now is the bike guru for Sports Authority. He is a local DFW rider and was a regular at the Erwin Park Summer Series in 2013.
Is Carbon Fiber Worth It?
We all know that one of the most popular things to do once we ride our beloved bikes for awhile is to start looking for things to upgrade and save some weight! Wheels, bars, stems, seat posts, […]
// I heard the rock resonate off the front tire and a loud rubber-ish crunch followed, slime and air leaving the front tube at a rapid rate.
It’s only flat on the bottom, right?
I’ve only ripped a couple of tires while off-road riding in my life and without a fix it’s going to be a long walk or run out of the woods. The last catastrophic tear happened during an endurance race that left me running the bike until a good hearted soul gave a “tire boot.” With some simple accessories it’s easy to fix a tear in a tire. […]
Have you ever tightened a bolt on your mountain bike and then all of a sudden SNAP?! Yeah, you just tightened it too much causing the bolt to break and possibly crushed the part it was attached to. I remember putting my first couple of bikes together at the bike shop in upstate NY where I twisted off numerous handlebar bolts. Tighter has to be better right? Not so much….
Why care about the tightness and torque?
More and more parts like stems, handlebars, cranks, and seatposts are being made out of carbon these days. Some carbon is inexpensive but […]
As I was cleaning off my mountain bike yesterday I was thinking just how important wheels are to make the bike work. Let’s face it, without wheels your bike is not going anywhere for sure. The wheels of a bike are probably the most “taken for granted” part on the bike with more attention given to the air in the tire or tube.
When I was working in a bike shop my favorite thing to do was build up a set of bicycle wheels, the more custom the wheels the better. To take a hub, some spokes, nipples, and […]
Do you know the difference between a Shimano XTR derailluer versus a SRAM X7? How about a set of SRAM XX grip shifts versus a set of Shimano deore trigger shifts?
If you have been riding for a long time, chances are you have a pretty good idea of which parts rank where. This is intended for beginners to mountain biking, find out what quality of product you’re paying for. Telling the difference between all the brands and where they stack up is kind of a pain in the rear.
There are two major players in the mountain bike components […]