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How to Build a Road Bike

How to Build a Road Bike

Your new road bike arrives from Bicycle Warehouse with most of the hard work already taken care of to make it as easy as possible for you to get out and riding those trails. It's easy for experienced wrenchers and beginners alike. Just follow these simple steps:  Assembly Time Level 1 - "Never-Ever" Never assembled a bike and working with tools isn't your forte'Assembly Time 60-80 minutes Level 2 - "I'm Handy" Never assembled a...

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Shifting 101 - A How To Guide on Shifting Bike Gears

Shifting 101 - A How To Guide on Shifting Bike Gears

Shifting the gears on a bicycle can be a daunting task at first, with a lot of numbers and two derailleurs to keep track of. In addition to braking, shifting gears on a bike is one of the fundamental mechanical functions of the bike. Learning how to effectively shift gears is a basic skill that continues to grow and improve even for veteran riders. Proper shifting will increase speed, reduce rider...

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The Best Strategy to Buying a New Kids Bike!

The Best Strategy to Buying a New Kids Bike!

Riding a bike is a right of passage for many as a kid, and the fun doesn't have to stop when you get older! One of the fondest memories growing up is riding bikes with your friends and the access to fun and exploration a bicycle can offer. From speedy bikes for the roadways to mountain bikes complete with suspension we carry a full lineup of kids bikes to help...

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The Best Strategy to Buying a New Road Bike!

The Best Strategy to Buying a New Road Bike!

New Bike Day To begin the journey toward selecting your new road bike let's start with a few questions.What type of riding style are you into now?What type of riding do you intend to grow into long term?What is your budget for the new bike? What is your budget for essential riding gear?What is your level of experience with cycling? The Road Bike Purpose Road cycling, where pavement, rubber, and rider...

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How To Prepare for a Long Bike Ride

How To Prepare for a Long Bike Ride

How to Prepare for a Long Bike Ride Whether you’re going out for a long ride up the canyon, entering a day-long race like Lotoja, or going for something far more ambitious like South Africa’s Cape Epic, there’s something about distance cycling that is far different from a trip to work, a morning wake-up ride, or a casual jaunt with the kids through the park. A long-distance bike ride takes...

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The Best Strategy to Buying a New Electric Bike!

The Best Strategy to Buying a New Electric Bike!

Electric Bikes E-bikes are fun. E-bikes are easy. In fact, there are E-bikes for just about everyone. Do you ride every day? Has it been decades since you felt the freedom of cycling? Either way, we’re here to help with smart, natural and powerful electric bicycles. No matter what type of riding you like to do, there’s an electric bike for you. Once you integrate an e-bike into your daily...

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Braking 101 - A How To Guide on Bike Brakes

Braking 101 - A How To Guide on Bike Brakes

Check out this awesome video where Jeff, our Guest Experience Ambassador breaks down the techniques of proper bicycle braking! Bicycle Brakes The common bicycle brake system consists of three main components: A mechanism for applying rider force into the system. Typically brake levers or pedals. A mechanism for transmitting that force including cables and hydraulic hoses. A breaking mechanism such as a caliper. The rider applies force into the breaking...

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Tune Up Guide - Mountain Bike Disc Brakes Tips & The Best Techniques

Tune Up Guide - Mountain Bike Disc Brakes Tips & The Best Techniques

Mountain bikes have come leaps and bounds in technology over the past decade, and modern disc brakes provide more stopping power than ever before. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast; sometimes slowing yourself down at the opportune moment can be crucial to dropping the gnarliest descents successfully. If your disc brakes are not feeling their plushest, or do not provide the stopping power desires it may be time for...

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How to Choose The Best Bike Pedals

How to Choose The Best Bike Pedals

  Cycling comes in many different disciplines, and bicycles come in many different styles. Similarly pedals come in a range of types and styles to suit different style riding and rider personal preference. When choosing your bicycle pedals you need to consider what type of riding you want to get into. Whether you're getting into weekend rides with the family or want to join your local peloton; the choice of pedal...

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3 Top Items You'll Need for Cold Weather Mountain or Road Bike Riding

3 Top Items You'll Need for Cold Weather Mountain or Road Bike Riding

Are you ready to ride this fall and winter? No matter where you live from sunny San Diego to Maine everyone needs layers to wear while riding. Here are some suggestions on items to have with you so you're prepared no matter where you live or ride.  Cold-weather gear extends your riding season earlier into spring and later into fall. Rain/wind protection is a wise addition to your pack year...

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10 Tips For Cycling In a Group

10 Tips For Cycling In a Group

Group Riding What to bring to my first group ride? What is proper cycling etiquette? How do I not get dropped? It's not as daunting as it has to be to get into group riding. Find the right group by reaching out to your local bicycle store for more information on SoCal group rides at Bicycle Warehouse, visit our events page here. We absolutely love group rides here at Bicycle Warehouse....

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2 Million Bucks for Hungry Kids

2 Million Bucks for Hungry Kids

Two million bucks. Wow that's a lot of money. Especially when you consider the money is intended to feed kids. The Chefs Cycle movement is sweeping across America to raise money for the No Kid Hungry organization. That money has been raised by 250 riders which means they each rider raised over $8000. That's impressive. Who better to make sure our Kids don't go hungry than professionals whose passion is food. Childhood hunger effects13 million...

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