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Safety with Lights

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas, Uncategorized

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Around this time of the year in Vancouver it can be hard to tell when it gets dark. Some days it feels like I’ve been waiting for the sun to rise all day. When the sun falls, so does visibility. Having  a good light (or a few!) will definitely help keep you seen and safer.

Safety is a great gift to give someone you love. Denman Bike Shop has many lights to meet all of your safety needs. Check out our new lights below for some great gift ideas!

You may notice that several of these models, front and rear come with a reflective faceplate. All front lights are at least 80 lumens which is the perfect amount to see and be seen without blinding everyone you meet. The rear lights are at least 44 lumens, which is also enough to satisfy visibility without going overboard.  Most lights are USB rechargeable and come with several sizes of attachments for any kind of handlebar.

These sets from Knog are fun and cute.  They come as a front and rear set in cute colours for only $40! That’s pretty sweet! Our Lezyne Femto sets have also been popular item among customers and staff alike. New this year Lyzne has teamed up with Brooks to offer this fan favorite in a gorgeous copper finish.

But if you want something a little more powerful, Lezyne also offers the Hecto Drive with 300 lumens and the Micro Drive with 400 lumens. They’re perfect for a midnight ride anywhere in Vancouver, lighting up the darkest of paths oh so brilliantly.

And don’t forget spoke lights for added side visibility!

Of course all of this barely scratches the surface of what we have available online or in store, so come on by and let us help you pick the perfect light!

Waterproof Panniers, a must in Vancouver

Category: Featured Items

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Waterproof Panniers, a must in Vancouver

Winter is here and with it, the rain we Vancouverites know so well. New to the Denman Bike Shop to help ease the transition from summer to winter is Blackburn and Ortlieb Waterproof panniers.

Blackburn Local Saddle Bags

  • Compatible with all standard racks
  • Reflective print for added safety
  • Shoulder strap included

These bags will allow you to carry anything without worries of rain and all its wetness. Large capacity and ease of use are only a few of the many features these bags offer. A perfect edition for bike to work life in Vancouver.

Back-Rollers City

  • ORTLIEB QL 1 System for one-handed mounting and removal
  • Durable material
  • Roll-down top insures no water will spoil your belongings

Make sure to stop by and grab your waterproof panniers at Denman Bike Shop to insure you won’t be caught in the rain empty handed.

Rain Gear On Sale Now!

Category: Featured Items, News, Promotions

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It’s Bike To Work Week next week (October 26th – November 1st) and we are pretty excited to be a part of it! Check us out on October 26th from 4.30 onward at Ontario and 10th Avenue for minor adjustments, air, beverages as well as your chance to win one of several Abus Bordo uGrips!

Bordo ugrip

In the spirit of gearing up for Bike To Work Week we want to help you gear up for your daily ride with sales on all Endura rain gear! Come in now and enjoy 20% off all Endura jackets and pants. Endura is a fantastic company founded in Scotland in 1992, so you know they’re going to know a thing or two about rain – perfect for bike to work life in Vancouver!

Brooks Rain Capes are also on sale, up to 20% off for the Cambridge line, and $100 off all Oxford capes in stock!

Come in to either location, 710 Denman Street or 2607 Main Street or order online!

Schwalbe Balloon Tires, What’s the “BIG” deal?

Category: Featured Items

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Well first of all, Schwalbe Balloon “Fat Frank” tires look incredibly handsome on just about any bike. Second, they’re made in Germany. Das ist gut, ja? Yes it is!

Traditionally, Cruiser bikes (and many comfort bikes) have Fat tires on them, but not so uber functional a tire as the Schwalbe Fat Frank. Standard fat tires have more rubber on the road; ergo more comfort and stability, but less speed.

Well, Fat meets Fast with Schwalbe’s Fat Frank Tires!   These tires have been specially designed so that they make your ride both smoother and faster, acting like a pneumatic cushion to absorb impacts. These lower air pressure, high volume tires actually have less roll resistance than standard skinny tires making them the Oxymoron of Bicycle Tires.

Fat Franks in 3 colours

And, with Kevlar guard for flat protection, the tires are also lighter which further translates to a faster ride.

Fat Franks can be installed on many bikes with a 26” wheel, not just Beach Cruisers. Electra’s Townie Balloon line come standard equipped with Fat Franks. But ,you can also put these tires on almost any Townie, cruiser or comfort bike.

Electra Townie Balloon 3i Mens'

Available in 3 colours, + NEW Brown with Cream Walls!  Why not come in and test ride a pair of Fat Franks at our Vancouver Bike Shop today!

Great Gift Ideas for Cyclists

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas

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A glimpse… of the cool stuff for cyclists at Denman Bike Shop!

Here’s a few gift ideas for you

Lights!

Whether they’re a hard-core commuter, or a casual summer beach comber, any cyclist could use a little more light on their bike for Safety.   There have been so many advancements in lights over the last few years, including USB Rechargable lights and Wheel/Spoke Lights You almost can’t go wrong with your choice..

Gloves!

There are very few truly un-rideable days in Vancouver.  But, one thing that can make any fall or winter ride miserable, is not having a good pair of gloves (or 2 or 3).

Biking gloves vary widely depending on your need for wind, rain or cold protection, and one pair of gloves will probably not meet all of your needs.  Its important to have gloves that are designed for cycling that provide grip, so you won’t slip, have seems that won’t chafe, and won’t be too bulky, so you don’t lose your handlebar feel.

Baskets!

So many to choose from! The Gals AND Guys at Denman Bike Shop know their basket fashion, and can help you find a winner.

If you can’t bring in a picture, try to find out what model of bike it is, the colour(s) and check what the stem and handlebars look like.  Its also important to note if there are gear and brake cables.

Tools!

A good multi-tool, and mini pump might not just save your day, you could save the day for someone else!  Being able to put some air in a flat tire, just to get to the bike shop, can make a real difference.

We’re here to help!

If you have no idea where to start, no worries!  Try to find out what kind of bike your Giftee has, or what kind of cycling they do.   Our experienced staff are enthusiastic about bikes and can help you find something special at any budget.

Still not sure?

That’s OK, we also have VIP Gift Cards – any denomination.

Check out our Website Catalogue

Where you can see Most of our Accessories.  Or come in to one of our Vancouver Bike Shops, where we can help you in person.

Biking and Growling, NEW Beer Caddy

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas

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Beer Lovers, feast your eyes on this crafty NEW Growler Caddie.

Fancy cycling by your local micro-brewery for a refill of your favourite IPA?   How will you carry your Growler?    Worry not, here’s your Leather Growler Sling, from Two-Wheel Gear.

Hand-cut and stitched with premium leather and strong brass buckles,

the Two-Wheel Gear Growler Caddie will safely carry your 2L growler.

This handsome accessory is designed for easy porting on or off your bike
and doesn’t require removal for refilling (or tasting) your brew!

Available in 3 colours at the Denman Bikes on Main Street location, today.

Oprah’s Favorite – Electra Loft 7D In stock now!

Category: Bike Trends, Featured Items

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As featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2014, the Electra Loft 7D ladies bike is
IN STOCK NOW at Denman Bike Shop.

The Loft 7D Teal, is part of a new line of bikes launched by the Electra Bicycle Co. for 2015.

The Electra Loft bikes are infused with the flavor of Electra’s famous fashion bikes, and are designed to be sensible, practical, useful and affordable!

Inspired and designed for city riders, with their “requires and desires” in mind.  The very name “Loft” invokes thoughts of city apartment dwelling, stair cases, storage rooms, pot holes, corner cafes, farmers markets, brick walls, and vogue fashion.

The bikes are made of lightweight aluminum, feature mega range gearing and practical hand brakes.  There’s a “men’s” classic-diamond frame, a “women’s” mixte step-through frame, and three different gearing options.

The intelligent foot-forward frame geometry and swept back handlebars allow for a comfortable upright riding position.  And, with the super comfy seat and grips, you’ll be gliding with glee.

When you love your ride, you’re going to make excuses to ride more often.  With Electra Loft, you’ll find yourself getting out of the car and onto the bike path, with confidence and charisma.

You can see the full line of Loft bikes on our website,
We definitely recommend you come in for a test ride!

Elevator Ad Promo

Category: Featured Items, Promotions

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If you’ve seen our November Elevator ad, you’re eligible to SAVE

Simply,

  • Come into one of our two Vancouver locations, Denman Street or Main @ 10th
  • Complete the phrase from our Elevator Ad

“Feel  Freedom, Ride the Wind, _____ _____ ____”

  • You’ll get a 10% Discount on Commuter Rain wear and Bike Lights

Come in and find out how enjoyable it can be to cycle Vancouver’s mild and moist November weather.  All you need is the right gear, and great visibility.

Getting your bike tuned, lubed, and brakes adjusted is recommended too!

We’re happy to give you the advise you need to have a safe and enjoyable ride.

Check out our selection of commuter wear and bike lights in our online catalogue

NEW!! Commuter Bike Wear

Category: Featured Items

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Through careful selection and consideration, we’ve now added commuter cycling wear to our customer accoutrement at the Denman Bike Shop.  New Product arriving Daily!

There are many new exciting products to tell you about, but First of all, we’d like to introduce my new personal favorite, the Endura Windchill II Commuter Cycling Jacket.

Endura Windchill II Jacket, warm, breathable, stretchy and sexy!  Yes, that’s right… this Fall/Spring commuter jacket is as good looking as it is feeling.

For a bike commuter jacket, Endura Sport has managed to place the seams, stripes, zips and reflective bits in just the right places to enhance your riding, and your fashion experience.
This jacket really transitions well on or off the bike.

The jacket is waterproof, breathable, stretchable in just the ride places (oh yes I said that), and has a thermal “Roubaix” fabric that is designed to keep you warm, and to wick-away moisture to keep you dry.

There’s a concealed chest pocket with glasses wipe, and three great pockets on the back;  including a zip-up waterproof pouch, perfect for your smart phone.

The “pit zipps” help you stay fresh, and the laser cut inner storm flap keeps you dry.  There’s a handy silicone strip on the lower inside trim that keeps the jacket in place covering your bottom, preventing that annoying creep up over your back while riding.

I love my new Endura Windchill II Jacket

I really love how flexible and fitting the jacket is, allowing me to start out warm, and stay cool and dry.  And at the same time I don’t mind  just wearing the Windchill jacket around Vancouver, while I shop, visit the pub, or breezy English Bay Beach.

NEW Electra Loft 3i & Endura Bike Clothing

Why wait for a rainy day?  Add this stylish new jacket to your wardrobe today.

Check out our  line of commuter bike wear at one of our Vancouver bike stores, or shop online now

Great NEW Bike Baskets in Stock

Category: Featured Items

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Just when we thought we couldn’t cherry pick any more fabulous bike baskets for you to choose from, we found a few more cherries!

Check out the bike basket wall at our Uptown Vancouver Bike Shop on Main at 10th

Here’s a few of our favourite NEW picks!

Linus Delano Basket

The Linus Delano basket, attaches securely to the stem/headset, fork stays.  It’s roomy, deep and very stylish.  It even has a built in ring to act as your cup holder!

Check it out!

Electra Alloy-Wood Basket

This cool new basket from Electra has a real wood bottom, and lightweight alloy tubing.  This basket also attaches to the stem of your bike with supports, allowing for more weight to be carried without affecting your steering.   It comes in black, or silver.

See more details

Nantucket Madaket Basket

A wonderful addition to the Nantucket bike basket collection is the Nantucket Madaket strap-mounted bike basket, featuring a lid!   Now you can load up your goodies, and keep them if you hit a bump in the road.

You can shop for this high quality bike basket here

To see more of the many many bike baskets we’ve picked for you, come on in to one of our two Vancouver bicycle stores, or check out our online webstore today.

Need help figuring out what kind of basket to buy?   Check out this article, and feel free to ask one of our bike basket experts.