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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.

New Nutcase Helmets with streamlined sizing

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas

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Hello Nutcase Fans!  We love Nutcase bike helmets; the fun, the fit and the fashion.

New Generation 3 models are In Stock Now.   They offer new enhancements and a streamlined light-weight design.  The addition of a New size Medium is fantastic news for those of you who just didn’t quite fit the original size S/M, and didn’t like the biggerthan-life size of the L/XL.

Some of the improvements to the already popular helmet design include:

  • Removable Visor for protection from the sun and rain, included
  • New Removable Spin Dial System for easy fitting adjustments
  • New Internal EPS Channeling for enhanced ventilation

With so many styles to choose from, its hard to have just one.

Solid, plain colours like Black and Grey are available too!

Come in to one of our Vancouver Bike Shops today, and try for yourself the New Nutcase Helmet design.

How to Choose a Bike Basket

Category: Featured Items, News

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How to choose a bike basket?

Well yes, there’s the question of  White Wicker, Dark Wicker, or Plastic or Metal…. However

There are actually  a few important things consider first
like which baskets will work best for your bike and your needs

Baskets attach to your bike in 3 Main ways:

1. With straps (preferably leather), attached to your handlebar

2. With a Quick Release Bracket

3. Fixed to your headset

Wicker baskets with straps are lovely, look classic, beachy and fun.

However, depending on your needs, and the stem on your bike, these baskets can tilt forward a fair bit.

Nantucket Cisco Basket on Electra Amsterdam

Electra Wicker with Straps on Electra Cruiser 7

Quick-Release baskets attach to your handlebars, and can be removed and re-attached with a release lever.

These baskets typically sit up more horizontal, and keep clear of any cabling your bike may have.

Electra Mesh QR Basket on Townie 7D

Axiom City Wicker DLX on Townie 7D

As a general rule, you should not put more than 10 pounds in a front-mounted bike basket.

Not that your basket won’t hold the weight, but the basket will begin to steer for you, and not typically in the direction you desire.

When baskets are attached to the handlebars, they are at the highest external pivot point of the bike, and the more weight in this area, the more your handlebars will want to flop from side to side.

If instead, you choose a Fixed Mount Basket, the basket will be attached at a lower centre of gravity.

So, it will not affect your steering as much. Plus, with supports attached to your fork, this style of basket will allow you to carry more weight. Some riders find up to 15 or more pounds, depending on your control.

Electra Steel Square Fixed Mount Basket

Electra Plastic Wicker Fixed Mount Basket on Electra Amsterdam Original

Once you’ve decided on which type of basket meets your function requirements, you can explore the plethura of fashion choices available!

Need to carry more than 10lbs?

Consider a rear pannier rack with a basket on the back!


Axiom Rear Shopper Basket

One Final Tip.

Do BE CAREFUL parking your bike with a full basket load. Once you put your kickstand down, if you allow your basket to lean in the same direction of your kickstand, you can expect to see your bike hit the ground.

Check out our grand selection of Baskets available In-Store or Online now!

Buy Brooks Saddles Online in Canada

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas

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Looking for the perfect hand-crafted Brooks Leather Bike Saddle for your loved one?

Whether your shopping for the ideal holiday gift, or a treat for your own bike, now you can Shop Online for Brooks Saddles in our new Online Bike Accessories Webstore.

Handmade in England for over 150 years, Brooks quality and comfort are unsurpassed.

We have an extensive selection of Brooks Products from the ever-popular B17 to the fine Swallow, including limited edition models as well as Brooks Grips, Brooks Bags and other accoutrement.

The Brooks “Supreme 6 rivet Dealer” is an award only presented to shops stocking an extensive selection of Brooks products, whom also provide the quality service and expertise expected when purchasing fine products.  As a Brooks Supreme Dealer we aspire to exceed your expectations.

If you need help deciding the right Brooks Saddle for you, our Brooks experts are available to help you make your choice.
Just email us or phone (during regular business hours), and we’re happy to discuss your options.

In-Stock Now for 2013, we have new colours of the Brooks Flagship model, the B17.  Now available in Red and Ocre!

Brooks B17 "Real" Red

Brooks B17 Ocre

Visit our online store to view our complete collection.

We will also custom order any Brooks products available.

Rhinestone treats to bling your ride!

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas

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NEW Cruiser Candy Bike Accessories are In Stock Now.

So you’re looking for a little more sparkle in your life?   
Looking for dazzling stocking stuffers
?

Cruiser Candy Rhinestone accessories will bedazzle any ride, and make your lady feel like a queen.

Rhinestone
Drink Holders
Valve caps
Bling decals
are complimented by a host of decorative bells.

Also in stock now, Reversible basket-liner  bags with drawstring closures for toting your gear to the beach.

Check out our line of Cruiser Candy bells and other Bling for your bike on our New Online Webstore.

For a limited time, use Coupon Code FreeShipBC, and receive Free Shipping within BC, on orders over $50.

Re-think your ride with Electra’s new Verse line of fitness bikes.

Category: Bike Trends, Featured Items

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You love Electra bikes, but you’re looking for something a little more….. zippy?

Electra’s new Verse series of fitness-oriented bikes will have you speeding through your work-out with a smile on your face!

Electra Verse 24D Ladies' Amethyst

With a unique sleek aesthetic, clean lines, and extensively engineered ride quality, the Electra Verse is a versatile fitness-oriented ride.

The lightweight aluminum frames, with 21 or 24 speed drive-trains, and 700C wheels allow you to speed through your workout, or your commute.

Electra Verse 21D Men's Black Charcoal

The Riding position isn’t aggressive or hunched.  Instead, Thanks to Electra’s proprietary handle bar, high head tube position, and quill stem you’ve got yourself an ergonomically ideal angle that allows you to ride longer distances without fatigue.

Electra Verse 21D Jade Turquoise

Come in to our Vancouver Bike Shop today and try out our Demo.

We’ll be receiving these brand new 2012 bikes by late February, so you’ll be well on your way to a better beach bod by summer.

Check out the Full Line of Verse Bikes in our Catalogue here!

Right off the Runway, Electra’s latest Fashion Cruisers

Category: Bike Trends, Featured Items

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We’re thrilled every year to see the latest new designs from the Electra Bicycle Company, especially in the line of their Ladies’ Fashion Cruisers.

First of all, the bikes are incredibly comfortable and easy to ride. Each constructed from the same frame geometry, with different paint design’s,  they feature Electra’s Flat foot technology;  a slighter forward pedaling position that allows for a lower centre of gravity, better control, and more room in the cockpit.   Their wide comfy sprung seats and wide cruiser bars allow you to sit fully upright in a position that leaves you riding relaxed and carefree.

For 2012 Electra has brought out 4 new ladies models that are right off the fashion runways.

First up, Electra Sugar Skulls 3i

Mexican Folk Art Sugar Skulls from El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead festival inspired this cruiser.   Known for their color and humor, the Mexican sugar skulls embody a light-hearted view of death, and celebrate life as it continues in another form.    Sugar Skulls Art is currently popular fashion trend in both tattoo and clothing.

The Electra Sugar Skulls 3i celebrates this concept right along-side with a multitude of fun and colorful sugar skills painted throughout the frame and accessories.  The bike is edgy and bold, and expresses a completely different personality than the typical “flowery” cruiser.

Electra Sugar Skulls 3i

Electra’s Navajo 3i

From the Southwest American Navajo fashion trend,  inspired by the hand-woven textiles of the Navajo that have been sought after by art collectors for over 150 years.  With bold contrasting colors and geometric patterns, the art form has been passed down through generations.

In the Navajo culture, The art of weaving is deeply felt expression of beauty, harmony, and balance.

The Electra Navajo 3i embodies this philosophy with its rich colours, geometric designs and embroidered and embossed saddle adorned with tassels.

Electra Navajo 3i

Electra Night Owl 3i

Right on trend with the popular Night Owl Fashion accessories is The Electra Owl 3i

The bike transitions from day to night, with the mysterious and wise old Night Owl watching in the dark night on the front fender.  The paint fades to blue as it transitions from night to day and ends with the Owl sleeping, eyes closed, on the rear fender.

The Electra Night Owl is classy, complex and inspiring.

Electra Night Owl 3i

Electra Mariposa 3i

Mariposa means Butterfuly in Spanish.  The bikes is adorned with beautiful blue butterflies on a rich black frame.

The Electra Mariposa embodies freedom and artistry.


Electra Mariposa 3i

Come in to our Vancouver Bike Store, and test ride an Electra Fashion cruiser today!

NEW super-cute Litte Nutty’s for the smaller riders

Category: Featured Items, Gift Ideas

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For the little ones,  NEW 2012 Nutcase Little Nutty Helmets have arrived!

The Little Nutty is THE nicest children’s helmet in the market.  Along with a very high safety rating, the Little Nutty’s fit better with their adjustable spin-dial, and you won’t be pinching there little chins thanks to the innovative magnetic buckle.   Parents love this feature!

Then of course there are the super unique, cute and fun styles; some of them even have a matching adult version!

Here are a few of our favourite new models:

Tie Die Peace

Tie Die Peace

Birds and Bees

Circus Ride

Daisy Crazy

Rocket Ships

Pink Cheetah

I Love Mom Tatoo

Simi Mini Dots

View the Complete Line of
Little Nutty Helmets Here

No-pinch Magnetic Buckle

The Little Nutty Helmets fit from 18 – 20 1/2″.

If you put thicker padding in, you can go a a little smaller.