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It’s Time to Pump Up Your Christmas List!

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So here’s a gift idea you may not be thinking of:

Bicycle Pumps!

A good pump is one of the most useful things a cyclist should have, although frequently they don’t own one! That makes it a great gift to give the two-wheeled friend in your life.

Floor pumps are arguably the most useful as you’re more likely to need a top up at home before the ride, rather than while you are out on one.  It’s surprising how many people get a flat tire on their way to the bike shop to get air!  Under-inflation makes you sluggish and puts you at risk of untimely punctures.  A floor pump allows for leverage, and easier filling to higher PSI than a hand pump.

Buy a kit or DIY!

That being said, if the cyclist you know goes on long rides far away from bike shops, they would benefit from a nice flat repair kit with a hand pump, patches and tire levers.

All of our floor pumps come with a gauge and all of them work with both presta and schrader valves, either with a swappable part or one that auto-adapts to both.

Our most popular is the Evo Hurricane. These guys can handle a lot of use, and are very budget friendly at $45. They work for all road and city bikes and go up to 160 PSI.

*mechanical breathing* “No, I am your father.”

If you’re looking for a shiny hand pump, let’s talk about the MiniRocket iGlow from Topeak! This 11 bar and 160 PSI pump lights up! Stick him on the seat stay, with 50+ hours on steady mode and 100+ in flashing it’ll help keep you safe and always be there when you need it!

Classy looking floor pumps!

These Lezyne pumps, the Sport Floor Drive and the Classic Over Drive are stylish looking pumps that also work great.

The Over Drive is designed for Mountain bikes with a top out PSI of 60 and 4.1 bars and a chuck that will work with both presta or schrader.

If you need a higher PSI, the Sport Floor Drive is an excellent choice with a PSI of 220 and 15.2 bars, you’re road ready!

Check out our selection…. Or come in to the store.

Safety with Lights

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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!