November 21, 2019
Many recreational and competitive cyclists have made the progression from participating in one-day races to multi-day events. The transition from racing a single day to several consecutive days can be easy enough when there is a plan in place.
Generally, that involves planning the overall strategy and tactics for particular stages. And much like a stage race, planning is important for making the most of the three most important upcoming holiday shopping days. Namely, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Here’s how to make the most of your holiday purchases.
Day 1 – Leading out the shopping season is Black Friday. Here’s your chance to cash in on bike components, apparel, bicycle parts including trainers and all sorts of bike goodies. Be on the lookout for discounts on the BikeParts.com. Remember, this is day one. So, don’t go out too fast!
Day 2 – Sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. This day, November 30th is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses. As we wrote about previously, your support enables us to host community events like the Bike Safety Talk with the Cycling Lawyer, offer Bicycle Demo Days, and contribute to the national races that come through Golden like the Colorado Classic.
Additionally, your purchases encourage us to give back to the community as in co-hosting the Staunton Blizzard Fat Bike Race each year and supporting local cycling teams. Use Small Business Saturday as a purchase that extends the gift of giving. You may be purchasing bike parts, a new road bike or mountain bike, but you’re also supporting a local bike shop that invests in the cycling community. This is the day to take advantage of big deals and savings. Be strategic in your shopping and plan to stop by Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop on Small Business Saturday to take advantage of the in-store sales, discounts, and offers available.
Day 3 – Last but not least, we’ve got Cyber Monday. This is day three and on Monday, December 2, 2019, Bikeparts.com could be your best option for cyber shopping. In addition to the storefront, our online website offers over 45,000 bike parts and accessories. Bikeparts.com not only carries road bicycle parts and mountain bike parts but also complete bikes, nutritional supplements and much more.
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are the most highly anticipated shopping days of the year. Be strategic with your holiday shopping. Make the most of the three days by shopping at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop in Golden Colorado and online at BikeParts.com.
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December 10, 2015
Still searching for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite cyclist? Well, if you’re anything like us at Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, health and fitness are gifts that you want to share with your family and friends all year round. So why not select gifts that will help your favorite cyclist to be really motivated to continue reaching health and fitness goals in the New Year?
Your search for the perfect holiday gifts are over! Surprise and delight your favorite cyclists with our list of healthy holiday gifts!
Give the Gift of Nutrition
Nutrition matters. We all know it – but that doesn’t mean we eat and drink what we know we should. And athletes suffer from poor choices too. The symptoms of poor nutrition rears its ugly head in many ways: via muscle cramping, struggling to complete workouts, and unsuccessful race efforts. Eliminate all the frustration and gift your favorite cyclist with bike nutrition. We have several options including nutritional products just for women. Specifically, Osmo nutrition – This product is specific to women offering three options: active hydration, acute recovery, and preload hydration. Other favorites for both men and women are Scratch Labs and Honey Stinger Products.
Give the gift of Compression
Medical compression stockings have been used to treat poor blood flow for many years. Recently, the technology has been made available to cyclist of all levels. While the many claim it is difficult to prove that an immediate performance gain from wearing compression garments, many do claim that it lowers perceived muscle soreness the day after a big day on the bike and they can reduce the swelling of legs after prolonged sitting.
Give the gift a Power Meter
Is your cyclist a data junkie? Then, this is the ideal gift for your favorite cyclist! The main idea behind using cycling training tools is to dial in training to optimize performance as it relates to specific goals and objectives. Our post, The Best Training Aids to Launch into Spring Cycling, dives into the benefits of training with power. As for which power meter to purchase, consider our most popular one, Stages Power Meters, beginning at $1000. Stages Power meter is the lightest, smallest, most technologically advanced unit available today. Another option is the Pioneer Power Meter offered at $2000 and is a bit more sophisticated. A third option is a company that’s been around for a while now – PowerTap Power Meter.
Give the Gift of a Great Fitting Bike
Gift a Bike fit – Does your cyclist complain of hands falling asleep while riding? Or shoulder or neck pain after a long ride? A bike fit isn’t just for professional riders – they are for anyone who rides whether they are a beginner or advanced rider. A bike fit helps ensure riding comfort but it also impacts technique which is crucial to preventing overuse injuries and how an athlete rides. Consider the gift of giving your favorite cyclist a bike fit for Christmas. Not only can we help them with the fit, but we carry all the bike parts required to get the bike in the very best setup for their riding needs. Give us a call (303) 216-1616 or stop by the shop in Golden to schedule your bike fit.
Give the Gift of Adventure
Gift a fat bike demo! That’s right! Fat bikes are all the rage. They thrive in snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as riding what is considered normal mountain biking. In fact, fat bikes are the fastest growing segment in the bike industry. Book a fat bike demo for your favorite cyclist that will up the giggle factor to their normal winter riding program. Who can’t smile while riding a fat bike?
Give the Gift of Bike Parts
And last but not least, what is a cyclist dream gift? Bike parts! As a reminder, our shop BikeParts.com offers a huge selection of road bike parts, mountain bike parts, BMX bike parts and more. If you need it for your bike, then we have it! Because we sell our bicycle parts online, we are able to help customers all over the world. In addition to bike parts, we also carry a large selection of bicycle accessories. We know bikes, and our extensive inventory includes more than 45,000 bike parts from all of the leading manufacturers including Avid, Pearl Izumi, Shimano, Rock Shox, Michelin and SRAM.
There you have it! See how easy it is to make your favorite cyclist smile this Christmas? By selecting a healthy cycling gift, you help your favorite cyclist reach health and fitness goals well into the New Year. Happy Holidays and Happy Riding!
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May 9, 2013
Leg strength, endurance, and fitness are at the heart of cycling speed, but without a proper bike fit, you are sabotaging your training efforts. Whether you’re just starting to ride or you’ve been cycling for a long time, consider the benefits of a professional bike fit. At Bikeparts.com, we know how important a bike fit is. It is so important that we recently devoted an entire room in our Golden, Colorado Peak Cycles Bike shop just for bike fitting. But in case you are unaware, fit impacts comfort but also technique which is crucial to preventing overuse injuries. Your body’s position on the bike affects how you ride. It affects how much power you can efficiently deliver to the pedals. It affects how comfortable you are on the bike.
In a sport based on such a highly repetitive action, like pedaling, the first line of defense against injury is a proper bike fit. So what is a proper bike fit? It doesn’t simply consist of setting a saddle height and bar reach. In today’s market, bike brands are designing some top-end rides for us to enjoy, but with these bikes come different geometries. Many cyclist replacing bikes or bike parts inquire about the following bike components and their role in an overall bike fit:
- Crank Length
- Saddle Tilt
- Saddle Height
- The Fore-Aft Saddle Position
- Knee over the pedal axle
- Handlebar Position
- Stock frame sizing
- Cleat positioning
Do you know how these bike components fit in YOUR bike fit? That would be good to know. In our full comprehensive bicycle fits by George Mullen, every cyclist benefits from a good bike fit.
- Beginners who aren’t familiar with how a bike should fit and feel.
- Current riders who can’t get comfortable on their current setup or have nagging injuries
- Competitive cyclists who are looking for marginal gains. There’s no doubt that more power can result from tweaking your bike position. It is well understood that a good aero fit is the most cost-effective way to speed up your bike split.
With eleven years of fitting experience and over over two-thousand fits, George is has the experience, the tools and the advanced training to handle any fit scenario. Stop by the Peak Cycles bike fitting studio to schedule a fit. Also, order any bike parts you need from a recent fit online at bikeparts.com. We offer a huge selection of road bike parts, mountain bike parts, BMX bike parts and more. If you need it for your bike, then we have it!
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