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Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • CycleOps Bike Trainer Replacement Parts

    by Patrick Davis

    CycleOps Bike Trainer Replacement PartsTrainer season is here in the midwest. Temps are dropping and snow is looming in the near future. This doesn't mean cycling has to stop. It just means the next few months are filled with blasting tunes, movie watching, and fun trainer rides.

    Trainers are, for the most part, made to last forever. They have great warranties and, unless Mark Cavendish locks in, these things will get most riders through decades of riding. Over time, however, some parts might not work as great as when they were new.

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  • Recommended Winter Bike Maintenance

    by Nathan Cline

    Nathan does winter bike maintenanceWinter is a great time of year to catch up on bike maintenance. As a racerly-type rider, I don't like to be without any particular bike for very long at all during peak season or make any big changes to my bikes. But in winter, I don't mind having major maintenance and upgrade projects done. In fact, it's a great idea to get overhaul work done now so once spring rolls around you'll be ready and confident.

    Let's avoid major mid-season issues or shop wait times and get on top of all those things that can prevent future wear and tear on your bike.

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  • Kyle's Bikes 2013-2014 Pro Bicycle Overhaul Winter Special

    Kyle’s Bikes Winter Bike Overhaul SpecialFor the ultimate in winter bike maintenance, we completely disassemble your bike and restore it to nearly new. Your bike will be returned to you clean, polished, and ready to hit the trails or road whenever the weather turns nice again. Be ready early and avoid swamped bike shops doing spring tune-ups!

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  • Employee Profile: Wade

    If you live in central Iowa, we hope you stop by our shop: Kyle’s Bikes. If you have stopped by, you are sure to have seen Wade. This month we’re going to to take a closer look at him.

    Wade at Kyle’s Bikes Wade at Kyle’s Bikes

    Wade has worked at the shop since March of 2012.

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  • Ruster Sports Hen House Bike Case Review

    by Pro Triathlete Alex

    Ruster Sports Hen House Bike CaseFor many, a tropical race/vacation combo can get the whole family on board with long hours of training and help you stay motivated. You don’t want to travel all that way for no reason, so best get out of bed and get at it!

    Whether you’re going to a beautiful race venue that you just have to experience, in need of a warm weather training camp, or flying to a faraway championship level race, somehow you and all of your gear will have to get there.

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  • San Juan ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup: Alex Libin’s Race Report

    by Pro Triathlete Alex

    San Juan ITU Triathlon Pan American CupThe San Juan ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup was my final draft-legal race of the 2013 season. After not being able to race to the potential I believed I had the weekend before in Cozumel, I was eager to end my draft-legal season on a high note.

    I spent the week between Cozumel and San Juan in Miami. It kept the travel easy and allowed me to stay in the heat. I had the bonus of my mom taking a vacation in Miami and deciding to come with me to the race. It’s always great to have some family around and it made the race more of a vacation for me too.

    Landing in San Juan I put my bike together for the third time in less than a week.

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