Kyle's Bikes Blog

  • Six Biking Pro Tips for Long Rides

    Kyle gave Elias Johnson five biking pro tipsKyle and staff have been helping riders get ready for RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) and other long rides since we opened in 2008, offering a biking pro tip or two.

    So, when Local 5's Elias Johnson was getting ready for this year's RAGBRAI, he visited Kyle and produced a video series of these tips to help his viewers get ready for the ride.

    We have gathered the tips here to help you see them all.

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  • Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2018

    Big Ride Final Prep Repair Event 2018You're busy getting ready for RAGBRAI. Final training rides. Tent pulled out from the closet. Air mattress patched. Last checks of the packing list. … But is your bike ready?

    We don't want you to break down at the side of the road during the big ride. You don't want to break down.

    Kyle and staff are up for a challenge, and will be doing while-you-wait repairs at the shop on Saturday, July 14th from noon to 5:00 p.m.
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  • Garmin Edge 820 Rebate

    Garmin Edge 820 RebateGarmin is offering a $50 rebate on the Edge 820 and Edge 820 Bundle. To receive the Garmin Edge 820 rebate, you need to order the product from July 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018 and mail in the rebate form. You are allowed one rebate per valid product serial number and two rebates per customer.

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  • Specialized Bicycle Component University: Robert Goes to School

    by Robert Seaberg

    Specialized Bicycle Component University: Robert Goes to SchoolWhenever anyone has asked me why Specialized is better than other brands I quickly pointed out that Specialized puts a lot of emphasis on the rider. With trademarked terms like “Rider-First Engineered” and “Body Geometry,” Specialized has made it clear that they have not overlooked the most important part of every bike: the rider. On a recent trip to Specialized headquarters, I was able to attend a class at their Specialized Bicycle Component University. There I witnessed first hand the latest data-driven techniques that they have developed to make the bike fit the rider.
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  • Track Spikes

    by Robert Seaberg

    Track spikes can improve your performanceTrack season means it’s time for some new shoes. For most track participants, this means a pair of training shoes, and for many participants, it also means it is time for a new pair of track spikes.

    The prospect of purchasing two pairs of shoes for one season may appear excessive. Rest assured, however, there are significant differences between training shoes and racing spikes. Most importantly, having a pair of spikes to accompany your training shoes is essential to making the most out of your season. And don't forget, we are here to help you.

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  • Bike Shoes, Pedals, and Cleats Buying Guide

    Bike shoes, pedals, and cleats buying guideBike shoes, pedals, and cleats… Oh my!

    If you've decided you want to make the move to clipless pedals, but you're having a hard time figuring out which shoe is compatible with which pedal, we can help!

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