Kyle's Bikes Blog

  • Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon 2018: Larry's Report

    By Larry Enos

    Larry Enos started his triathlon year at the Life Time Fitness Indoor TriathlonLife Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon
    10 minute pool swim, 30 minute exercise bike, 20 minute treadmill run
    Urbandale, Iowa
    Sunday, January 21, 2018

    I became a triathlete again.

    Now, it could be said I never stopped being a triathlete since May 11, 2013 when I crossed the finish line at the Waukee Y Pieathlon Sprint. But the intervening five years were less than impressive.

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  • Why Are They Called Clipless Pedals?

    Let's get this question out of the way. So, if the cleat on the shoe clips into the pedal, why are they called clipless pedals? Simply put, the action of locking the shoe to the pedal is not where clipless pedals get their name.

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  • Spin Class Bike Shoes Buying Guide

    Spin Class Bike Shoe Buying GuideMaybe you are taking spin class and have been using your running shoes. However, maybe you want better foot position to avoid discomfort or want a stiffer sole so you can transfer more power to the pedals. There are many good reasons to upgrade to bike shoes for both outdoor and indoor cycling. If you are having trouble figuring out which ones to get, we can help you find the right spin class bike shoes.

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  • Employee Profile: Jesse

    Jesse Benshoof has worked at Kyle's Bikes since September 2017.Our mechanics got more room to work last year when they moved out of our retail space and into the building across the parking lot. (This was the same time when we moved our warehouse and on-line operations from that building to a larger location.) While they do enjoy the extra room, it may mean that you don't get a chance to meet them.

    To remedy that problem, these employee profiles on our blog are a chance for you to get to know them. First up is Jesse Benshoof!

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  • Kyle's Bikes 2017-18 Winter Bike Maintenance Specials

    Kyle's Bikes Winter Bike Maintenance SpecialsHave you noticed that chill in the air? Our mechanics have. They've noticed you don't come by as much anymore. They miss seeing you; well, they miss your bike, anyway. So we are offering two winter bike maintenance specials to entice you to bring that bike in for a visit.

    We understand you might not be riding as much, or maybe now you're riding your fat bike instead. That makes this a good time to drop your summer bike or race bike off so our mechanics can thoroughly clean, lube, and adjust it and have you ready for next season.

    Stop in our store in Ankeny, Iowa between now and Monday, February 5th to take advantage of these deals.

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  • Winter Nutrition for Athletes

    Winter nutrition is as important as race season nutritionThere is, rightfully so, a lot of focus on nutrition during the racing season. What should you eat to prepare for a race; what should you eat during a race; and what should you eat to recover from racing and training? But what about winter nutrition? Let's take a look at eating and drinking during the off season!

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