Buying Guide

  • Kyle's Bikes Gift Guide 2018

    At Kyle's Bikes, our primary mission is to make cycling and running fun for everyone. Now we want to make gift giving fun! If you have any cyclists or runners on your gift list, you will find some help in the Kyle's Bikes Gift Guide 2018.

    We asked our staff for recommendations for the best gifts to give for the holidays this year. Some of these recommendations just came out this year, like the Tifosi sunglasses and the redesigned Specialized Hotwalk. Some of the items on this list have appeared in our gift guides before because they consistently make good gifts. That includes the Burley Encore bike trailer/jogging stroller and Kyle's Bikes branded water bottles.

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  • Indoor Bike Trainer Buying Guide

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca 

    Indoor Bike Trainer Buying GuideMaybe it never gets bitterly cold where you live and train. Maybe you don't have to contend with 18 inches of snow on the roads. However, there are still plenty of reasons for you to get an indoor bike trainer.

    We will share those reasons with you, and once we have convinced you that you need one, this indoor bike trainer buying guide will help you narrow down the overwhelming choices.
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  • 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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  • Garmin Edge 1030 Product Announcement

    Garmin Edge 1030 AnnouncementGarmin has announced their newest high-end cycling computer: the Garmin Edge 1030. It brings together enhanced navigation, performance metrics, awareness features, and new connectivity with other riders, all in a compact, lightweight device.

    The Garmin Edge 1030 will benefit competitors, commuters, and adventure-seekers alike whether hitting the pavement, gravel routes, or off-road trails.

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  • Insulated Water Bottles Keep Drinks Warm

    Insulated water bottles battle it out to keep drinks warmStandard water bottles and insulated water bottles line up to do battle again—this time to see which can keep your drink warm the longest. Last year on a 90-some degree (F) day, we lined them up and the CamelBak Podium Ice came out the winner at keeping drinks cold. But how will the results shake out keeping a beverage warm in cold weather?

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  • Garmin fēnix 5 Series Product Announcement

    Garmin fenix 5 Product AnnouncementGarmin announced their latest series of multisport watches this week: the fēnix 5, fēnix 5S, and fēnix 5X. Like the rest of the fēnix line, these are packed with rugged outdoor features in addition to triathlon features and daily activity tracking features. All the models have wrist-based heart rate.  The new sleeker cases and interchangeable bands makes them very attractive for everyday wear. We are particularly excited about the fēnix 5S.

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