Cycling

  • Tips for the Gravel Curious Biker

    We offer tips for gravel curious bikers

    Have you heard of this gravel cycling craze that's growing in popularity? What once seemed fringe—and more than a little crazy—has grown bit by bit to where it is now "a thing." If you haven't jumped in with two feet already, maybe you are at least a little gravel curious?

    Gravel cycling has gotten the attention of bike manufacturers and gear manufacturers. They are making all sorts of gravel-specific products. But what do you actually need to get started? Really, it's just a sturdy bike and a bit of an adventurous spirit.

    We hope these practical tips are enough to get you out on the gravel roads and giving it a try. Continue reading

  • Salsa Bikes at Kyle's Bikes: Let the Adventure Begin!

    Salsa Bikes at Kyle's BikesWe're pretty excited to be partnering with our friends at Salsa Cycles. The crew at Salsa are into adventure and making epic equipment for adventure cycling. And we're looking forward to helping our riders with this special type of two-wheeled fun. For gravel, camping, touring, or just comfort trail riding, we look forward to showing and selling Salsa bikes. It’s a whole new culture coming to Kyle's!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cyclist Gift Guide 2016

    Cyclist Gift Guide 2016Here at Kyle's Bikes we know bikes and we know cyclists. This cyclist gift guide should help you find just the right gifts for all the cyclists on your list this holiday season. If you have have any questions, call or stop by, tell us about the kind of riding your cyclist does, and we'll help you with your options.

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