The Bike Route Blog

MIPS

Cycling helmets are designed to protect riders from head injuries, but with brands constantly competing to create the best bike helmet, other factors also come in to play: comfort, aerodynamics and breathability being key opportunities for competition. Helmets only last 5-7 years and maybe less in hot climates and need to be replaced after any accident. When replacing your helmet you might want to consider a MIPS system. It is molded into the helmet to further slow down the inertia to the brain in a crash. They started making the MIPS system in motorcycle helmets and now this technology is available bicycle helmets. It is a great system that works and if your not familiar with it, the video below will answer all your questions. 

Mips Helmets

Specialized being the innovator that they are has gone one step further and developed a device called "ANGI". ANGI connects with your phone and in the event of a crash will message your selected contacts that you were in a crash and send them your GPS coordinates. Great for people that ride alone on road or off. 

Cycling Glasses

  We have a new sunglass that has been selling very well. For $10 you get cool style, shatter proof, Uv protection....  They wrap around your face and have smaller sizes. Great for all sports or work. 

  • Polycarbonate construction provides light weight and all-day comfort.
  • Incredibly light, all-around impact protection.
  • Soft, flexible nosepiece and rubber temples provide extra comfort.
  • Full frame spectacle weighing less than one ounce.

Life in your 90's

Enjoying life and being healthy after turning 90 is an achievement in itself, but Betty Cox, now 91, didn’t want to stop there. Together with her husband Graham, 86, she bought a tandem bicycle, so they could still enjoy their life-long passion. And after just one season of riding, they managed to clock up astonishing 1,000 miles. Video

Copenhagen Wheel

  The Copenhagen Wheel will be here in 2 weeks. We are proud to be a retailer for one of the best add on electric assist kits you can get. With complete control through your smart phone you can pick out how much assist you want or even do a software update!

Whats inside?

So whats inside you say? Everything you need to motorize your bike. All you do is install the wheel in place of your rear wheel and go. That's it!  No external parts. 

Electrified Road Bike

Dennis wanted to go farther and stay on his bike longer. With several modes of assistance he can do that.