New Features on Coming in February 2020

Happy New Year! We hope that you are full of anticipation for your bicycling adventures in 2020, whether for commuting, fitness, competition, exploring new or previously traveled terrain, or simply cruising around town or the countryside. As we hope you are aware, is best known for making it easy for you to find the correct hanger […]

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The Impact of Bicycling on Local Economic Vitality

In 2015, published the results of a survey of over 1,400 cyclists in the US, and provided the following statistics (in part): 62 percent of mountain bikers travel specifically to ride in other locationsOn average, mountain bikers take two mountain biking trips a yearThose who do travel to a venue spend about $382 each tripThey travel […]

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MIPS and WaveCel Bike Helmet Safety Technologies

As a follow-up to our previous posts regarding (a) practices that enhance visibility of bicycle riders, and (b) the ANGi crash-sensing device for bike helmets available from Specialized, in this post we will highlight a couple innovations in bike helmet safety technologies. Specifically, we will discuss two safety technologies developed to minimize the effects of rotational forces […]

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How to Convert a Single-speed Bike to Multi-speed Bike

We receive inquiries from customers on a regular basis asking for assistance in helping them convert a single-speed bike to a multi-speed bike; in other words, taking a single-speed bike, and adding a rear derailleur to the bike so that it now can use a multi-gear rear cog. Therefore, we decided to write a blog […]

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ANGi – A crash-sensing safety device from Specialized

Obviously, safety on the trail or road is essential for cyclists. In a previous post on our blog (“Be seen, be visible”) we discussed cycling safety research funded in part by Trek, safety products provided by Trek, and best practices espoused by Trek for cyclists supported by the research. In this post we are highlighting […]

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We support local bike dealers

A large (and growing) number of local bike shops purchase replaceable rear derailleur hangers from us. At we stock over 500 different types of replaceable rear derailleur hangers – many more than what are available through bike wholesalers. In addition, we provide personalized service to help you quickly find the correct hanger for a given […]

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Be seen, be visible

With the warming weather for those in the northern latitudes, more and more people are out on their bikes; on the road or trail, on city streets and gravel back-roads. For each and all of us out on our bikes, safety is paramount. One important aspect of bicycle safety is making yourself highly visible so […]

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