Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grip Rings

We've got Grip Rings in stock! You may have seen their Kickstarter a while back. I'm really excited about them (which is saying something, as I am a grizzled, jaded bike mechanic). They look good, work with lots of handle bar situations, are easy to install and feel great.

You can customize the color, but more importantly the length. If you have a bike with twist shift style shifters you know that most grips come in a length that needs to be cut down to fit your handle bars. That works alright, but leaves you with an uneven cut edge, or weird transition from shifter to grip.

It takes 5 to 8 Grip Rings make a grip. They're made of silicone rubber, and they are wicked comfy. I don't ride with gloves during the warmer months, and I can say hands-down (ha! get it?) these are the most comfortable grips I've used. And they look good:

I've been using them on my commuter and mtb for a couple of weeks. They were a piece of cake to install- stretchy enough to pull over the end of the bar without any help, but they do say you can use a little water or rubbing alcohol if you need to. I haven't gone easy on them. I made sure to crash them directly into the ground at Gnar Weasels a couple of weeks ago. They shifted a little during the crash (there was a dent in the dirt from where the handlebar landed), but they were really easy to slide back in place.

A set will run $18-30, depending on the length and color combo you want to roll with.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Other Bike is a Hubway

I accidentally left myself bikeless last night. That's what I get for starting a project on the bike I planned on riding home. Thankfully, our closest Hubway station was nicely stocked. I feel really lucky to have such a great resource right in the neighborhood.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ice Cold

It's the last day of the heat wave. Hang in there, we're going to make it.

As you know, it's important to stay hydrated in hot weather. It just so happens we got a fresh batch of water bottles a couple of days ago. To celebrate their arrival, and to keep everyone hydrated we're putting these babies on sale for $4.

And for today- when you pay $4 you get a fresh, clean bottle filled with icy cold spring water.


Monday, July 1, 2013

4th of July

It's been crazy busy here. The Hub crew has been working super hard since... well, pretty much since the end of the winter sabbatical. I think I can speak for everybody here when I say it's time for a long weekend to ride bikes.

We'll be camping, riding bikes, and brainstorming ideas for the newly formed Team Monster Truck/ Hub Bicycle racing/riding/having fun team. More info on the team to come- expect rides, and beginner clinics, and fun times, and whatnot.

So, to summarize, we will be CLOSED July 4, 5, 6 and 7. The shop will re-open for regular biz on Monday July 8. Have a great weekend!