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Bike Medics Do It Faster

If you’ve been to an outdoor festival or a marathon, you’ve seen the guys standing on the sidelines with overloaded mountain bikes. At first glance you might have thought they were just part of the crowd, but their matching uniforms and EMS embroidery tells a different story: they’re Bike Medics. Surely in the Twenty First…

Revelate Designs 2016 Products

The best is about to get even better! Revelate Designs has really pushed the bikepacking industry to where it is today. For 2016 they are coming out with some exciting new products as well as some great updates to your old favorites. New zippers, RF welded seams, pressure release valves and thermally heated hydration packs…

Ortlieb Closeouts vs 2016 Products

At the Hub we believe if you are going on a tour or have a daily commute and you have one choice of a pannier, you choose Ortlieb! Ortlieb makes some of the most user friendly and durable bags in the world. We have a huge selection from Touring Panniers to Bike Packing Bags we…

Wild Nights On Cycle Tours

BEARS… Beside a mountain lake in British Columbia in 2014, I was awoken just before dawn as a grizzly bear mistook my tent for a bush and sat down on top of me in the darkness. The previous evening had been particularly cold. The geese had pecked away in the shallows, whilst I cooked dinner…

Apidura 2016 Product Line

At Interbike last September, Josh stopped by the Apidura booth to talk with James about some exciting new additions to their bike packing line. We are excited to get the new items in stock, the Apidura line has been a nice addition and has been selling well. [Video Transcription] Hi James, show me the new…

Weeehooooo: Check out the New Products by Weehoo.

WEEEEEEHOOOOOOOOOO! We went to Vegas Interbike Bicycle show and boy was it amazing! If you’ve never been it’s a giant collection of bicycle manufacturers or a GIANT TOY STORE OF BICYCLES GOODIES (and Beer). Interbike is a great way for companies to preview new products to businesses and consumers. One of our favorite companies is…

Ortlieb 2016 Product Updates

Josh and Ian go over the new products and product updates for Ortlieb’s 2016 line. Take some time to check out some exciting new products as well as some product updates from Ortlieb. Ian explains in depth what has changed for 2016 as well as feature changes for existing item. [Video Transcription] Hi, Ian Strakal…

Cyclovia and National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month so I only see it fitting to write a little about events taking place to strengthen the bicycle community and with that, biking families. As author Russell Anderson so eloquently states ‘Bike riding is great for family involvement. It’s something fun to bring everyone together.’ Being from Tucson we are…

My mom, a quiet urban revolutionary

As a newly-anointed mother who has recently tapped the never-ending wellsprings of maternal generosity found in my mother and mother-in-law, I find myself much more nostalgic this Mothers Day than most. Thus, it is only fitting that I deposit a few words here about a remarkable woman who in addition to being an extraordinary mother…

Taking off on cycle tours

“I’d often dreamed of going West to see the country, always vaguely planning and never taking off ” Jack Kerouac There was a thick red line running north through South America, projected onto my classroom whiteboard. After 2,000 miles the planned bike route doglegged east over the Andes mountains. It then continued across the Argentinian…

The Many Racks of Dobie Gillis

Putting a rack on a bike is a pragmatic statement of utility. It separates the practical peddlers from the the casual or competitive cyclists. It says, I’m going somewhere, and I need to bring more stuff than I can just stuff in my pockets or comfortably carry in a backpack. It says, I’m less worried…

Meet Joe’s Lawnmower Bike Cart

It’s a sight you don’t see everyday- A guy riding a Walmart mountain bike, with an oversized, lopsided cart strapped to the back of his bike. He’s hauling a lawnmower, a weedwacker a broom, a big red cooler, a 5-gallon bucket, a couple of gas cans and a backpack. Joe rides his bike from one…

Bike Touring Ambition

Hi adventurous types! I’m very pleased to have some space on the BikeShopHub blog to spin some stories about bike touring, and share some words of experience along the way. If you read Josh’s introduction you’d think I’d been travelling the world by bicycle all my life. The truth is, however, my bike touring ambition…