Its been pretty remarkable watching the increase in the number of riders these past couple of years. During the current pandemic, the volume of commuters in the city have been remarkable. Add to this the increase in bike lanes and bike paths and its easy to see why so many people choose their bicycle over … Continue reading Winter Riding and Commuting in the City
As the weather turns towards cooler days and the thoughts of riding your brand new bike through the pending snow, salt and slush has little to no appeal, many cyclists turn their attention towards riding inside during the "off-season." If you are a serious cycling veteran, this is something we do every year. And at … Continue reading Ride Inside : Smart Trainer or Dumb?
To say that COVID had a huge influence on the bicycle industry is certainly a massive understatement. Very early in 2020, we quickly to noticed that once the gyms began to close and people were becoming apprehensive about public transit, the demand for urban-style and commuter bikes began to gain some serious momentum. Momentum that … Continue reading GEARS and COVID : A Lesson in adaptability and embracing change
Thanks to Explore Magazine for the permission to re-run this editorial in our eBike Emporium Blog. THE NEW BIKE IN TOWN E-bikes have hit the mountain bike world full-force — what does this mean for trail networks and users? By Ryan Stuart (Explore Magazine) As an Olympian, World Cup racer, two-time national champ and winner of multiple … Continue reading Guest Blog: The New Bike in Town
At Gears, we’ve been delving into the e-Bike market for several years and we’ve seen the incredible joy and fun they bring to those who “discover” what this technology has to offer. They have become a great equalizer on many fronts, and beyond that, they have brought the adventures of cycling to a new type … Continue reading Test Ride: Cannondale Synapse NEO, a great equalizer on the road.
Written by Derry Bunting (Gears Oakville) I recently had the opportunity to ride the BH Easy Motion Rebel Gravel-X eBike from our Oakville shop home to Mississauga and back again on my 24 kilometre daily commute! I couldn’t be more excited about this bike! The Rebel Gravel X is a High Performance Electric Pedal Assist … Continue reading Review: BH Easy Motion Rebel Gravel-X
By Louisa Mursell, Executive Director, Ontario By Bike Editor's Note: Originally published in the 2018 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario guide. View online version at http://www.ontariobybike.ca/2018 E-bikes make you look. Whether you notice as they whiz by you on your push pedals or you’re an innocent bystander noting something just isn’t right with … Continue reading The E-Bike Challenge and Sweet Reward
We recently came across this cool and inspiring video about eBikes posted by the "roadie" folks at GCN. (Global Cycling Network). Traditionally, very road-centric, these guys live and breath road-bikes... but are also open and very willing to look at new technologies and opportunities. Tested by two very fit “fast and skinny” roadies whom are both … Continue reading Roadies on eBikes… yeah, its happening!
Just a quick "plug" today to let our readers know that Easy Motion is offering a $200 Factory Rebate on their eBikes sold between now and January 1, 2018. Gears Bike Shop is proud to be an exclusive dealer for Easy Motion bikes in the GTA. And in the coming days, we're expecting an influx … Continue reading Easy Motion – Factory Rebate Offer
Ever had your bike stolen? Chance are if you’ve been living in Toronto for any length of time and have owned a bicycle, you may have answered yes. Speaking personally, with well over 25 years of riding a bike in the city I’ve been very lucky have never had one of my bikes stolen. Optimistic … Continue reading Lock it… or lose it.