SIA Tradeshow Recap


We sent our apparel and board buyers out to the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Tradeshow in Denver, Colorado, then sat them down to talk about what’s new for 2017. Read More…

World Fat Bike Champ Catches Arctic Fat Fever


Recently, ERIK’S and Excelsior Brewing hosted Arctic Fat Fever, a fat bike race on the frozen Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior Minnesota.  The race featured Robbie Squire, the 2016 Borealis Fat Bike World Champion!  Not surprisingly, he was also the winner of the 2017 Arctic Fat Fever.  We caught up with Robbie post-ride for his thoughts on the race, fat biking and the 2017 season.

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Winter: A Perfect Time For A Bike Fit


It’s -2 degrees in Minneapolis as I write this, and for many of us riding our road bike or mountain bike outside is still a far off vision. I know that the hardcore riders, commuters and fat bike riders are out there no matter the conditions, but for the rest of us winter means bringing the workouts indoors. With smart trainers and apps like Zwift, indoor workouts are no longer the boredom fests they once were.

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ASSOS: Sponsor Yourself


ASSOS was started 40 years ago in Switzerland by Toni Maier. Toni was known for his out the box ideas, like building a bike out of carbon fiber. He was inspired by Formula One cars that were already using carbon fiber. So he made the first carbon fiber road bike, which at that time cost about $50,000. He was later inspired by skiers to create more aerodynamic cycling clothing. Since then, ASSOS gear has been worn in numerous World Championship Races, Olymipics and has had hundreds of riders on the podium. Below is just a brief overview of a few of the ASSOS products that ERIK’S carries. Read More…

SSCXWCXPDX: Achievement Unlocked


There is only one way to describe it: the most rad and raucous bicycle event of the year. That is what the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championship is. After my trip to Victoria, BC last year for the ninth edition, I knew that I had to return for the tenth anniversary in Portland. Registration sold out fast, but I was lucky enough to have gotten in under the wire. Read More…

Fat Biking in Style: Specialized


Do you have what you need for winter biking? There are plenty of options for bikes and gear to keep you riding and comfortable no matter the temperature. In this blog, we will cover a variety of Specialized gear, but stay tuned for another blog on the winter bike gear by 45NRTH. Read More…

Stay Motivated & Ride Anywhere with Smart Trainers


Have you ever wanted to cycle a grueling climb in the Alps? Maybe you’ve dreamed of doing a stage of the Tour De France? Or the entire race? Now you can do any number of famous cycling routes and more with the new generation of Indoor Cycling Trainers: Smart Trainers, the smarter, better, more capable sibling of the old boring trainer you have sitting in a forgotten corner of your basement collecting dust.

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Sweet New Winter Brands at ERIK’S!


We are excited to announce some new brands that ERIK’S has added to our winter product line-up for 2016/2017. These products are durable and will stand up to your active winter lifestyle. These brands are perfect for the slopes, or riding your bikes and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. Read More…

Understanding Your Legal Rights as a Cyclist

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Each year more than 450,000 Americans end up in the emergency room because of bike accidents. The most serious of these accidents typically occur because of collisions with automobiles. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 750 cyclists are killed in traffic accidents annually. Far too many of these accidents happen because drivers simply do not know how to share the road with cyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers view cyclists as a nuisance. Every driver must learn that cyclists have every bit as much right to the road as any automobile. Read More…

Cycling – Not Just for Men


Walking into a bike shop can be intimidating, especially for a woman. There is this air of male-dominated elitism that pours out of the door as you open it. You worry that they will know just by looking at you that you’re not an avid cyclist. And if you end up speaking to someone, will you be able to understand the lingo that they speak? Will they snicker at your riding style or the distance you plan to ride? You try to blend in as much as possible as you move across the sales floor, but you feel like you stick out like a sore thumb. You finally find the women’s section in the back corner and the selection is small and all pink.

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