Thursday, January 14, 2016

Gastonia, NC Bicycle Store Tour

Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop -- 140 E Main Avenue, Gastonia, NC -- 877-574-0656.

Over 80 bicycles in stock.

Ride-A-Bike is your local Santa Cruz dealer.

Retro - a 1985 Raleigh Olympian, a 2012 Raleigh Grand Prix, and a late-80's Eddy Merckx.
 
The doors are open, come on in :)


Some of our pre-owned selection.


We offer cruisers from Linus, Raleigh, Sun, and Manhattan.


We offer a wide variety of bikes in many different styles including kids, unicycles, greenway, family, mountain, road, folding, and more.





 

Ride-A-Bike is your local dealer for high quality made-in-USA Chris King and Speedplay components. Talk to us about custom hand-built wheels.

We repair all makes and models of bicycles, tricycles, and tandems.  The service area is still under construction - we are adding work stations and organizational solutions as we speak to boost efficiency for the upcoming season. 

The factory recommended service interval for Chris King hubs is 3 to 6 months. Bring your wheels by for fast and affordable maintenance. You made an investment in USA-made precision hubs - don't forget to take care of them! Talk to us about custom hand-built wheels.

We have an indoor bike wash with hot water! Keeping your bike clean is important for optimal performance and longevity. We know your time is valuable; let us clean your dirty bike.

See our variety of quality pre-owned bikes at RideAUsedBike.com




Monday, December 14, 2015

Your Affordable Cycling Adventure Begins Here with Quality Pre-owned Bicycles


Here at Ride-A-Bike, we recognize the need for affordable pre-owned bikes. All of our used bikes are serviced and repaired before we sell them to you. We are cyclists and strive to service and maintain bikes as if they were our own.


See our selection of quality, working, pre-owned bikes at www.rideausedbike.com

We welcome trade-ins towards new bikes. No need to let your extra shop-quality bikes take up space in the garage; bring them in and we'll make an offer.

877-574-0656
140 E Main Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Find us at 140 E Main Avenue in Gastonia, NC. No appointment necessary for affordable service work on nearly any make or model. Simply bring you bike to us and we'll take it from there. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop now Open in Gastonia, NC!



140 E Main Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
877-574-0656
info@rideabike.com
 


We are excited to announce that Ride-a-Bike Gastonia is officially open! The new shop has 4,500 sq ft of showroom and service area to better serve our customers. We have more inventory of what you, the customer, want. This means more components, accessories and apparel along with a great diversity and selection of bikes. More selection and prompt service to install components and accessories while you wait are just a couple ways we will better serve our existing customers and new Gastonia/Charlotte customers alike. 
   


The building we chose to develop is part of Gastonia's historic downtown district. This location was originally a Western Auto Supply Company up until several decades ago. Most recently it was an antiques store. We are thrilled to re-purpose this building into your new local bike shop.



 
We at Ride-a-Bike appreciate your patience during this time and we look forward to serving our customers with even more selection, service and value in the future!
 
We will be open Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
 
Stop by the store to see the our current offerings from Raleigh, Santa Cruz, Linus, and Dahon bikes. We also sell kids bikes from Raleigh and Sun. Our professional service department services all makes and models of bicycles. Estimates and safety checks are free. 
 
If you'd like to see the buildout progress pictures, take a look at this Flickr album. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2016 Raleigh Bikes At Sea Otter 2015

BRAND NEW 2016 Bikes Released at Sea Otter 2015

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Raleigh has a history of introducing new models at Sea Otter and 2015 is no different. Along with a few bikes that are completed and ready for production, Raleigh had two new prototypes on hand that will expand their carbon foot print. Following in the footsteps of the 29″ Skarn full suspension which marked their return to full suspension XC bikes, the next logical progression is to offer it in carbon.

Popping out of the mold just two weeks ago, this current carbon version of the frame manages to drop 300g from just the front triangle. Technically the alloy Skarn already had a carbon seat stay and link, and the Skarn carbon will keep the aluminum chainstay so the weight savings will be limited to the front of the bike. After the first version of the frame didn’t result in the stiffness they were looking for, Raleigh used an interesting rapid layup process that adds layers of carbon directly to the finished frame allowing engineers to tweak the frame characteristics without molding an entirely new frame.
The result is a frame with the same handling, lighter weight, and improved ride characteristics..

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The frame keeps with the tapered seat tube for a 27.2 seat post which Raleigh’s Mark Landstaat says has a significant effect on vibration deadening for the frame. Built with internal brake routing and internal routing for a dropper post or Di2 (not both), the pilot run of frames for their racers has already passed ISO 4210 testing and production will begin soon. Raleigh is also working on a proprietary flat bar that adds up sweep in addition to back sweep which Mark says their test riders are really liking since it keeps the front end low, but adds additional comfort due to the hand position.


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On the gravel side, Raleigh is looking at carbon with the new Roker prototype. Built with the same geometry as the Tamland, the Roker will include thru axles, mounts for fenders, 3 bottle cages, and clearance for 40c tires. Expect to see more on this bike this fall.

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Pictured wtih 40c tires, there is still a good bit of clearance in the frame. A threaded bottom bracket should make potential customers happy.

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Continuing their involvement with cyclocross, Raleigh was showing off the new RX W Elite. Meant as the lightest possible bike for women’s racing, the RX W uses cantilever brakes and quick release axles on a carbon frame with true women’s geometry. This bike is meant for racing and the price tag of $2750 should keep it attainable for many.


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On the men’s side, the RX 2.0 gets a complete makeover with a new aluminum frame that adds thru axles and drops a full pound. Fitted with Rival CX 1, the complete bike will sell for $1800.


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Along the same lines, the new RXS gets the same thru axle upgrades along with improved wheels and tires. Now tubeless ready with wider rims and tubeless tires, the $1500 belt drive single speed is looking like a killer bike for your 1×1 pursuits.

Posted by Zach Overholt on Bikerumor.com


Stay on the lookout for more 2016 bikes!




Ride-A-Bike Shop
116 NE. Court Square
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 735-1746