Bike Shop is ‘No Hands’ Choice

From Spotlight - By Anne Rhoades  When riding the roller-coasters of recession, time and change, many small businesses fall off the tracks. Derby Bicycle Center, 410 E 104th Ave. in Thornton, is one that navigates the sharp curves and comes out of the dips better than ever.   In business for 44 years (11 at its current location), Derby’s owner Bill Riley explains the simple philosophy that has kept Derby going strong. “It’s pretty simple. We’re … [Read more...]

New Shopping Cart

Our new shopping cart is now available to use, email or call with any questions www.derbybicycle.com … [Read more...]

Plan Your Bike Route

Plan and map your cycle route with elevation profile. Cycle Route http://cycleroute.org/ https://www.facebook.com/cycleroute.org   … [Read more...]

Electra Flat Foot Technology

An efficient, upright riding position that lets you pedal with full power and ease. You're more in control. You have a lower center of gravity. Your back, neck and arms don't get as tired. And you can plant your feet on the ground whenever you want. Flat Foot Technology's breakthrough design starts at the heart of the bicycle by moving the crank forward so it's ahead of the seat tube. Sounds simple, but it was a revolutionary adjustment to … [Read more...]

Way To Roll

From the Electra Company Think of our bikes as vehicles for discovery. If you let them, they will transport you to places beyond your average spin down the road. Even if your mission is nothing more than riding to a friend's house or stopping by the corner cafe to grab a latte, Electra bicycles fill the experience with memorable moments that really define you because we design our bikes as extensions of your imagination, style and sense of … [Read more...]

Kinesio Tape

No doubt you've noticed that colorful stuff circling the legs of pro riders, and maybe even some of your club-ride buddies. It's called kinesiology tape, and it supports muscles and connective tissues around an injury without hindering movement. It also reduces pressure on pain receptors and promotes blood flow, which can speed healing. In one study, those treated with kinesiology tape reported an immediate improvement in pain, while those who … [Read more...]

Altitude

Quite simply, the body freaks out when first exposed to high places: Your brain tells you to breathe more and deeper. Your heart rate increases. But within 24 to 48 hours the level of natural EPO—the hormone that regulates the volume and number of red blood cells—starts to rise, and in time this leads to more red blood cells and acclimatization. Andrew Luks, a pulmonary specialist at the University of Washington with expertise in high-altitude … [Read more...]

Lubing Your Bicycle

Drip It For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and mechanisms. Use a lightweight machine or chain oil, such as those from Dumonde Tech or Pedro's, between nipples and rim to make adjusting spokes and truing wheels easier; brake and derailleur cables … [Read more...]

No-Climb Climbing Bike Workout

ByChris Carmichael  from Bicycling.com It's a special day in a cyclist's life the first time the prospect of riding uphill is met with a smile instead of a grimace. To help you get there, let's focus on two components of climbing: sustainable power at lactate threshold (LT) and agility. Lactate threshold pace is the intensity you could theoretically hold for one hour. The best way to improve yours is by climbing at or just below your … [Read more...]