News / fixed gear

  • 2015 Toronto International Bicycle Show Highlights

    The 29th annual Toronto bike show was this past weekend and it did not fail to live up to expectations. The countless amount of deals, information and excitement led to another successful spring show. www.facebook.com/BicycleShow This years highlights were much more than just great sale prices, the crowds were drawn to the amazing events and great competitions.  We start at the Velodrome! The mini Velodrome was built specifically for the Toronto Bicycle Show and was a major attraction. Many people got to test their skills on this compact Velodrome and received tips from the pro’s hosting this station. The BMX...

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  • Why Buy a Fixie?

    4 reasons why you should jump on a fixed gear bike this summer! 1) The culture Fixed gear bikes have become quite popular lately with the bike messenger community having a massive influence on this. Fixies are generally perceived as cool, trendy and edgy.     2) Maintenance and Design The minimalist design means very little maintenance is required on these bikes. This design also enables ease of customization and the ideas are limitless  3) Cost Due to the design the price for a fixie is generally much cheaper than the average road bike! 4) Speed and Fitness Fixed gear bikes...

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  • STREET-TOUGH RACERS FIGHT FOR SUPREMACY IN L.A.'S UNDERGROUND CYCLING WORLD

    It's a Saturday night in South Los Angeles, and on the corner of Florence and Pacific avenues, an evangelical stands with a megaphone, beckoning passersby to save their souls. The veins in his throat bulge with impassioned pleas to join his iglesia, but he's having trouble drawing a crowd. People are watching the bicycle race across the street. Check out the rest of this awesome article at  http://www.laweekly.com/news/street-tough-racers-fight-for-supremacy-in-las-underground-cycling-world-5368780

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  • Seven reasons why you should take up track cycling

    For most road cyclists the idea of jumping on a bike with no brakes and no gears, dashing around a track with gravity-defying bankings, and racing at full speed within handlebar-clipping proximity of other cyclists, sounds about as appealing as an illegal rush hour time trial on the M25. But once you’ve mastered your fear of skidding across the track and getting Siberian pine splinters embedded in your gluteus maximus, you will discover that track cycling is an exciting and addictive way to boost your fitness, bike-handling skills and sportive performances. Top British road cyclists such as Sir Bradley Wiggins,...

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  • Strava’s Cycling App Is Helping Cities Build Better Bike Lanes

    Oregon wants to make its roads safer and more convenient for cyclists, but has a problem—it has very little data on where people ride and what influences their choices. So it turned to an outfit that has loads of data on that: Strava. The Oregon DOT is poring through reams of data provided by the popular app, used by cyclists to track, among other things, where and when they ride. The information could be used to help shape transportation projects. “We were really deficient on the cycling and walking side of data,” said Margi Bradway, the active transportation lead at...

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  • The World's 20 Best Cities For Cyclists

    Planning on taking a trip this year and would like to bring your bikes with you? How about checking out Amsterdam? Business Insider has ranked it as the best city in the world for cyclist!The only Canadian representation on the list created by Business Insider was Montreal with Toronto and Vancouver missing the cut. Hopefully the increase of commuters in these metropolitan cities can drive the required changes in order to get them on upcoming lists.  1. Amsterdam, HollandScore: 832011 Rank: 1Why It Works: Amsterdam defends the title as the world's most bicycle-friendly city in the 2013 Copenhagenize Index. The city continues to do...

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  • The Commuter Trailer

    Check out "The Commuter "Trailer by Levis! This dope trailer fully captures the feeling of "The Ride". Many of us who ride in Toronto or any city alike will know the feeling captured in this snippet.  "A bike is liberating. It's freedom...It's the places you go, the people you meet, the things you do. How to get there is up to you." Enjoy the ride. #Commuter  

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  • More Fixed Gear / Single Speed Options!

    GR1ND has launched some new color combinations along with 5 star wheels for the back! The back 5 spoke is a flip flop hub which allows the rider to choose between riding fixed gear or single speed. The Chi, The Wiz and The Pusha all start at $549 with the option to upgrade to the 5 spoke. Remember to contact us at info@gr1nd.ca for any further questions or to set up a test ride for those in the Toronto area!   ~Break-Away~    

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  • The Pusha

    The Pusha will be available for order very soon!    Please check our Facebook and Instagram for the sneak peak! 

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  • GR1ND Announces Ride to Rio Collection

      GR1ND is proud to announce that its inaugural collection in 2014 will be called the "Ride to Rio" pack. This will be in honor of the 2014 world cup with colorways influenced by countries that will be competing in Brazil. Stay tuned for more info and the exact release date! 

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