Author Archives: Joy Sherrick

April 2017 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

Andre Odendaal Gearhead Higher Gear 2014 Barry Roubaix

We’ve been spoiled this winter with great weather. Let’s hope the days of warm weather and sunny skies were a foreshadowing of the season to come. Whatever weather is to come, we’re heading into the official 2017 cycling season. As …

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Thank You for a Successful 2016/17 Indoor Season

Higher Gear Wilmette CompuTrainer CompuTraining Indoor Cycling Studio

Whether your intention was to start off the 2017 cycling season with less weight or more power… Whether you rode consistently throughout the winter season or you popped in when you had a break in between business trips… Whether you …

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March 2017 BOM: Specialized S-Works Roubaix

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Smoother is faster. Specialized has been saying this for years. And for years, Specialized has been doing everything they can to make our rides smoother. From their carbon layup to their CG-R (“cobble gobbler”) seatpost. From their rider-first engineering to …

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CompuTrainer Season Extended

Higher Gear Wilmette CompuTrainer CompuTraining Indoor Cycling Studio

Have you looked out your window yet? Don’t. We recommend curling up under the covers with a cup of hot coffee and your favorite weekly newsletter. Maybe even catch up on past newsletter editions. But whatever you do, don’t step …

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2017 Spring Classics

2015 Spring Classic Paris Nice 2015 SWorks Roubaix SL4 Disc Di2 road endurance bike bicycle electronic shifting

The Spring Classics are one-day road races. Each offers a challenging course for professional cyclists. One thing they share is that they’re all subject to the unpredictability of Spring weather which can present its own challenge. The oldest and most …

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New Tune-Up Option

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It wasn’t just the flowers that took advantage of the summer-like weather we had in February. Many of our Higher Gear customers dusted the cobwebs off their bikes to enjoy a rare flesh-baring ride outdoors mid-winter. If you were one …

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