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Banjo Brothers: A Better Bag by Even Better Guys

Higher Gear Banjo Brothers Interbike 2014 cycling bike bags Fredo Brandon Olson

In a world of $6,000 carbon fiber bikes and $150 bike shorts, it’s hard to imagine finding useful bike gear for less than $10, but local bike bag company Banjo Brothers rings the bell with its $5.99 phone wallet. Built …

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2014 Dan Ryan Woods Race Report

Higher Gear Gearhead Cyclocross Racing Team Chicago Cup 2014 Dan Ryan Woods Beverly

This past weekend was the second race supported by the Gearheads and the third in the series of 11 official Chicago Cyclocross Cup races. It proved to be a great event. The Gearheads took our game to the south side of …

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5 Years: By the Numbers

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To our customers, coworkers and vendors, we want to recognize the great support you’ve given Higher Gear since 1993 and especially in the last five years, as we celebrate five anniversary with the best bike shop around. The passion you …

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2014 IronMan World Championship

Craig Alexander Crowie IMWC IronMan World Championship Kona 2012 Specialized S-Works Shiv

As customers and friends make their way to Kona for the Ironman World Championship this Sunday, we wanted to extend a heartfelt “good luck.” Our thoughts will be with Patty Carrel and others out there racing.   In preparation for …

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Counting Down to Celebrate 5 Years

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This year, good things come in FIVES. Click here for more information or to RSVP for our 5-Year Anniversary Party. Or keep scrolling down to see ALL the reasons we have to celebrate this year.       5. We’re …

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2014 Chicago Cyclocross Season Opener

Chicago Cyclocross Cup CCC CX 2014 Caldwell Woods Higher Gear Joe Pepe Sullivan Gearhead

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Sunday, September 28th, the Chicago Cyclocross Cup season officially opened at Caldwell Woods with a race sponsored by Chicago’s own xXx Racing. Local brew Goose Island was flowing,  cowbells were rung and heckles were tossed like beads …

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