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Customer Stories

Pepe’s EuroReport: Paris-Roubaix

Specialized Roubaix Paris-Roubaix velodrome cobblestones cobbles road race Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear

I’m a believer in the FutureShock. Every day on the bike is an absolute joy. Always smooth and comfy over various pavé, but responsive when I get out of the saddle and takes corners like it was on rails. The …

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The Perfect Fit

Tim Duet Higher Gear Specialized

“My wife and I were blessed with twin boys two years ago…” So begins my conversation with Higher Gear customer Tim Duet. A former football player, Duet learned a year or two before his boys were born that he would …

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Did Somebody Say Donuts?

Pastry Brest Aurora Illinois donut bike ride bicycle family Demopoulos Hessert

This past weekend offered plenty of opportunities for those seeking the road less traveled. Saturday, adventurers and gravel-grinders headed to Michigan for a rain-soaked Barry-Roubaix ride. Others heard the call of pastries beckoning from the west.     The Paris-Brest …

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Pepe’s Race Report – Heide Linter

Joe Pepe Sullivan Higher Gear Specialized Venge road racing cobbles Belgium Spring Classic

So it’s March! Race season has begun for me here in Belgium, starting with a 1.18 kermesse at Heide Linter. My first race in over 6 months, I was getting very excited to get out and race again.   In …

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Pepe’s 2017 Winter Training Camp

Specialized Venge aero road racing bike bicycle Joe Pepe Sullivan Spain Espagne

Yeah. That’s a warm, sunny beach. In February. In Spain. Jealous? So I’m not sure where I got the good idea. Maybe it came after watching years of my friends go off to “team camp.” Maybe it came with this …

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At Higher Gear, We’re Family

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“Locations and brands are important to be successful in bike retail. However, the single key differentiator for Higher Gear is our people.” – Brendan Sullivan   For a small shop to run in an e-commerce economy, it must have a …

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