So, your guy is into cycling?
Whether he’s the king of lycra or an infrequent commuter, we’ve got everything for the cyclist on your list this Father’s Day.
For the Dad Who Could Use an Adjustment
If dad is spending lots of time on his bike (or if he’s not riding due to discomfort), it could be time for a bike fit. A small investment in time, where dad meets one-on-one with our expert fitter, can make for a much more rewarding cycling experience. After a proper fit, dad can ride without pain or discomfort. He’ll also be riding much more efficiently.
For the Dad Who Goes the Distance
If Dad has a century ride this summer or has plans to join a group ride, he should be on a “road endurance” bike. A road bike with a more relaxed geometry will allow him to ride for hours on end, without discomfort. Check out our May Bike of the Month, the Specialized Roubaix SL4 Comp, a bike with a winning pedigree.
* Pictured here with the kid’s Specialized Hotrock, a perfect match for the father-son duo!
For the Dad Who Likes to Cruise in Style
Does dad have an eye for vintage pieces and classic lines? We’ve got the perfect Linus Bike for him. The new Rover 3 is Linus’ urban cruiser, the perfect bike for getting around town. The Rover was designed with the elegant lines and dignified profile you’ve come to expect from Linus, but on big 29er wheels that glide over curbs, pot holes and downed telephone poles. When dad’s not conquering urban chaos, he’ll be very comfortable and uniquely stylish riding through the neighborhood.
For the Dad Who Has Everything
So, dad has everything he needs for cycling, eh? How about a pair of handbuilt wheels? We can meet any dad’s discerning tastes, putting together the perfect combination of hub, hoop and spoke for dad’s weight, type of riding, components and bike. We can even find a hub to match the color scheme on his bike. Our custom wheelsets are made by hand by our expert mechanics. Think custom means expensive? Often times, dad can get exactly what he wants in a wheel and spend less money by going custom.
For the Directionally Challenged Dad
Time to upgrade dad’s cycling computer. In addition to the basics, like speed and cadence (optional), a Garmin Edge 510 or 810 also features live tracking, social network sharing and activity profiles for different cycling disciplines. With cell phone connectivity and integration, dad can transfer rides and activities to and from his mobile phone. Bonus: with live tracking, mom can see where dad is on his route and when he’ll be home. This cycling computer is as much a gift to the giver as it is to the recipient.
* Note: we stock the 510. If dad has a habit of getting lost, you’ll want to get him the Garmin Edge 810, with its mapping features. Give us a call so we can order this one for you before you come in.
For the Stylish Dad
If dad has an eye for fashion, he’ll definitely want the hottest cycling look of the season! The 2015 Higher Gear kit is arriving soon to our store!
For the Dad Who Likes to Have a Good Time
Does dad enjoy bikes, baseball, beer and brats? Then, he’ll want to ride with with us Sunday, July 12th in the second annual Gran Fondo Hundo presented by Higher Gear! Dad will enjoy a fully supported ride from Wilmette up to Kenosha to watch a minor league baseball game. Registration also includes transportation back for him and his bike, a custom event jersey and an event t-shirt. Get dad the hottest ticket of the season! (If the rest of the family wants to meet dad at the game, email Beccy for details, pricing and tickets.)
Not sure what to get dad? Shop Higher Gear online to consider the thousands of bicycle products that might tickle dad’s fancy this year. Or head in to Higher Gear to browse our in-store selection, get expert advice from our knowledgeable staff or to pick up a Higher Gear gift certificate that dad can use to select bike gear he really needs.