Sid's Bikes NYC Blog
The happenings around our shop.
The Charge Cooker Maxi just arrived!
Charge is new to our line-up here at Sid's. Coming to use from across "the pond" via Bristol England. Charge Cooker's are well know in the UK as a steller series of steel framed all-terrain bikes. The all new Maxi model takes the Cooker to the "fat bike" level. Rolling on 4 inch wide, 26 inch balloon tries. Made to take on snow, sand, and just about anything. This bike laughs at curbs and pot holes in NYC. Imagine riding Batman's Pod Motorcycle but it's human powered, that's kind of what it's like to ride this thing.
Order Yours Online or Visit Our Westside Store...
Beer, Prizes & Swag!
With loads of Boombotix BoomBots wireless speakers for purchase at the event.
- Party on December 12th at Sid's Bikes, 19th Street
- Art contest! Create your own Boombot design and win prizes
- Customization station so you can customize your new Boombot
- Rolling in a keg or two.
Shop with us on Saturday, November 30th to qualify for a $10 AMEX statement credit when you
spend $10 or more on in-store purchases. American Express Card Members must register
an eligible American Express Card and use that Card to redeem this offer.
Registration is limited and starts Nov 24. Go to shopsmall.com to register.
*All discounts are good for in-store purchase only and in-stock items, no special orders.
Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or sale prices.
November 29th - December 1st
After you are done stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving, let us help you stuff some stockings. Get that perfect cycling gift for the rider on your list with huge markdowns storewide on bikes, clothing and accessories. Or, treat yourself--we won't tell.
Don't forget that Sid's Bikes gift cards are always available online and in-store...
GPS Navigator For Your Bike
With maps and features specifically designed to help you find your way by bike,
this new Garmin computer is perfect for touring, adventure rides, and mountain biking.
+ On-road or off-road navigation with preloaded Garmin Cycle Map
+ Input a distance and choose from up to 3 round-trip ride options
+ Plan and download new routes to follow
+ Relive and share your rides with Garmin Connect™ or Garmin Adventures
+ Points of Interest (POIs) specifically for cyclists
Order online or visit one of our two shop locations in Manhattan to pick-up one today.
Winter is coming!! You might think that the cycling season is over, but with a little knowledge on how to dress fall and winter riding can be highly rewarding. We simplify the daunting task of riding in cooler temps with a layering based approach every cyclist should know to extend their riding season.
Layer One: Add a Baselayer
Start using the added warmth of a base layer as soon as temps fall below 60 degrees.
+ Base layers come in two warming ranges. Early and late season.
+ Lighter more breathable fabrics for the early transition from summer. (55-60 degrees)
+ Heavier, warmth trapping base layers designed for late fall, and winter riding. (25-55 degrees)
Layer Two: Arm, Knee, & Leg Warmers
Roll on the warmers when temps fall below 60 degrees, the same time you reach for that base layer.
+ Arm and Knee warmers work well for the early part of the season. (45-60 degrees)
+ When it gets really cold it may be time to trade in the knee warmers for full length leg warmers (30-55 degrees)
Layer Three: The Wind Vest or Gilet
The Gilet (or vest) is the best way to shield your core from wind chill.
+ Lightweight and packable,this piece manages your body heat in the early months over your short sleeve jersey.
+ Paired with a set of arm warmers and base layer this combo will be your go to riding kit in early fall. (45 - 60 degrees)
Layer Three: Wool shocks
Keep your toes warm!
+ Add wool shocks around the same time you start rolling on the arm and knee warmers. (30-60 degrees)
+ Go thicker, with taller cuffs as it gets colder to add warmth to your shins. (30-50 degrees)
Layer Four: Shoe Covers
Once the wool shocks stop cutting it, it's time to reach for the shoe cover to cut the bite out of the wind.
+ Early season covers can be a wind cover, or just a toe cover. (45-60 degress)
+ Late season you will need a bit more warmth, it’s time for neoprene or fleece lined cover (30-55 degrees)
Layer Five: Cycling Cap or Beanie
Like mom told you year's ago, your head is where you lose the most heat.
+ When the temps fall a bit,a simple cycling cap can help cut the wind underneath that helmet. (55-60 degrees)
+ Later break out the beanie, wool or knit cycling cap with ear coverage to take you into winter. (30-55 degrees)
Layer Six: Gloves
Keeping the hands warm is one of the most important pieces of riding in the late season.
+ Early season switch to a full finger glove for the crisp temps. (50-60 degrees)
+ As the temps get a bit nippy, it’s time to use full finger soft shell glove. (35-55 degrees)
+ For the brave winter rider, look to glove liners paired with a good soft shell glove, or a neoprene glove for superior warmth and element protection. (25-40 degrees)
Layer Seven: The Riding Jacket
When the early season layers just stop cutting it,. It’s time for a bit more warmth.
+ Lined and windproof jackets are the way to ride into the colder late season temps. (35-55 degrees)
+ Control your warmth my changing your layer combo beneath the jacket to suit the days temps. (25-45 degrees)
Layer Eight: The Bib-Knicker or Tights
These two items help around mid fall into winter, to bring those legs some much needed warmth.
+ Bib-Knickers are the perfect piece for mid fall weather, with added warmth and knee coverage. (45-55 degrees)
+ Pair Bib-Knickers with leg warmers for a warmer combo for late season weather. (35-45 degrees)
+ Lined Tights are best used for late season riding, when the chill is hard to escape. (25-45 degrees)
Layer Nine: Neck Gaiters
The neck is often overlooked when dressing for the cold.
+ Simple, light weight wool or synthetic neck gaiters can help keep your neck warm, keeping important blood flow to your face and head. (25-55 degrees)
From the Foundation Team Blog...
"Last week, the New York City cycling community came together in a truly inspiring way to raise over $60,000 to help injured cyclist Mark Petimezas recover. On Saturday, October 26th, while riding North on 9W on a beautiful fall morning, Mark crashed badly when his wheel got tangled with another rider’s. Mark went down hard and landed on his head, severely damaging his spinal cord and fracturing several bones. Mark lost use of his limbs immediately after this accident.
As anyone who has ridden or raced with Mark knows, he is incredibly friendly, generous, and always eager to help others. He needs our support to get through the very challenging months ahead. With the generous support from Tailwind Endurance, you can support Mark and participate in fun evening or training!"
Find details on how to register over on the Foundation Blog...