• My bike got stolen! What do I do?

    The scene: You leave work, home, the store that you ran into for only a minute. You get outside and see the pole where you locked your bike up and… your heart sinks. Thoughts race: “Is that just my front wheel?” “Wait, is this where I locked it?” “Oh no! Where’s my trusty steed?!?”

    The bike thief left the wheel and broken lock. The bike thief left the wheel and broken lock.

    Now what? One option is to hop on the mope-wagon, cut your losses and go buy another bike.

    But won’t taking action feel a little better? Here is what you need to do in the unfortunate event your bike is stolen.

    • Call the police and report it! Make sure to provide them with as much information as possible, including a good photo of your bike, its serial number, any distinctive features, and a receipt or invoice if possible.
    • If your bike was insured, contact the insurance company as soon as you can (within 24 hours). Keep in mind that if you carry a renter’s insurance policy, if the bike was parked outside of your apartment it may be covered as well.
    • List your bike as stolen on websites like Bike Index and National Bike Registry.
    • Check online sites like Craigslist and eBay to see whether your stolen bike has been listed for sale. The listing description will most likely be generic and broad, without much detailed information of your bike’s features. You can also create “alert” searches on these sites to email you daily with listings of products that match your search. If you think you have found your bike, notify the police first before confronting or meeting anyone.
    • Shout it out and let people know! Blast it on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, etc. Look at bike theft forums and be sure to visit or call local bike shops, especially those that sell or trade used bikes. Make up posters with the bike’s photo and your contact information and post them in your neighborhood and around town. Both friends and strangers may be able to help you spread the word and the more you do, the more likely that someone will make a connection.

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    Need transport and prefer pedal power? Borrow a friend’s bike for now. If you do not have access to a spare bike, see if your city has a bike share program. Eventually, see if your local police hold periodic bike auctions. If they recover a bike, yet cannot find the owner, it may be sold at one of these sales.

    Moving forward, whether you borrow or purchase a new/used bike, take preventative measures so it doesn't happen again. Lock the bike well with a U-Lock/cable, and or heavy duty chain/lock combo.

    Documenting ownership of your bike is vitally important, too! Keep a file in paper or electronic form. Take photos of your bike and its serial number and email them to yourself. Most bike manufacturers will have an online registry. The process is usually simple, entering a few pieces of info on a web form. It is crucial for there to be a record of your serial number for law enforcement in the best case scenario of your bike being recovered.

    If you have a Vilano bicycle and you haven’t done so already, I urge you to register it on the Vilano Bikes website.

    It is not impossible to recover your stolen bike. Taking these steps will increase your chances.

  • The Conquer Vertical Climber

    For a complete body, low impact, high intensity workout all in one machine, check out the Conquer Vertical Climber! From the same folks that offer a great line of inexpensive cycling trainers, Conquer has once again come up with an excellent exercise option with its new fitness climbing machine.

    Conquer Vertical Climber Conquer Vertical Climber

    A perfect addition to any home gym, this climber provides an awesome whole body workout and is offered on roadbikeoutlet.com at an amazing price.

    Conquer Vertical Climber Conquer Vertical Climber, folded for storage

    Your own body weight provides all the resistance you need on this ingenious climbing machine. Use the adjustable height handles and exercise your upper and lower body, or rest your arms on the stationary handles and work your legs. The ergonomic grips are comfortable, non-slip and easy to clean.

    The climber is simple to assemble with the included tool and hardware. The base is wide and stable, with four non skid rubber feet. If space in your exercise area is an issue, the climber has a slim profile when opened, yet it easily folds for out of the way storage when not in use.

    Build strong core muscles and get a great cardio work out at the same time! The Conquer Vertical Climber will help you burn calories, tone muscles and have fun while keeping fit.

  • 4 Quick Tips for Winter Cycling

    No matter what the groundhog said (and why do we listen to a rodent’s weather predictions anyway?), much of the country will still be in winter’s grip for at least a few more weeks. For some of us, staying inside to ride or taking a spin class are good enough options.

    But if cabin fever has you antsy to get out there for a bike ride, here are four quick tips to help you succeed.

    Layer, layer, layer! It is important to dress for success in cold, wet or otherwise unpredictable conditions. Start with a thin, moisture-wicking base layer then add an insulating one. Top it off with a water resistant wind breaker. You can always take off a layer if you get too warm, but you don’t want to be 15 miles in and realize you’re unprepared for the day’s ride.

    Safety first! While the days are indeed getting longer, you still need to outfit your bike with proper lights so you are visible to other road traffic. Check weather conditions before you ride. File your “flight plan” so someone knows where you are headed. Cycle defensively and always wear your helmet.

    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You may not feel as thirsty when the thermometer’s mercury is low. But it is just as crucial to maintain proper hydration during a ride in winter as it is in hot summer months. Take along a hydration backpack and drink lots of water.

    Take care of your bike! The thought of getting the hose and washing off your bike may not be appealing on a freezing February afternoon. Residual sand and salt from icy road treatments will eventually take a toll on your trusty steed, and it’s better to take care of cleaning it off right away. Look at it like this; you wouldn't wait three days to take your own shower after a training session, would you? Respect the machine, and it’ll take care of you.

    Think of the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when you rise to the special challenges of cycling outdoors in the winter. Avoid the boredom of staring at your garage wall while sitting on a cycling trainer, outfit yourself and your bike correctly, and get out there for a ride.

  • Gavin Delivers Yet Another Awesome MTB Cycling Shoe!

    Gavin Mountain MTB Sneaker Style Cycling Shoe The new Gavin MTB Sneaker Style cycling shoe checks itself out before a photo shoot

    Gavin once again delivers another great MTB shoe just in time for holiday gifting! Now available on RoadBikeOutlet, the Gavin Mountain MTB Sneaker Style Cycling Shoe is the newest edition to an already awesome selection of cycling shoes and accessories found here at discounted prices.

    This lace up, sneaker style cycling shoe is the perfect multipurpose bike shoe at home in a spin class, on a mountain bike, or on the daily commute. The synthetic micro fiber leather and breathable mesh uppers will keep feet cool during a ride. The soles are stiff and transfer power well while pedaling, yet are flexible enough for comfortable walking on the trail or on the town. Compatible with SPD, SPD-R & SPD-SL cleats, the Gavin Mountain MTB Sneaker Style Cycling Shoes are lightweight, comfortable and ready for any cycling action.

    We are exited about this versatile new Gavin MTB shoe, and you should be too!

    Gavin Mountain MTB Sneaker Style Cycling Shoe Gavin Mountain MTB Sneaker Style Cycling Shoe
  • Double Down on the 2015 Vilano Blackjack 2.0!!

    In the market for an affordable 29er MTB Mountain Bike?  Look no further!  The 2015 Vilano Blackjack 2.0 is here, and it’s been completely revamped for the new year.

    Vilano Blackjack 2.0 29er Mountain Bike Vilano Blackjack 2.0 29er Mountain Bike

    The 2015 Vilano Blackjack 2.0 29er MTB Mountain Bike now features a hand built hydroformed alloy frame, and its larger 30.9mm diameter seatpost saves weight and while adding stiffness, giving you more control over your ride.  With the new frame also comes new geometry, designed with maximum comfort and increased performance in mind.

    An upgraded drivetrain, (3x8 Shimano Altus 24 speed) brings more gear options and smoother shifting.  Match that with the disc brakes new larger 160mm rear rotor for maximum stopping power, and you have complete control over your ride.  Don’t forget the 100mm front suspension paired with the large double walled 29” alloy wheels, a power combo that can handle any obstacle that the trails put in your way.

    Whether you’re new to the world of mountain biking, or an experienced rider looking for an affordable way to explore the world of 29ers, the new Vilano Blackjack 2.0 was designed for you.  Check it out for yourself at RoadBikeOutlet


  • Wintertime Dehydration?!

    With the holidays right around the corner, Winter is almost here.  The days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting lower, and those sunny days spent at the beach are long gone.  Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), the desire to ride still remains.

    As we bundle up and set out on the road, often times the last thing we think about is a cold drink, but we should.  Dehydration is still a very serious threat during cold weather, though it happens in a slightly different way than what we typically think.  You know how your lips will tend to become chapped during the winter?  The same process can happen to skin anywhere on your body.  As our bodies sweat, the cold air sucks moisture out through our skin, drying you up from the outside in, even though you may not feel as thirsty as you would when facing dehydration in the summer months.

    Conquer 2L Hyrdration Backpack w/ BPA Free Bladder (16.5" x 8.5") Conquer 2L Hyrdration Backpack w/ BPA Free Bladder (16.5" x 8.5")

    The perfect tool to help combat this is the Conquer 2L Hydration Backpack.  With its 2 liter BPA free bladder, you can conveniently transport plenty of water on any ride and stay hydrated hands free.  It’s reflective piping helps you stay visible during night time, and with its lightweight mesh material, you’ll hardly even notice you’re wearing it.

    We all like to add some Winter base miles to our training, so being able to carry plenty of H2O is never a bad thing.   Don’t succumb to dehydration this winter, pick up the Conquer 2L Hydration Backpack and always be prepared.

  • Shopping For a Cyclist This Holiday?

    With the holidays upon us, a lot us find ourselves wondering what to get the cyclist in our lives.  Well, wonder no longer, because the ultimate gift for any bicyclist is tools!

    Conquer Bicycle Repair Tool Kit - Bike Mechanic Tool Set Conquer Bicycle Repair Tool Kit - Bike Mechanic Tool Set

    Whether it’s for a quick cleaning or an important repair, tools are mandatory for any rider.  I have been a professional bike mechanic for 20 years, and trust me, it can take a lot of time and money to acquire a great tool collection.

    The Conquer Bicycle Repair Tool Kit pairs over 21 tools ready to tackle jobs on any style bike, from Road Bikes to Mountain Bikes.  With its well organized and easy to transport carrying case, this tool kit is equipped with essential items that I couldn't live without (like a chain whip, cassette tool, freewheel tool, and chain breaker).  There’s also a full range of Allen wrenches (1.5mm-8mm) that will be needed for every type of maintenance.

    Conquer Compact Bike Repair Tool Kit Conquer Compact Bike Repair Tool Kit




    Just looking for a stocking stuffer?  The Conquer Compact Bike Repair Tool Kit fits almost everything needed to keep any bike on the road in to its convenient nylon carrying bag.  Complete with dual action pump, tube repair kit, and tire levers, your favorite rider will always be able to fix that pesky flat, even while out on the road!

    With any of the Conquer Bike Tools, any cyclist will be able to keep their ride in tip top shape for the Spring time.  They make the perfect gift for any rider, even if that rider is you!

  • Why Consider a 27.5” (650B) Mountain Bike?

    A 27.5” or 650B mountain bike (MTB) balances the best of both worlds between a 26” and a 29” MTB. It is lighter and more nimble than a 29er and will roll over obstacles better than a traditional 26" bike. A 27.5” MTB is also a good option if you are on the smaller side, as sometimes a 29er can feel pretty large to average (and under) riders.

    Vilano Deuce 650b MTB Vilano Deuce 650b MTB

    The Vilano Deuce 650B Mountain Bike MTB 24 Speed with 27.5 Inch Wheels has these qualities, and more! The frame is made of a lightweight, handcrafted 6061 aluminum, and together with the suspension fork and 24 speeds the Vilano Deuce smoothly handles any situation on the trail.

    Here’s a little bit of MTB history:

    Previously the industry standard, the 26” mountain bike was born when folks started taking modified cruisers down mountains back in the 1970s. These morphed into the 26” MTBs we know today, typically ridden on trails and other unpaved areas with varied terrain.

    Some advantages of 26” mountain bikes include quicker acceleration in different riding situations, they are generally lighter and responsive, and also give a good sense of control. However, one drawback of a 26” MTB is the wheels hit roots, rocks and holes at steeper angles, causing riders to lose speed faster than they would on a bike with larger wheels.

    Vilano Blackjack 29er MTB Vilano Blackjack 29er MTB

    Eventually, bike manufacturers started making 29” MTBs. A 29” mountain bike, or 29er (such as the Vilano Blackjack 29er MTB) has bigger wheels that roll over obstacles with ease. The larger wheels have more contact with the ground and provide better braking and grip. 29ers are also great for average to larger sized riders.

    A 27.5”, 650B mountain bike is the perfect compromise between 26” and 29er MTBs. The larger wheels will better navigate tough terrain, yet the wheels are not so large that decent acceleration is an issue.

    The Vilano Deuce 650B Mountain Bike is equally comfortable on dirt roads or trails, pavement or paths. Check out the full specs of this versatile 27.5" MTB on Road Bike Outlet.

    Vilano Deuce 650b 27.5 MTB Vilano Deuce 650b 27.5 MTB
  • Indoor Cycling Trainers

    Has cooler or inclement weather driven you to ride inside? Are you time-crunched and looking for a quick fitness option that can be done in the comfort of your home? Did Daylight Savings Time set the clock back on your outside workouts?

    An indoor cycling trainer is a great choice for beginners through advanced cyclists, or even those folks who are interested in cross-training.

    Conquer Indoor Bicycle Cycling Trainer Exercise Stand Conquer Indoor Bicycle Cycling Trainer Exercise Stand

    At Road Bike Outlet, we have a great selection of magnetic resistance cycling trainers. This category of stationary cycling trainers is the least expensive, and of course we offer the highest quality bike trainers at the lowest prices.

    The Conquer Indoor Bicycle Cycling Trainer Exercise Stand will have you riding your road bike through the winter. This bike trainer is simple to set up and has many awesome features. The Conquer Indoor Cycling Trainer is compatible with 26”, 27” and 700c bikes, comes with a front wheel riser block, and a quick release skewer (which will replace the rear wheel skewer on your bike to make it compatible with this bike trainer). When not in use, the bike trainer folds up and can be easily stowed until your next indoor riding session.

    Conquer Indoor Bicycle Cycling Trainer Exercise Stand Conquer Indoor Bicycle Cycling Trainer Exercise Stand

    The resistance on an adjustable magnetic resistance cycling trainer is determined by the amount of separation between magnets and changes when the magnet unit is adjusted. Of course, when you are using a bike trainer you may also change the gears on your bike to increase and decrease the amount of resistance as well.

    Don’t let poor weather or lighting keep you out of the saddle! An indoor bike trainer is the perfect solution to keep your training going year-round, no matter the conditions.

  • Fixed Gear Bikes

    At RoadBikeOutlet, you will discover a great selection of fixed gear road bikes. Fixies are a great choice for commuting, college students, city dwellers, or anyone looking for a basic, simple-looking and easy to maintain bike.

    Vilano EDGE Fixed Gear / Single Speed Bike Vilano EDGE Fixed Gear / Single Speed Bike

    Nearly every bike in our fixed gear category has a flip-flop hub. Our fixies ship configured as single speed bikes. In order to convert the bike to a fixed gear, start by removing the rear wheel. Loosen the 2 nuts from the axle on the rear wheel. Slide it forward, take the chain off, flip it over to the 'fixed' gear side and re-install.

    When you ride using the free wheel you are able to coast or stop pedaling. Alternatively, when using the fixed gear side, the rear wheel moves and your pedals move with it. This means when you pedal it forward or backward, the wheel will move in that direction.

    If you purchase a fixed gear bike (or any bike) from RoadBikeOutlet, consider adding the pro-build service. Our professional bike mechanics will fully inspect, assemble and tune your bicycle, then disassemble the bicycle just enough to fit it back into the shipping box, add more packing protection, and secure all movable parts to prevent any damage that might occur during transit.

    Of course you may assemble your fixed gear bike yourself. We have many helpful assembly videos and tips available. If you do choose to assemble your fixie on your own, be sure to bring it to a qualified bike mechanic for a final tuning and safety check.

    No gears = easy maintenance!  A fixed gear bike is an awesome choice if you’re looking for a relatively lightweight bike with nice, clean lines. RoadBikeOutlet is sure to have the fixed gear bike for you.

    Vilano EDGE Fixed Gear / Single Speed Bike Vilano EDGE Fixed Gear / Single Speed Bike

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