Posts Tagged ‘Kenda’

Studded Tires – A Need To Know

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Studded Tires on Ice For most of the country a bothersome season called winter tries to throw a wrench into training or commuting habits developed in warmer seasons past. Next to clothing, tires can be the most important key to winter riding success. Poor tire choice can not only make for an unpleasant riding experience, it can also be outright dangerous.

The most common style of winter tires are studded tires. Studded tires use steel or carbide studs that are molded into the tire casing to provide traction on ice and snow covered paths, trails, and roadways. They can vary in stud count from as few as 40 to as many as 300.

Cyclocross Tires Explained

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Imagine it’s a Friday night in November.  You’re pulling into your driveway from work, clearing out all the garbage from the week, and getting your brain ready to RACE.  Yes, it’s cyclocross season, and it’s time to strap up with those skinny knobby tires and go see how hard you can push yourself before you either pass out or cross the finish line and don’t remember how you got there.  But it’s Friday night and you’re still wrestling with one ever important decision.  In an increasingly panicked internal voice you’re asking yourself: WHICH TIRE DO I USE?  WILL IT RAIN?  IS THERE A SAND PIT?  HELP!  Well, the staff of Tree Fort Bikes comes to the rescue once again with this review of 5 of our choicest cross tires.  Enjoy!


Interbike 2010 Day 2

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Day 2 of Interbike is always a long day of hard work. Gone is the first day of overwhelming excitement, sensory overload and what can only be described as controlled chaos. Today we found some very well thought out, well designed products from familiar brands, as well as a few new friends that we just met. Today we highlight the new products coming from Cateye, Planet Bike, Pacific Outdoors Equipment, Lezyne, Kuat.., Saris, GoPro, Sugino, Kenda and Rocky Mounts.


Interbike 2010 Day 1

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

2010 Interbike Crowd Picture

It’s that time of year again, time for companies to bring out new products, for retailers to plan orders for next season and consumers to drool over all the latest in bicycle tech. We are taking the opportunity this year to educate ourselves on all the new products available, building relationships with our vendors, and looking for even more ways to help provide you with the very best customer service we can.

One way we hope to help is by providing info on new products that may be overlooked by other media outlets. Often times products are reviewed and highlighted simply because they are the high end, high dollar items, while the more popular second and third tier level components are passed over. While these might be the most exciting products, they simply are not the components that most of us ride and use. Less “exciting” products such as tools, tires, racks, panniers and lights are items that we all use are often gear we didn’t know existed or never considered the value it could bring to the cycling experience.

We hope you enjoy the info, photos and video that we’re gathering and look forward to continuing to assist you with the same sport we all love.