Basically Bicycles, a full service bicycle shop serving western Massachusetts and beyond since 1992, is an owner-operated bike store dedicated to providing personalized service and excellent value. As New England's leading recumbent bike dealer, we stock a large selection of recumbent bikesand recumbent trikes, as well as electric bikes, plus comfort, mountain, tandem bicycles, and all the bike parts and accessories you need to enjoy your bike to the fullest.
Whether you are focused on performance, comfort or all-out fun, Catrike recumbent trikes can fit the bill. Across the line, you'll find high quality aluminum frames built in the United States, comfortable seats, and thoughtful touches like two-sided pedals and mirrors included. Basically Bicycles stocks most Catrike models, and can assist you in finding the perfect recumbent trike to meet your needs. Check out a Catrike recumbent trike at Basically Bicycles today.
New! Ice trikes are here
Basically Bicycles offers the full line of Ice Trikes performance and touring recumbent trikes. Ice Trikes come in rigid, rear and full suspension models with a variety of wheel sizes. The choice is yours! Let us help you pick the one that’s right for you. Come in and give them a try.
Bacchetta recumbent bikes offer comfort and performance
Bacchetta’s Carbon recumbent bikes have been some of the world’s most sought-after recumbents since they were introduced. With stunning good looks, great component mix, and a warranty that’s second to none, you'll love the comfortable, fast ride.
All Bacchetta carbon frames carry the same limited lifetime warranty to the original owner as their steel and aluminum frames. Bacchetta also offers a very generous carbon frame replacement program if your carbon frame happens to be damaged in a crash, even if it’s your fault. Ask about a test ride today!
BionX Electric Bike Conversion Kits give you a boost
Just about any bike--and lots of trikes, too-- can become an electric vehicle when you add a BionX electric bike kit. You'll enjoy riding regardless of your age or training level as BionX gives you the ability and confidence to challenge steep climbs, front winds and stronger riders. BionX boosts your power from 25% to 300%, and offers up to four levels of assistance. Your bicycle or trike can take you anywhere--work, school, across town--without fatigue. Try one today! Contact Basically Bicycles about our special offer on select models. Check out what's new for 2017!
KHS bikes offer great value
Basically Bicycles offers high-quality KHS bicycles. KHS Bicycles Inc. was founded in 1974. Its mission is to design, manufacture and distribute moderately priced and high quality bicycles and accessories. Since that time KHS has grown into a brand respected for quality, value, and integrity with distribution in more than 30 countries around the world.
Buyer's Guide to Car Racks
One of the most frequent questions we get here at Basically Bicycles is “How do I put that recumbent bike on my car?” Although most recumbent bikes will fit on traditional style racks, some racks are better suited for recumbent bikes than others. We carry many racks that are well-suited for recumbent bicycles and trikes.
Check out the Basically Bicycles buyer's guide to car racks for an overview of rack types and tips on how you can take your recumbent bike or trike with you.
Featured Recumbent Bike -- Bacchetta Bella
If comfort, economy and durability are your main concerns when purchasing a recumbent bike, Bacchetta's Bella may just be the one for you. With an aluminum frame and long wheelbase, the Bella offers incredible comfort and stability at all speeds. For new riders, this means the learning process is as easy as getting on your new recumbent, and riding away. Whether you ride it around town or across the country--the Bella is a beautiful option! Look one over at Basically Bicycles today.
Our Daily Cycling Tip
Be Careful During Group Rides and Centuries – The most dangerous place to try to draft people is during an unfamiliar group ride or a cycling event, such as a century. Here, cyclists aren’t always cooperating. In fact, in some cases, they’re actually competing in almost a no-holds-barred fashion. So beware and ride defensively in these situations by leaving yourself an out. You might want to hang near the back where you can keep an eye peeled for trouble. Or, if you’re good in a group, you might choose to stay near the front so that you’re ahead of most of the bunch and can find an escape route forward should something happen. Watch for signs of tired riders (inability to ride a straight line; frequent changes in pace; labored breathing) who may cause a crash and steer clear of them, too.