Basically Bicycles--Recumbent Bikes & Recumbent Trikes Turners Falls, Massachusetts | Rans | Catrike | Catbike | HP Velotechnik | Sun | Bionx | KHS

 Winter Store Hours:  Thursday - Friday 10 to 5:30  Saturday 10 to 4
Closed  Sunday - Wednesday
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Save $200 on Catrike Recumbent Trikes

Catrike 700 in Illusion GreenCatrike recumbent trike in illusion blueCatrike Villager recumbent trike in illusion redCatrike Pocket recumbent trike in illusion orangeOrder a select Catrike recumbent trike in illusion  red, illusion blue, illusion green or illusion orange, and you'll save $200 off the regular price until December 31, 2014. Whether you choose a 700, Expedition, Road, Pocket, or Villager, your Catrike will offer excellent comfort and performance, and your wallet will thank you. You could also choose a Folding Trail in one of these limited edition illusion colors for the regular price.

Use our winter layaway option, and your new Catrike will be ready for you on March 15. (Hint: No need to wait until spring to use your Catrike, though. Put your savings toward an indoor trainer, and you can enjoy your new Catrike recumbent all winter long!)

Call or email Dave today to take advantage of this special offer, and tell your friends!

Gift ideas for your favorite cyclist

We've got great gifts for the cyclist on your list!

Check out these quick gift ideas for stocking stuffers, gifts from $30-100, gifts for fitness and travel, and the quickest gift of all--gift certificates!

Welcome to Basically Bicycles

Basically_Bicycles_Turners_Falls_MassachusettsBasically 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 bikes and 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.

Please check out our online catalog to see some of the great prouducts we sell or better yet, come in soon, take a test ride, and see what we've got for you.

Basically Bicycles knows Recumbents

Rans Recumbents


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Basically Bicycles has been helping people all over Massachusetts and New England discover the comfort and performance of recumbent bikes and recumbent trikes since 1994.  We stock a large selection of recumbent bicycles from Rans, Bacchetta, Catrike, Sun, and more in a variety of frame configurations, wheelbases and price points.  Come in and test ride a recumbent bike today.

Train indoors all winter long

We're your outdoor and indoor riding headquarters!Start the season strong! Indoor trainers for your bike or trike give you a great workout, and they're fun, too! You'll maintain your health, and the weather and short days won't curtail your riding.

Also, there's no better time than the off season to start working on your fitness goals. We're ready to help with a great selection of trainers for your recumbent bike, recumbent trike, or upright bike, too! Be sure to get a wheel adapter with your trainer if you ride a bike or trike with a 20" or 16" drive wheel. Plus, we've  got  tips for making the most of your indoor workout, and a cyclist's calorie calculator.


New! Catrike folding Trail is here

You've asked for it, and now it's here--Catrike's Folding Trail recumbent trike. Featuring a no-touch chain management system and a padded seat, this trike is easy to ride, easy to fold, and easy to store. Small wheels let you roll it while folded, and it stands up vertically to save space. Plus, it's got that great Catrike handling. Check out the Catrike Folding Trail at Basically Bicycles  today!

Bright flags enhance your visibility

Reflective bicycle flagTreat yourself to a bright new flag, and make yourself more visible wherever you ride. Whether you need a flag with reflective panels, or a super colorful flag for daytime riding, Basicaly Bicycles has you covered--in eye-catching style! Recumbent riders are especially fond of these US-made flags. Check out the new flag options today!

Special pricing on select BionX Electric Bike Conversion Kits

bionx electric bike convertion kitJust about any bike can become an electric bike 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 can take you anywhere--work, school, across town--without fatigue. Try one today! Contact Basically Bicycles about our special offer on select models.

Featured bike--Bacchetta Carbon Aero2.0 700c Sport

Bacchetta Carbon Aero 2.0 700c for saleBacchetta's beautiful carbon recumbent bike has all of the advantages of a carbon road bike without all the pain. Boasting Bacchetta's custom full carbon frame and fork for an incredible strength-to-weight ratio, this gossamer wonder provides awesome power transfer and plenty of vibration damping for a fast, smooth, comfortable ride.

Make shifting easier with a NuVinci Hub

Order a  new Catrike recumbent trike from Basically Bicycles, and you can upgrade to the amazing NuVinci hub for just $200 more. This upgrade makes shifting your trike as easy as changing the volume on the radio. You just keep pedaling at your preferred pace, and your bike shifts smoothy and quietly. Try a NuVinci hub at Basically Bicycles today.

Our Daily Cycling Tip

How To Climb Trails Like A Mountain Goat - Conquering a steep off-road climb can be challenging and fun. What's required is strength, finesse and the proper technique. The trick to getting up steep stuff cleanly is positioning your center of gravity in the sweet spot, the point where you get the best balance of traction and control. Move your center of gravity too far forward and you lose traction at the rear wheel. Move it too far to the rear and your front wheel starts to float, robbing you of control. It's best to remain seated and press your upper body down toward the toptube as the climb gets steeper and the sweet spot moves forward. If the climb gets too steep for you to stay in the saddle, rise slightly and move forward, to remain in the sweet spot. Practice on a smooth, steep, obstacle-free climb and soon, you'll be climbing like you've got Velcro tires.