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.
Bacchetta’s Carbon bikes have been some of the world’s most sought-after recumbents since they were introduced. And now, for a limited time, they’re the most affordable as well! Starting August 1, 2016 all Bacchetta Carbon bikes (C/A 650c, 700c, Carbon Bassos, and Carbon Corsas) are on sale for 15% off the regular MSRP. Frame kits start as low as $1,445 and complete bikes at $2720. With stunning good looks, great component mix, and a warranty that’s second to none, there’s just no reason to put off buying your dream carbon bike today! Sale is limited to available stock; no back-orders at sale price. Contact Dave at Basically Bicycles for details!
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.
We stock Catrike Recumbent Trikes
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.
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.
Sun Seeker Recumbent Trikes are in stock now
Basically Bicycles has the new Sun Seeker recumbent trikes in stock. These affordable entry level trikes may be just what you need to get out and get some exercise while you get around. Tadpole and delta models are both available. Fun seekers like Sun Seekers!
Bright flags enhance your visibility
Treat 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, Basically 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!
Bike lights extend your ride day
With shorter fall days on the way, one way to extend your riding time is to invest in great bike lights that help you see and be seen. Lighting technology has come a long way, and bright, lightweight, small, reachargeable fornt and rear lights are now available at very reasonable prices. Order headlights tail lights today to enjoy morning and evening rides throughout the fall.
BionX Electric Bike Conversion Kits give you a boost
Just 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 Recumbent Bike -- Bacchetta Giro A20
Bacchetta's Giro A20 (ATT) recumbent bike boasts a great-handling, super-efficient and light aluminum frame with a slightly stretched wheelbase so it climbs and accelerates like a champ, corners with ease and also smooths the roughest roads. It sports a low 20-inch front wheel for easier stopping and starting, too. This svelte roadster is equipped with a 27-speed SRAM/FSA drivetrain for flawless shifting and Avid disc brakes for awesome stopping power in all riding conditions. Plus, you'll love the support and comfort of Bacchetta's EuroMesh seat. Call to order.
Our Daily Cycling Tip
Stop Safe - Remember that different weather conditions and riding surfaces affect braking performance. When it's raining, it's important to anticipate stops and brake early, pumping the levers to allow the pads to wipe water off the rims so they can grab and slow the bike. And, when you're riding on slippery surfaces such as sand and mud, reckless braking can cause the wheels to lock, which may throw the bike into a dangerous slide.