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.
Check out the Bacchetta Carbon Aero 2.0. You'll love the comfort and performance of this race-ready recumbent bike. See all the Bacchetta recumbent bikes at Basically Bicycles today! (Call for pricing and options.)
Spring is coming!
Indoor trainer sale--save up to $50
Basically Bicycles offers indoor trainers that work with recumbent bikes and tadpole-style recumbent trikes. These compact, easy-to-use devices turn your bike or trike into the best ever stationary trainer. Exercise at home, with the seat and pedals adjusted just for you, unlike the stationary bike at the gym. Trainers offer a great foul-weather workout on your favorite bike or trike.
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!
Catrike's Folding trikes are here
Catrike's folding recumbent trikes--the 5.5.9 and the folding Trail--give you a great ride and more options for transport and storage. The Catrike 5.5.9 recumbent trike offers unparalled comfort for anyone who loves long distance rides and great handling. The Catrike folding Trail is even more compact, thanks to its 20 inch rear wheel. Along with great Catrike handling, both of these recumbent trikes offer many standard features to enhance your comfort and riding performance, including a padded seat, ergonomic adjustable seat back, paddes wrist rests, multi-purpose clipless pedals, and more. Check one out at Basically Bicycles.
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.
Train indoors all winter long
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.
BionX Electric Bike Conversion Kits give you a boost
In-stock models on sale now! Save 10% through January 2016.
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 Trike- Catrike Road
The Catrike Road recumbent trike is a great all-round performer and an outstanding value for a rear-suspension recumbent tadpole trike. The ultra-comfortable Catrike Road recumbent trike keeps you comfortable with a rear suspension and an adjustable seat angle. All three wheels are 20" which allows you choose super narrow road tires or fat tires for rough roads. A premium multi-purpose Catrike, the Road recumbent trike is great for the trail, commuting or touring the world.
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.