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September 7th, 2022

An Interview with Derek Loewen: First Time Ironman Athlete

Read about our friend Derek's journey to completing his first Ironman event this fall in Madison, Wisconsin.

August 8th, 2022

The New Cervélo S5

Cervélo is well known for their dedication to aerodynamics and relentless pursuit of speed. Ever since the creation of the Soloist in the early-aughts, they've been redefining what an aero bike can be. The new S5 continues in this vein, and exemplifies their mission to make riders faster. 

June 29th, 2022

Yuba Cargo Bikes: Meet your new family mini-van

Based in California, Yuba specializes in cargo bikes, both electric and traditional. With several models built to fit different riders and types of cargo, there's a bike in their lineup for everyone.

June 21st, 2022

The Santa Cruz Hightower V3: The Mountain Bike Distilled

The third iteration of Santa Cruz's Hightower has taken an award winning design and updated it to be the ultimate all-mountain bike.

June 6th, 2022

Introducing ENVE's Revised SES Wheel Lineup

We're excited to introducing the new Smart ENVE System. Building on over a decade of SES history, the new four-wheel line delivers a premium riding experience and performance upgrade for every type of rider, across all terrain.

June 1st, 2022

Introducing the Pinarello Grevil F: Full Gas Everywhere

The GREVIL F is a pure declaration of the Pinarello philosophy, combining all of our experience, taste, and skill to
design a truly unique gravel bike that is perfect on every kind of terrain, and one that still feels like a purebred race
machine long after has left the tarmac behind.

March 1st, 2022

7 Reasons To Get a Professional Bike Fit

There’s more to a bike fitting than simply ensuring that a bike is the correct size for a rider. A proper bike fit optimizes your saddle and handlebar position while also taking into account other elements like crank length, bar width and shape, shoe fit and cleat position, and saddle choice.

February 22nd, 2022

How We Roll: Now's Guide to Wheels

There is a lot to know about upgrading your bike's wheels. Use this guide to help you decide what features to look for in a new wheelset for your bike.

February 14th, 2022

Triathlon Masterclass with Chris Balser and Devon Palmer

We were thrilled to host our friends Chris Balser and Devon Palmer as they presented on triathlon equipment. Check out some highlights from their seminar.

February 11th, 2022

Staff Bike Check: Stefan's Otso Voytek

Get to know a little about Stefan, a longtime Now mechanic, and his trusty Otso Voytek.

January 28th, 2022

A White Hot BMC SLR01 Team

We love sharing some of the stunning bikes that come through our shop, and this BMC SLR01 Team is worth a closer look. Enjoy the show.

December 21st, 2021

Our Favorite Products of 2021

As we wrap up 2021 we wanted to take a look back at the year and highlight a few of our favorite products.

December 20th, 2021

Introducing SCOR: A Dedicated Swiss MTB Brand From BMC

Now Bikes is proud to be one of 25 select dealers nationwide to introduce SCOR bikes. 

December 6th, 2021
Ultimate Guide to Winter Fat Biking

8 points to get you up to speed on Shimano’s new 12-speed Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets

Let’s get the big thing out of the way. Shimano has finally caught up to Sram and Campy with the introduction of their 12 speed drivetrain. Shimano isn’t known for being first to the party. They take their time in developing new products, but once it arrives you can bet that it will be refined and worth the wait.

December 1st, 2021
Ultimate Guide to Winter Fat Biking

Now's Ultimate Guide to Winter Fat Biking - Part 2

So you’ve picked out the perfect bike. Maybe it’s a top of the line Otso Voytek, with carbon wheels and a bling kit to make it uniquely yours. Or maybe, it’s a used bike that you got from your buddy just to try it out. Either way, you’re just getting started. For fat biking in the brutal Minnesota winter there are several additional items that we think are absolutely essential to having a great experience on your bike.

November 10th, 2021
Ultimate Guide to Winter Fat Biking

Now's Ultimate Guide to Winter Fat Biking - Part 1

The days are rapidly shortening, daylight savings has ended, and the only trees still holding onto their leaves are either late or deliriously optimistic. Winter is descending upon us. Many of us are desperately trying to squeeze our last rides of the season in, but there are others who are preparing to brave the elements.

Fat bikes have been a staple of Minnesota riding for years now, but a lot of folks still have questions, so we’re here to answer them.

October 26th, 2021
Optic Review

Fall Cycling

The trees are changing colors, the air is turning cooler, and it's Pumpkin Spice season! This time of year is the perfect time to catch some beautiful scenery and weather before the snow begins to fall. Read more below about our favorite bikes, places to cycle in the fall, and some apparel for the dropping temps.

October 7th, 2021
Optic Review

2021 Demo Review: The Norco Optic

As chance would have it, we decided to add Norco to our lineup for the 2020-21 season. Fat bike shortages and a few promising models (including the Optic) fueled our decision to add the Canadian brand to our offerings. I’ll admit at first I was a bit skeptical.

August 16th, 2021
EBikes

10 Reasons to Buy an E-Bike

There are so many benefits and reasons as to why you should buy an E-bike, and we decided to share 10 of those reasons with you!

August 11th, 2021
The Pinarello Dogma F

The Pinarello Dogma F

Pinarello’s Dogma has been at the top of the racing podium for years, and now the next generation of Dogma is here. Simply named the Dogma F, at first glance this most recent iteration of the Italian racing brand’s flagship bike doesn’t appear to depart much from the Dogma F12. But under closer inspection Pinarello’s engineers have made numerous watt and weight saving alterations to the design to make the new Dogma F an entirely new yet familiar experience.

July 27th, 2021
Adventures in Spring Valley - Review of the Cervelo Aspero

The Pinarello Grevil

Our Garage Sale is in full swing, and we wanted to take a moment to showcase some of our favorite bikes in the sale.This week’s standout is the Pinarello Grevil. The Italian racing brand has a strong history of producing fast, sexy, and incredible handling bikes.

July 19th, 2021
Adventures in Spring Valley - Review of the Cervelo Aspero

A Guide to Gazelle

Finding your perfect electric bike has never been so easy!
Royal Dutch Gazelle has been making bikes for more than 125 years in its factory in Dieren. They focus on safety and comfort in an attractive design fitted with the latest innovations. You'll enjoy being seen on a Gazelle bike when you're out and about on a bike like the Dutch.

July 8th, 2021
2022 BMC Bikes in Stock

First Look: All New 2022 BMC Bikes In Stock

All-new 2022 BMC bikes are in stock now! NOW is fortunate to be a part of a select group of US dealers with early access to the 2022 lineup from our Swiss friends.

July 6th, 2021
Moots Bikes

Introducing Moots

We’re thrilled to announce Moots as the latest addition to our custom bike offerings.

June 22nd, 2021
Bike Food and Nutrition

Maximize Your Long Rides

Are you planning some long rides for this summer? Maybe even your very first century, or double century? Here's some tips to help you have a successful long ride.

June 15th, 2021
Summer Nutrition Tips

Summer Nutrition Tips

With events and group rides picking up as vaccination rates increase, races and long rides are sure to follow. Not only is it important to stay safe in the sun, nutrition and hydration also play an important part in making your bike experience the best it can be this summer.

June 10th, 2021
Beating the Heat, Sunscreen

Beating the Heat

Summer is here, and as temperatures rise, it's important to be well prepared while out in the sun. Training in the heat can have benefits, like an increased production of hemoglobin and therefore oxygen intake, however it's important to stay safe and acclimate. The ideal training temperature is about 68-72 degrees. It can take 10-15 days to properly acclimate to temperatures above these.  Here are some tips to stay safe, as well as some benefits of training in the heat.

April 20th, 2021Cervelo Aspero 5

The All New Cervelo Aspero 5

A faster Áspero, a lighter Áspero, and—dare we say it—an even better looking Áspero.

December 30, 2020
Top 7 Bikes of 2020

Our Top 7 Bikes of 2020

For the most part, 2020 is a year to forget. We’re all ready to wash our hands of the mess and are looking forward to 2021 excitedly, if not precautiously. But it was not all bad. We want to take a minute to look back at some of our favorite bikes from 2020. We carry so many phenomenal bikes it’s hard to pick just a few, but we’ve done our best to select those that stood out from the crowd. Here are our top 7 bike picks from 2020.

December 9, 2020
Argon 18

Introducing Argon 18

One thing you’re sure to notice when you walk into our shop is the wide assortment of brands that we carry. It’s something that we take great pride in. We want to offer our customers with the ultimate bike shopping experience; getting to see, touch, and ride a variety of bikes before choosing their perfect ride. But we don’t carry such a broad range purely for variety’s sake. We do it because we see something unique in each brand that we know will make it someone’s absolute perfect bike. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to the newest brand in our lineup: Argon 18.

December 8, 2020
Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

We know how hard holiday shopping can be, but that's especially true for cyclists. We have a tendency to buy first and think second. So what DO you get for that person who always has to have the hottest, newest, and fastest goodies? That's where we come in. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite accessories that are sure to make the cyclist in your life eager to get out and ride. So check it out, shop around, give us a call, and stop by. We're ready to help you nail your holiday shopping this year.

October 23, 2020

Biking the High Tower

My Time Aboard the Hightower

An Employee Demo Review

Of all the perks of working in a bike shop, one of the coolest has to be getting to pick and ride a demo bike for the season. Read about Sam's experience aboard his Santa Cruz Hightower.

August 22, 2020

Open U.P.P.E.R.

A Modern Classic

We set out to build a Midwest gravel shredder designed to turn heads, and the end result was better than we could have hoped for. Check out our latest RTP (Ready To Paint) Open U.P.P.E.R. custom build.

Nov. 22, 2019

Battle of the Bears

Otso Voytek vs Salsa Beargrease

We love fatbike season, and good thing too, as it accounts for half of the year here in frigid Minnesnowta. We have a couple weapons of choice when it comes to tackling the trails...


July 31, 2019

Shred the Red with Now Bikes 2019

Growing on last year’s success, Now Bike’s Shred the Red trip to Cuyuna more than doubled in size this year.

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July 15, 2019

Summer mountain bike series kicks off

Our summer mountain bike series kicked off this weekend at Theodore Wirth Regional Park.

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July 1, 2019

Now Bikes supports riders at Lutsen 99er

We had a great time supporting the riders at this year's Lutsen 99er. Thanks to our volunteer staff - Doug, Lori and Bay for keeping athletes hydrated and their bikes dialed.

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May 29, 2019


Now Bikes visits Central High

We got the opportunity to visit Central High in St. Paul to encourage new riders to join their mountain bike team.

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April 13, 2019
Now Bikes partners with Lyme Grinder

We were proud to be a partner in the inaugural Lyme Grinder, a 63-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for Lyme disease detection.

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March 23, 2019

Now Bikes takes on E-Bike Challenge Minneapolis

We had fun at this year's E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booths and test rode our bikes.

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March 14, 2019


Custom OPEN U.P.P.E.R. Build

We at Now get to sell and work on a lot of cool bikes. A LOT. It’s one of the coolest things about working here. But every now and then something particularly unique and special emerges from our shop.

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Feb. 10, 2019

Stay active this winter with Now Bikes

We don't let winter stop us here at Now Bikes. Check out some photos from our snowy adventures.

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Jan. 7, 2019

Congrats to our friends who completed Norpine

Huge shout out to our customers and Synergy members who completed the 2019 Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen! Check out the results.

Dec. 4, 2018

Global Fat Bike Day with Now Bikes

Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated Global Fat Bike Day with us! We had an awesome trip around Lino Lakes.

Nov. 6, 2018

Jeremi rides the Oz Trails

Jeremi, along with friends of the shop set out to ride the Oz Trails in Bentonville, Arkansas. There are nearly 200 miles of mountain biking trails in Northwest Arkansas's Ozark mountains.

Oct. 23, 2018

Duluth Traverse with Now Bikes

Sam and Ambrose, along with friends of the shop Brandon, Rob, and Andy set out to ride the Duluth Traverse trail.

Oct. 16, 2018

11th Annual Green Acres Cross

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 11th annual Green Acres Cross! Check out some of our favorite photos from the event.

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Sept. 27, 2018

Now Bikes hosts WNCX

We had an awesome time hosting CX-MN's WNCX (Wednesday Night Cross) on Sept. 26 at Battle Creek. The goal of CX-MN is to help grow the local community around Minnesota Cyclocross and encourage new riders to try out the sport.


Sept. 18, 2018

Mike Bieber finishes IRONMAN Wisconsin

First I want to say thank you for all those who encouraged me throughout the race and all the prep it took to get there. The short version of the race is that the swim went well and I earned a PR in choppy water. Cramped halfway through the bike ride and fought that the rest of the day. Gave it what I had on the run and my body gave out at mile 14. Made the finish, but almost 2 hours behind my goal time.


Aug. 25, 2018

Cheslog conquers Leadville MTB Race

It was freezing outside and the ground covered with a lot of Minnesota snow when I watched the live lottery selection for the 2018 Leadville MTB race. I had put my name in the lottery for the Leadville MTB race with little or no expectations for being selected.


Aug. 10, 2018

Grebner participates in Leadville Stage Race

Our customer and friend Jeff Grebner participated in the Leadville Stage Race which takes place on the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB. The race is an out-and-back format stretched over 3 days of approximately 40 miles on Day 1, 20 miles on Day 2 and 40 Miles on Day 3.


Aug. 1, 2018

Shred The Red with Now Bikes

Now Bikes, in partnership with Salsa Cycles, hosted an overnight trip to the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails -- over 25 miles of riding spread across 800 acres of paved and singletrack trails.

July 23, 2018

Now Bikes crew rides Cuyuna

Members of the Now Bikes' staff and friends hit the Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails this weekend.


June 27, 2018

Now Bikes takes part in Lutsen 99er

Congratulations to our employees, customers and friends who particpated in the Lutsen 99er.


June 9, 2018

Kids for a Cause Triathlon

The Kids for a Cause Triathlon is an annual fundraiser full of passionate children on a mission to swim, bike and run in order to raise money for Clubfoot Solution.


June 3, 2018

Synergy Club Member Jeff participates in Escape from Alcatraz

Read about our Synergy Club member Jeff Grebner's experience participating in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon on Sunday, June 3.


May 24, 2018

Now Bikes annual Spring Celebration

Now Bikes - St. Paul held its annual spring celebration, celebrating its customers with discounts, food and drinks.


May 14, 2018

Our Ladies Ride is in full effect!

Now Bikes has launched another season of our weekly Women/Trans/Femme (WTF) Road Ride Series! We offer three rides at different levels. Whether you're a total beginner, an old pro or looking to ride more regularly, we have a ride for you.


May 2, 2018

Another season of Withrow Time Trials

The Withrow Time Trials, sponsored by Ride and Glide Bike and Ski Club and Now Bikes and Fitness, is a low-key, hand-timed event.


April 30, 2018

Now Bikes crushes Miesville 56

Congrats to everyone who participated in the Miesville FiftySix, including several employees of the shop! The Miesville FiftySix is a 56 mile gravel road ride through Dakota County and the Cannon River Valley.


March 13, 2018

Cederholm tops podium at 2018 Fat Bike Birkie 47K

Our indoor cycling coach Jill Cederholm was named the Women's Big Fat winner in the 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie -- the world’s largest fat bike race held on the American Birkebeiner Trailhead just east of Cable, Wisconsin. She raced to the finish line with a 2-minute lead over the second place finisher.


March 5, 2018

Colleen, Lisa, and Susie participate in Old Man Winter Rally

Our customers and friends Colleen, Lisa, and Susie made a trip out to Lyons, Colorado for the Old Man Winter Rally held on Feb. 11 and were kind enough to share their experience with us. The Old Man Winter Rally is a run and/or ride on Colorado’s best mixed terrain. Riders choose 50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County.


Feb. 27, 2018

24 hours in the Old Pueblo with our friend Brian Cheslog

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." This is a quote from T.S. Eliot and has become an important mantra to me as well as a tattoo on my right arm. On June 8, 2015 I stood at the treadmill in a local gym and thought to myself, if I can run two miles on this, it would be amazing. I was out of shape, needed to lose weight and get control of my life again. I had no idea where this adventure was going to take me and how far I was going to go.


Feb. 20, 2018

Parity in cycling

Parity in cycling has been an issue for a long time and is finally, in the last decade, being addressed. Coming first from ski jumping, before cycling, where women were not even able to compete in the Olympics until 2014 (whereas, men have been competing since the inception of the Winter Olympic Games in 1924), gender parity was a huge issue.


Feb. 12, 2018

Five reasons why you need a fat bike

Fat bikes are built and designed for all sorts of trails and terrain and are great for handling loose conditions like snow, dirt and mud. Our experts at Now Bikes share five reasons why you should invest in a fat bike.