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Bike Bros. Cochrane based Calgary Bike Shop with range of e-bikes and bicycles for paths and commuting

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ebike or electric bike for around town

Electric Bikes

Go for longer rides and get up those hills that you would otherwise have to walk up

Commuter Hybrids (rigid fork)

This type of hybrid bike is quick, efficient and can either be very light or extra durable

Dual Sport Hybrid (Suspension Fork)

Dual Sport Hybrids have a bit more tread on the tires and a suspension fork for control and comfort

Comfort Bikes

Sit on a squishy saddle in an upright position

lots of last years bikes.

.... More City Bikes on our SALES Page!

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Electric City Bikes


Modern Electric bikes are considered "Pedal Assist" bikes. This means that you must keep pedalling to have electric power amplifying the power you're putting into the pedals. This means riding up long steep hills feels like shorter, much flatter hills. Wouldn't that make long days on the bike in hilly terrain feel easy? yup! This could also make riding into town from a neighbourhood on the hill (like almost all neighbourhoods in Cochrane) to grab groceries, go to the gym, for a pleasure ride... just more enjoyable.


Giant and Liv (Giant's lady's bikes) electric bikes are powered by Yamaha motors / Panasonic batteries that provide very quiet, smooth, reliable electric assist and like all Giant Bicycles offer great value for the overall quality. To meet some bi-laws all these bikes are speed-governed to 32 Km/Hr (max speed).


Marin's e-bikes use Shimano's Steps electric system, a reputable, reliable eletric system providing great battery life and smooth, quiet performance.



2019 Explore e+3 $2899
Ride on gravel or pavement efficiently and confidently

Giant SyncDrive Sport, 80Nm powered by YAMAHA

Giant EnergyPak 400 lithium-ion battery

Shimano 9-speed drivetrain & Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

60mm suspension fork with lockout feature



2019 Explore e+3 Step-Thru $2899
Designed to give more stand-over height and make mounting & dismounting easier

Ride on gravel or pavement efficiently and confidently

Giant SyncDrive Sport, 80Nm powered by YAMAHA

Giant EnergyPak 400 lithium-ion battery

Shimano 9-speed drivetrain & Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

60mm suspension fork with lockout feature



2019 Liv Amiti e+2 Step-Thru $2899
Designed to give more stand-over height and make mounting & dismounting easier

Ride on gravel or pavement efficiently and confidently

Giant SyncDrive Sport, 80Nm powered by YAMAHA and 400 EnergyPak lithium-ion battery

Shimano 9-speed drivetrain & Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

60mm suspension fork with lockout feature

Geometry and touch-points designed for women



2019 Marin San Rafael DS-E Deore $3699
SHIMANO E6000 DRIVE SYSTEM with 3 levels of automatic electric assist gives riders options to balance electric power, speed, and range, with a top speed up to 25 km/h and a range up to 125km

Fully recharges in just four hours from a standard wall outlet.

Rack, fenders, lights and kickstand all installed.



2019 Marin San Anselmo DS-E Deore $3699
SHIMANO E6000 DRIVE SYSTEM with 3 levels of automatic electric assist gives riders options to balance electric power, speed, and range, with a top speed up to 25 km/h and a range up to 125km

Fully recharges in just four hours from a standard wall outlet.

Rack, fenders, lights and kickstand all installed on this step-thru model.


Commuter Bikes & Flat Bar Road


Commuter bikes are typically designed to be quick and robust. Rider positioning and components will dictate whether the bike suits the "hurried" commuter or the "sight-seeing" commuter. Before picking a commuter bike, consider the following: 1) will you commute in all weather/seasons? 2) pathway or road? 3) fenders &/or racks or neither? 4) because you want the exercise, because you don't want to pay for parking, becaue you're a bike person?. The answer to these questions could mean you should consider a cyclocross/gravel/drop-bar bike, use an old mountain bike, or pick from the kinds of bikes we sell. Chat with us. We're happy to share our thoughts, show you some bikes, talk about options...




Marin Muirwoods 29er $969
A timeless classic with updated features on a classic cromolly steel frame (so it is tough as nails with a beautifully smooth ride)

Shimano Alivio/Altus 27 speed drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes

700 x 42c tires Schwalbe Citizen tires with kevlar puncture protection (aka 29" x 1.6") are fast rolling with reduced chance of puntures.

Frame and fork are able to take even bigger tires which increases versatility





Marin Fairfax 4 $1389
Light Alloy frame and stiff/light carbon fork

Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed with Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes

700x32 Tires with Puncture Protection casing

Frame and fork designed for easy fender and rack mounting if needed



Marin Fairfax 3 $1099
Light Alloy frame and stiff/light carbon fork

Shimano Sora 2x9 speed with Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes

700x32 Tires with Puncture Protection casing

Frame and fork designed for easy fender and rack mounting if needed


Marin Terra Linda SC4 SALE $1129 Was $1209
A Lady's version of the popular Fairfax SC4 offering different fit, colour, and saddle (one of my favorite colours for 2018 bikes - men's or women's!)

Light weight is emphasized with aluminum frame and carbon fork (which also reduces road vibration in the front of the bike)

Shimano Sora 2x9 drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes gives the smooth feeling of a road bike's drivetrain while also offering the confidence of mountain bike worthy brakes.

700 x 28c tires Schwalbe Lugano tires with kevlar puncture protection are basically an extra tough version of a road-bikes tire... fast rolling and efficient.

Frame has clearance and mounts for fenders and rear rack





2018 Marin Fairfax SC3 SALE $869 was $929
Light weight is emphasized with aluminum frame and fork

Shimano Altus/Alivio 27 speed drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes gives the smooth feeling of a road bike's drivetrain while also offering the confidence of mountain bike worthy brakes.

700 x 32c tires Schwalbe Lugano tires with kevlar puncture protection are basically a slightly fatter, tough version of a road-bikes tire... fast rolling and efficient.

Frame has clearance and mounts for fenders and rear rack



2018 Marin Fairfax SC2 SALE $729 was $789
Light weight is emphasized with aluminum frame and fork

Shimano Altus/Acera 27 speed drivetrain and V-Brakes.

700 x 32c tires Schwalbe Road Cruiser tires with kevlar puncture protection are basically a slightly fatter, tough version of a road-bikes tire... fast rolling and efficient.

A great simple, light-weight bike that will make cruising around the Glenmore Reservoir or riding the paths of Glenbow Ranch a pleasure.



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Dual Sport (Suspension fork Equipped Hybrids)


Dual Sport, Cross Trail, X-Road - all branded names for essentially the same thing - a hybrid. A bike taking some inspiration from a road bike and some from a mountain bike. So: if you're looking for a bike that is more comfortable and rugged than a road bike for knocking around roads, pathways and dirt pathways, yet lighter and faster than a mountain bike, this is your guy.

A broad range of quality, comfort levels and interpretations of this bike exist. Common features are: suspension fork, flat handlebars, a fit that has less reach between saddle and handlebars, tires that are about 1/2 the width of mountain bike tires but on a slightly larger diameter wheel. This category has become very popular over the last couple years with a common story of 1/2 time commuter, 1/2 time riding with family on paths that may turn into little sections of dirt or light-duty off-road trails. Both the Giant and Marin offer excellent value - consider and try both to get one that feels just right for you.



2018 Giant Roam 2 SALE $729, was $789
Shimano Acera/Altus 27 speed drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes for easy reliable braking

Suspension fork with lockout

Giant Cross Cut 700x38c Puncture Protection Tires

SIZE SMALL and MEDIUM



2019 Liv (Ladies) Rove 2 $799
Shimano Acera/Altus 27 speed drivetrain and Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes for easy reliable braking

Suspension fork with lockout

Giant Cross Cut 700x38c Puncture Protection Tires



2019 Marin San Rafael DS2 $759
Shimano Altus 24 speed drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes for easy reliable braking

Suspension fork with lockout

Schwalbe Smart Sam 700 x 40c Kevlar Puncture Protection Tires



2019 Marin San Rafael DS3 $899
Shimano Alivio 27 speed speed drivetrain and upraded Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Suspension fork with lockout

Schwalbe Smart Sam 700 x 40c Kevlar Puncture Protection Tires



2019 Marin San Anselmo DS3 $899
Lady's Model: Frame shape and fit and saddle designed for a Lady

Shimano Alivio 27 speed drivetrain and upgraded Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Suspension fork with lockout

Schwalbe Smart Sam 700 x 40c Kevlar Puncture Protection Tires


2019 Marin San Anselmo DS2 $759
Lady's Model: Frame shape and fit and saddle designed for a Lady

Shimano Altus 24 speed drivetrain and Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes for easy reliable braking

Suspension fork with lockout

Schwalbe Smart Sam 700 x 40c Kevlar Puncture Protection Tires





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Comfort Bikes


This category of bikes serves 1 purpose. Make cycling enjoyable & fun for the casual cyclists - or is that 2 purposes?


Giant Sedona DX $649
This is a really comfortable bike: the comfort provided by a nice squishy saddle atop a shock-absorbing seatpost, fat bump absorbing tires and a bunch of adjustability in the cockpit to get the perfect blend of horizontal reach and handlebar height.

Shimano 24 speed drivetrain gets you up hills while the disc brakes safely slow you down in the opposite direction.



2019 Marin Stinson Step-Thru $599
A comfy saddle and tall handlebars combine for great comfort

The 27.5" wheels make for a smooth and stable ride that inspires confidence

Shimano 21 Speed with EZfire shifting.



2019 Marin Stinson Step-Thru $599
A comfy saddle and tall handlebars combine for great comfort

The 27.5" wheels make for a smooth and stable ride that inspires confidence

Shimano 21 Speed with EZfire shifting.



2019 Marin Stinson 7 Step-Thru $539
A comfy saddle and tall handlebars combine for great comfort

The 27.5" wheels make for a smooth and stable ride that inspires confidence

Shimano 7 Speed with Grip style shifting.

If more gears means more confusion for you, this bike only has one shifter and only 7 gears. Still a great bike for the paths. Just less fuss.



Momentum iNeed $589
Functional features include 7 speeds (enough to be useful, few enough to not seem too complex) operated with a grip-shift style shifter. V-brakes for simple, effective braking. Don't forget the minimal chain guard that will keep your bell-bottoms out of the chain when you dress up as Sonny or Cher at Halloween


Momentum iWant $589
If you aren't super confident on a bike and really want to be able to get your feet firmly planted on the ground while seated, this is the bike

This is a light bike with a seated position close to the ground, with an upright back and almost zero weight supported by the hands.

Gearing is simple: 7 speeds operated with a rotating grip. Enough gears to get around, not so many that you're intimidated or confused.

Also: cup holder integrated into the bike frame, bell and kickstand



Giant Simple 3 Women's $589
Taking inspiration from California beach cruisers to get a rad look and inspiration for aluminum pop-cans to make it quite light.

These bikes look great and the basket makes them great for crusing in urban settings. 3 speeds in the hub help the bike pedal up and down little rolling hills.


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Be Prepared


Just because you're riding within city limits doesn't mean you don't have to think ahead. For every twit who breaks a bottle, there is a good chance to get a flat tire. For every nice day, is another nice day that turns nasty - Quick! For every you, there are a thousand other cyclists.

The point of this isn't to philosophise, it is to remind you to be self sufficient. Carry a pump, tube, patch kit and little emergency repair kit. A windproof vest folds away to nothing but can be the difference between getting just a little chilly and freezing your but off. Lastly, remember a light and bell.

While we're speaking of bells and stuff. Many walkers and joggers don't like us cyclists - and in some cases they have good reason. We, as cyclists, must remember to be courteous and give pedestrians enough room that they aren't alarmed or threatened as we pass.

A last tid-bit. Obey the laws. Every one of us is an ambassador for cycling. While dumb-asses in their Ford Subdivisions can do what they want, we pay the penalty of injury, death and spoiling the image of cycling every time we break the law. Lets not give the vehicle drivers anything to bitch about!



A Thought on All-Season Commuter Bikes


I admire those people who commute summer and winter, rain or shine or snow. If this is you, or who you aspire to be, picking the right bike can minimize hassle and expense.

When all season commuter bikes break down, it is typically a result of corrosion and the effects of grinding fine grit through all the moving parts. Chains, cassettes, front derailleurs, cables, tires and brake pads are the most common wear items. One strategy for buying a commuter bike is to not over-spend. I personally think if you aim your thoughts at bikes with Shimano Acera or Alivio 24 or 27 speed drivetrains and ideally with disc brakes you probably get the most miles per dollar and least mechanical issues per mile. Essentially, it is the harshness of the commuting environment that destroys componentry as opposed to the componentry's overall quality that causes it to die at the Acera/Alivio level. Replacement chains, cassettes and brake pads are typically better priced for these levels too.

I am also terrible at taking my own advice as many people who love fancy bikes would be. I use a pretty fancy drivetrain on my winter/spring bike but it means I am constantly cleaning and lubing the chain and derailleur... Which brings up the importance of cleaning and lubing... but that is another story.



Maintenance... The old Clean it and Lube it Story



The bike that is used for daily chores is often the most neglected. It is a mode of transportation and utility and often gets treated as such. Unless visiting us and spending money to replace prematurely worn parts is fun for you, consider spending an extra 10 minutes per week to properly clean and lube your chain, check tire pressure, spin the wheels looking for wobbles that might be starting... heck, even consider an overall cleaning. It will save you money and frustration in the long run. If you're not sure about the correct procudure for any of this then drop by the shop and let us show you.



Momentum... The brand


Momentum is a brand you may not have heard of. Not to worry, it isn't some fly-by-night brand, it is a brand owned by Giant Bicycles that concentrates on innovative, budget friendly city bikes.