Employee Interview – Kyle Habecker

Kyle at T1

  1. Tell us your name. Kyle Habecker
  2. What is your position here at Performance and can you briefly sum up your job? Email Marketing Manager.  I’m responsible for the planning, execution and delivery of all emails from Performance Inc.
  3. How long have you been working here? 6 years Read more of this post

Impress The Snob And Win

As you may have heard, Bike Snob NYC has just launched his “Meh Free Scat Contest”.

You can check out Bike Snob’s blog post for all the rules, but the entry deadline is 12:01AM EST on Saturday, January 30th.

We’ve got no input about who will win, so we’ll be no help there, but the prize is your choice of one of our new 2010 Scattante Americano single speed bikes.

However, since there is only going to be one winner, if you want to get your hands on your very own 2010 Scattante Americano you can place your order on PerformanceBike.com right now (all 4 models will be in stock and posted on our site soon).

Plus we don’t mind if you want to try some “barspinzzz” with your new ride (not that we’re recommending it).

Employee Interview – Jill Lewis

  1. Tell us your name. Jill Lewis
  2. What is your position here at Performance and can you briefly sum up your job? I process the payroll for the stores.
  3. How long have you been working here? Almost 10 years. Read more of this post

Spin Doctor Tech Tip – Winter Commuting

This is our second installment about winter riding, The Commute.

Chris' commuter bike

So what’s happened to your New Years resolution, “No more winter blob and blahs for me”?  Yes, you promised yourself to start riding earlier this year… and you even rode on New Years day!

But then the excuses started:

It’s cold! It’s dark!

There’s snow and ice on the roads!

There isn’t enough daylight!

I’ve got too much work to do!

There’s an “I Dream of Jeannie” marathon on TV!

That extra 15lbs makes me look cuddly!

We have a simple solution to all of these laments: bicycle commute to work! Read more of this post

Employee Interview – Bryan Shaver

  1. Tell us your name. Bryan Shaver
  2. What is your position here at Performance and can you briefly sum up your job? Art Director –  In short, I create/maintain the overall appearance and feel of the brand. I am also responsible for the production of all catalogs, instructions etc. The second part is more like an air traffic controllers job.
  3. How long have you been working here? 9.5 years Read more of this post

Spin Doctor Tech Tip – Tire Sizing

Many new riders are confused by bike tire sizing.  Hopefully the following tutorial by our Spin Doctor Tech Tip team will clear up some of the confusion.

Tire Sizing:

Bike tires are sized by a simple combination of diameter and width.  Modern road tires are sized in millimeters.  The most common road tires are 700C’s, meaning they are about 700mm in outside diameter (O.D.).  If the tire is 700 x 23 then it is ~700mm in diameter and the inflated tire is 23mm wide.  MTB tires are sized in inches, so a mounted and inflated 26 x 1.95 tire is about 26” in O.D. and 1.95” wide.

Common road tire diameters:

700C is by far the most common modern size

650C is a smaller size used on some time trial and triathlon bikes

27 inch is a less common, older American size

27” & 700Cs are not interchangeable [see ISO Sizing below]

Common mountain bike tire diameters:

26″ is the most common size

29” is based on the 700C road size (see ISO Sizing below) and is essentially a wider and knobbier 700C tire fitted to a wider and stronger 700C rim Read more of this post

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