Springbreak Fever! Powers Bike Shop Style!March 04, 2015
Here at Power's Bike Shop HQ in Virginia we've been experiencing one of the coldest winter's ever. These cold winter nights have us dreaming of long summer days on our bikes. In this 3 part blog series we're calling Spring Break Fever we're serving up a hearty dose of inspiration to cure those winter blues, motivate you to work off that Christmas belly, and get your bike prepared for the coming season.
First up is an essential skill for all BMX riders who travel: How to properly breakdown and pack your BMX bike. We often have customers showing up to our tent at races in a panic because their bike was damaged in transit. It's probably a good idea not to bank on getting a check to repair your damaged bike from that overly aggressive airport baggage handler or that one dad who thinks he's the guru of packing the van. Invest in a well constructed bike bag so you can keep your stoke high and avoid costly repairs!
The good folks at Odyssey BMX just released their Chase Hawk signature 'Hawk's Nest' Bag. For those of you with the d.i.y. spirit here's a video on how Chase Hawk does it, and we think it's pretty spot on. (note the slick bikepump placement) If you ever have any questions about dismantling your bike you can always contact the techs at Powers Bike Shop HERE.
So what's all the hype about these golf club style bags anyway? Well, BMX Pros have long known the airline hack of disguising your BMX bike as golf clubs to avoid bike surcharges on checked baggage. We don't know why it works or why they feel the need to charge extra for little bikes, but either way no one is going to argue with saving some cash! The DK Golf bag is a best seller here at Powers Bike Shop and with good reason. It's large, heavy duty construction and extra pockets are great for stashing your bike and maybe even that extra hoodie. See all our travel bags here.
Stay tuned for more tips to get you ready for the 2015 season. Whatever the destination of your bike vacation fantasy Power's Bike Shop has got you covered with everything you need for BMX. Our vending schedule is available here and is updated weekly. What are your springbreak plans? Leave a comment below!