Bike Styles

At Flowt Bikes, we offer a wide selection of bikes to choose from, including road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids and more. We have several years of experience not only selling top of the line bikes, but we also offer repair and maintenance services that can ensure you get the most out of each cycling experience. Read on to learn more about the different types of bikes we carry and service.

Cycling in Style

The bikes we carry have been divided into several different categories and sub-categories. The following list can give you a look at many of the types we have to offer.

Mountain bikes

These bikes are pretty popular with cyclists of all ages. They come equipped with wide twenty-six to twenty-nine-inch knobby tires and they’re designed to handle a variety of terrain types from loose dirt to gravel.

Road Bikes

This type of bike is often easily identified by their drop handlebars and their thin tires. These bikes are fast and can be used for commuting, fitness riding, or racing. The bike’s thinner tires are what allows it to easily glide along city streets with little effort, while the drop handlebars offer a wider variety of gripping options.

Hybrids

The hybrid bike is a combination of the road bike and the mountain bike. These bikes come equipped with road bike tires that are designed to primarily handle cultivated terrain. However, models that have excellent shocks can be upgraded to mountain bike tires if you plan on doing some off-road riding.

BMX

These bikes are all about off-roading and speed. Most models are built tough, come loaded with thick, knobby tires, and are incredibly durable. They’re a great option for children, teens, and adults. Most models are designed to handle tricking and jumps.

Commuters

Bikes that are designed for commuting can be used as a general purpose bike. These bikes come loaded with practical amenities including rear racks, lights, fenders, and other accessories that make the bike a utilitarian tool. If you’re in need of a reliable bike to ride to and from work, then a solid commuter will be your best bet.

Other Bike Styles We Carry

Below is a list of the other styles of bikes we currently carry and even some we can order for you if you’re not able to find the right type of bike in our showroom.

•    Cyclocross

•    Track

•    Tandem

•    Adult trikes

•    Folding bikes

•    Kid bikes

•    Beach cruisers

•    Recumbents

Signs Your Bike Needs a Tune-Up or Repairs

Just like a car, a bike is an oiled machine that will benefit from regular servicing and routine repairs. This will ensure you get the best performance out of your bike, and you’ll be able to remain safe when you’re on the road. Our team at Flowt can give your bike a once over to determine whether or not your bike is in need of a tune-up, or if certain components need to be replaced or repaired.

Unfortunately, many new bike owners don’t even think of bringing their bike in for routine maintenance, even if there’s a noticeable dip in performance. Some bike owners simply aren’t familiar with the common signs that indicate the gears, bearings, and brakes need to be adjusted.

Below are some of the most common indicators that can tip you off regarding whether or not you should bring your bike in and have it serviced by a pro.

Loose Chain

If your bike chain is constantly slipping, this could be merely a matter of draping the chain back on. However, it can also indicate that the chain is too long for the bike’s frame, or it may need to be cleaned and lubricated.

Loose Hardware

It can be a major problem when you notice that hardware on your bike feels loose. Some components may even fall off and the bike owner doesn’t even notice. If you’re missing crucial hardware, come see us and we’ll work on replacing any missing pieces. We’ll also check if any bolts or other hardware loosens because they’re stripped or damaged.

Issues with the Seat Post

If your seat post is constantly sticking, then you may be forced to ride with a seat that’s too low or high. This can be a major safety issue since it can negatively impact your ability to pedal.

Squealing Brakes

If the brake pads are protesting each time you squeeze the brakes, then this is a good indication that the pads are sitting right on the rim. Come see us and we’ll adjust them and reposition them in just a few minutes.

Screeching and Clicking Noises

These noises can indicate your bike is in need of lubrication or a tightening of the spokes on the wheels. Determining and fixing the root cause of the sounds will guarantee you enjoy a quieter, smoother ride.

Issues with the Gears

Gears are designed to make riding your bike easier, not harder, but if shifting becomes an issue then you may have a problem with the cables or your gears may be in serious need of an adjustment.

Come See Us Today!

If your bike is experiencing any of these issues, don’t put off seeing us. Some of these problems can be very dangerous on the road, especially if you’re having trouble steering or braking when you’re riding. At Flowt Bikes, our experienced team can easily assess your bike and recommend services that will have it running like new in no time.

Skis

Flowt Bikes now carries several styles of Nordic skis designed for both beginners and even the experienced cross-country skier. If you’re totally new to cross-country skiing, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you size the correct style and pair that will offer the best fit and will be the best match based on your skill level.

Our Line of Nordic Skis

Skiing can be a fun and leisurely activity that the whole family can enjoy, and it’s also a great way to get in shape during the winter months.

For centuries, cross-country skiing has been a fun activity for skiers of all ages. This sport is very versatile, allowing you to choose from racing through the backcountry or going for a leisurely ski on a groomed trail. Below, you’ll find a list of the different styles we have available to choose from. If you can’t find the type you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to special order them for you.

Compact Touring

This type of traditional Nordic ski is the most recognizable and is a standard in the cross country skiing community. If you plan on mainly using only groomed trails, then this style of ski is a perfect choice.

Classic Touring

These skis are much longer than the compact models and will be sized based on your height.

Skating

These skate style skis look somewhat similar to inline skates, hence the name. This type of cross-country skiing is mainly done on hard packed snow and even frozen lakes. It’s also the type of go-to ski style that many people use for racing purposes.

Backcountry

These skis are designed for backcountry use on terrain that often requires you to make your own trail. These skis are sized much smaller than classic Nordic skis and have a beefier design. Some models feature metal edges, which will allow you to easily tackle even the most challenging terrain.

Sizing

Just like with bikes, choosing the right size of skis is crucial to your performance and safety. If you’re not sure what size of ski is right for you, our trained staff can expertly measure your height and feet in order to determine the best fit for you based on application type. Remember, just because you wear a certain size of ski for one brand doesn’t mean you’ll wear the same size of ski made by another. Fortunately, our team can help you find the perfect fit.