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Bouncy, Bouncy …

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Keep your suspension working like new

Keep your suspension working like new

Probably one of the most maintenance intensive areas of a mountain bike is the suspension.

A combination of wanting the lightest weight, maximum performance and receiving the maximum abuse means that bearings, bushes and seals on all suspension units are subject to great stress and wear.

Wear in bushes will quickly evolve into wear which may not be serviceable and leaking seals will ooze suspension fluid leading to loss of efficiency and further wear.

It's not just forks ...

It’s not just forks …

Regular riders should have their suspension inspected and maintained at least once a year, or as recommended by their manufacturer.

Now, oddly enough, this is a great time to get your mountain bike into Halter’s for inspection and maintenance. We have the area’s best and most experienced technicians to work on your pride and joy, and the bike will be ready to shred when the good weather gets here, not sitting around feeling sorry for itself leaking fluid or with seized components just waiting to let you down on your first ride of the season.

So get in here now!

We service and maintain RockShox, Fox and Leftys, as well as Manitou, Marzocchi and other quality brands. Most jobs done on the premises.


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Alan That British Bloke


Fat Planet

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

So, just as you were thinking, “How much longer can this Polar Vortex keep me from riding my bike?”, then along comes a new genre of bicycle, the Fat Bike, which will take Arctic blizzards in its mighty stride.

The Surly Moonlander

The Surly Moonlander

Fatbikes were invented for winter trail riding and racing in sub-arctic Alaska and simultaneously, for touring the deserts of New Mexico.

Shop customer Ben Tufford of Cognition Sports tries out his new Salsa Beargrease XXI

Shop customer Ben Tufford of Cognition Sports tries out his new Salsa Beargrease XXI

Their utility has expanded to include all forms of cycling; they thrive in snow, sand, desert, bogs and mud as well as riding what is considered normal mountain biking.

But for us, it’s their ability to make the most of even the most difficult icy conditions which makes a fat bike worth considering if you’re the type who just wants to get out there, even on the snowiest day.

And, as mentioned, fat bikes are not just for winter fun, but are also fun on the trail, can be seriously loaded for wilderness camping and expeditions

Halter’s has been supplying fat bikes for a couple of years now, and has one of the best selections of Salsas and Surlys in the tri-state area.

No need to wait for the good cycling weather. Look in and see what all the buzz is about.


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Ben Tufford – Cognition Endurance Sports Coaching


Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Cannondale Demo Day @ 6MR

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Sunday, 22 September 2013, 9:00am until 2:00pm

Six Mile Run, Franklin Township, NJ.

Map here …

MTB and Road …

Rain CANCELS this event! Watch the weather.

Bring your own Pedals, Helmet, Water and a way to change a flat.

Valid ID please.

Cannondale Demo Day @ 6MR

Cannondale Demo Day @ 6MR


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Salsa Cycles Demo Day @ 6MR

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

A date for your diary: Wednesday, 11th September 2013 @ 4.00pm

Salsa Cycles Demo Day @ Six Mile Run

Salsa Cycles Demo Day @ 6MR

Salsa Cycles Demo Day @ 6MR

“At Salsa, we believe a sense of adventure makes life better. The bicycle can be so much more than just a bike; it’s a path to new places, new people, and amazing experiences.

We provide the bikes. You determine where they go, and where you go with them. Satisfy curiosity. Explore boundaries. Discover something great.”

Salsa. Adventure by bike.


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Find a Friend …

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Looking for rides, ride companions and routes in central Jersey? Or just want to talk bikes? Try these local cycling websites.

www.mtbnj.com - off-road

www.mtbnj.com – off-road

If you’re into information, discussion, news and opinion about mountain biking in the local area then look no further than mtbnj.com.

www.mtbnj.com - off-road

www.mtbnj.com – off-road

This long established site for mountain-bikers in NJ has sections for everyone from newbies looking for trail advice and trail conditions to discussions on beer. Alan, that British Bloke, has reservations about whether Americans can actually discuss beer, however, if you have an issue with that see him.

www.oldcranks.cc - on road

www.oldcranks.cc – on road

www.oldcranks.cc - on road

www.oldcranks.cc – on road

Until now, roadies have not really had a local forum. But now, look no further than oldcranks.cc.

Whether you’re new to road-riding on the road and looking for someone to guide you through the practice of clipless pedals, need a buddy to initiate you to the jungle that is the NJ road system, just fancy a chat about who will win the Tour, or are seeking a partner for your trans-Siberia tour, take a look.

Both forums require a registration process before you can contribute.

 

As far as I know mtbnj.com is free of commercial interest. oldcranks.cc has been set up by yours truly and is in the course of development according to the direction members would like to take.

So why not take a look?


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Alan That British Bloke


Cannondale Demo @ Six Mile Run State Park – 5.26.2013

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

URGENT : RAINED OUT

Rain Date to be determined. Watch this space.


Halter’s is hosting a Cannondale demo day this Sunday the 26th at Six Mile Run State Park. 9.00am-2.00pm.

www.cannondale.com

www.cannondale.com

Now’s the chance to ride your dream Cannondale, road or mountain-bike.

Bring your shoes and helmet.

Please park your car considerately.

Last rides from 1.00pm.


Date: 5.26.2013 : 9.00am-2.00pm

GPS address:

Six Mile Run State Park
2298 Lincoln Hwy
North Brunswick
NJ 08902 USA

Halter’s Cycles
4095 Route 1
Monmouth Junction
NJ 08852 USA

phone: +1 732 329 9022

 
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