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Check out the 2021 NRG catalog!

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Sean Cameron

Our biggest and best catalog ever, 2021 is set to be a big year! Tons of new products and brands including:  Mavic, Gloworm lights, Rock N Roll Lubes, Galfer brake pads, STFU, and MORE.


NRG Resumes Operations

Posted on April 8, 2020 by Sean Cameron
NRG Resumes Operations Starting April 6:

Hello Dealers and Friends,

On March 24th,  we made the decision to temporarily suspend our services. Bicycle retailers have recently been determined as essential service in many Canadian provinces and we want to support the retailers that remain open, servicing their communities. We recognize the importance of cycling as public transportation and an acceptable form of exercise while practicing physical distancing.

Starting Monday, April 6th NRG resumes operations with regular business hours:
9am – 5pm (PST) weekdays, shipping from both our East and West warehouses.

We are taking precautionary sanitary measures to ensure the safety of our staff and prevent contamination of outgoing orders: working from home where possible, low number of shipping staff working at the same time, no unnecessary warehouse visitors, and regular sanitizing of all workstations.

Please contact the NRG team with any questions:

(800) 665-4362

We appreciate all you do for your communities and wish you good health.

Thank you,

– NRG Enterprises


Posted on October 4, 2019 by Sean Cameron

The 2020 NRG catalog is out!  Lots of new brands and exciting pictures that showcase what we are all about…  riding bikes and good times.

Download it HERE

NRG is Hiring! Inside Sales & Warehouse

Posted on June 13, 2019 by NRGadmin

Inside Sales Position 

Nelson, BC

NRG has a rare opening in our customer service department, based in the mountain bike mecca of Nelson, BC.  This position is full time, year-round.  Wage will be determined based on level of experience and qualifications.

Nelson is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, located at the doorstep of numerous mountain ranges and on the shores of Kootenay Lake. For more information on the Nelson area, please visit:

 About the inside sales position:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Processing customer orders
  • Managing customer backorders
  • Working directly with the shipping department to maximize order processing efficiency
  • Communicating regularly with sales reps and management staff
  • Solving issues with orders and addressing customer’s specific needs
  • Managing inventory transfers between multiple warehouses
  • Help in developing sales strategies and programs

What you need for the job:

  • Must have a passion for cycling
  • Ability to identify modern bicycle components
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Previous sales or customer service experience
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Live near Nelson or be willing to relocate. Remote is not possible for this position.

What will help you secure the job:

  • French / English bilingual
  • Experience with SAP business management software
  • Friendly, personable, and easy going.



WAREHOUSE – Shipping & Receiving Position

We are looking for a new member to join our team in the shipping department. Applicants must have a passion for cycling! Daily duties include:

– Picking and packing customer orders
– Receiving incoming shipments
– Organizing products in the warehouse
– Counting inventory quantities


How to apply:

Please email your resume and short cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for our team.

A quick phone call is never a bad idea as well: 1 (800) 665-4362

Introducing the BENNO eScout!

Posted on February 16, 2019 by Sean Cameron

NEW Benno eScout:   Sporty, Fit and Capable.



Adding to Benno’s line up of “eTility” bikes, this new model is sure to be a winner.  The prefect balance of stylish, yet very capable utility needs and sporty handling under load. The eScout is an ideal every day commuter and utility bike.

Bike Details & Specs:

  • Bosch Active Line Plus 250 watt 50Nm mid-drive system
  • Bosch PowerPack 400 watt hour lithium-ion battery. Range 30-75 miles (50-120km) dep. on mode/terrain.
  • Shimano Alivio 9-speed and hydraulic disk brakes
  • 6061 aluminum alloy frame with front tray mounts
  • Oversized CRMO fork with integrated headset
  • Schwalbe Super Moto X 27.5″x 2.4″ tires
  • German Supernova front and rear lights, powered by main battery
  • Frame-mounted Abus lock with same keys as battery
  • Large aluminum rear rack (max. load 30kg/70lbs)
  • Secure Yepp and Hamax baby seat installation
  • Fits most aftermarket pannier bags and accessories
  • Special Benno front trays and bags sold separately
  • Two frame sizes (regular and large)
  • Weight: 25kg/55lbs
  • $4,899.99 MSRP  (Canada)

Check it out HERE for more info. 

NRG Fiver Timed Ride – Nelson – June 20th

Posted on June 11, 2018 by Sean Cameron

Come join NRG and the Nelson Cycling Club for a timed enduro ride!

One climb and 2 timed descents.
– Wednesday, June 20
– Registration at Svoboda Parking lot between 5:30-6pm
– $5 CASH entry fee, all proceeds go to the cycling club and back into your local trails. Must be a cycling club member to participate. (Memberships available to purchase on site)
– BBQ and afterpart to follow.
– Prizes from the NRG tickle trunk!
Come experience Nelson Cycling Club’s chip timing system.

See you out there! 


Triple Crown 2015 – An un-bear-able route.

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Sean Cameron


The Triple Crown is a piece of NRG and Nelson cycling tradition. The route has been close to the same since its conception, until this year. Some less than friendly bear encounters in the zone for stage 1 prompted a last minute route change. Everyone who has done the Triple Crown in the past knows that it’s not a mellow ride in the park on your cruiser bike, so a route change was well-received. Will it be easier? Harder? More funner? Everyone had their preconceived expectations about how the day would go. Whether their expectations were met, or completely blown out of the water, everyone left with memories that will outlast the smiles on their faces. Here’s our take on the day:

2015 Triple Crown Stats:

– 66 people started and 64 finished. 97% finishing rate, a new Triple Crown record!
– 48kms total distance
– 2,400m of climbing
– 9 stamps to collect
– 6 cards to draw for the poker ride hand
– Best poker hand: a full house… two 10’s and 3 aces went to Bruce Gardave.
– Heaviest bike ridden: 42lbs.

Huge thanks to Oso Negro Coffee, Nelson Brewing Company, Nelson Safeway, and all the volunteers who made this event possible!



The crowds started forming by 6:30am to register, long before the sun showed itself in the cloudless sky. Temperatures were the coldest we had seen yet this fall so the warm fire and fresh Oso Negro coffee was well received! Nerves and excitement were at an all time high.

IMG_2111From hardtails to long travel DH rigs, everyone brought their desired trail weapon.

IMG_2127It wouldn’t be an NRG event without some steel in the crowd.





Oso Negro coffee, roasted right next door to NRG’s headquarters, is a key component to the Triple Crown’s success. The early morning start is much easier with some good black gold in your mug!




Fire always brings people together… especially with it’s 1°c out.





Another Triple Crown tradition is an award to the heaviest bike ridden that day. Gone are the days of 45lbs Kona Stinkys, but one rider’s bike tipped the scales at 42lbs! He made it up the entire 2,400 meters of climbing, and was rewarded with a plush ride on the descent.



Let’s see you try to ride this for 48kms. Props.



There is always a solid contingency of women that come out to suffer with the boys, and often putting the men in their place! These ladies are from the latter group.


The coolest mother/daughter combo out there.


“And then I got this much air!”


The riders meeting prepped everyone for the new course changes and raised the stoke-level even higher.


66 smiling faces, 132 thumbs up.


After the riders meeting, everyone slammed their coffees and hopped on their bikes. First stop was up to the Mountain Station trails above town.




This early morning grind had nothing to do with coffee beans. After the first and major climb, the riders re-grouped at the first Triple Crown stamp: top of The Vein. A classic Nelson trail starting with tech XC, and ending in gnarly but flowy steeps. Funny how no one stopped to take pictures on the climb…

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After finishing The Vein, collecting the second stamp and high 5’ing everyone around, riders made their way towards Svoboda riding area to the East of town. The third stamp was located on a mandatory non-shortcut where riders found a short climb and wicked descent. Anything to stay on the singletrack all day! This was a big perk of the new route, less road and more trail. The aid station crew and sunshine was waiting for riders as they came through and drew their first two poker cards.


The Crown itself was on display providing some encouragement to push through and finish the day. Everyone who completes the event gets their name on the crown and is forever part of the tradition.



Riders heading off to start the grind up to stage 2 after indulging on fruit, candy, doughnuts, cheesies, and more. Junk food and that instant sugar fix is a must!




The second stage was the most controversial of the new route. This trail, Una Canuma, was a new addition to the Triple Crown and consists of punchy climbs, high speed middle-ring trail, and a flowy descent that will make anyone feel like a pro. Some loved it, some loathed it. After adding another stamp to their cards, riders re-grouped and dropped into the loamy forest.

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The end of the second stage brought riders back to the aid station to draw 2 more cards and re-fuel.



Between trying to keep up with the rider in front and having way too much fun, stage 3 was photo-less. It brought riders up a similar climb to stage 2, but dropped into another classic Nelson trail, the Paper Bag. This has always been the final stage to the Triple Crown and did not disappoint. A combination of rock slabs, surfy steeps, and punchy mini-climbs makes this trail a perfect finale for the event. After collecting the final stamp at the bottom, riders made their way back along the rail trail to the aid station and drew their final two cards.



The completed stamp card serves as proof of a successful Triple Crown and simply a damn good day riding bicycles.


After a short pedal back to the NRG headquarters, riders were met with this appy spread..


…as well as this important recovery drink. Huge thanks to Nelson Brewing Company for providing the delicious beverages. These guys know how to brew quality beers!



It’s not a Triple Crown without the smell of BBQ in the air. Everyone was more than happy to help devour these burgers.


“Do you want one with cheese, or one with cheese?”



The late September sun was more than welcome and a perfect setting to reflect on the day.




One of the many future Triple Crown’ers that joined for the after party. IMG_2213


Big smiles from everyone and many familiar faces. Another successful day to say the least.


Not-so-avid poker players discussing the winning card hand.



After everyone was fed and sore muscles were beginning to relax, Mike got down to business with awards and thank yous.



Bruce Gardave with the best poker hand and his earnings. Chromag BZA handlebar and some 7iDP protection gear!



After the keg was emptied and most went home, a few stragglers were left to watch the fire burn out. Those who stayed were rewarded with a view of the “supermoon eclipse” where the moon is at its largest of the year and eclipsed. A sight only seen every 30 years.

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Another successful Triple Crown with prefect weather, epic trails, lots of smiles and plenty of good times. If you have not experienced this yet, it’s worth making a trip for. Keep the end of September open on your calendars for 2016 because this is a day on bicycles that will not disappoint!

For all of you who participated, your 2015 Triple Crown shirt is at the NRG office. Please contact us if you need it sent out and have not heard from us yet.

Big thank you again to all who helped out. Oso Negro, Nelson Brewing Company, Nelson Safeway, and all the volunteers who made this event flow seamlessly!





photos– Sean Cameron, Richard Hulton

NRG Enterprises Ltd.

NRG’s Camp Shred – A Westside Story

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Sean Cameron

Crankworx in Whistler has quickly become a bit of a pilgrimage for mountain bikers returning to one of the sport’s birth places: the Coast Mountains of BC. However, Crankworx has also become a place for the roudy to get roudier. NRG took a different take this year and rented a lodge on Whistler’s West side, away from the gondola line-ups and 3 day hangovers. We invited our brands and dealers to join us for a week of riding, beers, great food, and good times. Here’s what it looked like…

IMG_1369U-Haulin’ our way to Whistler.

IMG_1372Officially arrived in the coast mountains! Nice view of Whistler peak from the lodge deck.

IMG_1784Bike, bikes, and a few more bikes. Getting the set up dialed.

IMG_1795Roomies anyone? This lodge definitely had character.



IMG_1790AMonday was education day for NRG. Woody and Rachael from Hope keeping it casual while showing off some new bits.

photo 1 copyThe NRG Crew soaking up all the information.

IMG_1815AChromag bikes were at home in Whistler. Solid representation on every ride.

IMG_1393 Set up complete, time to SHRED!

IMG_1450Mobbing the streets of Whistler’s West side.

IMG_1382Big wheels, big smiles.

IMG_1395No fun here, just serious business as usual.

IMG_1811AThis beautiful sight was there to greet us back at the lodge…

IMG_1386… and this one.

IMG_1865AFull service at Camp Shred! Amazing meals were dished up all week.

IMG_1791ABike talk.

IMG_1800This beautiful custom Neglin log provided many good times. Thanks to NRG family member Mitch Forbes for making this possible.

IMG_1805AThe log in action.

IMG_1834BACON! Breakfast was well received.

IMG_1836If you know NRG, you know we love our OSO coffee. Thanks to OSO Negro for keeping everyone buzzing louder than a Hope hub.

IMG_1838Getting fueled up.

IMG_1846Preparing for an epic.

IMG_1408It ain’t a real ride without a hike-a-bike! Olympian Adam Craig not ashamed to walk.

IMG_1404Stay thirsty my friends.

IMG_1413Up, up and …. up.

IMG_1416Top notch lunch spot.

IMG_1421No words…

IMG_1829Back for some apres and Crankworx live feed. No crowds to peek over here.

IMG_1823Talking product. Lots of good samples and displays in the lodge.

IMG_1825AEveryone loves shwag.

IMG_1826AJolly Ranchers: classic NRG treats.

IMG_1886AA rain day was welcome. Forecast calls for traction!

IMG_1391 Made a visit to the Chromag HQ to see where the magic happens. If you’re in Whistler, go stop by!

IMG_1389Fresh steel.


IMG_1861AReturned from the damp ride to be greeted with fresh hot soup and home baked bread! Once again, the cooks killing it.

IMG_1881AWhistler peak looking majestic.

IMG_1840Chromag Friday ride crowd building.

IMG_1849Devinci was there all week setting up demo bikes for people to try.

IMG_1451 239 people came out, everyone threw down! Chromag Friday ride success.

IMG_1452 2Cold beverages stashed in the creek for a mid ride break just added to the memorable day.

IMG_1470 Sup, dog?

IMG_1462Quick lookout session before dropping into “Rockwork Orange.” This trail was incredibly well built, using as much rock features as possible on the way up, and down.

imageThanks for memorable ride, Chromag!

IMG_1490After a good morning ride, the decision was made to try and sneak in a Top Of The World descent to finish the trip off. Everyone switched back into ride mode and after a rush to make last chair, we were headed for Whistler peak!

IMG_1492Epic views before an epic descent.

photo 2This could be you, next year.

IMG_1496Soaking up the views and reminiscing on a successful week.

IMG_1500Top Of The World trail is real alpine singletrack! Definitely worth checking out.

IMG_1515 Making waves on route back to the Kootenays.

IMG_1507These two deserve a round of applause and a trophy for being so awesome. Bryan O’Malley and Eryn Prospero were our chefs for the week and kept everyone fed, full, and happy. Thanks team!

Huge thanks to all who came out to Camp Shred: NRG’s brands, dealers, riders, Devinci, and everyone else who showed up. It would not have been the same without you all there!



photos: Sean Cameron, Steve Mitchell

NRG’s Toonie Enduro – Photos

Posted on July 4, 2015 by Sean Cameron

photos: Gavin Firkser

NRG hosted the second toonie enduro race of the year here in Nelson last week. Exactly 50 riders came out to try their luck at this new “enduro” thing that everyone is talking about.  One solid climb and two timed descent stages made up the course, which also featured two brand new sections of fresh loamy trail! Good times were had by everyone, check out these photos for proof.

Huge thanks to the volunteers, photographer, riders, and NRG crew for making this event a success. All proceeds were donated to the Nelson Cycling Club.



1. Dave Sutton            9:36
2. Lee Roy Brown      9:56
3. Travis Hauck         10:08


1. Michelle Griffiths    10:44
2. Maya Grosch            10:54
3. Deb Macillop            11:13


The ladies starting the grind up to the Svoboda trails.


Volunteers got the easy way up.


Dave Sutton on his way to 1st place.


Lee Roy Brown, pinning-it on his DH bike for 2nd place.


Don’t let the cut off jeans fool you, Travis Hauck showing off his fast-face on his way to 3rd place.


NRG family member Michelle Griffiths showing the boys how it’s done, taking 1st place for the ladies and 7th overall!


Maya Grosch gets the wide-angle while on her way to 2nd place women’s.


It used to be a rare sight to see Deb Macillop on a little bike. She played the part well with 3rd place.


Game faces on.


Some combination of game-face and huge grin.


Pigs can fly! Mark W in full race mode.


It’s wheelie Wednesday everyday!


Low ain’t slow!


Legendary trail builder Mark Holt actually riding a trail he didn’t build.


Enduro fashion tip #4: goggles and skid lid.




Nate Atkins, JR rider was pinning it all evening.


1980’s Norco Bushpilot was out in full force. The Dude put down a solid first run on this fully rigid beauty.


Trees doing their thing.


Looking back up the middle transition stage.


Chris George, the man behind this event, sweeping the course in style.


Good chance that Ripley has been going on bike rides longer than you have.





Three German guys passing through town on a riding vacation caught wind of the local event and came out to get their enduro on. When times were finalized, all they cared about was if they beat each other. Half way around the world and the mountain bike culture is the same. Riding bikes, having fun, and trying to be faster than your friend.



Apparently this was the line of choice.


Great spot for the after party overlooking Kootenay Lake.



This bike had the best day of it’s life.


Results! Timing went smoothly thanks to the amazing volunteers.



Nothing but stoke. Some rad prizing….NRG and Chromag bits.



If you want high resolution prints or looking for a picture of yourself, please contact us or the photographer:

Gavin Firkser –




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Fat Bikes Doing It Dumber – 7 Summits Rossland

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Sean Cameron

Out here on the West side of Canada, winter has been on vacation this season. Mild temps, high-pressure dry spells, and melt-freeze conditions have been the new norm. Although skiers and boarders are furious at a force that even burning skis cannot fix, the snow conditions this winter have allowed for some very interesting opportunities.

7 summits is an epic alpine trail near Rossland, BC and Red Mountain Resort. In the summer riding months, it’s nothing short of amazing. A crew set out in February to take full advantage of the hard snow conditions and get a taste of what fat bike free-riding is all about. Here’s what it looked like…


Nancy Greene summit, gateway to the 7 Summits trail.


Packed trails made the start easy, but in the trees snow conditions varied making pedaling tough in sections. No shame in pushing this day.


No trail, no problem. Gerry working his way up the climb.


The first small downhill provided a taste of fat bike free-riding, and left some unusual tracks in the woods.


The ride began to feel truly epic as the trees gave way to the alpine landscape.

photo – Chris George

Boot packing up a ridge while following a skiing skin track.


The weather co-operated perfectly and added to the already stunning views of the Rossland mountain range.


Topping out on Plewman Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the area.


It’s a strange feeling standing over a bicycle on a snowy peak. Looking down the 7 Summits trail with Old Glory Mountain lurking majestically in the background.

 photo – Gerry Heacock

Game on! Gerry dropping into the first real descent.


Supportive snow crust making dreams become reality.


Big Ned diving in.


Full-pin, full-grin.


Looks steep? It is!


Chris G carving his way through the alpine shrubs.


Classic 7 Summits shot, not-so-classic setting.

photo – Chris G

The Surly fat bikes were in their element.


Round 2. Getting ready to drop into the second descent.


It’s big up there.


Find the rider…


Proof. Really hope some confused skiers came across these tracks.


Back into the trees on the 1000 meter descent. Too good to stop for photos.


Looking way back up to the Plewman peak from the bottom of the descent.


Fat bikers don’t shuttle! Sunshine for the pedal back to the trailhead concluded another amazing and successful bicycle mission.