Hands On ALAN Mito: A Carbon Fiber Fixture on the Cyclocross Scene
The legendary status of ALAN rests on their racing record, and the MITO commemorates this with World Champion color striping wrapping the tubes. A special commemoration rests on the headbadge, marking the 40 years ALAN build bikes under the direction of founder Lodovico, who passed away in 2012, in a bike shop no less.
Issue 149: Early Summer 2018
What we wanted to focus on in this issue are the people, places, and the rides we can’t forget. In honing in on the community aspect of our publication, we interviewed Duke Nguyen, a 26-year veteran of Law Enforcement, who is in the running to become Orange County Sheriff.
Addition of the DropBar on Alter Cycles Reflex 300
We previously profiled the Reflex 300 in Issue #145, built as a flat-bar hybrid produced by Alter Cycles. The comfort and smoothness of the ride of the drop bar version matched the flat-bar style and made for a compelling combination.
Issue 148: Late Spring
#148 | Classic Carbon – ALAN MITO Italian Stallion, Tour de Acoma, Henty Enduro Backpack, Amgen Tour of California, Ask the Coach – Tube Tools, and Cycling Event and Festival Calendar for California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona —MORE—
Winter Heat Wave On The Horizon- This Castelli Kit Will Keep You Cool
In another homage to Italian racing history, the “Rosso Corsa” moniker of Castelli is a shout out to the red international motor racing color of cars entered by teams from Italy.
Oyama CX E8D and Skyline Folding Bikes: Belt Drive or Electric, Both Under $1300
Oyama Folding Bikes have been building bicycles for more than 50 years and has developed a competency in folding designs for the last 30 years. We bring you their Skyline folding belt drive model and the electric CX E8D for under $1300.
Alter Cycles Reflex 300: Frame Flex Is Your Friend
Alter Cycles represents the latest thinking from Mark Groendal’s refining and tuning his unique flexible top-tube, flexible down-tube bicycle design over the past 35 years. The technology, revolves around allowing the rider to increase his power stroke; additionally, some of the spring’s rebound provides momentum to the bike.
A Response To Designed Obsolescence: Sage Titanium Bicycles Barlow Adventure Bike
In this commodified world, a bike that stands with personality and a strong design intention is the Sage Titanium Barlow – a sturdy, reliable titanium bicycle thats essence is American, an intentional direction led by founder David Rosen to escape the overused carbon fiber that hit its peak in the 2010’s.
Issue 144: Late Summer 2017
Our goal is, and always has been, to provide you with the information to make the most of your time in the saddle, to inspire your own experience and help you find that elusive ‘great ride’. With that in mind, this issue is no different.
Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Franklin 3 Cruiser
We’ve continually been impressed with the value that Brooklyn Bicycle Co. offers, they bring stylish bikes that make cycling enjoyable, especially for people who may be new to the trials and tribulations of cycling.
Issue 143: Summer 2017 | Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride REDUX
This issue, we partnered with our friends at the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride for a magazine takeover. The ‘magazine within a magazine’ commemorates all the guts and glory of this brutal California race that became the unofficial 8th stage of the Tour of California, with local pros racing the Sunday event after the Tour finished on Saturday.
Environmentally Friendly Bicycle Cleaning and Protecting: A Hands On Guide
Though by some measures California is considered “drought-free” we shouldn’t be frivolous with our water usage, and cleaning your bike is no different. There’s no need to use lots of water for bike cleaning. Besides wasting water, it can do more harm than good. Even…
Sage Titanium Bicycles Unveils Their Secret Weapon for 2017
We had a chance to speak with David Rosen, owner and chief designer of SAGE Cycles, a bicycle builder making titanium frames in the United States. For 2017, SAGE has released the Barlow, a compelling adventure bike with thru-axle disc brakes, room for up to 40cc tires.
The Dahon 20″ QIX D8: A Folder From One Of The Folding Originals
For longer commutes and mixed terrain, you can feel confident and secure riding this folding bike. With the 8 speed SRAM X5 gearing, controlled by a single grip-shifter, the bike allows for a versatility of terrain.
Issue 142: Early Summer 2017
Another way to change your experience is by including a different type of cycling in your routine. Are you a commuter? Maybe now is the time to start training for a weekend race. Are you dedicated to dirt? Consider giving commuting a spin. Even just for a cup of coffee.
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