The Gift List: For the Road Warrior or Armchair Racer
We’ve compiled this year’s holiday gift list for the road warrior or armchair racer. A seasoned veteran of turning pedals can be a difficult person to shop for when holidays are near. Most will already have all the gear they require; if it was needed they would have it. Solution? Books, a fresh set of tires and some new warmers. Simple pleasures.
Gear to Stay Stylish on the Back to Work by Bike Commute
When your work attire demands more than a crumpled pair of jeans and a tee shirt, having solutions that help you feel your best without sacrificing your professionalism are important.
A Guide to Going Faster: The Cyclist’s Training Bible 5th Edition
The Cyclist Training Bible continues the exploration of the systematic approach to training. Since the 4th edition was published, much of the methodology and approach to training has changed.
Catrike Pocket Recumbent is a High Performance Ride
The Catrike Pocket is fun and easy to ride. It can maneuver easily through tight spaces with its narrower track and even if you don’t ‘need’ a light ride we think you won’t mind this extra bonus when climbing your local hills.
The Arkel Rollpacker Rolls Light and Carries Heavy
Arkel’s newly released Rollpacker 15 and 25 seat bags utilize an innovative, patent-pending aluminum quick release hanger that eliminates the sway (what Arkel terms ‘tail wag’) common to other bag designs.
Bike, Light, Action! Hands on with the dependable Ravemen 1200
The Ravemen 1200 is a solid piece of gear that is dependable and intelligently designed. The only surprise is a pleasant one, with a street price of $90 at your LBS.
Back on the Road Again – This Time with the First Avenue Trike Recumbent
The First Avenue Trike, a relatively new model from Avenue Trikes, was the next model up for review as I continued my apprenticeship with this very unique cycling discipline. After several hundred miles of riding, the first and most important aspect of the First Avenue was that it didn’t take several hundred miles of riding to feel comfortable on the machine.
Bushido 1987: Two-Wheeled Nostalgia
Bushido, a Japanese term associated with codes of honor for the samurai way of life, was the Holy Grail for mountain bikers in the late 1980's. Most individuals never saw a Bushido unless they either attended Interbike in 1986 or 1987, or saw a picture…
The Hite Rite Changed How We Ride Mountain Bikes
This seemingly ubiquitous product is viewed as an essential tool in many MTB disciplines. It’s doubtful the Hite Rite will rise from its ashes, but it was the progenitor of a line of products that has contributed to the development of the modern MTB.
The Henty Enduro Backpack Hangs Tight
The Henty Enduro Backpack is a smart collaboration of outdoor essentials with integrated hydration bladder, uber storage options and an innovative movie horizontally of the hydration bladder, acting as side and back impact protection.
The Shiny Bits Make You Safer
The next step of PROVIZ apparel evolution has been the development of their Sportive collection, a performance apparel line focused on road visibility. The design is understated, and appealing for those that appreciate black on black. The safety police will appreciate reflective material on front and back, as well as day-glow accents that provide side awareness of the rider.
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.
The Curvy, Lightweight, Multi-Purpose E-Bike That Gives Back
ZBIKE stands out from the rest of the electric bicycles on the market. We’ve seen a lot of iterations of the same model with an emphasis on fast and furious, but few have been as unique as this one. The design allows for some stand-out features you might not be used to seeing.
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.
Jones’ Loop H-Bars Are Unconventional For Good Reason
The impetus for a new handlebar design came from Jeff’s desire to find a way to bring his hands into a more natural riding position. In the process, he tossed out some of the conventional industry bike-fit standards that have been the norm for the past decade or two.
BICYCLIST Provisions Matrix #009 – The Fall Preview
The goods to make your cyclocross experience the best it can be, on the course or from the sidelines.
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.
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