Outerbike | Why Cycles Supple Seven ‘S7’: Ski Lift Optional While Riding this Hardtail
The secret to Why Cycles Supple Seven is the rectangularly tapered downtube and seat tube connection to the bottom bracket, allowing each to fit on the cylindrical surface without overlapping.
Outerbike | Proudfoot Proudfat: Sailing Smoothly All Across Colorado
The Proudfat frame features a number of considerations to accommodate the rear triangle. The down tube and seat tube connect to the bottom bracket, but a second cylinder sits right above the bottom bracket in line with the seat tube that acts as a pivot point for the rear suspension.
A Weekend of Riding at Outerbike 2017 in Crested Butte, A MTB Playground
The Outerbike festival in Crested Butte this past August was surrounded by the mountains of the Colorado region, allowing for a mountain bike playground for riding demo bikes from some of the best outdoor/adventure brands.
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.
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.
The Trail Blazing Pedego Ridge Rider
The Ridge Rider is a mountain bike powered by an impressive 500 watt Dapu brushless geared rear hub motor. The bike has five levels of pedal assist (PAS) with a throttle override for full power on demand at each level plus a throttle-only mode. The motor was more than equal to any ascent that we attempted and the drivetrain and brakes performed with the excellence we expected of them.
Stromer e-Commuter ST1 X: Half the Price and Just As Good
The ST1 X has the same frame as the ST2 S and both models move stealthily. We tested the ST1 X on both short rides and long touring expeditions. The three levels of PAS, low, medium and “Captain Kirk, can we slow down a little” were very effective in moderating speed, and we were able to exceed 30 mph on this bike almost as easily as on the ST2 S.
FRAMEFIRST Poseidon Bikes Triton: A Head Turner That is Race Ready
Out of the box, the Triton is ready to go on just about any road ride, and for those putting in under a thousand miles a year on the bike, you could definitely keep it as-is.
The Brompton Folder: A Sporty And Performance Inspired Commuting Star
Riding the Brompton Superlight folding bike is fun and functional – a perfect option for the vigorous and city commutes. We didn’t get a single flat during testing, and the tires needed almost no additional air beyond the initial pump.
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.
Recommended for the Bike Fitter and Experienced DIY-er, Ergon Cleat Tool
I tested Ergon’s TP1 DIY Cleat-Fitting Tool. Having been trained in correct cleat placement and having fit hundreds of cyclists, this review is based on what I have experienced over many years of bike fitting.
Consistently Good: Riding the e-Joe Koda
The 2017 Koda is an improved version of their 2015 model that was one of five finalists for e-bike of the year at Interbike. The Koda is listed as a “sports commuter” and satisfies the designation very well.
Frame First: Marin Bikes Nail Trail 6 Hardtail MTB
California-based Marin Bikes continues to grow and improve their many lines of bikes, with their Nail Trail hardtail 2017 series bringing versatility and quality without breaking the bank.
Compact Bicycles for Air Travel Requirements
Whether for work or pleasure, air travel with a bicycle has never been an easy proposition even under the best of circumstances. We take a look at three innovative ‘travel’ bike designs that will help to avoid excess baggage fees and break down in 30-60 minutes. Most importantly, all perform like a ‘real’ bike and can easily serve as your main ride.
The Bikes You Missed at NAHBS 2017
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show showcases some of the most talented bicycle builders from around the globe. We compiled a gallery of the studio shots of some of the most impressive, and interesting, bikes at this year’s NAHBS.
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