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.
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.
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.
In Search of A Million Lifetime Miles: Breaking Into Three Wheels With The Greenspeed GT20
“Over the years, I’ve had to remind a few of my cycling friends, on their high-zoot carbon fiber wonders and full ‘racing’ kit, that while recumbents might look strange, we’re all part of the same cycling community.”
Bombtrack BEYOND+ ADV: The ‘Monster Truck’ of Adventure Bikes
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.
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.
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