Bombtrack BEYOND+ ADV: The ‘Monster Truck’ of Adventure Bikes
Oyama Folding Bikes: Belt Drive and Electric Are 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.
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.
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.
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.
First Ride: Garneau STEEPLE-XC Performance
The Garneau Steeple-XC Cyclocross bike is a well thought-out balance of components and design that come together offering the performance and frame innovations of a flagship bike, but with minor weight compromises that serve to keep the price manageable.
Felt Bicycles: FR2 Road Bike
Recently, I got my hands on one of Felt Bicycles’s newest releases, the FR2. Built from the history of their flagship F-Series bikes, the new FR model boasts lightweight performance and precision handling that exceeds expectations on all fronts. The FR2 is responsive and stable while riding at high speeds; it’s certainly a bike that I could ride for either a short local criterium or a long training ride. I took the bike out for a mixed terrain ride with fast flats, steep ascents, and screaming descents with no objections and eager anticipation imbued by the FR2.
The 28mph Commuter: Trek XM700+ e-Bike
A 28mph Class 3 e-bike like the Trek XM700+ can be fully utilized on Class 2 and 3 bike routes in California, but can also be used on Class 1 trails with the electric system disengaged. You’ll have a tough time depleting a full battery, but the bike makes an excellent hybrid even without the pedal assist.
Brooklyn Roebling: The Steel Commuter Ready For Touring And Adventure
The utility and functionality of Brooklyn Bicycle Company’s Roebling hybrid is impressive. With a design inspired by the father-son Roebling engineers of the Brooklyn Bridge, this bike offers a solid frameset and platform for heavy commuting or light touring. The 4130 steel frame is light but strong, providing a comfortable riding position for hauling gear.
Dahon Speed D7: Dr. David Hon and His Dahon Folding Bike
During the “Space Race” of the 1970’s when the SoCal aerospace industry was in full swing, Dr. David Hon was a leader in the field of laser technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from USC he was recruited by Hughes Aircraft, where he worked on many of the breakthroughs in the laser systems used in missile guidance and anti-aircraft guns.
Brooklyn Bikes Driggs 3: A Head-Turning Steel City-Bike For The Masses
This double top-tube bicycle is a classic design with an added second horizontal support that increases the strength of the frame. The triangle which is the shape of a bicycle frame, is the perfect structure for evenly distributing rider weight and pedaling forces.
Linus Bike Roadster Classic: Simplicity, Form and Function Unite
Don’t judge the Linus Roadster Classic by its simplicity. In fact, this bike offers all the appurtenances of a quality bike, and provides an excellent ride experience with minimal maintenance. Linus models their designs on bicycles appearing in 1950’s and 60’s French cinema. At their office in Los Angeles, they merge classic design with modern.
Faraday Porteur S: A Fashionable eBike For The Modern Commuter
Faraday Bicycles, named after a famous 19th-century British scientist and inventor, was one of the earliest crowdfunded successes. Their Porteur e-bike resonated with the public and generated almost $200,000 in revenue, which hastened the formation of the company.
Detroit Bikes A Type: Versatility, Functionality and Class
The Detroit A-Type is a city bike fit for a bicyclist. Weighing in at a mere 29 pounds with the bike rack attached, the fully steel A-Type can be ridden comfortably upright in a beach-cruiser position or pushed to the limit by riders who are used to higher speeds.
HAIBIKE XDURO RX29: THE SMILE MAKER
The ride experience of the XDURO RX29 is different than what I imagined it to be. The Bosch modulated pedal-assist utilized by the Haibike softens the edges of lengthy climbs and provides more control. Imagine a bike that senses exhaustion and compensates to maintain your speed.
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