In today’s episode we discuss options for traveling with a bicycle, or how to acquire a bicycle while traveling. We also discuss some stages and information from the Giro d’Italia 2019, as well as a discussion on following the Pro World Tour in Europe. Also a book recommendation for Father’s Day (or casual reading), and some industry news.
Former pro Bernard Hinault puts his finger on the scale and calls for a TdF peloton strike, Phil Gaimon challenges Fabian Cancellara to ta duel, and tariffs are making their way to the bike industry – specifically electric bikes.
Pedego® Electric Bikes has announced a program for shoppers seeking savings without compromise on gently used Pedego bikes. Participating Pedego stores are now offering sales of Certified Pre-Loved Pedego electric bikes with the protection of a 12-month warranty.
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.
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.
For each $5 dollar donation received, you will get 1 entry in the raffle for a Pedego Cargo Stretch Electric Bike, the bike featured in Issue #129. All donations benefit the Make-A-Wish of Orange County and the Inland Empire. We will announce the winner of the raffle at the GUTS event.
No e-bike will be perfect for every commuter and use-case, but there is an optimal electric two-wheeled vehicle for you. This primer will help you select an e-bike that satisfies your functional requirements and falls within your financial constraints.