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A Smooth Ride and Built-In Tracking Make Cannondale's Treadwell a Bike for the Rest of Us

For some people, a bicycle provides nothing more than a casual cruise on a lazy Sunday afternoon. For others, it’s a reliable daily commuter, and a bike can even be a great way to stay in shape and shed a few pounds. Cannondale’s new Treadwell EQ makes a strong case that a bike can be all three of those things, and at…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Fitness, Bicycles, Bikes, Fitness Trackers, Treadwell, Cannondale, Treadwell Eq


Kickstarting a new feminist bicycle science fiction: this one's about dragons!

Elly Blue has kickstarted a series of successful feminist bicycle science fiction anthologies; her latest is Dragon Bike: Fantastical feminist bicycle stories, for which she is seeking $6,000 ($10 gets you an ebook, $13 gets you a printed book, $15 gets you a book and a poster). Blue's anthologies pay the authors a proportional share of the income from the Kickstarters, and you can top that up by directly tipping the authors through your pledge. Blue adds: "Bikes in Space volume 6 is all a...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Publishing, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, Gender, News, Crowdfunding, Bicycles, Feminism, Kickstarter, Dragons, Elly Blue, Elly Blue Kickstarter


The FLECTR 360 WING Can Keep You Safe During Nighttime Rides Without Sacrificing Style

As the days become shorter, riding your bike home becomes riskier. And if you’re intent on biking when visibility is poor, the FLECTR 360 WING can help you stay safe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bicycles, Cycling


The Beginner's Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

I had always been a bike purist. Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. Sure, it still got me where I needed to go, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. As a total beginner, I discovered picking the right bike isn’t as simple as I thought. From frame size to extra features,…Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Feature, Shopping, Bicycles, Bicycling, Buying Guide, Biking, Lifehacks, Editors Picks


Review: Yuba Spicy Curry e-cargo bike is the perfect kid hauler, grocery getter & more

We’re a one-car family. But with the Yuba Spicy Curry electric-assist cargo bike, it’s like having a second vehicle that’s better and faster (and more fun) for quick trips. We’ve put our test bike through its paces for almost three years now, and it’s proven durable, reliable and oh so practical. If you’re looking for […] The post Review: Yuba Spicy Curry e-cargo bike is the perfect kid hauler, grocery getter & more appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Commuter, Yuba Spicy Curry, e-Bike, Feature Stories


Review: Norco Section Carbon Ultegra SL takes on bad roads with boss parts spec

All-road is an ever-expanding category, which could very well take the place of a traditional road bike for many people that don’t participate in road races and criteriums. The Section series from Norco fits right in, with clearance for 32mm tires (plus fenders), disc brakes, and many levels of parts spec. While steel and aluminum […] The post appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Norco, Gravel Bikes, Road Bike, Norco Section Carbon Ultegra


First Rides: Pivot Mach 4 SL cross country race bike rips up & down the trail

To test the all-new Pivot Mach 4 SL, they brought me out to Colorado to race the Grand Junction Offroad epic mountain bike race. We had the option of doing the 15, 30 or 40 mile option, and most of us chose the longest option. Because, why not? We were already there, might as well […] The post First Rides: Pivot Mach 4 SL cross country race bike rips up & down the trail appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Pivot Mach, Feature Stories, Grand Junction Offroad


Matt Bracken On The Patrol Bike

Via Kenny, Matt Bracken weighs in on the use of bicycles. I used to jog a few times a week for cardio until I passed age sixty and my knees said no más. Since then I’ve switched to cycling instead, which doesn’t bother my knees in the least. Obviously there are cardio benefits to riding a bike, but less appreciated is how much riding does for your sense balance, coordination and agility, especially as we grow older. I’ve owned the big steel-frame Schwinn bike in the photo since the 1980s and it’...
Tags: Bicycles, Military, Tactical Gear


Architects to transform two old railway yards into eco parks in Milan

OMA and Milan-based Laboratorio Permanente have won a competition to transform two abandoned railway yards in Milan into eco parks that will act as “ecological filters” for the car-centric city. Titled Agenti Climatici (Climatic Agents), the master plan would use the natural, air-purifying power of plants and the filtering capabilities of water to clean and cool the environment while adding new recreational spaces for the public. The project is part of a larger effort to redevelop disused post-...
Tags: Design, Milan, Park, Bicycles, Air Pollution, Community, Air Quality, Public Parks, Parks / Wildlife, Adaptive Reuse, Water Purification, Landscape Architecture, Oma, CRA, Master Plan, Microclimate


Review: Specialized all-new Roubaix, a Spring Classics road bike for everyone

At the peak of the Spring Classics, we had the chance to put Specialized’s all-new Future Shock 2.0 front suspension Roubaix endurance road bike to a true test on the bergs, pavé & wind swept roads that define those iconic one-day races. While the Roubaix certainly proved its mettle with Phillipe Gilbert winning Paris-Roubaix on […] The post Review: Specialized all-new Roubaix, a Spring Classics road bike for everyone appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Women's, ROUBAIX, Road Bike, Paris Roubaix, Actual Weights, Feature Stories, Phillipe Gilbert


Review: Specialized’s all-new Roubaix, a Spring Classics road bike for everyone

At the peak of the Spring Classics, we had the chance to put Specialized’s all-new Future Shock 2.0 front suspension Roubaix endurance road bike to a true test on the bergs, pavé & wind swept roads that define those iconic one-day races. While the Roubaix certainly proved its mettle with Phillipe Gilbert winning Paris-Roubaix on […] The post Review: Specialized’s all-new Roubaix, a Spring Classics road bike for everyone appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Women's, ROUBAIX, Road Bike, Paris Roubaix, Actual Weights, Feature Stories, Phillipe Gilbert


People for Bikes is making cycling safer with Ride Spot

People for Bikes is doing its part to make cycling safe. The non-profit organization now has two networking projects to help keep cyclists safe across the country: a city ratings database and a guide on the best city biking routes called Ride Spot. With safety being a top priority, People for Bikes works diligently to urge cities to make it safer for people to ride bikes, whether for commuting or just for enjoying the ride. The non-profit’s database ranks cities based on cycling safety and comm...
Tags: Design, News, Bicycles, United States, Cycling, Bicycle, Cyclists, Green Transportation, Bike Safety, Fort Collins Colorado, People For Bikes, Ride Spot, North Dakota Missouri Louisiana, Hawaii Fortunately People for Bikes


Car-free Sundays are the norm in Colombia's capital city, Bogot

Imagine your city without cars — every single Sunday. At first, you might be frustrated by the inconvenience and inability to complete errands, but once you embrace the throngs of bikes, recognize your friends and neighbors among the people out for a stroll or attend a Zumba class at what was once a congested intersection, it’s likely to become one of your favorite traditions. For 45 years, the Colombian city of Bogotá has closed its major roads for Ciclovía, a weekly event where cyclists and p...
Tags: Design, France, La, Features, Colombia, Public Health, Bicycles, South Africa, Cycling, Bicycle, Cape Town, Community, Vox, National Geographic, Bogota, Green Transportation


Review: Otso Waheela C is a Swiss Army gravel bike that can do almost anything

If you’ve read my other stories about Otso, you’re probably aware that I’m a big fan of their Voytek fat bike. Mostly, that comes from the narrow Q-factor with the ability to run multiple tire sizes thanks to some clever engineering and their Tuning Chip dropout system. So when I heard that they were bringing […] The post Review: Otso Waheela C is a Swiss Army gravel bike that can do almost anything appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Swiss Army, Gravel Bikes, Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Feature Stories, Otso


Review: Canyon Neuron AL trail mountain bike is easy to ride, hard to fault

The trail bike category is hot, but most of the options are aiming at the aggressive rider that’s looking for big bike performance in a lighter package. The other end of the spectrum is someone looking for a fun bike that handles like a regular mountain bike, perhaps someone coming from XC but looking for […] The post Review: Canyon Neuron AL trail mountain bike is easy to ride, hard to fault appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Feature Stories


How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?

Read the heartwarming stories of just a few families whose burdens have been lifted by the generosity of sponsors! Read the full article: How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?
Tags: Indonesia, Religion, Gift, Bed, Colombia, Bicycles, Fishing, Tanzania, Toilets, What You Can Do, Sponsors and Donors, Family Gift, Katy Bennett


First Ride Review: 2019 Marin Mount Vision enduro / all-mountain bike

The all-new 2019 Marin Mount Vision came back after short hiatus to become their go-to enduro ripper. With a design that’s far more aggressive than the Wolf Ridge, it favors all-out speed while providing snappy, playful handling. Combine that with a very unique suspension platform, and we had to find out: Is this the new […] The post First Ride Review: 2019 Marin Mount Vision enduro / all-mountain bike appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Wolf Ridge, Marin Mount Vision


Review: Big is the perfect descriptor for Why Cycles’ Big Iron Fat Bike

By now, you’ve probably seen the news that Adam Miller has started another bike company with his friends, Revel Bikes. But while the Revel team was focused on getting the new bikes across the finish line, I was riding another one of their products – the Why Cycles Big Iron. And it is big. Remember when […] The post Review: Big is the perfect descriptor for Why Cycles’ Big Iron Fat Bike appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Fatbike, Adam Miller, Feature Stories


First Ride Review & Actual Weight – 2019 Niner RIP9 RDO mountain bike

Niner did a lot of things differently when it launched the all-new, completely redesigned RIP 9 RDO. It was billed as the longest, lowest, slackest bike they’d ever made. It got distinct, dedicated frames for both 29er and 27.5″ wheels. It moved the brake hose internal. It’s their first bike with a geometry-changing flip-chip. And […] The post First Ride Review & Actual Weight – 2019 Niner RIP9 RDO mountain bike appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, RDO, Mountain Bike, Feature Stories


First Ride Review: 2019 Salsa Horsethief trail bike is no one-trick pony

With 29” wheels, 120mm of rear travel and a 140mm fork Salsa Cycles’ 2019 Horsethief is a well-rounded trail machine. I got to ride the Carbon NX Eagle model on Arizona’s Black Canyon Trail, and felt like I just scratched the surface of the bike’s abilities. With ample squish and a solid pedaling linkage, the […] The post First Ride Review: 2019 Salsa Horsethief trail bike is no one-trick pony appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Arizona, Mountain Bike, Black Canyon Trail, Feature Stories, Carbon NX Eagle


First Ride Review: The race-inspired 2019 Salsa Cycles Spearfish is fast, but still fun

If you were to design a bike specifically for a 50-mile race that’s mostly comprised of singletrack trails, I bet it would look something like Salsa Cycles’ Spearfish. In fact, that’s exactly how the Spearfish came to be – After riding the Dakota Five-O on a different 29er, one of Salsa’s engineers went to the […] The post First Ride Review: The race-inspired 2019 Salsa Cycles Spearfish is fast, but still fun appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Spearfish, Mountain Bike


First Ride Review: Salsa Cycles’ 2019 Rustler slays up or down

Howdy pardner… you lookin’ to rustle up a good time on just about any trail? With 27.5” wheels, 130mm of rear travel, a 150mm fork and a short rear end, Salsa Cycles’ 2019 Rustler is one fun-loving trail bike. Salsa’s newly revised Split Pivot suspension gives the Rustler an excellent pedaling platform, and when the […] The post First Ride Review: Salsa Cycles’ 2019 Rustler slays up or down appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Feature Stories


Review: Litespeed Ultimate Gravel Bike – Chattanooga-Made Titanium

Litespeed is one of the better known companies producing titanium bicycles in the United States. They were among the earliest companies to mass produce titanium bicycles but not the first, that honor arguably belongs to Teledyne Titanium during the 1970’s. At that time, commercial grades of titanium were the norm in titanium frame production, but […] The post Review: Litespeed Ultimate Gravel Bike – Chattanooga-Made Titanium appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, United States, Cycling, Gravel Bikes, Feature Stories, Chattanooga Made Titanium, Teledyne Titanium


Very Broad Ripple...

This is about the most Broad Ripple way to fetch the groceries I've yet seen. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Bicycles, Tam, Broad Ripple and Environs


Surly powers up Big Easy electric cargo bike to carry your kids (or 300 beers)

Surly has a new e-bike, and it’s actually pretty cool. Granted, those are words that I never expected to type, but it’s true. When you consider the purpose of the newest Surly, the addition of pedal-assist not only makes sense, but it seems like a perfect fit. That’s because the Big Easy is, you guessed […] The post Surly powers up Big Easy electric cargo bike to carry your kids (or 300 beers) appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Commuter, Big Easy, Frostbike, Feature Stories, Bike Types


Everything you need to know about GM’s new electric bikes

General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM has given this new brand a name — ARĪV — as well as names for its two electric bikes, and some information about its go-to-market plan. The name ARĪV was selected as part of a global crowdsourcing campaign announced in November 2018. The bikes GM is bringing two new electric “connected” bikes to market this year — one fol...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Bluetooth, Germany, Tech, General-motors, Bicycles, Netherlands, Gm, Belgium, Michigan, Germany Belgium, Oshawa Ontario, Quad Lock, Electric Bicycles


First Look: Santa Cruz Blur TR checks in for XC oriented fun on the trails

Given the incredibly efficient designs of today’s trail and enduro bikes, it’s easy to overlook the world of XC bikes. Unless you’re racing, you wouldn’t want something with short travel and skinny tires. Right? One look at the new Santa Cruz Blur TR suggests that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are plenty […] The post First Look: Santa Cruz Blur TR checks in for XC oriented fun on the trails appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Feature Stories, Santa Cruz Blur TR


Review: Mondraker Foxy RR SL 27.5 is as fast as it is light

When it comes to mountain bike geometry, longer and slacker head tube angles and steeper seat tube angles seems to be the common theme these days. But while other brands are just stretching out, Mondraker has been pushing the limits of geometry for years. In 2012, Mondraker’s Forward Geometry was taken to the extreme with […] The post Review: Mondraker Foxy RR SL 27.5 is as fast as it is light appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Mountain Bike, Mondraker, Feature Stories


Review: Bombtrack Tension 2 is a versatile cross bike, during CX season & beyond!

Cyclocross will forever be a strange breed. As specific as CX racing is, most of us want a cross bike that’s fun to ride year-round. With gravel’s huge recent growth, Bombtrack refocused their CX line-up with the Tensions, reminding us again that often times a cross bike can be the most versatile in your bike […] The post Review: Bombtrack Tension 2 is a versatile cross bike, during CX season & beyond! appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Cyclocross, Bombtrack


Review: Kona Libre DL gravel bike has some interesting geometry – and it works

If you read my picks for Editor’s Choice, then you already know I like the Kona Libre DL. A lot. Arguably one of the hottest categories for 2018, the world of gravel riding is quickly expanding and a number of companies are following in step with new bikes. Kona is no stranger to off-road drop […] The post Review: Kona Libre DL gravel bike has some interesting geometry – and it works appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Reviews, Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Kona, Gravel Bikes, Kona Libre, Feature Stories