The Lift turns your ordinary bicycle into a front-loading cargo bike

Lift Bike front cargo bicycle conversion kit

After retiring from Salvagetti Bike Shop in Denver, CO, former owner Scott Taylor worked on The Lift for almost four years. His goal? Create a quality cargo bike option for under $1,000 that didn’t require a separate, oversized bike sitting in your garage. The result is a quickly attached front cargo box and steering mechanism that replaces your standard bike’s front wheel that can fit in about the same space as a wheelbarrow. Check it out…

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After retiring from Salvagetti Bike Shop in Denver, CO, former owner Scott Taylor worked on The Lift for almost four years. His goal? Create a quality cargo bike option for under $1,000 that didn’t require a separate, oversized bike sitting in your garage. The result is a quickly attached front cargo box and steering mechanism […]

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Canyon reworks alloy Roadlite range into a premium flatbar fitness bike

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With the recent addition of the new Endurace platform which goes from a top-end 5300€ carbon CF SLX model all the way down to aluminum AL versions priced as low as 850€ sharing the same geometry and ride concept, Canyon felt like it was overlapping a bit with their entry-level aluminum road bike, so they have given the Roadlite a breath of new life. The racier Roadlite AL range has now dropped the drop bars to become a fast moving flat bar fitness machine.

Now exclusively available with disc brakes and road compact gearing, the aluminum framed Roadlite series offers a quick and light ride for either getting around town and staying in shape or getting out for some longer rides. And with light builds and full Shimano drivetrains the new bike won’t hurt the budget.  Check out the details after the break…

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With the recent addition of the new Endurace platform which goes from a top-end 5300€ carbon CF SLX model all the way down to aluminum AL versions priced as low as 850€ sharing the same geometry and ride concept, Canyon felt like it was overlapping a bit with their entry-level aluminum road bike, so they have given […]

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Accessory Roundup- Zefal bike protection, WOMO’s dual Cateye mount and the Geeego Swap-Color light

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Ah, the endless realm of bike accessories. Just when you thought every doodad and knick-knack had been created, ten more appear to adapt to changing standards, new trends or industry innovations. In this somewhat random roundup, we’ll check out some new goodies to keep you and your bike connected and protected.

First off, Zefal has recently released two new bike protection products aimed at the growing number of people riding pricey carbon fiber frames and components. Next up we’ll look at a new mount from WOMO Designs that hosts multiple Cateye devices, and then we’ll bring things full circle with a color-changing bike light that can do double duty as a front or a rear unit…
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Ah, the endless realm of bike accessories. Just when you thought every doodad and knick-knack had been created, ten more appear to adapt to changing standards, new trends or industry innovations. In this somewhat random roundup, we’ll check out some new goodies to keep you and your bike connected and protected. First off, Zefal has […]

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Thule shows updated ProRide roof rack, bike bags, & more

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For a company that is known for their bike racks, Thule’s catalog is rapidly expanding. When you consider all of the different categories they now offer, their tagline of ‘Bring your life’ starts to make a lot of sense. After a series of acquisitions including Case Logic in 2006 and Chariot in 2011, Thule has a lot more to show than just bike racks.

But they have those too. Racks like the newest version of the ProRide. Featuring a number of small (or big) changes since Cory reviewed it in 2015, the upright carrier offers more compatibility for a range of bikes…

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For a company that is known for their bike racks, Thule’s catalog is rapidly expanding. When you consider all of the different categories they now offer, their tagline of ‘Bring your life’ starts to make a lot of sense. After a series of acquisitions including Case Logic in 2006 and Chariot in 2011, Thule has […]

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PC16: Cannondale introduces SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc, rigid Slate Apex, full flight road

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Last year at Press Camp, representatives from Cannondale presented product practically giddy about what was coming for this season across all categories. It turns out, there is a lot to be excited about. For this year the brand has rolled out a collection of well-thought out offerings across the road and city line with engaging details that we’re glad made it past the conceptual stage for models like the new SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod disc…

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Last year at Press Camp, representatives from Cannondale presented product practically giddy about what was coming for this season across all categories. It turns out, there is a lot to be excited about. For this year the brand has rolled out a collection of well-thought out offerings across the road and city line with engaging […]

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Fly Pedals’ Universal Clipless Pedal Adapters are re-introduced again, in color!

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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner store.

If that bike has clipless pedals, Fly Pedals could make riding it convenient and comfortable with their Universal Clipless Adapters. Bikerumor covered the first iteration of the clipless adapters in 2014, then a revised version the following year. In response to customer feedback, the design has recently been tweaked again and the adapters are now available in a slew of different colors.

Fly Pedals’ latest Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its funding goal so these colorful, handy adapters are definitely going into production. Read on to get engaged in the details…
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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner […]

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Larry Vs. Harry crank up their classic cargo bike with the new STePs eBullitt model

ebullitt cargo bike, riding shot

ebullitt cargo bike, riding shot

After relying on an aging yet effective cargo bike, a contractor named Harry thought he could do better. Meanwhile, his friend Larry was already building cargo bikes for another brand. Together, Harry and Larry thought they could create the ideal cargo hauling bicycle. Eight years ago the first Bullitt bike was built, and since then they’ve become a hit with riders all over the world.

Keeping with the times, the duo recently decided to add power to their proven bike with the new STePs eBullitt model. The new bike features a Shimano STePs motor, but also uses battery power to control its Di2 electronic shifting and integrated lighting.

As you’d expect there are plenty of options for various cargo storage boxes or child seats, plus customizable component upgrades like Brooks saddles, Gates belt drive systems, or full Shimano groupsets to suit your application…
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After relying on an aging yet effective cargo bike, a contractor named Harry thought he could do better. Meanwhile, his friend Larry was already building cargo bikes for another brand. Together, Harry and Larry thought they could create the ideal cargo hauling bicycle. Eight years ago the first Bullitt bike was built, and since then […]

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Not enough space for your bike? The Urbancyclo Quicktwist stem has a fix

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Urbancyclo, is a UK startup with a fresh take on how to efficiently store bikes, particularly in small spaces. The design promises to reduce the width of the bike by up to 80%, and will allow the user to rotate the handlebars up to 90° in either direction. Twist past the break to see how…

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Urbancyclo, is a UK startup with a fresh take on how to efficiently store bikes, particularly in small spaces. The design promises to reduce the width of the bike by up to 80%, and will allow the user to rotate the handlebars up to 90° in either direction. Twist past the break to see how…

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Will the Classon be the most hi-tech helmet yet?

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A new helmet project is about to get funded on Kickstarter that will combine integrated turn signals, an inertia-activated brake light, and blind spot monitoring into sleek looking urban hardshell head protection. The new Classon is all about putting the latest visibility and safety tech on the heads of riders to give more confidence and security to city cyclists and bike commuters in the hopes of luring more people onto the bike. Even though it sounds a bit complicated, the intelligent bike helmet concept is about simplicity. All of the tech features are designed to neatly integrate into a relatively normal looking helmet, and to be intuitive to use without much rider input. Crowdfunding of the project is already close to hitting the NY-based company Brooklyness’ target, so jump past the break for a closer look and some details…

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A new helmet project is about to get funded on Kickstarter that will combine integrated turn signals, an inertia-activated brake light, and blind spot monitoring into sleek looking urban hardshell head protection. The new Classon is all about putting the latest visibility and safety tech on the heads of riders to give more confidence and security […]

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