State’s new pastel and polka dot The Atlantic ready to hit the boardwalks for spring

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Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack that finally dried out after winter or getting in long road rides with short sleeves, it is also a good reason to just hop on a simpler bike and cruise around town with our friends. That’s where State Bicycle’s new The Atlantic comes in. The affordable fixie has a pale pink paintjob, with white on dark navy polka dot stays and fork legs that just puts us in the mood for a leisurely spin…

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Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack that finally dried out after winter or getting in long road rides with short sleeves, it is also a good reason to just hop on a simpler bike […]

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Cateye’s Art of Ride campaign turns cities into interactive art galleries

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With basically no defining framework or stylistic restraints, the art we find on city streets often contains uniquely creative imagery and innovative techniques. These works are proudly created by skilled hands seeking to color our urban world with engaging eye-candy, and now CatEye wants to encourage us to take an evening to check out our area’s best street art during their Art of Ride campaign.

CatEye gathered artists from cities around the world to select some of the best pieces of street art they could find. Cyclists are invited to fire up their lights and go for self-guided evening rides on these selected routes, highlighting street art along the way. Currently the route map for Denver, Colorado is available online and another is in the works for London, England. But for those who don’t reside near these two cities, there’s still a way to participate regardless of your location…
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With basically no defining framework or stylistic restraints, the art we find on city streets often contains uniquely creative imagery and innovative techniques. These works are proudly created by skilled hands seeking to color our urban world with engaging eye-candy, and now CatEye wants to encourage us to take an evening to check out our area’s best street art […]

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Cannondale Quick flat bar road hybrid gets leaner & faster

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While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy and with a harsh ride.

The latest Cannondale Quick tries to solve all of those concerns in a light, fast moving bike that they think will help motivate those cyclists who just want to get out and improve their fitness. As more folks take up cycling to improve their health, or even just see a bike as a more rational way to get back and forth from the gym, a bike like the Quick offers a lot of promise. Jump past the break to get a look at the details, and some of the many build options Cannondale has at every price level, from really low-cost up to a Shimano 105 build with hydraulic disc brakes…
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While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy […]

Posted in Commuter, Road Bike, Training, Women's23 Comments

GeoOrbital turns any bike into an e-bike by simply switching the front wheel

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it one step further by eliminating any additional sensors and using only a simple throttle switch that quickly snaps onto the handlebars.

That’s right, throttle. Unlike the Evelo’s pedal-assist design, the GeoOrbital front wheel motor can pull you along without any effort on your part. Pedal if you want, coast if you don’t…

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it […]

Posted in Commuter, e-Bike, Gadgets & Hacks, Kickstarter26 Comments

KerVelo leaning trike skips the chain, transforms into recumbent bicycle

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Coming out of Norway, the KerVelo simplifies the recumbent bike concept and gives it a unique cargo trike option all from the same frame.

The KerVelo is driven directly at the front wheel by incorporating the pedals directly into the hub, but still has up to 18 gears. Around the hub is an oversized disc brake rotor, plus two more standard brake rotors at the rear. A locking mechanism keeps it fixed upright or released to lean into turns like a traditional bike. When you don’t need as much cargo capacity, swap the rear end for the single wheel section and it becomes a recumbent. Check the video and more below…

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Coming out of Norway, the KerVelo simplifies the recumbent bike concept and gives it a unique cargo trike option all from the same frame. The KerVelo is driven directly at the front wheel by incorporating the pedals directly into the hub, but still has up to 18 gears. Around the hub is an oversized disc […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

Posted in Advocacy, Commuter, Contest, e-Bike, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Where to Ride1 Comment

Share the commute for Global Bike to Work Day next week

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Strava has been inviting all manner of cyclists to join in on a worldwide challenge to get more people to ride bikes to work, but also to stand up on their pedals to be counted. They’ve picked next Tuesday out of the internationally recognized May Bike Weeks to claim the title as Global Bike to Work Day.

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By sharing their bike commutes, cyclists around the world can have an impact on how cities plan, build, and rebuild their biking infrastructure. Through their Strava Metro program they can share anonymized, aggregates commuter data with those who can use it to see how to better optimize city infrastructure, thus even short commutes can have a greater impact as a whole. Find out more about what Strava is doing, and how to join in…

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Strava has been inviting all manner of cyclists to join in on a worldwide challenge to get more people to ride bikes to work, but also to stand up on their pedals to be counted. They’ve picked next Tuesday out of the internationally recognized May Bike Weeks to claim the title as Global Bike to Work […]

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Review: Dean’s titanium Antero cross bike takes “custom” titanium to a whole new (price) level

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Dean Titanium has a deep history and since long time employee and welder Ari Leon has taken the reigns, we’ve seen a lot of new shapes and offerings coming out of the Boulder frame builder’s doors. After chatting with them at Interbike last year, they suggested we check out one of their new “stock” offerings, so we did!

Getting on a nice titanium bike for close to the cost of (high quality) steel was great, but Dean’s Antero cross bike has a few tricks up its sleeve… plus you can customize the frame to suite your needs…

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Dean Titanium has a deep history and since long time employee and welder Ari Leon has taken the reigns, we’ve seen a lot of new shapes and offerings coming out of the Boulder frame builder’s doors. After chatting with them at Interbike last year, they suggested we check out one of their new “stock” offerings, […]

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Shimano XT goes on Tour with new T8000 trekking group

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Hot on the heels of their new XT-level STePS MTB e-bike drive system, Shimano has another XT group expansion to share. This new T8000 series broadens the reach of XT to deliver top-level drivetrains adapted specifically for trekking and proper bike touring. The top-tier of these bikes had been often built up with XT groups already, so T8000 aims to give them some solutions, like gearing tailored just for their needs, with their performance of XT…

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Hot on the heels of their new XT-level STePS MTB e-bike drive system, Shimano has another XT group expansion to share. This new T8000 series broadens the reach of XT to deliver top-level drivetrains adapted specifically for trekking and proper bike touring. The top-tier of these bikes had been often built up with XT groups […]

Posted in Commuter, Gravel Bikes, Mountain Bike41 Comments