Just over a month ago Public Bikes, based in San Francisco, put out a new special edition of their popular D8i steel city bike, built around an 8-speed internally geared hub. The limited edition bike takes its name from Paris’ most famous boulevard, the Champs-Elysées, dubbed by the French as “the world’s most beautiful avenue”. To bring to mind the classic French city bikes you might find riding around Paris and throughout small towns across France, Public takes elements of the old French 3 speeds and adds some modern touches for an up to date, yet still classic ride. Join us after the break for a close look and the details, plus huge Cyber Monday deals on this bike and others as well…
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A week in review: Tons of gift worthy items, more bike porn from Philly, a bolt on power meter, plus lots more!
Check out more super cool items from the 2015 Philly Bike Show, one of the more intimate events we get to cover, plus lots of gift ideas for your fellow cyclist…. (or that said cyclists can point to their friends and family). Plus, the new Watteam Powerbeat bolt-on power meter, sub 900g wheels from Spada, Speedplay’s less costly SYZR pedals and Brett Favre’s sick new Project One.
Grab that last piece of pumpkin pie before anybody else notices and delve in to last week’s coverage…..
Together with the CPSC, Burley Design is in the process of recalling and updating seven models of their child bicycle trailers made between 2009 and 2015 and sold in the US and Canada. The problem is with a plastic receiver on a wide range of their trailers where the tow bar attaches, and can fail without warning. The fix is relatively simple and includes the addition of a secondary safety strap to ensure the tow bar does doesn’t separate from the trailer while riding, but it is serious enough that they say to stop riding until it is fixed. Hop past the break for more details…
It’s not everyday you get to hop aboard a pro’s bike to demo parts, but Pioneer had Hollywood Daniel Holloway’s Felt road bike on hand to show what their powermeter could do. The bike’s paint scheme showed off the American colors in grand style, and a couple other custom touches helped personalize the bike further.
Check out more pics of this and other random, weird, useful and downright cool bikes and bike-ish things below…
This week we have some great round ups from the Philly Bike Show, Peaty is getting ready to say adios…. but not yet, and what is with all the things lighting up that are not lights? We took a look at new kicks from DZR and Northwave as well as a lot of really nice apparel from Rapha and the new to the U.S. eye-catching Attaquer brand.
Move on past the break to take a rather in depth glimpse of our week in review…..
If plus size bikes are the perfect tool for beginner and intermediate riders as we’ve been told, then it should come as no surprise that kids’ bikes are thrown into that mix. Thanks to the terrain clawing traction the big tires provide along with increased stability, the plus size tires really do seem to increase a rider’s confidence.
While we’ve heard the beginner and intermediate angle for some time now, most companies have been slowly releasing their plus size creations a few bikes at a time. Whether an indication of things to come or Specialized’ belief in big tires for little riders, the big S is introducing the Riprock – a full line of 20+ and 24+ bikes that harness the benefits of 2.8″ tires for stoked children everywhere…
A Week in Review: Rad Kid’s bikes, Rapha’s Thermal Aerosuit, and a Roundup of some Awesome Tools and Hacks
Tired of measuring power and want something even more involved to measure? We check out BSX’s updated Muscle Oxygenation sensing device. We also take a behind the scenes look at how Scott goggles are made, and find out what those Atherton siblings are up to.
Catch up on last week’s material and be sure to check out the comic strip of Yehuda Moon and how cynical and funny cycling can be….
If you’ve got kids and you’re a bike geek, it’s all but certain you’re spending a solid chunk of your bike contemplations on how to make junior’s ride as sick as possible. And since several of us have little rumor-lets riding around the yard, we geek out on the smaller bikes and kits at the shows.
The Spin Foxy has a carbon frame with plenty of high end carbon bits on it, like a Schmolke seatpost and truncated THM Clavicula cranks. Click the pic to enlarge and check them out close up, then roll past the break for a whole lot more great kids’ stuff…
It’s a cliché that rings true, but we’ve all said it before: kids are the future of the sport. Commencal is clearly on board with this thinking, and they’ve created an entire line of thrashable kids bikes for every size and age, ranging from a 12” run bike to their newly released Supreme DH Junior, which sports a compact DH frame on full-sized wheels.
With their expertise as a dedicated bike manufacturer, Commencal has carefully fitted the components on each model to suit the rider’s size: the handlebars, stems, and cranks grow as the bikes do, which is a key factor that department store brands often don’t consider. Click past the break to see the full line of kids bikes, and a video of 14 year-old Aaron Querol throwing down like the big boys on the Supreme DH Junior…
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