As a lady in the bicycle industry, I’m frequently asked, "where are the women’s specific cycling pants?" Here are three pairs of women’s pants that I’ve been using on and off the bike this spring that I think are pretty awesome.
When the Salsa Mukluk first burst onto the scene in 2011, it was designed for backcountry exploration moreso than actual mountain biking. The Blackbarow picks up where the Mukluk leaves off, specifically with the ability to fit the (for now, anyway) biggest 4.8-inch tires on wider hubs
We had seen it coming. There were spy shots and rumors tossed around about a full-suspension fat bike. In fact, the Bucksaw isn't even the first one—several smaller brands have built bikes that qualified as "full-suspension", but this one is different.
If you don't think e-bikes are a real mover in the bicycle marketplace? Look no further than the entry of Bosch in the marketplace to prove that some big brands are willing to invest serious resources in the growing market.
Let's face it, the vast majority of us are never going to need the kind of elite-level performance that modern race bikes are designed for. We want other things, like bigger tires, maybe some fender mounts, and a slightly more comfortable ride for our real-world behinds.
Twice this year, an unsolicited bike box from Trek arrived at our West Coast editorial office. Those boxes contain Trek's Domane Classics Edition and Domane 6.9 Disc. Read our initial impressions here.
SQ Labs is a sister brand of German engineering wunderbrands Liteville and Syntance, focusing mainly on fit points: grips and saddles. The 711 grip looks like the Incredible Hulk wrapped his mighty paw around a round grip and gave it a squeeze.
LOOK knows a thing or three about clipless pedals: the French brand was the first to make a widely adopted clipless road pedal in the mid-1980s. For 2013, it has redesigned its mountain bike offering with versatility and durability in mind.
Curie Tech is not a newcomer to the electric bike market. Started in 1997 as an e-bike only manufacturer, the brand is now owned by the Accell Group, an international corporation with a growing portfolio of over a dozen bicycle brands, including Redline and Raleigh.
Nearly everyone is familiar with Thule rooftop bike racks and boxes for motor vehicles. With the introduction of the Pack ‘n Pedal series the company’s cargo-carrying knowledge expands to bicycles. The Commuter and Tote panniers are sold individually for either matching or mixing.
Since testing a rain cape from the Center for Appropriate Transport for issue #22, I’ve become a convert. I love wearing a cape when it’s pouring, staying comfy and dry underneath but not feeling like I’m encased in a plastic bag. It’s like wearing an umbrella, but less cumbersome.
The world of e-bikes can be confusing for riders looking for basic, simple transportation. Trek’s T80+ is about as uncomplicated as things get, with a basic drivetrain, no throttle, and a very simple motor control unit.
Heated grips? This sounds like the kind of thing that would be either hokey or over-the-top luxurious. But they come in handy (no pun intended) for motorcyclists and snowmobile riders, so why not bicyclists as well?