Rivendell's Hunqapillar is ready for anything. Heavy touring, on-road or off. Here's a first look.
Travel often with your bike? How about a collapsible helmet to save space. The Brooks JB Special Carrera might be for you.
Brompton bikes haven't changed much since they were first introduced in 1981, and that's exactly why we were so eager to try this S6L model.
It's an unusual name for an unusual bike: upright geometry, big tires, flat bars and tons of braze-ons for any adventure.
Jamis' Renegade was one of a handful of interesting adventure bikes we saw at this year's Interbike show. Read our initial thoughts after a few weeks of saddle time.
Co-Motion might be best known for its tandems, but it builds some beautiful touring bikes as well.
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.
The Pivot Vault caught my eye as a modern carbon all-rounder to stack up against my 24-plus years of off-road riding experience, and it offers several interesting features.
Not everyone wants or needs to monitor their heart rate while bicycling, but for some it’s an important health and fitness gauge.
Inspired by the "road less traveled" and perhaps an unlikely leader in the gravel bike trend is Niner’s RLT9.
The Tern Eclipse S18 is the zombie-apocalypse-surviving*, Swiss army knife of folders. It has everything you could want in an ultimate urban-assault vehicle.
Pass Hunting is a non-competitive pursuit, consisting of riding a bicycle up and over a mountain pass and keeping track of the passes you’ve conquered. Take a picture at the top, ride down, find another pass, repeat. Of course, there is French governing body, with lots of rules.
Let me answer this question first: no, this is not a Krampus with holes drilled in it. While ECR closely resembles its 29+ brethren, it is a completely different beast.
I have gotten fat this winter, and I couldn’t be happier.
Just before Christmas this neon dream of American-made aluminum showed up from the Khaki Santa (aka the delivery guy) and made my riding bright.
Fatback is built exclusively around fat bikes, and it has kept this decidedly American sport homegrown by partnering with Zen Fabrication in Portland to build all its aluminum frames here in the U.S. of A. It’s built from 6000-series aluminum with an oversized headtube, three sets of bottle cage mounts, an S3 direct mount front derailleur mount and a 31.6 seatpost diameter.
Click here to see more of the Fatback.
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I’ve been riding around on Salsa‘s 2014 Warbird 2 for the past few weeks and thought it might be a good time to share some of my first impressions of the bike. First off, the Warbird is Salsa’s take on a gravel racing bike. If you’re not already familiar with gravel racing it’s what it sounds like…racing bikes over gravel roads sometimes for incredibly long distances. Think Dirty Kanza at 200 miles, or the Trans Iowa which ticks off somewhere around 340 miles. The Warbird was designed to provide comfort while maintaining a light, efficient build that can push a fast pace over some seriously rough roads. Sounds like fun, right?
Find out in our full introduction.
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This is quite possibly the lightest bike we’ve ever tested here at Bicycle Times at just under 17lbs.—but don’t call it a race bike. We’re fond of saying that what most of the bicycle industry calls a “road bike” is, in fact, a road racing bike. Such bikes typically have skinny tires (25mm wide or less), a fairly aggressive (read: uncomfortably bent-over) position, and a ridiculously light but stiff-as-a-board frame.
Meanwhile, most roads that we get to ride on are littered with such non-racing features as potholes, gravel, traffic lights—and don’t forget the traffic. Most “road” bikes, as defined by the industry, are as unsuited to riding on actual roads as a Ferrari is to driving to the grocery store.
>But the next step over from road racing on the bike spectrum is the relatively new category of “comfort” or “endurance” road bikes. These bikes may look at first glance like typical road racing machines, but they have key differences to make them more comfortable over long rides and rougher surfaces—or to help them be simply rideable for us mere mortals. You may sometimes see the term “racing” thrown in the descriptions, but think in terms of racing on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, not the butter-smooth, fresh asphalt of the Tour de France.
Read more about how the Capri is a lot more than meets the eye…
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