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Vintage Velo: 1974 Teledyne Titan – One of the Earliiest Attempts at Making Marketable Titanium

  Last issue began a series of articles discussing the merits of different frame material and featuring a vintage bike produced with that material. The first bike was a classic Schwinn Paramount made of...

First Impression: Kona Humuhumu – Massive 2 Inch Wide Tires

Note: Leopard print saddlebag and pink Klean Kanteen not included. I was stopped on the side of the bike path, topping off a slightly underinflated tire. “Hey nice bike. What’s that extra tube for?...

Review: Ritchey Break-Away Ascent – One Heck of a Bike

We all enjoy a good escape on peaceful back roads where dilapidated farm houses often outnumber the passing cars. Maybe there is no set route, and each intersection allows for that last-second decision with...

Soma Buena Vista Mixte Review: Snappy Acceleration and Comfortable Resilience

Bike reviews, Reviews Soma Fabrications of San Francisco, California is on a mission to produce practical, durable, comfortable, and affordable products for the everyday cyclist. The Buena Vista is Soma’s mixte frameset. The mixte design...

Raleigh Misceo Trail 2.0 Review: Versatility and Comfort

Bike reviews, Reviews Misceo is a Latin verb that means “to mix or blend.” The idea behind the Raleigh Misceo Trail 2.0—a flat-bar, 700c bike decked out with disc brakes and a suspension fork—is to...

Review: Torker Graduate – Great Value for Someone Who Plans to Ride More than Just Casually

At first glance, the Torker Graduate is a nondescript, simple, even workaday bike. But its “ordinariness” is in fact one of its strengths. This is a basic, yet versatile machine that can take a...

Specialized AWOL Comp Touring Review: The Most Visually Understated Model Bike

Bike reviews, Reviews The Specialized AWOL Comp ($1,950) is an adventure bike and a darn good one at that. What’s most surprising about the AWOL is the name on the down tube. While Specialized launched...

Sea Otter Classic 2021: Fairdale Bikes

The Sea Otter Classic is a huge bike festival held every year in Monterey, California. This year, there were over 400 brands represented in the expo, and while many of them were well-known giants...

Interbike mini-review: Raleigh Cadent – An Excellent Year Round High Speed Commuting Rigs

The Cadent, along with its female counterpart the Alysa, make up the “Performance Hybrid” portion of Raleigh’s on-road lineup. These bikes fit squarely between Raleigh’s road bikes and their more casual, more comfy, less...

NAHBS 2017 Best in Show: Anna Schwinn’s Prince Bike by Peacock Groove

Events, Made I’d first heard about this bike following the Philly Bike Expo, where it won the People’s Choice award despite not even being on the official list for the award. Then I hung out...

Review Electra Amsterdam Royal 8i: Comfort and Utility

Bike reviews, Reviews The Electra Bicycle Company believes a bike should be more than just a tool for transportation; it should be a fun and functional extension of your personal style. As a result, they’ve...

Review: Xtracycle EdgeRunner – The Easiest to Ride for Both Experienced and Novice Cyclists

Xtracycle is largely responsible for the blossoming of the longtail cargo bike market in the United States. In the late 1990s, Xtracycle was thinking big thoughts about what widespread acceptance of the cargo bike...

This Just In: Six $1,000 Bikes for Work and Play

The new year draws near, and for the first issue of 2015, we’ve rounded up six bike in the $1,000 range as a representative sample at this popular price point. We’ve found it to...

Lynskey Performance Designs in Tennessee – It’s All Part of the Family

Bike Industry, In Print, Made Pictured: (standing) Mark, Tim, David, Chris; (sitting) Stephanie, Ruby, Theresa At a bicycle trade show in 1986, two East Coast companies introduced titanium bicycle frames in an era where steel ruled...

Review NiteRider Lumina 950 OLED Boost and Solas 100: Dust-tight and Water-resistant

Accessories  Reviews The Lumina OLED 950 Boost is NiteRider’s flagship road and commuter headlight, offering five steady light levels and four daylight flash modes all packed within a sleek, lightweight IP64 rated shell. Meaning,...

Review Vintage Velo: 1972 Schwinn Paramount – Repairable and Desirable

From the Archives, In Print Stereotypes abound in the bicycle industry, especially when it comes to the properties of frame materials. You know the ones: Steel is heavy, aluminum is stiff and carbon is the...

Linus Roadster 8 Review: All-around City Bike for Everyday Use.

Bike Reviews, Reviews If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed a resurgence of simple, reliable bikes designed for short-haul transportation. Linus Bikes of Venice, California, offers just such a lineup of basic-transportation bicycles that take...

Review Novara Mazama: Good Value and Lustworthy

Bike reviews, Reviews Price: $1,100 Weight: 26.6 pounds Sizes: S, M, L (tested), XL More info: Novara Mazama  For those who aren’t familiar with Novara, it’s the in-house bike line of outdoor mega-retailer REI and features...

Review Soma Fabrications San Marcos: Looks Good, Comfortable And Versatile

Bike Reviews, Reviews I’ve been a Soma Fabrications owner for a few years—I have a Double Cross DC that has thousands of commuting miles on it—so I was eager to ride something new from a company...

Review: Cannondale Hooligan is Perfect For Tackling Jammed Urban Streets

Bike reviews, Reviews Thanks to the searing neon paint and single-sided fork, it’s hard not to get noticed on Cannondale’s trippy urban bike. Everywhere I took it, people asked, “What is it?” or “How does...

Review on Jamis Commuter 4 – Works Great, Looks Good, and is a Good Value

Reviews The Jamis bicycle company got its start producing cruiser bikes way back in 1979. From there, they quickly capitalized on the mountain bike boom by offering production off-road bikes as early as 1983....

Review: Five Pairs of Jeans for Cycling

Apparel reviews, Reviews You don’t have to dress like a fluorescent ninja to ride a bike comfortably. Then again, not all trousers are created equal. Many brands are now offering pants that are tailored (sorry,...

First Impressions: Trek 720 Disc Light Adventure Touring

First Impressions, Reviews For decades Trek has offered its model 520 steel touring model, specced with bar-end shifters, a rear rack, braze-ons for fenders and low-rider front rack, and clearance for chubby tires to tackle any...

Mountain Bike Tire Sizes Explained. Wheel Size Comparison, Sizes and Uses.

A time comes for most of us to buy new bikes. The fact is, mountain bikes keep getting better, and newer ones perform better than the old ones in every possible way, save for...

Review: Santa Cruz 5010 X01 – The Thrasher’s All-Terrain Play Machine

Reviewer Name: John Arnoldson Age: 44 Weight: 165 lbs. Height: 5’ 11” Inseam: 32” Price: $6,799, $7,999 with carbon wheels Sizes: XS, S, M, L, (tested) XL Reach: 18” Stack: 24” Top Tube: 26”...

Review: Raleigh Roper – Performance, Versatility, and Durability. All in One!

The Roper and its singlespeed sibling, the Furley, are new models in Raleigh Roper line-up. You may have already inferred that the names are taken from the pair of landlords on the, regrettably, long-running...

Review: Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc – a Highly Competent Bike for a Very Reasonable Price

The Specialized Crosstrail formula is simple: aluminum frame with generous tire clearance plus rack and fender mounts, 60mm-travel SR Suntour NEX suspension fork, a 3×9 drivetrain, Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes, and wheels and...

First Impression: Kona Wheelhouse and Sutra LTD

Kona is pretty well known as a mountain bike brand, but it also has plenty of road-going products with finger-in-your-eye mountain bike attitude. While many companies start with road racing bikes and then branch...

Field Tested: Jamis Aurora Elite – An Incredibly Affordable Bike

The Aurora series has been part of the Jamis stable of bikes since the late 1990s and has included the Elite build since 2008. The Aurora Elite comes outfitted with all the basic building...

Review: SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves – Perfect for Short Damp Rides

It has been raining in Colorado much too much for my liking. I moved here for the promised 300 days of sunshine, otherwise I’d probably live in the Pacific Northwest, but springtime makes me...

First Ride: Surly Karate Monkey 27plus – One of the Most Versatile Bikes

Ed note: This is part of our initial bike test of three new hardtails introduced at QBP Saddle Drive 2016, each shod with 27plus tires: the aluminum Salsa Timberjack, carbon Salsa Woodsmoke and steel...

How to make your own DIY handlebar roll harness

Our inaugural Three Sisters Three Rivers adventure. 300 miles, 8 days, criss-crossing the cascades on mostly singletrack. www.limberlost.co Words and photos: Gabriel Amadeus Originally published in Issue #41 The market is awash with a...

All-City Cycles launches Cosmic Stallion all-road bike

Tonight at Saddle Drive,QBP‘s annual gathering of shop folk and media to showcase new products, All-City launched the latest in their lineup, the Cosmic Stallion. In fact, as I write this, the launch party...

Field Tested: Bike Travel Bag Comparison

We field-tested three bags for traveling with your bike: Evoc Bike Bag, Scicon AeroComfort MTB and the Shimano Pro Bike Mega. If you’re ready to ditch the cardboard box, considering putting one of these...

Review: Yeti-SB95

According to Yeti, “SB” stands for “super bike.” Normally this type of marketing claim makes me skeptical, but I was mightily impressed with the SB-66 and its Switch suspension. Given that, I was itching...

Review: Surly Troll – Recommended for Light Touring, or Needing an Urban Utility Vehicle

Surly has long been building simple, utilitarian, steel bikes designed to do their jobs without complaint, like the Moonlander, the Cross-Check, and the Long Haul Trucker. It’s added another feather in its cap with...

Field Tested: Madsen kg271 Cargo Bike

The kg271 is Madsen Cycles’ latest version of its fully equipped longtail cargo bike. The rear bucket—which straddles the rear 20-inch wheel—has been its signature look from the beginning. I’ve been curious about this...

Review: Marin Pine Mountain 1- An Adventure Ready Bike with Modern Geometry

Marin reintroduced this new Pine Mountain to celebrate its 30th anniversary and it harkens back to the early days of mountain biking, when exploration and adventure were coded into the DNA of the then-emerging...

Review: Twin Six Rando – Strong, Stable and Straightforward,

Twin Six is a clothing company, so I was a bit surprised to see a collection of bikes in its Interbike trade-show booth a few years ago. The surprise quickly turned to respect, as...

Review: Yeti SB-66 – If I Had to Choose Just One Bike, This Would Be It

There’s been much hubbub in recent months about Yeti’s newest flag- ship trail bike, the SB-66. At first glance, it seemed strange that Yeti might keep their venerable 575 alongside this new 152mm-travel machine,...

First Impression: Surly Karate Monkey 27plus – It’s Strength is as a Jack-of-all-trades Hardtail

The Surly Karate Monkey is an iconic hardtail that helped popularize 29er wheels back in the early 2000s. It remained unchanged for 14 years, until 2016, when Surly launched an update to the frame...

First Impression: Specialized Secteur – Take The Edge Off Rough Roads

The bike industry is still looking for the correct term for bikes like the Secteur. It isn’t a race bike, nor is it a touring bike. Specialized calls it “endurance road”. I’ve seen “comfort...

How to Buy a Bike: A Step-By-Step Guide to What You Need to Know

Dreaming about a new bike now that spring is here? You aren’t alone. Buying a bicycle is extremely exciting, but can also be a little nerve-racking. With so many bicycles of varying designs and...

Review: Cannondale Quick CX 3 – Excels on Crushed Stone Trails and Light Single Track

It’s a warm morning. The sun’s out and spring has sprung. I’m stepping out of my back door with Cannondale’s Quick CX 3 ready to start the 11-mile commute to the office. My neighbor...

Review – Yeti 575 – A Game Changing Bike

When the 575 was first introduced a decade ago, it broke the mold for trail bikes. With 5.75 inches of travel, it doubled what other companies were offering, plus it featured a 69-degree head-tube...

Review: Faraday Porteur – Keeping Things Simple Takes a Lot of Work

  Price: $3,499 (as tested) Weight: 42 pounds Sizes: S, M, L (tested) More info: Faraday Bikes One dirty little secret of the design world is that keeping things simple actually takes a lot...

First Impressions: Trek 920 Rugged Touring Bike – An Excellent Adventure Partner

The Trek 920 blurs the line between “gravel” bikes and loaded touring bikes. The whole concept of bicycle touring has been turned on its ear in the past few years. For a generation the...

Review: Marin Hawk Hill 27.5 – A Game Changing Bike

Tester: John Arnoldson Age: 59 Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Inseam: 32” The 27.5 Hawk Hill is an entry-level bike that passes muster. The frame is built from 6061 butted and hydroformed aluminum alloy....

First Rides – Santa Cruz Bronson and 5010 – Big Smiles the Whole Ride

We loaded the van a few weeks ago, and headed down to Brevard, NC to meet up with a couple of blokes from Santa Cruz and ride a pair of new bikes, the Bronson...

Riding Our Bikes Through Reinesfjellet, Norway

It’s 10:30 p.m. on Day 5. It’s just getting dark and our group is (kind of) lost on Reinesfjellet, the biggest sea of granite I have ever ridden through. In front of us, the...

Review: Deuter Trans Alpine Pro 26L backpack

I’m a sucker for bags. Every time a new design comes out, I am bright-eyed at the idea of some new way to get my life together, finally organize all my hopes, dreams and...

First Impression: REI Co-Op ARD 1.2

Adventure outlet REI is ushering in spring 2017 with their new bike line, Co-op Cycles. This new line of bicycles increases their focus on adventure products by placing a slightly increased emphasis on the...

Review: Trek Mountain Train 206 trailer

Trek refers to the Mountain Train 206 as a “pedal trailer,” and that maybe one of the more apt descriptions for this type of kid-hauling device I’ve heard. Whatever you call them, these attachments...

Vintage Velo: 1980 Schwinn Varsity

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Bicycle Times Issue #10, published in April 2011. Words and photos by Jeff Archer. OK, raise your hand if you were born in the decade or so...

Review: Soma Wolverine – A Truly Versatile, Highly Functional Bike

Tester: John Arnoldson Price: $620 (frameset) Weight: 7.1 pounds (frameset) Sizes: 50, 52 (tested), 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 cm Review: Soma Wolverine I’ve always been a sucker for bicycles that offer heaps of...

Review: Santa Cruz Hightower CC

Tester: Phil McKeegan Age: 42 Height: 5’11”, Weight: 160 lbs., Inseam: 32” Price: $2,899 frame; complete bikes from $4,599; $6,499 (tested) Sizes: M, L (tested), XL More info: Santa Cruz Bicycles Santa Cruz was...

Review: Trek Domane 4.5 – A High-End Frame and Smart Build Kit

While many brands have introduced “endurance” road bikes over the last few years, few have taken the idea to quite the extreme as Trek. The Domane was developed with considerable input from Swiss pro...

Review: Cannondale Slate Ultegra

It seems completely out of the left field. It’s a mountain bike with drop bars, right? Not even close. So it’s an adventure mobile gravel grinder? Wrong again. Cannondale Slate Ultegra the new Slate...

First Impression: Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike – A Tight Cockpit, and It’s Fun To Ride

Editor’s note: We are as mindful of price as you are. So we gathered together a group of six very diverse bikes to showcase what you can find right now at the $1,000 price...

A Beginners Guide to Randonneuring

Randonneuring is long-distance, unsupported, non-competitive cycling within prescribed time limits. The events—called brevets—are 200km (13.5-hour time cut-off ), 300km (20 hours), 400km (27 hours), 600km (40 hours), and 1000km (75 hours). Grand Randonnées are...

Frostbike ’18: Surly Launches Midnight Special Steel Road Bike

Surly has been coming out with a lot of new stuff lately, from the Pack Rat front-loader touring bike to the redesigned Pugsley fat bike. Here at Frostbike in Minneapolis, the brand launched yet...

Leather Saddle Roundup: All That’s Old is New Again

What’s old is new again it seems (aren’t HiFi stereos and albums grand?), but what never gets old for serious cyclists is the leather saddle. Prior to Avocet developing the first gel saddle in...

Review: Double-Sided Pedals

VP Components R62 Price: $90 Tester: Eric McKeegan I’ve ridden a lot of these clipless/platform pedals. They are my go-to double-sided clipless pedals for bikes that might do double-duty on long rides and casual...

Review: Specialized Secteur

Thinking more about fast group rides, maybe a bit of racing, or even some light touring? Let’s take a look at the Specialized Secteur, which is the aluminum version of Specialized’s Paris Roubaix-winning (and...

How to Make Your Own DIY Handlebar Roll Harness

How-To and DIY, In Print, Sport, Touring and bike packing The market is awash with a huge assortment of very well-made bike-packing bags to fit in every nook and cranny of your bike. One...

Review: Yeti SB4.5c – A Downhiller’s Dream

Words and photos by John Arnoldson Age:42 x Height: 6’2″ x Weight: 200 lbs. x Inseam: 32” “Hey man, sweet bike!” As a bike whore, er, “product reviewer,” I get an interesting perspective on...

Review: Kuat Transfer 2 Hitch Rack

Tester: Karl Rosengarth Price: $289 (two bikes), $389 (three bikes) More info: Kuat Transfer Kuat Transfer 2 hitch rack has always impressed me with their intelligent design and solid construction. The company recently added...

Review: Pivot Switchblade Pro XT/XTR 1x

Tester: John Anderson Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” At first glance, the Pivot Switchblade doesn’t seem to be much different than bikes with similar travel numbers and 29/27plus wheel compatibility....

Field Tested: Two distinct Bells from Spurcycle And Osaka-Which is the Best?

Accessories reviews, Penny Candy, Reviews We recently got a pair of unique bells in the office, a U.S.A. made model from Spurcycle that may be the best bell on the market, and the tiny Roadie from Osaka...

Review: Novara Gotham – A Lot of Utility For the Asking Price

Bike reviews, Reviews The $1,300 Gotham sits atop Novara’s line of Urban bikes designed to travel shorter distances in comfort and style. For those unfamiliar, Novara is the house bike brand of outdoor retailer REI....

Review: Jamis Bossanova – An Affordable, Utilitarian and Versatile Bike

When asked to describe the idea behind the Jamis Bossanova, Greg Webber, the vice president of product development at Jamis, had this to say: “Our Pacific Northwest retailers had been asking us for a...

First Impression: Raleigh Capri 4

This is quite possibly the lightest bike (Raleigh Capri) 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...

Review: Bianchi Volpe Disc and Zurigo Disc

Testers: Eric Mckeegan and Jon Pratt shared this back-to-back review ON Bianchi in Bicycle Times Issue #38 Bianchi has been at the bike game for a long, long time. One hundred thirty years to...

First Impression: Specialized Diverge A1

Editor’s note: Here at Bicycle Times we are as mindful of price as you are. So we gathered together a group of six very diverse bikes to showcase what you can find right now...

Review: Bontrager Flare R Tail Light – Visible From 1.2 Miles Away!

Seven years ago, I rode my bike across the country with nothing but a $13 red bike light strapped to my Seatpost. It wasn’t very bright and functioned more as hopeful optimism than a...

Review: Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon

Tester: James Scriven Sizes: 50, 53, 56, 59, 50, 53, 56, 59 cm (tested) Price: $2,300 The Diamondback Haanjo EXP tickles me in ways no drop-bar bike has ever done. That was before I...

Review: Specialized Pizza Rack and Bag

Specialized Pizza Rack and Bag – $90 The Pizza Rack and Bag derive its name not from the payload size of its top platform, which is a size small pepperoni only, but rather from...

7 DIY Bike Wheel Truing Stands

Truing wheels aren’t the same as building wheels. Similar equipment is used, but when building is more labor-intensive and requires some specialized stuff. Truing up an already-built wheel, however, doesn’t have to be scary...

Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR faceoff

Photos: Justin Steiner Graphic: Stephen Haynes As of this writing, very few manufacturers offer 27.5, 27plus and 29 inch wheels within one model lineup, but Specialized has embraced wheel size options big time for...

First Ride: Salsa Timberjack 27plus

Ed note: This is part of our initial bike test of three new hardtails introduced at QBP Saddle Drive 2016, each shod with 27plus tires: the aluminum Salsa Timberjack, carbon Salsa Woodsmoke and steel...

Review: Scott Big Jon Fat Bike

It seemed fitting to have a budget-oriented fat bike show up at the doorstep the day after getting back from riding a handful of various all-carbon, high-end fat bikes in Crested Butte during Fat...

Review: Kona Unit

Tester: Adam Newman Age: 36 Height: 6’ 1” Weight: Gaining Inseam: 33” It’s steel. It has wheels. It rides like a bike. To be honest, I’m not really sure what I’m supposed to say?...

Review: Ibis Mojo 3

Tester: Mike Cushionbury Age: 46 Height: 5’10” Weight: 157 lbs. Inseam: 32” Price: $6,199 (as tested), $2,999 (frame and shock only) Sizes: S, M, (tested) L, XL More: Ibis Cycles It’s been just over...

First Impression: Cannondale Rush 29 2

Editor’s note: This is one of six bikes we’ve gathered together that fall between $1,900 and $2,600.Read our introduction to see the other five and watch for our long-term reviews of each in Dirt...

How to Rebuild Your Singlespeed Freewheel

Editor’s note: This article by Brad Quartuccio and Michael Browne first appeared in Dirt Rag Issue #96, published in October 2002. Singlespeeders are obsessed with simplicity. No derailleurs to mess things up, no shifters...

Santa Cruz Chameleon returns as a 29/27plus trail hardtail

Words by Zach White, photos by Gary Perkin MSRP $2,000 (R Kit) Sizes S, M, L(tested), XL Available Now As the name suggests, Santa Cruz’s Chameleon has historically been a frame that’s adapted to...

Video: ‘Danny Macaskill: The Ridge’

Courtesy of Cut Media For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take...

Review: Santa Cruz Tallboy – A Bike Best Suited for the Rider Who Tackles a lot of Different Terrain

  Tester: John Arnoldson Age: 46 | Height: 5’10” | Weight: 190 lbs. | Inseam: 32” Price: $6,500 Sizes: S, M, L (tested), XL, XXL More info: Santa Cruz Bicycles The Tallboy from Santa...

A Heart-Shaped Ride around America

Here’s something that hasn’t happened before. Texan Kirk Gillock has finished a 4,250-mile solo cycling tour around America in the shape of a large heart. The purpose of Gillock’s “Heart for America” campaign is...

Ride Slow, Take Photos

By Erik Mathy. Erik carries an entire 4×5 view camera on his bicycle journeys. Let’s check out some of his recent work…Ed. The San Francisco Bay Area is a funny place. I’ve been riding...

I Bike therefore I Vote

Note: Today is the last day to register to vote in some states! -Ed. The League Of American Cyclists did a recent survey, and while it is encouraging that 97% of the survey-takers plan...

Review: Urban Arrow Family

The Fam As parents of two developmentally disabled children, my wife Deana and I struggle to wrangle everyone together for family activities. We’ve always tried to find ways to get our kids riding, and...

8 Do It Yourself – DIY Bike Repair Stands

Lately I’ve been eyeballing some repair stands and contemplating building my own. I don’t have a real garage, just a carport with a small attached shop area. The shop area has a workbench, but...

Bama Time! Thoughts on trikes and a FrankenSurly

And now, for your amusement, our roving sentinel of sanity ponders life, tricycle love, and a Surly you’ll never be able to buy. -Ed. By Chris “Bama” Milucky The steel-ular seat of my tricycle...

Racing in the Delaware Valley, Looping the Past into the Present

By Jessie Bird “Racing: A Need for Speed”- an emotion that we’ve all felt and the title of a recent exhibit at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA. This exhibit followed the evolution of...

Strider Bikes unveils a Carbon Balance Bike

Looks like the engineers over at Strider Bikes decided to have a little fun with their newest addition to the Strider 12 lineup, the carbon Strider 12 ST-R Balance Bike. The 12 ST-R features...

Into the Wind- Cycling across South America

By: Mark Greiz You ask me why I pedal to faraway places; I smile and close my eyes, Words can’t describe the reason why; The blue water glistens, the birds fly high. January 29th,...

How We Roll: Laird’s Chopper Tallbike

Here’s something cool, Laird Rickard’s Tallbike-chopper-tallbike. Sometimes it’s a chopper… Other times it’s a tallbike. As you might guess from the photos, Laird lives and rides in the Bay area. Yes that is a...

Essay: Ride more, worry less

By Jeffrey Stern What do we know about even the most well thought out plans? Well, they more often than not don’t pan out as expected. But only if you let them derail your...

Tern GSD compact longtail review part Two: Stewart’s ride

By Stewart Port I’m a 64-year-old guy with heart disease. I ride for everyday transportation and errands when I can, and occasional 10-20 mi. jaunts for exercise and recreation. I’m otherwise in good shape,...

Swrve Keiu Rainjacket Review

Keiu (Say Kay-u) means “welcome rain” in Japanese. I welcomed rain while wearing the Kieu jacket from Swrve. First to see if it was actually waterproof, and secondly because it is actually waterproof. But...

Tern GSD compact longtail review Part 1

The longtail cargo bike, with its stretched rear end, has been my go-to whip of late due to its ultimate versatility, utility, and fun. And with an electric motor for extended range, there are...

Event: Strider Cup World Championship July 21 in Boulder, Colorado

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers from around the globe – some still in diapers, will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship, July 20-21, at Central Park &...

Music in the Mountains

By: Adam Perry As I set my Long Haul Trucker down at a Ride the Rockies aid station this spring atop Ute Pass, approximately 9,500 feet above sea level in central Colorado, a scruffy...

Event: Tour de Pink is a fully supported, multi-day charity bike ride that raises money to supports young woman facing breast cancer

Tour de Pink is an amazing, fully-supported 3-day charity ride to support the Young Survival Coalition’s mission that no young woman faces breast cancer alone. Read more about the rides and register at www.ysctourdepink.org....

Biking around the world and getting married along the way

Listen on Soundcloud to all 14 minutes! Driving along “The Loneliest Highway In America” as determined by LIFE magazine back in the 80’s, Nancy and I came across a couple of characters riding their...

Portland might allow bicycles at drive-thru windows

We’ve all been there. You stayed out later than you planned and the party you were just at’s idea of food doesn’t match the buffet you had in your head. You’re riding home, it’s...

Tern Bicycles Upgrades their Vektron Folding e-Bike Line

Urban transportation and folding bike company Tern announced an upgrade to its Vektron folding e-bike lineup, with three new models. The new Vektron is equipped with the latest Bosch drive system, received a re-worked...

Timbuk2 limited edition Pride Messenger Bag

The 2018 Limited Edition Pride Messenger Bag marks Timbuk2’s 9th year of celebrating Pride Month with a bag, handmade right in their factory in San Francisco, CA. This year, the bag was designed by...

Project Bike Tech educating students for a bike mechanic career

Project Bike Tech (PBT) is a non-profit specializing in educating high school students on bike mechanic skills and provide career preparation training. As they move forward into their 10-year anniversary they are expanding their...

Paul Components offering a limited run of Purple Anodized Bike Candy

A throwback to their early 90’s run of purple products, Paul Components is offering for a limited time only, select parts available in a Prince-worthy electric purple anodized finish as a pre-order. Go to...

Solar Powered Electric Cargo Bike in the Form of a Micro Car

One part bicycle, one part solar, and one part car. It’s a Velomobile! The first velomobiles or velocars showed up around the 1930s and ’40s. During the oil crisis in the 1970s, Pedal Powered...

Instant Karma with a Crust cargo bike fork

Given my fascination with cargo bikes, I had to ask Jimmy over at Luckyduck in Oakland, CA about that funky-looking cargo bike parked in front of the shop. An 80’s Cinelli Ottomila mountain bike...

Review: Sugoi Zap Jacket

Sugoi means “terrific” in Japanese. I would agree that their Zap Collection line is pretty terrific. The entire clothing line has reflective fibers sewn into it and the results are illuminating (pun intended). The...

Review: Showers Pass Men’s Ultralight Wind Jacket

There are rain jackets and there are wind jackets and the Showers Pass Ultralight falls in the latter of the two categories without question. Its intent is to offer maximum protection for unexpected climate...

June 3, 2018, is the first official World Bicycle Day celebration!

If you hadn’t heard the United Nations recently designated June 3, 2018, as the inaugural World Bicycle Day. Woot! UN declared the bicycle a simple, affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly means of transportation. It...

Fyxation releases 2018 Eastside Fade Series

New for 2018, the Eastside Fade is the latest release for Fyxation Bicycle Company. The Eastside was originally introduced in 2012 and is now available in 5 colors and 5 sizes, including a 46cm...

Hiplok Z LOKs provide compact security

Just running into the convenience store for a pit stop? Sitting at an outdoor café with your bike insight? Maybe your bike is up on the car’s roof rack. In times like these, when...

IKEA Recalls SLADDA bicycle over safety issues with belt drive

The TheSLADDA bicycle was launched in August 2016 as a move from IKEA to promote a sustainable transportation option in its many locations. Ikea has issued a precautionary recall of its SLADDA bicycle, due...

Limited Edition Shimano XC5 Camo Shoes

Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear announced at Eurobike/Interbike 2017 the release of their first gravel-specific product: the XC5 shoe. A special “camo” edition of this shoe was produced and was just made available as a limited...

Review: Strider 14x Sport

By Jeffrey Stern The Strider 14x Sport for kids ages 3-7 is the ultimate two bikes in one that has tons of features making it a great option for those with kids learning to...

Opinion: Invest in your community, ride your bike & share your car!

Our generation may be bonkers about the “van life”, but what about that bike life? In this continually overcomplicated, technology saturated world that seems to grow by leaps and bounds with each passing day...

Just Commit: Tips for Tackling Your First Hundo

By Jeffrey Stern The thought of riding a hundred miles is daunting. Just thinking about triple digits on the odometer has the effect of creating butterflies in your stomach. The kind of butterflies that...

Four nutrition hacks for the traveling rider

By Jeffrey Stern Let’s be honest, traveling makes it hard to stay on top of a healthy diet. However, if we’re being completely honest, travel also isn’t an excuse to throw out all the...

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks sing about bike lanes

I don’t know how much the average bicycle rider cares about my favorite band, Pavement, or Steven Malkmus’s “current band” (sorry man), The Jicks, but the Folks over at https://dangerousminds.net were kind enough to...

The importance of lock maintenance with Kryptonite Locks

Lubrication isn’t just for your bike chain. If your experiencing jamming with your bike lock you probably need to clean it. Performing scheduled maintenance is important just like lubing the chain on your bicycle....

Great Cycle Challenge USA

The Great Cycle Challenge encourages each rider to set a personal mileage goal for the month and ask their friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor them to support their challenge. Participants can ride to...

Salsa Cycles video – Hello my name is Waylon

We love kids on bikes! Every time I ride with my kids it is definitely an adventure in one way or another. Share images of your kid adventures and tag @BicycleTimes and @SalsaCycles on...

Cyclofemme May 13: Join women around the globe and celebrate cycling

On May 13th Women from around the world are invited to join together and ride bikes. For a list of rides in your area, or start your own go here. Cyclofemme is partnered with...

Alien Socks Invade Utah

Greg Bagni has been spreading his love of aliens around the bicycle industry for as long as I can remember. Every year at Interbike, Greg would be there, with socks, stickers, and love for...

Opinion: Love the bike you have

By Jeffrey Stern We’ve all experienced bike lust. You know, those days that your friend rolls up to your group’s adventure on a bike so new the chain is still silver, the hairs on...

Lumos Helmets launches updated LED helmet

Lumos Helmets will be the first Smart Bike Helmet sold in Apple Stores. The helmet update will make it so users can download an app to their Apple Watch and use hand signals that...

National Bike Challenge kicks-off today, May 1st

The League of American Bicyclists, Love to Ride and presenting sponsor, 3M, are excited to announce the launch of the seventh annual National Bike Challenge, coinciding with the start of Bike Month. The National...

Artist Spotlight: Julián Dorado

We just got an email from an artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina with some fresh imagery we thought we’d share with you. Julián Dorado is his name and he’s really into the old-school road...

Sea Otter Classic ’18: Light & Motion introduces the motion-activated Vya

The Vya range of commuter lights from Light & Motion uses a motion-activated sensor and plant-based materials to create a super-compact, bright and eco-friendly headlight and series of taillights. The Vya doesn’t have an...

Press Release: World Bicycle Relief 2017 Impact Report

world Bicycle Relief (WBR), a global nonprofit and social enterprise mobilizing people in developing countries through The Power of Bicycles, distributed 54,687 of its signature Buffalo Bicycles across nine countries in 2017, according to...

Interview: Tegan Phillips of Unclipped Adventure

Tegan Phillips is a comic artist who first started drawing for a contest to win a touring bike and gear. Guess what – she won that bike and set off riding it around the...

Review: Soma Condor bars

Every time Dirt Rag editor Eric McKeegan looked at the Soma Condor drop bars on my gravel bike, he just shook his head and laughed. Which made me laugh. Why? Because they do look...

Vintage Velo: 1892 Elliot Hickory

By Jeff Archer In the late 1880s, chain drive revolutionized the bike industry. Previously, the cranks were attached directly to the wheel such as on the 1885 Columbia ordinary (Bicycle Times Issue #8). With...

Event Report: Grasshopper Adventures Super Sweetwater

Adventure, explore, shred–that’s what the Grasshopper Adventure Series is all about. Less about the race and more about the experience to be had at any of the seven events in this series from January...

In Pursuit of Endless Adventure: A Lifestyle

By Jeffrey Stern It goes without saying, but sometimes it still needs to be said: we’re lucky. Much of the United States offers an undeniably unique opportunity for people of all types, abilities, and...

Review: Restrap bikepacking bags

With the explosion of bikepacking, the market has become inundated with small bag makers, each with their own take on a relatively simple concept: holding stuff. It seems that each city has its own...

Planet Bike Awarded Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Planet Bike is no stranger to advocacy efforts. Just this past April they awarded grants to six non-profit bicycle advocacy organizations, read more about that here. And in 2010 they were awarded Gold for...

How We Roll: Paul Freedman’s BooLander

Paul and Maurice discuss the BooLander over coffee, listen while you look. Knowing Paul Freedman, his past life as the rapper Fossil Fool, his growing company, Rock The Bike, his tall-tree sound system bike...

Spotlight: Leatherman Tread wearable multi-tool

This summer, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group will debut an industry first: a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist. The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion-resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that...

Review: Tepui Kukenam SKY 3-person Tent

Photos by Peter Bakken We’ve all seen these rooftop tents floating through magazines and the interwebs, but not many of us have actually seen them out in the wild, so I was pretty excited...

Essay: The ride that hooked me for life

By Jeffrey Stern I remember the day well, boarding the number four bus in Mill Valley destined for San Francisco and there were actual seats available. It’s common to find yourself standing for 90-minutes...

Review: Carver Ti All-Road

Tester: Karl Rosengarten Age: 59 Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Inseam: 32” Carver’s Ti All-Road is a mountain biker’s road bike. With a design aimed at mixed- surface comfort and stability, the All-Road stands...

Tapplock uses fingerprints to unlock your bike

Padlocks have long been used to secure valuable items, but remembering the combination or where the key is can be a hassle. Fingerprints have replaced passwords for electronic devices and are now replacing combinations...

WD-40 Bike and Squid Bikes team up to give away a Shred to Ed’s complete bike

WD-40 BIKE has teamed up with Squid Bikes to create a custom bike — free to one lucky winner. Starting with one bare “Shred to Ed’s” frame, a couple of cans of Spray.Bike paint,...

2018 National Bike Summit recap

By Karen Brooks The League of American Bicyclists hosted a vibrant and vital National Bike Summit earlier this month in Washington, DC. This year’s theme of “Grass Roots Grow Together” was particularly apt—the current...

Video: Bamboo Bicycle Club in Kenya

A German organization called the Bamboo Bicycle Club (BBC) recently spent time in Kenya teaching students in Malaa (near Nairobi) how to repair and maintain bicycles and build a bamboo bike. The use of...

Review: Feedback Sports Portable Omnium Trainer

If you are a devoted cyclist then there is a chance that you have been bitten by the racing bug at one time or another. It’s inevitable that you will want to go further,...

It’s almost 30 Days of Biking time once again!

30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online with the hashtag #30daysofbiking. There’s no minimum distance and every ride counts, whether it’s...

Diary of a Winter Commuter: The Big Snow

Diary of a Winter Commuter is a detailed account of riding in Wisconsin during one of the harshest winters in the past 25 years (2014). Rich Sweet recently turned his journal entries into a...

Diary of a Winter Commuter: Just Keep Pedaling

Diary of a Winter Commuter is a detailed account of riding in Wisconsin during one of the harshest winters in the past 25 years (2014). Rich Sweet recently turned his journal entries into a...

Diary of a Winter Commuter: The Polar Vortex

Diary of a Winter Commuter is a detailed account of riding in Wisconsin during one of the harshest winters in the past 25 years (2014). Rich Sweet recently turned his journal entries into a...

Ear to the ground: The best road events to attend this spring

By Jeffrey Stern Although definitely not the heart of the Fondo season, the spring is a good time to get out to test your fitness while exploring a new and possibly warmer part of...

Opinion: Praising Patagonia for preserving my puffy

Good gear isn’t cheap, but I believe it’s worth every penny. Forget the upfront cost. I’ll willingly plunk down my moola for a quality product that’s built to last a lifetime, figuring that I’ll...

Review: Pactimo base layer and bibtights

Living in the northeast as a cyclist means a solid part of your year is spent riding in cold and wet conditions. Over the years the offerings of cycling apparel geared towards tackling cold...

2018 Frigid Bitch: A ladies-only alleycat in Pittsburgh

By Anna-Lena Kempen The Frigid Bitch is a ladies’-only bike race in Pittsburgh that happens Valentine’s Day weekend every year. The format is classic alley-cat style–go fast, get there first (try not to freeze)....

Review: Women’s base layers from Garneau and Pearl Izumi

We still have 1-2 more months of winter in the northern states. My dad resides in Yuma, Arizona, and would call 40°’s winter, but whatever your cold tolerance is, baselayers can be a key...

Review: Women’s Bontrager winter wear

Bontrager B2 long sleeve base layer – $85 When riding in cold and/or potentially-wet winter conditions, layering and dressing appropriately is of utmost importance. That being said, I usually opt to get my upper...

Video: The Good Egg – A cycle-skate trip in aid of suicide prevention

John Rattray is a Scottish professional skateboarder turned office worker. In 2011 he lost his sister to depression, and in 2017 he woke up and decided it was time to ride his bicycle 100...

Review: Club Ride Blaze Vest

Not all vests are created with riding in mind. From a company like Club Ride who blends lifestyle and riding, sometimes leaning a little too heavy to the lifestyle end of the spectrum, I...

Healthy winter eating tips for cyclists

By Jeffrey Stern It’s cold, dark and we already know motivation is lacking to workout during the winter months, so how in are you going to find the time to eat balanced, healthy meals?...

Review: Club Ride “cool weather casual” flannel and jeans

This “cool weather casual” kit from Club Ride combines fashion and functionality. Gravity Flannel – $100 The Gravity Flannel from Club Ride has all the aesthetic qualities suitable to both hearty frontier folks and...

Review: Yuba Supermarché cargo bike

Maybe driving a car is something you’d like to do less often. A cargo bike can make this a reality and can even replace the gas hog as a way of moving kids and...

Gift Guide: Four books for the cycling enthusiast

Unsure what to get that friend who loves bikes and books? Combine the passions with these four cycling-related publications for all types of both riders and readers. Pedal Stretch Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling...

Opinion: 5 reasons to ditch the trainer and ride outside this winter

It’s that time of year when my Strava feed slowly becomes more and more full of trainer rides and Zwifters. Meanwhile, people like my husband are going backpacking in the single digits and getting...

Opinion: Dockless bike sharing creating chaos

My immediate response when I heard about the dockless bike-share was “More butts on bikes, great.“ Then I started to ask questions. “So what do you do with it when you’re done?” “I could...

13 Ways To Get Bike Grease Out Of Clothes

If you’re anything like me, it’s a rare day of bike commuting that doesn’t add a small dot of road grime or bike grease on your khaki pants, white shirt, etc. Grease is tough...

Interbike 2017: Bike racks

Bike racks continue to evolve to be lighter, stronger, and more user-friendly. Here are a few new ones that we saw at Interbike: 3 new bike carriers from Thule By Scott Williams The EasyFold...

Dad Bod goes to Interbike: Full Throttle

Words and photos by Stephen Haynes Interbike is an interesting proposition for a part-time Luddite/agoraphobic like yours truly, in that it consists of lots of shiny things that make noise, and smiling people that...

Review: Exposure Strada 1200

By Adam Newman Exposure lights have never had the kind of…er…um…exposure…in the U.S. that they deserve. Now with an exclusive distributor for North America, they’re making another push to show that they’re the sugar...

Interbike 2017 – Day 2

Here are a few random tidbits we found on our second day of roaming the floor at the last Interbike in Vegas: Pearl Izumi Versa collection Pearl Izumi says that the Versa line is...

Interbike 2017 – Day 1

Here are a few notable things from the halls of ye olde Interbike, 2017. Ergon releases a new grip of grips (and a saddle) From the top: GA3 – $30 – The smallest version...

New England Builders’ Ball heads to Boston

The 7th annual New England Builders’ Ball, New England’s only annual handbuilt bicycle show, will host many of the world’s best bicycle frame builders at the Boston Design Center in Boston’s historic Innovation and Design...

Connecting and converting: Finding balance in a busy world

By Jeffrey Stern We all know them, those friends that appreciate the convenience and simplicity of integrating more bike riding into their daily lives, but rarely do it. Why? It’s hard to put a...

Feeling Fresh: Delivering hops by bike

By Adam Newman I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for a bike ride with a theme, especially when it involves a liberal dose of libations. Last fall I joined a dozen or so like-minded...

Review: Liv Activo Baggy women’s shorts

The Activo Baggy from Liv is the shorter of two pairs of baggies in the women’s-specific company’s clothing line. With an 8 inch inseam, they fall a couple of inches above the knee on...

Review: Club Ride Flurry women’s shorts

These shorts look nothing like bike shorts, and that’s what makes them great. Not only do they appear like almost-dressy bottoms and feel like the comfy shorts you’d throw on to hang out around...

All-City Cycles launches Cosmic Stallion all-road bike

Tonight at Saddle Drive, QBP‘s annual gathering of shop folk and media to showcase new products, All-City launched the latest in their lineup, the Cosmic Stallion. In fact, as I write this, the launch...

Two-Wheeled Musings with Paul de Valera

By Paul de Valera My bicycle is my best friend, my only true ally in this world. My bicycle will never betray me, well it may break and throw me off of into a...

If you build it, they will ride: pop-up bike lanes prove that demand exists

Last September, the town of Macon, Georgia installed a network of temporary bike lanes. In the two weeks that the lanes were up, bike traffic increased by nearly 900 percent, more city residents were...

Essay: The bicycle commute

National Bike to Work Day was last month. Reading other people’s stories and social posts about biking to work got me thinking about my own bicycle commute, one that is now defunct as my...

Sea Otter Classic 2017: Ortlieb bikepacking bags

Ortlieb has been a reliable pannier bag brand for cyclists for decades, so it wasn’t surprising to see them release a few bike packing-specific products in 2016. At the Sea Otter Classic this year,...

Sea Otter Classic 2017: Sneak preview of the Breezer Doppler gravel bike

At Sea Otter Classic this year, Breezer was showing off a new gravel bike that will be available for 2018. The Doppler bridges the gap between Breezer’s two current drop-bar adventure bikes, the Inversion,...

Sea Otter Classic 2017: Fairdale Bikes

The Sea Otter Classic is a huge bike festival held every year in Monterey, California. This year, there were over 400 brands represented in the expo, and while many of them were well-known giants...

Enjoy Car-Free Days at National Parks Across the Country

Recently, Shenandoah National Park announced a car-free day on part of the infamous Skyline Drive, an opportunity for cyclists and other non-motorized users to enjoy the scenery and atmosphere free from motorized vehicles. This...

How to buy a bike – A guide from Bicycle Times

This piece originally appeared in Issue #16. Order up a subscription to Bicycle Times and you’ll get great content like this delivered right to your door or device. By Justin Steiner Dreaming about a...

Tales on Two Wheels: cycling podcasts

Words and photos: Adam Newman When Brock Dittus and Aaron Flores started cycling together, they certainly had no plans to start a podcast. Now 300 episodes later, the Sprocket Podcast “simplifies the good life”...

Baja Divide bike route through California and Mexico announced

The Baja Divide is a 1,700-mile off-pavement bikepacking route down the length of the Baja peninsula, from San Diego, California, to San José del Cabo in Mexico. The route utilizes existing roads and tracks,...

Bontrager encourages daytime running lights for bikes

They’ve been on motorcycles forever, and more recently cars have adopted them too, so why not bikes? Daytime running lights can significantly improve your visibility on the road, Bontrager says, and the brand is...

Feature: ALONE

Words: Amanda DelCore Originally published in Issue #41 I was itching to ride alone. No offense to any of my trail pals that had accompanied me through Canada, Montana, and Wyoming on the Great...

Advocate Cycles previews two new touring bikes

Advocate Cycles is attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration this week previewing two, brand-new and custom-painted models that will be auctioned at a later date to support the Adventure Cycling Association. The Sand County is...

Feature: Ready for Anything

What to do if you break a spoke Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 6.00.15 PMIt depends on the ride. It’s all about being prepared. Ideally, you’ll have a really tiny spoke wrench in your bag...

AAA pilot program using electric bicycles for roadside assistance

AAA Northern California has launched a pilot program along the Embarcadero area of San Francisco using Yuba’s Spicy Curry electric-assist cargo bike to offer roadside assistance. AAA gets frequent calls for flat tire assistance,...

Review: CatEye Rapid lights

There are a lot of “safety” (as in, be-seen) cycling lights out there and, to be honest, they aren’t all that different. Pick one with a style, price, and lumen output that suits your...

Review: Tern Eclipse X22

All-new for 2016, the Tern Bicycles Eclipse X22 is designed to pack a big ride into a foldable package. Thanks to its 26-inch wheels the X22 feels and handles like a “standard” bicycle. That’s...

Review: Orp headlight / bell / smile machine

What the heck is Orp? Well, it was born in an industrial design studio, was incubated through a crowdfunding session, and now represents a really fun and useful way to stay safe on your...

Enter to win a Haul-a-Day cargo bike

For one week only, Bicycle Times has partnered with Bike Friday to give you the chance to win a Haul-a-Day cargo bike just for answering a few questions in the survey below. The Haul-a-Day...

Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker

Few pieces of gear elicit such passionate debate as ultralight shelters. From bivy bags to tarps to tents, there are more options than ever before to keep you dry and warm in the outdoors....

Enter to win a pair of Soma Shikoro tires

Soma Fabrications is giving away a pair of tires to one lucky Bicycle Times reader. The Shikoro clincher is a quick, durable, armored tire that maintains an excellent road feel. It is superb for...

First Impression: Tern Eclipse X22 Folding Bicycle

Tern’s all-new Eclipse X22 folding bicycle is scheduled for release in January 2016, with a suggested retail price of $2,500. I’ve had the pleasure of riding several folding bikes over the years, but this...

Cyclist’s death inspires 24-hour ride

I have struggled for days trying to figure out how to write this, or if I even should bother. Cyclists being killed on their bicycles are not, unfortunately, unusual news. My journalistic tendencies initially...

Best bike touring gear for family travel

Editor’s note: Bicycle Times Issue #38 has a family theme, and we reached out to one of the most experienced travelers we know about how he has fared introducing his young son Sage to...

Cargo bikes to the rescue at the Disaster Relief Trials

This is it. The Big One. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has shifted, resulting in a massive earthquake and tsunami that has devastated the Pacific Northwest. In Portland bridges are unsafe to cross, gasoline is...

Suits for the win: Brompton World Championship

PRESS RELEASE: It’s not every day that a cyclist in a suit jacket and tie takes to the World Road Race championship course – and wins. But that’s exactly what happened this past weekend...

The popemobile gets streamlined

Even to non-Catholics, this should be of interest: Breezer Bikes created a custom Downtown 8 for Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, which is currently underway. The pontiff is known for a...

Bicycle Times Issue #37 is here!

On the cover Justin Steiner and Emily Walley explore the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania aboard the new Salsa Powderkeg tandem mountain bike. Features Love Ascends A challenging bike tour brings a couple closer...

First ride on the new 2016 Salsa bikes

Deadwood Somewhat surprising is this 29plus touring bike that Salsa says will be produced in somewhat limited numbers. More evolutionary than revolutionary, it’s kind of like what you’d expect to get if a Fargo...

Adam Newman named editor-in-chief of Bicycle Times

Rotating Mass Media has appointed Adam Newman as the new editor-in-chief at Bicycle Times magazine. Newman was most recently the online editor for both of Rotating Mass Media’s two titles, Bicycle Times and Dirt...

Ask Beardo: What should I eat while riding my bike?

Editor’s note: Beardo the Weirdo is our resident spiritual advisor and greasy wrench, expert. You can usually find him in the pages of Bicycle Times but sometimes he fires up the dial-up modem and...

ABUS partners with Portland’s Project 529

Germany’s ABUS Mobile Security and Portland, Oregon’s Project 529—a cycling software startup—are joining forces to combat the growing epidemic of stolen bicycles with their new 529 Garage platform. Both companies agree that the key...

The best and worst of NAHBS in photos

Being around the industry as long as I have I know a lot of people, many of whom congregate once a year in a different location to look at the fashion show we call...

Bikepacking Europe: North Sea to the Black Sea

“A network of footpaths blanket the European continent. From across the globe, I cannot tell what I’ve discovered. There’s a chance these trails are too steep to ride, too difficult to navigate, or simply...

Review: Specialized AWOL Comp Touring

Editor’s note: This review originally appeared in Issue #32 of Bicycle Times. To make sure you never miss a bike review, order a subscription and you’ll be ready for the everyday cycling adventure. The...

Gallery: Grill By Bike at Pedalpalooza

One of the best things about opening the new home office as the Portland Bureau of Bicycle Times is that I’ve landed right in the middle of Pedalpalooza, Portland’s month-long celebration of bicycles, eccentricity...

Flying with your folder? Pack it with Tern’s FlightSuit

Flying with a bike can be expensive, but Tern’s new FlightSuit can turn an off-the-shelf suitcase into a safe and secure transport case. Bringing a bike with you when you travel is always a...

Review: Trek T80+ GL

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...

NAHBS 2014: The times they are a changin’

By Marie Autrey When I stepped through the exhibit hall doorway, I knew the world had changed. I have a recurring dream in which I’m driving the interstate or walking to the mailbox when...

Review: Bike Friday Tandem Traveler XL

Tandems have been bringing together the mighty cycling power of two since the late 1800s, and Bike Friday has been building tandems since the co-founders’ very first in 1987. As a mom of two...

Review: 2013 Salsa Fargo 2

Rather than a beefed-up touring bike like the Co-Motion Divide we reviewed last week, the Fargo 2 is actually a drop-bar mountain bike, with a lighter compact frame, 2×10 drivetrain, tubeless wheels, and slacker...

Review: Co-Motion Divide

The Co-Motion Divide’s rugged-looking frame is hand-built in Oregon using oversized Reynolds 725 Chromoly tubing. Co-Motion’s tandem expertise is evident in the massive chainstays and the 40-spoke wheels, built using DT-Swiss 540 tandem hubs...

First Impression: Specialized CruX Elite EVO Rival Disc

By Mike Cushionbury For a great many of us, road riding isn’t a dedicated endeavor of criterium racing and hill repeats. It’s a combination of long days on the pavement, as many dirt roads...

Salsa unveils carbon fat bike and updates Fargo

By Karen Brooks Between their excursions to “adventure by bike,” the folks at Salsa have been busy making improvements to their stable. We recently covered the 2014 Horsethief and Spearfish, which both got the Split...

Review: Soma Fabrications San Marcos

By Matt Kasprzyk I’ve been a Soma Fabrications owner for a few years—I have a Double Cross DC that has thousands of commuting miles on it—so I was eager to ride something new from a company...

Review: Surly Moonlander

Editor’s note: This review originally appeared in Issue #164 of our sister magazine, Dirt Rag, but because it generated so much interest, we decided to share it here, too. Enjoy! By John Herron When I heard...

Highlights from Eurobike 2012

By Jeff Lockwood The annual European pilgrimage for the Eurobike bicycle tradeshow went down this past weekend in Friedrichshafen, Germany. As expected, the show unveiled all sorts of bikes and bits from manufacturers from...

Readers Write: ‘I have never ridden my bicycle so hard or for so long’

Editor’s note: Riders Write is an occasional column where we feature reader-submitted stories. This edition tells the story of the Trans-Iowa, a 330-mile gravel race that traverses some of the most difficult terrain imaginable. Author...

Climbing Mont Ventoux on a fixed gear, four times

Editor’s note: Paul Rozelle is an endurance cyclist who completed the 1,200km Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur in 2011 and writes about his experience in Issue #16. While he was in France, he decided to climb all...

Review: FSA Metropolis Patterson transmission

By Justin Steiner Sam Patterson may not be a household name to the average cyclist, but he’s had a great deal of impact on the cycling world. Patterson, the namesake of FSA’s Metropolis Patterson Transmission, co-founded...

Riding Pittsburgh’s Dirty Dozen

The author tackles Canton Avenue’s 37 percent grade. By Karen Brooks, photos by Jon Pratt Somehow I have lived and cycled in this city for 20 years without participating in one of its more...

First Impressions: Kidz Tandem

By Stephen Haynes “Always leave them crying,” says Chris Brown of Kidz Tandems. What he means is, that kids love to pedal and you want them to be so pumped about riding that when...

Ms. Brooks goes to Washington

This lane extends down Pennsylvania Avenue. By Karen Brooks In your travels by bicycle, do you have the benefit of using a bike path? Does your town have bike lanes striped alongside the spaces...