Posts in category "Bicycle Tech Review"

Are Americans ready for European trekking bikes?

Are Americans ready for European trekking bikes?
There is something romantic about European bicycling. Scenic mountain passes. Ancient cobblestones. Ornate roundabouts. Grand boulevards. Narrow avenues. Historic bridges. Whether one is a fan of professional bicycle racing or simply an admirer of efficient everyday transportation, most American cycling enthusiasts have a soft spot for European bicycling culture. We really admire Europe’s relationship with... Read more »

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike - Key features to look for

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike - Key features to look for
Every ride is an adventure – especially when you’re on an adventure bike. Over the past ten days, I’ve ridden an abandoned railroad bed covered with loose ballast, a few different limestone rail trails that had been battered by flood waters, and the potholed streets of Chicago. I’ve plowed into puddles, maneuvered around garbage heaps,... Read more »

Carbon Fiber Bikes: There Is An Alternative

Carbon Fiber Bikes: There Is An Alternative
Many cycling enthusiasts believe that fall is the best time to run out and buy a new bike. Retailers, as the theory goes, are more desperate to sell leftover inventory to make room for next year’s models and generate much needed cash to weather the upcoming winter.  It’s all just a matter of surgical shopping.... Read more »
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Carbon Fiber Bikes; Making The Grade

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Making The Grade
Fall is in the air and the cycling enthusiast’s thoughts turn to year-end deals on a new bike. In my previous post on this topic, I listed the reasons why off-brand, budget-priced carbon fiber road bikes may appear to be an affordable option.  But after you strip away the paint and graphics, you really can’t... Read more »

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Breaking The Mould For Lower Prices

Carbon Fiber Bikes; Breaking The Mould For Lower Prices
Let’s face it, most of us get pretty excited when some new game-changing gizmo or gadget hits the market. We wait patiently, longing for the day when we can experience the perceived ecstasy this life altering technology promises.  We know how this works.  The price will eventually come down.  We need to wait just long... Read more »

Running Barefoot in a Grass Skirt

Running Barefoot in a Grass Skirt
Let he who is without carbon cast the first stone… But you can’t cast that stone from behind the plastic keyboard of your battery-equipped laptop.  Or from your smartphone.  Or using the desktop at the public library. If you feel the latest technology will only contribute another dead battery to an overflowing and toxic landfill,... Read more »
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