Buying Guide

This $7,000 Bike Is Made Out of Whisky Barrels

Glenmorangie is known for its high-end whisky, but now the distillery might be known for something else as well: high-end bicycles. The Scotch-maker has teamed up with bicycle maker Renovo to make the world’s first bicycles out of whisky casks. Priced at $6,950 each, the bikes are the distillery’s second partnership in its Beyond the Cask series....

Bike shop donation replaces stolen rides for PJMS students

 Two Palmer Junior Middle School students who had their bicycles stolen while attending classes are now hitting area trails and bike paths with new Trek mountain bikes thanks to a word-of-mouth donation from Backcountry Bike and Ski Shop in Palmer.The bikes were stolen while parked in the school’s bike racks. The first incident occurred...

HERE’S PROOF THAT COMMUTER BIKES DON’T HAVE TO SUCK

The perfect city bike would be comfy and safe to ride, and it would look sharp. Bonus points if it’s super-low-maintenance and doesn’t require you to constantly fiddle with the chain and the shifters. Such bikes exist, but not if you’re on a budget. Bikes quickly get pricey once you start adding features that make...

World’s Lightest Folding Bike Weighs Only 15 Pounds

https://youtu.be/2-b7vGTej8gThe world's lightest folding bike is here. The Hummingbird Bike Company has put its ultra-light, carbon fiber bike into production following a successful 2015 Kickstarter campaign.The two-wheeler weighs only 15 pounds. According to the London startup, the bike features a unique folding mechanism where "the rear triangle pivots around the bottom bracket, so the chain tension never changes. Not only...

Bianchi and Ferrari debut first collaboration bike

Following on a July announcement of a partnership, Bianchi and Ferrari unveiled their first collaboration bike, the SF01, at the Eurobike trade show in Germany. A partially construction triathlon concept bike was also shown. The SF01 is basically a Bianchi Speciallisima with a number of customized components. But Bianchi officials say the partnership with Ferrari is intended to expand...

As Cities Become More Bike-Friendly, Developers Adapt Buildings To Accommodate Riders

Developers around the country are setting aside capital to upgrade their properties' bike accommodations, a clear sign of the growing value these services hold with tenants.San Francisco's 100 California office is a recent example of this growing trend. The 288K SF building, owned by Pembroke Real Estate, does not offer any vehicular parking options for...

New bike? In Oregon, that could mean a $15 tax

When lawmakers get into discussions about how to pay for roads, bicycles and cycling infrastructure often come up. Some say cyclists don’t pay their share for roads because unlike drivers, they usually don’t pay license or registration fees.But in Oregon, that’s now an argument with less weight. Oregon is the first state in the nation to...

Schwinn tries to recapture Baby Boomers with electric bike line

The Schwinn bicycles of the past were Cadillacs with names like Phantom, Tiger and Hornet.The Sting-Ray, "the bike with the sports car look," was coveted for its banana seat, high-traction studded balloon rear tire, butterfly handlebars and colors. Meanwhile Schwinn's Varsity and Continental introduced affordable 10 speeds sold at Schwinn stores around the country.Baby...

Colorado’s Annual Bike Swap

The annual cycling expo Veloswap will be at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, November 4.Cycling enthusiasts will have the chance to buy bikes and gears from more than 400 vendors. There will also be educational seminars and even opportunities to test ride new bikes.Veloswap drew in more than 8,000 people...

How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

Since I started riding a few years ago, I’ve been pretty lucky with flats—maybe having to fix two a year. This year however...  I’ve had FOUR flats—on TWO different sets of wheels!On the upside, the frequent flats have allowed me to refine my flat-changing skills, which, frankly, were lacking.If you also struggle to change flats,...
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