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Archive for February, 2008

XYZ Bike — Overview: My Foul Weather Friend

I’ve had several opportunities to ride the XYZ Bikes Men’s Beach Cruiser since my initial ride in late December, and for a $100 bike — I’m happy with the results. It certainly would be an inexpensive way for people to find out if bicycle commuting is for them. First, the down side: There are a [...]

Civia Cycles due out in March

We are here at QBP’s (Quality Bicycle Products) annual tradeshow, Frostbike. One of QBP’s newest brands is Civia Cycles which we posted about when the bikes were first shown at Interbike last September. Civia Cycles is making big waves with their release of commuter bikes priced between $1900 and $3100 dollars. You get a lot [...]

Lance Armstrong: “We have to promote bike commuting”

He really said that! Lance Armstrong will open “Mellow Johnny’s,” a bike shop west of downtown Austin, Texas this May. From Austin 360: Armstrong said he’d like to see Austin evolve into a place like Portland, Ore., where biking is part of the culture and people pedal to work, to restaurants and to run errands. [...]

Exclusive First Look: Gary Fisher Simple City

Here is an exclusive first look at the pictures, prices and final specs for the Gary Fisher Simple City. Update: We’ve got more pictures with better color options. Every since the first pictures showed up of a prototype from the 2007 Trek World, people have been clamoring for news on when this bike will appear [...]

Bicycle Storage – The Claw

Whirlpool’s Gladiator GarageWorks division announced yesterday that they will become the first major U.S. manufacturer to commercially produce a product from the ABC Television network reality show, American Inventor. From the press release: The bicycle storage device prototype designed by Craig Forrest and David Moeller will be displayed at IBS then restyled, rebranded, renamed and [...]

Update: SE Lager

This is the second in a series of posts that will serve as my review of this commuter offering from SE Bikes. In this post I discuss the overall feel of the bike after several months of riding. You can see my first post on the SE Lager with more pictures here. Riding the SE [...]