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Archive for April, 2008

Award: Swobo Del Norte

I got to spend a good while riding the Swobo Del Norte around this morning. While it’s obviously not enough time to do a full review, it was a nice smooth ride I would expect from a single speed. Lots of red bits and chrome handlebar tape (while not the most comfortable) is what makes [...]

New Pedros Trixie tool

Pedros is well known for their bike care products and for being a very environmentally minded company. They’ve recently picked up some new investors and gotten a new infusion of cash. During the press conference yesterday I asked what they would be doing with their new found money and they said: We’re very interested and [...]

New Redline “Chick” 925

We’ve reviewed and posted 2008 pics of the Redline 925, however they are now showing the new “Chick” specific model (with matching bag) here at Sea Otter. All the same specs and features as the original 925, but with updated graphics that match from the frame to the saddle to the Basil brand bag. What [...]

Schwinn Coffee (and Cream)

The Schwinn Coffee is a budget minded commuter bike built with design and function in mind. This very classic looking bike has a lot of great features for the commuter. A rear rack, chain guard, kickstand and steel fenders come stock. The brakes are both Tektro dual pivot and coastor. The swept back handlebars will [...]

Commuter profile: Suit in the City

One of the more common reasons given why people don’t bike commute is because they can’t wear office wear on their Bianchi Pista track bikes. This bike commuter is architect Riyad Ghannam in San Francisco. He rode is bike to elementary school, middle school, high school, to his college classes in North Carolina, and now [...]

2008 Sea Otter

I’m currently sitting in an airport in Chicago on my way out to Monterey, CA for the annual Sea Otter event. I’ll be there with the rest of the Crooked Cog crew covering the show and keeping an eye out for all the newest and brightest products for your commuting pleasure. If you want to [...]