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Archive for August, 2008

Quick Tip: Forgot your light? Use your iPhone!

Saw this tip pop up on Twitter from user rabbieburns (click here to follow him): Best alternative use of an iPhone so far? I forgot my front bike light tonight. Some sticky tape and iPhone later… That’s a very brave man… Click here to follow me on Twitter.

Bianchi’s city bikes for 2009

I’m looking at the preliminary 2009 Bianchi product line. I see some pretty interesting things in their road and mountain bike lineup, but this is a commuter site so I’ll keep my focus there. For the city and commuter bikes, I see mostly evolutionary changes and enhancements to Bianchi’s existing product line. For example, the [...]

In praise of YOU, the everyday Olympian

After bicycling for 152 miles in 6 hours and 23 minutes in Beijing’s smoggy air, the gold medal was determined by a fraction of a second. Spain’s Samuel Sanchez willed a supreme effort to out-sprint the world’s great riders like David Rebellin and Fabian Cancellara. Fifty-seven million U.S. citizens ride a bicycle, at least, on [...]

Gas prices are fueling higher bike sales

There’s things that are just “common sense” to a lot of us, but it’s always nice to see it backed up by real data. Bikes Belong did a survey recently that shows that gas prices are pushing bikes sales higher than ever.

2009 Masi Bikes Commuter Preview

Last year saw a lot of good things come out of the once road-only Masi Bikes.  Last year saw the release of the Caffe Racer, Speciale Commuter and SoulVille.  All three models are selling well with the Speciale and SoulVille selling out as quickly as they can be stocked.  Masi 2009 shows more variations of [...]

Interbike is coming (plus, I need your help!)

Interbike, the yearly bike-gasm trade show held in Las Vegas, is quickly approaching. This is the event where cycling related companies all get under one roof and try to peddle their wares to bike shops and media folks. Last year saw a huge swell in commuter specific bike products and 2008 promises to be no [...]