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Commuter Bikes

Internal Hub Meets Shaft Drive

Last week I received a shaft-drive commuter bike from Dynamic Bicycles. The model is the Crossroads 8. I had short call today with Patrick Perugini and Devin Kelly of Dynamic Bicycles, and I asked them the one question that’s been on my mind about shaft-drive bikes: Since shaft-drive and internal hub technologies have been around […]

Fix-Curious? An Experiment in Fixed-Gear Commuting - Part 2

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com It’s been about six weeks since I started my experiment with fixed-gear commuting. It’s been a bit surprising, even though I […]

Strida: The Ethiopian Food of Folding Bikes

About ten years ago, I developed a case of folder envy after a trip to The Netherlands. In a leap of faith, I ordered a folding bike from a Web site without having ever ridden that model–or any other folding bike. The Website was Yahoo Auctions (if anyone in the US can remember that). The […]

Flashy Folds: It’s a bike, not a party trick

I decided to demonstrate how to fold four folding bikes, with no flash or showmanship whatsoever–the way the average user of would.

Dawn of the J.O.Y.B.A.G.™

An invitation to gripe about what’s wrong with bikes.

J.O.Y.B.A.G. Bike

J.O.Y.B.A.G.™ bike is the pursuit of an ideal bicycle that offers as much convenience, reliability and ease of use, all within a package that is affordable and attractive to a wide spectrum of users.