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Commuter Bikes

Unboxing the 2010 Raleigh Clubman

A little preview of the Raleigh Clubman that we recently took in for review. In this 6 minute clip we go through the basics of unboxing a bicycle.

Trek Ride+ : First Impressions

The bicycle shop I manage, Cool Breeze Cyclery, and sister store, Trek Bikes of Charlotte, have brought in a fleet of the new electric assist bikes, Trek Ride+.  One of these, the FX+ is a demo bike that our co-owner with an engineering background took for this past weekend.  Below is his original experience.  We […]

Urbana Bikes: Serious Fun

Many people wonder why racing cyclists train on ludicrously expensive bikes and wheels. Theoretically, a racing cyclist must work harder riding a heavy clunker, getting more benefit from this harder workout. The secret lies in the psychology of motivation: it’s simple stupid fun to go fast and to push yourself to new personal bests. I’m […]

Urbana Bikes: First Look

Jerome Roy of Montreal, Quebec is a committed year round bike commuter. “I know what makes a bike work at 20 below after an evening at five,” he says. He’s carried drill presses and children on his bikes. “I think a bike can often replace a car.” Roy has designed bikes for fun: bikes with […]

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Quick Update

Currently the Long Haul is sitting as pictured above.  I installed the Schwalbe tires by chance, not thinking they would fit, but they did.  The tires I think have taken the bike a completely different path than originally I thought it would go.  The bikes looks have changed. Yesterday, I worked on installing the Velo […]

2009 Top Commuting Products : Bicycles

Going into the year of 2009 there was high hopes for the alternative solution to automobile use.  The 2008 Interbike was full of transportation bikes, electric bikes and all levels of accessories to get people to use their bike daily.  Once the gas prices settled back down most people also stopped using their bikes, and […]