I’ve been reviewing the Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier for several months now after my prior foray with the Racktime Workit Pannier. With our parent company Bike Shop Hub launching their semi-annual Ortlieb, Tubus, Racktime Sale, it seemed like a good time to share a few words about one of Ortlieb’s premier commuter panniers. A little [...]
John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. You’re a four-season bike commuter. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail deters you. No matter what, you ride. You’re fully kitted-out for [...]
I just received a Velo Orange saddle to test. It’s a Model 3 Touring Saddle. As you can see, it’s not even mounted on my bike yet. I’m scared. I’ve always looked at leather saddles on bikes belonging to other people and scratched my head. I never gave it any more thought, besides Why? If [...]
It’s brighter than any headlight I’ve tried–and I’ve tried many. And by “many” I mean “a handful of cheap ones.”
If you want to keep your bike, and I’m pretty sure you do, you firstly need two good locks.
I was introduced to Vaude when I was looking for a rack-top bag that I could use for my mountain bike as well as my folding bike. Vaude bags are German-made, with many well-thought-out details for commuting or touring. Eva’s Office and Eva’s Shopper are commuter rear panniers made from recycled materials. Each comes with a rain [...]