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SKS Black Alley Cat Fenders Preview

Isn’t black the new pink, which was the new brown, which was the new black.  Even though hands down my favorite fenders are the Velo Orange Alumnium Fenders, I can embrace a subtle matte look for the ninja commuter..  If you keep a low profile, or simply want to match the rest of your components […]

2011 Surly Trailer

A late addition to our trailer series for a couple weeks ago. An amazing new trailer design from Surly, this will allow you to move your bed, fridge and kitchen sink by bicycle!

Hands On First Look : Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light

Commute By Bike received the Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light that we previewed last week and it quickly took the place of the TL-LD610 that we’ve openly loved before on Commute By Bike.  Our initial spin around the block is that this rectangle of a light is bright, and the reflector works wonderfully.  Something I […]

A Final Review of the Burley Travoy

To be honest, I’ve never walked into a review for a product so excited, yet so worried about the outcome.  Normally, I have a pretty good idea of how I’ll feel about a product – sometimes my decision or opinion will be swayed one way or another based on product durability or features.  The Burley […]

Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light : Preview

A new light was recently released, the Reflex Auto TL-LD570, from Cateye. What is so unique about the light? It turns itself on and off utilizing optic and motion sensors.  If this system really works, I’ll save myself a handful of batteries per year by leaving my light on at night when I leave the […]

Tools for Normalizing the Bike Commute

Come on now.  I know that you think of yourself as a bike commuter. But all too often something gets in the way. As a small business owner who also likes calling himself a bike commuter, I’ve become quite familiar with all of the reasons (excuses) that it often seems much easier to take the […]