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The Urbana and BionX: Peanut Butter and Chocolate

The Current is an Urbana bike integrated with a BionX electric assist system. We’ve had a really, really, long term test of this bike — like more than a year. At first it was, Oh God! It’s so cute! Can I ride it can I ride it? And now it’s, Hey, I’m taking the Urbana [...]

The “Natural” Ride of a BionX-Powered Bike

I’m a fan of the BionX Electric Assist System for bikes — whether it’s on a retrofitted bike, or integrated on a bike right from the factory. Make that, especially if it comes on a bike right from the factory. (I’ve never done a BionX retrofit, but I think I could. Seems easy. I’ll explain [...]

A2B Metro Goes South for the Winter

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by [...]

Lazy amateur bike mechanics, this is for you: Feedback Work Stand

When it comes to bike maintenance, I come from the school of Turn The Bike Upside Down and Fumble With It. Also known as self taught. Any bike shop that would hire me as mechanic deserves to go out of business. Yet, I occasionally find myself being thought of as a bike repair go-to guy [...]

Kalkhoff Pro Connect Review & The Panasonic Crank Drive

It’s been a busy summer of sales at the BikeShopHub.com and the JOYBAG® project stalled out of the gates a bit as our team got sidetracked from blogging with fulfilling all of those nagging orders that kept coming in.  But like a caterpillar into its cocoon our collective JOYBAG® mind has been weaving away and [...]

Bar Mitts Reviewed by a Broken Pinky

Last winter, I broke my pinky at the start of the cold season. I was riding a road bike at night, without bike lights, down a trail with the brakes a bit out of tune. I bailed out while dealing with a deep rut in the trail. Surgery ensued, with little pins holding my mangled [...]