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Open Forum : Electric Bicycles for Commuting

In the past weeks I’ve talked about the new Trek Ride+ lineup, that are electric assist.  As I’ve received many emails and comments about electric bikes I wanted to hear your input. Do electric bikes kill the thought of cycling for you? Do you think more folks would get started bicycle commuting if they knew [...]

Rainy Day Commute

My questions for you are, how was your ride this morning and how will you be gearing up for winter? There is a range of articles we are working on to get you through this winter safer and more comfortable but for now I would like to hear from you!

Xtracycle Build up : Anatomy

Arleigh is building, documenting and writing out her build up of a Salsa Ala Carte mountain bike with 650b wheels and a Xtracycle Free Radical Kit.  This is an on going series so stay tuned for more installments. Now on to explain the Xtracycle frame what all the holes, poles and brackets are for. Going [...]

Q&A: How should I deal with aggressive dogs?

Ed. – The following question was submitted by a reader. If you have some insight, please leave it in the comments. If you have a question you would like to appear here, email us at diggers@commutebybike.com Diane from Canada: I had two large dogs charge me from 50 yards away yesterday while off leash and [...]

Q&A: What gearing should I use on a singlespeed mountain bike?

Ed. – This question came in from a reader who needs some advice. If you’ve got an answer and/or opinion, please leave it in the comments. Also, if you have a question you’d like answered, email diggers@commutebybike.com. From Anthony: I’m going to give commuting a go and need some advice. I’m a singlespeed mountain biker [...]

Video: Three prominent cycling minds discuss how to get more people on bicycles

Below is a video from September when I had a chance to have a discussion with three prominent figures in the current push to get more people using bikes as their normal mode of transportation. Tim Parr owner of Swobo has worked together with Sky Yaeger to bring some very unique, fun and useful bike [...]