Product Reviews

Best BMX Bikes [2019 Review]

Since the eighties, BMX bikes are popular in the USA. The name BMX derives from the term “Bicycle Motocross”. These special wheels are for the exercise specific types of cycling thought. The oldest of these is “Race”, where the rider can compete against each other on a race track. Given the special requirements of a BMX, there are differences in terms of material and struct...

Best Electric Bike Under $1000 [2019 Review]

An electric bike under $1000 is not so easy to find – at least not high quality. In the first part of our article, we inform if there is an affordable electric bike. In the second part, you will find a comparison to Electric Bikes under 1000 USD. We looked at the above-mentioned magazines for a test report for Electric Bikes under 1000 USD. If we did not find anything, this was also stated i...

Review: TiGr Bow-Locks

I’m not sure which is a more powerful force, a first impression or resistance to change.  That said, the TiGr bow-lock can be a fairly polarizing piece of bicycle hardware.  It’s not shaped like, nor made of the same material as, nor sitting at a similar price point to any other lock on the market.  These attributes, along with others, can make either your jaw drop or  your lip sneer. ...

Review: Sinewave Revolution

Dynamo, aka generator, hubs are a great way to power bicycle electronics. You never have to worry about carrying spare batteries for your lights, and if paired with a dynamo USB charger, you’ll never have to worry about keeping your smartphone/GPS charged. The problem I’ve found with dynamo USB chargers, though, is that the reliable models are not modestly priced, and the modestly pric...

Women’s Cycling Clothing: Layering with Merino Wool

Being a female in the cycling world, I’ve come to accept that there just aren’t enough good options for women’s clothing. It can be tricky because not many cycling companies make women’s gear, and the ones that do usually seem to think if it doesn’t have a swirl or a flower on it no one is going to buy it. Bike and merino hero shot in the Wiss! Now I don’t know ...

Winter Riding: Get Your Gear Ready

The same tragic scene is playing out across the North as seasonal riders, with a tear in their eye, stable their steeds for a long winter’s sleep. C’est la vie, time for the trainer, you may be thinking. Please, don’t let this misfortune befall you. The winter season can give the dedicated rider some of the most fun and memorable rides of the entire year. It can be a time of sola...

Keep Your Jacket Waterproof and Clean

A great rain jacket is an essential part of any commuting cyclist’s arsenal, and I have learned from experience that skimping on this is a surefire way to find oneself soggy and miserable. About two years ago, I invested in the Endura MT500 jacket — emphasis on invested. Reliable weather protection isn’t cheap, and cheap weather protection isn’t reliable. The difference between t...