Product Review: Greenstar Bikes’ Ecoforce 1 Bamboo Bicycle

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At this point we have all seen, or at least heard about, a bicycle frame that is partially made out of bamboo. And if you are anything like me, you thought how cool it would be to have one of your own, until you looked at what they are charging for that bamboo bicycle frame. We have seen them starting around $1,200 up to as much as $6,000, which puts it way out of the “it would be nice to … [Read more...]

Bicycle.net Humor Cartoon – What Are You Crying About

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We all know that feeling of new bike day. The begging, pleading, saving, and sometimes even crying, to get just want you want. Then one day you wake up and see your kid, or significant other trying the same tactics on us. … [Read more...]

The Once Every Other Week Cartoon: This Is Where It Gets Challenging

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So we have all been there. We have no idea where we are going and our riding buddy tells us that the hard part is just up the road. And when we get there it looks something like this cartoon. … [Read more...]

Ride The Black Line: Why Track Racing Appeals To Everyone

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by Zachary Rynew There are very few things that remain like they once were. Movies are still made replacing actors with 3D animation. Shopping malls get updated to look like the latest thing. Even sports seems to have been corporatized at every level. When I watch the Karate Kid (the one with Karate), I always sigh to think about how things were. I was approaching teenager status when … [Read more...]

The Case For Finally Racing A Bicycle Crit

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By Zachary Rynew Racing is dangerous. If you have a family member that cares for you, they'll discourage it and rightfully so. With speeds starting at 25 mph and your only protection a Tupperware grade helmet, there is virtually no margin of error while entrenched in a herd of riders. All it takes is a split second for someone to improperly guide their line, react to debris or just not … [Read more...]

BMC Recalls Three Models of Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge Bicycles with Aprebic Forks Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount posing a fall hazard to consumers. … [Read more...]

New Bicycle Friendly Communities Announced

Health and wellness top list of motivations to become bike friendly Washington, D.C. -- May 14, 2014 -- As we continue to celebrate National Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists today announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC). With nearly 40 million Americans bicycling in 2012 and U.S. bike commuting increasing more than 61% from 2000 to 2012, there's … [Read more...]

Felt Bicycles Recalls Triathlon Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: 2008 Felt S22 and S32 Triathlon Bicycles and 2010 Felt S32, B12, B14 and B16 Triathlon Bicycles. Hazard: The steer tube on the bicycle fork can break and cause the rider to lose control, … [Read more...]

Chris Horner In Hospital After Serious Crash With A Car

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PARIS, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Spain champion Chris Horner has been taken to hospital following a training crash with a car around Lake Como, Italy, his Lampre team said Friday. The 42-year-old American, who was born in Japan and is the oldest ever winner of a Grand Tour, suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs in the accident. "The American cyclist Chris Horner had an … [Read more...]

The 2014 San Dimas Stage Race Starts The US Season

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San Dimas, California (March 24, 2014) - The dates for the San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR) are almost here. The SDSR is a premier race which attracts top flight riders and teams in all categories and provides great entertainment for spectators of all ages. Now in its 15th year, the race is hosted by Southern California Velo (SC Velo), presented by MRI Endurance, supported by terrific sponsors, and … [Read more...]