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Hammerhead bike navigator simplifies adventurous rides

Nothing puts a speed bump in a thrilling bike ride quite like stopping to consult a map on your smartphone. Sure, you can mount your GPS to your handlebars, but that's a lot of information to take in when you're rocketing down the street and trying to stay safe from cars. The Hammerhead bike …

Fish

L.A. as a bike-friendly place? Forget it. It's too dangerous.

There's Hollywood, and there's real life. But when it comes to cycling, sometimes they're not so different.<p>Take the recent Judd Apatow film "This Is 40." Missed it? Allow me to spoil part of it for you:<p>Paul Rudd's character is a sometime cyclist. Late in the movie, seeking a respite from the stress …

Cycling

Rubbee Electric Drive Gives a Boost to Any Pedal-Powered Bike

Today’s electric bikes represent a great alternative to traditional pedal-powered bikes, especially when you’re traversing a hill or on a hot summer …

3 Charts (And A Few Words) On The Rise Of Electric Bikes

We told you last week about how bicycles are outselling new cars in almost every European country.<p>When we delved a little deeper into the numbers, we found that while bicycle sales remained steady in a six-year period that began in 2006 (the top chart), sales of electric bikes exploded (the second …

Centurion Turbo TT

Despite a reputation during the 70s and 80s for budget bikes, the US-based Centurion brand featured a few highlights in their range, including the Centurion Pro Tour which Richard Ballantine listed as one of his ‘Best Bikes’ in his Bicycle Book. Centurion even collaborated on the Super Corsa-esque …

Prefestka

If you attended the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, you may have encountered a track bike with a pink mirror finish that was more spaceship than speed bike. It was presented by Czech brand Festka, who employ a Mr. Hrubý to assemble their frames. Before Festka, Hrubý built frames under …

Yasujiro Nudity

Although Japan’s Tange International Co. has been through its share of ups and downs over a 90-year history, they still continue to manufacture high quality tubing, a credit to the management and products. Their range now includes a series of frame, branded Yasujiro, after the name of the company’s …

K. Bedford Customs

The waters of upstate New York’s Saratoga Springs must have a high creative content for custom frame builders: Ben Serotta’s band of brazers continue to forge ahead regardless of the mothership’s corporate bumps. Kelly Bedford is widely regarded as one of Serotta’s most prolific, assembling …