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Top 10 mountain bike rides in the Alps

With high-altitude blasts, epic rocky descents and hidden singletracks, mountain biking in the Alps is a fun and fast-paced assault on the senses. Here, the author of a new guidebook, Alps Mountain Biking, picks his pedal-pushing highlights<p>Saint-Luc, Switzerland<p>High in the giddy, vertical world of …


Build an Arduino-Powered DIY Tracking System to Track a Stolen Bike

Bikes get stolen all the time and unlike cars, they’re difficult to track. If you don’t mind putting in the work, Instructables user stbennet shows …


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The Best Bike Lock

To find the best bicycle lock, we ordered 27 of the toughest we could find, and then we sawed, chopped, and cut them all to pieces. We learned that …

Gear & Gadgets

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

In Toronto, they’ve painted over the bike lanes. And in São Paulo, a cyclist got his arm torn off by a car that didn’t even stop … We knew it was bad on the world’s crowded roads, but a new film reveals it’s a fight to the death<p>Fredrik Gertten is a Swedish documentary-maker: he made a film about …

São Paulo

Cycling Canada "Hop On"

Madison Road Race gilet review

Proudly sporting a “pro-rider developed” logo, the Madison Road Race gilet was created over the course of the 2014 season in conjunction with the …

First Look: SRAM Force1 and Rival1 Drivetrains

The expanded range of 1x components could simplify your ride—and make your bike look better<p>One of the most consistent themes throughout the evolution of the bicycle’s drivetrain has been “more gears.” Almost all the technology associated with the bicycle drivetrain has been developed to refine …

San Luis Obispo


Our Favorite Indie Bike Apparel Companies

Just outside the mainstream, these companies are innovating cycling kit design

San Francisco

6 Innovative Bike Locks

Keeping your bicycle safe has never been easier—or more fun

Gear & Gadgets

The Smartest Bike Lock Ever

The solar-powered Skylock uses new technology to up the ante on bike theft protection<p>We’re seeing more and more new gadgets introduced to thwart bike theft—but few advances in the locking technology we already depend on to protect our bikes. Smart pedals and other GPS trackers are helpful …


The World's First Integrated Headlight & Blinker System For Bicycles.

Turn Signals<br>We don't like how many bike accidents happen every year, and we want to do something about it. There are 2 RGB LED lights in the bar ends …

Free Route Planner for Walking, Running and Cycling

Looking for the best route planner for walking, running and cycling?<p><i>plotaroute.com</i> is used in over 190 countries across the world and has excellent …


Kumo Cycles 650b Travel Bike

Right now, the South Australian capital of Adelaide is broiling with excitement as thousands of cycling fans converge upon it for the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under. This will be the biggest TDU yet and continues to attract a huge amount of interest from both the public and corporate sectors, as …


Smash Lab: Bike Locks Broken

We busted some locks to find out which ones you can trust<p>Which locks best frustrate a thief? We decided to find out by asking an expert, Hal Ruzal, a longtime mechanic at Bicycle Habitat in New York City, to hack through a batch. To make the test realistic, we requested that he use only the tools …

New York City

Helios Bars - Transform any bike into a smart bike.

Imagine the bike of the future: integrated lighting that responds to your behavior, smartphone connectivity that logs data/statistics for all your …

Paris - Rouen

Intelligent and Connected Bike Lights

IntelligentSee.Sense ICON is the only bike light in the world that reacts to your environment. Using patented sensor technology the light detects …

World's Best Cycling Computer

Hammerhead Karoo<p>Explore, train and share the ride with others.<br>Karoo is a new cycling technology companion<br>that’s ready for everything the ride …


Cycle EXIF Bicycle Calendar 2014 | Cycle EXIF

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar is now live and available for purchase and/or download. I’m especially proud of this issue, because it truly features some of the best custom bicycle frame builders from all over the world, captured by some of the world’s …


Black Cat Bicycles Dream Bike

In August 2013, Easton inaugurated their Handmade Dream Bike Charity Raffle — five builders who donated one of their bikes to be sold at auction with the proceeds going to a charity of their own choice — and appointed Todd Ingermanson of Santa Cruz’s Black Cat Bicycles as one of the five.<p>Most …


Levi’s® Commuter Collection

For most of us, the majority of our riding consists of commuting to work or mates’ houses. Or the pub. And while there’s an abundance of awesome lycra kits and bibs out there with awesome designs, they’re not the best look to work in, order an afternoon schooner at the local, or to order dinner. …

Fall Fashion