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CULTURE
Bikes Meet Art in 100Copies' Cyclism
The merits of cycling have long been pondered and quipped about by everyone from Albert Einstein to Nelson Mandela. Inspired by this vast array of two-wheeled wisdom, Singapore-based creative director Thomas Yang painstakingly worked 300 of these...
DESIGN
Velo Collection from House Industries
If the collaboration between typography studio House Industries and cyclocross OG Richard Sachs was a preview of cycle-centric things to come from the Delaware-based designers, then the full feature has arrived. Today, 9 October 2014, marks the...
TECH
Indoor Cycling Meets Entertainment with Zwift
Whether it's the dropping of temperatures, shortening of days or just plain lack of free-time, hitting the road for a lengthy ride isn't always in the cards. While indoor trainers for stationary riding continue to advance, giving cyclists more detailed...
DESIGN
Genesis Bikes' Carbon Zero
If there's one thing UK-based Genesis Bikes knows, it's humility. The brand makes no mistakes about its place in the bike industry. They describe themselves as not the biggest, not the oldest, not the most technically advanced, but always striving...
DESIGN
King of Gears Jersey by King Kog
For all the nutrition, training and bike weight measuring, there's one thing cyclists everywhere can agree upon after a long hard ride—and it isn't more energy bars. Aprés beers are a part of bike culture whether you're riding in a peloton-style...
DESIGN
Test Ride: 2014 Salsa Beargrease Carbon Fatbike
What was once thought to be a novelty by some in the bike community, innovations in both technology and design (not to mention trail infrastructure) suggest that the fat bike is here to stay. Built off the basics of mountain bike frame geometry...
DESIGN
Pure Fix Keirin Duochrome Pro Track Frame
One of the great joys (or rather, necessities) of cycling is maintaining your bike. From the basics of changing a tube to truing wheels to changing a chain, there's no better way to learn bike maintenance than building your own machine from the frame...
CULTURE
Café Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture
Spawned from a 1960s sub-culture of street-racing British rock'n'rollers, the café racer has become a highly admired genre of motorcycle design. Hallmarked by highly modified UK and Italian bikes stripped down to run races on open roads between actual...
DESIGN
David Flores + Division 1 Bicycles' Iconic Bike Prints
At its core, the design of a bicycle is traditionally comprised of two circles and two triangles. Since its inception, there has been a constant desire to continue improving the simple (but clever) machine. Bold use of carbon fiber, daring geometries...
DESIGN
Fast Tire Repairs with Patchnride
If you're turning the pedals a lot, you're bound to get a flat. While knowing how to change your own tire is required knowledge for any dedicated cyclist, it can be a real pain—especially with high-performance racing tires. The Patchnride permanently...
DESIGN
Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department
George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types of vehicles and products for his personal use. The knowledge gained through those many product experiences is what led him to create his eponymous...
DESIGN
Cannondale Bad Boy 1: Urban Performance
Hybrid bikes tend to attract unanimously negative connotations from purist cyclists—and often rightly so. Most popular with beginners or those who turn the pedals once a year, hybrids draw on design characteristics from purpose-built classes of...
DESIGN
Italy's Stylish, Customizable Dudebike
Francesco Bordin—creative director and co-founder at Dudebike—best explains the recipe that led to the increasing success of its new creation: “Take a typical Italian folding bike of the '60s and '70s with 20-inch wheels, take away everything that...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Horse Cycles
Thomas Callahan, owner of Horse Cycles, invited CH to his Williamsburg workshop to show us around and explain a little about his impressive craft. A sculpture major in art school, Callahan had a knack for fixing his friends' bikes—and that hobby...
STYLE
Rapha SS14 Hooded Wind Jacket
Like the groans and gripes that winter will never release its grasp, the temperatures around NYC (and the Northern Hemisphere in general) have finally begun to ease up. While T-shirt weather is still some time away, now is the right time to bring...
CULTURE
Tokyobike Spring 2014 New Singlespeed
As longtime supporters of Tokyobike and their "less is more" approach to bicycle building, we took special note of their upcoming spring 2014 release: the New Singlespeed. While aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the fresh release will introduce...
DESIGN
The Crate by Fietsklik
No one knows how to live on two-wheels quite like the Dutch. The lowland nation is home to some of the most extensive cycling infrastructure as well as some of the highest rates of bike commuters in the world. And now thanks to Amsterdam-based Fietsklik...
DESIGN
Bird Industries Skirt Garter
Bird Industries' skirt garter isn't a new concept, but this unassuming accessory certainly is a valuable item for any skirt-wearer riding on two wheels. The elastic band fits around your thigh and the clip attaches to your skirt or dress. Quite...
DESIGN
Interview: Will Adler of WILL Leather Goods
“People like the unexpected,” says Will Adler, founder of WILL Leather Goods, a brand he single-handedly built from the ground up at his residence in Eugene, Oregon. While predominantly known for their selection of accessories for men and women...
DESIGN
Ass Savers
It's no secret that cyclists are particularly sensitive to the aesthetics of their rides—whether it's a tried and true steel frame commuter or a state-of-the-art carbon fiber racer—yet adding anything to distract from the bike's original form is...
DESIGN
Budnitz Bicycles FTB
Over their brief two and half years in the bike game, Burlington, Vermont-based Budnitz Bicycles has released a wide range of some of the most high-performance bikes on the market. Specializing in titanium, cantilevered frames, precise geometry and...
DESIGN
Salsa Cycles Mukluk TI
When the temperatures drop and the snow starts falling, most bikers either hitch their ride to an indoor trainer or exchange their wheels for another activity. After a recent trip to Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula, we found that in the colder...
DESIGN
Hufnagel Cycles Porteur Project
Celebrated in the custom bicycle building community for his impeccable talent and classic aesthetic, Portland-based Jordan Hufnagel leads the charge in purposefully designed bicycles with Hufnagel Cycles. In recent years, however, his focus has...
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