Bicycle Times

The convergence of the cycling and outdoor industries

By Jeffrey Stern It’s been coming for a long time. Actually, it’s been happening for a long time, the industry is just finally taking notice and giving it the attention it deserves. Found on the seldom used, often abandoned trails and backcountry roads littered across the globe, where more and more hearts seem to be ...

Review: Shimano SH-CT80 shoes

I’ve long been on the search for a pair of clipless shoes that work well on the bike and provide enough comfort to wear all day. Also high on the want list was a pair of shoes that didn’t look too bikey. I’m happy to report the CT80s are pretty close to perfect for my ...

Review: NiteRider Lumina 950 OLED Boost and Solas 100

Ed. Note: Since the time of this review, the 950 has been replaced with a 1100 lumen version with the same features and price.  The Lumina OLED 950 Boost is NiteRider’s flagship road and commuter headlight, offering five steady light levels and four daylight flash modes all packed within a sleek, lightweight IP64 rated shell. ...

Win a Cycliq front and rear camera

Cycliq  has partnered with us to give one winner a Fly6[v] Rear-Facing Bike Camera with 30 Lumen Tail Light and a Fly12 Front-Facing Bike Camera with 400 Lumen Light. Enter to win below. Cycliq’s HD bike cameras and safety lights – the Fly6 and Fly12 – are a cycling advancement. Packed with innovative safety features, they ...

Cycling: The ultimate social sport

By Jeffrey Stern Traveling at high, but comfortable speeds while watching the world move by in that absorb-it-all slow motion kind of feel, and holding a conversation with a group of your best friends sounds like a my daily cycling dream. It’s a dream that us enthusiasts live out everyday, or at least try too. ...

Nuts and Bolts: A guide to bottom brackets

Words by Adam Newman, illustrations by Andrew Roberts A generation ago, there were only one common type of bottom brackets. They were square taper. And they were good. Yes, there were some variations, and people were trying hard to forget about cottered cranks, but the interface from crankarm to axle remained largely unchanged for decades. ...

Review: Lumos LED helmet

By Adam Newman The Lumos has a sporty style that wouldn’t look out of place in a race or on a group ride. It has single charge port on the rear that uses its own proprietary cable, so that’s another item you’re going to want to carry with you. It has only one port, and a ...

Everyday Adventure: The S24O

Everyday Adventure is a monthly column penned by Bicycle Times web editor Helena Kotala about the amazing experiences that can be found close to home.  Devoting several weeks, several days or even an entire weekend to a bikepacking trip can seem like a daunting endeavor at the least and many times nearly impossible, as life ...

Riding the Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

I have a certain fascination with and interest in exploring abandoned manmade things. There’s a surrealness that comes with being in a place that is in between urban and wild, developed and natural. Rusty metal, crumbling concrete, smashed windows. The ruin, decay, and nature taking over, perhaps as it should have been all along. I love to wander ...

Falling for fall…and cyclocross.

By Jeffrey Stern The leaves are changing, coffee shops start adding funky flavors (for no good reason) to the already amazing organic fair trade colombian coffee and the lost layers, arm warmers and gloves that hibernated deep in your closet for the past few months need digging out. You can try holding onto summer for ...

Interbike 2017: Hauling stuff

By Evan Gross Burley Designs Coho XC Trailer For trail work, fishing trips, beer runs, extended camping trips, or just cruising to the surf spot, the single wheeled Coho XC is a versatile beast of a trailer. Employing a super simple adjustable yoke, the trailer fits every axle type from 125-197 mm spacing, quick release ...

Review: Torch T2 helmet

By Adam Newman  Initially launched on a crowdfunding site, the Torch was an immediate hit with investors and is now has been in full production for about a year or so. Available in eight colors, it has a fairly typical in-mold construction and meets the usual CPSC and CE safety standards. It’s only available in one ...

Everyday Adventure: An Intro

Everyday Adventure is a monthly column penned by Bicycle Times web editor Helena Kotala about the amazing experiences that can be found close to home.  Earlier this year I wrote  an article about adventure and the fact that it is whatever you want it to be. Or rather, it is what you make it. What defines an adventure is ...

Riding on island paradise Haida Gwaii

By Molly Brewer Hoeg The final miles of our “Yellowhead Tour” proved we had saved the best for last. And to think we almost missed it. My husband, Rich, dreamed up this itinerary for our latest husband/wife cycling adventure. Chosen for exploring the beauty of British Columbia and the coastal mountain range, the natural route ...

Interbike 2017: Bike racks

Bike racks continue to evolve to be lighter, stronger and more user-friendly. Here are a few new ones that we saw at Interbike: 3 new bike carriers from Thule By Scott Williams The EasyFold XT is Thule’s new foldable platform hitch rack which will be available come March for $749.95. The two bike tray is ...

Dad Bod goes to Interbike: Full Throttle

Words and photos by Stephen Haynes Interbike is an interesting proposition for a part-time luddite/agoraphobic like yours truly, in that it consists of lots of shiny things that make noise, and smiling people that want to talk to you, both of which terrify and exhaust me. Still, there are few opportunities to fondle new product ...

Review: Exposure Strada 1200

By Adam Newman Exposure lights have never had the kind of…er…um…exposure…in the U.S. that they deserve. Now with an exclusive distributor for North America, they’re making another push to show that they’re the sugar in your Earl Grey. Yes, Exposure lights hail from the U.K., where they’re fitted with the latest electronics and batteries inside a ...

Interbike 2017 – Day 2

Here are a few random tidbits we found on our second day of roaming the floor at the last Interbike in Vegas: Pearl Izumi Versa collection Pearl Izumi says that the Versa line is “bike clothing specifically made for nothing specific,” meaning that it was designed for riding but bridges the gap between road, mountain and urban styles and ...

Interbike 2017 – Day 1

Here are a few notable things from the halls of ye olde Interbike, 2017.   Ergon releases a new grip of grips (and a saddle) From the top: GA3 – $30 – The smallest version ever of the winged grips that Ergon is known for, the GA3 is for small-handed riders (insert Trump joke here) ...

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