Concept Bicycle Helmet That Tucks Into A Water Bottle – UPDATED 9-18-2020

UPDATE 9/18/2020: The Park & Diamond company posted another “update” and “sneak preview” on August 28th. The update says the company has “secured agreements with a new contract manufacturer [and] several new suppliers.” They go on to say that the company is “firming up new shipping logistics” that should ship the first production by the end of December 2020. “Secured agreements” and “firming up” is, in my opinion, public relations mumbo jumbo. Backers want to hear that manufacturing has begun, not that Park & Diamond has “agreements” to manufacture and…

The Birth Of Gravel Bikes

Gravel bikes are all the rage, along with e-bikes, and why shouldn’t they be? Road bikes have become as use-specific as mountain bikes. Maybe more so. Today’s road bikes are created to do one thing really well and not much else. While bicycle companies would love it for you to create a road bike stable (next to your mountain bike stable), most riders, and their bank accounts, get burned out on this approach. And the garage gets too crowded. Along comes the Swiss Army knife of bicycles; the gravel bike.…

BMW SHOWS THE BIKE COMPANIES HOW TO OUTFIT AN ELECTRIC BIKE FOR THE PEOPLE

October 7, 1016 – BMW’s limited-edition Cruise e-Bike appears to be a wake-up call to struggling e-Bike companies. The $3,900 Limited Edition Cruise e-Bike comes in Protonic Dark Silver, with the same paint scheme used by the BMW i8 with the same name. Good looks aside, what makes the Cruise so inviting is its ergonomics. The Cruise offers an upright riding position, Continental Cruise Contact tires (smooth tread pattern and a wider profile than conventional road bikes), a suspension fork, Shimano brakes (you’d think BMW would use Magura?) and a…

PIVOT MACH 429 CARBON LONG-TERM MEDITATION

  Back in my good old Mountain Bike Action days, three riders (and sometimes only two) tested over 50 bikes a year. As soon as I’d cozy up to a bike, it was time to send it back. So leaving the magazine gave me the first opportunity in 20 years to perform an honest-to-God, long-term bike review. I have logged more miles and hours on this Pivot Mach 429 Carbon than any bike since my 1993 GT Xizang. If the glove fits I picked up this slightly used Pivot Mach…