With the launch of the Garmin Edge 530, choosing a premium bike computer just got a whole lot easier. Especially since it has been launched at an attractive price point. In this post we sum up the upgrades, so you can decide if these upgrades have value for your own cycling needs – and if this bike computer is the one for you. If you are a mountain biker, this may turn out to be a no-brainer …
A Whole New Way to Fold a Bike: Tern Launches the Ultra-Compact BYB Folding Bicycle. This innovative new folding bike will arrive in bike stores in July. Read more and take a look at this good-looking folding bicycle in our post.
Augmented Reality is going to change the way we shop for bikes, and the way we ride them. This post explains what augmented reality is, and how it is changing cycling.
The Vangogo bike light set is a great product for the price. The front light is impressive, and the rear light is adequate. This is a well-made product, and much better than I expected for a budget bike light set. Also, the front light is bright and hefty enough to double up as a flash light, once you get off the bike.
The Craft Cadence cycling backpack is designed by and for bike commuters. It’s a really top-notch backpack for cycle commuting, and right now it’s on sale as well. So, we thought it was the perfect time to publish this review of one of our favorite cycling backpacks!
Our 11 tips for traveling light on your long-distance cycling tour will help you to successfully prepare for your bike tour. You may be intimidated by the thought of a long-distance bike tour because of all the things you would need to carry. However, fear no more. Our tips will get you focused and make sure you are traveling light.
Right now the Garmin Edge 520 Plus is on sale at Amazon, with the price slashed by $70. They’re selling like hot cakes! There has never been a better time to buy this premium bike computer.
7 of the Best Short Sleeved Cycling Jerseys for Spring and Summer explains all about how technical cycling jerseys work, and offers you a comparative choice of 7 of the very best. Cycling jerseys are technical garments that use lightweight, sweat-wicking fabrics to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable while cycling. This post has a chart comparing 7 of the best short sleeved cycling jerseys for spring and summer, plus reviews to help you choose the best cycling jersey for your needs.
This post (with videos) compares the Garmin Edge 520 Plus vs Wahoo ELEMNT in detail. The Garmin Edge 520 Plus and the Wahoo ELEMNT are two of the best bike computers in the world. The Edge 520 Plus is a major upgrade on an already popular bike computer. Previously, the Wahoo ELEMNT was very serious competition for the Edge 520 – but how does it compare to the upgraded Edge 520 Plus? This post compares their features to help you decide which of these premium bike computers would be best for you.
Are you looking for waterproof panniers for your bike commute or your bike tours? Ortlieb panniers might be right for you. They are loved by millions of bike commuters and bike tourers because they are completely waterproof and very spacious. In this post we feature and compare three of the best in Ortlieb’s line-up of premium waterproof bike panniers.
This post will help you to pick the perfect cycling training plan, as it includes links to our most popular and successful bike training plans. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate cyclist, or even quite advanced, we have a plan for you!
This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 520 and the brand new Edge 520 Plus. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these two bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. Then I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences. I also include a useful Bottom Line that attempts to cut through all the technical details and simplify the choice, for those of you who are in a hurry!
This post gives you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 1030 vs 820 vs 520 Plus. First I have a chart that highlights the key differences between these 3 bike computers. Then I discuss these key differences. Then I offer some advice on which Garmin Edge to buy, based on your needs and preferences. Finally, I present a very extensive chart comparing all of the key features of all 3 bike computers, for those who want to know every single detail. I also include a useful Bottom Line that attempts to cut through all the technical details and simplify the choice, for those of you who are in a hurry!
An indoor bike trainer is a great way to maintain and even build your cycling fitness when winter weather makes it impossible to go outside. Simply set up your regular bike on an indoor bike trainer and pedal away. In this post we describe the different types of indoor bike trainers available, and list 5 of the best indoor bike trainers. We also recommend a couple of essential accessories to make your indoor bike training experience more comfortable.
This is my review of the Totem Pole Bike Rack – a bike rack that is big enough for the whole family! This strong bike rack will hold up to six bikes, so it should meet all the needs of most families. Also, it doubles as a space-efficient bike stand. This post includes a video in which Maggie demonstrates how to assemble the Totem Pole Bike Rack straight out of the box.
Everything you need to know to choose the best cycling pants. Includes chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants; reviews and videos; plus information about how to choose the best cycling pants, explaining the technology that produces pants that are both waterproof and breathable.
This in-depth post compares 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, so that you can figure out the best one to suit your needs. This post includes a chart comparing 7 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, reviews of the 7 best jackets, videos, and a lot of information about every aspect of these jackets, including the difference between fleece, softshell, and hardshell jackets, and how waterproofness and breathability work.
What do you do if you’re halfway home on your bike, and it starts snowing? You could carry on cycling, hoping you’re not going to slide out and hurt yourself. Or, you could stop and grab the studded tire skins you keep in your pannier, quickly zip them over your bike tires, and then continue on your way safely. That’s the genius of reTyre! It’s a new product that launched on KickStarter last year, and is now doing well. reTyres is a modular tire system that lets you quickly adapt your bike tires to meet changing conditions, such as off-road cycling, or snow. Check out videos that show how they work.
Cycling is fun, healthy, and eco-friendly. So why not use your bike to explore new countries? Taking a cycling vacation not only helps you to relax, but also enables you to explore different places and experience the culture and way of life of the local people. You also get to discover many amazing places along the way. If you’re wondering which country to visit for a cycling vacation, we’ve got you covered. Here are our pick of 7 countries for cycling vacations.
Are you trying to return to cycling after knee replacement surgery? If so, our post can help. Riding a bike is a great form of physical therapy following knee replacement surgery. In this post Dr. Nakul Karkare offers tips for safely returning to riding your bike after knee replacement surgery.
We are very proud and happy to announce that our other blog, the Electric Bikes Blog, has made it to a select list of the Top Ten electric bike blogs in the world!
Last chance: You only have until April 15th to send your input to the Government of BC. Make sure you have your say on BC’s Active Transportation Strategy (ATS). The ATS will inform provincial policy for bikes for years to come. Now is our chance to shape the ATS to include investment in cycling infrastructure, education, and improvements to policy and legislation.