Many people set out to do bike commuting – and give up because it just does not work out. That’s not because they can’t do it – it’s just because they make some beginner mistakes. Here are the top 7 most common mistakes that people make when they try to become bike commuters.
This is our review of the versatile Targus Work + Play Cycling Backpack, a well-designed backpack for people who cycle commute to work.
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! It’s a fully waterproof cycling backpack that can be yours for a budget price.
Mira polarized sports sunglasses are our pick for the best budget cycling sunglasses we have tried. We went with budget cycling sunglasses because both Joe and I tend to be clumsy and forgetful. Luckily, with these Mira sunglasses, it does not feel as if you are compromising on comfort and quality. We picked up a pair of Mira Breeze R Polarized sports sunglasses for me, and a pair of Mira Fuzion Y sunglasses for Joe. We are happy with both of them, and in this short review and video, I will explain why.
Maggie reviews the Jaybird Tarah wireless bluetooth sports headphones, which she finds lightweight and super comfortable. The Jaybird Tarah headphones compare well with more expensive premium headphones, such as the Jaybird X4 and the Bose SoundSport headphones.
Lumintrail makes a very affordable set of bike lights – which are currently on sale at an excellent bargain price. The set comprises a super bright headlight, plus a taillight. These bike lights are easy to install and water resistant.
This post reviews the NOBULL trainers – which just may be the best mountain bike shoes you are not using! Read our review, which highlights the fact that these trainers combine retro nostalgia with innovative SuperFabric and top-notch construction.
This in-depth post is about how to choose great waterproof cycling pants. It explains how waterproofness and breathability work in waterproof cycling pants, and explains all aspects that you should consider to make the best choice of waterproof cycling pants.
How to use bike reflectors to be more visible to other road users at night. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer – just invest in a little reflective tape! You could save your life for ten dollars.
This post compares 3 of the best bike lights: Light & Motion Urban 350 vs. CatEye Volt 700 vs. NiteRider Lumina 750. All 3 of these bike lights used to cost a lot more, but their prices have come down recently. All 3 are now excellent bike lights for very reasonable prices. Use our comparative table of 3 the best bike lights to compare these bike lights for commuter cyclists, and decide which one is right for you.
A great bike light is essential for cycling – both for seeing, and for being seen. But with so many great bike lights on the market, how do you choose the best one? Read this post to find out exactly how to choose the best bike light for bike commuting.
Every cyclist should have a good windproof cycling balaclava to keep their head warm in fall and winter. Here are the key issues to take into account to help you choose the best cycling balaclava.
I reviewed a BELCH cycling jersey. BELCH cycling gear is designed for fun, with a target market of people who like to ride bikes (and drink beer)! Read my full review here.
Here’s a product review of the Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier, written from a woman’s perspective. Read all about this unique cycling pannier, which is ideal for professionals who cycle to work. Get a workout on the way to work, and look like a boss when you get there!
George A. Custer said it best: “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” Georgia Simmerling – two-time Winter Olympian and five-time Ski Cross World Cup medalist – epitomizes this winning spirit and inspires us all to get back up and keep going (and cycling)!
I highly recommend the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Backpack Convertible for bike commuters, and really for anyone who sometimes bikes and sometimes walks (which would probably cover almost all cyclists!) The amphibious nature of the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Backpack Convertible, transforming seamlessly from bike pannier to comfortable backpack, makes it not just an accessory for me, but a necessity.
Quoc Pham Cycling Shoes are by far the most stylish cycling shoes I have come across. Made of soft leather, these shoes exude style, yet are comfortable to wear all day long, both on and off the bike. Created by master craftsmen, Quoc Pham Cycling Shoes are designed to integrate cycling seamlessly into normal, everyday life.
These GRDE New Sport Neckband Bluetooth headphones were one of my best surprises so far this year. I did not expect much from Bluetooth headphones this cheap. Actually, I didn’t even realize it was possible to get Bluetooth headphones this cheap. But it is, and what’s more, they work really well. I am surprised and impressed.
I finally found a flattering womens cycling shoe! Who knew mountain bike shoes would be THE ONE! I don’t usually associate mountain bike gear with fashion, but these womens cycling shoes deliver. They can be used with and without cleats, and are comfortable on and off the bike. These shoes rate our Bike Gold Star for good looks and good function at a great price. Definitely the best womens cycling shoes under $85.