Jeff Balton, Author at Bicycle Guider - Bikes, Bike Reviews, Cycling Advice, Best Picks | Mountain, Road, Hybrid Bikes

Best Bikes For Heavy People [2020]

You weigh more than the average Joe and want to start cycling (again)? Good, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll see the best bikes for heavy riders. I receive so many questions from readers that begin as follows: “Hi Jeff, I weigh 200/300/400lb, what’s the best bike for me?” I’ve suggested various bikes but... Read More »

Review of Nutcase Helmets

Review of Nutcase HelmetsNutcase helmets are bold, funky, colorful, and a bit nutty. These USA-made skater-style helmets are a piece of art intended for kids and adults, that will protect your head and make you stand out wherever you go.  One of the main reasons people avoid wearing helmets is that they believe they look dorky when they... Read More »

18 Best Cycling Apps for Android & iOS

18 Best Cycling Apps for Android & iOSCycling apps are a phenomenal way to track your rides, analyze your progress, motivate yourself to ride harder, and compete with friends and strangers. We round up the best ones you should install! Long gone are the days when you had to keep track of your training metrics and ride info by writing it all... Read More »

Review of Co-op Cycles DRT 4.1 Fat Bike

Review of Co-op Cycles DRT 4.1 Fat BikeThe Co-op Cycles’ DRT series has received a brand-new update — the DRT 4.1 fat bike. Ride longer, harder, and get out there all year round with this capable yet affordable fat-tire bike. The DRT series is a selection of budget mountain bikes made by Co-op Cycles, a cycling brand founded by REI. It consists... Read More »

Review of IXS Trigger AM Helmet

Review of IXS Trigger AM HelmetThe IXS Trigger AM helmet is specifically aimed at the All Mountain (as per the AM denotation) area of mountain biking. After using this helmet for all my cycling over the last six months,  I’m happy to say its main use of protecting my head in crashes hasn’t been called into question, but let’s look... Read More »

Best Cycling Sunglasses

Best Cycling SunglassesCycling sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, debris, and the wind, and they also make you look good. But choosing the best cycling sunglasses is harder than you think.  Cycling sunglasses seem like a trivial matter that should not get as much attention as it gets. If you think that way as well,... Read More »

How Has Coronavirus Changed the Cycling Industry in 2020?

How Has Coronavirus Changed the Cycling Industry in 2020?2020 has changed a lot for the cycling industry and the entire humankind. Let’s see what’s different. Ever since the coronavirus craze arrived in the USA and Europe, we’ve seen shortages of many everyday commodities such as toilet paper, flour, pasta, and hand sanitizers. However, there’s another shortage that is not talked about as much... Read More »

Best Bike Lights for 2020 (Rear, Front & Helmet)

A pair of quality front and rear bike lights is an absolute must if you ride after dark or in low visibility conditions. We’d even go as far as advocating for all-day lights as well, which is something many riders agree with.  In recent years, bicycle lights have become cheaper, more powerful, more durable, lighter,... Read More »

Overview of Cannondale Topstone Series

Overview of Cannondale Topstone SeriesCannondale Topstone is a lineup of ground-breaking gravel bikes available with aluminum and carbon frames. Equipped with Kingpin suspension, high volume tires, and top-quality components, they win against the competition on any surface. Cannondale began their journey into the gravel grinding world with the revolutionary Slate model. However, gravel standards have changed a lot since... Read More »

Review of Rad Power’s All-New RadMission — Lightest, Cheapest, and Raddest So Far

Review of Rad Power’s All-New RadMission — Lightest, Cheapest, and Raddest So FarRad Power Bikes has added a brand-new model to their unique collection – RadMission. It is a cheap, light, and good-looking city commuter intended for young people on a mission and those who feel that way. MSRP: $999 Motor and Battery: 500W / 504Wh Estimated Range: 25 – 45+ miles Weight: 48 lbs Two frame... Read More »