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Best Bike Pedals of 2021 (MTB, Road & Gravel)

Best Bike Pedals of 2021 (MTB, Road & Gravel)Here are our top picks of best bike pedals for road cycling, mountain biking, and gravel riding. Clipless and flat models for different applications! Choosing the right type of pedals for your bike and your style of riding is incredibly important. After all, your pedals are one of the three most important contact points on... Read More »

Review of Marin Nicasio Series

Review of Marin Nicasio SeriesTraditional and modern are no longer juxtaposed thanks to Marin’s Nicasio performance gravel bikes. Modern geometry and classic steel design give new meanings to comfort and performance. The Marin Nicasio series consists of three steel endurance bikes built for those who want to keep riding even after the road runs out of pavement. Marin Nicasio... Read More »

Review of Cannondale Synapse 105

Review of Cannondale Synapse 105Cannondale Synapse 105 is a smooth endurance road bike that’s ideal for riders who want to spend the whole day on the road without having to sacrifice speed or snap, or give up the fun factor.  Cannondale Synapse was first introduced in 2005 and quickly became one of the go-to choices among the endurance road... Read More »

Review of QuietKat Ranger

Review of QuietKat RangerQuietKat was founded by twin brothers Jake and Justin Roach in 2016 in Eagle, Colorado. The brand was formed to build electric bikes specifically designed for the needs of hunters, anglers, and outdoor explorers. By creating long-range electric bikes that have the capabilities of off-road vehicles, the QuietKat Ranger allows hunters to access their favourite... Read More »

Best Bikes For Seniors

Best Bikes For Seniors  It’s never too late to start cycling and there’s no reason to ever stop! With one of these best bikes for seniors, you can enjoy the outdoors and stay healthy and fit no matter the age! Cycling is by far one of the best activities older folks can do to improve their health and... Read More »

Review of Pivot Mach 4 SL

Review of Pivot Mach 4 SLThe Pivot Mach 4 SL are renowned for their high-quality and built to enhance your mountain biking experience. Founded in 2007 by Chris Cocalis in Phoenix, the Pivot Cycles are suitable for cyclists who want a fast and playful bike while handling aggressive trails efficiently. With the Pivot Mach 4SL, you can climb challenging trails... Read More »

Review of Retrospec Harper

Review of Retrospec HarperRetrospec Harper is simple, affordable, and very good-looking. But what kind of quality does this fixie/single-speed bike come with? We answer this and more in our detailed review below. Regular commuting on rough city streets requires a special kind of bicycle. Commuter bikes take a lot of abuse, endure rain and grit, scratches and falls,... Read More »

All You Need to Know About Everesting and Why It’s Gaining Traction

All You Need to Know About Everesting and Why It’s Gaining TractionEveresting is the ultimate cycling challenge that more and more people are trying to complete. Climbing 8,848m on a bicycle in one ride is not easy, but it can be done with the right knowledge.  Reaching the top of Mount Everest is the biggest accolade a climber can put next to their name. Cyclists can’t... Read More »

Review of Co-op CTY 1.1

Review of Co-op CTY 1.1Co-op Cycles CTY 1.1 is an affordable hybrid bike with a solid list of components. Beware, it’s the type of bike that will draw you into the world of cycling and make you fall in love with it irreversibly. Do you have a limited budget accompanied by a long list of requirements that your new... Read More »

Most Comfortable Bike Seats

Most Comfortable Bike Seats  Let me ask you one thing: Have you ever decided against going for a bike ride because of terrible saddle sores? If your answer is YES, you should really consider getting a different bike seat. Saddle sores are not a normal part of cycling. The saddle you use should feel like an extension of... Read More »