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How Are Bike Shops Doing Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns?

As the number of coronavirus cases keeps growing around the globe and countries are going on lockdown, numerous industries are suffering. Only essential businesses are allowed to stay open and offer their services to customers, which usually refers to grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, and such. How will this rapidly-developing situation affect our local bike shops?... Read More »

8 Reasons Why Gravel Is the Hottest Trend in the Cycling World

Gravel riding has been around for a few years and is winning the hearts of more and more cyclists. It combines the best aspects from several cycling disciplines and the worst from none.   It’s obvious that gravel riding is not a fad and is here to stay. Gravel bikes have been the “CrossFit” of... Read More »

Coronavirus Q&A: How To Cycle Safely Right Now

The circumstances surrounding the coronavirus outbreak are rapidly developing, leaving most people confused and with a lot of unanswered questions. To stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic, make sure to check official and reputable resources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To... Read More »

Cycling During Coronavirus: Habits Cyclists Should Avoid – NOW!

Coronavirus is slowly but surely spreading to most countries around the world. There’s no reason to panic, but we need to address some important things and learn how to act in order to protect ourselves and others. Also featured on To stay up-to-date with the latest information regarding the coronavirus pandemic, make sure to... Read More »

Best Balance Bikes & Buying Guide

Balance bikes (also known as training bikes, pushbikes, bikes without pedals or pedal-less bikes) are a phenomenal way for your toddler to learn how to ride a bicycle. They allow kids to figure out how to keep their balance on two wheels much easier than traditional kids’ bikes with training wheels. Do you remember the... Read More »

Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes

Should you go for a hardtail or a full-squish mountain bike? This seems to be a neverending debate in the MTB world. The truth is that both are excellent choices that come with some advantages and disadvantages. Hardtails are bikes that have front suspension but no rear suspension. As a result, they are not as... Read More »

Best Folding Bikes

Best Folding BikesThe morning commute to work is the most dreaded part of the workday for many people. Losing valuable time every day by being stuck in traffic for hours is on nobody’s bucket list. That’s why commuting by bicycle is becoming more and more popular in cities around the world. Folding bicycles are the choice of... Read More »

The Best 10 Fat Tire Bikes You Can Get

A fat bike is the best type of bicycle to experience what riding on mud or snow is all about. If you live in an area where the weather gets wet and cold in autumn and winter, the fat tire bike will allow you to extend your riding season and have more fun. Fat bikes... Read More »

Review Of Co-Op Cycles DRT 1.1W

Co-op Cycles DRT 1.1W is a fantastic women’s entry-level mountain bike with an attractive price and an even better value for the money. If you’re looking to get an easy-going an upright trail bike to ride on smooth singletracks and dirt roads, then DRT 1.1W will fit your wallet and all of your requirements. Keep... Read More »

Review Of Electra Townie 7D

Electra Townie 7D is a fun beach cruiser bicycle with several smart solutions that will help you ride a few extra miles and enjoy your time in the saddle. If you are looking for a head-turner bicycle to do flat cruising around town, commute, and get things done, you’re in for a treat with this... Read More »