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Cannondale Trail SL Series Review

Cannondale Trail SL Series ReviewCannondale Trail SL mountain bikes are built for speed on light and moderate trails, but they’re ready for anything else, including gravel and dirt roads.  Cannondale’s Trail series has been a riders’ favorite for a long time. The lineup gets updated every year with new models that boast modern geometries, improved framesets, and trickle-down components.... Read More »

Cannondale Habit Series Review

Cannondale Habit Series ReviewCannondale Habit is a lineup of rider-favorite mid-travel trail shredders that are confident descenders and decent climbers. Keep reading as we dive deeper into the details about the series.  The Habit is a well-known series of trail bikes in Cannondale’s offer that has a long and fruitful history of innovations and upgrades. The Habit lineup... Read More »

Review of Salsa Timberjack

Review of Salsa TimberjackThe all-new Salsa Timberjack is a do-it-all aluminum hardtail that you’ll reach for when you don’t quite know what kind of riding you’ll do that day. The Timberjack feels at home be it long-distance bikepacking or rowdy trail shredding.  Salsa entered 2021 strong with an important update to one of its most popular aluminum hardtail... Read More »

Will Bikes Ever Be Back in Stock Again?

Will Bikes Ever Be Back in Stock Again?It’s clear that the bike industry is in a rough spot right now — the demand is far greater than the supply. Will bikes ever be back in stock? This is the big question that both consumers and retailers want an answer to. We share our predictions below. As we all know, everyone and their... Read More »

Gravel vs. Road Bikes – How To Choose?

Gravel vs. Road Bikes – How To Choose?The differences between gravel and road bikes are real, even though they’re hard to spot by an untrained eye. Keep reading as we delve deeper into the main differences and help you make the right choice. Gravel bikes have been a hot topic in cycling circles for a long time. They’ve been the cause of... Read More »

Best Self-Guided Bike Tours for Cycling Vacation

Best Self-Guided Bike Tours for Cycling VacationA self-guided bike tour is a fun, active, and adventurous way to travel, explore, and spend your vacation. Read on as we explain what self-guided tours are, why you should try one, and share the best tours we recommend. Do you love the idea of traveling by bicycle but don’t want to or don’t have... Read More »

Rad Power Bikes RadMini Review

Rad Power Bikes RadMini ReviewRadMini 4 is everything an e-bike commuter could ask for—a compact, foldable, fat-tire electric bicycle that performs well in urban and off-road settings. Rad Power Bikes has made a name for itself with stocky fat-tire e-bikes that overdeliver on comfort and accessories. While RadMini shares some of that all-or-nothing philosophy, it comes in a downscaled... Read More »

Rad Power Bikes RadCity Review

Rad Power Bikes RadCity ReviewRad Power Bikes RadCity is a well-rounded e-bike with an affordable price tag, perfect for commuting, hauling groceries, or replacing your car. Rad Power Bikes is a Seattle-based bicycle company known for fat, hybrid, folding, and cargo electric bicycles. RadCity is one of its best-selling models available with a step-over (RadCity 4) and step-through (RadCity... Read More »

Best Mountain Bike Shoes

Best Mountain Bike ShoesCheck out our top selection of the best mountain bike shoes — flat and clipless — for men and women. Best models for trail riding, bikepacking, downhill, and more. Finding the best mountain bike shoes in the plethora of options on the market is a daunting task. There are countless brands, models, closure systems, materials,... Read More »

Best Bike Seats

Best Bike SeatsBest bike saddles for all types of riders! Check out our top picks for road and MTB cyclists, commuters, and women, and learn how to choose the best bike seat for you. No other part on the bicycle affects your comfort as much as the bike saddle. Selecting the right bike seat means you’ll eliminate... Read More »