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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    SKS SpeedRockers offer full coverage for all-day comfort on all roads. What is it? A full coverage fender system that fits tires up to 38mm, fully removable, and no hardware needed - explicitly designed for the off pavement rider and all-weather gravel travelers. Pros: Fit gravel...
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    Magura aims to make commuting more safe and streamlined. What will urban mobility look like in the future - and how can we make it safer? This is the question that Magura engineers are trying to answer with their latest new product and technology. Among the upcoming product releases is a...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The bike's coaster brake is paired with a two-speed internal SRAM hub that shifts automatically. First introduced in 2015, Speedvagen's Urban Racer aimed to change the idea of what a commuter bike or grocery getter could be. Lightweight and durable with a race pedigree, it's equipped with a...
  4. Commuting, Touring and Ride Reports
    The Denny won a national contest sponsored by jeans maker Levis. What are the key features for the ultimate urban commuter bike? How about a removable handlebar-integrated lock, 
automatic gear shifting, electric power assist for steep hills, and fully-integrated turn signals, headlight and...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Trek Lync front light beam is enough to see with, even traveling at a fast clip of 15-20mph in complete darkness. An interesting bike we saw at Trek World was the Trek Lync. This is a commuter bike with integrated, rechargeable LED lighting. But unlike previous efforts from other companies with...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    The wheel is fully sealed, making it an all-weather riding option. Here at RoadBikeReview, we're big fans of actually pedaling your bike using your heart, your lungs, and your legs to get places. But we're also realists. And when it comes to two-wheeled transportation, the new reality is that...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    Recently at Interbike, we got the low down from Light and Motion about their new Urban 700 and VIS 180 commuter lights. Urban 700 The Urban 700 is tiny, but powerful with a certified lumen rating of 700 lumens. The light itself is extremely light with a weight of only 112 grams which lends...
  8. Commuting, Touring and Ride Reports
    World's fastest? Who knows. But this rocket ship will certainly get you to work on time. What happens when a company steeped in road racing tradition turns its design eyes toward making a top-end city bike? You get a commuter steed that is built for speed. Meet the BMC Alpenchallenge AC01, a...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    For the discerning bicyclist who just hit the Powerball, this Gucci carbon fiber commuter bike (made by Bianchi) is just for you at $15,400. Sure, 15 grand is a lot of money to some people but look at the great features like 11 speeds and hydraulic disc brakes. As an added bonus, it is...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Mini-Velo bikes haven't exactly caught on here in America, but if you look hard enough, you'll find a few, such as this 2013 Cannondale Hooligan 1. The Hooligan is rare, with its compact frame, Nexus 3-speed hub, and 20" wheels; the combination makes for a capable and nimble handling urban...
  11. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Chrome adds one more urban SPD shoe to their line this week with the Truk Pro. The new shoe is available at Chrome's HUB stores in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Portland, and online for the $95. The Truk Pro at first glance may look like many of the other canvas shoes out there, but if you...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    </a> Why You Want: You're looking for a bright tail light that's durable, easy to maintain, and can be mounted almost anywhere. Pros: A 30-LED strip in this light produces a 35 lumen taillight, plenty bright to be seen from a far. An internal lithium-ion USB rechargeable battery means the days...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    [youtube width="600" height="361"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzH8n1gRric When it comes to bicycle lights, no one has done more testing and analysis than our very own Francis Cebedo. He's been running the MTBR lights shootout for several years now and has followed the category quite...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want:You're looking to be seen and need a no frills convenient package of a front headlamp and a rear taillight. Pros: Relatively inexpensive combo light set which includes a bright LED headlight and taillight. The headlight uses two Nichea LEDs and the rear taillight uses 7 smaller...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want: You're looking for a little bit of versatility in your light. You want a well-built light with a CREE LED emitter and USB rechargeable all in one package that works well as a commuter and can double as a helmet light off road as well. Pros: Well constructed CNC housing that holds...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want: You're looking for a small, affordable, and capable light to "get you home" on your commutes. Pros: Much like all things Lezyne, the Micro Drive lights are well engineered. The Micro Drive (front) features a claimed 150 lumen output, in a compact CNC'd aluminum housing. The Micro...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want: You've used previous NiteRider's Minewt series of lights, and are looking for a brighter self contained light with output that will not only illuminate the road for you, but will be seen by motorist. Pros: Great improvements over last year's Minewt 600, actual output of 647 is...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want: You're looking for a serious commuter light packed with features that matter most to you as a commuter. Pros: The Light & Motion Urban 550 is the latest version of the popular Urban 500. It features excellent light output and a very sensible beam pattern. Dedicated amber side...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want: The ultimate commuter crossover light. A light that packs in plenty of punch, refined for the road, but rugged enough to hit the switchbacks too on the way home. Pros: The Taz is a self contained, dual purpose light that Light & Motion dubs a "Crossover" light. Designed to play...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    Why You Want: You want a powerful light that features the convenience of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, but also the ability to use multiple batteries. Pros: The Mega Drive measured an impressive 1100 lumens, 100 more lumens than the claimed 1000. The two CREE LEDs provide a wide spill...
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