Making Sense of Bicycle Geometry Part Four: Using Stack and Reach to find your next bike

Part One explained most of the frame dimensions. Part Two explained trail. Part Three explained how changing components can affect ride qualities.   Knowing the size bike you ride is pretty important when you want […]

Making Sense of Bicycle Geometry Part 3: How Components Can Modify Ride

Part One explained most of the frame dimensions. Part Two explained trail. Frame materials, frame shaping, frame construction, and bicycle component selection can somewhat modify the ride qualities that the frame geometry is designed for. […]

Making Sense Of Bicycle Geometry Part Two: Trail

Part One served as an introduction to bicycle geometry. It isn’t absolutely necessary to read, but it does present many of the terms and concepts you need to understand what goes on with a bike. […]

Making Sense of Bicycle Geometry

Bikes are kind of inscrutable. Standing still, there are lots of clues to the character of the ride, but many of those clues can be deceiving. You can sense the bike’s stance, examine the tubing […]

Gift Yourself The Birthday Ride

It’s what you love to do. Give it to yourself. You’re the only one who can.   I got in my birthday ride last week. And it was glorious. Sadly, it was the first mid-week […]

Time to take Stoplights Out of Central Park

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Now that cars are banned from Central Park, it’s time to take the stoplights out as well. The Central Park drives weren’t designed for car traffic. They were designed for horses as well as horse-drawn […]

Reviewed: Frog Bikes Frog 62

  Kid bikes are maddening. Bikes with 20” and 24” wheels typically weigh north of 24lbs. That’s not just the big box bikes, but even from manufacturers that want users to associate their brand with […]

Department of Irony: Landis-Armstrong Edition

It was announced today that Lance Armstrong settled the federal fraud case that arose out of Floyd Landis’ whistleblower lawsuit back in 2010. Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million. Landis gets $1 million of […]

Getting hit by a self-driving car hurts more

  You’ll surely be blamed for getting hit. Worse than the opprobrium that will come if you ever get hit by a car and you’re not wearing a helmet. That’s what happened when Uber’s self-driving […]

The Haunting, Frustrating Chinese Bikeshare Graveyards

Stories about the failures of Chinese dockless bikeshare companies have been popping up on a regular basis since the autumn of 2017. Here’s one from The Guardian. Here’s one from The NY Times. There are […]