Cadence is a clothing brand that was started by a former bike messenger by the name of Dustin Klein. As a rider he knew what he wanted in a pair of jeans, so tired of what was available, he made his own. One of the problems he wanted to address with Cadence denim was wear and […]
E-bikes are a polarizing topic when it comes to the subject of taking them off road, but more and more commuters are looking to them as a possible option for transportation and utility purposes.
It’s finally happened. Fixed gear freestyle has evolved again, to the point its not even fixed anymore, it’s just freestyle. From 20″ to 700c FGFS, to 26″ FGFS, to just… 26″ BMX. It has got to be almost 10 years since guys like Eric Porter and Aaron Chase made their names riding street on 26″ […]
A few weeks ago I enjoyed a night out in Oakland to celebrate the impending nuptials of a friend. At the end of the night, we stumbled out onto the street and went our separate ways, while I walked over to the bike rack where my ride was locked up, only to witness the following sight.
Betabrand recently released a women’s Bike to Work Jacket in black for crowd funding on their site. Like their men’s version, it’s a Mackintosh style jacket made from a softshell material with a nod to biker culture with its offset zipper. I wore the sample around town for an evening as Jason documented the ride […]
A few months ago I was pedaling home from the BART station when part of the bottom bracket spindle and crank abruptly separated from from my bike. One second I was just riding along, and the next I was sliding on my feet, straddling the top tube of my bike, attempting to slow my momentum […]
You can get a decent BMX bike for less than $400 bucks with a full cromoly frame. Logic would say the same would hold true for a single speed or fixed gear track bike. After all, when a bike is reduced to one gear and a rigid fork, things become pretty simple, since there really […]
We’ve never been big fans of folding bikes. Although they seem to work well for their intended use, they look pretty geeky, and that’s a hurdle that I personally find hard to clear. Perhaps it’s the use of 20″ wheels and the long, goofy looking steerers, but I just can’t get over it. You’d think […]
The Dew Tour was in San Francisco last weekend, and with it, throngs of teens, tweens, and groms. To hold the event, the area in front of city hall was turned into the venue complete with a skate park and the largest set of dirt jumps I’ve ever seen in the middle of a large […]
I first read about the Ministry of Supply when they were doing their Kickstarter campaign. Their main product is a performance dress shirt made using high-end fabrics, anti-microbial features and moisture wicking qualities. The dress shirts are pretty cool, but I don’t dress like that in the office. I don’t work in a suit and […]
I see fixed gear freestyle bikes all over the place these days. Being on the fringe of that movement (I like riding BMX, and I like riding fixed gears, but I haven’t really taken the plunge into building up and riding a bike that does both) I find it interesting that FGFS bikes are beginning […]
Oakland is surprisingly a great town to live in as a cyclist. Although there are certainly plenty of neighborhoods one wouldn’t want to cruise through easy-breezy and carefree, (because you might get knocked out, robbed or bike-jacked) there are lots of bike friendly routes and ways to get around that don’t involve driving your car. […]