Buzz Centris Folding E-Bike Review

buzz centris on sand

Looking for a folding, fat-tire e-bike? The Buzz Centris should be on your list of contenders. Thanks to the high volume 4 inch tires, the Centris is perfect for cruising mellow dirt roads or sandy beaches. Add in the fact that it folds (easily and quickly), and it becomes an ideal bike for folks who … Read more

Cero One Electric Cargo Bike Review

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The Cero One is the perfect electric cargo bike for folks who need to carry a little bit of gear, but not everything and the kitchen sink. It’s shorter and more nimble than your traditional cargo bike, and is easy to zip around town on while still hauling your daily essentials. I had the opportunity … Read more

VVolt Alpha Review: An Affordable, Simple, & Sleek E-Bike!

vvolt step thru e bike

E-bikes don’t usually bring the words sleek or simple to mind. And yet, those are the exact adjectives I’d use to describe the VVolt Alpha. A relative newcomer to the electric scene, VVolt offers bikes that are affordable, low maintenance, and that don’t look like your traditional e-bike. With a Gates belt drive and stealthy … Read more

Shower’s Pass Women’s Basecamp Merino Hoodie Review

showers pass basecamp merino hoody

The problem with most mountain bike clothing is that it only looks cool on the bike. Step off, and you immediately look like a dork. You’re familiar with this dilemma, right? A notable exception to that rule is the Shower’s Pass Basecamp Merino Hoodie, a new piece from the brand that I’ve been obsessively wearing … Read more

Radpower Radcity Review: An Affordable E-Bike

radpower radcity electric bike

Last summer I moved to a new city where my home, job and favorite restaurants are close enough together to make driving feel like an unnecessary hassle.  Biking between these locations is the obvious solution.  However, I live at the top of a killer hill that can be tough to simply push my bike up. … Read more

Two Wheel Gear 2.0 PLUS Pannier Backpack Review

two wheel gear pannier backpack

Folks new to bike commuting always ask me: how do I carry my stuff? The obvious initial choice is to carry a backpack. But backpacks can cause the dreaded sweaty back (not ideal when you’re headed to the office). And they can put a lot of strain on your back and shoulders. The next upgrade … Read more

Specialized Women’s RBX Bib Short Review

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If you’re in the market for a new (or first) pair of bib shorts, the Specialized RBX bib shorts should be on your short list for consideration. Why? Well, when it comes to cycling bib shorts for women, it is safe to say that no two bib shorts are alike. Every premium cycling brand that creates … Read more

Machines For Freedom Review (We’ve Tested Multiple Pieces!)

machines for freedom summerweight longsleeve jersey

Looking for your next favorite cycling kit? Meet Machines For Freedom. The clothing from this company is high-quality, comfortable, and designed for women (by women). In addition to creating top-notch cycling apparel, the company has also made an effort to create clothing that works and fits women of a wide variety of sizes. If you’ve … Read more

Shower’s Pass Waterproof Gear Review

showers pass transit jacket and pants

When the weather turns bad, you have a couple of options as a bike commuter: drive, switch to public transport, or gear up and ride your bike. The latter is always my preference. There’s not much excuse not to ride when you have high quality gear from a company like Shower’s Pass. Their rain gear … Read more

Garmin Varia Radar RTL515 Tail Light Review

Varia Accessories Light and Box

When we consider cycling safety there are our obvious, go-to considerations. Helmet? Check! Headlights and tail lights? Check!  Visible clothing? Check! Frequent use of hand signals? Check, check, check!  There are so many obvious ones, but what about the safety measures that aren’t as well-known, or as obvious? What about bike radar? If you are thinking, “Ummmm…what on … Read more