by Lars Hundley Aventon Soltera Ebike, $1,199 Hot! Weighs just 41 pounds, so it handles like a regular bike350 watt rear hub motor that assists up to 20 mph, with 5 levels of assist at varying max speedsHub motor is well tuned, so it accelerates smoothly without "jumping" forwardUp to 63 miles range in a best case scenario with level 1 assist, up to 22 miles … [Read more...] about Aventon Soltera Ebike Review
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Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Almost four years ago now, my friend Bruce L. Ross, who lives just down the street from me, contributed a 2-part story about converting his Colnago to a hybrid brake setup with a disc up front and the stock rim brake in the rear. As I said introducing Bruce at the time, I love a great upgrade story. If you do, too, here’s part … [Read more...] about Different Discs: Yokozuna’s Ultimo Cable-Actuated Hydraulic Disc Brakes
By Stan Purdum QUESTION: I’ve been thinking about getting an ebike, but my cycling friends and even some nonriders say that using an ebike is “cheating.” Is that actually the case? RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: Well, yes. But only if you are secretly using a motor in a bike race or other competitive bicycle event. And that’s not even possible unless you happen to own a mini … [Read more...] about Is Riding an Ebike Cheating?
By Sheri Rosenbaum It’s been almost two years since my last Bikase review when the company’s owner contacted me with a few new products to test. Like the Beetle X phone case, these seat pack samples were well made, durable, functional, and affordably priced. … [Read more...] about Bikase Seat Bag Roundup Review
QUESTION: Are aero bike wheels worth it? I ride a Trek road bike that just has wheels it came with and was thinking about upgrading my bike. - Sawyer F ANSWER: If you're hoping to go faster, improving your aerodynamics is one of the best ways. So if you want to make an existing bike faster, installing aero wheels can make a big difference and save you a lot of watts. … [Read more...] about Are aero bike wheels worth it?