Portland, Oregon has a serious lack of off-road cycling opportunities close to town, so like many residents I’ve been spending a lot of time on a road bike during the week. Now that we’ve been back in the northwest for a while, I’ve been seriously contemplating building up a dedicated “Portland-bike” — a do-all, be-all […]
After our time on the Niner RKT 9 RDO last year, we’ve become fans of the Niner line, and the new RLT 9 with its steel Reynold 853 frame has caught our eye. As a rider looking to replace an aging road bike with rim brakes, there’s a lot going on here that deserves a […]
When the wet season hit us in Portland, the first thing I did was hang up my road bike. The lack of clearance for full fenders and *gasp* rim brakes made changing over to my 29″ mountain bike a no-brainer. Ideally though, I’d build up a do-it-all road bike. While not the most frugal option, the Waypoint […]
Raleigh created a bad ass bike, based on a bad ass truck. Turns out this thing has a hell of a backstory. You have to click it to look at it.
We’re often asked advice on what types of bikes to buy. This is never an easy question to answer, and my first response is ask more questions in order to formulate a proper recommendation. Road or dirt? Trail riding? Pavement? A commuter? Who are you planning to ride with? And of course, “how much are […]