Recommend a Commuter Bike

A Twitter follower asked

Got a recommended bike for a newbie wanting to make a suburb-to-town commute Haven’t ridden since my mtn bike days 8+ yrs ago

I’d say check your local bike shop and look at Swobo, Redline, Kona, Surly and the usual suspects. There’s much value in commute bikes these days; especially with Novara at REI. A new fav of ours is Soma with their straight-up steel bikes. And much has improved in the last 8 years. Find a bike in budget and get the best parts you can.

Also check the Commute by Bike blog for more reviews.

Readers what would you recommend?

Shoes for the Mavic Mac Daddy

The shoes shown here have a Salomon influence with lots of attention to detail. The jackets, jerseys, and shorts all share Arcteryx influences with many nice touches and details – like a jacket sleeve with a watch port.

As we learned at the release party, the clothing isn’t under the Adidas brand and without that umbrella over their head, the design team really did their home work. They produced a very technical, thoughtful, and performance-oriented line. The line offers the lightest shoe on the market and it’s surprisingly light in the hand (like the first time you held a carbon bar). There’s soul in these products and you can tell.

Summary: It’s apparel and shoes to match the most Mac Daddy Mavic wheel.

Dragon Bike

I would so ride this dragon bike, in downtown commuter traffic, with a big smile on my face, and waving at all the people sitting in their cars … .

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Le Tour: Call me when it’s over

When Le Tour turned into a political battle like the former Indy Racing League, I don’t exactly know, but this year I’m out. If it’s on great, but I’m not planning a big time investment to make sure I’m catching the big stage, or the green points jersey, or whatever. It’s not that I don’t care, more I find it exhausting. Least of which, all my heroes – except one – are dopers. The system seems so corrupt, it has to die, redefine itself and then maybe it’ll call me again. And we’ll talk. Get caught up.

Are you watching the Tour this year? Do you care? Will you squint to see if Campy 11 is being used?

What Stays in Vegas

Press released and discussed at length on their blog, Interbike is staying in Vegas.

Let the comments commence!

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