It’s easy to miss Mavic’s Speedcity wheelset among their road racing and mtn offerings; I think that Mavic missed a chance to jump on the commuter trend by not marketing this more. Mavic bills this as a way to road train on your mtb, but they should have said that this wheelset with their innovative spoking system and superb hub design is good to go in your disc-equipped 700C road/commuter bike. This would be a fine upgrade for many riders.
A turnkey bike solution for public transportation systems is presented on this website and by the city of Montreal. It’s not clear if the system is in operation, if this is just a brochure site, but regardless, check the details:
- wireless communication
- completely modular
I’ve visited Montreal and it seemed like a good city to ride in. Do any of our readers from the Great North know more about this system?
Also noted on Wired.
Spot checks on local bike shops, distributors, and industry insiders confirms yes there is indeed a bike boom. There’s also a subsequent increase in bike theft. If you’re not as lucky as the owner of the Silver Eagle (whose bike was lost and found), what do you do to protect your bike?
For my road/urban bikes, I treat them like a suitcase handcuffed to my wrist. They don’t leave my side. For Bettie, it would take a very determined crackhead to walk off with her. I use a u-lock through the front wheel and a cable lock from the frame to a nearby solid object.
What do you do to lock up your bike?