The Civia Hyland is the perfect bike for someone who wants a bike to get where they’re going in a one-stop, high performance package, provided you’ve got the cash to back your desires. Civia’s paid meticulous attention to a huge number of details to get things just right – the frame, the ride, the look, and the componentry. The Hyland’s not without any flaws of course, but for those looking to drive a luxury ride off the lot tonite this might just be the ticket. See our previous coverage here, and here. Check inside for more details and photos via the Bikehugger urban bike pool. Note: We’ve recieved some feedback asking for a more forthcoming review, so I’ve added in a few additional notes, leaving the original text in place.
To make ourselves more relevant in Web 2.0, we’re changing our name to Bike Huggr. Later today, the rebrand will roll out with various other two-syllable, no consonant sounds and new consumer goods like
- Bikr Blogr - a bike blog tool
- Huggr Luggr - a luggage line
- Headgrr - a folding helmet line
and we’re working on wrapping old bikes with carbon fiber to speed them up.
Last night we toured the French concession with Robert from the Crash Test Dummy blog. Besides every other occupation you can imagine, Robert occasionally straps a camera to his bike, rides to work in Shanghai traffic, and uploads the video. We naturally have something in common. And besides introducing us to Yue-Sai Kan, the most famous women in China who also has a blog, we also talked about Shanghai at length. Living, working, riding here, and the culture.
- Uncomfortably jammed into a Subway during rush hour – survived by going to a happy place, and thought of riding the Costa Brava, instead of the guy literally breathing down my neck.
- Spotted a very proud Dahon owner
- Eyes blinded by a shop of bright light – it was lit like a bad cocaine hangover
- Checked the Shanghai fashion – a western/mandarin blend much like [Firefly](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series)
- Wondered about this wanted poster.