Category Archives: Bicycling Reviews

Power Grips Pedal Straps

Although many cycling products today are aimed at enthusiasts and racers, there are some products which are perfect for riders who use their bikes for transportation, particularly for shorter trips. One such product is Power Grips pedal straps. This particular … Continue reading

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A Chain Wear Indicator Is Your Friend

  A year ago, I bought a new hybrid bicycle. It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by. And, it’s even harder to believe how many miles I’ve traveled on this bike; by the end of the … Continue reading

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Knog N.E.R.D 12 Function Computer: A Truly Portable Bicycle Computer

Last December, I bought a new bike (a 2011 Jamis Coda Sport) to use as a transportation/utility bike. At the time, I was planning to use it for shorter trips while using my road racing bike for longer rides. As … Continue reading

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Bicycle Accidents: Will Bystanders Know Who You Are?

Safety is a major concern when sharing the road with motor vehicles. In addition to obeying traffic laws and carrying tools for breakdowns, planning for emergencies is vital to a cyclist’s well-being. To maximize the odds of getting the help … Continue reading

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Bamboo Bicycles: Exotic Luxury and Basic Transportation

Bamboo bicycles are something of a mystery. Up until a reader mentioned his skepticism about their durability on one of my recent blog posts, I hadn’t given bamboo much thought. Sure, I’d heard of such bikes. But, who other than … Continue reading

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Jamis Coda Sport 2011 Model: First Impressions

Too often, online product reviews convey subjective views in the guise of objectivity. There are many ways to view any product. Personal bias colors what each of us perceives, no matter how hard we may try to be objective; so, … Continue reading

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Pedal Power Extends Talk Time

Talking is not high on the list of a cyclist’s priorities, particularly when riding alone. Why then would anyone want a pedal powered cell phone charger? If you think about it, there are numerous uses for such a device. And, … Continue reading

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Electric Hand Warmers for Frostbite Prevention

Technically, a hand warmer isn’t a bicycling accessory. But the innovative cyclist, to whom weather is no foe, will appreciate its usefulness as part of a well-stocked armory of cold weather accoutrements. Hand warmers come in several varieties – disposable, … Continue reading

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Dynamo Headlight: Providing Visibility But Light On Your Wallet

While browsing through a local electronics store, I stumbled upon an unusual bicycle headlight. Bicycle headlights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, features and prices. Yet, they all share one thing in common: they rely on battery power to … Continue reading

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