Is There A Stigo In Your Future?

The Stigo bike was developed for urban commuters who can't or hate the idea of paying thousands of dollars a year just to park their cars (let alone operate them). A conventional bicycle will work but it is not always easy to take a…

2014 Handmade Bike Show Goes Electric

For the last decade the North American Handmade Bike Show has made its presence known around the world as the one place where the very best frame builders convene annually to showcase their talents. This year the roving bike show is …

Putting the “race” into the Easy Motion Neo Race

From their mainstream acceptance in Europe to their growing popularity in Southern California, the electric bike has certainly been making its presence known. Funny thing, though; as we’ve seen them in every conceivable size and style,…

Haibike Xduro Superace Mid-Drive Road Bike

When it comes to styling, even the most ardent e-bike enthusiasts would agree that in the land of electric bikes, there hasn’t been much to get excited about. Since their inception, electric bikes have traditionally relied on a truly…

Nissan’s Mori Electric Concept Scooter

The Nissan Mori electric scooter is so cute you almost want to lick the thing. Better yet, charge it up and ride it. Intended for zero-emmission urban assaulting, the Mori could make your daily commute, dare we say, fun? There…

E-Bike Tech: Currie Electric Bike Conversion Kit

One of the bigger challenges facing many people interested in taking advantage of an electric bike is the price of most electric bikes. No, they aren’t cheap. More to the point, what if you already have a perfectly good bicycle that you…

Product Review: Crankbrothers Mini Pump

Crankbrothers’ product line aims to blend elegant design with top-notch functionality. Their new $50 Sterling pumps can be found at the top of their mini-pump food chain. Tech features: Crankbrothers’ Sterling family of pumps gives…

Product Review: Abus Bordo 6000 Bike Lock

Tech features: The 2-pound, 10-ounce, 3-foot-long folding lock opens and closes with the use of a key (Abus also offers a combination lock if you are better at remembering numbers than keys). It comes with a universal mounting bracket…

February 2014 Issue

BIKE TESTS • Easy Motion Neo Cross • Zero S • Specialized Turbo • Izip Dash • Zero FX • Easy Motion Neo Jumper FEATURES • Rules of the Road & Trail • A Pioneer Once, Maybe a Pioneer Again • The E-Bike Glossary • All Fat &…

The Santa Ynez Valley has become a star of its own making

California’s Central Coast has gained a reputation for many things. Chief among them are the scenic drive up Pacific Coast Highway and a growing wine-making industry centered between Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. That same spate of…