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The Best Kid’s Trailer Bikes

by Justin Thomas •

Want to bring your child along on an extended bike ride? One easy way is to use a trailer bike — it’s a one-wheeled bike extension that attaches to the back of your bike. Your smaller companion can then assist you with pedaling, while you control the steering and speed. If  your child gets tired, they can just stop pedaling …

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Best Women’s Hybrid Bikes Under $700

by sandra •

Whether tackling steep and bumpy mountain trails or a rugged urban landscape, a hybrid bicycle offers the best in comfort and stability of any bicycle on the market today. A hybrid bike combines the agility and sturdiness of a mountain bike with the sleeker, faster design of a road bike, allowing regular commuting and fitness riders to take to the …

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Women’s Comfort Bikes Under $500

by Kristy Harvey •

Nothing takes you back to childhood more than hopping on a bike. Now that you’re more interested in a comfortable ride than beating your little brother to the end of the driveway, though, your old 10-speed might not cut it. Fortunately, there are a number of bikes on the market — for less than $500 — that make getting where …

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Tested: 240 Lumen LED Bike Light For $20

by Justin Thomas •

Cree Q5 LED Flashlight On Bike

Important Update: After testing a second unit, I can no longer recommend this product as a bike light. The trouble is that the flashlight popped out of its container whenever I rode over a curb. The problem seems to be the weight of the flashlight. One positive note — the Cree flashlight itself proved to be quite durable — it …

Women’s Dutch Bikes

by Kristy Harvey •

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An upright and relaxed ride. A single speed for effortless cruising. Peerless, artistic styling. What more could a girl want from a bike? If this sounds like you, check out these fabulous Dutch bikes that fit the description above. There’s sure to be a style (and price) that suits your taste.

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The Best Cargo Carrying Bikes

by Justin Thomas •

If you are interested in carrying cargo on your bike you should consider a dedicated “cargo bike” or “utility bike”. These bikes are great for transporting luggage while commuting, touring or running errands. Cargo bikes feature a long wheel base for more space on the rear luggage rack. They usually have a strong frame and wheels to carry more weight …

Dahon Jack: An Inexpensive, Folding, Full-Size Bike

by Justin Thomas •

The Dahon Jack folding bike. It weighs 28.4 pounds (or 12.9 kg). I’ve treated this bike harshly for a year now, and I haven’t had any problems with it. It costs $459. The Dahon Espresso. It has 21 gears instead of 8. It weighs 13.3 kg (or 29.3 lb). I’m currently testing this bike — so far it been as …

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New Longtail Utility Bike: The Madsen kg271

by Justin Thomas •

Here’s a rare find — a new longtail bike. This bike is called the kg271, and it’s made by Madsen Cycles. They describe the bike as an “urban utility bike”. It comes in two versions: one with a rack built with oversized steel tubing, and another version with a bucket that incorporates a removable seat and two seatbelts.