Bike Reviews

Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes of All Time

rad rides the best bmx bikes of all time   Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes of All Time

Intercity, Gavin Lucas, and Stuart Robinson have written a cycling book entitled Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes of All Time. This book is an excellent collaboration of a London-based design studio, a design expert, and a veteran BMX racer.

As the title implies, the book offers a comprehensive look at the history of bicycle motocross and the best BMX bikes ever crafted through the perspective of bike design. In-depth history with first-class photography makes this a must-read for BMX riders.

As the book recounts, the history dates back to 1960s when motocross was very popular and young riders would hack together bike frames to copy their favorite riders. In 1963, the launch of Schwinn Sting Ray gave life to BMX, which eventually reached the buy cheap cialis Olympics.

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2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 Mountain Bike

2013 giant anthem x advanced 29er 1 mountain bike   2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 Mountain Bike

Now that we have shared the 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 and Womens 0, it’s time to take a step back and showcase Anthem X Advanced 29er 1.

The 2013 Giant Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 MTB uses T700 carbon in the front triangle with aluminum in the rear, which makes the 1 a first timer for carbon on a 29er.

For components, the 2013 Anthem X Advanced 29er 1 uses Maestro suspension, Rock Shox SID RL fork, Rock Shox Monarch RT shock, Sram X9 and XO drivetrain, and DT Swiss competition spokes.

Available at the end of April, retail is set at $4650.

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2013 Norco Aurum LE Downhill Prototype Bike

2013 norco aurum le downhill prototype bike   2013 Norco Aurum LE Downhill Prototype Bike

If you walked by Norco‘s booth at the Sea Otter classic, the bright colors of the 2013 Aurum LE Downhill bike had to catch your attention, but if you didn’t make it, here is a re-cap of whats to come.

The 2013 Norco Aurum LE DH Bike shown is a prototype, so some things will change upon release. For example the production model will feature new bump stops, altered cable routing and the linkage mounted clamp will be on the seatstay.

Getting the 2013 Aurum LE at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic was to show the limited edition colorway to come. Only on the top of the line Aurum, you will have somewhat of a retro inspired theme with vibrant blue and green paint job plus black and white decals.

Releasing mid summer of this year, a price point has yet to be determined.

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2012 Chrome Stock Cobra Hoodie

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For riders who do not mind spending on a quite pricey but high-quality cycling garment, the 2012 Chrome Stock Cobra Hoodie is recommended. In particular, tall and thin riders will find the long cut and cycling-oriented fit of this hoodie perfect.

Built from moleskin cotton, the Stock Cobra Hoodie is distinctly soft and fluffy. In addition, the moleskin cotton material is a heavy fabric that has a dense weave. Thus, it is not only soft but is also very wind-resistant, warm, and durable.

All of the hoodie’s pockets have zippered closures. Across the lower back is a cargo pocket and on the right sleeve is another pocket for keys. There are also two pockets for keeping the hands warm.

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2013 Shimano Saint Group Set

2013 shimano saint group set   2013 Shimano Saint Group Set

One of the items on the list for 2013 for freeriders and downhill racers is the new Shimano Saint Group Set. Focused completely on the severity of mountain bike riding, the Saint is perfect for gravity riders.

Designed with extreme rides in mind, the Saint was improved to be a competitive tool on buying cialis the race course, thanks to pro racers, such as Gee Atherton and Aaron Gwin, who helped Shimano designers and engineers enhance the ergonomics, durability, rigidity, and braking power of the group set.

Featured by its 10-speed rear derailleur is a SHADOW RD, which offers a quieter drive train, significantly reduced chain dropping, and enhanced control. At its pully cage, there is a switch seting off a stabilizer that offsets the up-and-down chain momentum’s powers in bumpy environments.

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CordCruncher Headphone by Jay Johnson

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Jay Johnson has invented one of the most innovative gadgets on the market today, the CordCruncher Headphone. Basically, what this retractable headphone cable sleeve does is it replaces the unpleasant traditional cord tangles of headphones and allows its user to wear it on his or her wrist.

The elastic zip of the CordCruncher Headphone can be pulled down up to the user’s preferred cable length, which can be exposed from 16in to 3.5ft. After using the earphones, the user can simply zip up. Three color options include iGizmo White, Pearl Blue, and Rocket Red.

Furthermore, connecting the top of the CordCruncher Headphone to the jack can form a wristband. Its right and left wires, which are held in a stretchy sheath, can be worn as a necklace, as well. Thus, it is not easy to lose the gadget.

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2013 Giant Anthem X 29er 0 W (Womens) Mountain Bike

2013 giant anthem x 29er 0 w womens mountain bike   2013 Giant Anthem X 29er 0 W (Womens) Mountain Bike

Giant’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic had some serious eye candy for 2013. We showed you the men’s top 29er model, the Anthem X Advanced 29er 0, and now we have the top womens bike, the 2013 Anthem X 29er 0 W.

The 2013 Giant Anthem X 29er 0 W mountain bike is the first dual suspension 29er made specifically for women.

The frame is made of ALUXX SL (aluminum), the Anthem X 29er 0 Womens 2013 still is based off previous models; Fit, Form and Function. Meaning the same geometry from the 2012 Anthem 29ers are used on the 2013′s.

Component wise, the bike features Maestro suspension, Rock Shox Reba RL Forks with Rock Shox Monarch RT shocks, Sram X7 drivetrain, and Giant’s own line for the rims, hubs, handlebar, stem and seatpost.

Giant is making a bold move and releasing the 2013 Anthem X 29er 0 Womens late…

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