Bike Reviews

Globe Haul 1 Cargo Bike

globe haul 1 cargo bike   Globe Haul 1 Cargo Bike
If you’re looking for a new cargo bike with vintage appeal, take a peek at the Globe Haul 1. The Haul 1 is simple with few logos by design, allowing its riders the ability to add their own personal touch, much like the rest of Globe’s bicycles. The Globe A1 Premium Aluminum frame hosts an integrated Wood Deck rack for easy hauling, which is tested for 130lbs. The bike comes with a Shimano Alivio 8-speed Rear Derailleur system, an energy saver when you’re hauling additional weight or trekking it up hill. It also has integrated front and rear lights. Currently, the Globe Haul 1 is only available in Kalamata Green (I know, we’d like to see them in more colors too). You can get all of this and more for MSRP $660….

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Chrome Kursk Cycling Shoes

chrome kursk   Chrome Kursk Cycling Shoes

Chrome, a company recognized for its messenger bags, is bringing you these Chrome Kursk sneakers for your everyday use. Chrome’s Kursk lineup was specifically engineered to withstand the abuse from a bike ride, while preserving the look and feel of your favorite pair of kicks. The cycling inspired shoe features a vulcanized rubber sole, a reflector on each heal, technology that frees your laces from getting eaten by your chain and sprocket, and a low profile toe designed for fitting into those toe clips. The shoe comes in four different color ways – black, gray, and brown – each spiced with red and black throughout various parts of the shoe. If you’re looking to swoop these puppies up, you can find them at Chrome’s website for $70….

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Colnago Ace Road Bike

colnago ace road bikejpg1   Colnago Ace Road Bike
The Colnago Ace road bike, designed for a rider who’s looking for a road bike with a more comfortable upright relaxed position, is the model Colnago is most excited about for 2010. When looking at the bike, you will notice Colnago’s Real-X geometry, a fancy term for saying that the head tube measures approximately 20mm taller than some of its other models, which Colnago has implemented into an all new full carbon fiber monocoque frameset. The Colnago Ace will come equipped with handlebars, a seat post, and a stem manufactured by FAS and Colnago brakes and tires. The Ace is set to release later this month in eight different sizes, ranging from 42cm through 58cm. Colnago will be offering the Ace in two different paint schemes: white or red. At a very competitive MSRP of $2,999, Colnago expects its Ace to be a popular choice.

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Colnago Prestige Cross

colnago prestige1   Colnago Prestige Cross

With the help of Sven Nys, former cyclo-cross world champion, Colnago has officially stepped away from the Colnago c50 Cross to bring you the Colnago Prestige Cross. The Prestige Cross, a top of the line full carbon fiber monocoque front triangle frame, is new to Colnago’s lineup for 2010. Colnago’s latest crosser comes lugged in the rear at the seat-tube and chain-stay junction, making for a more compliant rear end. By design, the Colnago Prestige Cross also offers its riders a stiff and strong ride. According to Colnago, a flat top and bottom tube, as seen on the Prestige Cross, is the most efficient method for adding strength to an all-carbon frame geared at cyclo-cross. Another unique feature that Colnago has added to its bike is a carbon bridge, designed for adding comfort when lobbing the Prestige Cross over your shoulder during transitions in a cyclocross race.

The Prestige…

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Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike

specialized enduro sl   Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike

The Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike features the new X-Wing FACT IS carbon frame, which is 27% stiffer than the previous version. It is also almost a pound lighter, featuring 160mm of travel both front and rear, with a removable ISCG mount. To increase stiffness, the Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike sports beefy chainstays and dropouts. The FOX RP23 rear shock, made specifically for the Enduro, features 3-position ProPedal adjustment. The Future Shock E160TA fork, designed by Specialized, features 135-160mm of adjustable travel, so you can get it just the way you want it. Another interesting feature of the Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike is its remote-adjust command post, by Specialized, which automatically switches between three different saddle height positions just by clicking a handlebar-mounted lever; the three positions are Power position for climbs, Cruiser position for undulating terrain, and…

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Orbea Orca 2010 Road Bike

orbea orca   Orbea Orca 2010 Road Bike

The Orbea Orca Road Bike 2010 is the official bike of the world-class Euskaltel-Euskadi professional cycling team. It has taken the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Road Race, under Spanish National Team Member Samuel Sanchez. The 2010 Orbea Orca utilizes the revolutionary Size Specific Nerve (SSN) technology paired with refined carbon lay-up, along with a brand new aesthetic. It also features 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ tapered head tube and fork, with an oversized BB30 bottom bracket shell….

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Globe Roll Fixed Gear

Globe Roll 2   Globe Roll Fixed Gear

Specialized’s new brand of fixed gear bikes, Globe, is very new to the scene. Featured here is the Roll, which sports a Chromoly frame and fork, with clean design lines. It features straight, steel handlebars, connecting to a steel stem. This particular model, the Roll 2, comes in either Fjord Blue or Humbolt Green. The Roll 2 also features 700c super deep V rims with Specialized Mondo Sport tires. The flip-flop hub allows you to switch back and forth from freewheel to fixed wheel at your leisure. Brakes also come standard with the Roll. Another unique feature of this bike is the headbadge, which doubles as a frame so you can put any picture you like there to brand your bike as your own.

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