I remember a time when shoes didn’t stink. It was pretty much before mass production of athletic shoes back in the early ’80s; before factories had to find a way to make every shoe consistently perfect. Did you know that shoes are all hand sewn? Some people seem to think that shoes are made by machine and some brands try to tout that “special” fact that Their shoes are hand-made, but pretty much all shoes (except ones like Crocs) are sewn by hand.
So you’ve done it, committed to becoming a serious cyclist. You’re ready to clip into your bike and enjoy all the extra power transfer and efficiency of riding clipless. If you’re new to clipless, setting up your pedals and your shoes can seem a little bit intimidating. And the thought of having your feet attached to your bike seems downright dangerous. But remember riding clipless is like the difference between skateboarding and snowboarding. In snowboarding, you’re attached to your board versus in skateboarding you’re not and you come flying off your board it in a moments bump.
S24O what, now? Does that jumble of letters and numbers that make up the name actually mean anything? Yes, it does. It's claimed to be an utterance by Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works fame, and stands for 'sub 24-hour overnighter'. Read More
Whether the destination is work, the grocery store or home, commuting by bike requires a bit more planning than the driving alternative. From a comfortable and aesthetically acceptable helmet to pants, gloves and a jacket, you reserve the right to look good, feel comfortable, and remain prepared for the day’s riding environment; and the following curated list of urban riding gear has your back. And whether it’s in San Francisco, Tempe or Portland, the brands listed below all excel at testing their designs to near perfection, while providing commuters with premium quality options for any given day on the bike: - Read More
We do love our weird and wonderful cycling finds and the new Zurich 2.0 clipless boots from DZR are no exception.
These stylish clipless commuter boots would give any regular high-street style and run for their money but what makes them so great is that they’re specifically designed for cyclists! Using a variety of fabrics and materials such as Nubuck leather and a fat weave canvas DZR has managed to keep the design minimal whilst remaining functional. - Read More
With the rise of the freeride and enduro side of mountain biking, more riders areditching their clipless set ups for flats. Not only does riding with flat pedals make it easier to bail when things go wrong, but it can also help you develop important bike handling skills— just look at any BMX rider. With space-age rubber that grips the pedals and stiff midsoles to transfer power into the pedal stroke, humble flats have evolved into performance-minded kicks. Here are ten flat pedal shoes that stand out from the pack. - Read More
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR has introduced two new limited edition shoes: The Reflective and The Valencia. The DZR clipless cycling shoes have variable flex shank technology, a sturdy heel stabilizer and recessed SPD cleat design that transitions from walking to riding.
The bike share programs can be considered a stable and integrated phenomenon of mobility in the cities. The idea ofbike sharing was born in Amsterdam, in 1965 and it evolved until 1998 when the first city-scale bike share program was launched in Rennes, France.
Since then, the system spread throughout the world and today, almost all major cities propose a similar solution. Wondering which are the best bike share programs in the world? Find it out in our top 25.
Most cycling shoes are pretty sharp, but they’re also decidedly sporty. As cycling becomes an increasingly popular mode of transportation, shoe manufacturers are offering up more products that pedal well, walk comfortably, and look great.
Outdoor and athletic brands have it out for transition. Right now, the bulk of the innovation happening in the space is aimed at eliminating those times between activities and the rest of life, and despite expansive product lines, companies big and small are producing ultra-versatile jackets and t-shirts that can be worn forever (or so we’re meant to think). By now, you’ve heard all the tag lines: city-to-mountain, backcountry-to-bar — the list goes on. Most of these items are the result of improvements in garment technology and are more like iterations on products seen before. Others are the result of true innovations in design and thinking.
The Summer 2017 Archive Sale is a free RSVP based pop up event bringing several cycling brands together at our warehouse space here in San Francisco! Each brand will bring a load of samples, overstock, and heavily discounted gear. Free food and drinks will be provided, and good times are sure to ensue. Let's bring summer to an end with this great opportunity to meet some awesome people from your favorite bike brands.