The Raddish

Image: Derek Pearson, Now, I dunno when this bike will be available, but it’s always fun to have a sneak-peak at something cool, and practical (my own bias). It’s a frameset/bike that was designed by or for Xtracycle, and it will be sold, I gather, by Xtracycle. It’s called the Raddish, and it looks […]

Giant Simple Seven

Giant Simple Seven. Available at Alfred E. Bike for $300.2008 Specs:Size: One size fits mostColor: Candy red (M/W); black (M); pearl white (W)Shifters: Shimano Revo 7-spd (also avail. as single speed)RD: Shimano Tourney MegaRangeBrakes: Alloy Direct Pull w/ power controlCassette: Shimano 13-34T, Mega RangeChain: KMC Z51Cranks: Giant Alloy 3-piece, 46TRims: Alloy 36HHubs: Fr. Alloy nutted; […]

Basil Bags & Baskets

Holy cow, what’s this? No bike? Well, it’s a Bike Accessory For The Rest Of Us. Basil is a Dutch company that was started and is still owned by a family that has been in the bike biz for at least four generations. As you can see, they’ve taken some traditional and practical designs and […]

Redline R530

European Sophistication and Practicality From Redline’s catalog: Lightweight 6061 aluminum frame that is specially designed for utilitarian use. Shock absorbing Suntour front fork with 50mm of travel. Quiet, “maintenance free,” easy shifting Shimano Nexus 7 speed drive train & highly efficient roller brakes. Easy fit handlebars & stem adjust for comfortable upright riding positions. Sturdy […]

Bianchi Milano Parco

Milano Parco by Bianchi. Available at Capitol Hill Bikes for $450.Review by Coffee Joe, a commenter at Commute By Bike.2008 Specs:Frame: Bianchi 26″ Milano City Aluminum (Sizes: 16.5, 18.5, 20, 22″)Colors: CelesteCrankset: Prowheel PI-244A alloy with steel ring 44TChain: KMC Z610HCog: Shimano 20TFront hub: Joytech JY-761DSE alloy 36hRear hub: Shimano Nexus SG-3R40 3-spd 36hRims: Alex […]

Yuba Mundo

The Mundo Utility Bicycle byYuba is available in the US from Rock The Bike, for $799, plus $59 shipping. A review is forthcoming in Velovision, March 2008, and several other press bits & testimonials are available on the Yuba and Rock The Bike websites.From Rock The Bike: A simple, rugged, ready-to-ride utility bike. The Mundo […]