Jamis Commuter 4 – 2011

Jamis Commuter 4 – winter blue – 2011 For 2011, the Jamis Commuter series has been updated. We previously reviewed the Jamis Commuter in 2008, when the Commuter 4 was equipped with a derailer set-up. Now the top-of-the-line Commuter 4 sports an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub, a rear rack, and a headlight powered by a front hub […]

Biria Easy Boarding

  Biria Easy Boarding Superlight 8   Biria imports reasonably-priced city bikes, designed in Germany and manufactured in East Asia.  This distinctive bike, with a very low, step-through aluminum frame, was one of the first models exported to North America, called the Easy Boarding series. Through the use of a single, oversized aluminum tube for the front half of the […]

Bianchi Volpe

2011 Bianchi Volpe. Image by Bianchi USA. The 2011 Bianchi Volpe, MSRP $1099.In 1997, Sheldon Brown was so taken by the Volpe that he devoted a web page to it. “I don’t know anything in the price range that can touch it,” he wrote. Years later, he labeled the page “obsolete,” explaining that “nowadays there […]