Giant TransEnd

Men’s and women’s TransEnd from Giant. Courtesy: Giant bikes. The Giant TransEnd has an MSRP somewhere between $450-550.  It may no longer be available in the U.S.  Clare from New Zealand contacted us about the TransEnd.  She is a 5’5 woman in the market for a new “comfortable” bike for weekend rides and shopping trips. […]

Bike To Work Day

This Friday is Bike to Work Day, and after 16 years of bike commuting, I thought I would share a few thoughts on the subject:#1   I love it. That’s most important thing. Every workday, no matter what else is going on, I always have two bike rides to look forward to.  If you try it, […]

Fuji Porteur

2012 Fuji Porteur in dark gold. Courtesy: Fuji. Fuji is offering its new Porteur bike at an MSRP of $559.  The price is right, and so is the bike, with its fenders, chainguard, high stem with riser bars, and comfy upright ride.  But what about that front rack?Porteurs were French newspaper deliverers, and the newspapers were stacked up high on a […]

Surly Pacer

The 2012 Surly Pacer is “sparkleboogie blue.”  Sharp. Courtesy: Surly. The Surly Pacer, available as a complete bike for MSRP $1175, or as a frameset for MSRP $465.The Pacer has always stood out as an all-purpose steel road bike, especially in this era of carbon fiber racing machines, but three things about the 2012 Pacer […]