Momentum Bicycles (by Giant)

Giant’s Momentum Street bikes: double-diamond model at top, mid-step at bottom. Photos courtesy momentum-biking.com Momentum Street models are available in 5 colors, as a double-diamond or mid-step, and sell for just $425.Giant, the world’s largest bike manufacturer, is making low-cost bikes for the rest of us. They’re 7-speed aluminum bikes that come standard with fenders, […]

Giant Simple Three W

For 2016, a “lifestyle” cruiser from Giant. Courtesy: http://www.giant-bicycles.com Giant offers the Simple Three W, an aluminum 3-speed cruiser, for around $490.Here’s a large bicycling company, truly a giant in the industry, marketing to women. This is something we’ve seen again and again (for example, the Trek Cocoa ad campaign), because women are the bicycle […]

Simcoe Bicycles

From the top down: Simcoe Step-Through Classic; Simcoe Roadster Signature; Simcoe Roadster Classic; Simcoe Step-Through Signature. All photos courtesy http://simcoebicycles.com The Toronto-based Simcoe Bicycles makes European-style upright steel bikes that include fenders, chaincases, rear racks, and internal gear hubs. A 7-speed Classic goes for about $900; a 7-speed Signature for around $1100.Simcoe calls itself “the […]

Kona Minute

Kona’s compact cargo bike is ready to haul your stuff. Courtesy: konaworld.com The Kona Minute is an aluminum cargo bike with disc brakes that goes for about $1400.Do you remember when we told you about Yuba‘s Boda Boda?  Basically, Yuba took its full-size cargo bike, the Mundo, and made it more compact so apartment dwellers […]

Swobo Novak

Swobo Novaks are internally geared three-speeds. Photos courtesy: shop.swobo.com The Swobo Novak is a steel 3-speed with an internal gear hub that costs around $650.We haven’t talked about Swobo since the days of Tim Parr and Sky Yaeger.  If you’re unfamiliar with those names, I’ll wait here while you get acquainted through google.Back in 2008, […]