Here’s Why Your Bike Feels Slow (And What To Do About It)

A slow-feeling bike is endlessly frustrating. You might perceive it as a “mushy” pedaling feel, or your usual gear feeling wrong, or like battling a headwind that isn’t there. Whatever the case, it’ll drive you nuts. The fix is usually simple enough…but only if you know where to look! The reason your bike feels slow … Read more

6 Of The Best Electric Scooters For Commuting (& How To Choose)

Whether you’re already an enthusiast, or totally new to electric scooters, the right one can make your commute downright fun. And as a frequent commuter, it’s almost always more cost-effective to buy rather than rent or share. But which one deserves your money? The best electric scooter for commuting depends on budget, of course, as … Read more

Why Commuter Bikes Rarely Have Suspension (Explained For Beginners)

People commute on many different types of bicycles; some have suspension, but the vast majority do not. Most commutes are on paved routes, which are smoother enough that suspension doesn’t help enough to justify the extra weight and cost. However, you can get some benefits of suspension with proper tire, saddle, and grip choice. Suspension … Read more

Are Dahon Folding Bikes Good? (What You Should Know)

If you’ve ever considered a folding bike, then you’ve probably encountered Dahon. In fact, it’s one of the most popular folding bike brands on the planet. After test-riding a few Dahons and several competitors, and researching their entire line, here’s what I’ve learned about this prominent manufacturer. Here’s whether Dahon bikes are good Dahon folding … Read more

Pannier, Basket, Or Backpack: What’s Best For Your Bike Commute?

Every new bike commuter has to figure out the same question: what’s the easiest way to safely haul my things to work? The right set-up makes this a breeze. Carrying your daily essentials becomes a quick, set-and-forget task that doesn’t take a second thought. Your bike, equipment, and route make a difference, of course. But … Read more