As part of our #2020CyclingDeaths project, we published the obituaries of Melissa Williamson and Coleen Huling, who were killed while riding their bikes. The driver has received a maximum sentence. But outcomes like this are still rare.
In the shadow of tragic events like this, can we raise awareness of the dangers cyclists face without scaring people away from bikes? And how do we maintain our own love of cycling?
It took 16 riders several weeks—and countless laps—to find the most comfortable, protective, and versatile lids for downhill, cross-country, and everything in between
At 14 ounces, the Carlito is among the lightest U-locks on the market. Is lighter safer? Absolutely not. But this Rocky Mounts model is small enough to stow in a pocket, fits around most frames and racks, and has an alloy frame that provides protection against casual would-be used-bike owners.
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“We couldn’t help but love every part of the Glendale, and that earned it Gear of the Year,” we wrote in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The Glendale’s interchangeable lenses are high-impact and scratch resistant. We especially liked the front vents that kept our lenses fog-free even during our…
“Booties are dorky and they take forever to put on. But they will change your life,” we wrote in our staff picks roundup of winter gear. We especially like the waterproof fabric and reflective elements to keep you drier and more visible on the road.
These gloves are among our favorite pieces of bike safety gear. “Buy these gloves and stow them in a rear pocket or pack for extra protection,” writes our tester. The neon back and reflective hits keep you visible while the waterproof fabric helps protect your hands on wet commutes.
The Urban 1000 is the light you need to winterize your bike. It emits 1,000 lumens of LED light on its max setting, which is ideal for early morning or evening rides. It’s waterproof and impact resistant, so it’ll work in the rain or after a fall.
“For avid cyclists who value training and metrics, a dedicated cycling computer such as the Garmin Edge 1030 is a no-brainer,” our columnist wrote. With top-notch mapping, data tracking, and up to a 20-hour battery life, the Edge 1030 is what you want for long (three+ hours) bike rides.
We picked this messenger bag as one of our favorites for bike commuting in 2017. The Stark has a sleek, professional look with practical touches like magnetic pocket closures and reflective panels. The bag also has a 15-inch padded laptop compartment and a removable rainfly with its own stash…
They may not seem luxurious in everyday life, but these things are blessings on a bikepacking adventure
Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced what he calls an "audacious" new proposal to address this year’s dramatic rise in cycling fatalities. It must only be the start.
The collaboration could answer some crucial questions about what happens to helmets during a crash and points the way forward for better testing and certification
Designed to fit in a back pocket, this is one of the best-selling and highest-rated small U-locks on Amazon. Made of 14-millimeter hardened steel, it’s only 5.5-inches wide and weighs just over two pounds.
Ever seen a lock and thought, This would make a nice belt? Us neither. But for quick and easy deployment when you’re hopping on and off the bike, the Spin wraps comfortably around your waist. The chain inside the nylon sheath is six millimeters thick, so bolt cutters could make…
It doesn’t get much lighter than the Z Lok, which is essentially a burly zip tie with a steel core. It’s not going to keep your bike safe all night long in, say, Manhattan, but it’s great to have in your pack for times when you want to lock your…
Kryptonite is the most trusted name in bike locks, and its Keeper 712 offers a balance between cost and protection. This chain sits inside a weather-resistant nylon sleeve and requires a four-digit combo to unlock. Its manganese steel isn’t light, but rest easy knowing your bike probably isn’t going anywhere…
Slide the 13-millimeter-thick KryptoLok around your back tire and chainstays, then loop the included cable through the frame and front wheel before hooking it to the U-bar and clamping the whole thing shut. The entire system looks damn near unbreakable and can ward off all but the most determined thief.
The mountain bike-specific Tectal features a clean style and unibody construction, which extends coverage over the back of the head and temples. POC also carves 15 vents and a lengthy system of air channels throughout so you won’t overheat under your lid when you start working hard on a climb.
Helmets have been mandatory in the pro peloton for well over a decade. Where’s the data that it’s helping?