Issue 57

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Bikes, beaches and summer riding! Our summer issue takes a look at the growing use of cargo bikes as a family and company vehicle, and gleans insight into what to look for in a cargo bike if you are thinking about purchasing one. We then hop across the pond to look at European Envy when it comes to bicycle use and infrastructure, and question if North American cities can ever be the same or better than Copenhagen or Amsterdam.  Plan your next summer vacation to Montreal by bicycle using this issue’s Visitors Guide.  Our gear section is chock full of goodies; discover the latest how to carry stuff gear, learn how to choose the right saddle and see a showcase of the best fast commuter bikes on the market.  Plus, a family bike picnic how-to, makeover, summer style product picks, behind the scenes of Premium Rush and ET, how to clean your chain and more.

photos by Brice Ferre

Bike Makeover - Social Media Consultant Stephen G. Irving

Stephen G. Irving, Social Media Consultant, Third Beach, Vancouver, BC more »

Aug 22, 2012 12:00 AM BikeStyle

Photo by David Niddrie

How to Choose the Right Saddle - Your Butt Deserves Better!

When it comes to choosing a good bike seat, you have everything to gain by putting a little effort into finding a saddle that will fit your tush like a glove. more »

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Accessories 2 Comments


Good Read: The Illustrated Guide to Bicycle Seats: Why the Common Bicycle Seat Hurts and What You Can Do About It

If you ever wanted to get your hands on a concise and well-researched book on the ins and outs of butt pain and bike seat design, this short read is just for you more »

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Photo by David Niddrie

Goody Basket: Backpacks for Commuters July/ August 2012

Carry what you need and still have room for more with this selection of cycling oriented backpacks. more »

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Accessories 1 Comments

Photo by Trevor Block

What to Know Before You Buy a Saddle

Know what to look for and be aware of the warning signs that your saddle is wrong for you. more »

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Accessories 2 Comments

Photo Courtesy of Soma Fabrications

Goody Basket: Fast Bikes

For those of you who want to pedal fast and hard, here is a selection of great speedy commuter bikes to consider for your ride. more »

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Bikes

Photo by Andrew Hinderaker

Summer Style Profiles - July/ August 2012

Momentum Mag profiles four cyclists in our Summer Style Profiles - July/ August 2012. more »

Aug 13, 2012 12:00 AM BikeStyle

Photo by Allan Crawford

Joseph Bradley & Nicole Maltz Cycle in Style

Joseph Bradley & Nicole Maltz - Summer Cycling in Style Profiles more »

Aug 13, 2012 12:00 AM BikeStyle

Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob NYC Chronicle Books

Good Read: The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers and other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Transcendence

This is a book for commuters of all stripes: a book of etiquette doused liberally with the Bike Snob’s uniquely cutting and self-effacing humor. more »

Aug 7, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Courtesy Grant Petersen Workman Publishing Company

Good Read: Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

Grant Petersen, the founder of Rivendell Bicycle Works, has delivered his first collection of bicycle wisdom in the form of Just Ride. more »

Aug 7, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Photo by Ashley Gasperino

Montreal: The Land of BIXI and Joie de Vivre

"Bienvenue cyclistes!” These are familiar words for people traveling through Montreal, QC. more »

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Illustration by Doug Scott

Montreal Visitors' Guide

The Montreal Mix on What to Do, Where to Go and What to See more »

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Photo courtesy of Practical Cycle

Bike Shop: Practical Cycle

Electric bikes are the cornerstone of Practical Cycle, enabling them to appeal to a much broader market. more »

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Bike Shops

Photo Courtesy of Brooks England

Saddle Up with Brooks for the 2012 Olympic Games

To commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the end of the inaugural circumnavigation World Cycle Racing Grand Tour, premium saddle maker Brooks England Ltd. has introduced the Brooks B17 Select World Traveller 2012 Limited Edition Saddle. more »

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM Accessories

Percent of Bike Trips by Women

Women’s share of total bike trips in Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, UK, Australia & North America. more »

Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Bike Share Programs in Europe, North America and Asia

A brief look at the more 300 modern bike share systems existing in the world. more »

Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM Features

Photo Courtesy of Gehl Architects

North America vs. Europe: Who Has the Best Plan for City Bikers?

Similar to much of North America, many European countries were affected by the rise of car culture in the 1960s and 1970s, and for more than a decade, they were heading towards the gas pedal rather than the bicycle pedal. more »

Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM Features 2 Comments

Maya Cycle Bicycle Trailer

Photo courtesy of Maya Cycle

Haul More with Trailers

Trailers are a great hauling option for those of you who have a bike you already love. Carry your groceries, gardening supplies or kids. more »

Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM Carry Stuff 1 Comments

Joe Biel, Cantankerous Titles

Good Watch: Cycling Shorts: Short Documentaries About Bicycles

Cycling Shorts, by filmmaker, writer and activist Joe Biel, takes 23 different looks at the whimsical, bureaucratic and fun aspects of what has become known as bike culture. more »

Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Legal Brief - Claiming Bike Damage (US)

If your bicycle is damaged by a negligent driver, here's how to make a claim against the driver or his or her insurance company for the cost of repairs or a replacement bike. more »

Jul 25, 2012 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments