Issue 59

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Enjoy winter riding! In this issue we take an in-depth look at the growing popularity of e-bikes being used for transportation. Find out what our testers thought of 11 e-bikes as they took to the streets on a range of electric-assist rides. Discover how innovation, design and technology keep us rolling. See the latest sustainable frame materials, find out what’s inside an internal-gear hub and learn what it takes to make bike share systems work. We also have two fun DIY projects to help you customize your bicycle. Join us on a trip around New Orleans by bicycle and get a glimpse of the city’s diverse cycling scene. Check out our latest Holiday Gift Guide that we’ve loaded full of great gift ideas for the bicycle lover in your life. Plus; winter style picks for men and women, boots to keep you warm and dry on winter rides, a folding cargo bike, your winter riding tips and more!

Flat-proof Tires

Hutchinson’s Serenity Urban Tour tires replace inner tubes with solid foam inserts. Get a complete wheelset with tires pre-installed from @cme FlatFree Wheelsets. more »

Feb 26, 2013 9:31 AM Accessories


'Xander Labayen shares his Bike Style

Momentum Mag's latest BikeStyle profile of 'Xander Labayen, part-time blogger at, full-time father. more »

Feb 18, 2013 1:49 PM BikeStyle

How To Find The Right Tires For Your Bike

Finding the right tires for your ride doesn’t have to be complicated. Even though there are quite a few variables to consider, once you assess the style of riding you do and the type of bicycle you ride, the choice can be fairly simple. more »

Feb 18, 2013 1:39 PM Accessories

Secure Your Steed: The Latest Bicycle Locks

Momentum Mag takes a look at the latest bicycle locks to help you keep your ride safe and secure when parked. more »

Feb 18, 2013 1:21 PM Accessories

Photo by Melissa O'Neal Salvatore.

Bike Shop - Heritage Bicycles General Store

It is misleading to call Heritage Bicycles General Store a bike shop, because it’s so much more: a space where locally handcrafted bicycles are built, a beautiful retro-inspired café and a community gathering place. more »

Feb 18, 2013 11:47 AM Bike Shops 2 Comments

Photo by Magda Sierzputowska

Bike Makeover: Sam Poyner

Sam Poyner, lawyer, is the latest to receive a Bike Makeover from Momentum Mag. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:41 AM BikeStyle

Photo by Magda Sierzputowska

Bike Makeover: David Niddrie

Momentum Mag's photo editor, David Niddrie, steps in front of the camera for our Bike Makeover. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:34 AM BikeStyle 2 Comments

Bobbie Jennings

How To Start Biking with Your Baby

When traveling on two wheels, our surroundings come to life in new and meaningful ways. And all it takes is a bike, a child carrier, and the willingness to go. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:24 AM Families 4 Comments

Legal Brief - Hear That Train Coming

I love music. I love to ride my bike. So why shouldn’t I do both at the same time while riding through the city? more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:17 AM Features 3 Comments

Legal Brief - Legal Benefits of Following the Rules

The reasons why bicyclists should follow the laws applicable to them go beyond safety concerns. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:15 AM Features 1 Comments

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea - Bike-Friendly Curriculum

In very few North American universities do students in planning, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, education and health care learn much, if anything, about bicycling and walking. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:11 AM Features

Photo by Tim Bock

The Green Lane Project

A tour de force initiative has launched to deliver world-class cycling infrastructure to US cities. more »

Feb 11, 2013 6:59 AM Features


HootSuite is Going Owly for the Bike

The first thing you notice when you walk into HootSuite’s non-descript offices in Vancouver, BC’s Railtown district are the bikes. more »

Feb 6, 2013 8:59 AM Features

Smartphone Apps for Urban Cyclists

Five smartphone apps for the urban cyclist. more »

Feb 6, 2013 8:47 AM Features 3 Comments

Detail of the NuVinci Harmony Intelligent Drivetrain shifting system

David Niddrie

Electric Shifting

Manufacturers are adding electric shifting to their internal-gear hubs. more »

Feb 6, 2013 8:31 AM Accessories

Bike Frames as Unique as They are Practical

Bike frame builders are constantly on the lookout for materials that will make a bike faster, lighter, more durable, and more sustainable. more »

Feb 6, 2013 8:24 AM Features

Americana revivalists pedaling down the neutral ground on Esplanade Avenue.

Photo by Rush Jagoe

Crescent City Vignettes

In a city better known for Mardi Gras beads and Second Lines, New Orleans’ flat landscape and simple grid layout are a haven for people on bikes. Photographer Rush Jagoe points his camera towards some unique residents of the Crescent City. more »

Jan 30, 2013 6:37 PM Features

Photo by Rush Jagoe

Good Times Roll in New Orleans

"Laissez les bons temps rouler” is something of a cliché in New Orleans, but today it is apt, as the good times will quite literally roll on this ride through the heart of the city. more »

Jan 30, 2013 6:33 PM Features 1 Comments

Satsuma Cafe in Bywater neighborhood.

Photo by Rush Jagoe

New Orleans Visitors' Guide

Momentum Mag's guide to experiencing New Orleans, LA, by bicycle. more »

Jan 30, 2013 6:14 PM Features

How to Get Back on Your Bike as an Adult

How getting back on a bicycle helped one woman connect with neighbors, save time and money, improve her health, and regain a joyous pastime. more »

Jan 30, 2013 7:57 AM Features 3 Comments