Friday, 29 March 2013 06:00

It's the Stuff We Carry

Written by
  What do you currently use your bike for? Now think, what would you like to use it for? I ask this because it can raise some interesting options regarding the type of bike you’ll want. If you want to be a hardcore racer, then you can probably skip this post. However, if you want to ride your bike for daily use like riding to the store, commuting to work or even taking a stroll with your STRIDER rider you are the perfect candidate for a cargo bike. Cargo bikes are becoming more and more common here in the US.…
Friday, 22 March 2013 06:00

Material of Choice

Written by
Bikes are made of many different materials such as bamboo, wood, carbon fiber, plastic and aluminum to name a few. The most popular is probably aluminum, carbon fiber, and of course steel because we know steel is real. You now know this because I just told you.   Most bikes you find in both big-box stores and your local bike shop will be made with steel or aluminum. You’ll probably find a few of the high-end bikes in carbon fiber or titanium. What you may not know are the pros and cons of the materials. Often times you’ll go in…
Friday, 15 March 2013 06:00

It's A Buggy

Written by
There are many reasons why I ride a bicycle but the main one boils down to being active in the world we’re in. Technology has created a world of sitters, txtr’s, tweeters and gamers and TV watchers and to offset the amount of time we’re in-front of a screen I try to get outside. I happen to be one of those people. I’m a graphic designer with an iphone so you know I’m sitting or standing in front of some screen every day, all day. I went on my first “real” ride today in quite some time on a local…
Friday, 08 March 2013 07:00

A Belt-Driven What???

Written by
If you have been around the bike industry or if you subscribe to a bicycle magazine I’m sure you’ve heard the term “belt drive”. If not I’ll let you in on a little secret that's buzzing around.According to Wikipedia - “A belt-driven bicycle is a chainless bicycle that uses a toothed synchronous belt to transmit power from the pedals to the wheel. The belts are typically made by the same manufacturing companies that produce timing belts for automobiles, machinery, and other synchronous belt drive applications.The application of belt drives to bicycles is growing, especially in the commuter bicycle market, due…
Friday, 01 March 2013 07:00

The Gear is in Control

Written by
Some say you don’t need any special gear to ride bikes which is true but there are a few things you can add that might just make your ride slightly more comfortable. Through years and years of exhaustive research on the bike, these are the items I have found to make the most difference in a comfortable ride.Helmet (required in some areas)I went out on a limb here. Some folks are quite adamant they do not need a helmet. Now, I do not completely agree with that but I also agree that it depends on the type and speed of…
Friday, 22 February 2013 16:16

Hello: my name is...

Written by
  How’s that for a riveting beginning? I love those stickers!!! Ok, we’ve established that my name is Dan, the question is what am I doing here on this blog for Strider? Blogging, of course. “About what?” you ask... Well I’m going to be blogging about all things bicycle related. That means all those geeky parts, products, components, rides, trails, paths and I might throw in some of those pesky bike terms like, s24o, derailleur, commuting and many others you may or may not find amusing. I’m hoping to accomplish a few things. First, I want you all to know…
Page 3 of 4