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Holiday Gifts for Those Who Adventure Daily

Let the Holiday adventures begin! Enjoy our list of gifts optimized for everyday cycling adventures. Revelate Designs Viscacha Ready to break away from the everyday? The Viscacha is the first bag to start your ultimate bikepacking setup. Ortlieb Commuter Bag Looking for a better way to do it? The Commuter is going to get you […]

The Adventure Begins…Updates to our Blog

As of a few days ago, we completed the first step of a rebranding project for BikeShopHub.com with some updates here. Step 1 involved the following: Transition CommuteByBike.com into BikeShopHub.com/blog. Transition UtilityCycling.org into BikeShopHub.com/blog. Put up a several aesthetic changes including a new header images. Archive our Forums Organize our content into 5 categories: Commute […]

Which Direction Are Bicycles Trending?

When I launched BikeShopHub.com in 2006, I had great timing. While the economy was about to head off a cliff, I somehow got myself into a nice little area of opportunity that was very likely buoyed by the residual impacts of our collective economic shit-storm. It was very exciting how excited everyone was about using […]

My 2015 Interbike Report

I walked the floors of Interbike for the last 3 days. I met with our suppliers, the folks behind brands like Ortlieb, Revelate, Thule, and Weehoo. After some catching up and business talk I captured video of their latest products some of which I will be sharing here after some editing. The culture shifts of […]

The JOYBAG is Dead, Long Live the JOYBAG!

In my ongoing search for the perfectly usable bicycle, I made some very interesting strides using an Xtracycle Edgerunner as my platform. Most notable among my advancements in the JOYBAG philosophy was my lock configuration. But the day has come where I need to move onto another bicycle. As a bike shop owner, I find […]

A Big Thanks To All You Helmet-less Cyclists

I started out my career as a bike nerd with a very pro helmet attitude. But then I began hearing a variety of disarming anti-helmet arguments. I struggled with these bizarre new concepts. What! helmet laws result in people riding bicycles less? What! helmets give the perception that cycling is dangerous? What! helmets don’t protect […]