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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 […]

The Joy of Cycling with My Daughter

I am a very lucky guy. I get to go cycling with my daughter. Showing the joy of cycling to my daughter has been one of my favorite things about being a dad. When we go on a ride it is an adventure for just the two of us. Or for the whole family. And […]

Introducing the Wandertec TUBA Cargo Trailer

Our long-time readers might remember our Kickstarter project from 3 years ago focused around the Wandertec TUBA. The project didn’t fund which meant that rather than quickly launching this new product to fill the pre-orders, it became a backburner project, worked on at a gradual and organic pace. The TUBA Has Finally Arrived Well after […]

Madness is a Squeaky Bicycle

There is a clanking, creaking noise in my commuter bike right now. I am pretty sure I know where it is, but laziness is getting the best of me. Let me qualify my laziness. Where I think the clank is coming from is in a part of my BionX powered Xtracycle Edgerunner that is very […]

JOYBAG – The Fastest Lock-Up in the West

One of the more annoying aspects of everyday bicycle use is fumbling with a bicycle lock. Arriving at your destination by automobile, on the other hand, is a smooth elegant experience. With the click of a button, you are off on your merry way. Why can’t we ride our bicycles and lock them with ease […]