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Popular Yuba Mundo cargo bike recalled for possible foot injuries

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 at 8:36 am.

The Mundo longtail cargo bike, sold by Yuba Bicycles, is popular for carrying all types of cargo; especially small children.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Local shop now offers hot tub rentals, delivered by bike

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:48 am.

Wood-fired hot tub delivered by bike and now available to rent.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland The folks at Clever Cycles, those blessed souls that never fear a bold step into a new market, announced their Dutchtub rental program today. Remember Dutchtubs? Nine months ago when we broke the news that Clever Cycles was bringing these portable, Read More »

Made in Portland: Cielo announces collaboration with Tanner Goods

Posted on February 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm.

Cielo has partnered with Tanner.-More photos below-(Photos: King Cycle Group) Following our reporting last month, Cielo has now officially announced a new line of bikes that will come with accessories made by Tanner Goods. Both companies are based in Portland and make their products just a few miles from each other. Cielo, the bike brand Read More »

First look: New ‘Crosspoint’ gloves from Showers Pass

Posted on January 30th, 2013 at 9:36 am.

The new Crosspoint Hardshell glove from Showers Pass.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland-based Showers Pass launched a new line of gloves at the Outdoor Retailer trade show last week. It’s an ambitious foray for the company, and it’s just the latest sign of their growth into new markets and a transition away from their commuter jacket Read More »

Jeff Mandel’s latest: Stylish, custom, and classy bike touring boots

Posted on November 16th, 2012 at 9:31 am.

Jeff Mandel, shoemaker. (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Remember Jeff Mandel? He’s a local leather artisan and master shoemaker based in southeast Portland who also loves to ride bikes. Back when he came onto the scene in 2008 we shared his handmade leather saddles and a pair of his bike shoes. Jeff is still going at Read More »

First look at Yuba’s new ‘Boda Boda cargo cruiser’

Posted on June 23rd, 2012 at 12:19 pm.

Portlanders got a sneak peek at Yuba’s new Boda Boda last weekend.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Nutcase, Bern helmets receive “poor” impact rating from Consumer Reports

Posted on May 31st, 2012 at 11:49 am.

These models from Nutcase (L) and Bern (R) were rated “poor” by Consumer Reports. Two helmets that are very popular on the streets of Portland have been given low scores — including a “poor” rating in impact absorption — in a recent test published by Consumer Reports.

Walmart goes Dutch with “Hollandia” model

Posted on July 11th, 2011 at 11:51 pm.

$249 for Walmart’s new Dutch bike. Notice how Walmart’s website puts “Adult Bikes” in the “Toys” section.

Showers Pass gets into hydration business with “VelEau”

Posted on April 8th, 2011 at 9:59 am.

The VelEau is a new direction for Showers Pass.

Product Review: Ergon GP1 Biokork grips

Posted on March 15th, 2011 at 3:40 pm.

As a custom frame builder, I pay a lot of attention to the distances between the three primary contact points that a rider shares with their bicycle — their saddle, pedals, and grips. The millimeters in between guide my decision making from design to assembly. Component and accessory designer Ergon concerns itself, not only with Read More »

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