Test Ride: Juliana Bicycles 2016 Roubion

A high performance, female-specific carbon mountain bike that doesn't condescend

For years now, certain cycling brands have tried to reach female consumers by creating dedicated lines. Some have gone so far as to develop completely new bike designs, marketing that they are more than just “pink and shrink.” But when pro-riders don’t actually use the product, it’s hard to believe in the design. Juliana Bicycles, however, knows how to make a product for women mountain …

Test Ride: 2014 Salsa Beargrease Carbon Fatbike

Nimble and certainly all-terrain, the lightweight ride featuring SRAM's XX1 drivetrain

What was once thought to be a novelty by some in the bike community, innovations in both technology and design (not to mention trail infrastructure) suggest that the fat bike is here to stay. Built off the basics of mountain bike frame geometry, a fat bike’s difference is in the wheel and tire width. Fat bikes generally have tires in the three to four inch …

Liv Cycling: Ergonomics for Female Riders

Performance bikes designed specifically for women from the ground up

Whether we like it or not, anatomy makes a difference—and the new woman-centric cycling brand Liv, created to satisfy the ever-growing number of female cyclists, is highly aware of this. Instead of making a “women’s version”—which is essentially smaller men’s bikes with a dropped top tube and some “feminine” colorways and features—Liv bikes are designed from inception for women, by women. Formally known as Liv/Giant, …