Sweden’s Newest Bicycle, Vélosophy

Colors inspired by tulips, plus a one-for-one program to support Ghanaian schoolgirls

Over the last four years, the number of bikes sold in Sweden has increased by 20%, making for a fertile, welcoming ground for new bike brands. For Jimmy Östholm, founder of new Swedish bike company Vélosophy, biking was an integral part of his childhood. “I grew up in the small town of Karlstad in Sweden and cycling was the best way of getting around. I’ve …

Schindelhauer Viktor Red Race Edition

Cycling purity at its finest coupled with the latest drivetrain technology

For cycling purists, simplicity of design is king. Any changes to a bike’s parts or design—especially when it comes to a single speed commuter—must come with some serious functional benefits. Berlin-based bike company Schindelhauer predicates its full line of urban-focused rides on a major design change: belt drive systems in lieu of standard chains. The trade-off is reduced maintenance, a quieter ride and no need …

Trek Bikes’ New Commuter-Focused Model: Lync

Powerful built-in head and taillights for a more convenient and safe ride

For those looking for an excuse, a laundry list of potential struggles certainly exists when commuting by bike: weather, reckless drivers, flat tires, the looming fear that your accessories or bike itself will get stolen. Though Trek Bicycles‘ new urban commuter-focused model, Lync, aims to tackle many of the aforementioned issues—and make the ride to and from work (or anywhere) as enjoyable, low-maintenance and safe …