Interview: James Pawson, Sportswear Apparel Designer at Rapha

The London-based brand combines contemporary style with performance cycling gear in their new City Collection

Back in 2004, Rapha upended the cycling apparel industry when they started making gear that was more stylish, comfortable and innovative—rebuffing the garish (often juvenile) styles that dominated at the time. From using Merino wool—and updating it by blending it with synthetics for less sag and faster drying—to featuring upscale elements found in designer garments, the brand’s dedication to premium fabric, construction and sophisticated aesthetics …

Test Ride: Momentum’s PakYak E+ Bike

A burly bicycle that's so well-equipped and sturdy some would say it could replace a car

If the electric car is the next big thing, the electric bike has already become ubiquitous. They’re on every bike trail, path and city street, and sales continue rising, with a 145% increase from the already robust 2019 numbers. While so many are eschewing public transport for e-bikes, it also begs the question: can an e-bike also replace a car? And, is that the goal? …

CITY E-Bike

Available in two styles—high-step, diamond-shaped frame or lower, step-through style—the Charge CITY e-bike makes long rides a breeze with pedal-assist and a thumb throttle. This complex machine proves simple to use, with a subtle handlebar display featuring the five-level pedal-assist controls, as well as a speedometer, distance traveled and battery life. Just below is the thumb throttle, which offers a powerful boost when struggling up …