Bicycle Portraits

South Africa's diverse cycling culture celebrated in a beautiful book

While commuting by bike has long been a natural choice in countries like the Netherlands and China, other nations around the world are only just starting to consider it a serious mode of transportation. In South Africa bike culture is lacking—especially outside of major cities—but cyclists Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler aim to change that. Taking to their own bikes, the enterprising duo rode nearly …

Alfine Di2

Shimano introduces electronic shifting to city cycling

Originally developed to build on Shimano‘s top level component group Dura Ace, the Di2 electronic shifting system changed the roadie game with unmatched speed, accuracy and precision. Now with its third iteration, Di2 makes its debut for internal gearing systems by joining Alfine, Shimano’s premium-level component group for city cycling. The Alfine Di2 Shimano introduces a whole new way of thinking about how a commuter …

Levi’s Commuter Series

Bike-specific apparel for urban cyclists

Advertorial content: Getting around on a bike comes with its own set of benefits and challenges. One of the primary issues most commuter cyclists face comes from having to change clothes after working up a sweat or riding through the elements. Designed with the specific needs of the commuter cyclist in mind, the Levi’s Commuter Series helps make riding more effortless and enjoyable. From high-end …