Michael J. Moody

Bike Check: Ben Hildred’s Santa Cruz Tallboy

You might have recently read about Ben Hildred’s exploits as he climbed 21,635 meters of vertical over the course of three days. Why 21,635 meter exactly? Well, the height of Olympus Mons, the tallest planetry mountain in the solar system, is 21,288 meters and Ben clearly decided it was better to be safe than sorry.

The bike wasn’t just built for going up, but also to be capable and inspire confidence coming back down.

Ben stands at 194cm and chose the XL size. He rides the bike in the low setting, with its chainstays in the long position. Ben feels that for taller riders this achieves better rear-wheel traction while pedalling seated.

The bike was outfitted with a 140mm travel Rockshox Pike Ultimate that was coupled to 120mm rear wheel travel delivered via a SIDLuxe Ultimate shock. The fork was run at 85 psi with 2 tokens installed. The

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Tips and tricks for buying a used Peloton bike

The pandemic has not only forced people to rethink their working routines but also where to exercise. Social distancing protocols and mask-wearing ruled out going to the gym for many.

Through these trying times, Peloton’s exercise equipment became all the rage. And where demand is greater than the supply, it can be rather tough to get your hands on a Peloton Bike right now. Tap or click for fitness gadgets you can pick up right now.

With a starting price tag of $1,895 for the Basic package and an eight-week delivery period, people are now looking at buying second-hand bikes instead. Looking at local classified ads is a good starting place, but there are some things that you need to consider.

Where to start the Peloton search

There are plenty of online resources that you can tap into to buy a used bike. But the most convenient way is local

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Best Bike Storage 2021: Bike Stands, Wall Mounts, Indoor Racks, Sheds

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Storing bikes is always a challenge – especially in urban areas where, ironically, bikes are most useful. If thrown in the garage or entryway, bicycles can be an eyesore at best and a space-eating wall-scuffer at worst. And, unless you live in a utopia with zero rain and zero crime, leaving bikes outside isn’t an option either. Luckily, there are a number of clever, space-saving apparatuses for stashing bikes. The best bike storage solutions include racks, outdoor tents and hooks that keep your two-wheeler safe and out of the way.

What is the Best Type of Bike Storage?

The best bike storage options aren’t one-size-fits-all solutions. Because every home is different – and everyone has different storage preferences

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The $1,099 RadMission 1 convinced me that electric bikes are the best way to get around a city

a bicycle parked on the side of the railing: RadMission 1. Tim Levin/Insider

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RadMission 1. Tim Levin/Insider

  • I spent a few months tooling around on Rad Power Bikes’ latest model: the RadMission 1. 
  • At $1,099, the RadMission is the company’s most affordable bike to date. 
  • It’s overall a great buy, even if it doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles of pricier bikes. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Electric bikes are booming, and for good reason. 


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They offer loads of advantages over other modes of transportation: an e-bike can take you further than a normal bike and get you there faster. Depending on where you’re going, it can be quicker than driving, and it doesn’t come with the same environmental baggage or the need to find a parking spot. It can even be more convenient than public transit – and with COVID-19 still surging, e-bikes are a welcome alternative to subways and buses.

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