Electric Bicycles | Bart Haynes

This past month in San Diego, California, I’ve noticed several electric bicycles zooming around town. Being a cyclist, I’d stuck up my nose to motorized bicycles in the past thinking that they were just a cheater way to ride for people too lethargic to hop in the saddle of a road bike. My wife ultimately…

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Why Bart Haynes Switched to Electronic Shifters?

Another question from an acquaintance who I sometimes ride with, who was a bit surprised that invested in electronic shifters. Why did Bart Haynes upgrade to electronic shifters? Well, I’ll say this, electronic shifters are not for everyone. They should be the icing on the top of your top-tier bike. They should be the extra…

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Video Edition: Choosing a Bike

Hello and happy holidays to all of my fellow cyclists! It’s hard to believe that today is December 1st. Christmas will be here before you know it. If you’ve stumbled upon this post via an Internet search, chances are that you’re in the market to buy someone you love (or yourself!) a bicycle. I remember…

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5 Futuristic Bicycles

Greetings to all of my fellow cyclists from the future! As those of you who follow me know, I maintain a page on this blog all about Bicycle History. Today, however, we’re going to go in the opposite direction and take a step ahead by exploring what 5 futuristic bicycles might look like in times…

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Bicycle Frame Materials

At the start of the year, I wrote an article describing types of bikes for those who wanted to try their feet at cycling but didn’t know where to begin. Today, I’m going to share a follow-up article going one step further to describe bicycle frame materials. There are a number of materials that manufacturers use…

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How to Choose a Mountain Bike

Although most of my posts here on www.barthaynes.com are focused on road cycling, today I’m going to switch gears (pun intended) and write a summary about how to choose your next mountain bike. Even though I spend most of my time on the pavement here in sunny San Diego, I enjoy leaving the city and escaping into nature…

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Most Expensive Bicycles in 2017

Greetings, bicycle lovers! I hope that you’re all having fantastic ends to your summers and that you’ve put many miles on your bicycles. I know I have! After cycling long distances, I examined my bike this past week and realized it’s seen better days. Although I’m quite attached to it, I began thinking about the…

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How to Pick a Road Bike

 If you are shopping for a new road bike, how do you know what to purchase? There are several brands marketed as the top in the industry, and even more models, series, and styles for you to weed through, making it all the more difficult to find the right option. With this said, knowing what…

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Fat Tire Bikes

I recently took a trip to Anchorage, Alaska to visit family. I was lucky enough to experience the first snow of the season. While walking on a popular trail that runs through the city, I saw many bikes that I don’t see too often in San Diego: fat tire bikes.  I’d heard about fat tire bikes before and…

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How To Pick A Bicycle Frame Size

Did you know how to pick bicycle frame size? If you pick wrongly, not just you will experience the ill effects of long haul wounds, yet you will also be wasting your cash purchasing the wrong bike. In this manner, it is important for you to purchase the right frame size with regards to purchasing…

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