Defy Wins 6th Straight Bicycling Editors' Choice Award!

Bicycling Magazine held its annual Editors’ Choice presentation at the Sea Otter Classic cycling festival in Monterey, California, last week, and the Defy endurance road bike was once again selected as one of the year’s top bikes. This marks the sixth consecutive year that a Defy has received the prestigious Editors’ Choice award from Bicycling.

Road Magazine Names Defy Advanced SL Endurance Bike of the Year!

Road magazine has chosen the 2015 Defy Advanced SL as its Endurance Bike of the Year, praising the new model for its light weight, versatile performance and smooth riding quality on all types of road surfaces and terrain.

Join Mayor Dyer for Bike to Work Day May 1

On Friday, May 1, Mayor Buddy Dyer will take part in the City of Orlando’s annual Bike to Work Day. Mayor Dyer will lead bicyclists from Loch Haven Park along the Orlando Urban Trail to City Hall during this free event.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Mennello Museum of American Art (900 East Princeton Street), with the ride starting at 8 a.m. Free coffee and bike tune-ups will be provided to participants.

2015 Buyers Guide: Giant Defy Advanced 2

Giant Defy Advanced 2

The road bike has been splitting into niches for years, with models assigned to categories then sifted into subcategories so often that even those of us at BICYCLING sometimes have trouble deciding whether we're on a gravel, plush, adventure, classics, or (perhaps my least-favorite moniker) an endurance bike.

Best of Orlando 2015 Ballot!

We have been in the Top 3 for many years and love each and everyone of our loyal customers!  Your votes are very important to us and please help out all your favorites in the Milk District!!

Bicycling: New Defy Advanced Sets the Standard

The latest issue of Bicycling Magazine includes a feature review of the 2015 Giant Defy Advanced road bike, which the magazine’s editors claim “sets the standard for the balance of thrill and comfort that this type of bike can achieve.”

130 Years of Bianchi!

130 years of Bianchi!  Bicycles, Motorcycles and Automobiles!!

Pro tech: Marcel Wust tests the Bianchi Oltre XR2

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Bianchi constantly update their range-topping Oltre frame. Marcel Wüst tests the latest iteration, the XR2, and finds it just as hard to resist. The Bianchi Oltre will be used by the LottoNL-Jumbo team in 2015.

Another year, another Bianchi Oltre. This is the fourth version I’ve tested, having previously ridden the Oltre, the Oltre XR and the Oltre XR Superleggera. It seems that Bianchi can’t resist launching a new model as soon as they find a way to make an improvement and you have to respect that attitude. The difficulty for me is that, as with other manufacturers that produce new models with amazing regularity, every time I receive the latest one I wonder if I’m going to notice the differences. Trimming 50g from the weight of the frame is entirely worthwhile but it’s near impossible to feel.

Introducing: Team Giant-Alpecin!

Team Giant-Alpecin was presented to the media and key sponsors on Wednesday, January 7, showing off new bikes and new kits at the 2015 team launch in Berlin. The team’s lineup consists of 27 riders from nine different countries, including returning stars Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb of Germany. In addition to the men’s WorldTour team, the associated Liv-Plantur women’s team was also introduced in Berlin.