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Quiz: How many of these gravity bikes can you identify?

This quiz is for the downhill demons, the gravity fiends, the men and women who can’t be bothered to ride uphill. If you shuttle on the daily, then you should be able to ID these 10 downhill bikes with ease. If you’re a well-rounded rider you should fare pretty well. If you’re a roadie, then good luck to you; you’ll need it. 

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Too easy? Completely stumped? Let us know how you did in the comments section below.

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Summer PressCamp Day 3: Protection, apparel and industry bonding

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Wake, caffeinate, eat, meet, eat, ride, eat, socialize…repeat in a spectacular setting.

BSX launches second generation cuff, adding muscle oxygenation monitoring

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GU adds energy bar to nutrition range

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AIM acquires Catalyst’s Outdoor Guide

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Giant USA promotes several employees to new roles this month

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My Stolen Bullitt


Here we go again.

Out into the backyard this morning with The Lulu, heading for school and then off to work. Something was missing. It was big and red and quite gone. My Bullitt cargo bike was not where it should be. Locked with the mother of all chains in our bike shed. It was stolen.

The first thought was “Damn… my logistics this week are screwed.” Second thought… “I liked that bike”. You know you live in a mainstream bicycle culture when the thoughts occur in THAT order.

I walked around the backyard in vain hope. Then I noticed that another Bullitt wasn’t parked in its normal spot. It was gone, too. Double Bullitt thieving in the dark of the night. In a secure, locked backyard.

Fun having to explain to The Lulu, aged 7, about why people do such things. She’s no stranger to bike theft, but still, she was as upset as me, so we had to tackle the subject on the spot.


It’s just a bike, I know. But it’s a bike that we use alot. For transporting stuff like just two days ago at the recycling centre. For building snowmen. For just getting around town. For all our daily needs.


Someone is going to have to break the news to Tigger this evening. THAT ain’t gonna be pretty.

This has happened before. Hey, it’s a bicycle culture. Back in 2011: My Bike Was Stolen! Back then the story had a fairytale ending against all the odds and thanks to social media: My Bullitt is Found!

I even got my vintage Swedish bike back once, too.

While I don’t harbour hopes of repeating those fairytales, you never know. There are loads and loads of Bullitts in Copenhagen now, compared to back in 2011 but anything could happen.

My bike has some unique markings. Sure, the first thing the bike thief does is remove them, but sometimes they just stick it in another backyard in another part of town for a while. There’s a pattern to this cargo bike theft.

So, here are the things that make it recognizable:


- A little sticker on the front.
- A Copenhagenize.eu sticker on the front panel.
- A map of Copenhagen on the cargo bay.


- The handlebars are unlike many Bullitts in Copenhagen. My mother taught me to sit up straight, so they are not low and straight, but high and suitable for a gentleman.
- There is a GoPro base on the front of the bike and, down by the front wheel on the left, there is another GoPro solution. (not pictured)
- On the back fender there are white, reflective chevron stickers, just like on The Lulu’s bike.

Sigh.

Hvis du ser cyklen et eller andet sted i København, sms eller ring på 26 25 97 26.

Copenhagenize the planet. And have a lovely day.

Industry veteran Beverly Barr retires – again

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Dorel announces several hires across its bike division

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Light & Motion plans two-van dealer demo tour for 2015

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