About Bike War

Welcome to Bike War!  As you’re probably more than aware, the 2017’s are here  and more are being released everyday. The growing trend for this year and next are “aero” bikes, and all-road or gravel bikes.  Disc-brake equipped roadbikes are still evolving and while it’s a “must-have” for manufacturers to offer it in their line ups, amongst roadies we’ve seen and talked to, the jury is still out on their desirability on pavement – at least until the UCI and the pro’s decide.

So again, a brief intro for our new visitors, Bike War rates bikes against each other, pretty much arbitrarily, and for the simple fun of it.   We don’t pretend to be experts on road bikes – lots of resources on the ‘net for that already.  Realizing that there are tons of cools bikes out there, we’ve included a little bit of commentary on some of the lesser known bikes, or new bikes.  And no, we can’t cover all or every type of bike, so you’ll see a little bit of bias towards carbon fiber, modern bikes, and road bikes.   But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate vintage steel, touring bikes, folding or even BMX’s.  (And we certainly love titanium frames.)  This is just a fun-on-the-side gig for us, and we still have day jobs!

So these will remain as Bike War’s broad categories: road bikes, time trial / triathlon bikes, cyclocross bikes, singlespeed / track bikes and fixies, mountain bikes, and randonneuring bikes.

There you have it, still lots of eye candy.  If you would like your bike highlighted here, send the pic to:  bikewar99@gmail.com .  The clearer the picture, the better.  And don’t forget to include specs.  Check back daily, or better yet, subscribe via email. Enjoy!

Cheers,

Bike War

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149 thoughts on “About Bike War

    • We enjoy reading travel blogs to get some insight and ideas for bike trips. We were in Belgium last year for the first stage of the TdF. This year it starts in Corsica but if you can visit a stage that would be awesome. Thanks for commenting!

  1. Interesting concept! I just moved to Colorado so I am looking to buy a mountain bike. Looking forward to getting ideas from your blog.

    Thanks for dropping by on my blog and liking my posts!

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog an liking it. I have my Electra cruiser, Huli but I also have a Cannondale road bike, Lily my husband bought me when I first moved to Victoria. I hadn’t rode a road bike before but now love it in the summer. Tour de France is on our bucket list.

  3. Absolutely fantastic concept for a blog! It makes me want to hop on my bike and get going. Enjoying the eye candy and I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone I know who is in the market for a bike!

  4. Thanks for liking my blog post. I have found here, there, and everywhere that cycling means so much to so many people. I relish the fact that I can share the same passion with others and not feel like a total klutz. Thank you.

  5. Hey! i wanted thank you for liking my post … its been a while though. But i can now relate more to your blog now, since i got a bike myself. I am just a beginner, not its just a normal hard-trail bike. I am looking forward to learn more from your blog.

  6. Thanks for the “like” on my post! Do you like snowshoeing also??? You can follow me on Twitter – @holliegraceanne. Happy blogging!!!

  7. OH my….I might not be able to resist getting a second bike when looking around your blog! There is so much on here-awesome information!

    • LOL, yes, lots of good “starter” bikes here, but also what we call “N+1” bikes, ie. bikes on our wish list. Thanks for visiting and hope you come again!

    • Hi, thanks for visiting the site. Not to over complicate it, N is the number of bikes you own, and “1” is what you should own. Ergo, you can never have too many bikes. IOW, a lot of the bikes we showcase are eye candy, “if I won the lottery” type bikes. Thanks for commenting!

  8. Thanks for checking out my blog and my recent Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles! I hope you find some recipes on my blog that you can easily recreate for yourself as well! I look forward to following your blog in the future as well.

    -Christine

  9. Cool, thanks for checking out my blog…drawn in by the “Cadence” of it all I guess? 😉

    So I’ve been through some of your site looking at the different bikes (and there’s a lot of VERY nice bikes on here) but….I’m sorry I don’t really get it — there’s no “reviews”?

    I mean I get that you say you just “rate bikes” somewhat “arbitrarily” but…it’s a public vote! You have no input or opinions yourselves?

    Don’t get me wrong I love the idea, but I think maybe it would be nice to have some short bit about each bike by you, or some info / specs on them, even just your own personal score or something. I realise that this is all only really based on aesthetics and personal preference for the ‘look’ of each bike, with no experience of actually riding any of them, so I guess it’s more like “Bike Porn”! 😀

  10. Hi, thanks for commenting. We thought there are already many such sites that does full on bike reviews, such as Bike Radar or Bike Rumor, to name a couple, that we didn’t want to duplicate that. But when we started this, we haven’t found any like ours. As for commentary, we’ve done some – as we think our opinions are worth maybe 2 cents – check out our Passoni vs BMC from a few days back. Maybe think of us as the cycling version of “hot or not”, largely letting the readers decide. Oh, while we enjoy putting these bikes up, it’s still just a part time gig – we still have day jobs, school, and of course, need to ride our bikes. One last thing…always appreciate our readers’ input!! 🙂

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  12. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my Maverick review. My site won’t be as bike specific as yours; it’s more just reviews of whatever comes to mind, but, there will be bikes, of course. Go ride today!

    • Hi, sorry I didn’t respond to your comment sooner! We enjoy bike-related sites and blogs, and thanks for check this site too! Thanks for commenting!

  13. Thanks for liking my post “single speed bikes linked to being a twat” ! I’m new to this bloggingmalarky so all support, even small is greatly received! I also like bikes as it happens (I own two, specialized rock hopper and a alez road bike” so I shall be following your blog! Cheers!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Just started serious biking last year and love it! So much better than running for me. Just did 70 yesterday in beautiful Door County while participating in the Door County Century. Never knew I would love a sport this much. I have a Cannondale Quick (hybrid) and love it. Used to sell Cannondales at the local bike shop way back in the day when they were still made in the US.

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