Posts in the Urban Cycling Category

Built to Last: the Mission Workshop Arkiv in Waxed Canvas

Arkiv 20L Waxed Canvas

Mission Workshop has been making well designed, functional, and rugged bags, right here in the USA for the better part of a decade. The Arkiv backpack is everything we’ve come to expect from Mission Workshop and has some interesting features that are worth mentioning.

It’s modular. The Arkiv backpack can be a standalone bag or you can add pockets and accessories via a built in attachment system. Optional add-ons include: pockets, organizers, cell phone holders, and a laptop sleeve. The Arkiv’s flexibility means that you can customize your bag to your day to day needs as well as add on to it for added capacity when you need it.

Waxed canvas. Waxed canvas is a tried and true waterproof fabric, is easy to maintain, and can last a lifetime if properly cared for. In...

5 Steps to Effective Bike Security

At Bicycle Roots, the number one concern we hear from our customers is this: I’d like to buy a nice bike, but I’m afraid that it will get stolen. Bike theft is all too common in our area. It seems like bike thieves are just waiting for you to let your guard down so that they can steal your bike, bike parts, or accessories! What’s worse, a thriving black market allows thieves to quickly unload stolen goods, without any fear of the consequences. The result is a situation where too many cyclists spend too much money replacing stolen property. Or worse, where people don’t ride at all because they think it’s futile to buy a bike, since it will just be stolen anyway.