Bike Love

I never saw Momentum magazine before a friend dropped a copy on my desk the other day, but it was hard not to immediately like a publication that, in its latest issue, manages to strike several hugeass chords: my neighborhood bike shop, 2020 Cycles; architect David Baker, one of my personal favorites and juror at the Seattle AIA Honor Awards; and there’s even a geeky article on LEED.

I love being reminded that urban cycling is such a growing trend.

On the back cover was an ad for Trek’s new singlespeed that dumps the traditional bike chain and replaces it with a carbon composite belt. Who cares if it’s fixie counterculture commodified by one of the corporate behemoths of bike companies. Because more bikes = good.

Not to be outdone, the Biomega Copenhagen uses a drive shift in lieu of a chain.