One of the brands that has gained recent popularity in the Egyptian bike market is Gitane. We’ve owned the Gitane Rocks 1.1 (2007) for about a year and a half now, and we decided to review it for the benefit of riders looking to purchase a new entry-level bike in Egypt. A little about the Gitane brand: Back in the 1950’s and 60s, the name Gitane was synonymous with quality road bikes. The bikes were handmade in France and cycling legends like Greg LeMond raced on them. Gitane has since been sold to the Cycle Europe group, and the bikes are made/assembled in China. TheRead More →

Buying a second hand bike is usually a great option if you cannot afford to buy a brand new one. But before you buy a used bike, you need to know what to look for in order to be able to judge if the price is right for the condition of the bike. 1) The frame: Visually inspect the frame and look for dents and cracks. Look closely at the weld points where the tubes are joined together and see if there is any visible damage or signs of repair. Take the bike for a short test ride and check if the frame creaks orRead More →