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916 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209

503-222-2851

21st Avenue Bicycles specializes in road bike sales, service and repairs. Located in NW Portland, Oregon, the shop can help you find the perfect bike for your ride. Bike commuting, road biking, racing or the casual cruise. 

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We have been pretty satisfied with the Momentum line of bicycles from Giant. The "Street" model is just about all a person needs to get around town and pardon our French but a hell of a value at $425. A couple weeks back we decided the only thing that would make it more ready for commuting is a set of dynamo lights. We're big fans of dynamo lighting- secure, always-there lights with no need to worry about charging and more illumination than most mid-priced battery lights. So we set up a Momentum Street with a Shimano Dyamno -equipped wheel and a set of B+M lights. The Shimano hub is a disc-ready model in case someone ever needed to transfer the system to another bike, and we also equipped the hub with a Pitlock lockign skewer, which is just about the only truly theft-proof system on the market. The EYC front light is tiny and BRIGHT!, and the rear Secula fender-mount light has a reflector plus a bright ring of LEDs.

The best part about the package is that it can be had for $675. We think having good lighting is imperative for commuting, and this balance of bike cost/light cost is pretty reasonable for someone who rides to work year-round.