Bicycle Blog

Dr. Yan will leave Downtube in 2022

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Mar 24th 2021

I have ran the Downtube as a bicycle resource center since 1996. After receiving my PhD I restarted sales on the site. In 2003 I started selling our own branded folding bikes...the Downtube VI was our … read more

New Nova upgrades

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Feb 2nd 2021

The new 2021 Nova models have wider 1.5" tires for comfort. Upgraded cold forged cranks ( with chain guard ) and ISIS style bottom brackets. They also have a mid-cage rear derailleur. This allows more … read more

Container shipping cost

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Jan 29th 2021

Our most recent container arrived with unbelievable costs. For the past two decades we normally pay $5,000 for containers, with a total cost of $6,000 including trucking & fees.  This contain … read more