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The MOD SQUAD Blog

What's the Skinny on Fat Tire E-Bikes?
Learn all about the pros and cons of fat tire e-bikes, what terrain they are ideal for, and how tire width affects the performance of electric bikes. Find the ideal tire size based on your needs.
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10 Ways Your E-Bike is Vulnerable & Best Practices to Avoid Theft
Just because you have a bike lock doesn't mean you can rest easy. Here are 10 ways your MOD BIKE might be vulnerable to theft and what you can do about it.
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MOD Maps: Explore Austin On A MOD Bike
The best way to explore Austin is on two wheels. Taking a bike through the city changes how you get from one spot to the next. You see things you’d otherwise just drive past. You take shortcuts you never knew...
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Austin in a Breeze - MOD Map #4
Austin in a Breeze   Short on time? On this route, you’ll feel the electricity pulsing through this city in just two hours! Get a glimpse of what ATX is all about, so you can plan your next visit accordingly! Click the...
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Quintessential Austin - MOD Map #3
QUINTESSENTIAL Austin   Austin is iconic. The history, the scenery, the people… there’s so much to gush about. We created this route to highlight places around town that we think are a staple in this city. We’ve got you covered with...
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Keep Austin Weird - MOD Map #2
Keep Austin Weird   This city is weird, y’all. . . And that’s why we love it! We’ve compiled this list to highlight Austin’s wonky side. From a costume shop to a vampire parlour, you will not be bored on this...
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Keep Austin Young - MOD Map #1
Keep Austin Young   Curated by Keep Austin Young, this map is fit for a kid or a kid at heart! This route highlights places in Austin that inspire, open your imagination, and remember the wonder you felt growing up. Click...
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Austin’s oldest hike-and-bike trail charts new course from downtown to the Domain
CULTUREMAP AUSTIN KATIE FRIEL Have you ever been hanging out near Lady Bird Lake and thought, “I wish I could walk to the Domain.” We haven’t either, but with Shoal Creek’s new trail improvement plan, that previously unrealized dream is one...
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The Adventure Never Stops – Catching up with 79 year old rider, Robert Fletcher
Since riding his bicycle through the French and English countryside in the 1970s, Robert has made riding his lifelong obsession. Since then, he’s gone on to ride major world tour routes like his most recent trip from Anchorage Alaska, to...
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68 and Riding Again
When riding is all that gives you solace, you tend to do it often. So it was a considerable blow when Tom Geer, 68, had kidney surgery earlier this year and was told by his doctors to count riding out...
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Bike-Friendly, Kid-Approved Must-Dos in South Austin: Summer Edition
The heat has arrived in Austin, Texas, but there’s way too much fun to be had in this beautiful city to stay indoors. School is out, the sun is here, and the MOD BIKES team has you covered! We’ve put together...
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MOD Bikes x Ebay | Seller Story
We were recently chosen by Ebay to be a featured seller on their platform! The Ebay team spent a few days at MOD HQ learning more about our electric bikes and mission, and filmed an incredible Seller Story piece with our founder...
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We’re here for you, Austin | COVID-19 Update
Hey friends, With Mayor Adler’s Shelter-In-Place Order starting in Austin today, we wanted to take a minute to let you know how this affects MOD BIKES. MOD BIKES will remain open throughout the City of Austin’s Order to support everyone in...
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6 Days Through Hill Country on MOD Electric Bikes
MOD BIKES was started to change the way people move. We built our electric bikes with riders in mind and made sure anyone who wanted to ride could. We were so thrilled to rent e-bikes to the Carlsons, a pair...
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MOD BIKES x SXSW 2019
We couldn’t have been prouder to represent Austin and the electric bike space this March at the Future Mobility Panel at South By Southwest!If you aren’t familiar South By Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and...
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Vote MOD BIKES as Austin’s #1 Bike Shop!
MOD BIKES has been named one of Austin’s Top 5 Bike Shops by the Statesman, and the final round of voting to pick the #1 shop in town is happening now!We’re so proud to be recognized, but we’d love to take the top...
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Mod Bikes co-founder gets a charge out of bringing e-bikes to Austin
In October, a new shop called Mod Bikes (mod-bikes.com) opened its doors at 1632 S. First St., offering six models of electric bikes in hopes of adding options to Austin’s increasingly complex transportation scene. Israel-born Dor Falu Korngold, the co-founder...
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