Cruisers

Strava’s Global Bike To Work Day

by editors on May 12, 2016

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On Tuesday May 10, 2016 Strava held their first ever Global Bike to Work Day. Members who signed up recorded 79,879 cycling commute activities in 180 countries that day.

Strava commuters logged a total of 835,094 miles on Global Bike to Work Day, averaging 10.45 miles per ride. . . In total, 71,107 hours were spent commuting on the day, with the average commute time per rider being 53 minutes and 41 seconds.

These rides produced a total carbon offset of 514.51 tons. Just think if everyone rode to work every day? To see what it looked like, click here for an animated bike to work Strava heat map. To see how the countries ranked, follow the jump.

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Bike To The Five Boroughs On May Day

by editors on April 29, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to ride a bike through the streets of New York City, then the 39th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI on May 1, 2016 just might be the day. Here’s why:

On the morning of May 1st, 32,000 cyclists from every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world will come together in lower Manhattan in support of Bike New York’s free bike education programs. From there, they will ride 40 miles through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets, which will include the FDR Drive, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges.

Sound like something you’re into? Follow the jump for all the details.

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Strava Local Brings City Guides

by editors on April 29, 2016

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It’s not going to help us anytime soon, but if you’re a global cycling hipster and you’re planning rides in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Denver, London, Melbourne, Milan, NYC, Paris,  SF, Sao Paulo, or Sydney in the near future, then Strava’s new local guides have you covered. . . at least for helping with a list of the top 10 best rides.

Strava Local combines your favorite routes and destinations with similar activities from our millions of athletes, then distills that data to reveal the best running and cycling adventures in the world.

To check them all out (and we think you should), please click the link.

[Link: Strava Local]

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Google’s Rad New Self-Riding Bike

by editors on April 1, 2016

We can hardly wait. . .

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The Abus Brooklyn Chain Is On Lock

by editors on March 15, 2016

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We don’t ever leave our bikes out where they can be molested, but if we did this Abus Brooklyn Chain would probably do the job (even if it is heavier than our road bike). The set-up features the following:

  • Open 10mm/120 cm hardened steel loop chain
  • Fabric sleeve prevents damage to frame and paint job
  • 80/TI50 TITALIUM™ Padlock features a solid lock body made from TITALIUM&trade aluminum alloy offering higher security at a super light weight
  • Hardened steel shackle with NANO PROTECT™ coating
  • High precision 6 pin key cylinder
  • Two keys supplied with lock

For more info, click the link.

[Link: Abus]

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Brooks + Lezyne = Cool Copper Lighting

by editors on March 10, 2016

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Leave it to the hipsters at Brooks England to take a perfectly good, hardworking Lezyne Femto headlight and kit it out (with copper coloring and a Brooks logo) so the cool kids will want one, too. We use the Leyzne Zekto Drive light (and taillight) as our daily get-training-in-the-dark lights and they work great.

The best part of both these lights is that they can be clipped on or strapped with a replaceable rubber bungee. That way on the outside chance that the strap breaks it can be replaced. For a look at the taillight version, follow the jump.

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Electra Updates Electric Townie Go!

by editors on January 13, 2016

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Electra, the Encinitas, California based company that reinvented the beach cruiser bike market is updating their Townie Go! electric bicycle with help from Bosch.

The upgraded model features the legendary quality of the Bosch Performance Line mid-motor eBike system and a Shimano 8-speed internal gear hub that allows the rider to adjust their cadence based on speed. Handling better with a lower center of gravity, the Townie Go! 8i provides a smooth, comfortable ride with a wider range of power support. Whether the bike is being used for commuting or for fun, Electra’s new and improved battery-powered, electric-assist bike will keep riders moving without breaking a sweat.

If only that battery pack didn’t look like such a janky add-on. Almost like the old version with the battery on the rack, better. For all the official details, follow the jump.

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My Life As A Bicycle Saddle

by editors on January 17, 2014

We’ve often thought about the job of a saddle. In fact, we’ve often wondered just what it . . . better clip it right there and roll the edit!

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Derringer’s Electric Bike Needs Kickstart

by editors on January 9, 2014

With only 12 days to go, Los Angeles’ Derringer Cycles is no where near reaching their Kickstarter goal of $75,000 for their new Derringer Electric. In fact, with 30 backers they’ve only raised $1,644. Which is strange, because these electric board track inspired powered bicycles look amazing.

At the heart of every Derringer Electric is a powerful lithium-ion (Li-NMC) battery. This safe, reliable chemistry allows for high current draw, has great energy density, and still provides a long lifetime of 1000 recharge cycles. Bikes are available with 37, 52, and 63-volt batteries, each with a 12.5 Ah capacity. Heritage and Signature Series bikes include a 4 Amp charger that can recharge a fully drained battery in three hours. Bespoke buyers get an upgraded 6 Amp charger that drops charging time to two hours.

Guess no one wants a really cool looking electric bike. Click the link for more info.

[Link: Derringer Cycles]

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Trek Swoops Up Electra Bicycles

by editors on January 6, 2014

TownieIn yet another sign of consolidation in the bike business, Trek (one half of American bicycling’s two-headed monster) has reportedly purchased Southern California beach cruiser maker Electra Bicycles, according to a story on Bicycle Retailer.

“I have always admired the Electra brand,” said Trek president John Burke, in the press release. “Skip [Hess] (Electra president) and his team have done some amazing things with limited resources. Trek will be able to provide financial, supply chain, distribution, and sales support that will help Electra take its business to the next level and will stay out of their way when it comes to product and marketing.”

So far the Electra teams says they will stay in their Vista, California headquarters. We’ll see how long that lasts.

[Link: Bicycle Retailer and BikeHugger]

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