Tradeshow Roundup: Killer Cruiser Bikes

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We don’t usually stop for full technical run throughs on balloon tired path pedalers, preferring to do some cruise by shooting of the best ones. The white one above caught our eye for it’s ghosted simplicity, but it’s hiding some high tech inside the fuselage.

There were plenty more around the show with the Springer leading link fork design and other nifty designs, and the best are at the bottom of the post!

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The battery pack is placed inside the “tank”, powering a rear motor. The front disc brake is on the driveside so it’ll fit within the suspension design. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch the brand on these.

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Adriatica had this cute kids 24″ cruiser with gears, fenders, lights and a beautiful creme-on-black colorway.

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Another won without a brand to go with it, just love the curves and lines of this lowrider cruiser. Rear disc brake, built-in blinky taillight, internally geared rear hub and simple aesthetic really made it stand out.

As cool as all these are, ItalJet won the show:

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Their motorized, motorcycle-inspired cruisers were flat out awesome. Suspension, big headlights, and this one with 26″ fat bike tires took the cake.

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The Habana model would be right at home in Key West.

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This one had a bit rougher, Harley Davidson-esque appearance.

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And this one had a bit of a cafe racer theme going with a bit more modern front suspension and headlights.

Comments

Seraph - 11/29/13 - 3:04pm

Would it have been so hard to put the disc tab on the non-drive side of the fork on the white bike? Now the Avid rotor is on backwards and is not going to brake as effectively as if it were going the other direction.

Dan - 11/29/13 - 5:00pm

The tires are pretty awesome on all these.

carl - 11/29/13 - 9:21pm

With a leading link front suspension like that if the brake is applied in a situation like going downhill, it UN-loads the suspension rather than compressing it. It was used on many European enduro/trials bike in the 60′s and 70′s. I had a Sachs and DKW that was set up that way. It really worked well….

JimmyZ - 11/30/13 - 1:58am

seraph, with that front fender, you just weight the bars to supplement brake power and keep the gum looking fresh and clean.

Jeff - 11/30/13 - 5:50am

the “no-name” bike is a Basman cruiser.
http://www.project346.nl/bikes/
awesome bikes.

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