Posts in the category Commuter

Friday RoundUP – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Inspired to Ride Still on the Big Screen – Inspired to Ride, the film that documented participants in the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, has been screened in over 25 theaters the past few months. And events are still coming together. Visit inspiredtoride.it for screening dates.

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Kickstarter: Maxwell EP0 Minimalist E-Bike With Internal Frame Battery Pack

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An interesting minimalist e-bike for for the urban market- designed to look and ride as closely to a pedal bike as possible. At only 26lb for the complete bike (depending on size), this model could accomplish that goal, as it is within the realm of pedal bike weight. This model features an interesting battery concept putting small battery packs within the frame tube members rather than in a single external consolidated pack. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE ->

Martone Extends Fashion-Forward Urban Line With Fresh New Models and Art Bikes

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Martone designs bikes that are just as at home on the streets as they are as artwork on your apartment’s living room wall. New for this season are two new colorways, a new mini-model, and a series of hand-adorned art bikes rolling out online – all sporting the brand’s iconic red chains and style. Gallery hop past the break for more… READ MORE ->

Transport Little Ones And Cargo With Bosch-Equipped Xtracycle EdgeRunner 10e Versatile Hauler

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Oakland, California based Xtracycle has long demonstrated its commitment to cargo. The second electric bike in its lineup, the new EdgeRunner 10e has a 10-speed drivetrain and manages to come in lighter than the existing limited release 9e. It features the standard EdgeRunner long wheelbase and massive carrying capacity, as well as a suite of add on accessories for you to tailor your ride to your needs.  Details after the hump. READ MORE ->

MagLOCK is Back With a Lighter, Cheaper, and More Refined Version of their Magnetic Pedals

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Not too long ago, MagLOCK thought they had a lock on the next great idea in clipless pedal technology. Imagine a system that truly offered effortless in and out of the pedals with full 360 degree power, offered infinite float, and was 100% street shoe compatible when not clipped in? While the first generation MagLOCK pedals delivered on all fronts they also weighed nearly as much as three pairs of standard pedals.

After a failed Kicksarter, Dave Williams wasn’t about to just give up and went back to the drawing board. The new and improved MagLOCK pedals drop over a pound of weight per pair and manage to drop the price in the process. This could be the magnetic clipless system you were hoping for…

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Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Releases Wythe, The Easy Fixie To All Your Problems

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As mainstay traditional fixie brands have moved onto new segments such as cross and touring and larger companies have moved away from the segment all together, young city bike brand Brooklyn has stepped up with a respectably spec’d flat bar single speed. The Wythe, named for the street in Brooklyn, features a robust 4130 cromoly frame and fork, bolt on hubs, and puncture resistant tires standard, all for sub $500 MSRP. And it comes in whatever color you want, as long as that color is matte black. Pay heed to this new, easy, entry-level urban work horse next… READ MORE ->

Kickstarter: Lumos Smart Helmet Integrates Automatic Brake Lights And Turn Signals For All Around Safety

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In order to combat challenges with visibility at night, Lumos was created to be an all-in one solution to help keep you safe in the dark. With over 60 LEDs integrated into the shell, the helmet is visible in all directions with a high positioning that makes it easy to see by motor vehicles. With automatic brake lights and a signaling system built in, the Lumos helps cars to see and anticipate your movements whether stopping or turning. It’s all wrapped up into a durable and comfortable package that you only have to worry about keeping recharged. More on how to light up your night after the jump… READ MORE ->

PC15: Kalkhoff Impulse Drive Sahel and Classy Tasman Classic

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One of the real surprises to me during my e-bike frenzy at Press Camp was Kalkhoff. The German e-bike brand is extremely popular in Europe and has been at the e-bike game for years, so it probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Where as many bikes in the category still seem to be tacked together, the Kalkhoff bikes I saw and rode were relatively integrated, dialed in spec, and stood out visually. The Impulse 2.0 technology is extremely quiet and the batteries have relatively long ranges compared to others in the category. Both will be available to consumers later this month. See the new e-bikes invading this side of the pond after the jump… READ MORE ->

Kickstarter: Fly Pedals Refines, Lightens, and Improves Clipless Pedal Adapter In Version 2

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A year after launching their first Kickstarter, Fly Pedals is back with refined version 2.0 of their universal mount clipless-compatible flat pedal adapters. They are lighter, grippier, and work with a retention strap system designed by the same company. Now you can ride casually without having to swap out shoes or pedals. See how you can reserve yours after the break… READ MORE ->