Showing posts with label bikes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bikes. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2011

Carver Bike Surf Racks

Biking to the beach, that is dedication. It also shows the true free spirit, living simply. Well Carver Surf Racks , is dedicated to just that, getting you to the beach, being green. 

All aluminum constructions are the Carver Surf Racks product. Born on the North Shore of Hawaii, Carver Surf Racks has evolved into the industry standard for bicycle, residential surfboard transportation and rack systems. Our new "Kompact System" is a feature not to be overlooked. It conveniently stows your surf rack out of the way when not in use....
 Mounts to Seatposts 25mm to 31.8mm
 Tig welded 6061 Alloy
 Great for Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
CSR Mini Installation
The Carver Surf Rack Mini is small but strong enough for boards up to 8'0". Unlike other brands, this surf rack mounts via the seat post as not to crush, scratch or mar your nice bike frame. Also this feature allows you to mount this surf rack onto mountain bikes, full suspension bikes, and bicycles with unusual frame tube shapes.

Loosen 5mm bolts with 5mm allen wrench
 Open Clamp
 Snug bolts back on clamps around seat post
 Put surf rack on slight angle towards the rear wheel
 Insert carrier arms into clamps
 Adjust carrier arms to desired width and tighten all bolts snugly
Check push pins
Go Surf!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bike Rack Meets Garage, Not Any More!

Some of have done this, some have done it multiple times and yes the description on the picture is about how you feel. Forget about putting a cone in front when you leave, stickers on the outside of the door as a warning, the Headsup system is your answer. 

Bikes. Kayaks. Roof-rack gear. The HeadsUp System is a new, smarter way to protect them all from getting racked. It's a garage-mounted wireless gear alert system that detects when you return home with gear on the roof. When HeadsUp senses your gear, the system alerts you to STOP - so you don't drive into the garage with your gear still on the roof.

The HeadsUp System is a wireless system that keeps you and your gear from getting racked. Just one distracted moment coming home can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your gear, vehicle and garage, so let the HeadsUp System watch out for you.
The system includes an LED alert sign that mounts in your garage, tiny wireless tags that go on your gear, and a wireless alerter that sits in your vehicle. When you return home with your gear on the roof, the alert sign lights up in your garage and the alerter sounds a tone inside your vehicle - reminding you to stop and unload your gear before driving into the garage!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Niner Bikes

You have to love this bike. Sleek, reminds you of a hard tail and cruiser built into a Niner.

Carbon full suspension from the only 29er only mountain bike company
Patented CVA suspension is efficient in every chainring. You won’t find this design on other bikes.
100mm of race-ready rear suspension
Compatible with 100 - 120mm tapered forks
Custom valved Fox Float RP23 with Kashima coating
Custom forged suspension linkage and unique Niner suspension hardware
Next generation internal cable routing
Precise alloy hardware interfaces for brakes and derailleurs (direct mount front der)
Introducing the Jet 9 RDO, Niner’s first carbon full suspension frame.

The swooping curves and strong lines of this frame began with testing data based on our own and competitor’s products, helping us to determine baseline tube shapes and thicknesses for best performance. Applied to a set of design parameters, this data also drove our targets for strength, stiffness and damping characteristics. The result - an aesthetically striking

Monday, April 04, 2011

Profile Design Fast Forward Seat Post

Profile has made the field a little more equal. For those wanting to get into Tri's but don't have 3k or more to dump on a supper fast sled well then try the Fast Forward, the Fast Forward Aluminum is a triathlon and time trial specific seatpost that, when used with a standard road geometry frame, allows the rider to obtain a position commonly found with steeper seat-tube angled triathlon and time trial bikes.
This year just got a little more exciting.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Specialized McLaren Venge, Aw Snap

F1 Race inspired, McLaren experience, cloud light 2.18kg just for the frame. All this equals one fast ride, with tons of winning experience. Starting at $8,800, not bad if you want to win, or look like winner.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Low Tech, High Functionality!

Bike inner tubs. Recycling is something that just keeps getting beter. How many have you thrown away?

While medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold, we strive to turn useless stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into useful stuff like bags and wallets. Another word for this is upcycling. Recycling turns stuff into the same thing over and over again. Upcycling turns something of lesser value into something of greater value.

People say that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that’s exactly the way Alchemy Goods got started. My messenger bag got stolen and I needed another one. But the perfect messenger bag eluded me.

There were always extra inner tubes lying around my apartment, and I realized that I could probably build the perfect bag out of stuff I already had. The first prototype was born on my home sewing machine. It wasn’t perfect, but it was exactly what I needed.

Soon, my friends wanted their own. Then local bike shops caught a glimpse and expressed interest. Each bag improved over the last. Thanks to my friends, demand grew and grew, which led to the founding of Alchemy Goods.

So to whoever it was that stole my were the inspiration for my imagination. Thank you.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Orbea Alma 29er

Everyone should want this bike? Light and Fun.

From our belief in the alternative geometry, and being first in the industry to introduce a monocoque carbon 29er, this high-end carbon race machine combines the advantages of a 29” configuration in a hard tail set-up with a built-to-win spec. More angular momentum for greater traction, increased stability at higher speeds in the corners, smoothing out the washboards and superior capability to roll over the obstacles, are some of the advantages of the 29” wheel diameter. The sleek, monocoque carbon fiber lay-up takes Toray M30S and T700 carbon fibers and positions them in the fabrication process to balance stiffness and agility where the rider needs them most. The innovative shape of the front triangle optimizes power transfer and handling, while the longer chainstays and 4-point rear triangle provide passive suspension and torsional stiffness not found in a conventional rear triangle. Refined glossy natural carbon laminate and silver paint reflect the bling of the build with full Shimano XTR componentry, Rock Shox Reba 29er fork and Mavic Crossmax 29 wheels.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Bergmonch - Folding Bike

No seat point the thing downhill and go. Only 9.5kg, has a shock and front and rear disk breaks.

Bergmönch - Hiking uphill Wheeling downhill from Thomas Kaiser on Vimeo.

Frame Completely hand-built full suspension Aluminium 7005 frame. Tubes triple-hardened. Extra-oversized 1½" headset. Lightweight swing arm, with air shock (travel 80 mm).

Air Shock Adjustable, rebound adjustment

Frontfork Paralell 4-link foldable fork (80 mm travel) - Adjustable airshock - Rebound adjustment and SAG indication

designed, constructed and manufactured with the experience and knowhow of the German backpack and outdoor specialist

VAUDE CARRY SYSTEM: ergonomic design, high wearing comfort, aerated backplate, shoulder belts, hip belt, height adjustable chest strap

three time separated waterproofed compartments, 19l volume, extendable volume of 3+4l, maximal volume 26l, watertight zipper, easy accessible compartments in backpack- and scooter- position

stowable helm net, walking sticks fixation points, cleaning cloth for the telescopic frame

Brakes Shimano SLX disc brakes

Tires Foldable Schwalbe Mow Joe 2.0 -tires (front) / Innova 2.40 (back)

Weight 9,0 Kg
Price € 1.499,-

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mini Cooper into Fitness

So not only is Mini Coopers fuel efficient they are now crossing over into bikes. It seems this is the right of passage for most successful car companies to make a bike.
From Road Cycle UK
According to the official blurb, both bikes will “exhibit the modern aggressive styling of a track bike, and combine confident, sharp handling with comfort and smoothness.” The T100 Monza is supplied in dark blue with flat bars and the T100 Sebring is finished in silver, and has bullhorn bars. The bikes retail from £595 and are available from January 2010.

In addition to the T100 Monza and T100 Sebring, the Cooper range will include the T200 Championship 50 and the T200 Reims 5 Speed. Inspired by the lightweight racing bikes of the 1960's, the T200 series combines classic styling with modern components and technology.

The T200 Championship 50 is a special edition single speed, finished in classic Cooper racing green to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cooper Car Company Formula 1 World Championship victory in 1959. The stunning T200 Reims, finished in cream, combines style with the practicality of 5 gears. The T200 bikes, which will be available in March 2010 will also make an appearance at the Cycle Show.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cannondale SuperSix

Float light, have to add weight to the bike for the tour, light. 12 light pounds and the Tour limit is 14. At 12.5 pounds (56cm - out of the box), it boasts a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio; the SuperSix is faster, more efficient and lighter than the competition. One way they seems to have been able to cut weight is aluminum crankset, Hollowgram with a wireless powermeter.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Merida has introduced the TimeWarp!

New features to a standard TT bike. Having the ability to move the headset around depending on the event is remarkable, well Merida has done just that. The key is the Modular Head Tube System, allowing different setup and handle bars to be interchange without having to get another bike. Nice work.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cars have horns, Bikes should too! Airzound

Not sure why more bicyclist have not mounted or used air horns to keep them save, like cars, but with Airzound they could change that. All of us have close calls, yelled, screamed #$*&#@ at motorist. Airzound is trying to change that and also claims it is the worlds loudest bike horn at 115 db.

On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound (near total silence) is 0 dB. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 dB. A sound 100 times more powerful than near total silence is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than near total silence is 30 dB. Here are some common sounds and their decibel ratings:

Near total silence - 0 dB
A whisper - 15 dB
Normal conversation - 60 dB
A lawnmower - 90 dB
A car horn - 110 dB
A rock concert or a jet engine - 120 dB
A gunshot or firecracker - 140 dB

So by How Stuff Works the Airzound is just above a car horn, so people should take notice since it will be a little louder and different.

Really the horn should have someone screaming as though they are getting run over that would really jolt drivers to be more aware.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cannondale 10.1, Wow that's Fast!

SuperSix, at 10.1 pounds what is not to like, Cannondale has raised (or lowered) the bar. Seems like a no brainer and with the SRAM part list and hollowgram working together, you get a light, fast, stiff bike. Hey you want to ride like a factory rider well then pick one up, you will at least fit in with style, even if you still can't keep up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hike Up | Bike Down

So ISPO Brand New has released this years winners and runner-up and it is great. You have the completely portable bike that folds up and can be worn like a backpack, Nothing like walking up hill for hours only to cruise down in minutes. Other than the bike not having a seat the idea is simple and of course portable. To break it down once at the top unfold and go, no peddles just platforms for you feet, disk breaks and a front shock. O the fun you will have.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Light Lane - Concept

From Altitude

Can you imagine, this is great.

A close brush with a distracted driver is enough to intimidate the most avid bikers from riding at night. The problem isn’t just about visibility, as safety lights are effective at capturing the attention of a driver. However, these lights are typically constrained to the bike frame, which highlights only a fraction of the bike’s envelope. Bike lanes have proven to be an effective method of protecting cyclists on congested roads. One key is that the lane establishes a well defined boundary beyond the envelope of the bicycle, providing a greater margin of safety between the car and the cyclist. Yet, only a small fraction of streets have dedicated bike lanes, and with an installation cost of $5,000 to $50,000 per mile, we shouldn’t expect to find them everywhere anytime soon. Instead of adapting cycling to established bike lanes, the bike lane should adapt to the cyclists. This is the idea behind the LightLane. Our system projects a crisply defined virtual bike lane onto pavement, using a laser, providing the driver with a familiar boundary to avoid. With a wider margin of safety, bikers will regain their confidence to ride at night, making the bike a more viable commuting alternative.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Bike Sales Drop, Gas Prices Drop

It can't be, the gas companies have lowered prices back to the 1980 and bike sales have dropped. Yes it is winter, so we won't know what the real market is going to look like until the spring but come on, keep biking, you never know prices could fall further. To be fair to both sides it does get silly when a tri bike cost as much as a Nissan Versa makes it hard not to buy one, or when a dealership down south is giving away a free car with the purchase of a Dodge Ram. Technology is great but lets get real getting outside for any amount of time per day is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself. So spend the extra money and get a bike that is going to last, hey bikes outlast cars by a long shot.
Cheer and Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crazy Spin Bike Design, We Can Only Hope

We can only hope that design starts to trickle down to the fitness industry. Having Frog Design or Mark Hagen a design student North Carolina State University College of Design, start to take a look at traditional exercise equipment would be a welcome change. Some people like CrossFit and some like more traditional almost surgical approach like Phrog Fitness. Places like Phrog could benifit greatly with a Apple design appeal. However the change is to happen it will and with forward thinkers like Mark Hagen the fitness industry should take notice.
happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Expresso Fitness, A new spin on fitness.

Were not talking about coffee but we should be based on the ride that Express is going to put you on. As they put it "eye-popping virtual reality with a classic cardio workout". They really put their minds to it and re-thought some of the basic functions that got in the way on other bikes, like a real head phone jack and walk through design. Expresso talent really lies with in the computer system itself, bringing to life a true VR experience, motivate your members with over 30 Basic-to-Extreme rated interactive Tours – ride from the California Coast to the Peruvian Mountains, play a game while riding and where it really gets interesting, captures your individual workout data, allowing members to track and analyze performance online anytime, anywhere. Leader boards, personal trend reports and community challenges motivate riders to keep working toward their goals.

So if I were you demand one of these at your club, standard TV is so 2008.

This would be a great fit with Health Currency.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trek Stop

First special thanks to Bicycle Design for finding and alerting the general public to this type of support from Trek.

When you see this type of kiosk popping up, bike traffic must be on the rise. Great now lets hope it continuous since gas prices have fallen, bike commuting has been one of the reasons that the gas industry has drop their prices.
The Trek Stop allows you to put air in your tires, buy tubes, water bottles, patch kits, energy bars and chain lub out of a vending machine. Plus it have a bike stand, just like in bike shops so that you can work on your bike. Would be great if this sort of things caught on and they were popping up all over the place.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Be Safe, Down Low Glow!

So you look like a low rider, but the glow lets motorist know you are out and about. Most have a headlight and blinking tail light, which does it job, but Down Low Glow illuminates your whole surroundings. So worry less about not being seen and take back the night.

  1. The Down Low Glow comes with a lightweight NiMh rechargeable battery. It weighs 1 pound and is the heaviest component of the DLG system. It is weatherproof and has a high quality coaxial power connector that mates with our DLG chargers, and with the DLG light tubes. It also has a foam strip underneath the outer rubber layer, to prevent road vibrations from dislodging it.
  2. The Down Low Glow fits a wide variety of vehicles. Most bicycles, including kids bikes, recumbents, tricycles, fixed gear racing bikes with tight front-wheel clearances, and full-suspension mountain bikes can be fitted up with no problem. The Down Low Glow light tubes are 12.75" long and have approximately 10" of wire connecting them to our power driver box. Between the battery and the power driver box is another 12" of cable.
  3. We've been selling the Down Low Glow since 2003, and waterproofing has been the number one challenge, since day one. Each winter we learn a little bit more about what it takes to sell a product ready for bike commuters who will depend on it rain or (moon)shine.