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Friday, August 19, 2016

Brazilian cyclist test positive disqualified from Olympics

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Brazilian cyclist Kleber Da Silva Ramos have been disqualified after failing a drugs test before the road race, the Olympic doping body has said. He has now accepted a suspension.

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He tested positive for EPO CERA in the week before the Rio Olympics road race, he already accepted his suspension on a voluntary basis. He tested positive on July 31 but still took part in the Rio Olympics road race even-though he didn't finish the race.

He was provisionally suspended by the UCI 6 days after the race and the Anti-doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport said that he voluntarily accepted his suspension without the need of a hearing.

It means that he is officially disqualified from the Olympic Games and the sanction is now referred to the UCI.

The the athlete is currently with Brazilian Pro-Continental team Funvic Brasilinvest-São José dos Campos team; his most notable result was when he won a stage of the Tour de San Luis in 2015.

A Chinese swimmer, Xinyi Chen, has also been disqualified from the Olympics and provisionally suspended. She tested positive with specified substance hydrochlorothiazide.





Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Giantex 20" Folding Bike 6 Speed Bicycle


Giantex 20 Folding Bike, cheap bike, cheap folding bike
Giantex 20 Folding Bike, cheap bike, cheap folding bike

Giantex 20" Folding Bike 6 Speed Bicycle is another budget friendly folding bicycle at only $119.99. It has an steel frame so it's a little heavy and it is equipped with Shimano 6-Speed Derailleur & Freewheel. Its weight capacity is 220lbs.

If you are on a budget and looking for a decent folding bike for city commute this is a good buy. It fits easily in the trunk of a car and it's easy to assemble. It has a height adjustable handlebars and seat.

It comes with an instruction booklet but it doesn't contain the assembly steps, watch the video below to help you assemble the folding bike:



Again, this is good only for roads or simple trails it's not made for rugged trails it's not a Merceds Benz.


Color: Silver
Frame: Steel Frame,20"*13",30*34*100,50.8*31.8*38.1
Weight Capacity: 220lbs
Tire: 20"*1.75"
Shimano 6-Speed Derailleur & Freewheel


Giantex 20" Folding Bike 6 Speed Bicycle Storage Silver School Sports Shimano$119.99
ARDTZ50GSBT,RD-TZ50(Shimano)
ASIN: B0197VBZOM

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

14 lbs Carbon Fiber Folding Bike

  Hummingbird Bike Company, Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike

 

  Hummingbird Bike Company, Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike


I like folding bikes since they are so convenient to travel with, you can store it easily in your small car or you can easily fold it when you're in a bus or train. However, most of folding bikes are heavy. Well, not anymore since bike manufacturer are now making carbon fiber folding bike like the Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike.

  Hummingbird Bike Company, Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike   Hummingbird Bike Company, Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike
   Hummingbird Bike Company, Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike

The Hummingbird Carbon Fiber folding Bike weigh only 6.5kg or about 14lbs it's just like carrying four pineapples according to them. They use carbon fiber to make the bike lighter than alloy and it absorbs shock vibrations better for a smoother and better riding experience.

The Hummingbird Bike weighs only 6.5 kg and comes in two specs: single speed and 5-speed.

Hummingbird Bike Company has partnered with Prodrive to manufacture their bike. Prodrive is a world-leading motorsport and technology business. They operate in the motorsport, automotive, aerospace, defense and marine sectors and now they will do bicycles.






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cheapest Carbon Fiber Bicycle



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To those like me that don't have much money to buy ultra expensive carbon fiber bicycle cheap carbon bicycle is the only option to go. Cheap carbon bicycle is also becoming
a trend as more and more cyclist are opting to go for carbon fiber. Why not? carbon fiber is incredibly strong (10x stronger than steel. ) and light, something that most road cyclists are aiming for. Unfortunately,  carbon fiber is difficult to manufacture that's why it's expensive.

Here are some of the Cheapest Carbon Fiber Bicycle:

BEIOU 2016 700C Road Bike

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Parts that are made of carbon fiber includes the Frame, Fork, Drop Bar, and Seatpost. The materials used is Toray T800-M40 carbon fiber. It is ultralight at only 18.3 pounds. This bike is manufactured in China by BEIOU® Zhejiang Composite Manufacture Co., Ltd. and cost only $1,139.00

BEIOU 2016 700C Road Bike $1,139.00

BEIOU 2016 Carbon Comfortable Bicycles 700C Road Bike LTWOO

Cheapest Carbon Fiber Bicycle, cheap carbon fiber bike, cheap carbon fiber bicycle
The part that is made of carbon fiber is the Unibody frame. It has a glossy finish and equipt with LTWOO Rear switch 20S Speed Control System. It weighs only 8.5 pounds.

BEIOU 2016 Carbon Comfortable Bicycles 700C Road Bike LTWOO SRAM Brake $999.00


BEIOU Toray T700 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike

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This bike is also from China and manufactured by BEIOU. It has carbon fiber hard tail and Shimano parts. It is very light at 26.2 pounds, you'll be impress specially considering the price. Carbon frame handle bar and seatpost with 27 speed. It has Roton X5 wheelset and Novatec hubs.

BEIOU Toray T700 Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike $859.00

BEIOU® Carbon Fiber Mountain Bike Hardtail MTB 10.65 kg SHIMANO M610 DEORE 30 Speed Ultralight Frame RT 26 $1,259.00


Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Bicycle Carbon Fiber 2016

Cheapest Carbon Fiber Bicycle, cheap carbon fiber bike, cheap carbon fiber bicycle
It combines 800K and 700K carbon fibers, like any other carbon fiber bike it is lightweight and stiff about 26 pounds.  The handle bars and the front and rear derailers are Shimano 105.

Kestrel Talon Road Shimano 105 Bicycle Carbon Fiber 2016 $1,119.20


Tommaso Corvo Carbon Road Bike, Shimano 105 5800, 11 Speed, Italian Racing Bike

Cheapest Carbon Fiber Bicycle, cheap carbon fiber bike, cheap carbon fiber bicycle
The frame of this bicycle is made from Ultralight Monocoque Compact Carbon that weights only 2 pounds. It has full Shimano 105 5800 groupset and lightweight and durable Shimano R010 wheels. The frame and fork are made of full carbon fiber and it weighs 18.1 pounds. It's great for riding on the road, uphill and downhill.

Tommaso Corvo Carbon Road Bike, Shimano 105 $1,649.99


Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Century 3 Road Bike with 700c Wheels

Cheapest Carbon Fiber Bicycle, cheap carbon fiber bike, cheap carbon fiber bicycle


This bike has a Carbon EPG Endurance Road Frame with ATT Technology, fork is also carbon fiber with alloy crown and tapered 1.5 alloy steerer. It is stiff, fast, light and very easy and quick to shift going up and down hills.

Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Century 3 Road Bike with 700c Wheels $1,581.65





Tuesday, July 12, 2016

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York

World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York
More Pictures HERE *from the source

The World Naked Bike Ride 2016 Buffalo upstate New York July 9, 2016. It was a successful ride with an estimated 300 participants wearing just underwear or body paint and some are completely naked.


The ride was about promoting people-powered transportation "bring awareness to oil addiction and the negative impacts of car culture. Our naked bodies will symbolize the vulnerability of cyclists on the roads. Come "as bare as you dare" to the Buffalo Underwear/Naked Ride and help us promote our vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world."

The participants started at the corner of North and Franklin at 7 p.m., and the ride officially got underway at Days Park around 8 p.m.




Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Xiaomi Smart Electric Foldable Bicycle $450


Xiaomi Smart Electric Foldable Bike, electric bike, foldable bike

Xiaomi Smart Electric Foldable Bike, electric bike, foldable bike

Xiaomi Smart Electric Foldable Bike, electric bike, foldable bike
 
Xiaomi Smart Electric Foldable Bike, electric bike, foldable bike
Xiaomi is a Chinese tech company that is known for offering specs-heavy devices at affordable rates. They also have ventured to other products like drones, rice cookers, air purifiers, Blood pressure monitor, webcam, Action Camera like Go Pro, Smart Scale, and Water Purifier. Now, they have a new product that is non-mobile device: an electric folding smart bicycle.

The folding smart bicycle premiers as part of Xiaomi's Mi Ecosystem, the QiCycle bike will let get you up to 45 kilometers on a fully charged battery while slight pedaling, and comes complete with its own companion app.

With the help of the companion app, the rider will be able to monitor distance, speed, GPS location, and calories burned. It also features an IDbike Torque Measurement Method that employs sensors to optimize your energy output. This means that once you’ve set your desired speed, the bike will tell you how hard you need to pedal. This means that you don't need to overexert yourself when it is not needed, since you are riding an electric bike.

The Xiaomi QiCycle bike comes in a Shimano Nexus three-speed gear hub, has both front and rear lights built into the frame, and can easily be folded to half its size. It only weighs 14.5kg which is easy to carry on buses, trains etc.

Xiaomi partnered with iRiding, a Taiwanese startup for this product line. This is iRiding  second product. Their first bicycle was the $3000 Qicycle R1 that was released back in March.

The Mi Qicycle is quite cheaper at 2999 yuan ($450.) It has a 250W, 36V motor and 20 Panasonic lithium-ion batteries that will assist the rider in pedaling for about 45km (nearly 28 miles) on a single charge.

It also has different modes like Fitness, Power-Saving, Balanced and Extra Power.

The QiCycle bike is being crowdfunded inside Xiamoi’s Mi Home app, which means that it won’t be released until they reached the quota of number of buyers. Unfortunately, the Mi Qicycle is currently only available in China.

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Highlights:
IDbike Torque Measurement Method (TMM) intelligently measures the torque you apply and adjusts power based on your pedaling
- Companion smartphone app displays in-depth info: bike status, GPS navigation, ride stats
- 250W, 36V high speed motor
- Panasonic 18650 20 x 2900mAh lithium-ion battery cells (same battery used by Tesla) with self-developed Battery Management System (BMS) that lets you go 45km on a single charge
- Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub
- Foldable and compactly lean at 14.5 kg
- Provides real-time stats: speed, distance, power, dynamic power, calories consumed





Saturday, June 18, 2016

Road Bike Wheels

If you are looking for a new pair of wheels for your bike you should consider having one that is lighter to give you a lighter load specially when uphill. It should also improve aerodynamics so you can cut through air on flat roads.

If you bought an average priced bike online or at a store, it would be likely that the manufacturer paired the frame with lower quality wheels to make it more affordable. However, personally I wouldn't buy high-end wheels that cost more that the whole bike and will break my wallet. As long as the new pair of wheels offers lower weight, improved stiffness, and has a better aerodynamics I'm fine with it even-though it's not carbon.

Here's my top bicycle wheels:

Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels - the Fulcrum Racing 3s run as smoothly as if you’ve just pulled them out of the box. This is a really good product that will give you a superb performance. At 9.54 pounds, they’re light for the price, it will help you on steep hills, while the wheels lateral stiffness make them a good choice for more powerful riders. The wheels are made of Alloy. 

Road Bike Wheels, wheels,
Fulcrum Racing 3 Shimano Wheelset - Black/White $566.29


Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels - it's the most recommended wheels among cyclists who have upgraded their wheels. The new version has wider rim for improved comfort and aerodynamics. It also offers an impressive stiffness. It gives you lower rolling resistance and an improve puncture performance since it has bigger gap between the road and the edge of the rim.

The Isopulse lacing improves stability and lateral stiffness under heavy loads such as sprinting or climbing.
Road Bike Wheels, wheels,
2016 Mavic Ksyrium Elite 25 Rear Wheel Shimano $349.90


Campagnolo Zonda wheels - Campagnolo is known for their pricey groupsets, but the Italian company also offers an extensive line in wheels too. Their Zonda wheels maybe their cheapest wheels but they still maintain many of the same features as their top of the line wheels.

The Zonda also boast the famous G3 spoke pattern tha is used on the iconic Campagnolo Shamal wheels that makes power transfer instantaneous for faster acceleration. These wheels are light so if you are from stock wheels to Zonda, it will make climbing and accelerating so much easier.
Road Bike Wheels, wheels,
Campagnolo Zonda G3 Black Clincher Wheelset $525.39



LVWA Full Carbon Fiber Road Bike 700C Wheelset - these set of wheels looks great it also offers lightweight, effcient and solid ride for an entry level road bike. Rim material is made of full carbon fiber.
Road Bike Wheels, wheels,
LVWA Full Carbon Fiber Road Bike 700C Wheelset 50mm Clincher & Tubular $329.00