Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
They really had a naked bike ride by my job today though pic.twitter.com/mAfjhc2ZVq— Madison Trammell ™ (@Madiswagg_21) July 10, 2016
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
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.
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