Monday, June 12, 2017

Cheap Electric Bikes Under $500

Not everyone can afford $1,500-$4,000+ electric bikes a lot of people including can only afford electric bikes that are economical, inexpensive, or low cost. Here are some electric bikes that will not burn your wallet.

1. SWAGTRON SwagCycle E-Bike $399.99 – This folding electric bicycle has a 10 Mile Range. It has a collapsible frame, and a handlebar display. It is powered by a 36v battery and a 250-watt motor that charges in 2.5 hours. The frame is aerospace grade aluminum since it is foldable it easily fits in trunks. It is equipped with a handle bar display that shows battery life. This bike is 100% electric and emissions free, saving you money while also saving the environment.
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2. Watseka XP Cargo-Electric Bicycle-26"-6 speed $499.99 - this electric bicycle is a cargo type with low step frame design. It is equipped with 250-Watt brushless motor with a 36V 9Ah removable AGM battery pack that has a long lasting battery life. The speed of this E-bike can reach up to 14 mph and averages 16-18 mile range depending on riders weight, usage and terrain.

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3. Goplus 20" 250W Folding Electric Bike Sport Mountain Bicycle 36V Lithium Battery $439.99 - this electric bicycle is great for travel since it's compact, lightweight compared to other E-bikes and it requires only minimal storage space. It is powered by a removable 36V, 8AH lithium battery that can make you ride up to 25-30 kms. The frame is 100% aluminum alloy and the front fork is made of high-strength carbon steel. This bike is great for uphill ride it requires very little effort on the rider's part.

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Lead acid batteries are not bad, they just don’t have the same performance features of a lithium ion battery pack. Some e-bikes and kits offer the ability to upgrade to a lithium ion pack.  You could start out with a lead acid battery pack and later upgrade to a lithium ion pack if you find that you would like a lighter battery with a longer life span.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

World Naked Bike Ride In Kent

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World Naked Bike Ride UK will held two rides in Kent this summer in Folkestone and Canterbury. The World Naked Bike Ride is yearly ride held throughout the world to give awareness to improve the safety and road condition for cyclists, and criticize the world's reliance on fossil fuels.

The naked ride in Folkestone will be held on July 1, 2017, while the date for the Canterbury ride is May 27, 2017. This will be the 6th naked ride in Canterbury while fourth in Folkestone.

Organisers for the Canterbury ride said: "Sadly, too many cyclists are injured or killed in road traffic collisions across the UK every day. Kent, and the Canterbury area are, regrettably, included in this grim statistic.

"The most common excuse given by motorists who have just killed a cyclist is "I didn't see them". Strangely, the WNBRs across the world have proved that naked cyclists ARE seen and not ignored."

"Nudity is permitted as part of the demonstration to emphasize the vulnerability of the human body when faced with the everyday dangers of cycling on the UK roads.

"Nudity is not compulsory - all WNBRs ask participants to ride "as bare as you dare" and many use body paint to decorate themselves or to paint appropriate slogans on their body."

Mavic CXR Ultimate II Cycling Shoe - Men's $359.96
Giro Rumble VR Cycling Shoe $69.95 - $200.86 
26" Huffy Nel Lusso Women's Cruiser Bike Price:    $154.26 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Huffy Nel Lusso Women's Cruiser Bike

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The Huffy Nel Lusso Women's Cruiser Bike is a great bike for its price. It has a very stylish seat that is very comfortable as are the handle bars. The bike is equipped with 26" x 2.35" creme cruiser tires. It has durable and steady alloy rims for all-weather performance. It has a classic design fenders that help keep the rider dry specially during wet season. The handlebar has dual-density grips for improved handling performance.

This bike has only one gear. This is great bike for the ladies, it's a real classic.

26" Huffy Nel Lusso Women's Cruiser Bike Price:    $154.26 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEW Mavic Comète Ultimate Cycling Shoes, WIN ONE FROM GCN

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Check out the latest Mavic Comète Ultimate Cycling Shoes, they are so expensive it will surely leave a whole in your pockets. It comes at $1000. They started to design these shoes back in 2011 after professional riders clamor for a very light shoe that is stiff and offers great power transmission. So it has certainly been a lengthy process to be able to release this two piece shoe.

The outer part of the shoe is carbon fiber that is very light and maintains excellent strength. The stack height of the shoe is 4.5mm. This means that your foot is able to transmit power very efficiently with minimum loss.

These shoes are also designed for hot weather riding and is made of a synthetic material, that integrates with the the outer shell and gives a bonded-like joint through friction to allow the foot to not move around. It also features a replaceable insole.

You can actually win one pair from GCN, just Click here to enter the competition.

Other Cycling Shoes:
Mavic CXR Ultimate II Cycling Shoe - Men's $359.96
Giro Rumble VR Cycling Shoe $69.95 - $200.86 
Shimano SHR065 AllAround Sport Shoe Men's Cycling $79.85 - $289.30
Venzo Road Bike For Shimano SPD SL Look Cycling Pedals     $75.00

Thursday, April 6, 2017

2017 Banana Bike LT for Kids

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Here's the new and improved model of the Banana Bike LT for Kids, the design has been updated with new bearings, new and improved seat, it has a new quick release seat bracket and a new stronger metal headset. It also has a new and upgraded handlebars. The latest Banana Bike LT is easier to assemble than its predecessor.

The Banana shaped bicycle frame is specifically design for small children starting off, from 2 year olds up. The design allows the seat to get super-low allowing even small kids to get started on two wheels, whilst providing plenty of adjustment for growing children.

The bike is lightweight so that your kids will have an easier time riding it and easy to carry anywhere. Despite being light it is built strong. The tires are puncture proof EVA Foam tires that don't need to be inflated.

Balance bike like this is the single best way for a child to start on two wheels, they quickly learn balance which ultimately makes their transition to a pedal bike when they are ready, quick and painless.

Balance Bike for Kids - 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds - Lightweight Banana Bike LT $59.99

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Top Selling Cycling Accessories

Check out Amazon's best selling cycling accessories that are very handy while you are on the road.

1. Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle 24oz $9.99 - this fits standard bicycle water bottle cages and it's very easy to clean. It's well insulated that keeps liquids cool for twice as long.
Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle

2. BV Bicycle Light Set Super Bright 5 LED Headlight $8.29 - being visible on the road is really important for safety the BV headlight and taillight bike light set can light your way up to 1500 feet away. The headlight has 5 LEDs and taillight has 3 LEDs. Both lights have 3 different modes and are angle adjustable. The removable headlight can be used as a torch light for nighttime walks and emergency use.
BV Bicycle Light Set Super Bright 5 LED Headlight $8.29

3. KOLPCTT Waterproof Mountain Bicycle Rear Seat Pack Bike Saddle Bag $8.89 - it looks great on your bike and you can put all your necessary items here while biking

4. UShake Bike Lock Cable $10.97 - this is a great way to prevent theft, it is 4-feet bike cable that is self coiling and has a resettable combination locks. It also comes with a complimentary mounting bracket.
UShake Bike Lock Cable

5. Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit $19.97 - never leave your home without it. This compact bike tire pump is made from 6061 Aluminum Alloy, the stuff airplanes are made from. It also includes glueless puncture repair kit.
Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit

6. Performance Bike Floor Pump & Glueless Puncture Kit with "Rapid T-Valve" - this one is bigger than the previous one so it inflates the tires much faster it can easily reach 160 PSI.
Performance Bike Floor Pump & Glueless Puncture Kit with "Rapid T-Valve"

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weird Bike With Portable Bar

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Booze and bike doesn't get along but this doesn't stop these DIYers to create a small wooden box and fit it on a bicycle and filled it with alcohol, liqueur, tonic water, and cups which serves as a portable bike bar.

This portable bars can be a problem since in some States you can be charged with DUI if you drink and ride a bike. States like Washington and Ohio, applies DUI laws for a wide range of vehicles, from bicycles to golf carts. So don't be surprised if a police officer slap you with DUI if you're seen riding that portable bike bar.

Razor High Roller BMX/Freestyle Bike, 20-Inch, Blue $106.32
Mongoose Cache 26" Men's Mountain Bike, Grey $149.99
Northwoods Springdale Women's 21-Speed Hybrid Bicycle, 700c $145.05
Northwoods Aluminum Full Suspension Mountain Bike, 24-Inch $167.66

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Buzzfeed Blogger Jane Seo Caught Cheating in Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon

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Buzzfeed and HuffingtonPost Food and lifestyle blogger Jane Seo finished second-place in the Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon last weekend with a time of 1 hour 21 minutes. She hit 6:15-per-mile pace. She was seen parading around the finish line grinning and gripping with her medal.

Unfortunately, for her a part-time marathon watchdog blogger Derek Murphy was on her and busted her for cheating, she cut 1.5 miles off her course while securing her 1:21:46 finish. Not only did she cut the course, she covered her tracks on a bike later that afternoon to throw off her GPS tracker.

Seo has now been disqualified for cutting the course, after being busted. You can find a long post on detailing her lies. She later posted a four-paragraph apology to her 34,400 Instagram followers.

“I made a HORRIBLE choice .. what an idiot I was!” she wrote in a post that's since been taken down. “I am extremely ashamed … I am so sorry everyone.”
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Derek Murphy even showed photos taken right after the race, in which Seo watch displayed a covered distance of 11.65 miles, the course was a full two miles longer. When he checked her mile splits, he found that she ran the first 10 kilometers at a pace of 7:09 per mile; her speed increased on the back half, lowering her minute-mile pace to 5:25 on the back 11 kilometers.

Murphy then discovered that she had manually entered her splits on Strava (a website for runners looking to track their runs via GPS and post their maps and times) directly after the race. Seo went back and made another entry the same afternoon, this one linked to GPS, showing that she had run the entire course. However, upon reviewing her pace and heart rate, Murphy saw that her cadence better matched that of a bike rider than a runner.

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Jane Seo Article on Buzzfeed

Her Twitter account has been suspended but you can still view the webcached here.
Her janeseo14 instagram cannot can no longer be accessed webcached here.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

How To Buy A Used Bike?

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If you're short on cash and wanted to buy a great bike then the only option is to buy used bikes. Unfortunately, in the second hand market there are a lot of bikes that needs fixing so instead of saving money you'll end up shelling out more. Check out the video above as ex-Professional cyclist Simon Richardson discuss what to look out for when buying a second hand bike.

He also said to have a check list of the following components:

Frame & Forks - this is the most valuable part of the bike. It should not be bent, cracked, or dented. It should not be rusted, look for bubbling in the paint it a sign of corrosion. If it's a carbon bike watch out for those cracks.

Headset - check if it has a loose headset by squeezing the breaks then rock the bike backwards and forwards, if you hear a knocking noise then it may have a loose headset. It's easy to fix and cheap to replace but it's a sign that the owner didn't maintain it very well.

Wheels - make sure that it runs straight by spinning it. Check spoke tensions, they should be tight. Check out the rim breaking surface, it should be flat if it's concave then it may suggest that it is already worn out. This could be really expensive to replace.  

Wheel Bearings - grab the tires the move the wheel from side to side if there are any play and knocking it may suggest that the wheel bearings are worn out.

Tyres - inspect the tires, watch out for cuts and holes.

Driverain - check out for worn out chains, chainrings, and cassette.    

Derailleurs - check by changing gears also check for the gear cables.

Cranks - move side to side, if there's a play then it may be worn out.

Brakes - squeeze the calipers it should move easily and should spring back easily.

Razor High Roller BMX/Freestyle Bike, 20-Inch, Blue $106.32
Mongoose Cache 26" Men's Mountain Bike, Grey $149.99
Northwoods Springdale Women's 21-Speed Hybrid Bicycle, 700c $145.05
Northwoods Aluminum Full Suspension Mountain Bike, 24-Inch $167.66

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cargo Bikes, Great for Family or Hauling Stuff

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If you're a family man or in need for a utility vehicle for trade or business and you want to be environmental friendly then Cargo bikes is a great and fun way to travel. It is ideal for traveling short distance instead of using your car in your everyday local trips throughout the city. You can travel with your family with it or use the space for shopping bags.

It's great if you live in a city where traffic and parking is a mess, you can just drop the kids off at nursery and head to your favorite mall. It is great for moving and hauling stuff that you need in your everyday life without any problem. You can even deliver beer kegs with it.

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Here's a good tip, if you will buy one and you will need to carry heavy loads go for those electric assist cargo bike like Yuba cargo bikes you'll need those extra push for those extra loads, steep hills or longer travel distance.

Happy cycling!

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Cargo Bikes, cycling, cargo cycle

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Top 3 Lightweight Disc Brakes

There are a lot of debate regarding lightweight disc brakes. Do you really need them are they essential or just a waste of money and time.

Well, either way lightweight disc brakes are becoming more and more popular. Bicycle companies are starting to release re-designed bikes that is specifically built to accommodate the additional braking power.

Speed is useless if you don't have control, which is why the faster you go the better your brakes need to be. And the best way to stop a speeding bike smoothly is with hydraulic disc brakes. So let's look at the top 3 Lightweight Disc Brakes currently on the market.

Shimano SLX M675, bike brakes

Shimano SLX M675 - offers top quality performance at a mid-range price. The levers are broad, deeply crooked and get extra grip dimples and it has a big reach adjuster dial on the knuckle.

It has the "Ice Technology" that significantly reduces heat build-up in the brake system . It has an updated lever/piston pivot with ServoWave mechanism to connect to the master cylinder, which means better pad clearance for quieter, cleaner running, as well as increased power at the contact point. The 2-finger tool-free reach/free-stroke adjustable lever blade give better ergonomics and increased power.

Formula R1 Disc Brake, bike brakes

Formula R1 Disc Brake - it is one of the lightest serial disc brake on the market today. Custom tuning can bring down the stock weight of 298 grams by further 16 grams. Despite being lightweight it can give more than enough power and performance for an All Mountain or Enduro use. The forged master cylinder body and caliper provide increased modulation, braking power and durability, while the R1’s patented caliper piston system increases fluid capacity in the caliper providing stability and fade resistance even on long descents.

 SRAM Guide RSC S4, bike brakes

SRAM Guide RSC S4 - this is a very expensive piece of equipment but latest updates make them unbeatable for outstandingly consistent braking. It gives you power, consistency, and modulation. The S4 caliper has a fuss-free bleed port and a redesigned fluid path within the caliper to aid oil flow and banish bubbles too. The weight is just average.