Why not electrify the bike you already have? Technologies for motors and batteries have changed significantly in the past couple of years, and an add-on drive is a less complex affair, with much better results.
In getting a front row view to the ways in which bad drivers drive, I made a conscious effort to be a better driver, and to be more alert and aware while behind the wheel. It is not possible to be a perfect driver, and in certain situations, it may seem that breaking traffic laws/norms is worth the trouble.
We cover how some bicyclists are responding to the Best Cities for Biking ranking and the justifications for why Los Angeles is one of the worst cities to bike in. Bicycles make an appearance in the IPCC climate change report, and a woman rides around the world in 125 days.
The innovative kinematics of the front axle ensure that the goods being transported on the load platform do not tilt with the cargo bike when cornering, rather they remain horizontal and thereby stable. This tilt-leveling technology is an innovation in the segment of cargo bikes.
Many excellent bike shops in Southern California already sell e-commuters, with more retailers adding them their inventory every month. So then why would anyone want to assemble a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-bike when there are scores of superb OEM models available? The reasons, many and varied, include the cost savings, the assurance that the conversion of a bike that already fits you perfectly will continue to do so as an e-bike, a new hobby, the feeling of accomplishment and an intimate knowledge of the functional parameters of your bike.
Commuting by bicycle can be very different, in positive ways, from commuting to work by automobile. You take different roads, you are among like-minded people, and more of your time is spent actively experiencing and engaging with the world around you.
Two Wheel Gear recently introduced a new style to their line of versatile commuter bags, the Pannier Backpack Convertible looks like a backpack, but has the capabilities to transform into a pannier. A discreet zipper pouch in the back of the bag opens to reveal a Universal Rixen & Kaul rack attachment system that mounts on your bike if you prefer to ride without any baggage on your person.
During the “Space Race” of the 1970’s when the SoCal aerospace industry was in full swing, Dr. David Hon was a leader in the field of laser technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from USC he was recruited by Hughes Aircraft, where he worked on many of the breakthroughs in the laser systems used in missile guidance and anti-aircraft guns.
This double top-tube bicycle is a classic design with an added second horizontal support that increases the strength of the frame. The triangle which is the shape of a bicycle frame, is the perfect structure for evenly distributing rider weight and pedaling forces.
Faraday Bicycles, named after a famous 19th-century British scientist and inventor, was one of the earliest crowdfunded successes. Their Porteur e-bike resonated with the public and generated almost $200,000 in revenue, which hastened the formation of the company.
The Detroit A-Type is a city bike fit for a bicyclist. Weighing in at a mere 29 pounds with the bike rack attached, the fully steel A-Type can be ridden comfortably upright in a beach-cruiser position or pushed to the limit by riders who are used to higher speeds.