When cross breeding two different species the ultimate goal is to end up with a result that contains the best attributes from both originating parties. The FG Cruiser® is a unique hybrid, merging the two opposing extremes of the bike type spectrum: the fixie and the beach cruiser; however it does not stray from the absolute goal. Before the FG Cruiser® anyone from cycling enthusiast to the beginner cyclist were stuck at a cross road between two very different bikes, with not many options in-between. On one side the slender, dignified fixie that’s simplistic and aggressive by nature, while the other curvaceous, sporty beach cruiser patiently waits for the various soothing rides it will provide. With the arrival of the innovative FG Cruiser®, bridging the gap between cruising and performance has taken the industry by storm.
Upon viewing the FG Cruiser® there's an almost instantaneous recognition of its predecessor the Beach Cruiser. The curvilinear build is derived directly from the larger, bulkier beach cruiser, however a few seconds after admiring its stylistic beauty, minute differences in appearance start to appear. Slimmer wheels, bolder handlebars and a thinner frame contribute to this subtle yet apparent difference. These alterations contribute more than a sporty aesthetic, their main purpose is to optimize the bike for a more efficient riding experience during urban commuting. Slimmer wheels and tires equate to less surface friction yielding less drag holding the rider back. The bolder handlebars produce both a physical and psychological affect, the rider's arms and shoulders are at a more upright comfort position than when on the typical road bike or fixie; this position encourages comfort while making the rider more keen. A slender aluminum frame forms the body of the FG Cruiser® resulting in a lightweight and aerodynamic cruiser. Its slightly aggressive appearance is contrasted by the soothing ride provided by the double wide saddle that absorbs all the deformities down road.
FG Cruisers® satisfy the qualifications of a fixie, hence the name Fixed Geared Cruiser. In addition to being lighter and more maneuverable, the FG Cruiser® rides with the efficiency that mimics a fixies. Not only is the ratio of the FG Cruiser® similar to that of the fixie but the included flip flop hub also allow for both a freewheel and fixed experience depending on the rider's preference. A higher gear ratio results in a higher torque and a quicker more responsive ride for those willing to push it there.
The FG Cruiser® mitigates the dichotomy between Fixies and Beach Cruisers. Decisions between the two tend to be adverse regardless of how much one thinks they know about either bike. Loco Cycles eases the stress of “either or” by adding an all around alternative, the FG Cruiser® allowing you to transition seamlessly from the soothing beachside boardwalk to the bustling concrete jungle.
For many years, many economies of the world have been dependent on fossil fuels as their primary source of energy. This heavy reliance on fossil fuels has had a toll on the environment. We have observed drastic changes in climatic patterns resulting from global warming, due to high levels of carbon emissions from engines running on fossil fuels. This has led to the adoption of electricity as a more environmentally friendly alternative source of energy.
We have had a boom in the number of people using E-bikes in the recent past. What makes these bikes unique is the fact that they run on an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries.
With this influx of E-bikes, the main question is whether or not these lithium-ion batteries can sustainably meet our energy needs.
Riding a bike is a fun way to decompress and unwind. Many health perks come with cycling down the street on your two-wheeler. Pedaling reduces the risk of stroke, enhances cardiovascular fitness, lowers stress levels and joint mobility and coordination, increases bone strength, and enhances cardiovascular fitness. But did you know that cycling, even for a brief period, can extend your life by a couple of years?
The government requires drivers to keep license plates on their vehicles to protect public and private safety. Commuters are opting to ride bicycles over driving cars for any number of positive lifestyle benefits, but cyclists trade off the safety afforded to drivers.
License plates are not required by law for bicycles in most areas, but there are various benefits to implementing this measure to protect cyclists in reckless riding behavior. Several American states have attempted bicycle license plate systems on a provisional basis, as documented.