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.
Sometimes the world seems so dangerous. We worry about accidents, cancer, and criminals potentially lurking around the corner. Actually, there's a much quieter, much closer concern that many of us overlook.
Inactivity is currently the world's fourth leading cause of death. It's a problem often confused and conflated with laziness and personal choice, but in reality the issue is geographic, systemic, and woven into the structure of modern living. (EuroNews)
That statement may sound shocking, but the numbers back it up.
Biking is an enjoyable hobby for people of all ages. Whether you're tooling around the neighborhood or participating in road races, cycling is a great way to get fresh air and exercise.
Unfortunately, cycling can be dangerous. And it is important for us to bring awareness to the dangers of cycling to help all riders become highly alert of their surroundings when riding on the road. In 2020, nearly 700 cyclists were killed in crashes involving vehicles. Of those, a quarter were hit-and-runs, which means the driver fled the scene before police arrived.
Ever dream of thru-biking across the interior of the United States? Thanks to a decades-long project spearheaded by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, that trip is one step closer to fruition.
When completed, the Great American Rail-Trail will stretch from Washington D.C. to Washington state, encompassing nearly 3,700 miles along the way. The idea has been in the works for 50 years and more progress is being made every day.
About 80 miles of the trail are considered complete, but the Great American Rail-Trail already connects with existing bike trails. It's built on old railroad lines, hence the name. The path is made from paved asphalt, crushed stone and other materials.