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.
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.
Whether you are a leisurely bike rider or consider more of a passion, all riders should be in the habit of regularly cleaning their bike. Simply put, a clean bike looks betters, operates better, and will last longer.
Even if you are using your bike just to cruise to the beach or around town, Bicycling.com recommends, "Cleaning your road bike monthly (or every 20 to 25 rides) and a mountain or 'cross bike more often". So, while it may be easier just to put your bike back in the garage after a few rides, making an effort to wash your bike monthly (even if it doesn't look dirty) can really help extend the life of your bike and help with day to day operation of the bike!