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.
2020 has undoubtedly been a tumultuous year. The COVID-19 pandemic changed our daily routines and habits, leaving many to wonder what going back to "normal" will ever look like. Companies and individuals have faced tremendous challenges, with no area of our lives left untouched by the disease.
The bicycle market saw its own unique impacts from the pandemic. Many people turned to exercise and outdoor recreation to pass the time and safely get some fresh air. As a result, bike sales increased at the same time that transporting materials became harder than ever. Here at Loco Cycles, production plans have been delayed tremendously — and we're not alone in that problem.
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