Category: Interbike 2012

Interbike has had plenty of interesting products. One that caught my eye was the Street Strider.

Really tall dude on a Street Strider.

So the story goes: Dave Krause, owner and creator of the Street Strider, saw a line of people waiting for an elliptical machine. He saw them get on but he then saw that the people were stuck in the same position. So he set out along with Garrett Watkins to create an “elliptical that moves you”. Based out of Fresno, California, it’s a full body work out focusing on the upper/lower body and core areas. On a stationary elliptical, you stay erect the entire time, whereas on the Street Strider you turn by leaning to the sides to steer.

Yes, he's 6'9''.

Yellow

  • Colors: Yellow, Black and Blue
  • 8 Speed Internal Shimano Nexus
  • Drum Brakes
  • 53/16 gear ratio
  • Rear Rack

53/16

I had a chance to test ride it during the outdoor dirt demo on Tuesday. The brakes were hard to use at first but I got used to it. Street Strider uses grip shifters.

Brake + Grip Shifter

Like most ellipticals in the gym, the Street Strider also has a display to monitor performance.

MSRP $2,099

Company site: Street Strider

Met up with the Ryde Safe folks and they showed me some of their new products.
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It basically comes down to this, it’s reflective tape that you put on your bike for added night time visibility. What makes them unique is that they offer various colors which stand out.
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This is with the flash on to show you how well Ryde Safe works.
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My favorite part is they have decals for your chain! I asked about grease and all that; they seem to be pretty confident that the stickers would stay on even after applying lube.
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We’re actually testing this product, but I figured I’d post photos of it since the guys from Wingman had awesome Australian accents and they said “cheers” and “mate.”
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It’s basically a garment bag that carries your clothes to and from your destination.
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This jacket was in the Wingman for the last 3+ weeks and look, it’s pretty fresh looking. I imagine if you placed that suit in a back pack or other bag, there would be wrinkles, but they claim you will lessen the likely hood of wrinkles in your clothing if you use the Wingman.
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Here’s an added touch I liked, reflective piping.
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I received an email from fellow Staffer Elizabeth, asking if I could go check out the new Volagi Viaje. To my surprise, their frames are really pretty. The steat stay/tube design reminds me of the older GT Bicycles designs from the late 80’s early 90’s.
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Love the wood fenders.
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Commuter friendly with fender/rack mounts.
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