We saw this little gem at the show and frankly I didn’t get it. Basically you strap your self into the bike and you’re pretty much at a standing position the whole time, but you can fly when you descend the hills.
Something new from DeVinci is the Newton RC commuter bike. It’s equipped with disc brakes, reflective sidewall tires,dynamo hub which powers integrated front and rear LED lights.
The rear LED rights alternate blinking from left to right.
Front LEDs are located on the lower portion of the fork near the drop outs.
Prices start at $1199.
Ok ok…I have to admit that when we walked up to this booth, I thought it was kinda hokey. However, after checking it out more, I thought that this product was REALLY COOL! Raygear makes something called X Shield, Superior Eye and Face Protection. So what makes them so special? Their product offers full face protection.
This is their 1/2 face shield.
I then tried out their X-shield Full Face.
Here’s how it looks with a bicycle helmet. We’re hoping to test this product out in the near future. This is my favorite out of all their products because it reminds me of Cobra Commander…which is super cool!
So far today Bamboobee is what I am most excited about. Not only is it a bamboo bicycle company, but my favorite part is that they offer a DIY Bamboo Bike Kit! Yes you read it right, you can build your own bike with their kit! But before I get into that stuff, let’s talk about their City Mi bike. This uses what they call their “Honeywax Infused Technology frame” with a retail price that ranges from $589 to $839. The wheels aren’t made of bamboo, but it is what they call “bamboo infused”, which basically means it’s laminated with bamboo.
Ok for the cool stuff. Check out this kit. So it comes with everything you need. All the bamboo to build a bicycle frame and the best part, the jig is in the box! Yep, you an be rest assured that you’ll line up your frame parts because of the available jig. The only thing you need is epoxy.
In this photo is Bamboobee’s untreated fender set. They also make bamboo pedals.
Bamboobee is trying to break into the US market and hopes to find a distributor while at Interbike.
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One of the things we noticed at Dirt Demo was the amount of fat bikes that are now available. It seemed like more and more manufacturers were coming out with their own version. Now that it’s somewhat become accepted, companies are trying to come up with ideas on how to make their product different from the other brands.
So here’s the latest rendition of the Borealis fat bike, carbon. This model shows a rear rack to carry your panniers, frame bag and handlebar bag. Is this commuter friendly? Ya sure why not! It’s perfect snowy or sandy commutes as well as the occasional adventure riding.