Bike that can be adjusted as child grows


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The Orbea Grow series features adjustable parts, enabling young riders to make their bike bigger as they get older.

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Following on from our recent coverage of the Audi e-bike Wörthersee, a bike that helps riders improve their performance, we’ve spotted a new range of two-weelers that could benefit younger learners. Spanish bicycle manufacturer Orbea has released its Grow series, which features parts that can be adjusted as the child gets bigger.

The following video shows the bike in action:

Many bicycles comes with adjustable seats and handlebars to cater for different heights but the Orbea Grow adds to this an extendable crossbar, enabling users to easily alter the size and shape of the bike as children grow. Rather than spending money on a new model…
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Female Cyclists Say They’d Give Up Sex Before Biking ***UPPPS AHH WTF***

Since few commuter bikes have pedal clips, you can see there’s a decided slant toward sports cyclists in the people Bicycling surveyed. But that’s okay. A cyclist is a cyclist, and most of us seem to ride for that unique combination of fitness, fun, and stress reduction. An overwhelming majority (79%) of the bike people surveyed this year by Bicycling Magazine said they ride bikes to stay healthy, and 73% that they bike for fun, while 67% ride to reduce stress.

My favorite stat – 3% of cyclists facing a flat tire would ‘call a friend.’ Probably part of the same female minority that wouldn’t give up sex for cycling. My favorite cyclists group – the Surly riders, according to the infographic, they seemed to be those most likely to ride outside in the cold, to drink beer post-ride, and to like tandem rides.

What do you think – could biking be better as a stress reducer than sex for women?


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In the next issue of Bicycling Magazine (March 2012), 58% of women from a survey of 5,000 cyclists said they would choose cycling over sex if they had to abandon one of these two pleasures for a month.

“The results of our Reader’s Choice poll provide an intriguing glimpse at just how much cyclists love to ride – sometimes even preferring it to sex,” said a press release on the survey.

But then again, 50% of males said they’d also prefer to give up sex for a month rather than riding their bike.

Bicycling’s 2012 “Reader’s Choice” poll is intended to offer a glimpse into the minds of cyclists, covering everything from “motivation to movies, food to fashion, endurance to embarrassment, and of course, how they feel about sex vs. cycling.” But then again, are we pressed to make this strange either/or choice? Probably not very likely.

Other questions on the survey seemed to indicate that female bicyclists would choose to ride with Patrick Dempsey if they could pick a celebrity biking partner; men would ride with Gisele Bunchen. A majority of women preferred that male cyclists shave their legs than leave on their natural hair, and a majority of both sexes also said that their most embarrassing moment when cycling was failing to clip out of their pedals on time.


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Bike Nerds To Create a Low Cost Bike Sharing System For New York

A group of charming fellows have created something they’re calling “Social Bicycles,” a bike-sharing system that allows you to drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app. And it’s all outside of the confines of traditional urban bike-sharing systems.

While we all know that humans are intrinsically violent and destructive, the lads at Sobi are betting that at least some of them won’t destroy the bikes they borrow. The system uses a lock fastened to the bike’s wheel with a GPS system and transmitter built-in. When the bike is locked, it appears on the SoBi app and when you check it out you’re responsible for it.


A group of charming fellows have created something they’re calling “Social Bicycles,” a bike-sharing system that allows you to drop bikes off almost anywhere there is a bike rack, locate them, and access them with an iPhone app. And it’s all outside of the confines of traditional urban bike-sharing systems.

While we all know that humans are intrinsically violent and destructive, the lads at Sobi are betting that at least some of them won’t destroy the bikes they borrow. The system uses a lock fastened to the bike’s wheel with a GPS system and transmitter built-in. When the bike is locked, it appears on the SoBi app and when you check it out you’re responsible for it.

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The $46,000 bicycle


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The Factor 001.The Factor 001.

It takes a week to build and costs the best part of a decent wage, but the Factor 001 can monitor your skin temperature and determine how powerful each of your legs is.

Electronic gears, sleek carbon-fibre body, optional carbon-fibre brakes: they sound like car features but in fact they describe a very special bicycle.

British retailer Harrods is expected to soon stock the Factor 001, a super high-tech bike made by motorsport engineering company BERU f1systems.

For the equivalent of about $46,000, you get a bike that takes six engineers a week to build. There’s hydraulic brakes integrated into the frame and a Shimano Di2 electronic gear shift.

The frame is also packed with load sensors, wiring, batteries and control cables that help the bike to collect up to 100 separate bits of ergonometric data—from skin temperature to respiration rate and humidity to individual leg power output.

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