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Schwinn Vestige Biodegradable Flax Fiber Bike

schwinn vestige biodegradable flax fiber bike   Schwinn Vestige Biodegradable Flax Fiber Bike

Schwinn debuts a eco friendly bike at 2010 EuroBike, which took home the EuroBike Gold Award for innovative design.

The Schwinn Vestige looks like your basic commuter bike on the surface, but is constructed of natural biodegradable flax fibers splashed with water soluble paint. As you can imagine, this is the first time a bike company has achieved this.

Acting almost like a carbon frame, the flax fibers insulation absorbs vibrations.

The tubing on the Schwinn Vestige is translucent, and a internal lighting system is placed within the tubes for a nice light show. Instead of batteries, the lighting system is powered by the front hub.

As of now, information on a release or retail price is not available….

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2011 Organic Bikes Edwin Commuter

organic bikes edwin commuter   2011 Organic Bikes Edwin Commuter

Soon to be available in 2011 from Organic Bikes is the Edwin Bamboo town bicycle. It’s the ride that allows you to carry two grocery bags and two cups of coffee on commutes around your area.

The Edwin Commuter is soon to be released in the early months of 2011 and will be available as a complete bike. It is made up of natural laid-up bamboo tubing with 100% recycled alloy lugs that extend to the rear triangle. Its geometric design offers easy riding of which different sizes such as; XS, S, M, L and XL are available to suit your physical requirement.

The Organic Bikes Edwin Commuter showcases is the NuVinci N360 drive train, known for its wide ratio range, continuous variable, user friendly and maintenance-free characteristics. It is 30% lighter than its predecessor and smoother even under intensive force pedaling. Its new slack shifter modes make lever shifting easier…

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Velo Transit Messenger Packs

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The Chinatown Messenger Pack from Velo Transit looks similar to the Sodo model–the longer version, that is.

The Velo Transit Messenger pack comes with an adjustable sternum strap, shoulder pads and back pads from Ergo and side stash pockets. It also has compression straps on the sides and a triple organizer pocket under the flap of the messenger pack.

For visibility on the road, it has reflective stripes and a blinker mount. The Chinatown is made from 1000 D Tex Nylon with 1680 Ballistics and Hypalon.

Improving on its messenger packs, Velo Transit also features RF welded lining. It comes in two sizes and also has a model for women. Retail price is $169.95.

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2011 Globe Live 3, 2, Mixte Commuter

2011 globe live 3 2 mixte commuter   2011 Globe Live 3, 2, Mixte Commuter

The 2011 Globe Live series consists of four models, two for men and two for women. The models are the Globe Live 3, Live 3 Mixte, Live 2, and Live 2 Mixte.

The Globe 2011 Live 3 frame is constructed of A1 Premium Aluminum, and like all the Live bikes the 3 is fitted for commuting. Equipped with steel fenders, Globe portieur front rack and kickstand, the Live makes for a fun bike. Available in marina blue, retail is $1,450.

On to the womens side, which is known as the Globe Live 3 Mixte. It features the same frame material, but the frame is a step through. Fenders, racks and a kickstand are also included, plus a belt drive sprocket and chain. MSRP is $1,450, and comes in white.

For the more economically conscious commuter, the 2011 Glove Live 2 is the wiser choice, while the only…

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Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag

chrome citizen messenger bag   Chrome Citizen Messenger Bag

Chrome’s InterBike booth was very creative, featuring two stories, giving out free tattoos, and a live messenger bag assembly show. Chrome spoke with us about their most popular messenger bag, the Citizen.

The Chrome Citizen messenger bag comes in three sizes–small, medium and large–where we preferred the medium sized bag (for the riding we partake in). Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, dimensions of 22″ wide, 13″ high, and 7″ deep, and 26 liters (for a medium size), the Chrome Citizen is as stylish as they come.

Chrome’s Citizen bag uses a waterproof 1,000 denier cordura outer shell, weatherproof truck tarp liner, EVA foam padded shoulder strap for comfort, cross chest load stabilizer, and holds up to a 17″ laptops.

Available for your left or right shoulder, the Citizen comes in endless colors. Each size retails at a different price, $120 (small), $140 (medium), and $160 (large).

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2011 Electra Ladies Fashion Cruisers Collection

2011 electra ladies fashion cruisers collection   2011 Electra Ladies Fashion Cruisers Collection

A new collection is upon us from Electra known as the Ladies Fashion Cruisers. In total 7 Electra women cruisers will release, 3 for Fall and 4 for Spring 2011.

All of the 2011 Electra Ladies Fashion Cruisers use playful designs, a mixture of vibrant and pastel colors, Electra’s new patented flat foot technology, and Shimano Nexus internal 3 speed hub with coaster brakes.

The first series will release this month (October), and consists of the Peace 3i, Numbers 3i, and Koi 3i, which all retail for $599.99.

The second series coming in Spring 2011: thee Cherie 3i, Butterfly 3i, Hula 3i, and Flowers 3i. Retailing at the same price ($599.99).

With this collection, Electra and their connection to women and cycling will only grow. We are sure to see ladies riding these not only as a means of exercise, but a fashion accessory.

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Brooks Slender Leather Grips

brooks slender leather grips   Brooks Slender Leather Grips

Brooks is known for clashing elegance and vintage styled products, and what caught our eye is their new Slender leather grips.

Brooks Slender Leather grips use a aluminum structure. Natural corks and leather tape are wrapped around it. You can also replace the leather tape if it gets cut or you want a different color.

Previously released is the Brooks Plump leather grips, which are made of recycled leather. When comparing the Slender and Plump grips, the Slender is much lighter (the name gives it away as well).

Three colors are available: black, light brown, and dark brown. Retail is $80.

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