April 28, 2017
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Diamondback advocates strongly for more riders on American roads, especially commuters, and its Haanjo bike line offers riders with a wide range of budgets the opportunity to get outside more. With dependable components and comfort-minded geometry, the Haanjo Complete Bike is a wallet-friendly way to log more miles on the bike and less in the car.Diamondback starts with a reliable 6061-T6 aluminum frame, which is a treated version of aluminum that provides an ideal blend of low weight and strength. A larger head tube angle than traditional road bikes allows you to stay more upright as you navigate bike lanes and traffic lights, and the endurance geometry hopes to create less tension in your neck and shoulders, especially as you ride to work with a full commuting backpack. Flat bar handlebars will keep the Haanjo feeling more stable than it would with road drop bars, and together with the Gravel Disc alloy fork, allow for smooth and consistent steering over a variety of road and off-road surfaces. Shimano’s 9-speed drivetrain and compact Tiagra cassette offer a wide range of gear ratios and promise straightforward, consistent functionality whether you’re commuting to work or heading out on a weekend bike path ride. The Haanjo is well-equipped to handle gravel and smooth dirt tracks in addition to rough roads with its aptly-named 40c Kenda Happy Medium tires, and for the days when the weather decides to wait until after your commute starts to turn nasty, you’ll have Avid disc brakes to provide reliable stopping power in a pinch.
Buzzbike, a new cycle scheme set up to offer free bikes to members, powered by brands, has raised 410,000 on Crowdcube for 28.08 per cent equity. The tech-driven cycle scheme for London will see Buzzbike members offered high quality singlespeed bikes made by the inventors of the iconic Mini. Riders do not pay for anything but gain 24/7 use of the bike along with accessories, insurance and servicing. Buzzbike co-founder Tom Hares, said: “We’re delighted to have raised over 400,000. We can’t wait to see the first bikes hit the road this autumn.”
The Colnago ACR Ultegra 11 Carbon Road Bike is new to 2014 and personifies everything Colnago has learned from building the best bikes on the planet for the last 60 years. Brand new for 2014 is the Colnago AC-R. Born from the now famous M10 monocoque frame, the AC-R brings legendary Colnago performance to the masses. Whether a victory in the Spring Classics or winning atop L’Alpe D’Huez in the Tour de France, the M10 has proven to be a winning design. The AC-R brings this same penchant for winning in an affordable package, with similar efficiency for the steepest climbs and comfort for the roughest roads. The AC-R brings Colnago’s nearly 30 years of carbon expertise to the AC-R with a ride quality that is uniquely Colnago. The same tuned geometry and quality manufacturing that bring Colnago riders across the finish lines of professional races worldwide can be found in the AC-R. Through smart design and world-class engineering, riders will no longer have to compromise ride quality and safety concerns on less-expensive carbon bikes.