Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|Daniel at the 2011 parade.|
Saturday, October 13, 2012
But let's not forget Dahon! This year brought several new models, and more is in the works for 2013. Here's a look at some of the new offerings we have here at bikes@vienna.
NuVinci N360 "the first continuously variable transmission for bicycles."
What's that mean? Well, unlike other shifting systems, there are no distinct "clicks" relating to specific sprocket combinations. Rather, the ratio of pedal to wheel revolutions is seamless... think of it like a volume nob on your radio. You can see the shifter to the right... instead of numbers, there's a little graphic of a bike and the "terrain" the ratio is appropriate for; in this case, climbing a hill. It's a neat system, and worth checking out.
Finally, we have the Jifo 16, a totally new design from Dahon that folds down to a tiny package in a matter of seconds. With a single speed drivetrain for simplicity and reliability, the Jifo might be just the right choice for your commute by bus, train, or subway.
To the right is the bike folded and ready to carry.
And here it is, unfolded and ready to ride!
Folding bikes just keep getting better, and it's a great time to include one in your life. You'll be amazed how handy they can be. So come on in for a test ride soon!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
And a great opportunity to let folks know that we want all of you here to ride in our little part of the Vienna Halloween Parade! That's right, on Wednesday, October 24th, Vienna is continuing a 65+ year old tradition, where Maple Ave. is shut down and all manner of groups walk and ride their way down the street. We encourage you to bring whatever bike or trike you ride, or you can borrow one of ours. Folding bikes, recumbents, trikes, even trike trains are welcome and encouraged! Watch this space for more news as it develops!