For the past three months, I've been riding the Priority Bicycles Continuum, a commuter bike outfitted with a handful of low-maintenance components and a drivetrain system with an "infinite" number of gears. It's been an absolute joy to ride and has regularly shaved about 15 minutes off my hour-long trips around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Besides being low maintenance mechanical wonder this thing moves seriously fast.
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We spent two months and logged a total of 1,609km putting 15 bike tools through dozens of en route and at-home repairs, and found the Topeak Mini 9 to be the best multi-tool for casual cyclists. If you're willing to pay more for a lighter tool, check out the Specialised EMT Pro Road. If you're a mountain biker, the Crank Brothers m19 has the additional tools you need. And for you single-speed/fixed-gear folks, the Park Tool MT-30 has a wrench for removing bolted wheels.
Dutch Olympic cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is recuperating in intensive care after an horrific crash on the cycling track during the women's road race event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The rider suffered a heavy concussion and three small fractures in her lumbar spine, although she was apparently conscious and able to speak, and there were no signs of internal bleeding.
Commuting via bicycle can be rough. There's nails and potholes waiting to destroy your tyres, cars waiting to smoosh you and thieves waiting to steal your bike as soon as your back is turned. The last problem is so pernicious it keeps a lot of people from riding, and those that do opt to ride $100 junkcycles. That way they don't lose any sleep when they come out after a night of drinking and find a chain dangling from the stand where their bike used to be.
With Australian cities bringing in harsh new cycling laws, being in full control of your bike is more important than ever. A cycling computer can tell you everything you need to know, but they're not stylish. Omata's solution to the problem is an analog speedometer for bicycles that uses GPS, and that also tracks your distance, time and elevation changes.
Video: Everything seems to be going swimmingly in this stage of the Volta La Marina in Benidorm but then all of a sudden the cyclists fall off pace of the car and seem to be slowing down to a legitimate crawl and then basically hit a full stop all at once. What happened? It was the wind. The strong winds pushed against the cyclists stopping them in their tracks and even blowing some backwards. The race was suspended because of it.