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Pure Cycles Volta Electric Bike

Pure Cycles Volta

For commuting around town or for getting someone out on a bike that might otherwise chose to drive, I think e-bikes are rad. In the past, e-bikes have been heavy, clunky, and didn’t get much mileage, making them tough to adopt. Following design cues from Faraday and others, Pure Cycles came up with a new e-bike that not only looks pretty cool, but gets 40 miles to the charge. Not to mention a bunch of other smart, connected features — and it’s pretty affordable, too.

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A Textile Based Flexible Bike Lock


In order to deter theft, most bike locks are heavy, rigid, and cumbersome to carry. By contrast, Tex-lock is lightweight and flexible yet just as secure thanks to the high-tech materials and unique construction of this textile based lock.

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Fun Yet Functional Bike Commuter Wear

commute wear

Now that the major rains have stopped, I am trying to use my bike more to commute around Marin as well as into the city. As I don’t want to rock up to meetings wearing full spandex, I sought out some pieces that not only look professional, but also offer the performance (mainly sweat wicking) I have come to expect from bike clothes. Here are a couple of my go-to fun yet functional bike commute outfits.

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A Fashionable Air Pollution Mask

Wair Face Mask

Leave it to the French to come up with an air pollution mask that is not only functional but also incredibly stylish. Sadly, air pollution is a major problem in many parts of the world, and some people forgo wearing a mask as they make you look a bit like Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. But now thanks to WAIR, both your lungs and your fashion sense will thank you as you commute around town.

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Air Lever Combines Tire Levers and Inflator

Barfly Air Lever

If you ride a bike, you know that changing a flat is inevitable at some point. And you also know that many of us are guilty of not having all the right tools with us on every ride. To make things easier and more efficient, Bar Fly combined the most needed tools for flat repair into one sleek, light, and reliable product. No more fumbling through you saddle bag, jersey pocket, or bag searching for your tire lever, CO2, and inflator.

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