Building on the award winning design of their Classic model, the Classic Plus Neverflat is the next evolution for maintenance-free bicycles. Priority has taken to replacing many of the components that are known to break down in traditional commuter bikes. They have replaced the normal, dirty bike chain with a rust-free, grease free carbon drive belt. They replaced puncture-prone tires with a worry-free NeverFlat Airless rendition. The frame is ultralight and rustproof aluminum. The leather seat is weather resistant and vegan friendly. And most importantly, the price - at $524 - is a fraction of what you'd pay for typical commuter bikes that need to be service and maintained at a higher frequency.
Zoku Stainless Steel Water Bottles
We all know that we need to drink more water, but carrying around bulky Nalgenes is for college students and gym rats. Zoku has a solution for the rest of us. Their new line of sleek vacuum insulated bottles combine both form and function. The stainless steel bottles can keep your cold beverages cold for up to 70 hours and hot beverages hot for up to 15 hours. They are crafted from a heavy gauge 18/8 stainless steel and feature rounded contours and a removable paracord lanyard to make transport and backpack-stowing a breeze. Available in 12oz,18oz and 25oz and starting at $26 dollar.
CeramicSpeed - A Chainless Bicycle Design
The 2018 Eurobike Expo has just wrapped up and there were a handful of super exciting concepts unveiled. One of our favorites was from CeramicSpeed with their introduction of a chainless bike that utilizes a drivechain concept often seen in motorcycles, but to date never integrated into bicycles. The CeramicSpeed 'Drive' system is still in the prototype phase but early models are extremely promising and may give way to a new genre of biking. CeramicSpeed has dubbed their innovation the world's most efficient drivetrain and the judges at the Eurobike convention agreed, naming them winner of this year's Best in Show award. We'll keep a watch on this company and be sure to post any updates to this exciting advancement in riding tech.