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Where bikes are heading: a look at the trends

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The Associated Press put together a list of the trends in bicycles, giving the lay person in any market whose paper picked up the story insight into all the different types of bicycles are now available.  If you thought mountain bikes were the only ones with way too many categories (trail, xc, all-mountain, freeride, downhill, dirt jump, dual slalom/4x), think again…the micro categorization spreads to road and commuters, too.

The trends they identified are:

  • Stylish Utility Bike
  • Fitness Bike
  • Pedal Assist Electric Bike
  • Eco Design Bikes
  • Folding Bikes
  • Xtracycle (pictured)
  • Aerodynamic Road Bikes

Wanna see my own trendy, stylish, speedy, aerodynamic commuter / street fighter?  Hit ‘more’…

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Nothing says “errands done” like a base model 8-speed Specialized Sirrus decked out with Race Face cranks/bb, classic Spinergy Rev-X wheels, Ritchey WCS stem, Easton Monkey Lite carbon riser bar, Swell Bell (with Jolly Roger graphic), Avid Black Ops Single Digit v-brakes and an Owleye solar-charged blinky taillight.  Weight: 23lb 6oz.

Got your own cool commuter?  Send us a pic and we’ll post ’em.

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