Monday, September 8, 2014

How Many Bikes Does One Family Need?

The old adage rings true: How many bikes do you need? One more!

This weekend we added another one to the stable - an Xtracycle EdgeRunner 27D LUX. With a 20" rear tire, upright ride, 27 gears, hydraulic brakes, and extended frame this baby is ready to roll with any load and in any condition.

Xtracycle only makes cargo bikes and their expertise shows in every detail of our new steed. The load rides nice and low, the gearing is perfect for starting with extra weight, the tires are wide, and the ride is smooth and easy. If this bike can't replace a car for at least 9 months of the year, nothing can!

And you know that since this bike is primarily for Steve (although I'll be allowed to ride if I ask nicely) we had to sprint for the integrated 6v dynamo hub and ridiculous 70 lux dynamo-powered headlight, matching taillight, and USB port. I give it 3 days until the dynamo has been hacked to provide energy for a multitude of other necessities.

Like father, like son

I can't wait for the rest of our accessories to come and, never fear, a full photo tour of our EdgeRunner is coming soon. She will be fully and truly ours once she takes her first trip to Costco - I'm guessing that seeing this baby riding down the street fully loaded and with a case of MexiCoke strapped to the back will be quite entertaining for all. Not the least of whom the rider :)

You know, I'm pretty sure that bikes are the finest sure-fire way to exchange money for smiles.

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