Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pick Six

We're coming up on our Sixth Anniversary here at Bikes For The Rest Of Us (you can read our first post here).  To celebrate, we're going to pick the top "Six Outstanding Transportation Bikes" since 2008, i.e., since the inception of Bikes For The Rest Of Us.

To do so, we're going to need your help. You can make your nominations by leaving a comment to this post or by joining the discussion on twitter at hashtag #BFROU. We will publish the Six on our Sixth Anniversary on February 1, 2014!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Breezer Uptown Infinity

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The Breezer Infinity LS is currently on sale at Bike Wagon for $1,050.

If you read Edwin's epic Lights for the Rest of Us (and you really should, if you haven't), you probably noticed that Breezer stands apart when it comes to offering bikes with dynamo lights.  The Infinity also has a Nuvinci 360 hub, which basically makes shifting something you don't have to think much about (For more info, read Simple Cycle's review of the hub).

So, you don't have to think about lighting, and you don't have to think about shifting.  No wonder Maurice Tierney compared this bike to a toaster in his Bicycle Times review.  Comes with a full chaincase, fenders, and a rear rack.  Here are the specs on the LS:

SizesLow-Step: XS (15"), S (17"), M (19"), L (21")
Color(s)Gloss Marine Blue
Main frameBreezer Custom-Tapered Aluminum, Single Water Bottle Mount
Rear triangleBreezer Custom-Tapered Aluminum
ForkBreezer Chromoly
CranksetBreezer Aluminum, 38T
Bottom BracketFSA 7420 Cartridge-Style
PedalsVP, Polished Aluminum Body, Chromoly Axle
Front derailleur-
Rear derailleur-
ShiftersNuvinci N360 Twist Shifter, ∞ - Speed
CassetteShimano, 18T
WheelsetShimano 3W Dynamo Front/Nuvinci N360 Continuously Variable Planetary Rear, 36H Hubs, Vera DM25 Aluminum Double-Wall CNC SSE Rims
TiresVera CityWide Plus, 26x1.75" w/ Puncture Protection, Reflective Strip
Brake setBreezer Aluminum Linear Pull, Cold-Forged, Stainless Hardware
Brake leversBreezer Aluminum, 4-Finger Ergonomic w/ Kraton Grip
HeadsetFSA Sealed, 1" Threaded
HandlebarBreezer North Road Aluminum, 25.4, 26mm Rise, 590mm Wide, 33° Sweep
StemBreezer Aluminum, 25.4, Quill-Style
Tape/gripBreezer Ergonomic Dual-Density
SaddleBreezer Comfort Saddle
Seat postBreezer Suspension Aluminum, 40mm Travel, 27.2mm
FendersPolycarbonate, 50mm, Stainless Fittings, Integrated Lighting Conductors
HeadlightB&M Lumotech Lyt LED, Standlight, Auto Sensor, On/Off Switch
TaillightB&M DToplight Plus, Standlight
Rear CarrierBreezer Tubular Aluminum w/ Spring Clip
OtherFull Chaincase, Kickstand, Bell, Frame Lock