TiGrLock Mini


The first Kickstarter we ever mentioned TiGrLock is back with a mini version and already funded, and a staff pick. We’ve got one in and it’s like original, but not like hanging a titanium bow on your bike – the original was designed to lock both wheels and the bike. I asked Jim to tell me about the new mini

We played around with different shapes. We listened to folks. The locking area of our mini is similar to a mini ulock.

The locking area makes it possible to secure a wheel and frame to a rack, or just the frame - like a mini ulock. It works well for the Sheldon method of locking rear wheel and rear triangle to a rack.

We liked how having a straight side enables it to ride on a bike in a stable way.

We wanted to use as little Ti as possible in order to get the price down. The mini uses half as much Ti as our standard length bow. Using less Ti also reduces the weight even more.

What I liked then about Jim and TiGrLock is they send out photos for media to touch and test.

In The Dressing Room

Bike Hugger magazine contributor Matt Haughey shared a story about sexism in the Medium Bicycles Collection. Written in response to Patrick’s article about Amanda Batty and Pinkbike in Issue 24.

Does the dressing room have a lock on a real door?

Along the Duwamish River: Tarmac

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Along the Duwamish River, the Tarmac’s industrial design fits right in.The gear wheel is from the recently rebuilt South Park Bridge and the crane sits near an old Boeing Building. This industrialized waterway served the gold rush, war, jet age, tourism, and I cross it at least once on every ride. Earlier this year, I shared another photo from this park and more thoughts on Seattle’s only river.

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A view from the South Park Bridge north towards Seattle

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Riverside park with boats working

The Tarmac Disc just arrived for a long term review and is the one I rode in Santa Cruz earlier this year. When the new Tarmac launched, I reviewed it in issue 12. Also from issue 12, see Patrick Brady’s article about the fun we had there

Smooth pavement, knowledgeable riders, sticky 25mm tires and a bike with geometry I trust. It’s a pretty good recipe.

The Tarmac turns heads around town and riding it on familiar routes, I’m appreciating that good recipe even more: a tuned ride and engineering learned from a collaboration with McLaren. Read more about the Tarmac’s intent in my recent Wired review.

It’s the intent and the experience: what a bike is designed to do, how it handles, and the way it connects to the ground for a distinctive Tarmac feel.

On the roads that follow the Duwamish, the connection to the ground is just as distinctive, with the disc brakes making it handle even better.

The Opening to A Holiday Weekend

Derailre

Friday before a holiday and you’ve got some time to waste? Spend hours clicking through these galleries curated by Spoke Sniffer. That’s the Flickr handle of BB who I met at Specialized HQ a few years ago.

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We’re riding big miles and relaxing…got a new Tarmac Disc in.

Late Night Top Ten

LA on Dave

Where’d the time go? Huh? From Late Night’s Top Ten January 15, 2013, the other Lance Armstrong Revelations

  1. Artificially enhanced his cycling shorts

  2. Still never leaves the house without several vials of clean urine

  3. Owns Texas real estate known as “Rancho Decepto”

  4. Took steroids to work up the strength to admit taking steroids

  5. Once had an inappropriate relationship with an air hose

  6. Also has tattoo of Rex Ryan’s wife

  7. Has given up on making the baseball Hall of Fame

  8. United States Postal Service paid him in stamps

  9. Started erotic website, “Tour-De-Pants”

  10. Admitted to doping just to get on “Oprah”

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