Fall brings shorter days and for most of us, that means more night rides.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t used my lights since last winter. I wonder where they are. Or maybe you’re good at keeping track of your things – so good that you may have been using the same set of lights for the last couple of years. Either way, the SF Bike Expo has options you should definitely check out.
In no particular order:
Light & Motion
Image from lightandmotion.com
Born and bred in California, Light & Motion serve riders of all kinds – low-key, high-tech, street, mountain; whatever you think you need, no matter your preference. Get a first look at your options here.
MagicShine at Sea Otter this year. Image from magicshine.com
Lots of different configuration options are available from these guys. Their website even lets you compare their different models before you make a choice. Check it out here.
Oculus by Barry Beams
The Oculus' "Impossible Beam". Image taken from bikelighting.net
The rebel of the lot, Oculus claims to be the “bike light of your dreams”. Accordingly, there is just one Oculus model, but it looks like it could really be the only one you need. Seeing is believing! Read all about it and watch demos here.
In 1999 Juan Graziosi, aka “Juano”, teamed up with his maker, Ed, on a father-son project making chain-guides for personal use. Friends and riders took notice and he began selling them at local races to cover his own race fees. As interest grew, so did the idea to create a rider-owned company. In 2003, older brother Mateo and longtime friend Mike were added to the mix to help get things organized. One year later, Gamut USA was born. The four share a passion for making intuitive, high quality products that take the hassle out of installation while delivering on performance, simplicity, and aesthetics. After all, we wanted to ride our bikes, not work on them.
As in the beginning, our goal is to add to the simple joy of mountain biking. Whether it be through product design, technical support, sponsorship, shop visits, or OEM services, we aim to improve the ride itself. Mountain biking is a huge part of our lives and we consider ourselves some of its biggest fans. We exist to serve the sport’s enthusiasts and professionals alike. Every product we make goes through our own hands before it gets delivered to yours to ensure we remain connected to you, our customer.
We are proud of the products we’ve built, races we’ve won, failures we’ve endured, friends we’ve made (and continue to make), and we remain focused on the future, which for us is to improve upon the simple joy we receive from riding our bikes.
Companion Bike Seats is a San Francisco-based company, founded in 2011 by two life-long friends and biking enthusiasts. We believe riding a bike is more fun when you can bring a friend along. And our bike seat provides a safe, healthy, and green option for getting you and a friend around town. Now your bike can get you where you want to go, even when there are two of you! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
I Bike Daily Cycling Tours are a great way to cycle the San Francisco Bay Area’s beautiful back roads without all the hassle and worries. We offer a one of a kind, fully supported cycling experience that includes SAG, via the IBD team truck, food, drinks, spare parts and all the necessary tools to make minor on the road repairs. Whether you’re a Bay Area resident looking for something a little different or an out-of-towner, we’ve got a ride for you. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
RAHMAN LAW PC is a full-service law firm. We represent people in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are committed and experienced trial lawyers and have distinguished ourselves in the legal community, establishing a reputation for honesty, integrity, dedication and legal skill which we bring to every case we handle.
Most cycling apparel is designed for athletic performance and recreational riding, with padding and thick spandex. When I could not find the comfortable clothes I wanted for riding to work, I decided to find a way to make them, hoping to spread the fun of bicycling to more women.
A woman should not have to choose between dressing for the ride and dressing for the destination. Whether you are at work, on the dance floor, riding your bicycle, traveling by scooter, climbing the jungle gym, or climbing the corporate ladder, you can do it all in style and comfort in Bikie Girl Bloomers skirts and shorts.
Living in Los Angeles, I am able to work with independent consultants, designers and contractors in my local community who are experienced in garment production. The custom-dyed skirt fabric is made locally using a sustainable fiber that is blended with polyester and Spandex to achieve a soft, gentle drape that lies smooth, moves easily, resists wrinkles and does not pill. The shorts are constructed for a smooth and comfortable fit that makes them ideal to wear underneath the skirt or any dress, while also flashing a spark of personality when the wind catches your hem.
Bikie Girl Bloomers . . . for whatever blows your skirt up!
Light & Motion has been designing and building lights for over 20 years. Our lights go 200 feet below the ocean and blaze trails wherever mountain bikes venture. We are riders who care deeply about building a great company that our employees and our community can be proud of. One that our customers can depend on for great products. We haven’t shipped our jobs offshore either. We design and build our products in Monterey California because we do it better than anyone else can. Thanks for being part of our community. Follow them on Faceback & Twitter.
Rip van Wafels believes in the power of experiencing their Ritual as it allow you to stop, reflect, and be present. While you’re waiting for your drink to cool down, heat your wafel on it – and enjoy a mindful break. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sample them at the SF Bike Expo.
For the last 26 years we have taken inner city youth on mountain bike rides. We also operate earn-a-bike programs. Our bike thrift shop Re-Cyclery funds over 50% of our expenses. In 1999 we started an international program and now have 82 chapters (all are in North America but one is in Israel and one in Africa).
Custom upholstered leather bike saddles. SUTURE Custom Upholstered Bicycle Saddles uses state of the art technologies, old world tools, and innovative methodologies to create custom upholstered bike saddles. I put each saddle through a rigorous creative process that starts with an idea and ends with a beautiful one-of-a-kind custom leather bicycle seat made by hand. Find them on Pinterest