Superstrata Raises Over $2.8 Million In Preorders For Its Unique 3D-Printed Custom-Fitted Bikes

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Most anyone can get in a car or truck, adjust the seat, mirrors and steering wheel to suit and be on their way. But bicycles are a bit more… finicky. Get the fit wrong and you may be uncomfortable at least and unsafe at worst. Now, new U.S.-based bike (and ebike) startup Superstrata has taken custom fit to a new level with their unique 3D-printed bikes – and they look amazing as well. Superstrata will produce both a traditional pedal-powered bicycle, the Terra, and an ebike called the E or Ion. A company representative told Forbes they have received over $2.8 million in preorders after debuting July 13th on Indiegogo – just ten days ago.

While most bike makers off a few frame sizes in hopes

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Donated bikes help ease difficulties through pandemic

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A year after he passed away at age 17, Benjamin Canlas is still making the world a better place — one bike at a time.

The teenager is the inspiration for an unusual giveaway of mountain bikes, presented to Filipinos who are struggling to hold on to jobs in a country hard hit by the coronavirus. A foundation established by Benjamin’s parents is making it happen.

“There is so much need out there,” said Dr. Glennda Canlas, co-founder with her husband Dr. George Canlas of the private Benjamin Canlas Courage to be Kind Foundation. “But people are willing to help, you just have to put them together.”

In the wake of business closures and job losses in the Philippines, thousands of Filipinos have found themselves struggling to make ends meet. With a severely restricted public transportation system in metropolitan Manila, many were left with no choice

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The Best Commuter Bikes To Buy Online (While They’re Still In Stock)

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Back in March, puzzles took on an unexpected allure (becoming nearly as hard to find as toilet paper) when we were all suddenly asked to stay home. And now, as states begin to lift restrictions and non-essential workers head back to work, we’re starting to see a similar shopping trend with bikes.

Getting out of the house while avoiding public transportation, and, for some people, getting to work with minimal contact, is now affording bike riding a refreshed appeal. The classic alternative commuting vehicle provides a huge level of freedom of movement while still maintaining socially-distant safety precautions. This means that if you’ve been thinking about investing in a bike, even if you aren’t going back into your office for a few months, now is a great time to pull the purchase trigger. Not only will you be able to rely on it for weekend adventures and errands, but you’ll

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These Bikes Are Actually Available Online Right Now Even Though Everyone All of a Sudden Loves Biking Again

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to shortages of all kinds all across America, many of which have made headlines countless times. There were the supermarkets and big box stores with shelves devoid of toilet paper. There was everyone from Amazon, to Walmart, to the pharmacy on the corner without a bottle of hand sanitizer to spare. And of course there was the dire shortage of PPE for healthcare professionals and ventilators for the ill.

One of the more unexpected shortages caused by COVID-19 in America comes as more of a surprise: a bike shortage. With everything from malls and museums to parks and playgrounds closed, millions of Americans looking for diversion from the isolation of home quarantine have rediscovered their love for bike riding. And that’s all well and good for those who had a bike in the garage, shed, or attic, but for people looking to buy a bike

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