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Atir Cycles | Glow Bike Review

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I’ve been riding the Atir Cycles Glow Bike for almost three months now. I started off by doing weekly reviews of the bike. I quickly ran out of stuff to say, so I scrapped that idea and decided to give myself a little longer to get to know the bike better. Overall, I have been pleased with the bike. I used it as my main bike for month, rode it to work, the bar, friends houses, and anywhere else I decided to venture in the city.

I was pretty in-depth with the first weekly review, the second weekly review was a video showing the bike at various speeds, the handling, and a little skid, and the third weekly review basically covered my weekend and riding in the rain. After riding the bike for almost three months, I only have a few more things to ad to the overall review.

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First off, if you want an inexpensive to ride around town, to work and/or school, or even just a bike to go for weekend leisure rides, this is a perfect bike. Atir Cycles bikes, start at $325 for the high tensile steel models. These models are little bit heavier (23-25lbs). They also offer a 4130 Chromoly Steel version, which is slightly lighter, starting at $450. I rode the high tensile Glow Model, which starts at $385.

After riding it on the fixed gear side for about two months, I did switch it over to single speed, so a friend who was visiting town, could ride it for a weekend. I told him, I wanted his opinion at the end of the weekend. He told me he took it out on some trails and it was just as fun off road and it was on. And then, he tried to buy it from me. When I did switch it over to single speed, I did throw a brake on the back. The Atir bikes come with a front brake only. I just added a rear one, because that’s how I like my single speeds set up.

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In the end, I will continue to enjoy this bike. I have a riding rotation set up for all my bikes, so they get equal rinding time, and I have gladly added this bike to that rotation. Check out Atir Cycles for more information on their brand, and to buy a bike that makes you happy!

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Atir Cycles | Artist Editions

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Atir Cycles has put the limited edition artist bikes up on their site. These bikes were custom painted for the 13 Dreams art show in Portland earlier this month and now can be yours. This bike by Joshua McQuary is one of many you have the opportunity to get your hands on. Someone also told me it’s “Shark Week,” so I felt this bike was fitting.

Check more out HERE!

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Atir Cycles | Week Three Review

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This weekend was awesome. Lots of good times with some old and new friends, and of course riding the Atir Cycles glow bike. Saturday, I took a leisure ride around Kansas City and wanted to check out a few graffiti spots I saw being painted a while back. I also had to get my new DZR Minnas broke it. Of course, Saturday night I ended up in Westoprt and crashed at friends house and rode home early Sunday morning… in the pouring rain. The Kenda 28cs on Atir Cycles bikes are perfect if you get caught in the rain. Sure, I got soaked, but I had no problem gripping the road as I trekked home. Also a plus, the DZR Minnas kept my feet nice and dry on the ride home.

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Atir Cycles | Week Two Review

I’m keeping week two of the Atir Cycles review short, since week one was more in depth.

Took some POV video of the Atir Cycles glow bike during a night ride. It shows a nice cruising speed, a short skid on 28c tires, spinning out, and the agility of the bike. Overall, I was pretty happy with the ride.

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Atir Cycles | Week One Review

frontI’ve been debating how I wanted to review the Atir Cycles bike since picking it up a few weeks back. Should I ride it for a month or few months then review it, do a video review?? Then I woke up this morning and it hit me to do weekly updates over the next few months on the bike.

TogetherI want to start out by talking about Atir Cycles as a company. I’ve been in contact with Patrick and Cody of Atir for the last few months. These are two stand up guys who really have a passion for cycling and their brand. We’ve had a lot of conversations about bikes, art, and our love for cycling.They launched in 2013 and are based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Being from the midwest is a plus for me, since I am in Kansas City. It’s also awesome to see someone else promoting urban riding in the midwest.

partsNow on to the bike. I received the Atir Cycles Glow bike a little over a week ago. My first impression of the bike: Damn! This thing is bright! I put the bike together and took for a few laps around my neighborhood to dial it in. All Atir bikes come 90% assembled, so it’s not rocket science to finish the build. If you don’t feel confident finishing the build, I highly recommend taking it to your local bike shop to finish assembling the bike. And if you decide to finish the build, do yourself a favor, and tear it down and regrease everything. This goes for any bike you have delivered to your doorstep. Atir Cycles bikes are also sold as single speed bikes with a flip flop hub. I ride fixed, so I flipped it around. Also, since they are sold as single speed, you don’t get cages or straps. If you decide to ride fixed, get straps or cages. I just through on my Egg Beaters.


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assI rode the bike to work the next day and in St. Louis last weekend. Like all new bikes, it takes a few days to get use to a new setup. Atir Cycles bikes come with risers, are geared 44-16, and 700c x 28c tires. I normally ride bullhorns, ride 46-17, and 23c tires. There isn’t much difference between the two gears. 44-16 is an easier gear to ride, especially if you have a few hills to climb. The wider tires weren’t a problem for me. They’ve held up really well riding around the city, absorbing most bumps, small pot holes, and other city road hazards.

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So far, so good for the Atir Cycles Glow bike. Follow Cody of Atir Portland on Instagram and Facebook. And Follow Patrick of Atir Cycles on Instagram and Facebook. And, if you’d like to pick up one their bikes click HERE!

 

 

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Atir Cycles | Upper Playground | This Weekend!

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Atir Cycles and Upper Playground’s opening is coming up quick! August 1st, One Grand Gallery, will showcase 12 bikes each artistically designed by an artist with ties to Upper Playground PDX. Atir Cycles will also showcase in house bike designs. The bikes will be auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds going to the Community Cycling Center of Portland‘s children’s bike program.

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Atir Cycles Now Available in the MERCH Store

Orange-bike-4I’m excited to announce that Cyclops Fixed has teamed up with Atir Cycles.

Launched in 2013 Atir Cycles is an innovative bicycle company specializing in single speed fixed gear bicycles. Based out of Lincoln, Nebraska we are looking to bring personality and individuality into riding.” The guys over at Atir Cycles are awesome, and passionate about the fixed gear culture, not to mention they are located in the midwest!  They also informed me that, they, along with Upper Playground, will be having an art show August 1st, in Portland. I should have more information on that soon!

We will be offering the Atir Cycles line through the our Merch store starting at $325! CHECK IT OUT!

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Atir Cycles On The Streets Of Portland Oregon

Atir Cycles sent this video over last night. They also informed me that, they, along with Upper Playground, will be having an art show August 1st, in Portland.

The Atir Cycles and Upper Playground opening will showcase 12 bikes each artistically designed by an artist with ties to Upper Playground PDX. Atir Cycles will also showcase in house bike designs. The bikes will be auctioned off with a portion of the proceeds going to the Community Cycling Center of Portland‘s children’s bike program.

Stay tuned.. I will have more information regarding the show as soon as it becomes available.

“Inspired by the view of Mt. Hood from Portland Oregon’s Council Crest Park and a shirt design from Pacific Northfresh we took a ride to Council Crest park to take in the view and bomb down the massive hills into downtown Portland. As it turned out Mt. Hood was socked in by clouds so we decided to take another look at the T- Shirt design and go pick one up for ourselves at Upper Playground PDX.”

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