One of Alter Cycles' hybrid bikes, on display at Interbike 2013
The flexible down tubes are available in three levels of stiffness
The idea is that buyers will have the store install the tube of their choice when they buy the bike, although it’s also possible to swap between down tubes after the fact
If you make hybrid bicycles, how do you get yours to stand out from the kazillion others currently on the market? Well, as with anything, it helps if customers can customize it. That’s the approach that Alter Cycles is taking, with its new commuter bikes. By swapping in different down tubes, the stiffness of the ride can be altered to suit the rider.
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