How to Build the Perfect Bike, With Gear 5 Components
The best gear for riding bikes is pretty much the same everywhere, so how do you build a gear that works for all your riding needs?
That’s what Gear 5 is doing with a new collection of gear that is based on the best components you can find on the market today.
Gear 5 was founded in 2015 by former Moto 360 owner and former Apple engineer Aaron Tannenbaum.
He began his career in the automotive world as a machinist and eventually worked on various components for Toyota, General Motors, and other manufacturers.
But his passion for cycling came early on.
“I had been reading about bicycle technology and I just kind of saw this opportunity,” Tannengbaum says.
“It was kind of cool because you can take a simple component and make it more powerful.”
Gear 5 uses three types of components: wheels, tires, and brake pads.
The company makes a lot of its components by hand, but they’re also designed with modular components in mind.
The wheels are made of aluminum, while the tires are made from carbon fiber and then glued together with special glue.
Each wheel is then assembled into a chainring and chain, with the tire’s inner layer being bolted to the chain.
The pads are made out of Kevlar, which is extremely tough and water resistant.
The brake pads are constructed from carbon-ceramic material that is waterproof and shockproof.
Tannenberg says the company is constantly iterating on their designs, and the result is “a gear that will do exactly what you want it to do.”
Gear 4 is also built out of modular components, which means you can build the exact same gear from different parts.
That makes it a great option for a beginner, as you can buy all of the same components and get different versions.
That’s not the case with Gear 5, however.
“We built it to be the ultimate all-around bike,” TANNENBAUM says.
For those who want a more serious, off-road option, the company offers a two-speed transmission.
The gears are made to be more precise, and they have built-in sensors that will help you make sure you’re getting the correct gear when you’re riding at higher speeds.
TANNENGBAUM also says that the gear is built to be able to hold its weight with a very light rider, so it won’t fall off at the slightest bit of effort.
If you’re looking for a full-fledged off-roader, the Gear 5 Pro is a great choice.
It’s a full bike that can hold up to 8,000 pounds and is capable of hitting a speed of up to 25 mph.
Gear 4 and Gear 5 are both available for pre-order on Gear5.com, and you can pre-purchase the Gear Pro at the Gear4 website.