Citi Bike Offers 3 Pro Tips for Riding the New Bike

As we wrote about a month ago, Citi Bike has released 1000 newly designed bikes into the system over the past month. Having ridden both, I can vouch for the superior ride and well-functioning upgrades on the new design.

Citi Bike just released some pro tips for riding on the bike, if you haven’t already.

  • Gears: The new gears shift in the opposite direction as the old ones, twist away from you for a higher gear (for flat streets), twist towards you for a lower gear (for chugging up any of the bridges).
  • Kickstands: The new kickstands are a European model (no, not like this), they provide more stability, but they’ll also take a minute to get used to. As you kick them down, allow the two sides to separate into two legs. Kick them back up and they’ll spring back together again automatically.
  • Seats: These ones go to 11. Great for taller people and Spinal Tap fans. They also have a cut-out for comfort and to allow water to drain and not pool (to help prevent cracking).
Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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