Abus Granit Futura Mini

ABUS, the official lock partner of WILA is sponsoring with two awesome Granit locks. The Steel-O-Flex 1000 and U-Lock Futura 64. ABUS, a German lock manufacturer founded in 1924 by August Bremicker has designed their Granit lock range in accordance with Swedish insurance specifications. 

A leader in security throughout the world. At ABUS, the name Steel-O-Flex stands for cable locks with high flexibility and double security. The steel cable is covered in overlapping shells made of toughened steel, like scale armor. As a result, it’s resistance it has become a very popular lock among U.K. bike messengers. The Steel-O-Flex is available in ABUS-Level-System 10.  This lock offers great security and flexibility. We got one at Orange 20 which we loan out to customers that come to the shop and don’t have a lock to lock up their bike on the rack. Everyone loves the lock.

  ABUS Futura Granit, coming in under 700 grams it is about 5 ounces lighter than the Krypto mini evo. and small enough to fit into the back pocket of your jeans. It can beat any hardened thief. The Futura mini offers ABUS-Level-System 11 for security, it is resistant to cable cutters, ice spray and saws. I run around with two, one in each back pocket and no worries in my mind. One locks my bike locked to any fixed item or bike rack and the other locks my front wheel to the frame.

LABMA is proud to give a way these two ABUS locks to the winners of Westside Invite. You can visit the ABUS booth on Saturday November 10th. 10am during our U-Lock Mob hosted breakfast at Angels Point and check out their line up of locks.


I.Martin Bicycles

Helen’s Cycles was created in 1936 by Helen and Ted Throckmarton. They built the Santa Monica Broadway location in mid 1960. The current owner Duane and Karen Stier purchased this location in 1975. The other Helen’s stores were purchased on the following years in an effort of being the market leader in Southern California.

LAX to DTLA(downtown los angeles)

If you’re flying into LAX and need to get to DTLA or anywhere in the city this is how you do it.

LAX FlyAway Bus (866) 435-9529

The LAX FlyAway Bus Service provides frequent, nonstop transportation between LAX and Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Union Station FlyAway buses operate 24/7.

Union Station Fare:  $8.00 one-way, children age 5 under ride free.
The FlyAway Network does not accept cash. Tickets may be purchased at the bus with Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit or debit cards, at Union Station.

***You pay at Union Station!!

LAX departures arrive for pick-up at Terminal 1, lower level, on the hour, and then stops are made at each terminal thereafter.

*This is an excellent choice as your alternative mode of transportation to and from LAX/ Union Station. Its $8.00 one way and you get to relax on a nice air conditioned bus! No more asking people for favors to drop me off at the airport.

From Union Station, you can catch a train to your housing. See train and bus maps here.


VeloLoveLA/Swrve/Murder Mountain


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Saturday, 27 October 2012


  • Alley cat race with some cyclocross to make things more fun and challenging for the racers!!! Get your legs ready!!!Thanks to New Belgium Brewery race includes two beer stops so make sure join the event if you will be attending so we will have enough beer on hand and don’t forget to bring your ID! non-alcoholic option will also be available.

    We will be having a swap meet and costume contest before the race from 12PM-4PM. After party and awards ceremony (for race and costume contest) will be held across

    the street at Verdugo Bar. Check out the poster for the amazing sponsors we’ve gotten!!

    Location: VeloLoveLA
    3421 Verdugo Rd
    Los Angeles, CA 90065

    Registration: 3PM

    Entry Fee: $5 (this will go to cash prize winners)

    Race: 4PM

    2 lap race will include a Le Mans start, 2 beer stops, 1-1/2 miles of dirt, 800 ft of climbing, some up to 20%, 188 stairs and more!

    Geared bikes encouraged, but not necessary.

    You will need tires that can go through dirt.

    Wearing a helmet is strongly encouraged!

    Be ready to ride through the dirt and do some epic climbing!!!