While Jim Beam probably isn’t something that will help the ride home, the Jimmy Beam Down Light will help cyclists be seen at night. Designed for numerous uses including trucks and autos, the bike version casts light around a cyclists so that riders can be seen from a distance. This helps drivers better judge a safe distance when passing riders at night.
MyID creators ENDEVR have launched the Dear Motorist campaign this month as a way to promote cycling safety and driver awareness. The brand has partnered with various sponsors, including Bell Helmets, Camelbak and Shimano. The goal is to help educate and create positive relationships between those on bikes and in cars.
“We want to spread the message that as cyclists and motorists we can all do a little bit better; Because, I am more than just some guy or girl on a bike. I am a person with a family and friends who love and need me,” said ENDEVR, VP of Marketing and co-creator of MyID, Josh Taylor. “And, a few careless seconds can change both of our lives forever. Our video really hones in on people who have been directly affected by such circumstances.”
“Our love of cycling and the outdoors inspires us to make it safer for everyone and inspire more people to try it,” he added. “We want to reach a critical mass of cyclists and motorists that really want to make the roads safer for each other. If this message can save just one cyclist or motorist this year, think about the difference it will make for their family, friends and loved ones. Our goal is for people to walk away with a positive feeling of hope that together we can make a difference.” Read the rest of this entry »
Detroit is in Michigan, a state that has some rivalry with Ohio. Apparently Detroit-based Shinola is putting that aside to honor Ohio’s own Wright Brothers with a special version of the Shinoloa Runwell bicycle. The Wright Brothers Bike will feature a gloss black finish, bamboo fenders and a Torpedo headlamp. Just 25 of these 11-speed internally geared bikes, which were created to honor the Wrights’ incredible contribution to America’s history of innovation and industry, will be offered for sale at the company’s stores in Detroit and New York City.
While mountain bikers often rely on full finger gloves, roadies sometimes need to cover all the digits as well. To this end Giro and Cinelli have stepped up with the Giro DND gloves X Cinelli. These will help those hitting the road this winter keep their hands warm, while these also offer some roadie style and flash.
No one wants to ride home with a wet bicycle seat and the HelmMate offers an ideal solution, plus makes sure your helmet will be safely stored as well. This simple accessory attaches to the saddle rails on provides a large waterproof nylon bag with elastic band. This can be stretched over the seat to keep it dry during the day, plus it is large enough that a helmet can snugly held inside.
Do you have a friend who thinks he’s the cycling big shot? Well, than perhaps a Big Shot Custom Single Speed Bikeis just the thing to put under the tree. You can choose a high or low bar frame, pick out different accessories such as fenders and of course customize the color combo for that big shot you know.
Dutch glove brand Mujjo has just launched a double-insulated knitted cycling glove in time for the holidays and it is designed with touchscreen devices in mind. It also includes an extra layer of wool to provide insulation along with a soft touch. It features silicone rip dot patterns on the palms for grip so you don’t have to worry about dropping that expensive gizmo or gadget. A leather strap crosses over a notch on the wrist also helps keep the wind and cold out.
Searching for that perfect gift for the roadie who seems to have everything? Chances are, if they own a Moots titanium road bike frame, they don’t have one of these – a Moots silver head badge. Moots Cycles, located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has commissioned their head badge artist, Michael Cherney, to create a limited production run of just eight Moots modern-era head badges. Each of these one troy ounce, Sterling Silver head badges is created by hand using an investment cast and lost wax process, a technique long used by jewelry makers to create intricately designed pieces. Read the rest of this entry »
Our friends at OneStreet have announced that the bicycle advocacy group has launched a new blog to further the discussion about bicycles and poverty. This has grown out of the publication Defying Poverty with Bicycles by Sue Knaup, the group’s executive director.
Knaup hopes to discuss a number of issues including:
- Can bike programs thrive if they are run by outsiders?
- Is there a way to make volunteer-led programs sustainable?
- What are the benefits and pitfalls of volunteer-led programs?
- What are the various problems with giving away bikes?
- How to move from giving away bikes to selling them?
- How to realize the value and expertise of people living in or near poverty?
Join the discussion.
From Gear Junkie: Thousands Of Cyclists ‘Die’ In London
The protest took place outside the offices of Transport for London, the transportation authority for the city where 14 people have died in cycling related accidents during the past year including six during the two weeks leading up to the protest. Read the rest of this entry »
Riding a bike shouldn’t be in a pain in the you know what, but for many it is just that literally. A cushier seat doesn’t always help, but the Mograw shock-absorbing saddle could and should do the trick. It takes the concept of a suspension seatpost but utilizes elastomer inserts that sit between the rails and the saddle. This can absorb those bumps in the road and make for a softer ride.
Designers Martin Moravcik and Slawek Gawlik are now looking to bring out the Mograw via an Indiegogo project. Video after the jump
Here’s Johnny! White Lightning has expanded its “Johnny” line of transport products with a new Wheel Johnny (MSRP: $49.99), which is specially designed for transport and storage of a bike wheel. Made of water and UV-resistant two ply rubber/nylon material it will product those wheels when they’re off the bike, while a zipper enclosure still allows for quick access. A padded divider protects rims and hubs from scratches and scuffs.
The Johnny features hand and shoulder straps to make for easy carrying while a large interior pocket can hold a cassette, chain whip, lock-ring tool, adjustable wrench, and spare tubes or just about anything else. The Wheel Johnny accommodates road, hybrid, and mountain bike wheels, including 29er wheels.
Bike2Power has rolled out is BikeConsole Smart Mount for the iPhone 5S, which features 90 percent more touchscreen sensitivity, while still being built to withstand extreme weather conditions. It utilizes SoundBoost microvent sealing technology, allowing the user to experience louder and clearer audio, while it can be rotated up to 360-degrees. It even features an anti-glare screen membrane that allows for optimal viewing in almost any condition. Read the rest of this entry »