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.
If you have miles to go then Acre is the way to go. The Hauser 14L from Acre is a weatherproof hydration pack that is designed for all conditions, while the Ariaprene hexagonal perforated foam with mesh laminate on the back panel won’t have you sweating out all the water you drink.
This American made pack will go the distance and ensure you have water for the whole trip and more.
Booq has introduced the Python slimpack just in time for the holidays. Designed to intelligently fit all the essentials for photographers on the go, it is a great gift for that serious shutterbug. The Python slimpack stores two DSLRs and up to four mid-size lenses, as well as one large zoom lens, tripod and a up to a 10-inch tablet or iPad. It offers ergonomically designed shoulder straps that conform to all body types, while removable padded dividers in the main camera compartment allow users to arrange the interior as needed. Video after the jump
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.
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 »
OGIO has announced its colorful new line of golf bags for women for next year. the 2014 Women’s collection combine feminine color palettes and energetic patterns with the innovative features for golfers. With names such as Duchess and Diva Luxe it does seem like this is very much a lady’s game.
The Majestic cart bag features seven zippered pockets and ZBP, a zipperless ball pocket. This sleek bag comes in two trendy designs featuring polka dots and geometric shapes. The hot-pink piping pops against the charcoal and white designs and makes this bag impossible to overlook on the course. $194.99
The Duchess cart bag is fit for a queen with its five stylish designs and deluxe features. It boasts plenty of storage with its six zippered pockets and tee holder, and the durable fabrics will resist wear and tear to continue looking great. Both the Duchess and Majestic feature a padded shoulder strap and 10” Uniter 15-way cart top with a putter pit for oversized grips. $154.99
The Diva Luxe and Featherlite Luxe stand bags combine fun, feminine patterns with utility. Both feature the Crossbow 3-point shoulder strap system and a 9.5” Woode top with an oversized putter pit.
The Diva Luxe bag is available in three attractive patterns, including a bold pink and black plaid that will be sure to attract attention at any club. The designated pen and scorecard sleeves, along with the accessible and insulated water bottle holster, make this bag a practical choice for any golfer as well. $194.99
The Featherlite Luxe bag comes in five innovative patterns inspired by women’s fashion that hide the dirt and wear caused by regular use. It is a stylish option with a detached ball pocket panel for embroidery and logo application, for the woman who craves customization. $154.99
You don’t have to be in the army to appreciate military time and you don’t have to be in the Swiss Army to understand that Victorinox makes great products. The Victorinox Swiss Army Alpanch Watches – named after the Alpine helicopter base used by the Swiss Air Force – don’t come cheap but these offer a self-winding Swiss mechanical movement, luminous hands and hour markers and a nylon strap with a deployant clasp. Most notably these offer a four-blade-rotor inspired by the force’s twin-rotor Cougar AS 532.
Before there was GoPro there was V.I.O., which had been one of the pioneers in wearable sports cameras. The company is now looking to take the lead with a highly modular camera. The Stream HD comes in a few configurations and it can be plugged into a notebook computer via USB.
It features built-in Wi-Fi with RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) for full HD 1080p video wireless streaming. The Stream HD also features an open API so those who like to build custom applications can find ways to use the camera that V.I.O. likely never considered.
The LAB Carbon Pocketknife can cut through the snow, but this snowboard utilizes Amplid’s weight shedding technology that was pioneered in the LAB Carbon Split. The result is the lightest snowboard ever built. However, the company is limiting the run of these boards to just 30 worldwide!
For those who can’t get the Pocketknife the company’s LAB Carbon Split is not exactly a heavyweight! It even offers the raw, stealth aesthetics of uncovered carbon fiber.
While batters in baseball may head up to the plate to swing away, the Swing Catalyst Balance Plate is designed to help with your golf game. It provides instructors a better understanding of the golf swing, ranging from weight-shift patterns and balance to details of foot pressure distribution – none of which can be determined by the best trained eye or even high-speed cameras.
The Balance Plate has further been perfectly synchronized with video images and integrates data from the most popular launch monitors and ball flight-tracking devices, such as TrackMan, FlightScope, Foresight GC2 and Full Swing Golf – allowing instructors to study the correlations between everything that happens during a golf swing and the actual result of the shot.
To improve your game and your swing, perhaps it is time to step up to the plate
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