Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’
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.
White Lighting Official Website
While cycling you need to watch where you are going, but often you need to see what’s behind you as well to stay safe. Taking your eyes off the road isn’t really recommended and the Cerevellum camera system can be like eyes in the back of your head. It provides a large screen on the handlebars so you only need to look down to quickly see what’s coming from behind.
The Cerevellum is now being developed via a Kickstarting campaign. Video after the jump
Riding a bike with earphones isn’t really recommended, but if you have to bring the tunes why not beat it out with the BikeBeatz. This speaker box contains two 6×9-inch speakers, a 240-watt amplifier and line-in port, which can be connected to virtually any portable music player.
It isn’t the lightest option we’ve seen, and no doubt those who share their music with the world may find not everyone has the same tastes in what is “good music.” Read the rest of this entry »
Every year we see many stories of bike giveaway programs and we still find the Bike Lady to be among the most touching. Ohio resident Kate Koch Gatch – a.k.a. the Bike Lady – has been helping get bikes to children in need for the holidays. She works with inmates at the Pickaway Correctional Institution, where they assemble the bikes, which are then provided to children.
We’re happy to report that a semi-trailer loaded with 510 sets of tires, pedals, brakes and gears left Huffy’s California distribution center last earlier this month, and has arrived Pickaway Correctional Institution, where the first wave of assembly. Kudos to Ms. Gatch – the Bike Lady – for helping deliver so many bikes under the trees. Video after the jump
The CycleTEK Momentum1 trainer will help riders get through the winter months. The fluid resistance unit uses neutral silicone that is not affected by temperature, and this helps produce a resistance curve that is measurable and repeatable.
It also features 29er compatibility, a large flywheel for realistic coasting and acceleration resistance and a fluid resistance unit that offers a smooth and repeatable resistance curve.
CycleTEK Official Website
This Thursday is Thanksgiving and while that means a lot of food, it shouldn’t mean stressing out and it shouldn’t be about packing on the pounds. We’ve been compiling a list of cycling related events, activities and tips for cyclists:
Sacramento Appetite Enhancement Thanksgiving Day Bike Ride
The 5 Best Thanksgiving Bike Rides and Tours
Survive Thanksgiving from Bicycling Magazine
When traveling to a far off land with a bicycle it usually means taking a plane, but what about a Jetpack? Not the super high tech personal flying gizmo that will probably never really be practical, but rather a special bike case that will ensure the bike arrives safely.
The Jetpack from Biknd is designed for road and mountain bikes, and it includes an inflatable wall system that acts like an airbag, absorbing any impacts the bag receives during transit. The system includes an adjustable rear axle, which allows users to fix their bike in place. It also includes a safe-locking mechanism, while an inflatable airbags lightens the overall load and provides additional protection by absorbing shocks from all angles.
Inside, the bag includes stem and crank covers, while roller wheels and an easy gripping handle allow it to be easily transported through the airport and beyond. According to Biknd the bag’s weight and build complies with luggage weight restrictions for many airlines, and when not in use the Jetpack folds down into its 12-inch by 14-inch by 50-inch nylon cover.
It is the Jetpack for the cycling jet setter.
Biknd Official Website
Who says they don’t make things like they used to in Detroit. The limited edition Bixby is the product of a collaboration between Shinola and Filson, and it is one that truly shines. It features a double-butted TrueTemper steel frame, painted Filson Green, along with a Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub and mech discs. While bamboo doesn’t grow in the Motor City it still makes for a nice material for the fenders, and goes nicely with the Portland Design Works rear rack.
This is one bike that proves there are still those that can make quality products in Detroit.
Shinola Official Website
Filson Official Website
Winning an International Bicycle Design Competition Award is no small honor, so how are the designers of the MORGAW following up? By launching an Indiegogo project to bring the saddle to market. It promises real active comfort, as the materials allow light movement, making it more responsive to the rider’s body movement. Video after the jump
David Lewis has launched an Indiegogo project with the goal to get an American made bicycle company off the ground. This disabled U.S. Army veteran served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He noted that hassle with building bikes in China and is looking to make Made in America mean something again.
To that end he’s looking to raise money, not just to start the project but to use the funding to buy other American made equipment. Those investing $10 will get his thanks, and those investing $2,500 or more will get a handmade, veteran made complete bicycle!
We wish Lewis the best of luck with this project.
Veteran Bicycle Company Indiegogo Site
The sound of a cricket at night can be either soothing – if the insect happens to be outside and you’re in the country – but can be annoying when it might be in your house or apartment. The latter is likely what the developers of the Cricket bike alarm had in mind. However, instead of it making a chirp the alarm will alert bike owners.
As the developers noted, “as someone as much as touches your bikes, you’ll get an instant (as in one tenth of a second instant) notification in your smart phone.” That is one smart Cricket. It is now in development via an Indiegogo project. Video after the jump