Tag Archives: Bicycle Accessories

State Bicycle Co. Teamed Up With The Simpsons Some Donut-ish Accessories

What has cult TV cartoon series The Simpsons has to do with cycling? Nothing. What has the iconic pink donut in the The Simpsons got to do with cycling? Nothing either. However, that does not make the The Simpsons x State Bicycle Co. Limited Edition Accessories, a collaboration between State and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products (FCP) and The Simpsons, any less desirable. In fact, I thought the collection of hats, backpack, apparels, and bicycle/cycling accessories, are oddly attractive. It could be the pink donut(s) that decorated the various merchandises that makes them so irresistible. In a gender-stereotyping way of looking at it, pink is not quite the color for dudes, but pink donut(s) on the other hand makes all the difference. Continue reading State Bicycle Co. Teamed Up With The Simpsons Some Donut-ish Accessories

Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

We have seen a handful of airless tires for bicycles, but to date, it has not seen wide spread adoption. That’s kind of odd, because we can’t see why cyclists don’t want to go punctuate-free. Anywho, perhaps the answer is not as simple as going all rubber, or putting holes in solid rubber. Perhaps, more R&D has to be done to validate this still new tire technology? Speaking of validate, perhaps Japanese tire giant Bridgestone’s solution could be the answer? Continue reading Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Flats on tires rank among one of the worst nightmares any motorist could face and while technologies have minimized flats from hindering with motorcars’ performance, bicycles have yet to enjoy this incentive, well, actually no. In fact, air-less tires that promised a flat-free biking experience has been around since 2014, but apparently, they are either not stiff enough or has less-than-deal shock absorption. So, there’s gotta be a middle path right? As it turns out, there is, or at least that’s what Utah-based bicycle shop thinks so. Now, here’s the thing. Either my comprehension fails terribly or this entire thing is a little sketchy. It was not clearly explain but the essence of this project is, these guys have two air-less tires solution for you. Continue reading This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Concept LEGO Minifig’s Hair-inspired Bicycle Helmet Is As Crazy As It Is Cool

Aesthetic is almost like an afterthought in bicycle helmets. Which is not wrong. They had to be functional. Not that bicycle helmets are ugly, but they do look pretty boring. You know. It is like, hey look, a bicycle helmet and you moved on. This is one safety gear that you can’t change much in terms of appearance. The most you can do is to make it more streamlined, make it smarter, probably throw in some lights, or maybe make it collapsible for easy carry and storage. That’s that. However, we heard England-based bike and bike accessories seller, Ribble Cycle, came up with an entirely different and somewhat crazy approach. Continue reading Concept LEGO Minifig’s Hair-inspired Bicycle Helmet Is As Crazy As It Is Cool

Omata One: Finally, A Bike Speedometer That Actually Looks Like One

Bike computer feeds you with the data you need as you pedal away, but surely not everyone fancy the high-tech look of these gadgets. To some, it just spoils the ‘natural beauty’ of their pedal-powered stallion and Rhys Newman, former VP of Everyday Adventure and Advanced Design at Nokia and HERE, is one of the ‘some’. Instead lamenting about it, he bands together with a couple of bike enthusiasts to create an analog version of the bike computer, or as he calls it, a GPS speedometer, that will look like it belongs on a bike’s handlebar. Continue reading Omata One: Finally, A Bike Speedometer That Actually Looks Like One

$78 Haiku Bike Assistant Leverages on Your Smartphone’s Features, Boasts Gesture Control

Not everyone is ready to drop hundreds for a cycle computer and the good news is, you don’t have to, as long as you have a modern day smartphone. Instead of sticking the handset on your bike’s handlebar, which puts your device at risk from the elements, Haiku wants to be on it. So yes, Haiku is a bike computer, but that’s unlike any other and more importantly, it is totally affordable, well, like very affordable. But we will come to that later. Continue reading $78 Haiku Bike Assistant Leverages on Your Smartphone’s Features, Boasts Gesture Control

Garmin’s New Edge Explore 1000 Has Crash Detection and Smartphone Notifications

If you are a non-conforming cyclist and love to explore the road less travelled, Garmin has just the right gear for you and it is called Garmin Edge Explore 1000 Cycle Computer. This mobile-like cycle computer not only ensures you are always on track even when you get off the roads, but will also watch out for your safety. The latter comes in the form of crash detection, where in the event of a crash, the cycle computer can manually or automatically send preprogrammed contacts the details of the crash. It is also compatible with Varia line of smart cycle devices, including the rearview bike radar and smart bike lights to further enhanced cycling safety. Continue reading Garmin’s New Edge Explore 1000 Has Crash Detection and Smartphone Notifications

$499 Watteam PowerBeat Bicycle Power Meter Measures Left and Right, Fits on Any Crankset

The life of a pro cyclist is much like those of a Formula 1 race car driver. Fame and fortune comes as standard, and so are the best training gears. Obviously, aspiring cyclists won’t be in the position to acquire expensive gears to monitor their performance, well, at least not until now. Meet the Watteam PowerBeat Bicycle Power Meter, the first truly affordable, professional-grade cycling power meter to hit the market. The device, which comes in a set of two for left and right cranks, is non-intrusive and works with hollow aluminum cranks, regardless of year or make. Watteam said an aluminum and carbon-compatible version is set to launch in 2016. Continue reading $499 Watteam PowerBeat Bicycle Power Meter Measures Left and Right, Fits on Any Crankset

Livall’s Smart Bike Helmet Has Tons of LEDs, Plays Music and Take Calls Too

Leveraging on the technology available today, Chinese company Livall, has created a bicycle helmet that can be truly call high-tech. Dubbed Bling, this smart helmet goes beyond protecting the cyclist’s head in an event of a crash; it also serves to increase the road presence of the cyclist with the use of no less than five LED strips that run along the length of the helmet from the front to the back. There is also a rear-facing flashing indicator that will not only draw the attention of the vehicles behind you, but also double as a turn indicator to let them know of your intention to turn. A built-in 3-axis G-sensor detects fall sustained in a crash and automatically sends an SOS to preset emergency contacts through the companion app installed on your smartphone. Continue reading Livall’s Smart Bike Helmet Has Tons of LEDs, Plays Music and Take Calls Too

Stellight Bicycle Light Offers a Cool 1 Million Possible Light Patterns

Bicycle is a tiny vehicle as compared to the rest of the beasts out on the road and hence, letting other road users know you presence is critical. That said, regular flashing lights may not be enough to draw attention to you and your bike and on the personalization aspect, it don’t quite speak your personal style. This is where Stellight LED Bike Light by Grabo wants to fill the gap. Created by cyclists for cyclists, each set of Stellight comprises of two lights, front with white LED lights and rear with red LEDs. CNC machined from 6061 aluminum alloy in a splash-proof design, each light boasts six built-in LEDs with preset light patterns, selectable via a knob on the light itself. Continue reading Stellight Bicycle Light Offers a Cool 1 Million Possible Light Patterns