If you’re pursuing Strava KOM segments, new from 4iiii (read: four eyes) is the Cliiiimb that provides real-time audio and visual feedback, along with heart rate chest monitor. Simply download a Strava app, link via ANT+, and when a segment begins, you can race against the time of another rider or your own PR. The unit attaches to your sunglasses. Released in November, the Cliiiimb Pro retails for $199.
If you’re like us, it took a while to find the ideal saddle for our bikes. And there was also an “adjustment” period, and definitely soreness after century rides. And what works for us doesn’t necessarily work for others.
Well, here’s another neat, new project from Kick Starter that aims to revolutionize the bicycle saddle.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1655849966/infinity-seat-revolutionizing-the-bicycle-seat
It doesn’t matter how expensive or pretty your bike is; if it doesn’t fit, it soon becomes wall or garage art. So, buy the best bike you can afford, make sure you like how it looks, and above all, make sure it fits. While nothing beats a professional fitting, here’s a pretty cool review of a bike fit app that’s available for $2.99 on iTunes, the Bike Fast Fit done by triathlete and blogger DC Rainmaker. And yes, an app that helps you get fitted. Looks promising.
Another crowd-funding project, this time from Dragon Innovation, is the Hammerhead – an all-round bike navigation tool that links with own native app, Strava, MapMyRide, and others that gives you turn-by-turn instructions, the best bike routes (crowd sourced), timed segments, while linking to your smartphone’s GPS. The battery life is around 20 hours between charges, and even comes with built-in LED lighting. We think it’s pretty cool….and even makes for a more interesting cockpit than a rectangular Garmin.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this can be had for only $22, and well-worth the “read”…full size available from Pop Chart Lab.
Here’s another nifty new project from Kickstarter that’s one of those, “why didn’t we think of it sooner”? ideas: women’s cycling chamois panties that offers versatility without having to look like a TdF cyclist in full kit everywhere. Check out the video.
With “sustainability” and “eco-friendly” being the buzz words thrown around in urban transport discussions, here’s an interesting link from Trend Hunter showcasing some of the current thinking for the future of the humble bike, 80 Eco-Friendly bicycles. Most will never see beyond Photoshop, others too impractical, and a few are potential gems.
Ever gone on a mountain bike ride, spot a deer, and instead of “Instagram-ing” it, you’d rather have it for dinner? Like, literally? Well, the makers of Surly and Salsa fat bikes have made a bike for you: the Cogburn CB4.
With the bow and arrow or hunting rifle attachments mounted on a rear rack, this Minnesota-based company hopes it will create or capture a new niche of hunter/mountain bikers.
For us….ever noticed in any/every zombie movie all the bikes have suddenly disappeared? This Cogburn will fit the bill nicely.