Call us Luddites, as we may be a little slow on the tech uptake (eg. we’re not convinced that Google Glass has real world practicality yet beyond the hipster crowd), but this is pretty cool heads up device if it delivers what it promises: the Jet Recon. See for yourself and let us know what you think. A few months back we showcased a similar … Continue reading Gear Junkies Rejoice! The Recon Jet
Advertising group DDB out of Singpore created a unique series of ads for a bicycle shop, Life Cycle, that’s garnered worldwide attention, and is a recipient of the Clio Awards for excellence in advertising and design. The images are made of bicycle parts, and the messages are thought provoking on how bicycles can impact our lives. We think they’re uber cool. Continue reading You live in a little box…Life Cycle ads
The is the prototype Helios Handlebar System, with Bluetooth smart technology to increase rider safety. A trio of young inventors and entrepreneurs are more than simply integrating LED lighting into bike handlebars – although that’s simplistically cool in its own right – at a powerful 500 Lumen. They’re utilizing GPS technology with low power consumption (and no subscription required) to track your bike (or handlebar, should … Continue reading Get Smart: Helio Handlebars
A couple of industrial artists/sculptors have have displayed public art under a highway overpass in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph O’Connell & Blessing Hancock created six 4′ “chandeliers” made primarily from old bicycle parts over a steel structure, and then integrated LED lighting to envelope the underpass in a remarkably elegant ambiance come dusk. The work is titled, “Ballroom Luminoso”. Enjoy. Continue reading Meanwhile, in Texas…..Ballroom Luminoso
We’ve showcased several innovative lighting designs for improving bike safety, and we’re happy to see the Lumigrids LED projector currently being developed for bicycles. The best designs don’t need a whole lot of explanation, and this is one such design. It projects square grids in the ground, and the rider will spot any irregularities in the grid translates to irregularities of the road surface. It’s still … Continue reading Welcome to Tron: Lumigrids Lightning System
A most unique bike rack in Burlington, VT. And yes, the numbers do rotate. Photo courtesy of Redditor Handle22. Continue reading Did you bring your lock?
Got those new aero bars for one of my bikes. Am I doing it right? 🙂 Continue reading The New Aero Bars
When I was a kid, taking things apart of kind of a hobby for me. The problem was, though, I most likely couldn’t put them back together very well. From Nerf blasters to Walkmans, there were always some extra parts left over. My dad was never quite appreciative of this, um, skillset, instead calling it being a destructive little sh*t 🙂 . But apparently it’s … Continue reading Pieces of art
At SRAM, mechanical shifting a la Shimano’s Di2 or Campagnolo’s EPS wasn’t the goal when they (finally!) released their new 11-speed group. They can claim instead to have the first hydraulic brake road group. They also claim the group is “trim-free”, meaning you can fully go up and down either ring without getting the dreaded chain rub. A few teaser pics. Continue reading SRAM Red 22 is here!
This nifty little toolkit vaguely reminds us of the creative ways drug smuggles try to hide their contraband, namely, in the nooks and crannies of themselves – gross. But the InCog multi-biketool achieves does that, for both flat and dropbar handlebars. It comes complete with most of the tools you’d need if something went amiss on a ride, and if you lose a component, it’s … Continue reading InCog Biketool