The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.
Designed for on-the-fly bike repairs, this pocket-size multi-tool features 6 double-ended bits & offers 13 functions: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, SL3, SL5, PH1, PH2, T10, & T25 all encased in its smooth metal case. Choose from either a fixed head or reversible ratcheting version.
The ELEMNT from Wahoo Fitness is the most fully connected & easiest to use GPS bike computer on the market. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ dual-band technology to pair seamlessly with all your cycling sensors. It tracks speed, cadence, & power, feeding the data to a companion app for programming all your ride goals & metrics as well as instant sharing.
Last week it was a bike helmet with safety lights, this week, we found an even smarter brain bucket. The LIVALL Bling helmet features integrated safety lights, a bluetooth speaker, & windproof microphone for phone calls while you ride. When you flip over the bars into oncoming traffic, a built-in G-sensor sends out an SOS signal so help arrives hopefully in time.
You may not care about the tiny bit of weight the water bottle cage adds to your bike but the folks at Fabric do. That’s why they’ve developed this cage-free bike bottle. Plastic studs fitted into the cage holes in your frame hold the BPA-free 600ml bottle in place with integrated retainer clips. Weight: 1.5 grams. Available September 2015.
Instead of clipping & zip-tying lights onto your helmet for those cool night rides, the Lumos has a much cleaner & more aerodynamic solution. Brake lights, turn signals & headlights are integrated into this safety certified helmet. A remote handlebar control allows you to activate the blinkers & an accelerometer makes the brake lights automatic. Rechargeable battery, water resistant. Fully funded on Kickstarter.
This is smart for cycling: when Garmin’s Varia headlight is connected to one of the brand’s GPS devices, it factors rider speed into the way it throws light. The faster you go, the farther ahead it looks. Garmin also offers a Varia bundle that includes the smart headlight and equally nifty tail-light.
Clean lines and a smooth, uncluttered exterior make the Thousand bike helmet a standout. The decidedly lo-fi look belies the tech: Seven air vents, a vegan leather chin strap & a pop-out port that allows you to lock it up with your bike.
Small enough to fit in your hydration pack or seat bag, this cycling-specific multi-tool from Crank Brothers will solve your broken-bike roadside blues. It includes: a storage container for personal items, a patch kit, hex wrenches: #2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8 plus phillips #2, & flat #2 screwdrivers & Torx t-25, & t-10.
Logic suggests that a bigger, heavier bike lock is a better bike lock. But if you’re carrying an 8-pound U-Lock in your pack, the 2.2-pound Litelok will sound pretty good. It also looks cool. Litelok’s creators used multiple innovative lightweight materials to create the composite strap, a material they call Boaflexicore. This material can withstand sustained attacks from hacksaws, bolt croppers & cable cutters. A funded Kickstarter project.