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.
This electric bike seems like a real humdinger. It cruises along at 55mph & its Li-Ion battery boasts a 60-mile range on a full charge. It features electronic suspension, disc brakes, 26” Carbon wheels, plus an integrated iPhone holder & iOS app helps you track your ride routes as well controlling power/pedaling modes.
Bike thieves will steal any part of your bike that isn’t locked down; which means you basically have to disassemble it to lock it up. Security Wheelnutz will now let you leave the wheels on—they’re locking axle nuts that will only loosen up when the bike is 180º upside–down, so if you’ve got the frame locked up, you’re good. via
Smith has built a solid reputation with their sport eyewear offerings, now they’re keeping the rest of your dome covered with their Overtake cycling helmet. This race-worthy design features AEROCORE construction which replaces standard foam padding with a Koroyd polymer core, material tested to absorb 30% more impact than EPS foam.
When it comes to bike locks, it doesn’t get much better than a U-Lock. Except that now an Italian company has introduced the smart version. Using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, the curiously named Ulock communicates with a PIN code-protected iOS & Android app to lock & unlock without a key. In proximity mode, it will automatically lock itself when the user (and their phone) moves more than 3 meters away & unlock once they come back into range. Shipping throughout Europe. No word on US availability.
The COBI system turns your normal bike into a smart bike. Connect with the App, drop your phone into the bar-mounted cradle/phone charger/LED headlight and simply ride while COBI enhances your pedaling experience with over 100 intelligent features like automatic lights, turn signals, theft alarm, accelerometer, and 96 others.
A casual cruise on the bike is always better with a beverage. This cup holder from Brooklyn’s Death At Sea will securely carry your water bottle, tall can, or artisanal kombucha keeping it easily within reach while you ride. Made of silicone rubber.