Parking your bike on the ceiling saves space. The flat-bike-lift is a new ceiling hydro-pneumatic bike rack made exclusively for this purpose. Load your bike onto the rack, give a little push to activate the lift, & up it goes to store horizontally overhead.
Classic British saddle-maker Brooks has been building better bike stuff since the handlebar mustache was supposedly cool the first time. And they’re still at it. This new tool features 7 allen keys, 3 screwdrivers, four spoke wrenches, a chain tool, a bottle opener, & a knife. It comes in a leather case.
Roadies have been using electronic shifting systems for years but Shimano has just released the first one for mountain bikes. It’s called the XTR M9050 Di2. It runs off a single battery wired to the auto-shifting derailleurs with a bar-mounted LCD that feeds you gear info. Available Fall 2014.
The CLUG is a clip that gives you a clean, simple way to store and secure your bike against the wall or really anywhere you can mount it. A simple metal C-clip mounts to the wall and then you pop in the soft, nylon Gripper. Then just step back and admire your steed.
EDC stands for “every day carry”. In this case, it’s a brass keyring with a collection of handy little tools to help keep your bike going strong: hex keys, pry bars, even a brass compass. Not the best tools for hardcore cyclists in our opinion, but the basics are here for most people.
Garmin has been working on creating a better bike computer and the Edge 1000 is it. The Edge has built-in wi-fi, it’s weatherproof, glove compatible, and features a backlit 3-inch touchscreen. It’s also designed for easy connection to all your ANT+ sensors.
Fat tire bikes are like bluetooth speakers these days: a new one comes out everyday and it’s kind of impossible to know which ones don’t suck. That’s why you’re here. The Rungu Fat Tire trike is made for riding in sand and snow, terrain that makes tough-going for even the fattest of tires. The idea here is that two 4.7-inch wide tires up front keeps you from tipping over. Which is a feature that will make it a good bar cruiser, too.
The Apollo pant from L.A-based cycling clothier Lunis is made with a blend of nylon, polyester and elastane, offering the technical performance of adventure gear but with tailored styling that transitions easily from the bike lane to the morning meeting.
Electric bikes are everywhere but this new one with fat tires will take effortless biking off-road. This 60-pound electric-assisted beast from Surface 604 Bikes has 4-inch wide tires that’ll sling mud for 20 miles on a charge and hit speeds of 20MPH.