When it comes to frame design for high performance cycling, carbon fiber has been around for decades but the IsoTruss construction coming out of Utah’s Kovit Cycles is something new. These designs replace standard carbon fiber with a web-like carbon structure that even by cycling standards is ridiculously light. These frames weigh in at just 1.3 pounds but are just as rigid and rideable as other high-end racing bikes.
Rideye is a black box for your bike, an onboard crash recorder that features HD video, one-touch operation, & a one month battery life to keep an accurate, objective record of your car versus bicycle battles.
If you don’t want to show everyone your shiny & bulbous helmet, consider the Helmate. This lightweight little bracket mounts to your bike’s seatpost so you can secure your helmet to the bike instead of always having to bring it inside. This clever Dutch design also includes a rain cover to keep your domepiece dry as well as your saddle when it starts to pour. via
After years of creating some of the best looking & safest helmets for action sports, Massachusetts-based Bern Unlimited has finally released a cycling-specific model. For all you cyclists’ dying to ditch your pointy, space-age, Tour de Nerd style helmet, Bern’s Allston is the one. All the features you want, & no conehead. About time.
Biking to work is a good thing, unless you hit a few puddles or catch a rain shower on the way. Then you spend the rest of the day with a sketchy brown stripe running up your back. Ass Savers are little click-on fenders that mount to your saddle to prevent mud butt. They’re made of recyclable PP plastic and weigh only 15 grams.
98% of cyclists prefer to wear the approved get-up: a skintight leotard emblazoned with logos in zany colors that scream out to all within eyeshot: “I’m serious!” Riders looking for garments that are functional but a bit subtler will appreciate the efforts of Lunis Reflective, their new hi-vis windbreaker looks low-key in the daytime but at night its reflective pattern pops.
Whether you’re punishing your prostate with a 100-mile ride or just mashing out your morning commute, this pedal powered generator will charge up your phone & bike lights, plus it’s a removable USB battery pack you can pop off for use wherever you go.
The BikeSpike won’t replace your lock but it is a GPS tracker that will help you find & recover your bike if it’s stolen. Hidden in your bike’s water bottle cage, the Spike links to a web, iOs, or Android app that lets you pinpoint its location. The device also functions as a fitness tracker and can be used to help you keep track of the kids when they’re out on their bikes.
The San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado offer some of the best mountain biking in the lower 48; the ideal R & D lab for Durango-based Bedrock Bags. They make bombproof bags for biking and bikepacking. If you like to do it in the dirt, their growing line of handmade handlebar and frame bags will carry your cargo proper-like.