You know you’re a hardcore cyclist when a bike shoe modeled after an alpine mountaineering boot is on your wish list. Built to withstand deep snow with a Vibram sole, and keep you warm with 200g Thinsulate plus a Cordura outer, this SPD-compatible shoe could be the best winter bike boot ever. Available December 2012.
Parking the bike and walking away is the way most of us kill the battery on our bike lights. But this light is automatic. It turns on at dusk and turns off when the bike stops moving for 30 seconds. It’s also bolted onto the seatpost making it theft-proof. Two birds killed with one stone.
Aston Martin calls the One-77 the most elegant, sophisticated, and powerful car they’ve ever built. While they were at it, they had Factor Bikes develop a roadbike equally as amazing. The One-77 Cycle is being touted as the world’s most technologically advanced bicycle with technology borrowed from F-1, LeMans, and Moto GP design. They’re only building 77 of these supercycles, don’t lag if you want one.
Audi is known for designing some pretty cool cars. And even though their E-tron electric cars are all still in concept, it stands to reason that Audi could design a pretty cool electric bicycle. This is it. The full-suspension E-Bike features a 5-mode Lithium-Ion powerplant that let’s riders choose how hard they want to work. The bike is designed for tricks and features on-board WLAN connectivity for posting stunts straight to the web.
Try to ignore all the hipster clichés in the site’s video and focus on the fact that trusted bike brand Specialized has created a lightweight, high performance electric bike. The C-rated Lithium-Ion battery accelerates quick and gets a full recharge in just two hours. This bike is called the Turbo because it goes 45 KPH. That’s metric for just under 28 MPH. At that speed you’ll probably need some ironic nerd glasses to keep your eyes form watering. Available in Europe May 2012.
If you’ve ever done any hunting, you know it’s pretty much impossible to find a pair of high quality cycling shoes that don’t look like some sort of space-age Tinkerbell boots. Leave it to Rapha to step up and deliver. And this Yak leather, carbon-sole shoe developed by Giro, Ecco, and Rapha is not just good looking, it’s a performer. And as you probably guessed, this quality costs. When they drop April 11th, they’ll run $450 a pair.
You use your iPhone for everything, so why not set it up as a cycling computer, too? Using technology from ANT+, the Wahoo Bike Pack includes a bar-mounted, waterproof case for your iPhone and a wireless speed and cadence sensor. Linked up with Wahoo Fitness App, it tracks all your fitness data: power, bike speed, heart rate, etc., plus it connects wirelessly to any other ANT+ devices you’re already using.
Hardcore cyclists are obsessed with weight. Ever notice how bony the pros are? Well, Delta 7 bikes might end their manorexia epidemic. They produce high performance handmade frames in the USA using carbon fiber and a proprietary design called IsoTruss Technology. Instead of making solid tubes, they create a tubular matrix structure that looks more or less like macramé. The result, a road frame that is rigid and durable yet weighs in at only 2.3 pounds. Eat up guys, it’s okay now.
It’s a lock that looks like a water bottle. You can’t drink out of it but you can pull out the cable and lock your bike up. Now go find a water fountain.
After spandex, the next most emasculating aspect of cycling is having to borrow another man’s tools to make an adjustment or repair. Bring your own, man. The Mopha Tool Roll is made of waxed canvas with leather trim and a toe strap to cinch the roll under your saddle or stick in a bottle cage. It has 10 pockets to fit all your tools.