From the ape hanger handlebars to the banana seat to the wide, slick rear tire, this new 50th Anniversary Schwinn Sting-Ray is every bit as badass as the one you wanted as a kid but never got. Named for the Schwinn engineer Al Fritz who designed this iconic bike, the Fritz Fifty edition features all chrome finish with black trim details. There will only be 500 of these available exclusively at independent bicycle retailers during the first week of December.
Because they can perform more than one task, multitools are better than monotools. This one is made for bike repairs and maintenance, featuring all types of drivers, a wrench and a tire iron. It also comes packed in a cute little leather burrito you can strap to your classique randonneur.
These Italian-designed magnetic bike lights will make it easier to see when you’re pedaling after dark as long as there’s at least a little bit of metal on your bike. Stick ‘em anywhere & go, then when you’re done, pop ’em off and they stick together for easy storage.
Getting your whole bike stolen sucks but when they just take your front wheel or the seat it’s an insult. Sitting there still locked up & stripped of parts. Sad. These stealthy, stainless steel combo locks from Sphyke (c’mon, try to say it) will keep your seat & wheels from walking away.
This backpack designed for cycling is lightweight and it will stay that way because your laptop won’t fit in there. What will: a pair of shoes, a change of clothes. There’s also a little pocket for your phone, keys, and the like. Just the essentials for that ride in to the office.
This heavy-duty U-Lock style bluetooth bike lock reads a signal from your mobile device and is truly keyless; it unlocks when you get within 3-feet. Faster, easier, and one less key to lose.
Fortified Bike Lights was born when one of the brand’s founders had his bike light stolen & then got nailed by a car. The MIT grads at Fortified set out to design & develop a super-bright, anti-theft bike light & that’s exactly what they’ve done. Their Li-Ion powered headlight & taillight system is simple, solid, and comes with a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty.
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