With the weight and oversize baggage fees, travelling by airplane with a bike is expensive enough as it is. The CrateWorks Pro XL-C Plastic Bike Box is lighter, and considerably less expensive than its competitors but is every bit as durable. So why wouldn’t you? via
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.
The standard bicycle water bottle & bottle cage set-up seems to work pretty well for most people but Anthony Goldman created the Koala Bottle system anyway. Magnets in the polycarbonate cage attract the metal ring on the bottleneck as you reach down to return your bottle to the cage. This makes drinking while riding less distracting & safer.
We can all appreciate a nice rack. Whether the display is a deer, elk, your neighbor’s wife (don’t stare), or even the steering system off your OG mountain bike, a good mount will always draw attention. Bicycle Taxidermy offers a variety of pre-mounted bike “horns” and “antlers” as well as the parts to mount your own. Odd perhaps, but certainly less creepy than a jackalope or ogling another man’s rack.
Unfortunately, the two bright, flashing arcs of red & white LED light produced by the unique, wheel-mounted design of Revolights are no guarantee that some Hummer-driving idiot who’s cruising, texting and sipping a latté won’t run you down. On the brighter side, they are lightweight, theft & water resistant, and boast a 4-hour battery life.
TufRacks are made for serious bikers who don’t trust strapping they’re steed to a crappy sports store bike rack. They’re constructed of super-strong laser cut 16-gauge steel and guaranteed indestructible. The modular design makes it easy to set up a custom rack for your ride.
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.