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.
Getting better at golf takes discipline—if you’re serious it means always being on the course instead of at home with the family. Fortunately SKLZ made this home golf range; a complete golf training system you can use right there at home. Develop your chipping, putting, and full swing play—even get video instruction from Rick Smith without ever leaving home. She’ll think it’s the perfect purchase.
This bluetooth & app-enabled smart soccer ball contains sensors that track your play data & sends it to your iPhone or iPod touch. Tracking flight trajectories, how hard the ball has been kicked, plus free kicks & corners, gives you lots of info to help focus your training.
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.
Deus Ex Machina teamed up with Swiss custom snowboard workshop The Shaper Collective to create a line of high-end custom boards featuring Deus graphics and precision, hand built Swiss construction.
Rip Curl’s Search GPS is the world’s first GPS surf watch, enabling you to track every session; register top speed, distance and tally your wave count. Watch data syncs to the Rip Curl Search App & Website where your surfing comes to life on location maps that include image sharing and graphic charts.
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.
Instead of simply playing basketball, Wilson’s new smart b-ball will turn your time on the court into a data stream. The app-enabled ball tracks running distance, speed, heat maps, shooting accuracy, automated shot recognition and shot distances. Available Winter 2014.
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.