When it comes to bike locks, it doesn’t get much better than a U-Lock. Except that now an Italian company has introduced the smart version. Using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, the curiously named Ulock communicates with a PIN code-protected iOS & Android app to lock & unlock without a key. In proximity mode, it will automatically lock itself when the user (and their phone) moves more than 3 meters away & unlock once they come back into range. Shipping throughout Europe. No word on US availability.
The COBI system turns your normal bike into a smart bike. Connect with the App, drop your phone into the bar-mounted cradle/phone charger/LED headlight and simply ride while COBI enhances your pedaling experience with over 100 intelligent features like automatic lights, turn signals, theft alarm, accelerometer, and 96 others.
A casual cruise on the bike is always better with a beverage. This cup holder from Brooklyn’s Death At Sea will securely carry your water bottle, tall can, or artisanal kombucha keeping it easily within reach while you ride. Made of silicone rubber.
Adjustable weights on a track in the club face give Taylormade’s new R15 driver custom performance; allowing you to dial in distance, fade, draw, and stability while increasing the size of the club’s sweet spot and reducing spin. Available January 9, 2015.
The Endo is a vertical bike storage system that gets your bike up and out of the way and features wide wheel pads to protect your walls. It holds bikes up to 39lbs. and folds flat when not in use. The Endo design won a 2014 award at Eurobike.
Jones Snowboards are named for founder Jeremy Jones, the world’s foremost big mountain rider and star of the famed Deeper, Further, Higher film trilogy. His Mountain Surfer board however is not for first descents in Alaska; it’s for hiking up the nearest snowy hill and surfing down. Designed by renowned surf shaper Chris Christenson.
This season’s big story in snow goggles is frameless technology; a larger lens that spans the entire field of view. Electric’s EG3 is their version of this new frame style, offering an expansive wide-angle view and quick, easy lens changes.
The Prizm lens is Oakley’s latest contribution to snow goggle science that offers an enhanced, super-high contrast view in even the flattest light conditions. Available in a variety of colors, this new technology is also offered for nearly every goggle frame in the Oakley snow sports lineup.
The morning bike commute is about to start getting chilly. Chrome has the remedy: An insulated, reversible, packable, hi-viz vest featuring reflective hits and water-resistant fabrication.
TomTom’s Golfer watch tracks all your golf data while giving you graphics and precise yardages to greens and hazards. It comes pre-loaded with course data for over 34,000 courses and updates wirelessly through your smartphone.