Small enough to fit in your hydration pack or seat bag, this cycling-specific multi-tool from Crank Brothers will solve your broken-bike roadside blues. It includes: a storage container for personal items, a patch kit, hex wrenches: #2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8 plus phillips #2, & flat #2 screwdrivers & Torx t-25, & t-10.
Logic suggests that a bigger, heavier bike lock is a better bike lock. But if you’re carrying an 8-pound U-Lock in your pack, the 2.2-pound Litelok will sound pretty good. It also looks cool. Litelok’s creators used multiple innovative lightweight materials to create the composite strap, a material they call Boaflexicore. This material can withstand sustained attacks from hacksaws, bolt croppers & cable cutters. A funded Kickstarter project.
This electric bike seems like a real humdinger. It cruises along at 55mph & its Li-Ion battery boasts a 60-mile range on a full charge. It features electronic suspension, disc brakes, 26” Carbon wheels, plus an integrated iPhone holder & iOS app helps you track your ride routes as well controlling power/pedaling modes.
Bike thieves will steal any part of your bike that isn’t locked down; which means you basically have to disassemble it to lock it up. Security Wheelnutz will now let you leave the wheels on—they’re locking axle nuts that will only loosen up when the bike is 180º upside–down, so if you’ve got the frame locked up, you’re good. via
Stand-Up-Paddle-Yoga is a thing. Erase this sad fact from your mind as you peacefully enjoy nature & the rhythm of paddling the way men have been doing it for thousands of years—by canoe. Old Town has created NEXT, a new 13’ solo canoe that weighs just 53 pounds.
The Airboard is an inflatable snow sled that gives you a smooth downhill ride on a cushion of air. You can supposedly steer it, too. Sure. Just shift your weight. But unlike the old wood & metal toboggan, when you’re headed for imminent impact, you could try rolling onto your back & use the Airboard as an airbag. via
The MetCon 1 is Nike’s newest offering in the training category. It features a dual-density sole & firm heel to handle the demands of weight-lifting. The upper is constructed with abrasion-resistant breathable mesh & features rubber in the mid-foot that wraps from the outsole onto the upper to protect from abrasion indicative of rope work.
Enko has created a next-generation runner with mechanical, impact-absorbing shocks. The interchangeable shocks are adapted to the wearer’s weight and switch between walking & running mode for comfort when you’re walking & supportive joint protection while running. Available via Indigogo crowdsourcing February 2015. via
Just released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, XON Snow-1 is a sensor-enabled snowboard binding that tracks your movements and weight distribution as you ride. It also tracks speed and GPS location allowing you to review your riding with a video overlay function. Available Fall 2015.
Smith has built a solid reputation with their sport eyewear offerings, now they’re keeping the rest of your dome covered with their Overtake cycling helmet. This race-worthy design features AEROCORE construction which replaces standard foam padding with a Koroyd polymer core, material tested to absorb 30% more impact than EPS foam.