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Knog Qudos Action Sports Camera Light Makes Your GoPro a Night Owl


The new Knog [qudos] action sports camera light brings new life to your GoPro, Sony or any other video taking device with a GoPro-compatible mount option.

Designed to shed light on your after dark and low light activities, it burns up to three Cree LEDs inside a waterproof alloy housing. It comes with a dual mount as shown, positioning it directly adjacent your camera, or use a 1/4-twenty/GoPro adapter to put it on a tripod or extension pole for angled light effects. They even include a cold shoe mount for DSLR and traditional video cameras.

UPDATED: Pricing and Video added at bottom.

Illuminate your shots with more info below…


New Sony HDR-AS20 Action Cam Get High Def, Full Features & Budget $200 Price Tag

Sony HDR-AS20 Action Cam HD extreme sports video camera

Almost a year after bringing out the HDR-AS30V with it’s GPS tagged video capture and slick dashboard, the new Sony HDR-AS20 drops the price $100 while keeping everything but the location tracking.

For just $200, you’ll get full HD recording in several modes, SteadyShot electronic image stabilization, a 170º Carl Zeiss lens and backlit Exmor R CMOS sensor with 28Mbps capture. Other standout features include stereo microphones, waterproof case and built-in WiFi. That means remote control with its iOS or Android app or the optional wearable video screen remote. Basically, it’s the same camera as the AS30V without the GPS, making it an incredible deal if you can live without the satellites knowing where you shot your film.

Available this August. It’s the same size as the GPS model, so presumably it’ll work with all the same accessories already available. Full PR after the break…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Boombotix & Cyclehawk announce the limited edition Cyclehawk Boombot REX, pictured at right, featuring artwork from famous bike messenger Kevin “Squid” Bolger. Only 300 will be released now with another 300 released in two months.
  • The power2max Classic power meter will be soon discontinued and is now on sale from $729.
  • The Rapha Women’s 100 generated over 11,000 posts on Twitter and Instagram. Find them through the #womens100 hashtag.
  • Highway Two has announced that it will give 1% of qualified program sales to NICA and urges the industry to match. H2 dealers will receive program information this month.
  • Guru Cycles is offering a 10% mail-in rebate on all frames and complete bikes through their dealers, good for purchases through August 31st.
  • Aaron Gwin will debut his new Troy Lee Designs Signature Sprint Gear at Round 5 of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup at Mont Sainte Anne in Canada this weekend. He is giving you a chance to win a kit of your own and a Gwin Replica D3 Helmet. Enter now through Monday, August 4th at 12pm. Winners will randomly be chosen, emailed directly, and announced on the giveaway page right after entries close!
  • Montague Bikes is giving away a Montague Crosstown Folding Bike. Contest ends September 2nd.
  • Article by the NYTimes explaining the state of this years’ Tour de France: As Technology Makes Bicycles Lighter and Faster, It’s the Cyclists Falling Harder.
  • The Finger Lakes Tour de Cure is only two weeks away – August 16th with five distance options.
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is promoting the 2014 Alex’s Million Mile – Run.Walk.Ride as a way to raise awareness for childhood cancer during the month of September.
  • The inaugural Tahoe Bike Classic will be held September 27 – 28th.
  • The Carolina Cycling Challenge supports pediatric cancer with donations going to the Levine Children’s Hospital of Charlotte. Held in Hickory, NC, this years’ event will be on October 5th with three ride distances: 10, 32 and 55 miles.
  • The Road Titans 300, is a three-day road bike romp through the beautiful mountains, trees and waterfalls of South Carolina’s Oconee County – the 30,000ft of climbing is no joke, so start training now. November 7-9th, 2014.
  • The Philly Bike Expo is returning for its 5th year and excitement is growing for the “two-day festival of bicycle culture.” Returning to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, November 8-9th, tickets for general admission go on sale in August.
  • …and a shout out to Elizabeth and Patricia, both aged 11, who were doing some research on the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet and came across this article that they thought had some good information and wanted to share.

Review: Caffélatex Espresso Doppio Brings Foam Party to the Trails, Fixes Flats in an Instant


There are some items we get in for testing we hope we’ll never have to use. The oversized CO2-plus-sealant Caffélatex Espresso Doppio is just such an item because, well, its use means we’ve flatted. But, as (mis)fortune would have it, our chance came just a couple weeks after receiving it.

Announced last month, the double shot canister contains enough compressed gas to fill a large volume 27.5″ or 29er tire, all the way up to 29+. As it fills the tire back up, it also sends in a healthy dose of Caffélatex sealant to close up whatever hole caused the flat in the first place. Pretty simple concept, and a great way to quickly get moving again without having to remove your wheel or do any tire or valve core fiddling to add sealant some other way.

Standing aside the trail as Daniel inspected his tire, we slid the soft, pliable hose over the valve stem and got the camera ready. Inflate in three…two…whaaaaaat the heck - POOF!


Pop Quiz: Name That Roadie

In celebration of their recently released Global Cycling Network Kit, GCN is giving away a set to a lucky winner who guesses at least five of the ten riders being impersonated in this video and subscribes to their network. To enter the competition go here.

Clothing Roundup – The High Tech, Sweat Proof, Performance Enhancing Edition


Fitness trackers are one thing, using movement to determine your activity level. GestureLogic’s Leo is on a whole ‘nother plane, electromyographically sensing actual muscle activity and heart rate, then combining that with hydration levels by monitoring bioimpedance and 3D motion sensing to let you know exactly what you’re body’s up to. And you can’t cheat by simply shaking it.

Get a feel for it and plenty more unique technical wearables below…


Luxury Collaboration between Berluti and Victoire Cycles


Just when I thought that I couldn’t afford the newest superbikes to come out of this year’s trade shows, I’m reminded that there are plenty of classically designed luxury brand bikes that I can’t afford either. It is always dangerous when a company says “Price on Request”, but it’s not too surprising when the collaboration is between French boutique shoe and leather marque Berluti (a subsidiary of Louis Vuitton) and beautiful French custom frame and component makers Victoire Cycles. The finishing is certainly nice, and it actually gives us a peek at a great looking frame builder.

Come past the break for more photos, what’s included in the don’t ask price, and how much a real frame costs…


Pyle Enters the Expanding Action Camera Market with the eXpo HD


Pyle Audio, known for affordable home and  car stereo components are throwing their hat in the action sports ring with a HD camera aimed directly at the GoPro. Their eXpo HD action camera should provide high resolution photos and high quality video with premium features and a lot of include accessories at a price point that would normally have you reaching down at least to the second tier products from more established companies.

Have a jump past the break for more pics, tech info, pricing, and what is included when you buy.


Blackburn’s Brightest Front Safety Light — Central 100 & 20 Light The Path Ahead & Behind

Blackburn CENTRAL 100 FRONT LIGHT Riding High

Blackburn is shaking up the light scene again. Rumor has it this is only the start of a series of new lights we will be seeing from them. Just released is Blackburn’s Central light set — these appear to be well thought-out commuter saftey-lights with a unique translucent bezel that provides for increased visibility from a wider range of viewing angles. Details illuminated, next…