Hidden inside the bar, Sherlock wants to bring stolen bikes home

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The Sherlock GPS tracker is another new option on the horizon to follow your bike and hunt it down if it happens to get stolen. While it is no bomb that will deter thieves, it works by passively hiding in your bike and reporting back. Hidden (or stealthy) GPS trackers aren’t exactly a new idea, we’ve seen GPS-enabled lights, steerer-hidden devices, e-bike trackers, and combo tracker and alarm systems before (among others), but Sherlock aims to be different by stealthily sliding inside your handlebar, and providing user-friendly real-time tracking when paired with its mobile app. The Sherlock is being crowdfunded over at Indiegogo now, so roll past the break to see how it will work when it makes the leap into production…

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The Sherlock GPS tracker is another new option on the horizon to follow your bike and hunt it down if it happens to get stolen. While it is no bomb that will deter thieves, it works by passively hiding in your bike and reporting back. Hidden (or stealthy) GPS trackers aren’t exactly a new idea, we’ve seen […]

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Softwheel Fluent suspends (and damps) your bike by the wheels

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver an unmatched level of comfort, while maintaining ride control and stability, and actually reducing energy lost when riding over obstacles and surface irregularities. Take a closer look at options for city and even e-bikes after the jump…

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver […]

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KP Cykler hangs the bike on the wall like the trophy it is, plus check out their sidecar

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Brought to life through crowdfunding, some enterprising Danes decided they were tired of leaving their favorite bikes locked up outside or hanging them on industrial racks in garages, so they developed The Bike Hanger. Simply named their, uh… bike hanger gives a contemporary interpretation of a wall-mounted trophy mount to show off your prized bike on the wall in your home. Now that they’ve transitioned into regular production, jump past the break for details, pricing, and a look at the bolt-on urban side car they have also developed to haul your trappings around for a car-free way of life…

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Brought to life through crowdfunding, some enterprising Danes decided they were tired of leaving their favorite bikes locked up outside or hanging them on industrial racks in garages, so they developed The Bike Hanger. Simply named their, uh… bike hanger gives a contemporary interpretation of a wall-mounted trophy mount to show off your prized bike on the wall in […]

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Bag Roundup: Backpack panniers, an adventure tool roll & Brooks 150th anniversary goods

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Whether you’re gearing up for an adventure race, cranking out a casual road loop or lugging the essentials to the office it’s always nice to have a comfortable, convenient way to move your stuff. Since few of us ride without carrying some supplies or tools, it’s good to have practically endless options for packs and bags that accommodate everything from a basic tire repair kit to several days worth of clothing and supplies.

Check out a clever convertible pannier/backpack from Vancouver, B.C’s Two Wheel Gear, a deluxe tool roll from Jet aimed at gravel or adventure riders, and limited edition Brooks releases celebrating their 150th year in business…

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Whether you’re gearing up for an adventure race, cranking out a casual road loop or lugging the essentials to the office it’s always nice to have a comfortable, convenient way to move your stuff. Since few of us ride without carrying some supplies or tools, it’s good to have practically endless options for packs and […]

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Modular Selle Royal Ta+Too saddle goes with you when you lock the bike

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Selle Royal sees the growth of people riding their bikes for urban transportation, and with that comes some growing pains. Living and locking our bikes up in they city often ends up with saddles suffering the consequences. Whether it is them getting stolen, vandalized, or just having to deal with harsh weather sitting outside on a bike rack, their new Ta+Too saddle aims to quickly solve those problems with a modular, removable top. When you add in the possibility to customize your saddle for a little individualism, the Ta+Too may be a nice solution for your city bike…

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Selle Royal sees the growth of people riding their bikes for urban transportation, and with that comes some growing pains. Living and locking our bikes up in they city often ends up with saddles suffering the consequences. Whether it is them getting stolen, vandalized, or just having to deal with harsh weather sitting outside on a […]

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Nua Ti-Core x Kappstein Doppio collaboration pedals out 2-speed urban simplicity

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Back at the Berlin Bike Show we got a glimpse of the unique two-speed Doppio planetary gear bottom bracket/crank combo setup from Kappstein. Now with their collaboration with the Barcelona titanium builders at Nua, we get to see it built into a new high-end urban commuter with a clean and simple drivetrain. Kappstein approached Nua to craft a bike to showcase the new system, and what resulted was this quick flat bar Nua Doppio with a wide gearing range able to get up hills or jump from a start, while delivering speed for cruising city streets…

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Back at the Berlin Bike Show we got a glimpse of the unique two-speed Doppio planetary gear bottom bracket/crank combo setup from Kappstein. Now with their collaboration with the Barcelona titanium builders at Nua, we get to see it built into a new high-end urban commuter with a clean and simple drivetrain. Kappstein approached Nua to craft a bike […]

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Heritage Division brings handmade Italian city riding classics to the USA

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New San Fransisco based Heritage Division has developed a new line of premium, classic urban bikes with one of Italy’s longest running bike builders. The limited release four bike line is handcrafted outside of Milan by Taurus, a family owned company who has been building bikes since 1908. By working directly with these craftsman, Heritage is able to bring these timeless, traditional bikes to the states, with some key modern updates. Roll past the fold for a closer look at the Corsa, Lusso, Strada, and Viaggio…

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New San Fransisco based Heritage Division has developed a new line of premium, classic urban bikes with one of Italy’s longest running bike builders. The limited release four bike line is handcrafted outside of Milan by Taurus, a family owned company who has been building bikes since 1908. By working directly with these craftsman, Heritage […]

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Stromer’s ST2 S E-Bike brings innovative electronic functions to America

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If you’re really interested in technology, you’re probably stoked that e-bikes are bringing some cool new ideas to the marketplace. Even if you’re adamantly against assisted pedalling, it’s pretty nifty to see how companies like Stromer are incorporating electronic features into modern bicycles. Without electronic components it would be tough to make a bike that allows you to ride longer distances, let alone one that tracks your ride stats, monitors service intervals, or hosts anti-theft features.

Swiss e-bike manufacturer Stromer seems quite pleased with itself to announce the availability in the US of their new top of the line ST2 S e-bike. The S model has seen a few upgrades over the base ST2, including XTR Di2 wireless electronic shifting, a 20% larger battery with a range up to 110 miles, and an integrated 1600 lumen Supernova headlight.

But all of this technical innovation certainly does not come cheap, and considering the bike’s overall heft the and lack of a carbon frame, it seems the electronics are largely what you’re paying for…
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If you’re really interested in technology, you’re probably stoked that e-bikes are bringing some cool new ideas to the marketplace. Even if you’re adamantly against assisted pedalling, it’s pretty nifty to see how companies like Stromer are incorporating electronic features into modern bicycles. Without electronic components it would be tough to make a bike that […]

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State’s new pastel and polka dot The Atlantic ready to hit the boardwalks for spring

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Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack that finally dried out after winter or getting in long road rides with short sleeves, it is also a good reason to just hop on a simpler bike and cruise around town with our friends. That’s where State Bicycle’s new The Atlantic comes in. The affordable fixie has a pale pink paintjob, with white on dark navy polka dot stays and fork legs that just puts us in the mood for a leisurely spin…

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Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack that finally dried out after winter or getting in long road rides with short sleeves, it is also a good reason to just hop on a simpler bike […]

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