Proviz announces their new Reflect360 CRS reflective cycling jackets – now in color!

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Proviz Reflect360+ jacket, lit up

In the pursuit of making bicycle commuting safer we’ve seen bike lights that shine in several directions, helmets and backpacks with built-in LED’s, and even devices that illuminate your bike’s rims but one product that really shined in our eyes was Proviz’s Reflect360 jacket.

Bikerumor first tested the original Reflect360 jacket back in 2014, and we were immediately impressed by the excellent all-around visibility it provides, even in semi-lit dawn/dusk conditions. The jacket has since seen a few revisions and was even updated with the perforated Reflect360+ that we also reviewed, but the most noticeable update has just been announced – the Reflect360 CRS is now available in several different colors, all which reflect light just as well as the earlier silvery grey models.

The company’s latest campaign on Kickstarter was fully funded in just six hours, and there’s still plenty of time to buy one of these clever dull-by-day, bright-by-night jackets…
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In the pursuit of making bicycle commuting safer we’ve seen bike lights that shine in several directions, helmets and backpacks with built-in LED’s, and even devices that illuminate your bike’s rims but one product that really shined in our eyes was Proviz’s Reflect360 jacket. Bikerumor first tested the original Reflect360 jacket back in 2014, and […]

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Pashley celebrates their lengthy history with two 90th anniversary special edition bikes

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Pashley 90th anniversary Speed 3, angle

Founded in 1926, Pashley is England’s longest standing bike manufacturer, and the company still follows their original business model of building both bikes and tricycles for recreational riders plus a line of utility bikes for workers on wheels. Despite many other companies moving production overseas, Pashley is proud to point out that all their bicycles are still hand built in-house.

Not too many bicycle companies get to celebrate a 90th anniversary, so Pashley is certainly justified in creating two special edition bikes to honor their tenth decade ahead. The Speed 3 SE and Roadfinder SE models have been created “to commemorate the past and present day activities of the business”, in their words.

Read on for the details on their special edition retro path racer and road bike…
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Founded in 1926, Pashley is England’s longest standing bike manufacturer, and the company still follows their original business model of building both bikes and tricycles for recreational riders plus a line of utility bikes for workers on wheels. Despite many other companies moving production overseas, Pashley is proud to point out that all their bicycles […]

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Upstart roll: Bicycle Company offers affordable built-to-order Sport, City & Adventure bikes

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If you’re shopping for a bike under a grand, usually you don’t have much choice on the details. There may be a couple of colors to choose from and different models, but the ability to customize your new bike usually isn’t an option at that price.

For Columbus, Ohio based roll: bike shop, that’s about to change. With their new roll: Bicycle Company, riders will have a number of options for their new ride – with the shop’s fit and mechanical experience backing it up. Thanks to increased completion from online sales, more and more shops are turning to private label products as a way to cut out the “middle man” and offer their customers the best bike at the best price. Here, roll: is taking it a step further with 3 simple, clean models each with customizable options, all shipped right to your door with or delivered right on the shop floor…

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If you’re shopping for a bike under a grand, usually you don’t have much choice on the details. There may be a couple of colors to choose from and different models, but the ability to customize your new bike usually isn’t an option at that price. For Columbus, Ohio based roll: bike shop, that’s about […]

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Volata Cycles puts nav, lights, computer & more directly in the bike, never needs charging

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The cycling industry has been closing the distance with electronics for some time now. Various accessories and components have added electronic shifting, turn-by-turn navigation, lights, and even theft protection into our rides. Now, Volata Cycling has built these technologies and more into their bike providing an all around urban/commuter capable of hitting your everyday route. Get ready to (not have to) plug in…

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The cycling industry has been closing the distance with electronics for some time now. Various accessories and components have added electronic shifting, turn-by-turn navigation, lights, and even theft protection into our rides. Now, Volata Cycling has built these technologies and more into their bike providing an all around urban/commuter capable of hitting your everyday route. Get ready to […]

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All City rides in on new Space Horse Disc all road bike

All City Space Horse Disc

All City’s latest bike is a horse of a different color – well, not just color, but components as well. The original Space Horse was a hit due to its ability to adapt to whatever the ride required. With a ride somewhere between a true road and long distance touring bike plus rack mounts and big tire clearance, the Space Horse could take you on some epic journeys.

Now, All City is teaching an old horse new tricks with the new disc brake model. In addition to improved stopping, the frame offers a few new details which should take this horse out of this world…

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All City’s latest bike is a horse of a different color – well, not just color, but components as well. The original Space Horse was a hit due to its ability to adapt to whatever the ride required. With a ride somewhere between a true road and long distance touring bike plus rack mounts and […]

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The Laki Lock seeks to keep your bike, and its wheels, safe in public spaces

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In all corners of the globe, people ride bikes – and others steal them. It’s a pain for commuters particularly, who depend on bicycles to get them to and from their livelihoods. Thankfully more and more ideas for ideas for securing bikes in public places are emerging, like the Laki Lock.

The Laki Lock is designed to fit as many different bikes as possible, and supposedly keep your wheels safe from theft as well. There may be some exceptions to that, as noted below, but it is overall a feasible looking design and I wouldn’t be surprised to see something similar employed in any major city…
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In all corners of the globe, people ride bikes – and others steal them. It’s a pain for commuters particularly, who depend on bicycles to get them to and from their livelihoods. Thankfully more and more ideas for ideas for securing bikes in public places are emerging, like the Laki Lock. The Laki Lock is […]

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Haul it up any hill with the powerful, mid-drive Bikee Bike BEST e-bike conversion kit

Bikee Bike BEST e-bike conversion kit, on bike

Bikee Bike BEST e-bike kit, on beach

When you come from an Italian town called ‘motor valley’ that happens to be home to both Ferrari and Ducati, you don’t mess around making piddly, underpowered motors. Accordingly so, when brothers Matteo and Luca Spaggiari decided to use their manufacturing expertise to create an e-bike conversion kit, they made one that’ll do proper burnouts!

While burnouts are fun, the real point of the powerful motor is to drive cyclists up any hill with ease, even super steep inclines found in mountainous areas. The Bikee Bike BEST kit features a mid-drive motor that replaces the crank and bottom bracket. The unit drives your bike’s chain on two front rings, and allows riders to use a full rear cassette.

There’s already a lot of interest in the concept- The BEST kit won several awards at CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show) and the product quickly doubled its funding goal on Kickstarter. This little piggy is definitely going to market, and we’ve got the details below…
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When you come from an Italian town called ‘motor valley’ that happens to be home to both Ferrari and Ducati, you don’t mess around making piddly, underpowered motors. Accordingly so, when brothers Matteo and Luca Spaggiari decided to use their manufacturing expertise to create an e-bike conversion kit, they made one that’ll do proper burnouts! […]

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Shimano unveils simple, classically-styled Transit urban & touring clothing, shoes & more…

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Shimano is courting urban riders and those out on tour, not looking to stand out in spandex, with a new range of technical performance clothing in their Explorer line, minimally designed for riding on both road and trail. Not too different from what we’ve seen from Giro’s clothing styling in recent years, Shimano’s new Transit city and mountain collections add a line-up of cycling-specific shorts & pants, jerseys, shirts, shoes, gloves, backpacks, and more with a subtle look on the bike….

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Shimano is courting urban riders and those out on tour, not looking to stand out in spandex, with a new range of technical performance clothing in their Explorer line, minimally designed for riding on both road and trail. Not too different from what we’ve seen from Giro’s clothing styling in recent years, Shimano’s new Transit city […]

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PC16: 2016/17 is Sugoi’s year for bold colors, massive storage, and even better visibility

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Sugoi zap gloves clothes fall spring 2017 Sombrio kids clothes kit margus riga_-9

Depending on your comfort in lycra, you may not be stoked on drawing more attention to yourself. On the flipside, those who embrace it seem to be getting more and more bold with their color pallets and designs. You could argue the wave of bright, eye catching designs lend an additional level of visibility to cyclists. Designs like Sugoi’s new RS Training jersey. Yes, the pro-fit, full zip jersey is partially covered in sublimated roses, but you’ll have to get pretty close to make them out. At $80, the style is reasonably priced for a highly technical jersey. But to get the kit’s full effect, you’ll have to spring for the matching socks…

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Depending on your comfort in lycra, you may not be stoked on drawing more attention to yourself. On the flipside, those who embrace it seem to be getting more and more bold with their color pallets and designs. You could argue the wave of bright, eye catching designs lend an additional level of visibility to […]

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