Let Blinkers signal turns for your city bike

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One of the founders of Swiss startup Velohub sent us their latest urban riding project. Set up to develop new tech for better and safer city riding, Velohub has taken their Blinkers project to a crowdfunding campaign to get the idea off the ground. Blinkers is a pair of front and rear rechargeable lights and integrated turn signal indicators that easily attach to most bikes and offer a simple and clear visual cue to let cars and pedestrians know your intentions. With a relatively narrow footprint on the bike they offer visibility and clear direction indication through the use of cascading LEDs. Take a closer look at how they work, plus their brake light function and laser ‘bike lane’ indicators after the jump…

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One of the founders of Swiss startup Velohub sent us their latest urban riding project. Set up to develop new tech for better and safer city riding, Velohub has taken their Blinkers project to a crowdfunding campaign to get the idea off the ground. Blinkers is a pair of front and rear rechargeable lights and […]

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Women riding in style: Hit the road with SOAS & Velocio, or cruise the city with Chance of Rain

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Choice in proper performance clothing for women riders and racers seems to be growing rapidly these days. At the same time we’ve seen bigger cycling brands focus more top-end development on the women’s side, but there also have been a number of companies catering just only women and growing their cycling offerings. SOAS is a good example of the latter. They had made a name for themselves with women-specific endurance clothing mostly geared toward triathletes. That logically included some appeal to riders, but this spring they are finally rolling out a complete line dedicated to cycling. Velocio on the other hand develops products for both men and women cyclists in striking designs. They do seem to focus their efforts quite evenly on both men and women, and their new premium ES collection is a good example of that. Then we’ll finish this round-up off with a small new cross-over brand from Berlin. Chance of Rain is more of a boutique fashion label introducing a couple of premiem jackets for urban riding that mix functional fabrics and designs with a classic, elegant style. Take a closer look at each below the fold…

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Choice in proper performance clothing for women riders and racers seems to be growing rapidly these days. At the same time we’ve seen bigger cycling brands focus more top-end development on the women’s side, but there also have been a number of companies catering just only women and growing their cycling offerings. SOAS is a good […]

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Nether say Nether – This Dutch cyclist built a solar powered electric bicycle

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It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One.

His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on gas2.org, and we thought this eco-friendly, forward-thinking idea was worth a closer look and worth sharing with our readers. Its rudimentary look may not win any beauty contests, but this eco-friendly concept has proven fully functional, which begs the question of how far it can go as we pursue the technological goals of making things smaller, lighter, more integrated, and more efficient…
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It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One. His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on […]

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Allen Sports folding Atocha bike boasts big wheels and disc brakes

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Although the company got their start building bike carrier racks, over the years Allen Sports has expanded their product line to include bicycle trailers, joggers, and even folding bikes. At this point they’ve built some experience to bank on, with this latest Atocha model being the 12th folding bike the company has produced.

The Atocha breaks new ground for Allen Sports (and for folders) as their first folding bike to feature 24” wheels. It also offers some nice features like an 18-speed gear range, trigger shifters, mechanical disc brakes and an alloy frame and fork…
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Although the company got their start building bike carrier racks, over the years Allen Sports has expanded their product line to include bicycle trailers, joggers, and even folding bikes. At this point they’ve built some experience to bank on, with this latest Atocha model being the 12th folding bike the company has produced. The Atocha breaks new ground for […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Bike Power in NYC, Juliana bikes Going Places, and Sharing the ride in Africa

Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to proper use of e-bike tech, lugging gear for the long haul supporting his cycling community and getting more folks on bikes.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to […]

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Week in Review: Rolling resistance science, lots of new bikes, gear reviews and more!

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Lots of great enduro and mountain bike reviews this week, plus plenty of new bikes for all types of riding from Pivot, Trek, Bianchi, Budnitz and others. Plus, if your kids are looking to get the pro treatment, Isla Bikes unveiled their complete line of “pro” level youth bikes for mountain and cyclocross. Catch up with everything we covered this week on the list below, each link opening in a new tab for your reading convenience…

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Lots of great enduro and mountain bike reviews this week, plus plenty of new bikes for all types of riding from Pivot, Trek, Bianchi, Budnitz and others. Plus, if your kids are looking to get the pro treatment, Isla Bikes unveiled their complete line of “pro” level youth bikes for mountain and cyclocross. Catch up […]

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Taga 2.0 brings flexible family cargo bike to the masses

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A lot of cyclists would probably like to have the hauling capacity of a cargo bike, and plenty of parents can get behind the idea of lugging kids around in a Dutch box bike. But when it comes down to it, the cost of entry is so high, and the bikes are so big and unwieldy that it is usually pretty hard to justify. Enter Taga, the company that developed a convertible stroller that could do double or even triple duty as a kid-hauling bike or cargo bike.

They’ve now developed a new iteration that simplifies things a bit, but still keep all of the good bike functionality. In the process the new Taga 2.0 drops in price by around a third, putting it in reach for a lot more cyclists. Taga took their new family bike to Kickstarter to get it off the ground, and has had a pretty unbelievable response. See how you can get in on the action too, plus full details on the bike after the break…

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A lot of cyclists would probably like to have the hauling capacity of a cargo bike, and plenty of parents can get behind the idea of lugging kids around in a Dutch box bike. But when it comes down to it, the cost of entry is so high, and the bikes are so big and unwieldy […]

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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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