Posts in the category Concept

Go Go Gadget Stem! SpeedForce Smartens Up Your bike With Fully Loaded Stem


With electronics getting smaller and more powerful at the same time, companies and inventors are constantly looking for ways to better our world. That includes helping us become more integrated with the things we use…. even the bicycle. SpeedForce looks to do just that when they put integration front and center with their new feature rich “smart stem”.

Transport yourself past the break to see how many things they fit into this slick little stem….


PBE15: More on the new T47 BB from White Industries, Enduro, and Paragon Machine Works

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If you missed the big news on Thursday, there’s a new bottom bracket standard in town. Now before you start sharpening those pitchforks, this one appears to be a bit of a different animal. The short of it is that it uses the same shell as a PF30 bottom bracket, but it is threaded to eliminate the press fit part of the equation.

A true collaboration between companies, at the Philly Bike Expo you could basically take in every step of the process by walking from one adjacent booth to another. Start at Paragon Machine Works for the Bottom Bracket shells, move over to White Industries for bottom brackets, and finish at Engin Cycles for the complete build (and the prototype White Industries T47 crankset)…


Choose Your Own Adventure with BeeLine turn by turn GPS Unit

Beeline Bar

Do you tend to get lost or maybe just like to explore? Does putting your fragile phone on your bars scare you, or do you just not want to look like a fred? Whatever the case, BeeLine has distilled GPS navigation down to the simplest form and gives the rider all the power to decide how to get to their destination. 

If exploring unfamiliar streets on a bicycle,  making your own route, or having the simplest turn by turn directions sounds good, keep reading…..


See A Lot More of Your Ride with 360Fly’s Super Wide Angle POV Action Camera

360Fly Arms

Tired of the same old views from your POV cam? Want to see more of the sights surrounding your ride? The 360Fly tosses out something completely different by doubling the standard “field of view” of standard POV cam’s, incorporating an accelerometer to control the lens’ direction, and allowing you to swipe the video around on your phone while viewing it.

Take a look past the break to see how this works and a video of it in action…..


Ultimate Suspension Tune? SussMyBike Takes the Guessing Out of Setting Up Your Fork

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Do you know what all of the little knobs on your fork do? If you do, are they set right? Are you sure, or do you think you’re sure? The Folks at SussMyBike says they can help and have a device & smartphone app that takes the guessing out of suspension setup. In regards to setting up a bike, I’ve never wanted something to work as much as this and am surprised it took this long.

Rebound past the break to find out what we know about it and let us know what you think….


Mega Roundup #2 – More weird and wonderful bikes from Europe & beyond


We kicked off Mega Roundup #1 with the crazy, so we’ll start here with real, actual production bikes that sit atop the high end market for stock and custom builds. Van Nicholas‘ titanium road and mountain bikes have always impressed, and this year’s collection is no different.

The Astraeus road bike is their flagship model with uniquely shaped tubes and masterful detail work. As nice as it is, their new Revelstoke 27.5+ bike is what pulled people into the booth…


Mega Roundup #1 – Random Tradeshow Bikes from Europe & beyond


Now that we’ve gotten (most of) our important fall tradeshow coverage posted, our attention turns to the weird, the random and the outrageous things we spotted while walking miles upon miles each day.

Adorning the Melon Helmets booth were two insane rat rod cruiser bikes that, as far as we could tell, were indeed rideable. And both were among the more creative (but not the weirdest) bikes we saw…


Get Noticed with Smart LED Jackets and Backpack from Lumenus


As LED lights get smaller and cheaper, and our mobile phones add more sensors and more connectivity, we’re only at the beginning with smart clothing and gear, but commuter gear is certainly a good place to start. Young Los Angeles-based upstart Lumenus just launched a Kickstarter campaign over the weekend to get their new range of smart LED connected outerwear out to market. Paired with their own developed app, the embedded lighting in the gear promises to boost visibility on the roads for cyclists, motorcyclists, runners, and pedestrians. Check out its automation, connectivity, and other details after the break…


A Week in Review: Turner Crosses it Up, Step Back in Time with Orbea…. and What is Jens Saying now?

1994 Orbea Next One hardtail mountain bike with drum brakes and single-sided drivetrain stays 2016 Turner Cyclosys cyclocross bike ride review and actual weights

Fitbit Surge GPS fitness tracker sports watch adds Jens Voigt as brand ambassador and product tester TiGr mini lock, on front wheel and frame

As the weather shifts, the wind chills, and the leaves fall, we enter into the worst day of the year for some, as others excitedly scramble trying to remember where they…. or someone else put their light charger. In the mean time, we had everything from awesome to odd this week. Bike locks are simply not what they used to be and TiGr, Abus and Hiplock brought us their own take. Sufferfest and BKool create new ways to make emerging from the depths of your pain-cave harder than ever, and a new dropper….. err, stem from 3SFtech.

So sneak a handful of your kid’s trick-or-treat candy, (but don’t be these parents), and look to see what you missed this week….