End shaky video with new, truly stabilized Revl Arc action cam

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Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. The unique little camera has blown through a crowdfunding campaign, offering a compact design and industry matching video capture that includes onboard electronic pitch and yaw stabilization, plus mechanical roll stabilization.  Pricing looks to be lower than pretty much any camera+stabilizer currently on the market, and with a few days left on their Indiegogo deal, there is still a chance to get in on even lower early adopter pricing…

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Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. The unique little camera has blown through a crowdfunding campaign, offering a compact design and industry matching video capture that includes onboard electronic pitch and yaw […]

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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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GeoOrbital turns any bike into an e-bike by simply switching the front wheel

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it one step further by eliminating any additional sensors and using only a simple throttle switch that quickly snaps onto the handlebars.

That’s right, throttle. Unlike the Evelo’s pedal-assist design, the GeoOrbital front wheel motor can pull you along without any effort on your part. Pedal if you want, coast if you don’t…

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it […]

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360fly partners with Livit to deliver immersive live-streaming

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While filming your ride with an action cam is no new feat, having been around for several years, the availability of some live-streaming and in-race footage from these cameras has only started to grow in the last year or two, promising a more immersive watching experience. Now, soon after the new crop of 360° recording cameras has made their way into the market, it wasn’t a big surprise to see inroads made again in streaming that footage. Livit, who is trying to claim the spot as the first “mobile live virtual reality platform”, has partnered with 360fly who delivered to market one of the first major cameras to capture full panoramic video footage. Together the two are able to live stream the full 360° footage so not only can we see inside the Granfondo like we did last week with Matteo Montaguti of AG2R, but now we could watch it live…

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While filming your ride with an action cam is no new feat, having been around for several years, the availability of some live-streaming and in-race footage from these cameras has only started to grow in the last year or two, promising a more immersive watching experience. Now, soon after the new crop of 360° recording cameras […]

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New Trickstuff Presswurst takes the grind out of shock bushing, axle removal

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Things like this make us happy. Trickstuff’s always had nifty tools and solutions to life’s little annoyances, like trying to get SRAM shifters and Shimano brake levers to play nice, or just saving a few grams here and there.

The Presswurst makes quick work of bushing and axle removal from your rear shock. Typically, you’d need to place the shock in a custom jig or clamp it in a vise, which could damage it, then pound the bushing/axle out. Not elegant, and not all that easy. The Presswurst requires no pounding, jig or vise. You simply use the included top hat and appropriate length bolt and twist things together with an allen wrench…

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Things like this make us happy. Trickstuff’s always had nifty tools and solutions to life’s little annoyances, like trying to get SRAM shifters and Shimano brake levers to play nice, or just saving a few grams here and there. The Presswurst makes quick work of bushing and axle removal from your rear shock. Typically, you’d […]

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Bryton previews affordable Rider 330 & 530, two new GPS computers with route tracking

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On the heels of two other low-cost GPS cycling computers released just before the start of this year (the Rider 100 & 310), Bryton has a couple more up their sleeves. The newly announced Rider 330 and Rider 530 build on the same simple interface and feature-rich platform of the earlier offerings, but add even more wireless connectivity, plus the ability to follow tracks and navigation with added breadcrumb mapping. At the same time their simplicity lets them run for longer than almost all of their competitors at 36 & 33 hours respectively, and it lets Bryton keeps their costs really low. Check out the full details after the break…

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On the heels of two other low-cost GPS cycling computers released just before the start of this year (the Rider 100 & 310), Bryton has a couple more up their sleeves. The newly announced Rider 330 and Rider 530 build on the same simple interface and feature-rich platform of the earlier offerings, but add even more […]

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Polar launches special edition V800 GPS watches, including new performance upgrades

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Pairing with multi-time world triathlon champion Javier Gomez Noya, Polar has created a special signature edition package of their flagship GPS watch geared towards the multi-sport athlete. The Gomez Noya special edition watch comes with a more stealthy all-black bezel and either a black wristband of a vibrant red version. Plus the kit adds everything you need for your own swim, bike, run adventure. In addition to the aesthetic update, the special edition watches bring with them updated functionality, including new 3rd-party GPX track integration, expanded route and explore functions, and more customization with its built-in performance analytics. The new V800 also will now work with a new running training program that Polar also announced today.  Check out the details on the signature edition V800 & Running Program after the jump…

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Pairing with multi-time world triathlon champion Javier Gomez Noya, Polar has created a special signature edition package of their flagship GPS watch geared towards the multi-sport athlete. The Gomez Noya special edition watch comes with a more stealthy all-black bezel and either a black wristband of a vibrant red version. Plus the kit adds everything […]

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SOC16: Electronics round up – Niterider, BarFly and K-Edge mount up new lights and computers

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Sometimes, electronics on your ride are inevitable. Like if you want to go for a night ride and don’t have the night vision capabilities of the local wildlife. In the case of Niterider, there are a few new additions to existing products that will make mounting and using those electronics a bit easier. Not only has Niterider added the ability to control certain lights without moving your hand from the bar, they’ve also added the ability to adapt to evolving handlebar standards…

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Sometimes, electronics on your ride are inevitable. Like if you want to go for a night ride and don’t have the night vision capabilities of the local wildlife. In the case of Niterider, there are a few new additions to existing products that will make mounting and using those electronics a bit easier. Not only […]

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Handsfree audio and rider-to-rider communication with Terrano X

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There is no doubt that more and more electronics are creeping into our everyday lives, and riding bikes doesn’t seem to be an exception. With more devices accompanying bikers on the road and trail, it seems we need more ways to safely manage their use. The new Terrano X wireless communication device aims to be one solution, linking cyclists by bluetooth to their mobile phones, but also going one step further and linking rider to rider.

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There is no doubt that more and more electronics are creeping into our everyday lives, and riding bikes doesn’t seem to be an exception. With more devices accompanying bikers on the road and trail, it seems we need more ways to safely manage their use. The new Terrano X wireless communication device aims to be […]

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