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! […]

Posted in Commuter, e-Bike, Gadgets & Hacks, Kickstarter12 Comments

Connect with new Garmin Edge & Explore 820 to race yourself and keep group rides on track

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Garmin has just announced the 820 as the next new GPS computers to join the top of their completely updated Edge lineup. Available in both the Edge Explore 820 configuration aimed at cyclists looking to head off on more of an adventure of the standard Edge 820 targeted at the competitive cyclist, both 820 are all about connectivity whether it is to live Strava segments, weather & notifications, an array of external sensors (including your electronic drivetrains), or the newest feature GroupTrack that lets you track friends on your group rides in realtime. All the while it does so with a compact touchscreen that slots it nicely in between the 520 & 1000 computers. Take a look at the full details and a video of the GroupTrack functionality after the break…

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Garmin has just announced the 820 as the next new GPS computers to join the top of their completely updated Edge lineup. Available in both the Edge Explore 820 configuration aimed at cyclists looking to head off on more of an adventure of the standard Edge 820 targeted at the competitive cyclist, both 820 are all […]

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Accessory Roundup- Zefal bike protection, WOMO’s dual Cateye mount and the Geeego Swap-Color light

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Ah, the endless realm of bike accessories. Just when you thought every doodad and knick-knack had been created, ten more appear to adapt to changing standards, new trends or industry innovations. In this somewhat random roundup, we’ll check out some new goodies to keep you and your bike connected and protected.

First off, Zefal has recently released two new bike protection products aimed at the growing number of people riding pricey carbon fiber frames and components. Next up we’ll look at a new mount from WOMO Designs that hosts multiple Cateye devices, and then we’ll bring things full circle with a color-changing bike light that can do double duty as a front or a rear unit…
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Ah, the endless realm of bike accessories. Just when you thought every doodad and knick-knack had been created, ten more appear to adapt to changing standards, new trends or industry innovations. In this somewhat random roundup, we’ll check out some new goodies to keep you and your bike connected and protected. First off, Zefal has […]

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Come one, come all, to see the amazing Walking Bike!

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Strandbeest_Bike_Profile
photo c. Carv

In 1990 Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist, began to create beach roaming machines known as Strandbeests. Since then JP Berti and his team have brought the Strandbeest leg mechanics and the bicycle together to create what seems to be the first walking bike. Step past the break to see it stride in style…

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In 1990 Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist, began to create beach roaming machines known as Strandbeests. Since then JP Berti and his team have brought the Strandbeest leg mechanics and the bicycle together to create what seems to be the first walking bike. Step past the break to see it stride in style…

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Stages measures out dual sided power meter for USA Cycling Project ’16, Partners with Today’s Plan

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Stages project 2016 track crank dual sided power meter

Currently, Stages Cycling has 28 different power meter options with 160 individual SKUs to match every crank size of every model they carry. Yet, none of those are a dual sided power meter. And while Stages is still investigating the benefits of a dual sided power meter for consumer use (there are no plans for one at the moment), they did just partner with USA Cycling to create exactly that – a dual sided power meter for a left hand drive carbon track crank for their Project 2016.

This isn’t your ordinary power meter though. Due to the Vision Metron’s design, a spider based power meter isn’t possible, and the team didn’t want to use pedal or hub based meters. And even though most consumer head units are only capable of sampling data at 1x per second, Team USA has an ace up their sleeve. Thanks to a partnership with IBM, they are able to use data at a much higher rate which is important since they need higher resolution for the 4.5 minute event.

That’s where the prototype Stages dual power meter comes in. Capable of transmitting data at 64hz, the system provides the data they need – only they need a super computer to process it…

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Currently, Stages Cycling has 28 different power meter options with 160 individual SKUs to match every crank size of every model they carry. Yet, none of those are a dual sided power meter. And while Stages is still investigating the benefits of a dual sided power meter for consumer use (there are no plans for […]

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Fly Pedals’ Universal Clipless Pedal Adapters are re-introduced again, in color!

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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner store.

If that bike has clipless pedals, Fly Pedals could make riding it convenient and comfortable with their Universal Clipless Adapters. Bikerumor covered the first iteration of the clipless adapters in 2014, then a revised version the following year. In response to customer feedback, the design has recently been tweaked again and the adapters are now available in a slew of different colors.

Fly Pedals’ latest Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its funding goal so these colorful, handy adapters are definitely going into production. Read on to get engaged in the details…
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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner […]

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Larry Vs. Harry crank up their classic cargo bike with the new STePs eBullitt model

ebullitt cargo bike, riding shot

ebullitt cargo bike, riding shot

After relying on an aging yet effective cargo bike, a contractor named Harry thought he could do better. Meanwhile, his friend Larry was already building cargo bikes for another brand. Together, Harry and Larry thought they could create the ideal cargo hauling bicycle. Eight years ago the first Bullitt bike was built, and since then they’ve become a hit with riders all over the world.

Keeping with the times, the duo recently decided to add power to their proven bike with the new STePs eBullitt model. The new bike features a Shimano STePs motor, but also uses battery power to control its Di2 electronic shifting and integrated lighting.

As you’d expect there are plenty of options for various cargo storage boxes or child seats, plus customizable component upgrades like Brooks saddles, Gates belt drive systems, or full Shimano groupsets to suit your application…
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After relying on an aging yet effective cargo bike, a contractor named Harry thought he could do better. Meanwhile, his friend Larry was already building cargo bikes for another brand. Together, Harry and Larry thought they could create the ideal cargo hauling bicycle. Eight years ago the first Bullitt bike was built, and since then […]

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Dial in fit on any perch with new WTB Saddle Fit System at your LBS

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit on its viscio-elastic gel you’ll leave an impression how your body contacts the saddle. Armed with that information you and your Local Bike Shop staff can make a more informed decision on what saddle will be best for you. Unlike other systems that you are likely to find in a shop with a specific gel-topped saddle or even just a box you sit on in the shop, the new WTB system will let you sit on your own bike and saddle setup to get some more real world feedback on your actual saddle fit. Get some more details after the break…

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit […]

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