Lumos finalizes their light-up commuter backpack concept with the Aster

Lumos Aster commuter backpack, side

Lumos Aster commuter backpack, side shot

Last October, Bikerumor showed our readers preliminary renderings of some nifty light-up backpacks from Lumos, an India-based company who has already released a line of backpacks with solar panels to charge your mobile devices. Since then, the company has refined the design of their cycling pack, which features several light-up panels and LED’s to ensure motorists can easily see you in the dark.

Aside from the on-board illumination, the initial designs have radically changed and the two models are now one which will come in two different sizes. The renamed Aster is now raising funds on Indiegogo to go into production. If you do daily battles with traffic and want to feel a bit more obvious out there, the Aster may be right up your alley- aside from the front, side and rear lighting the packs include turn signals and an automatic brake light so drivers know exactly what you’re up to…
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Last October, Bikerumor showed our readers preliminary renderings of some nifty light-up backpacks from Lumos, an India-based company who has already released a line of backpacks with solar panels to charge your mobile devices. Since then, the company has refined the design of their cycling pack, which features several light-up panels and LED’s to ensure […]

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Omata One dials up gorgeous analog speedometer in a purely modern GPS cycling computer

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Developed with Seiko by a team that includes former Nokia product designers and Fabian Cancellara as an advisor, the Omata One analog cycling computer blends the best of what’s new with a classic interface. Much like driving a classic car or a desirable watch, there is something satisfying about a beautifully designed analog gauge. If you’ve ever looked down at your digital cycling computer and wished for something a little more along those lines, you may want to check out the new Omata One.

The GPS, ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 equipped head unit captures all of the important data to fill in your Strava profile, but only displays speed, distance, ascent and ride time. All of the data is shown through analog needles on its watch-like face, keeping it simple to read at a quick glance…

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Developed with Seiko by a team that includes former Nokia product designers and Fabian Cancellara as an advisor, the Omata One analog cycling computer blends the best of what’s new with a classic interface. Much like driving a classic car or a desirable watch, there is something satisfying about a beautifully designed analog gauge. If you’ve ever […]

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Wahoo ELEMNT GPS cycling computer adds Di2, eTAP gear display & muscle oxygenation data

Wahoo ELMNT gps cycling computer displays Di2 and eTAP gear selection and muscle oxygenation data

The Wahoo ELEMNT just started shipping this week, but already they’ve added a new trick to its bag. Or, tricks (plural) to be more precise. The device will now hear from your Shimano Di2 or SRAM eTAP group and display gear selection on the screen. You’ll need Shimano’s D-Fly wireless transmitter for it to work with that group, but SRAM’s eTAP group should work with it right out of the box.

And with ANT+, Bluetooth Smart and WiFi, it should talk to just about anything else you’ve got, too. That includes the newest of performance biometric measuring devices capturing Blood Oxygenation. Also known as SmO2, there’s also a spot for showing tHb (total hemoglobin). Thus far, that means devices from BSXinsight and Moxy Monitor, but others are out there or coming. That metric shows how quickly your muscles are recovering from an effort and when they’re fully gassed up for the next interval. Hit the links for a more detailed explanation. Retail is $329.99 for the ELEMNT computer.

There’s also a slick new RPM Speed sensor and more…

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The Wahoo ELEMNT just started shipping this week, but already they’ve added a new trick to its bag. Or, tricks (plural) to be more precise. The device will now hear from your Shimano Di2 or SRAM eTAP group and display gear selection on the screen. You’ll need Shimano’s D-Fly wireless transmitter for it to work […]

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Zwift takes training to new heights with Watopia mountain expansion track

Zwift Watopia mountain expansion

Hopefully by now, most of you are spending time on the trainer because you want to, not because the weather outside means you have to. Of course, if you have a trainer hooked up to Zwift, spending hours pedaling in place isn’t so bad any more. We’ve already spent a good amount of time this winter riding through Zwift’s virtual environment with a CycleOps Powersync trainer and can vouch for its ability to kill trainer induced boredom. Sure, nothing will replace the real thing, but Zwift makes you focus on the numbers and the riders in the environment around you rather than the clock so it makes training sessions much more enjoyable, and likely more beneficial.

Now for those of you who have already ridden 100’s of laps around the Richmond circuit, Zwift is introducing their newest track. Set to take you high into the mountains, the latest expansion will give you about 24 miles of new scenery to play with…

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Hopefully by now, most of you are spending time on the trainer because you want to, not because the weather outside means you have to. Of course, if you have a trainer hooked up to Zwift, spending hours pedaling in place isn’t so bad any more. We’ve already spent a good amount of time this […]

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Hexlox offers simple security for your components with theft proof magnetic plug

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If you’re the type of person to worry about someone stealing your components as much as the whole bike, take note. Hexlox has an answer. Over the years, many techniques and devices have been developed to keep those pricey parts safe. From custom hardware to jamming wax into the bolt head, it’s probably been done before. But most likely it hasn’t been with the ease of use, or the security of Hexlox. As if by some sort of magic, magnetic plugs can be inserted into bolt heads and only removed if you have the right key…

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If you’re the type of person to worry about someone stealing your components as much as the whole bike, take note. Hexlox has an answer. Over the years, many techniques and devices have been developed to keep those pricey parts safe. From custom hardware to jamming wax into the bolt head, it’s probably been done […]

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BFS 2016: Tune Porteur bolts on a Garmin & Di2 stem mount, plus new 44mm headset…

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Tune adds another option for out-front GPS mounting, this time with a connection directly to the face plate bolts of their popular and light Geiles 4.0 stems. The new Porteur takes a simple stem mounted design and does it up in Tune’s machined to the minimum style. The mount combines a replaceable Garmin quarter turn interface with a Di2 junction box to put all of your electronics in one place. Check out a couple more shots, plus weight and availability after the jump…

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Tune adds another option for out-front GPS mounting, this time with a connection directly to the face plate bolts of their popular and light Geiles 4.0 stems. The new Porteur takes a simple stem mounted design and does it up in Tune’s machined to the minimum style. The mount combines a replaceable Garmin quarter turn interface with […]

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The Sioeye Iris4G live streaming POV camera is ready to spread your stoke

Sioeye Iris4G, feature image

Sioeye Iris4G, scale to hand

Recently Bikerumor took a sneak peek at the Sioeye Iris4G, a new POV camera with the unique ability to upload and live-stream video instantly to social media channels. At that time, some information wasn’t available but as of March 15th all the details are out and the first units are ready for shipping.

The name Sioeye is an acronym for “Streaming Internet Of Everything You Experience’ and the company is excited about providing a new platform for sharing your most intense moments. The fact that viewers can experience the action as you do adds a higher level of excitement and authenticity to the clip. Live broadcasting your videos also saves the filmer time and effort usually spent uploading and editing, and deters you from neglecting footage that may wind up forgotten on a memory card.

Read on for the full scoop on the Iris4G’s specs and capabilities…
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Recently Bikerumor took a sneak peek at the Sioeye Iris4G, a new POV camera with the unique ability to upload and live-stream video instantly to social media channels. At that time, some information wasn’t available but as of March 15th all the details are out and the first units are ready for shipping. The name […]

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First Impressions: OneUp Shark jumps Shimano 11 speed cassettes to 10-50

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Oneup one up Shark 50t 50 tooth cassette adapter shimano xt wide range 1x

Just when you thought it was safe to buy into a new drivetrain – in swims the Shark. Perhaps trying to lure over the remaining 1x holdouts, wide range cassettes are getting even wider. While we know SRAM has something of this magnitude up their sleeve, it’s OneUp who is first letting the Shark out of the bag.

While OneUp is no stranger to cassette adapters which modify Shimano cassettes to provide wider range, the Shark is a little different. Sold as a kit with a replacement derailleur cage and an 18t and 50t cog, the set is to be used together. However, if you want even more range – there is an additional 10t mini cluster that is compatible with a few different wheels already out there…

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Just when you thought it was safe to buy into a new drivetrain – in swims the Shark. Perhaps trying to lure over the remaining 1x holdouts, wide range cassettes are getting even wider. While we know SRAM has something of this magnitude up their sleeve, it’s OneUp who is first letting the Shark out of the […]

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Garmin works to perfect the connected bike w/ Varia Smart Headlight, Tail Light, Turn Signals, more

garmin varia vision light turn signal brake light-5

garmin varia vision light turn signal brake light-5

Connected. That’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot of lately. Essentially in many cases it seems to be a fancy word for a wireless way for your devices to work with each other. But having connected devices like lights allows for interesting potential that Garmin looks to be exploiting. Until bicycles all have their own built in lighting systems, we’re on our own to hang lights on our rides. The more lights – head lights, tail lights, etc., the more visible you’ll be. Though that also means there is a lot more to make sure you have turned on before you head out to ride.

By adding the new Garmin Varia smart head light to the mix, Garmin has created nearly a full lighting system that not only will keep you visible, but will communicate with your GPS for some interesting features…

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Connected. That’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot of lately. Essentially in many cases it seems to be a fancy word for a wireless way for your devices to work with each other. But having connected devices like lights allows for interesting potential that Garmin looks to be exploiting. Until bicycles all have their […]

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